Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu

Duration: 18 Days

Everest base camp trek through Phaplu is a popular trekking destination in Everest region. The visitors primarily begin their trip from Lukla but then this trekking destination is designed in such a way that one gets different chances to spend time in the settlement of Sherpa ethnic groups have spectacular views of the mountain from different directions. Everest base camp trek through Phaplu is regarded to be the alternative route to Lula to Everest base camp. Whichever the route you follow, the utmost goal is to offer the superb views of Mt. Everest, the highest point of earth. Phaplu to Everest base camp is also regarded to be one of the classic trekking trails. you will have an opportunity to take incredible views of picturesque valley, sloping and rocky hills, superb white-Himalayas lying around, green forest and Buddhist monasteries, explore the flora and faunas, culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa ethnic groups, with these all features, the Everest region trekking has been famous and one of the demanded trekking trails in Nepal.

One of the features of this trekking trail is that you begin trekking from Phaplu and explore around and finally reach a top of the Everest camp and then follow the trail to Tengboche, Penboche subsequently to Namche Bazaar and finally catch plane at Lukla, in this way, you will have different experience and you can take snaps of mountains from different angles, from another part of the mountain. You can observe the scenes of mountains including of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Khagaru (6367m),Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) therefore, If you follow the Phaplu route and then end trekking at Lukla, you get the picture at least from two sides, which makes a complete encircling of the area.

The trekking to Everest base camp via Phaplu begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu and then follows the Nunthala route to Bupsa, Surkey, Phakding and then subsequently you will reach  Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and finally you will make it to Everest base camp and return back to Gorakshep and make a short trip to Kalapatthar and continue to Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and finally get back to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Phaplu (2364m) and trek to Manidingma -Nunthala (2,200m)
  • Day 04: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2,350m)
  • Day 05: Trek Bupsa to Surkey (2,400m) : 5- 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Surkey to Phakding (2,652m) : 5 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 08: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 09: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 11: Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710m) and trek back to Dingboche(4,750m) : 4 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m): 5-6 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Gorakshep ( 5,170m) and hike to Everest base camp (5,364m) -Gorakshep (5,170m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 14: Ascend Gorakshep - Kalapatthar (5,545m.) and trek back to Pheriche (4,243m) : 6 hours
  • Day 15: Trek Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) : 6 hours
  • Day 16: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
    • Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek Preparation

    The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Day 03: Fly to Phaplu (2364m) and trek to Manidingma -Nunthala (2,200m)

    We fly to Phaplu from Kathmandu for 25 minutes in the morning. Then, we start our foothill excursion. It goes through the countryside road, which is wide comfortable. The view of Numpur Himal is breathtaking and the local scenarios accompany it. Walking through the pine forest, we reach to Nunthala. Overnight at guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 6-7 hrs walk.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,200m
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 04: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2,350m)

    First we trek down to the Dudh Koshi River from Nunthala and follow its bank while heading towards the stunning Khjumbu region. Then we cross the bridge, walk to Jubing and to Churka. Again, we walk up to Kharikhola and climb down to the stream, cross the stream and gradually reach to Bupsa. Overnight at guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2,350m
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 05: Trek Bupsa to Surkey (2,400m) : 5- 6 hours

    We begin a day walk from Bupsa to Surke. The trail is dotted by the Sherpa villages and dense woods. The forested stretch as we pass Kharte. From here, we climb uphill to reach the Khari La pass. Descending through a narrow canyon, we climb down to Surke and rest. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 06: Trek Surkey to Phakding (2,652m) : 5 hours

    From Surke, we continue walking to Phakding. The trail is flat but rocky. Crossing the ridge of Surke and the nearby hill, we follow the main trail that leads to our destination at Phakding. Overnight at Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 07: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 5-6 hours

    We begin the trek continually uphill from the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo and make an entry record at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Everest region. while walking to Namche Bazaar, we have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is a steep climb to reach the Sherpa town. It is a famous trade center of the Khumbu region, including food items and trekking/mountaineering equipment. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 08: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    Spending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also forward in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung and Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. Having enough snaps, we return to Namche and rest. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 09: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m) : 5-6 hours

    Spending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also forward in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung and Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. Having enough snaps, we return to Namche and rest. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 10: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m) : 5-6 hours

    With a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengbuche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989 and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. The Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingbuche is about 2 to 2.5 hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and Thamserku are amazing. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 11: Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710m) and trek back to Dingboche(4,750m) : 4 hours

    The altitude is increasing and we need another acclimatizing day. We have a normal start without a packed lunch. We set out for a hiking to Chhukung village, which is dotted by few houses and surrounded by the potatoes fields. People live here only in summer. We enjoy the high altitude lunch and trek down to Dingboche for overnight stay viewing the stunning Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 12: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m): 5-6 hours

    With a breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First we ascend to Phalang Karpa and to Dugla, where we stop for the lunch. If you receive the altitude symptoms, better to stay here or if you are ok, then we walk to Lobuche. The accommodation can be crowded, but we are almost one day to reach our final destination. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 13: Trek Gorakshep ( 5,170m) and hike to Everest base camp (5,364m) -Gorakshep (5,170m) : 7-8 hours

    It’s a heavy day to walk gradually to Gorakshep and to Everest base camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the thin air region make us gasping. We reach Gorakshep via Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reaching to Gorakshep, we have lunch and put our belongings at the hotel room. Then we hike to the Everest base camp with the views of Pumori, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. The trail is dotted with the rocky moraine and reaches to the tented town where the expedition groups stay. Spending some time with snaps, we retrace to Gorakshep and stay there. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 14: Ascend Gorakshep - Kalapatthar (5,545m.) and trek back to Pheriche (4,243m) : 6 hours

    Getting up early in the morning, we prepare for the climb to Kalapatthar. It is located at 5555 meters altitude. Kalapatthar is a superb view point of various mountains including the East Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu along with the Khumbu Glacier. Descending to Gorakshep, we have lunch and descend to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 15: Trek Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) : 6 hours

    Following the trail that we used for ascending, we reach to Pangboche then Tenbuche and finally to the Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 16: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886m) : 5-6 hours

    The last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

    We start our 13th day on the EBC trek early in the morning with a hearty breakfast to get to the Lukla airport to board our flight to Kathmandu. Flights depend on weather conditions; so, you might experience some delays. However, in case of any delays or emergencies, your guide will do his best to make situations more favorable to you. Once you land in Kathmandu, we will take you to your hotel where you can rest. Later in the evening our company will treat you to a farewell dinner and receive your feedback. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure.Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival /Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  •  Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and  Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, transportation, accommodation domestic airfare  and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All government and local taxes.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions. To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be
illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Trip Status

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
Start Date End Date Availability Price
February 24, 2019 March 13, 2019 Available US$ 1499
February 27, 2019 March 16, 2019 Available US$ 1499
PRICE FROM US$ 1499 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1499

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-148
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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