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Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts


18 Days

Highest access:


Group Size:



Everest Region, Nepal


Moderate / Adventure

Best season:

Autumn / Spring


Sherpa Nepali Culture


Private Vehicle / Flight


Hotel / Tea House


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner +Tea or Coffee


Mt.Everest, Nepal


TIA, Kathmandu Nepal

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Highlights

  • Flight to Phaplu: Begin with a scenic flight for stunning Himalayan views.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse in Sherpa villages, experiencing warm hospitality.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Trek through lush forests to alpine regions.
  • Namche Bazaar: Explore vibrant Namche Bazaar, acclimatize amidst mountain scenery.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Visit Tengboche Monastery for spiritual moments and panoramic views.
  • Everest Base Camp: Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, soak in awe-inspiring surroundings.
  • Kala Patthar Sunrise: Witness Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse at sunrise from Kala Patthar.
  • Khumbu Glacier & Icefall: Marvel at key Everest features, learn about climbers' challenges.
  • Sherpa Villages Interaction: Interact with Sherpa communities, learn about their traditions.
  • High-altitude Flora/Fauna: Observe unique mountain flora, fauna, and local wildlife.

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek Description

Welcome to the breathtaking journey of the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek! Embark on the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Start with a scenic flight to Phaplu, offering stunning Himalayan views. Immerse in Sherpa culture, trek through diverse landscapes, and explore Namche Bazaar.

Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery and reach the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp. Catch a sunrise from Kala Patthar, marvel at the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, and interact with Sherpa communities. Experience unique high-altitude flora and fauna along the way. This trek promises a perfect blend of cultural immersion and breathtaking natural beauty, making it an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

How hard is Phaplu to Everest base camp trek?

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp trek is challenging but immensely rewarding. The journey involves varied landscapes and altitudes, requiring a good level of fitness. Trek through lush forests, picturesque valleys, and high-altitude regions. Acclimatization stops in Namche Bazaar help adapt to the altitude. The final stretch to Everest Base Camp includes steep ascents. Proper preparation, gradual acclimatization, and a positive mindset are key. Experienced guides and breathtaking views make the challenge worthwhile, offering an unforgettable adventure for those seeking both physical and mental accomplishment.

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
1 Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m).
2 Briefing and Preparation for the trek.
3 Early morning drive to Phaplu(2,600m).
4 Trek from Phaplu to Nunthala(2220m).
5 Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa Danda(2160m/).
6 Trek from Bupsa Danda to Chheplung(2,710m).
7 Trek from Chheplung to Namche Bazaar(3,440m).
8 Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
9 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,870m).
10 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m).
11 Acclimatization Day at Dingboche.
12 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m).
13 Trek from Lobuche – GorakShep via EBC(5,364m)
14 Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5,545m).
15 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar(3,440m).
16 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,845m).
17 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1400m).
18 Final Departure / Fly Your Home Country.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m).

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1400
Day Activity Meeting / Preparation

Kathmandu Welcome: Dive into rich culture, explore temples, markets, and savor local cuisine.

Cozy Stay: Rest in recommended comfort before your Everest Base Camp trek.

Pre-Trek Prep: Brief orientation, meet your guide, and gear check for a seamless start.

Airport Transfers: Stress-free pickups, ensuring a smooth transition to your accommodation.

City Insights: Insider tips on navigating Kathmandu from knowledgeable guides.

Ready for a lifetime adventure? Let Kathmandu set the stage for Phaplu to Everest Base Camp trek!  #KathmanduAdventure #EBCPrep #ExploreNepal"

Day 2 : Briefing and Preparation for the trek.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1450
Day Activity Sightseeing

Orientation Time: Dive into the details of your Phaplu to Everest Base Camp adventure. Know the trail, schedule, and safety essentials.

Meet Your Guide: Connect with your experienced guide – your trusted companion for the journey ahead.

Gear Check: Ensure you're well-equipped. Double-check your gear for a comfortable and secure trek.

Trail Highlights: Get a sneak peek into the exciting landmarks and breathtaking views awaiting you on the trail.

Day 3 : Early morning drive to Phaplu (2,413 m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2413
Day Activity Driving / Trekking

Rise and Shine: Kickstart your day early for a breathtaking drive to Phaplu, soaking in the sunrise over the Himalayas.

Scenic Journey: Enjoy the picturesque landscapes as you wind through the roads, heading towards the starting point of your adventure.

Mountain Views: Marvel at the distant peaks, building anticipation for the incredible journey that lies ahead.

Phaplu Arrival: Arrive in Phaplu, ready to commence your trek to Everest Base Camp from this scenic starting point.

Let the adventure begin! Phaplu awaits with its mountainous charm and the promise of an unforgettable trek. #PhapluDrive #EBCAdventure #MountainVibes"

Day 4 : Trek from Phaplu to Nunthala (2220m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2220
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Trail Commencement: Start your journey with a sense of excitement as you set foot on the trail from Phaplu.

Nature's Path: Traverse through lush landscapes, dense forests, and charming villages, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Mountain Views: Catch glimpses of stunning mountain vistas along the way, a taste of the breathtaking scenes to come.

Tea House Stop: Take a refreshing break at a local teahouse, enjoying a warm meal and connecting with fellow trekkers.

Nunthala Arrival: Reach Nunthala, a quaint village at 2,220m, where you can rest, recharge, and absorb the serene mountain atmosphere.

An exhilarating day of trekking – step by step, closer to the Everest Base Camp adventure! #PhapluToNunthala #MountainTrek #EBCJourney

Day 5 : Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa Danda(2160m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2160
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Onward Journey: Resume your trek from Nunthala, setting out on the trail with renewed energy.

Scenic Pathways: Wander through enchanting landscapes, traversing gentle slopes and charming rhododendron-filled forests.

Village Views: Pass through traditional villages, interacting with locals and gaining insights into their mountain way of life.

Bupsa Danda Ascent: Ascend to Bupsa Danda at 2,160m, your destination for the day, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

Rest and Relaxation: Settle into your accommodation, unwind, and savor the satisfaction of another day's trek.

Another step closer to the Everest Base Camp – each stride filled with adventure and mountain magic! #NunthalaToBupsaDanda #MountainTrek #EBCAdventure

Day 6 : Trek from Bupsa Danda to Chheplung (2,710m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 2710
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Continued Exploration: Resume your trek, as the trail unfolds through diverse landscapes, showcasing the Himalayan region's natural beauty.

Elevated Paths: Ascend through winding trails, surrounded by lush greenery and captivating mountain views.

Panoramic Peaks: Catch breathtaking glimpses of towering peaks, a constant reminder of the majestic journey towards Everest Base Camp.

Floral Delights: Immerse yourself in the alpine environment, adorned with vibrant wildflowers and rhododendrons.

Chheplung Arrival: Reach Chheplung at 2,710m, a welcoming mountain village. Rest, rejuvenate, and relish the high-altitude atmosphere.

Every step marks progress, bringing you closer to the extraordinary Everest Base Camp adventure! #BupsaToChheplung #MountainTrek #EBCJourney

Day 7 : Trek from Chheplung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Mountain Ascent: Embark on a thrilling ascent from Chheplung, where every step reveals the grandeur of the Himalayan landscape.

Spectacular Vistas: Marvel at the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, a preview of the breathtaking scenery that Namche Bazaar holds.

Enchanting Forests: Navigate through enchanting forests, filled with the serenity of nature and the promise of high-altitude adventure.

River Crossings: Cross picturesque suspension bridges over rushing rivers, adding an extra thrill to your trek.

Namche Bazaar Arrival: Reach the vibrant Namche Bazaar at 3,440m, a bustling mountain town nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region.

A day of awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters on the journey to Everest Base Camp! #ChheplungToNamche #MountainTrek #EBCAdventure

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3440
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Rest and Acclimate: Take a well-deserved break to acclimate to the higher altitude. Explore Namche Bazaar at a leisurely pace.

Namche Exploration: Wander through the charming town, visit the local market, and soak in the unique blend of Sherpa culture and mountain hospitality.

Panoramic Views: Hike to higher viewpoints around Namche for panoramic views of Everest and neighboring peaks.

Local Delicacies: Treat yourself to local cuisine at teahouses or cafes, savoring the flavors of the region.

Sunset Serenity: Enjoy the evening as the sun sets over the Himalayas, casting a warm glow on the majestic peaks.

An essential day of acclimatization, ensuring you're ready for the continued ascent to Everest Base Camp! #NamcheAcclimatize #MountainRetreat #EBCAdventure

Day 9 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 3870
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Ascending Heights: Resume your trek with a steady ascent from Namche Bazaar, heading towards the elevated destination of Tengboche.

Mountain Vistas: Immerse yourself in stunning vistas of the Everest and Ama Dablam peaks as you ascend through the Himalayan terrain.

Alpine Trails: Traverse picturesque alpine trails, surrounded by rhododendron forests and the crisp mountain air.

Tengboche Monastery: Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual and cultural landmark offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Tengboche Arrival: Arrive in Tengboche at 3,870m, where you can rest, admire the serene surroundings, and absorb the spiritual ambiance.

A day filled with mountain majesty and cultural richness on the path to Everest Base Camp! #NamcheToTengboche #MountainTrek #EBCJourney

Day 10 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m).

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Tea House
Elevation 4410
Day Activity Trekking / Sightseeing

Mountain Descent: Begin your day with a descent from Tengboche, taking in the scenic beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Alpine Splendor: Traverse through alpine meadows and forests, witnessing the changing flora as you gain altitude.

Panoramic Peaks: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of iconic peaks like Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam along the way.

High-Altitude Air: Feel the crispness of the high-altitude air as you ascend towards the picturesque village of Dingboche.

Dingboche Welcome: Arrive in Dingboche at 4,410m, a charming village nestled in the mountains, where you can rest and acclimate.

A day of mountain wonders and high-altitude adventure on your journey to Everest Base Camp! #TengbocheToDingboche #MountainTrek #EBCAdventure

Best Time for Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, typically from March to May and September to November. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures, making the trek more enjoyable. During these months, you'll have the best chance to witness stunning views of the Himalayas and experience favorable trekking conditions. Avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall, and the winter season (December to February) when harsh weather and snow make the trek challenging.


Difference between Classic Trekking Route and Phaplu

While the classic Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla is immensely popular, the Phaplu route presents a unique perspective. Phaplu offers a quieter and less crowded trail, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the region. You'll trek through unseen villages, lush forests filled with rhododendrons and oaks, and pristine lakes, experiencing the raw and authentic side of the Everest region.

Phaplu to (EBC) Trek Permits and Documents

To embark on this adventure, you'll need essential permits and documents, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. Our experienced guides will assist you in obtaining these permits, ensuring a hassle-free trek.


Travel Services for Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek

Embark on the ultimate journey from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp with our top-notch travel services! 🏔️✈️

👣 Trail Expertise: Navigate the trails with ease guided by experienced local Sherpas.

🏡 Cozy Accommodations: Enjoy comfortable lodges and teahouses along the route, ensuring a good night's rest.

🍜 Delicious Dining: Savor authentic Nepali cuisine and international delights to fuel your trek.

🚁 Scenic Helicopter Option: Elevate your experience with a breathtaking helicopter ride for a portion of the journey.

👷‍♂️ Safety First: Our priority is your safety. Well-equipped guides and emergency support ensure a worry-free trek.

🎒 Porter Assistance: Lighten your load with friendly porters to carry your gear, allowing you to focus on the stunning scenery.

📸 Photo Opportunities: Capture jaw-dropping moments at every turn – share your adventure with envy-inducing snapshots!

🌐 Easy Booking: Hassle-free reservations and flexible packages tailored to your preferences.

Embark on the trek of a lifetime with us – where every step brings you closer to the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp!  #AdventureAwaits #EverestTrek #PhapluToEBC

Guides and Porters Service for Your Phaplu to EBC Trek

"Your Ultimate Trek Companions: Guides & Porters for Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Adventure! 🏞️👣

🤝 Expert Guides: Local Sherpas with in-depth knowledge, ensuring a safe and enriching journey.

💪 Friendly Porters: Lighten your load and trek stress-free as our porters carry your gear with a smile.

🌄 Scenic Wisdom: Guides share fascinating insights into the region's culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes.

🏠 Accommodation Assistance: Effortlessly arrange cozy lodges and teahouses for a comfortable night's rest.

🍜 Culinary Delights: Enjoy local and international cuisines at our recommended stops along the trail.

🚑 Safety Assurance: Guides equipped for emergencies, prioritizing your well-being throughout the trek.

📷 Memory Makers: Guides and porters ensure your Everest moments are captured, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Book now for a trek filled with camaraderie, support, and the thrill of reaching Everest Base Camp! #TrekWithUs #GuidesAndPorters #EBCAdventure"


Transportation and Accommodations services during the trek

🚐 Smooth Transfers: Enjoy hassle-free transportation from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp – our comfy rides ensure a scenic journey.

🏡 Cozy Stays: Rest easy in our handpicked lodges and teahouses along the route – a perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

🍜 Delicious Dining: Fuel your trek with delectable meals at our recommended stops – savor local flavors and international favorites.

🛌 Restful Nights: Recharge in comfortable accommodations with picturesque views, guaranteeing a good night's sleep.

📆 Flexible Bookings: Easily secure your transportation and accommodations – choose packages tailored to your trekking schedule.

Experience the beauty of the Himalayas without a worry – where every ride and stay enhances your Everest Base Camp adventure! 🏞️🛌 #TrekInStyle #EBCAdventure #ComfortTravel 🚐✨"

Everything You Need to Know Before Your Phaplu to EBC Trek

📅 Best Time to Trek: Optimal trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for clear skies and pleasant temperatures.

🚙 Getting There: Fly to Phaplu or take a scenic drive. We arrange comfortable transportation for a smooth start.

🎒 Packing Essentials: Pack layers, sturdy hiking boots, a good backpack, and essentials. Don't forget your camera for stunning snapshots!

🥾 Trail Highlights: Capture breathtaking views of the Himalayas, cross suspension bridges, and immerse yourself in local culture at teahouses.

🍲 Fueling Up: Enjoy local and international cuisine at teahouses along the way – try dal bhat, a Nepali favorite.

🌦️ Weather Check: Be prepared for changing weather. Mornings are crisp, and afternoons can be warm. Nights can get chilly, especially at higher altitudes.

🚰 Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay energized and combat altitude effects. Carry a reusable water bottle.

💼 Guides & Porters: Consider hiring guides and porters for a smoother trek. They add to the experience by sharing local insights and lightening your load.

🚑 Altitude Awareness: Acclimatize gradually, listen to your body, and notify your guide of any discomfort. Safety is our priority.

Book with us for an unforgettable Phaplu to EBC trek – where every step is a journey and every moment is a memory! 🥾✨ #EBCAdventure #TrekSmart #AdventureAwaits 🏔️"

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