Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from low land walking about a week before reaching high altitude of Everest region. Trekking path follows previous Everest Expedition path before Lukla airport at operation. First week of trek across the grain of the country over high passes and through the deep valleys of Khumbu region. Jiri to Phakding path is less trekkers, basic tea houses on the way and unspoiled landscape. We than catch regular trekking trail till Everest Base Camp and trek back to Lukla for flying back Kathmandu at the end.
Our 21 days trek itinerary including enough trekking preparation time in Kathmandu. Accept that, visit UNESCO world heritage site of Kathmandu valley with our professional tour guide. Drive to Bhandara via Jiri town towards North West of Nepal through mountain road. As you trek low land of the region get mix ethnic group of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung and Tamang. As you climb up, you than get ethnic Sherpa settlements with their typical life style. Biggest monastery at Tengboche village, Tengboche monastery and other small monastery, Chortern on the way with hanging colorful prayer flag. The Highland Everest Base Camp is memorial reaching at world’s highest base camp, climb to Kalapathar for closer view of Mount Everest and other hundreds of snow capped peaks.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary can combine as per your interest. You also can trek back again with same way to Kathmandu from Jiri. If you do not have 3 weeks time, you should consider with our 16 days Everest Base Camp Trekking, or 14 days Gokyo Lake Trekking which are starting and ending at Lukla. If you want to make very short day trekking at Everest region to see at the place from where you can view Mount Everest and other himalayas, you can choose our Everest View Trekking. For real adventure, you can chose challenging trek crossing most famous highest passes in the world Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La with EBC. The professional team of Nepal highland Treks make your any trip lifetime experience. Our dedicated team response your reply on time and suggest you best one.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport Kathmandu. Pickup and transfer to Hotel. 1350m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri. Overnight at Local tea house
Day 04:Trek Bhandar to Sete(2575m - 6/7 hrs) Overnight at tea house
Day 05:Trek Sete to Junbesi(2670 m - 6/7 hrs) via Lamjura pass (3,530m) Overnight at tea house
Day 06:Trek Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m - 6 hrs) Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m - 5/6 hrs. Overnight at tea house
Day 08:Trek Bupsa to Surke (2290m - 5/6 hrs) Overnight at tea house
Day 09:Trek Surke to Phakding(2,652m - 4/5 hrs) Overnight at tea house
Day 10:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 11:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
Day 12:Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 13:Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 14:Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight at tea house
Day 15:Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 16:Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day 17:Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 18:Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 19:Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 20:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 21:An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities
Day 22:Departure and farewell
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport Kathmandu. Pickup and transfer to Hotel. 1350mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel. If you get time, we will discuss about your trip and check your trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, our tour guide will lead you to sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Old King palace with arts and architecture), Bauddhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple). Come back to hotel and final preparation of your trekking.
Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri. Overnight at Local tea house Today we take an early morning drive to Jiri. It is 187 km to Jiri via mountain road.From Jiri, we continue driving to Bhandara. Enjoy the views of Kosi River and panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa.
Day 4Trek Bhandar to Sete(2575m - 6/7 hrs) Overnight at tea house Descend the trail from Bhandara through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Climb through the forests winding down to the Surma Khola. Continue to Likhu Khola Valley. Another steep ascent to Chimbu and continuing further we finally reach at Sete.
Day 5Trek Sete to Junbesi(2670 m - 6/7 hrs) via Lamjura pass (3,530m) Overnight at tea house Today our walk leads to a gradual climb passing through few small scattered farm houses and tea houses 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.
Day 6Trek Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m - 6 hrs) Overnight at tea house Trekking 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 .
Day 7Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m - 5/6 hrs. Overnight at tea house 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). 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.
Day 8Trek Bupsa to Surke (2290m - 5/6 hrs) Overnight at tea house The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uhill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.
Day 9Trek Surke to Phakding(2,652m - 4/5 hrs) Overnight at tea house From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. Phakding is the main village where lots of trekkers from Lukla arrive to continue there trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Day 10Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house After your breakfast start trekking to Namche Bazar (Biggest town in Everest region). We pass big suspension bring at the beginning. Than our trail become slightly up hills. Route is passing through alpine forest along with Dudhkoshi River. We also pass Benkar village, Monjo village and jorsalle on the way. After having our lunch, we start tough up hills walking and reach Namche
Day 11Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh
Day 12Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house We trek an easy way with front view of panoramic mountain up to Phunki Thanga, small River side village. From here, trekking route start to be up hills. It contains some of the major ascend toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous with Tengboche monastery and it is one of the largest monastery in Everest region. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas
Day 13Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house Trekking through Rhododendron forest reach at Deboche village. After Diboche valley reach at Pangboche village which is having biggest settlement of Sherpa peoples. We still have good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Trekking trail than follow through upper Pangboche for exploring an oldest pangboche monastery. After walking some minor ascends, we can see picturesque village of Dingboche with beautiful potato fields.
Day 14Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight at tea house It is good to have acclimatized here before you reach at Everest Base Camp. Instead of staying inactively, we make hiking around the valley. We climb up behind the valley. It is good view of some 8000 miter Himalayas and several other climbing peaks. Instead of hiking long, we back to lodge and take rest for tomorrow’s ascent
Day 15Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house It is short hiking at high altitude. We start after your breakfast in Dingboche. After walking around three hours in wide valley we reach at Duglha. You’re walking than reach some tough ascending. You may feel hard to breathe as it is thinner air in high altitude. You will reach Lobuche. Lobushe is small settlement with fewer tea houses only. You have to be prepared with chilly night.
Day 16Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hoursDay of reaching at base camp of highest peak of the earth, you are at the day of reaching your dream. It is better to start trekking as earlier as possible after your breakfast. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is not hard but it is continuously ascending and descending at glacier rocky trail. Everest base Camp is extremely beautiful. Panaromic Mountains including Everest is surroundings. We will come up to near from Khumbu Glacier and see icefall from slopes of Mount Everest. We than come back to Gorakhshep for our overnight
Day 17Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house We prepare with our small bag with hot drinking water and some nuts. It is about one and half hours climbing. When we start, it is dark and chilly. Get sunrise view and panoramic mountain views which is probably the best view ever in this trekking. We come down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. Hike back to Pheriche for overnight
Day 18Trek Pheriche to Namche (3410m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house All the way down hill from Pheriche to Phunki Thanga. We can choose either Tengboche or Phunki thanga for our lunch. Small ascend involve after phunki Thanga to the top. Again an hour downhill reach Namche. You can feel more relax at Namche having nice walking soundings. Namche is having some of the goods cafes, shops and restaurants
Day 19Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house Today is quite long walking down and flat land. It is same way back as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other small villages on the way. From Jorsalle we cross area of Everest National park. Enjoy your walking with several suspension bring over Dhudhkoshi rive
Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. RestFly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport and check in hotel. Nepal Highland Treks invite you to have together dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Share your experience of Everest Base camp trekking
Day 21An extra day in Kathmandu. Relax or choose your activities A reserve day in Kathmandu is for relaxing after your long days trekking. You still can choose some other activities around Kathmandu valley. Otherwise you have good walking around Thamel to have shopping souvenirs for your relative and friends.
Day 22Departure and farewell It is normally to be at International airport 3 hours before your flight time. It only takes 20 minutes drive to reach Airport from Thamel. We manage transportation for your final departure
Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in on the way from Jiri, Phakding and in Namche. Rest of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Everest trekking region after Dingboche may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Gorakhshep and in Lobuche.
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu has lots of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way local restaurants at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Everest Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region.
Guide and Porter
Your guide to Everest Trekking via Jiri is from Kathmandu. Our trekking guide is more responsible, friendly, helpful and English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are aslo from Kathmandu. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 25 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks can provide in returnable based)
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Everest Trekking
Trekking route of Everest is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Everest region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.