Phaplu Everest base camp trek follows the footsteps of famous Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa and ends with an ascent of Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is known as mountain black stone, the best place to watch the tallest Mountains.
Base camp hike Everest starts with an express overland jeep drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu. It is another best option rather than adventure flying to Lukla. While on the road drive you will have a witness an amazing landscape, hills, and colorful valleys.
Along the walking journey base camp trek to Everest, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, high valleys with the Human settlements, the mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries.
Furthermore base camp tours Everest has great opportunity to experience getting the sherpa hospitality. Base camp trek mount Everest conducting from Phaplu is located in Sagarmatha national park which is listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Phaplu to Everest base camp trek Nepal is always a most demanding hiking route to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Makalu.
Mount Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to fantastic height before reaching the Everest Basecamp. From Phaplu to Everest base camp distance is roughly 60 kilometers on way. Base camp tours Everest is appropriate for all age walkers looking for something a little bit tough challenge. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.
On your Everest view trek, you can walk at your own pace, with a lot of stops for rest. Salleri/Phaplu to Everest base camp trek drive in fly out is reasonable for the individuals who need to get very much acclimatized amid the trek rather than direct arriving at Lukla air terminal.
Everest trek route beginning from Phaplu rise up to Kalapatthar hill has dependably the best time to visit in March, April, and May in the spring season while the national blossom Rhododendrons are sprouting and the woods swings to the beautiful. Moreover, visiting Kalapatthar and base camp is likewise the best time in September, October, November, December while the days are sun sparkling, clear skies, and beautiful green slopes and the valleys.
What is the best time of the year to trek Everest Base Camp?
What is the best time of year to trek Everest Base Camp? This depends on the experience you are looking to have. Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trek routes in Nepal Himalayas. It is an easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal Himalayas.
This trek incorporates diverse terrain, tradition, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Everest mountain range, Amadablam, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Trekking to Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint is one of most favorite things to do. We have climbed Kala Patthar and trekked to Everest base camp over 30 times leading overseas tourist groups and we always prefer to go within of season.
The Everest region has it all, sheer beauty, striking massive mountains, friendly people, adventure trails, and an experience that will stay with you forever. The exciting expansive views will leave you mesmerized. Standing at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain and trekking up to the famous and classic view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is truly breathtaking. If you really want to relish going to altitude you need 2 nights in Namche Bazaar on the way up.
There are two specific trekking seasons. The best months for Mount Everest base camp hiking are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December). It is possible to make this iconic journey in February and September but we prefer the above for our treks into Everest base camp. My personal favorites are March, April, Mai, late October, November, and December.
You can trek to Everest Base Camp in January and February but it can be very cold higher up (-20C/-4F to – 30C/-22F) and it can dump snow on the trail at any time of year. If you are planning on a hike to Everest Base Camp in these months, you are definitely going to need more time for weather delays. Weather conditions can be more challenging in these winter months.
When planning your trek into the Everest region you need to consider the months listed above. Do you want to be there when the base camp is very busy and alive with climbers aiming for the summit? Do you want to have clearer sky’s for good photography? You need to consider this in your planning.
The best climbing season for Everest in April and May each year. Although the last couple of years of climbing on Everest have been stopped by a massive avalanche and earthquake. But the trail back to full capacity with lots of people in the Everest Trek. The better weather months are always going to have more folks and it’s crowded on the trek route.
In addition, many people know a few about Nepal but they know much about Mount Everest. And trekking in the Everest region is the dream for everyone. This trek starts from Lukla – a gateway to the Everest region around 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu or from Phaplu.
Spring and Autumn are the preferred time to trek to the Everest region. During this time, you can see the trail is very busy with trekkers’ caravan. Sometimes difficult to get cozy rooms. To avoid all these, and walk in the complete wilderness, why not trek in December? This time when many avoid treks fearing the cold. But trust us! You will not regret on decision.
Best time of the year to trek Everest Base Camp is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) stays clear skies. Moreover, there are many other popular trek routes connecting with ebc. Take a review about ebc trekking on Tripadvisor.
If you are upbeat to fly Lukla helicopter, you may tweak spare your excursion by 2 days. From Phaplu bazaar to Everest base camp trek route plan is handmade by our expert tour operator Ammar Raj Guni. Climb to Hillary Everest is conceivable to do in any months throughout the year.
Phaplu Everest base camp trek itinerary details.
Conducting from Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is an express trek tour, 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 Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for a custom itinerary.Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Early in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri by a local Jeep over the blacktopped road. It is a newly constructed road. We have the best panorama of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape, and the scattered communities. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see 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.
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 Pine forest to reach Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first-day trek and take a rest.
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 Kharikhola.
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 Kharikhola.
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 mount Nupla (5,885m), Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), and the Mount Kwongde Range. We have an easy rough trail to get Benkar village within 1 hour and Monju village in 70 minutes.
We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay the park entrance fees. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Cross over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Namche village is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.
Discover around Namche Bazaar and its surroundings!
In the afternoon after Lunch, We walk above the clouds to Sengboche hilltop. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde with several other popular mountains within a row within a 360-degree angle. While descending to Namche, we would visit the National Park Museum (if you have enough time) just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
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 (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m), and Tawoche (6,501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga, and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a 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.
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingaboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
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.
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp passing Gorakshep (5,140m.) lodges. It is the most rewarding section of the complete trek. Our trail winds up through 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.
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mount 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.
Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m.) trek is fairly easy route that descend downhill walk. We would visit the research center and trek to Tyangboche. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Teangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river.
Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several 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. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, Guide go to airlines ticket counter office to reconfirm your return flights.
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 in extra cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Phaplu Everest base camp trek cost?
Does anyone know about base camp Everest trek cost?. Because of the one-way flight, the trip cost is a little cheaper than you expect. But hike Phaplu to Everest base camp is available now on USD 1,525 per person is on a double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star 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.
Phaplu to Everest base camp hiking cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA with private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing in tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Local flight tickets From Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets with applicable airport departure taxes
- Kathmandu to Salleri of solukhumbu district by local jeep (passenger collection basis) transfer.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking in the mountains
- Clean guest house accommodation with common toilet basis during the trekking days
- Required number of porters during the trek (one porter = two guest basis) because our each porter can carry maximum 24 kilogram of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to above travel plan.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu municipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Phaplu to Everest base camp trek cost excludes:
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize your private trek from Phaplu Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick you up at Kathmandu’s international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on phaplu to Kalapatthar 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 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 Everest base camp 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 the Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket bath.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
Answer: Most of 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 at the campsite along the journey.
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 own adapters!
Question: 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 outdoor trail 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 are the payment 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 the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 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: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?.
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
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 a 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.
Phaplu Everest base camp trek highlights.
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Phaplu Everest base camp trek Notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are required the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Phaplu Everest base camp trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Phaplu to Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek
We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks and Expedition. He arrange our trek permits and flights and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful in arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organized and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organized was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Phaplu to Gokyo Ri – Fantastic experience!
This is my second excellent trekking experience with Gokyo Treks in Nepal. We planned to do EBC + Gokyo but we couldn’t fly to lukla due to bad weather. Luckily our guide Kamal KC arranged a direct jeep to Phaplu. The walk from Phaplu to Lukla is amazing as you can see the real villages and how prople lives.
Regarding, our guide, Kamal, we are so grateful. He has so many years of experience in the Himalayas. He help us all the time and explained everything about the mountains and villages. He also selected very good lodges that were warm and clean. Furthermore, we needed to go to visit a doctor and he arranged an appointment quickly in a very good medical center. Basically, he became a very good friend of us during this trek.
Overall, the treking to Gokyo was amazing, and we had incredible views to many mountains and lakes. If you are looking for a serious company you can trust Gokyo Treks. Ammar (owner) did a very good job planning the Trek and provided the best guide that we know in Nepal. – Enric Paucal and Lucia ST, Barsilona, Spain,
Trip Price : USD 1,525 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 17 Days
- Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-15 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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