Phaplu, a mountainous village in northeast Nepal acts as gateway for Everest Base Camp Trek. Alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is lengthy. However, it is considered safe and very attractive. Adventure start by taking a 30-minute short flight from Kathmandu. Another option is an affordable drive from Kathmandu to Palphu, which take 7-8 hours. With a 20-minute downhill walk, we reach the Solu district headquarters Salleri (2309m). It is gateway for many treks including Phaplu(Salleri) Everest Base Camp Trek. This trails are famous as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa followed this path to the summit.
Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Itinerary includes full trip details. On average, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is 16 days long. After Salleri, we descend to Nunthala (Manidingma). Trekking routes go along the Dudh Kosi river and finally passing local farms and villages.
Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek offers closeup view of high mountain like Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m) and more. Trekkers pass through Rhododendron forest, rivers, villages, monastery andSagarmatha National Park(UNESCO World Heritage).
Once reaching Phakding (2750m), the regular EBC trek routes starts. Then, follows up to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Acclimatization takes place in Namche before heading to high altitude places. Trekkers pass through Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, Lobuche and finally Everest Base Camp (5486m). After that, trekkers climb Kalapathar (5643m) famous EBC viewpoint for early sunrise view and 360-degree panoramic view of high mountains
Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is full of adventures that passes through steep pathway, narrow roads and many more. Khumbu Region is home to many endangered animals and birds like Snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and Many more. If you are lucky then you might see them in their natural environment. Throughout the journey, we encounter various ethnic villages of Sherpa, Rai, Chhetri, and Gurung people. As a result, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek provides wonderful experiences of their culture and traditions.
Best Season to visit is spring as the entire trekking routes are full of colorful rhododendron and greeneries. Spiritual Buddhist prayers flags hanging along the way makes the journey very peaceful. The largest monastery of Khumbu district “ Tengboche monastery” lies here.
Trekkers can acquire a lot of experiences such as adventurous, religious, excitement and peace. Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek in overall a full package of adventure and everlasting experiences that take you to the world highest mountain and untouched parts of Nepal.