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Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

18 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Phaplu, Nunthala, Bupsa Jorasalle, Namche bazar villages Explore
  • Like your chance to see than 8 thousand meters of mountain; Everest (8848m), Makalu (8467m), Lhotse (8535m) and Choyo (8185m).
  • View of Mount Everest from Everest View Hotel and Kalapathar.
  • Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla-Kathmandu flight

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is an alternative route to reach Everest Base Camp. This trekking route is different from the traditional routes to Everest Base Camp, which fly from Lukla or run from Jiri. However; Phaplu is a hill town located in the north-east of Nepal. It is about 90 km east of Kathmandu. Phaplu is connected to Kathmandu by air and road. So, if the flight is cancelled, there is an option to take a jeep to Phaplu. The Everest base camp trek via Phaplu is a few days long. However, this route is excellent in terms of green scenery of valleys, rivers and terraced land. Trekkers who want to start their trek from less tourist trails in the Everest region; Phaplu Everest Base Camp trekking route can be perfect for him. Another attraction of this route is to see the local Sherpa lifestyle. During the trek, you will pass through several Sherpa villages. That’s why some people call this trail Sherpa Heritage Trail. Similarly, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek offers beautiful mountain views of Mt Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m, Mt Cho Oyu 8201m and 18 other snow capped mountains in Everest region.

To start Everest base camp trek from Phaplu. From Kathmandu to Phaplu it takes 35 minute scenic Himalayan flight or 9-hour drive. Excellent AlpineTrav Treks and Expeditions offers both alternative travel arrangements. After arriving at Phaplu, you start trekking with the ascent to Taksindu La (3870 m., at Taksindu, you reach the old cheese factory. Then, you descend to reach Nunthala. You take the road to Dudhkoshi. The river passes through terraced hills and beautiful small villages. Finally, after Paiya Join the main trail of Mt. Similarly, you will continue trekking passing the places of Namche Bazar Tengboche Feruche, Lobuche, Gorkshep and finally reach your final destination ‘Everest Base Camp’. After the climb to Kalapathar, the best view of Everest, and you return to Lukla. Take a short flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. On this trek can be started on any date of the year. However its best time is during autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov) and spring (March, Apr, May).

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu [2470m/8,104 ft], 7-8 hours
Day 3: Trek from Phaplu to Nunthala [2220m/7283ft], 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa [2350m/7,710 ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Bupsa to Surke [2,290m/12000ft], 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek from Surke to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft], 4-5 hours
Day 7: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,286ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Acclimatization day hike up to Everest view hotel, 3-4 hours
Day 9: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,860m/12,665ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft],5-6 hours
Day 11: Rest Day, Trek to Nagaratsang peak [5,083m/16,625ft], 4-5 hours
Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek to E.B.C [5,364m/17,559ft] and return to Gorkshep [5,140m/16,864ft], around 7-8 hours
Day 14: Hike up to Kalapathar [5,545m/18,193ft] and trek to Pheriche, 6-7 hours
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,286ft], 6-7 hours
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 18: International Departure

Special Note:
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Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation. (Private jeep/Public bus or Helicopter/Airplane)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu International & Domestic Airport, pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu for group.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • National park permit fee & Khumbu Rural Municipality entrance ticket.
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Organizing rescue operations in case of complex medical conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,545m/18,193ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge & Hotel
  • 2 Person

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