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Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:22 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board in Trekking

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Recommended Month:March - May / Sept - Nov

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Max Sleeping Altitude :5137m Gorakhshep

Max. reaching altitude:5545m Kalapathar

Group Size:Any

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A longer and harder trek than the Everest Base Camp is the Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri. Those who do not wish to fly to one of the dangerous airports of the world can take this trek. The trek brings you closer to the mountains of the Mahalangur Mountain Range. You will be able to experience panoramic views of the 7000 meter high peaks such as the Everest, Cho Oyu and Lhotse. You will be delighted to meet with the Tibetan influenced Sherpa people and get to know them close up. You will see great hospitality of the Sherpa people.

This long and strenuous trek starts with a drive to countryside of Jiri. From there, we will get to the villages of Bhandar and Sete. We will climb the Lamjura Pass to arrive at Junbesi. Then, we will get through the villages of Nunthala, Bupsa and Surke to finally arrive at the original start point of the Everest Trekking, Lukla. Our trek begins with views of the scenic countryside and goes on to view the royal snow-sapped mountains. Completion of this trek takes 18-25 days based on your schedule and requires a strenuous level of fitness. 

Best Season for EBC Trekking from Jiri

Spring season (Month of March, April and May) and autumn season (Sept, October and November) is the Best season for trekking Everest Base Camp via Jiri. Weather in this season is sunny during days and less cold during nights. Trekking route is crowded in these seasons. During winter is also the nice to trek EBC Trekking from Jiri. Local tea houses on the way trekking are open round the year. Fewer tourists in route and clear view of snowy Himalayan peaks make your trip best and unforgettable

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley 
  • Trekking in remote, mixed cultural and scenic village from Jiri
  • Namche Bazzar and Tengboche Monastery
  • Reach at Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Highest climb of this trek Kalapathar (5545m) and panoramic Himalayan view
  • Warm hospitalities is local tea houses
  • Heart of Sherpa and their traditional Culture
  • Scenic Himalayan flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel and Overnight.

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (218km, 1905m, 7/8 hrs.). Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Jiri to Bhandar (2190m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 05:Bhandar to Sete (2600m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 06:Sete to Lamjura pass (3530m) and Junbesi (2680m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 07:Junbesi to Nunthala (2330m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 08:Nunthala to Bupsa (2300m, 5/6hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 09:Bupsa to Surkhe (2290m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 10:Surkhe to Phakding (2610m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea house

Day 11:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m, 6/7 hrs.) Overnight at Tea House

Day 12:Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea House

Day 13:Namche to Tengboche (3867m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 14:Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 15:Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea House

Day 16:Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 17:Lobuche to Gorakhshep (5140m, 7/8 hrs.) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). Overnight in Gorakshep

Day 18:Gorakhshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4240m – 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 19:Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 7/8 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 20:Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 21:Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 22:Final Departure

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Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure arrangement
  • Accommodation in Hotel on twin sharing room in Kathmandu
  • Every morning breakfast in kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with private transportation, Guide and entrance fees 
  • Everest National park permit and TIMS card for trekking 
  • Three times foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking days
  • Three times hot drinks during trekking days
  • English speaking trekking guide and Supporter
  • Salary, Foods, Accommodation, Insurance and Equipment of guide and supporter
  • Flight ticket from Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation management 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Personal equipment, Insurance, Medicle expenses, Emergency evacuation
  • Bottled Drinks, bar bills, Tipping 
  • Nature of personal 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to Hotel and Overnight. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and drop you to your hotel room. There, you can start packing your stuffs for the upcoming trek. In the evening, a dinner party with a short brief about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at HotelToday, we will visit some of the world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our guide will portray historical and interesting information about the sites. Back to the hotel for final preparation and overnight stay.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (218km, 1905m, 7/8 hrs.). Overnight at HotelAfter breakfast, we will drive to the village of Jiri. The winding road to Jiri is narrow and bumpy but the view of lush green countryside makes the bumpy roads more interesting. It takes us 6 to 7 hours to arrive at Jiri depending on the traffic jams. Today, we will have our first view of the mountains as we will be able to enjoy splendid views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Dorje Lakpa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04Jiri to Bhandar (2190m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe make our way to the village of Bhandar toaday. First, we will get above the village of Jiri. Then, we follow the road upwards and then descend to arrive at Mali. From there, we will get down in a curvy and steep path to cross a couple of suspension bridges and arrive at the village of Shivalaya. After having lunch there, we will climb out of Shivalaya and get up a ridge to reach Deurali. Descend through a steep lush forest to arrive at Bhandar. Bhandar is a Sherpa settlement with nice looking stupas and lodges. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05Bhandar to Sete (2600m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start our trek with a descent until we reach a wooden bridge. We will cross the bridge and descent through a steep path to get to a flat land. 2 hours from there is the village of Kenja. Sete, our destination for the day, is just above the ridge infront of the village of Kenja. The climb to Sete is strenuous and goes up in a narrow and steep path. Throughout the trek, we will be able to see farmlands and mountain views. We will also be able to experience the rich culture of the Sherpa People. Overnight at tea house.

Day 06Sete to Lamjura pass (3530m) and Junbesi (2680m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe ascent along the side of the ridge to arrive at the village of Dagchu. From there, we will ascent through a lush rhododendron forest to reach Goyem. Goyem has a lot of simple lodges in which everything’s done in a single room. Our path continues ascending in a steep path until the land flattens. We will get to the Lamjura Pass after a fairly easy walk. From there, the path descends steeply through pine forest until the land flattens and we are back at the farmlands. We walk past several houses and a small settlement on our descent before we arrive at the village of Junbesi. Overnight at Junbesi.

Day 07Junbesi to Nunthala (2330m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start our journey by crossing over a bridge and then take the route uphill through a pine forest. First, we will reach a small settlement called Phurtyang, from where we will be able to view the Mt. Everest closely. Then, we descend through the village of Sallung and again ascend up after crossing a suspension bridge to reach Ringmo. After having lunch at Ringmo, we will again start climbing upwards on the ridge of the Trakshindo La until we reach the top. A steep descent from there will take us to the village of Nunthala. Overnight at tea house.

Day 08Nunthala to Bupsa (2300m, 5/6hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe leave the village and descend until we reach the bottom of the valley. From there, we will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River to drop down to the village of Jubing. A steep climb to the top of a ridge before a descent will take us to Khairikhola. We will cross a suspension bridge after a short descent and make our way to the village of Bupsa. Throughout the trek, we will experience the alpine farmlands and some Mahalngur Mountains. Overnight in Bupsa.

Day 09Bupsa to Surkhe (2290m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseToday, we ascend through a thick forest to arrive at the village of Paiya. Our trail continues in a wet and slippery forest. The path through the forest is difficult and deadly so, we move through the path slowly and steadily. We will cross several suspension bridges above the Dudh Koshi River to end up in a fairly flat land. We head to the end of the ridge and descend through a forest until we arrive at the small village of Surke. We will have a really good view of the Khumbu region and the Lukla village today. We will be amazed to see the planes land on the Lukla airstrip. Overnight at tea house.

Day 10Surkhe to Phakding (2610m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea houseAfter Surkhe, we will cross the village of Lukla and continue onwards to the village of Cheplung. The climb to Lukla is a really hard one as it goes up a steep path. We will walk through the runway before arriving at the main streets of Lukla. A fairly easy and flat walk will take us to the village of Phakding. Overnight at tea house.

Day 11Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m, 6/7 hrs.) Overnight at Tea HouseUp and down through the forest and over the dudh koshi river will take us to the village of Monjo, the entry of the Sagarmatha National Park. We will cross a couple of suspension bridges and ascend through pine forest to arrive at Namche. Namche is the heart of the Sherpa village with lots of shops and high-quality lodges. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea HouseWe will take the day off as we have to prevent the Acute Mountain Sickness. We will visit monasteries and shops today. There are also several bakeries and internet cafes to check out your emails. We will take our time to acclimatize and enjoy the traditional Sherpa museum just above the valley. Overnight at tea house.

Day 13Namche to Tengboche (3867m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseToday, we will climb above the valley and make our way upto a large rock which sits in the middle of the path. We will take the path towards the right. We walk up and down to pass several stupas and arrive at Kyanjuma. As we move upwards, big snow covered mountains come into view. We will get to Phortse Tenga and make our way to Sanasa. From there, we will descend until we reach the bottom and again ascend along a long steep path through a forest to arrive at Tengboche. Overnight at tea house.

Day 14Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe cross a suspension bridge to ascend upwards to the village of Pangboche. From there, we will gradually ascend to cross a bridge before arriving at Dingboche. Overnight at tea house.

Day 15Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea HouseWe take the day off for acclimatization. Today we will stroll around Dingboche and walk upto the Chukhung valley. We will experience the scarce flora and fauna of the Everest Region along with snow and ice formations all over the valley. Overnight at tea house.

Day 16Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseSmall inclines will take us to the village of Dughla. We will be able to see clear flowing streams and mighty peaks around the valley. The people of Lobuche are always busy in welcoming the guests. Overnight at tea house.

Day 17Lobuche to Gorakhshep (5140m, 7/8 hrs.) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). Overnight in GorakshepWe will start our ascent in a narrow path and then move towards wide valleys. Flora and fauna decreases as we go up towards the village. We will walk past the village of Gorakshep to arrive at the base camp. The base camp is filled with prayer flags and a lot of dust. We stay there for about an hour and then make our way back to the village of Gorakshep. We will be able to see large pools of ice and water in the base camp. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 18Gorakhshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4240m – 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe climb Kalapathar early in the morning. The sunrise view over the Mt. Everest will be just breathtaking. Kalapathar is famous for incredible panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Great views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Amadablam can be seen from the top. Back to gorakshep for breakfast. Easy trek downhill to arrive at Periche. We will come across a memorial for people who lost their lives trying to climb the royal Everest. Overnight at tea house.

Day 19Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 7/8 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe follow the same path that we used to get here. We descend a long way crossing several crossing bridges to arrive at the Sherpa village. Overnight at tea house.

Day 20Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe will walk past the villages of Cheplung, Ghat and Phakding to arrive at the village of Lukla. Overnight at tea house.

Day 21Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at HotelAfter breakfast, we will fly to the international airport at Kathmandu and take rest of the day off. You can contact us if you need any kind of extra activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 22Final Departure We will guide you to the sole international airport of Nepal and bid you adieu.

Trip Note

  1. Everest Base Camp Trekking Via Jiri is combination of low land remote village of Nepal till base camp of top of the worlds Mount Everst. EBC trekking from Jiri can be combine with Gokyo Valley and other high passes in Everest Region. 
  2. You can customised trip itinerary as per your interest....

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