Kathmandu-Salleri jeep ride is the most cost-effective way to reach Namche. Although it is not the most comfortable, it certainly provides a plethora of cultural experiences and spectacular views. The ride is the only alternative in case the flight to Lukla is canceled or if one opts to reach the Everest region by road.
It’s the best way to reach Namche or Kathmandu from the Everest region when one can’t fly to Lukla or Kathmandu. It takes around 15 hours to complete the journey. The distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is around 266 km.
Initially, the journey is comfortable with 6-7 hours of smooth cruising. The road gets bumpy after this, especially towards the end it gets bumpier and dustier. En route, the jeep will cross many streams and hit elevations above 10,000 feet. It is suggested for passengers to carry comfortable shoes, some snacks, earphones, and water cause the journey is long and tiring.
Starts City: Kathmandu
Duration: 10 hours
Location: Solukhumbu district
Best time to go: Sept to June