Phaplu Everest base camp trek

  • 20 Days
  • Everest Region Trekking , Nepal

Phaplu Everest base camp trek

Trip At Glance

Duration
20 Days
Elevation
Highest access of the trek: (5486m.)
Best Season
September to November & February to May
Transportation
Ktm-Phaplu Lukla-Ktm flight
Min. Group Size
1to 32
Trip Type
Lodge

Overview and Highlights

Everest base camp from Phaplu trek is one of the less dense trekking route in Khumbu region. The trek starts from Phaplu after 30 miniutes scenice flight over mountains. Phaplu, the homeland of Sherpa and Rai people is unique sattlements for the culture explorers. Highlander people and their culture following the rhodondern forest makes the trek more meaniful. Farmers in the fields, yaks grazing in the high land is another attraction of the trail.

The trekking package takes you to the lap of world's highest peak Mount Everest 98848m.). You will climb the Kalapathar hill to explore the entire beauty of the himalays. Phaplu is the second tourism hub in Everest region to connect the capital city Kathmandu

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu .Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. Overnight in Kathmandu.

takes about 30 minutes and the trek from Phaplu to Manidingma (Nunthala, 2200m.) takes approximately seven hours.. Stay overnight at lodge

takes about 06 hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle descent to the Dudh Koshi River (Milk River) for an early two hour passing through agricultural farm land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From the Dudh Koshi river, your trail is a gentle 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..

takes about five and half hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend steeply for the early two hours to Khari La Pass (2880m.). While trekking you pass through rhododendron and oak forest including a small Sherpa settlement and tea shops. From this point, you can see excellent views of different mountains such as Numbu (6960m.), Cho-oyu (8201m.), Gyangchung Kang (7922m.) and Thamserku (6629m.). Now, your trail is a gentle descent and pretty flat to Chaubar (2730m.), passing through Bamboo forest and Puiyan (2770m.) 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

which takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for early 2 hours to Chhiplung (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.

takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Today we will do the trek to Thami and back again. Thami lies at an elevation of 3750m, near the foot of a large valley west of Namche Bazaar. The route passes the settlements of Phurte (3390m), Thamo (3440m) and Somde (3580m) before arriving in the Sherpa village of Thami (3750m). We will have good views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m) to the south. After our lunch we will return to Namche Bazaar for the night (6 hrs).

Today we will take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. From Khumjung we can enjoy views of Mt Everest. We stay overnight in Khumjung (3-4 hrs).

Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on whichh the monestary of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the worlds most magnificent. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We will spend the night in Tengboche village (5 hrs).

 takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic views of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge at dingboche.

takes about five and half hours. The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After a two hour walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge

and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of the sunrise. From Kala Patthar, you have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other peaks. Yaks are normally used as four-legged porters in this area. Stay overnight at lodge.

takes approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at lodge.

takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge..

it takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Final Departure

Cost Includes:

Trip Price:
Starts from: US $ 1400.00

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
Travelling time(Season)
Extra services
Note: . The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

Included in the price

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking tour guide by car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guest houses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides(Government Licensed holder) and Porters with good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Everest(Sagarmatha) National Park permit fees
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff during trekking period
  • TIMS(Trekker's Information Management System) Card
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • All administrative works (If necessary) related to government body
  • Government Taxes, legal expenses

Cost Excludes

Not included in the price

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Airfare domestic / international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.)( Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos)
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Extra Tea and Coffee.
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request)
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have to pay them directly)
  • Tips to trekking staffs ( Amount depends upon you)

Additional Information

Sagarmatha National Park ( Everest trekking) - 1000RS
Bring Passport and Passport size Photograph
Saturday generally Government and Office are close so if you arriving Friday Evening and want to departure for trekking Next day , let us know
Trekkers’ management system (TIMS) also required Fee: $ 20

Small groups have less impact on local communities and environments.
Where possible we believe in direct contribution on local communities, we visit by using locally owned and run accommodation and eating locally produced food.
We are careful to ensure that local staff and operators receive a fair rate for their services. We want workers welfare and we know properly law of international labor organization
We encourage our own staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies into practice.
We endeavour to ensure that our practices help in the environmental conservation of the areas we visit.
We provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural and religious beliefs of local communities.
we respect all our valuable clients
we  respect all kinds of language, religions
we never just teach you our culture we want to learn from you too
we would like to established good and familiar relation with you forever during the life
If possible, we request you for not use plastics materials

Nepal village  Pvt. Ltd is Government License Holder Company and we are an Authorized Holder’s Company we have Authorization from Nepal Tourism board. We help you to find Tims Permit. the Government of Nepal has made some changes in existing Trekkers’ Management Information System (TIMS) provisions from April 1, 2010. As per the government decision, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) will jointly implement the TIMS.
NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system under a new format from April 1, 2010. As per the MoU, they have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those traveling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service with us can pay fee for TIM’s card in US dollar. If you take package service with us Tims Card Permit is include with Price.

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