Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 20 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri Everest Base Camp trekking starts after eight hour scenic bus journey from Kathmandu, the trek commences the following morning. The route passes through the lower parts of Everest region/Solu that are remote and less developed as compared to the villages around Namche Bazaar. Trekkers get to experience tradition and culture of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chhetri and Sherpas as they pass through many villages.

An iconic trekking trail that was first traversed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa during their ascent of Everest in 1953, Jiri to Everest Base Camp route was used by the early expeditions team to climb Everest from the Nepalese side. The trekking route passes through the Sherpa villages of Solukhumbu.

Jiri Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the two routes to Everest Base Camp trekking, the other being the one that begins from Lukla. This route avoids the busier standard route to Everest Base Camp and gives trekkers an opportunity to explore places that are less travelled by visitors. While on the trek, you will also pass through alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people.

Since the ascent is gradual, acclimatization is much easier and allows trekkers to adapt to the change in altitude. A 20 day trek, it is especially great for physically fit and adventurous trekkers who like the challenges of rugged mountains.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking cover lowland from Solu Jiri to highland Khumbu region to Kalapathar base camp (5545m), is the culmination point of this trek from where the southwest face of Everest is clearly visible. Kalapathar overlooks the Everest Base Camp and offers mind blowing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Choyu and Ama Dablam and Khumbu glacier. The return trek follows a different route by Global Adventure Trekking guide and porters and leads to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu offering change of scenes and you get to see more villages and monasteries.

Most visitors who make this trip to Everest Base Camp are just intent on seeing snow capped mountains and getting a closer view of Mount Everest and hence, choose the Lukla route. But, Global Adventure Trekking offers you a chance to experience culture, tradition and life style of the people as you go along the route, Jiri to Everest Base Camp is perfect as besides offering great mountain views which also lets you meet people from different ethnicities of Nepal. GAT has own itinerary to offer you Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning view of Himalayan panorama
  • Experience the Monastery along the trek
  • Follow the foothill of legendary Sherpa and Sir Edmond Hillary.
  • Received warm greeting by Brahmin, Chetri, Rai and Sherpa people with big smiles.
  • Colorful forest of Rhododendron, chirping birds and Mani wall with fluttering, prayer flag.
  • Amazing flight Lukla- Kathmandu

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathamndu-Jiri 8hrs. 900m. 188Km.

Day 02 : Jiri-Shivalaya 3hrs.1790m-Deurali 3hrs.2820m.

Day 03 : Deurali-Bhandar 1.5hrs.-Kinja 2hrs.-Seti 2hrs.2440m.

Day 04 : Sete-Koto 2hrs.-Lamjura top 2hrs. 3800m.-Junbesi 2.5hrs (2675m).

Day 05 : Junbesi-Phurteng 1.5hrs.-Rignmo2.5hrs. 2720m-Taksundo 1.5hrs. 2960m.-Nuntala 2194m.

Day 06 : Nunthala-Jubing 3hrs.-Khari Khola 2hrs. 3145m.

Day 07 : Khari Khola- Bupsa 1hrs.-Pulyan 1.5hrs. 2730m-Serke Phedi 2290m.

Day 08 : Surke-Chheplung 2hrs. 2660m-Phakding 1hrs. 2610m-Manjo 2hrs.2835m.

Day 09 : Phakding-Jorselle 30min.-Namche Bazaar 4hrs.(3440m).

Day 10 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatisation - Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest view Hotel. Over night at Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 11 : Namche-Sanasha 1.5hrs. 3580m-Phunke tanga 1 hrs.-Thyangboche 3870m.

Day 12 : Tyangboche-Dibuche 45 min.-Pangboche 1.5hrs. 3930m-Dingboche 4410m.

Day 13 : Rest day in Dingboche - optional hike to Chhukung valley/Island peak Over nightat Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 14 : Dingboche-Thukla 2hrs.4620m.-Lobuche 3hrs.4930m.

Day 15 : Lobuche-Gorakshep 3hrs.5130m.

Day 16 : Gorekhep to Kala Patter 2hrs.(5545m) sun rise view then trek back to Pheriche 4hrs. 4240m. B.L.D.

Day 17 : Pheriche-Phortse Thanga 5hrs. 3680m.

Day 18 : Phortse Thanga-Khumjung 3hrs.-Namche 1.5hrs.3440m.

Day 19 : Namche-Lukla 6hr walking.

Day 20 : Morning fly to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

    • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
    • Lukla-Kathamndu air ticket
    • Land transportation to and from by public bus/Jeep/Car
    • Best available lodge Accommodation in the mountain
    • Experienced English Speaking guide with equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Safe Drinking Water
    • TIMS (Trekker Information Mangement System)
    • One porter for each 2 clients.
    • Full board meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Insurance of Nepalese Staffs.

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
    • Insurance,Tips,food in the city,laundry,telephone, Internet, Personal equipments.
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathamndu-Jiri 8hrs. 900m. 188Km.The bus leave from Global Adventure Trekking early morning at6 AM. It is a long drive over night at Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 02Jiri-Shivalaya 3hrs.1790m-Deurali 3hrs.2820m. From jiri the trails ascends to the tea shop and descends to Shivalaya and ascends to Deurali through the vegetation. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 03Deurali-Bhandar 1.5hrs.-Kinja 2hrs.-Seti 2hrs.2440m. The trails descends to Bhandar it is a big village of Sherpa and Girel. Again the path goes gradually down to Kinja which is on the side of river. Then the path goes all the way up to Sete. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 04Sete-Koto 2hrs.-Lamjura top 2hrs. 3800m.-Junbesi 2.5hrs (2675m). You are walking all up hill till you arrive to Lamjura top which is the view point including Everest,Makalu and many more snow capped mountain. Mostly the path goes through the rhododendron forest. Many different birds can be seen along the way. Over Night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 05Junbesi-Phurteng 1.5hrs.-Rignmo2.5hrs. 2720m-Taksundo 1.5hrs. 2960m.-Nuntala 2194m. You will start you dsay by descending to the river and immedetaly head up hill to Rigmo. Rigmo is the inhabited by sherpa. After crossing the taksundo the path descend to Taibu Khola and up to Nunthala. The Sherpa village. Over night at Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 06Nunthala-Jubing 3hrs.-Khari Khola 2hrs. 3145m. Your trek goes up and down through the bushes and Sherpa village to Jubing. most of the Sherpa climber origenate here and keep ascends to Khari Khola. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 07Khari Khola- Bupsa 1hrs.-Pulyan 1.5hrs. 2730m-Serke Phedi 2290m. walking through the rhododendron forest and some bamboo bush drag lead you to Surkhe. These day are more pleasant and offers you the Mountain view. Over night at Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 08Surke-Chheplung 2hrs. 2660m-Phakding 1hrs. 2610m-Manjo 2hrs.2835m. You are trekking gradually up through the Sherpa village. Wide valley and pleasent sound of Dudh Koshi will power you to go up to Manjo. over night at Guest. B.L.D.

Day 09Phakding-Jorselle 30min.-Namche Bazaar 4hrs.(3440m). You are approaching to the himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 11Namche-Sanasha 1.5hrs. 3580m-Phunke tanga 1 hrs.-Thyangboche 3870m. Day begins with flat path and descend to the Phunke Tanga and all up hill to Tyangboche through the rhododendron and alpine pine tree. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 12Tyangboche-Dibuche 45 min.-Pangboche 1.5hrs. 3930m-Dingboche 4410m. Walking slowly above the tree lines to pangboche. it is a sherpa inhabited and all Ama Dablam and Thanserku views. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 14Dingboche-Thukla 2hrs.4620m.-Lobuche 3hrs.4930m. You are going all the way up hill and passing mane wall and chorten. Facing to the Pomari and all himalaya range and glacier. Over night at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 15Lobuche-Gorakshep 3hrs.5130m. Short day kiked to Gorekshep. This place used to call Base camp initially. Explore to Everest base camp 2hrs. and do your own things. B.L.D.

Day 17Pheriche-Phortse Thanga 5hrs. 3680m. Global Adventure Trekking suggest you to have different route to trek back as this route offers you the best views of all entire Himalaya range. B.L.D.

Day 18Phortse Thanga-Khumjung 3hrs.-Namche 1.5hrs.3440m. After the Sherpa village exploration of Phortse Thanga the trek descend to river and up to Maha Danda for finest view of mountain including Everest,Lhotse,Nuptse,Ama dablam etc. You are coming down to Khumjung to visit the Yeti Head monastery, Hillary School and trek through the Pine bushes down to Namche Bazar. Over night at Guest house. B.L.D.

Day 19Namche-Lukla 6hr walking. Mostly you are trekking through the same route until Chiplung. From here the path split up wards to Lukla. B.L.D.

Day 20Morning fly to Kathmandu. This flight goes early morning across the Himalaya. Late afternoon some time Lukla is cover by fogs and windy.

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Trip Note

  • International Airfare is not included in the tour price.
  • We have hotel in Kathmandu if you need please let us know.
  • B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.

What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facility are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.

Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.

What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.

What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs.

What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.

Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, Most of the places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.

Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, There is no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.

If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.

How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.
What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m-  Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree.  (1/15)
Below 3000m-  Minimum -1 degree and maximum 13 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 12 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.

How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.

What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.

Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.

Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.

Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible.

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Facts of Trip

Group Size: 1-10 pax.

Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking

Max. Elevation: 5545 m.

Best Season: March to June and September to Mid.December

Airfare Included: Yes

Tour Customizable: Yes

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