Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route follows in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first people to summit Mount Everest. This trek takes you through the serene and lush landscape in the lower altitudes to the glacial moraine and snow covered landscape in the higher altitudes. Furthermore, this area boasts culturally rich settlements and ancient heritage such as monasteries and gompas.
En route to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp you will encounter mighty rivers, enchanting prayer wheels, and Mani walls. As an added adventure, you will cross hair-raising suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags along the way. The lush forests adorned with beautiful flowers, diverse flora and fauna, warm welcoming local Sherpa community, caravans of fellow trekkers, and animals such as Yaks makes the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek an amazing experience for any trekker. Stunning views of the imposing Himalayas are around every turn of this trek.
Jirit to Everest Base Camp Trekking Details
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route is one of the two major trekking trails to Mount Everest, other being the classical route starting from Lukla. In this trek, we shall start our journey from Jiri, a beautiful hill town in eastern Nepal. As we begin, the trek meanders through the lush green landscape. Become part of the Hindu and Buddist communities as you travel through villages such as Shivalaya, Bahandar, Set, Junbeshi, Nantahala, Bupsa, and Ghat.
Gradually make your way into the Dudh Koshi valley. The trek continues across terraced farmlands, green hills, suspension bridges with deep canyons, and lush forests. These diverse forests boast the beautiful rhododendron tree which blooms each spring. After trekking on both steep and gentle terrain, you arrive at the town of Lukla and its famous airstrip.
Next, we follow the Dudh Koshi River upstream and traverse the valley dominated by the Sherpa community through villages of Chheplung, Nurning, Benkar, Monjo (the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park). The vegetation and scenery begins to change as you reach Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital of Khumbu region. Furthermore, we shall also have several views of majestic Himalayas watching over us along the trail.
Beyond Namche, after a day of acclimatization, we will gradually enter the alpine ecosystem. In the alpine we will enjoy a visit to Tengboche, Dingboche and other settlements that host ancient and culturally rich monasteries. Along the way you will be rewarded with the spectacular view of Ama Dablam and Lhotse from Tengboche. Next, we shall continue to Pheriche and Kala Patthar (at 5545m it is the highest elevation of our trek). Lastly, we will stop at Gorakshep for the spectacular view of Everest.
After Goraksep we will retrace our steps back down the trail and reach Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu. This is where our trek shall come to end. In Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking you will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty, cultural splendor and panoramic view of mountains such as Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamsherku, Mt. Everest and many others.
The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route is a moderate to strenuous trekking trail through a variety of landscapes and cultures. January to May as well as September to December are the preferred seasons to trek. With different ethnic cuisines, warm hosts, and professional and quality service from Nepal Trekking Planner this is the trek of a lifetime. Nepal Trekking Planner carefully plans each itinerary with focus of your safety, acclimatization and comfort. This trek will leave you with the best of memories. Be a part of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking and experience the magic of Himalayas.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking prepare day -Hotel (B/B)
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1950 m/6398ft) about 8 hrs. Drive -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Deurali (2750 m) about 7 hrs. Walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2650 m/9023ft) about 7 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2675 m/8777ft) about 6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek to Nuntala (2440 m/8005ft) about 6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa (2360 m/7743ft) 5/6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek to Surke (2290m/7513ft) 5/6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2,780 m /9121ft) 4/5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 12: Rest day at Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 15: Rest day Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 17: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 18: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 19: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (B/B)
Day 22: Final departure (B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner