Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the oldest tracking trail provides you an opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape of whole Solukhumbu region, stunning views of Himalayas, green jungle, and lush-valleys of the area. This 24 days long trekking trip offers you the panoramic views of Himalayas including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt Pumori, Mt Thamserku, etc and Explore the typical culture of  Sherpa people with their age old their trading lifestyle.Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a road journey from Kathmandu to Jiri. Jiri is approximately 120 km far From Kathmandu. This trekking trail passes through the Solukhumbu and Gokyo regions following the path of the medieval trans-Himalayan trade route. Everest Base Camp is 175 kilometer from Jiri via Namche bazaar. The trekking route is filled with one of the most magnificent mountain scenery, famous Buddhist monasteries, lush valleys rivers flowing effortless from the mountain ridges feed by the mother glaciers you the Essence of heaven on the mother Earth. As the trekking begins from the comparatively low lands then other treks in the region it provides you a good chance of acclimatization and exploration through the villages and glaciers in Khumbu region. This trek takes you to the neck of the world highest peak Mount Everest up to the base camp at (5,357m). from the sea level.

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Bhandara(2200m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

First up all our team wants to welcome you. Today, your journey will begin from the morning for Bhandara through a public bus. You can spot beautiful Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Ganesh and Koshi river. Then you will reach Jiri. Crossing through the different villages like Sangbadana, Kosaribas, Bhanjyang takes you to Bhandara. You can also view and relish the different scenes of mountains, village while travelling in the bus.

Overnight at lodge in Bhandara

Day 02:Bhandara(2200m) to Sete(2520m) 

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today your trail goes down to Likhu Khola which is really easy. You cross the bridge, and the winding paths from where you reach to the small village Kinja. From there your way is a steep climb until you reach Sete. You can view amazing landscapes surrounded on all sides. You can also have the opportunity to visit old Gompas there. This day you will have to walk a lot of trail but your struggle will not go waste as the view of the Himalayas will comfort you.

Overnight at lodge in Sete

Day 03:Sete(2520m) to Junbesi(2700m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

This day you will trek to Junbesi via Lamjura Pass() which is above the sea level. You will pass through small farmhouses and teahouses. You will then follow the beautiful rhododendron forests and some monasteries. Then you will cross the highest point till Namche Bazaar. You again descend until you reach Tragdobuk. From where you turned to the north side of the valley and reached Junbesi. 

Overnight at lodge in Junbesi

Day 04:Junbesi(2700m) to Nunthala(2330m) via Taksindu-la(3071m).

Duration of time:7 hours

Today after having breakfast you will trek to Nunthala through Takshindu-la. At the first hours of your trek, Everest starts to appear on the skyline. You cross a hospital and a landing strip at Phaplu which is followed by a market at Salleri. You will then descend towards the RingmoKhola, you start to make your way to the village Ringmo. The trail between Ringmo and Namche Bazaar is the steeper climb of the old route. After crossing the Trakshindo pass, your trail descends to Nunthala.

Overnight at lodge in Nunthala

Day 05:Nunthala(2330m) to Bupsa(2040m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today this day is the shortest day on the trail to EBC starts in Cheplung. Ok, now from Nunthala you descend to the DudhKoshi River which is also called Milk River because of its cloudy color due to lots of sediments. Walking almost for 4 hours leads you to the colorful village named KhariKhola. You can locate the rice terraces over there. Almost walking for 1 to 2 hours leads you to Bupsa which is the last part of the trail and is also so steep. 

Overnight at lodge in Bupsa

Day 06:Bupsa(2040m) to Chauri kharka(2730m) Via Kare-la Pass(3145m) 

Duration of time:6-7 hours

After having savory breakfast in the morning, you will start your trek to Chauri Kharka through Kare-La Pass. You will ascend through a hill and again a ridge then you will leave the valley behind. You will then reach Paiya(2730m). Then you will continue your walk to Kare-La pass. You will cross the gorge then you further start to ascend to the village of Chaurikharka. From there you will head towards Paiya. 

Overnight at lodge in Chauri Kharka

Day 07:Chauri Kharka(2730m) to Banker(2630m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Through chaurikharka your trail joins lukla which makes a busy path. After trekking a few hours you will reach Pakhding village which is very attractive. Through the Dudh Koshi river along with pine forests, you will continue your trek. You will cross the 5 suspension bridges on your way to Banker. You can also see Buddhists monasteries and Gumbas. Then you will reach the  fascinating village Banker.

Overnight at Lodge in Banker 

Day 08:Banker(2630m) to Namche Bazar(3440m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After having breakfast early in the morning you will start your today’s trekking to Namche Bazaar. You will cross the 5 suspension bridges on your approach to Namche. As soon as you pass the last bridge, you will continue a 2 hours climb.On your way you will relish a fascinating view of Mt Everest. At the entrance, you need to authenticate your permit checkpoint. After climbing 15-20 minutes you will reach Jorsalle which is the last place before Namche.Here you will have your lunch. Then continuing the ascend you can see influencing the impression of Everest and Nuptse.A climb through pine forests for 2 to 3 hours depending on your speed leads to the auspicious trading and managerial town of the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazar

Day 09:Acclimatization at Namche(3440m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

Today you will go on a climb around Namche. Right after that you will visit the Hillary museum. On the trek, you will be seeing mesmerizing view of the Everest range which is considered as one of the amazing viewpoints of the world.After thirty minutes, you will be proceeding with your trip to Syangboche Everest(3780m) see lodging where you will appreciate the awesome mountain views.You will be welcomed by wide views on Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and different mountains on a day. You will appreciate visiting Syangboche landing strip(3780m) from where you will move towards Khunde(3840m) passing stone Buddhist Monuments. Furthermore you can likewise visit the Hillary school and hospital which was made by New Zealand Edmund Hillary. Finishing your lunch program at Khumjung, you will gradually move to Climb Everest View Hotel from where you can appreciate an intriguing view on numerous mountains. At that point you can appreciate it and go down to Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 10:Namche(3440m) to Porsche Village(3810m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today is a really beautiful day among the entire trek. That beautiful trail carries on to Kyanjuma Village. A few climbs to the cliff top of Namche will allow you a fascinating view of Everest and Lhotse.From there you will continue your trail which moves towards Dudhkoshi. After we arrive at the crossroad above there, the way is divided into two parts i.e upward trail and download trail. The upward trail is the way to Mon la pass and the downward trail is the way to Everest Base Camp. But you will choose the way to reach Porsche. You will visit local powerhouse, old monasteries and cultures of the people over there. Then relishing and walking for some time takes you to Porsche village.

Overnight at Lodge in Porsche 

Day 11:Porsche(3810m) to Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today you will go up the route to Everest Base Camp that is from Porsche to  Dingboche which is a long day and altitude gain of 730 metres. You will walk up through the “Resort” of Porsche, a confined trail between the familiar dry stone walls. The quite interesting thing here is that when the sun comes out it is really impressive. It is really hard not to smile after seeing that. Your brain will be washed out with good vibes. You can see Tengboche Monastery on your way which is the largest monastery in this area. People mostly visit on their way to Base Camp. Then continuing your trek for some time takes you to Dingboche.  

Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche

Day 12:Acclimatization in Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time:5 hours

After a savory breakfast, around 8:30 in the morning you will start your trek to Chukhung(5550m).You can view the amazing mountains mainly Ama Dablam.The wind over here is really fresh and strong too. Chukhung is really famous for Island Peak climbing which is a great way to explore the best and most stunning views of the mountain range. And finally you will head back to Dingboche.

Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche

Day 13:Dingboche(4410m) to Lobuche(4940m)

Duration of time:5 hours

In the morning, your trek will begin after your breakfast. Today your trek will be more challenging due to higher altitude.Through the trail you will reach Thugla(4600m).After walking some time you will get closer to high mountains like Mt.Nuptse and Mt. Pumori.You can see the beautiful views of Mt.Lobuche too.There would be a freezing cold so you need to carry warm clothes because we will be approx. 5000m above sea level. It will be quite pleasant as it is 4-5 hours long.When you come out of the valley, you will descend to lobuche yak pastures.

Overnight at lodge in Lobuche

Day 14:Lobuche(4940m) to Everest base camp(4830m) and back to Gorak Shep(3164m)

Duration of time:8 hours

In the first part of the day ,You will climb till you reach up to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. After you stroll for 60 minutes ,the way gets troublesome however you will be amazed by extremely pleasant views on a wide range of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and different mountains. You will take lunch at Gorakshep. After having lunch,you will go to your last destination for Everest Base Camp.On your path, you will also get to see Khumbu Glacier(4900m). After hiking for around one hours you will cross the glacier and enter the Everest Base Camp area(5364m).After reaching there you can see the renowned Khumbu glacier and Icefall. After roaming, you can enjoy the sunset there and you come back to Gorak Shep due to low temperature and high altitude at Everest Base Camp.

Overnight at Lodge in Gorak Shep

Day 15:Gorak Shep(3164m) to Pheriche(4910m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today early in the morning you will hike to Kala patthar(). From there you can see the impressive view of sunrise. From here you will continue your today’s trek and reach the place where the first cabinet meeting regarding the issues of global warming was held in 2009. From here you can have a chance to see splendid views of Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Lhotse(), Mt. Nuptse(), Mt. Ama Dablam(), Mt. Thamserku(), Mt. Kusum Kangaru(), Mt. Khumbutse(6639m) and many more. Once you reach Kala Patthar you can feel that you are touching Mt. Pumori. Then you will come to Gorak Shep for breakfast and after completing you will continue your trek to Pheriche.

Overnight at Lodge in Phaplu

Day 16:Pheriche(4371m) to Namche Bazaar(3460m)

Duration of time: 6 hours

After breakfast in Pheriche, you will ascend one hours to reach Tengboche from Debuche. Then you will descend to Phunkithanga(3200m) and ascend to Kyangjuma and then to Namche Bazaar which is quite easy and can also be the last chance to view mountains closely. You come back to Namche after a healthy trek of 5-6 hours.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 17:Namche Bazaar(3460m) to Lukla(2850m)

Duration of time: 8 hours

After breakfast, you will trek towards the Hillary suspension bridge and then pass through many villages.The way to Lukla is at downhill to the flat part.You will pass the Sagarmatha National Park and reach Lukla in the evening. You will also visit one of the popular monasteries along with different panoramic views. You will lose an altitude around 600 metres that day. It will be the last day of your Everest trek.

Overnight at Lodge in Lukla 

Day 18:Flight from Lukla(2850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:30-45 minutes

Next morning you will book a departure flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will appreciate the lovely landscape until you arrive at Kathmandu from where you will head to your inn and get some rest.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • Domestic Flights (Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for the Permits. For Jiri EBC Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.
The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.
We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.
Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Jiri EBC Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1700 USD

Trip Facts

Duration18 Days

Best MonthOct, Nov, March, April

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation5,550 m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu