Jiri Everest Base Camp trekking follows the classical trail to Everest Base Camp first traversed by historic 1953 Everest expedition of Hillary and Tenzing. Nowadays, it is occasionally used by trekkers who would like to take a longer route to Everest Base Camp. This route avoids the busier standard route through Lukla and gives trekkers an opportunity to explore places that are less travelled by visitors.
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 authentic tradition and culture of a host of ethnic groups such as Sherpa, Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin and Chhetri.If you are planing a trek to Everest Base camp from Jiri which is through lower Solu passess Bhandar, Junbensi, Nunthala and Kharikhola and reach Phakding and follow the Classical Evererst Trekking route.
Taking a long overland journey to Bhandar by bus or jeep and start the trekking. The road is not well paved but still it is do able. If you take a bus to Bhandar via Jiri then you can cut few days to reach Everest Base Camp. The total duration of the trekking will be 18 days with two acclimatize day at Namche (3440 m) and Dingboche (4400 m).
Since the ascent is gradual, acclimatization is much easier and allows trekkers to adapt to the change in altitude as they reach the highland Khumbu region. Hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5380m), is the culmination point of this trek from where the southwest face of Everest is clearly visible. Kala Pathar offers mind blowing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Choyu and Ama Dablam and Khumbu glacier. The return trek follows a different route and leads you to Lukla visiting iconic Thyangboche Monastery and the bustling Namche Bazaar on the way.