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 trek from Jiri is classic traditional trekking in Nepal to reach the Everest base camp without flight.
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.
Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
|Day 01||Drive to Bhandar||2,200 m||9 hrs|
|Day 02||Bhandar to Sete||2,575 m||7 hrs|
|Day 03||Sete to Jun Beshi||2,680 m||7 hrs|
|Day 04||Jun Beshi to Nunthala||2,240 m||6 hrs|
|Day 05||Nunthala to Bupsa||2,360 m||6 hrs|
|Day 06||Bupsa to Surke||2,290 m||10 hrs|
|Day 07||Surke to Phakding||2,886 m||6 hrs|
|Day 08||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3,440 m||6 hrs|
|Day 09||Rest day, trip to Khumjung Valley||3,700 m||5 hrs|
|Day 10||Namche Bazzar to tengboche||3,820 m||6 hrs|
|Day 11||Tengoche to Dingboche||4,360 m||5 hrs|
|Day 12||Acclimatization day, Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill||4,900 m||5 hrs|
|Day 13||Dingboche to Lobuche||4,940 m||5 hrs|
|Day 14||Lobuche to Gorakshep, Day trip to EBC||5,364 m||7 hrs|
|Day 15||Morning trip to Kalapatthar & trek back to Pheriche||5,545 m||8 hrs|
|Day 16||Pheriche to Namche Bazaar||3,440 m||7 hrs|
|Day 17||Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2,860 m||7 hrs|
|Day 18||Fly back to Kathmandu||1,400 m||40 m|
How To Reach Phakding From Jiri To Reach Everest Base Camp?(Detail itinerary)
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: Bhandar 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: Sete 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: Jun Beshi 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: Nunthala 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: Bupsa 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.