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 and Sagarmatha 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.
Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Phaplu By Local Beep/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.
Day 01Arrival Day in Kathmandu.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.
Day 02Drive to Phaplu By Local Beep/Bus.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 the 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)
Day 03Trek to NunthalaFrom 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.
Day 04Trek to BupsaAfter 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.
Day 05Trek to PhakdingToday, 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.
Day 06Trek to Namche Bazaar.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.
Day 07Acclimatize day in Namche Bazaar.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.
Day 08Trek to Tengboche.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.
Day 09Trek to Dingboche.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 be 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.
Day 10Trek to Lobuche.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.
Day 11Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest base camp
Day 12Hike to Kalapatther and trek back to Pheriche.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.
Day 13Trek to Namche.It will be the steep down and following 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.
Day 14Trek to LuklaToday 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.
Day 15Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.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.
Day 16Final Departure.This is your Last day in Nepal. One of our team members gives you a final departure to the international airport.