Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 22 days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 22 days

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 5545m/18187ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 22 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Private vehicle & Flight

Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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Numbers of people used to do Everest Region trekking from Jiri. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek doesn’t require any flights to Lukla and is more suitable for those people who have more free days in Nepal. This trekking starts after you drive to Jiri from Kathmandu and all the way it joints with same trail in Lukla which is the popular place to start Trekking in Everest region. The trekking is done through the same route after Lukala. Jiri to Gokyo Lake, cross the Chola Pass and visit the Everest Base Camp is the longest trekking route of Everest trekking region. The trekking offers you numbers of adventure opportunities for your visit. Everest region is popular all over the world for adventure holidays around Khumbu valley of Everest region. This trekking route connects with all long and short trekking routes of Everest region. There are several trekking routes in Everest Region but Everest base camp trek is the widely recognized trekking and most popular among all. This trekking can be done as per the availability of clients but a minimum of 16 days are required to complete the trek. Normally, we can see people doing this trek from 16 to 20 days.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek offers you very close views of silver mountains in front of you which includes the highest peak of the world Mount Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more. The below itinerary is prepared with full acclimatization duration and was prepared by widely experienced trekking guides being experienced for more than 15 years. Please feel free to contact us or talk to us live at any time whether you need further information regarding the prepared route or alternative choices.

Trip Route  : Kathmandu-Jiri- Junbesi-Namche Bazzar- Tengboche -Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar--Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month: September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town

Day 03: Drive to Jiri [2050M / 6725FT] 8-9 hours’ drive

Day 04: Trek to Bhandar [2150M / 7053FT] 7-8 hours walk

Day 05: Trek to Sete [2500M / 8202FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 06: Trek to Junbeshi [2650M / 8694FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 07: Trek to Nunthala [2300M / 7545FT] 7-8 hours walk

Day 08: Trek to Bupsa [2400M / 7874FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 09: Trek to Chheplung [2790M / 9153FT] or Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche [3,800M / 12,467FT] 4-5 hours walk

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche [4400M / 14,435FT] 4-5 hours walk

Day 14: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, explore around

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT] 4-5 hours walk

Day 16: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130M / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 8-9 hours walk

Day 17: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545M / 18,192FT] and trek to Pheriche [4,350M / 14,271FT] 7-8 hours

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 7-8 hours walk

Day 19: Trek to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 22: Departure or extend your trip

Cost Includes

Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast

Kathmandu - Jiry by Local bus (option private car/ jeep with extra cost)

Lukla - Kathmandu airfare with guide

Domestic airport taxes where applicable

All required trekking permits and necessary paper works (National park and TIMS)

Meals on full board during the trek [3 meals with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]

Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner depends on availability

Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek

Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, -accommodation, transportation and insurances

Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

Strong porters [ 2 Trekkers = 1 porter ) with porter salary, foods, accommodation, and insurances

Down jacket, sleeping bag, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag if you need  [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]

First aid medications / medicines with the guide

Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges

Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant

Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want

 

Important Note:

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.

Detail Itinerary for Jiri to Everest base Camp Trek 22 days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Entering the city of Temple; Kathmandu with a panoramic adventure flying on a clear day would definitely be an adventure experience. Our airport representative and driver will be waiting for you to pick you up from airport to your hotel. Our airport representative will take you to your hotel. In the evening you will have briefing about your trip from your guide and we invite to join in Nepal dinner program in Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Today is free for preparation or if you want to visit some historical monuments it is possible and we can arrange with extra cost.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri [2050M / 6725FT] 8-9 hours’ drive
Early in the morning, your guide will come to your hotel to pick you up. From there we will go to Old Bus Park for catching a bus for Jiri. Kathmandu – Jiri highway is 188 KM and takes around 7 – 8 hours to reach. It’s a hillside drive through small countryside of Nepal. Finally after reaching Jiri, we will stay in a lodge and prepare our next day trekking to Bhandar.

Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar [2150M / 7053FT] 7-8 hours walk
Bhandar is another small Sherpa community of Everest Region and offers couple of hotels for accommodation and foods. We will start our trekking with some uphill and after we finish our stuffs in Shivalaya.After Lunch here on the first part we will walk through the vertical uphill and crossing numbers of small streams until Deurali [Generally means a hill pass] at 2800m / 9186FT On the way to Deurali we will be crossing numbers of small settlement villages like Sangbadanda at 2200m / 7217FT, Khasrubas at 2330m / 7644FT and Mahabhir at 2500m / 8202FT Here in Deurali we will serve our lunch & continue further to Bhandar. On the second part after Deurali we need to walk steep down to our next settlement through manmade stone steps.

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete [2500M / 8202FT] 6-7 hours walk
The trail goes steep down through small villages to Thado Khola [means vertical stream] at 1500m / 4921FT once we cross the suspension bridge of Thado Khola we start ascending to another village called Kenja at 1700m / 5577ft which is a small village of traditional Magars, Gurungs & Newars. Once we make our lunch here in Kenja, we will continue further to our settlement in Sete through another village called Chimbu at 2200m / 7217FT finally we will make our overnight stay here in Sete.

Day 06: Sete to Junbeshi [2650M / 8694FT] 6-7 hours walk
Once we serve our breakfast in hotel we will start our trekking through dense Sherpa settlement of Everest region. After Junbensi all settlements we meet on the way is Sherpa community. We will start our trekking by climbing up to Lamjura Bhanjyang [Means a hill pass] at 3500m / 11482FT the trail goes through scenic parts of Rhododendron and Pine forests on the way. This pass is the highest point between Jiri to Namche Bazaar. This Bhanjyang is marked with stones, praying flags & tree branches. We will serve our lunch here and while continuing further through downhill trails from here we will reach to another village called Tragdabuk at 2800m / 9186FT While we descent more down from this village we will reach Jenbensi where we settle for one night.

Day 07: Junbesi to Nunthala [2300M / 7545FT] 7-8 hours walk
We will go little bit down until Junbensi Khola and continue through uphill trail. After continuing for a while we will see stunning views of some silver mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangtenga, Thamserku etc. This is the first views of Mt. Everest on your whole trek. Once we continue further after crossing we will reach Ringmo Khola the trail goes uphill to Ringmo village at 2800m / 9186FT Again after walking uphill for a while we will reach at Traksindu La at 3100m / 10,170ft where we will serve our lunch. From here we can see a traditional monastery of Traksindu which is an example of Sherpa drawing. From here the whole trail is downhill to reach Nunthala where we will make our overnight stay.

Day 08: Nunthala to Bupsa [2400M / 7874FT] 6-7 hours walk
We will serve our breakfast in the hotel and then continue our trekking to another stop. From Nunthala the trail descents down to Dudhkoshi River [Milky River] at 1500m / 4921ft where we will cross a 109 meters long suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge we will head uphill to Jubing; a village of Traditions Rais through local farms. Once we continue further through downhill and slightly uphill we will reach another place called Khari Khola where we will serve our lunch. Continuing further through water mills and small rivers we will finally reach Bupsa.

Day 09: Bupsa to Chheplung [2790M / 9153FT] or Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 6-7 hours walk
Once we will serve our food in the hotel we will finish our backpacking and start trekking to Chheplug. The trail is mixture of flat, downhill & uphill. First we will walk a little uphill and then continue through flat trail and a little downhill and at last few uphill. On the way we may get chances to see numbers of monkeys and get superb views of some snowcapped mountains of Himalayas. We will keep walking uphill trail until the Khari La [2900m / 9514FT]. From here the trail descents down until we will cross a small stream. Walking a little extra from the stream we will reach Paiyan. Additionally if we walk around 1:30 – 2 hours we will reach our lunch place called Surke at 2300m / 7545FT once we serve our lunch we will walk around 1 hour uphill trail we will reach Chheplung for overnight stay.

Day 10: Chheplung to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 6-7 hours walk
Namche Bazaar is the most developed town of whole Everest region and known as gateway to Everest. We may find numbers of lodges in this town offering accommodations and foods for visitors. From Chheplung we will walk for around 2 hours where we will reach another place call Phakding. From Phakding we will cross and re-cross the rivers on high suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River. Just after Monjo village there is an entrance gate to Everest National Park, where your trekking permit will be checked. We will serve our lunch here in Monjo. The national park was set up to protect the mountain environment in Everest region. Continuing further to Namche through uphill trail we will see the first vision of Mt. Everest [8,848 meters] on a clear day. On the way to Namche Bazaar we will see some mountains like Thameserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. Finally after ending a uphill trail we will get a colorful village called Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around
We will spend the day in Namche for acclimatizing our health with high altitude. You can discuss with your guide to spend the leisure day. Normally, you can go to Everest View Point Hotel where you will get the wonderful views of numbers of mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam. If you have more free time then you may want to go to Sherpa Museum where you will find numbers of attracting things of Sherpa people. Finally, you will stay overnight at the same hotel in Namche.

Day 12: Namche to Tengboche [3,800M / 12,467FT] 4-5 hours walk
We will get our breakfast in the lodge and then start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is a popular place in Everest Region. In Tengboche there is a traditional Buddhist Monastery where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we may see very nice views of sunset over Himalayan Mountains. From Tengboche we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam etc. This is one of the best places to stay in overall.

Day 13: Tyangboche to Dingboche [4400M / 14,435FT] 4-5 hours walk
Dingboche is gateway to Island Peak climbers. Island Peak is one of the very popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a valley situated below hills from all sides. There are numbers of nice lodges in Dingboche which offers you standard to deluxe accommodations and from normal to continental foods. The trail is mostly standard uphill and will be fine to follow. Finally, we will get Dingboche within 5 – 6 hours and then we will prepare for our overnight stay here.

Day 14: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, explore around
Today is the rest day in Dingboche for acclimatizing your health with high altitude. You can stroll over the village and moreover if you have energy to walk a little you can go to Chukung. Chukung is small village and this is the way to Island Peak. Finally stay in the same hotel and prepare for your next day adventure to Lobuche

Day 15: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900M / 16,076FT] 4-5 hours walk
The day will be a little hard because of the high altitude trekking and uphill trail. There is a graveyard on the way. The graveyard is in the memorial of people who were died in climbing different mountains of Everest region mostly of the Mt. Everest climbers. Lobuche is popular place for staying because many people they stay here and go to Kalapathhar and Everest Base Camp to prevent altitude sickness. The trail goes along the Khumbu Glacier Moraine.

Day 16: Lobuche to Gorakshep [5,130M / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and back to Gorakshep 8-9 hours walk
We will have our breakfast in the hotel and then start our journey to Everest Base Camp. We may need to walk through moraine of glaciers. The trail is flat but will be hard because of the high altitude and thin air. We will walk along the side of the Khumbu Glacier which is probably one of the most giant glaciers of the world. On the way we may have very close views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadamlam & numbers of other small peaks. In the Everest Base Camp, we may see numbers of picture on the stones in the memories of died people. Sometimes, the trail goes on false way because of the movements of icefall and glaciers. Everest Base Camp is very busy in main expedition’s season. Normally, it takes 3 – 4 hours to reach the Base Camp and approximately same duration to return back to Gorakshep.

Day 17: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545M / 18,192FT] and trek to Pheriche [4,350M / 14,271FT] 7-8 hours walk
Khumbu in front of you. On the top you may feel that you are in the place that you weren’t imagining. The top of the Kala Pathhar is full of black rocks. From here Everest look imaginative with numbers of other mountains. You may find some people saying Mt. Everest as a shy mountain because it hiding behind 2 mountains and we can see it from very few places. After we finish our hiking to Kala Pathhar we may start our journey to Pheriche returning via Gorakshep.

Day 18: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT] 7-8 hours walk
First we will finish our packing and then after having breakfast we will go slightly downhill to our next destination Namche. The first part of the trail is downhill and another part is quite ascending. The trail is quite long today and might take 7/8 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. On the way, we may stop for lunch in Tyanboche where we will see very nice Buddhist monastery. This monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Khumbu region. The trail is not so hard but is up and down numbers of times. Finally, we will reach Namche Bazaar for our overnight stay.

Day 19: Namche to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 6-7 hours walk
The trail is easy and mostly it is downhill. We will have breakfast in the hotel and then continue slowly to Lukla via Phakding for our next stop. We will be following the same trail that we used to go up on our first and second day. On the way we will see some mountains and with saying them Bye we will continue further to Lukla. In Lukla, your guide will arrange your hotels and reconfirm the tickets for your Kathmandu flight. You can say bye bye to your porter in Lukla. If you have some then you can give your extra cloths and equipment to him.

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
This early morning fly to Kathmandu it is about 35 minute and free for you rest or looking around

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
This is almost your final day in Nepal and if you are interested to do shopping for your memories of Nepal, then you can explore the big Kathmandu city. And on your request your guide will be assisting you to fulfill your shopping desire.

Day 22: Departure or extend your trip
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight Ambition Himalaya representative will departure to the airport.

Important Notes and Safety Concerns
Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

 "Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

US$ ..../ per person/ Price Valid for Minimum 2 Travelers. 

Cost Includes

Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast

Kathmandu - Jiry by Local bus (option private car/ jeep with extra cost)

Lukla - Kathmandu airfare with guide

Domestic airport taxes where applicable

All required trekking permits and necessary paper works (National park and TIMS)

Meals on full board during the trek [3 meals with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]

Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner depends on availability

Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek

Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, -accommodation, transportation and insurances

Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

Strong porters [ 2 Trekkers = 1 porter ) with porter salary, foods, accommodation, and insurances

Down jacket, sleeping bag, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag if you need  [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]

First aid medications / medicines with the guide

Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges

Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant

Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want

Cost Excludes

International Airfares, Visa Fees($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days), Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation

Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry extra tea coffee 

Battery charges and wifi is not include but must of the places you can get it with pay, 2-4 USD an hour

Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]

Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]

Tips / Gratitude for guides and porters

Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks . Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body: Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories: One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries: Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries: Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards.

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