Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - 22 days

Jiri to Everest Base camp trekking is one of the few chances we get to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay followed the trail for the historic first ascent of Mount Everest which is popular even now. The trek challenges the physical and mental determination and rewards with a cherished memory of adventure.

The Jiri to Everest base camp trekking route is designed to aid in acclimatization and rest in the strenuous trek. The trail passes through lush forests, greeneries, glacial rivers, and traditional villages. The 22-day long trip reaches a maximum elevation of 5545 meters at Kalapathar.

The challenging trek provides relief with the prayer flags, stupas, chortens and Mani walls along the trail. The traditional Sherpa villages entertain us with their unique cultures and warm hospitality. The various stupas, Gompas, and monasteries make the trek a serene, religious experience.

We see diverse flora and fauna in the different terrains protected by the National Park. We enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan giants along the trail. Mount Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Kwangde are some of the many glorious peaks we spot in the trek.

The trip begins with a scenic drive to Jiri in the eastern part of the country from where we begin our trek. We explore the biodiversity of Sagarmatha National park as we enjoy the landscape. We reach our destination, Everest base camp and return to Kathmandu to end our trip. The trek to the lap of Mount Everest is a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.

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Day 1: Kathmandu – Jiri

After making arrangements for the trip, we drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. Jiri is 187km north-east of Kathmandu and the drive is 6-7 hours on the mountain roads. We stay overnight in Jiri.

Day 2: Trek from Jiri to Shivalaya (1767m)

Today we have an adventurous trek as we proceed towards Shivalaya.  We enjoy the country side scenery throughout the trail. We also reach the top of a ridge at 2390m. From here, we descend to Shivalaya at 1760m. We stay here overnight.

Day 3: Shivalaya to Bhandar (2040m)

From Shivalaya, we climb to Sangbadanda, Kosaribas and then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar. We can also take a detour to visit Thodung if we have enough time. We spend the night here.

Day 4: Bhandar to Sete (2575 m)

As we descend from Bhandar, we pass through forests and streams on the trail. Then we come across the settlements in Dokharpa and Baranda. We continue to Likhu khola valley and cross a bridge to reach the settlement at Kinja. We take a steep climb to Chimbu and then finally to Sete. We can visit the abandoned stupa here along with the traditional Sherpa settlements.  We spend the night here.

Day 5: Sete to Junbesi (2675m)

The trek begins with a gradual climb to Lamjura pass at 3530 m. The trail is adorned with fog and snow in winter and lush rhododendron forests in the spring.  After the pass, we stop for lunch and then proceed to Tragdobuk and then finally to the beautiful Sherpa village, Junbesi.

Day 6: Junbesi to Nuntala (2320 m)

From Junbesi, the trail leads to Phaplu. We visit the hospital and airstrip in the district headquarters and then move towards Salleri. We descend to Ringmo Khola and climb to Ringmo. Here we can enjoy apples, apple juice, wine and pie from the apple orchards. The new route from Ringmo to Namche is easier than the old trail. It reaches Trakshindo pass and then drops to Nuntala passing through a monastery. We spend the night here.

Day 7: Trek from Nuntala to Bupsa

Today’s trail comprises mostly of ascents. We first cross a suspension bridge near Jubhing and then Khari Khola near Bupsa. We can see the magnificent views of Khumbila from here.  A little further lies Bupsa where we spend the night.

Day 8: Bupsa to Ghat

We start our trek with an ascent through a forest landscape to reach the village of Kharte. Then we pass through Kharte la pass and continue our tour to Chauri Kharka village. From here, we descend to the Dudh Koshi Ghat where we camp for the night.

Day 9: Ghat to Namche

From Ghat, we follow the bank of Dudh Koshi River till we reach Phakding. It is a popular resting point. From here we continue to Namche by crossing a suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Then we cross a Pine forest to reach Monjo. Soon after that, we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park where our permits are checked.  We descend to the bank of Dudhkoshi River and from there we make an uphill climb to finally reach Namche.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Namche

We rest for a day in Namche to acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We have a leisure day to visit the Everest view hotel for the panoramic views of the Khumbu giants. We walk around Khumjung valley and visit Hillary school, Khunde hospital and the Sherpa museum. We also interact with the warm Sherpa and Rai people.

Day 11: Trek from Namche to Tengboche

The trek passes through yak pastures to reach Kyangjuma and then descends to Dudh Koshi River. After crossing a suspension bridge, we ascend through pine forests. It takes about 2 hours to reach Tengboche from there.

The day’s trek is famous for the exquisite views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Kantega among others. Similarly, the national bird Pheasant and Himalayan Thar can also be seen in the trail. Tengboche monastery is another famous attraction in the region. The sacred site is open after 4 in the afternoon and we get to see the beautiful sunset among the Himalayan giants from there.

Day 12: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche

We enjoy the spectacular views of the monastery and the mountains in the backdrop. Then we start our trek with the upper trail to Pangboche. From here we can enjoy the views and visit the monastery. We pass through chortens, Mani walls and small villages while enjoying the views of Ama Dablam. As we move north, we reach Pheriche where we spend the night.

Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche

From Pheriche, we walk across the valley along the Dudh Koshi River. Then we climb up to Dugla and cross a river flowing from a glacier. After a climb, we follow a straight trail to finally reach Lobuche. We spend the night there.

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep

From Lobuche, first we walk on a flat trail and then on rough and icy Khumbu glacier. As we enjoy the views of Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori we pass through Thangma Riju and Changri Glacier. Then we finally reach Gorakshep where we stay the night.

Day 15: Hike up to Kalapathar

We start the day early to avoid bad weather conditions during our ascent to Kala Patthar. We get to stop at different view points during our ascent to Kala patthar, a small peak in the area. As we move towards the summit, we get to an outcrop with prayer flags. At the top, we sit on rocks and enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan panorama. The view of the massifs glistening in the sun is an unforgettable sight that we capture in photographs. Then we return to Gorakshep.

Day 16: Trek to Dingboche

From Gorakshep, we retrace our steps to Lobuche. We cross a river and then follow the trail on the left leading to Dingboche. We see many chortens in our easy descent. We spend the night here.

Day 17: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche

The trek of the day mainly involves descends through various villages. After few hours, we reach Tengboche with beautiful settlements in the lap of the Himalayan giants.

Day 18: Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung

From Tengboche, we descend to a bridge over Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. We see prayer wheels driven by water in the trail. Then, we reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung where we spend the night.

Day 19: Trek from Khumjung to Thame, Khunde

From Khumjung we take a quiet trail down to Bhote Koshi valley and then climb up to reach Thame. It is a busy settlement with shops and tea houses. A famous site is Thame Gompa that is famous for the spring celebration of Mani Rimdu festival. Thamserku, Kusum Kanggru, and Kantega are the beautiful mountains visible from here.

From Thame, we make our way to Khunde which is another Sherpa village in the region. We spend our night here.

Day 20: Trek from Khunde to Namche

From Khunde, we descend to Namche Bazaar, the business capital of Khumbu region. We meet different tourists, porters and trekkers in here and share our travel stories. We spend the night here.

Day 21: Trek from Namche to Lukla

On the final day of the trek, we walk back to the flat land of Lukla. Our trek ends as we exit the Sagarmatha National park. We explore the beautiful area of Lukla and spend the night here.

Day 22: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We take a flight back to Kathmandu. We visit famous sites and shop for souvenirs from Thamel and Durbar square. We spend the night in Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Ground transportation by Public bus
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks no extra charge for single travellers
  •  farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All cost for a guide (well  trained English Speaking)
  • A porter to carry your bags
  • Loggage storage service in kathmandu if needed
  • Necessary paper works and permits.
  • Rescue arrangements incase of emergency
  • Medical Kit Bag
  • local taxes if necessary


Cost Exclude(s)

      • hotel and meals in kathmandu
      • drinks in the mountain such as ,beer ,juice,m water ,tea coffee etc
      • Travel and rescue insurance
      • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
      • Tips for the guides.
      • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

FAQs on Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a paradise filled with natural flora and fauna. From the plain lands of Terai to the high Himalayas, there is diversification and singularity in every aspect. This is what makes Nepal so unique.

Due to variation in the topography and altitudes, Nepal has been famously spotted as a diverse Trekking Region. Nepal offers normal trekking routes starting from 2000m (Dhampus Trek, Ghandruk Trek) to 5500m (Everest Base Camp). And I can tell you that every single trek has its own peculiarity and adventure.

You may have a lot of queries regarding trekking in Nepal. In this article, I have tried to answer some of them.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal?

After the devastating earthquake in 2015, every visitor has had this common question in mind. And the answer is yes, it is safe to travel in Nepal. You can come here and enjoy without any hesitation or second thoughts.

After the quake, numerous reconstruction activities have been done and many are even going on. So, you will be witnessing a different outlook of the country. If you are willing, you can even lend a hand financially or through volunteering for reconstruction in the remote areas.

How is the current political scenario in Nepal?

The political situation in Nepal is facing a transitional shift. Nepal is in the process of adopting a federal structure of governance form.  From the political view, there are not many obstacles as you might think.

How can I get a Nepal visa for arrival?

You can get your arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of the people can obtain a visa on entry to Nepal. Some countries’ visa will need to be arranged prior traveling.

The price of visa depends on the number of days you will be staying. $25 is for 15 days from the date of issue, $40 for 30 days and $100 for 90 days tourist visa. You will need two passport size photos. Other documents are not required.

You can apply for an online visa through (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/ ).

Do you have any pickup facility from the airport on arrival and departure?

Yes, our company has a pick-up facility as a complementary policy. At your arrival, our agency airport representative will pick you up from the airport. You can recognize us at the spot easily through our company’s name card.

And when you complete your trip, we will drop you back.

What type of insurance should I get? How can I get it?

We advise you to get your general travel and medical insurance cover from your respective country. In Nepal, you should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for traveling. But, we don’t offer mountain rescue insurance here.

Who can go on the trips?

Our trips are designed for everyone who has a love for outdoor adventure and cultural experience. Of course, some trips may be a bit difficult for people who are physically unfit.

In such cases, you need to choose only those trips that suit you best. Please contact for prior management.

What if I am a solo traveler? Is there any supplementary service for singles?

Not a problem at all. Many of our customers are traveling single. You also have the option to join a small group or another solo traveler.

Even if you are a single traveling woman, you need not worry. You will not face any kind of awkwardness.

Yes. There is an extra charge for traveling alone. Please contact us to find out more.

Do I really need a trekking guide?

According to recent changes in policy, trekking guides are almost mandatory for trekking in Nepal for everyone. It is to ensure safety and protection of all visiting tourists.

Plus, the journey will be a lot more informative and memorable with guides. S/he will be your friend and company during the journey.

But if you are well experienced and have trekked before as well, you may not require one. But if you are with a guide, it will be easy for you to tackle any problems during the trek.

Do I need a porter?

This part completely depends on your choice. If you think you are able to carry backpacks on your own, you can avoid them. If not, it is better to hire one.

You can have double benefits as well. As porters may have knowledge about the trails and settlements, you may not even require a guide.

Do you have tailor-made trips?

Yes. If there is any specific place that you want to visit that is not on our itinerary or if you want to combine trips or do multiple treks, we can surely arrange that. Send us your ideas and we will work with you to put together a customized trip of a lifetime.

When is the best time to visit Nepal for trekking?

Spring and Autumn season can be considered as the best time for trekking in Nepal.

October to November is the most popular time for trekking in Nepal. As it is the post monsoon period, the climate is clear and the mountains have an amazing view.

After that, March to May is the second most popular time. This pre-monsoon time has warmer weather with good visibility.

Besides, short tea house treks can be done during the winter season as well. I suggest you guys not to make plans for treks during monsoon and winter as far as possible.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

Nepal is known worldwide for its adventurous and interesting trekking spots. You certainly need to keep in mind that the journey will be challenging.

The toughness of the trekking depends on its altitude, grade, and location. There are different gradings for trekking such as; easy, medium, challenging, and demanding. You can make your choice depending on these grades.

Regarding time, you will be trekking 5 to 7 hours per day for altitudes ranging from 3000m to 8848m. But again, it will depend on the type of trek.

So no need to be afraid! You will enjoy extreme wilderness untouched by modern development. You will be grateful for the thrill and adventure of exploring the exotic nature.

How long will be the trekking period?

The period of trekking will depend on its type and grades.

As I have already mentioned about the grading of trekking, the most challenging treks will be for more than 4 weeks. The easy type of trek completes in about 1-3 days whereas the moderate will take about a week. The days taken cannot be exactly calculated as it might depend on weather conditions and other emergencies.

How fit should I be for the trekking?

You should be mentally and physically prepared for the trekking. The success of trekking wholly depends on you. We suggest you choose the trekking routes that suit your fitness level. Obviously, shorter treks are easier than longer ones. The longer treks will require a better standard of fitness.

So, be in your best physical form. Believe in yourself and move on!

What are tea houses and camping trekking? Is it possible here?

Teahouse trekking and camping trekking are the two general types of trekking in Nepal.

Teahouse trekking is the most popular type of trekking in Nepal. It is available in the trekking regions of Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu.

In this type, you will get good accommodation and fooding with a variety of items in the menu including Nepali Dal Bhat.

Camping trekking means making a full camp, carrying everything for the whole trip and getting along for the destination. In this type, you will fully cater for camping. You (or porters or packed animals) will carry all the camping gears including food, tents, sleeping bags, medical kits, etc.

You will be pitching your camps wherever suitable. You will be accompanied by a guide, cooks, porters, and sometimes a packed animal.

As compared to the tea house trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

All kinds of food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be mostly available. But, I recommend you to eat vegetarian during the trekking period. It will be more hygienic and physically helpful.

About food standards in tea houses, the fruit and vegetables are hygienic and well soaked in iodine before cooking. Food will be simple and homely reflecting the Nepali culture. Continental and international cuisine can be also served (depending upon the places).

Most of the lodges serve boiled and filtered water, safe for drinking. If you want, you can buy bottled mineral water as well.

Will there be any telephone/internet facilities at higher altitudes?

Most of the villages along the popular trekking routes have good coverage of cell phone and internet.

The Wi-Fi service is slowly becoming popular. You can also find telephones for international calls. But, these extra services will cost you extra money.

What do I need to carry on the trek?

If you hire a porter, he will carry your luggage and belongings. A porter will carry up to 50 kg of load.

You should remember to carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, waterproof clothes, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle, first aid kit and water purification kit. Besides, you can carry any other stuff you think is important.

What is AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)? Can I suffer from AMS?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems you may face during trekking in higher altitudes. It is also referred to as AMS. AMS is a kind of dizziness due to failure to adapt to the surrounding.

A severe headache, nose bleeding, rapid heartbeat, instant respiration, nausea, vomiting, coughing etc. are the common symptoms of AMS. Your lungs and brain will be the most affected during AMS. If you get any such indications, you have to be immediately moved to lower altitudes.

The chances of AMS cannot be predicted exactly. It sometimes depends on the surrounding and on your diet as well.

I recommend you to take proper advice and medication regarding AMS before you hit the road.

What happens in the case of emergency?

If you get in an emergency, we are ready to reach out and help you anyhow. Plus, our guides are properly trained to tackle such situations.

In the case of physical problems, the guides will help you out with their basic knowledge. If a serious emergency occurs, rescue operation by helicopter is available. Their expenses will be recovered from your insurance company.

Additionally, you have to be mentally and physically prepared for everything that might come on your way.

What currency should I bring?

We advise you to bring US dollars/British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost, and other expenses. Almost all the major currencies are usually accepted. But, it is always better to travel with US dollars.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring along with me?

You must bring a valid passport, a copy of your travel insurance, cash, necessary tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and the required medications you will/might need.

Are your staffs fully insured?

Yes! Our guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are fully equipped and insured as well. They are all experienced and have adequate knowledge about trekking. You will surely have a great time with them.

Can I extend the period of trek?

The itinerary that we provide you is a type of guideline and a standard pattern only. So, the schedule can be modified according to your time and requirements. We provide both types of trekking, tea house, and camping.

Please do contact or email us for the latest updated info.

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