Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri 24 days

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Duration 24 Days
Fitness Level Challenging
Max Elevation 5,545 m
Meals Full Board Meal
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month March - May and September - Mid December
Price USD 1950

Trip Introduction

Everest base camp trekking from Jiri is one of the well-known and classic trekking trails to reach Mt. Everest (8848m). This trek rewards you with lots of experiences as well as wonderful Himalayan scenery. This region is generally inhabited by the Sherpas, and the major features of this journey are the ice-cold rivers, alpine forests, amazing rhododendron and forests, high passes, beautiful mountains, alluring monasteries, mountain villages, and meeting friendly local people. A breathtaking extended trek that takes you from the lower regions all the way up into the heart of the magnificent Himalaya at the foot of the highest mountains of the world. The journey begins with a long drive to Jiri from Kathmandu.

The trek starts from Jiri and finishes in Lukla while passing through many amusing and exciting villages that many adventurers visit every year. While on the trek, you will travel through glacial streams and alpine jungles while enjoying the great hospitality of local people living there. The path leads through numerous villages of various cultural groups. While visiting the Buddhist monasteries embellished with prayer flags, you will get a brief look at Buddhism in the Himalayas. The trail likewise reaches the most sacred monastery of the area, Tengboche Monastery. The path goes through high passes including Deurali Pass (2705m), Thaksindo-La Pass (3071m), and Lamjura-La Pass (3530m). Some of the peaks that can be seen during this journey are Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyo (8201m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Makalu (8481m), Thamserku (6623m), and numerous other surrounding peaks. You will likewise have the chance to have a close look at the wonderful Khumbu Icefall from Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp trekking from Jiri is an incredible exploration and challenging trek for physically fit trekkers, who are wishing to test themselves in the Himalayas of Nepal.

In Everest base camp trekking from Jiri (package of 24 days), we always make sure to keep you totally protected and create amazing memories of the magnificent mountains.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1,955 m): 7 - 8 hours by bus
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya (1,770 m): 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 05: Trek to Bhandar (2,190 m): 5 - 6 hours tre
Day 06: Trek to Sete (3,220 m): 7 hours trek
Day 07: Trek to Junbesi (2,700 m): 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 08: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Trek to Nunthala (2,194 m): 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 10: Trek to Khari Khola (2,040m) 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 11: Trek to Paiya (2,730m) 5 - 6 hours trek
Day 12: Trek to Phakding (2,652m) 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3,440m) 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 14: Acclimatization Day
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m) 4 -5 hours trek
Day 16: Trek to Pheriche (4,240m) 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 17: Acclimatization Day
Day 18: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m) 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 19: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,380m) and Gorakshep (5,160m) 3 - 4 hours
Day 20: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545m) and Dingboche (4,410m) 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 7 - 8 hrs walk
Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2,652m) 6-7 hours trek
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu (1300m) 30 - 35 mins flight 
Day 24: Final day

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Today is the starting of the day of our trip, we send our organization agents to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be heartily welcomed with greetings and shifted towards tourist standard hotels. We additionally plan for a meeting at our office for a discussion about the upcoming trek. Today, we offer welcome dinner in an appreciated local restaurant, where you can enjoy Nepalese cultural dance and music with great Nepali dishes.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking preparation

Kathmandu valley is a real spot to sight major cultural and historical sites. Early morning, we step forward to sightseeing some historical spots which are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending some hours to explore these locations, we return back for finalizing our trekking equipment, which is required during our trek and this night we spend at fine hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Jiri (1,955 m): 7 to 8 hours by bus

Early morning after having a delicious breakfast, our private vehicle transfers us to the bus station to catch the bus towards Jiri. After that leaving Kathmandu, we pass through Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel and many other large settlements viewing terraced field and following Araniko highway to reach Jiri. After stepping Jiri, we explore the town for some hours and spent a night at a lodge in Jiri.

Day 4: Trek to Shivalaya (1,770 m): 4 to 5 hours walk

Today, we develop our trek climbing through steep rocky and dusty path viewing famous snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung to reach Chitre. From there, the trail drops down to the riverside and crossing suspension bridge finally takes to the bottom of the valley, Shivalaya. Leisure hours will be spent by exploring the village of Shivalaya and night will be spent at Lodge there.

Day 5: Trek to Bhandar (2,190 m): 5 to 6 hours walk

Leaving beautiful village Shivalaya, we start the uphill climb and finally at the top of the hill, we step Deurali (2,710 m). From here, crossing a pleasing forest trail drops downhill which leads towards Bandar. Finally, after stepping aimed at the destination of the day remaining hours will be spent by exploring Tibetan Gompas and twin stupa there and this night will be spent at a lodge in Bandar.

Day 6: Trek to Sete (3,220 m): 7 hours walk

Aiming our destination, we move forward passing different settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Along walking downhill through the pleasing forest takes to Likhu River. From there, crossing bridge over Khola, we continue our walk towards Likhu Khola valley and climb a ridge to ascend Kinja along short walk takes to climb and continuing walk through rhododendron forest offers Sete for stay overnight.

Day 7: Junbesi (2,700 m): 6 to 7 hours walk

Today, we trigger our trek early morning with a steep climb through Rhododendron, pine and juniper forests followed by few scattered farmhouses and tea houses till Lamjura pass. Enjoying awesome view of green hills trail drops towards Sherpa village Junbesi by crossing a lovely forest. This night will be spent at a lodge in Junbesi.

Day 8: Acclimatization day

Though we are at acceptable elevation, we have separated this day as acclimatization day to make our trip more easy and effective. This day, we spend our day exploring Junbesi (Sherpa village) or by hiking up to Phugmochhe to visit traditional Sherpa Art center. For the remaining few hours, we rest at the lodge and spent this overnight at the same lodge in Junbesi.

Day 9: Trek to Nunthala (2,194 m): 6 to 7 hours walk

Today crossing a wooden bridge, we reach trail junction and following that trial, we climb up the pleasing forest and descent to Phurteng to sight the first view of giant Mount Everest along with many other famous mountains too. Continuing walk through crossing numerous rivers and settlements along Trakshindo La pass, we walk down to Trashingo. From here, short walk passing rhododendron forest and terraced fields offer Nunthala for overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek to Khari Khola (2,040 m): 4 to 5 hours walk

Today, we develop our trial descending downward towards Dudh Koshi River till we meet the bridge. After crossing the bridge across the river, we walk towards Jubing passing terraced fields and forests and then we straight head toward Churkha and from here, easy step climb takes us to a Sherpa village of Khari Khola to spend a night.

Day 11: Trek to Paiya (2,730 m): 5 to 6 hours walk

Developing our easy steps forward from Khari Khola, the trail first takes to cross a suspension bridge and a steep ascend offers Bupsa. From Bupsa, the trial further rises towards Kharte crossing woods and few tea shops and we continue our walk forward-viewing mountains until we reach Paiya. After stepping Paiya, we spent our night there.

Day 12: Trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 6 to 7 hours walk

Quitting Paiya in the morning time, we pass Surke walking through winding trails and climb towards Chaurikharka (best fertile land of Khumbu Region). Continuing our walk, after a short time we can join the regular Everest Base Camp trail at Lukla and after a 3 to 4 hours walk from Lukla, Phakding is steeped. After that, this night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 13: Trek to Namche (3, 440 m): 6 to 7 hours

Today, leaving Phakding and following our trek forward through the east bank of Dudh Koshi River along crossing several suspension bridges and attractive rhododendron forests, we reach Monjo (gateway of Sagarmatha national park) where you can enjoy tea shops. From Monjo, ultimately permit check post arrives and finishing all the terms, we start to walk uphill and finally we reach Namche Bazaar for spending our night.

Day 14: Acclimatization day

This day is also separated for acclimatization day because we are on high increasing elevation more than 3,000 m so we need proper acclimatization for that and we don’t develop our step upward this day but this day we plan to explore throughout nearby villages, visit museum, national parks and enjoy on internet free cafes on beyond time.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m): 4 to 5 hours walk

Developing early trek through the glacial walk of Dudh Koshi River, enjoying views of Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, and Amadablam along with passing settlements, mini walls and pleasing forests finally offers Sansa. From here, we take a steep to ascend to step Tengboche and we explore monastery there on remaining hours before joining lodge there.

Day 16: Trek to Pheriche (4,240 m): 4 to 5 hours walk

On day sixteenth leaving the beautiful village, we drop our walk down towards the river and after crossing the noisy river, we walk through lush forest and mini settlements to ascend up to Pangboche. From there, again we climb up passing alpine meadows and yak herds until we reach Pheriche. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pheriche.

Day 17: Acclimatization day

This day is also divided as acclimatization day at an elevation above 4,000 m. For proper acclimatization, we spend our day by exploring Pheriche or as an option we can hike up towards rigid for enjoying and noticing a stunning view of great mountains. We also study the culture and lifestyle of people in Pheriche and this night will also be spent at the same lodge in Pheriche.

Day 18: Trek to Lobuche (4,928 m): 4 to 5 hours

Developing moderate and easy trek leaving Pheriche trail leads towards Imja valley. Developing our trek forward, we step Dingboche on the same way crossing Khumbu Khola valley and Dughla offers Dusa. After reaching Dusa, the valley begins to narrow down and walking forward towards the roaring stream leaving glacier behind, takes to Lobuche for stay overnight.

Day 19: Trek to Everest base camp (5,380 m and Gokarshep (5,160 m): 3 to 4 hours

We head forward quitting Lobuche along passing pyramid sign and targeting Everest base camp. After a few ups and downs we reach Gokarshep, and following the route, walking through rocky trail and glaciers finally we step Everest base camp. Nearly small ascend offers 360 views of tall mountains from the top which is satisfying. After spending some hours of time to capture the moments, we come down to Gokarshep to stay and spent overnight.

Day 20: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545 m) and Dingboche (4,410 m): 3 to 4 hours

From Gokarshep, we start our walk upward aiming to reach Kalapathar early morning before sunrays hit the mountains. After walking some hours leaving Gokarshep, we reach to the famous viewpoint of Kalapathar to sight amazing view of Kalapathar being changed by the morning direct sunlight. After spending some hours, we walk back catching an earlier developed route till Dingboche overnight.

Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 7 to 8 hours walk

Early morning crossing Imja valley, the moderate walk takes to Pheriche and from Pheriche, we drop down to Pangboche valley before steeping Tengboche. The steep descent from Tengboche crossing Dudh Koshi River takes to Sansa and Namche bazaar is an easy walk from here. After a long walk, we step Namche bazaar and this night will be spent at fine hotel here.

Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2,652 m): 6 to 7 hours

This day following our trek, we drop down to cross the bridge across Dudh Koshi River and a little distance walk offers Monjo. Finishing some considerations on the same pass point we descend to Phakding crossing other settlements. Following the trail crossing the same Lush forests and rivers expanding the lifestyle of Sherpa settlement and terraced field will finally offer you Lukla. This is the last night to spend on the Himalayas.

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300 m): 30 to 35-minute flight

After having light breakfast, we catch our morning flight to Kathmandu. Guide manages all the formalities for your flight and hires porters for your bag and luggage. After you land on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu) our private vehicle will be there to pick you up and escort towards fine hotel and night will be spent at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 24: Final day

On the final day of the trip, you can go to collecting some memories for your loving one before the flight time. Our company’s private vehicle will take you to the airport focusing your flight time for your final departure and our representative wishes for your safe journey and successful forward steps with respects and greetings at the airport.

Trip Includes

  • Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights' twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Accomodation during Trek: Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in attached bathroom in available places ]
  • Meals: 3 Meals per day during trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist one course of meal)
  • Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Domestic Airfare:  Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
  • Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses

Trip Excludes

  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
  • Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as  a token of appreciation.
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
  • Nepal arrival visa