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Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek is alternative trekking in Everest region. Phaplu EBC trek is 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 March April, blue pine and fir. Past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar,Tengboche Buddhist Monastery.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350)

Day 02: Kathmandu City sightseeing (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft )

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Phaplu (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Drive: 14 hrs)

Day 04: Rest day (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft)

Day 05: Trek to Nuntala (Altitude: 2230 m/7359 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek to Paiya (Altitude: 2730 m/ 9010 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 08: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 09: Rest day in Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft)

Day 10: Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

 12: Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft)

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche [4930m] (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs.)

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)

Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Day 17: Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs)

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes)

Day 20: Departure transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will pick up you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City sightseeing (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft )

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Phaplu (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Drive: 14 hrs)

After having delightful breakfast, you will be receiving by our guide for drive to Phaplu. Spend your overnight at local lodges.

Day 04: Rest day (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft)

After your drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, you will get full day to rest at Phaplu. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Nuntala (Altitude: 2230 m/7359 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Today, your trek starts with a gently ascend towards Takshindo-la pass, from where you can view some of the mountains including Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru and Mera Peak.  Then, we steep downhill to Nunthala. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Paiya (Altitude: 2730 m/ 9010 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

After breakfast, starts walking in downhill through the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge of 109 m long. Then, climb up to the village Jubing through the field of barley, wheat and corn. The trail continues to ascend till you reach at the village of Khari Khola. Here, you will cross a wooden bridge and continue to walk in uphill trail where you can see some water driven mills. You will then reach to Paiya where you will spend your overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Following the up and down trail crossing several villages and suspension bridge following Dudh Koshi River, you will reach Phakding. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 08: 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 trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest; you will arrive at Namche Bazaar. Spend your overnight at local lodge.

Day 09: Rest day in Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas.

Day 10: Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

With delightful breakfast in Namche, you will walk on the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi River. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, you will descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. You will get first view of spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserkhu, Nuptse. Once you reach at Tengbocbe, you can explore the Khumbu largest monastery- the Tengboche Monastery.

Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Starts your trail passing through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. On the trail, you can have mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can slowly steep down to Deboche, then cross the Imja River to Pangboche. Ascend toward the upper Pangboche, you will visit one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu- the Pangboche Monastery. You will continue your hike to the Imja valley and Lobuche River on the way to Dingboche.

 12: Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft)

 Today, considering your physical fitness, you will be taken to Chhukung valley following the Imja River. From here, you 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 you properly for more challenging days onwards.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche [4930m] (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Today, trek will continue up the village from where, you can enjoy the mountains including Mt. Makalu. You will take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and reach at Dugla. Then, you 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 eventually 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, you will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Further climbing through the Changri Glacier, you can have first glimpse of Kalapatthar.Once you reach at base camp, you can actually see the deadliest route to the Everest that makes the journey more adventurous. You will get to spend quality time exploring 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.You will catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains. Then, you will return back to Gorekshep with refreshing mood and descend back towards Dugla.

Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs)

Today, you will mostly trek downhill. As you retrace your steps from Duglha, you 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 be refreshing at Namche.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs)

Today is the final day of the trip. You will walk following Dudh Koshi River down to Lukla.

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes)

Today you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure transfer

Today, you will depart Kathmandu carrying lots of adventurous memories of the Everest Base Camp trek. We will drop you to the airport 3 hours before your flight.

Equipment List

  • Sleeping bag 
  •  Duffel or Rucksack bag 
  •  A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair light weight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket 
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • Head/torch Light.
     

Useful Info

The trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com
 

FAQ

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.

 

From USD990pp

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Duration 20 days
Transportation Car/Plane/bus
Group Size 2-14
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 5,545m / 18,132 ft
Accomodation Guest House
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