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EBC Trek Via Salleri

Abhishek Subedi June 16, 2020

EBC trek via Salleri is a gorgeous trekking experience and a great alternate option to the Everest Base Camp. The travellers can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the pastures and the terrace farms located underneath the shadowing mountain peaks.  At each turn of the trekking trail, you will get amazing views of the mountain peaks. Furthermore, combined with the ethnic Sherpa culture of the small villages situated at the crevasses of the river valleys, you will get an unforgettable experience. Explore the Takshindo Gompa and walk along narrow canyons while crossing gushing white rivers of the region. Quite suitable for trekkers looking for something new while trekking in Everest, the journey presents a gorgeous new setting of isolated villages and far-off settlements that diverts away from the well-trodden path to the base camp via Lukla. It is a beautiful journey that lets you experience new areas of Everest that are otherwise unexplored

Moreover, the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salieri also includes many amazing highlights and features of the Khumbu. In addition to the initial alternate route via Phaplu, the trekking journey finally converges with the regular trail at Phakding where you can go through the Sagarmatha National Park- a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trekking journey is ornamented brilliantly with the Sherpa tenor, as the route is fastened with small chortens and Mani stone walls carved with Buddhist blessings and prayer flags. Blended together with the verdant trans-Himalayan landscape of the Khumbu, the trekking journey presents a peaceful setting where cultural villages and settlements are laid out picturesquely against the backdrop of the Sagarmatha Himalayas. Similarly, the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salieri also includes major aspects of Khumbu as well, like visiting the vantage point of Kalapatthar from where you can see the entire panorama of the Everest massif spectacularly.

EBC Trek Via Salleri

Likewise, the trekking trail also includes visiting famous Himalayan towns and villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, from where the views and sights of the majestic peaks are quite indelible. Pay a visit to the Everest View Hotel- the highest located Hotel in the world and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the cerulean Himalayas from the balcony as you enjoy delicious better tea. Relax at the dainty tea houses at Dingboche and enjoy the heavenly trekking journey as you make your way through destinations like Pheriche and Ringmo.

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Phalpu to Ringmo and trek to Takshindo

You will drive from Kathmandu to Ringmo via Phalpu and commence a short hike to Takshindo. The whole ride is quite beautiful, and you can get fleeting glimpses of the countryside life of Nepal. Leaving behind the bustling city, the drive goes through gorgeous rural settings, winding along hills and farms. Phalpu is a small town with an airstrip that is surrounded by verdant green hills. Upon arriving at Ringmo, you will follow a gentle trekking track that leads to your destination Takshindo. Along the way you can see many Sherpa and rai people going about their day working in the mountain farms. You can also see the old Cheese Factory at Takshindo. The cheese is made from the goat and yak milk and it is quite healthy and delicious as well.

Day 2 Tak Shindo to Khari Khola

In the morning, you will pay a visit to the local lively area of Takshindo and also visit the Takshindo Monastery. Then, you will begin your trek descending alongside the Dudh Koshi River from where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. The natural setting of the Himalayan terrain, accompanied by the gushing river, presents quite a relaxing trek. It is also a great journey to learn about the Sherpa Buddhism culture which is so prevalent in the mountains. The Lamas of the Takshindo Monastery teach young monks and Buddhist disciples about the culture.  The intricately decorated murals of the monastery and the camphor-lit atmosphere are quite exotic and you can also offer your prayers for a safe and successful journey.

EBC Trek Via Salleri

 Day 3 Kharikhola to Puiyan

We can come across the Kharikhola by crossing the suspension bridge. The trail is uphill climb to Bupsa 2360m located among wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak tree. The path goes through the Sherpa village and a monkey forest and down towards the Dudh Kosi to Puiyan. 

Day 4 Puiyan to Phakding

The track climbs for about an hour from Puiyan to aridge at 2800m. The trail passes through Lukla airport and follows a path up to the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Through this up way we can get the glimpse of Mt. Nupla, Kusum Kangaru and Mt. Kwangdae Range. From here the walk is about 2- 3 hours to reach Phakding village. The trekkers can stay here for night and gather the local knowledge from the villagers.

Day 5 Phakding to Namche Bazaar

From Phakding trekkers have to cross the river to reach the valley. The trail is near to the river valley with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest. After crossing the Dudh Koshi at Benkar , trekkers can get the sight of snow capped peaks of Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. It is only the short walk to Monjo where trekkers gather around to have lunch. From Monjo , National Park is about a short distance. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and is an uphill way to Namche bazaar. The trail now goes to the generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers.  The trekkers have to walk through the large suspension bridge.  

Day 6 Namche bazaar to Everest View Hotel

This is the day for acclimatization to the trekkers. The trekkers will hike to Syangboche Airport 3700 metres, the highest airport in the world. Then continue to climb to the Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Tawache. On the way back you can visit Sherpa culture museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Day 7 Trek to Tengboche

From here, trekkers have to walk towards the park headquarters and climb up above the Dudh Koshi River.  The path to Dingboche blesses with the monastery situated below the summit of Mt Everest and bordered by other snow capped peaks. The trekkers can also get the picture of local flora and fauna with the amazing Danphe( national bird of Nepal). After coming at the reforestation area of Trashinga, the track moves down until it comes across the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga 3250m. After this, it is initially steep through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche.

Day 8 Dingboche to Nagerjun

The trekkers will start hiking after breakfast in the hotel. You have to ascend Nagarjun Hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The foot path becomes steep at times resulting in a physically challenging day. From this altitude there are stunning views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. On a clear day you can even see the Makalu and great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short break, go back to Dingboche and take a nice rest for a night before starting another day.

Day 9 Dingboche To Lobuche

You can trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid post at Pheriche.The trekking starts with the large flat land on wide open fields. Then, crossing the Khumbu Khola at Dughla, the trekkers eat a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori and across the border in Tibet, Changes are seen at the top of the valley.

Day 10 Lobuche to Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Gorak Shep 5130m

The trekking  starts from the wide valley of Khumbu Glacier. It is the firm, slow and steady way towards the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier. The trails make a sequence of small up and down over an unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way eventually to the blue glacial sands of Gorakshep 5160m.  Then, the trekkers head off towards the Everest Base Camp, it is the point for the Mountaineers to summit the peak. They again trek back to Gorakshep in the afternoon and stay there.

Day 11 Gorak Shep to Pheriche via Kalapatthar 

This is the trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar with the gigantic views of mountains and glaciers. This route gives you the close-up views of Mt Everest, Amadablam and Pumori and the path continues to a small settlement in Pheriche. You can explore the village and experience the culture of the people living here

Day 12 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

The trekkers trek back to Tengboche from Pheriche. The path is pleasant with the views of mountains and forests and reaches to the Tengboche village. The trekkers stay here overnight to explore the village and surrounding. The next morning , they begin their journey to Namche Bazaar. They pass through Tengboche and continue towards the canvas of Monjo valley. The trekkers reach Namche Bazaar and stay overnight in a lodge.

EBC Trek Via Salleri

Day 13 Namche to Phakding to Lukla 

This trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of views of landscape and some mountain scenarios. The trekkers can explore Lukla bazaar and local shops. You can also celebrate your successful trekking with special brands of drinks.

Day 14 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu Airport and enjoy the panoramic views of snowy mountains from the window of the plane.

This is the amazing trip which will let you explore the snow capped mountains of the Everest region with the beautiful and amazing tradition and culture of the Sherpa community.

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