Trek to Phaplu Everest Base Camp

An exciting Trekking experience

A New Perspective To Everest-Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek
Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek is alternative trekking in the Everest region. Phaplu EBC trek is an extra adventurous and less crowded route. It also offers sufficient time to acclimatize you before reaching Lukla. This Everest Base Camp trek via Phaplu is popular for its Sherpa villages, monasteries and culture, fabulous sceneries and social life of Sherpa villages are another attraction of this region. We follow the “milk river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. The route passes through Lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, spectacular forests of blooming rhododendron in Marc

Destination: Everest, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Phaplu - Nuntala - Bupsa - Phakding - Namche - Tengboche - Dingboche - Lobuche - Gorakshep; Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar - Pangboche - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: October to May

Group Size
2 - 14
20 days
5,545m / 18,132 ft
Trans Alps Adventure
The Journey Begins Here

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350)
    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick up you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Day 2 Kathmandu City sightseeing (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft )
    After your delightful breakfast, we will introduce you with a guide and take you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley.
  • Day 3 Drive Kathmandu to Phaplu (Altitude: 2413m/7962 ft. Drive: 14 hrs)
    After having a delightful breakfast, our guide will receive you for a drive to Phaplu. Spend overnight at local lodges.
  • Day 4 Rest day (Altitude: 2413m/7962 ft)
    After our drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, we will get a full day to rest at Phaplu. Spend overnight at a local lodge.
  • Day 5 Trek to Nuntala (Altitude: 2230 m/7359 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    Today, our trek starts with a gently ascend towards Takshindo-la pass, from where we can view some mountains including Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru and Mera Peak. Then we will steep downhill to Nunthala. Spend overnight at a local lodge.
  • Day 6 Trek to Bupsa (Altitude: 2730 m/ 9010 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    After breakfast, we will start walking downhill through the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge of 109 m long. Then, climb up to the village jumbling through the field of barley, wheat, and corn. The trail continues to ascend till you reach the village of Khari Khola. Here, we will cross a wooden bridge and continue to walk in an uphill trail where we can see some water-driven mills. We will then reach to Bupsa where we will spend our overnight.
  • Day 7 Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    Following the up and down trail crossing several villages and suspension bridges following Dudh Koshi River, we will reach Phakding. Spend overnight at a local lodge.
  • Day 8 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. Continuing the trail along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest; we will arrive at Namche Bazaar. Spend our overnight at a local lodge.
  • Day 9 Rest day in Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft)
    Today is a day to acclimatize with higher elevation. On this day, we can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. We can enjoy the best view of the Mt. Everest and other high mountains of the Everest Region.
  • Day 10 Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    After a delightful breakfast in Namche, we will walk on the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi River, passing by several villages and many tea shops, we will descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. We will get the first view of spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserkhu, Nuptse. Once we reach Tengbocbe, we can explore the Khumbu largest monastery- the Tengboche Monastery.
  • Day 11 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    After our morning breakfast, we will start our trail passing through lush forests of birch and rhododendron trees. On the trail, we can have mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We can slowly steep down to Deboche, then cross the Imja River to Pangboche. Ascend toward the upper Pangboche, we will visit one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu- the Pangboche Monastery. We will continue our hike to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River on the way to Dingboche.
  • Day 12 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft)
    Today, considering our physical fitness, they will take us to Chhukung valley following the Imja River. From here, we can view the stunning mountains and Glacier lakes including Island Peak (6189m), Amphulapche (5663m), Lhotse Shar (8382m) and Lhotse (8516m). The main aim of today is to acclimatize properly for more challenging days onwards.
  • Day 13 Trek to Lobuche [4930m] (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    Today, our trek will continue up the village from where we can enjoy the mountains, including Mt. Makalu. We will take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and reach at Dugla. Then, we will walk on the trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. The path then climbs gently along the glacier to reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
  • Day 14 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs.)
    On the way to Gorekshep, we will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Further climbing through the Changri Glacier, we can have a first glimpse of Kalapatthar. Once we reach base camp, we can see the deadliest route to Everest that makes the journey more adventurous. We will get to explore quality time in the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.
  • Day 15 Trek to Kalapatthar (5550 m), back to Dughla (4620 m) (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Dzongla: 4620 m/15245 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    Next to Everest Base camp, this day is too exciting and adventurous hiking to Kalapatthar. We will catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains. Then we will return to Gorekshep with a refreshing mood and descend back towards Dugla.
  • Day 16 Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)
    Today, we will mostly trek downhill. As we retrace our steps from Duglha, we will descend to Pheriche.
  • Day 17 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs)
    It will be the steep down having an eye-catching view of Everest, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserkhu. Overnight will refresh us at Namche.
  • Day 18 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs)
    Today is the final day of the trek. We will walk following the Dudh Koshi River down to Lukla.
  • Day 19 Flight to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes)
    Today we will fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20 Departure transfer
    Today is the day of your departure carrying lots of adventurous memories of the Everest Base Camp trek. We will drop you to the airport 3 hours before your flight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience for Phaplu Everest base camp trek?

yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.

What kind of accommodation can I expect on phaplu to Kalapatthar Trek?

We provide you tourist standard accommodation during the trekking routes with clean room and warm blankets.

What kind of food can I expect in Phaplu Everest base camp trek?

All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Is there any communication facilities on Phaplu Everest base camp trek?

In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! for the trekking routes, you need to have Nepali rupees.

Do I need walking polls for Phaplu Everest base camp trek?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

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