Jiri to Everest base camp trek maybe strenuous trek but sure an unforgettable experience for you to have in your lifetime. You will get to see stunning views of snowy mountain peaks. You may even have a chance to look at the donkeys carry their loads from Nunthala to Namche Bazaar. The main locals in this area will be Sherpas, so get a chance to learn about their culture, custom and friendly hospitality. So you may be wondering what will you encounter in this trek, here are some of the highlights of the trek. You will be going through alpine forests, bamboo forest and passing ice-cold rivers. Depending on the season, you can be impressed with the cocktail of fauna and flora.
Have a great view of the magnificent mountains. You will get to experience an authentic Buddhist culture. Along the trek, there will be quite a few Buddhist monasteries, which includes the famous Tengboche Monastery. If you are into Buddhist, grab this chance to observe the religious ceremonies of the monks living in the mountains. There won’t be much reception for your phone, so enjoy nature through your hikes. If you are taking the trek after the period of snowing, watch your step as there may be snow on the trek and it will be slippery.
Our trip will be starting by taking a bus to Jiri from Kathmandu. The first location we will be hiking to is Shivalaya. There will be a checkpoint for the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. We will be moving towards Bhandar. As you trek up, you will get to see beautiful meadows and green forest. There will be areas where it will be steep, so watch your steps. You will get to see a monastery in Tengboche. There is a daily ceremony where you have a chance to hear the monks sing and chant for 30 minutes. Along the way, you will pass the Dudh Kosi river. There will be rocky dunes and moraine along the way to Everest base camp which may be hard. But it will worth for you to trek through to see the stunning views of the mountains.
Detail Itinerary Of Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar(2,200m) – 9 hours.
This morning we leave Kathmandu for our trek to Everest Basecamp. We drive Bhandar by local bus through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. On the way, we will cross the beautiful village of Jiri. Jiri is a big town and also a hill station, explore the surrounding area. Finally, we will reach Bhandar after 9 hours of drive. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 02: Trek to Sete(2,575m) – 7 hours.
Today after breakfast, we will start our trek. The trail descends to field, crosses the streams, reaching a cluster of houses and small lodges which will take approximately of 8 hours walk. Sete is a small Sherpa village situated on the ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03: Trek to Jun Beshi(2,680m) – 7 hours.
Today’s’ walk leads to a gradual climb passing through small teahouses and farmhouses through the beautiful rhododendron forest. Further, we walk through Lamjura Pass. After 7 hours of continued walk, we will finally reach to the Junbeshi. Overnight at Guesthouse in Junbeshi.
Day 04: Trek to Nunthala(2,240m) – 6 hours.
Today’s trail we will cross Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. And then the trail turns north, descending through Salung, From where Mt. Everest can be seen on a bright day towards the northeast. The trail crosses many picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before it reaches Nunthala. It will take 6 hours to reach Nunthala. We can see a clear view of Everest, Thamserku and Mera Peak from Nunthala. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Bupsa(2,360m) – 6 hours.
Today we continue to walk through the Dudhkoshi River Bridge and the trail lead through terraced fields and yards of houses. The walk continues through forests then climb on the terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing. From Jubing the path took us a slow climb to the town around a ridge and continued to the village of Khari Khola to push on up the steep hill to Bupsa. Today’s trial will take 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Surke(2,290m) – 10 hours.
Today we head on to Bhumsing village, and the path continues to the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan village. After Puiyan, the trail leads us on the long winding trail with few small ups and downs to Surkhe. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Phakding(2,651m) – 5 hours.
We pass the stream and reach Mani wall. There are two ways; one way follow to climb until Lukla and another track Phakding. We support the left trail. The trail continues towards Cheplung. Then we proceed again with our trek passing many Buddhist monuments until reaching Phakding which takes about three hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,438m) – 6 hours.
After breakfast at Phakding, we begin our walk. Our trail passes through a pine forest on the path that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages. We will walk crossing the majestic river on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. Finally, we reach the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views, and we will reach Namche Bazaar (probably the biggest town in the Everest region). Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.(Day trip to Khumjung)(3,700m) – 5 hours.
Namche Bazaar is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. On this day We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and so on. We can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche(3,870m) – 6 hours.
We will walk Tengboche today which will take 5 hours. The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tengboche Monastery always opens at 3:00 pm, if we reach there before 3 o’clock, we can also visit. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. Overnight at a guest house.
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche(4,360m) – 5 hours.
The trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bridge and moves towards the village of Dingboche. Along the way, we passed the Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa of this village is considered as one of the oldest monasteries of Everest region. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Island Peak, and the Ama Dablam from Dingboche are quite fantastic. Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Dingboche(Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill)(4,900m) – 5 hours.
Rather than moving towards Everest Base Camp, we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. Today we will take our time to rest, so we can avoid getting affected by the altitude. Walking for approximately 4 hours, we will reach Nangkartshang from where we can see a marvellous panorama view of Lobuche Wast, Lobuche East, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Ama Dablam and the Thamserku can be seen. If you are lucky, you can also spot stunning sights of Mount Makalu on a bright day. The view of the Pheriche Valley from here is also splendid. We will spend afternoon their and Return to Dingboche again. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche(4,940m) – 5 hours.
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Again we continue to climb until we reach the village of Lobuche. The views of mountain peaks like Mahalangur Himal, the Khumbutse, Pumori and the Lingtren from the moraine are amazing. Stay Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep(Day trip to EBC)(5,364m) – 8 hours.
Walking for about 3 hours, we will reach to Gorakshep, a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. Today is a significant and challenging day walk. From here, the path moves all the way along the Khumbu Glacier, and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365m, you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. We will commence with a slow walk to avoid altitude sickness. After spending some time at the Everest base camp enjoying the environment and the sights, we will return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek to Pheriche(Morning trip to Kalapatthar)(5,545m) – 8 hours.
Today early in the morning we will hike up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. The golden sunrise over the white peaks is impressive. The view from the summit is outstanding. From Kalapatthar we can see panoramic views of Mount Everest, Chagatse, Nuptse, Pumori and the Lhotse among many other peaks. Then we will back to Gorakshep, and after having breakfast, we will further trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse in Periche.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,440m) – 7 hours.
Leaving the mountains behind us, We will cross the villages Pangboche and Tengboche continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. Today we walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with juniper and rhododendron trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We will arrive at Namche in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla(2,860m) – 7 hours.
This is our last day of trekking(we return to Lukla from where we began the trek). We will move steeply downwards and after crosses a suspension bridge. We will reach Lukla. On the way, we can see pine and rhododendron forests, as well as snow, covered peaks. As we reach Lukla, we can relax. Maybe in the evening, we can celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu – 40 minutes.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All necessary land transport.
- Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)and airport tax.
- A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
- Down jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
- First aid medical kits.
- National Park permits and TIMS Permit.
The Trip Cost Excludes
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- Sightseeing in Kathmandu. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- Hotel, Lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
- International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa.
- Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking).
- The required number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
- Personal gear for trekking.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
- Tip for trekking staff.