Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu( Drive In/ Fly Out)-20 days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Cultural Tour, Himalayan Scenic Drive, Trek in Remote Valley, Everest Himalayas
Duration : 20 Days Trip Code : HNJDE020
Trip Grade : Moderate to Fairly Challenging Max-Altitude : 5550 m/18315 ft.
Meals : FB during trek Accomodation : Hotel/ Mt. Lodge
Group Size : minimum 2; Maximum 1 Transportation Private Vehicle/ Jeep Drive
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Phaplu-Nuntala-Namche-Tengboche-EBC-Kalapatthar-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : March/April/May and September-October-November
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Everest Base Camp via Phaplu is the most exciting and an altered experience of Everest Trek with a drive along remote roadway till Phaplu.

Jeep drive to Everest is a unique trip designed with an intention to explore the countryside life taking you to the base of highest Peak- the Mt. Everest. No doubts, you will experience the rich culture, village life along with the beautiful landscape and the Himalayas.

Trek begins with a bumpy ride to Phaplu. You will headed toward the Off Beaten Trail taking you to the Phaplu for Everest Trek. On the way, you will see the beautiful farm land, the welcoming and hospitable villagers. You will stopped at Phaplu from where you will commence a trek to Solu region. It will be a smooth and relaxing walk along the Dudh Koshi River after crossing Trakshindo La. On the way, you can view some of the mountains including Thamserku, Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam as well as Mt. Everest. The colorful flags flattering all the way to the Everest along with the sacred mani-walls, chorteins, monasteries and welcoming Sherpas will demonstrate the Himalayan culture and tradition.

In addition, if you wish to explore Everest region in limited time enjoying its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences, then you could join our Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days. You could also join our challenging trekking route to Everest Region by joining our Everest 3 Passes Trekking-19 Days or more scenic route to Gokyo Valley & Everest Base camp Trek-18 Days. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in Everest Base Camp, you may join our Island Peak.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Cultural tour of Kathmandu City (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Phaplu (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Drive: 14 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Rest day (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Trek to Nuntala (Altitude: 2230 m/7359 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek to Paiya (Altitude: 2730 m/ 9010 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Rest day in Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek to Lobuche [4930m] (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Trek to Kalapatthar (5550 m), back to Dughla (4620 m) (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Dzongla: 4620 m/15245 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16 Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 17 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 18 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 19 Flight to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 20 Departure transfer (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Cultural tour of Kathmandu City (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.


Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Phaplu (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Drive: 14 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After having delightful breakfast, you will be receive by our guide and driver for your long drive to Phaplu. You can view the panorama of Green Mountain, riverside, beautiful forest and wonderful landscape along with scattered villages. Spend your overnight at local lodges.


Day 04 Rest day (Altitude: 2413 m/7962 ft. Meal: BLD)

After your hilarious drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, you will get full day to rest at Phaplu. If you are well enough, you can also explore the Phaplu village as well as airport. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 05 Trek to Nuntala (Altitude: 2230 m/7359 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, your trek starts with a gently ascend towards Takshindo-la pass, from where you can view some of the mountains including Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru and Mera Peak.  Then, starts to walk in steeply downhill through small hamlets of Sherpas’ and green forest to the small town called as Nunthala. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 06 Trek to Paiya (Altitude: 2730 m/ 9010 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After breakfast, starts walking in downhill through the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge of 109 m long. Then, climb up to the village Jubing through the field of barley, wheat and corn. The trail continue to ascend till you reach at the village of Khari Khola. Here, you will cross a wooden bridge and continue to walk in uphill trail where you can see some water driven mills. You will then reach to Paiya where you will spend your overnight.