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Jiri to Everest base camp trek

jiri to Everest base camp trekking
Overview

Jiri to 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 to 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 to everest base camp, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. It has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Trek to ebc goes through sagarmatha national park from 2,845m at Monjo to the top of the world at < 8,848m, listed in 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 Ice fall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Base camp. The trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little challenging and energetic. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. Jiri to Everest base camp trek drive in fly out is suitable for those who want to get well acclimatized during the trek instead of direct landing at Lukla air strip. As the trek has beautiful landscapes and great sherpa hospitality, some travelers do this trek to see real Nepal and of course this trek can be done in anytime through out the year.

Itinerary

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek detail itinerary

Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not suits you than send us an inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02Scenic drive to Jiri Bazzar(1905m/ 6,229 ft), roughly 7 hrs drive by car/van.

Today we drive to Jiri Bazzar passing lots of beautiful villages, mountain hills. After arrival, we explore the surrounding area of Jiri and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03Trek to Bandar (1520m / 4,970 ft), 6:30 hrs.

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.

Day 04Trek to Sete (2500m / 8,175 ft), 7 hrs.

Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m than trek to Kenja. Now we make the long ascend to Lamjura pass. The first part of the ascend is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned Gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpa and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05Trek to Junbesi (2675m /8,747 ft) 7 hrs.

The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura la pass at 3530m / 11,543 ft. 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 good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06Trek to Nuntala (2345m / 7,668 ft) 7 hrs.

Today we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eyes, then walk to Salung (2650m). 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 at 2650m. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07Trek to Kharikhola (2010m /6,573 ft), 6 hours.

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. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down hill walking to cross Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing and ascend about 2 hours we reach at Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08Trek to Paiya (2770m /9,058 ft). 6 hours.

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. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09Trek to Tuk Tok village (2630m /8,600 ft), 6:30 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 three hours to reach Tuk Tok village where we stay for overnight.

Day 10 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m /11,249 ft.), 6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to 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. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 11Discover around Namche Bazzar

Namche Bazaar is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of 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 Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 12Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours

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, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.

Day 13Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours

We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche 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.

Day 14Acclimatization at Dingboche village

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.

Day 15Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours

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 (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 16Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). 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.

Day 17Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4243m.) , 9 hours

We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche helth post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

Day 18Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m/12,645 ft.) , 6 hours

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3867 m.). We would visit the research center and trek to Tyangboche. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Teangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river.

Day 19Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours

Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passking several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek further more twenty minutes to find 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 mean time, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.

Day 20Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours

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.

Day 21Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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.

Day 22Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Jiri to Everest base camp trek cost?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek / Jiri to ebc trek tour cost here we have offered USD 1,880.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by 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 on trekking on possible places, so let us know. 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.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / 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 of solukhumbu district by local jeep transfer
  • 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.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

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
Group join

We can organize your private trek from Jiri to Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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April 10, 2018 – April 28, 2018

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USD 1,880

April 20, 2018 – April 09, 2018

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USD 1,880

April 25, 2018 – May 14, 2018

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USD 1,880

April 30, 2018 – May 19, 2018

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USD 1,880

May 05, 2018 – May 24, 2018

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USD 1,880

May 15, 2018 – June 04, 2018

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USD 1,880

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 31, 2018

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USD 1,880

Sept 15, 2018 – Oct 06, 2018

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USD 1,880

Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 11, 2018

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USD 1,880

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 20, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 10, 2018 – Nov 01, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 15, 2018 – Nov 06, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 17, 2018 – Nov 08, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018

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USD 1,880

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 21, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 26, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 31, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 15, 2018 – Dec 06, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018

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USD 1,880

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 21, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 22, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 26, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 11, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 25, 2018 – Jan 16, 2018

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USD 1,880

Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018

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USD 1,880

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Jiri to Everest Base Camp / Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Jiri to Kalapatthar Trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to 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 Kalapatthar trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
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 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. Actually, we do have other itinerary to make this happen to stay over night at Everest Base Camp / ebc. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during 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 everest trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes 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 at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest trekking adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the 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 the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or cancelled?

Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon situation. So, we recommend you to allocate couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have 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 then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way on camping trekking.

Is there any communication facilities on Jiri to ebc trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Jiri to ebc Trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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 to Everest Base Camp trek?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

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.

Notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized 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 unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially 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 this trip 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 the 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 the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

jiri to everest base camp trek review

Great company, Flexible guides!

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks and Expedition. He was very helpful as we had not booked anything but wanted to go as soon as possible. He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

Trip Price : USD 1880 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 20 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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