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Everes Base Camp Via Jiri

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21 Days
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Dennis Tedder
Once again, another incredible trip supported by Ace Holiday Treks and Narayn Bhatta. In March, 2017, my nephew joined me in Kathmandu where I now live; 90% of my decision to live in Kathmandu is as a result of Narayan Bhatta. My nephew and I trekked to Everest Base Camp... Read More
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Jiri Everest Trek package that pursues the old Everest Trekking Route. It is the classical Everest Base Camp Trek. Jiri to Everest route became popular when Tenjing Norgey Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary successfully climbed Mount Everest for the first time in the year 1953.
With colossal height of 8848meters, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world that lies in Khumbu Region of Nepal. 

Trekking from Jiri was the only viable option in earlier days when there was no airport in Lukla. These days, Everest trek from Jiri is not followed by many trekkers. So you can enjoy the privilege of treading through the least crowded trekking area which progresses through High Himalayan forest of blooming rhododendrons, rivers, high passes, ridges and desolate settlements where several century old culture and traditions are followed in its original form. 
Kathmandu to Lukla flight allows the trekkers to save 8days. In other words, it takes 8days to reach Phakding from Jiri while Phakding can be reached in a single day by taking Kathmandu Lukla flight. Many trekkers who are on tight schedule and those who wish to follow the easy Everest trek flies to Lukla and start the trek from Lukla to Phakding. 

The trail for trek Jiri Everest meets with Everest trail from Lukla in Phakding.

Ace Holiday Treks currently offers 21days Jiri Everest trek package that begins with 8hrs of drive. We will pass through several sparsely populated villages and high pass to reach Phakding and continue the trail to Everest Base camp. Jiri Everest trekking is more beneficial than Lukla Everest Base Camp trek because Jiri Everest trekking allows longer days for acclimatization. We will cross Dudhkoshi River, climb Lamjurala pass, explore Tengboche Village which is the home for largest monastery in Khumbu Region. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mera peaks, cross Trakshindo La Pass and Khari La Pass, visit Gorakshep lake and get sunrise view over Mount Everest from Kalapatthar.

Itinerary Outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Jiri
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya
Day 05: Trek to Kingja
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa
Day 09: Trek to Chheplung
Day 10: Trek to Phakding
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar 
Day 13: Trek to Tengboche
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche
Day 15: Trek to Lobuche
Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep Back to Gorakshep
Day 17: Trek to Kalapatthar Back to Gorakshep to Pheriche
Day 18: Trek to Khumjung
Day 19: Trek to Phakding
Day 20: Trek to Lukla
Day 21: Flight to Kathmandu
 
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
You will find our representative ready to greet you as soon as you disembark from the flight. You will be transferred to the hotel where brief orientation about the Everest Jiri trek is provided before you enjoy the delicious welcome dinner.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will take the light breakfast and head out for half day guided city tour during which we will explore UNESCO enlisted sites of Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Returning back, we will prepare for Everest Jiri Trek that begins on the next day. 

Day 03: Drive to Jiri
We will head north east of Kathmandu and follow the scenic Araniko Highway to cover 187km length of road which will take us to Jiri in about 8hours of drive. Enroute, we will enjoy the sights of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa Mountains and Koshi River.

Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya
Everest Jiri Trekking begins at Jiri. We will leave the paved road in Jiri and traverse the woods and stone steps to the river. Crossing the river, we will take the rising path to Shivalaya which exists at 1810m altitude. 

Day 05: Trek to Kingja
Walking further up from Shivalaya, we will reach Deurali which exists at 2710m altitude. Continuing the trek, we will walk past the dispersed settlements of Sangbadanda, Khasrubas, and Mahabir to arrive at Bhandar. From Bhandar, we will take the descending trail to Doharpa and Baranda villages. We will cross the bridge and take the escalating trail to Kingja. 

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi
Trek begins through the dense forest of blooming rhododendrons, maple and birch. The trek on this day offers rare opportunity of bird watching in Everest. We will climb further to Lamjura Bhanjyang which offers striking views of mountains and peaks in Nepal. We will climb further to Tragdobuk which leads us further to Junbesi that exists at 2700m altitude.

Day 07: Trek to Nunthala
Crossing the river, we will take the escalating trail through forest to reach the top of ridge. We will enjoy the views of Everest, Thamserku, Nuptse, Mera Peak and Lhotse mountains from the ridge and walk through Salung to Ringmo Khola. We will climb from the river to Ringmo village. Advancing further, we will climb Trakshindo La Pass and walk through Trashindo to Nunthala. 

Day 08: Trek to Bupsa
After taking brief walk through the scattered Sherpa villages, we will lower down to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and take the escalating trail to Jubing which is the Rai village. We will climb the hill to Kharikhola. We will cross the river over bridge and lower down to Bupsa. 

Day 09: Trek to Chheplung
We will climb the forested ridge and reach Kharte village. We will climb further to Khari La Pass which offers striking views of Gyachung Kyang and Khumbila Mountains. We will descend to Puiyan and proceed further to Surkhe. Chheplung is located near to Surkhe.

Day 10: Trek to Phakding
We will follow the street that is lined with Mani Walls. We will walk through the forest to a steel suspension bridge. We will climb the hill and cross another bridge over Thado Koshi River to reach Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the river, we will move in and out of Ghat to reach Phakding. 

Day11: Trek to Namche Bazaar 
The trail progresses through the dense thickets of pine woods. We will pursue the trail to the suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River. Crossing the river, we will move in and out of small but culturally rich Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale to reach Namche Bazaar which is the trade center and also the gateway to Everest Khumbu Region. 

Day12: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar 
There will be sharp increase in altitude after Namche Bazaar. Taking rest will reduce the possibility of high altitude sickness. We will explore the market area of Namche Bazaar and also visit nearby Khunde village.

Day13: Trek to Tengboche
Leaving Namche Bazaar early in the morning, we will traverse the forest of rhododendron and juniper and take the descending trail to Kayangjuma. We will walk along small Sherpa settlement at Sansa to forest from where we will head to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge and reach Phuki Thengna from where we will take the ascending trail to Tengboche Village.

Day14: Trek to Dingboche
We will wake up early in the morning and head to the top of ridge that allows striking views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest Mountains. Returning back, we will pay visit to Tengboche Monastery which is the largest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu Region. We will pass through the settlement at Pheriche and lower down to Lobuche River from where we will follow the steep path uphill to Dingboche.

Day15: Trek to Lobuche
We will advance through Khumbu Khola Valley and take the raising path to Dusa. We will cross Phulung Karpo and descend to the river. We will cross the river over bridge and reach Dughla. Climbing the ridge, we will move in and out of Chupki Lhara and lower down to Khumbu Glacier. We will move through rocks and boulders to Gorakshep and walk 5km more to reach Lobuche.

Day16: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep Back to Gorakshep
We will exit from the Khumbu Glacier and climb the ridge to view Pumori, Khumutse and Nuptse mountains. Walking further, we will reach Thangma Riju from where we will move through the scenic route to Changri Glacier. Changri glacier offers first view of Kala Patthar. We will reach Gorak Shep Lake. Proceeding further, we will head to Everest Base Camp and enjoy sights of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori Mountains. We will return back to Gorakshep.

Day17: Trek to Kala Patthar Back to Gorakshep- Pheriche
We will take the early morning trek to Kalapatthar and enjoy the view of sunrise over Mount Everest. The route offers views of Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse Peaks. We will return back to Gorakshep.
We will take lunchand continue Walking further, we will reach Pheriche which is the small yet culturally rich village of Sherpa ethnics located at 4371m altitude. The culture in Pheriche is much influenced by neighboring Tibetans.

Day 18: Trek to Khumjung
We will walk through the hidden valley of Khumbu that exists at 3970m altitude. The trail continues to the base of Khumbila Mountain. Khumjung is the largest village in Khumbu region. It is believed that Khumjung monastery possesses the scalp of yeti.

Day 19: Trek to Phakding
After taking an early breakfast, we will lower down through blooming rhododendron forest and walk along local tea houses to Phakding that exists at 2610m altitude. 

Day20: Trek to Lukla
From Phakding, we will retrace our route to hotel in Lukla. We will manage our photos and pack the things for Lukla Kathmandu flight.

Day21: Flight to Kathmandu
We will take 35minutes of scenic Lukla Kathmandu flight. We will return back to hotel in Kathmandu and celebrate successful trek Everest Jiri 
Cost Included:
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Flight ticket for guide Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to jiri by local bus with staff.
  • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fee.

Cost Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.

General
  • For seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary ACE duffel bag for you to keep.)

Daypack
  • Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
  • Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don't go cheap here.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand
  •     1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts   for additional warmth.
  •     1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  •     1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs
  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
 All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet
  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous, but Important !
  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  • 2 bandanas.

Optional
  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 Days
Accomodation: Teahouse or guest house
Seasons : October to early December; March and April
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking and Walking
No. of Pax : Min 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Old Everest trekking route.
  • Classical Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Tenjing Norgey Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary successfully climbed Mount Everest for the first time in the year 1953.

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