As an alternative to Jiri or Lukla the Everest
trek can be started or ended by trekking across to the valley
in the eastern side of Nepal. The starting point can be Hille
if traveling by road or Tumlingtar if a flight is preferred.
Getting to or from Hille involves a lengthy bus journey from
Kathmandu of around fourteen hours. If this route is taken an
entry permit for Makalu Barun National Park is required.
If using the Arun valley as an alternative exit, the route leaves
the main Everest trail at Kharte, the village above Khari Khola.
It generally travels south east crossing the major rivers in
the area, the Hindu Khola and the Hongu Khola, and two high passes,
the Pangkoma la (3350 meters) and the Salpa La (3350 meters).
Both of these passes give good views of the mountains to the
north. The scenery along the trail ranges from mixed farming
land and scattered Sherpa and Rai villages to stands of forest
including rhododendron and oak. After trekking for five days
from where several flights a week connect with Kathmandu and
Biratnagar. A further two days trek to the south is Hille from
where daily buses operate to Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Hille
Day 04 : Hille - Mangmaya
Day 05 : Mangmaya - Surtibari
Day 06 : Surtibari - Tumlingtar ( flight
Day 07 : Tumlingtar - Chirkhua Khola
Day 08 : Chirkhuwa Khola - Ghote Bazar
Day 09 : Ghote Bazar - Salpa Phedi
Day 10 : Salpa Phedi - Gurase Bhanjyang
Day 11 : Gurase Bhanjyang - Salpa Pass and
Day 12 : sanam - Bung
Day 13 : Bung - Gai Khark
Day 14 : Gai Khark - Kharikhola
Day 15 : Kharikhola - Ringmo
Day 16 : Ringmo - Junibesi
Day 17 : Junibesi - Sete or Kinja
Day 18 : kinja - Bhandar
Day 19 : Bhandar - Jiri
Day 20 : Jiri by Bus to kathmandu
Day 21 : Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Final depart.
Here for more detailed information about this Trek
TREKKING IN EVEREST REGION