Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Price

USD 1689

Trip Duration

18 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5545 m / 18192 ft (Kalapatthar)

Accommodation

Teahouse

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1-15

Best Season

Sep to Dec and March to May

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Brief Insight

The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek journey starts with a bus drive to Jiri which is located in the east of Kathmandu. During the autumn and spring season, one can take a bus drive directly up to Salleri. From this place, the walking journey starts. The most ravishing part of this trekking in Nepal is the wonders of Mother Nature and multiethnic people villages. Unlike the contemporary Everest Base Camp Trek route the trail showcases plenty of green lush forests, streams, waterfalls, and villages. Places like Nunthala, Bupsa, and Surke will be on the way before reaching Phakding to meet the modern EBC trek trail. On the way rhododendron, pines, magnolia, and many more vegetations can be experienced. Villages of Rai and Sherpa communities along with their terraced farmlands endow different understandings of rural Nepalese people residing near Mt. Everest. Once you have trekked for more than three days you will reach Phakding. We will follow the normal modern route towards Everest Base Camp from this place. Please visit our Everest Base Camp Trek package on our website for more information about this place. While returning from the trip we will take the Lukla route. A scenic mountain flight from the world’s most extreme airport to Kathmandu will be our last act of this journey in Nepal.

Book the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek package and experience the classic trek of the Everest region. If you want to experience culture, traditions, woods, and wildlife along with the Himalayan wilderness in Nepal this is the only trekking route that offers all. Therefore, without any delay just embarks on your quest of reaching the base camp of Mount Everest with us. We are ready to take you for astounding high-altitude trekking in Nepal at the heartland of Mt. Everest.

Highlights of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • The trek passes through several Sherpa villages, providing trekkers with a chance to witness the unique culture and way of life of the Sherpa people.
  • The trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to a variety of rare and endangered flora and fauna, including the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer.
  • Reaching Everest Base Camp is the highlight of the trek, allowing trekkers to witness the stunning beauty of Mount Everest up close and see the colorful prayer flags and tents of the climbers preparing to summit the mountain.
  • Trekking to Kala Patthar, a viewpoint situated at an altitude of 5545m, offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Jiri (1905meter) from Kathmandu

The drive from Kathmandu to Jiri is a common starting point for those wishing to trek to Everest Base Camp. The journey typically takes 8-9 hours to cover a distance of approximately 187 kilometers. The route passes through charming villages and towns such as Dhulikhel, Banepa, and Dolalghat, providing a picturesque experience.
Upon arrival in Jiri, trekkers can commence their journey towards Lukla, which marks the beginning of the Everest Base Camp trek. Opting to drive to Jiri offers a cost-effective alternative to flying to Lukla and an opportunity to enjoy Nepal’s rural scenery.

Day 2 : Trek to Deurali (2705meter) from Jiri

Trekking from Jiri to Deurali is a favored trail among trekkers who want to explore Nepal’s picturesque terrain. The journey spans approximately 10 kilometers and takes around 6-7 hours to complete.
Throughout the trek, hikers pass through charming villages and get a glimpse of the area’s unique customs and practices. Along the route to Deurali, hikers are treated to an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayan mountain range and verdant forests filled with stunning rhododendrons and other lush vegetation.
Additionally, the area surrounding Jiri boasts incredible natural scenery that trekkers can appreciate en route to Deurali. Ultimately, the trek to Deurali is an ideal way to discover Nepal’s natural wonders while also immersing oneself in the local way of life.

Day 3 : Trek to Sete (2575meter) from Deurali

The trek from Deurali to Sete is not included in the typical Everest Base Camp trek but is a popular and scenic route that involves a challenging climb to an altitude of 2,575 meters. The journey takes around 4-5 hours and features a steep ascent through beautiful rhododendron forests and meadows. Upon reaching Sete, trekkers can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and rest at one of the village’s teahouses. Junbesi is another picturesque village that can be reached from Sete. While this trek is not part of the standard Everest Base Camp itinerary, it is a worthwhile option for those planning the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 4 : Trek to Junbeshi (2675meter) from Sete

The trek from Sete to Junbesi is a popular and picturesque route for those on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek. The journey takes about 6-7 hours and involves a gradual uphill climb through forests and pastures, with stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. Junbesi is a lovely village located at an altitude of 2,675 meters and offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Sherpa culture.
The village boasts several monasteries and temples to explore, as well as a variety of teahouses that offer traditional Sherpa cuisine. Overall, this trek is a fantastic opportunity to experience the natural beauty and culture of the region.

Day 5 : Trek to Nun Thala (2854meter)

The trek from Junbesi to Nunthala is a significant part of the popular Everest Base Camp trek that takes trekkers through gorgeous landscapes and charming villages. Nunthala, situated at an altitude of 2,854 meters, is a well-known resting point on the trek. The journey takes around 5-6 hours and features both uphill and downhill terrains, passing through various small villages like Ringmo and Taksindu. The trail presents breathtaking views of the mountains in the vicinity, including Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. At Nunthala, one can take a break at any of the village’s teahouses and savor the local Nepalese cuisine. From Nunthala, the trek continues to Bupsa, which is another famous stop on the Everest Base Camp trek, taking about 3-4 hours and involving a steep climb. Overall, this trek is an excellent opportunity to experience the rich local culture and magnificent natural beauty of the area.

Day 6 : Trek to Bupsa (2700meter) from Nun Thala

Today, we will be visiting the agricultural land of the Rai and Sherpa community. Our journey will take us alongside the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Kharikhola (2050m). Along the way, we will pass through the village of Juving (1680m), which is a large Rai community. Our final destination for today is Bupasa, where we will explore the Buddhist Monastery and the surrounding village. We will be walking for approximately 6 hours and will spend the night at a guest house.
The trek from Nunthala to Bupsa is a scenic route that takes you through traditional Sherpa villages, dense forests, and beautiful mountainous landscapes.

Day 7 : Trek to Surke (2300meter) from Bupsa

On this day, we will embark on a trek from Bupsa to Surke, which is situated at an elevation of 2300 meters. The journey will take us through picturesque mountain paths that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding terrain. The trek will be physically demanding due to its steep ascents and descents. We will pass through small villages and communities, providing us with an opportunity to connect with the locals and discover their way of life. It is crucial to maintain a steady pace and stay hydrated since the trek will last for several hours. When we arrive at Surke, we will settle into our lodging and prepare for the following day’s trek.

Day 8 : Trek to Phakding (2610meter) from Surka

We will be trekking from Surke to Phakding on this day, which is situated at an elevation of 2610 meters. Our route will take us through picturesque landscapes, including verdant forests and cascading waterfalls. We will traverse the Dudh Koshi River multiple times, crossing it on suspension bridges. During our journey, we will come across small Sherpa settlements, providing us with an opportunity to acquaint ourselves with the local culture and customs.
The trek will be strenuous in certain sections, with some steep inclines and declines. It is critical to maintain adequate hydration levels and walk at a comfortable pace to ensure our safety. After reaching Phakding, we will settle into our lodging and spend the night resting.

Day 9 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440meter) from Phakding

Today, we will be hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, which is situated at an elevation of 3440 meters. The trail will take us through dense forests and rocky paths, providing us with a glimpse of towering peaks in the distance. A major highlight of our trek will be crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, which spans the Dudh Koshi River. As we move ahead, we will be gradually ascending to higher altitudes, which can lead to altitude sickness. It is crucial to proceed slowly and adjust to the altitude to avoid any health issues.

Namche Bazaar is a lively market town that serves as the gateway to the Everest region. It is an important hub for the Sherpa community and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the neighboring mountains. After reaching Namche Bazaar, we will take some time to rest and explore the town. We will also spend an additional day here to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 10 : Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatisaion

To prevent altitude sickness and help our bodies adjust to high altitude, it is essential to rest for a day at Namche Bazaar. We will not engage in any strenuous activities, but instead, we will take it easy and explore the town. Visiting the local market and interacting with the friendly Sherpa people is one way to spend our time.

In addition, we can take a brief hike to Khumjung village, which is well-known for its monastery housing the purported Yeti scalp. This hike will aid in our acclimatization process while also offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. We will return to Namche Bazaar in the evening and rest to prepare for the next phase of our journey. Taking a rest day for acclimatization is critical for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Day 11 : Trek to Tengboche (3867meter)

After taking a day to rest and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar, we will continue our trek to Tengboche, which sits at an altitude of 3867 meters. Along the way, we will pass through beautiful forests of rhododendron and juniper and enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

During the trek, we will also have the opportunity to observe the Sherpa people’s lifestyle and culture in the small villages and hamlets we pass. When we arrive in Tengboche, we will visit the Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 12 : Trek to Dingboche (4260meter)

The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is a well-known and picturesque route in the Everest area of Nepal. This hike showcases some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Khumbu region, including dense forests, icy rivers, and high altitude terrain.

The distance between Tengboche and Dingboche is around 10 kilometers, and the trek usually takes around 4 to 5 hours, depending on your speed and the time you spend enjoying the views.

To begin the trek, you’ll depart Tengboche early in the morning after breakfast. You’ll follow the trail that descends through the rhododendron and pine forests to the Imja River, cross the river over a suspension bridge, and ascend to Pangboche village, one of the oldest settlements in the region. You’ll then continue trekking along the river, passing through Somare and Orsho villages, until you reach Dingboche, which sits at an elevation of 4260 meters.

Throughout the journey, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Island Peak. You’ll also encounter small Sherpa villages, where you can take a break and refuel.

It’s critical to remember that as you climb to higher altitudes, you must acclimate properly to avoid altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, take your time, and listen to your body. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, or dizziness, take a break and seek medical attention if necessary.

Day 13 : Trek to Lobuche (4800meter)

The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is a challenging and popular route in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek takes you through high altitude terrain, rocky paths, and amazing views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The distance between Dingboche and Lobuche is about 7 kilometers, and the trek generally takes around 4 to 5 hours, depending on your pace and the time you spend resting.

To begin the trek, you’ll depart Dingboche early in the morning after breakfast. You’ll follow the trail that ascends the ridge towards the Khumbu Glacier, passing through Dusa and Thukla villages before reaching a steep uphill climb to the Thukla Pass. You can take a break at the pass, where you’ll find memorials for climbers who lost their lives on Everest. Afterward, you’ll continue trekking along the path that follows the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier until you reach Lobuche, which sits at an elevation of 4800 meters.

During the trek, you’ll encounter breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. You’ll also face steep inclines and rocky terrain, which can be physically demanding.

It’s vital to keep in mind that as you hike to higher altitudes, you must acclimate properly to prevent altitude sickness. Stay hydrated, take your time, and pay attention to your body. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, or dizziness, take a break and seek medical attention if necessary.

Day 14 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360meter) from Lobuche and back to Gorakshep (5160meter)

The trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep is a popular route for trekkers who want to experience the stunning beauty of the Everest region in Nepal.
The trek takes 3-4 hours to reach Gorakshep and offers stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding peaks. The most challenging day is hiking to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep in one day, taking about 3-4 hours, crossing the Khumbu Icefall and glacier.

Day 15 : Trek to Kalapatthar (5545meter) and back to Pheriche (4243meter)

Kala Patthar is optional but highly recommended, taking about 2-3 hours to reach the summit and offering stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
This day marks the beginning of your descent from the Everest Base Camp region.
The trek to Pheriche takes about 4-5 hours and involves a steep descent.
You’ll pass through the villages of Lobuche and Thukla before reaching Pheriche

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440meter)

The journey to Namche Bazaar requires approximately 6-7 hours of walking and includes a steady decline. Along the way, you’ll traverse through a series of Sherpa communities and get a chance to discover more about their culture. Namche Bazaar is a lively and active town featuring various dining options and stores to explore.

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2800meter)

It takes approximately 6-7 hours to journey to Lukla with a gradual decline, passing through multiple tiny towns and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Lukla is the final destination of the trek, and where you will board a flight to return to Kathmandu.

Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure onward Kathmandu

If you need to get from Lukla to Kathmandu airport for your departure, you can take a flight from Lukla airport. This flight is typically around 30 minutes and is operated by different airlines.
It’s recommended that you arrive at the Lukla airport an hour before your scheduled departure time, and you can arrange for a taxi or shuttle service to take you there. When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you’ll need to go through the usual procedures for check-in and security screening. Keep in mind that during busy travel periods, there may be long queues, so it’s best to allow plenty of time.

What is included in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  •  Trekker’s information management system. (TIMS Card)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
    After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •  All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  •  Charge for Rusticated Area:
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  •  Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  •  The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  •  Electronic device re-charge
  •  Hot shower
  •  On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

Additional Information

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a well-known and demanding trekking route situated in Nepal that provides trekkers with a chance to witness the Sherpa culture and scenic beauty of the region. It typically takes 20-23 days to complete, depending on the route and trekker’s pace, beginning from Jiri and moving through forests, mountain passes, and small villages that offer stunning views of the Himalayas.

The route passes through Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Pangboche Sherpa villages, and Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to various flora and fauna, including the snow leopard. The key attraction of this trek is the visit to Everest Base Camp, where trekkers can get an up-close view of the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest (8848m), and trek to Kala Patthar, which offers panoramic views of the neighboring mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

The Jiri to EBC trek is a strenuous journey that requires physical fitness, preparation, and adaptability to weather and altitude changes. In summary, the Jiri to EBC trek is an unforgettable and thrilling experience that allows trekkers to appreciate the Himalayas’ culture and beauty.

Moreover on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world which stands at 8848 m high altitude from sea level. Sir George Everest in 1865 AD named the name of Mt Everest. It (Jiri to EBC Trek) is located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Sagarmatha is its Nepali name which means head of the earth. In the Tibetan language, Sagarmatha’s name is Chomolungma, which means “Goddess Mother of the World” or “Goddess of the Valley”. One can reach EBC through the Jiri to EBC Trek route.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the original route into the Solu-Khumbu region used by the early explorers of Everest. A new road allows buses to continue beyond Jiri to Shivalaya where the trek now begins. The Sherpa people, formerly from Tibet. Live chiefly in the Solu region along the Dudh Kosi River and the Khumbu region above Lukla. This (Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek) route still uses porters and pack animals. However, fewer trekkers are interested in traditional experiences. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the popular trekking trails over here in Nepal.

Best Season and Fitness

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is best undertaken during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is mild and stable, offering clear skies and ideal trekking conditions. These seasons are characterized by moderate temperatures, clear skies, and stunning mountain views.

It is essential to be physically fit and mentally prepared to handle the trek’s demands, which involves walking for 6-8 hours a day at high altitudes. Trekkers should engage in regular physical exercise and training before the trek to improve their physical fitness and stamina.

Acclimatization is critical for avoiding altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend slowly and take rest days when necessary to acclimatize to the high altitude. To maintain good health and prevent altitude-related illness, trekkers should stay hydrated, eat nutritious food, and avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek.

Packing list for the Everest Base Camp trek

Clothing:

  • Trekking boots
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm socks
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Woolen hat or beanie
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Scarf

Equipment:

  • Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • Toiletries
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera and batteries
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Passport and travel documents
    It is essential to pack light and carry only the necessary items for the trek. It is recommended to check the weather and temperature conditions before packing and to wear layers to adjust to temperature changes during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How hard is Everest Trek via Jiri?
The trek to Everest via Jiri is a difficult and arduous journey due to the steep and lengthy climb to high elevations. Beginning at Jiri, which sits at 1,905 meters above sea level, the trail reaches its peak at the Everest Base Camp, which stands at 5,364 meters above sea level. Compared to the Lukla route, the trek through Jiri takes longer, spanning 21 days in total. The path involves traversing uneven terrain, enduring steep inclines and declines, and hiking for several hours daily. The change in altitude is also substantial, which may lead to altitude sickness in some hikers. Nonetheless, the trek provides breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan mountain range and a chance to engage with the local Sherpa culture. With adequate preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization, many hikers complete the Everest Trek via Jiri successfully.
2. How long is Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri?
The length of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is approximately 170 km (105 miles) and typically takes around 18-23 days to complete. This route is longer and more challenging than the standard trek from Lukla. The trek begins with a bus or jeep ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, which is about 188 km (117 miles) from the city. From Jiri, the trek follows the same trail as the classic Everest Base Camp trek, passing through several villages and scenic landscapes before reaching the Everest region. Overall, the Jiri route is a great option for those who want a less crowded and more traditional trek, but it requires higher physical fitness due to its longer duration and more strenuous terrain.
3. How must does it cost for Everest Trek via Jiri?
The cost of an Everest Trek via Jiri can vary based on several factors like trek duration, accommodation type, group size, season, and trekking agency. However, on average, the trek can cost between $1,500 to $2,500 USD per person. This cost includes permits, food, transportation, and guide and porter fees, but may not cover expenses such as travel insurance, personal expenses, and extra meals. To determine the actual cost, it is recommended to research and compare different trekking agencies and their services. While a cheaper option might save you money, it could compromise the quality of the services provided and safety during the trek.
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