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Jiri to EBC Trek

Key Points

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 23 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5545 m.
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Fitness Level:: Strenuous
  • Group-Size: 2-15 pax
Trip Overview

Everest Region or upper Khumbu Region, the second most popular trekking area in Nepal, Jiri to EBC Trek is one of the popular trekking of the region, is the home to the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8850 m), Cho Yu (8153 m), Makalu (8470m), Ama Dablam (6856 m) and many other countless peaks. The Everest region lures thousands of trekkers and mountaineers to explore high mountain valleys, high passes, Buddhist culture, and stunning Sherpa villages at such high altitudes. Jiri to EBC trekking trails go through the valley of the Dudh Koshi River, Sagarmatha National Park immersing in the natural beauty and most outstanding mountain views all around. Spectacular forests of blooming rhododendron, blue pine, and fir add extra charm. Trekking to this region makes the travelers feel satisfied being at the base of Mt. Everest – the highest mountain in the world. The highlights of Jiri to EBC Trek include a visit to Namche Bazaar, the famous monastery at Tengboche, and an excursion to Kala Patthar on the way to the Everest Base Camp. Everest region is also abundant with high-Alpine wildlife, which includes the Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and Pikka (mouse hare). Some of the spectacular birds include the snow crow, snow pigeon, and the Impeyan pheasant (Danfe).

Itenerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, we take you short Thamel tour which is main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer, Supermarket, gear shop and other necessary things you might need for your trip. After a short explore you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
After having breakfast we will proceed the sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple: It is a most famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. One of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotees around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March. Boudhanath stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime directions, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy. After back from tour, you have some times for rest and prepare your gear and so on. Overnight in hotel.
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. Overnight local lodge.
After Breakfast, we start our trek. Today we walk through lots of beautiful villages and nice green scenery around. Friendly people and a terrace fields are a nice attractions for today. After passing many ups and downs we arrive small settlement at Bhandar. Overnight local lodge.
Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along with 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 local lodge.
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 a good lunch stop. From the top, you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight local lodge.
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 2650 m. 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 2650 m. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071 m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala .Overnight local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Deodar 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 local lodge.
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 (3720 m) “ this is where the local airport is located. From a hilltop above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367 m), 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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 footpath 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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 a 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 ice fall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight local lodge.
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545 m), 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 (4210 m). Overnight local lodge.
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight local lodge.
After having breakfast, we follow the same trail we took before with a steadily climb down through the forest towards the uphill of Dudhkoshi valley. We cross several suspension bridges and Sherpa settlements. Gradually moving ahead, we reach Lukla before the sunset and conclude our enlivening journey. It’s time for celebration and enjoys a successful trip. Overnight local lodge.
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 local lodge.
Today we will walk around the local town in Kathmandu to experience the historical, cultural and spiritual affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries to view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour to capture the snaps of the centuries-old monuments and historical crafts in the Kathmandu city. We explore the Local market of Ason, glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupa, etc. Then we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. Durbar square walking tour will be a perfect mixture of culture, history, art, architecture, and traditional values prevalent in Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu 3 hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.

What is Included?

    • Nepal 3 star standard hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation.
    • All meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner).
    • Tea Coffee (3 times a day).
    • A professional trekking guide, Porter (Helper) and assistant guide above 5 pax.
    • Air ticket (Lukla –Kathmandu).
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for Trekking Staff.
    • Private 4 wheeler drive from Kathmandu to Jiri.
    • Kathmandu cultural and Historical sightseeing with Tour guide, Private transportation and entrance fee.
    • Trekking Permit (TIMS).
    • Everest National Park Entry Permit.
    • Down Jacket, a sleeping bag, Flease liner and a duffel bag.
    • All government taxes

What is Excluded?

    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen expenses.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Tips for Guide Porter & Driver (Tips are not compulsory but expected)
    • Anything that is not mentioned in Inclusion

Equipment Checklist

What to bring ??

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipment’s can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand washes liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sunblock cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

  1.  Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top.
  3. Light jacket and vest.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2.  Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.

Feet

  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal.
  3. Trekking Gaiters.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as moleskin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. Bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

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