Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 17 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 5100m

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.


  • Enjoy the stunning views of Himalayan panorama including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku etc.
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kalapthar
  • Follow the footsteps of legendary Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • War hospitality and culture of Sherpa, Tamang, Brahmin, Chetri and Rai people
  • Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 KTM -Jiri- Bhandara, 1790m, (9 hours)
Day 02 Bhandara trek to Seti 2440m, (6 hours)
Day 03 Sete trek to Lamjura top ( 3800m.) trek down to Junbesi 7hrs (2675m).
Day 04 Junbesi trek to Nuntala 2194m. (5 hours)
Day 05 Nunthala trek to Khari Khola 3145m, (5 hours)
Day 06 Khari Khola Trek to Puyan 4hrs.
Day 07 Surke trek to Phakding 2610m, (6 hours)
Day 08 Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar 5 hrs. (3440m).
Day 09 Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 10 Namche-Trek to Tengboche 3,680m, (5 hours)
Day 11 Tengboche- Trek to Dingboche 5hrs. (4400m).
Day 12 Dingboche trek to Lobuche 5hrs. (4900m)
Day 13 Lobuche trek to Gorakshep 3hrs (5100m). Optional hike to Everest base Camp
Day 14 Gorakshep trek to Pheriche 6hrs. (4,110m.)
Day 15 Pheriche trek to Namche Bazar 6hrs.
Day 16 Namche Bazar - Lukla 6hrs
Day 17 Lukla-Morning fly back to Kathmandu.

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Gauri Shankar Conservation Entry Permit.
  • Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • An Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • 16-Lunch,16-dinner, and 17-Dinner
  • 16-Night mountain accommodation with full board meals.
  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks (Hot and Cold, Alcoholic and non Alcoholic),
  • Personal Insurance of clients,
  • Staff Tips (not mandatory but expected)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Laundry service. Telephone, Personal equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter
  • Porters (highly recommended) are available at extra cost (1 porter is for 2 clients cost 20 USD per day)
  • Int'l Air ticket and Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of bad weather Lukla-Kathmandu flight cancellation.
  • Service which is not mentioned in included section
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Useful Info

This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 5-8 pm. This allows time for group information.

Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.

A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.

In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.

You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.

We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.

The minimum age for this trip is 12 yrs at the time of travel.

Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptom.

Passport and Visa:

All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

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