Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek
Nepal is the true gem in terms of natural resources and beautiful scenarios. I assure you that if you are a nature lover then Nepal is the perfect destination for you. Various sparkling lakes, incredibly beautiful mountains, rivers, huge beautiful temples, etc are the factors to which is Nepal is well known for. Jiri to Everest base camp trek is oldest classic route in Nepal.
We, Nepalese People, are always proud of those resources and blessed of possessing it. Among them, Mt Everest is the tallest mountain in the world that lies in Nepal. There are no human beings who don’t dream of visiting Mount Everest. Nepal is only such a place where you can enjoy marvelous landscapes, hospitality environments, explore differently and remain close to nature. Everest base camp trek can be done by those trekkers who have enough trekking experience and obviously who is physically fit.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the best adventurous treks who can have in the Everest region. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking is almost 3-week long trekking. Thus one should be physically fit to accomplish this trek. Therefore Nepal always stood top of the bucket list of many travelers to spend quality time. And without any doubt, Nepal serves to the fullest to those who want to explore the true beauty of Nepal. Whether it be the holiday seasons or any festival seasons, Nepal is always ready to portray the best version of nature that is beyond the expectation of anyone.
Jiri to Lukla
There are two optional routes to go to Everest Base Camp trek they are one starts from Lukla which is the route most of the trekker’s trek and the other is from Jiri. The fact that Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri is less traveled as compared to the trekking trail from Lukla. If you are a challenge taker then this route can be the best option for you to explore the adventurous nature.
We know that Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) has its appeal of its own. Jiri to Everest Base Camp is popular ever since the days of early climbing voyages. Sagarmatha has always lured many tourists and visitors through its icy structure and amazing landscapes. Nowadays the trek to Everest Base Camp via Jiri is becoming famous trekking trails it is due to the fact that Jiri is also called the Switzerland of Nepal.
Jiri to Everest Base Camptrektracks the original route into the Solu-Khumbu region which was used by the early discovers of Everest. You would encounter the majority of Sherpa people, who were initially from Tibet, residing in the Solukhumbu region. Your trek from Jiri starts along the DudhKoshiriver and the Khumbu region that lies above the Lukla. This route is mostly used by porters and other packed animals however contain fewer trekker than from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.
Jiri To Namche
Being on the top of the highest peak is the challenging task in itself and most importantly the trekking trails will decide how your whole week’s trek would be. This captivating trek bids a pleasing opportunity to ascent Kalapathar Top (5,545m). And the 360-degree view from the Kala Patthar would surely melt your heart and anyone could not resist capturing the magical moments either in the photograph or in the inner core of the hearts.
Your EBC trek via Jiri starts at an altitude of 1800 and crosses countless ridges. And then ascending to lower rivers at the altitude of 1500m. Junbesi (2680 m, visit the ThubtenChholing Monastery) and Namche Bazar (3440 m, the business hub of the Khumbu region)are the places to take rest and acclimatization days.
Activity: sightseeing, city tour, trekking
Trip Level: Moderate
Transportation: Flight/Drive, Tourist Bus/Jeep
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max Elevation: 5,643 m (Kala Patthar)
Trip Duration: 18 Days/ 17 days lodges
Best Season to visit: February- May and October, November
Brief Itinerary of Jiri to Everest base camp trek.
You will encounter the superior vistas of the giant mountains (Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, etc,) that includes Mount Everest also. And it would be more fun to interact with the original people. EBC trek via Jiri depicts the same route which was traveled by First Mountain Climbers (Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Sherpa) in 1952.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
You will be picked up from the TIA by our office representative. And then transferring you to the hotel would be another task. This day you will have full resting and meeting and greeting day. Short orientation of the trek would be provided for you on this day.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
I am sure that you would always want to explore the buzzing city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The second day of your journey starts with exploring the famous historical and religious places inside Kathmandu Valley. You can go on a sightseeing tour and visit Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambunath, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, etc. Doing this would be prepared for the 3-week long trek and refreshment activities. Late evening you would have a short meeting with our guide about the trekking destination.
Overnight in hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu from Jiri drive
the start day of Jiri to Everest base camp trek. The real journey starts from this day. You would have a scenic and enjoyable 8-9 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. You will enjoy the countryside view throughout the ride, and following the Sunkoshi River would drive away your boredom. Jiri, a small town in Dolakha, and marked as the Switzerland of Nepal is what heaven looks like.
Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Trek to Sete village and Junbesi. (4-5 hours/ 6-7 hours)
This day your trekking journey would descend to LikhuKhola. You will be traveling to Sete village (Sherpa village) crossing the bridges and passing through several terrace farming. Afterward, you will be passing to Lamjura pass and reach to Junbesi (that lies between Jiri and Namche Bazar).
Overnight at lodge
Day 05: Trek to Nunthala.
Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 5th trekking destination would be trekking to Nunthala from Junbesi. At this place, a short glimpse of Mount Everest starts showing up. From Junbesi, the trekking starts following through the small market in Salleri and descend to RingmoKhola.
Overnight at Lodges at Nunthala
Day 06: Trek to Khari Khola Village.
Trekking Duration – 5-6 hours
From Nunthala, an arduous 6 hours would take you to Khari Khola Village. Along the way, you will get chance to explore Karyolung (6511m), KusumKanguru (6367m), Gyachung Kang (7952m), Khumbila (5761m), and several other peaks,
Overnight stay at Khari Khola.
Day 07: Trek to Surkhe.
Trekking Duration– 5-6 hours
Day 7 of your trek would take you over the suspension bridge and ascend through the steep trail. This day you would be trekking with ease, walking through the dense forest filled with pine and oak trees.
Overnight in Surke.
Day 08: Trek to Phakding and trek to Namche Bazaar.
Trekking Duration- 4/5 hours and 5/6 hours
From Surke, follow the trails of the DudhKoshiriver and trek towards Phakding. Then from Phakding, your trail en route to Namche Bazaar, which is also known as the Gateway of Everest.
You will encounter lots of Sherpa town that is filled with restaurants, lodges, hotels and bakery shops. You can buy any trekking gear here.
Overnight at hotel in Namche
Day 9: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
You will have a day of trekking today and have an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar on our Jiri to Everest base camp trek. You can either take rest or go for a short day hike to Khunde and Khumjung Sherpa’s village. Explore the Sherpa village and return to Namche Bazaar for overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche Monastery.
Altitude: Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours
The major tasks of this day would be exploring Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche village.
Altitude: Dingboche (4,360m/14,290 ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours
You will observe the stunning views of Mt. Ama. Dablam, Mt. Khnumbila, and Mt. Thamserku. These mountains are regarded as sacred mountains of the patron god of the Khumbu region. You would encounter a drastically changing landscape.
Overnight at lodge/tea house
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche. 5-6 hours.
Altitude: Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)
Trekking Duration: 5 hr
Highlights of this day trek:
• Explore jaw-dropping mountainous views
• Several peoples have lost their lives at the top of the hill, a long time before. You can remember them and commemorate their daring decision.
Overnights at tea house
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp and then descend back to GorakShep
Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft), Gorakshep (5,185m/ 17,010 ft)
This day is the special day of trekking. The major highlights of this day trekking are exploring Khumbu glacier and enjoying sparkling peeks, Khumbu Icefall, Pumori and Lhotse.
Spend overnight at Gorakshep
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Day 14: Climb up to Kala Patthar and trek down to Pangboche
Trekking duration: 6-7 hrs
Start early morning trekking to Kala Patthar and enjoy the jaw-dropping vistas of magical mountains and sparkling sunrise against the mountain. You can see Mount Everest (8848m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), and many other peaks.
Descend from Pangboche to Lobuche and periche and overnight there.
Day 15: Trek back to Namche Bazaar.
Duration: 6-7 hours.
Descend the trail and Explore the Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 16: Trek down to Lukla.
Duration: 7-8 hours
Descending the trail continues via many Sherpa villages and monasteries until you reach Lukla.
Highlights of this day: Get insights into the Lukla valley
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Duration: 35-40 minutes.
Enjoy the short 35-40 minutes scenic early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Stroll around the famous places of Kathmandu to buy gifts. Then you will be transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy your farewell dinner.
Overnight at hotel
Day 18: Final Departure for your onward destination.
Our office representative will drop-off to the TIA for your final departure to your home town.
Jiri to Everest base camp trek is a fascinating trail in Nepal. And this trail is one of the classic ways to go to EBC.
Enjoying life is always combined with how much time you spent with nature. Get out of your comfort zone and remain close to the pristine surrounding of Nepal. I am sure that you would love this pleasant experience. Physical fit, good health, and ample holidays are the key factor to explore the magical nature to the fullest.
If you are challenge trekkers then these trekking trails are specially designed for you. Frankly hiking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is a challenging task. Every step of your journey through this trail would be worth remembering. The real challenge is whether you could accomplish this journey or not.