Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

18 Days
  • Trip Code: N-ET-138
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Season: Sept/Oct/ Nov/Mar/Apr/May
  • Max Altitude: 5545m/18192ft
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car/Jeep/Flight
  • Accomodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu & Tea-house in Trekking
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

Trip Overview


Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is an alternate route to reach Everest Base Camp. This trekking route is different from conventional routes of EBC via Lukla by flight or Jiri by the drive.

Phaplu is a hilly town located in the north-east of Nepal. It is around 90 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Phaplu is connected with Kathmandu by flight as well as the road. So, you have the choice to drive by jeep to Phaplu if the flight is canceled.

Everest Base Camp trekking via Phaplu is a few days longer than through Lukla. However, this route is excellent in terms of the green scenery of valleys, rivers, and terraced land. The trekkers who want to start trekking from the fewer tourists trail in Everest Region; the route of Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek might be the best for them.

Another attraction of the route is to see the local lifestyle of Sherpa. During trekking, you pass through many Sherpa villages. Thus, somebody calls this route as Sherpa Heritage Trail.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek offers lovely Himalayan vistas that include Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other 18 snowy mountain peaks located in Everest territory.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek commences from Phaplu. It takes 35 minutes scenic mountain flight or 9 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition arrange both options trip even though we mentioned here trip itinerary by the flight.

After arriving Phaplu you start trekking with ascent all the way to Tak Shindo Gompa crossing pass named Taksindo La (3870m. At Tak Shindo, you can visit an old cheese factory. Then, you descend to reach Nunthala. You follow the trail along Dudh Koshi River through the terraced hillsides and beautiful small villages. Eventually, you come join with the main trail of Everest after Puiyan.

Then you continue trekking passing the places of Namche Bazaar Namche bazaar Tengboche Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally reach your ultimate destination ‘Everest Base Camp. After the ascent of Kalapathar, the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, you retrace back to Lukla. From Lukla you back to Kathmandu by a short flight.

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek Note:

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek can be started on any date of the year. However its best time is during autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov) and spring (March, Apr, May) for the best of view of the mountains. You can start this trip on any date which you prefer. Should you require additional information about Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking, please feel free to contact us.

Itinerary


You will be met by our Tour officer in Kathmandu International Airport. He will escort you to the hotel. Briefing of Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 35 minutes. Walking 3 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Tak Shindo.

Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Kharikhola.

Walking 6  hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Puiyan.

Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Phakding.

Walking 5 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Tengboche.

Walking 6 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Dingboche.

Walking 4 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Dingboche.

Walking 5 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Lobuche.

Walking 6 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 6 to 7 hours. O/n at Mountain Lodge in Lukla.

Rest of the day at leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Half day sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu including Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can do last minute shopping in Thamel, the tourist market of Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural shows at an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International airport and see you off. End of Service. Or You may take optional side tours.

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