An opportunity to walk on the old and classic route to Mt. Everest following early legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary footsteps. On this fascinating Jiri to Everest base camp trekking with Pristine Nepal Treks and its expert guides. Enjoyable exciting trekking after an interesting long drive from Kathmandu to Jiri known as ‘Switzerland of Nepal’ with its pristine green landscapes of rolling hills and views of snow-capped peaks.
|Max Elevation||5,545 m|
|Activities||Trekking Challenge,Flora & Fauna|
|Trekking Permits||National Park Permit, Local Government Fee, TIMS Card|
|Accommodation||Lodge/ Tea House/Hotel|
|Region||Everest, East Nepal|
|Other Information||Potential altitude problems; Flight Hassle in Lukla|
From Jiri on the rough road drive to the starting point of our trekking leading to many farm villages with cultivated rows of terraces around Solu areas. We 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 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. This Bazar is well-stocked stores-shops-restaurants with a fresh bakery to banks and post offices.
Namche Bazaar is famous for Saturday busy markets, rests day and acclimatization. Our adventure continues heading higher to a barren and windswept country, after visiting interesting Tyangboche Monastery. It is surrounded by grand views of peaks including Mt. Everest and towering Ama Dablam and lovely green forest. From here onwards, we 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.
After a wonderful time completing our successful adventure Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking a short scenic flight from Lukla brings you back to Kathmandu after a great trip Jiri to Everest base camp trekking with high services of Pristine Nepal guides.
Features in the “Jiri to Everest Base Camp” package.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking offers views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and 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) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks 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.
Our Social Activities
We are coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal as well. And we are supporting to needy people of Nepal through our trekking agency. We are helping some students with their school expenses back on the mountain. You may check those of our social activities on the free volunteering page.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding Upper Mustang trekking, hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.
Beginning our fabulous classic adventure taking a long drive to Jiri and beyond to the starting point of trekking at Shivalaya, an interesting and scenic drive through interesting towns and villages at Himalayan foothills, drive leads past towns of Dhulikhel, Charikot and then to Jiri. After few short stops drive continues on winding dirt road to reach Shivalaya village for an overnight stop, a moderate size village with nice lodges for travelers.
From Shivalaya morning walk to Bhandar on gradual and moderate trail, an hour climb to a small village of Sangbadanda, then on the gradual path passing rural farm villages and mixed forest, then reaching a stream with a climb through cool shade of Rhododendron pine, oaks tree lines, after few hours of morning walk reaching Deurali pass at 2, 715 meters, after a break here for lunch a long descend for nearly two hours to Bhandara village for overnight stop, walk passes an interesting large Stupa enclosed inside a wall and then through villages and farm-fields till Bhandar or Chyangma village, this village of mix tribes of amazing, Newars, but predominantly Sherpa people.
The morning walks downhill into the cool forest and farm terraces passing farm villages to reach at Kenja village at 1,634m, a nice moderate size village, situated in a warm valley just beneath the high hills of Lamjura and Pikey danda, with views of Numbur peaks. After Kenja, a steep uphill climb all the way to overnight stop at Sete village with much cooler temperatures.
Starting the morning trekking with a climb through lovely rhododendron and pine tree forest to Lamjura-la pass passing small farmlands and hamlets, after few hours of good climb reaching the top of Lamjura pass, after a short break continue to walk with long descend through forest of firs and rhododendron trees all the way to Toc-Toc a Sherpa village. After having rest continue to walk on a nice winding path to Junbesi, a nice large Sherpa village with an interesting monastery and a high school built by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust.
After a wonderful time at Junbesi, morning walk on the winding path with first views of Mt. Everest and other Khumbu high mountains, after a break down to a river, after crossing the bridge a short climb to Ringmo village, here for lunch as time permits. After Ringmo, an hour of gradual climb through a forest of pines and rhododendron reaching at Trakshindu pass at 3,070m marked with mani and Chorten (Buddhist prayer symbols) with views of Numbur, Kusum Kangguru, Thamersarkhu and Kantega peaks.
From on long downhill to Nunthala past Tak Shindo village with an old monastery continues to descend to reach Nuntahla also called Manidingma, a large village of Rai tribe and Sherpa community.
Air gets much cooler as the walk gets close to Khumbu area after Solu region, morning starts with a downhill through forest area to a bridge over Dudh Kosi River, from here cross the raging Dudh Kosi River, then on the winding uphill trail to Jubing village, an area around with warm climate. After Jubing an uphill walk to Kharikhola 2,200m, a large village with Sherpa and Magar inhabitants, after a break here towards next hill, after crossing Kharikhola, then a steep climb for an hour to our overnight stop at Bupsa a small village, located on a ridge overlooking fabulous views of rolling hills and valleys.
From Bursa, a slow and steady walk into Khumbu area where air gets cooler from here onwards, morning walk starts with an uphill climb through mixed alpine forest. The walk continues climbing over Kharte Dande pass at 3,880m high above the Dudh Kosi River to reach Puiyan village at 2,800m, a nice place in the middle of a forest. From Puiyan after lunch on winding trail with a view of Lukla town and its airstrip, from the ridge top, our route descends to Surkhe village for an overnight stop.
Morning walk leads to join the main trekking trail of Lukla and Jiri to Everest base camp at Choplung village, from here mixing with other trekkers after being on the quiet path for a week this will be quite exciting following the mainstream trekking route onward.
Walk from here on the gradual path with much downhill and short climb passing traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching the overnight stop at Phakding located by the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi (river).
After a pleasant overnight with the sound of the river, morning walk leads following Dudh Kosi, crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. From walk leads to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar walking on the river bed and forested area.
After crossing the last high bridge few hours climb with marvelous views of peaks with Everest then reaching famous Namche Bazaar, here with two nights in this large prosperous trading town / village as well the main centre of Khumbu with facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Namche a perfect spot for rest and acclimatization day, this morning a leisure short hike up to park museum with full information from mountaineering, flora/fauna of the area with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. For energetic and interested can take few hours hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.
After a nice rest at Namche, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path into rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. After few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phungi Tenga, with rest for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb for few hours through the pristine forested area to reach Thyangboche Monastery. Thyangboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where Mountaineers and climbers of major expeditions get blessed from the high priest for success and safe climb.
Morning with eye-catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descent through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (Azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings you at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Ama Dablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops. Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse Valley a summer grazing areas for yaks, at present with many good lodges with a great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Ama-Dablam.
After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla (Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam. Thugla a popular lunch spot for people heading up the hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge called as Thug-la pass with many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions. From this lovely spot, an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp.
Walk this morning is gradual with few short steep up but can be tough due to high altitude gain with awesome views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep as the trek leads over moraine and glaciers to Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp.
Gorakshep was the original base camp in early 1950’s to 1970’s, here with overnight stop after reaching our main highlight of this adventure at Everest base camp. From Gorakshep few hours of walk leads to base camp over rocks, boulders, moraine and glacier on reaching world highest Everest base camp, enjoy the surrounding views enclosed within Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-La-Nuptse with close views of notorious Khumbu Ice-Falls. In mountaineering high season April to June, this place will be flooded with hundreds of colorful tents, climbers, and staff. After reaching our goal and highlight head back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop in high Khumbu valley.
Early morning a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar for the fantastic panorama of surrounding giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, this will be the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.
After an overwhelming time on the top downhill to Gorakshep and continue trek to reach Pheriche for an overnight stop, walk leads on the same route to Thugla, after a small bridge heading down to Pheriche windy valley. A nice walk of few hours from the valley brings at Pheriche with many good lodges and HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post.
Leaving Pheriche with super views of Ama Dablam, with downhill after a short climb then back into the lower altitude of tree lines, walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour climb brings you back Tyangboche Monastery.
Morning walk along descend to Imjatse River at Phung Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then with gentle walk all the way to Namche Bazaar, from Namche continue walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River, from here with short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park to Monjo village for overnight stop in this nice village.
After an exciting and fabulous trek to Everest base camp, last day walk of this adventure leads on the same trail with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon free with last night dinner celebration with fellow staff-guides and members.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can delay due to bad weather conditions, as per your flight time board in a small plane for super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching to Katmandu domestic terminal. Pristine Nepal guide and staff transfer you back to your hotels with an afternoon free for individual activities.
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.