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Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
Days
20
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Max. Elevation
5545 m / 18192 ft
Group size
1 - 20
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, Sep to Nov
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Jiri - Sete - Junbesi - Nunthala - Bupsa - Chhelplung - Namche - Tenboche - Dingboche - Lobuche - Gorak Shep - EBC - Kala Patthar - Pheriche - Khumjung - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Follow the historic and traditional route to Everest Base Camp via Jiri, retracing the footsteps of early Everest expeditions.
  • Traverse picturesque landscapes, including lush green hills, dense forests, and charming villages, providing a diverse and beautiful trekking experience.
  • Encounter the rich Sherpa culture and traditions in the villages along the way, gaining insights into the local way of life.
  • Explore remote villages such as Junbesi and Nunthala, providing a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region, including glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other majestic peaks.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar for a stunning sunrise view of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, offering one of the best vantage points in the region.

Overview

Jiri Everest trek package follows the old Everest trekking route. This ultimately lends it a title of 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 1953

With colossal height of 8848m, 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. Therefore, 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. You can find the remnants of several century old culture and traditions still persisting today.

Kathmandu to Lukla flight supplants the trekkers to save 8 days. 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 For the trekkers  on a pressed schedule and also for those willing to travel with adventures, Everest trek begins from the trek Lukla to Phakding.

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

Ace Holiday Treks currently offers 21 days Jiri Everest trek package that begins with 8hrs of drive.

We will pass through several sparsely populated villages and high pass to reach Phakding . Then we will 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.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax and recover from your journey. You can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu or rest in preparation for the upcoming trek.
Today is dedicated to exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu. Visit iconic landmarks such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the ancient Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, meet with your trekking guide for a briefing and finalize preparations for the trek.
We will head north east of Kathmandu and follow the scenic Araniko Highway. In an eight hours long drive we will have travelled a 187km road to reach Jiri. We will enjoy the sights of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa Mountains and Koshi River between our exciting drive.

The trek officially begins as you make your way from Bhandar to Sete. Traverse through dense forests, cross suspension bridges, and witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Sete, situated at an altitude of 2,575 meters, welcomes you with its tranquil surroundings.

The trek begins through the dense forest of blooming rhododendrons, maple and birch. On this day, the trek lends you  a rare opportunity to watch all the beautiful birds in the Everest. We will climb further to Lamjura Bhanjyang, a place that  offers striking views of mountains and peaks in Nepal. We will climb further to Tragdobuk that leads  us further to Junbesi standing at an altitude of 2700 meters.

Take a well-deserved rest in Junbesi and embark on a day hike to Idingma. The trek offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas and provides an opportunity to acclimatize to higher altitudes.

As we cross the river,  we will take the escalating trail through forest to reach the top of ridge. We will enjoy the majestic views  of Everest, Thamserku, Nuptse, Mera Peak and Lhotse mountains from the ridge . Then, we will 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.

After taking a short walk through the scattered Sherpa villages, we will walk down to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the bridge. Then, walk along the trail to Jubing, a Rai village. We will climb the hill to Kharikhola. After we are done with everything, its time to cross the river over bridge and walk down to Bupsa.
We will climb the forested ridge and reach Kharte village. We will climb further to Khari La Pass. Here the striking views of Gyachung Kyang and Khumbila Mountains will keep us grounded. We will descend to Puiyan and proceed further to Surkhe. Chheplung is located near Surkhe.

The trail proceeds  through the dense thickets of pine woods. We will pursue the trail to the suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River. Once we cross the river, we will spot the 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.

We will witness a sharp increase in altitude soon as we reach Namche Bazaar. Stopping to rest a little while will reduce the possibility of altitude sickness. We will explore the market area of Namche Bazaar and also visit nearby Khunde village.

Early in the morning, we will traverse the forest of rhododendron and juniper once we leave Namche Bazaar. Then we will  and take the descending trail to Kayangjuma. We will walk along small Sherpa settlement at Sansa to forest. It is from here that  we  head to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the river over suspension bridge until we  reach Phuki Thengna. From this spot, we will take the ascending trail to Tengboche Village.

We will wake up early in the morning and head to the top of  the 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.

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

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. It is from here that we will move through the scenic routes to Changri Glacier. Changri glacier offers the initia view of Kala Patthar. Likewise, 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.

Early in the morning, we will 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.

After the luch is done, we shall continue walking further until we reach Pheriche . The village  is  small yet culturally rich. Located at an altitude of 4371m, the village is populated by sherpas . The culture in Pheriche is much influenced by neighboring Tibetans.

We will walk through the hidden valley of Khumbu that stands at an altitude of 3970 meters. 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.

Descend from Khumjung to Lukla, marking the conclusion of your trek. Reflect on the incredible journey and celebrate your achievements with the local community.
Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu, providing a scenic end to your Everest Base Camp adventure. Enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu, perhaps with a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek.

Our representative shall be waiting outside the hotel for you to get ready. Then, they shall take you to the airport to depart. We hope you have a happy journey back  home. Cherish the memories of the trek.

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • Accommodation in a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • A guided tour of Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • All necessary permits for trekking, including fees for Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Full board during the trek, which means meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • The trek includes a guide and porters, who will receive daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance, and medical insurance (only for field staff/porters).
  • A group dinner upon arrival or departure, with a briefing about the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide during the entire trek.
  • Private vehicles for sightseeing tours based on the group size, accompanied by a city guide.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal visa and medical/travel insurance are not included.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and personal expenses like laundry are not covered.
  • If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu or during treks (where available), there's an additional cost.
  • Emergency evacuation, whether by any means of transportation or helicopter service, is an extra expense.
  • You need to bring your personal trek gear, including sleeping bags, duvet/down jackets, and kit/duffel bags.
  • Additional snacks, refreshments, and drinking water are at your own cost.
  • If you have to return early from the trek due to personal reasons or sickness, you'll need to cover the extra expenses yourself (can be claimed from your insurance).
  • Bring a personal medical kit based on your doctor's advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

This trek offers a classic and scenic approach to Everest Base Camp by starting in Jiri, allowing participants to experience the diverse landscapes and cultures of the lower Solu region before joining the main EBC trail.

The trek encompasses the picturesque landscapes of the lower Solu region, passing through villages like Jiri, Bhandar, and Nunthala, before joining the regular Everest Base Camp trail. It includes iconic stops like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Gorak Shep.

The trek is considered challenging due to its duration and varied terrain. Participants should have good fitness levels. On average, you'll walk around 15-20 kilometers per day, with some steep ascents and descents. Acclimatization days are included for altitude adjustment.

The trek is suitable for both solo travelers and groups. We form trekking groups based on similar trekking speeds and preferences to ensure a cohesive and enjoyable experience for everyone.

The Jiri route offers stunning views of the lower Solu region, with lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. As you join the main trail, you'll witness panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, creating unforgettable moments.

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