|Airport name||Phaplu Airport|
|Location||Phaplu, Solukhumbu District, sagarmatha Zone, North- Eastern Nepal|
|Airlines||Tara Air, Goma Air,Nepal airlines|
|Free baggage||15-20 kg depending on the type of ticket and the airlines.|
|Flight duration||about 30 minutes|
|Flight distance||123 km|
Phaplu, a mountainous trekking town in Nepal, is a popular option for reaching Everest Base Camp. It is located in the Solukhumbu district of north-east region. The altitude of Phaplu town is 7918 meters from sea level. The available transportations ways to reach Phaplu are roads and flight. The Phaplu Airport is named after the town. It has less crowd than Lukla airport in Khumbu. It takes about 25 – 35 minutes by air to reach the Phaplu Airport from TIA, Kathmandu. Flight transportation is much easier and preferable than road transportation to reach Phaplu. The flight takes off from Kathmandu to Phaplu mostly in the morning time like to Lukla. The domestic airlines of Nepal which provide flights to Phaplu are Tara Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Goma Airlines and Yeti Airlines. The trek to Phaplu is pleasantly adventurous optional choice for Everest Base Camp trekking. It is the best way to reach Makalu region hiking through the lush trails of Khandbari to num over Arun valley. It is an adventure of incredible mountain scenery, astonishing views of glaciers and hospitable Sherpa culture. It is an exhilarating alternative for trekking to Everest Base Camp that is helpful for those who have altitude sickness and want to reach by a shorter way. The Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek follows the traditional trails from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery. The trek through Phaplu gives magnificent views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam from Tengboche.
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