Phaplu Everest base camp trek Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and trek to Nuntala, 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 02: Trek from Nuntala to Kharikhola, 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 03: Trek from Khari-Khola to Puiyan, 6 hrs walking.

Day 04: Trek from Puiyan to Phakding, 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 07: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking.

Day 08: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 10 Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150m) to Kalapathar (5,545m), back to Gorakshep, 8 hrs walking.

Day 11: Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Lobuche, 8 hrs walking.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche, 6 to 7 hrs walking.

Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung Village (3,789m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 14: Trek from Kkumjung to Manjo, 6 hrs walking.

Day 15: Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking.

Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight.

Day 17: Final departure.

  • Day 01 Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and trek to Nuntala, 5 to 6 hrs walking

    The trail crosses the Traksindola (3,071m) before descending once again through the forest to Nuntala. Overnight at local lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Day 02 Trek from Nuntala to Kharikhola, 5 to 6 hrs walking

    From Nuntala, descend continues to Dudh Koshi (Milk river) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through several Sherpa and Rai villages. Terraced fields and forest to the spread out village of Khari-Khola. Overnight at guest house.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Kharikhola
  • Day 03 Trek from Khari-Khola to Puiyan, 6 hrs walking

    The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Puiyan
  • Day 04 Trek from Puiyan to Phakding, 5 to 6 hrs walking

    The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Phakding
  • Day 05 Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking

    The trek begins with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. Full day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magnolia trees and giant firs and on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6,369m) Thamserku (6,608m) Everest (8,848m) and Nuptse (7,879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3,445m). Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3445m
  • Day 06 Acclimatization day in Namche

    Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that we take a short day's hike to Everest view hotel or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche village. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3445m
  • Day 07 Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking

    A couple hours walk takes us to phungithanga; from there the trail climbs through forests where we can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3,860m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Kwongde (6,187m) Tawache(6,542m) Everest (8,848m) Nuptse (7,855m) Lhotse (8,618m) Amadablam (6,856m) Thamserku (6,608m) provides an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region. Overnight at guest house in Tengboche. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3860m
  • Day 08 Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240m), 5 to 6 hrs walking

    Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Deboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3,890m. The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4,240m. Where there is a small health post and medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Pheriche
    • Altitude: 4240m
  • Day 09 Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking

    The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4,340m then Duglha at 4,620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4,900m. Overnight at guest house in Lobuche.   

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4900m
  • Day 10 Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150m) to Kalapathar (5,545m), back to Gorakshep, 8 hrs walking

    The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapattar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains and back to Gorakshep for the evening. Overnight at Gorakshep. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Kalapathar
    • Altitude: 5545m
  • Day 11 Trek from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Lobuche, 8 hrs walking

    Wake up early in the morning, get well ready and start an early hike to Everest base camp. Although, the hike is cold and freezing, we have a new energy in our body to be on the highest base camp in the world. We are enthusiastic to be at that base camp from where all the climbers start their expedition to summit the top of the world. We enjoy our quality time spending at Everest base camp and trek back to Lobuche for overnight stay. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Everest Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5364m
  • Day 12 Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche, 6 to 7 hrs walking

     We start our trek after breakfast at Lobuche. We are in a hurry to leave this beautiful place since this is very and cold and freezing place. We trek slowly down to Pangboche where we can find a better accommodation alternative.  

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Pangboche
  • Day 13 Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung Village (3,789m), 5 to 6 hrs walking

     We walk down to the river then start hiking up to Khumjung village. Since this is a very beautiful village we will enjoy our stay at Khumjung exploring the Sherpa culture and traditions. Overnight at guest house in Khumjung village. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Khumjung Village
    • Altitude: 3789m
  • Day 14 Trek from Kkumjung to Manjo, 6 hrs walking

    From Kumjung it is a short hike to Namche Bazaar. We will stop and give you time to make any final souvenirs purchases before continuing on down the hill to Manjo. Overnight at guest house in Manjo. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Manjo
  • Day 15 Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2,860m), 6 to 7 hrs walking

    Even though we are going down the valley the trek has a final sting for us. We must hike up a hill to get to Lukla. Overnight at hotel in Lukla. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2860m
  • Day 16 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight

    After breakfast at hotel, we will be transferred to airport in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport we will be transferred to our hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will take you to a typical Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner to celebrate the Classic Everest base camp trek. Overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 17 Final departure

    After breakfast, we drop you to airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.