Phaplu to Everest Base camp trek by land

Trip Overview
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous or Grade D (****)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major AttractionNamche, Kalapathar
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring/Autumn

Highlights

  • New Airport and a more secured airport.
  • taksindo cheese factory.
  • Tasksindo: the oldest monastery.
  • Experience of different societies and cultures.
  • Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar.
  • Everest viewpoint, Kala Patthar, Tengboche monastery, land of Sherpa climber Khumjung.

Another popular way to see Mt Everest from up close is the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek. More like Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, this Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is an off-the-beaten trek. It goes via Phaplu, an important village in the northeastern part of the Solukhumbu or Khumbu region.

Phaplu to EBC Trek is another alternative way to reach Everest Base Camp. This trekking trail provides what other packages cannot. The journey to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain will start with a bus ride to Phaplu village. After reaching Phaplu, you will take a scenic road that passes via the towns of Sherpas and Tamangs. This will allow you to see different lifestyles and cultures. Your trek will continue towards Lukla viaTaksindo, Nunthala, and Bupsa. Along the route, you will see several monasteries and gompas. 

And then, this trek will mark the confluence with the standard Mount Everest Base Camp Trek from Phakding. After that, the rest of the journey will continue on the regular trail. And you will reach the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar before heading back to Lukla for a return to Kathmandu.

So Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu is another way to approach Mt Everest. It is a unique experience awaiting avid trekkers who want to do Everest Base Camp Trek without flying to Lukla. So you will escape the too typical Lukla Flight to have a remarkable journey of 16 days.     

Trekking to Everest base camp from Phaplu is another adventurous trekking in Nepal. This trail brings you from low land to the high Himalayas with a green valley with a green mountain to the glacier with a snowcapped mountain. Everest Base Camp Trekking via Phaplu shows a unique nature view with Sherpa and Tamang culture. This Adventure will be a memory for a lifetime event to Everest base camp trek. 

Phaplu to Everest Base camp trek starts from Kathmandu to 10 hours of the drive-by jeep through scenic mountain view, river view to a small town of Providence 1 of Nepal Solu-Khumbu district. Along the way to EBC, many ascending and descending paths, including Taskisndo gompas and Nunthala. Taksindo is a famous place for cheese in the Khumbu region. Finally, the trek will rise, climbing to the Dudh Koshi River bank, passing through fertilizing land of the Khumbu region and settlement of Sherpa, Rai, and Tamang communities.

Everest base camp trek without Lukla flight shows you the low valley of Khumbu with different vegetation and animals, which start from Phaplu and end in Phaplu. Avoid Lukla flight to Everest base camp trek because of fear of flight cancelation, flight delays, weather changes, and landed in narrow world airport. Everest base camp trek by land allows exploring local Sherpa and Tamang culture and Buddhism.

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Itinerary

We will begin our trip to Everest Base Camp with a 10-hour journey from Kathmandu to Phaplu.  The following day, we would travel for around 7 hours to Nunthala. The following day, we will travel to Buspa. We will travel to Phakding via Chipling and Musche. On the fifth day, we will travel to Namche Bazaar. On the sixth day, we will have an acclimatization day where we will be able to see Namche Bazaar. We will continue our journey for 5 hours to Tengboche. The next day, we'll hike the routes to Tengboche. After 5 hours of trekking, we will go from Tengboche  Monastery to Dingboche. 

Our second day of relaxation at Dingboche will be on the eighth. We continue towards Lobuche,  with spectacular views of the Alps. We will arrive at Gorak Shep, the original base camp of Mt.  Everest, after around 2 to 3 hours of walking. Then we'll proceed to the outskirts of Everest Base Camp. After spending some time in the Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorakshep. The next day, we will explore Kalapathar and walk to Pheriche. After 7 hours of trekking, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar. The trek's final day will end once you arrive in Lukla. After that, we'll fly back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Info

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After a 10-hour drive, we will be in Phaplu, our hiking starting point.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 10 Hours
  • 1345 Meters

We start to hike from Phaplu to Nunthala, 2200m. which takes approximately seven hours. Phaplu is a small Himalayan town with an airport. Our way towards Takshindo Gompa. After descending from here, you will reach Nunthala. You can visit the old cheese factory at Takshindo. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 7 hours
  • 2200m

You will start your trek with a gentle descent towards the Dudh Koshi River (known as a Milk River) for nearly two hours, passing through agricultural pastures and small Sherpa and Rai villages. Then, you will elevate from the Dudh Koshi river to Kharikhola (2050m.), giving through Juving (1680m.), a dense Rai village and farmlands. From Kharikhola, you will have a gentle walk for 45 minutes and then proceeds steeply up to the camp (Bupsa), where you can see an antique Buddhist Monastery in a ruined state. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2350m

The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for early 2 hours to Chipling (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla, passing through Mushe (2650m.). From this place, the road is quite broad and busy. After that, your trail is almost flat with a gentle descent and then ascending to Phakding.  Phakding is a short trek after three long days of trekking. You can hang in and around Phakding village. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5 hrs
  • 2610m

 The route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River, and views of MauntThamserku. After passing a few settlements, we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and the ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5 hrs hiking
  • 3443m

Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, et cetera. Although it’s the rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place, including the Tourist Visitor Center, where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their culture and flora and fauna of the region.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3443m

Massive views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lotshe bring you ahead to Khangjuma. Hike down to the riverside into a green pine forest. We take lunch with the sound of Imjakhola and Bhote Koshi river. Another 2-3 hrs hike to Tengboche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3875m

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche starts the other day by visiting the biggest Buddist Monastry in the region. Then, the journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of Upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho, and TsuroWog. Next, one can view beautiful views of the soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse, and Mount Lhotse, along with others, while passing through the KhumbilaKhola valley to the ridge top. Eventually, We reach Dingboche by moving further through the trail through ImjaKhola.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5 hrs of hiking
  • 4410m

Today is a rest day on a trek. Dingboche is an excellent place to explore. Either you can go to Chuking or Nagarjuna hill to a viewpoint.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4410m

After walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier during the trek, the ascent to ChupkiLhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories of American mountaineer Scott Fischer and BabuChhiri Sherpa, the ten-time Everest Summiteer Nepalese citizen. You see beautiful views of Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori, and Mount Mahalangur as the trail crosses the Khumbu glacier, where you can experience minor symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5 - 6 hours of hiking
  • 4910m

Today is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju, one can experience the 360-degree panoramic view of snowcapped mountains. Unfortunately, we cannot see Mount Everest from here. However, You can view Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Pumori. Below Mount Pumori, you see a beautiful scene of grey grassy land of Kalopaththar after climbing up the steep terrain of Changri glacier.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5364 m

The trek starts early in the morning so that trekkers can witness a glimpse of Mount Everest when the dusk turns to a bright morning. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. We suggest that during the ascent to Kalapththar, which takes hours, one pauses and catches one breath while snapping the photos at times. We find a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas at Gorakshep. The descent to Periche begins after Lunch.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4220m

The descent continues through the route back to the terminal moraine at Duglha, passing through the beautiful village of Pheriche and Orsho along with Shomare. On reaching Pangboche village, one can explore the oldest monastery in the region, which has the legend of storing the scalp and bones of YETI, the repulsive snowman. Moving further over the bridge above Dudh Koshi River and Dudh Koshi gorge down the descent through pine forests, the path reaches Sansa trail junction. After lunch, the trail to Namche bazaar continues appreciating the marvel of Mount Amadablam, Mount Lhotse, and views of the tip of Everest and Tengboche on the trail route.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 7 hrs hike
  • 3443m

The last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk slowly, very controlled, and balanced on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying a distant view of snow-covered mountains. Finally, we arrive at Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2850m

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and sleep overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1320m

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

Phaplu to Everest Base camp trek by land map

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport picks drop & pick up by a private vehicle.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, and friendly government license holder Guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • Drive to Phaplu and fly back from Lukla.
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for groups and crews.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature include alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for guide and potter etc.

Dates & Price

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Essential Info

Your eyes would not be able to stop to see mountain views of Numbu (6960m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Gyangchung Kang (7922m), and Thamserku (6629m).  while you pass Surkey, you are just bottom of the world's narrow airport tensing Hillary airport Lukla. You will follow your way from Dudh Koshi river to Phakdhing and continue to reach the first viewpoint of the World's highest mountain Everest and overnight is in the Sherpa community of Namche village. The height of Namche (3400 meters) will bring you AMS, which means above 3500 meters, our tree lines will be gone, and the oxygen level will be getting down. One of the biggest Tengboche monasteries will be along the way to your goal will give you more power and strength. Rocky mountain Kala Patthar will show the closest majestic view of Mount Everest, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadblam, and others. Everest base camp passed through a Khumbu glacier and got the opportunity to see the Khumbu icefall.

 Travel insurance

When going for a trek to the Everest region, you need to take all types of insurance. It would help if you took all the insurance for your safety. It includes medical insurance and accidental insurance. 

For the safety of our guests considering the Everest Base Camp Trek, we strongly advise them to get travel insurance. During Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be experiencing a remote location. Therefore, we will be forced to deploy an airlift to provide you with immediate medical care in an accident or any unforeseen medical emergency (which seldom occurs).

Until travel insurance or the Passenger commits to pay the fee to pay the costs, rescue providers, particularly emergency evacuation service providers, do not get ready. As a result, travel insurance is essential when walking to Everest's base camp.

Packing List

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

  • Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while you're out on the trail.
  • Headlamp: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff. At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.
  • Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available with you if you need it. 
  • Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 
  • Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.
  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 
  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.
  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.
  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.
  • Down Jacket: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

4. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness refers to symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a higher elevation for an extended length of time.

When traveling to higher altitudes, there is a maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in, the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffered from acute mountain sickness, we would take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water, to energize. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

Passport and Visa

A passport is the most crucial need when we are out on our trip. We need to take at least one copy of our passport and visa. We will get the access before we arrive. A Nepal visa is required to visit the Everest region. You can receive a ticket on arrival at the main entry points, but if you like to be prepared, you may apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. Most essential, you must have your passport and two passport-size pictures. You'll also need to obtain a Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) from the Tibet Mountaineering Association if you intend to go to the advanced base camp of Everest. 

Banking and ATM

Typically our package is enclosed with food and accommodation, so, for personal use, you might need cash. However, there is less chance of getting an ATM. Therefore, you will need to carry some money before heading out for the trek. We have two ATMs on the Everest route, but this might not always work because of the satellite. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the only two stations on the Everest Base Camp route where ATMs are available.

Guides, Porters, And Tipping System in Nepal

Our Everest Base Camp trekking guide porters will be fully insured and knowledgeable about the Everest region journey, not only Everest Base Camp. We have been helping and promoting local people from the beginning of the Everest Region Trek. For your trekking trips in Nepal, we guarantee that we will offer you outstanding guides and skilled porters.

 Local Guides are English-speaking locals who will accompany you on the path for the duration. They won't carry your baggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and provide information about the location as you go. 

It is always suggested that you take a guide with you. Because when traveling at a high elevation, you might suffer from AMS if you are not much familiarised with treks guide will be very supportive to you. 

During the journey, porters will carry your luggage for you. They speak very little English and will be unable to comprehend any inquiries you may pose. To help you travel freely, you can take your porter with you to help you carry your things. 

As for Tipping, It will cost you 10percent of the total cost. This ten percent is further distributed as 60 to the guide and forty to the porter.

Everest trek food and accommodation

Accomodation

The Everest Base Camp climb is a lodge hike. You will spend the night at a clean and pleasant lodge managed by a local family. A tiny room with two twin beds and a separate bathroom with a familiar washroom facility may be available in higher-elevation lodges. Carry a decent sleeping bag to remain warm because the lodge's blanket will not suffice. We have both luxury and basic accommodation.

 We can get luxury accommodations are Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Everest view hotel, and Debuche. Rest at other places we can get better accommodation but not like these places.  

 Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) during the expedition. 

Food

All meals are prepared according to the lodge's menu. Usually, there is a multi-cuisine option on the menu. Pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly made coffee, bakery products, and other items are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar and Lukla have several options for food, but mostly you can only find regular food. 

The Everest view hotel provides outstanding tea and foods services to the trekkers. In addition, you may order a warm, and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or supper made using locally sourced organic ingredients. The menu ranges from western to Indian and regional cuisines.

 For breakfast, you must have traditional Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati. There is also a large selection of hot soup alternatives. In addition, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, and omelets are all available.

Similarly, hot drinking water is available for refilling your reusable water bottle in lodges and tea shops. (Nepali cuisine, freshly prepared and sanitary)

Booking terms and conditions

For booking we are flexible, but when you confirm you have to pay 25 percent and the rest, you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions for this, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

Last-minute booking for Everest Region Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to get things in order at the last minute. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least a day before the adventure begins. Further for information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking.

Travel Tips ( Electricity, Internet, ATM, Luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

There is no electricity in all those places, so it's better to have your backup. As for backup, we can still use battery and chargers, but you need to pay extra charges for that. In the lodges, there are charging kiosks where you may set your gadgets. But, again, you might have to pay a small fee for the service. So bring extra chargers or a solar charger with you.

There might not be internet facilities in all places for the internet so that you can use data.

You might also need to pay additional charges to use the internet facility. The internet connectivity along the trekking path is spotty at best, and it only gets worse as you climb higher. Please don't get caught up in sharing the adventure; instead, try to enjoy it as much as possible.. 

So it is recommended to have your cash for your expenses. You can use it for electricity, internet, and other additional costs like bakeries and pastries and money for tipping. Because there are no ATMs above Namche Bazar, bring extra cash to spend while walking. On the road, you may require some money to purchase more beverages, food, or amenities such as a hot shower, internet, etc. 

You ripped extra baggage for free in the hotel's locker room. Each trekker can bring up to 10 kilograms of hiking gear (carried by porters).

Tipping will not be included in the cost of our EBC trek package because it is required. However, the guide and porter anticipate some. 

Keep some cash on hand if you want to buy souvenirs, food, or beverages. Other costs, like travel insurance and foreign flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

Lukla flight and cancellation

We have very unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flight will be unscheduled some of the time. But sometimes, because of the weather, our flight will be delayed or canceled. We will have other options to take a helicopter or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla, we can assist you with that as well.

How Tough/Difficult is the Everest Region Trek?

As for the treks done in the Everest region, We have various treks packages. Some are easy, and some are moderate and difficult as well. 

List of the treks done in the Everest region along with their nature. 

1. Everest view trek (EASY)

2. Gokyo valley trek (EASY)

3. Everest base camp trek (MODERATE)

4. Ranjo la pass trek (MODERATE)

5. Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (MODERATE)

6. Three high passes trek (DIFFICULT)

7. Everest base camp luxury lodge trek (DIFFICULT)

8. Everest trek via Gokyo lake and Cho la pass trek (DIFFICULT)

FAQs

  • Q1.  How hard is EBC through Phaplu? 

    The Everest Base Camp is moderately challenging. Two weeks are frequently needed for the trek. Although no prior trekking experience is necessary for the EBC Trek, it is advised that the trekker be determined and in good physical condition.

     

  • Yes, there are internet stations along the Everest Base Camp trek. But please be aware that occasionally the network may be unstable owing to the mountainous terrain. The signal frequently disappears or has low power. 

     

  • No, Mount Everest's top is not visible from Everest Base Camp. The mountain, which rises above 8000 meters, is simply too massive to be seen from its base. The summit of Everest can be seen from Kalapathar and other locations on the way to EBC. If you wish to see  Mount Everest without trekking to the Everest region, drive to Nagarkot or take an Everest Mountain Flight and an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Kalapathar offers the greatest views of Mount Everest. It almost takes your breath away! 

     

  • Another route to Mt. Everest is the Everest Base Camp Trek through Phaplu. It is a one-of-a-kind experience for passionate trekkers who desire to accomplish the Everest Base Camp Trek without flying to Lukla. So you'll skip the ordinary Lukla flight in favor of a  memorable 16-day trek. 

  • ATMs are only available in Namche Bazaar and Lukla along the EBC climb. Anyplace is more expensive than that; there is no ATM. Carrying some cash on hand is always a good idea. 

     

  • You have the option of purchasing bottled mineral water or filling a reusable water bottle with boiling or sanitized water. Throughout the walk, teahouses or lodges sell bottled and filtered water that is normally safe but must be paid for. All commodities, including water,  get more expensive as you travel higher. However, there is no shortage or lack of drinking water at teahouses. We recommend our guests cleanse the water with iodine or other purifying agents before drinking it. To stay hydrated at higher elevations, you need to consume at least 3-4 liters of water every day. 

  • This walk is best done during these months because the weather is moderate and temperatures range from 12 to 15 degrees. The skies are mostly clear, and the days are pleasant and warm. During the spring, you can expect a few spring showers and foggy weather. Because there is more snow on the slopes in September, the views are spectacular.  Nights can be cold when the temperature drops after the sun go down.

  • Opportunities for challenging and popular trekking and hiking routes can be found all over the world. You just need to know where to look. If you want to enjoy hiking while avoiding aircraft, the Phaplu route is one of the greatest options for reaching Everest Base Camp.

  • First and foremost, this is a fantastic, classic bucket list expedition that is well-deserved.  Anything of this kind must be long enough to allow you to immerse yourself in the life that is the Everest region. 

  • Improving cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a  daypack uphill for long periods of time should all be part of training for Everest Base Camp.  You should start hiking or doing lengthy walks at least once a week at least 8-12 weeks before your adventure (focus on duration more than distance).

  • You must bring your own sleeping bag because there aren't enough blankets in the lodges or tea houses. We will give you a sleeping bag. 

     

Client Reviews

  • Best option to do ebc trek without flight

    I am one of the scared people from a flight and we love to walk all the way from phaplu. thank you, Dipak for organizing this trip for us. we had a lovely time with your guide and potter. it is amazing.

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    DragbaFinlandJune 20, 2022
  • Complete Khumbu valley

    Without taking a flight to Lukla, an Everest base camp hike takes you through the low  Khumbu valley, where you may see a variety of plants and animals. The trek begins at  Phaplu and ends there. I heartily recommend this trip with Mountain Rock Treks if you want to avoid flights and learn more about village life because they are really competent,  active, kind, and helpful. 

     

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    AnnaSpainOctober 20, 2021
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