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Phaplu- Thame- Everest Base Camp Trek - 23 Days

Phaplu- Thame- Everest Base Camp  TrekThis longer approach to Mt Everest follows in the footsteps of the early expeditions but with a slight variation. To avoid the long bus drive to the original trailhead of Jiri. We fly into Phaplu to begin our trek through the much quieter Solu region of the Solu-Khumbu. We cross the Thakshindo La before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the "milk river" north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. By now you will have had time to adjust to life on the trail and with the benefits of increased fitness make the ascent to Namche Bazaar. Once in the Khumbu region the mountain views improve with every step - Kwangde,Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We allow ample time for acclimatization and exploration of the area in preparation for the ascent of Kala Pattar (5545m). A down departure from Lobuche sees us wending our way through glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally we reach the summit to be rewarded with the famous view of the south face of Everest. We return via a different route through Pangboche to Lukla for the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu.

Maximum Elevation: 5545 mtrs.

Trek Duration: 23 days

Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous

Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Attraction: Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic or Sherpa peoples and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Tengboche Monastery, Gokyo ice lake, Snow covered everest range,Khumbu Glacier, Sherpa’s’ Tradition and Culture, Library on the world highest place, World highest peak in the front.

Phaplu- Thame- Everest Base Camp Trek Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu;(2600 mtrs.); And walk up to; Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Trek from Chiwang Khop to Numthala; (6-7 hrs.);2854 mtrs.

Day 05: Trek from Numthala to Khari Khola; (5-6 hrs.)2050 mtrs.

Day 06: Trek from Khari Khola to Surkhe;(5-6hrs.); 2630 mtrs.

Day 07: Trek from Surkhe to Phakding; (5-6 hrs.); 2653 mtrs.

Day 08: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar. (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar and Hike to around Namche Bazzar or Khunde- Khumjung villages.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Thame; (5-6 hrs.); 3867 mtrs.

Day 11: Trek from Thame to Khumjung; (6-7 hrs.); 3200 mtrs.

Day 12: Trek from Khumjung to Dole; (5-6 hrs.);4110 mtrs.

Day 13: Trek from Dole to Machhermo; (4-5 hrs.); 4470 mtrs.

Day 14: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Valley; (34 hrs.);4800 mtrs.

Day 15: Acclimatization Day and Hike up to Gokyo-Ri and Overnight at Gokyo Valley; (2 hrs.); 5330 mtrs.

Day 16: Trek from Gokyo Valley to Thaknak; (5-6 hrs.); 4750 mtrs.

Day 17: Trek from Thaknak to Cho-La Pass-5367mtrs. And Walk down to Lobuche; (7-8 hrs.); 4940 mtrs.

Day 18: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep; (3-4 hrs.); 5170 mtrs; And Everest Camp; (3 hrs.); 5364 mtrs.

Day 19: Hike up to Kalapatthar; (2 hrs.); 5545 mtrs. And Walk down to Pheriche; (5 hrs.); 4280 mtrs.

Day 20: Trek from Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

Day 21: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla; (6-8 hrs.); 2800 mtrs.

Day 22: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Afternoon free in Kathmandu.

Day 23: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

(Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and Rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
  • Tips for Guides and Porters.