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Everest base camp via phaplu trek

Everest base camp via phaplu trek

Everest base camp via phaplu trek is breathtaking through consistent uphill and downhill terrain makes up for it as you come face to face with some of the tallest mountains on earth.
Everest base camp via phaplu trek is also regarded to be one of the classic trekking trails of Nepal Himalayas. You will have an opportunity to take incredible views of picturesque valley, sloping and rocky hills, superb white-Himalayas lying around, green forest and Buddhist monasteries, explore the flora and faunas, culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa ethnic groups. Thus, hearing those great features, Everest base camp via phaplu trek has been famous and one of the demanded trekking trails in Nepal. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, Everest base camp via phaplu trek with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!

Everest base camp via phaplu trek highlights
  • Discover the tallest mountains on Earth – Mt.Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) & Makalu.
  • Visit old Buddhist Tengboche monasteries. Typical sherpa villages such as Thame and Khumjung
  • Best Himalayan views within 360 deg. angle from Syangeboche hill station and from Kalapatthar hill station.

Everest base camp via phaplu trek detail itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1348m/4,408ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu valley. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2Morning fly to Phaplu. Trek to Nunthala (2,200m/7,194ft), 6 hours

After breakfast, drive to domestic airport of Kathmandu than 30 minutes flight to get Phaplu. Phaplu is a small town with an airstrip. Than we conduct our journey over a gentle ascending path all the way to Takshindo Gompa. After descending from here you reach Manidingma (Nunthala). There is an old cheese factory at Takshindo. Overnight at lodge

Day 3 Trek Nunthala – Bupsa (2,350m/7,685ft.), 6 hours.

The beginning of your trek is a gentle descent to Dudh Koshi River for an early two hour passing through agricultural farm land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements and than trail ascent all the way to Kharikhola (2050m.) passing through Juving (1680m.) a pretty big Rai village and farm lands. From Kharikhola your trail follows a flat path for 45 minutes and then proceeds steeply up to the camp (Bupasa) where you can visit a Buddhist Monastery in a ruined state. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4 Trek Bupsa – Surkey (2,400m/7,848ft) 6 hours.

Today we ascend steeply for the early two hours to Khari La Pass (2880m.) While trekking we pass through rhododendron and oak forest including a small Sherpa settlement and tea shops. From here we can see excellent views of different mountains such as Numbu (6,960m.) Cho-oyu (8,201m.) Gyangchung Kang (7922m.) and Thamserku (6629m) Now, our trail is a gentle descent and pretty flat to Chaubar (2730m.), passing through Bamboo forest and Puiyan (2,770m.) with views of the Khumbu Valley as well as beautiful mountains. At the end of the day, your trail steeply descends to the destination. Surkey is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of Lukla. Overnight at lodge

Day 5 Trek Surkey – Tok Tok (2,640m/8,633 ft), 6 hours.

Trek from Surkey, the first part of the trek is a gentle ascent to Chhiplung (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri Bazzar and Lukla passing through Mushe (2650m.) village. We trek following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Tok Tok village.

Day 6 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,249ft.), 5 hrs

We walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village, walk further Sagarmatha National Park entrance offer where a park entrance fee has to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. As we cross over Hillary bridge, than steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 7 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12645ft.), 6 hours

Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tengboche (3867m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m/25,686ft) and Tawoche (6501m/21,258ft). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tengboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.

Day 8Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,421ft.)

Leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.

Day 9Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,260m/13930ft.)

Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Having breakfast at the guest house, we go around the village and in the afternoon, we even hike up to Chhukung. It also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.

Day 10Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,121ft.)

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 11Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17540ft.), 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m/16,808ft.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.

Day 12Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132ft.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.)

Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche. Foreign volunteer doctors are there to provide medical treatment.

Day 13Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m/12,645ft.)

We would visit the research centre and trek to Tengboche. During the trekking, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river.

Day 14Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,249ft)

It takes about four and half hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Tengboche. En route we will visit traditional villages like Khumjung and Khunde. We will be visiting monastery that has Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon

Day 15Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m/9,352ft.)

Having breakfast in the guest house at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

Day 16Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we go for shopping.

Day 17 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Boudhanath Stupa, visit Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu.

Day 18Transfer to international airport for your final destination flight.
Cost Include
  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Phaplu and from Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Meals: Full board as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Well paid salary, food and accommodation of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees for Everest base camp via phaplu trek
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude
  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the Everest base camp via phaplu trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Equipment checklist

The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu. The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Everest base camp via phaplu trek note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“ What makes Everest base camp via phaplu trek special ? ”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Price starts: On request

    1. Trip Duration: 17 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m /18,132ft
    4. Best Time: Oct – May
    5. Trip Mode: Guest House
    6. Group-Size: 2 – 12 People
    7. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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