Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

High

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

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.

Trip Highlights

  • A longer and old route of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trekking widely used before building of Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • A perfect way to ascend altitude gradually from low altitudes and up to 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar and 5,380 meters at Everest Base Camp helps to avoid altitude related sickness.
  • Opportunity to spy close views of high mountains of Everest region; Mt. Everest (8,848m/2,9021ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/27,932ft), Mt. Makalu (8,481m/27,838ft), Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m/25,784ft), Mt. Thamserku (6,623m/21,723ft), Mt. Amadablam (6,812m/22,343ft) and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Explore rich Buddhist culture and charming Sherpa villages with their unique way of living.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, the purpose of the holiday, and your preference. The cost of the package also depends upon the level of service; Deluxe, Standard, and budget as well as the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Night accommodation in the touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose a budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Kathmandu-Jiri  Transport by vehicle
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in the itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from the menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s food, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation, etc
  • General First Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usage during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

DAY 2 - Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu

Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires having sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.

DAY 3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar (2,200m/7,216ft altitude)

Have breakfast early in the morning at the hotel. Then we catch a vehicle to drive Bhandar via Jiri through Arniko highways which takes about 8/9 hours. Our drive passes through several small settlement including Banepa, Dhukikhel, Dolaghat and Lamasanghu before reaching at Jiri. While drive we see magnificent panoramic snowcapped mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Lirung and Dorjee Lakpe. We drive almost descends roads up to Panchkot while from there is ascends. We also follow Sun Koshi Rivers to reach Lamasanghu. A full day drive includes smooth fine road to bumpy rough roads.

DAY 4 - Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,645m/8,675ft altitude) 4-5 hrs walk

Have breakfast at lodge, make sure all baggage are pack, mentally and physically prepared to get started the walking journey. We follow descends trail to reach Kenja village and start walks through agricultural farmlands following ascends trail to Sete village. Sete is famous Sherpa village where we explore Buddhist Monastery. Overnight at teahouse lodge.

DAY 5 - Trek from Sete to Junbensi (2,675m/8,774ft altitude) 6-7 Hrs walk

After having breakfast at the tea house lodge, we start trek following ascends trail through farmland and pass few teahouses to reach Dagchu Goyem village. Again we continue moving ahead through dense rhododendron forest to Lamjura Pass (3,530m/11,578ft). Lamjura Pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar from where we can have splendid views of Himalayas. Then after we follow descends trail to Taktor village. Continue ahead following north descends trail to Junbesi where Sherpa people used to live. Overnight at teahouse lodge.

DAY 6 - Trek from Junbensi to Nunthala (2,440m/8,003ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs walk

After taking breakfast at teahouse we follow descend trail that leads towards the wooden bridge over Junbesi Khola, continue walks following few ups and down the trail to reach Phurtung village. Phurtung village offer a great view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Thamserku (6,618m), Kangtega (6,783m) and many other snowcapped mountains. From here we follow descends trail to reach Ringmo Khola. After crossing the Khola we head towards Tak-shidno Pass at 3,071m/10,073ft. After having a short time with scenic views at Tak-sindo Pass, we start following gradual descend through a beautiful oak, pine, rhododendron forest all the way to Nunthala village.

DAY 7 - Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,350m/7,708ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs walk

We take breakfast in the morning at the teahouse. We start trek following descends trail up to Dudh Koshi River. Pass river and walk along with farmland and dense forest to Chautari village. Again we follow dazzling terraced farmlands through gradual ascend until we reach at a large village of Khari Khola, the village produce massive numbers of brave Sherpa climbers and trekkers. Once we pass the village, walk for a couple of hour to reach at charming village of Bupsa. At evening, visit Buddhist monastery in the surroundings of the village.

DAY 8 - Trek from Buspa to Surkey (2,400m/7,872ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs walk

Have breakfast at teahouse then we wrapped up for trek following ascends trail to Bhumsing village. After there, we ascend towards Kari La Pass at 3,145m/10,316ft and immediately follow descend through oak and rhododendron forest to Chaubar village. Again, we continue following gradual descend all the way to Puiyan village which is also a village of brave Sherpa. Furthermore, we follow easy and scenic straight trail followed by the last 1 hour descend to the beautiful village of Surkey.

DAY 9 - Trek from Surkey to Phakding (2,652m/8,698ft) 4-5 Hrs walk

After having breakfast, we start our day with uphill walk to Chhuplung Village. It is a main junction point of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek and popular route of Everest Base Camp Trek via Kathmandu–Lukla flight. Next, we continue several ups and downs through busy and fertile farmlands, by exploring many stone paintings, prayer flags and forests all the way to Phakding village.

DAY 10 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) 5-6 hrs walk

Breakfast at a teahouse. Follow ascent trail through the pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo to reach at check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have a beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other.

DAY 11 - Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places

We are already at above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascend towards more higher altitudes. As per health experts suggests keep moving and stay active to adopt with the weather, today we can make a walk towards Khumjung monastery (an important Buddhist monastery to explore) or ascend up to Syangboche viewpoint. From Syangboche we can have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and other snow-capped peaks. At the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn unique culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.

DAY 12 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft altitude)

Early breakfast at the teahouse. Follow smooth trail with few ups and down with the super view of Himalayas throughout the trek, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku are some of them. Along the trail we also can have a chance to encounter with Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Multicolored Pheasants. The trail goes continuously towards Sansa via Kyangjiuma, which is the main junction point to split out the main trail of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek. After there, we again follow pine forest, prayer flags and festooned bridge of Dudh Koshi to reach Punki Thengh which is a small village with a small army post. Then we follow ascends trail through the pine forest to reach Tengboche–is a great valley for close view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku as well as biggest Buddhist monastery of Mt. Khumbu region. Interested can attend the praying program at 03:00 pm.

DAY 13 - Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,294ft altitude)

Breakfast at the teahouse. Follow ascend trail to cross small village. We gradually walk north to Pheriche or take east ward trail which both leads us to northern part of Mt. Ama Dablam. After some walk we reach at Imja village. Then we follow descend trail to the river and climb the steepest trail of the day which leads to Dingboche. Along the trail, we can see a cultivated land of barley, potato and buckwhet as well as local people made the largest stone walls to protect crops from cold wild and grazing animals. At evening, we explore the Sherpa village of Dingboche. Meal includes: Full Board–Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

DAY 14 - Rest day at Dingboche

We are already at above 4,300 meters from sea level, and this is about the time to the possible of altitude sickness it is a good idea to have a rest and acclimatization before heading up to Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar. Today we explore around Imja River, tinny village of Chhukung and visit world’s highest billiard parlors. Today also we can view Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Peak 38 and many other snow-capped peaks.

DAY 15 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude)

Breakfast at a teahouse. Today we follow Khumber Khola valley to reach Dughla. Then again we follow Dusa and Phulong Karpo valley where we can see wonderful Chola Lake and Mt. Pumori. We cross Dughla where we see Khumbu Glacier. Along the trail we also can see memorials Chhortens of those Sherpa who lost their lives in Everest Expedition. Again we walk gradual ascend trail all the way to Lobuche. Meal includes: Full Board–Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

DAY 16 - Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep 6-7 hrs walk

Early morning breakfast at the teahouse. Today’s trail leads to our core destination. We cross moraine of Khumbu glacier, pass through pyramid sign on the way from where you can observe Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Langtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse. Then again we follow a small trail to Thangma Riju form where we perceive 360 degree vista of Snowy Mountain. Then climb steeply trail to reach at Gorakshep where we find Show Mountains in all direction including Mt. Everest & Pumori. Gorakshep is our today’s stop for dinner and overnight. Take off our backpacks and heavy stuffs at tea house and start a journey towards Everest Base Camp. After having a great time at Everest Base Camp, we retrace our steeps back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Meal includes: Full Board–Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch.

DAY 17 - Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917ft altitude) 5-6 hrs walk

We start the trek at early in the morning at round 4:00 A.M. to Kalapathar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. We walk continuous ascend around 2 hours to reach Kala Pathar. When the first ray of sun strike the mountain it turns into Golden color which seems pretty amazing. Take the picture of golden Mountain and soaring around Kala Pathar return back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then we start gradual descend trail all the way to Pheriche. Meal includes: Full Board–Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

DAY 18 - Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche 4-5 hrs walk

Breakfast at a teahouse. Follow descend trail through riverside and crossing the suspension bridge of Imja Khola to Pongboche village. After that you again follow the trail through the pine forest to Tengboche.

DAY 19 - Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,299ft altitude) via Namche Bazaar 5-6 hrs walk

Breakfast at the teahouse. Follow descend trail through rhododendron and fir forest. Cross suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi. Pass Tashinga and Sansa village. Follow steeply trail to Kyangjuma which lead you to Namche. Rest there for a while taking tea/coffee. We can buy local handmade garment if you want. Then again follow decent trail from Namche hill to cross Dudh Koshi Bridge. When we pass Dudh Koshi River we will official out from Sagarmatha National Park. Follow decent trail to Monjo village.

DAY 20 - Trek back to Lukla (5 hrs walk)

Breakfast at a teahouse. Last day of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows descend trail to Phakding. We have to cross Suspension Bridge of Dudh Koshi, pass through pin and rhododendron forest with different prayer flags and stone rocks on the way back to Lukla.

DAY 21 - Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Early morning breakfast at the lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to the hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option.

DAY 22 - Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.

This is a day as a spare which can use with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with the entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

DAY 23 - Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.