Phaplu EBC Trek - Alternative way of Lukla Airport

Duration: 17 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

Trek from Phaplu to Everest base camp is a classic and original route. Long-time ago trekkers used to walk all the way from Jiri to EBC and trek back to the same place at Jiri but now, since there is a small mountain airport in Phaplu has been build and as an alternative way of Lukla airport, this route is getting popular among the adventure trekkers. 

Phaplu Everest base camp 17 days trek is the best alternative route if Lukla flights are not happing. Due to weather, Lukla flights get cancel quite often, this route is the best option for those trekkers who have a limited time. Flights from Kathmandu to Phaplu can operate even if the weather is not so good. 

Everest base camp trek from Phaplu starts from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Phaplu from where our adventure and the challenging journey begin. Gradually uphill and downhill, the trek reaches to Lukla then to Namche Bazaar where we will spend two nights to have proper acclimatization. In the next days, we trek to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally Kala Patthar and Everest base camp. Get enjoy and be thrilled being on the base camp of the world.

Phaplu EBC trekking holiday covers low land from JPhaplu to highland Kalapathar (5545m). This is a breathtaking trip to Everest base camp walking with its panoramic view of Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m. The trek ends at Lukla with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.



  • Enjoy being in the base camp of the world
  • Experience a breathtaking trip to Everest camp walking with its panoramic view 
  • Availability of flight in Lukla 
  • Trekking to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally Kala Kathar and Everest base camp

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and trek to Nuntala, 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 02Trek from Nuntala to Kharikhola, 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 03Trek from Khari-Khola to Puiyan, 6 hrs walking
  • Day 04Trek from Puiyan to Phakding, 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 05Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 06Acclimatization day in Namche
  • Day 07Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking
  • Day 08Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240m), 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 09Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 10Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150m) to Kalapathar (5,545m), back to Gorakshep, 8 hrs walking
  • Day 11Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Lobuche, 8 hrs walking
  • Day 12Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche, 6 to 7 hrs walking
  • Day 13Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung Village (3,789m), 5 to 6 hrs walking
  • Day 14Trek from Kkumjung to Manjo, 6 hrs walking
  • Day 15Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking
  • Day 16Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight
  • Day 17Final departure
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Necessary flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Everest National park fee with Classic Everest base camp permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (guest house / tea house) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.

Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
Personal nature expenses.
Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
Rescue & Evacuation.
Gratitude (tip) for staff.


Useful Information

Phaplu Everest base camp trek is an alternative route to Lukla airport. Depending on your time, interest and requirement, let us know from where you want to start your trek, we will follow your requirements and interest and organize a beautiful trip as per your timeframe and budget.

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