Everest Base Camp Trekking Via Jiri

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In Everest Region, Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar trekking via Jiri is a highly praised trekking route in Khumbu Himalayan range. It was in 1953 when two renown figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Norgey Sherpa had taker the same route for the Mt. Everest expedition.The trail explored the beautiful landscape of whole Solu Khumbhu region, stunning himalayan views, green forest, lush valleys. This trekking provises enjoyable Himalayan panoramic views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku etc and experience many traditional aspects of culture and Local People.

After an eight hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, our trek starts the following morning, by passing through the lower parts of Everest region that are relatively undeveloped compared to the northen side of the district around Namche Bazaar. This enables trekkers to experience many traditional aspects of culture and local people. The trail passed through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin,Chettri and of course the Sherpas. Walking along this trek involves many ups and down hills with the trail being well serviced with tea house and good campsites in most of the villages.This trek is the combination of two treks that passed from Namche Bazaar, the main trading village of the Khumbu area continuing via Gokyo Valley, Chola Pass, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp and up to Kalapattar then back down to Tengboche monastery and all the way to Lukla.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 5545 M (Kalapattar)
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 25 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous
Start - End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft), 8-9 hrs drive, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2,190m/7,183ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 05: Trek to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft), 4-5 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 06: Trek to Lamjura pass (3,530/11,578) to Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft), 6-7 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 07: Rest day at Junbesi, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 08: Trek to Nunthala (2,330m/7,642ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 09: Trek to Bupsa (2300m/7,544ft), 4-5 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 10: Trek to Surkhe (2,290m7, 511ft), 4-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft), 4-5 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 12: Tek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 14: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 17: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & Everest base camp (5,316m/17,437ft), 7-8 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 19: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,204ft) hike and stroll back to Pheriche(4,200m/13,776ft),6-7 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 20: Trek to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 21: Trek to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 24: Leisure at Kathmandu, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
    Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft).
    After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip, overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft), 8-9 hrs drive.
    This morning we leave Kathmandu for our long trek to Everest. Drive by local bus to Jiri through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Jiri is big town and also a hill station, explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel with BLD Plan.
  • Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar (2,190m/7,183ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    Today we start our adventurous trek and this trails offers us beautiful country side scenery from each ridge top and we passing through friendly villagers and farm fields. We pass many down hills and uphills till reach to a small settlement at Bhandar. You can enjoy the remaining day exploring the local villages. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
    After breakfast we start our trek leads to a down hill at Likhu Khola, after crossing the bridge, the winding path leads us to a small nice village at Kinja. After lunch a slow long up hill climb continues passing through numerous farm houses and terrace fields with great excellent views of the surrounding landscapes and distance villages and after few hours of long haul, finally reaching at Sete, a small Sherpa village situated on the ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530/11,578) to Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft), 6-7 hrs walk.
    Today's' walk leads to a gradual climb passing through few small scattered farm houses and teahouses through the beautiful rhododendron forest, reaching at Lamjura Pass, which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through the forest and emerges after one and half hrs at Taktor. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 07: Rest day at Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft).
    The region around Junbesi is well worth exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours' walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional Sherpa art centre. En-route to Phugmochhe a short diversion will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hour's walk from Junbesi or relax whole day exploring around with overnight in the Lodge. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 08: Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330m/7,642ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    Below Junbesi the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. Just beyond the bridge there is a trail junction. The route to Khumbu follows the left-hand trail that leads uphill. This trail turns north, descending through Salung. From here, Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day towards north east. We follow the shepherds' huts and the hidden route in dense forest with several picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before reaching Nunthala (Mani dingma) at 2,320m and overnight stay here. Nunthala is a village an ideal spot for the overnight stop. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m/7,544ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    From Nunthala our path descent which continues to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge and the trail lead through terraced fields and yards of houses. Walk continues through forests then climb on the terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1,667m/5467ft). From Jubing the path took us a slow climb to the village around a ridge, and continues to the village of Khari Khola to push on up the steep hill to Bupsa. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 10: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m7, 511ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
    Today our trail ascends from Bupsa and head on to Bhumsing village (2,300m/7544ft) and the trail continues to the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan village (2,796m/9170ft). After Puiyan trail leads us on the long winding trail with few small ups and downs to Surkhe. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 11: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
    After breakfast we start to climb to north to Chaurikharka(2,713m/8898ft) a large scattered village with monastery and high school. Chaurikharka is also the bread basket for the Khumbu area because the land is very fertile for barley, wheat and enough green vegetables. Today our trail joins from Lukla towards Phakding, making the path quite busy with more trekkers, porters and pack animals and few hours of good scenic walk brings you at Phakding for the overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 12: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 14: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads up hill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tyangboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 15: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    The trail descends down from Tengboche, winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Dingboche, the start of the Imja Tse Valley. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m/20008ft and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m/18958ft. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
    On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worth while which takes approx. 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east with in the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers After enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 17: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    Tackle the steep incline to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, continuing along the rugged route to your resort at Loboje. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & Everest base camp (5,316m/17,437ft), 7-8 hrs walk.
    After breakfast we continue our trek in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in the hotel at Gorekshep we continue climb to the top of Kalapatthar (the famous view point). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 19: Kalapathar (5,550m/18,204ft) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft), 6-7 hrs walk.
    After breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We are continuing the trek for return back to Gorakshep and continuous back to Pheriche for overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 20: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk.
    Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Phungithanka vis Tangboche and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse as well as dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found insides the rhododendron forest, evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 21: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk.
    Today after breakfast short climb to hidden valley called Khumjung village, probably the biggest village of the areas and visit Hillary school established by Sir Admund Hillary and visit to Khunde village where a place of famous climber and big hospital running by charity, after a great moments take back to Namche Bazzar for lunch via Syangboche airstrip which is the world highest airstrip. We walk back to the downhill for overnight at Monju. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 22: Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
    After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu.
    After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us. Overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 24: Leisure at Kathmandu.
    It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu.
    Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. Overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
"So What you are Paying For?"
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Nepal Journey.

Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
  • Welcome and Firewell Dinner.
  • Internal transport and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees,(Entry Permit and TIMS Card).
  • Professional English speaking tour leader, guides and necessary porters.
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag for during Trekking period.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
What type of shape do I need for this Trip?
Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable trek for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Everest Base Camp Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whist on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick up me at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Visa info: Entry Visa fees- at present $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can i expect in Kathmandu and in Trekking?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed ( which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to have your own sleeping baggage always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is sownstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at Tea House. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouses but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for Shower.

Do you use porters/ yaks on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What kind of food can i expect in Trekking?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You cal always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be take on the way to distination.

What sort of transportation I use?
Global Holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure with that in mind where we think you will get more our of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalayas travel and enhance the experience. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pick ups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or Landcruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking?
The best season for this trek is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August excepts treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailash.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batterries on my Trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!.

Is there any communication while we are on Trekking?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in Trekking?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/ master card. During the trekking you need cash, you can't use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It's all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
This is a difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water Ok to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Is Global Holidays Adventure's staff insured?
Our Company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and Porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
  • Valid Passport- must be valid for up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash and Traveller's Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?
Yes there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are coveres for * Diphtheria & TB, *Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B * Malaria, * Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We also recommend-

  • A dental Check up prior to Travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency

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