Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the landscape of the whole Khumbu/ Everest region.
  • Green forest with rare wild animals and birds, lush valleys.
  • The spectacular view of the giant world's tallest mountains.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trek routes in the world. The breathtaking Himalayan scenery are the top object to the trekking to Everest through Jiri. There are two routes to Everest base camp and here we are going through Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, which was discovered by the Tenzing norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953. The Jiri to Everest Base camp trek provides gorgeous combination of nature and cultural beauty. This trek provides the opportunity to the trekkers to explore the landscape of the whole Khumbu/ Everest region, green forest with rare wild animals and birds, lush valleys with the spectacular view of the giant world tallest mountains.

In Jiri Everest base camp trekking you can enjoy the glourious view of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m.) the tallest mountain of the world, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku etc. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the kind hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are unforgettable, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be memorable experience. You can see the green terraced farm, people rafting in the Bhote Koshi River, Himalayan glimpse, different waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, traditional villages on the way to Jiri. You can also take adventurous experience of bungee jumping in the Bhote Koshi River on the way. The best time to visit the Jiri to Everest base camp trek is from mid-March to May and September to Mid-December.

Days 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

On your arrival our office staff will be welcoming you in a Nepalese style in the airport .After your arrival in the Kathmandu , you will be taken to the local hotel for relax and refreshment or you can take a round of a the most exciting Thamel area. Thamel is a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu.

Days 2 : Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. After sightseeing company manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed plans and briefing about the trip. Balance trip payment should clear if any etc. Rest of the time packing for trek and getting ready.

Days 3 : Scenic drive to Jiri (1905m) 6-7 hrs by car/van.

Today we start our long trip to Everest Base Camp by express but to Jiri. We go through lots of beautiful villages, mountain hills to Jiri. After the arrival we explore the surrounding area of Jiri and overnight at the hotel, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 4 : Trek to Bandar (1520m) 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals

After Breakfast we start our trek.Today we walk through lots of beautiful villages and nice green scenery around. Friendly people and terrace field are nice attraction for today. After passing many ups and down we arrive small settlement at Bhandar for the overnight.

Days 5 : Trek to Sete (2500m) 7 hrs

Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned Gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpa’s and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 6 : Trek to Junbesi (2675m) 7 hrs

The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura la pass at 3530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 7 : Trek to Nuntala (2345m) 7 hrs

This day we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eye, then on to Salung at 2650m. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650m. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 8 : Trek to Khari Khola (2194m) 6 hrs

The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 9 : Trek to Puiyan (2890m) 6 hrs

We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 10 : Trek to Phakding (2610m) 6 hrs

We continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 12 : Namche Bazar - Khumjung and return

This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin air. After breakfast you will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720m) – this is where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38 and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses - the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest Region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 13 : Trek to Tengboche (3860m) 5 hrs

The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 14 : Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5 hrs

Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 15 : Dingboche to Nagerjun and return

This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day – ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche – the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 16 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hrs

Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 17 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) then back to Gorekshep (5181m) 8 hrs

After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After couple of hours we will get at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 18 : Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 19 : Trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs

Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 20 : Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs

The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu. 30 min fly.

Concluding the trek at Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu. It offers the Everest Himalayas and its vicinity during the flight. Transfer to the hotel after arriving at the airport. The rest of the time you can use for rest and moving around the tourist hub. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22:  Departure.

At the farewell day, representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.  

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & Droop.
  • All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
  • Accommodation.
  • Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
  • All transportation.
  • Trekking permit.
  • Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
  • Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
  • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,transport etc for Nepalese staff.
  • All taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and anykind of unforeseen & personal expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

General

1.    4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be
       returned after the trek).
2.    Duffel or Rucksack bag  and   suitcase (Optional/Duffel bag we can provide one
       if you need it but is to be returned after    the trek).
3.    Daypack .
4.    Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.    Shade hat or baseball cap.
2.    Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
3.    Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
4.    Glacier glasses.
5.    Headlamp.
6.    Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
       should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
7.    A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

1.    1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other
       gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
2.    1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
3.    Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek.
       Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

1.    T-shirts (2).
2.    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
3.    Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.    Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.    2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
7.    Long shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

1.    2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4.    1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
6.    1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
       Should zip from the top and bottom - this  makes it easier to put on over boots without
       getting undressed should the weather change once you    are underway for the day.
7.    1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
8.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks
      or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

1.    2-3 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
2.    2-3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
3.    1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
4.    1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with
       layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it
       (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
5.    1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
6.    1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep
       your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
7.    1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

1.    Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
2.    Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.    Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4.    Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
       Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.    1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,
       some waterproof tape,  anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive
       medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.|

Miscellaneous

1.    Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.    Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM
       just in case if you need to change the date of your).
3.    Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.    Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful,
       to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached.
       Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
5.    Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new
       since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
6.    Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.    Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.    Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag,
       hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.    2 bandanas.

Optional

1.    1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional,
       these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally
       clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill.
2.    Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds.
3.    Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
       Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember,
       keep these items light weight.
4.    Binoculars.
5.    1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok,
       but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use.
6.    Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator.
7.    A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid
       that chilly late night trip.
8.    1 small stainless steel thermos.

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