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Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

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Trek Jiri to Everest base Camp covers low land from Jiri to Highland Kalapathar (5545m). Jiri lies at an altitude of 1,905 meters and is the eastern-most terminus of the highway coming from Kathmandu. This is a breathtaking  walking trip in Everest Region. This Trek is very interesting walking with its panoramic view of Everest  8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m.  Through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde Khumjung etc. The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Brahmin, Chettri, Tamang, Jirel, Rai, and Sherpa.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Cimb Kala Patthar (5,555 meters)
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Inspiring walk through Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit an ancient Buddhist Monastery.
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.(1,300m)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m)
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m) 8/9 hrs drive.
  • Day 4 : Jiri to Deurali (2,190m). 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 5 : Deurali to Sete (2,575m) 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 6 : Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530m) to Junbesi (2680 m) 6/7 hrs walk.
  • Day 7 : Rest day at Junbesi (2,680m)
  • Day 8 : Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m) 6/7 hrs
  • Day 9 : Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2,300m) 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 10 : Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m) 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 11 : Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m), 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 12 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 13 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 14 : Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m), 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 15 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m) 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 16 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • Day 17 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m) 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 18 : Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) & Everest base camp (5,316 m), 7/8 hrs walk.
  • Day 19 : Kalapatthar (5,550m) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200m), 6/7 hrs walk.
  • Day 20 : Pheriche to Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m),5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 21 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m),6/8 hrs walk.
  • Day 22 : Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 23 : Departure to Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.(1,300m)

After arriving in Kathmandu Tribbuwan airport our company representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel nearby Thamel. After time to get refreshed, the evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m)

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m) 8/9 hrs drive.

Today, Early in the morning we take bus to Jiri through Araniko highway. We cross the typical Newari villages of Dhulikhel and Banepa. After crossing these villages we can see the excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas, including Ganesh himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjee Lakpa. From Dolalghat we head north following the Sunkoshi river. We finally reach Jiri which is big town and also a hill station, explore the surrounding area.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 8-9
  • Max. Altitude: 2370m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Jiri to Deurali (2,190m). 5/6 hrs walk.

Jiri is also known as the switzerland of Nepal. It is very beautiful place. From jiri we start our walking and head to Deurali. On the way we ascend and descend the hill passing through forest and villages. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2190m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Deurali to Sete (2,575m) 4/5 hrs walk.

Today, we walk uphill and downhill to reach sete, a small village. We cross Likhu Khola (river) and follow it to Kenja and then we ascend to Chimbu. We continue climbing up to sete. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 2575m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530m) to Junbesi (2680 m) 6/7 hrs walk.

An uphill climb to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and Rhododendrons. Pass by the village of Dagchu and Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters, the highest point between jiri and Namche Bazaar, offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green mountains. Descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life od its inhabitants. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3530m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Rest day at Junbesi (2,680m)

The region around Junbesi is well exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional sherpa art centre. En-route to Phugmochhe a short diversion will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hours walk from Junbesi or relax whole day exploring around with overnight in the Lodge. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2680m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m) 6/7 hrs

Cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb up the forest slope and after an hours trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains appears before our eyes. The mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on this trek, although the lower peaks look closer and higher  than the distance 8,000 meters. Continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. Ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. After another hours desent through conifer and Rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally arrive at Nuntala. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 2220m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2,300m) 5/6 hrs walk.

Today, we continue climbing down to the Dudhkoshi river. Then we follow the Dudh Koshi river and walk up ward to Khumbu. Then we climb to Jubing. From there we walk straight and descend to cross a suspension bridge and finally ascend to Bupsa Danda. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m) 4/5 hrs walk.

Today, The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an hphill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surkhe. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 2290m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m), 4/5 hrs walk.

Today, Our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Intiall, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 2610m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs walk.

Today, The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and reaches Zamphuti. From here we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people.  From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2,840 m) and enters the Mt. Everest National park (1148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830 m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.Over at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440 meters.Guide always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Our guides will take us to the Tourist visitor center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
We also take an interesting side up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m), 5/6 hrs walk.

Today, we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi river at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tyanboche. On reaching Tyangboche you will see the local monastery. Tyangboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3867m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m) 5/6 hrs walk.

Today, From Tengboche the trail drops to Dingboche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island peak and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4358m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Today, we will take rest before the last of the journey. We may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m) 5/6 hrs walk.

Today, The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4928 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4928m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18 : Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) & Everest base camp (5,316 m), 7/8 hrs walk.

TOday, After breakfast we continue our trek in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in the hotel at Gorakshep we continue climb to the top of Kalapatthar. This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 5,316 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19 : Kalapatthar (5,550m) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200m), 6/7 hrs walk.

Today, This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. Kala pattar, a small peak. From Kalapattar we can see the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, towers directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Pheriche.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 5550m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20 : Pheriche to Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m),5/6 hrs walk.

Today, We will down through the hillside blanketed by Rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red Rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudhkoshi river trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjumpa for a relaxed lunch. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reachingour lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m),6/8 hrs walk.

Today, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-8
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22 : Fly to Kathmandu.

Today At Early morning, Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute's scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu airport you will transfer back to hotel. You can take rest whole day in hotel. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 23 : Departure to Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport.

Today, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your onwards destination. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Everest National Park Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,(15 kg luggage per person is allowed).

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
 
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
 
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
 
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
 
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
 
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.

If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.


 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
 
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
 
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 25 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Click here 
Duration
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar-June, Sep-Nov
No. of Person : 1-15 Pax
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 5,550M.
Average hours of walking per day : 6-7 Hours
Destination: : Nepal

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