Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking route in the world. There are two major starting point of this trek: one that begins from Lukla and another that begins from Jiri. Jiri once used to be the gateway to Everest when there was no airport in Lukla.Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is the classic trekking route to the Everest region which was used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their Mount Everest expedition.
Jiri to Everest base camp trekking start from Jiri after scenic countryside drive from Kathmandu; about 7 hrs drive. The adventure following the places of Shivalaya, Bahandar, Set, Junbeshi, Nantahala, Bupsa, and Ghat. Further trek will lead you up to Dudhkoshi river valley and following day brings you to the capital of Sherpa village Namche bazaar. After we reach Namche bazaar we rest for 2 nights to acclimatized .You can experience the land of Buddhist Sherpa with the colorful flags, main walls and monasteries. Above Namche bazaar lie the traditional villages of khunde and khumbu. And next day to Tengboche where you will be rewarded with the spectacular view of Ama Dablam and Lhotse from Tengboche trips continue to Periche, Kala patthar and Gorakshep. We make day trip to Everest Base camp which will make our journey more delightful. Kala Phattar is one of the most popular view point place of this trek. In Jiri to Everest base camp trekking you will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty, cultural splendor and panoramic view of mountains such as Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamsherku and Mt. Everest. This trek can do any time of the year but March to May and Sept to Dec consider as a best month to travel.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Up on arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshments your will have enough time to explore the town. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking prepare day
Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit “Swyambhunath” a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to “Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to “Boddhanath Stupa” one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1950 m) about 8 hrs. Drive
The drive starts after breakfast. According to given time you will meet with guide at your hotel and transfer to public bus station for scenic countryside drive to Jiri. We often drive along the Kosi River and enjoying panoramic view of the high mountains. The bus will stop on the way for lunch. Dinner and stay overnight in Jiri.
Day 04: Trek to Deurali (2750 m) about 7 hrs. Walk
Breakfast in hotel, the adventure start with gradually uphill for about 1 and half hours then descend the trail through forest crossing few streams passing few villages and reach Shivalaya where we stop for the lunch. After the trek ascend trail through several villages to Deurali. Check in hotel and explore the town, cheese factory. Dinner and stay overnight in Deurali.
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2650 m) about 7 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel, stat walking down hill through forest crossing few stream reach at Kinja for lunch. We are enjoying nice view of the high green mountain with deep valley. After lunch ascend trail through vice view of the mountain and finally reach in Sete. Dinner and stay overnight in Stet.
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2675 m) about 6 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel, start walk with uphill climb to Lamjura La (3530 m) through the forest of pine and rhododendrons. Lamjura La is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, offers fantastic view of the surrounding green mountain. Descend down the pass to Junbesi. Check in hotel and later in the afternoon explores the village. Dinner and stay overnight in Junbesi.
Day 07: Trek to Nuntala (2440 m) about 6 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel, cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb uphill through the forest with nice view of the greenery mountain. After about 1 and half hours walk you will see the amazing view of the Himalaya mountains include Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many more other peak. This is the first view of the Mt Everest of the trek. Continue the trail across the Ringmo Khola, ascend to Ringmo cross the Trakshindo La and descend through village, terraced field and forest finally reach at Nuntala Village. Dinner and stay overnight in Nuntala.
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa (2360 M) 5/6 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel; descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu. Cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. Climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb finally takes us to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa.
Day 09: Trek to Surke (2290m) 5/6 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel; the trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uphill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.
Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2,780 m) 4/5 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel; From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hrs walk
Breakfast in hotel/lodge; Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 13: Trek to Tengboche (3850m) 4-5 hrs walk
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornatewall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4350m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today we depart Tengboche. The trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imia Khola through a rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 15: Rest day Dingboche
Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4-5 hrs walk
From Dingboche the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with nice view of Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Lobuche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Finally reach Lobuche for an overnight at a tea house.
Day 17: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m) 2-3 hrs walk
After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to Gorakshep. After meals with some time rest we begin trekking to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foothills of the Khumbu Icefall. Back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 18: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m) 5-6 hrs walk
Today, Early morning Guide will lead you to best view point of Everest Base Camp trek i.e. Kala patthar top from where you will see Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu glacier and south-west face of Everest. You can take your time to see these panoramic view.Back to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast we re-trace our steps to Pheriche. The trail from Gorakshep descends all the way to Pheriche. Stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 19: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hrs walk
As we are coming back, Today we will follow the trekking path through the beautiful rhododendron hill jungle along the Dudh Koshi river and beautiful white waterfall. Afterward before reaching Namche we will trek through the wonderful pine trees forest where we will have a great chance to see a grazing musk deer. After arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpa, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. Stay overnight at a Tea house.
Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2828m) 5-6 hrs walk
Re-trace our steps back to Lukla with a big descend till Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river then the trail continues with gentle ups and downs to Lukla. Stay overnight at a tea house in Lukla.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today an early morning breakfast then fly back to Kathmandu. Up on arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 22: Final departure
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.
USD $1395.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1510.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1630.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)
Single Supplement US $150.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic)
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Jiri by public bus/private vehicle and Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Activity Level rating of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and the altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.
Safe drinking water on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it in higher elevation places and it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
In your trekking you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep
- Loss of Appetite
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We require a non-fundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal.
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage’s. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipment for Trekking;
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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- Total Duration22 days
- Trekking Duration19 days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural Excursion
- StartsFrom Kathmandu
- EndsAt Kathmandu
- Trek typeTea Houses
- Per Day Walkingabout 5 hrs walk
- Trip GradeModerate-fairly challenging
- Max. Altitude5545 M
- Trek/tour styleHotel/Lodge
- MealsFull board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
- AccommodationDouble/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate vehicles /Public Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonMarch-May & Sept-Dec
- Group Size1-16 pax
- CostUSD 1395