Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 22 days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 22 days

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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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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Nights in a beautiful place like Jiri, Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi etc.
2.Exploring Namche Bazaar and local Sherpa tradition, culture and rituals
3.Spotting the endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park
4.Stunning view of sunrise over the mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
5.The common sight of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt, Nuptse etc.
6.Beautiful view of rivers and crossing it over high suspension bridges.

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Jiri to Everest Base Camp offers you the same route which was taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The route is classic and filled with natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. This trek offers you the stunning sights of mountains along with the beauty of landscapes, Rhododendron and pine forests, magnolia and alpine forests.

Jiri is the another best route people take to reach Everest region. So for this trek, we won’t be taking an air flight to Lukla. This trek is designed for people to have more free time to explore their days in Nepal. We will start our journey to Jiri from Kathmandu by a long hour drive. Don’t worry the trail joins back to the Lukla which will be our first step towards Khumbu/Everest region. We will continue our trekking the same and popular path from Lukla onwards. It is also considered the longest route to Everest Base Camp because we will be taking routes of Jiri to Gokyo Lake and then cross the Cho La Pass. You will have your lifetime experience in this route as you will be encountering numerous adventurous opportunities.

Everest region is the most popular holiday destination for most of the expedition lovers. You will explore all the longest and shortest route available in Khumbu/Everest region. This trek can be carried out at any minimum groups but at least a 16 days of your time will be required to complete.

Talking about scenic beauty it offers in the way, you can have the very close views of silver mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and much more. We will be trekking through numerous Sherpa villages where we will be sharing many hearths and enjoying their generous hospitality. Trekking from Jiri also helps you to acclimatize en-route to Everest Base Camp.

The route for this trek is well prepared by our expert guides who have experience of more than 15 years in Himalaya region. Please feel free to tell us about your opinion and confusions regarding your trek at any time whether you need information about the prepared route or alternative route.

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: Pickup from the airport and transfer to respective hotel.

Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Jiri [2050 mt. / 6725FT] estimated drive 8 - 9 hours

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

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

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi [2650 mt. / 8694FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore the town

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

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

Day 14: Acclimatization and exploring day in Dingboche

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

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

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

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

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

Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu, placement to Hotel

Day 21: A Free day to explore Kathmandu

Day 22: Departure or extend your trip

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.

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"

Itinerary details (Day to Day Itinerary)

Day 01: Pickup from the airport and transfer to respective hotel.

Today is the day you will enter Kathmandu city. The city filled with culture, rituals, traditions, and history. In the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be waiting for you to pick up and from there you will be transported to your respective hotel. In the evening, we will welcome you with the typical Nepali dinner in Nepali restaurant along with musical and dance entertainment.

Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore Kathmandu

After arriving in Kathmandu, today you have the full day to explore the city. You can pay a visit to famous temples and monuments and world heritage sites in the valley. But remember for this day, you will have to arrange the tickets and vehicle fares.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri [2050 mt. / 6725FT] estimated drive 8 - 9 hours

Early in the morning, we will be getting ready towards Jiri. You guide will be in your hotel to pick you up. From the hotel, we will move to old bus park (bus station) to catch a bus towards bus for Jiri. We will be taking the routes of Kathmandu - Jiri highway which takes around 8-9 hours to reach by bus. The path is built on the hillside through a small countryside of Nepal. After a long journey by bus, we will reach Jiri and stay overnight in a lodge.

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

Bhandar is a small Sherpa village in Everest region having numerous hotel choices for trekkers with continental food and accommodation available. The path is full of uphill trails going through the beautiful forest and leads to Shivalaya and stop there for our lunch and some rest. The path of high hill continues until we reach Deurali. On the path to Deurali, we will be crossing beautiful Sherpa villages like Sangbadanda, Khasrubas, and Mahabir. Here in Deurali, we will have our rest and again move towards Bhandar. The path to Bhandar is paved by stones.

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

After we spend our night in Bhandar we will make our way to Sete. To reach Sete we will have to walk through small villages and then will be following the trails of Thado Khola. After some time we will be crossing Thado Khola over the high suspension bridge and then we will be at another beautiful village called Kenja. Kenja is filled with people of traditional Magars, Gurungs, and Newars. From Kenja the way to Sete is easy and short but on the path lies another village called Chimbu. We will reach Sete after walking for around 6-7 hours, We will spend our night there.

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi [2650 mt. / 8694FT] estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

In the morning we will have our breakfast in Sete and start our trekking towards Junbesi. On the path lies beautiful Sherpa settlements and their traditional agriculture farms. From the point Junbesi, the Sherpa community starts and Everest region. We will be taking our first steps to reach Lhamjura Bhanjyang where the path is followed uphill trail and consists of beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. This point is considered as the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The path is full of stone paved roads and prayer flags.Before reaching to another village called Tragdabuk we will have our lunch on the way. While we descent our way from this village we will finally reach Junbesi and settle there for spending our night.

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

We will follow the trails of JUnbesi Khola and take the uphill trail forward. On the way, we will have the beautiful sights of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangtenga, Thamserku etc. You will be having your first view of mountains including Mt. Everest. Further, we will follow the trails of Rigmo Khole we may need to cross it and the trail continues to Ringmo villages. After a walking a while we will reach Traksindu and leave our lunch and some rest for the upcoming journey. In Taksindu you can find ancient Buddhist monasteries and beautiful cultural Sherpa drawings.

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

Today we will have our breakfast and make way to Buspa. Now the path is little easy and downhill which leads to Dudh Koshi river [Aka Milky river]. To cross Dudh Koshi river we will take high suspension bridge which is 109 meters long. On the way, we will reach Jubing village. The Jubing village is rich in Sherpa cultures and their local farms. Most of the village is occupied by Rai community. We will be having our rest and lunch in Khairi Khola. Moving on we will reach Buspa which takes around 6-7 hours of trekking.

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

The trail to Chheplung is the mixture of uphill and downhill paths. The path goes deep from the forest which is full of Rhododendron and pine trees, waterfalls, monkeys and a stunning view of snowcapped mountains. We will be following the trails of Khairi Khola to teach to Chheplung. Walking on we will have to take a downhill path to reach to Paiyan village. We will have to walk additional 1-2 hours to reach Surke where we will be having our lunch and gather some strength for upcoming trek. Then taking an uphill path we will reach Chheplung and spend our night there.

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

Today we will move our way towards beautiful Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a most developed town in Everest region. Namche is also considered as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. To reach Namche we will be following the trails of Dudh Koshi river which we will cross by using famous Hilary bridge. After passing Monjo village we will be in front of UNESCO’s world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Your trekking permit will be checked and verified by authority. On the way, you will have the very first vision of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. After a long uphill trek, we will finally see the first view of Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar you can see the sight of mountains like Thameserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. We will spend our overnight there.

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore the town

Today is the full day to rest and acclimatize your body with high altitude. You can pay a short visit to Everest Viewpoint Hotel, from there you can have the magnificent view of different silver mountains including Mt. Everest. If you still have time then you can visit local Sherpa museum to learn about their cultures and traditions.

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

Tengboche is famous in Everest region and the best place to stay among all other places in this trekking. Tengboche occupies a number of ancient Buddhist monasteries where many people come to calm their minds by doing peaceful Yoga and meditations. From Tengboche, you can have the common view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam etc.

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

After having our night in Tengboche, we will set our path towards Dingboche. Dingboche is known as the gateway to Island peak. Island peak trekking is another famous trek available in Everest region. Dingboche is surrounded by the hill from all side. Dingboche offers beautiful scenes to the trekkers and also have nice lodges ranging from normal to standard. Finally, after trekking for 4-5 hours we will finally reach Dingboche and spend our night there.

Day 14: Acclimatization and exploring day in Dingboche

Today is the day to rest and acclimatize your body for upcoming trek. You will have the free time to stroll around village or you can get your guide help to get to Chukung. Chukung is the small beautiful village and lies on the way to Island Peak. At the end of the day, your guide will help you valuable information for further journey.

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

Now, from this day, the path will be quite difficult in compared to others. The path will be full of uphill trails and air will be thin as we move to place with high altitudes. On the way, you can see the graveyards of climbers who didn’t make it to their destination while conquering the mountains of Everest region. Many places choose to stay at Lobuche to acclimatize their body for the way to Everest Base Camp.

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

Today is the day we will reach to Everest Base Camp, the main expedition point of this trekking.We will be walking through the moraines of the glacier. The trail is flat but it is difficult to cover because of high altitude and thin air. We will walk along one of the giant glaciers of the world present in Khumbu region. Once we reach Everest Base Camp, you will have the experience of your lifetime and have the clear view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam & numbers of other small peaks. In Everest Base Camp you can see the gravestones of various climbers who lost their lives while conquering the mountains of Everest region including Mt. Everest. Then after having our moment in Everest Base Camp, we will make our way down towards Gorakshep.

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

This day our goal is to reach the top of Kalapathar in the morning. Kalapatthas provides you the most stunning view n morning. The reason behind calling this place Kalapatthar is that there are only black rocks and no snow. The view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is imaginative as it is very far from the distance. The Mt. Everest hides behind 2 other mountains reason for people calling it a shy mountain. After our moment in Kalapatthar, we will descend to reach Pheriche via Gorakshep.

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

Today we will be moving back to Namche Bazaar making the trekking for 7-8 hours. Moving to Namche Bazaar will be easy and appealing as the altitude starts to decrease. You will have the same common view of mountains and beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Finally, we will reach Namche Bazaar and spend our night there.

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

Today will be the last day at mountain region. We will follow the same path we took at the very first and second day of your expedition. But today you will be saying goodbye to the mountains on the natural beauty for the last time. Once you reach Lukla your guide will make the arrangements for your stay and air ticket back to Kathmandu. You can say your last goodbye to your guides and porters as per your wish.

Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu, placement to Hotel

We will catch an early flight back to Kathmandu. Then you will be transported back to your Hotel. If you have time you can stroll around the cities of Kathmandu valley.

Day 21: A Free day to explore Kathmandu

Make the most out of this day. You can take the acquaintance of your guide to explore the city and shop some souvenirs for your loved ones.

Day 22: Departure or extend your trip

You will be departing back to your own place with lots of memories from this expedition.

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 - Jiri 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

  1. International Airfares, Visa Fees($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days), Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  2. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry extra tea coffee 
  3. Battery charges and wifi is not include but must of the places you can get it with pay, 2-4 USD an hour
  4. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  5. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  6. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  7. Tips / Gratitude for guides and porters
  8. 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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  • Over 20 Years Experience
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