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Phaplu Everest base camp trek

Phaplu Everest base camp Trek
Overview

Phaplu Everest base camp trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Along the trek conducting from Phaplu to Everest base camp, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries.

Furthermore it has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Trek to ebc conducting from Phaplu is in Sagarmatha national park which is listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites. Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is 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 Makalu.

Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Basecamp. From Phaplu to Everest base camp trek 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 airport.

Express Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu is another but a very good alternative to began your journey to Everest base camp. From Phaplu bazaar to Everest base camp trek itinerary is fresh, can be done in anytime throughout the year.

Itinerary

Phaplu Everest base camp trek detail itinerary.

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 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 ft you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 6 hours.

We 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 03Drive to Salleri bazaar (2,300m/7,521 ft), 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 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 solukhumbu. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04Trek 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 Pine forest to reach Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first-day trek and take a rest. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05Trek to Kharikhola (2,010m /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 Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06Trek to Paiya (2,770m/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 Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07Trek to Monjo village (2,850m/9,347 ft), 7 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 (5,885m), Kusum Kangaru (6,367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We have an easy rough trail to get Benkar village and walking about 1 hour further we can reach Monjo village. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m /11,249 ft.), 3 hours

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 we 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 Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep 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 (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.
Discover around Namche Bazaar!
At afternoon after Lunch, We walk above the clouds to syangeboche hill station. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde with several other popular mountains within a row within 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.

Day 09Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/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 (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.

Day 10Trek to Dingboche (4,260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours

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.

Day 11Acclimatization at Dingboche village

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.

Day 12Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 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 13Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the 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.

Day 14Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4,243m / 13,917 ft) , 9 hours

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 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 15Pheriche to Tengboche (3,867 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. Teangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river.

Day 16Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours

Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. 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 17Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886 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 18Mountain 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 19Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Phaplu Everest base camp trek cost?

This trek is available now on USD 1,525 per person is standard trek price on 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 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.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing in tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets From Lukla to Kathmandu with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • Kathmandu to Salleri of solukhumbu district by local jeep (passenger collection basis) transfer.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 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.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • 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
Group join

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.

Trip Date

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Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 27, 2019

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USD 1,525

Feb 20, 2019 – March 09, 2019

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USD 1,525

March 10, 2019 – March 27, 2019

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USD 1,525

March 20, 2019 – April 09, 2019

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USD 1,525

March 30, 2019 – April 16, 2019

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USD 1,525

April 10, 2019 – April 27, 2019

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USD 1,525

April 20, 2019 – April 08, 2019

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USD 1,525

April 25, 2019 – May 13, 2019

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USD 1,525

April 30, 2019 – May 18, 2019

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USD 1,525

May 05, 2019 – May 23, 2019

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USD 1,525

May 15, 2019 – June 03, 2019

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USD 1,525

Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 28, 2019

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Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 03, 2019

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USD 1,525

Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 08, 2019

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USD 1,525

Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 28, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 15, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 17, 2019 – Nov 05, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 08, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019

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USD 1,525

Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 28, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 03, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 08, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019

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USD 1,525

Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019

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USD 1,525

Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019

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USD 1,525

Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 23, 2019

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USD 1,525

Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 28, 2019

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USD 1,525

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

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: It 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 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 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 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 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 shower.

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 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 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 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 the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on 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 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 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 what 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 necessary 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 the 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 trek review

Phaplu to Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek review

100% 5 star based on – 219 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks and Expedition.
He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, 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 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 organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Trip Price : USD 1,525 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 18 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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