Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest is justifiably the most famous of the entire trekking and mountain region. The attractions of this area are majestic mountains, high mountains, villages, charming monasteries and congenial people. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest (8848m) and many other peaks of altitude 8000m, such as Lhotse, Cho-yu and Makalu.The trek from Jiri involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking .

Trekking in Jiri to Everest Base Camp climbs to the ridges that separates two rivers, descend to the river itself and ascends the next ridge. Even though the trek begins at an elevation of 1866m, on the 6th day it crosses the Dudhkoshi at only 1500m after considerable uphill and downhill walking. Everest trek is not only famous for its proximity to the worlds highest mountain (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people , picturesque villages, great variety of culture and tradition , colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the Yeti is still a mystery in the world from the Khumbu Region.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Region: Everest
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Aug - Dec / Mar - June
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Transport:Drive/ Fly in -Out

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed heartily by company representative at the airport and transfer to hotel with a short briefing session reflecting ancient local tradition, shrines and temples found over here. Overnight in Kathmandu. (1000m)

Day 2: Kathmadu sightseening Tour.
Visit World Heritage site in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square , Patan Durbar Square , Pasupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath ( also called Monkey Temple)as a half day trip . Overnight stay in Kathmandu (1000m/280ft)

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m).
Today's drive takes about 8 hours eastwards from kathmandu to passing through Bhaktapur , Banepa , Dhulikhel , Dolalghat , Lamosanghu , a part of Araniko Highway and turn right to Jiri road passing through Green hill scenery as well as snow capped mountains . The road is quiet narrow but smooth.

Day 4: Trek from Jiri to Deurali (2750m).
Today your trail takes about 6 and half hours. The beginning of your trek gently ascends for the first two hours to Mali Danda (2440m) and then it follows gently descend path to Shivalaya (1800m) . After your lunch, the trail steeply goes up for an hour and rest of the day is gently up to the Deurali. You can enjoy the green scenery as well as some of the snow capped mountains at a far distance.

Day 5: Trek from Deurali to Sete (2400m) .
It takes about six and half hours starting Bhandav (2250m), steeply descent region. Then, you will descent to Kenja (1600m) where you will enjoy your lunch. Afetr your lunch, you will descent up to destination. In route, you could enjoy with agricultural farm scenery where locals work hard. You will pass through Sherpa villages with a beautiful mountain views.

Day 6: Trek from Sete to Junbeshi (2675m).
It's takes about six and half hours. Today's trek will climb steeply for an early two hours passing through Dagchu, Goyern, and small Sherpa settlements. Your trek starts gently up to the Lamjura pass (3500m) through rhododendron forests. In this route, you can enjoy the snow capped mountain such as the (Goa of Solu). You will also view some wildlife monkeys and special types of bird.

Day 7: Rest day at Jhunbeshi and hang around or visit Monastery known as Nunnery Monastery on a two hours side trip after 3 days harassing working.

Day 8: Trek from Jhunbesi to Nunthala (2200m).
It is about six hour's journey. The beginning of your trail is gently ascends for early one and half hours to Phurtung (2900m). From this place, you will see the view of Mt. Everest including Thamserku (6623m), Kantega (6780m), Kusum Kangaru (6370m), and Mera peak (6650m). You will descend to Ringmo Khola (2500m) towards Takshindo La pass (3100m). From this point you could see excellent mountains views. At the end of your journeys in steeply descends to the town Nunthala (2200m) through smell Sherpa settlement and forests.

Day 9: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2350m).
It takes about 6 hours. It begins its trek gently descends to the Dudhkoshi river for an early 2 hours passing through agricultural farming land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements . From Dudhkoshi river, your trail is gently ascends all the way to Kharikhola (2050m) passing through Juving (1680m) , a pretty big Rai village and farming lands . From Khari Khola your trail follows flat path for 45 min and then steeply upto the camp Bupasa where you can visit Buddhist Monastery in ruined state.

Day 10: Trek from Bupsa to Surkey (2400m).
At the beginning of this day, you will ascend steeply for the early two hours to Khari La pass (2880m). While including small Sherpa settlement. Here, this place will offer you excellent view of different mountains like Numbhu (6960m), Choyu (8201m), Gyangchung Kang (7922m), Thamserku (6629m). You will descent gently to Chaubar (2730m) passing through Bamboo forest and Pulyan (2770m) with view of Khumbu valley as well as beautiful mountains. At the end of the day, your trail steeply descend upto destination. Surkey is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of Lukla.

Day 11: Trek from Surkey to Phakding (2652m).
This takes about four hours. The first part of trek is gently ascent for early 2 hours to Chiplung (2700m), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla passing through Mushe (2650m). From this place, the road is quiet broad and busy. Your trails are almost flat and gently descend and ascend to Phakding. This is short trek after 3 long days trek. You would hang in and around Phakding village.

Day 12: Trek from Phakding to Namchhe Bazar (3440m).

This trail takes about five and half hour. Beyond Morio (2800m), is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You descent to Namche Bazar and view the glimpse of Mt. Everest in the distance. You will also have glimpse of Mt Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde – RI and Tawache peak. The visit of the village monastery on the trekking to Namche Bazar offers beautiful scenario for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan Yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangapa la.

Day 13: Rest at Namche Bazar.
This is for acclimatization and excursion around the places. This place is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peals of Khumbu and has of abundance of lodges, teahouses, and souveineer shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. You will be around Namche and watch very carefully to the miracles of Namche bazaar, really puzzled you and awkwards you.

Day 14: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingbochhe (4260m).
After leaving Tyangboche your trail leads to Minlinggo through mountain path crossing over a suspension bridge to the left bank of Imja Khola . Climb the mountain path looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear the opposite bank. You ascend the Chorten Lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangbocche and monastery, take the lower path to Pangbocche and it's stonewall enclosed potata fields. Escorting to the rocky area to terraced hills along the river bank. The trails climb slowly winding above the Imja valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse & Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak. Dingbochhe is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by the stone walls protecting the crops of Barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.

Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m).
This rail takes about five & half hours. The onward journey leads north for ypto 50 minutes until you come to many prayer stupas. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche valley. You will view Mt. Tawache, AmaDablam and to the North Pokland (5471m), Kongma- Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) befores a small wooden bridge over a river of Khumbu glacier. You will stay at Dugla before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top where there are views of Mt. Pumori & other peaks west of Everest. Continue trekking upto Lobucche, hidden and Sheltered from the wind.

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base camp (5486m).
Through Gorakhshep (5180m), trek up to valley following rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dues, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakhshep, the flat field below Kala Pathar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m). Gorakhshep is the location of original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. The trail winds through rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-la and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. The avalanche can offer you to touch and play. After witnessing a great moment, you retrace your steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier with magnificient views of Lobuche, Cholaste, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

Day 17: Trek from Gorakhshep to Kala patthar (5545m) and then to Pheriche (4243m).
Trek from Gorakhshep to Kala patthar (5545m) and then to Pheriche (4243m) takes you to accomplish the tremendous success climbing to Kala Pathar (5545m) with the beautiful scene of sunrise. From Kala Pathar, you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse etc. Yaks are used as four legged porters in this area. Pheriche, a windy town of that region offers you the view to watch the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Foreign volunteer doctors and the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post are available here to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.

Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m).

Trek back to Tyangbochhe an easier descend passing through rhododendron forest and continue walking to Tyangbochhe , a small famous village having monasteries and offering splendid views of Ama Dablam , lush green hills and thick snow river .

Day 19: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Today, your trail lends down mostly from downhill on the main busy trail with less steep climbs for an hour from the bridge of Phunitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic since your in route will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Few 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde where you can visit the khunde hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for an overnight stay.

Day 20: Trek from Namche to Phakding (2886m).
This Trail descends steeply for about one and half hours. After that the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.

Day 21: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m).
This final day trekking follows the Dudhkoshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountain is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with Sherpa guides and porters, taste purely brewed local beer and do a jig to Sherpa dance.

Day 22: Trek from Surkey to Bupsa (2350m) via Phuiyan .
This takes about five and half hours. To reach Phuiyan la you follows ascend path passing through few trees. The trail now stretches at flat level until you reach Phuiyan. It is surrounded by forests leaving this village you move gently ascend crossing a small stream to to reach kharte Danda .In route; you pass through bamboo and oak forests. Then your journey starts descending until you reach Bupsa. On the way, you find some tea houses and feel exhilarated at the sight of natural vegetation.

Day 23: Trek from Bupsa to Nunthala (2200m).
It takes about five and half hours .The early part of your trek upto Khari khola. Steeply descend Khari khola is a big village mainly inhabited by rai, Sherpa and other casts. The trail now goes downwards to Jubing and crossing Dudhkoshi over the suspension bridge. You begin to follow ascending path passing through forests covered with rhododendron, oaks, pine and other natural vegetation. After crossing forests, you see fields where villagers cultivate wheat, millet, oat, maize, soyabeans and vegetables. To reach Nunthala, you follow the same ascent path.

Day 24: Trek from Nunthala to Junbeshi (2675m).
It is about seven hour's journey. This day, you begin your trek following steeply ascend path till Trogsindho through forests. There is very beautiful and old monastery. You can view Thamserku (6623m), Kantega (6780m), Kusum Kangaru (6370m) and Mera Peak (6650m). While ascending you cross, you cross Trosindho la. You will see chortens, amni walks, and other fluttering in the breeze. The green sceneries compel you to fall in love with nature. Ringhmu, an apple orchard and terraces will welcome you leaving this place. The cheese factory gives you eye witness infront of the mountains Thamserku, Mera Peak, Makalu, Kusum Kantega and other local peaks at a distance. To reach Junbeshi you have to go down way through bare hill and pine forest before you cross a small stream. Junbeshi is a big Sherpa village having monastery, school, hydro power projects, garden etc as a residential area.

Day 25: Trek from Junbeshi to sete.
It is about six hours journey .The early part of the trails goes upward and then stretches at flat level till rector. You will enter a village with monastery, chorlen and terraces .To reach Lamjura pass , you follow steeply ascent path crossing forest covered with rhododendron , pine , oaks trees . A few teashops offer you an aromatic tea. In route you cross scattered villages. Sete is to be described as small village with chorten, prayers flags and terraces.

Day 26: Trek from Sete to Deurali (2705m).
It takes almost 6 hours. You walk downwards all the way to Kenja (1600m) passing through villages & green forests. Solukhumbu districts ends at Kenja and Ramechhap district starts from here. The trail now turns upwards till you reach Bhandar, a beautiful big village with good sceneries, monastery Tea garden etc. To reach Deurali, you ascend all the way passing through forest covered with oak and other natural vegetation. You will enjoy with spectacular view of Gauri Shankar.

Day 27: Trek from Deurali to Jiri (1905m).
This takes approximately 6 hours. The beginning part of your trek is steeply descending upto Shivalaya through forest, villages and terraces. There has reached motorway upto Shivalaya. The village is densely populated by mixed community. As you cross the stream over the suspension bridge, you head upward for Mali Gaon. To reach Mali Danda, you walk uphill through forests. Leaving Mali Danda, you begin your trek to Jiri following up and down way. Jiri is a town named after Jiri, the majority people inhabited in and around the town.

Day 29: Drive from Jiri to Kathmandu which takes about nine hours.

Service Includes

  • Air port pick up and drop by car.
  • Meals (breakfast + lunch+ dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation (Teahouse / Hotel / Lodge or Camping ) while on the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter. Note: 2 guest = 1 porter.
  • Food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All Ground transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

Service Excludes

  • Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare
  • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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