Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest base camp TrekkingJiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the popular treks that follow the classical route to EBC. During this trek, we follow the footsteps of legendry mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the EBC. Of course, to be the part of EBC Trek is once in a lifetime experience for all who are seeking the adventure in high Himalayan trails. While trekking to EBC via Jiri, we pass through the alpine forests and glacial rivers. Besides the magnificent mountain views, we also experience warm hospitality as well as the culture and lifestyle of legendry Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking lets you explore the ancient Buddhist Monasteries with prayer flags and the mountain life that you cannot predict.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek can be the perfect trekking option for those who are physically fit and are determined to face the challenge of unpredictable mountain life. For sure, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal trek for those who are seeking the adventure in Nepal Himalayas during their Nepal trips. Motherland Hiking Team cordially welcomes you all adventure seekers for this awesome trip to EBC via the route to Jiri while other popular trail will lead you to EBC via Lukla.

Jiri Everest Trek

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri
Day 04: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2575m): 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670m): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m): 6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m): 5-6 hours
Day 08:  Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2290m): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2610m): 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Rest or Acclimatization at Namche
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Tyangboche (3870m): 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Dingboche Acclimatization day hike chhukunga
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m): 4-5 hours
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakshep: 7-8 hours
Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m): 7-8 hours
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 hours
Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2800m): 6-8 hours
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 21: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Guide Team will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri We take an early morning drive to Jiri today which is about 187 kilometers north east of Kathmandu.  We continue driving to Bhandar from Jiri. Well, Bhandar will be the starting point for our trek. En route, we enjoy the Koshi River and panoramic views of Himalayas including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and Ganesh Himal. We stay overnight at Bhandar.

Day 04: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2575m): 6-7 hours Today, you descend the trail from Bhandar through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Then, climb through the forests winding down to the Surma Khola. We continue to Likhu Khola Valley which makes up to the village of Kenja and finally reach Sete for overnight stay.

Day 05: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670m): 6-7 hours We climb to Lamjura La through the forests of rhododendrons, magnolia, maple, pine and birch. We will be passing by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. Actually, Lamjura La pass is at the altitude of 3530m which is the highest point between Namche and Jiri.  We descend down to the pass to Tragdobuk and eventually reach Junbesi. We stay overnight at Junbesi.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m): 6 hours We cross the stream beyond Junbesi and climb up the forest slope. After an hour’s trek, we see the mesmerizing views of Himalayan Mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, and Mera Peak among many others. We then continue to the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. After crossing the Trakshindo La pass, we descend to Trashingdo. Eventually, we arrive at Nunthala for overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m): 5-6 hours We descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha after crossing the bridge. Passing through Kharikhola, we descend to cross a suspension bridge and we finally reach at Bupsa for our overnight stay.

Day 08:  Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2290m): 5-6 hours Our trail from Bupsa rises through a forest passing Kharte. And we take an uphill climb from Kharte which takes us to Khari La Pass. On the way, we enjoy the magnificent views of Khari La Pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. We finally reach Surke where we stay overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Surke to Phakding (2610m): 4-5 hours Today, our trail climbs towards Chaurikharka from Surkhe. At first, our trek moves up to Chhiplung and then moves down to Phakding. We stay overnight at Phakding.

Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 hours Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we walk through the pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River. On the way, we enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Thamserku. We come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park via the settlements of Benkar and Monjo. Passing through the village of Jorsale, we finally reach at Namche which is the gateway to Mount Everest. We stay overnight at Namche.

Day 11: Rest or Acclimatization at Namche Today will be our first day of acclimatization. You are suggested to stay active and moving during rest days. So, we either spend a taking a day’s hike to Thame village of Khunde. We can explore Namche bazaar itself either. Namche Bazaar is the main center of Everest Region has many government offices, Banks, ATMs, restaurants, Internet Cafes and many more. We stay overnight in the hotel at Namche.

Day 12: Trek from Namche to Tyangboche (3870m): 5-6 hours Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we set out towards Tyangboche. We will be enjoying superb views of Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and the close up views of Thamserku. Following the trail with few ups and downs, we reach Kyangjuma, We can spot various wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, and Multicolored Pheasants en route. Passing through Sansa, we reach Phunki Thenga for our lunch. Then, we gear up for a slightly difficult climb through the pine forests which eventually leads us to the village of Tyangboche. From Tyangboche, we can enjoy the great close up views of Mount Everest and Amadablam. There is the biggest and highest Buddhist Monastery of Khumbu Region. We stay overnight in the lodge at Tyangboche.

Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m): 5-6 hours After taking our morning breakfast and visiting the Tyangboche Monastery for spectacular views, we start our journey today. We move through the upper trail to Pangboche. En route, we pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. Enjoying the fantastic views of Mount Amadablam, we enter Imja Valley. We then descend into the Lobuche River and begin the last and steepest climb of the day upto Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, you will see beautiful fields. We stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 14: Acclimatization Days hike to Chhukung and back to Same lodge Today, we start the day with a climb to Dughla through the Khumbu Khola Valley. As we come to Dusa which is known as Yak Herder’s place, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo. Well, Karpo was the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. There is Chola Lake above Phulung Karpo. On the way, we will witness the majestic views of the Mount Pumori. Finally we reach Dughla. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes.

Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m): 5-6 hours We climb up the seep terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier beyond Dughla today. Passing through Chupki Lhara, Khumbu Glacier moraine, we will witness several wonderful views of snowcapped peaks including Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal. We will also witness Mount Nuptse to the right. We eventually reach Lobuche for our overnight stay.

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakshep: 7-8 hours Today, after having our morning breakfast, we follow our trek to Gorakshep through the lateral morain of Khumbu Glacier. As we reach Gorakshep, we find snowcapped mountains around us including Mount Everest. Then, we make our trek to EBC. After enjoying the beautiful surrounding views from Everest Base Camp, we stroll back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m): 7-8 hours Today, we will start our trek up the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. We will catch the dramatic views of mountains including Lingtren, Mount Everest, Khumbuste, and Changste among others. After enjoying wonderful Himalayan panorama at Kalapatthar, we descend down to Pheriche for our overnight stay.

Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 hours Today, we walk down through the hillside with beautiful rhododendron and juniper forest. We either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga depending on our hunger and condition. Then, we follow our trail through Dudh Koshi descending rapidly through pine forests. This will bring us to Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We then follow the trail to Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.

Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2800m): 6-8 hours We descend steeply downward today. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi, our trail becomes more level. Walking through the forests and Sherpa villages, we arrive in Lukla after approx. 7 hours. We stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. We will again have a dramatic 40-minutes flight over the high Himalayas. Upon reaching at Kathmandu, you can take the time for exploring the city or you can go for last minute shopping. We celebrate the farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 21: Final Departure You are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop
  • All Local Transportation
  • 2 nights 2 star standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Local accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Jiri by Private Car or Van
  • Lukla-Kathmandu by Domestic airfare
  • All Meal 3 times a Day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the Trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide government License holder, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip completed certificate by Adventure Mountain Guide Team
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,) International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All Meal in city like Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Hot Shower
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)