Classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking

Starting Our trek to Everest Region Lukla VillageView of Everest from Kalapattar

Most people take Lukla flight from Kathmandu to start the Everest Base Camp trek but you will be physically much fitter and better acclimatized if you start your trek from Jiri, which is 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu or either further drive to Shivalaya then start the trek. The Classic Jiri Everest Base Camp trek goes through the beautiful middle hills countryside, villages, Buddhist monasteries, monuments and beauty fauna. This route to Khumbu area is wonderfully free from crowd and no stress to book a ticket to Lukla offering an approach into the village life and culture of the famous Sherpa people combined with a journey into some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.

The route has good facilities of lodging and varieties of foods. On the way, we can visit several monasteries, Buddhist Religious Monuments, Mani Walls.  Junbesi is beautiful village to take rest day and 3-4 hours excursion around the village and to Thupten Chholing, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery is a really worthwhile hike and exploration. There are more than 350 nuns and 150 monks and nuns offers us blessed fruits, breads and cookies with Tibetan butter tea after their prayer and recitation.  We will trek through the heart of the Khumbu to Namche Bazaar and the beautiful village of Khumjung. Buddhist Monasteries, mani stones and chortens all add a spiritual feel to this spectacular mountain environment of Himalayan giants: Kangteiga, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Tawachee, none under 6000m high.  The sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight. From Gorakshep, the bare summit of Kala Pathar is pointed out; a mere ´pimple´ dwarfed by the towering crags of 7,855m Pumo Ri. The effort required to reach the summit is worth every breath! Below, the Khumbu glacier stretches back towards Lobuche. Across the mass of ice, towers Nuptse and Everest....a worthy goal indeed!

This trek is one for the mountain connoisseur and the lover of high places. To see the world’s highest mountain is what many dreams are made of. It is a tough proposition and not to be taken lightly. Although trails are generally well graded there is a rough section along the Khumbu glacier. Beyond Namche ascents are not particularly steep though the effects of altitude may make them feel a lot steeper! It is suitable for reasonably fit people who are used to walking in the hills and is a reasonable proposition for a first trek in Nepal.
 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300m, pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley in UNECO listed World Heritage Sites.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Jiri/1901m, 8-9 hours drive by local bus or Jeep.
Day 04: Jiri - Deurali/2705m, about 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05:  Deurali – Sete/2520m, 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Sete – Junbesi/ 2567m. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Acclimatization and rest day  in Junbesi, explore surroundings. Stay overnight in lodge. 
Day 08: Junbesi -  Nunthala/2345m, 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Nunthala -  Khari Khola/2194m. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Khari Khola - Puiyan/2770m 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Puiyan -  Ghat/ 2590m 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Ghat - Namche Bazaar/3440m; 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Namache Bazar. Explore culture and stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Namche - Tengboche3870m; 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 15: Tengboche -  Dingboche 4410m; 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 16: Dingboche - Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 17: Lobuche - Gorakshep/5160m; 2/3 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 19: Pheriche – Tangboche/3870m; 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 20: Tengboche - Namche Bazar/3440m; 5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 21: Namche - Pakding, 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 22: Phakding - Lukla/2800m 2/3 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 23: Lukla – Kathmandu/1300m, 35 minutes flight. Transfer to hotel and rest.
Day 24: Fly back to home country. We will see you off at airport.

A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300m
Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at International airport with free transport to selected hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. A welcome dinner and short briefing about your trip will be held.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
City sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. You will visit the UNESCO listed several World Heritage Sites such as famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath stupa and your trekking permits are proceed on same day.

 Day 03: Kathmandu – Jiri/1901m, 8-9 hours drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri local bus or by private vehicle passing the Sunkosi River and great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. We take lunch break at Mud then drive continues to Jiri passing scenic landscapes and terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Jiri - Deurali/2705m, about 5-6 hours walk
Hike to Deurali from Jiri via Shivalay, there we take  lunch and upon reaching Deurali drop the luggage in lodge & hike up to Thodung yak cheese factory for explore surroundings and taste real yak cheese, then return to Deurali and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05:  Deurali – Sete/2520m, 6-7 hours walk

Trek to Sete via Bhandar and Kinja, which takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. The trail goes down to Bhandar then pretty flat to and down to Kinja, we take lunch there and continue a bit demanding hike up to Sete and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Sete – Junbesi/ 2567m. 6-7 hours walk

Today walk is bit demanding to Lamjura Pass/3550m from Sete then head down all the way to Junbesi; a beautiful Sherpa village nestled in the pleasant valley. It is 1280m ascend, and 1220m descend to Junbesi and stay overnight in lodge

Day 07: Acclimatization day  in Junbesi,

Exploring day in Junbesi Village, there are many monasteries, Mani or prayers wall, stupas to visit. An excursion to  Thupten Chholing Manastery in Junbesu(1 hrs hike up) is more worthwhile, which a great monastery and a home of about 600 nuns and monks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Junbesi -  Nunthala/2345m, 6-7 hours walk
Trek to Nunthala via beautiful places of Ringmo, Takshindo La, there is a grand Buddhist monastery at Takshindo Village. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Nunthala -  Khari Khola/2194m. 6-7 hours walk

Start our trek through terraced fields then passing forested trail to Dhudh Kosi River, cross the bridge and walk to Jubing for lunch, the trail continues gradually up until reaching Kharikhola village. We can visit a monastery which is situated on the top of the hill and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Khari Khola - Puiyan/2770m 4-5 hours walk
After hot breakfast, we ascend up to Bupsa by crossing suspension bridge which takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail continues through the forested area and passing Khari-La until reaching Puiyon which takes about 2 and half hours and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Puiyan -  Ghat/ 2590m 5-6 hours walk,

Begin the trek from Puiyan passing the stream and continues down to Surkhe then trail goes uphill to Chauri Kharaka and  continues pleasant walk via  Chhupling, Thadookoshi until reaching Ghat. The trail passes many Buddhist monuments, monasteries, huge prayer wheels. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Ghat - Namche Bazaar/3440m; 5-6 hours walk
Start our trek to Namche via Phakding, Toktok Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. After 5 hours hike passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our  Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we cross a high suspension bridge steep uphill till to Namche Bazaar which takes about. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Namache Bazar.
As it is very important for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always recommended to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde)  and vist Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Namche - Tengboche3870m; 5 hours
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center.  The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 15: Tengboche -  Dingboche 4410m; 5-6 hours walk.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 16: Dingboche - Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours walk.
The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. The trail goes through the terrace until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks.The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche which takes about an hour. There is wifi services Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 17: Lobuche - Gorakshep/5160m; 2/3 hours walk.
After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp Nuptse. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Gorakshep – Pheriche, 5-6hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Pathar 5550m; meaning black stone. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.
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Day 19: Pheriche – Tangboche/3870m; 4-5 hours walk.
This day after breakfast, we return back through Upper Panboche if you would like to visit Pangboche Monastery and walk through many Buddhist monuments with brilliant view mountain view. After lunch at Pangboche we descend down to the river then walk short steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village and it takes 4-5 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 20: Tengboche - Namche Bazar/3440m; 5 hours walk.

We depart the place and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest to Phungi Tenga and cross the bridge over Dudh Kosi River. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive to Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 21: Namche - Pakding, 4-5 hours walk.
We leave the Namche Bazar and trail descends through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 22: Phakding - Lukla/2800m 2/3 hours walk.

We have a short and easy day today. It is an enjoyable walk most of the time until Ghat then short climb after Thadokoshi then the trail is pretty flat and 30 minutes climb up bring us to Lukla. Stay overnight in lodge. 

Day 23: Lukla – Kathmandu/1300m, 35 minutes flight.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. You can do some last hour shopping for loved and dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel. Stay in selected hotel.

Day 24: Fly back to home country.
We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home.
 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide and necessary porters.
  • 3 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B&B service.
  • All meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trip.
  • Tea, coffee and cookies 3 times a day during the trip.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All breakfast for whole trip in Nepal.
  • Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket and airport taxes.
  • TIMS Card, Trekking permit, Office service charge and government taxes and vat etc
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide & porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi services charge during trekking.
  • Personal insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
31 Aug, 2017 21 Sep, 2017 Available Book
14 Sep, 2017 05 Oct, 2017 Available Book
28 Sep, 2017 19 Oct, 2017 Available Book
04 Oct, 2017 25 Oct, 2017 Available Book

Trip Facts

Total Duration:
21 Days
Difficulty
Medium Hard
Group Size :
1+
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
5550m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodgee
Transportation:
Local Bus/Domestic Flight

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