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Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek

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Duration: 21 Days

Group Size: 2-16 pax

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure : Upon request

Mode of Travel : Fly in/Out/drive in/out

Max. Altitude : 5545M

Highlights: Stunning views of Mount Everest, Sherpa Culture, Everest Base Camp, Thyangboche Monastery, Climbing and Camping, Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Sightseeing Kathmandu

Overview

While the Everest Base Camp trek starting from a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is quite common and popular among many trekkers, foreigners and domestic alike, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is different in that the trekkers have to trek until Lukla from Jiri. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek can be almost ideal trekking trail for those who want to climb all the way to the Base Camp by foot. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek can be quite thrilling and enthralling but at the same time it can also be physically draining as it demands continuous trekking for over two weeks. With the operation of regular flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, these days many prefer to take a 30-min flight to Lukla and then start their expedition from there. However, for the real adventure seekers, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is still one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts with 8-hour (188km) drive to Jiri, a small picturesque town located in Dolakha district. Jiri is located at an altitude of 1900m and it is starting point of the trek. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the traditional route used in the earlier days by those for the Everest expedition. The route was used commonly before the Lukla Airport started regular flights from Kathmandu. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, however, provides the excellent opportunity for the trekkers to know about the Sherpa people, their culture, the villages and their lifestyle. There are plenty of hotels and lodges on the way and catering for the trekkers. As they mostly live in the Himalayan region, Sherpas are also commonly known as the ‘peoples of the Himalaya’.
The trekking starts from Jiri and it takes around 6-7 days in average to reach Namche Bazaar from Jiri. On the way you will be stopping at the guest houses and hotels for the overnight stay. This provides a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the Sherpa people and know their culture. Another good aspect of Jiri to the Everest Base Camp Trek is that it itself gradually provides acclimatize to the higher altitude. From Namche, we follow the main Everest Base Camp trail up to the base camp.

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu 

Day 03: Drive to Jiri and trek to Shivalaya 

Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2200m)

Day 05: Trek to Sete (2575m)

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2700m)

Day 07: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m) 

Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m) 

Day 09: Trek to Surkhe (2300m)

Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2610m) 

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 

Day 12:  Rest day in Namche for acclimatization 

Day 13: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m)

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4560m)

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep

Day 17: Trek to Kala Patthar (5530m) and down to Pheriche

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 19: Trek to Lukla

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Departure to TIA “Farewell!"

(We encourage you to extend your views in case if you want to change the itinerary)

Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Great Nepal Representative  welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)  and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The next day you will go for sightseeing around the beautiful and culturally rich city Kathmandu visiting the temples, monuments, monasteries, world heritage sites and many more. You can even travel around Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, in the evening and enjoy the evening environment there. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri and trek to Shivalaya 8hrs
The third day you will drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to Jiri. It is an 8-hour drive from the capital and there are plenty of chances to behold the natural beauty of the region while travelling by vehicle. While travelling above rivers like Bhotekoshi & Tama Koshi, beautiful places like Khadichaur, Mudhe, Dolalghat falls on our way. Upon reaching Jiri via Charikot, you will trek for a short distance until Shivalaya where you will be staying in a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2200m) 6hrs
Trek to Bhandar from Shivalaya is tentatively around 6 hours and you can cover almost 8 kilometers on the day as you walk past several villages and local and ethnic people of the region. Getting along with the local people as we trek is also one of the features of this trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Bhandar.

Day 05: Trek to Sete (2575m) 8hrs
The next day you resume your trek as the trail now crosses several streams, rhododendron forests, Sherpa villages and settlement areas. You cover almost 11km on day five in about eight hours of trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Sete.

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) 7hrs
On sixth day, you reach Junbesi, a small little town in Solukhumbhu district. On the way there are several of local tea shops where you can rest for a while drinking Tibetan tea. Distance to cover on day six is almost 10 km as it takes nearly 7-8 hours to reach Junbesi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m) 8hrs
You take a mild down climbing from Junbsei to Nhuntala on the seventh day. The views on the way to Nhuntala are quite amazing and it is a pleasurable walk for the trekkers as they will find even great view from Nhuntala. It might be a long day as you have to cover 16km & approximately 8 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m) 6hrs
It is relatively short trek from Nhuntala to Kharikhola as you cross the Dudh Koshi River on your way to the destination. Plenty of suspension bridges are also on the way of the trail as you also come across some Rai and Sherpa villages. You cross almost 12km distance in 6 hours before reaching Kharikhola. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Surkhe (2300m) 7hrs
The trail continues along a relatively comfortable terrain as you trek for almost 7 hours and reach Surkhe on day nine. A total distance of 10 kms is covered on the ninth day. There are also opportunities to get glimpses of various flora and fauna on the way. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2610m) 7hrs
You reach Phakding on the tenth day after hiking for seven hours and covering a distance of 11 kilometers. Phakding is the meeting point of the trekkers who come from Jiri and those who come via Lukla flight. Some outstanding hotels and lodges are available in Phakding. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
On the eleventh morning, you can continue your trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.

Day 12: A day of rest in Namche for acclimatization
The 12th day of the trek will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase quite steeply, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa village or if you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to the Everest Hotel for great panoramic view of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) 5hrs
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, you  resume your trek and climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of trek we reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 metres. Tengboche is mostly popular for the important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs
After having tea on the 14th day morning, you will resume your journey towards the Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and other Himalayas seems as they are playing along the trail. At some point the mountains will come quite close while, at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4940m) 5hrs
On the 15th day of the trek, you reach further close to get that elusive glimpse of the Mount Everest as you continue uphill through the trail. Lobuche is the last settlement area before the Everest Base Camp and some old-fashioned guesthouses are available there. Many traders who come via Tibet also stay at Lobuche for the night before they resume their travel the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep (5164m)
The most sought after point of the trek comes on day 16 as you head towards the Everest Base Camp located at almost 5400 meters of altitude. 3-4 hours trek from Lobuche is enough to take EBC. Unfortunately, the actual positioning of the Everest is such that the actual summit is not quite visible from the Base Camp, though you get amazing glimpses of the peak. After spending some time at the EBC, you return to Gorak Shep where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and down to Pheriche (4371m)
As Kala Patthar offers the best view of the entire Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, you trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. It does not take much long till you reach Kala Patthar and behold the beauty and grandeur of the Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, you start your return journey. You will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region, at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs

Journey back to Namche from Pheriche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

Day 19: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs

The trek continues further downhill as you reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
The next day, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"

On the 21st day of the trip and after almost three weeks of continuous trek to the Everest Base Camp region, you will head back to your country with some great memories of the Khumbhu region on your mind & soul. Board a flight back to your country from TIA, Kathmandu.

Cost Include/Exclude

Costing includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with  ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary. 
  • Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal's representative while arriving and departing.
  • 2 Nights accommodations hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan  basis with twin sharing.
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu (if any).
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and  staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 20kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication also available for members
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all trekking crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during trekking period.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • High altitude food for member and sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete per-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government  regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in cost includes section
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Other info

Important Note :

Your safety is of concern while traveling with us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

The Trekking Group

For the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek for group of any size, but generally we include maximum of twelve people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please e-mail us or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-01-4252525

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 21 Days

Group Size: 2-16 pax

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure : Upon request

Mode of Travel : Fly in/Out/drive in/out

Max. Altitude : 5545M

Highlights: Stunning views of Mount Everest, Sherpa Culture, Everest Base Camp, Thyangboche Monastery, Climbing and Camping, Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Sightseeing Kathmandu