Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Everest
Trip Grade
Moderate/Adventure
Highest Elevation
5545m.
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea House/Basis
Trek Duration
16 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Phaplu to Lukla

Trip Overview

PHAPLU TO EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IN NEPAL

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the oldest and most famous trekking routes in the Everest region. This trekking route is still used by porters and pack animals, with much fewer trekkers that do the Lukla. It has a combination of natural and cultural wonders. The route offers us an opportunity to see the beautiful scenery of the Himal. Sherpa lives here and many families along this route have converted their homes into trekker lodges for the foreign trekker. This trekking route now has a new road that allows buses to continue where the trek now begins.

Varying altitudes, diverse floras and faunas, ethnic cultures, and indigenous lifestyles are some of the highlights of this trek. This trek takes you from the midland hills through the well-beaten tracks into the Himalayas. Trekking to this region offers any form of a travel package in the Everest region. This will be an adventure that will be remembered for the generation to come. The trekking trail from Phaplu to Namche Bazaar goes through many villages, jungles, and terraces. We get an opportunity to explore or to see the beautiful Sherpa kingdom.

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek route is a popular trekking route in the Everest region. The trail passes through beautifully terraced farmlands, forests, and classic middle-hill countryside. The views of the awesome mountains and the beautiful scenery make this trek special. You will also have the chance to have a close look at the spectacular Khumbu Icefall at Everest Base Camp. This type of trekking is for the trekker who wants real adventures and is looking for a challenging trek. This trekking route goes from Jiri to Namche. The Autumn and spring season is the best season for trekking on this route.

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
Trek time: 20 minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: Kathmandu to Phaplu by local jeep 7-8 hrs

Early Morning catches a Local Express Jeep and Continue Drive to Phaplu. following Bhote Koshi river and BB Rajmark and separately driving to Phaklu Salleri. Beautiful Scenery Ever Green Nepali tropical Village and popular river rafting in Nepal. after the drive stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 7-8 hour drive
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 03: phaplu to Nunthala (2,250m/7,500ft): 5-6 hrs

after the long drive and tough road from Kathmandu to Phaplu. take breakfast and follow the trail to Everest Base Camp. on the way pass beautiful Tamang and Sherpa Village Ringmo, Deurali and Continue to Nunthala Stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 04: NUNTHALA–BUPSA (2,360M/7,750FT): 5-6 HRS

For Nunthala we leave Bupsa after having breakfast early in the morning. During the day will have to downhill which is rai village Juving after that couple hour climb to Kharikhola take lunch beautiful Magar and Sherpa village forward to Bupsa. The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail then climbs through Several Sherpa’s villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. We will then cross the river and trek alongside several crop field. And we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 05: BUPSA–PAYU (2,590M/8,550FT): 5-6 HRS

We leave Bupsa for Payu after having breakfast early in the morning. From Payu after having lunch leading on a winding trail with views of Lukla town and its airstrip. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak and the beautiful villages, landscapes, and wonderful view of the mountain. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will rest and we will move towards Payu where we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 06: PAYU-PHAKDING (2680M) 7 HOURS

After breakfast trek to Phakding, we are joining are most popular Everest base camp tails and busy touristic area. Because those travelers have a short holiday and would like to see Mt. Everest they can take both ways from Lukla to Lukla by domestic flight. And forward to Phakding stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 07: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,438M/11,280 FT): 11KM, 5 – 6 HOURS

After a hot breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest village in the Khumbu region, which is the most popular Himalayan city Touristic area same as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking toward Monjo Entering Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System Main Gate. Flow up Dudhkoshi River and cross the highest double substance bridge bottom of the Namche. We have the chance to see Mt. Everest on the trail and continue to Namche. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 08: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY – NAMCHE BAZAAR: (3,440M/11,284FT)

Today Explore and Acclimatization day, after breakfast visit to Sherpa Museum which is popular in the Khumbu region about the Sherpa culture and history, and will have the hike to the top of the Everest viewpoint take a cup of tea or coffee at Everest View lodge. If the weather is perfect then will see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island Peak, Amadablam, and Many Others Trekking peaks. When we return from Everest Viewpoint visit Khumjung Village and Admon Hillary high school take lunch and back to Namche, Little sightseeing stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: Explore and Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 09: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO PHORTSE (3,870M/12,694FT): 10KM, 5- 6 HOURS

We will continue trek to Phortse medium beautiful Sherpa village. Beginning part flat and easy after Sanasa moderate slide and stepping to Mongla situate 4000m. During the time trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest. We will have our lunch on the way and we will move towards Phortse. Take lunch that depends on choice and extremely descending to Phortse Tenga pass the bridge and end of our destination and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 10: PHORTSE TO DINGBOCHE (4,360 M/14,300 FT): 9KM, 5 – 6 HOURS

We trek to Dingboche, which is a massive viewpoint and a chance to see lots of wild animals such as Blue sheep, dear, Himalayan Thar, and Many Domestic Yaks browsing grass. The Phortse to Dingboche is the most beautiful trail selected by Everest Trekking Routes. Take lunch at Upper Pangboche or Samare and slowly trek to Dingboche and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 11: DINGBOCHE ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Today is Acclimatization day at Dingboche just a light hike to a little pick or a hike to Chhukung just a combination of acute mountain sickness and visiting Dingboche Sherpa Villages. Will have to wear warm cloth and take lots of drinking water. Make sure could reach our Destination to EBC and stay the extra night at the lodge.
Trek time: Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 12: DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4910 M) 5/6 HOURS

We start our trek towards Lobuche, over 4000 meters have to most care health because before Lobuche slowly toward Dhukla and take lunch and rest for while and hard part stepping and amazing Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam peak, Lobuche peak, Pumori peak, and Nupse Peak. During the time trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. It makes us enjoy it and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 13: LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP (5170 M/16,961FT), VISIT EVEREST BASE CAMP (5364 M/17,594 FT): 13KM

From Lobuche to Gorakshep takes more than 2 hours and must leave early morning, because take the hot drink as tea or coffee continue to Gorakshep and get accommodation to leave the bag. Before the visit to Everest Base Camp, we have to have Breakfast and take with us light food. It is a hard and long day almost 8 to 10 hours. Return from EBC and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 9-10 hour visit to Everest Base Camp 5364m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 14: GORAK SHEP TO KALA PATTHAR (5,545M/18,192FT) TO PHERICHE (4,288M/14,070FT): 16KM, 7-8 HOURS

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar peak 5545m. Which is our main destination sunrise and panoramic views in front of Mt Everest and Pumori Expedition, Magnificent Himalayan range and return to Gorakshep take breakfast then after that continue to trek to Pheriche. At the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. We have our lunch on the then after we will continue our trekking towards Pheriche where we will stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 7-8 hour visit Kalapathar Peak 5545m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 15: PHERICHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11,280 FT): 20KM, 6 – 7 HOURS

We trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest village in the Khumbu region, which is the most popular Himalayan city Touristic area same as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking toward Monjo Entering Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System Main Gate. Flow up Dudhkoshi River and cross the highest double substance bridge bottom of the Namche. We have the chance to see mt. Everest on the trail and continue to Namche. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 16: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA (2,800M/9,186FT): 19KM, 6 – 7 HOURS

We leave Namche Bazaar for Lukla after having breakfast in the hotel and we easily downhill but more traffic from yak, Jhopkyo, and Porters toward manjo. Before Lukla takes light lunch and continues to Lukla, finally we will complete our trip and warm up with all team to say goodbye to local porters waiting for the flight to Kathmandu and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 17: FLY TO KATHMANDU

We will be driven towards the local airport of Lukla to fly towards Kathmandu valley. Because some time very hard to get a flight and lots of people waiting. We must reserve for flight before our trip. When we arrived in Kathmandu explore and shopping souvenirs for your family. We will spend one night in Kathmandu valley.
Trek time: 30 minutes fly to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 18: FINAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Phaplu by Local Jeep and Return From Lukla to Kathmandu by Domestic Flight
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or Coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (Sagarmatha National Park Permit) and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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