Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the exquisite trekking routes in the Everest Region. This trekking route takes you from the lowlands of Jiri to high altitudes of Kalapathar [5,545m]. Everything from the initial phase of this trek to the final end is just enduring to watch. It feels good to be a part of one of the famous treks in the tourism industry of Nepal. You need to be in a health in order to complete this trek.
Trekking from Jiri to Everest provides you panoramic views of beautiful mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest [8,848m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,152m], Mt. Lhotse [8,516m], Mt. Makalu [8,463m], and Ama Dablam [6,456m]. All these peaks in the same range are a perfect art of nature. This design of Mountain View beats up all the rest of the tourism sites around the world.
Getting into the lives of the local Sherpa inhabitants of Namche Bazaar, Khunde and Khumjung adds another prime enjoyment to the trek. It’s fun for extroverts to interact with them, share your trekking experience and know about their primitive lifestyles to fill up your curiosity of trekking.
Most of the trekker head directly to Solukhumbu region just to get a close-up view of the Everest Region. Trekking from Jiri to Kalapathar is all about extending your views on the natural beauties and cultural heritages and also walking through numerical colourful villages in the Everest Region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]
Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representatives. After completion of official formalities, we pick our luggage and head towards a 4 star category hotel where you will be transferred to stay overnight.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparations
You will be woken up with a morning call along with bed tea and breakfast. Today, we will enjoy sightseeing around Kathmandu the entire day including visits to some of the major places of the city such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudha and so on. These sites have been listed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. We get back to our hotel in late evening and stay overnight
Day 03: Kathmandu – Bhandar via Jiri
After an early breakfast, we set up our move from the hotel and initialize our scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri. This route offers outstanding scenic views outside the window. Upon arrival in Bhandar, we stay our night in hotel
Day 04: Bhandar – Sete [2,575m/8,450ft]; 6 – 7 hours
This day is the first day of our trekking part. We descend down through deep forests crossing a few streams on our way. Sete is the destination for today where we spend our night at a teahouse or our camp
Day 05: Sete – Junbesi [2,670 m/8,760ft]; 6 – 7 hours
We take an ascending route to cross the beautiful pass known as Lamjura La. We get to pass through human settlements such as villages of Dagchu and Govem. Viewpoints that come up our way offer superb views of the surrounding environment. Later on, we arrive in Junbesi where we stay overnight
Day 06: Junbesi – Nunthala [2,220m/7,280ft]; 6 hours
There lies a stream beyond Junbesi that we cross and make our way towards the destination. With strong determination, we declare to conquer Base Camp of the Everest and leave our footprints there that makes us non-identical to other people. We arrive in Nunthala at the end of the day and we stay overnight here
Day 07: Nunthala – Bupsa [2,360m/7,740ft]; 5 – 6 hours
Through the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, we make a steep descend down below. We head towards Khumbu, cross a bridge there and climb to Jubing to continue straight to Bupsa. Camp or teahouse overnght
Day 08: Bupsa – Surke [2,290m/7,282ft]; 5 – 6 hours
The trail beyond Bupsa rises through forest areas and pass through Kharte. From Kharte, we enjoy superb views of Khari La Pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains. We then descend futher to Puiyan and ultimately arrive at Surke. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 09: Surke – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]; 4 – 5 hours
We head forward and climb towards Chauri Kharka. At first, our path ascends up to Chhiplung and then descends to Phakding. We stay our night in Phakding
Day 10: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft]; 5 – 6 hours
After a several hours of walk from Phakding, we go through many suspension bridges along with the Dudh Koshi River. The destination for today is Lukla which is known to be a paradise for tourists. This place is also the gateway to the Everest Himalaya Region. Teahouse overnight
Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Namche
We spend this valuable day with rest. Acclimatization is very important in certain intervals of days. This idea prevents us from getting victimized by Acute Altitude Sickness that can cause serious problems to our health.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]; 5 – 6 hours
After enough rest and acclimatization, we move towards our destination enjoying superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. In addition, there are chances that we encounter with some of the prettiest wild lives in the region. Stay overnight in Tengboche
Day 13: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360m/14,300ft]; 5 – 6 hours
Tengboche is popular for offering incomparable views of the pristine mountain peaks. We go through small villages, chortens and mani walls we enjoy a good lunch in the afternoon enjoying pleasing views of Ama Dablam. We arrive in Dingboche at the end of the day. We stay our night here in a teahouse
Day 14: Dingboche – Duglha [4,600m/15,090ft]; 3 – 4 hours
We start the day with a climb towards Duglha. We arrive at a green meadow where yak’s herd are seen to be grazing. We continue through Phulung Karpo and come across a flowing steam. We cross the bridge over the stream and get to the other side in order to reach Duglha. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 15: Duglha – Lobuche [4,940m/16,207ft]; 2 – 4 hours
From Duglha, we make a steep climb to a moraine of the Khumbu glacier. As we walk further, we find ourselves in front of several mountain peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We need to reach Lobuche where we will be staying our night
Day 16: Lobuche - Gorakshep [5,170m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] – Gorakshep; 7 – 8 hours
From Lobuche we head towards Gorakshep and then make a plan to further climb and reach the Everest Base Camp. This feeling is a unique one that standing on this lap of the highest mountain provides. Upon conquering, we return to Gorakshep and stay overnight
Day 17: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar [5,545m/18,192ft] – Pheriche [4,280m/14,070ft]; 7 – 8 hours
This day is the climax of our Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. We set up our move the early morning in order to reach Kalapatthar. This spot is one of the most beautiful viewpoint in the entire country. Kalapatthar is a paradise for explorers as well as for photographers. From here we move towards Pheriche where we stay our night
Day 18: Pheriche – Pangboche – Tengboche - Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft]; 5 – 6 hours
After an early breakfast, the idea of leaving as early as possible seem a good one. We make our move and go through some of the most admired places in the region. First of all, we arrive in Pangboche which is a superb place to make a brief exploration. After then, we go for Tengboche and then finally reach Namche Bazaar. Teahouse overnight
Day 19: Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,800m/9,186ft]; 6 – 8 hours
From Namche Bazaar, we need to now leave the lands of snow and declare an end to our trip. We start our trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla that takes about 8 hours. Teahouse overnight
Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu
We get transferred to the Lukla airstrip from where we take a short scenic flight to Kathmandu. We can utilize the remaining half of the day by doing some productive tasks such as shopping or even sightseeing. Hotel overnight
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
You will be offered with a leisure day in the Kathmandu city this day. You can either go for a short sightseeing tour around the city or even do shopping as per your interest. We get back to our hotel in the late evening and enjoy a cultural show along with a farewell dinner in our hotel.
Day 22: Final Departure
With unforgettable memories taken, we declare an end to our beautiful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will escort you to the airport before 3 hours of scheduled flight time.