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Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

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Duration Duration
21 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5,644.5 meters
Activities Activities
Adventure Trek, Day hike, Sightseeing tour
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers, Local Transport, Lukla - Kathmandu Flight
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
19 B | 16 L | 16 D
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Spring, Autumn
Accommodation Accommodation
3 N in 3* hotel, 16 N in tea house lodge

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a traditional route to EBC. In the past, almost all trekkers used to trek via Jiri. Less trekkers use the trail after new routes got explored.  Nowadays, this trekking starts from Lukla due to its easy accessibility from Kathmandu. However, in comparison, this trek is completely different than the common trekking route. We found numerous tragic stories with this trail in the past. Despite this, the route has historical importance in itself.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

  • Enjoy the natural beauty
  • Option to enjoy white water rafting and bungee jumping
  • Encounter the intact local ethnic culture, settlements, valleys, and amazing mountain views.
  • Pass through Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest
  • Trace the historical route used by the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in their Mt. Everest expedition in 1953.
  • Hiking to the Kala Pattar-the perfect viewpoint of Everest,
  • Remarkable and unique Tengboche monastery.
  • Khumjung Glacier, Sagarmatha National Parks, its diversified flora and fauna.

 

Trekking Route Map

Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri begins with an overland bus drive from Kathmandu. It is a nice opportunity to observe the rural hilly highway. Furthermore, it offers the typical village lifestyles of Nepal. The trail passes through the beautiful hill town of Jiri. Jiri is also famous as mini Switzerland. The real trekking starts once you reach Sete or Bhandara. During the trek, the trail passes both lowland and hilly places like Deurali, Nunthala, and Buspar. However, the upper belt consists of alpine forests. In addition to this, the trail connects with another trail from Lukla at Phakding. Despite easy access to Lukla, some people still love to experience the traditional trail to Everest.

Trek Route for Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri

Kathmandu -> Jiri -> Bhandara-> Sete -> Junebesi -> Nunthala ->Surke -> Phakding -> Monjo ->Namche -> Tengbuche -> Dingboche ->Loboche -> Khangsar -> Gorekshep -> EBC -> Kalapattar -> Pheriche -> Namche -> Lukla -> Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri - Accommodation

The traveler will stay at a standard 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu during the Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri program. The hotel is Hotel Thamel or Similar in Kathmandu. However, standard tourist teahouse lodge are provided en-route the trekking trail. The lodge en route the trekking trail generally have twin sharing rooms with common bathrooms. Bed includes a warm mattress, a pillow, and a blanket. Optionally, you can carry your sleeping bag to ensure warmer in high altitudes.

Days Hotel/Lodge Category Place
01-19, 20 Hotel Thamel 3 Star Kathmandu
02-18 Trekking Teahouse Lodge Lodge En Route

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    Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri - Detail Itinerary

    01

    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

    A representative from Oriental Journeys receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport. After transferring you to the hotel, check out your room and get refreshed. There is a trip briefing session. Meet your guide, know the travel plan, and discuss the essentials equipment. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    02

    Day 02: Drive to Bhandar via Jiri bazaar

    •The tour begins with a drive from the early morning. A four-wheel drive takes you to the Bhandar via Jiri. It is about 187km highway and offroad drive. The scenic drive heads to Bhandar or Salleri and reaches your destination in the evening. Take a pause at Jiri, a beautiful hilly town. It remained a gateway to the classical trail to Everest Base Camp and Everest Expedition. The mesmerizing mountain views fascinated your memory throughout the trail.

    03

    Day 03: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2575m) 6-7 hrs

    The trail from Bhandar descends down through thick forests crossing small glacial rivers and a small village of Dokharpa and Baranda.  Then the trekking will be descending towards Surma Khola and the trek continues towards Likhu Khola valley. Stay at Sete for the overnight.

    04

    Day 04: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670) - 6-7 hrs

    The trail to Junbesi from Sete is an uphill hike. On the way cross the challenging pass of Lamjura La Pass. ON the way pass through the alpine forest. The forest is dominated by the maple, rhododendrons, pine, Magnolia, birch trees  and local vegetation. Reach Junbeshi after descending walk. Overnight stay at Junbesi

    05

    Day 05: Trek from Junbeshi to Nunthala (2220m)- 6 hrs

    The first part of the Trek uphill climbs up the forest. Enjoy the amazing views of Himalaya in front of your eyes on the way. You can see the mountain views of Mt. Nuptse, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and other mountains while hiking the trail. You will have a chance to capture the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. The trail then descends towards Ringmo Khola and again ascends to Salung. After this, an hour of descending treks takes you to Nunthala. Stay overnight at Nunthala.

    06

    Day 06: Trek from Nunthala to Buspa

    Continue your trek from Nunthala to Dudh Koshi river. Now, the trail follows the river heading upward to the Khumbu region. The steep uphill trek from Khari Khola takes you to Buspa.

    07

    Day 07: Trek from Buspa to Surke (2290m)

    On the way cross the wooded trail to rea Kharte. Follow the climb from Kharte to Khari La Pass. First, climb up and walk downhill to reach Surke. Overnight stay at Surke

    08

    Day 08: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2652m) - 4-5 hrs

    On the Way to Phakding
    On the Way to Phakding

    Surke to Phakding is a 4-5 hours trek with a gradual uphill walk. The trail leads  Phakding after ascending to Chhiplung.

    09

    Day 09: Trek from Phakding to Namche

    Jorsalle Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point
    Jorsalle Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point

    The trekking trail from Phakding to Namche is a bit easier than other days trekking. The trail comprises of a suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags in it. The major highlight of the trail includes Tibetan wall painting and the occasional views of the mountain.

    Overnight stay at Namche

    10

    Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Namche

    Namche Museum
    Namche Museum

    We will be ready for early morning hiking from Namche bazar to Everest view hotel. Everest view hotel is the highest altitude located hotel in the world. The acclimatization from Namche to Everest view hotel helps you to get prepared for the trek upwards and to habituate ourselves to be fit in the highest altitudes. Because in order to get the victory in the successful trekking in the Everest region, the trekkers require strength, endurance, and power, and the acclimatization helps us to get all with a sense of success. The surrounding of the hotel offers you panoramic views of the mountains. In order to be fit for the highest altitude trekking in the Everest region, the trekkers are highly recommended to go through acclimatization hiking as it prepares your body and soul for trekking.

    11

    Day 11: Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Tengboche Monastry
    Tengboche Monastery

    It is a mixed type of trekking trail from Namche to Tengboche. We need to cross the plain flat trail as well as steep uphill. The flat trekking trails offer outstanding views of Mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, and other Himalayan ranges. After reaching Tengboche, we will be overwhelmed by the peace and serenity prevails in the monastery. Furthermore, the continuous prayers and the smell of incense coming from the monastery make ourselves more spiritual during the stay. Overnight stay at Tengboche

    12

    Day 12: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Tengboche-to-Debuche
    Tengboche-to-Debuche

    After crossing the slight downhill trail, we enter in the small valley passing by Pangboche. Besides this, we will further cross the suspension bridge and wooden bridges. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

    13

    Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Khangsaar village for the acclimatization

    Dengboche
    Dengboche

    Have another acclimatization day at Dingboche. You can customize your itinerary to provide yourself a  maximum safe adventure.  The acclimatization and day hike to Khangsar village provides you a chance to witness the Sherpa culture. Overnight stay at Khangsar village

    14

    Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    The trekking starts in uphill and the trail leads you in a small mountain valley. The small valley is very romantic because of picturesque views of the mountains and surrounding hills. After having lunch in Dukla, one-hour steep uphill trekking takes us to Lobuche.

    15

    Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to EBC via Gorekshep and trek back to Gorekshep

    Gorakshyap - Everest Base Camp Trekking
    Gorakshyap

    We should motivate ourselves to reach the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain. The will power motivates you to reach the EBC. EBC offers you the spectacular views of the mountain. Once you reached in the lap of Mt. Everest, you have to trek back to Gorakshep for accommodation.

    16

    Day 16: Trek from Gorekshep to Kalapathar and then to Pheriche

     

    Kalapatthar - Everest Base Camp Trekking
    Kalapatthar – Everest Base Camp Trekking

    The early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapathar offers us another grand experience in this EBC trekking. The views of the surrounding mountains and the sun rays coming from the Himalayas would be the best scenes you ever seen by your naked eyes.  The flocks of trekkers passing by along with the splendid views of the mountains make our trip memorable for the lifetime.  After breakfast, the down-hill trek will take us to Pheriche after passing by a windy valley.

    17

    Day 17: Trek from Pheriche to Namche

    Pheriche
    Pheriche

    Trekking from Pheriche to Namche is relatively easier trekking in EBC trekking and it offers a mesmerizing memory of the journey which motivates us to complete the trekking. We have to follow descending trekking trails however, careful consideration should be taken although the trekking founds easier one.

    18

    Day 18: Trek back from Namche to Lukla

    Namche Bazzar
    Namche Bazzar

    Trek back to Lukla from Namche bazaar and it takes 6 to 7 hours in total.

    19

    Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

    Enjoy the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It takes 30 minutes to fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.  We will have plenty of time to go around the souvenir market, sauna, and massage to relax after the tiring trek. We will have a trip review session in the evening.

    20

    Day 20: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

    The experienced tour leader of Oriental Journeys will accompany you to the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and if time permits Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

    21

    Day 21: Final Departure to the destination

    The teams of Oriental Journeys will take you at Tribhuvan International Airport, 3 hours earlier of your scheduled flight.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up & drops
    • Flight fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport taxes
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
    • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
    • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
    • An English speaking Guide
    • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (20 KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
    • All Government local Taxes
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees
    • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System card
    • Guide and porter salary
    • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
    • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
    • personal effects.
    • Hot Shower
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
    • Tips and Gratuities

    Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


    There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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    Duration Duration
    21 Days
    Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
    5,644.5 meters
    Activities Activities
    Adventure Trek, Day hike, Sightseeing tour
    Destination Destination
    Nepal
    Start/End Point Start/End Point
    Kathmandu - Kathmandu
    Transportation Transportation
    Airport Transfers, Local Transport, Lukla - Kathmandu Flight
    Grade Grade
    Moderate
    Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
    Lodge to Lodge Trek
    Meals Meals
    19 B | 16 L | 16 D
    Group Size Group Size
    1-25 People
    Best Seasons Best Seasons
    Spring, Autumn
    Accommodation Accommodation
    3 N in 3* hotel, 16 N in tea house lodge

    Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a traditional route to EBC. In the past, almost all trekkers used to trek via Jiri. Less trekkers use the trail after new routes got explored.  Nowadays, this trekking starts from Lukla due to its easy accessibility from Kathmandu. However, in comparison, this trek is completely different than the common trekking route. We found numerous tragic stories with this trail in the past. Despite this, the route has historical importance in itself.

    Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

    • Enjoy the natural beauty
    • Option to enjoy white water rafting and bungee jumping
    • Encounter the intact local ethnic culture, settlements, valleys, and amazing mountain views.
    • Pass through Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest
    • Trace the historical route used by the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in their Mt. Everest expedition in 1953.
    • Hiking to the Kala Pattar-the perfect viewpoint of Everest,
    • Remarkable and unique Tengboche monastery.
    • Khumjung Glacier, Sagarmatha National Parks, its diversified flora and fauna.

     

    Trekking Route Map

    Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri begins with an overland bus drive from Kathmandu. It is a nice opportunity to observe the rural hilly highway. Furthermore, it offers the typical village lifestyles of Nepal. The trail passes through the beautiful hill town of Jiri. Jiri is also famous as mini Switzerland. The real trekking starts once you reach Sete or Bhandara. During the trek, the trail passes both lowland and hilly places like Deurali, Nunthala, and Buspar. However, the upper belt consists of alpine forests. In addition to this, the trail connects with another trail from Lukla at Phakding. Despite easy access to Lukla, some people still love to experience the traditional trail to Everest.

    Trek Route for Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri

    Kathmandu -> Jiri -> Bhandara-> Sete -> Junebesi -> Nunthala ->Surke -> Phakding -> Monjo ->Namche -> Tengbuche -> Dingboche ->Loboche -> Khangsar -> Gorekshep -> EBC -> Kalapattar -> Pheriche -> Namche -> Lukla -> Kathmandu

    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

    A representative from Oriental Journeys receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport. After transferring you to the hotel, check out your room and get refreshed. There is a trip briefing session. Meet your guide, know the travel plan, and discuss the essentials equipment. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 02: Drive to Bhandar via Jiri bazaar

    •The tour begins with a drive from the early morning. A four-wheel drive takes you to the Bhandar via Jiri. It is about 187km highway and offroad drive. The scenic drive heads to Bhandar or Salleri and reaches your destination in the evening. Take a pause at Jiri, a beautiful hilly town. It remained a gateway to the classical trail to Everest Base Camp and Everest Expedition. The mesmerizing mountain views fascinated your memory throughout the trail.

    Day 03: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2575m) 6-7 hrs

    The trail from Bhandar descends down through thick forests crossing small glacial rivers and a small village of Dokharpa and Baranda.  Then the trekking will be descending towards Surma Khola and the trek continues towards Likhu Khola valley. Stay at Sete for the overnight.

    Day 04: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670) - 6-7 hrs

    The trail to Junbesi from Sete is an uphill hike. On the way cross the challenging pass of Lamjura La Pass. ON the way pass through the alpine forest. The forest is dominated by the maple, rhododendrons, pine, Magnolia, birch trees  and local vegetation. Reach Junbeshi after descending walk. Overnight stay at Junbesi

    Day 05: Trek from Junbeshi to Nunthala (2220m)- 6 hrs

    The first part of the Trek uphill climbs up the forest. Enjoy the amazing views of Himalaya in front of your eyes on the way. You can see the mountain views of Mt. Nuptse, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and other mountains while hiking the trail. You will have a chance to capture the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. The trail then descends towards Ringmo Khola and again ascends to Salung. After this, an hour of descending treks takes you to Nunthala. Stay overnight at Nunthala.

    Day 06: Trek from Nunthala to Buspa

    Continue your trek from Nunthala to Dudh Koshi river. Now, the trail follows the river heading upward to the Khumbu region. The steep uphill trek from Khari Khola takes you to Buspa.

    Day 07: Trek from Buspa to Surke (2290m)

    On the way cross the wooded trail to rea Kharte. Follow the climb from Kharte to Khari La Pass. First, climb up and walk downhill to reach Surke. Overnight stay at Surke

    Day 08: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2652m) - 4-5 hrs

    On the Way to Phakding
    On the Way to Phakding

    Surke to Phakding is a 4-5 hours trek with a gradual uphill walk. The trail leads  Phakding after ascending to Chhiplung.

    Day 09: Trek from Phakding to Namche

    Jorsalle Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point
    Jorsalle Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point

    The trekking trail from Phakding to Namche is a bit easier than other days trekking. The trail comprises of a suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags in it. The major highlight of the trail includes Tibetan wall painting and the occasional views of the mountain.

    Overnight stay at Namche

    Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Namche

    Namche Museum
    Namche Museum

    We will be ready for early morning hiking from Namche bazar to Everest view hotel. Everest view hotel is the highest altitude located hotel in the world. The acclimatization from Namche to Everest view hotel helps you to get prepared for the trek upwards and to habituate ourselves to be fit in the highest altitudes. Because in order to get the victory in the successful trekking in the Everest region, the trekkers require strength, endurance, and power, and the acclimatization helps us to get all with a sense of success. The surrounding of the hotel offers you panoramic views of the mountains. In order to be fit for the highest altitude trekking in the Everest region, the trekkers are highly recommended to go through acclimatization hiking as it prepares your body and soul for trekking.

    Day 11: Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Tengboche Monastry
    Tengboche Monastery

    It is a mixed type of trekking trail from Namche to Tengboche. We need to cross the plain flat trail as well as steep uphill. The flat trekking trails offer outstanding views of Mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, and other Himalayan ranges. After reaching Tengboche, we will be overwhelmed by the peace and serenity prevails in the monastery. Furthermore, the continuous prayers and the smell of incense coming from the monastery make ourselves more spiritual during the stay. Overnight stay at Tengboche

    Day 12: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Tengboche-to-Debuche
    Tengboche-to-Debuche

    After crossing the slight downhill trail, we enter in the small valley passing by Pangboche. Besides this, we will further cross the suspension bridge and wooden bridges. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

    Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Khangsaar village for the acclimatization

    Dengboche
    Dengboche

    Have another acclimatization day at Dingboche. You can customize your itinerary to provide yourself a  maximum safe adventure.  The acclimatization and day hike to Khangsar village provides you a chance to witness the Sherpa culture. Overnight stay at Khangsar village

    Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    The trekking starts in uphill and the trail leads you in a small mountain valley. The small valley is very romantic because of picturesque views of the mountains and surrounding hills. After having lunch in Dukla, one-hour steep uphill trekking takes us to Lobuche.

    Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to EBC via Gorekshep and trek back to Gorekshep

    Gorakshyap - Everest Base Camp Trekking
    Gorakshyap

    We should motivate ourselves to reach the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain. The will power motivates you to reach the EBC. EBC offers you the spectacular views of the mountain. Once you reached in the lap of Mt. Everest, you have to trek back to Gorakshep for accommodation.

    Day 16: Trek from Gorekshep to Kalapathar and then to Pheriche

     

    Kalapatthar - Everest Base Camp Trekking
    Kalapatthar – Everest Base Camp Trekking

    The early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapathar offers us another grand experience in this EBC trekking. The views of the surrounding mountains and the sun rays coming from the Himalayas would be the best scenes you ever seen by your naked eyes.  The flocks of trekkers passing by along with the splendid views of the mountains make our trip memorable for the lifetime.  After breakfast, the down-hill trek will take us to Pheriche after passing by a windy valley.

    Day 17: Trek from Pheriche to Namche

    Pheriche
    Pheriche

    Trekking from Pheriche to Namche is relatively easier trekking in EBC trekking and it offers a mesmerizing memory of the journey which motivates us to complete the trekking. We have to follow descending trekking trails however, careful consideration should be taken although the trekking founds easier one.

    Day 18: Trek back from Namche to Lukla

    Namche Bazzar
    Namche Bazzar

    Trek back to Lukla from Namche bazaar and it takes 6 to 7 hours in total.

    Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

    Enjoy the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It takes 30 minutes to fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.  We will have plenty of time to go around the souvenir market, sauna, and massage to relax after the tiring trek. We will have a trip review session in the evening.

    Day 20: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

    The experienced tour leader of Oriental Journeys will accompany you to the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and if time permits Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

    Day 21: Final Departure to the destination

    The teams of Oriental Journeys will take you at Tribhuvan International Airport, 3 hours earlier of your scheduled flight.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up & drops
    • Flight fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport taxes
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
    • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
    • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
    • An English speaking Guide
    • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (20 KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
    • All Government local Taxes
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees
    • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System card
    • Guide and porter salary
    • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
    • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
    • personal effects.
    • Hot Shower
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
    • Tips and Gratuities

    There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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