Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking-21 Days

"On an Original Classic Trail from Jiri to Solu Areas Towards high and Scenic Khumbu Valley"
Good to Know
  • Duration 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style group and private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November

Highlights

  • Panoramas of the Himalayan range include Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and many others.
  • The trek takes you through rich woods of rhododendron and pine forests, as well as traditional Sherpa communities where you may learn about their culture.
  • The adventure includes crossing high-suspension bridges, climbing difficult terrain, and experiencing snow and ice at higher altitudes, making it an exciting experience.
  • The walk goes through various Buddhist monasteries, including the famed Tengboche Monastery, where you may experience the spiritual traditions and rituals of the Sherpa people.
  • The trek's highlight is reaching Everest Base Camp, where you can view the magnificence of the world's highest mountain up close.
  • The trek also includes a climb to Kala Patthar, which provides some of the greatest views of Everest and the surrounding mountains.
  • The Sherpa people are known for their friendliness and warmth, so the journey provides an opportunity to engage with them and learn about their way of life.
  • The Jiri-to-Everest Base Camp journey is physically hard, providing an excellent opportunity to test your endurance and push your boundaries.

Advantages of Booking Jiri to Everest Base Camp with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Experienced and senior guides and sherpas to accompany during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal foods after dinner.
  • Tea and cooking upon reaching the tea house after getting fresh.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirts, and caps, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 2024-2025

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route is walking in the paths of legends the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first people to summit Mount Everest. This trekking trail takes you through the serene and lush landscape of the lower altitudes towards the glacial moraine and snow-covered landscape in the higher altitudes of the Everest Region. Furthermore, this area boasts culturally rich settlements and ancient heritage such as monasteries and gompas.

During this trekking route to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp, trekkers will encounter mighty rivers, enchanting prayer wheels, and Mani walls. As an added adventure, you will cross the 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.

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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 new 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, Sete, Junbeshi, Nantaala, Bupsa, and Surkhet to finally reach the town of Phakding.

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, trekkers will encounter the 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. During our trek from Jiri to Everest, trekkers 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.

Theroute is a moderate to strenuous trekking trail through a variety of landscapes and cultures. January to May and September to December are the preferred seasons to trek. With different ethnic cuisines, warm hosts, professional and qualitative service from Nepal Trekking Planner this can be a trek of a lifetime. Using our experience we carefully plan each itinerary by focussing safety, acclimatization and comfort. This trek will leave you with the best of memories. Be a part of Jiri to Everest Base Camp package and experience the magic of the Himalayas.

Why to select Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek ?

There are various reasons for suggesting the trek to Everest Base Camp via Jiri is so popular among Nepalese hikers. Following are some of the most important reasons:

  • Time saving: As we take a jeep to Jiri instead of a flight to Lukla, it saves time in case of flight delays for several days, and the valuable holiday time might not be wasted waiting for the next flight back again and again.
  • Scenic Beauty: The trip provides some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak. The walk also takes you through lush woods, traditional Sherpa communities, and high mountain passes, providing a variety of sceneries of mountains such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and many others.
  • Unique Experience: The trek provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover Sherpa culture, the traditional way of life, and great hospitality. You may connect with the locals, learn about their customs and traditions, and see what they do on a daily basis.
  • Physical Difficulty: Jiri to Everest Base Camp is a physically challenging trek that needs a high degree of fitness and endurance. As a result, it's an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and test your limitations.
  • Personal Achievement: Successfully completing the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip is a remarkable personal achievement that will leave you feeling accomplished and proud. It is a difficult journey that needs effort, perseverance, and a willingness to break outside of your comfort zone.
  • Cultural Immersion: The walk helps you to become acquainted with the local culture, traditions, and way of life. You may visit Buddhist temples, participate in traditional festivals, and learn about the Sherpa people's history and culture.

Ultimately, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trip is an unforgettable and amazing adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical effort.

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What is the best season for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek? 

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is best done in Nepal between the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The pre-monsoon season begins in mid-February and continues until May. In contrast, the post-monsoon season begins in September and continues until November.

The weather is often dry and steady during these seasons, with clear skies and high visibility, making it perfect for trekking. Daytime temperatures range from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius at lower elevations and approximately 0–10 degrees Celsius at higher elevations. Nighttime temperatures can range from 0 to -18 degrees in the night and 0 to 12 degrees during the day.

The monsoon season (June-August) is not recommended for trekking because the paths can be muddy and slippery, and landslides and flash floods are a possibility. The winter season (December-January) is also not recommended since it may be quite cold and the trails are prone to snow and ice.

Generally, the ideal time to drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and trek towards the Everest Base Camp is between the pre- and post-monsoon seasons, when the weather is consistent and warm and comfortable.

Is Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek right for people?

This is a challenging still demanding trek which requires a high degree of physical fitness and stamina. Many days of trekking, difficult ascents and descents, high altitudes, and variable weather conditions mark the expedition. As a result, this trek may not be appropriate for everyone. This journey, however, may be done by anybody with a respectable level of fitness and a spirit of adventure with sufficient planning and training.

While choosing whether this journey is right or not, consider the following:

  • Physical fitness: The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a physically hard trek that requires you to be in good physical form. Training should begin at least 3-4 months before the trek, with a focus on cardiovascular exercises, weight training, and trekking.
  • Altitude Sickness: This trek involves high altitude, altitude sickness is a possibility. It is very important to properly acclimate and be aware of the signs of altitude sickness. You should also visit your doctor before embarking on the journey to address any health problems.
  • Trekking Experience: While previous trekking experience is not required, it might be advantageous. If you have never done a trek before, you should begin with shorter and easier hikes to improve your stamina and confidence.
  • Weather conditions: The weather in the Himalayan area may be unpredictable, and you should be prepared for rain, snow, and high winds.

Ultimately, if you are in good physical shape, have past trekking experience, and are mentally and physically prepared for the challenges of the trek, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek may be a life-changing experience.

How should you prepare yourself for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

During the preparation we always suggest our clients to get a combination of physical training, mental preparation, and careful planning. These are some things you may do to prepare for the journey:

  • Physical Preparation: The journey is very difficult, and you must be in good physical condition to do it. Its suggested to train for at least 3-4 months before embarking on the trek, with a priority on cardiovascular exercises, weight training, and trekking. Our agency will provide trekkers with a well-trained and professional guide to assist you with your fitness routine.
  • Mental Preparation: Hiking in the Himalayas may be psychologically exhausting, and you need to be mentally prepared for long days of climbing, changing weather, and high altitude. Mental preparation can be accomplished through the use of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization techniques.
  • Packing: On the journey, develop a complete packing list that includes all of the necessary materials such as warm clothes, trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and personal hygiene supplies. You should also pack light and avoid carrying stuff that isn't required. We, provide you with the best list regarding the important stuff and backpacks required for your trekking.
  • Altitude Sickness: Altitude Sickness is a major concern and trekkers should be aware of the symptoms and take precautions. You can get guidance from your doctor on altitude sickness medicines and acclimatization strategies. Beside that we will be providing the best itinerary and plans to acclimatize.

Trekkers are suggested to get adequate travel insurance that includes medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellation.

Study the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Journey thoroughly, including the trail route, weather conditions, local traditions and culture, and trekking permits. You might also seek advice and assistance from a trustworthy trekking organization. So, Trekking Planner Nepal is one of the legally registered trekking agencies to assist you with both suitable itineraries and well-trained guides for the betterment of your entire journey.

Preparing for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp climb necessitates a combination of physical training, mental preparation, and meticulous planning. With good preparation and planning, you may have a safe and enjoyable hiking trip.

Climate and Weather during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek completely belongs to the Solu-Khumbu area of Nepal, which is part of the Himalayan mountain range. Due to the influence of high altitude, steep terrain, and monsoon season, the temperature and weather in this location may vary varied and change quickly.

The climate can be varied according to the season and the season is broadly classified into four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

  • Spring (March to May): The weather is pleasant and the skies are generally clear, making this the greatest season to visit Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek. Temperatures may fluctuate from 10°C (50°F) during the day to -10°C (14°F) at night during this time of year. Temperatures can drop down to freezing at higher elevations, and precipitation is possible.
  • Summer (June to August): The summer season in trek is hot and humid, with daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). This is also monsoon season, so expect heavy rain and gloomy sky, making walking difficult.
  • Autumn (September to November): The weather is often dry and steady, and the sky is clear, making this a great season to visit Jiri to Everest Base Camp. Temperatures can range from 10°C (50°F) during the day to -15°C (5°F) at night, with snowfall possible at higher elevations.
  • Winter (December to February): The Khumbu region has chilly, dry weather, with temperatures ranging from 5°C (41°F) during the day to -20°C (-4°F) at night. Trekking during this time can be challenging due to the extreme cold and occasional snowfall.

Trekking Planner Nepal leaves an important note that the weather in the Himalayas can be completely unpredictable, so you should always be prepared for anything, regardless of the season. It is also important to take the proper steps to avoid altitude sickness since high altitude can be dangerous for trekkers.

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Local culture and Tradition around Everest Region

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp travels through several areas and communities, each with its own unique culture and customs. You may come across the following local cultures and customs along the way:

  • Sherpa Culture: The Sherpa are an ethnic group from Nepal's eastern area who are recognized for their climbing abilities and ties to the Mountains. They practice Buddhism, and many of the region's ancient rites and customs are strongly related to it. On the way, you may come across Sherpa monasteries, chortens (Buddhist shrines), and prayer flags.
  • Tamang Culture: Another ethnic group you may come across on your walk is the Tamang. They are mostly farmers and traders, with Hinduism and Buddhism influencing their culture. Tamangs are noted for their unique dress and jewelry, as well as traditional dances and music.
  • Festivals: During the year, the region hosts a variety of festivals and festivities, many of which are deeply rooted in local culture and customs. Mani Rimdu, a Sherpa Buddhist celebration held in the Tengboche Monastery in October or November, is one such event.
  • Food and Cuisine: Local food and cuisine are an essential aspect of the region's culture. You may come across small tea shops and eateries along the way that serves typical Nepalese cuisine like dal bhat (a lentil soup eaten with rice), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). Yak meat is another popular protein source in the region, and it is frequently utilized in traditional cuisines.
  • Traditional Dress: Traditional clothing is still used in the region, particularly by elder generations. The Sherpa people, for example, dress in characteristic wool or cotton apparel that includes a long-sleeved shirt, a wrap-around skirt or slacks, and a woolen apron. Tamangs have their own traditional clothing, which includes vividly colored tunics and jewelry.

Travel Insurance for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Travel insurance is recommended for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek because it can cover a variety of potential situations that may develop during your trip, including medical crises, trip cancellations, lost or stolen luggage, and more.

When acquiring travel insurance for this journey, search for a policy that especially covers high-altitude trekking, as some plans may have limits or exclusions for high-altitude activities.
It is also important to carefully recheck the policy specifics and coverage limitations to verify that it matches your needs and offers appropriate coverage for the activities in which you want to engage.

The risk of medical crises at high elevations is one of the key reasons why travel insurance is recommended for this trek. As previously said, altitude sickness is a significant issue for hikers on this route and, in extreme circumstances, may require medical care or even evacuation. Travel insurance can cover emergency medical treatment, including helicopter evacuation if necessary, which can be highly expensive if not covered.

Apart from medical crises, travel insurance also covers other potential concerns that may develop during your vacation, such as trip cancellations or interruptions, lost or stolen luggage, or other unforeseeable incidents. For example, if your flight is delayed or canceled due to weather, or if you need to cancel your vacation due to a family emergency, travel insurance can assist you in recouping part of your trip expenditures.

What is Altitude Sickness can we get it during the trek?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular Nepalese trekking route recognized for its difficult terrain and high altitude. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), often known as altitude sickness, is a significant problem for hikers on this route.

The lack of oxygen at high elevations causes altitude sickness, which causes headaches, nausea, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. In severe situations, it can lead to life-threatening illnesses such as High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).

Acclimatization is essential for avoiding altitude sickness. This requires spending time at higher elevations to allow your body to acclimatize to decreased oxygen levels. It is also important to remain hydrated, avoid alcohol and sleeping drugs, and go to higher heights slowly. Rest days helps you to acclimatize and gather the strength for the next day.
If you do have altitude sickness symptoms, you should descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible. You are also requested to get emergency care right once if symptoms continue or intensify.

Ultimately, while altitude sickness is also an important concern on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, it is feasible to limit the dangers and enjoy the spectacular landscape and experience of trekking in the Himalayas with adequate preparation and care. Trekking Planner Nepal also suggests you have garlic soup which is considered good for health.

Washing and Toilet during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Washing and bathroom facilities might be basic and limited during the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip, especially at higher altitudes. Here are some tips:

  • Washing: Most of the tea houses and hotels on the trial do not have showers, but you may find a bucket shower or wash with hot water for a little price. It is better to carry wet wipes and hand sanitizer for basic hygiene and cleaning. As you elevate higher the supply of water may be limited, so you are suggested to utilize water properly and wisely.
  • Toilet: Most tea houses and hotels have basic shared bathroom facilities with no running water. Squat toilets are normal in this region.

To protect the environment at higher elevations, it is best to use a public toilet or go outside in specified places.
To reduce environmental damage and safeguard the safety and health of fellow trekkers, it is important to practice excellent hygiene habits and appropriately dispose of garbage. It is important to follow the Leave No Trace rule.

Accommodation and Food during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

This is a popular trekking route in Nepal, with a variety of lodging and food options available along the way. We assure you of the best lodging and fooding facilities according to your demand and budget. These are some things to remember:

  • Accommodation: Most of the villages along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek include tea shops and lodges. The quality and availability of lodging may differ based on the season and the area you are in. Most of the tea houses and lodges provide basic amenities such as a bed, a blanket, and a shared restroom. Some lodges may also provide hot showers for an extra fee. It is recommended a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Food: The journey provides a variety of local as well as foreign food, including Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, and Western meals. Food options may be limited in some villages, especially at higher altitudes, so it is a good option to carry some energy bars and snacks with you on the hike. Throughout the trip, it is important to prefer a balanced and healthy meal and to remain hydrated by drinking enough water.

In terms of cost, the price for lodging and meals may vary depending on location and season. Prices are often lower at lower altitudes and during the off-season (i.e., monsoon season), although they may be costlier at higher elevations and during peak hiking season (i.e., spring and autumn).

Trekkers are suggested to avoid alcohol, cigarettes and meat during the trek.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

So, Trekking Planner Nepal presents the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek package, which has all-inclusive and no hidden cost. In this package, we covers  the includes when the payment is made for the booking like permits, accommodations, maps, itinerary, including the guide and porters.

Check the itinerary, maps, and suggested gear lists carefully before booking the package. Always check what the package covers before the payment, and check all the things that are included and excluded. We are available 24/7 for queries regarding trekking.

    Outline Itinerary of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
    • Day 2: Full day in Kathmandu with a half-day sightseeing tour to the place of interest
    • Day 3: Drive to Bhandara (2,190 m/7,185 ft.) about 8/9hrs drive
    • Day 4: Trek from Bhandara to Sete (2,650 m/8,692 ft.) about a 7/8hrs hike
    • Day 5: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2,675 m/8,774 ft.) about 6hrs trek
    • Day 6: Trek from Junbesi to Nuntala (2,440 m/8,003 ft.) about 6hrs walk
    • Day 7: Trek from Nuntala to Bupsa (2,360 m/7,740 ft.) about a 5/6hrs walk
    • Day 8: Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2,290 m/7,511 ft.) about 5/6hrs trek
    • Day 9: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2,780 m/9,118 ft.) about 4/5hrs trek
    • Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283 ft.) about a 5/6hrs walk
    • Day 11: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283 ft.)
    • Day 12: Trek from Namche bazaar to Tengboche (3,850 m/12,628 ft.) about 4/5hrs trek
    • Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,268 ft.) about 4/5hrs trek
    • Day 14: Rest day at Dingboche
    • Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,104 ft.) about 4/5hrs trek
    •  Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m/16,990 ft.) about 3/4hrs trek and Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) about 2/3hrs trek
    •  Day 17: Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,188 ft.) about 2/3 hrs walk and walk down to Pheriche (4,280m/14,038 ft.) about 5/6hrs trek
    • Day 18: Trek to Namche bazaar (3,480m/11,414 ft.) about 4/5hrs walk
    • Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2,828m/9,276 ft.) about a 5/6hrs walk
    • Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
    • Day 21: Final Departure
    Itinerary
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    Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

    We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

    • Accommodation3 star hotel
    • Mealswelcome dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m


    Up on arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshments your will have enough time to explore the town. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    • Accommodation3 star hotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m

    Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

    • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1950m

    The drive starts after breakfast. According to given time you will meet with guide at your hotel and transfer to public bus station for scenic countryside drive to Bhandara. We often drive along the Kosi River and enjoying panoramic view of the high mountains. The bus will stop on the way for lunch. Dinner and stay overnight in Jiri.

    • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2650 m

    Breakfast in hotel, stat walking down hill through forest crossing few stream reach at Kinja for lunch. We are enjoying nice view of the high green mountain with deep valley. After lunch ascend trail through vice view of the mountain and finally reach in Sete. Dinner and stay overnight in Stet.

    • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2675 m

    Breakfast in hotel, start walk with uphill climb to Lamjura La (3530 m) through the forest of pine and rhododendrons. Lamjura La is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, offers fantastic view of the surrounding green mountain. Descend down the pass to Junbesi. Check in hotel and later in the afternoon explores the village. Dinner and stay overnight in Junbesi.

    • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2440 m

    Breakfast in hotel, cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb uphill through the forest with nice view of the greenery mountain. After about 1 and half hours walk you will see the amazing view of the Himalaya mountains include Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many more other peak. This is the first view of the Mt Everest of the trek. Continue the trail across the Ringmo Khola, ascend to Ringmo cross the Trakshindo La and descend through village, terraced field and forest finally reach at Nuntala Village. Dinner and stay overnight in Nuntala.

      Breakfast in hotel; descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu. Cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. Climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb finally takes us to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa.

        Breakfast in hotel; the trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill 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 Surke.

          Breakfast in hotel; From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

            Breakfast in hotel/lodge; Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.

              Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornatewall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                  Today we depart Tengboche. The trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imia Khola through a rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at a tea house.

                    Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.

                      From Dingboche the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with nice view of Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Lobuche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Finally reach Lobuche for an overnight at a tea house.

                        After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to Gorakshep. After meals with some time rest we begin trekking to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foothills of the Khumbu Icefall. Back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at the tea house.

                          Today, Early morning Guide will lead you to best view point of Everest Base Camp trek i.e. Kala patthar top from where you will see Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu glacier and south-west face of Everest. You can take your time to see these panoramic view.Back to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast we re-trace our steps to Pheriche. The trail from Gorakshep descends all the way to Pheriche. Stay overnight at a tea house.

                            As we are coming back, Today we will follow the trekking path through the beautiful rhododendron hill jungle along the Dudh Koshi river and beautiful white waterfall. Afterward before reaching Namche we will trek through the wonderful pine trees forest where we will have a great chance to see a grazing musk deer. After arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpa, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. Stay overnight at a Tea house.

                              Re-trace our steps back to Lukla with a big descend till Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river then the trail continues with gentle ups and downs to Lukla. Stay overnight at a tea house in Lukla.

                                Today an early morning breakfast then fly back to Kathmandu. Up on arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel.

                                  Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

                                  Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                  Trip Map
                                  Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking-21 Days Map
                                  Inclusions
                                  What's Included
                                  • All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
                                  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                                  • 03-night twin/double sharing accommodation with breakfast at three-star in Kathmandu.
                                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with a private vehicle (entrance fees extra).
                                  • Kathmandu to Jiri by public bus/private vehicle and Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                                  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                                  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                                  • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                                  • We provide an assistant guide for his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                                  • Best available lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                                  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                  • First, add the kit box.
                                  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                                  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                  What's Excluded
                                  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
                                  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
                                  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
                                  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in a city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of an itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
                                  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                                  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                  Departure Dates

                                  If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

                                  Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

                                  Essential Info

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                                  Note that from April 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

                                  Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

                                  • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
                                  • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
                                  • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

                                  Equipment and Gear List

                                  trekking iconGeneral

                                  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                  HeadUpper Body

                                  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                  • warm woolen hat
                                  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                  • Polarized sunglasses

                                  TorsoTorso

                                  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                  • Waterproof rain jacket
                                  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                  PantLower Body

                                  • thermals inner
                                  • Hiking pants at least 3
                                  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                  • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                  • Hiking shorts

                                  GlovesHands

                                  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                                  FeetFeet

                                  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                  • Hiking socks
                                  • Liner socks
                                  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                  • Crampons (For passes)
                                  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                  UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                                  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                  • Sports bras (women)
                                  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                  MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                  • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                  • ointment cream
                                  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                  (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                                  Other essentialsOther Essentials

                                  • Passport
                                  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                  • Reusable water bottle
                                  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                  • water bladder for the day bag
                                  • small towel for personal use
                                  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                  • Power bank or extra batteries
                                  • Cameras and mobile phone
                                  • Cards/book
                                  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                                  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                  Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                                  FAQs
                                  • The following modes of transportation are available on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek:

                                    • Bus
                                    • Jeep
                                    • Helicopter
                                  • The restrooms on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp path are rudimentary. The majority of tea rooms and lodges feature shared squat toilets, and hot showers may be offered for a cost. It is recommended that you carry your own toilet paper.

                                  • Drinking untreated water from taps or streams along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp path is typically not advised. It is preferable to drink boiling or treated water from tea shops, or to use water purification tablets or filters.

                                  • ATMs are limited along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trail. It is recommended that you bring enough Nepalese rupees in cash for the duration of your journey. Some tea houses and lodges may provide currency exchange services, however the exchange rates may be unfavorable.

                                  • Travel insurance is strongly advised for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp journey. Check that your insurance policy covers emergency medical evacuation, vacation cancellation, loss of belongings, and personal responsibility.

                                  • Yes, the majority of tea houses and lodges along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek include charging stations for electronic devices like cameras and smartphones. They may, however, charge an additional cost for the service.

                                  • The average costing of Jiri to Everest Base Camp is $1500 in full board. Besides, you can also custom the package depending upon the package, services, budget you look for.

                                  • Yes, mobile network coverage is available at certain spots along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp path. However, connectivity may be limited and unreliable. Wi-Fi is also provided at select tea shops, however it may be subject to an additional price.

                                  • The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip has no minimum age requirements. Trekkers should, however, be in good physical shape and speak with a doctor before embarking on the trek, especially if they have any pre-existing medical concerns.

                                  • Yes, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek can be extended to include a visit to the stunning Gokyo Lakes. This extension extends the walk by a few days and allows you to explore the magnificent Gokyo region.

                                  • Yes, alternate transportation options exist to get to Jiri's starting site for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp journey. From Kathmandu to Jiri, you can take a bus or hire a private vehicle.

                                  • The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking route is a more traditional and longer option than the usual Lukla to Everest Base Camp route. It begins in Jiri, a tiny town in Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, and travels through gorgeous towns, thick woods, and incredible scenery before reaching the main Everest Base Camp trail.

                                  • A decent degree of physical fitness is required for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip. Prior preparation, such as aerobic exercises, weight training, and hiking practice, will substantially aid in comfortably completing the walk.

                                  • During the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek, you will have multiple opportunity to see Mount Everest and other spectacular peaks. Beside you will also be able to spect Mount Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,855 meters), Ama Dablam, which is 6,812 meters), Kangtega (6,782 meters) and Thamserku (6,623 meters) and many more.

                                  • There are some rudimentary medical facilities along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trail, including Namche Bazaar and Pheriche. However, it is essential be self-prepared because the facilities provided above are limited. It is better to trek with renowned trekking agency. Also, you need to do travel insurance for further help in the Himalayas.

                                  • It is normal practice to hire a guide and/or porter for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp journey. A guide can provide useful information about the trail and culture, as well as secure your safety, whereas a porter can help carry your load, enabling you to concentrate on the hike. Besides, now Nepal Government has compulsion hiring either guide or porter for any trek in Nepal for your own safety.

                                     

                                  • There are a number of tea houses, lodges, and guesthouses along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trail. These lodgings offer basic necessities including food, housing, and hot showers. However, it is advisable that you bring some cash with you because ATMs may be scarce. Furthermore, the facilities here are limited and you may have to compromise on the services you desire at some point.

                                  • Yes, altitude sickness is a concern on any Everest region trek, including the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route. It is important to acclimatize properly, drink plenty of water, avoid alcoholic products and ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

                                  • Yes, the ascent from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is comparatively difficult as the trail is more traditional and longer. The trail has several difficult ascents and descents, and trekkers should be prepared for long days on the trail. However, most people with a sense of adventure can do it with sufficient physical condition and acclimatization.

                                  • The spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are ideal for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip. These months provide consistent weather, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures for trekking.

                                  • The ascent from Jiri to Everest Base Camp normally takes 21 to 23 days. It allows for enough acclimatization and allows trekkers to enjoy the journey at a leisurely pace.

                                  Client Reviews
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                                    Amazing EBC trek with FT Sherpa

                                    Coming into this EBC trek I was really scared and afraid of being able to complete it due to our lack of experience. However, our guide FT Sherpa was there every step of the way in helping us manage through the journey.

                                    From updating us on milestones to checking up on our conditions along the way, FT Sherpa always took into consideration our current abilities in accomplishing the day’s planned trek. He is highly knowledgeable about the culture and the mountains in the Himalayas and I would most definitely recommend him as the best guide in Trekking Planner.

                                    I would also like to shout out our porters Dawa and Darinje who made our trip really enjoyable as well because of their fun personalities. Overall we learnt a lot from them and I would love for other to experience a trek with these people as well

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                                    Reinold L
                                    Reinold LNorway,Dec 19, 2023
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                                    Mission Base Camp!

                                    Our friends from college planned this once in a lifetime trip which turned out to be one that we will all cherish for years to come.

                                    Trekking Planner made it happen. Dipak and his team handled many surprises including change of plans, weather, sickness and more with a high degree of responsiveness and competence.

                                    The team of guides and porters led by Anish went above and beyond in ensuring that we were well taken care of. Their work ethic, service orientation, local knowledge, patience and their willingness to work hard (often without sufficient rest) was truly inspirational. Kudos to them for making this a such a memorable trip for us.

                                    I would highly recommend Dipak, Anish and their team to plan your Himalayan Adventure!

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                                    Global13588420373Iceland,Nov 30, 2023
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