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Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days

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Duration: 19 days

Cost: $1755

Accommodation:

  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 

Activities:

  • Active walking 
  • flight to Lukla 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • explore Sherpa culture 

Our Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek – 19 days includes trekking to EBC via the route of Phaplu. It is specially designed to spend some more days to the Himalayas. The route from Phaplu to EBC is comparatively less crowded and more adventurous. On our trip we will fly to Phaplu airport which is situated in Solukhumbu district just below the Lukla Airport. Although it is longer route than Lukla it is safer one. This route is ideal for people who want to stay more days in the Himalayas of Khumbu region. Trekking from Phaplu help us to acclimatize by spending more time climbing uphill and downhill of the Khumbu region before reaching to Phakding. This trial gives us a chance to take a glimpse of many castes and sub-castes such as Bhramin, chettris, Rai’s, Magar etc. we will also get a chance to know about the people and their lifestyle of hilly region.

Trekkers can reach to Phaplu both either by flight or by jeep drive. The route until Phakding is a different one. However, we will follow the same route that trekkers from Lukla will follow after reaching to Phakding.Everest Base Camp will give us an enthralling life time experience. It will provide us an opportunity to embark an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953.Hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty Everest along with the hypnotizing views of master peaks can only be possible in Everest Region. Our Sherpa will work as a mediator to the base camp of world's tallest mountains. The warm hospitality of Sherpa will add fragrance to our golden trip. This Everest Base Camp trek via Phaplu will be one of your best adventures.

Trip Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking flight to Phaplu and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa
  • Get to know about other religion and their lifestyles.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  • Trek to Everest base camp and khumbu glacier
  • Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)
  • Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: fly to Phaplu 30 minutes flight

Day 03: Phaplu to Ringmo 4- 5 hours trek.

Day 04: Ringmo to Kharikhola 7- 8 hours trek

Day 05: Kharikhola to Puiyan 6-7 hours trek

Day 06: Puiyan to Phakding 5- 6 hours trek.

Day 07: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 08: Namche Bazaar acclimatization

Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 10: Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 11: Dingboche acclimatization

Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC to Gorakshep.

Day 14: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Day 16: Naamche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Kathmandu Rest Day.

Day 19: Final Departure.

Important information

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into considerations to the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight. Please note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use later.

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities. However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

The Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek.

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

After your arrival on Kathmandu our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to hotel by our representatives. After you freshen up our guide will tour you to the Kathmandu city. You will visit the different world heritage sites and different cultural and historical monuments that are located in the city. At the evening we will serve you with warm welcome dinner wishing you good luck for your adventurous journey at a well known Nepali restaurant.

Included meals: Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Phaplu 30 minutes flight

On our 2nd day after having healthy breakfasts we will take an early morning scenic flight to Phaplu. The views from the plane are amazing and beautiful. Phaplu is a small airport of Solukhumbu district. After landing in Phaplu we will introduce with the rest of our team members and trek to Takshindo Goma. We will have our lunch on our way. Our overnight stay will be in Phaplu.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 03: Phaplu to Ringmo 4- 5 hours trek.

On our third day we will wake up early in the morning, have our breakfast and continue our journey. We will follow the trial of Chiwang and Phera which leads us through a lush forest of rhododendron and pine tree with pleasant sounds of birds singing. We will pass through a large suspension bridge over the Dudh Khola at 2510m. Following the trial we will reach to Ringmo; which is a Sherpa village with apple, peach and apricot orchards trees. We will have our lunch during the journey and dinner at the lodge where we will be staying.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 04: Ringmo to Kharikhola 7- 8 hours trek

On our 4th day we will have an early morning breakfast and continue our journey. We will be heading towards lush of beautiful rhododendron and pine forest. We will follow the steeply trial up to Tragshindo La, (a pass separating the Solu from the Khumbu). Following the trial of Dudhkoshi River our descent continues through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the Rai village of Jubling. The path of terraced fields and forest will lead us to the village of Khari Khola. Our overnight will be in Khairi Khola.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 05: Kharikhola to Puiyan 6-7 hours trek

On our 5th day we will have our breakfast in Khairi Khola. It is one of the best-loved towns among the route. Here we can see the houses made up of stones and having thatched roofs. We can also see the lodges of typical Sherpa architecture. The path from Kharikhola to Puiyan is comparatively difficult due to ups and downs. We will make a steep climb to Bupsa. During our journey we will get to spot the terraced fields below the huge forest. The ups and downs of the trial will virtually take us to Puiyan ascending through Sherpa villages and forest full of monkeys. Our overnight stay will be in Puiyan.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 06: Puiyan to Phakding 5- 6 hours trek.

We will have an early morning breakfast in Puiyan and we will follow the trial climbing up to a ridge at 2800m. After a short walk from there we will reach to another ridge to Lukla airport. We will get to see the mesmerizing views of Mt Nupla (5,885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We will cross a beautiful Cheplung village and our trial will lead us to Phakding.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 07: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

On our 7th day after having breakfast we will start our journey where our trial passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. Namche Bazaar. It is also the major economic hub for people of Khumbu region. We will be staying overnight witnessing beautiful Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 08: Namche Bazaar acclimatization

Our 8th day will be acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We will wake up early in the morning at 6, freshen up have breakfast and then we will tour to the primary town of the Everest region which is Namche Bazaar. It also has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and colorful markets. Overall this market is one of the major economic hubs of Khumbu region. We will spend our whole day hiking to the places that are near to the areas. We can hike up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over Himalayas’. We will also visit the Hillary School and monasteries. It will help our body to acclimate the lower content of oxygen in the air. Our overnight stay will be on Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

On our 9th day after having breakfast in Namche Bazaar we will have our breakfasts and will move towards Phhunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengbboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village. The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everrest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku can be viewed from here. The Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach thereby 3 o’clock we can observe the Buddhist religious ceremony. We will be staying overnight in Tengoboche.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 10: Tengboche to Dingboche

On our 10th day of trek we will pass through overgrown forest of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields. Our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 11: Dingboche acclimatization

Our 11th day will be acclimatization day in a Sherpa village called Dingboche. It is located in Chukung Valley. After having breakfast we will trek towards Chukung valley which is not very difficult. We will have our lunch here. This valley is famous for remarkable views of mountains such as Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam. Moreover we will also get to see the beautifully arranged fields with stone walls in order to protect the seasonal crops from cold winds and grazing animals. After this remarkable short trek we will then go back to Dingboche. We will have our dinner here and our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche

On our 12th day of the trek after having lite and healthy breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner and head towards Lobuche. After approximately two hours trek we will reach to Thugla. There we will take a rest for sometime by having some hot drink. We can see the high mountains getting closer to us as we proceed towards Lobuche. On our trek to Lobuche we will climb up to steep hill where we can see the Everest Memorial which is a memorial for the climbers who have lost their life while attempting to summit Mount Everest. As we continue our trial to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we will be facing several great peaks. After 5-6 hours trek from Dingboche we will reach to Lobuche. Our today’s overnight stay will be on Lobuche.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC to Gorakshep.

On the 13th day of our trek we will visit Everest Base Camp through the trial of Gorak Shep Lake. We will be following the trial straight ahead which will take us across the Indian Army mountaineers memorials. The walk here is tough and misleading due to thin air in the high altitude. It is very important to follow our guide otherwise we may miss the trial. . There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on a guest house of Gorakshep.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 14: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche

On the 14th day of our trek we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought having off. We will have our lunch there and will return back to Pherice. Our overnight stay will be on Pherice. On a guest house.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today on our 15th day of the trek we will wake up early in the morning and start our journey by following the trials of beautiful juniper and rhododendron trees and crossing the bridge of Dudh Koshi river we will move downwards loosing almost 2,000ft of elevations. Leaving the beautiful mountains behind us we can also spot mountain goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds habitual to the area. We will ultimately reach Sansa from where we will witness mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. We will arrive back to Namcheand our overnight stay will be there.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 16: Naamche Bazaar to Lukla

Today we will have our last day on mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on best available lodge in Lukla

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu.

On our 17th day bidding a goodbye to Everest region we will take a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. Our overnight stay will be in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 18: Kathmandu rest day / Sightseeing

Today will be our last day in Kathmandu. Our guide will tour you to the city to some of the world heritage sites and other historical and cultural monuments. You can also do some shopping as reminder of your wonderful journey. Our guide will help you for sovereign shopping. At evening we will organize a short get-together and farewell dinner for the completion of our wonderful journey. Our last overnight will be in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final Departure

Our representatives will drop you to the airport some hours earlier than your flight for you for your final departure from Nepal.

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Phaplu/Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary
  • International flights.

Memorable Trek of Lifetime!

(5/5)

That was the most memorable trek of lifetime. Thanks everyone!

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Amazing Experience!

(5/5)
I had an amazing experience trekking to Everest via Phaplu. The green forests and the valley view’s along with snow capped mountain ranges and rivers were amazing. All the arrangements were too good and the people were very friendly. I am very thankful to Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours. 
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Excellent Phaplu to EBC trek!

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I recommend Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours for everyone who wishes to have better travel experiences with quality service and affordable cost. I did Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek with them and the experience was amazing. 
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Wonderful trekking experience and great arrangements!

(5/5)
I personally felt that this is one of the best companies because the warm hospitality and services that I received from this company was really amazing. The staffs were very helpful and supportive and I could have asked anything to them and they will manage it in no seconds either it be food, hotels, cabs or anything else. Join them for the best services.
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Excellent trek!

(5/5)
Very friendly peoples, great team, delicious food, amazing trials and great views. Thank you Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours for amazing experience.

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