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 00: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 00: Rest in Kathmandu if you have long tiring flight. Preparation.
Day 01: Drive to Shivalaya via Jiri (1901m), 9 - 10 hours drive by local bus.
Day 02: Trek to Kinja (2005m), about 5-6 hours walk.
Day 03: Trek to Junbesi (3530m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 04: Short day trek down to Junbesi, hike to Thupten Chholing Monastery after lunch.
Day 05: Trek to Nunthala (2345m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Khari Khola (2194m). 6-7 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Puiyan (2770m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Ghat (2590m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Namache Bazar. Explore local culture and surroundings.
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5 hours walk. Visit the Tengboche Monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m); 2-3 hours walk. Hike to Everest Base camp.
Day 15: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4400).
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hours walk.
Day 18: Back to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight. Transfer to hotel and rest.

A Short Note: Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 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 00: 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 00: In Kathmandu.
If you have long flight from your home, perhaps you may want to rest in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is known as “City of Temples” in the world. You may like to go for sightseeing. You can 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 Swayambhunath stupa and your trekking permits are proceed on same day. We can arrange a guided tour with car/van and driver if you ask us. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Shivaya (2000m), 9-10 hours drive by local bus.
Today you drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya via Jiri local bus or by private vehicle passing the Sunkosi River and great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. We have lunch break at Mude then drive continues to Jiri passing scenic landscapes and terraced fields and finally to Shivalaya. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 02: Trek to Kinja (2005m), about 5-6 hours walk.
Hike to Kinja from Shivalay today, we will have lunch at Bhandar upon reaching there and resume the hike toward Kinja which is beautiful village positioned in the bank of River. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Lamjura (3530), 5-6 hours walk.
Our journey begins starting climbing up from Kinja. It is big climb up today and elevation gain is 1500m.We will pass through Sete, Gayum and Kath Bisaune, which takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. The trail goes through rhododendron and blue fine forest to Lamjura Pass. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Junbesi (2567m), 3 hours walk.
Today, it is short trek down to Junbesi, the trail is downhill all the time from Lamjura to Junbesi. Junbesi is very a beautiful Sherpa village nestled in the pleasant valley. Upon arriving at Junbesi; you can go excursion to Thupten Chholing Monastery which one of the most active Buddhsit Monastery before you reach at Tengboche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: trek to 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 at Nunthala.

Day 06: Trek to 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 07: Trek to 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 08: Trek to 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 09: Trek to 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 10: Acclimatization Day at Namache Bazaar.

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 11: Trek to 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 12: Trek to 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 13: Trek to 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 14: Trek to 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 15: Trek to Pheriche (4410m), 5-6 hours walk.
Early morning hike to Kala Pathar (5550m) for stunning Mount Everest View. 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..

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 7 hours walk.
We depart the place and descend gentle slopes to Pangboche then cross a river and get to Tengboche. Then, the trail becomes a steep descent 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 17: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hours walk.
Day 18: Back to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport shuttles by private car or van as per group size.
  • Licensed experienced local trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide to handle the group if there is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing porter between two trekkers (weight limit 25kg/porter).
  • All meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trip.
  • Neat and clean trekking accommodation during the trek on double occupancy basis.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu Flight ticket and airport taxes.
  • All necessary trekking permits.
  • All the expenses of your trekking crew.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • 10% tax and 13% vat and documentation charges.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation and meal in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (we can arrange if you ask us.)
  • 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

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Everest Region Nepal
Total Duration:
18 Days
Trek Duration:
18 Days
Medium Hard
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
Teahouse and Lodgee
Local Bus/Domestic Flight
Trip Cost :

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