Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri - 21 Days

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
21 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
5,545m/18,192ft
Daily Walking
6-7hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Mixed Culture, Sherpa Culture, Thakali Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel, Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the Trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu – Bhandara(2,190m/7,185ft)

  • Duration:10-11hrs Drive (254Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Dolalghat
  • Charikot
  • Jiri Bazaar
  • Shivalaya
  • Bhandara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive via Lamosangu-Ramechhap Highway
  • Off-road Drive

4. Bhandara – Sete(2,575m/8,450ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (10-11Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:560m/1,840ft
  • Ascend:945m/3,100ft

  • Bhandara
  • Kinja
  • Sete

Highlights:

  • Likhu River
  • Small Settlements
  • Steel Bridge
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Dense Forest
  • Terraced Cultivation Fields
  • Lush Greenery
  • Diverse Landscape
  • Long and Uphill Climb
  • A steep descent from the height of a ridge summit to the village of Sete
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Marvellous View of Surrounding Landscape

5. Sete – Junbesi(2,670m/8,760ft) via Lamjura La Pass(3,530m/11,585ft)

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk (13-14Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:959m/3,265ft
  • Descend:860m/2,825ft

  • Sete
  • Dakachu(Dagchu)
  • Goyam
  • Lamjura La Pass
  • Taktor
  • Junbesi

Highlights:

  • Lamjura La Pass
  • Settlements of Dagchu and Goyam
  • Ponds
  • Mani Wall
  • Gradual Climb Up
  • Scattered Farm Houses
  • Beautiful Rhododendron Forests
  • Beautiful Scenery Surrounding Landscapes
  • Green and Lush Hills
  • Winding Trail
  • Thaktop Gompa
  • Hilary School

6. Day Hike to Thupten Choling(3,048m/10,000ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:378m/1,240ft
  • Descend:378m/1,240ft

  • Junbesi
  • Thupten Choling
  • Junbesi

Highlights:

  • Thupten Choling – Large Buddhist Monastery(14 Times Reincarnation of Monk)
  • Buddhism School
  • Ornate Wall Hangings
  • Heritages Related to Buddhism
  • Traditional Art Centre
  • Tibetan Refugee Settlement Area
  • Power Plants and the Diverse Vegetation
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Cultivations Fields including Apple Farm

7. Junbesi – Nunthala(2,330m/7,645ft)

  • Duration:6hrs walk (12-13Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:396m/1,300ft
  • Descend:741m/2,432ft

  • Junbesi
  • Namuche
  • Phurtang
  • Sailung
  • Ringmu
  • Taksindu
  • Nunthala

Highlights:

  • Wooden Bridges
  • Suspension Bridges
  • View of Everest
  • Thamerku and Mera Peak prior to Phurteng
  • Trail Junction
  • Uphill Climb
  • Hydro Power Prayer Wheels
  • Pine Forests
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Exciting and Enriching Trekking Section
  • Cheese Factory
  • Streams
  • Monasteries

8. Nunthala – Bupsa(2,360m/7,645ft)

  • Duration:6hrs walk (12-13Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:830m/2,725ft
  • Ascend:860m/2,825ft

  • Nunthala
  • Dudh Koshi River
  • Jubhing
  • Khari Khola
  • Bupsa

Highlights:

  • Steep Descent
  • Dudh Koshi River Bridge
  • Settlement of Jubling – the Rai Village
  • Viewpoint of Khumbila
  • Dense Forests and Terraced Fields
  • Steep Climb
  • Changing Landscape
  • Smaller Settlements
  • Unique Cultures
  • Kharikhola – Village of Mani Wall
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Mani Stones
  • Prayer Flags
  • Hydro Power Prayer Wheels 


 

9. Bupsa – Chheplung(2,700m/8,858ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (14-15Km)
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:585m/1,920ft
  • Ascend:655m/2,150ft

  • Bupsa
  • Paiya(Chutok)
  • Pakhepani
  • Surke
  • Chauri Kharka
  • Chheplung
     

Highlights:

  • Crossing Bridges
  • Gradual Climb
  • Slippery Trail
  • Serpentine Path
  • Cross Couple of Streams
  • Forests of Oak, Pine, Bamboo and Birch
  • Trail Junction
  • Smaller Settlements
  • Torrential Dudh Koshi River

10. Chheplung – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (12-13 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:740m/2,430ft

  • Chheplung
  • Phakding
  • Monjo
  • Jorsale
  • Namche Bazar

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit Entry Point
  • High Suspension Bridges
  • Himalayas View
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Prayer Flags
  • Mani Wall
  • Mani Stone
  • Busy Trail

11. Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:190m/623ft
  • Ascend: 620m/2,034ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Sanasa
  • Phunki Tenga
  • Tengboche

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Meditation
  • Peace Prayer
  • Everest View

12. Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft)

  • Duration:7hrs walk (12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:130m/426ft
  • Ascend:660m/2,165ft

  • Tengboche
  • Debohe
  • Pangboche
  • Syomari
  • Orsho
  • Dingboche

Highlights:

  • High altitude Walk
  • Mt. Ama Dablam View
  • Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle of Locals
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Walk up to tree level 

13. Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:4hrs walk (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:330m/1,082ft
  • Descend:330m/1,082ft

  • Dingboche
  • Nangkartshang Gumba
  • Dngbuche Ri
  • Dingboche

Highlights:

  • Day Hike to Dingboche Ri
  • Ama Dablam Pyramid View
  • Snow Bowl View
  • Rest and Relax
  • Prepare for next day hike

14. Dingboche -Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (11-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:500m/1,640ft

  • Dingboche
  • Thokla
  • Thokla Pass
  • Lobuche

Highlights:

  • High Altitude Walk
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mountain Scenarios
  • Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Mt. Pumari View
  • Chola Tse
  • Yaks

15. Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk (15-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:440m/1,443ft

  • Lobuche
  • Gorak Shep
  • Everest Base Camp

Highlights:

  • High Altitude Walk
  • World’s Highest Lodge
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mt. Pumari View, Lhotse View, Nuptse View and many other peaks
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Top of the World
  • Yaks

16. Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)- Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:365m/1,197ft
  • Descend:1,265m/4,150ft

  • Gorak Shep
  • Lobuche
  • Dughla(Thokla)
  • Pheriche

Highlights:

  • One of the nearest viewpoint of Everest
  • Kala Patthar
  • Sunrise View
  • Glacier View
  • Massive Mountain View
  • Yaks
  • Adventure and Excitement 

17. Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,280 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (14-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:800m/2,624ft
  • Ascend:200m/656ft

  • Pheriche
  • Sanasa
  • Pangboche
  • Tengboche
  • Phunki Tenga
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Everest View

18. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazaar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

19. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Note:It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

20. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

21. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

COST EXCLUDE

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The bathrooms are not so well furnished but still, you can get a good experience on Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri.
 

Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

The trekking trails of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri via Jiri is mostly less crowded during the off-season but during the trekking seasons, the trails get flooded with the number of tourists which result in making the trails busy. But since they are all trekkers, it would be fun joining along your trek and it won’t affect your trekking experience at all because of the pace of each trekker/groups.

You can bring any of the currencies authorized by the Government of Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is considered as a fairly strenuous trek in the Everest region of Nepal, it offers you to try adventurous and challenging activities to do. But it also offers plenty of acclimatizations points as well. So, if you are physically fit enough and have a passion for exploring, then this trek is suitable for you without any previous experiences.

After receiving permission from the concerned authority, you can take Drone at Sagarmatha National Park but there are certain rules and regulations to be followed. For more information regarding Drone Permission, please Click Here to follow the link. In most of the cases, the cost is about 1000 USD but it varies according to the weight and other verification of the Drone as well as the number of days.

The herbs and vegetations preserved at Sagarmatha National Park are silver firs, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees whereas the wildlife inhabitant at Sagarmatha National Park are Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, Wolf, and even the Himalayan Black Bear and if you are very lucky you can also spot Snow Leopard, Red Panda, two varieties of Dazzling Pheasants – the Crimson-horned and the Impeyan Pheasant(national bird of Nepal), marmots, pikas, and marten as well.

The Everest Region lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet and is highly influenced with the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan people. There are mostly Sherpa people, who are often considered as “the born Mountaineers” and almost everyone in this region practices Buddhism which is the reason you can see Monasteries, Chortens, Prayer flags, Prayer wheels, Mani walls and Mani Stones abundantly along the trails.

Of course, since Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
 

CLOTHING
a. Down or fiber filled waterproof/ wax jacket and trousers
b. Fleece jacket or pullover
c. Warm cotton tracksuit-pants
d. Shirts and T-shirts
e. Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
f. Long underwear
g. Short underwear
h. Lightweight gloves
i. Rain gear (coat, rain cover for the bag)
j. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof
EQUIPMENT
k. Sleeping bag
l. Down jacket
m. Daypack
n. Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, gaiters
HEAD
o. Sun hat or scarf
p. Warm fleece hat
q. Sunglasses with UV protection
r. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor (100+)
s. Lip balm
FOOTWEAR
t. Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle –support, water-resistant, well broken in)
u. Gaiters (for high pass above 3500 meters)
v. Thick socks
w. Light socks
x. Camp shoes/ Crocs
y. Sandals (1 pair)
DRINKING WATER
z. Water Bottle, Purification equipment or purification tablets

MISCELLANEOUS
aa. Cameras, Torch Light, Binoculars, Reading book, Travel games

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with a purpose of exploring the best of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you.

During Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

Everest BaseTrek via Jiri is suitable to go for any time around the year but to escape the risk of blockades from snowfall and extreme cold, it is not recommended to go for Everest Base Trek via Jiri during winter. Instead, autumn and spring would be the best seasons to go for this trek since with the clear weather and perfect sceneries; you can also enjoy the blossoms of Rhododendron flowers of various species along with other vegetations.

Of course, it is safe to go for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri because the impacts of Earthquake don’t exist anymore in the trails of this trek after the recovery and reconstructions. Well, the locals are still having some trouble to rise again after the devastation but for the trek, it is safe and fine now.

In comparison to other trek packages at Everest Region, the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is rated moderate in difficulty level and often claimed to be fairly strenuous trek under Everest Region. You just need to be physically fit and possess good health; apart from that, you don’t even need any previous trekking experience for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri gives you an alternative opportunity to go all the way to Everest Base Camp following the classic routes that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used in 1953. Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows plenty of time to acclimatize, explore Sherpa culture and enjoy amazing views of the world’s highest Himalayan peaks including the top of the world, Mount Everest.

Reviews
Claire
Claire
Source:Trip Advisor

Ramesh, the owner, was our guide 15 years ago when we were last in Nepal, so we were delighted to return when he has his own company – he did not disappoint! He helped us plan an itinerary with our three children (aged 13, 11 and 8 years) that was challenging but never too much. He set us up with a wonderful guide (Dal) and two porters, Hem (also a guide at times - experienced, patient and calm) and Arjun (young and energetic). Sometimes now, back at work in Canada on a stressful day, I try to channel Hem’s calmness. They became our extended family and we were sad to leave them all at the end.

Ramesh is kind, helpful and honest and has extensive guiding experience himself; we highly recommend him and his company. We stayed at Hotel Horizon in Thamel (Kathmandu) which was ideally located and served our purposes well with a nice courtyard for tea and breakfast. 

We did the early part of the Everest trek – starting at Shivalaya near Jiri and staying in teahouses. This part is much quieter than the trek onwards from Lukla, and also with the kids we wanted to avoid high altitudes. I love those earlier parts with the green terraced hills and the people (both Nepalis and trekkers) are much friendlier as it’s not as busy. The highest we slept at was Namche Bazaar (day trips from there) although the kids were totally fine on all the passes so we likely could have gone higher. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. Just a warning though, the long drive in is not for the faint of heart (or stomach!) though, so I’d recommend using Gravol (or similar) if you get motion sickness. After trekking we flew back out of Lukla which of course is also not for the faint of heart! Make sure you allow extra time at the end as people often get stuck in Lukla for a few days due to weather.

This was our third trip to Nepal so we knew what to expect although it’s certainly gotten busier and the omnipresence of cell phones was a surprise. Our first trip many years ago we did without a guide, and although we were fine, we realized the experience is so much better with a guide so we would never do without again. We also know people that recently did the Manaslu trek and loved that, so that will likely be our next trip, which unfortunately will likely be a few years out. 

Thanks so much to Ramesh for organizing our trip, to his team for taking such wonderful care of us and giving us amazing memories! Nepal is such a wonderful country and we were thrilled to be able to finally share it with our whole family. We look forward to coming back again as soon as we can! Although we have visited many countries, Nepal holds a very special place in our hearts.

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