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 make 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.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Details
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route is one of the two major trekking trails to Mount Everest, the 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 Buddhist 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 the villages of Chheplung, Nursing, Benkar and Monjo (the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park). The vegetation and scenery begin to change as you reach Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. Furthermore, we shall also have several views of the 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 a 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 Gorakshep, 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 a focus on 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 the Himalayas.