Jiri to Everest Base Camp Treak is an extraordinary trekking route of Everest Base Camp, also called Classic Everest trek is a slightly different route than a popular route of Everest Base Camp Trekking which starts from Jiri by avoiding Kathmandu–Lukla flight and including some amazing less explored places until the route adjoins to the main trail. The route of Jiri to EBC trekking trail contains massive history as a trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa for their Mt. Everest Summit in May 1953 which is recorded as a first Mt. Everest Expedition all over the world. 21 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is perfectly made with quiet walking trails and perfect acclimatization since it begins with very low altitude and not gain too high altitude immediately, the gradual gaining of altitude in every trekking trail is less risk of any kind of high altitude sickness.
The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by the road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (appr. 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Trekkers can acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the gorgeous Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m the highest point of the trek.
You need to be prepared to trek between 5 to 7 hours every day but there's enough time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. After the trek, it's a brief flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.
The names Sir Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are familiar to everyone their astonishing feat of being the first one to summit Everest. This fact alone has ensured that trekking to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list of great trekkers and people who want to enjoy the elegant environment of the mountains and local peoples of this region.
The scenery on this trek is diverse – from alpine forests, Sherpa villages, and yak pastures to glaciers, glacier-fed rivers crossed by amazing suspension bridges, also the bustling town of Namche Bazaar.
One of the highlights for several trekkers on this route might be a visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery, which unfortunately suffered considerable damage during the April 2015 earthquake.
This unique, spiritual power that Everest seems to possess also draws people from all walks of life to the present area, alongside the stunning mountain views, spectacular and sometimes challenging terrain, hence the great thing about the Sagarmatha Park, home of the allusive ounce and panda. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) included this area within the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative, not for nothing.