Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek | Jiri to EBC 20 Days (Cost and Itinerary)

Overview

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a travel to Everest region of Nepal without using the airplane to reach Namche Bazar. This travel adventure is a walking trip using the trekking trail used by old Everest trekkers when there was no airport in Nepal. This is the classic trekking trail used by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in year 1953 during their climbing expedition of Mount Everest. The travelers follow the trekking trail to Namche Bazar starting from Jiri and trek till they reach Namche Bazar leaving all vehicles behind. It is a fascinating trekking trip that dives in to the wild nature, traditional village settlements, high altitude hills, antique monastery, solitary mountain civilization, and beautiful nature.

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking adventure begins with a vehicle ride to Jiri village of Dolkha District of Nepal. The travelers land at Jiri village get some rest and start following the trekking trail to Everest region generally called as Solukhumbu District. The travelers starting from Jiri traverse through traditional villages like Shivalaya, Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nhuntala, Kharikhola, Surkhe, Phakding, and finally land on Namche Bazar of Everest region. The travelers get accommodated there for acclimatization and resting. The Namche Bazar is full of facilities like hotels, restaurants, ATM, Internet, shopping stores, book shops e.t.c. The travel from Namche Bazar to Everest base camp is a traditional trekking trail and is one is the fascinating trekking experience passing through traditional villages, forests, timbrelands, farming lands, monasteries, and high hills. The last place travelers will reach is the Kala-patthar region which is the nearest place to see Mount Everest. In the end of the trip the travelers can take the air-flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Days 1:Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Days 2:Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Days 3: Scenic drive to Jiri (1905m) 6-7 hrs by car/van.

Days 4:Trek to Bandar (1520m) 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals

Days 5:Trek to  hrs

Days 6:Trek to Junbesi (2675m) 7 hrs

Days 7:Trek to Nuntala (2345m) 7 hrs

Days 8:Trek to Khari Khola (2194m) 6 hrs

Days 9:Trek to Puiyan (2890m) 6 hrs

Days 10:Trek to Phakding (2610m) 6 hrs

Days 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

Days 12:Namche Bazar – Khumjung and return

Days 13:Trek to Tengboche (3860m) 5 hrs

Days 14:Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5 hrs

Days 15:Dingboche to Nagerjun and return

Days 16:Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hrs

Days 17:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) then back to Gorekshep (5181m) 8 hrs

Days 18:Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) – Gorekshep – Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs

Days 19:Trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs

Days 20:Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs

Days 21: Lukla to Kathmandu  30 Minutes flight

Detail Itinerary

Days 1:Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
On your arrival our Nepal Guide Info team guides will be welcoming you in a Nepalese style in the airport . After your arrival in the Kathmandu , you will be taken to the local hotel for relax and refreshment or you can take a round of a the most exciting Thamel area. Thamel is a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu.

Days 2:Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swayambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swayambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide ( Nepal Guide Info team ) will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. After sightseeing company manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed plans and briefing about the trip. Balance trip payment should clear if any etc. Rest of the time packing for trek and getting ready.

Days 3: Scenic drive to Jiri (1905m) 6-7 hrs by car/van.
Today we start our long trip to Everest Base Camp by express but to Jiri. We go through lots of beautiful villages, mountain hills to Jiri. After the arrival we explore the surrounding area of Jiri and overnight at the hotel, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 4:Trek to Bandar (1520m) 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
After Breakfast we start our trek.Today we walk through lots of beautiful villages and nice green scenery around. Friendly people and terrace field are nice attraction for today. After passing many ups and down we arrive small settlement at Bhandar for the overnight.

Days 5:Trek to Sete (2500m) 7 hrs
Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned Gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpa’s and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 6:Trek to Junbesi (2675m) 7 hrs
The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura la pass at 3530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 7:Trek to Nuntala (2345m) 7 hrs
This day we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eye, then on to Salung at 2650m. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650m. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 8:Trek to Khari Khola (2194m) 6 hrs
The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 9:Trek to Puiyan (2890m) 6 hrs
We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Days 10:Trek to Phakding (2610m) 6 hrs
We continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 12:Namche Bazar – Khumjung and return
This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin air. After breakfast you will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720m) – this is where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38 and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses – the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest Region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 13:Trek to Tengboche (3860m) 5 hrs
The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 14:Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5 hrs
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 15:Dingboche to Nagerjun and return
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day – ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche – the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 16:Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hrs
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 17:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) then back to Gorekshep (5181m) 8 hrs
After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After couple of hours we will get at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 18:Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) – Gorekshep – Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 19:Trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 20:Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Days 21:Flight Back kathmandu 25 to 30 minutes flight  

Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,310m) direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture.

Days 22 :Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.   Have a good and Safe journey back to Home ( Nepal Guide Info team drop to Airport )

Include/Exclude

   Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • 2 nights accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Jiri to EBC trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Jiri to Everest Base camp map.
  • By Local bus or Private jeep  to Jiri  one way & Lukla  to Kathmandu by flight .
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter and Lukla to kathmandu flight for a guide
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag ( Nepal Planet Treks Logo) and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Recommend trekking gear Jiri to Everest base camp trek 2018

Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Typhoid
Rabies
Meningococcal
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

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