Jiri Everest base camp trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Along the trek conducting from Jiri Everest base camp, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain localities, and Buddhist monasteries.
It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality. The best paradise Jiri to Everest base camp trek ascends through Sagarmatha national park from 2,845m at Monjo to the top of the world at 8,848m, listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites.
As you are walking from Jiri to Everest base camp, you can see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching out to Everest Basecamp. Jiri to Everest base camp trekking is suitable for all age walker looking for something a little challenge to test your body.
Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize altitude. Along the trek routes, you can walk at your own pace, taking plenty of stops for rest.
Enchanting Jiri continue to walk to Everest base camp drive in fly out plan is suitable for those who want to get well acclimatized during the trek instead of direct landing at Lukla airport.
Jiri to lukla trek distance is 49.5 km likewise, express jiri to everest base camp distance is 170 kilometers straight. Moreover, jiri to ebc trek is very beautiful in terms of mystical landscapes, astonishing villages, and great sherpa generosity. Very few travelers go jiri to lukla trek distance to feel real Nepal. And of course, the trek is possible at any time throughout the year.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek itinerary detail
The base camp trekking itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designing for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. However, if Jiri to ebc tour itinerary does not suit you, send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you jiri to ebc treks programs.
Today we drive to Jiri Bazaar passing lots of beautiful villages, mountain hills. After arrival, we explore the surrounding area of Jiri and overnight at the hotel.
Today we walk through lots of beautiful villages and nice green scenery around. Friendly people and terrace field are nice attraction for today. After passing many ups and down we arrive small settlement at Bhandar for the overnight.
Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1,580m than trek to Kenja. Now we make the long ascend to Lamjura pass. The first part of the ascend is quite steep, and it traverses to Sete, and abandoned Gompa at 2575m. We continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpa and have both Nepali and Sherpa names.
The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura La pass at 3,530m/11,543 feet. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem located at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top, you descend to Tragdobuk at 2,860m, to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi.
Today we climb to a ridge at 10,102 ft, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eyes, walk to Salung (2,650m). From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the Trakshindo pass (10,073 feet ), the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,320 meters.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. We descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek downhill walking to cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing and ascend about 2 hours we reach Kharikhola.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. We descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue to trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River, and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach Kharikhola.
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 9,185 feet, up to another ridge. Pass 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 superior view of mount Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367m), and Mount Kwongde Range. Take an easy walk for about three hours to reach Tuk Tok village to stay overnight.
We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Cross Hillary bridge, and steep ascent to Namche lodges. Jiri to Namche bazaar is a typical classical trek. On the way, we have mount Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m) excellent view. Surrounding with hillsides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary commodities.
Namche Marketplace is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tengboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of the Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit the Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, get a panoramic view of the Himalayan vista such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m), and Tawoche (6,501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga, and reach Tengboche. Tengboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.
We trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingaboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-Tse (5,820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.
We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m.). In the morning, Kala Patthar hikes (5,545m.) to get sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
Today, our hike goes downhill from Pheriche to Tengboche hill easier. You might take a look at the Buddhist research center and trek to Tengboche hill. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. A holy Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine rivers.
Finally, trek descends from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ), we pass several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous ones. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek furthermore twenty minutes to find a lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the meantime, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does the classical Jiri Everest base camp trek cost?
This jiri to ebc trek is available now on USD 1,875 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Jiri to Everest base camp trek Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 3 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets: From Lukla to Kathmandu with applicable domestic airport taxes
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Gauri shankar conservation entrance permit and their fees.
- Kathmandu to jiri nepal of solukhumbu district with a local jeep transfer (passanger collection basis)
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu municipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Jiri Everest base camp trek Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Buy a Jiri to everest base camp trek map either with us or in Thamel shops before you trailhead. It helps you to understand better of khumbu mountain’s height and location. If you wish to get Lukla airport on your ascend, plan your trip checking jiri to lukla map and measure jiri to Namche bazaar distance also. Because going from Surki to Lukla airport and then to Phakding takes some hours additional. However, we can organize your private trek Jiri Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you in Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for everest base camp trek via jiri?
Answer: For Jiri – ebc trek route, you need basic experience to walk around 3/4 hours every day with a light backpack.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Jiri base camp Everest trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and along the trek. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Jiri to Everest trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meal such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at EBC? What would be the options?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey. Indeed, we do have another itinerary to make this happen to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp (ebc). Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during the spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers) and the base camp is colorful during this time.
Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Travel insurance for ebc trek is mandatory before joining any trips with us. You need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your ebc trip. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and others occur, descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.
Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the flight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm). Helicopter rescue can also be used, which depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Jiri to Everest base camp trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Jiri Everest base camp trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on the Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: There are almost all places stays hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Yes ! You can get telephone services as well as 3G internet fascilities.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Jiri Everest base camp trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Jiri Everest base camp trek highlights
- Discover the best mountain view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche and from Kalapatthar peak.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other.
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local Sherpa and their life styles.
Jiri Everest base camp trek Notice !
The Jiri Everest base camp tour information stated above is just a standard template guideline. However, the trip is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Jiri Everest base camp trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Jiri + Three Passes Trek with lovely Bishnu
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- Hike Duration: 20 Days
- Altitude: 5,545m/18,132 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-10 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Trekking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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