Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is one of the oldest trekking routes to Everest region. This is the route which is used by the Tenzin Norgay Sherpa from Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand (They were the first successful climbers to summit the majestic Mount Everest). Since then, this trekking route is also named as Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. It is considered as a less popular route to reach the base camp as the popularity of other trekking routes has increased. This, however, is a great option if you do not want a congested trek and to experience the early trekking route, which is perfect way to gather some inspiration.

The 22-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from your arrival to the capital, Kathmandu. Here you can visit many UNESCO World Heritage listed Sites. Your journey to the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek begins after a long drive from Kathmandu to Salleri. On the way, you will find diverse landscape and gorgeous traditional villages. The actual trekking then begins from Salleri. From Salleri you will hike uphill and downhill to different altitudes. On the route of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking you will pass through attractive forests and rocky steps along with famous Buddhist monasteries, deep gorges, colorful prayer flags, rapid whitewater rivers, waterfalls, traditional suspension bridges and magnificent mountain ranges. On the route you will witness rich Sherpa and Tibetan style villages, rest at the tea houses.  If you get lucky you will often get the glimpse of mountain animals and birds.

The journey will further lead to the gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek which is Namche Bazaar where you will stay one more day in order to acclimatize your body to higher altitude. Also, you can experience the tradition and cultures of the Sherpa’s closely. Then you head towards the highest point of the Everest base camp trek from Jiri which is Kalapathar which lies at the altitude of 5,545m/18,192 ft. and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m/17,594 ft. During the trekking to Everest Base Camp from Jiri you can witness the bulging mountains like, Mount Gaurishankar, Mount Kwangde, Mount Twache, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku and the magnificent Mount Everest with various other popular highest peaks.

As the trail is less chosen these days, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking rewards you with undisturbed beauty or virgin beauty of nature with the astonishing glimpse of gigantic peaks and red rhododendron forests during the whole trek. Join Everest Base Camp Trekking from Jiri and witness the real beauty of nature.

Day 1: Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)

The last Population had counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240. In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide. We will visit BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath in morning then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3: By Bus Kathandu to Jiri (187 km) Approximately 8 hours,

Difficult but scenic full-day public bus rides. To the Sun-Koshi river valley side, the town of Jiri, The trail-head to the Everest trek and our first night of trekking.

Day 4: Jiri to Bhandar (2,200m)

Approximately 6 hours,We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge-top at 2,400 m after which the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1,800 m). After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda (2,150 m), Kosaribas (2,500 m), then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar (2,200 m).

Day 5: Bhandar to Sete (2,645 m) Approximately 6 hours,

The trail drops down to the LikhuKhloa and crosses the river at 1,580m, and onto Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is quite steep, whence it traverses to Sete, and an abandoned stupa at 2,575m. We continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both other and Sherpa names.

Day 6: Sete to Junbensi (2,675m) approximately 6 hours

Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m. There  you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blooming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk (2,860m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675m)will arrived.

Day 7: Junbesito Nunthala (2,440m) approximately 5 hours,

We climb to a ridge at 3,080m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarters then a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the RingmoKhola(2,650m) followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980’s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440m.

Day 8: Nunthala to Kharikhola (2,020m) Approximately 5 hours,

The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail then climbs through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to KhariKhola (2,020m).

Day 9: Kharikhola to Puiyan (2,700m) Approximately 6 hours,

We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and forest, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan.

Day 10: Puiyan to Phakding (2,646m) Approximately 5 hours,

This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge after that where we start climb down to Surke then gently ascend up following the trail towards Phakding.

Day 11: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) (Trekking: approximately 7 hours) 

From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Come into view for the first time.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day with rest.

The last Population had counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Namche has households: 480 & population: 1,540. We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m) (Trekking: approximately 5 hours)

Walk flat ascend through Kyangjuma. From there we descend till Phunki Tenga. we ascend steeply at first and then contour high above the valley, enjoying excellent views of Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m) from the top. About an hour’s walk from Phaunki Tenga, We are now trekking beyond the tree line. We are now at higher altitudes and it is important to take notice of our trek leader’s advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.

Day 14: Tangbche to Dingboche (Trekking: approximately 6 hours)

 At first, 15 minutes descend to the deboche. Genteelly, ascend flat along the Imaja Khola river band. After cross the suspension bridge need to ascend to the Pangboche.Our route follows the trail high above the Imja Khola, passing the tea houses at Orsho, before again crossing the Imja Khola and old glacial moraines to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. Here we find a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. The scenery is once again spectacular and although Everest has disappeared behind the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge, the huge peaks that tower above the eastern end of the valley are ample compensation. We are now almost completely above the tree-line. In clear conditions, look out for spectacular sunsets here and on AmaDablam, the south face of Lhotse to the north, and also Island Peak in the centre of the valley.

Day 15: Dingoche to Lobuche (4930m) (Trekking: approximately 6/7 hours) 

In the morning we ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley. From the top, Tabuche(6367m) and Cholatse (6335m) make for a striking scene, as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of the Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now generally fairly flat on wide-open fields but do take your time and ensure you are well hydrated. Late in the morning we cross the KhumbuKhola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of the Khumbu Glacier flowing off Everest. In the afternoon, there is a solid and quite steep climb on a rocky trail to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, you pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last fifty or so years. From here the view is spectacular, Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Khumbutse (6623m) are seen at the head of the valley, whilst Everest is hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse and Lhotse. We follow the valley stream to our lodge at Lobuche, arriving early afternoon. Today is a tiring day but the fantastic scenery makes it all very worthwhile. In addition, our time spent at higher altitude in the Gokyo area will doubtless have helped our acclimatization process.

Day 16: Lobuche to GorakShep (5160m) (Trekking: approximately 3 hours to GorakShep, 5 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp) 

As the trek to GorakShep is relatively short, we have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast before beginning the day’s walk From Lobuche. We follow the broad valley that runs parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A gradual ascent enables us to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at high altitude. When we reach the moraines of ChangriShar Glacier, we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to the surprising glacial sands of GorakShep (5140m) – reached after about three hours of walking. After a quick bite we gear up accordingly to head off towards the Everest Base Camp. The trek to the base camp can be achieved in around three hours and if trekking in the popular climbing period of March to May, we will almost certainly encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to expeditions here. From Everest Base Camp we do not get views of Mount Everest, but we are able to see the notorious Everest Ice Fall that flows from the Western side, which is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. The return journey from the Base Camp to GorakShep takes the same amount of time. We have an early dinner so that we are able to get up early the next day for awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan giants from KalaPathar.

Day 17: GorakShep to KalaPatar – Pheriche (4270m) (Trekking: approximately 7 hours) 

We wake up early the next day for the trek to KalaPatar (5545m) to experience sensational sunrise views from this amazing vantage point. From the lodge the ascent is quite steep, so start very slowly and try to ascend at a steady rhythmic pace. KalaPatar is the rocky hilltop below Pumori. It is a tough walk because of the altitude, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. It will probably take an one hour and a half to reach the summit from GorakShep. Although lower viewpoints can provide views that are almost as good.Pumori(7165m), Nuptse(7861m), Lhotse(8414m), Lhotse Shar(8393m), AmaDablam(6856m), and Mt. Everest(8848m) the highest mountain in the world, surround us. About three kilometres away and some 200 metres below, the area of the Everest Base Camp can be seen in a bowl at the bottom of the Khumbu Ice Fall. For many trekkers, reaching KalaPatar is a very emotional experience and it is worthwhile spending as long as you wish in order to savors this special moment. The descent back down to GorakShep is easy and once back at the lodge we have a quick drink and head off to the rooms to pack our kit bags whilst breakfast is being prepared. After breakfast we set off to Lobuche and Thugla, where we stop for lunch. After lunch we cross the Khumbu Khola and head down the valley below lobuche to Pheriche, where we stop for the night.

Day 18: Pheriche to Namche Bazar (Trekking: approximately 4 hours) 

In the morning after Breakfast, we descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir till Phunki Tenga (3250m). After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea too then we cross the Dudh Kosi River’s bridge and ascend to Trashinga (3380m) & continue ascend till Kyangjuma (3550m). Here can have lunch break. Gently flat way descends till to Namche Bazzer. We enjoy a leisurely departure from Namche Bazaar with a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar.

Day 19: Namche Bazar to Lukla (2800m) (Trekking: approximately 5 hours) 

We descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru(6367m), where we take lunch in Phakding. This is our last day of trekking, where it is only on the valley before making the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our teams.

Day 20: Fly to Lukla – Kathmandu (1360m)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu.

The rest of the day is free to do souvenir shopping or further sightseeing. Located of the city Patan Durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur durbar Square etc. Those are worth a visit with its own full of historic structures and statues of past kings. Our final night in Kathmandu gives us a chance to go out on the town and enjoy a final dinner (optional) with our travelling companions and new-found friends.

Day 22: Farewell. Transfer to Airport for your home departure.

Cost Include

  • Transportation for Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) -Hotel -TIA,
  • four night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • One day side seen around Kathmandu,
  • Farewell dinner.
  • All government taxes, TIMS and Everest National Park entry fees.
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Flight tickets (lukla to Kathmandu).
  • Accommodation & Meals(3 times a day) during the trek.
  • Trekking maps, Trekking poles and sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • water & any kind of Drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein