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21 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp takes you to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world also known as Sagarmatha (meaning- higher than the sky). The Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is a majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views. During the trek, you get opportunities to witness the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas.

The main Features of the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp trek are:

  • Pass through dense rhododendron and oak forests with views of terrace farmlands and beautiful villages
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Khumbu region
  • Learn about the Lifestyle and Culture of Gurung, Sherpa inhabitants
  • Reach Kala Patthar which locates at an altitude of the 5,644m 
  • Observe the 360 views of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, and many more
  • The trekking route itself is full of adventures

How to go for Phaplu to Everest Base Camp 

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu which takes around 8-9 hours by jeep. The basic trekking route from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is spectacular. Start our trek from Phaplu to Nunthala, where we can find Takshindo Gompa an old cheese factory. Then trek gently down to the Dudh Koshi River passing through terrace farmland and small Rai and Sherpa settlements. From Nunthala, you will ascend towards Kharikhola and then reach Buspa. Ascend forward to Khari La Pass (2,880m) from Buspa as you pass through the beautiful lush rhododendron and oak forest and Sagarmatha National Park. You will reach Surke a beautiful small Sherpa village at downhill from Lukla.

From Surke hike towards Phakding crossing a road junction between Jiri and Lukla. Now, you will hike towards Namche Bazaar (3,440m) from Phakding which is also known as the Sherpa capital. Ascend forward from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m), where you will start to see a glimpse of the Himalayas.  While trekking towards Pheriche (4,371m) you will visit Buddhist monasteries and villages. Ascend from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m) of Khumbu Glacier for panoramic views of mountains such as  AmaDablam and Tawache. From Lobuche hike forward to Gorakshep (5,164m) as Gorakshep is the junction of the major trekking points of EBC trek and Kala Pathar. You will observe the fascinating view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse, and many other mountains. From Gorakshep early in the morning, hike towards  Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and reach the viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5,644m) to enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest (8,848m) and serenity of the place. After spending time at Kala Patthar, we hike back to Lobuche and to Dingboche. From Dingboche ascend towards Namche Bazaar and to Lukla where the highest elevated airport in Nepal resides. Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as you can observe scenic mountain views from the flight. 

Best time to visit Phaplu to Everest Base Camp

The best time to trek the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is Spring (March–May) and Autumn (September – November) with cool temperatures and clear blue skies. The trekking routes are full of beautiful dense rhododendron forests and green valleys.
It is also possible to hike in December and January but be thoughtful about the weather and snowy climate.


Price Includes

  • All Private vehicle transportation as mentions an Itinerary.
  • 4* hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • TIMS, Permit & other necessary local government taxes.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • All porter (one porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage each).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food, Drinks/ Beverages in all places.
  • All entry fees for historical spots, heritage sites, and cultural spots, parks based on Program.
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • International Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not mentioned in includes section.

DAY 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome! To Kathmandu. Asian Heritage welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport. On arrival, our Tour Manager /Asian Heritage Representative will transfer you to the hotel. Check in to your sumptuous room at the luxury 4-star Hotel Yatri. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. in the evening, there will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.

Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

DAY 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city. Afterward, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia.

You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of a kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

DAY 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2364m), Travel Duration: 8-9 Hours

In the early morning, our jeep will pick you up at the hotel. From Kathmandu, it takes about 8 to 9 hours to reach Phaplu. It is a long journey so just sit back, relax, and enjoy the view along the way.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 4 Phaplu to Nunthala (2200m), Hiking Duration: 7 Hours

Today, we start our trekking to Nunthala. We then incline towards Takshindo Gompa. At Takshindo, you can visit the Gompa and the old cheese factory. After descending from here, you will reach Nunthala.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 5Nunthala to Khari Khola/Bupsa (2350m), Hiking Duration: 6 Hours

Continuing your trek with a gentle descent, you pass towards the Dudh Koshi River. You cross different agricultural pastures and small Sherpa and Rai villages. From here, you ascend all the way to Kharikhola (2050m) passing through Juving (1680m). From Kharikhola, you will have a gentle walk of 45 minutes and then proceeds up to the Bupsa. Here, you can see an antique Buddhist Monastery in a ruined state.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 6 Khari Khola/Bupsa to Surke (2400m), Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hours

The morning starts with a steep ascend towards Khari La Pass (2880 m). Today, you pass through the rhododendron and oak forest and a small Sherpa village. This viewpoint provides magnificent views of Numbu, Cho-Oyu, Gyangchung Kang, and Thamserku. Afterward, descending towards Chaubar village, you will reach Puiyan. In the evening, you will reach Surkey, a beautiful Sherpa village at the bottom of Lukla.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 7 Surke to Phakding (2652m), Hiking Duration: 5 Hours

The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent to Chipling, a junction road to Jiri and Lukla. 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 8 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), Hiking Duration: 5 Hours

Today you will be trekking to Namche Bazaar, also known as Sherpa Capital. You leave Phakding and reach Monjo after 3 hours of the walk as we pass many suspension bridges with a good view of Mt. Thamserku. After walking for some time, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Here, you must enter the check post. Then you cross a high suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Namche Bazar. This will take you about 2 and a half hours.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 9 Rest Day

Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise. You can view the magnificent Everest, Thamserku, AmaDablam, and other glorious peaks. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 10 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m), Hiking Duration: 5-6 Hours

As you incline towards the forest’s magnificent mountain ranges smile to you. You continue walking toward the face of the mountain and eventually enter Tengboche. A stone gate built by lamas welcomes you.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 11 Tengboche to Pheriche (4371m), Hiking Duration: 3-4 Hours

From Tengboche, we enter an altitude beyond 4,000m. The trail drops down to Dingboche and crosses the Imja River. Then, you climb past Mani Stones to Pangboche at 3860m. Visit the gompa and then resume our climb to Pheriche. At Pheriche, you can find the Pheriche Hospital. It is run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. If needed, you can get some medication.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge

DAY 12 Rest Day

Today is an acclimatization day. Due to the increase in altitude, we need to rest before proceeding further. You can also roam the area.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 13 Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m), Hiking Duration: 5 Hours

Enjoy the panoramic views of mountains such as Tawache and AmaDablam. To the north, there is Pokalde, Kongma-Tse, and the great wall of Nuptse. We then head to Lobuche. Nearly after two hours of walking, you will merge the walking path near Dugla (4595m). You also cross a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu Glacier and then reach Lobuche.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 14 Lobuche to Gorakshep (4700m), Sunset at Kalapatthar, Hiking Duration: 3-4 Hours

From Lobuche, you will continue to trek to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a major joining point of the classic trek to Everest Base Camp Trek and Kala Pathar. The place also offers a great view of the Himalayan range. In the afternoon, visit the Kala Patthar to watch the majestic sunset. From this viewpoint, you can have an excellent panoramic view of Mount Everest and Lhotse.  Also, Khumbutse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche Peak e.t.c are visible.

Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 15 Visit EBC & Kala Patthar, Return to Lobuche, Hiking Duration: 6-7 Hours

In the early morning, you visit EBC which is about 2 hours far. As you stay close to Everest, you can enjoy the view from the base camp and return to Gorakshep. Afterward, it’s a return journey ahead to Lobuche.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 16 Lobuche to Dingboche (4360m), Hiking Duration: 4-5 Hours

Descending down through the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier, you reach the Pheriche village. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. You are then ascent for some time to reach Dingboche.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 17Dingboche to Namche Bazaar, Hiking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Continuing your journey, you will trek through the Rhododendron and Juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you follow the Dudh Koshi gorge. Then, you need to descend rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. You keep a lookout for wildlife like mountain goats, snow leopards, and colorful pheasants. After passing a Chorten, you reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 18Namche Bazaar to Lukla, Hiking Duration: 6-7 Hours

From Namche Bazaar, a few hours of the walk will take you to Lukla. In Lukla, you can relax and dip yourself into the local culture and lifestyle. On reaching Lukla, you will reflect on the time spent as a group and the personal achievements on the trek.

Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel/local lodge.

DAY 19Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Flight Duration: 30 Minutes

Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited. The flight to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. Sometimes, it differs according to weather conditions. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight accommodation in a hotel.

DAY 20 Sightseeing in Patan & Bhaktapur

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu Valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people.

Then after, we will be visiting Bhaktapur. You will be amazed by the architecture of the place. Until today, the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. We will visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will visit Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. Here, you will be taught to design your own pot. Once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation.

Accommodation: Overnight accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 21 Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Have a safe journey onwards.

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