Kathmandu to Phaplu private jeep trip moderately comfortable than share local jeep
Kathmandu to Phaplu drive
cost of shared, local & private jeep and local buses for Everest trekking. Phaplu/Salleri is approximately 275 km far from Kathmandu and roughly 9 hours’ drive the route contains a black top and dirty bumpy road with magnificent landscape variation. The regular local jeep and buses depart early morning from Chabahil Chowk and Koteshwor Kathmandu.
Drive to Phaplu is optional transportation of Lukla flight, Lukla flight is frequently disturbed because of airstrip laying above the Dudh Koshi river valley and bottom of the mountain. Nepalese airlines operating a daily flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and Ramechhap depends on the month. But as it is the small airstrips randomly distressed by cloud and rain then flight might be a delay and also a high chance to cancel. Then an alternative way to reach begin a point of any Everest trek by helicopter or drive to Phaplu like Everest base camp trek Everest high passes trek Chol la pass trek Renjo La pass, Everest view trek, and Everest classical trek.

Drive to Phaplu or Salleri takes approximately 9 hours from Kathmandu with stopping few places for the leg stretch, meals, and toileting. From Kathmandu can hire private and share jeep as well as public buses, the bus journey relatively longer than a jeep trip. Whatever transport taking from Kathmandu, its departure around 5 am in the morning from Chabahil and Koteshwor bus station. Phaplu/Salleri is 275 km far from Kathmandu and the four-wheel-drive around 25-30 km/hr in meander jerky and muck road. From Phaplu 3-days strolling throughout the villages and mountains to Lukla, catch regular route. 

In your preference and comfortable we arrange an experienced local Sherpa guide and high altitude trekking porter that makes entire your Nepal trekking amazing and assist to achieve your goal.

Jeep/Bus Cost of Phaplu/Salleri
The regular share jeep leaving from Kathmandu at USD20 each head and the public bus cost USD16 to Phaplu and Salleri. USD5 additional cost receiving from the hotel and drop-off to the bus station. Also possible to hire a 4WD private jeep at USD180. Reserved jeep is slightly more comfortable than share jeep also has enough places for your long leg as well as can stop anywhere for the photograph. The public jeep has a place for 9 people and it is squeezing trip but ok for one time. We request you pack some energy bar in your daypack which makes your Tommy happy through the drive. To reserve jeep/bus seat with view contact us trekinepal@gmail.com or Cell Number/ WhatsApp: +9779851138499

Useful tips for Kathmandu to Phaplu drive

  • Should use the rain cover to protect your luggage from dust
  • Keep your valuable and breakable items in your daypack for protection
  • Keep a dust mask or neck gaiter scarf with you for a stay away from dust
  • Keep a small note of rupees in the pocket for easy payments for food and drinks
  • Book your Phaplu bus or jeep ticket in advance for your comfortable trip