Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private vehicle & airplane
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,550 meters
  • Walking per day: 5-7 hours
  • Beast Season: February- June & September - December

Highlights

  • Jiri, the Swiss model picturesque town
  • Lower Solu and Gaurishanker range
  • Sherpa valleys in Khumbu
  • Monasteries and chhortens throughout the trail
  • Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makali and the surrounding peaks

About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is an epic journey to the Himalayas. The trek begins from Jiri, which was developed and promoted by Swiss management and hence giving similar looks to that of their town. The trek goes through the forests and enters in the Khumbu region that continually leads you to the base camp of the world's tallest peak- Mt. Everest (8848 meters).

Trek from Jiri to Everest base camp has got two different features. The beginning part lies in the Gaurishanker region and is the natural gifted part with dense forests. The trail is undulating that passes various ethnic villages. It connects to the main trail from Lukla at Phakding. The second part is the Khumbu region, which is dominated by the picturesque landscape and the Himalayan scenery can be explored. Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks are the major highlights. This route is considered to be the culturally rich and an iconic mountain trail that people can experience low land living standard in the high land inhabited Sherpa village. Namche Bazaar, Tengbuche and Dingbuche are some culturally significant destinations. Monasteries and chhortens are prevailed throughout the trail. The trek concludes at Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. 

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Jiri to Everest base camp trek with all the required permits and arrangements. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.   

    Today, we drive from Kathmandu to Jiri after the breakfast. The Highway drive is exciting with the River view scenery it offers. Jiri is a picturesque town developed in a Swiss model. It is the gateway of this trek. Overnight at lodge. 

      From Jiri, we begin the trek after the breakfast. Walking through the dense woods and enjoying the scenery of the Bhote Koshi River and the Himalayan views on the near horizon, including Dorje Lhakpa, Langtang range and the surrounding peaks allure us. We reach to Deurali and rest. Overnight at lodge. 

        Another day through the dense forest. After having breakfast at Deurali, we walk along the Surma Khola and Likhu Khola bank. Walking a couple of hours, we gradually climb to Chimbu and walk to Sete. Overnight at lodge. 

          From Sete, we climb towards the Lamjura pass through the maple and rhododendron forest. The Himalayan peaks as Numbur and Dudh Kunda stunningly allure us. Another steep descend leads us to Junbesi after a short walk through the forest. Overnight at lodge.

            Crossing the stream, we walk through the steep uphill route and eventually get the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the lower white peaks. From the ridge, the superb scenery of the Lukla can be explored. Then we climb down to Ringmo Khola and crossing Taksindo, we reach to Nunthala. Overnight at lodge.

               After the breakfast at Nunthala, we trek down to the Dudh Koshi River (Milky River) and another ascending begins. We walk almost through the uphill route that steadily leads us to Kharikola after Jubing and Churk. Kharikhola is a large ethnic Magar village. Overnight at lodge. 

                From Kharikhola, first we ascend to Bupsa and walk gradual uphill through the Oak forests and cross the Khari Pass. Enjoying the surrounding views of the forests, we head to Paiya. After the lunch, we walk continually through the oak forest and trek down to Surke. Overnight at lodge.

                  From Surke, we begin to walk following the Dudh Koshi River. At various points, the trail has up and down route. We meet the busy trail from Lukla and trek further to Phakding, crossing the steel bridge. Overnight at lodge.

                    From Phakding, as we begin the trek, we can see the view of Kongde Ri. Passing a couple of bridges, we reach to Monjo and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park officially. Then, the trek goes through the steep ascending trail via Larja Dobhan and see the first sight of Mt. Everest in trekking before reaching the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the bustling town of the Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge. 

                      Due to the increasing altitude, we need to acclimatize to the alpine weather. Namche Bazaar is one of the best place to take a day break and explore around. You can go for the hiking around Khunde and Khumjung along with the Everest view Hotel. The longest Mani wall in Khumbu, Khumjung Gompa and Khunde Hillary Hospital are the major attractions during your tour around. Overnight at lodge. 

                        After the warm breakfast at Namche, we commence our excursion to Tengbuche passing several monasteries and other spiritual centers. Even the Himalayan views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku can be seen from the trail. Passing Kyanjungma, the mountain goats appear on the sloppy hill side. Then we walk through the gentle trail and passing Phunke Tenga, we reach to Tengboche. Overnight at lodge. 

                          Ascending through the stone steps, we begin to trek from Tengbuche after the breakfast. The Tengbuce monastery in this village has increased the charm of the trekking and has established as a spiritual center in Everest. We pass Debuche, Milingo and cross the River. Heading continuously, we cross the bridge at Somare and the flat trail begins. Following the Imja Khola, we reach to Dingbuche, located at 4410 meters altitude. Overnight at lodge. 

                            The rest and acclimatization day is better to know as an acclimatization day. After the breakfast, we begin to hike to Chhukung, which is the trail to Island peak base camp. The beautiful stone walled fields and the isolated trail, look brilliant along with the Himalayan views at the closer distance. Then back to Dingbuche and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. 

                              After the breakfast at Dingbuche, we ascend through the steep trail to Lobuche via Dusa and Palrung Kharka. Crossing to the next side, we can see the tombstones of the climbers, whose life were gone during the Everest climbing session. Then we cross the Thukla Pass and reach to Lobuche, enjoying the outstanding views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Thamserku and others along with the Khumbu glacier. Overnight at lodge.

                                Making Khumbu glacier on the right, we commence from Lobuche, continually via Pyramid. With a steep ascend, we cross the Lobuche pass at 5110 meters and reach to Gorakshep. After lunch there, we walk to the Everest base camp. It is not a tough walk, but the altitude makes the journey steady. Spending wonderful time at Everest base camp, we trek down to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge. 

                                  From Gorakshep, we climb up to Kalapatthar in the early morning, before breakfast. It is a brilliant viewpoint of the Everest region peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse and the surrounding white peaks. The sunrise view over those peaks are magnificent. Then we trek down to Gorakshep and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge. 

                                    From Pheriche, we trek down to Somare, continually to Deboche, Tengbuche, Phunke Tenga and finally arrive at Namche Bazaar. With the diverse views, including the alpine forest, fauna and the Sherpa settlements, we reach to the heart of Sherpa land. Overnight at lodge. 

                                      After the breakfast, we descend through the downhill trail and wave goodbye to the Sagarmatha National Park. Then we trek down to Manju and to Phakding crossing numerous bridges. It is a gentle walk from Phakding to Lukla passing painted stones and Mani walls. Then celebrate the succession of the trek with crew. Overnight at lodge.

                                        From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu in the morning getting the sights of the Everest Himalayas. From the airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel. 

                                          According to the time of your flight, our Airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again. 

                                            Cost Details

                                            • All Airport transport in a private vehicle
                                            • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                            • Round -trip flight ticket Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu including departure taxes
                                            • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                                            • 3 Meals a day during the trek: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of Tea/ coffee during the breakfast time.
                                            • Some seasonal fruit every evening after the dinner
                                            • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                                            • Sagarmatha National park permit fee
                                            • TIMS fee – Trekkers information Management System Card
                                            • Down jacket and sleeping bag if need
                                            • First aid medicine kid including a pulse oximeter
                                            • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                                            • Farewell dinner
                                            • Government taxes & office service charge
                                            • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                            • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain at the airport or immigration counters at the borders visa easily upon your arrival (Please note visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$40 or equivalent foreign currency  Please bring 2 copies of passport-sized photos and cash for the visa)
                                            • Your travel and rescue insurance
                                            • Porter fee for single trekker (optional)
                                            • Personal expenses like  phone calls, laundry, costs of alcohol, recharging batteries, additional porters, bottled or boiled water, all desserts, tea coffee ,showers, and wifi, among others
                                            • Tips for guides and porters

                                            Useful Information

                                            It is important to be noted that the Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights often gets delayed by hours or even gets cancelled for a day or few days due to unfavorable weather conditions in the mountain airstrip Lukla. Such unfavorable conditions may arise even during the best seasons including months October and November hence inis always better to prepare ahead. In such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or at the end of the trek and sometime in both cases.  We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the earliest next flight for you but it might not always work well as there are many people in que for days long. In case of emergencies and need of urgent flight, the Helicopter rescue can be another option to escape to and from the mountain, except for some bad weather the Helicopters always have easy excess in the mountains. This can be arranged upon your request with some additional cost which sometime is covered by your insurance as well. The Helicopter can be chartered from both the airports, Kathmandu and Lukla with the tentative cost of US$ 3000 per lift which at a time can accommodate maximum of 5 Person. Having said this, we still suggest you to mentally prepare for possible delay/cancellations and arrange some extra contingency days which we can save for the end of the trip and if everything goes normal these days can be utilized for exploring other beautiful destinations around the valley as per your interest and we, the Adventure Bound is always there to provide you different options to utilize the days in best ways.