Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - 22 Days

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is classical trekking route to reach the base camp of world’s highest mountain. The trekking route was very famous before the flights to Lukla started. The Everest first climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa used this trekking route. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is overland drive and walking route previously used by ancestors till to Namche Bazaar.

Highlight of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Nights in a beautiful place like Jiri, Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi etc.
  • Exploring Namche Bazaar and local Sherpa tradition, culture and rituals.
  • Spotting the endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Stunning view of sunrise over the mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
  • The common sight of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt, Nuptse etc.
  • Beautiful view of rivers and crossing it over high suspension bridges.

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Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is one of the oldest trekking routes to Everest region. This is the route which is used by the Tenzin Norgay Sherpa from Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand (They were the first successful climbers to summit the majestic Mount Everest). Since then, this trekking route is also named as Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. It is considered as a less popular route to reach the base camp as the popularity of other trekking routes has increased. This, however, is a great option if you do not want a congested trek and to experience the early trekking route, which is perfect way to gather some inspiration.

The 22-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from your arrival to the capital, Kathmandu. Here you can visit many UNESCO World Heritage listed Sites. Your journey to the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek begins after a long drive from Kathmandu to Salleri. On the way, you will find diverse landscape and gorgeous traditional villages. The actual trekking then begins from Salleri. From Salleri you will hike uphill and downhill to different altitudes. On the route of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking you will pass through attractive forests and rocky steps along with famous Buddhist monasteries, deep gorges, colorful prayer flags, rapid whitewater rivers, waterfalls, traditional suspension bridges and magnificent mountain ranges. On the route you will witness rich Sherpa and Tibetan style villages, rest at the tea houses.  If you get lucky you will often get the glimpse of mountain animals and birds.

The journey will further lead to the gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek which is Namche Bazaar where you will stay one more day in order to acclimatize your body to higher altitude. Also, you can experience the tradition and cultures of the Sherpa’s closely. Then you head towards the highest point of the Everest base camp trek from Jiri which is Kalapathar which lies at the altitude of 5,545m/18,192 ft. and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m/17,594 ft. During the trekking to Everest Base Camp from Jiri you can witness the bulging mountains like, Mount Gaurishankar, Mount Kwangde, Mount Twache, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku and the magnificent Mount Everest with various other popular highest peaks.

As the trail is less chosen these days, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking rewards you with undisturbed beauty or virgin beauty of nature with the astonishing glimpse of gigantic peaks and red rhododendron forests during the whole trek. Join Everest Base Camp Trekking from Jiri and witness the real beauty of nature.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Representative of our team will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please do check your name at Show card to find our team member. From airport you will be brought you to hotel in Kathmandu. From the airport to the hotel it would take around 20 minute drive. After you settle down in your hotel room and refreshed, we will brief you the schedule and plan of your trip.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1360m)

After arriving in Kathmandu, today you have the full day to explore the city. You can pay a visit to famous temples and monuments and world heritage sites in the valley. But remember for this day, you will have to arrange the tickets and vehicle fares. In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide. We will visit BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath in morning then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3
By Bus Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km)

Early in the morning, we will be getting ready towards Jiri. You guide will be in your hotel to pick you up. From the hotel, we will move to old bus park (bus station) to catch a bus towards bus for Jiri. We will be taking the routes of Kathmandu – Jiri highway which takes around 8-9 hours to reach by bus. The path is built on the hillside through a small countryside of Nepal. After a long journey by bus, we will reach Jiri and stay overnight in a lodge. To the Sun-Koshi river valley side, the town of Jiri, The trail-head to the Everest trek and our first night of trekking. Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 4
Jiri to Bhandar (2,200m)

Today we start our trek, the trail offers us beautiful country side scenery from one ridge top to another, passing through friendly villagers and farm fields. There are many down and up hills today till we reach small settlement of Bhandar where we will spend the night.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 5
Bhandar to Sete (2,645 m)

After breakfast the trail leads descend through a small river at LikhuKhola, after crossing the bridge, there is a winding path that leads us to a small village named Kinja where we take lunch. After lunch we ascend a slow long uphill climb passing through numerous farm houses and terraced fields with some excellent views of the surrounding landscape and distant villages before finally reaching Sete, a small Sherpa village situated on the ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest.

Day 6
Sete to Junbensi (2,675m)

In the morning we will have our breakfast in Sete and start our trekking towards Junbesi. On the path lies beautiful Sherpa settlements and their traditional agriculture farms. From the point Junbesi, the Sherpa community starts and Everest region. We will be taking our first steps to reach LhamjuraBhanjyang where the path is followed uphill trail and consists of beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. This point is considered as the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The path is full of stone paved roads and prayer flags.Before reaching to another village called Tragdabuk we will have our lunch on the way. While we descent our way from this village we will finally reach Junbesi and settle there for spending our night. Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 7
Junbesito Nunthala (2,440m)

Early in the morning, after the breakfast We will follow the trails of JUnbesiKhola and take the uphill trail forward. On the way, we will have the beautiful sights of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangtenga, Thamserku etc. You will be having your first view of mountains including Mt. Everest. Further, we will follow the trails of RigmoKhole we may need to cross it and the trail continues to Ringmo villages. After a walking a while we will reach Traksindu and leave our lunch and some rest for the upcoming journey. In Taksindu you can find ancient Buddhist monasteries and beautiful cultural Sherpa drawings.

Day 8
Nunthala to Kharikhola (2,020m)

Approximately 5 hours,The trail continues descending to the DudhKoshi where the trail then climbs through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to KhariKhola (2,020m).Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 9
Kharikhola to Puiyan (2,700m)

Approximately 6 hours,We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and forest, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 10
Puiyan to Phakding (2,646m)

From Puiyan village to Phakding village as the walk leads towards mainstream trekking trail where it joins at Choplung before Phakding an hour downhill from Lukla, as the walk leads past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by DudhKosi a glacial River.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 11
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Today we will move our way towards beautiful Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a most developed town in Everest region. Namche is also considered as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. To reach Namche we will be following the trails of DudhKoshi river which we will cross by using famous Hilary bridge. After passing Monjo village we will be in front of UNESCO’s world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Your trekking permit will be checked and verified by authority. On the way, you will have the very first vision of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. After a long uphill trek, we will finally see the first view of Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar you can see the sight of mountains like Thameserku, KusumKangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 12
Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day with rest.

Today is the full day to rest and acclimatize your body with high altitude. You can pay a short visit to Everest Viewpoint Hotel, from there you can have the magnificent view of different silver mountains including Mt. Everest. If you still have time then you can visit local Sherpa museum to learn about their cultures and traditions. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 13
Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m)

From Namche on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatseriver at Phungi-Tenga for lunch, we ascend steeply at first and then contour high above the valley, enjoying excellent views of Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m) from the top. About an hour’s walk from PhaunkiTenga, We are now trekking beyond the tree line. We are now at higher altitudes and it is important to take notice of our trek leader’s advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga,Thamserkuu, Kwande, and majestic Amadablam. Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 14
Tangbche to Dingboche

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fade for few short junipers and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with a panorama of mountains.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 15
Dingoche to Lobuche (4930m)

In the morning we ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley. From the top, Tabuche(6367m) and Cholatse (6335m) make for a striking scene, as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. Now, from this day, the path will be quite difficult in compared to others. The path will be full of uphill trails and air will be thin as we move to place with high altitudes. On the way, you can see the graveyards of climbers who didn’t make it to their destination while conquering the mountains of Everest region. Many places choose to stay at Lobuche to acclimatize their body for the way to Everest Base Camp.

Day 16
Lobuche to GorakShep (5160m)

As the trek to GorakShep is relatively short, we have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast before beginning the day’s walk From Lobuche. The trail is flat but it is difficult to cover because of high altitude and thin air. We will walk along one of the giant glaciers of the world present in Khumbu region. Once we reach Everest Base Camp, you will have the experience of your lifetime and have the clear view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam& numbers of other small peaks. In Everest Base Camp you can see the gravestones of various climbers who lost their lives while conquering the mountains of Everest region including Mt. Everest. Then after having our moment in Everest Base Camp, we will make our way down towards Gorakshep.The return journey from the Base Camp to GorakShep takes the same amount of time. We have an early dinner so that we are able to get up early the next day for awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan giants from KalaPathar.

Day 17
GorakShep to KalaPatar – Pheriche (4270m)

This day our goal is to reach the top of Kalapathar in the morning. Kalapatthas provides you the most stunning view n morning. The reason behind calling this place Kalapatthar is that there are only black rocks and no snow. The view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is imaginative as it is very far from the distance. The Mt. Everest hides behind 2 other mountains reason for people calling it a shy mountain. After our moment in Kalapatthar, we will descend to reach Pheriche via Gorakshep.

Day 18
Pheriche to Namche Bazar

In the early in the morning after Breakfast, we descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir till PhunkiTenga (3250m). After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea too then we cross the DudhKosi River’s bridge and ascend to Trashinga (3380m) & continue ascend till Kyangjuma (3550m). Here can have lunch break. Gently flat way descends till to NamcheBazzer. We enjoy a leisurely departure from Namche Bazaar with a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar.Here we will have the night stay local tea house.

Day 19
Namche Bazar to Lukla (2800m)

fromNamche Bazaar we descend slowly down through large suspension bridge over the DudhKosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of KusumKangaru(6367m), where we take lunch in Phakding. This is our last day of trekking, where it is only on the valley before making the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our teams.

Day 20
Fly to Lukla – Kathmandu (1360m)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

Day 21
Free day in Kathmandu.

The rest of the day is free to do souvenir shopping or further sightseeing. some of the sightseeing venture of the city are ;Patan Durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur durbar Square etc. Those are worth a visit which are full of historic structures and statues of past kings. Our final night in Kathmandu gives us a chance to go out on the town and enjoy a final dinner (optional) with our travelling companions and new-found friends.

Day 22
Farewell. Transfer to Airport for your home departure.

The journey comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Cost Include

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • four night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • One day side seen around Kathmandu,
  • Farewell dinner.
  • All government taxes, TIMS and Everest National Park entry fees.
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Flight tickets (lukla to Kathmandu).
  • Accommodation & Meals(3 times a day) during the trek.
  • Trekking maps, Trekking poles and sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • water& any kind of Drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamideetc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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