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Get ready to venture on an unforgettable journey to the grandest destination of Everest Base Camp! With this comprehensive guide, your quest to explore the Himalayas will be full of world-class experiences as you traverse remote roads and take in some of the most stunning vistas in the world.
The Road Trip to Everest Base Camp is an alternative trek itinerary in adversary to the normal trek route of taking a flight to Lukla and trekking to Everest base Camp. Unfortunately, due to bad weather in Lukla, the flight got cancelled for a week or even longer in October/November in Lukla. Thus, NepalHiking decided to facilitate their travellers to prepare a comprehensive itinerary- the Road Trip to Everest Base Camp. It is the best trek itinerary because you don’t need to worry about a flight delay or cancelled due to bad weather in Lukla!
The Journey Begins with Jeep Drive to Salleri– Seeing the Rural Areas of Eastern Nepal
This rugged jeep ride will take you through some of the most beautiful terrains in Nepal and give you an unforgettable experience! As you begin your jeep driving journey, you will see the incredible views of the rural area of eastern Nepal. The jeep ride is an amazing experience – with jaw-droppingly narrow roads, challenging terrain, and rugged mountainsides. The views of Mount Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other surrounding mountains are very impressive. In addition, you can stop to take photos and appreciate the local culture and people along the way. It’s an 8-9 hour drive to reach Salleri from Kathmandu (see the details in the Itinerary below).
When is the best time for a Road Trip To Everest Base camp?
You can plan this trip any time from October to the end of May before the start of the monsoon. However, mid-October till the end of November is the best time to join this trip. From early December till the end of February is winter time in Nepal, and the weather could be very challenging due to cold weather. However, still, you can do the trek with better preparation of trekking equipment.