Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Highlights: Majestic view of sunrise...
|Geography||Forests, Hills, Himalayas|
|Level Of Difficulty||Challenging|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight|
- Everest base camp and Kalapatthar
- Economic trek to everest region
- Well acclimatization which decreases the chance of altitude sickness
- Experience of local foods and lifestyle
- Beautiful scenery of mountains and hills
- Amazing glacier including the largest glacier of Nepal
- Beautiful forest and landscape
- Friendly and helpful people
- Exciting drive to the everest region
- Exit the everest region from the flight from Lukla
Salleri Everest Base Camp is an alternative access to the Everest region with the same route. Salleri lies in the eastern Nepal which is also the administrative centre for the Everest region. The direct drive from Kathmandu to Salleri takes about 10 to 11 hours. And the trek starts from Salleri and ends at the Lukla. This trek offers the opportunity to explore the famous villages of Solukhumbu. This trek also combined the Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek which is popular for the less tourist traffic and high stunning views of Everest region.
This trek provides more acclimatization period than Lukla to EBC which helps to minimize the chance of altitude sickness. Similarly the drive from Kathmandu to Selleri offers the amazing landscape of mountains and hills.the long drive from Kathmandu to Selleri is done through the newly constructed highway that is BP highway that adjoins the road across the Sunkoshi river. During the trek you will have incredible views of the lush forests, stunning Sunkoshi river valleys, gorges and the terraced field.
You can also have a chance to explore the villages you pass through during the trek. The families of these villages grow their livestock, vegetables and run the teahouses which help to be independent from the outside world. The route of this trek is less crowded so the trail is quiet and peaceful and you get full opportunity to admire the beauty of the trail. The trek from Salleri to Everest Base Camp offers the new and fresh route to be explored. The trek will lead you to the woods of pine and oak and beautiful settlement.
Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Salleri to EBC trek is considered as the physically challenging trek due to AMS, however trek from Salleri will acclimatize the body gradually. Though trekking above 5000m is comparatively more difficult than low altitude treks. The difficulty of trek also depends upon the various factors like weather, temperature, fitness level, season of trekking, walking hours per day and many more. The trail will take you through a challenging bus drive. The route of the trek is well developed and well facilitated which helps to avoid the level of risk. Though the trail section between Nunthala and Chheplung is a bit rough and not maintained which could cause some stress on your knees. The ultimate achievement of the trek always helps to forget any difficulty and pain during the trek.
Food and Accomodation during trek
During our trek we will be going to stay at the tea houses/ local lodge/ homestays which are well maintained. On your stay you will feel close and connected with the friendly people of the lodge who are mostly local Sherpas. The smiley face and the hardworks of the people helps you to understand lifestay. On the stay you can get the great facilities and warm hospitality. Talking about the facilities you will get a hot shower, WiFi and well maintained toilet.in this trek all accommodation are on twin sharing basis but you can also get single rooms by paying a single supplement. Similarly, you will get a delicious and hygienic food. Mostly you get a Nepali foods but you can also get international cuisine like Tibetan, Indian and Continental. However in Kathmandu you can have anything you want. You can easily get the room in another season however during the peak season that is October, you need to book the lodging in advance so that you won’t have any problems.
Permits for trek for Salleri to EBC
You don’t have to worry about the permits if you are trekking through the help of travel agencies as they will arrange all the permits for you but if you are trekking by yourself you need to arrange the permits. In the Everest region, you don’t have to take a Trekker’s Information Management System card after 1st October 2018. The permits that you need to obtain for Salleri to Everest Base Camp are mentioned below:
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
This is the new permit which was brought after a big controversy and dispute. This permit cannot be obtained from Kathmandu.to do this trek, you can obtain this permit from Monjo. For any foreigner, the permit costs Rs 2000 which is collected by the Local government of Khumbu
Sagarmatha National Park permit
Salleri to EBC takes you from Sagarmatha National Park which is listed as a world heritage by UNESCO, so you need to take a permit to trek from the National park. This permit costs Rs 3000 per person. You can also get this permit from Monjo.
For both Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit and Sagarmatha National Park permit you will need details of your passport only. You can only pay the permit fees from local currency.
What to pack for trek?
The well packing of clothing, equipment and gears help to make the trek more easier. Similarly unnecessary packing of things could put you in trouble. Therefore for the good packing you need to include the following thins:
- Winter hats
- Sun Hat or scarf
- Warm fleece headgear
- Sunglasses to protect from UV ray
- Sun Cream and lip guard
For upper body
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Down jacket
- Light and expedition weight thermal
- Both half and full t shirt
- Fleece jacket
- Light and heavy gloves
- Waterproof gloves
- Sun cream or lotion
For lower body
- Hiking shorts
- Light cotton long pants
- Light and expedition thermal bottoms
- waterproof shell pants
- Inner socks
- Hiking sock
- Hiking shoe
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Salleri (2390m)
Day 03: Salleri to Nunthala (2,330m)
Day 04: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m)
Day 05: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m)
Day 06: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 07: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m)
Day 08: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3790m)
Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m)
Day 10: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m)
Day 11: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 12: Lobuche to Kalapatthar (5,545m) – Gorakshep (5,140m)
Day 13: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Lobuche (4,920m)
Day 14: Lobuche to Pangboche (3,860m)
Day 15: Pangboche to Monjo (2,835m)
Day 16: Monjo toLukla (2,840m)
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 18: Departure
Costs Includes and Excludes
- Airport picks up and drops by private Car.
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
- Airport taxes.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
- Meals during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee.
- Guest House (Lodge) during the trek.
- 2 nights in Kathmandu and provide breakfast.
- License holder Guide.
- Porter service during the trek (one porter for two Guest).
- All Government and Local Taxes.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
- Guide and porter salary.
- Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking.
- Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali culture.
- Nepalese visa fee.
- Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu.
- Trekking gear.
- International flights.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry.
- Hot Shower.
- Tips for guide and porters.
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