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Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Phaplu EBC Trek

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 18 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 5545m

Difficulty: Moderate

Group size: 1-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map

Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek is the most adventurous and challenging trek in Everest region of Nepal. This 18 days long trek takes you to the highest access point (5,545 m) at Kalapatthar. Kalapathar is the best Mountain View point in Everest region. Kalapatthar offers spectacular view of Everest (8,848 m), Cho Oyu (8,152 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8463 m) Thamserku (6,506 m), Ama Dablam (6,456 m) and other snowcapped peaks. Final destination will be Everest base camp in 5365 meters elevation.

Trekking in Everest region is the most exciting and adventurous for trekkers who seek to see the majestic view of Himalayas and experience the culture of Sherpa land. Sherpas are the friendliest people and their culture is unique and untouched. En route you will visit famous monasteries of Tengboche and many other ancient monasteries. While trekking, you will see many yaks grazing in the meadows. In Everest region most of the places are located inside the Sagarmatha (Everest) national park so trekking route moves through the dense forest of national park, where we can see the different rare species of high altitude. Phaplu Everest Base camp trek follows the same trail as other trekking destinations in Everest except the trekking starts from Phaplu itself rather than from Jiri or Lukla.

During Phaplu Everest base camp trek trail moves through Khari Khola, Paiya, Phakding, Namchebazar, Tengboche (famous monastery where once  Tenzing Sherpa committed to become monk) Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, visit Everest base camp and destination point of our trekking Kalapatthar (5,545 m). After visiting some wonderland of Everest region trail descends all the way to Lukla(2,860 m) and you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03:Fly to Phaplu, trek to Ringmo - 4 hours

Day 04: Trek Ringmo to Kharikhola (2,010 m).~ 7-8 hours

Day 05: Trek Kharikhola to Paiya (2,730 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 06: Trek Paiya to Phakding (2,610 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 07: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization in Namche.

Day 09: Trek Namchebazar to Tengboche (3,860 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 10: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 11: Acclimatization in Dingboche.

Day 12: Trek Dingboche to Labuche (4,910 m).~ 5 hours

Day 13: Trek Lobuche to Gorekshep (5,100 m).~ 4 hours

Day 14: Trek Gorekshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4,371 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 15:Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 16: Trek Namchebazar to Phakding to Lukla (2,800 m).~ 6 hours

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu.~ 30 minutes flight

Day 18: Departure Day

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is concerned  part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food,Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off the stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip, we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter who will carry maximum 30 kg which  means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry maximum 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be  better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa Treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important Notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you to Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from the International Airport to our hotel. Enjoy welcome programs at hotel and rest overnight.

Day 02: Visit over Kathmandu valley .
Today we visit the world heritage sites like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Darbar square, Patan Darbar squareBhaktapur Darbar square,Hindus most religious place Pashupatinath and other sightseeing places and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 03: Today early morning flight from Kathmandu all the way to Phaplu (2,413 m).
Today we fly for Phaplu and then trek all the way to Ringmo. After landing at Phaplu you will meet your crew ( guide and porters). Phaplu is small airstrip in Solukhumbu .We ascend to Takshindo gompa,explore around the beautiful village and rest overnight.

Day 04: Today we trek from Ringmo all the way to Khari Khola (2,010 m).
Before our trekking starts there will be a short brief about the route and safety. Our trail climbs steep through Mani wall of Pangoma (lake 4,500m beneath the wall) and crossing picturesque view on a suspension bridge. After that passing through Dissolve clutter of rock we reach Nunthala and continue the Dudh Koshi, terraced fields, forest and slow climb to the ridge leads us to Khari Khola and we rest overnight.

Day 05: Today we trek from Khari Khola passing Karila pass all the way to Paiya (2,730 m).
 We start our trekking with a short brief. We start our trail crossing suspension( hanging ) bridge. Next, we climb up to Bupsa (2,360 m)  and ascending wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak forest. We continue our trail through Sherpa village, forest, inhabitant birds watching monkeys and jackals.After walking canyon of the Dudh Koshi we will reach Payia and rest overnight there.

Day 06: Today we trek from Paiya  to Phakding (2610m).
After breakfast and a short brief about the route and safety, our trail climbs up. After one hour walk from Paiya we reach a ridge(2,800 m) and through another ridge we come to Lukla airport . On the way we can see fabulous views of Mt Nupla (5,885 m),Kusum(6,367 m) and Kwongde range and we reach  Cheplung village.From this village we can see Mt Khumbila (5,761 m). After crossing Cheplung village, we will be at  Phakding and we rest overnight.

Day 07: Today we trek from Phakding to Namchebazar (3,440 m).
After a short brief and having breakfast, our trail continues to Namche bazar. On the way you can see beautiful views of rhododendron flower, rhododendron bush,hanging bridge of the Dudh Koshi (milk river) and hilarious mountain views. On the way from Phakding to Namche bazar (3,440 m),  there is a hanging bridge over the Dudh Koshi (milk river), after 2 hours' walk we will reach Monjo. In Monjo the government officers will check your travel documents and give you permission to pass through Sagarmatha (Everest) national park. Next, we will reach Jorsole  and this will be our last resting point before climbing up steep to Namchebazar and we stay overnight there.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.
Explore the gateway town to the Everest region. Enjoy the cultural programs and mysterious sites. This day we should prepare ourselves physically and mentally for our further trip. You have to intimate your physical and mental abilities with high altitude. In Namchebazar there are restaurants, colorful local market, viewpoints, cyber cafes and every Friday evening and Saturday morning you can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) national park where you can observe or research about animals and plants of Everest region. You can get acclimatization from the trip to traditional Sherpa village, Khumjung, with views of Thamserku (6,623 m) , Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt Everest(8,848 M) and many more. Overnight stay in Namche bazar

Day 09: Today we trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860 m).
Before we start our trekking there will be a short brief about route, altitude and safety.  On the way to Tengboche you can see musk deer ( a type of deer found only in high altitude), colorful Danphe ( the national bird of Nepal). After crossing suspension ( hanging) bridge over the Dudh Koshi, steps climb through pine and juniper forests. After 2 hours walk  it will bring us at Tengboche. There is Tengboche Gumba ( monastery), behind the monastery we can see Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Everest(8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and other many more peaks. On October/November's full moon we can see mask dance and Tibetan opera in monastery yard in Mani Rimdu festival.We explore old and ancient culture places around. Rest overnight.

Day 10: Today we trek from Tyangboche to  Dingboche (4,410 m).
On the way to Dingboche, our trail moves through suspension (hanging) bridge over the Imjha river. After crossing the bridge ,we can see Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and other beautiful mountains of Everest region. After pristine view of the Himalayas, we reach Pangboche' w Yeti hand was placed in Pangboche monastery. After Pangboche our trail moves towards Imjha valley, Lobuche river and begins to climb towards Dingboche. In Dingboche we can see stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold, wind and grazing animals. We can enjoy evening dinner and rest overnight.

Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (4,410 m).
Explore sightseeing and cultural places around. If we continue to climbing high altitude, there will be health problems due to the high altitude. Dingboche is the perfect place for acclimatization to  those who are heading towards Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse.  On this day we take rest and explore the places and sightseeing spots. This day we can hike Chukkung valley for the great view of Mt Everest (8,848 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nagurjun hill or we can walk back for 4/5 hours to  Dingboche village to Nangkartshing hill (5,090 m) for warm up  to keep our body fit and we rest overnight at a teahouse.

Day 12: Today we trek from Dingboche to Thukla all the way to Labuche (4,910 m).
Before our trail begins towards Lobuche there is a short brief about the way and safety. On trail begins the ridge way with towering view of Tawache and Cholatse. Crossing a wooden bridge of the Imjha river we continue our trail towards Dhukla (4,620 m) through yak grazing pasture trail. After that we slowly start to climb steps to grave terminal of Khumbu , where we can see memorial grave moraine of Scott Fisher who died in 1996 Everest disaster and other climbers and Sherpas in Khumbu glacier, from this place we can see beauliful view of Lingtren (6,697 m), Pumori (7,145 m),Khumbutse (6,623 m) and Mahalangur mountain. We can't see Mt Everest because Everest is hidden behind  Lhotse and Nuptse. Trekking upstream about an hour we reach Lobuche and rest overnight there.

Day 13: Today we trek from Labuche all the way to Gorekshep (5,100 m).
Before we start trekking there will be a short brief about further way and altitude. Today our trail continues through windy and rocky path to Gorakshep .We continue our journey to Everest along Mahalangur , Khumbutse , Pumori and many more. Rest overnight at a tea house.

Day 14: Today we trek from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) and back to Periche (4,200 m).
We can see beautiful sunrise over Mt Everest from Kalapatthar as well as hilarious view of Mt Lhotse,  Mt Pumori Mt Lingtren, Mt Khumbutse, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Changtse, Mt Nuptse and other many more. From base camp we can't see the Mt Everest but from Kalapatthar we can see beautiful towering view of Mt Everest and other Himalayas. After beautiful view of Himalayas we trek back down to Periche and rest overnight.

Day 15: Today we trek from Periche through Tengboche all the way to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
We start our trail from Periche through Pangboche. Pangboche is the highest Sherpa’s  settlement and Pangboche monastery is one of the oldest monasteries which was built in sixteenth century, where yeti hand is placed . Next, we continue our trail over the Imjha khola, along the hill site down to Namche bazar .On the way we can see pheasant Danphe, mountain goat, rhododendron trees, beautiful views of Himalayas and typical culture of Sherpas and we reach Namche bazar and rest overnight.

Day 16: Today we trek from Namche to Phakding all the way to Lukla (2,800 m).
Today we follow wider round aside to Namche bazar, down through the edge of  the Dudh Koshi , Everest National park and we descend green valley to Phakding. There we will have lunch and trek down all the way to Lukla. This will be your last night with your local crew. So you can enjoy your last night in Everest region and rest overnight.

Day 17: Fly from Lukla(2860 m) to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Today early in the morning, after breakfast we fly a scenic flight from Lukla all the way to Kathmandu valley. We fly back to Kathmandu with beautiful memories of Everest region and we explore some sightseeing places of Kathmandu valley for half day. At the evening there will be farewell program with dinner in a Nepali restaurant and rest overnight.

Day 18: Final Departure.
Today will be your departure, Yarsa Treks will drop you at the International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight.

Service included in cost

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by private car/jeep
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Lodge / tea house accommodation service during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals) per day during your trekking
  • Tea/Coffee during breakfast (In trekking)
  • Sightseeing by English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for sightseeing places in Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu sector
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Necessary trekking porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • National park entry permit and TIMS card
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Service excluded in cost

  • Visa fee for Nepal entry
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tea/Coffee accept breakfast
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance
  • Your Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

We Accept

  • Master Card
  • Discover Network
  • Wire Transfer
  • Visa Card

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  • Nepal Gov
  • NTB
  • taan
  • NMA
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