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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 23 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5545 m
  • Best Season: March–May | September–November
  • Total Duration: 23 Days
  • Trip Grade: easy

Exploring some of the finest natural and cultural wonder of Nepal is the primary goal of this Jiri to Everest base camp.  Jiri a scenic village located in the Eastern Hilly region of Nepal along with visiting the charismatic villages of Junbesi, Ringmo and over the great Lamjura hill assimilates the ultimate adventure experiences. 

The varying altitude during the trek leads one from the lower hills to the higher Himalaya. the lifestyles of the people in the lower hills to the higher hills can be seen during the trek. one can see the village, paddy fields, herds of sheep and cattle and the Nepalese day to day activities in the same way they are living. EBC via Jiri tends to be longer than any other routes leading to Everest. This is also called as the classical route to Everest because before there was no means of transportation was available then Jiri used to be the Gateway to Everest.

We highly recommended it for those looking to experience the unique and extreme landscape of Eastern Nepal (including Himalaya), observe and mingle with ethnic tribes and explore varieties of flora and fauna.

Itinerary

  • Day-1 - Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek, will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel drive in half an hour with private vehicle. We will  discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.

  • Day-2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)

    After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.

  • Day-3 - Drive to Bhandara(2250m) via Jiri(1950m) 8-9 hours

    This morning we drive by private transport to Bhandara for 8-9 hours from Kathmandu via Araniko highway with a scenic countryside for our long trek to Everest. Jiri is big town and also a hill station, situated on the meadow and terrace field.

  • Day-4 - Trek to Sete(2,600m) 6-7 hrs

    After breakfast we start our trek leads to a downhill at LikhuKhola, after crossing the bridge at 1580m, the winding path leads us to a small nice village at Kinja. After lunch we make a slow long uphill climb tolamura pass with great excellent views of the surrounding landscapes and distance villages and after few hours of long haul, finally reaching at Sete, a small Sherpa village which is situated on the ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest.

  • Day-5 - Trek to Junbesi(2700m) via Lamajura pass(3635m) 6-7 hrs

    Today’s’ walk leads us to long but gradual climb to Lamjura pass at 3,635m, passing through few small scattered farm houses and teahouses through the beautiful rhododendron forest, which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. from the top the trail then descends to Taktor through the forest and emerges after one and half hrs. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop.

  • Day-6 - Acclimatization day at Junbesi

    Junbesi is situated at altitude of 2,700m and it is the one of the most beautiful sherpa with astonishing landscape, rich in culture and the lovely hospitable Sherpa people. Two hours walk to the northern side of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional Sherpa art centre. En-route to Phugmochhe a short diversion will allow a visit to ThubtenChhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hour’s walk from Junbesi, Junbesi falls on the Pikey- dudhkunda trail. Today we relax whole day exploring around with overnight in the Lodge.

  • Day- 7 - Trek to Nunthala(2,330m) 5-6 hrs

    Below Junbesi the trail crosses the JunbesiKhola on a wooden bridge. Just beyond the bridge there is a trail junction. The route to Khumbu follows the left-hand trail that leads uphill. This trail turns north, descending through Salung. From here, Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day towards north east. We follow the shepherds’ huts and the hidden route in dense forest with several picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before reaching Nunthala (Mani dingma) at 2,330m and overnight stay here. Nunthala is a village an ideal spot for the overnight stop.

  • Day- 8 - Trek to Bupsadanda(2300m) 5-6 hrs

    From Nunthala our path descent which continues to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge and the trail lead through terraced fields and yards of houses. Walk continues through forests then climb on the terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1,667m). From Jubing the path took us a slow climb to the village around a ridge, and continues to the village of KhariKhola to push on up the steep hill to Bupsa.

  • Day- 9 - Bupsadanda to Surkhi(2,290m) 5- 6 hrs

    Today our trail ascends from Bupsa and head on to Bhumsing village (2,300m) and the trail continues to the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan village (2,796m). After Puiyan trail leads us on the long winding trail with few small ups and downs to Surkhi.

  • Day- 10 - Trek to Phakding( 2,610m) 4-5 hrs

    After breakfast we start to climb to north to Chaurikharka(2,713m) a large scattered village with monastery and high school. Chaurikharka is also the bread basket for the Khumbu area because the land is very fertile for barley, wheat and enough green vegetables. Today our trail joins from Lukla towards Phakding, making the path quite busy with more trekkers, porters and pack animals and few hours of good scenic walk brings you at Phakding for the overnight.

  • Day- 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs

    After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the DudhKosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.

  • Day- 12 - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.

  • Day- 13 - Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m) 5-6 hrs

    Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Thamserku and Kongde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads uphill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tyangboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak AmaDablam.

  • Day- 14 - Trek to Dingboche(4410m) 5-6 hrs

    The trail descends down from Tyangboche, winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging ImjaKhola (River). Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Dingboche, the start of the ImjaTse Valley. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and AmphuLaptsa pass 5,780m

  • Day- 15 - Acclimatization day

    On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day hike like trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worth while which takes approx. 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east with in the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers, After enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight.

  • Day- 16 - Trek to Lobuche(4,928m) 5-6 hrs

    Tackle the steep incline to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, continuing along the rugged route to your resort at Lobuche. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge.

  • Day- 17 - Trek to Gorakshep(5180m) & Kalapatthar(5545m) 7-8 hrs

    After breakfast we continue our trek in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in the hotel at Gorekshep we continue climb to the top of Kalapatthar (the famous view point). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and AmaDablam you can get without climbing. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight.

  • Day- 18 - Day 18: Hike up to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and stroll back to Pheriche(4280m) 6-7 hrs

    After breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We are continuing the trek for return back to Gorakshep and continuous back to Pheriche for overnight.

  • Day- 19 - Trek to Kyanjuma(3,500m) 5-6 hrs

    Heading down now, going down is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Phungithang via Tyangboche and after crossing the suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi river trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and NamcheBazzar. Great view of AmaDablam, Thamserku, Tabuche and Lhotse as well as dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found insides the rhododendron forest, evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

  • Day- 20 - Trek to Monju(2850m) via Khumjung(3700m) 4-5 hrs

    Today after breakfast short climb to hidden valley called Khumjung village, probably the biggest village of the areas and visit Hillary school established by Sir Admund Hillary, after a great moments take back to NamcheBazzar for lunch via Syangboche airstrip which is the world highest airstrip. We walk back to the downhill for overnight at Monju.

  • Day- 21 - Trek to Lukla(2,800m) 4-5 hrs

    After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek

  • Day- 22 - Fly back to Kathmandu (1380m) 35minutes

    After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with Adventure Team.

  • Day- 23 - Departure Transfer

    We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.

     

  • - Note

    Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)

Day 03: Drive to Bhandara(2250m) via Jiri(1950m) 8-9 hours

Day 04: Trek to Sete(2,600m) 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi(2700m) via Lamajura pass(3635m) 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Acclimatization day at Junbesi

Day 07: Trek to Nunthala(2,330m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Bupsadanda(2300m) 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Bupsadanda to Surkhi(2,290m) 5- 6 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Phakding( 2,610m) 4-5 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m) 5-6 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche(4410m) 5-6 hrs

Day 15: Acclimatization day

Day 16: Trek to Lobuche(4,928m) 5-6 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Gorakshep(5180m) & Kalapatthar(5545m) 7-8 hrs

Day 18: Hike up to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and stroll back to Pheriche(4280m) 6-7 hrs

Day 19: Trek to Kyanjuma(3,500m) 5-6 hrs

Day 20: Trek to Monju(2850m) via Khumjung(3700m) 4-5 hrs

Day 21: Trek to Lukla(2,800m) 4-5 hrs

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu (1380m) 35minutes

Day 23: Departure

 

Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Cost Included/Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Surface transfer on private transport/ tourist bus. (According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

Trip Highlights

  • Jiri the mesmerizing valley inhabited with the typically ethnical Jirel Community.  
  • The unique opportunity to see the Nepalese hills, higher hills, and the mountains.
  • The landscapes like rivers basins, terraced fields, dense forests.
  • Charismatic villages of Junbesi, Ringmo, and the great Lamjura hill.
  • The traditional living styles of the hilly regions.
  • The hospitality of the Nepalese villages.
  • The different villages set on the hills.
  • Different ethnical groups living in the hills.
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