Overview for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
- Trip Code: CT-10011
- Package: Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
- Duration: 22 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 5,545m/ 18,192ft
- Trip Level:
ModerateRequires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Domestic flight/ Private vehicles
- Accommodation: Hotels | Guest House.
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
- Trip Route: Jiri - Shivalaya- Bhandar- Lamjura Pass - Junbesi - Surkhe- Phakding - Namche Bazzar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Gorakshep -Everest Base camp -Kalapathar - Pheriche- Lukla
- Journey through the Himalayas of Nepal following the footsteps first person to climb Mount Everest
- Everest Base Camp elevation of 5,545m
- Mesmerizing views of the Everest range from Kala Patthar
- Visiting Tengboche monastery
- Scenic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
- Encounter with amazing flora and fauna such as Himalayan Yak, Danfe, and Rhododendron forests.
- Jaw dropping views of Himalayan ranges of Everest region such as Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m), Island Peak (6160m)
Following the footsteps taken by the first people who attempted in climbing Mount Everest and reach to the summit of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek immerses you in the authentic Nepalese experience which might be a voyage for those who have the time to really savor Nepal. The longer and quiet trek however, less conventional route to Base Camp involves close interaction and cultural exchange with locals, breathtaking landscapes, and less crowded lodges. Most people the take the flight to Lukla on their journey towards the Everest region but this is a trek which starts after an eight hour of scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. If you are fond of trekking this might be the best suited travel package for you to trek in Nepal.
The EBC trek via Jiri is the perfect combination of nature, culture, and adventure. The beautiful farmlands, lush landscapes, stunning waterfalls, pine and rhododendron forests that you pass by on the route are amazing. The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpas. A blend of interaction with local will let you know about the people, their culture and lifestyle. We can see panoramic views of the famous Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,749m), Nuptse (7,861m) Ama Dablam (6,856m), Labuche (6,119), Thamserku (6,608m) Kangtega (6,685m) Pumo Ri (7,165m)During this trek in Nepal we will also be visiting some old and some historic monasteries on the way with the flag prayers throughout the trail.
Our prime destination during this trek, the EBC is one of the most extraordinary places on earth that one can experience. To be at the foothills of tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848m above sea level) is a privilege in itself but the journey is what makes this trekking in Nepal even more pleasant. The Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri offers a mesmerizing experience of natural wonders, unique geographical phenomena, and beautiful cross-cultural discovery. When Mt. Everest is mentioned many people thinks about climbing Mount Everest and the cost to climb Everest might not resonate to everyone but the trek to Base Camp is definitely something anyone can do as it is both physically and economically friendly. The trek to Everest Base Camp via Jiri is considered to be one of the most adventurous treks in the world regarded by many fellow trekkers and adventurers.
Trip Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
Arrival to Kathmandu
A representative from Core treks will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After you've settled in, we'll introduce you to your trekking guide and other company staffs. You'll be briefed about the journey at our office and feel free to ask any question regarding the trip during this session. After that we'll be doing a bit of walking around the streets of Thamel.
Kathmandu to Jiri
After our breakfast, we'll be taking a long ride from Kathmandu towards Jiri. We won't be doing any trekking on this day as the ride itself is long enough to consume our day. There are some great views as the landscapes outside us rolls by. Upon arrival to Jiri, we head towards our hotel and call it a day.
Jiri to Bhandar
This day we begin our trek. This adventurous trail offers us a beautiful country side scenery from each ridge top as we will be passing through lively villages and farms. We then follow the muddy trail to Deurali and cross local villages, finally stopping to the night at Bhandar.
Bhandar to Sete
We begin our trek by walking downhill through a valley to Likhu River on this day. We make the long climb to Lamjura pass from here. The first part of the climb is a bit steep one and then it goes towards Sete.
Sete to Junbesi via Lamjura Pass
We will be heading towards Junbesi following through the Lamjura Pass. The climb to Lamjura Pass is steep and difficult. However, the amazing scenery
makes this part of the trek worthwhile as we will be passing through maple and rhododendron forests. This is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar.
Acclimatization at Junbesi
It's time to take a break after days of walking. We'll be getting accustomed with the climate and high elevation gradually as we stay over in Junbesi to adjust our body. If you're up for it then we could visit nearby Tashi Thongmom Gompa which makes a fascinating day trip with historic interest but and if you're not feeling it then we'll just rest for the day.
Junbesi to Nunthala
Time to march again! We cross the Junbesi River as we exit the village, heading towards the Khumbu through an uphill trail. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. After a while we'll reach to Phurteng from where we'll get a glimpse of the mighty Everest for the first time along with Mera and Kantega Peaks.
Nunthala to Bupsa
The trail continues descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where the trail then climbs through the Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests. We'll then cross the river and trek alongside several crop fields before arriving to Jubing. We'll follow the crop terraces uphill towards Bupsa which will be our end destination for the day.
Bupsa to Surkhe
We start out towards Surkhe, a village in Lukla. Climbing through the forest we head towards the Sherpa settlement of Kharte. We walk continuously after lunch until we reach to Surkhe and call it a day thereby.
Surkhe to Phakding
We start our trek after breakfast with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and then descend towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat. The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi river until Phakding which will be our destination for the day. We'll be meeting many fellow travelers trekking to Everest region from this point onwards as this is the route many people take after landing at Lukla airport.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar
After breakfast at Phakding the trek begins towards a mountain town of Namche Bazzar. Several small settlements and villages are crossed in route towards Namche Bazzar. The trekking route passes through the Sagarmatha National Park which carries the virtues such as its alpine woods, streams, verdant forests and rhododendron tress. Namche Bazzar is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region because of its location and topography.
Acclimatization and rest at Namche Bazzar
Namche Bazar is the perfect place for acclimatization. A short hike towards Syangboche (3720m) is done after breakfast. The panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8749m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Labuche (6119m) can be seen from here. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel which is a hotel located at the highest altitude on earth.
Namche Bazzar to Tengboche
The journey towards Tengboche starts following the trails which marches along the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. A famous monastery lies at Tengboche where a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, incredibly ornate wall hangings, and the musical instruments and robe of the Lamas can be seen. A prayer ceremony is done every day in the monastery and the group will be taken to observe the prayer either in the evening or morning depending on the trekking schedule.
Tengboche to Dingboche
The trail then will go through Imja Khola where trekkers can enjoy crossing excitng suspension bridge. Then climbing towards Pangboche, thousands of mani stones can be observed. The trek passes through traditional Sherpa villages and finally taking to the village of Dingboche from where magnificent views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam can be seen
Acclimatization and rest at Dingboche
Dingboche is another great place for acclimatizing. After breakfast a hike to Nangkartshang Peak is amazing way to acclimatize the body. The place has an excellent view point and if the weather is clear, the view of Ama Dablam peak could be seen from its summits to its feet. Trekkers can spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the villages or resting.
Dingboche to Lobuche
The trek further resumes by walking towards Dhungla where an aid-post is situated at a place called Pheriche which provides treatment for the trekkers in need. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials of the climbers who have passed away during their summits. As we move further upward, the risk of getting altitude sickness arises so it is important to take it easy.
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5181m) and a walk towards Everest Base Camp
The final destination of the trek is at hand this day. After breakfast a slow walk further on from Lobuche starts to avoid the altitude sickness. The trail runs alongside the sight of the world's highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier. After about 3 hours of walk we will reach Gorakshep where the burdens and baggage are laid at the lodge. After having lunch we will walk towards the Everest Base Camp, the closest one can get to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall can be seen from the base camp which is pretty spectacular view to behold. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we will head back to Gorakshep for the night.
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and then towards Pheriche
The journey from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is considered to be the most difficult walk during the whole trek but it is however the most rewarding as well. Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point which is popular for providing panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges including the best view of Mount Everest. The hike towards Kala Patthar is done early at dawn since the sight of sunrise is one of the prime attractions of the whole trek. The view is truly something to behold as the sun rises from within the Mount Everest and changes the colors of the Himalayan ranges from silver to gold. After enjoying the mesmerizing views and getting all the photographs you need, we head back to Gorakshep then walk down towards Pheriche.
Pheriche to Namche Bazzar
Saying our goodbyes to the mountains, we trek downhill the trails that follows the Imja river all the way to Tengboche. From there we will be further descending towards Phungki Thanka and finally reaching to Namche Bazzar once again. That will be all for the day as we ponder upon the amazing journey we've traveled and enjoy experiences the town of Namche Bazzar has to offer.
Namche Bazzar to Lukla
The trail from Namche Bazzar to Lukla is the same trail we will be passing through while ascending towards Namche Bazzar. The trail will be much easier as it is going downhill and lesser altitude. As we reach to Lukla, we can relax, laugh about the journey, and celebrate the victory of accomplishment.
Lukla to Kathmandu
The flight usually is held during morning hours. The flight will be 35 minutes long to reach from Lukla to Kathmandu and hence the trekking comes to an end. After landing, travelers are taken back to the hotel where you shall stay overnight. Core treks will host a dinner this night where guests will be able to taste the traditional cuisine along with some cultural dance at the venue.
The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuvwan International Airport around 3 hours before your flight departure.
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (19 Nights).
- Kathmandu to Jiri by Private tourist vehicels.
- Flight ticket Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
Travel and Rescue Insurance
Tipping to crew.
Personal mountaineering gears
Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
International airfare and airport departure tax
Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The trek to the Everest Base Camp via Jiri is considered as a moderate trek. You will be taking private vehicle for a 7 hour long trip to Jiri instead of taking a short flight to Lukla. One with average fitness and zero mountaineering skills can complete this trek without having to deal with hassles.
Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Everest Base Camp via Jiri in Nepal. CoreTreks will provide you with an experienced guide along with you who will help and guide your throughout your entire journey to the Everest Base Camp.
Firstly, instead of a flight, expect a 7 hour long road trip to Jiri before you begin to trek your way up the mountains. You can experience hiking the same trials that the early pioneers used to climb the Everest. Expect some breath-taking views of the Everest and surrounding peaks and an extended stay at the Himalayas.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due to excellent infrastructure for trekkers, there will not be any need for camping unless that is what you want to experience.
To book the Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to ENQUIRE US
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CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.