Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

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Starting at a lower elevation, the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek allows for gradual acclimatization. It is also the best way to observe the distinct differences in vegetation, scenery and culture related to the elevation.This adventure promises stunning views of Everest, 8848m, Amadablam, 6812m, Lhotse, 8516m, Thamserku, 6506m, Makalu, 8463m, Cho Oyo, 8152m, and others .Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking is the ultimate trek for the mountain loving soul.

Trekking Everest Base Camp via Phaplu is an exciting variation of the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. This option is good for those who want to avoid all altitude related risks, but prefer something shorter than the 24-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek starts with a short flight to Phaplu, 2600m, into the quiet Solu part of the Solu-khumbu Region where fewer tourist venture. Another big plus point is that Phaplu can also be reached by road if the weather causes flight delays.

The Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek starts on gentle slopes through a lush fertile valley up to Junbesi, a Sherpa village. Although it is common to see Hindu temples in most low-land areas of Nepal, in the Solu region there is a noticeably stronger Buddhist influence. Just beyond Junbesi, on a hill, is the famous Thupten Chhulen Monastery. There are over 400 monks and nuns residing there as well as a Lama who is a high level re-incarnate of Buddha.

From Junbesi, we climb to the Taksindu La pass before descending through terraced hillsides and small villages, down to the raging Dudh Kosi River. From the river, the trail gently ascends to Khari Khola, 2050m. On a hill above Khari Khola there is a Buddhist Monastery from where we get an excellent view of Numbu, 6960m, Gyangchung Kang, 7922m, Cho-oyu and Thamserku.

At Chhiplung, 2700m, we join the main trail which links Lukla and Namche. From this point onward, the trail is quite broad and busy. Namche Bazaar, 3440m, is a bustling Sherpa town with almost every modern convenience you can think of. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains while one side opens to the Bhote Koshi valley.
From Namche, we follow the Classic Everest Base Camp trail through lovely fir and rhododendron forests and grazing pastures. Colourful prayer flags, chortens and mani stones line the trails to ancient Buddhist monasteries. The friendly Sherpa people of the remote villages of the Solokhumbu region will give you a warm welcome into their stone houses and you will get an insight into authentic Tibetan-Buddhist culture.

When we reach the Tengboche Monastery, 3870m, there is an excellent view of Mt.Everest. Looking at its enormity we will understand why expeditions would seek the blessing of the gods before they attempt the summit.

It is beautiful to see the patchwork fields at Dingboche, 4400m; stone walls encircle the fields to protect the precious barley, buckwheat and potato crops from cold winds and grazing animals. Rocky moraine marks the approach to Gorakshep, 5180m and Everest Base Camp, 5486m. At Everest Base Camp, as we stand on the Khumbu Glacier and look up with awe at the snow capped giants (Mt. Everest is not visible from here), we will celebrate our achievement and also feel a deepened respect for the climbers on summit expeditions, for whom the real challenge has just begun. After gazing at the immensity of the Khumbu glacier, with its ice fall, glacial ponds and icebergs we return to Gorakshep and climb to Kala Pattar, 5545m, for the ultimate close-up view of Mount Everest.

The Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek usually returns via Namche to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu. It would also be possible to return via Phaplu or Jiri to travel by road to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlight

  • Starting lower than Lukla gives better acclimatization
  • includes parts of the Khumbu that are less commercial
  • more natural and cultural diversity than Classic EBC Trek
  • Phaplu can be reached by road in case of flight delays

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m. Welcoming by Amis Himalayan Adventure Treks Member Pick Up from Airport than Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & breakfast plan

Day 02 : Fly Kathmandu t o Phaplu, 2500m Ringmu 2700 m - Approx- 4 hrs- over night at Lodge.

Day 03 : Trek to Khari-khola 2020m, 6 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04 : Trek to Puiyan, 2700m, 5-6 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05 : Trek to Phakding, 2646m, 5-6 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3441m, Trek 5-30 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07 : Rest day at Namche Bazar for acclimatization visit to exotic panoramic view of Everest 3,780m back to Namche bazar Overnight at Lode.

Day 08 : Trek to Tengbuche, 3860m, 5-6 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09 : Trek to Dingbuche, 4400m, 5-30 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche, 4915m, 5- hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base Camp), 5363m, and back to Gorak Shep 7-8 hrs Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12 : Early morning ascent to kalapathar 5,545m enjoy the incredible view of Mont Everest, khumbase, Pumari, range of chho-yu, khumbu Glacier Ama dablam, Everest Base Camp etc then trek down Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft)7/8 hours overnight at Lodge.

Day 13 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) - Approx- 6 hrs- over night at Lodge.

Day 14 : Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) - Approx.4 hrs- over night at Lodge

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla 4 hrs over night at Lodge

Day 16 : Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla 1, 310m, and direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture. With AMIS HIMALAYA ADVE Staff.

Day 17 : Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather or half day sightseeing in Kathmandu in case of regular flight overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 18 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 19 : Departure to Airport and Back to Home.

Cost Include

  • Accommodation Hotel 4 star in Kathmandu 4 night Bed & Breakfast plan. 
  • Transportation from international Airport to Hotel, from Hotel to Domestic Airport, from Domestic Airport to Hotel and from Hotel to international Airport, good vehicle and All airport transfers by Private vehicle 
  • Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program in Kathmandu with AMIS HIMALAYA ADVENTURE Staff.
  • Full day’ Sight-seeing In Kathmandu valley.  
  • Full day’ Sight-seeing In Kathmandu valley all entrance fees and Guide. 
  • Qualified local guide speaking fluent English and Transportation very good vehicle and all entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Accommodation Hotel 4 star in Kathmandu 4 night Bed & Breakfast plan.
  • Accommodation during trek; local lodges in mountain 15 nights Dinners Lunches, Breakfasts Tea, coffee. Hot lemon and Lodges.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel 4 nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel 4 star  
  • Good Experienced English-speaking Sherpa’s; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guides
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant (if group size is more than 4)
  • Porters (2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter
  • Sagarmath National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
  • Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff –porters –Guide and salary Guide/ Sherpa / porter
  • Our Service charge
  • Domestic round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Phaplu  – Lukla – Kathmandu clients.
  • Nepalese staff Domestic round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Phaplu – Lukla –Kathmandu
  • Our Nepalese staffs Accommodation during trek; local lodges.
  • Local Airport Tax

Cost Exclude

  • Personal travel insurance please I must recommend good Travel insurance. Incase if our clients get sickness, accidents or emergency situation I have to rescue soon by helicopter and the cost will cover by travel insurance, if you don’t have travel insurance it cost a lot money helicopter charge.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Trekking good Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • During the lodge trek king hot shower 

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Amis Himalaya Adventure . Our above itinerary is perfectly design. However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

B/B = Bed Breakfast, B = Breakfast (B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Note on Itinerary: our above itinerary is perfectly design and we/our guide do best to follow. However, you have to be flexible to change in case required due to weather, route conditions, and other factors beyond our control.

Fact of Trip

Destiantion: Nepal

Duration: 19 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Strenous

Maxi Altitude: Kala Pattar, 5545m

Min Altitude: Kathmandu, 1300m

Maximum Group size: 2 Persons

Minimum Group Size: 15 Persons

Activities: Trekking

Transport: By Air

Starting: Kathmandu

Ending: Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during trek : local lodges 17 days (16 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms: beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)

Price: Special Enquery

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