Phaplu Everest base camp trek
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Salleri to Ebc Trip Summary
- Phaplu to EBC Trek Duration: 16 Days
- Highest Elevation: 5,545 meters/18,132 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
- Trekking Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
- Meals on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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 Human settlements, mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries.
Furthermore base camp tours Everest has a great opportunity to experience getting the sherpa hospitality. Base camp trek mounts Everest conduct from Phaplu is located in Sagarmatha national park, 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 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 distance is roughly 60 kilometers on way. Base camp tours Everest is appropriate for fit walkers looking for something a little bit tough challenge. Our program always includes rest days and builds 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 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, and December 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$ 1050 to US$ 1480. But certainly, the sallari to ebc hike price will vary according to the group size you are traveling to. 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 and want to hike with us, it costs US$ 1225 for 16 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Sallari to Everest base camp treks.
Price Per Person for 16 days hike in Salleri to Everest base camp route.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 1480|
|2 Person||US$ 1225|
|3 Person||US$ 1225|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 1150|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 1090|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 1050|
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Phaplu 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 with private vehicle and move to hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you Phaplu to Everest base camp trek information.
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 scattered communities. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see incredible peaks such as Dudhkunda (Numbur Himal), Everest, and many other snowy peaks. Continue over the road drive takes us to the Salleri district of Solu Khumbu.
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. 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 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 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 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 to trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River, and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours of ascending, 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 have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Namche village is a central hub of the area for 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 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 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.
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 have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m), and Tawoche (6,501m). 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 have panoramic views of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We 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. 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. Visit the research center and trek to Tyangboche hill. During the route, one can enjoy descending through the rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for being the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers.
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, 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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How much does Phaplu Everest base camp trek cost?
Does anyone know about the 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 price USD 1225 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 attached bathroom/toilet in possible en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.
Phaplu to Everest base camp hiking price 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
- 16 Breakfast, 15 Lunch, 15 Dinner at Everest Mountain Lodge trekking starting from Phaplu.
- Clean guest house accommodation with 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 entries permits and TIMS permit and fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu municipality entrance permit fees
- Kathmandu to Salleri of solukhumbu district by local jeep (passenger collection basis) transfer.
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- 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.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances for Guide and porters.
- Phaplu to Everest base camp trek map, keep it for sovenuer.
- 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 shower 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.
- 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 Sallari/Phaplu to 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 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 Phaplu 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 is 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 Bazaar to Everest basecamp 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 the Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
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: 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 Sallari to Everest foothill trek?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, 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 poles for the Phaplu Everest base camp trek?.
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 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,
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.
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 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 any month throughout the year.
Phaplu – 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 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 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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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 1150|
|7 - 9||USD 1090|
|10 +||USD 1050|
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