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).
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Preparation Day for Trip
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2730m/8956 feet), 4-6 hours
Day 05: Deurali to Sete (2520m/8267 feet): 6/7 hours
Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2580 m/8464 feet): 6/7 hours
Day 07: Junbesi trek to Taksindu (2700m/8858 feet), 6 hours
Day 08: Taksindu to Kharikhola bazar(2360 m/7,740 feet), 5/6 hours
Day 09: Kharikhola to Puiyan (2290m/7282feet), 5/6 hours
Day 10: Puiyan to Phakding (2,652m/8,700feet), 4/5 hours
Day 11: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 feet), 5/6 hours
Day 12: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284feet)
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,870m/12,694feet), 5/6 hours
Day 14: Debuche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 feet), 5/6 hours
Day 15: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,600 m/15,090 feet), 3/4 hours
Day 16: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961feet] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 feet], 8 – 9 hours
Day 17: Ghorak Shep – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 feet], 8 – 9 hours
Day 18: Periche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 feet), 6-8 hours
Day 19: Namche to Lukla, (2,800m/9,186feet) 7-8 Hours
Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu, (2,800m/9,186feet)
Day 21: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 22: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself to reach the base of Mt. Everest then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.