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Everest Traditional Route-Jiri

  • Duration:
    21 Days
  • Trek Starting Point:
    Jiri
  • Trek End Point:
    Lukla
  • Difficulty Level:
    Normal
  • Max-Altitude:
    16,961feet/5,545 m

Trip Introduction

Starting with 8 hours (188km/118miles) drive to Jiri (2,100m/6,888ft) the Jiri to Everest base camp trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still serves as the main artery to the roadless Sagarmatha (Everest) region.

Known as the Solu-Khumbu it is the home of the Sherpas. This relatively tiny society of 8,000 people is the best known and most admired of all Nepal’s ethnic groups. According to their oral history Sherpas migrated to high valleys south of Mt. Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago, hence the name Sherpa, “peoples of the Himalaya.”

Many families along this route have converted their homes into trekkers’ lodges catering to foreign trekkers.

Although a popular trekking route the Everest area is visited by only some 8,000 visitors each year – a fraction of the number that visits the Annapurna region.

Trekking through the Sherpa villages we share many of their hearts and enjoy their generous hospitality. Trekking in from Jiri has the advantage of helping you to acclimatize en route.

This trek is about 190km/120miles long and the total altitude gained on the innumerable uphill portions totals 9000m – much higher even than Mt. Everest! After Namche, we follow the main trail to the base camp. It is a legendary trek to a legendary destination.

Note: Recently new road access connected up to Junbesi if road condition is fine then we can drive one more day to make 2 days trek less. However, it is sometimes blocked by landslide and rainfall causes damage the road).

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri
    • Day 03
    • Jiri to Deurali (2730m/8956 feet), 4-6 hours
    • Day 04
    • Deurali to Sete (2520m/8267 feet): 6/7 hours
    • Day 05
    • Sete to Junbesi (2580 m/8464 feet): 6/7 hours
    • Day 06
    • Junbesi trek to Taksindu (2700m/8858 feet), 6 hours
    • Day 07
    • Taksindu to Kharikhola bazar(2360 m/7,740 feet), 5/6 hour
    • Day 08
    • Kharikhola to Puiyan (2290m/7282feet), 5/6 hours
    • Day 09
    • Puiyan to Phakding (2,652m/8,700feet), 4/5 hours
    • Day 10
    • Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 feet), 5/6 hours
    • Day 11
    • Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284feet
    • Day 12
    • Namche Bazzar to Debuche (3,870m/12,694feet), 5/6 hours
    • Day 13
    • Debuche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 feet), 5/6 hours
    • Day 14
    • Dingboche - Lobuche (4,600 m/15,090 feet), 3/4 hours
    • Day 15
    • Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961feet] - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 feet], 8 - 9 hours
    • Day 16
    • Kala Patthar - Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 feet], 8 - 9 hours
    • Day 17
    • Periche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 feet), 6-8 hours
    • Day 18
    • Trek from Namche to Lukla 7-8 hours
    • Day 19
    • Lukla – Kathmandu, (2,800m/9,186feet)
    • Day 20
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 21
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport of Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri

      Today we will have early morning drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. The distance is almost 190 Km. Your drive will be almost 6-7 hours long. You will have amazing drive where you will get the opportunity to know about the landscape of Nepal closer. You will also come across some big rivers of Nepal such as Koshi.

      Jiri is a small town  in Dolakha District. You will have tea houses for accommodation and the meal facility are also good.

      Overnight at Jiri

    • Day 03
    • Jiri to Deurali (2730m/8956 feet), 4-6 hours

      After having a quick breakfast in the morning we will start our Trek up towards Deurali. Today you will have a normal Trek with normal slopes. Your trek will be 7-8 Hours long. Today you will pass through small villages on the trail. Its sure you will find a different world and different lifestyle from the country you stay.

      Overnight at Deurali

    • Day 04
    • Deurali to Sete (2520m/8267 feet): 6/7 hours

      Today our overnight will be at Sete. This day we will have combination of uphill and downhill trek. In the beginning we will descend down through the forest and reach down to the river bank pass over some small human settlement villages; Dokharpa and Baranda. Then we will start climbing uphill with gentle slope in the beginning which will lead us to Likhu Khola Valley.  Then similarly we will climb normal uphill and reach Kenja after 1-2 hour and to Sete after few hours. It will take 7-8 Hours total from Deurali to Sete

      Overnight at Sete

    • Day 05
    • Sete to Junbesi (2580 m/8464 feet): 6/7 hours

      As after breakfast we will head towards Junbesi. Junbesi is a small town with some very old and famous monasteries. Today we will pass over a big hill known as Lamjura having an elevation of 3530m.
      Descending down the pass to Tragdobuk and then nally to Junbesi.

      Overnight at Junbesi

    • Day 06
    • Junbesi trek to Taksindu (2700m/8858 feet), 6 hours

      Today after Breakfast we will climb though fine forest crossing down from Junbesi. As you climb higher you will have sight of  Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak, and many other high mountains on a clear day. Further continuing the trail to Salung and then nally descending to Ringmo Khola. Then we will Ascend to Ringmo, crossing the Trakshindo La pass and reach Ringmo.

      Overnight at Trashingdo

    • Day 07
    • Taksindu to Kharikhola bazar(2360 m/7,740 feet), 5/6 hour

      As usual after breakfast we will Trek down towards the Dudh Koshi River. Similarly, we will leave the river apart and climb uphill with Kharikhola destination of the day.
      We will arrive Jubing on the trail and continuing straight to Churkha. With few hours of continuous trek we will reach Kharikhola in the evening.

      Overnight at Kharikhola

    • Day 08
    • Kharikhola to Puiyan (2290m/7282feet), 5/6 hours

      The trail from Khari Khola will pass through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill climb will takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoying the magnicent views of
      the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others, we will then descend down to Puiyan. Overnight at Puiyan.

    • Day 09
    • Puiyan to Phakding (2,652m/8,700feet), 4/5 hours

      From Payain, our trail will climb toward Phakding. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail will moves down to Phakding. Lunch will be on the way at suitable
      place. We will also rest accordingly. Overnight stay at Phakding.

    • Day 10
    • Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 feet), 5/6 hours

      After a very comfortable stay at Phakdhing, we will climb up towards Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 feet), Namche Bazar is a small town in Himalaya which used to be very famous trade center.

      People used to get things from Tibet and sell making the main market point Namche. You will have plenty of Hotel and souvenir shops. You can also get option to buy any Trekking gears and necessary clothes you might need in case you missed any from Kathmandu or Luka.

      During your ascend to Namche Bazar you will encounter 5 Bridges to cross. This moment will also be one of the memorable. This Day will be bit harder than the previous Day. You will face normal uphill walk as well as steep uphill. With recent updates the trails are made more proper and easier.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 11
    • Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284feet

      Acclimatization is an Extra Day where you will be introduced to a new elevation but the overnight will be at same spot. It is done so to keep your body familiar with the new environment and to escape from Altitude sickness..

      Acclimatization Day will play vital role to prevent you from Altitude sickness. This Day we will Hike up to Everest View Hotel which has an elevation of (3880m / 12729 ft.) It is also listed in UNESCO world Heritage site.

      You will encounter amazing panoramic view of Everest Region. Some of the popular Mountains are Mt. Lhotse, Mt Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Kongde etc and many more.

      We will return back to Namche for the lunch and after Lunch you will have a free day and can explore the local place.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 12
    • Namche Bazzar to Debuche (3,870m/12,694feet), 5/6 hours

      This day after having the breakfast we will head towards Debuche (3,820m). As we climb the Namche hill we will make a gentle slope walk for around a hour and then descend down to have the Lunch at Pungi Thanga which has an elevation of 3260m.

      After having a delicious lunch after good Trek we will have to climb up for around a Hour and reach at a very magnificent and beautiful attraction called Tengboche. There lies one of the oldest and largest monastery in Everest Region. This location is also the last point of Everest Panorama Trek.

      This Destination can be for the one who are not much well prepared or lack physical fitness for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

      Overnight at Debuche

    • Day 13
    • Debuche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 feet), 5/6 hours

      Now we have already reached the half trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. Now you are at higher altitude the surrounding environment and plants density gets thinner. You will witness less tall trees with small bushes of herbs and Shrubs. This Day our destination will be Dhingboche (4,410m). We will have gental uphill Trek. You will encounter small villages and some small monasteries. We will be trekking along the riverside enjoying the beautiful and peaceful nature.

      Overnight at Dhingboche

    • Day 14
    • Dingboche - Lobuche (4,600 m/15,090 feet), 3/4 hours

      As similar to other day after breakfast we will Trek towards Lobuche (4,910 m). This Day we will have gradual upslope with normal Trail until you reach Thukla 4620m. As we reach Thukla we will have steep climb upward and reach Lobuche.

      This Day you will also be introduced to memorial spot of Climbers and Sherpa who passed away on Everest Expedition.

      Now you have reached very close to your final Destination Everest Base Camp Trek. The Next day you will be at your last Destination “Everest Base Camp”.

      Overnight at Lobuche

    • Day 15
    • Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961feet] - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 feet], 8 - 9 hours

      Today is the day that you will reach your Final Destination Everest Base Camp. After early breakfast we will climb towards Gorak Shep. After few hours of uphill climb we will reach Gorak Shep ( 5164 m).

      We will have lunch at Gorak Shep and then Make our Everest Base Camp Trek successful by making a Trek for 2 hours to reach the base of Everest (5364 m). We will spend some time at the base camp and share this beautiful moment together, Capture our memories which will be the proof of our arrival. Similarly, we will return back to Gorakshep and overnight stay here.

      Overnight at Gorakshep

    • Day 16
    • Kala Patthar - Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 feet], 8 - 9 hours

      This morning we will hike to Kala Pathar (5550m) to see the scenic view of Everest Region mountains. This hike is kept as an optional.

      If we plan to go there, we will go early morning without having breakfast and come back to Gorakshep to have breakfast. It will take 2-2.5 hours to reach there and then Return back slowly from same trail and stay at Pheriche.

      Overnight at Pheriche

    • Day 17
    • Periche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 feet), 6-8 hours

      As usual we will Trek down to Namche Bazaar via Tenboche. The trail is same which we climbed up.

      Overnight at Namche Bazaar

    • Day 18
    • Trek from Namche to Lukla 7-8 hours

      Trekking down from the same trail we made earlier, we be at Lukla. The trail down will be easier than earlier ascends.

      Today is the last day of your Everest Base Camp Trek and meet with the staffs. After the last day meet and greet with the members we will prepare for our flight to Kathmandu tomorrow.

      Overnight at Lukla

    • Day 19
    • Lukla – Kathmandu, (2,800m/9,186feet)

      Today we will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be picked by Sherpa Himalaya representative and dropped to Hotel.

      After this beautiful and adventurous Three Pass Trek, you can have a proper rest at your hotel. A extra free day is programmed by Sherpa Himalaya. A free day is kept to recover if in case the flight gets delayed.

      On timely arrival to Kathmandu, you can use the free day as a day to explore and shop for your family or else you can also make short city tour.

      Overnight at KTM

    • Day 20
    • Free Day in Kathmandu

      As mentioned above this day is specially programmed to recover if the Lukla- Kathmandu flights gets delayed due uncertain change in weather.

      With timely arrival you can Explore the Thamel market and shop for your family. You can also make a short city tour to explore some World Heritage Site.

      You will be invited for Last farewell dinner with Sherpa Himalaya Executive.

      Overnight at KTM

    • Day 21
    • Final Departure

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for last meet. You will be dropped at airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life and Harmony to everyone and certificate for your completion of Traditional Everest Base Camp Trek with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

Cost Include:
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  •  3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Kathmandu to Jiri Drive by Private Jeep/ Car
  • Domestic Flight ( Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Trekking Duffel Bag by company
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
  • Gaurisankar National park Fee
  •  TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Experience Trekking guide
  •  Assistant “Sherpa ” (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  •  Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  •  Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for guides and porters (Nepali)Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

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    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
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    • Trekking-water-bottle
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    • Trekking-T-shirt
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    • Trekking-sun-cream
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    • Trekking-sunglasses
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    • Trekking-socks
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    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
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    • Trekking-Pant
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    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
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    • Trekking-Hat
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    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
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    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
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    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
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    • Trekking-Bag
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    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
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