Jiri to Everest Base Camp - 21 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek

Trip Facts

  • $1,719
  • Special Spring
  • Hard
  • Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+

Trip Overview

Best TimeAutumn Season(Oct-Dec) & Spring Season (March-June)
Trekking PermitsNational Park Permit, Local Government Fee and TIMS Card
IncludesTrekking Guide & Porter
Trek Start/FinishShivalaya/Lukla
Domestic FlightLukla-Kathmandu
RegionEverest, East Nepal
Solo Supplement Charge$250

Trip Highlights:

-Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the classic trek/oldest trails followed by Tenzing Sherpa & Edmund Hillary at the time of Mt. Everest expedition.

-One of the longest trek which covers 185km from Jiri to Everest Base Camp & can be completed within 21 days with ease.

-Dive into the different mystical world with unexpected scenery at every footstep that was forgotten by many trekkers.

-Just trek to EBC without any flight’s like a true adventurer and achieve the glory that Tenzing Sherpa & Edmund Hillary achieved.

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Yes, its an opportunity to walk on the old and classic route to Mt. Everest following early legendary mountaineers Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary footsteps. Join this fascinating Jiri to Everest base camp trekking with Pristine Nepal Treks and its expert guides. But, before that, it’s a long drive from Kathmandu to Jiri also known as ‘Switzerland of Nepal’ with its pristine green landscapes of rolling hills and views of snow-capped peaks.

From Jiri as a starting point, our trekking will lead to many farm villages with cultivated rows of terraces around Solu areas. You will then pass through the lovely Sherpa villages of Kenja-Sete and Junbesi crossing scenic passes of Deurali-Lamjura and Tak Shindo-la to reach the mainstream trekking trail of Lukla. After being in an isolated area for a week walking on the main path to the famous Namche Bazaar, you can find all types of facilities there. This Namche Bazar is a well-stocked stores-shops-restaurants with a fresh bakery to banks and post offices.

Similarly, every Saturday happens to be a busy market in Namche Bazar which is the income source of the locals. Despite that, you will spend one extra day at Namche Bazar also as an acclimatization day.

Continuing our adventure, we will head higher to a barren and windswept country, after visiting interesting Tyangboche Monastery. This Tyangboche or also called Tengboche Monastery is surrounded by grand views of peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and lovely green forest. From here onwards, you will reach into the higher altitude of arid landscapes with snow-ice and glaciers at Everest base camp. It is the place where you will be standing beneath the world’s highest peak with views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

Note: Check our Itinerary section down for full details.

After a wonderful time completing the successful adventure “Jiri to Everest Base Camp” trekking, you will have a short scenic flight from Lukla. We will bring you back to Kathmandu after a great trip Jiri to Everest base camp trekking with high services of Pristine Nepal guides.

Mountains Scenery in “Jiri to Everest Base Camp” trek:

When trekking to Jiri to Everest Base Camp you will have a best views of these mountains:

-Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft)
Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft)
-Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft)
-Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft)
-Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft)
-Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft)
-Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)
-Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft)

-Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft)
-Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft)
-Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft)
-Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft)
-holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft)
-5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft)
-Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft)
-Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft)
-Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.

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Everest Base Camp accommodationsThis blog is about the accommodation information in EBC with some pro tips.

What to pack for trekking?: Complete info about the essential gears you will need to bring.

There are even more blogs that cover the Everest Base Camp trek. However, if you want to personally ask some questions then chat with us in the chatbox.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Bus ticket from Kathmandu to Shivalaya
  • Taxi to the bus park
  • Flight ticket (Lukla to Kathmandu) including domestic airport departure taxes
  • Baggage allowances are 10kg checked-in and 5kg hand luggage
  • Lodge accommodation (tea houses) during the trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee per meal in a cup
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • Experienced trekking guide (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food, and lodging)
  • Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food, and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Everest National Park permit fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Local rural municipality entrance fee
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket only for trekking
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government and related local taxes
  • Farewell dinner at reputable restaurants

Cost Exclusion

  • Additional baggage charges on domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drink
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu
  • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included
Day 1
Day 1: RECEIVED BY PRISTINE NEPAL GUIDE & TRANSFER TO HOTEL

Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the 3-4 star hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.

In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss the information about your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.

Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting. You can search for the weather in the Everest region also if you get time. However, it is recommended for you to have extra days holidays in case if there is any kind of weather problem/delay in flight.

Accommodation:

-Star level Hotel.

Best Tips:

-Don’t drink any hard drinks as well as don’t walk alone at night. Re-Check all the things you have packed and ask tour operators for any kind of help.

Day 2
DAY 02: DRIVE TO SHIVALAYA 1,770 M VIA JIRI 1,900 M -07 HRS JOURNEY.

Our guide will come to pick you up early in the morning at your hotel. Today, you will have a long drive to Jiri by local bus/private vehicle which will take up to 7 hours.

Crossing the beautiful towns & villages i.e Dhulikhel and Charikot, we will finally reach Jiri. There, you will have a short drive to Shivalaya village where you will spend your night in lodges.

Day 3
DAY 03: TREK TO BHANDAR 2,195 M - 05 HRS

Finally, you will have your first trek from Shivalaya after breakfast. You will have an hour climb to a small village of Sangbadanda. From here, it’s a gradual trail with rural villages in the way including a luxh vegitation of Rhododendron, pine, oaks and many more.

As for the lunch, you will have a short break in Deurali (2,715m). Then after a long descend walk of nearly 2 hours, you will reach to Bhandara/Bhandar. You will spend your night in Bhandar which has a mixed tribe but predominantly Sherpa people.

Day 4
DAY 04: TREK TO SETE 2,575 M - 06 HRS.

After a delicious breakfast in Bhandar, you will now head to Sete village. You will dive into the forest and farm terraces passing some farm villages to reach at Kenja village at 1,634m. It’s a moderate size village situated beneath the high hills of Lamjura & Pikey Hill with panorama view of number of peaks.

Similarly, after reaching Kenja, it’s a little bit uphill climb to reach Sete village where you will spend your night.

Best Tips:

-Take a trekking pole with you as well as some warm clothes and don;t drink any hard drinks.

Day 5
DAY 05: TREK TO JUNBESI 2,675M VIA LAMJURA-LA 3,530 M -06 HRS.

Today will be another climb to Lamjura-La pass passing through the lush Rhododendron forest, Pine forest and farmlands. You will also have the best scenery view from Lamjura-La pass also.

After having a short rest, it will be all the way from Toc-Toc village to Junbesi. Junbesi village is a nice large village with a unique and beautiful monastery & a school built by Sir-Edmund Hillary.

Day 6
DAY 06: TREK TO NUNTHALA 2,190 M - 06 HRS.

After a short pack up & breakfast from Junbesi, you will walk on the winding path with first views of Mt. Everest and other Khumbu high mountains. You will have a lunch break at Ringmo Village after crossing a short bridge.

From Ringmo village, crossing some pine & rhododendron forests, you will reach at Trakshindu pass (3,070m). Again, it’s a long way down to Nunthala village also called Manidingma, where you will spend your night. It’s a large village of the Rai tribe & Sherpa community.

Day 7
DAY 07: TREK TO BUPSA DANDA 2,250 M - 06 HRS.

On this day forward, you will feel the change in atmosphere. You will feel much cooler from here. Today will be the 6 hours trek where we will follow the Dudh Koshi stream.

You will need to cross Jubing village and Kharikhola to reach Bupsa. However, it’s a steep uphill for an hour before reaching Bupsa. It is located on a ridge overlooking fabulous views of rolling hills and valleys.

Day 8
DAY 08: TREK TO SURKHE 2,295 M - 06 HRS.

Finally, today will be the day where you will reach the entrance gate of Everest Base Camp.

From Bupsa, it’s a turtle walk into the Khumbu region passing Kharte Dande above the Dudh Koshi to reach Puiyan village. Here, you will have a short lunch break with a beautiful view of Lukla town. And after that, it’s a short descend to Surkhe village where you will spend your night.

Day 9
DAY 09: TREK TO PHAKDING 2,640 M - 05 HRS.

Today morning walk will lead to the main trekking trail of Lukla to Everest Base Camp. You will meet lots of trekkers here also. However, from Surkhe village, it’s a 5 hours walk to Phakding.

You will need to follow the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding where you will spend your night.

Day 10
DAY 10: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR 3,440 M - 06 HRS.

he morning walks begin after breakfast in Phakding. From there you will follow the Dudhkoshi river which is straightforward walking till Monjo, Jorsalle. You’ll have some few suspension bridges on the Dudhkoshi River to cross. And one famous high bridge before Namche bazar with colorful Buddhist prayer flags.

Of Course, you’ll meet several donkeys, jokpyos (crossing from yak & cow), on the way. But you have to be very careful with those animals. We recommend you to always leave their way if you don’t want to get hurt. If possible, always lean on the sidewall to give them path and never touch them.

Likewise, you have to climb a steep mountain before reaching Namche Bazar. It can be tough as well as you’ll have to stop for fees and permit checks also. But after reaching Namche Bazar you will have a night stay in the best hotel.

Day 11
DAY 11: REST DAY AT NAMCHE BAZAAR FOR ACCLIMATIZATION.

Acclimatization is very important and that is why today you will have a full day exploration in Namche Bazar.

Today you can go hiking to world’s highest hotel or go to the market. Besides that, if possible, you can take a stroll to the Sherpa museum where you can learn the culture of Sherpa’s properly.

Similarly, remember that from here, you will be in the territory of Sagarmatha National Park. And this national park is listed as World Heritage Sites. So, you can’t hunt or hurt any animals while trekking.

As a matter of fact, Namche is well developed and provides internet cafes, restaurants, government offices, ATM and a cheap market from Friday evening to Saturday. Therefore, if you want to buy any souvenir then this place is the best.

Day 12
DAY 12: TREK TO TYANGBOCHE 3,867 M - 05HRS.

Tyangboche is the home of Monks where you will learn the cultures based on Tibetan cultures. After an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar, it will be a little easy to trek to Tyangboche. However, walk slowly and drink lots of water to be free from Altitude sickness.

When trekking to Tyangboche/Tengboche, you will encounter lots of prayer flags in the way also. Similarly, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Mountains until you reach Mount Everest Base Camp. And to reach the Tyangboche it will only take 6 hours on average. In Tyangboche, you can see the oldest monastery of the Everest region also.

Day 13
DAY 13: TREK TO DINGBOCHE 4,260 M - 05 HRS.

As you trek further, the more it will get exciting because all the mountains will be very close enough. Today we will trek to Deboche through the lush rhododendron forest.

We will start our trek as soon as we eat breakfast. Today’s trek is steep upward to Pangboche which is also a Sherpa village. You will have your lunch at Somare which is near to Dingboche. Similarly, from Tyangboche to Dingboche, it’s just 6 hours walk with extraordinary landscapes views. From here also, you will witness the Mount Everest hidden between the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as well as Ama Dablam.

Day 14
DAY 14: TREK TO LOBUCHE 4,930 M - 05 HRS.

Today will be a long walk from Dingboche to Lobuche which will take up to 6 hours. That is why we will walk early in the morning after a delicious breakfast. You’ll have a lunch break at Thukla/Dukla at 4,630m altitude.

Always remember that walking slowly is the key to success while trekking as well as drink enough water. Once you come across the highest of the mountain, you’ll see several memorials of various mountaineers. Similarly, the path is a little complicated to Lobuche from this place.

Day 15
DAY 15: TREK TO GORAKSHEP 5,170 M, EVEREST BASE CAMP 5, 364 M - 06 HRS.

Today, after breakfast in Lobuche, we will head to Gorakshep which is not so hard. And from Lobuche, it will only take 3 hours minimum to reach Gorakshep. And from there, it will only take 2 hours to reach Everest Base Camp.

Similarly, it will take up to 7 hours to do Everest Base Camp round trip. Most of the peoples get confused in Everest Base Camp whether Mount Everest can be seen or not. However, you will not see Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp. But, from Kalapathar, you can see the Mount Everest Base Camp. If you want to hike to Kalapathar then you can customize this trek also.

Day 16
DAY 16: HIKE TO KALAPATHAR 5,545 M AND TREK TO PHERICHE 4, 240 M - 05 HRS.

After a tremendous experience of Mt. Everest base camp, it’s time to hike to Kalapathar. This morning, you will start with a breakfast uphill from Gorakshep to trek. Kalapathar is the best place to have a closer view of Mt. Everest. Similarly, it’s 5,545m elevation when you reach Kalapathar which makes it’s more remarkable.

After hiking Kalapathar, you will descend to Pheriche which will take up to 5 hours in total.

Day 17
DAY 17: TREK TO THYANGBOCHE 3,867 M - 05 HRS.

Leaving Pheriche with super views of Ama Dablam, its a downhill into the lower altitude of Pangboche. Again after a short climb, you will reach the Tyangboche Monastery. You will spend your night here.

Day 18
DAY 18: TREK TO MONJO 2,880 M THROUGH NAMCHE BAZAAR - 06 HRS.

You will be amazed by how easy it is to head back to Namche Bazar. You will be energized again because you will experience how you can breathe easily. Similarly, today you will have a wonderful sleep at Namche Bazar.

Day 19
DAY 19: TREK TO LUKLA - 04 HRS

After an exciting and fabulous trek to Everest base camp from Jiri, last day walk of this adventure leads on the same trail with the last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop.

Day 20
DAY 20: FLY TO KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL.

Today will be the last day you will see all the beautiful nature of the Everest region. You will have a 25-30 min flight to Kathmandu. After your arrival, our team will come to pick you up. Similarly, today will be our treat for a successful trip or a farewell party. Today will be your final stay in Nepal if you have a flight tomorrow.

Day 21
DAY 21: DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU TO HOME.

We will be appreciative to supply our greatest service for your Mt. Everest base camp trek. We have a tendency to hope you will bring a nice experience on this trip and you’ll advocate individuals to travel Nepal for this glorious trip. We will perpetually welcome once more you, your family, relatives, & friends. We will bring you to the airport as per your flight time. We have a tendency to would like you all the most effective.

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FAQ

What is the price for the group trekking? Will I get discount in Group Trekking?

If the group size is more than 3- 6 then you will get extra discount up to 5% even more, which means you have to pay $1633 per person or less. And if your group size is more than 6-12 then you will get up to 10% more-$1,547 per person or less.

How it works?

Your money will be utilized for renting equipment’s to trek in Everest Base Camp from Jiri, Guide fee, Porter Charge, National park entrance fee, rural municipality entrance fee, transportation fee, domestic flight ticket to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, food, and accommodation during the trekking, hotel, and breakfast in Kathmandu.

When can i book my trip?

Well, our booking for Jiri to Everest camp trek always starts from 1 Sep-Dec and 1 Feb-May in Nepal, which means you can choose any date between them. Except for the fixed date, it can be organized any time of year as per your request. For the best dates, you can book now from the booking section.

Can I book my trip at the time of June-Aug?

Yes, you can do it even in June-Aug too but you will need extra days just for incase if anything happens because this is monsoon season. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu can be delayed due to bad weather. Normally, weather on high altitude area is fine at this time.

Can I customize my Trip?

Of course, you can customize the trip but the trip should not be less than 14 days and it should not include any harm to the reputation of the company. If you need any help then you can send us an email.

Are there any hidden charges or additional costs?

No, there is no any hidden charges for what we have provided facilities. But if you used the horse for riding, helicopter instead of flying domestic flight, using five-star accommodation in Katmandu, that is your own cost

Is there an Age limit to trek in Jiri to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, people as young as Seven and old as 70 have successfully completed the trek. But it doesn’t mean everyone can do, especially if your children have never done any hiking in high altitude before, you can’t bring them just for their safety

Which package will be the best for my children?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Chitwan jungle safari, Mustang Tour will be best for most of the children.

What should I bring for trekking in Jiri to Everest Base Camp?

Checklist: • Daypack • Hiking pants • Waterproof jacket • Full – sleeves shirt • Jumper or pile jacket • T-shirts • Trekking boots (waterproof is recommended) • Camp shoes or Sandal • Polypropylene/wool socks • Light cotton socks for under wool socks • Woolen socks to wear with boots • Sun hat • Beanie • Gloves • Sunblock for lips • Sun lotion • Goggles or sunglasses • Thermal Long underwear • Insulated pants • Nylon windbreaker • Nylon wind pants • Water bottle • Sewing kit • Medical & first aid kit • Flashlight • Batteries and bulbs • Swiss army knife • Personal towel • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled.

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  • Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+

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