Sir Khagesh, Its inspirational - and very helpful - specially this information of road up to KharikholaGood news for those who wish to do EBC 100 % by road.
There is a bus service from Kathmandu to Salleri NR 2000 and another bus from Salleri to Kharikhola NR1500. This is the latest news from my porter Rajkumar.
From Kharikhola Lukla is one day trek.
This is good even to people who love to ride the bike as close to Lukla as possible on EBC trek. One can drive till Kharikhola.
I am planning a trip to EBC in the first week of September. Will start the trek and see upto which point I reach- My main destination is Namche Bazzar. I have seen it in so many photographs that I just have to visit it to take some photographs myself.
Sir could you give the contacts of the porter Rajkumar.
Did you get yourself insured for the EBC. Read on some posts that in case of emergency your expenses are covered for the Airlift.
It would be a big help if you put in a few more words of advice. Though you have given all the details already.