Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - 22 days

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Everest Base camp with various culture on the way

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

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