Phaplu Everest base camp trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Phaplu to Everest base camp trek begins from Phaplu Bazaar, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries.
Furthermore, it has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality. Trek to ebc is in the Sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is to see the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Basecamp. Hike from Phaplu to Everest base camp is suitable for any walker looking for something a little challenging and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.
Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Salleri / Phaplu to Everest base camp trek drive in fly out is suitable for those who want to get well acclimatized during the trek instead of direct landing at Lukla air strip. And this trek also can be good alternatives of Classic trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek.
And while doing this trekking it extends only 2 days then starting trekking at Lukla. This Salleri-Phaplu and to Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary doesn’t make you boring. Phaplu Everest base camp trek can be done anytime throughout the year.
Hike from Phaplu to Everest base camp is perhaps most dramatic and picturesque scenery trek in the Everest region. You will have face to face the view of Mount Everest 8,8,48m / 28,933 ft. The hike goes with Sherpa villages and their precious Buddhist monasteries. The trail offers comfortable accommodation run by local inhabitants. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Abundant flora and fauna, Sagarmatha national park Museum in Namche Bazaar, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Majestic Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Everest base camp trek starting from Phaplu is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trek experience. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours each day, you can do this trekking easily. However, daily little walking exercise is useful. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Phaplu – Namche Bazzar – Syangeboche Hill – Tengboche monastery – Kalapatthar & ebc.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : World heritage sites seeing. Trek preparation.
Day 03 : Trek to Salleri bazzar(2300m/7,521 ft), 10 hours drive
Day 04 : Trek to Taksindo (3,070m/10,039 ft). 6:30 hours.
Day 05 : Trek to Kharikhola (2010m /6,573 ft), 6 hours.
Day 06 : Trek to Paiya (2770m /9,058 ft). 6 hours.
Day 07 : Trek to Tuk Tok village (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
Day 08 : Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours
Day 09 : Trek to Khumjung (3789m) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours
Day 10 : Trek to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
Day 11 : Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours
Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours
Day 13 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
Day 14 : Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Trek to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
Day 15 : Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
Day 16 : Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours
Day 17 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours
Day 18 : Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 19 : Final departure from Kathmandu.
Our hike conducting from Phaplu – Everest base camp or Phaplu to Everest base camp trek has a short, 17 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular trek route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the either Everest base camp or Kalapattar via phaplu in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you brief information about Phaplu to Everest base camp trek.
Day 02: World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu . Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Drive to Salleri bazaar(2300m/7,521 ft), 10 hours drive.
Early in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri by a local Jeep over the blacktop road. It is a newly constructed road. We will have the best view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and many other snowy peaks. Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Salleri of Solu Khumbu. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Taksindo (3,070m/10,039 ft). 6:30 hours.
After breakfast, we start our foothill journey. It goes through the countryside road, which is wide and after our entire hike today is easy and comfortable. The view of Numpur Himal is awesome and the local scenarios accompany it. The trekkers, who fly to Phaplu from Kathmandu for 25 minutes, have also the same route for trekking. We cross small streams and hill gorges. From Fera, we walk through the jungle of Pine till we get to Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first-day trek and take a rest. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Kharikhola (2010m /6,573 ft), 6 hours.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek downhill walking to cross Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing and ascend about 2 hours we reach at Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Paiya (2770m /9,058 ft). 6 hours.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue to trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Tuk Tok village (2630m /8,600 ft), 6:30 hours.
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m, then up to another ridge. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about three hours to reach Tuk Tok village where we stay for overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m /11,249 ft.), 6 hours
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Edmund Hillary bridge and we ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 09: Discover around Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit the Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Day 12: Acclimatization at Dingboche village
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides a majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.
Day 15: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4243m.) , 9 hours
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
Day 16: Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m/12,645 ft.) , 6 hours
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.). We would visit the research center and trek to Tyangboche. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river.
Day 17: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several small villages. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek furthermore twenty minutes to find a lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the meantime, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Day 19: Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Day 20: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
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We can organize your private Phaplu Everest base camp trek or trek from Phaplu to Everest base camp / kalapattar starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Jan 05, 2019 – Jan 23, 2019
Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019
Jan 15, 2019 – Feb. 02, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Feb 07, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 18, 2019
Feb 05, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019
Feb 15, 2019 – March 03, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – March 09, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – March 13, 2019
Mar 05, 2019 – March 23, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 – March 28, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 – April 02, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 – April 07, 2019
Mar 25, 2019 – April 13, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – April 18, 2019
April 10, 2019 – April 29, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 13, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 18, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 28, 2019
May 15, 2019 – June 02, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 07, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 27, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 02, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 07, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 17, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 22, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019 – Nov 04, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov 07, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov 16, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Dec 02, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 07, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec 22, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec 27, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan 07, 2020
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
Dec. 30, 2019 – Jan 16, 2020
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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Phaplu Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3500 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Phaplu Everest base camp trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in phaplu to Kalapatthar trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Answer: All the Phaplu to Everest base camp trek routes have a shower which you can get it on pay. However, if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Phaplu Everest base camp trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way on camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Questions: Is there any communication facilities on Phaplu Everest base camp trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on phaplu to Kalapatthar Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Phaplu Everest base camp trekking?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
The above itinerary about Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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