Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a classical Everest Base Camp Trek path. There are some other options to reduce the trekking days by taking a flight or jeep to Phaplu, Please kindly write us back for an option.
Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
Day 01KTM -Jiri- Bhandara, 1790m, (9 hours)
After having breakfast we begin our bus journey to Bhandar. It is a 9 hrs Journey but pleasant. Along the way we will stop at Charikot and Jiri for view point as well as for Lunch and keep continue drive to Bhandar.
Day 02Bhandara trek to Seti 2440m, (6 hours)
The trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1,580 m, and onto Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is quite steep, whence it traverses to Sete, and an abandoned stupa at 2,575 m. We continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names
Day 03Sete trek to Lamjura top ( 3800m.) trek down to Junbesi 7hrs (2675m).
Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blooming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk (2,860 m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675 m).
Day 04Junbesi trek to Nuntala 2194m. (5 hours)
We climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the Airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980’s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440 m.
Day 05Nunthala trek to Khari Khola 3145m, (5 hours)
After having breakfast trek begins through the Rhododendron forest and Bamboo forest. Along the way you may encounter Monkeys, wild board, many different types of butterfly. Today, we are going up and down through the bushes and Sherpa village to Jubing. Most of the Sherpa climbers originate here and keep ascends to Khari Khola.
Day 06Khari Khola Trek to Puyan 4hrs.
We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and woods, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan.
Day 07Surke trek to Phakding 2610m, (6 hours)
You are trekking gradually up through the Sherpa village. This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we climb down to Surke following the trail towards Phakding.
Day 08Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar 5 hrs. (3440m).
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, Internet cafes and a bakery. Namche is the largest village along the entire Everest trail.
Day 09Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
We spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
Day 10Namche-Trek to Tengboche 3,680m, (5 hours)
Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the river side. From here the Bouddhism was introduce into the Khombu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tyangboche through the pine forest.
Day 11Tengboche- Trek to Dingboche 5hrs. (4400m).
Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thanserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest.
Day 12Dingboche trek to Lobuche 5hrs. (4900m)
As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten,Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain.
Day 13Lobuche trek to Gorakshep 3hrs (5100m). Optional hike to Everest base Camp
You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorakshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Once you reach Gorekshep on the same day 3hrs hiked up to Everest base camp (5,300m) and back to lodge
Day 14Gorakshep trek to Pheriche 6hrs. (4,110m.)
Early morning start your trip to Kala pathar for amazing sun rise at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and on the button you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. After breakfast trek to Pheriche for your comfort overnight.
Day 15Pheriche trek to Namche Bazar 6hrs.
Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazar on Saturday.
Day 16Namche Bazar - Lukla 6hrs
Even though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.
Day 17Lukla-Morning fly back to Kathmandu.
Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with cultural show at Nepalese typical restaurant