Everest base camp trek by jeep makes this world-renowned trekking route much more approachable for many individuals who may not be able to fly to the starting point of the trek. On this 16-day Everest base camp trek program, you will follow the mainstream trail to the base of Mount Everest (8848.86m.|29031ft.), spending the nights in the beautiful Sherpa village.
The only difference between the standard 14-day EBC trek and the Everest base camp trek by road is that this package skips the overwhelming Lukla flight. From Kathmandu, you will drive to Phaplu and continue to Thamdanda, where the trek begins. It takes only two days of walking to reach Phakding from here, and you are now on the famous Everest base camp trek route.
The Everest Base Camp Trek by road via Jeep
The Everest base camp trail is adventurous and goes via varied landscapes. From Phakding onwards, you will trek to Monjo and enter Sagarmatha National Park, leaving this village. The trail goes through forests of magnolia, pine, and rhododendron. You will be trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it numerous times via suspension bridges.
In Namche Bazaar and Dingboche villages, we have acclimatization days. These rest days will let you explore the surrounding area and avoid altitude sickness. You will hike to Hotel Everest View and Nagarjuna Hill, respectively. Likewise, visit ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Pangboche villages.
Above Dingboche, the treeline ends, and you will trek through the glacier path. Cross Dughla and follow the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche village. From here, the trail sharply ascends to Gorak Shep and continues to Everest Base Camp (5364m.|17598ft.). This part of the trail is steep and rugged, so you have to be careful while trekking.
Kala Patthar (5545m.|18192ft.) is the highest point of the Everest base camp trek without flying to Lukla. Once you return from here, you will trek back to Lobuche village following the same trail and descend to Pheriche. From here, trek to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. During the return, our Everest base camp trek by jeep package we will have a jeep ride from Thamdanda to Kathmandu.
Why do Everest base camp trek by jeep?
The main highlight of the Everest base camp trek by jeep for 18 days is no Luka flight. Likewise, the trek to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world itself is a life-changing venture. Whether we talk about views, experience, adventure, or confidence you will get by the end of the journey, the Everest base camp trek by jeep ride has everything.
The trekking route is dotted with lodges run by the locals. Meet Sherpas, the dominant community in the Khumbu region. Get to see their lifestyle and culture. Witness different landscapes at every turn in the trail. Mountains like Everest (8848.86m.|29031ft.), Lhotse (8516m.|27940ft.), Nuptse (7861m.|25791ft.), Cho Oyu (8188m.|26864ft.), Thamserku (6608m.|21680ft.), Pumori (7161m.|23494ft.), Ama Dablam (6812m.|22349ft.), etc, are seen on this trek.
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Drive in and out during Everest Base Camp Trek
Following our Everest base camp trek by jeep 18 days package, you will drive to Thamdanda and from here, trek to Paiya. Also, at the end of the trek, you will take a jeep ride from Thamdanda to Kathmandu. Instead of that, you can also opt for a commercial 35-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Customize the Everest base camp trek by jeep itinerary if you are bound by time
Our Everest base camp trek by road is 18 days long. However, if you are bound by time and wish for a short by-road Everest base camp trek itinerary, you can contact us for customization. Our travel consultant will design the perfect Everest base camp trek by jeep itinerary to suit your time frame, budget, and fitness.
You can trek to the Everest base camp throughout the year without the Lukla flight
As you can reach the starting point of the Everest base camp trail without a Lukla flight, you can now do this trek throughout the year. Usually, during the off seasons-summer/monsoon (June to August) and winter (September to November), it is quite tough to do the Everest base camp trek because of unpredictable weather.
Likewise, the commercial Lukla flights from Kathmandu are mostly delayed or canceled, making the trip quite a hassle. However, as our Everest base camp trek by road package can let you come in and out of the Everest region without the Lukla flight, you can do the trek throughout the year.
If you want to take Lukla's flight, that's possible too, or combine a helicopter flight for more comfortable travel.
If you have a change of heart and wish to take Lukla's flight, feel free to let us know. Our trek packages are flexible, and you can customize them anytime as per your requirements. Do note that the cost of the package may also increase or decrease as per the changes made.
For an even more comfortable and unique lifetime experience, you can combine a helicopter flight to/from Kathmandu-Lukla.
Check out our other trekking packages in the Everest region for more options. Similarly, we have many other adventurous moderate treks in Nepal, like the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Upper Mustang trek, Langtang Valley trek, Mardi Himal trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, etc.
Festivals during the Everest base camp trek by road
Depending upon your trekking period, you may get to see some of the vibrant festivals celebrated by the locals along the Everest base camp trail. Below, we have made the list of festivals celebrated in the Khumbu region per month:
Gyalpo Lhosar: Gyalpo Lhosar is Sherpa New Year. It is celebrated in January or February.
Lhosar: Lhosar is the Tibetan New Year, celebrated in February or March, depending on the Tibetan lunar calendar. It is one of the most important festivals in the Everest region and involves rituals, dance, and traditional music.
Sakela: The Rai community celebrates the Sakela festival during April or May. This agricultural festival is marked by traditional Rai dance, music, and the worship of nature deities.
Dumji: Dumji is a Sherpa festival celebrated in different parts of the Everest region in honor of Guru Rinpoche. Dumji is celebrated based on the lunar calendar and the local monasteries' traditions. In general, Dumji tends to occur in the spring or early summer months, with some villages celebrating it in May or June.
Yartung: Yartung is a unique horse racing festival celebrated in the Solu-Khumbu region of Everest. It usually takes place in late August or early September, coinciding with the harvest season.
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