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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 Bupsa (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)

Day 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: 4/5hrs)

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

Day 20: Departure transfer

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

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, we 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, our guide will receive you for drive to Phaplu. Spend overnight at local lodges.

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

After our drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, we 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)

http://www.lottglobal.com/uploads/3/0/4/1/30411944/6270677.jpgToday, our trek starts with a gently ascend towards Takshindo-la pass, from where we can view some of the mountains including Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru and Mera Peak.  Then, we will steep downhill to Nunthala. Spend overnight at local lodge.

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

After breakfast, we will start 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, we will cross a wooden bridge and continue to walk in uphill trail where we can see some water driven mills. We will then reach to Bupsa where we will spend our 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, we 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; we will arrive at Namche Bazaar. Spend our overnight at local lodge.

Day 09: 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 delightful breakfast in Namche, we will walk on the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi River, passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. We will get first view of spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserkhu, Nuptse. Once we reach at 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, confer 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.

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

https://ak1.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/3876341/thumb/1.jpg Today, considering our physical fitness, we will be taken 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 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.)

https://xpda.com/nepal/gorakshep/IMG_0534.jpgOn 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 first glimpse of Kalapatthar. Once we reach at base camp, we can actually see the deadliest route to the Everest that makes the journey more adventurous. We 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. We will catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains. Then, we 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, 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 be refreshing at Namche.

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

https://www.nepalsanctuarytreks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lukla-town.pngToday is the final day of the trek. We will walk following 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.

Equipment List

Document List:

  • Valid passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  •  Photocopies of passport and visa form 
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight with batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel                 

Personal Clothing items:

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants

Feet:

  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:

  • First-Aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) 
  • Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  • cold medicine.
  •  antibiotics for stomach infection
  • anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
  • water purification tablets

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

  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
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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 TeaHouse/Lodge
Route Map
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