Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Starts at: Jiri Ends at: Lukla
Trek Region: Everest Transport: Flight
Duration: 20 days Trip Grade: Modearte
Max Altitude: 5545 m / 18192 ft (Kalapatthar) Accomodation: Teahouse

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Follow the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
  • Control your budget with drive to Jiri from Kathmandu and then trek to Lukla
  • Enjoy the pleasant trails from Jiri
  • Enjoying longer days in the trekking trail.
  • Enough time to spend on the extended pastures, yak farms, and glaciers
  • Stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Known as the ‘Classic Everest Trek’ this trek is great for people with plenty time and also enables trekkers to acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek.

You need to be prepared to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day but there is plenty of time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. At the end of the trek, it is a short flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.

While trekking through breathtaking scenery it’s impossible not to think about the mountaineers of old who forged not only the way up Everest but the trekking trails which are now world-famous.

As a further reminder, prayer flags and mani stones are scattered along the trails, placed by the local peoples, trekkers, and mountaineers alike as an offering to the mountain, which is locally known as Sagarmatha (Goddess of the Sky) in Nepali, and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the Universe) in Tibetan.

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Known as the ‘Classic Everest Trek’ this trek is great for people with plenty of time and also enables trekkers to acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek.

You need to be prepared to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day but there is plenty of time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. At the end of the trek, it is a short flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.

The names Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are familiar to everyone for their astonishing feat of being the first people to summit Everest. This fact alone has ensured that trekking to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list of serious trekkers and those who want to enjoy the rich environment of the mountains and mountain peoples of this region.

The scenery on this trek is varied – from alpine forests, Sherpa villages, and yak pastures to glaciers, glacier-fed rivers crossed by amazing suspension bridges, and the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar.

One of the highlights for many trekkers on this route is a visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery, which unfortunately suffered considerable damage during the April 2015 earthquake.

But such is the power of this region that even this deadly natural disaster has a twist: just a few hours after the earthquake, the sons of both Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay literally came face to face with each other while seeking shelter. Both of them were, unknown to each other, guiding trekking groups near EBC when the earthquake hit.

This unique, spiritual power that Everest seems to have is something that also draws people from all walks of life to this area, along with the stunning mountain views, spectacular and sometimes challenging terrain, and the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, home of the allusive snow leopard and red panda. Not for nothing has this area been included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

And let’s not forget the magnificent mountain itself. In order to reach Everest Base Camp, the trail runs alongside the Khumbu Glacier, offering spectacular views of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. The aptly named Everest View Point at Kalapatthar offers you the best views of Mount Everest, as well as Mount Pumori and Ama Dablam.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft

Day 2: Kathmandu to Bhandara (Drive)

Bhandara – 2190 m / 7185 ft – 8 to 10 hrs

Day 3: Bhandara to Sete

Sete – 2575 m / 8448 ft – 6 to 7 hrss

Day 4: Sete to Jun Beshi

Jun Beshi – 2670 m / 8759 ft – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 5: Jun Beshi to Nunthala

Nunthala – 2220 m / 7283 ft – 6 hrs

Day 6: Nunthala to Bupsa

Bupsa – 2360 m / 7742 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 7: Bupsa to Surke

Surke – 2290 m / 7513 ft – 5 to 6 hr

Day 8: Surke to Phakding

Phakding – 2652 m / 8700 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 9: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – 3440 m / 11286 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization Day

Namche Bazaar – 3700 m / 12139 ft- 5 hrs

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Tengboche – 3870 m / 12696 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 12: Tengboche to Dingboche

Dingboche – 4360 m / 14304 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 13: Dingboche to Thukla

Thukla – 4600 m / 15091 ft – 3 to 4 hours

Day 14: Thukla to Lobuche

Lobuche – 4940m / 16207 ft – 3 to 4 hrs

Day 15: Lobuche to Gorakshep (Afternoon hike to Kalapatthar)

Gorakshep – 5368m / 17611 ft – 7 to 8 hrs

Day 16: Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning hike to EBC)

Pheriche – 5545m / 18192 ft – 7 to 8 hrs

Day 17: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – 3440m / 11286 ft – 5 to 6 hours

Day 18: Namche to Lukla

Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft -7 hr

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)

Kathmandu – 30 min

Day 20: Departure

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  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 1
  • Kathmandu Bhandara Drive
  • Kathmandu Lukla flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Guide for 18 days
  • Porter for 17 days
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu (Bodhi Boutique or similar)
  • 17 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • 18 x set breakfast, 17 x set lunch and 17 x set dinner while on trek.
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  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personnel expenses of any kind and travel insurance

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