Phaplu Everest base camp trek

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Phaplu to Everest base camp Trek

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek Summary

    1. Phaplu to EBC Trek Duration: 16 Days
    2. Phaplu to EBC Trek Difficulty: Easy to moderate grade
    3. Highest Elevation: 5,545 meters/18,193 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Meals on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    7. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Trip Mode: Guest House
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

Starting from Phaplu to 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.

Salleri to Base camp hike Everest starts with an express overland jeep drive from Kathmandu to Salleri Bazaar. Alternatively, Travellers can take cheap flights from Kathmandu to Phaplu airport and trek began. It is another best option rather than adventure flying to Lukla. As per the traveler’s survey, Lukla airport is rated the most dangerous airport in the world for over 20 years.

Therefore, we suggest you choose a jeep option to Salleri/Phaplu rather than choosing flights. While driving by road, travelers will witness an amazing impressive landscape, tallest mountains, hills, and colorful valleys.

Furthermore, as you start your tours from the lower elevation to the base camp Everest, has a great opportunity to experience getting the sherpa hospitality.

From Salleri Bazaar or Phaplu to Everest base camp trekking in Nepal is a most demanding hiking route in the depth of Sagarmatha national park, listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites. Therefore, Tourists can 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 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 trek distance is roughly 75 kilometers on way however the hike is the best outfit for fit trekkers. Our program always includes rest days and builds up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.

No worries, you can walk at your own pace, with a lot of stops to rest drink and photograph. Salleri 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.

The very best time – months to visit the Everest trek route is in the spring months which are March, April, and May. In those months, national blossom Rhododendrons are sprouting and the woods swing to the beautiful. Likewise, visiting the base camp in September, October, November, and December are also the best time. While the days are sun sparkling, clear skies, and beautiful green slopes and valleys.

How much does Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of Phaplu to Everest base camp trek package with a Gokyo Treks local guide’s agency ranges between US$ 990 to US$ 1480. But certainly, Salleri to Everest base camp trekking cost varies according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.

We have also discount deals for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (besides you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike the base camp for free.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers, especially after covid-19. A private tour gives you a better hiking experience. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs is a great option.

It is the standard trip package price for 16 days trek. If you are 2 people starting from phaplu to Everest base camp trek cost US$ 1210 for 16 days as per given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and price according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Sallari to Everest base camp treks.

Price Per Person for 16 days starting from Salleri to Everest base camp trekking route.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1480
2 PersonUS$ 1210
3 PersonUS$ 1210
4 to 6 personUS$ 1099
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1040
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 990

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Phaplu to Everest base camp trek itinerary details.

Conducting from Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is an express trek tour, 16 days itinerary leading up to the base camp. The particular trek route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the spectacular mountain base camp in a restricted time-wise. Hikers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. However, if this itinerary doesn’t fit? 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 in a private vehicle and move you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Ammar Guni, team leader of Gokyo Treks Agency will brief you on a full-day drive from Kathmandu to Salleri Bazaar and to the Everest base camp trekking routes information.

Day 02Overland Drive to Salleri Bazaar (2,300m/7,546 feet), 9/10 hours drive.

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 called Sindhuli Bardibas highway. We have the best panorama of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape, and scattered communities. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. Rumjatar and Okhaldungha are the top scenic places en route. Continue on your further drive, incredible peaks such as Dudhkunda (Numbur Himal), Everest, and many other snowy peaks are seen from the highway road. Continue over nine/ten hours road drive takes us to the Salleri Bazaar, district of Solu Khumbu.

Day 03Taksindo hiking (3,070m/10,072 feet), 6/7 hours.

After breakfast, we start our foothill journey from Salleri Bazaar to Everest base camp. 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 hill. We enjoy the first-day trek and take a rest.

Day 04Kharikhola trekking (2,010m/6,595 feet), 6/7 hours.

From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent the mystical touch of 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 walk to cross Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing and ascend about 2 hours we reach Kharikhola.

Day 05Trek to Paiya (2,770m/9,088 feet). 6/7 hours.

From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent the mystical touch of Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue to trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River to Jubing. After about 2 hours of ascending, we reach Kharikhola where we stay for that overnight.

Day 06Monjo village hiking (2,850m/9,351 feet), 7/8 hours.

The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m, then up to another ridge. Pass across the Lukla Airport runway and 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. The rough and easy trail takes to Benkar and Monju village walking within a few hours. Monjo is a Sherpa settlement in Solukhumbu that offers tourist standards to comfort lodges as the tourist demand.

Day 07 Namche Bazaar trekking (3,440m/11,286 feet) 3/4 hours

We continue along the trail with many ups and few steps down, cross the Sagarmatha National Park checkpost office. Our guide will manage your national park entrance permit so you just keep going. There is a Dovan on the down of Hillary Bridge where the two prime rivers meet each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to the viewpoint at Tupi Danda, we have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Namche village is a central hub of the area for selling food, trekking gear, and other necessary goods.

Discover around Namche Bazaar and its surroundings!

In the afternoon after Lunch, We walk above the clouds to the Tengboche hilltop. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde with several other popular mountains within a row at a 360-degree angle. While descending to Namche, visit the National Park Museum (if you have enough time) just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 08Tengboche trek (3,867m/12,687 feet), 5/6 hours

The trailhead to Tengboche Monastery leaves a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi river. On the hikes, your will have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m), and Tawoche (6,501m). Tyangboche Danda offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.

Day 09Dingboche trek (4,260 m/13,977 feet), 6/7 hours

Leaving Tyangboche as 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.

Day 10Acclimatization at Dingboche village

Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Nagarjuna hill to get better acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung Ridge is optional but it provides the majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak, and many others. Or travelers can hang out of Dingboche village and its surroundings.

Day 11Dingboche to Lobuche trekking (4,930m/16,175 feet), 5/6 hours

Today the trail to Dughla is amazing, you will have perhaps the best panorama of entire mountains including Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Cholatse, and the great wall of Nuptse with Cholatse glacial lakes. Dudhla pass is a sad place seeing the little gardens of tiny stupas of dead climbers of Mount Everest. From this place to Lobuche takes about 30 minutes roughly to walk on the flat ground.

Day 12Everest base camp trek (5,364m/17,599 feet), 7/8 hours

Our travel destination today is Gorakshep lodge at an elevation of 5,140m to eat and sleep but leaving our gears, we also walk to Everest base camp and return. It is the most rewarding section of the complete trekking route. The base camp trail winds up through rocky paths and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at a stone throwing distance. The journey today to visit the Everest Base Camp and come return to Gorakshep is long and tiring.

Day 13Gorakshep to Kala Patthar hike (5,545m/18,193 feet). Descend to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917 feet), 8/9 hours

We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) as per your wish. If you are a photographer and want to capture Everest while rising the sun then better to go very early morning. But the temperature is cold but enjoy the view of sunrise. See Mount Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more from Kala Patthar. .

Other than photographers, can hike the Kala Patthar summit after the sun rises as you feel better warm. Return to the gorekshep guest house, take the breakfast, collects your backpacking stuff, and make your descend trail to Pheriche. Pheriche is situated at an elevation on 4,243 meters on the foothills of Tabuche mountain. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

Day 14Pheriche to Namche Bazaar hike (3,440m/11,286 feet), 7/8 hours.

For the first part from Pheriche to Tengboche hill at 3,867m is slightly downhill walking. Continue downhill walk with passing through the rhododendron forest, we reach Phunki Thangkaand ascend to Sanasa Lodge. From Sanasa to Namche Bazaar has an easy trail with the best splendid view of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and the Yaks grazing green hills.

Day 15Final day hike to get Lukla (2,860m/9,383 feet), 6/7 hours

Continue your journey downhill to Joresalle at an altitude on 8,990 feet. We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on our ascending. This is the typical final day of our trekking. Stay overnight in a Buddha Lodge or similar category hotel in Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, Guide goes to the airline’s ticket counter office to reconfirm your return flight for the next morning.

Day 16Scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu domestic terminal. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will arrange a transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at extra cost. Otherwise, the final departure day to drop you in Kathmandu International Airport for your further destination flight and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does Phaplu to Everest base camp trekking cost?

Does anyone know driving to Salleri Bazaar and trekking to base camp Everest trek cost?. Because of the one-way flight, the trip cost is a little cheaper than you expect. But the hike starts Salleri/Phaplu to Everest base camp price US$ 1210 per person is on a double occupancy basis.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. And standard lodge accommodation with an attached bathroom/toilet is possible en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Phaplu to Everest base camp trekking/hiking price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport (TIA) pick up on your arrival with private Car/VAN.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation on tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu valley.
  • 15 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, and 14 Dinner at Everest Mountain Lodge trekking starting from Phaplu/Salleri.
  • Clean guest house accommodation (common toilet) basis during the trekking days.
  • Local flight tickets from Lukla to Kathmandu single-way flight (one-way air tickets) with applicable airport departure taxes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees
  • Kathmandu to Salleri of Solu Khumbu district by local jeep (passenger shared basis) transfer.
  • Professional, license holder Mountain Trekking Guide for trekking.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourist.
  • Required number of porters during the trek (one porter = two guest basis) because every porter can carry a maximum of 24 kilograms of your bag pack.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for trekking Guides and porters.
  • Duffel bag if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Phaplu to Everest base camp trek map, and trek completion certificate, keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Phaplu to Everest base camp trek price excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Visitor personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize your private trek from Sallari/Phaplu to Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with 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 Salleri to 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: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Salleri to 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 take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on Sallari to Kala Patthar trek?.

Answer: All the guest houses in the trekking route have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, rice, and fresh vegetables. 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 to Everest basecamp trekking?.

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 from Salleri to Everest base camp trekking routes?.

Answer: Tourists can buy bottled mineral water to drink. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we advise you to buy either boiled water or bring aqua 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 guest house basis hiking, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Phaplu to Everest base camp trek?.

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only one internet provider at the Phaplu to Base Camp trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

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 a 15% 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 Sallari to Everest foothill trek?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for 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 poles for the Salleri to Everest base camp trekking?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just 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 your trek.

Phaplu to Everest base camp trek Review

Everest base camp with gokyo trek

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2021

Gyoko trek planned all the trip for Everest Base Camp, from the flight to the guesthouse, guide, and porter! Everything was perfect, the guesthouse was always the best place. – Gwen Schott, Paris, France

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Thank you Gwen Schott for your time to review Everest base camp trekking in Nepal.

EBC TREK with best guide Kamal

Rated 5 out of 5
November 25, 2021

Ammar was very friendly to help and answer questions. With the help of Ammar, we made a great trip to EBC TREK with Guide and a porter. They were friendly and happy to customize our trek plan at low price. Great company and highly recommend. – Peter Boch, New Jersey, USA

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Peter Boch, New Jersey, USA

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Thank you Peter Boch for your time to review Everest base camp trekking with Gokyo Treks Agency.

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek - Fantastic experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 20, 2021

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 people 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 ours during this trek.

Overall, the trekking to Gokyo valley was amazing, and we had incredible views of 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,

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Thank you Enric Paucal and Lucia ST for your time to review about Salleri to Everest base camp trek with our guide Kamal. We hope you serve you again in near future.

EBC TREK with best guide Kamal

Rated 5 out of 5
November 8, 2021

Ammar was very friendly to help and answer questions. With the help of Ammar, we made a great trip to EBC TREK with Guide and a porter. They were friendly and happy to customize our trek plan at a low price. Great company and highly recommend.

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Thank you Peter for the Everest trekking feedback.

Phaplu to Everest base camp trek highlights.

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
  • Amazing view of Mount Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many other mountains.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

What is the Everest Base Camp Trek best time in a year?

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 the most popular trek route in Nepal Himalayas. It is an easy and shorter trek than other high mountain treks in Nepal Himalayas.

This trek incorporates diverse terrain, tradition, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close-up view of the 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 world’s tallest mountain base camp 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 a clearer sky 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 has been stopped by a massive avalanche and earthquake. But the trail is 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 of 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’ caravans. 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.

Epic Everest Base Camp trek best time of the year is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) stays clear skies. Moreover, there are many other popular trek routes connectingEBC. Take a review about ebc trekking on Tripadvisor.

If you are upbeat to fly the 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 any month throughout the year.

Phaplu to Everest base camp trek Notice!

Classical Phaplu to Everest base camp trek route information stated above is just a standard template guideline. Hike from Phaplu to Everest basecamp solo is possible either on a private trip or in a group join.

However, the trip starts from Salleri to Everest base camp trek is possible to modify 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 one 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. When 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 to Everest base camp trek special?

Opportunities for challenging super popular trekking and hiking routes 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, 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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    • Local Guides Company.