License No: 237321

Quick Facts

  • Duration:21 Days
  • Trek Style:Hiking and trekking
  • Group Size:2++
  • Location:Sagarmatha national park
  • Trek Starting Point:Jiri
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:Teahouse during trek
  • Max-Altitude:5600 m
  • Transportation:Domestic flight / local jeep
  • Trek Ending Point:Lukla
  • Departure from:Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp via Jiri

Everest base camp trek via Jiri is the most classic trekking route in the Everest region. The hike to Everest base camp via Jiri has given Sagarmatha (Everest) at 8,848 m its own charm since the beginning of the climbing expedition. This trail has become one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, but few people return unaffected by the experience of being among the highest peaks in the world.

This fascinating hike offers a wonderful opportunity to climb the Kalapathar summit (5,550 m) with a view of the Everest base camp, a magnificent view of the highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse,Makalu etc., and with the indigenous people to get in touch. It follows the same path that Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Sherpa took in 1952.

After a seven-hour scenic drive to Jiri, we follow the spectacular route across the Solukhumbu area through the heart of fine Sherpa villages, with each village having something new to offer. On the way to Lukla we have the opportunity to explore the beautiful forest, the rural areas and several high-lying monasteries. After passing Lukla, we continue to Namche, the main trading village of the Khumbu area, and drive via the Thyangboche monastery to Pheriche and Lobuche. This classic trek has a number of attractions to offer, including the spectacular landscape, the unique Sherpa culture from Solukhumbu, the region where Mt. Everest and the associated smaller peaks are located.

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our Staff member meets you and transfers you to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning wake-up and breakfast in hotel.
Our guide will meet you in your hotel and brief you about the upcoming Everest base camp via Jiri trekking. He will guide you through all the formalities and necessary paper-works required for our Everest base camp via Jiri trekking.
After that, we then do a Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley of famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Boudhanath, one of the largest Stupas in the world; Swayambhunath, a famous monkey temple and Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex. Apart from Sightseeing, we also get TIMS card and permits for our trekking on this day. In the evening, we do initial preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
After early breakfast we drive about 9 – 10 hours from Kathmandu to Bhandar over a distance of 187 km.
It could be a tricky but scenic bus ride across the Sun Koshi River Valley to Jiri. Jiri is the largest settlement of the Jirel, people of the Tibeto-Burmese with cultural connections to the Sherpa and Sunuwars.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
From the village square of Bhandar the trail descends through the lower fields of village, then follows a small stream. After following the muddy road east, we’ll find two suspension bridges down in the valley. The last curve is quiet on the east bank of Likhu Khola and leads over a last suspension bridge to Kinja (1630 m). And from Kinja the path begins a vertical slope that runs almost vertically above the village.
The path climbs steeply over a ridge wooded with oak and rhododendrons to Sete (2510 m). A small but old Ihakhang (Buddhist temple) is an important place to visit.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today is the first half of the day a long and difficult climb to Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530 m). We will see frost and often snow along the way in winter. The path makes its way through a soaked, moss-covered forest of rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch. Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highlight of the hike between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. From here the path slowly and long falls through aromatic fir and rhododendron forests into the valley. The last stage to Junbesi leads past some decorated mantras carved into a rock face and drops steeply through terraced fields. We will have some excellent views of the mountain. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
With its attractive lodges and bazaar vibe, Junbesi is a good place to take a day off, and there are some interesting side roads to Buddhist monasteries in the surrounding hills. Further north is Numbur (6959 m), known in Sherpa as Shorong Yul Lha (God of Solu), over the large green valley. The Tashi Thongmon Gompa was founded in the middle of Junbesi in the 16th century, and the monastery building was destroyed by fire several times. At the large stupa with the yellow tips in the middle of the village is the Junbesi School, one of the largest Hillary schools. More than 300 students attend primary to upper secondary classes. In the opposite direction, the Junbesi Khola valley runs towards the Thubten Choling
Monastery (300 m), a large Tibetan monastery founded by the revered Trulsuk Rinpoche, who fled to Nepal with a large group of anise (nuns) and monks from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet in the 1960s. Many other refugees fled to Thubten Choling en route to join the Dalai Lamaat Dharmashala in India. A visit
before lunch or after the day of rest is worthwhile.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
On this day, the path crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge at an altitude of 2560 m and reaches an important crossroads. The way to Khumbu abruptly leads up into the trees and the landscape with all pines and cows. The original sight of Everest appeared between the snow-capped crowns of Thamserku (6608 m), Katenga (6685 m) and so on. The path turns north and leads through meadows and pine
forests to the hamlet of Salung (2860 m).
We come across a large suspension bridge over Dudh Khola at an altitude of 2510 m and bow through the Inca Buddhist choirs and several Mani. Below Tarkshindu (3071 m) the path leads through coniferous and rhododendron forests with many birds. The route crosses an enchanting stream and mingles with the jumble of loose rocks when it reaches Nunthala.
Overnight at Guesthouse..
From here it goes on to Dudh Kosi and the path drops abruptly through mixed forests and farmland for an hour. The route continues through barley, wheat and corn fields to the Rai village of Jubling (1680 m). The path led us slowly uphill to the village of Khari Khola named Bupsa.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
We come across the Khari khola by crossing the suspension bridge at 1930 m. The path leads vertically to Bupsa (2360 m), which lies between wheat and maize terraces under a dense oak forest. The path climbs through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys and then winds up and down the Dudh Koshi Canyon to Puiyan and then to Surke.
Overnight at Guesthouse..
The route climbs from Surke to a 2800 m high ridge for about an hour. As we pass Lukla Airport, follow a gentle path up the mountain slope on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way we will see Mt. Nupla (5885 m), Kusum Kangaru (6367 m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a simple walk to Phakding for about two hours to spend the night and stroll the rest of the time for local
knowledge of the village.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
After breakfast at Phakding, the trail further opens out to reach the celebrated mountain town of Namche Bazaar. On route to Namche, several smaller villages are crossed, like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. Walking along the trekking route through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many virtues, like its alpine woods, small rivers and brooks and deciduous forests. Thick acreages of Pine and Cedar cover the lands and provide a pleasant atmosphere to trek through. Namche Bazaar, because of its strategic location, is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. It is located on a mountain side and views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal from here are amazing.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
We climb the ridge above Namche and descend to the Dudh Koshi River before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery, the most important monastery in the region. Devoche, a charming village, is slightly further (20 minutes). Depending upon the weather and other factors, we can end our day in Debuche (4410 m) or stay in Namche.
Today we walk slowly through the pleasant village of Pangboche and on to Dingboche. We make a quick descend to Debuche before starting an uphill climb towards Pangboche. We can observe Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Nuptse mountains along the way. We stop in Pangboche for tea before continuing to Somare for lunch. We then cross the Imja Valley and Lobuche Stream before ascending to Dingboche (4410m).
Overnight at Guesthouse
Rest day to be used as needed proper acclimatization rest or explore around. There are several great hikes from Dingboche for this layover day, including Chukung Valley and up to Amadablam base camp.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
A difficult day with steep climbing awaits us. The day starts with a gradual climb to Dughla, where we stop for our lunch. A steep climb from Dughla takes us to the memorial of famous mountaineers such as Scott Fischer and Babu Chiri Sherpa. We then enter the Khumbu Glacier area and follow the route to Lobuche (4910 m), where we our trek of the day.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back to Namche in the afternoon.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
We walk on the Shore of Dudhkoshi River through valley trail. We hike downhill and uphill to the end of Everest Base Camp. This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. We have reserved this day for you to gain back your strength and buy some gifts for your loved ones back home. On this day, you can walk around the city and do little shopping or just relax at your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast a staff member will pick you up from the hotel and transfers you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight back home and hope to see you soon again.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up and drop Service
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide
  • Sightseeing charges and Entry fees
  • 1 way domestic flight (LUK – KTM)
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse / guesthouse / homestay)
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (tourist coach / local bus / private vehicle)
  • Experienced licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Local government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (started in 2018)
  • Insurance of the Guide and Porter
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Gaurishankar Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Trekking Permit Card
  • Medical kits carried by the guide
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes

 

Optional Add-Ons:
  • Porter (cost: 20 USD per day, carries 15 – 20 kg load. Porter’s accommodation, transport and meal is paid by the company)
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case you don‘t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel insurance (Mandatory: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
  • International airfare and Visa costs (you can get Visa upon arrival at the airport)
  • Personal interest items or gears
  • Tips to guide / driver / porter
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Beverage and Drink Items / Other Extra facilities like hot shower during trek
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in “What’s Included” section
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Everest base camp via Jiri trekking elevation map
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