Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek follows a classic route that leads to Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain through dense forests and fine villages.
If you want to spend more time in the Khumbu region and traverse the hidden corners that only a handful of travelers come in contact with the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is the best option for you.
Following the classic route or we can say the traditional route, you slowly move towards Everest Base Camp. After a drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, you follow an adventurous trail that passes by numerous lush forests and settlement areas. Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek is an alternative route to regular Everest Base Camp Trek.
The best thing about Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is that there is no drastic change in the attitude that usually happens if done the regular EBC Trek. You gain elevation gradually over time allowing your body enough time to adjust with the elevation during the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek.
The Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek goes through terraced fields, crossing small passes and numerous suspension bridges over streams & rivers to reach Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.
Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery, you move towards EBC. The trail will further take you to Kala Patthar from where you get to see excellent sunrise.
Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek 20 Days overall is a fantastic journey in the Himalayas that allows you to unwind yourself and take you away from the chaotic cities. On the trail, you will find yourself very close to nature and enjoy the simple mountain lifestyle. To know more about the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek package read below. You can also get in touch with us with any questions.
Things to See & Experience on Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek
Scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
You take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and scenic. You get to see an aerial view of beautiful valleys, dense forests, and fine villages.
Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park
From Monjo village onwards, the trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed in UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites. The trail covers many small villages, numerous streams, and dense forests.
Sagarmatha national park is the habitat of many flora and fauna, therefore you get to see a variety of alpine vegetation on the way.
Explore Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa residence and the most developed village in the Khumbu region. In this village, you get to spend a couple of nights that help you in acclimatization.
There are so many things to do in Namche Bazar. You can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Likewise, there are also many options for short excursions to places like Syangboche Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung village, etc.
Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region
Tengboche village houses the Tengboche monastery, which is known as the oldest and the biggest monastery of the region. It is the most important monastery for the locals. Many major events and festivals are celebrated here every year.
Tengboche monastery also used to be the home of hundreds of monks. Established in 1961 by Lama Gulu, the Tengboche monastery got reconstructed twice after this.
Reach Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the base of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Reaching the EBC is a huge accomplishment that one can have in their life. From Everest Base Camp, you can see astonishing views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.
Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar viewpoint is a very famous place in the Khumbu region to see a gorgeous sunrise. Located above Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar also offers 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains.
Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and stunning scenery
Everest Base Camp Trek offers striking views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), etc. Along with that, you will also get to see stunning views of glaciers and moraines.