Are you planning to do Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight? We are here with 17 days EBC trek without flight. We are excluding Lukla flight to avoid disturbance of uncertain weather change and cancellation of Lukla flight.
Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is longer trek than Everest base camp trek with flight. Starting from Kathmandu we will drive to Salleri and to Thandada. The walking for Everest base camp begins from Thandanda. Forest path and uphills takes us to Lukla and the EBC trekking route takes us to Phakding on 3rd day.
The Bank of Dudhkoshi, suspension bridges, monasteries, chorten, and pine trial takes you to Manjo. You will enter Sagarmatha national park and reach Namche Bazzar after 6 hours walk from Phakding. To acclimatize your body you will take rest in Namche on 5th day.
The Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight trekking route continues from Namche to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep as the final resting place for the EBC trek. You will acclimatize in Dingboche for protecting your body against altitude sickness. After reaching Gorekshep you will keep your bags there and reach Everest base camp. Next morning you will climb Kalapather and return to Phiriche. From Phiriche we will trek down to Namche, Surke and Thandanda and Drive back to Salleri and reach Kathmandu on 16th day.
Advantage of Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
- No problem of flight delay and bad weather. In road way we can reach to Lukla even in foggy weather and clouds.
- You don’t have to stay long in Lukla and Kathmandu due to cancellation of flight.
- Less chance of altitude sickness because the trek starts from low elevation (Thandhanda, 1216m) and you will be acclimatized until reaching Namche.
Everest Base Camp Trek without Lukla flight itinerary
|Day 1:||Arrival in Kathmandu||4,390ft/1338 m|
|Day 2:||8 hours drive to Salleri||7,578ft/2309 m|
|Day 3:||6 hours drive to Thamdada||7,631.23ft/2326m|
|Day 4:||6 hours trek to Phading||9,156ft/2791m|
|Day 5:||7 hours trek from Phakding to Namche||11,286ft/3440m|
|Day6:||Rest day in Namche||11,286ft/3440m|
|Day 7:||6 hours trek from Namche to Tangboche||12,566.4ft/3860m|
|Day 8:||7,8 hours trek fromTangboche to Dingboche||14468ft/4410m|
|Day 9:||Rest day in Dingboche||14468ft/4410m|
|Day 10:||5,6 hours trek from Dingboche to Lobuche||16.210ft/4940m|
|Day 11:||6 hour trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep – Everest base camp (5364m)||16942ft/5164m|
|Day 12:||7 hours trek from Gorekshep to Pheriche||14,340ft/4371m|
|Day 13:||8 hours trek from Pheriche to Namche||11,286ft/3440m|
|Day 14:||6/7 hours trek to Surke||7,575.46/2309m|
|Day 15:||5 hours trek to Thamdanda (7,631.23ft/2326m) and drive to Salleri||7,578ft/2309 m|
|Day 16:||8 hours’ Drive to Kathmandu||4,390ft/1338 m|
|Day 17:||Rest day in Kathmandu|
Detailed itinerary of Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you to hotel. In the evening you will meet your guide and get briefing of your trek. Also you will have welcome dinner with the company members.
After having breakfast we will drive towards Salleri, a beautiful village in Solukhumbu district. We will cover 266km to reach Salleri from Kathmandu. Passing Dhulikhel, Khurkot, Ghurmi, markets, forest and river we will reach Salleri after seven to eight hours of drive.
After having breakfast in Salleri we will star our driving towards Thamdanda. The off road on the hills of Solukhumbu is bumpy but you will enjoy the rhododendron forest, mountain ranges of Lhumbu region. Around six hours of drive takes us to Thamdanda for night stay.
After having breakfast we will start our trek and reach Lukla, the gateway to Namche. We will follow the same trekking trial towards Phakding from Lukla which will be followed by trekking coming from flight to Lukla. We will descend to bank of Dudhkoshi and continues the trek towards forest, cross different suspension bridges, walk through ChauriKharka, Chhepung, Nurning and reach Phakding.
We will start our trek from Phakding at around 8am. Passing Manjo village, Benkar village, Jorsalle village Pine trial and crossing biggest suspension bridge we will reach Namche ant around seven hours of walk. You will enter the Sagarmatha nation park from Manjo village where we will take our nation park permit. The stone paved stair welcomes us to Namche.
To acclimatize our body in high altitude we will not go next destination but do short hiking nearby Namche. After having breakfast we will go uphill to view wonderful mountain ranges aligned in Horizon of Everest region. The mesmerizing view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Amma Dablam, Tabuche, Cholache, Thamsherkhu, Khangteka from Namche view point and Everest view hotel completes speciality of Everest panaroma trek. We will also visit Khumjung village, Syangboche airport and taste local Sharpa’s food, local tea and return to Namche.
The easiest trial in Everest trekking route is Namche to Tengboche. Less uphills and wonderful view of Himalayan ranges through the trial makes the day amazing. We will pass Kaynjuma Sannasa, Phungi Thanga, and Tengboche monastery and reach Tengboche after 5/6 hours of walk.
After having breakfast in Tengboche we will descend downwards to cross suspension bridge over Dudh koshi and ascend towards uphills. We will see the reduced vegetation on hills. Passing through Pangboche and Somare village, Imja stream we will reach Dingboche. The amazing beauty of Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam from Dingboche retain our tiredess of trek.
To acclimatize the body in high altitude and prevent from altitude sickness we will take rest in Dingboche. After having breakfast we will do short hiking in Nagarjuna peak (5100m) for wonderful scenery of Mt Makalu. If we don’t get tired we will trek to Chukhung and return to Dingboche for rest.
After having breakfast in Dingboche we will trek uphills towards Thukla. Grazing yaks, and mountain goats on the meadow shows Himalayan survival of animals. The wonderful view of Amadablam attracts us and our continuous walk takes us to Lobuche. It takes around 6 hours to reach Lobuche from Dingboche.
The final resting place of Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is Gorek Shep and the final destination is Everest base camp. We will trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche and take rest for an hour. Selecting our rooms and leaving our bag in Gorekshep we will hike to Everest base camp which takes around 1 hours. The moranes and rocky surface, Khumbu Glacier and mountainous surrounding welcome us in EBC. Spending an hour in base camp we will return to Gorek Shep for night stay.
We will wake up around 4:00am and hike to Kalapatthar to see sunrise and amazing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and other ranges. After spending sometime in Kalapatthar we will trek back to Gorekshep and have our breakfast.
After having breakfast we will trek to Pheriche for night stay which takes around 5 hours from Gorekshep.
We will trek to Namche following the downhills and uphills of Tengboche, Kangjuma, and pass Sannasa, Phungi Thanga to get to our destination. It takes around 8 hours to reach Namche. The trial will be the longest trial in Everest base camp trek without flight.
After having breakfast in Namche we will descend towards Manjo village and pass pine trial, suspension bridges and reach Phakding. We will have our lunch in Phakding and trek towards Surke for night stay.
We will descend to Thamdanda from Surke following the easy trial of everest region. It takes around five hours to reach Thamdanda from surkey. After taking rest for an hour we will drive to Salleri for night stay.
We will return to Kathmandu in jeep. It takes around eight hours to reach Kathmandu from Salleri. We can enjoy the beauty of hills, mountains and river while returning back to Kathmandu. In the evening we will have farewell dinner with company members. In this way the Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight competes after returning to Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight time our company member will leave you to airport for goodbye from Nepal.
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- kathmandu Accomodation = 2Night
- Experienced trekking guide and porters
- Accommodation in comfortable teahouses or lodges
- All meals during the trek
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Sallari (For 2 Pax = Jeep with sharing Basis For 4 Pax= Parivate Jeep)
- Private Jeep Sallari to Thamdanda
- First Aid kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included
- International airfare to and from Nepal
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
- Travel insurance (compulsory for all trekkers)
- Tips for guides and porters
Frequently Ask question's
You should find the best company and check the review and fill the enquiry form of Everest trek to book it. Always choose local company to get best service in best price. Local company have better experience in the Locality of Nepal.
An experienced trekking guide with a license will be with you. The guide will show the path and arrange accommodation and meal throughout the Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight.
Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight starts from Thamdanda. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will drive to Salleri from Kathmandu on second day and Thamdanda from Salleri on third day. The trekking begins fron 4th day of your in Kathmandu.
Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is 17 days long trek including your arrival and departure days. Out of these 17 days, you will spend 14 days in Everest reason. You will walk 12 days starting and ending in Thamdanda.
You can get visa for Nepal from your nearby Nepal embassy. You can also get visa in Tribhuvan international airport. Depending on your trek and holidays you can take either 15 days or 1 month or 3 months tourist visa.
Yes, Everest base camp without Lukla flight is save for Travel. There is no risk of thrilling flight to Lukla and you can enjoy the drive from Kathmandu to Salleri and Salleri to Thamdanda. The Everest base camp trekking route from Thandanda to Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorek shep is well established route. You will be guided by experienced guide and spend your each night in good tea house.
To prepare for the Everest trek, Regular walk, cycling, swimming or running around 2 hours a day before 3 months of Everest trek is very effective. Regular walking makes you habitual for walking 6, 7 hours during the Everest trek. You should do medical checkup to know the condition of your body before leaving for trek.
Short or long trek in mountains around 3000 to 4000 meter is good for experience of trekking before EBC trek
Mentally and Physically fit person from all the countries of the world can do Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight. The important thing to note is you should have trekking experience in mountain.
The best time to do the trek from Sallari( Thamdanda) to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and dry.
It is not necessary to hire a guide or porter, but it is highly recommended, especially if you are new to trekking. A guide can help you navigate the trail and provide valuable information about the area, while a porter can carry your gear, allowing you to focus on the trek.
Note: Nepal govement planning to make a cumplusry Guide/Porter for trekkers from April 1 2023.
You will need to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit to trek to Everest Base Camp. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry point to the park.
Yes, the trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging one, and you will need to be physically fit to complete it. You should engage in regular exercise and training in the months leading up to your trek to build your endurance and strength.
Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is 17 days trek starting from Kathmandu to Everest base camp. You will walk 12 days in Everest base camp trek route starting from Thamdanda. EBC trek without Lukla flight is 5 days longer than 12 days Everest base camp trek. You will spend complete 14 days in Kumbu region and 2 night three days in Kathmandu. Depending on your choice we can customize this trek and make it 18 days. In your extra one day you can take rest, do your shopping and do Kathmandu day tour after coming back.
Best time of Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
The best time for Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is autumn and spring season. The pleasant weather, blooming rhododendron, clear sky and wonderful Mountain View in spring season is the best time for Trek in Everest region, Nepal.
All the tea houses remain open, temperature remains moderate and you can fully enjoy the trek in spring season – March, April, May and autumn season September October, November. You will not see blooming rhododendron in autumn season but the weather remains best and you will get best view in this season.
Accommodation in the Everest base camp trek without flight is a normal tea house with clean rooms and healthy food. You will get an attached room in Phakding and Namche. In the rest of the place, bathroom will be outside of your room. You will get a warm blanket in each bed. You can use your sleeping bag as well.
You will get three meal breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight package. Depending on group size you can select your food from the menu of tea house. Generally you will get tea or coffee, bread items, curry items, jam or honey in your breakfast. Nepali thali (rice, dal, curry, papad, and pickle), chowmein, noodles, pizza, pasta, sphagette, porridge, etc are common in Lunch and dinner.
Mineral water is available in each tea house for drinking. You can also use hot water for drinking. Always fill your water bottle before leaving your tea house. Drink plenty of water to save your body from dehydration during walk.
Network and Internet
You will get either n-cell or Nepal telecome network throughout the trek except some destinations like Lobuche, Gorekshep and Pheriche. You can get either wifi or data card in tea house throughout the trek.
Transportation in Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
We will use private jeep as means of transportation on Kathmandu to Salleri and Thamdanda route. After reaching Thamdanda we will trek upto Everest base camp and return to Thamdanda on foot. In case of any health issue and difficulties we can hire helicopter to rescue and return Kathmandu. In normal condition we will return Kathmandu on jeep from Salleri.
General Clothing recommended for the Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
- Warm jacket – down jacket,
- Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
- Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
- Thermal underwear.
- Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
- Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
- Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
- 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
- 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
- Proper hiking boots.
- Running shoes and flip-flops.
- 2-3 T-shirts.
- Water bottle.
Insurance for Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.
Trekking options for Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight
- Solo trekking with a private guide and porter.
- Trekking with the only Guide.
- Trekking with Guide cum porter.
- Trekking with Group with guide & Porter.
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