Everest Base Cmp Trek without lukla flight

Everest base camp trekking without Lukla flight is an alternative trekking to skip Lukla flight and extend the route to EBC. There is a road connected from Kathmandu to Thamdanda. It takes two days to reach the starting point of the trek from Kathmandu. The trekking route to EBC via road is two days longer than trekking started after the Lukla flight. We are here with detailed information about the EBC trek without a Lukla flight. It is beneficial to trekkers who love traveling and enjoy the peaceful environment.

Trekking to Everest base camp is difficult due to high altitude and long trekking route. In case we start trek from Thamdanda we will be walking from lower elevation. In addition, night stay in Salleri will be beneficial to accommodate our body in the Everest region. The route to Everest base camp is similar from Surke following Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep.

Table of Contents

Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight itinerary in brief

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal

Day 2: Drive to Salleri

Day 3: Drive to Thamdanda and trek to Surke

Day 4: Trek to Phakding

Day 5: Trek to Namche

Day 6: Rest day in Namche

Day 7: Trek to Tengboche

Day 8: Trek to Dingboche

Day 9: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep, hike to Everest base camp

Day 12: Early morning climb to Kalapather and Trek to Pheriche

Day 13: Trek to Namche

Day 14 Trek to Surke

Day 15: Trek to Salleri

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure

What is the advantage of the Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight?

The advantage of Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is less chance of altitude sickness and no risk of flight cancellation. You do not need any buffer days to wait for flight cancellation. The trekking begins with gradual rise in elevation that makes you body easy to adjust with decreasing air pressure and oxygen level.

What is the best time for EBC trek without Lukla flight?

The best time of Everest Base camp trek without lukla flight is spring and autumn. We should not choose winter and summer season for trekking in Khumbu region. The heavy rainfall during summer season and severe cold climatic condition of winter season increase difficulties in trekking. Moreover, tea houses remain closed in winter season. Therefore, it is best to choose the months of March, April, May, September October, and November to enjoy the clear view of mountains and landscape with moderate temperatures.


Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight is advantageous over normal trek.  If you do not have more time and don’t want to travel long distances in bus/jeep then you can choose an alternative route via flight.

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