Phaplu to Everest Base camp trek by land

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 1400 per person
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • DestinationNepal
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge + Hotel
  • Min. Age: Any
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About Trip

Trekking to Everest base camp from phaplu is another adventurous trekking in Nepal. This trail brings you from low land to the high Himalayas with green valley with a green mountain to the glacier with a snowcapped mountain. Everest Base Camp Trekking via phaplu shows a unique nature view with Sherpa and Tamang culture. This Adventure will be memorable for lifetime event to Everest base camp trek. 

Phaplu to Everest Base camp trek starts from Kathmandu to 10 hours of the drive-by jeep through scenic mountain view, river view to a small town of Providence 1 of Nepal Solu-Khumbu district. Along the way to EBC a lot of ascending and descending way including taskisndo gompas and nunthala. Taksindo is a famous place for cheese in the Khumbu region. Trek will rise ascending to from bank of Dudh Koshi river passing through fertilizing land of Khumbu region and settlement of Sherpa, rai and Tamang community.

Everest base camp trek without lukla flight shows you low valley of Khumbu with different vegetation and animals which start from phaplu and ends in phaplu. Avoid lukla flight to Everest base camp trek because of fear of flight cancelation, flight delays, weather changes, landed in world narrow airport. Everest base camp trek by land gives an opportunity to explore local Sherpa and tamang culture as well as Buddhism.

Your eyes would not be able to stop to see mountain views of Numbu (6960m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Gyangchung Kang (7922m) and Thamserku (6629m).  while you are passing surkey you are just bottom of world narrow airport tensing Hillary airport lukla. Your way will be followed dudhkoshi river to phakdhing and continoius to reach the first viewpoint of World highest mountain Everest and overnight is in Sherpa community of Namche village. The height of Namche (3400 meters) will bring you AMS, it means above 3500 meters our tree lines will be gone and oxygen level will be getting down. One of the biggest tengboche monastery will be along the way of your goal will give more power and strength, Rocky mountain kalapthar will show a closest majestic view of Mount Everest including nuptse, lotse, pumori, amadblam, and others, Everest base camp passes through a Khumbu glacier and got opportunity to see Khumbu icefall.

Trip Highlights

  • New Airport and more secured airport.
  • taksindo cheese factory.
  • Tasksindo oldest monastery.
  • Experience of different society and cultures.
  • sherpa capital Namche bazaar.
  • Everest viewpoint, kalapathar, Tengboche monastery, land of Sherpa climber Khumjung.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive by jeep to Phaplu from kathmandu which will take about 10 hours.
  • Day 02:Trek from Nunthala 2200m
  • Day 03:Trek from Bupsa 2350m
  • Day 04:Trek to Phakding 2652m, About to 5 hrs hiking.
  • Day 05:Trek from Phakding 2652 to Namche Bazaar 3440m, About 5 hrs hiking.
  • Day 06:acclamatization day in namche.
  • Day 07:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3867m, about 5 hrs trek.
  • Day 08:Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche 4260m, around 5 hrs of hiking.
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day in dingboche.
  • Day 10:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4930m, about 5 - 6 hours of hiking.
  • Day 11:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5364 meters via Gorakshep 5180m.
  • Day 12:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar 5545 metters and then to Pheriche 4243 meters.
  • Day 13:Trek from Pheriche to Namche 3867 meters about 7 hrs hike.
  • Day 15:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2886 m
  • Day 16:Fly to kathmandu

Cost Includes

  1. Airport pick drop & pick up by private vehicle.
  2. All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  3. Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  4. A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  5. Drive to phaplu and fly back from lukla.
  6. Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
  7. National Park permits.
  8. TIMS (Trekker's information management System)
  9. All ground transportation.
  10. All our government taxes.
  11. Official expanse.

Cost Excludes

  1. Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  2. International air fare.
  3. Nepal entry visa fee.
  4. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  5. Personal trekking Equipments.
  6. tips for guide and potter etc.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Drive by jeep to Phaplu from kathmandu which will take about 10 hours.After a 10 hour drive, we will be in phaplu. which is our starting point of hiking.
  • Day 02Trek from Nunthala 2200m we start to hike from Phaplu to Nunthala, 2200m. which takes approximately seven hours. Phaplu is a small Himalayan town with an airport. Our way towards to Takshindo Gompa. After descending from here you will reach Nunthala. You can visit the old cheese factory at Takshindo. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Trek from Bupsa 2350m You will start your trek with a gentle descent towards the Dudh Koshi River (know as a Milk River) for nearly two hour passing through agricultural pastures and a small Sherpa and Rai villages. From the Dudh Koshi river you will elevate all the way to Kharikhola (2050m.) passing through Juving (1680m.) a quite a dense Rai village and farm lands. From Kharikhola you will have a gentle walk for 45 minutes and then proceeds steeply up to the camp (Bupsa) where you can see an antique Buddhist Monastery in a ruined state. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04Trek to Phakding 2652m, About to 5 hrs hiking.The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for early 2 hours to Chipling (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla passing through Mushe (2650m.). From this place, the road is quite broad and busy. Now, your trail is almost flat with a gentle descent and then ascent to Phakding. This is a short trek after 3 long days trekking. You can hang in and around Phakding village. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05Trek from Phakding 2652 to Namche Bazaar 3440m, About 5 hrs hiking.Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, DudhKoshi River and views of MauntThamserku. After passing a few settlements we a checkpost, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of DudhKoshi River and BhoteKoshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.
  • Day 06acclamatization day in namche.Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.
  • Day 07Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3867m, about 5 hrs trek.Massive views of amadamblam, everest, lotse bring you ahead to khangjuma.Hike down to river side in to green pine forest. having lunch with sound of imjakhola and bhotekoshi river. Another 2-3 hrs hike to tengboche.
  • Day 08Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche 4260m, around 5 hrs of hiking.Trek from tengboche to Dingboche starts the other day with a visit to biggest Buddist Monastry in the region.The journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho and TsuroWog. One can view beautiful view of soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Lhotse along with others while passing through the KhumbilaKhola valley to ridge top. On moving further through the trail through ImjaKhola eventually Dingboche is reached.
  • Day 09 Acclimatization day in dingboche.Today is rest day on a trek. Dingboche is nice place to explore, either you can go to chukung or nagarjun hill to view point.
  • Day 10Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4930m, about 5 - 6 hours of hiking.During the trek after walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, the ascent to ChupkiLhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories to American mountaineer Scott Fischer and to BabuChhiri Sherpa, the 10 time Everest Summitteer Nepalese citizen. Beautiful view Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori and Mount Mahalangur can be viewed as trail crosses the Khumbu glacier where little symptoms of altitude sickness can be experienced.
  • Day 11Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5364 meters via Gorakshep 5180m.This is the most important day of the Everst Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360 degree panaromic view snowcapped mountains. Actually Mount Everest is not seen from here however Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. Below Mount Pumori a grey grassy land of Kalopaththar can be seen after climbing up the steep through terrain of Changri glacier.
  • Day 12Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar 5545 metters and then to Pheriche 4243 meters. On the climax of this trip the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one pauses and catch breath while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep. The descent to Periche begins after Lunch.
  • Day 13Trek from Pheriche to Namche 3867 meters about 7 hrs hike.The descend continues through the route back to the terminal moraine at Duglha, passing through the beautiful village of Pheriche and Orsho along with Shomare. On reaching Pangboche village one can explore the oldest monastry in the region which has the legend of storing scalp and bones of YETI, the repulsive snowman. Moving further over the bridge above DudhKoshi River and DudhKoshi gorge down the descent through pine forests, the path reaches Sansa trail junction. After lunch the trail to Namche bazar continues appreciating the marvel of Mount Amadablam, Mount Lhotse, views of the tip of Everest and Tengboche on the trail route.
  • Day 15Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2886 mThe last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over DudhKoshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached.
  • Day 16Fly to kathmanduFly from Lukla to Kathmandu sleep overnight at Kathmandu.