Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest base camp via phaplu bazzar trekking tour is breathtaking through consistent uphill and downhill terrain which makes up for it as you come face to face with some of the tallest mountains on earth…..leaving you awestruck….virtually! This longer expedition to Mt Everest follows in the footsteps of the early expeditions but with a slight variation heading to the first natural park of Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park. To conduct this trek, you can either day drive all the way to Phaplu or take a adventurous mountain flight to Phaplu.
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 trekking 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, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!
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 – Phakding (2,652m/8,672ft), 5 hours.
Trek from Surkey, the first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for early 2 hours to Chhiplung (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri Bazzar 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. Overnight at lodge
Day 6 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,249ft.)
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Benkar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m/28,933ft) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,847ft). 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 16Lukla 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.
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.
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.
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