Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is a very classic trekking trip that takes you up to the neck of the world highest mountain Mt. Everest exploring the awe inspiring Landscape of the Khumbu region and its people. The Solukhumbu region is one of the most beautiful place in world situated at the periphery of Mt. Everest (8848 m). along with other eight thou sanders like Mt. Lotse (8,501 m), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Yu (8,153 m), and many other famous peak like Island Peak (6,160 m). ,Mera Peak (6,461 m). Mt. Ama Dablam, Kondge Peak (6,011 m). etc.

Phaplu EBC Trek start from Phaplu itself. We reach Phaplu via 35 minutes of our scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu. Phaplu is a beautiful village with an airport facility inhibited by peoples belonging to different caste and races and following different cultures and traditions. Trail follows the usual trail of the Everest base camp exploring through the steep sided valleys, huge glaciers, hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape, lush valley, beautiful villages with its people working in the field and their cattle grazing in the meadows, famous monasteries, and stunning scenery along with the spectacular view of the world high peaks up to Base Camp of Mt Everest at (5,357m). This trekking trail is similar to EBC trekking route from Namche bazaar as the trek starts from Phaplu rather than from Lukla or Jiri. While returning back you can either trek up to Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu or trek back to Phaplu and Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 01:Kathmandu(1300m) to Phaplu(2413m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today you will fly a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu for about ?? to ?? hours. If under any circumstances flights are not available, then you will drive to Phaplu through the bus that takes about 11 hours. During the drive, you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rivers, forests and different villages. Phaplu is considered as the starting point for the Khumbu region treks and it also has an airstip. You will take a few stone steps leading to Nunthala and take rest.

Overnight at Lodge in Phaplu

Day 02:Phaplu(2413m) to Nunthala (2440m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Today we wake up early and after having breakfast, we will be heading towards Nunthala. On the way, we pass through Ringmu village where you can explore the mesmerizing greeneries. You will also reach Taksindo Gompa(3870m) which consists of different monasteries, passes and an old cheese factory. After hiking for a few more hours, you will reach Nunthala. 

Overnight at lodge in Nunthala

Day 03:Nunthala(2440m) to Bupsha (2040m)

Duration of time:6 hours

After having your breakfast, you will be descending towards Dudhkoshi river. During this two hour walk, you can enjoy different scenes such as pastures, mountains and birds as well as villages of Sherpas and Rais. After reaching Dudhkoshi, you will then ascend your trail towards Jubhing all the way up to Kharikhola. Then after hiking for 45 minutes more takes you to Bupsha, our destination which is famous for the  ancient Buddhist monasteries.

Overnight at lodge in Bupsha

Day 04:Bupsha(2040) to Surke (2309m) passing through Kare-la Pass (3145m). 5-6hours

Duration of time: 5-6hours

Today, you will get a chance to visit Khari La pass after you walk for about two hours. Here, you can see dense oak and rhododendron forests which makes this place even more appealing. From this place, you can see major peaks of Sagarmatha namely Mt. Numbu(6960m.), Mt. Cho-Oyu(8201m.), Mt. Gyangchung Kang(7922m.) and Mt. Thamserku(6629m.). You can rest and enjoy the site here for a few minutes. After that, you will continue your trek downwards to reach Puiyan. It is one of the famous settlements of tea houses that rests on the bottom towering hill. In addition, you can also explore Khumbu valley and finally head towards Surke.

Overnight at lodge in Surke

Day 05:Surke(2309) to Monjo (2835m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

Today, your final stop is Monjo. On the way to Monjo, you can see the Kusum Kanguru mountain. You will also come across Chauri Kharka basti.On the way to Monjo, there is Hillary School established by Sir Edmund of Netherland country. You can visit Buddhists schools and monasteries too on the way. After viewing these places, enjoying mountains along the way, you will reach Monjo.

Overnight at lodge in Monjo

Day 06:Manjo(2800m) to Namche (3440m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

Today, heading through the DudhKoshi river from Manjo, you will start the second day of your climb. You will cross the 5 suspension bridges on your approach to Namche. As soon as you pass the last bridge, you will continue with a 2 hours climb. On the way you will relish a fascinating view of Mt Everest. You will reach Jorsalle by climbing 15-20 minutes which is the last spot before Namche. Here you will have your lunch. By then continuing the journey you can see an amazing view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Nuptse. A trip through pine woods for 2 to 3 hours depending on your speed prompts the promising and alluring village of the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 07:Acclimatization at Namche(3440m).

Duration of time: 3 hours

Today you will go on a climb around Namche Bazaar. Right after that you will visit the Hillary museum. On the trek, you will be seeing mesmerizing view of the Everest range which is considered as one of the amazing viewpoints of the world.After thirty minutes, you will be proceeding with your trip to Syangboche Everest(3780m) see lodging where you will appreciate the awesome mountain views.You will be welcomed by wide views on Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and different mountains on a day. You will appreciate visiting Syangboche landing strip(3780m) from where you will move towards Khunde(3840m) passing stone Buddhist Monuments. Furthermore you can likewise visit the Hillary school and hospital which was made by New Zealand Edmund Hillary. Finishing your lunch program at Khumjung, you will gradually move to Climb Everest View Hotel from where you can appreciate an intriguing view on numerous mountains. At that point you can appreciate it and go down to Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 08:Namche(3460m) to Tengboche(3860m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

Today you will proceed towards Tengboche. While in transit to Tengboche ,the views on Everest and Ama Dablam(6812m) are phenomenal. You can take a glance at the spotted deer and colorful Himalayan birds, to be specific Daphne which are otherwise called Nepal’s national bird. The path ranges to Sanasa(3600m) and drops towards Phunki Thenga (3190m).Then it enters the rhododendron and pine forests.Then your goal will reach to hill top village of Tengboche at 3870m .The scene from that point is said to have awe inspiring scenes like Everest, Nuptse, Kantega, Ama Dablam and different pinnacles. During the hour of October and November, nearby individuals here observe Mani Rimdu celebrations during the full moon. You can likewise visit the religious monastery toward the evening.

Overnight at lodge in Tengboche

Day 09:Tengboche(3860m) to Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

You will start your journey downwards through delightful forests.You will cross the Imja river and progressively climb to Pangboche(3985m). Proceeding with your journey along the river and rising with Lobuche Khola(4940m), you reach Dingboche. Here, you can discover quantities of lodges and tenting areas since it is the most well known town for tourists.The west of the Imja River(4360m) exists a helicopter arrival pad. It is an extremely direct town with heaps of mountains.

Overnight at lodge in Dingboche

Day 10:Rest day in Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time: 5 hours

After an appetizing breakfast, around 8:30 on the morning you will begin your journey to Chukhung(5550m).You can see the astounding mountains essentially Ama Dablam.The wind here is extremely new and solid too.Chukhung is extremely well known for Island Peak climbing which is an extraordinary method to investigate the best and most amazing views of mountain range. Lastly you will return to Dingboche.

Overnight at lodge in Dingboche

Day 11:Dingboche(4410m) to Lobuche(4910m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

In the morning, your journey will start after your breakfast.Today your trip will be all the more testing because of the higher altitude. Through the path you will reach Thugla(4600m). After strolling some time you will draw nearer to high mountains like Mt.Nuptse and Mt. Pumori.You can see the excellent views of Mt.Lobuche too.There would be a freezing cold so you have to wear cozy clothes since we will be approx. 5000m above ocean level. The trek will be quite lovely as it is 4-5 hours long. When you come out of the valley,you will trek to lobuche yak pastures.

Overnight at lodge in Lobuche

Day 12:Lobuche(4910m) to Everest Base Camp(5364m). Then return to Goraksep (5164m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

In the first part of the day ,You will climb till you reach up to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. After you stroll for 60 minutes ,the way gets troublesome however you will be amazed by extremely pleasant views on a wide range of Everest, Nuptse and different mountains. You will take lunch at Gorakshep. After having lunch,you will go to your last destination for Everest Base Camp.On your path, you will also get to see Khumbu Glacier(4900m). After hiking for around one hours you will cross the glacier and enter the Everest Base Camp area(5364m).After reaching there you can see the renowned Khumbu glacier and Icefall. After roaming, you can enjoy the sunset there and you come back to Gorak Shep due to low temperature and high altitude at Everest Base Camp.

Overnight at lodge in Gorak Shep

Day 13:Gorakshep(5164m) to Kalapattar (5545m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

We can see incredible views on Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest base camp, Mt. Pomari, Khumbutse, Khumbu Glacier and many other numerous mountains. Walking down to Gorak Shep and you will be having Himalayan Lunch there. At that point we keep on continuing to Pheriche(4371m) or Pangboche(3985m).

Duration of time: 3 hours

Overnight at lodge Pangboche

Day 14:Pangboche(3985m) to Mangla Danda(4900m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

Today you will be hiking towards Mangla Danda. During the hike, you will get a chance to explore Mt. Ama Dablam(6812m), Mt. Thamserku(6623m) and Mt. Kusum Kanguru(6367m) clearly. On the way to Phorche, an old village, you will come across mountain goats, rivers, vultures and green agricultural pastures. One interesting fact about Phorche is that every family in the village is an Everest summiter. After walking 400m ahead, you will reach the same trail you used to reach Gokyo, if you have.This day is quite a challenging day of the trek on the whole trip since the tail is small and full of rocks.

Overnight at lodge in Mangla Danda

Day 15:Mangla Danda(4900m) to Phakding (2600m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

After having breakfast, you will go for today’s trek to Phakding. When you are heading towards your destination you will reach the 5 suspension bridges among which one is Hillary bridge. Then you will trek downhill towards Kyung Zuma for almost one hours. The path is quite easy to walk till you arrive at Namche Bazaar. You  can see fascinating mountains like Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Thamserku(6608m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m) and many more. You can capture some of the memories of the sceneries.Then you will walk slowly towards Phakding.

Overnight at lodge in Phakding

Day 16:Phakding(2600m) to Lukla(2827m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Today, you will climb to Lukla through Sherpa village of Phakding. You can likewise appreciate the lovely view of Everest. You will be travelling almost 9km for nearly 4 hours on a rough way of Everest Region. It takes practically 8.30 kilometer from Phakding to reach Lukla.

Overnight at lodge in Lukla 

Day 17:Lukla(2827m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:30-45 minutes

Next morning you will book a departure flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will appreciate the lovely landscape until you arrive at Kathmandu from where you will head to your inn and get some rest.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the group size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Include

  • Domestic Flight for  Kathmandu/ Phaplu- Lukla/ Kathmandu
  • Airport Tax
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (B L D) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekkers  Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit,general equipment for Porter
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Filed Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.

Cost Exclude

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance,Trip Cancellation cost, Accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. We advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Hot Shower
  • Tips and Gratuities.

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for the Permits. For Phaplu EBC Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.
The Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.
We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.
Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Phaplu EBC Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1700 USD

Trip Facts

Name of the Trail: Phaplu Everest Base camp Trek

Best Month: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Lodge Trek [Tea House]

Grade: Easy – Moderate

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodations in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car, Jeep Van, Land cruiser, Bus, Flight etc

Maximum elevation: 5,550m.

Duration: 17 Days