Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu - 20 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1390 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

Most people fly into Lukla to start the trek to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo, but as long as you have enough time Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend you to embark from Phaplu which will assist you to be much fitter and better acclimatize. The Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu will start with a long public bus/Jeep ride from Kathmandu or private car/jeep. Although the trail heads from Phaplu into Sagarmatha National Park is referred to as the classic route to Everest, the original trailhead began at Kathmandu. All early Everest expeditions including Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on the summit passed through this trail. So it is also called the Gateway of the Mt. Everest. The trail to Lukla passes through classic Middle Hills country that is blissfully free from the crowds that mob the trails further north.

Even though the Everest Base Camp trek via Phaplu begins at just 2469m, it climbs to 3530m at the Lamjura Bhanjyang, and drops as low as 1500m at the Dudh koshi crossing east of Nunthala. The best opportunities will be exploring lush vegetation, different shorts of crops, terrace, high passes such as Deaurali pas, Lamjura Pass, Taksindu Pass and more. Once you reach Lukla, you might feel completely different specially because of traffic and vegetation. If you love peace, local settlement and more greenery than you will have great time in between Phaplu to Lukla. Also it is massive opportunity to have better acclimatize to success your trip above 4000m. Onward we will start Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo  then trail leads to Namche. Above Namche the landscape will abundantly change and offers such a towering mountain around of you such as Thamser Ku,  Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Pumari, Cholatse etc.  Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar might be dreaming destination of the entire trek. However you can also combine Everest 3 Passes trek, Gokyo Valley Trek  etc. For more detail Nepal Trekking Experts is always with you.

Trip Highlights

  • Begin with lush greenery, rugged landscape and get gorgeous Everest Base Camp 5364m.
  • Amazing view point Lamjura Pass, Taksindu Pass
  • Great opportunity of exploring various types of flora, fauna, local life style, home land of Sherpa cultures etc
  • Very peace atmosphere specially below Lukla and better acclimatization
  • Beautiful Monastery at Junbensi and Tengboche
  • Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and 360 degree spectacular mountain views

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Phaplu (2469m, 11 hrs)

Day 04: Phaplu to Nuntala (2345m, 7 hrs)

Day 05: Nuntala to Khari Khola (2194m, 6 hrs)

Day 06: Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m, 6 hrs)

Day 07: Puiyan to Phakding (2652m, 6 hrs)

Day 08: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs).

Day 09: Acclimatize day in Namche.

Day 10: Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 6hrs)

Day 11: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6hrs)

Day 12: Another acclimatize day.

Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6hrs).

Day 14: Lobuche to GorakShep (5180m), hike to Everest Base Camp 5364mand back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Day 15: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m, 2 hrs), then descend to Pheriche (4280m, 5/6).

Day 16: Pheriche to Namche(3440m, 7hrs).

Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 19: Leisure Day

Day 20: Jouin next program or farewell

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airports pick up drop
  • Complementary welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with guide
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
  • All necessary trekking permits like National park, TIMS etc.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking period.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like Apple, Banana, Orange, Pomegranate etc.
  • All accommodation during mountain.
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking equipment if needed)
  • Government registered, First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professional local guide with medical kit
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue Arrangements if needed
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, Laundry, Hot shower, Lost and theft etc.
  • Temple/monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks, chocolate bar etc.
  • Tip to Staffs

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02Free day for trekking preparation

Day 03Kathmandu to Phaplu (2469m, 11 hrs)

Day 04Phaplu to Nuntala (2345m, 7 hrs)

Day 05Nuntala to Khari Khola (2194m, 6 hrs)

Day 06Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m, 6 hrs)

Day 07Puiyan to Phakding (2652m, 6 hrs)

Day 08Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6hrs).

Day 09Acclimatize day in Namche.

Day 10Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 6hrs)

Day 11Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6hrs)

Day 12Another acclimatize day.

Day 13Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6hrs).

Day 14Lobuche to GorakShep (5180m), hike to Everest Base Camp 5364mand back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Day 15Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m, 2 hrs), then descend to Pheriche (4280m, 5/6).

Day 16Pheriche to Namche(3440m, 7hrs).

Day 17Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7hrs).

Day 18Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with final shopping, drinks, meal etc.

Day 19Leisure Day

Day 20Jouin next program or farewell

Useful Info

  • Kindly take permission while taking photos of locals
  • Respect the local culture
  • Take a wall side or safe side while passing donkeys or Yak on the way
  • Better to avoid alcohol or smoke above 3000 m.
  • Drink more than 3 liter of water per day
  • Be aware with altitude symptoms
  • Slow and steady is the best way to hike
  • Well prepare about trekking gear

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