Private and Group Tour
Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is the best way to explore the off-the-beaten-trail in the Everest region of Nepal. Phaplu is a famous mountainous village in northeast Nepal, acts as a gateway to the Everest Base Camp. This trek is longer than a normal EBC trek package, which is safe and takes you through the most scenic trail of the Everest Region. During the trek, you can see the high Himalayas, spectacular landscapes, green valleys with the local human settlements, the mountain villages and numerous Buddhist monasteries. Furthermore, Phalpu Everest Base Camp Trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience Sherpa hospitality, history, festivals, and culture. It is a demanding trek, also passes through Sagarmatha National Park which is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While passing through Sagarmatha National Park, you may encounter endangered species of wild animals, birds, and varieties of flora and fauna. After reaching the Everest Base Camp, we would hike to the Kalapatthar, highest point of our trek, which is the famous viewpoint that provides a 360-panoramic view of high mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Numbu (6960m.), Cho-Oyu (8201m.), Gyangchung Kang (7922m.), Thamserku (6629m.), etc. During Oct-May are the perfect months to sign up this trek.
Phalplu Everest Base Camp starts with scenic jeep drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu and another best option is to fly to Lukla. The trek goes on with gentle walk to Nunthala, trek to Namche Bazaar through Kharikhola, Bupsa dada, Surke, and Phakding. The trek goes through numerous valleys, rivers valleys, jungles and terraces to famous refreshing point Namche. From Namche, we pass through famous stopping points such as Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche to reach our main destination, Everest Base Camp. For the best view of Everest along with other mountains, we hike up to Kala Patthar and descend back to Lukla via the same route. From Lukla, we take a thrilling flight back to Kathmandu to end our trek.
The menu during Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is a mixture of traditional local, India, American and continental cuisines and the foods will be all home-cooked, hygienic, fresh, tasty and nutritious. You'll get the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge. We recommend you to have green tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, and garlic soup, etc to stay away from high-altitude problems. You'll have different and varieties of food options during your stay in Kathmandu.
Accommodations during the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek are at teahouses which are essentially hotels but give you homely feel. All the teahouses are run by locals and provide all the basic facilities including a hot shower at a low extra charge. It gives you a great opportunity to explore local peoples, their cultures and lifestyle. You'll find all the room simple and comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suit bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. During your stay in Kathmandu, accommodation is more luxurious. We stay at hotels with a single room and attached bathrooms, 24 hours hot water, power, TV, and laundry facility.