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Everest Base Camp Trek by Road/Jeep - 15 Days

  • Everest Region , Nepal
  • 15 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • USD 1595 USD 1295
Everest Base Camp Trek by Road/Jeep

Everest Base Camp Trek by Road/Jeep

USD 1295 Per Person

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Overview And Highlights

The Everest Base Camp Trek by road,jeeps Vehicles offers a unique and adventurous alternative to the traditional flying route, providing a more gradual and immersive approach to the base of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. This trek begins with an overland journey from Kathmandu to Salleri or Jiri, allowing trekkers to experience the diverse landscapes and cultural richness of Nepal's mid-hills before starting their trek.

Driving 4x4 jeeps from Kathmandu to Phaplu Salleri,the trek follows the classic route taken by early Everest expeditions, winding through picturesque villages, lush forests, and terraced fields. This approach not only helps with acclimatization but also offers a deeper cultural experience as trekkers pass through traditional Sherpa settlements and encounter the warm hospitality of the local people.

The route gradually ascends, leading trekkers through vibrant rhododendron forests, across suspension bridges, and up to the bustling hub of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

As trekkers progress higher, they will visit significant landmarks such as the Tengboche Monastery, known for its spiritual significance and stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

The trail continues through the serene villages of Dingboche and Lobuche before reaching the iconic Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Here, trekkers can witness the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall and the majestic peaks surrounding the base camp.

An additional highlight of this everest base camp trek by Road is the hike to Kala Patthar, at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet), offering one of the best panoramic views of Mount Everest and its neighboring giants.

The Everest Base Camp Trek by road is ideal for those seeking a less conventional and more culturally immersive journey, providing ample time for acclimatization and the opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of Nepal. This trek combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural depth, making it an unforgettable journey to the roof of the world.

I,m telling to you honestly everest base camp trek by Jeep is 100% no possible from June to Septmber because this period is heavy monssoon season in Nepal. so Road will be blocked by landslide in severals sections in the driving Road.

Everest base camp overland trekking route offers a more immersive experience of the rural landscapes and cultural richness of the Everest region compared to flying directly to Lukla. It requires good physical fitness, adequate preparation, and enough time to enjoy the journey through one of Nepal's most iconic trekking destinations.

Day to Day Itinerary

Drive from kathmandu to Phaplu Salleri 7,918 ft. / 2,413 m

Driving from Kathmandu to Phaplu (also known as Salleri) involves a scenic journey through the heart of Nepal, offering views of rural landscapes, traditional villages, and terraced fields. Here’s how you can undertake this journey:

Route Description:

Start your journey from Kathmandu, heading eastwards towards the town of Dhulikhel. From Dhulikhel, continue along the Arniko Highway (also known as BP Highway), passing through Banepa, Bardibas, and Khurkot. The highway offers glimpses of Nepalese countryside and small towns along the way.

Continuing towards Salleri/Phaplu:

After reaching Khurkot, you'll need to turn north towards Salleri/Phaplu. The road from Khurkot to Salleri/Phaplu is more rugged and passes through hilly terrain. It's advisable to check road conditions beforehand, as the route may be affected by weather and road maintenance.

Travel Time:

The drive from Kathmandu to Salleri/Phaplu typically takes around 8-10 hours, depending on traffic, road conditions, and weather. The distance is approximately 270 kilometers (168 miles), but travel time can vary due to the winding nature of the roads and potential delays.


Ensure your vehicle is in good condition for the journey, as you'll be traveling through varying terrains. It's also recommended to carry sufficient supplies, including water, snacks, and a first-aid kit, especially for longer stretches where facilities may be limited.

Scenic Highlights:

Along the way, you'll pass through picturesque landscapes, cross rivers, and encounter traditional Nepalese villages. The journey offers a glimpse into rural life in Nepal and provides opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the countryside.

Driving from Kathmandu to Salleri/Phaplu provides an alternative route for those exploring the Everest region and seeking a less-traveled path compared to the flight to Lukla. It's a rewarding journey for travelers interested in experiencing Nepal's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage firsthand.

Drive from Phaplu Salleri to Paiya Thamdanda

Driving from Phaplu (Salleri) to Paiya Thamdanda involves navigating through the rugged terrain of the Solukhumbu district in Nepal. Here's a general outline of the route and what to expect:

Route Description:

Start your journey from Phaplu (Salleri), a town in the Solukhumbu district, and head northeast towards Paiya Thamdanda. The route initially follows narrow roads that wind through hills and valleys, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Terrain and Road Conditions:

The road from Phaplu to Paiya Thamdanda is mostly unpaved and can be rough and challenging, especially during the rainy season (June to September). It passes through remote villages and requires careful navigation due to occasional landslides and road maintenance.

Distance and Travel Time:

The distance between Phaplu and Paiya Thamdanda is approximately 40-50 kilometers (25-31 miles), depending on the specific route taken and road conditions. Travel time can vary significantly but generally takes several hours due to the rugged nature of the terrain.


Ensure your vehicle is suitable for off-road driving and in good condition. It's advisable to check local conditions and weather forecasts before embarking on the journey. Carry sufficient supplies, including water, snacks, and a first-aid kit, as facilities may be limited along the route.

Scenic Highlights:

Despite the challenging road conditions, the journey offers opportunities to experience the natural beauty and remote charm of the Solukhumbu region. You'll pass through verdant forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages, providing glimpses into rural life in Nepal.

Driving from Phaplu (Salleri) to Paiya Thamdanda requires patience, good planning, and a spirit of adventure. It's a route less traveled, ideal for those seeking to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations in Nepal's Himalayan region.

Trek from Paiya to Chaurikharka

The trek from Paiya to Chaurikharka is a segment of the classic route leading towards Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Here’s a detailed overview of this trekking route:

Starting Point - Paiya (Chutok):

Paiya, also known as Chutok, is a small village located at an elevation of approximately 2,730 meters (8,956 feet). It is situated on the lower reaches of the trekking trail towards Namche Bazaar and Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Route:

From Paiya, the trail ascends through lush forests and terraced fields, gradually gaining altitude. The route is scenic, passing through traditional Sherpa villages, suspension bridges over rivers, and offering views of the surrounding mountains.

Distance and Duration:

The distance from Paiya to Chaurikharka is approximately 7-9 kilometers (4.3-5.6 miles), depending on the specific path taken and side excursions. Trekking this section usually takes around 3-5 hours, depending on your pace and stops for rest and sightseeing.

Terrain and Difficulty:

The trek involves moderate to steep ascents and descents, with some sections of the trail being rocky and narrow. It’s important to be prepared for varying weather conditions and potential altitude gain, as you continue towards higher elevations.

Scenic Highlights:

Along the trek, you'll pass through villages such as Surkhe and Ghat, where you can experience the local Sherpa culture and hospitality. The route also provides panoramic views of the Dudh Koshi river valley and the surrounding mountains like Kusum Kanguru and Thamserku.

Arrival in Chaurikharka:

Chaurikharka is a small Sherpa village located at an altitude of around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet). It serves as a resting point and a gateway to further trekking towards Namche Bazaar, the commercial hub of the Khumbu region.
Trekking from Paiya to Chaurikharka offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a gradual introduction to higher altitudes. It’s part of the rewarding journey towards Everest Base Camp, providing trekkers with memorable experiences and stunning Himalayan landscapes along the way.

Trek from Chaurikharka to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters, 10.4 km, 8 hours)

A fantastic trek to Namche begins as you leave Chaurikharka around 7 a.m. after breakfast at the tea house.

You'll trek along the Mani Wheels and Chortens, the symbol of peace. The trekking route to Namche via Chaurikharka is among the most beautiful.

You'll trek through beautiful villages like Ghat, Phakding, Monjo, Jorsale, and Namche. You'll stop for Everest region permit checks at Sagarmatha National Park checkpost at Jorsale and lunch at the same place.

Today, you'll get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest from Hillary Bridge at Larcha Dovan.

The two-hour uphill trek from Larcha Dovan takes you to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.Overnight at a tea house in Namche.

Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization hike to Hotel Everest View (3,880 meters, 4 hours)

Your rest day at Namche includes visiting the Sagarmatha National Park area at Namche. Also, after seeing the park, you'll hike up to Syangboche and then to Hotel Everest View. It takes 4 hours to complete the acclimatization hike and visit the hotel.

From the courtyard of this world's highest altitude seated hotel, you'll get a panoramic glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other beautiful mountains of the region.

Remember to order Masala Milk Tea at this hotel. It tastes good, along with a majestic mountain panorama.You'll have lunch after returning to Namche. Overnight at a tea house in Namche.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche/Deboche (3,860 meters, 6 hours, 18 km)

After breakfast at 8 a.m. at Namche, you'll prepare for the trek to Tengboche.

You'll trek for three hours from Namche to Phunge Thenga. Hehe, you'll stop for lunch. It's a beautiful palace on the right side of the cascading Dudh Koshi River.

After lunch, the trek gets tiring as you climb from Phunge Thenga to the top of Tengboche. But right after you reach the top, you'll get an awe-inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse wall. Also, Mt. Ama Dablam stands spectacularly from this place.

As part of the itinerary, you'll also visit Tengboche monastery and explore some ritual-performing places in the monastery.

Based on tea house availability, we'll arrange your accommodation at Tengboche. However, if we don't get hotel reservations during the trekking season, your guide will take you to Deboche. From Tengboche, you'll trek for another 30 minutes to Deboche, where you'll settle for overnight accommodation.

Trek to Dingboche from Tengboche (4,410 meters, 9.1 km, 5 hours)

You'll start the trek to Dingboche after breakfast at the tea house. From Deboche, you'll trek to Pangboche village. It's a beautiful village with elegant Ama Dablam on the backdrop.

From Pangboche, you'll trek another hour to Somare and stop for lunch.Past Somare, the route to Dingboche is relatively flat. However, it gets very windy.You'll reach Dingboche after two hours leaving Somare. You'll be accommodated at the best  available tea house with an attached bathroom.

Acclimatization stops at Dingboche. Day hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 meters, 4 hours)

Your acclimatization stop at Dingboche includes the morning hike to Nangkartshang Peak. Your guide will take you to the top of this peak. You'll get panoramic mountain scenery like Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Mt. Makalu from the top.

The best part of this hike is it makes you better adapted to the coming days' trek to Lobuch and Gorak Shep.You'll have breakfast before the hike and lunch after you return to the tea house.

For the day, you can stroll around the village and stop by a coffee shop for your favorite shot of coffee.Overnight at the tea house in Dingboche.

Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche (4,940 meters, 6.6 km, 4 hours)

Distance-wise, the trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is one of the shortest on the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it's also a place to be more careful about the increasing altitude.

You'll leave Dingboche after breakfast. The trekking route is relatively flat till Thugla. The beautiful glimpse of Cholatse gives you an excellent photography frame.

You'll stop for lunch at Thuga before ascending Thugla Pass. It's a short uphill hike but takes nearly an hour.On top of Thugla Pass, you'll see the memorial site of the climbers who died on Everest and other mountains in the Everest region.

You'll reach Lobuche in an hour from the memorial, where you'll settle for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,165 meters, 4 km, 4 hours). Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters, 3.5 km, 4 hours) and return to Gorak Shep.

On the 9th day of leaving Salleri for Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll finally reach the world's highest base camp. However, the trail past Lobuche to Gorak Shep is quite challenging.

After leaving Lobuche, you'll trek on a flat trail for an hour. You'll then climb a 50-meter ridge and start trekking on glacier moraine. As ice melts and rocks keep falling around the glacier, your guide makes you walk quickly and safely.

You'll have lunch once you reach the tea house at Gorak Shep.

After lunch, you'll take a 4-hour round trip to Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, you'll stop for 30 minutes for photographs and to cherish the accomplishment.

It takes another two hours to return to Gorak Shep, where you'll settle in for overnight accommodation.

Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters, 4 hours). Trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters, 10 km)

For the best view of Everest, you'll hike up to Kala Patthar during the morning, around 4 a.m.

After returning from Kala Patthar, you'll have your breakfast.After breakfast, you'll prepare for the return trek to Pheriche. You'll stop for lunch at Lobuche.Pheriche is a beautiful village on the base of Mt. Cholatse, where you'll stop for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters, 22 km, 10 hours)

Namche Bazaar from Pheriche is nearly 22 km, which is very long. However, for most of this trek, you'll trek downhill. However, the one-hour uphill trek from Punge Thenka to Sansa can tire you at the very end of reaching Namche.

Past Sanasa, the trail to Namche is almost flat. You'll be accommodated at a tea house in Namche.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Chaurikharka

Trekking Route: Namche Bazaar to Monjo:

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 miles)

Duration: 2-3 hours

Route Description: The trail from Namche Bazaar initially descends steeply towards the Dudh Koshi River. You'll pass through the small village of Jorsale before reaching Monjo, which is located near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

Monjo to Phakding:

Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Route Description: Continue descending alongside the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges and passing through forests of pine and rhododendron. Phakding is a common stopping point for trekkers, offering several lodges and tea houses.

Phakding to Chaurikharka:

Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles)

Duration: 3-4 hours

Route Description: The trail continues alongside the Dudh Koshi River, passing through villages such as Toktok and Ghat. The path involves some undulating terrain, with both ascents and descents. The final stretch involves a climb to Chaurikharka.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Chaurikharka is a beautiful and culturally enriching part of the journey through the Everest region, offering a contrast of bustling town life and peaceful village landscapes.

Trek from Chauri kharka to Paiya

The trek from Chaurikharka to Paiya is a rewarding journey through some of the lesser-visited parts of the Everest region, offering a mix of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Drive from Paiya to Kathmandu via Phaplu Salleri 10/12 hours

This journey combines trekking and driving, offering a comprehensive experience of the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Solukhumbu region before arriving in Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All standard meals (15 lunches, 15 dinners, and 14 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Kathmandu-Phaplu-Paiya-Kathmandu  with private Vehicle 4x4
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trekking certificate after the successful trek you have done.
  • Trekking route map/ Domestic Airport tax.
  • Everest base camp trekking route map.
  • Assistant guide group size above 8+ person.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

What Is Excluded?

  •  International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  •  Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/Tips for Guide
  •  Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  •   Hot shower/Battery charge for camera during the trek
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, government  strikes, and physical condition, etc.


The best times are during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions.

You can hire a jeep from Kathmandu to  Phaplu Salleri  which are the starting points for the overland trek to Everest Base Camp. The drive takes approximately 8-10 hours to Salleri Phaplu.

The trek typically takes 15-18 days, including travel to and from Kathmandu. The exact duration depends on your starting point (Salleri or Jiri) and your pace.

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness and be prepared for long days of hiking at high altitudes.

Accommodation ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Facilities may be simple, especially at higher altitudes, but they generally provide necessary amenities like meals, beds, and sometimes hot showers.

You will need the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. Both can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry points of the park.

It’s crucial to follow a gradual ascent, take regular acclimatization days, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. Common acclimatization stops include Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing (layers), a good sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, water purification tablets, and high-energy snacks. A detailed packing list can help ensure you have everything you need.

Altitude sickness is the primary concern. It’s important to recognize symptoms like headaches, nausea, and dizziness, and to descend if necessary. Having travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking is also advisable.

Regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking practice at higher elevations are recommended to prepare your body for the demands of the trek. Starting a fitness regimen several months in advance can be beneficial.

Yes of course you can you everest  base camp trek drive in drive out from kathmandu and it will take couple days more then Everest base camp trek rote from Lukla.

who is willing to go to everest base camp trek without flying to Dengers Airport in the world, this  is the better choice for them but  also great oppertunity for budget  limit trekkers. reasons trekking to by road up to EBC very low budget because  of avoding the one of the most expensive Domestic flight in the world.

Additional Information

Yes, you can travel by vehicle from Phaplu (also known as Salleri) to Paiya Thamdanda. Phaplu is a town in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and serves as an alternative starting point for treks to Everest Base Camp. Paiya Thamdanda is a small settlement located along the traditional trekking route towards Lukla and Everest Base Camp.

The road journey from Phaplu to Paiya Thamdanda typically takes several hours, depending on road conditions and weather. It involves navigating through scenic landscapes, passing through traditional villages, lush forests, and terraced fields. The road conditions may vary, and it's advisable to check with local sources or travel agencies for the latest information on road accessibility and travel options.

Traveling by vehicle allows for a more comfortable and quicker journey compared to trekking on foot. It's important to note that while vehicles can reach certain points along the route, trekking is still required to complete the journey to Everest Base Camp or other destinations within the region.

The distance from Kathmandu (KTM) to Solu Phaplu, commonly known as Phaplu, is approximately 230 kilometers (143 miles) by road. Traveling by road from Kathmandu to Phaplu usually takes around 8 to 10 hours, depending on road conditions, traffic, and weather. The route involves driving through winding mountain roads, passing through various towns, villages, and scenic landscapes of the Nepalese countryside.

Phaplu is a town in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and serves as an alternative starting point for treks to Everest Base Camp, along with Lukla. It is a gateway to the lower Everest region and offers a quieter and less crowded trekking experience compared to Lukla.

For travelers planning to reach Phaplu from Kathmandu, options include taking a private vehicle, bus, or hiring a jeep. Flights are also available from Kathmandu to Phaplu Airport, providing a quicker but weather-dependent alternative to road travel.

The distance from Kathmandu to Dingboche by road is approximately 380 kilometers (236 miles). However, it's important to note that reaching Dingboche by road directly from Kathmandu is not feasible due to the rugged terrain and lack of direct road access. Typically, travelers reach Dingboche by following the route from Kathmandu to Lukla or Phaplu by flight or road and then trekking through the Everest region.

Here's a general outline of how travelers usually reach Dingboche:

Kathmandu to Lukla or Phaplu:

First, travelers typically fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, which is a popular starting point for treks to Everest Base Camp. Alternatively, some travelers opt to travel by road from Kathmandu to Phaplu, which is also in the Solukhumbu region and serves as an alternative starting point for treks.

Trekking to Dingboche:

After reaching Lukla or Phaplu, trekkers follow the established trekking routes through the Everest region. From Lukla, the trek to Dingboche usually passes through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Pangboche. The trek from Lukla to Dingboche typically takes around 5 to 6 days, depending on the pace of the trekking group and the acclimatization schedule.

Distance on Foot:

As for the actual distance covered on foot from Lukla to Dingboche, it's approximately 60-70 kilometers (37-43 miles) depending on the specific route taken and side trips.

While Dingboche itself is not reachable directly by road from Kathmandu, the journey involves a combination of flights and trekking through some of Nepal's most stunning landscapes and culturally rich Sherpa villages in the Everest region.

The distance from Kathmandu to Lukla by road is approximately 135 kilometers (84 miles) in a straight line. However, it's important to note that there is no direct bus route from Kathmandu to Lukla due to the rugged terrain and the lack of a continuous road network connecting the two locations.

Typically, travelers reach Lukla from Kathmandu by taking a flight to Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport). The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes around 25-30 minutes and is considered one of the most scenic flights in the world, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains.

For those interested in overland travel combined with trekking, an alternative route involves traveling by road from Kathmandu to Phaplu, Salleri. trekkers can then trek through the lower Everest region to Lukla. This overland route is longer and takes several days of trekking, providing a more immersive experience of the rural landscapes and villages of the Everest region.

if you are looking for direct Vehicle from kathmandu to  Paiya Thamdanda, then hire a Private 4x4 Vehicle in kathmandu travel to Phapu Salleri and following day drive to Paiya Thamdanda. and start your  on foot Epic everest base camp trek  journey from here.

if you are looking for everest base camp trek without flying to Lukla and best optoin for you to hire a Private 4x4 Vehicle in kathmandu travel to Phapu Salleri and following day drive to Paiya Thamdanda. and start your  on foot Epic everest base camp trek  journey from here.

however limited budget trekkers can get Route bus ticket in kathmandu and travel  from kathmandu- Phaplu- salleri-paiya-thamdanda

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