Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Overview

  • Duration 20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5555m | 1693ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season February - May | September to December

Highlights

  • Crossing Lamjuraa pass
  • Quiet and wonderful Trekking with not much of crowd like other Everest trekking
  • Experience the Sherpa Cultural in Junbesi and the Monasteries around the Everest region.
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syanbuche.
  • Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village
  • Ascent Gokyo Ri and Grand view of Everest, Choyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Video

Classic trails are always famous for classical ventures. Come and explore the magnificent aura of the majestic Himalayas and the wonderful nature around.

Everest trekking Via Jiri is a 20-day trek around the Everest Region. While on this trek you can explore the lifestyle of local people and rare vegetation only available in the Everest region. This trek basically takes us from the foothill to a distance up into the heart of the Himalayas. While trekking through the Everest base camp trail, you will be able to furnish a novel window into the society. And the lives of the fanciful Nepali and Sherpa individuals, who are inseparable from the extraordinary stories of the Himalayas. The rich scenes here will additionally furnish a dazing prequel and counterpoint to the destruction of the upper mountain valleys.

The trek starts in Jiri, climbing steeply through woodlands, profound pigs out with extensions and numerous villages until arriving at Lukla, where the angle of the way comes to be less steep, nonetheless, still with loads of ups and downs until arriving at Namche Bazaar.

Everest Base Camp Trek through Jiri is an alleviation for any of us who wish to keep away from the busy trails. Yet at the same time want to explore the rich Sherpa culture and Nepalese mountain scene. More than that wants to achieve the base camp of the most astounding and highest mountain on earth with quiet and wonderful trekking.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances, you will have a lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights

Itinerary

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Today shall be the beginning of the exciting trek to the Everest Region. We shall leave for Jiri, the beginning points of the trek. We will drive to Jiri, 187 km from Kathmandu by bus or by Jeep. The eye-catching trip to Jiri via the Araniko Highway, which links Kathmandu to Lhasa in Tibet, is a beautiful one. We cross the Sun Koshi River at Lamosaghu and move ahead on the Swiss-built road to Jiri. The starting point of the first Everest Expedition of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. Traversing along the winding road with the views of snow-clad mountains and valleys and crossing several passes we reach the beautiful hill town of Jiri. Overnight in Jiri.

Initially, we shall descend from the town of Jiri and cross the Khimti River to reach the spot of Shivalaya, a stoppage point for many trekkers. We cross forested areas and open pasture land before descending to Shivalaya. From here it's a steady climb to the top of the Deurali Pass (3000m).

We cross several suspension bridges, navigate through Sherpa and Tamang villages, feel the religious vibes in the Mani walls, have a march through cultivated fields, cross a couple of passes and explore a different side of the region that very few experience.

Through the smaller settlements of Khasrubas and Mahabhi, we reach the destination of Deurali. Overnight in Deurali.

The further we move ahead in this trek the more beautiful scenery we get to experience. From Deurali, it's a short walk to the Sherpa village of Bhandara, which is dotted with prayer walls and small gompas (Buddhist temples.) We traverse along the trail further and descend to the valley floor to cross the fast-flowing Likhu River. Further ahead on the trail we arrive at the riverside town of Kenja past a suspension bridge and smaller settlements.

The trail climbs steeply up a ridge richly forested with oak and rhododendron and through easy and steep sections that have several teahouses and shades to the destination for today, the village of Sete (2575m). One of the most remarkable spots of this village is the beautiful hilltop monastery that is worth a visit. Overnight in Sete.

The climb along the ridges of Lamjura Pass continues. This section lacks any villages, though we can find some teahouses for the facility of the trekkers. We climb through fragrant pine and oak forest that has maple, birch, magnolia, and rhododendron.

We further follow the trail and pass through open areas and flagstone square before we reach the peak of the Lamjura pass (3500m). Ahead of this settlement is the Sherpa country in the Everest region. Then it’s downhill again for the large Sherpa village of Junbesi before which we pass through the dense forest of fir, pastures and hemlocks, hillsides, fields and pastures, and a ridge to get the view of Junbesi village.

Further, we have a gradual descent through the terraces to the Junbesi village, one of the major settlements in the region. Overnight in Junbesi.

The destination for today is the settlement of Nunthala. Today’s trek begins with the crossing of the Junbesi River and navigation through the forest before we ascend for an hour. From this spot, we shall have breathtaking views of Everest and other high mountains including the Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and several others.

Moving along the trail we pass through the settlements of Salung, Laura, and others and reach another larger settlement of Ringmu, a village ringed with an apple orchard, after crossing the Dudh Kunda River.

The trail crosses the traksindo La (3071m) and passes through the Cheese factory before descending once again through the forest and past smaller settlements before reaching Nuntala. Overnight in Nuntala.

From Nuntala the descent continues to Dudh Kosi (Milk River) the largest river on the trek. After this rather steep descent, we cross a long suspension bridge adorned with prayer flags and further move on in the trail through settlements majorly populated by Sherpa and Rai communities.

Navigating through the terraced fields and forest, Mani walls, and prayer flags the trail spreads out to the village of Khari Khola. A short trek leads us to the bridge over the Khari River, past which we have the view of majestic and beautiful Khumbila Mountain, the mountain after which the region of Khumbu (Everest) is named. Finally, we reach the destination for today, Bupsa. We may have stayed in the Khari Khola or Bupsa.

We have a pass or two, dense forest, and majorly an uphill trek in this section of the trail. Initially, the trek passes through the settlement of Bupsa, after the view of Khumbila mountain, and explores the forest mostly dominated by monkeys before we reach Kharte.

Further, on the trail, we have uphill climbed to the Khari La Pass (3145m). We have views of Gyanchung Kang and Khubila mountain from this pass. We shall carefully descend on rather a slippery trail on the way to Puiyan after crossing a small stream.

We may further ascend through the ups and downs and cross another Chutok La Pass (2945m), traverse through the Dudh Koshi canyon and end this section of the trek at Surke.

The trek past this section of our trail shall be mostly of alpine vegetation though we shall have ups and downs in the trail. We continue beside the river through forests as we pass the route leading to Lukla airport and continue on to reach the settlement of Chheplung where we meet the main trail to Everest that comes down from Lukla.

We have more trekkers from this point onwards as we move along the trail with the view of snow-clad mountains, gompas, and prayer wheels and interaction with the trekkers and locals we meet on the way. After the settlement of Dukhdinma, we continue straight on to the stoppage place of Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

The trek for this section of our trail begins with a traverse through pine forest and a short climb to skip a narrow gorge before we cross a small stream and reach the settlement of Monjo, the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. 

After obtaining the permit and getting the necessary information from the office of the national park we head for the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. 

Beginning with a slight climb to Jorsale, the trail passes a waterfall. We cross the river again and continue along the trail gaining the height steadily reaching the last bridge of the day, and one of the highest of the trail, and reaching the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Imja River. 

Further on, we have a one and half hour steep climb to the lively and vibrant settlement of Namche Bazaar (3440m). All-day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest – rhododendron, magnolia trees, and giant firs, and. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

This is another scheduled rest day in the itinerary. Much popular for the cultural richness and the blend of traditional and modern lifestyles, Namche Bazaar is also popular among the trekkers and mountaineers for acclimatization.

Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. You can set off on a short day hike to Thame, khunde, or Khumjung or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche. These hikes to the satellite settlements of Thame and the twin settlements of Khunde and Khumjung are a rich experience. The trekkers get to explore the monastery at Khumjung, famed for the preserved skull of the Yeti.

The hospital and school built by Sir Edmund Hillary at Khumjung, hike to the Everest View Hotel for the magnificent view of the Everest and adjoining ranges are highlighted hikes in this region. The Museum of Sherpa Culture at Namche and the abundance of souvenir shops, teahouses, and places of entertainment makes the acclimatization an enriching experience. Overnight in Namche. 

The trail is relatively flat and easy in the earlier trek with the view of the tallest Everest and other mountains including Ama Dablam, Lhotse Sar, Taboche, Kang Taiga, and others besides the wild lives of pheasant, musk deer, Himalayan Thar in the forests as we are led up to the Kyangjuma. In the winding path that leads us ahead, we descend deep into the valley of Dudh Koshi at the settlement of Phunke Tenga intermittently through the stone steps and bridge over the torrential river.

This settlement has a couple of teahouses and an army post surrounded by forests. Moving ahead on the trail we have a tough climb through the pine forests before reaching Tengboche. A settlement with the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region and a marvelous view of several mountains, Tengboche is a cultural hotspot in the region. Overnight in Tengboche. 

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off 
    • 3  nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • The US $ 20 Local Government Tax
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    •  Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Snacks /Drinks  and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it's free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

    Tenzing Hillary Airport also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated in a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometer drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here is erratic and is likely to be changed every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancelations.

    Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountains reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. The long delays in the flight schedule may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you Charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancelation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.

    To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 3,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.

    Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek via Giri:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    On the trip to the Everest Base Camp, we provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During the trip, we provide you with basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to EBC are always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodges available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places). 

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package to Everest Base Camp are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the Everest Base Camp trip via Giri.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities at the cost of your Everest Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Jiri toEverest Base Camp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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