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

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 Departures 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.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
December 13, 2018
December 30, 2018
Available US$ 1499
December 16, 2018
January 02, 2019
Available US$ 1499
December 21, 2018
January 07, 2019
Available US$ 1499
December 25, 2018
January 11, 2019
Available US$ 1499
December 30, 2018
January 16, 2019
Available US$ 1499
PRICE FROM US$ 1499 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1499
  • 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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