Detail itinerary for Phaplu to Everest base camp trek
Detail itinerary Phaplu to Everest base camp trek
Here’s a detailed itinerary for the trek from Phaplu via Namche Bazaar Everest base camp trek
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and rest. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,412m/7,913ft)
From Kathmandu drive to Phaplu (approximately 9-10 hours). Explore Phaplu, a charming Sherpa village, and visit local monasteries. Overnight in Phaplu.
Day 3: Phaplu to Nunthala (2,220m/7,283ft)
Trek from Phaplu and descend to the Dudh Koshi River. Cross several suspension bridges and pass through dense forests. Reach the village of Nunthala. Overnight in Nunthala.5 hours.
Day 4: Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m/7,742ft)
Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River. Pass through Sherpa villages and enjoy the scenic views. Reach Bupsa. Overnight in Bupsa.5-6 hours.
Day 5: Bupsa to Surke (2,290m/7,513ft)
Trek through forests and cross suspension bridges. Ascend to the village of Surke. Overnight in Surke.5 hours.
Day 6: Surke to Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft)
Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River. Pass through Chaurikharka and descend to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.4-5 hours
Day 7: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Cross several suspension bridges and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Ascend to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.5 hours.
Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar. Explore the town, visit the local market, and enjoy the panoramic views. Optional hike to Khumjung. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.3-4 hours
Day 9: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,800m/12,694ft)
Trek through rhododendron forests with views of Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Descend to Phunki Tenga and cross a suspension bridge. Ascend to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in Tengboche.5 hours
Day 10: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft)
Descend through forests and cross the Imja Khola. Trek through Pangboche and reach Dingboche. Enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Spend a day acclimatizing in Dingboche. Take a short hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung for acclimatization and scenic views. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)
Trek along the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. Pass through Dughla and ascend to Lobuche. Enjoy views of Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks. Overnight in Lobuche. 4 hours.
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Trek along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorak Shep. After a short rest, continue to Everest Base Camp. Explore the base camp area and return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.5-6 hours
Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)
Hike early morning to Kala Patthar for stunning sunrise views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks. Descend to Gorak Shep and continue to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.5-6 hours
Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Descend through Pangboche and Tengboche, famous for its monastery. Continue to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.6-7 hours.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft)
Descend along the Dudh Koshi River. Cross several suspension bridges and reach Lukla. Celebrate the completion of your trek. Overnight in Lukla.7 hours.
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu
Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a rest day in Kathmandu. Explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or relax. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Kathmandu
Your Free day at Kathmandu Hotel includes breakfast in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Your Phaplu to Everest base camp trek comes to an end. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Say goodbye to Nepal with unforgettable memories of the Himalayas.
Please note that this itinerary is a general guideline and can be subject to changes based on various factors such as weather conditions, your fitness level, and the pace of the trek. It’s always good to consult with your trekking agency or guide to customize the itinerary and make it suitable for your needs.
The best time to do the Phaplu to Everest base camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Everest region. Here’s why:
Spring (March to May): This is the post-winter season when the weather starts to warm up, and the trekking trails become vibrant with blooming flowers and rhododendrons. The temperature is generally mild, with clear skies and excellent visibility. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.
Autumn (September to November): This is the post-monsoon season when the weather is stable, and the skies are generally clear. The temperature is comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Everest range, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the festive atmosphere during the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar festivals.
Both seasons have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you enjoy seeing colorful flowers and blooming vegetation, spring is a good choice. If you prefer clearer skies and panoramic mountain views, autumn is a great option. It’s worth noting that the Everest region can be visited year-round, but other seasons such as winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) may bring more challenges due to cold temperatures, snowfall, and potential landslides.