Jiri Everest Base Camp trek is one of the old and most popular trekking route to reach Mt. Everest. The Jiri Everest trekking offers a once a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspiring and breathtaking Himalayan scenery. It is worth pointing out that the walk-in from Jiri offers much benefit through gradual altitude acclimatization as well as a very special experience in getting to know the countryside lifestyle of this region and their Buddhist culture, rather than direct flight to Lukla. This area is mostly populated by hospitable Sherpa, the major attraction of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, charming monasteries and congenial people. Some of the highest mountain located in this area is the world tallest mountain Mount Everest, the alpine forests, glacial rivers and amazing rhododendron and pine forests.
The trail of this area begins from Jiri to Namche which passes through numerous interesting villages that are now visited by a small number of trekkers each year. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups. Some of them are Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpa’s too. While Visiting the Buddhist monasteries we can view with different prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous mountains, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience. Jiri Everest Base Camp trekking is best for acclimatize as the trail goes slowly higher and higher, after having rest day at Namche Bazaar, trails continues Monastery which is for famous active at Khumbu Region, Tengboche Monastery where trekkers will be rewarded by the panoramic. some of the peaks that can be viewed in this trek are Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8152m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) and AmaDablam (6456m), Thamserkku and many other surroundings mountain. You will also have the chance to have a close look at the spectacular Khumbu Icefall in Everest Base Camp.
Jiri to Everest base camp trek is a great adventure trek for the travelers who are physically fit, in good health, and are determined to challenge themselves with unpredictability of mountain life. The trail is not only famous for its proximity to the world’s highest mountains but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The beginning of this trek retraces the route of the earliest Everest expeditions through beautiful Alpine scenery. The trek last for 22 days. This type of trek is for the trekker who wants for real adventurers and looking for a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, we offer you the best services and hospitality gained from our long experience.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri drive 7-8 hours
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2705m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Day 05: Deurali trekking to Sete (2575m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 06: Sete trekking to Junbesi (2675m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 07: Junbesi trekking to Nunthala (2200m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 08: Nunthala trekking to Kharikhola (2010m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 09: Kharikhola trekking to Puiyan(2770m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 10: Puiyan treeking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Day 11: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
Day 12: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Day 13: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Day 14: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Day 15: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) walking hours 4-5 hours
Day 16: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep – walking hours 6-8 hours
Day 17: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) walking hours 6-7 hours
Day 18: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) walking hours 7 hours
Day 19: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours 4-5 hours
Day 20: Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours 2-3 hours
Day 21: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Farewell Departure
Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2:A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 3:Kathmandu to Jiri drive 7-8 hours
We will have a drive for about 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Jiri over a distance of 187km. It might be a difficult but scenic full day’s bus ride up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri. Jiri is the largest settlement of the Jirel tribe, a Tibeto-Burman people with cultural links to the Sherpa and Sunuwars.
Day 4:Jiri to Deurali (2705m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m and drops down to Shivalaya (1800m). The trek continues with a steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. The direct route to Deurali climbs a muddy gully up the end of the spur. After crossing a couple of flat wooden bridges, you will begin the steep ascent to the Deurali pass on a winding forest trail. Deurali (2705m)is covered by a grid of mani walls inscribed thousands of times with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra. Spend night at lodges of Deurali.
Day 5:Deurali trekking to Sete (2575m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
The next day main trail plunges straight down the hillside. After an hour, you will reach the outskirts of Bhandar (2200m), a Sherpa village which is littered witty prayer walls and small Gompas (Buddhist temples). After following the dirt road east you will encounters two suspension bridges at the bottom of the valley. The final stroll is leisurely stroll along the east bank of Likhu Khola, crossing one last suspension bridge to reach kinja (1630m).
Leaving back Kinja, the trail begins a steep ascent switching back up almost vertical slope above the village. The trail climbs steeply up a ridge richly forested with oak and rhododendron to Sete (2575m). A small but ancient ihakhang (Buddhist temple) is a worth for visit.
Day 6:Sete trekking to Junbesi (2675m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
Have a good breakfast before you leave Sete. The first half of the day is a long and draining climb to the Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530m). There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter. The trail picks its way through a dripping, moss-cloaked forest of gnarled rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch tree. If the skies are clear there are distinct views to the white-tipped peaks above Rolwaling.
Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazzar. From the pass, the trail makes a long, slow descent to the bottom of the valley through fragrant fir and rhododendron forests. The final stage to Junbesi passes some coloured mantras carved into a rock face and drops steeply through terraced fields. You will have some good views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.
Day 7:Junbesi trekking to Nunthala (2200m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
At the bottom of the Junbesi, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge at 2560m, reaching an important trail junction. The route to Khumbu leads steeply uphill into the trees and landscape with all pines and cows. The first glimpse of Everest, tucked between the snowy crowns of Thamserku (6608m), Katenga (6685m) and so on. The trail turns north and descends through meadows and copses of pines to the hamlet of Salung (2860m).
We follow the shepherds’ huts and the hidden route in dense forest with several scenic streams through pines to a large suspension bridge over Dudh Khola at 2510m and ascent through the incant Buddhist Chorten and several Mani. Below Tarkshindu (3071m), the trail descends through the conifer and rhododendron forests alive with birds. The tail crosses picturesque stream and dissolves into the clutter of loose rocks as it reaches Nunthala.
Day 8:Nunthala trekking to Kharikhola (2010m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
From here the descent continues to Dudh Kosi (milk river), so named for the chalky sediment carried down by the river. The first stage drops steeply for an hour through mixed forest and farmland. The trail switches back onwards through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the Rai village of Jubling (1680m). The path took us a slow climb around a ridge to the village of Khari Khola.
Day 9:Kharikhola trekking to Puiyan(2770m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
The Kharikhola is crossed by a drooping suspension bridge at 1930m. The path makes a steep climb to Bupsa (2360m), set among cascading wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak forest.The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyon to Puiyan. Spend your night in any of the lodge.
Day 10:Puiyan treeking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 11:Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 12:Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 13:Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan Tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. Tengboche Monastery, the largest in Khumbu region, is one of the beautiful monasteries as the center for whole Sherpa. Overnight stay at Teahouse.
Day 14:Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 15:Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) walking hours 4-5 hours
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 16:Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep – walking hours 6-8 hours
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 17:Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280 m) walking hours 6-7 hours
It is around 7-8 hrs trail today. Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 18:Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m) walking hours 7 hours
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Ittakes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 19:Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours 4-5 hours
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Phakding is a crowed place but better for your overnight settlement.
Day 20:Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours 2-3 hours
It will be just a 3hr easy and gentle trail back to Lukla.The trail drops steeply and runs level through out the day.Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 21:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.
Day 22:Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
Adam Travel have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Adam Travel duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Adam Travel Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.