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Everest base camp trek via Jiri

Everest base camp trek via Jiri

Everest Base camp Via Jiri

Everest base camp via Jiri follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, who were the first successful summiteers of the roof of the world, Mount Everest. This gives an excellent opportunity for trekkers to discover unbeatable combination of natural beauty and culture of different ethnic group from the area. The contrast in rainfall pattern result to contrast on vegetation pattern and contrast in the lifestyle of the people with elevation difference is the main highlight of the trip. When the trekking starts from Jiri one can get opportunity to observe dense rhododendron forest with beautiful waterfalls and terraces where one can observe the real lifestyle of the hilly people. The major benefit of this trek is you get very less chance of mountain sickness as you start very low and when you reach higher elevation your body is already prepared to cope with the elevation. Highlights of the trek is the Lamjura pass from where spectacular view of Everest Himalayan Range is observed, the biggest Sherpa village of the Everest area Namchebazar, Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.

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Everest Base Camp via Jiri Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, a capital city of Nepal located at 1300m above sea level. On your proper time you will be picked up from airport and check in in the hotel where you stay.

Day 02: Introductory trip to Kathmandu including sightseeing of One of the old palace complex, popular by the name Patan Durbar square, a Buddhist temple popular by the name monkey temple among the foreigners but is called Swoyambhunath and a Hindu temple Pashupatinath, a popular cremation ground for many hindus of Kathmandu. All these places are listed by UNESCO as world heritages. Afternoon time free for doing trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri(2370m) fromKathmandu by local bus, you can opt for going on a private transport, check for the price before you book a trip. Very scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and takes about 8-9 hours depend with the mean of transport e.g. by bus, by car and by four wheel drive. While on the drive if weather permits you can see a spectacular view of Mount Gaurishankar, one of the sacred peak of Nepal.

Day 04: Trek from Jiri to Bhandar (2190m).  It takes about 6-7 hours of continuous walking through villages, rhododendron forest and farm land. Few tea houses are there if you nned to stop for tea, coffee or even a lunch.

Day 05: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2575m).  At the beginning the trek descends down to LikhuKhola, after crossing the bridge ascends again reaching the beautiful village of Kinja. Kinja is a popular lunch place of the area. Surrounding landscape with terrace farming is very famous. Takes 6-7 hours to reach Sete and take a rest the remaining afternoon.

Day 06: Trek from Sete to Lamjurapass (3530m) and continue trek down to Junibesi (2680m). Takes about 7-8 hours as you have to make lot of ups and downs this day. A view from Lamjura is unbeatable covering Everest Himalayan range. After the pass sharp descend to Junibesi, a popular Sherpa village for your overnight stop.

Day 07: Rest day at Junibesi (2680m). After a busy day of making a Lamjura pass most people deserve to take a rest. Go for discovering a Tibetan monastery ThuptenChholing about one and half hours walk from Junibesi or you can take a rest whole day reading books in the tea houses.

Day 08: Trek from Junibesi to Nunthala (2330m). It takes 6-7 hours to reach the village called Nunthala. After crossing Junibesikhola with a bridge the trail ascends reach a ridge which leads to Salung from where in a clear day Mount Everest is visible. Overnight at Nunthala.

Day 09: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m). The trek descend to cross Dudhkosi river and ascends again to reach a beautiful small village of Jubing. Continue going uphill to reach Bupsadanda via Kharikhola. With lots of ups and downs takes up to 7-8 hours to complete a day for many people.

Day 10: Trek from Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2290m). Another 6-7 hours of walk like a regular day to reach Surkhe. The trail passes through small villages of Bhumsing and Puyia.

Day 11: Trek from Surkhe to Phakding (2610m). The trek ascends towards Chaurikhark, one of the biggest and scattered village of Everest areas. This village is popular having one of the first high schools of the area. The trek later continues to join with people coming from Lukla and reach Phakding. Lot of people starts doing the trekking from Lukla after taking a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Overnight there in Phakding.

Day 12: A climb uphill to Namchebazar (3440m) with the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way. Might take 5-6 hours with normal walking speed and trail crosses one of the popular river from Everest area.Namchebazar considered a gateway to Everest and one of the populous village of this trekking area. Quiet a variety of shops, guest houses and stores available here.

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namchebazar. On this acclimatization day you can opt for either take an excursion trip to Syangboche and Everest View Hotel, have a cup of coffee there and back to Namche and take a rest there or you can hike to Thame and walk back to Namche by evening.

Day 14: Trek from Namchebazar to Tyangboche(3867m). The trek descends to Phunketenga (3250m) and again goes uphill to reach Tyangboche, which houses one of the popular Buddhist monastery of this area. 4-5 hours of walk and this will be second biggest climb for this trip.

Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4360m), takes normally 6 hours and it is a gentle climb throughout a day.

Day 16: Acclimatization day in Dingboche. You can take a rest in hotel or can make some side trips to observe the last village to see some farming or climb some nearby peaks to prepare your body for higher elevation.

Day 17: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4910 m). Trek ascends slowly making a Thokla pass and takes normally 5-6 hours walk.

Day 18: Trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep (5160m) takes couple of hours and hike to Everest Base camp (5350m) take a tea break, observe base camp and back to Gorekshep for overnight stay.

Day 19: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar, the best Everest view point of the trek where normally people go for sunrise with Everest Himalayan range, come down for breakfast and trek back to Pheriche(4240m) and overnight stay there.

Day20: Trek back to Kyangjuma (3550m) and overnight stay there.

Day 21: Trek to Khumjung (3780m), after visiting Khumjung trek Down to Monjo (2860m). Khumjung is one of the biggest villages of the route and lot of Everest summiteers were born here. Visit Khumjung and continue down to Monjo(2860m). Takes normally 6-7 hours including visit to Khumjung.

Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2800m.), 4-5 hours walk and afternoon free for some rest, confirm your ticket for next morning and overnight stay there.

Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and afternoon free for doing last minute shopping and if you are interested you can take an optional tour to visit some monuments in Kathmandu.

Day 24: on a proper hour transfer to airport for the final departure.

Price Includes:

Airport transfers including pickups and drop in private vehicle.
Descent accomodation in Kathmandu.
Teahouse accomodation during the trek.
All meals during the trek with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate every meals.
Welcome dinner.
Domestic flight as per the itinerary (Lukla-Kathmandu).
Introductory city tour as per the itinerary.
Monument admission fees as per the itinerary.
Experienced English speaking local guides.
Porter (Every 2 trekker 1 porter and carrry about 25 kg of weight.)
Staff's expense.
Down Jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek.
A comfortable Duffel bag for the trek.
All permits and fees.
All government taxes.

Price Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fees. Most of the countries obtain the visa in the airport. Visa fees are $30 for 15 days, $50 for one month.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except mentioned in itinerary
  • Bar and beverage bill during the trek
  • Hot shower and battery recharge during the trek
  • Insurance for evacuation and medical facilities
  • Expense of personal nature like phone calls, laundry, extra porter
  • Tips for guides, drivers and porters (you can see the tipping guideline in our tipping page)
  • Trekking equipment like trekking poles, water bottles etc.

The trip is very ideal who like to discover different types of villages of lower part of Everest and follow the footsteps of first Everest sumiteers.