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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration:
    21 Days
  • Starting Point:
    Jiri
  • 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)

      Upon arrival at Nepal’s heart, the capital known as Kathmandu, via Tribhuwan International Airport, we will welcome you warmly and take you to the hotel where you will
      stay overnight. We will brief you shortly on your upcoming Trek with us after refreshment. We will also introduce you to your trekking guide and team guide. We will take
      you on a short visit of local area and one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance, if there is enough time
      assuming your ight is on time. This will give you a glimpse into the uniqueness of our country. If you arrive late in the evening or even night, there is always the next day.

    • Day 02
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri

      On this day, we will take an early morning drive to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Since, we would be travelling on the mountain roads, it will take around 6-7
      hours to reach Jiri. Although still a single lane road, the road side scenery is breathe taking. We will enjoy the views of Kosi River and panoramic views of the eastern
      Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. Overnight at Jiri.

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

      After breakfast we will formally start our trek. We will head out towards Deurali which will be our ultimate destination for the day. We will pass through some villages and
      explore them as well. We will have lunch at a suitable place. The walk will be about 4-6 hours with ample rest. We will reach Deurali before evening. Overnight stay at
      Deurali.

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

      After breakfast we will descend the trail from deurali through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. After a short
      climb through the forests winding down to the Surma Khola, we will reach to Likhu Khola Valley. After another climb, the ridge will take us up to the small settlement of
      Kenja. Another steep ascent to Chimbu and continuing further we nally reach Sete. Overnight at Sete.

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

      Our trail will start as an uphill climb to Lamjura Pass (3530m) through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. We will pass by the villages of Dagchu and
      Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, which will oer a paroramic view of the surrounding green mountains.
      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

      After crossing the stream beyond Junbesi, we will climb up the forest slope and after an hour’s trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya Mountains will be in sight.
      Visible landscapes are Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak, and many other high mountains. Further continuing the trail to Salung and then nally
      descending to Ringmo Khola. Ascend to Ringmo, crossing the Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. Overnight at Trashingdo

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

      After breakfast, we will descend down our trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We will follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu. Cross the bridge, climb to
      Jubing and continuing straight to Churkha. We will also climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb nally
      takes us to a suitable place for overnight stay. Overnight at Khari khola.

    • 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 breakfast we will begin our walk via mighty pine forests along Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazaar. On the way we will come across the majestic Mt. Thamserku (6,608m).
      On clear weather day we may even view snowcapped the almighty Mt. Everest. Our trek will end at the gateway of Mt. Everest, Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche
      Bazaa

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

      This is a day set aside to prepare for high altitude travel as health experts suggest one should prepare well for uphill trek. We can can roam around Namche bazzar and
      surrounding villages to experience local Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up the hill and view the mighty Everest unfolding its beauty. There is a museum
      nearby for those who prefer to stay active. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

      We will start Everest trail which is high above the river Dudh Koshi. We will encounter several villages and tea shops, and climb to Thyangboche. There is a huge monastery which is recently rebuilt and one can visit it on evening walk as well. Overnight stay at Debuche

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

      On this day, we will trek towards Dingboche passing Pangboche on the way. We will view Ama Dablam, many smaill villages, rhododendron forest and come across many waterfalls. After we reach Dingoche, we will stay overnight there.

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

      We will begin our trek to reach Lobujhe. Dugla will be our lunch point which is below Khumbu glacier. Our trail will be along the glacier track and we will reach Lobuje
      shortly. Overnight stay at Lobuje.

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

      We will follow the Everest trail to Gorak Shep which is famous for its teahouses. Our trek is below Khumbu glacier which will lead us to Everest Base Camp. Along the way we will witness god gifeeted natural beauty of Himalayas mixed with traditional and ancient culture of Nepal. We will experience native Sherpa culture and get know how
      tough is village life.
      A small ascent will take us to Thangma Riju from where we will experience 360 degree vista of glorious snowy mountains around us. After climbing steeply up to the top
      through Changri Glacier, we will have our rst glimpse of Kala Patthar, a famous grey-green knoll just beneath the Mt. Pumori. Kala Pathhar is a well-known name among
      trekkers and tourist. After we reach Gorak Shep, we will witness snow-capped behemoth mountains glowing and shining all around us including the roof of the world – Mt.
      Everest (Sagarmatha). After having lunch at Gorak Shep we will head forward towards Everest Base camp. We will really appreciate the Everest climbers who are brave to
      endure hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. We can view mountains like Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori from the base camp but Everest is not visible from here.
      As sunset view is breathe taking and much more spectacular than sunrise, we encourage trekkers to descend down to Kala Patthar. For those trekkers who wish to continue
      to Kala Patthar, we will arrange guides and Sherpas as per necessity and remaining trekkers and sherpas can set up camps at Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

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

      Early morning we will trek to Kala Patthar for sunrise view. We shall start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the moment of our
      lives, the magic of rst light of day shining on Mount Everest summit. Kala Patthar is perfect viewpoint to witness other peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse to the
      east as Everest reveal itself. After several hours of an uphill ascent, we will reach Kala Patthar. After we will reach Kala Pathar, we will sit on the Kala Patthar and cherish the moment viewing Himalayan Panorama. On the way back to Kala Pathhar we will have breakfast. For those members who wishes to visit Everest Base camp as well, we will
      arrange accordingly and the trek will take 4 to 5 hours. After all the members return back we will have lunch and start descending to Perish for a good night sleep

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

      After early breakfast we will trek back to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche via Pangboche and Tengboche. The trail is very technical and the one to remember forever. We will witness huge snowcapped mountains all along as well as many glaciers en route. We will pass via various camp sites and few villages. Rest on the way will be abundant as we will rest and have lunch on the way. Overnight at Namche Bazzar.

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

      After early breakfast we will trek to Phakding from Namche. The trail will be less technical and fairly easy then earlier treks. We will witness huge snowcapped mountains all
      along as well as many glaciers en route. We will reach Lukla before evening so that we will have enough time for evening walk as well.

      Overnight stay at Lukla.

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

      We will y back to Kathmandu via early ight. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or explore surrounding locality of Kathmandu and even do some souvenir
      shopping. Our guides will always help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Farewell dinner at night and overnight stay at Kathmandu.

    • Day 20
    • Free Day in Kathmandu

      This day is set aside for unforeseen conditions. This day is also reserved for proper rest and shopping at Kathmandu. One can enjoy local Thamel market or rest on this day.
      You will be invited for Last Day dinner by Sherpa Himalaya. Overnight at Kathmandu

    • Day 21
    • Final Departure

      If your schedule is to departure from Kathmandu we would drop you to the airport as per your schedule or you can extend your holiday if you have time

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)

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