Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

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Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
  • Alternative Trekking Trails of the Everest base camp.
  • The best option for those people who want to spend more days trekking.
  • Risky of high altitude sickness during your trip to Everest base camp
  • Explore the beauty of the Khumbu region.
  • Himalayan Lifestyle and Culture of Gurung, Sherpa people.
  • Reach at an altitude of 5545 M high.  
  • Chance to see the best view of including Mount Everest, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, and many more.

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.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival Day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02:Drive to Phaplu and continue to Salleri By Local Jeep/Bus.
  • Day 03:Trek to Nunthala
  • Day 04:Trek to Bupsa
  • Day 05:Trek to Phakding
  • Day 06:Trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 07:Acclimatize day in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 08:Trek to Tengboche.
  • Day 09:Trek to Dingboche.
  • Day 10:Trek to Lobuche.
  • Day 11:Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest base camp
  • Day 12:Hike to Kalapatther and trek back to Pheriche.
  • Day 13:Trek to Namche.
  • Day 14:Trek to Lukla
  • Day 15:Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Day 16:Final Departure.

This day is your first day in Nepal. Our team waiting for you to welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport. We will pick up you and then transfer to hotel. After your refreshment, You will take a small per trip meeting and then you will prepare for trekking to Everest base camp.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive

Early morning today, you will drive to Phaplu from Kathmandu through Solukhumbu District. This driving is a little bit long from the Kathmandu. You can see the best view of the green valley. After 8-9 hours driving, you can reach to Phaplu and then overnight at guest house. (Optional if you don’t want to drive from Kathmandu you can get a short flight to Phaplu from Kathmandu. But the flight to Phaplu is only available for limited days of the week)

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2362 M
  • Time:8-9 hours Drive

From Today your trek starts with through Tak Shindo-La pass. From this place, you will chance to see some of the best views of Kantega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru and Mera Peak. After then you will pass through Serpa Village and green forest to the Nunthala. And overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2100 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

After breakfast begins your trek to Bubsa. Your trek begins with downhill through Dudh Koshi River, and cross a Suspension Bridge of 109 meters long. Then climb up to the Sherpa Village through Field of the Barley. Then you reach to Bupsa and overnight at Guest house.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2350 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

Today, Again Starts your trek after your breakfast. This day you will reach to the main entrance to Everest Region. You will meet today the main trail with is starts trek from the Lukla with Flight. On the way to Phakding, you pass through Dudh Koshi River. And then you will meet main trail of Everest regions and finally, you reach to a small village Phakding.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2620 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Today you are following Dudh Koshi River until Hilary Suspension bridge. This is one of highest suspension bridge of Nepal. This day you will enter to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing the path along the Steep Uphill climb When Savoring the First Glimpse of the Everest. You will arrive at the hub Of Sherpa Namche Bazaar. And you spend Overnight at local guest house there.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Today is your Acclimatize day for you with high altitude. On this day you can hike to Everest View hotel. Enjoying the best view of the Mount Everest and other high mountains of the Everest regions. You can enjoy the traditional living of the mountain lifestyle of the local Sherpa People. You can find internet Cafes, restaurant, Bar, ATM, and Colorful Market in the Namche Bazaar. And then overnight at same Guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440
  • Time:2 Hours walk

After Breakfast in Namche. You will walk on the side of the Valley above the Dudhkoshi River. Passes through the small village you can see the Himalayan lifestyle and mountain best climate of the Khumbu Regions. When you reach to Phunki Tenga you can climb uphill to Tengboche. Along the trail, you will chance to enjoy the beautiful rhododendron Flower and best Mountain View of the Himalayas. You will get best view of including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserku and Nuptse. When you will reach to Tengboche you can explore the Khumbu main monastery which is Called Tengboche Monastery. And then overnight at Guest House.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours walk

After Breakfast starts your trek. Your trek is starting with rhododendron forest. You can able to enjoy the best view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. You can gradually steep Down to Deboche. Then cross Imja River to Pangboche and again Step up to Reach Upper Pangboche. You will visit one of the oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region which is Called Pangboche Monastery. You will Continue your trek to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River on the way to Dingboche. This is the best valley of the Everest regions. And then you can send your overnight at Guest house with Best Views.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4410 M

Today, the trek will be continuing up the Dingboche. You will steep climb through the foot of the Khumbu glacier. In Dugla you will take a short break for lunch and then you will walk through Boulders of the Glacier. At the top of this Climb, there are many stone Cairns. Built as memorials to the many Sherpa's who have died while climbing Mt Everest. Then way climb smoothly along the Glacier to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. And overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4940 M
  • Time:5-6 hours Walk

Today after breakfast we will start your journey to Everest base camp. Today is one of the important days for you. After walking through Khumbu Glacier. we will reach Gorakshep it takes 3-4 hours from Lobuche. Then we have lunch there and we will start one of the important journeys to Everest base camp. today is more long day compared to other days. After enjoy to Everest base camp we will back to Gorakhshep and overnight at a guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5164 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours walk

Today, Early Morning you will hike to Kalapatther to explore the best views of the Mount Everest and other high mountains of the Everest region with sunrise views. Kalapatther is one of the best sunrise/sunset viewpoints of the Everest regions. After hiking to Kalapatther you will return back to same Guesthouse and take breakfast and then trek back to Pheriche through same way. And overnight at Pheriche.


  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5545 M
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

It will be steeped down and follow the river through same way to Namche. On the way you will enjoy the best view of the forest, Local Sherpa village and High Mountain with including Mount Everest, Cho oyu, Amadablam and many more. When you will reach at Namche you will able to make refresh and overnight at Guest house.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours Walk

Today is last day of the trekking. Your trek starts with the downhill until the Phakding where you stay during the day 5, after lunch at Phakding you will continue to lukla. you will have a celebration with the guide and potter.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2810 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours

Today early morning you take a short Scenic flight to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu over staff will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day will be your leisure time, you can do your shopping, Massage, or rest at the hotel. You can enjoy your full of the time as per your choice. At the Evening time, we invite you for a farewell dinner at cultural Restaurant with Cultural Nepalese Programs. You can share your experience and feedback us. After farewell dinner transfer to hotel, and overnight at that hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 Min Fly

This is your Last day in Nepal. One of our team members gives you a final departure to the international airport. 

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 Min Drive

Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guide line; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Nepal Everest Base Camp company guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group. 
At last if the itinerary will be not suitable for you please do let us know and will make a tailor-made on it. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.

Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in a Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Two Night  Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B on tourist standard hotel. (If you need more standard hotels let us know we will manage all kinds of hotel)
  • Trekking Guide and a proter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • bus/jeep Ticket for guide Kathmandu/Phaplu.
  • Bus/jeep Ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Phaplu.
  • Flight ticket for guide Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Lukla/Kathmandu
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • All needed official fee.
What is not Included
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get a visa open on your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, and items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (Due to delayed departure or early arrival from the mountains)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

Departure Dates

Select a Departure Month
Departure Date
Start DateApr 23, 2024End DateMay 08, 2024
PriceUS$1399Per Person
Start DateApr 25, 2024End DateMay 10, 2024
PriceUS$1399Per Person
Start DateApr 27, 2024End DateMay 12, 2024
PriceUS$1399Per Person
Start DateApr 28, 2024End DateMay 13, 2024
PriceUS$1399Per Person
Start DateApr 30, 2024End DateMay 15, 2024
PriceUS$1399Per Person

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Good to Know

Phaplu Everest base camp trek Difficulties

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate.  This is one of the different way to reach everest base camp without secnic flight to lukla. You will attain a maximum elevation of 5,550 meters in Kala Patthar. Maximum walking duration is at 8 hours and minimum 4 hours. On average, you will be trekking for roughly around 7 hours.  Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is also the physically demanding high-altitude trek that requires you to be reasonably fit. Non- Experienced, as well as experienced trekkers, can do the trek.  Past hiking experience will be advantageous however, technical skills are not essential. 

Phaplu Everest base camp trek Best Time

To be brief, the best time to visit from Phaplu Everest Base Trek is March, April and May & September, October and November. In these months, it is suitable to trek in this region as the temperature will be mild and there will beautiful sunshine. The journey you will be taking will be full ease. 

Phaplu EBC Trek Routes

Your trek from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp starts and ends at Kathmandu. Embark on the journey of your Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu or Salleri. Walk on a trail lined with Pine forest and cow pastures which give you a European vibe while trekking to Nunthala. Moreover, hike along the Dudh Koshi River and walk past forests and farms on your way to Bupsa. Trek past the charming villages of Surke and Phakding before reaching the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.  

Explore Namche Bazaar filled with cafes, restaurants, and bakeries on your acclimatization day. Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche and go on a hike to Nagarjun Hill on your acclimatizing day at Dingboche.  Continue your trek past Lobuche and Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp. If you happen to trek in the climbing season, you will see the base camp filled with colorful tents of the climbers preparing for the ascent.  Wake up early to catch the stunning sunrise over Everest from the vantage point of Kala Patthar with the best views of Everest. Descend at the Pheriche and trek back to Namche and Lukla. Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek ends with an epic flight back to Kathmandu.


Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

  • The main highest point of this trek is 5545 meters at Kalapatther. Kalapatther is one best Viewpoint of the everest region.

  • Best time to be doable from this trek from (September – October – November - December), February – March – April – May).

  • if you are planning to visit Phaplu everest base camp trek. you will need following permit: 

    •  TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System),
    • Pasang Lahmu Community Fees 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.

  • Yes, it is safe for solo female travel, our teams are responsible, and who are leading the solo travel all through the Nepal Himalayas regions since 2010. 

  • The best seasons to trek in the Everest region are Autumn (from mid-September till the end of November) and Spring (beginning of March until mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend back every day. The nights are cold (between -10C to 5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night.

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