• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Fairly Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 5555

Highlights:

  • You take flight or drive to Phaplu.
  • You visit Nunthala and Kharikhola.
  • You visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery.
  • You have unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice fall.
  • You view of the Everest and many mountains from the Kalapattar.
  • You visit Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier.
  • You have sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

About Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek follows a classic route that leads to Everest Base Camp, the lap of world's highest mountain through dense forests and fine villages.

If you want to spend more time in the Khumbu region and traverse the hidden corners that only a handful of travelers come in contact with the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is the best option for you. Following the classic route or we can say the traditional route, you slowly move towards Everest Base Camp. After a short flight or drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, you follow an adventurous trail that passes by numerous lush forests and settlement areas. Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking is an alternative route of regular Everest Base Camp Trek.

The best thing about Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is that there is no drastic change in the attitude that usually happens if done the regular EBC Trek. During Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek, you gain elevation gradually over time allowing your body enough time to adjust with the elevation. Trekking through terraced fields, crossing small passes and numerous suspension bridges over streams & rivers, you reach Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

Visiting the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery, you move towards EBC. The trail will further take you to Kala Patthar from where you get to see excellent sunrise.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days overall is the fantastic journey in the Himalayas that allow you to unwind yourself and take you away from the chaotic cities. On the trail, you will find yourself very close to nature and enjoy the simple mountain lifestyle. To know more about the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek package read below. You can also get in touch with us for any questions.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

You get picked up by our airport representative from the airport terminal gate. He take you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. You have the entire day to rest and gear yourself up for the upcoming adventure.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You begin to tour early in the morning and visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you explore Boudhnath Stupa and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Monkey temple. All of these heritage sites will showcase you the rich culture and precise architecture of ancient Nepali time.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today, you take a scenic flight to Phaplu. From here, you trek towards Nunthala. The trail includes many ascends and descends through small settlement areas.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Nunthala

Leaving Nunthala behind, you descend to the Dudh Koshi River and cross it. Following another side of the river, you trek and further, pass through beautiful terraced fields. The trail then descends through the steep forested path to Chautara. From here, you trek through lush forests and pass by Jubing (1,667 m). Further, you ascend and continue walking to Khari Khola (2,004 m). A steep ascent from here take you to Bupsa Danda.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Bupsadada

From Bupsa Danda, you ascend to Bhumsing (2,300 m) and continue trekking through a tributary. The trail passes by lush forests of oak and rhododendron and descends. You cross a tributary and move along the north side of the valley to Puiyan (2,796 m).

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Paiyan

You ascend to a ridge (2,800 m) and continue to another one from where the trail descends to Surke (2,293 m). You encircle the village and cross a bridge and head north towards Chaurikharka. Crossing a deep gorge, you pass by a high waterfall and reach Phakding.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phakding

The trail from Phakding moves along Dudh Koshi River crossing it many times. You trek through Sagarmatha National Park, where you get to see numerous unique vegetation. The trail includes many lovely villages and steeply ascends to Namche Bazar through lush forest.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

Today is your rest day in Namche Bazar. You begin the day with a warm delicious breakfast and go on a short hike to nearby areas like Everest View Hotel or Syangboche Airstrip from where you get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, etc. Later, you can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

Leaving Namche Bazar, you trek towards Tengboche. The trail descends to Kayangjuma and takes you to Sanasa. From here, you walk through lush forests of rhododendron and pine. Crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you reach Phunki Tenga.

The trail then steeply ascends through dense forests and takes you to Tengboche. Tengboche welcome you with superb views of snow-capped mountains and the oldest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyangbuche

The day begins with a short descent through a lovely rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola. You cross a thrilling suspension bridge and pass by a long mani wall. Further, trekking through Pangboche and pastures, you reach Dingboche.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche

Today is another much needed acclimatization day. You rest and regain your energy. You can go on a short hike to a nearby ridge or hill to observe stunning views and adjust your body with the altitude. It is also a good time to look into the daily lifestyle of locals and chit chat with them.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche

From Dingboche, you ascend in the north and come across a stupa. From here, the trail continue and offers wonderful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pokalde, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, and many other mountains. Passing through Dugla (4,595 m), you cross a small wooden bridge and ascend to Lobuche.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche

Trekking along rocky moraine dunes, you descend and reach Gorakshep. On the way, you get to see stunning views of glacial ponds and icebergs. Taking a short lunch break at Gorakshep, you ascend to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas. Spend some time and return to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep

Today, you ascend to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint to enjoy the gorgeous sunrise over the Himalayan Mountains. From Kala Patthar, you get to see 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and many other surrounding mountains. Later, you retrace the path and descend to Pheriche.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Pheriche

Leaving Pheriche behind, you begin trekking back to Namche Bazar. The trail will easily descend through lush forests and villages. Likewise, you see beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, lush green hills, and river on the way.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

It is your last trekking day. The trail is the same as before. From Namche Bazar, you descend through dense forests, crossing several bridges. Passing by Phakding, you ascend to Lukla following a stream.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lukla

After having the last breakfast of the trek, you fly back to Kathmandu. The flight is scenic. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You can relax and explore around.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

This is another free day for you. Take your time to visit tourist sites and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. Buy souvenirs to take back with yourself. If you want we can also arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you and this is buffer day to use if we need on trek of if there is any delay or cancelation on our flight to Lukla and return as it may happen sometimes due to bad weather.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your home or next destination.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Phaplu & Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1800
2 - 5 US$ 1575
6 - 12 US$ 1400
Departure Note:

We have do not have set date for the Phaplu - Everest Base camp trek as only few people are interested for this trek and we departure this trek on any date of the year so, contact us for the booking with number of poeple and your desire date.

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

You take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu (or drive). From here, the trail ascends to Nunthala and continues walking towards Phakding via Bupsa Danda and Puiyan. The trail then passes through dense forests, crossing several streams and leads to Namche Bazar. From here, you gradually ascend through lush forests of rhododendron and small villages to reach Everest Base Camp and hike up to Kala Patthar.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek perfect for any trekker with or without trekking experience. However, the trail can get a little tough for new trekkers because of many ascends & descends on steep and rugged paths. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day, which requires sound health and good physical fitness.

Best time to go on Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December) is the most desirable time to go on Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek. These are the most chosen time to go on this trek as the weather generally remains constant. Likewise, the clear sky and mild climate make the journey joyous and view outstanding.

Food & Accommodation during Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

You stay overnight in the guesthouse during Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek. The rooms come with twin beds, which you have to share with a fellow trekker. Likewise, the services in the guesthouse are limited due to the remoteness of the region. The washroom is usually common with the availability of a hot shower.

You can find quite a good variation in the menu at a lower elevation. Dishes like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, pastries, coffee, tea, etc can be found in Namche Bazar. As the elevation increase the menu also gets limited and expensive. The meals are served by the menu of the teahouse/lodge you are staying in.

Things you see & experience during the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Scenic flight/drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu

You take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. The flight will be short and scenic. You get to see an aerial view of beautiful valleys, dense forests, and fine villages.

Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park

From Monjo village onwards, the trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed in UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites. The trail covers many small villages, numerous streams, and dense forests. This national park is the habitat of many flora and fauna, therefore you get to see a variety of alpine vegetation on the way.

Explore Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa residence and the most developed village in the Khumbu region. In this village, you get to spend a couple of nights that help you in acclimatization. There are so many things to do in Namche Bazar. You can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Likewise, there are also many options for short excursions to places like Syangboche Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Monastery, etc.

Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region

Tengboche village houses the Tengboche monastery, which is known as the oldest and the biggest monastery of the region. It is the most important monastery for the locals. Many major events and festivals are celebrated here every year. This monastery also used to be the home of hundreds of monks. Established in 1961 by Lama Gulu, the Tengboche monastery got reconstructed twice after this.

Reach Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is the base of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Reaching the EBC is a huge accomplishment that once can have in their life. From Everest Base Camp, you can see astonishing views of Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.

Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar viewpoint is a very famous place in the Khumbu region to see a gorgeous sunrise. Located above Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar also offers 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains.

Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and stunning scenery

Everest Base Camp Trek offers striking views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), etc. Along with that, you will also get to see stunning views of glaciers and moraines.
 

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