Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

We decided we wanted a different kind of Everest Base Camp Trek that didn’t involve flying into the Lukla airstrip.and the huge cost involved in doing so.

What better way to save money, get well acclimatised and trek where very few trekkers go than walk in from Salleri.

Have you ever even heard of Salleri?

Well, it’s at the end of the road from Kathmandu after an 11-hour jeep ride.

This is what our trek from Salleri to Everest Base Camp and back looked like.

Day 1

Today we drove 11 hours in a shared jeep with 7 other people from Kathmandu to Salleri which lies at 2390 metres

We stayed at the  Loxmi Lodge

Day 2

We walked from Salleri to the airstrip at Phaplu and back.

Change our accommodation and prepare for the trek.

We stayed at the Midway Lodge

Day 3

Today we started our trek and walked from Salleri to Jumbesi at 2700 meters

We stayed at a lodge in the village of Jumbesi

Day 4

We walked from Jumbesi to Thamserku Mera pass at 3000 meters then on to Ringmu at 2720 meters.

We stayed at the Cheese Factory Lodge

Day 5

Today we walked from Ringmu crossing the Taksindu La pass at 3870 meters and on to Jubhing

We stayed in a lodge at Jubhing

Day 6

We walked from Jubhing to Bupsa ( unknown height)

We stayed at The Yellow Top Lodge

Day 7

Today we walked from Bupsa to Surke at 2290 meters

We stay at the Everest Trail Lodge

Day 8

Today’s walk is from Surke to Jorsalle at 2740 meters

We stay at the Blue Diamond Lodge

Day 9

From Jorsalle we walk to Namche at 3440 meters

Our lodge today was the Khumbu Resort

Day 10

Acclimatisation in Namche.

We walk to the Everest View Hotel and on to Khunde at 3840 meters and return to Namche.

Overnight at the Khumbu Resort

Day 11

Rest day in Namche but walk to the viewpoint by the museum.

Overnight Khumbu Resort

Day 12

Trek today from Namche to Deboche at  3820 metres

We stayed at the Riverndell Lodge

Day 13

From Deboche we walk to Dingboche at 4410 meters

We lodge at the Green Tara

Day 14

Acclimatisation day in Dingboche. We climb to 5000 meters.

Day 15

Today we walk from Dingboche over the Thokla Pass 4830 to Lobuche at 4910 meters.

We stay in the Sherpa Lodge

Day 16

We decide to stay at Lobuche to acclimatise further but walked to the viewpoint over the Khumbu Glacier

Stay at the Sherpa Lodge

Day 17

Today we continue to trek from Lobuche over the Lobuche Pass 5110 meters to Gorakshep at 5140 meters and then ascend Kala Patthar 5550

We stay at the Buddha Lodge

Day 18

Today we continue on to Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters and then return to Gorakshep

Day 19

Today we descend to Pheriche at 4240 meters

We lodge at the Snow Land

Day 20

We continue down to Phortse at 3810 meters

We stay in the Peaceful Lodge

Day 21

Rest day in Phortse

Overnight Peaceful Lodge

Day 22

We walk from Phortse via Phortse Thanga to Namche 3440 meters

We stay in the Khumbu Resort

Day 23

Stay in Namche

Overnight Khumbu Resort

Day 24

Stay in Namche

Overnight Khumbu Resort

Day 25

We walk today from Namche to Phakding 2610 meters

Stay in the Kalapatthar Lodge

Day 26

Today we walk from Phakding to Surke at 2290 meters

We stay in the Everest Trail Lodge

Day 27

From Surke we walk to Bupsa

We stay in The Yellow Top lodge

Day 28

From Bupsa we have a short day to Kharikhola

We stay in the Kharikhola Guest House

Day 29

From Kharikhola to Nanthal

We stay in the Trekkers Lodge

Day 30

We trek from Nanthal to Salleri

We stay in the Midway Lodge

Day 31

We stay in Salleri

Overnight at the Midway Lodge

Day 32

Jeep drive back to Kathmandu

You can see that this was a long trek but we took quite a few rest days as we weren’t on any time frame and could be as flexible as we liked.

The trail below Lukla is very muddy in places due to the donkey trains that use it all day long to carry supplies to the villages up higher.

The trail is also very quiet without the number of trekkers that the main trail gets.

This is still a less trekked route and feels quite remote in places.

We saw wildlife in the way of monkeys in the trees and lovely Magnolia and Rhododendron bushes in bloom.

You can read a detailed article about our trek here.