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Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 for the conquest of Mt. Everest. This classic trek provides an opportunity to explore the landscape of the whole Everest region, green forest with rare wild animals, lush valleys with the spectacular view of the world’s tallest mountains - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, and many more. The trek begins from Jiri after around 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. During the drive you can see the green terraced farm, people rafting in the Bhote Koshi River, Himalayan views, different waterfalls, and traditional villages. Along with providing a chance of cultural interaction with Sherpa People, the trek also covers the landmarks of Everest region and Kala Pattar - the superb view point for mighty Himalayas.


Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

    Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

    After breakfast process for the UNISCO Heritage Sightseeing tour. Visit Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Khokana Village and after sight-seeing tour, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhandar: 7 - 8 hrs

    The early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu passes through Araniko Highway to Jiri (1,905m) - about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Jiri is a very beautiful place hence it is also recognized as the Switzerland of Nepal. While in the bus drive, you cross the typical Newari villages of Dhulikhel and Banepa. After crossing these villages you can see the panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjee Lakpa. From Dolalghat, you head north following the Sunkoshi River to Jiri. From Jiri, you continue driving to Bhandar – the upcoming trek start point. Overnight at Bhandar.

  • Day 04: Bhandar - Sete (2,575m): 6 - 7 hrs

    This day also you walk uphill and downhill to reach Sete - a small village. Descending the trail from Bhandar through deep forests takes you to the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Next the trail passes through Surma Khola, Likhu Khola Valley, the small settlement of Kenja and eventually you prepare for steep ascent to Chimbu to reach Sete. Overnight at Sete.

  • Day 05: Sete - Junbesi (2,670m): 6 - 7 hrs

    From Sete you gradually ascend to the Lamjura Pass (3,530m) - the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar. Enroute pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. The climb of Lamjura Pass rewards with the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. While enjoying surrounding mountains descend to Junbeshi through the rhododendron, fir pine, magnolia, maple and birch forest. At Junbeshi, you can explore the village and the way of people’s life here. Overnight at Junbesi.

  • Day 06: Junbesi - Nunthala (2,220m): 5 - 6 hrs

    At first cross the Junbeshi Khola and then walk in the ascending slope through the forest. After some hours of climbing you can see the incredible view of the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and many more. This is the first view of Everest on this trip. Next, continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. Again, cross Trakshindo La Pass and finally descend down to Nunthala through the conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields. Overnight at Nuntala.

  • Day 07: Nunthala - Bupsa Dada (2,360m): 5 - 6 hrs

    This section of the trail is again full of ups and down. At first the trail climbs down to the Dudh Koshi River. Then the trial follows the Dudh Koshi River and makes upward journey to Khumbu. Next the trail climbs to Jubing. From Jubing the trek walks straight and then descends to cross a suspension bridge to lead you to make a final ascent to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa.

  • Day 08: Bupsa - Surke (2,290m): 5 - 6 hrs

    At first the trail from Bupsa Dada leads you towards Kharte to climb the summit of Khari La Pass. The Pass offers you the magnificent views of Gyachung Kang, Khumbila and many other mountains. Next, the trail descends to Puiyan and again passes through some ups and down to reach at Surke. Overnight at Surke. (BLD)

  • Day 09: Surke - Phakding (2,652m): 4 - 5 hrs

    This section of the trip is short yet goes through some ups and down. At first the trek climbs toward Chaurikharka and then climbs up to Chhiplung. Eventually, the trail climbs down to lead you towards Phakding. From Phakding, your trekking route connects with usual route to Everest Base Camp from Lukla. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Day 10: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 - 6 hrs

    Walking through a pine forest, the trail leads you along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges. While on the way you catch wonderful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Passing through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you come to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Next, the trail climbs through the forests and bridges to reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Prior to reaching Namche Bazaar pass through Jorsale Village and while on the trail you will have first sight of giant Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.

  • Day 11: Acclimatization day

    This will be the proper acclimatization day with some excursion around the landmarks of Namche Bazaar the trading hub of Everest region. In the center of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and spend some quality time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa. Next, you can visit to Sagarmatha National Park headquarter and the Tourist Visitor Centre as well. Beyond the centre of Namche Bazaar, you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. Besides, you can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche before returning back to Namche. The flora and fauna found at Namche will be another must see landmark of Everest region. Overnight in Namche.

  • Day 12: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m): 5 - 6 hrs

    After breakfast in Namche, the trek begins to Tengboche. The wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Aba Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,896m) and close up view of Mt.Thamserku make you breathless. While crossing wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar, the trail gradually leads you to Sansa. Next you travel to Dudh Koshi River and then prepare for a little tough climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight at Tengboche.

  • Day 13: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m): 5 - 6 hrs

    On this day, you reach at Dingboche enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains, landscapes, several Chortens, Mani walls and small villages. While passing through north to Pheriche beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam (6,856m) you come to Imja Valley enjoying panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscapes. The valley gradually unfolds as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. From Lobuche River you trek the steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.

  • Day 14: Dingboche - Duglha (4,600 m): 3 - 4 hrs

    Today's trek starts from Dingboche and initially passes through the Khumbu Khola valley. In this section of the trail you will have awesome views of mountains on all sides. On the way to Duglha, you come across Dusa- a yak herder's place and Phulung Karpo-the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. As you trek on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,161m) comes into view. Prior to reaching Duglha, you will be greeted with the fantastic views of Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks including the tip of Mt Nuptse (7,896m). Overnight at Duglha.

  • Day 15: Duglha - Lobuche (4,940 m): 3 - 4 hrs

    From Duglha, today's trek starts with climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While moving ahead you will find the memorials to Scott Fischer and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa. As the trail passes down to the Khumbu Glacier, you face several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. In addition, Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche.

  • Day 16: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs

    The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. While trekking ahead to Gorak Shep you will see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As you reach Gorak Shep, you will see snow-capped mountains looming all around you including the top of the world - Mt. Everest (8,848m). From Gorak Shep you move towards Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp of top of the world you will have the views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Mt. Everest is not visible from the base camp. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. Next, trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

  • Day 17: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche (4,280m): 8 - 9 hrs

    Today's journey starts early in the morning to get Kalapattar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of Everest. Your dream will come true here. During the trek to Kala Patthar familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower including Nuptse and Everest. While ascending to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch several outstanding view points to snap pictures. As you reach the top, gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. You wander from one mighty massif to another at this junction. It will be a tremendous moment in your life that comes once in a lifetime. After taking photo shots of spectacular mountain massifs you again trek down to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

  • Day 18: Pheriche - Pangboche - Tengboche - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m): 5 - 6 hrs

    On this day, you trek back to Namche passing through Pangboche and Tengboche. The trail is pleasant with the views of impressive mountains and forests. From Pangboche the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. While on the trial you come across Tengboche Monastery - the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey stops at Kyangjuma (3570 m) for a tranquil lunch. At this place you will have the chance to appreciate the stunning Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse. Next, the trail to Namche passes through pleasant valleys and pasturelands. Ultimately, you reach in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 19: Namche Bazzar - Lukla: 7 - 8 hrs

    The return journey passes through rhododendron and pine forests enjoying snow covered peaks in the distance. Adding to this you walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flags. It will be the day of accomplishment of trekking section of this adventure. Overnight at Lukla.

  • Day 20: Fly Back to Kathmandu

    In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.

  • Day 21: Departure from Nepal.

    Morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.

Package Cost

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Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including all arrivals and departures.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • All domestic flights as listed in the itinerary with airport tax.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.

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