22 Days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

"on an original classic trail from Jiri to Solu areas towards high and scenic Khumbu valley"
Good to Know
  • Duration 22 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

  • On an old classic route to high Everest Base Camp from Solu to high Khumbu valley.
  • Following the footsteps of early legendary mountaineers and explorers to Everest.
  • Enjoy a trek in less visited areas with a mass flow of trekkers within the serene country.
  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp leads you to visit rural farm areas with fabulous scenery.
  • From quaint areas of Solu joining at the main scenic trail to Everest Base Camp.
  • A pleasant walk from Namche Bazaar with marvelous views of high mountains.
  • Reaching at world's number one Mt. Everest base camp within ice falls and glaciers.
  • Standing on the highest point of the adventure at Kalapathar with fabulous views.

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.

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 Jiri. 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/Time2750m

Breakfast in hotel, the adventure start with gradually uphill for about 1 and half hours then descend the trail through forest crossing few streams passing few villages and reach Shivalaya where we stop for the lunch. After the trek ascend trail through several villages to Deurali. Check in hotel and explore the town, cheese factory. Dinner and stay overnight in Deurali.

  • 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.

                                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.
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                                  Jiri - EBC-Cho La-Gokyo Valley-Renyo La-Lukla

                                  Words cannot express my joy in trekking and my gratitude to Dipak and his team.

                                  A great professional organization, Dipak is helpful with everything from purchasing equipment to testing for covid. Dipak is a wizard who guesses customers' whims before we think about them.

                                  Many thanks to Dhirendra Karki who was my guide. A great guide and a good man. Thanks gentlemen If the Himalayas, then only Trekking Planer :-)

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