Jeep to Salleri or Phaplu

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Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Hours
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Salleri (Thamdanda)
  • Starts at Kathmandu or Thamdnada
  • Ends at Thamdnada or Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 2300 Meter
  • Trip Type Off Road Drive
  • Transport Jeep

Jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu is a thrilling and adventurous experience, providing a unique perspective of the beautiful landscapes and diverse cultures of Nepal. The road from Kathmandu to Salleri is steep and winding, passing through terraced rice paddies, lush forests, and remote mountain villages.

As you travel along the route, you'll encounter a variety of local vendors selling traditional goods, and encounter locals in their daily activities, giving you a true sense of what life is like in the rural regions of Nepal. The road is often bumpy and requires a skilled driver, so make sure to choose a reputable jeep company for your journey. the distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is around 270 km which takes approximately 10 to 11 hours to reach.

The scenic views along the way are breathtaking, with the mighty Himalayas appearing in the distance, providing a dramatic backdrop to the rolling hills and rural villages. You may also come across waterfalls, rivers, and monasteries, adding to the natural beauty of the landscape.

The drive from Kathmandu to Salleri by jeep is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty of Nepal, and to get a taste of what the country has to offer. With the right company and a skilled driver, this journey can be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll remember for years.

Perfect Alternative Road Trip for Everest Base Camp Trek

Kathmandu to Salleri by jeep is a scenic and adventurous road trip that offers a unique experience for travelers who want to explore the beauty of the Himalayas in a different way. This alternative road trip to the Everest base camp trek is suitable for those who are seeking adventure and thrill and are not interested in taking a flight.

Beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges, including the majestic Everest surround the road from Kathmandu to Salleri. The journey is approximately 10 to 11 hours long and is filled with scenic views, small villages, and local culture. You will get a chance to explore the traditional culture and customs of the locals and also witness the daily life of the people living in the region.

The road to Salleri is bumpy and rugged, and the jeep ride offers a thrilling experience that is not for the faint-hearted. The road is not well-paved, and there are several narrow bridges that you will cross during the journey. However, the stunning scenery and breathtaking views make the journey worthwhile.

Once you reach Salleri or Phaplu, you will have the opportunity to explore the area and visit the nearby villages and monasteries. You can also visit the Salleri base camp, which offers panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding areas. From there, the drive will head towards Thamdada which takes around 6 to 7 hours with the magnificent view of mountains and nature. Upon reaching Tham danda, you will trek towards Paiya or Surkhe and continue the same old route to EBC.

So, Kathmandu to Salleri by jeep road trip is an excellent alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. It offers a unique and thrilling experience for travelers who want to explore the beauty of the Himalayas in a different way. So, if you are looking for an adventure, this road trip is a must-try to enjoy nature and the surrounding along with adventure.


The distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is about 270 km which takes around 10 to 11 hours drive to reach through a rough and bumpy road.

About Salleri 

Salleri is a small town located in the Solu-Khumbu district of Nepal. It is the main town of Solududhkunda Municipality  It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and is well known as the gateway to Mount Everest. Salleri is a popular starting point for trekkers and mountaineers who are seeking to explore the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the region. The town is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including rolling hills, forests, and glaciers, and is home to a vibrant local community that is deeply rooted in its traditions and customs. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Salleri has something to offer everyone.

About Tham Danda (Thamdanda)

Tham Danda is a place in Nepal's western region. The drive from Salleri to Tham Danda is approximately 64 kilometers and takes 6 to 7 hours. It is also a starting point if the trek to EBC road trip. The area was sparsely populated and covered in a lush green forest. Tham Danda is famous for its waterfalls, rocky trails, lush green forest, variety of flowers, and picturesque views of the mountains. In addition to being surrounded by breathtaking natural features like glaciers, forests, and rolling hills, the town is also home to a thriving local population that is deeply rooted in its traditions.


  • Easy Online booking
  • Comfortable and relaxing ride in a five-seater ride 
  • A new and well-maintained vehicle 
  • Experienced and knowledgeable driver
  • scenic road trip with breathtaking views of mountains, settlements, forests, rivers, waterfalls,s and many more 
  • Local people, their culture, and lifestyle 
  • Opportunity to enjoy delectable local and traditional cuisine


  • Scenic Drive through the Himalayas: The drive from Kathmandu to Salleri offers stunning views of the Himalayas, with towering peaks, rolling hills, and lush forests lining the route.
  • Explore the Local Culture: The journey from Kathmandu to Salleri takes you through several small villages and towns, offering you the chance to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Nepalese people.
  • Enjoy Local Cuisine: As you travel from Kathmandu to Salleri, be sure to sample the local cuisine, including delicious dishes made with rice, lentils, vegetables, and spices.
  • Experience the Adventure of Off-Roading: The journey from Kathmandu to Salleri is an adventure in itself, with rough roads and challenging terrain to navigate. It's a great opportunity to experience the thrill of off-roading and take in the stunning scenery along the way.


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  • Duration10 to 11 hours
  • Highest Altitude2309 m
  • AccommodationTeahouses /lodges

The first step is to travel from Kathmandu to Salleri, which is the starting point for many trekking routes in the Solu region of Nepal. The quickest way to reach Salleri is by bus, which takes around 10 to 11 hours from Kathmandu. Another option is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then take a jeep or bus to Salleri, which takes around 6 hours.

  • Duration6 to 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude2780 m
  • AccommodationTeahouses / lodges

From Salleri, the next destination is Tham Danda, which is a popular viewpoint in the region. The best way to reach Tham Danda is by foot or by drive. This drive will take you through lush forests and beautiful landscapes and take around 6 to 7 hours.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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What Our Clients Say
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    MarkUnited States,February 03, 2023

    Private jeep to Phalpu

    We were five in number and limited budget for the trek and booking a flight was not an ideal otion for us. so we booked a private jeep to Phalpu and we had an amazing trip. We enjoyed a lot and stop at beautiful location for break. Even though the roads were bumpy and rough we enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to NTA for the arrangements.

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    MartinUnited Kingdom,February 02, 2023

    Ride to Salleri

    We were planning for a trek but few of us were afraid of flight so we decided to book a private vehicle to Salleri. After contacting NTA and booking our vehicle, we started our journey. The ride was enjoyable and the views were also beautiful. Even though the ride was long and the roads were bumpy we enjoyed it a lot. Booking a private vehicle was benifical as we were able stop at ur own location for break as well. Thanks NTA for the amazing ride to Salleri.


Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

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