Phaplu Everest trekking is really a sounding trekking, though it has consistent uphill and downhill terrain trail. Phaplu Everest trekking is more scenic and cultural, more time to acclimatize for Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar Climbing Expedition. This is also tea house lodge to lodge based trekking. A good trekking equipment and good health is necessary for trekking to Phaplu Everest base camp trekking.
Phaplu Everest base camp trekking is really a sounding and worth trekking than the other treks start from Lukla, although this trek involves consistent uphill and downhill terrain trail. The lovely countryside below Lukla is fascinating for its landscape, culture and way of rural life. There are very few trekkers than the Everest trail above Lukla. If you have short trekking holidays in Nepal for Everest Kalapattar trek from Jiri, please definitely start your trek from Phaplu that I would recommend you.
The Phaplu Everest trek starts with a scenic flight to Phaplu, the headquarter of Solukhumbu, and then trek to Junbesi .Continue follow the Jiri Everest trekking trail for 4 days to Lukla, passes on a terrace agriculture farm land with dotted Sherpa and Rai villages and of course, the monasteries and the highland pastures with yaks as well on Phaplu Everest Trekking trail.
The necessary documents for Everest trekking from Phaplu are Everest national park fee and TIM’s card. Below is the trekking itinerary to Phaplu Everest base camp and for the best trekking deal, map. Trekking equipment and customized trekking itinerary ask with professional team of tour and trekking guide.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu you meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
Visit main places of Kathmandu valley like Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath stupa is the oldest Buddhist stupa. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 3: Fly to Phaplu and trek to Manidingma ( 2200m.)
Early in the morning we flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu, a small Himalayan town. Then we meet our crew and begin our trekking. We walk up in a gentle ascending path from there and head to Takshindo gompa. In this place we can visit the Cheese factory. Then we descend down to Nunthala where we stay overnight.
Day 4: Nunthala to Bupsa (2350m.)
This day from Nunthala we descend down to Dudh Koshi River. We pass through terraced farming land as well as the Rai and Sherpa settlements. Then we follow the Dudh Koshi River in a gently ascending path to the Kharikhola and from there walk or some time in a flath path. We finally climb the steep path to Bupsa where we stay overnight. In Bupsa we can visit the ruined Buddhist monastery.
Day 5: Bupsa to Surkey (2400m.)
This day we start our journey ascending the steep path for some time to Khari La pass through the forest of rhododendron and oak. From the pass we can see the views of the mountains like Numbu (6960m.), Cho-oyu (8201m.), Gyangchung Kang (7922m.) and Thamserku (6629m.). Then we descend to Puyan. We walk through the forest observing the Mountain View. Finally we descend steeply to Surkey, a small Sherpa village at the bottom of Lukla.
Day 6: Surkey to Phakding (2652m.)
At first we walk up in gentle ascending path to Chipling which is the meeting point of the Jiri and Lukla trekking trail to Everest base camp. Then we walk in the plain path for some time and finally ascend to Phakding.
Day 7: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
This day we start our trek following the Dudh Koshi valley to the north passing through the forest of pine. We enter the world heritage Sagarmatha national park at Monjo. Then we ascend to Jorsele. We see the first view of the Kususm Kangru, Thamserku, Everest and Nuptse this day. After climbing for some time we reach Namche Bazaar, the gate way of Everest.
Day 8: Rest day at Namche
Namche is the attractive settlement of Sherpa people. This day we take rest to acclimatize in the higher altitude. We visit some attractive place around the Namche.
Day 9: Namche to Tengboche (3867m.)
This day starts with the walk through the forest above the Dudh Koshi River with the excellent view of the snow clad mountains. After some time we reach Pungithang. We climb through the rhododendron forest and enter the village of Tengboche. In Tengboche we visit the highest monastery of the world.
Day 10: Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m.)
We descend through the forest of rhododendron and conifer forest and cross Imja Khola. Then we climb to Pangboche passing through the Mani stones. We pass the village and finally reach Dingboche.
Day 11: Rest at Dingboche
This day we take rest at Dingboche. Dingboche is the perfect place ot take rest for the proper acclimatization.
Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.)
We start our journey heading north for some time until we reach a mani-prayer Stupa. Then we descend down to the Periche village. We see the views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m.), Kongma-tse (5820m.) and the great wall of Nuptse. Then we continue our trekking to Lobuche via Dugla.
Day 13: Lobuche to Everest Base camp via Gorekshep (5180m.)
This day is a little bit difficult. We climb up the valley along the rocky moraine path enjoying the view of icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. Then we descend down the hill to Gorek shep. Then we continue our trek to Everest base camp up the valley. And return back to Gorekshep.
Day 14: Gorekshep to Periche
This day early in the morning you can hike to Kala Pattar to view the panorama of the Mt. Everest and surrounding Mountains. Then we return back to Pheriche retracing our previous route.
Day 15: Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m.)
In the morning we can visit the village. Then we descend down to Tengboche through the forest of rhododendron. Tengboche is a small village where world highest monastery is located. We can also visit the monastery. From the monastery we can also observe the views of the mountain and the river below.
Day 16: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche we descend down to Namche Bazaar. The trail is mostly downhill through the forest of rhododendron forest.
Day 17: Namche to Lukla
From Lukla we descend down through the Sagarmatha national park to the Dudh Koshi valley. Then we descend to Lukla through the valley for some time.
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we take flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. And rest of the day is free for you to do your own thing.
Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu
This is a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Otherwise it is a free day in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Kathmandu Airport.
This day you depart to your own destination. We transfer to airport by private vehicle.