Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 26 days

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  •  Duration: 26 days
  •  Trip Code: -
  •  Best Time: -February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
  •  Trek Start-End: - Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
  •  Group Size: -
  •  Trip Grade: -
  •  Max Elevation: -5,555 m/18,225 ft
  •  Accommodation: -

Trip highlights:

  • A chance at sightseeing the world heritage sites(Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa).
  • A chance to follow the footprints of Hillary and Tenzing.
  • Get familiarized with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri at the altitude of 5,483 m.
  • Cross over the Cho La Pass at 5,300 m.
  • Get impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall & the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Climb the Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5,555 m.
  • The world’s highest Mt Everest.
  • Visit the Tengboche monastery.
  • Catch a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Day 2: Sightseeing around the valley
  • Day 3: Drive to Jiri (187 km ) by a public bus - 8 hours
  • Day 4: Trek to Bhandar (2200 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 5: Trek to Sete (2,645 m) - 6 hrs
  • Day 6: Trek to Junbensi (2,675 m) - 6 hrs
  • Day 7: Trek to Nunthala (2,440 m) - 5 hrs
  • Day 8: Trek to Kharikhola (2,020 m) -5 hrs
  • Day 9: Trek to Puiyan (2,700 m) - 6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2,646 m) - 5 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hrs
  • Day 12: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 13: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 15: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 16: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo - 5 hours
  • Day 17: Trek to Thangna (4,500 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 18: Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 19: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m ) - 4 hours
  • Day 20: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) - 8 hours
  • Day 21: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 7 hours
  • Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 24: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Day 26: Transfer to the Airport

Trip information:

Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is an extremely recommended trekking route of the Everest region. In 1953 two renown figures, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa had taken the same route for the Mt. Everest expedition.

After an eight hour beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, our trek will start the following morning, by passing through the lower parts of the Everest region that are relatively untrained compared to the northern side of the district around Namche Bazaar. This will enable trekkers to experience many inherited aspects of culture and local people. The tracks pass through various villages of various ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpa. Walking along this trek will involve many ups and downs with the path being well serviced with tea houses and good campsites in most of the villages.

Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Firstly, on arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport. He/She will be holding up the signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then directly be escorted to your hotel. You can visit our office to get more information about the trek. In case you happen to arrive after 4 pm, you will be briefed about the trip by our authorized guide. You will be provided with our trek duffel bag and cap. Please make sure to carry along your passport, 3 copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure to clear any due balance and then sign on the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer form. You can stroll around the city in the evening. Stay overnight at the Hotel. No meals are included.

Day 2Sightseeing around the valley

We will start our day with a satisfying breakfast and leave around 8.30 am on a private vehicle and an authorized tour guide at your company. We will visit the world heritage sites around the valley, some including Bhaktapur Durbar Square- the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, is a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred temple located on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Although one cannot enter the main temple unless they are Hindus, you can see the temple and observe the activities performed from the eastern Bagmati river. Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest and holiest stupa built in the 5th century. You will find Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world especially Tibet, taking rounds of the stupa and spinning the prayer wheels. Then we can go for further exploration around the Thamel and shop for the next day’s trekking gears Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3Drive to Jiri (187 km ) by a public bus - 8 hours

After breakfast, we will go on a challenging but scenic day-long public bus ride up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri, the trail-head of the Everest trek, that will be our first camp. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4Trek to Bhandar (2200 m) - 6 hours

We will begin the walk with a climb to the ridge-top at 2,400 m after which the trail will descend 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 (2,200m). We will possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3,090 m. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 5Trek to Sete (2,645 m) - 6 hrs

We will walk the trail that drops down to the Likhu Khola and cross the river at 1,580 m, and onto Kenja. Now we will make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is very steep, hence it crosses to Sete and an abandoned stupa at 2,575 m. We will continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 6Trek to Junbensi (2,675 m) - 6 hrs

Trek will begin with a long but progressive climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m. There you will be rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blossoming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, where we will stop to have a good lunch. From the top, we will descend to Tragdobuk (2,860 m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675 m). Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 7Trek to Nunthala (2,440 m) - 5 hrs

We will climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slightly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail will lead to the hospital and the airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we will make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We will 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 1980s and bypasses many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we will reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail will drop down past the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440 m. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 8Trek to Kharikhola (2,020 m) -5 hrs

The trail will continue descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail will then rise through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola (2,020 m). Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 9Trek to Puiyan (2,700 m) - 6 hrs

We will begin the day with a climb to Puiyan through Sherpa villages and woods, passing through a narrow canyon before reaching Puiyan. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10Trek to Phakding (2,646 m) - 5 hrs

On this day we will continue the climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we will climb down to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hrs

After breakfast, we will recommence trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, and cross this majestic river many times on thrilling suspension bridges weighted with prayer flags. After accessing the Sagamartha National Park, the trail escalates steeply with awe-inspiring views. Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Everest, is a dwelling to numerous quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, Internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the most populous village along the entire Everest trail. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 12Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air and get acclimatized to the weather conditions. We will hike a short distance to a museum that is glorified for its displays of the folkloric customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see gratifying views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 13Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) - 5 hours

The trail ascends steeply out of the valley through the rhododendron forest. Juniper and large conifer will start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very natural in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer hamlets. The views of Khumbu La and Taboche are magnificent throughout the day. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 14Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) - 5 hours

After the warm breakfast, we will climb a ridge for an extraordinary view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again ascends steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 15Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) - 5.5 hours

The trek today will take us to one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. We will have an excursion and hiking trip around Gokyo. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 16Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo - 5 hours

Early in the morning, we will have to take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are abundant rewards for those who attempt this trip – you will get astounding views of the amazing Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 17Trek to Thangna (4,500 m) - 4 hours

After a heavy satisfying breakfast, we will trek to the foot of Cho La pass. Accommodation in Thangna will be very basic and in a dormitory-based room because of its remoteness. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 18Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) - 7 hours

We will start walking before dawn at 4:00 or 5:00 am in order to reach the pass by 9:00 am – 10:00 am and avoid bad weather conditions of the noontime. We will cross over at an altitude of 5,300 m where we could be imperiled to strong winds if we cross too late. We will start to climb the steep trail that is frequently used and easy to follow. Though, the difficulty may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes inconvenient problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the brilliant views, then we will descend to the Dzongla at noon. Accommodation in Dzongla will be very basic and in a dormitory-style room because of its remoteness. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 19Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m ) - 4 hours

This will be a rather easier and shorter route that will take us to Lobuche after 4 hours of trekking. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 20Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) - 8 hours

This is will be a long and challenging day walking along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you will get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to strive for the summit. The appearance of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is sensational. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 21Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) - 7 hours

This will be one of the most stressful yet satisfying days of the trek. Most of the morning will be spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at an altitude of 5,555 m. The ascension is demanding but the climber will get a magnanimous mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, pillars directly ahead and on all sides approach the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and innumerable others. We will make an instantaneous descent to Gorak Shep and have a warm satisfying breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 22Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 7 hours

Early morning breakfast and then we will leave the mountains behind us. Our path will take us through Pangboche and Tengboche before advancing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We will arrive back to Namche in the afternoon. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 23Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours

This will be our last day of trekking since we will be returning to Lukla where our trek began. We will enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the individual achievement of all those who were a part of this journey. The afternoon will be free, so you can roam about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, we will have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 24Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your starting hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel. Breakfast is included.

Day 25Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

After an exhausting trek, this will be a relaxation day for you. It is more like an extra day to use for a flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to unpredictable weather conditions. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances to make this day a memorable one for you. (Our staff will accompany you). Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 26Transfer to the Airport

We will provide you with the morning breakfast. Lastly, our representative will escort you to the International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Breakfast is included.

Price Includes

✔  Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle

✔  3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast

✔  One full day guided city tour by private vehicle

✔  Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance

✔  Trekking permits and Tims permits

✔  Flight tickets to Kathmandu from Lukla

✔  All meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

✔  Public bus to Jiri ( private car by request but price may vary)

✔  Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses

✔  A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses

✔  Insurance of Guide and Porter

✔  All required local tax and Gov tax

✔  Down jackets and sleeping bags

✔  Trekking route Map

✔  Official T-shirt

Tour Excluded

❌  Nepal arrival visa

❌  Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner

❌  Monument entrance fees

❌  Your personal nature expenses eg. All drinks,Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage

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