Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek - 26 Days

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most challenging and adventurous trekking routes in the Everest region. It is perfect for those opting for a long trek on the lap of Mt. Everest on the Himalaya of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of those bucket list items for anyone planning a trekking trip to Nepal. Of course, it is once in a lifetime experience and one of popular trekking trails in the world.

Basically, there are two trekking routes for the Everest Base Camp Trek, one is to fly to Lukla, and another starts from Jiri and finally hike all the way to the base camp.

This trekking package is specially designed to make classic Everest Base Camp Trek more thrilling and exciting. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic route that was taken by two renowned Everest summiteers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.

This wonderful trek start from Jiri which lies in the eastern part of Nepal. Following the footsteps of greAat mountaineers, the trail passes via several mountain settlements and reach Phakding. Continuing the trek towards Namche, the central hub for trekkers and mountaineers, the trails lead towards the Gokyo valley.

A climb to Kala Patthar is the highest point of this adventure trek, where we’ll get the 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s highest peaks. Another grand viewpoint, Gokyo Ri also offers eye-catching views of the world’s four highest mountain at one look including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu.

Besides the fabulous mountain views, we’ll enjoy the dramatic scenery of high valley, green hills covered with colorful rhododendron forests. Moreover, we’ll also get a chance to interact with friendly Sherpa people and learn about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Hike via the classic expedition route to Mt. Everest
  • Visit the ancient monastery in Tengboche village
  • Explore the famous Sherpa town in the Everest region- Namche Bazaar
  • Hike to Gokyo Ri for a stunning sunrise view over the snow-capped peaks of the Everest region
  • Explore the astonishingly beautiful Gokyo region
  • Visit Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to the incredible Kala Patthar viewpoint
  • Striking views of Khumbu Icefall
  • Experience the Sherpa culture of the Everest region
  • Marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Nuptse
  • Hike via the remote and untouched valley of the Everest region
DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu--
Day 02Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley1,338 m-
Day 03Drive to Jiri1,905 m8 hrs
Day 04Trek to Bhandara2,200 m6 hrs
Day 05Trek to Sete2,645 m6 hrs
Day 06Trek to Junbesi2,675 m6-7 hrs
Day 07Trek to Nunthala2,440 m6-7 hrs
Day 08Trek to Kharikhola2,020 m5-6 hrs
Day 09Trek to Puiyan2,700 m5-6 hrs
Day 10Trek to Phakding2,646 m5-6 hrs
Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar3,441 m6 hrs
Day 12Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day3,962 m5 hrs
Day 13Trek to Phortse Thanga3, 680 m5 hrs
Day 14Trek to Machherma4,470 m5 hrs
Day 15Trek to Gokyo4,790 m5.5 hrs
Day 16Trek to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo5,483 m5 hrs
Day 17Trek to Thangna4,500 m4 hrs
Day 18Cross Cho La Pass and Trek to Dzongla5,300 m7 hrs
Day 19Trek to Lobuche4,910 m4 hrs
Day 20Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep5,365 m8 hrs
Day 21Early morning hike up to Kala Patthar and trek down to Pheriche5,555 m7 hrs
Day 22Trek to Namche Bazaar3,441 m7 hrs
Day 23Trek to Lukla2,804 m6 hrs
Day 24Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu2,804 m45 min flight
Day 25Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu1,338 m-
Day 26Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure1,338 m-
Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu

Welcome to Himalayan country Nepal! Upon your arrival, our representatives will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the respective hotel.

Later in our office, you’ll attend a brief orientation about Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. In the evening, you’ll enjoy the delicious welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After early morning breakfast, we’ll go on the sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. We’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

After completing the sightseeing tour, you’ll return to the hotel and prepare for Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek.

Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Jiri

Travel Duration: 8 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,905 m, Jiri

We’ll begin our long trek to Everest Base Camp with the long drive to Jiri. We’ll take a local bus and head towards the north east of Kathmandu. Following the Araniko Highway and enjoying the beautiful sights of Langtang, Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Koshi river, we reach Jiri for an overnight stay.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Bhandara

Trek Duration: 5.5 hours

Max Elevation: 2,200 m, Bhandara

Today we’ll begin our trek from Jiri and head towards Bhandara. The trail offers beautiful countryside scenery. Slowly we drop down to Shivalaya and pass via uneven roads we reach a small settlement at Bhandara. It is a Sherpa village with huge Tibetan monuments resting on the meadow and terrace field. Upon arrival, you can explore the local village.

Overnight stay at Bhandara.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Sete

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,645 m, Sete

After breakfast, we’ll begin our trek to Sete. We follow the trail that leads us to downhill at Likhu Khola. Here we’ve to cross the bridge, and the winding path leads us to a small charming village at Kinja.

Further, we’ll make a slow uphill climb with amazing views of the surrounding landscapes. After walking for a couple of hours, we’ll reach Sete, a small Sherpa village for an overnight stay.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Max Elevation: 2,675 m, Junbesi

Today we begin our trek and make a gradual climb to Lamjura Pass at 3,530 m above the sea level. We’ll pass via small scattered farmhouses and teahouses. Following a beautiful rhododendron forest trail, we’ll reach the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. From the top of the path, we’ll again descend to Taktor via the forest trail.

Further, we’ll traverse on the north side of the valley before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stay.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Max Elevation: 2,440 m, Nunthala

Today the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola over the wooden bridge. We’ll follow the left-hand trail, and that leads steeply in and out of side ridge to Khurtang. Here, we’ll get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, and Mera Peak.

Enjoying the view, we’ll turn to the north and continue our trek. Further, we descend to the suspension bridge over the Ringmo Khola and ascend to Ringmo village. The trail descends via conifer and rhododendron forest and crosses many streams on wooden bridges just before we reach Nunthala.

Overnight stay at the teahouse in Nunthala.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,020 m, Kharikhola

From Nunthala, we descend to Dudh Koshi river and cross the large suspension bridge. Continue our walk via forests, we’ll make a gradual climb and reach the Rai village of Junbing. From Jubing, the trail leads us via terraced field, and after few hours of walk, we reach Kharikhola for an overnight stay.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Puiyan

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,700 m, Puiyan

Today we’ll begin our trek with a steep climb to Bupsa (Bumsing) village. We’ll climb to the ridge and pass mani wall with the view of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu and reach Kharte village. Further, we’ll climb to Khari La Pass and descend to Puiyan for an overnight stay.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Phakding

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,646 m, Phakding

In the morning, we’ll begin our trek from Puiyan and pass Surke village. Further, we’ll cross Surke Khola and continue our walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Enroute we’ll traverse Cheplung Khola, and reach Cheplung village. The view of Kusum Kanguru is truly breathtaking!

After walking for a couple of hours and passing several mani walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags, we reach Phakding for an overnight stay.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Max Elevation: 3,441 m, Namche Bazaar

Today, after breakfast, we’ll head towards the major Sherpa settlement Namche Bazaar. It is also known as the gateway to Mt. Everest. This village has modern facilities including a luxurious hotel, bakery cafe, restaurants, pubs, and souvenir shops.

Crossing a long suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river the trail leads us via pine forests. Soon we’ll pass via different beautiful settlement including Benkar, Monjo, Chimoa, and Jorsole. We’ll enter into Sagarmatha National Park permit checkpoint.

Further, we’ll cross a high Tenzing- Hillary suspension bridge. Enroute we’ll get the fabulous view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse. After continuous walk for 3 hours via wonderful pine forest, finally, we reach Namche Bazaar.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 12
Day 12: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3,962 m, Everest View Hotel

Today is the acclimatization day of the trek. Instead of being idle and lazy, we’ll hike to nearby Everest View Hotel where we can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding snow-capped peaks. We can also visit the Sherpa Museum which is a great place to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering in the region.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Phortse Thanga

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3,680 m

After breakfast, we start our trek with the great views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Ama Dablam, and close up view of Mt. Thamserku. The trail descends to Sansa via Kayangjuma; we reach the main trail junction to the Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

The trail further takes us to the Mong La Pass which also offer great views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Khumila, and Mt. Thamserku. We continue our trek and descend to Dudh Koshi river crossing a bridge and further ascend via rhododendron forest and finally reach Phortse Thanga for an overnight stay. Phortse Thanga is a beautiful village located beside the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Machherma

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 4,470 m

Today we’ll continue our trek with a moderate walk with few up and downs. Enroute we’ll spot Himalayan wildlife including Musk Deer, Mountain Goat, Himalayan Thar, and colorful Pheasant. Walking via forest trail and enjoying the beautiful waterfalls and crossing some bridges we reach Dole.

Further, continuing our trek via ridge over Dole we’ll ascend via Lhabrama. We continue our walk with spectacular views of Mt. Kantega, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Then we’ll ascend via Luza to Dudh Koshi valley and walk along the roaring Dudh Koshi river and finally reach Machherma for an overnight stay.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo

Trek Duration: 5.5 hours

Max Elevation: 4,790 m

Machhermo is one of the largest settlement on the way to Gokyo. Leaving behind Machhermo, we’ll climb via a ridge Chorten which offer a fantastic view of Kangtega and Thamserku.

Further, the trail passes via a bank of the river and ascends the terminal moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier. Here, we’ll have the first glimpse of the first lake. Ahead of the second lake that offers a mesmerizing view of the sparkling blue water. And the third lake is a little ahead of the second lake. A stream links both lakes. Gokyo valley stands by the third lake.

Overnight stay at Gokyo valley.

Day 16
Day 16: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Back to Gokyo

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 5,483 m. Gokyo Ri

Today, we’ll hike to the Gokyo Ri, the perfect viewpoint in the Everest region. The view from the top is merely mesmerizing and gives a panoramic mountain view of the Khumbu region.

Besides the mountain view, Gokyo is famous for its great lakes. We can also visit the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozumpa Tsho). We can also climb a hill at the edge of the lakes to get the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.

From the northern side of the fifth lake, we’ll get the astonishing view of the base camp of Cho Oyu. The view of the world’s biggest glacier- Ngozumpa glacier is another highlight of today’s trip.

After exploring these wonderful places, we’ll return to a tea house for a night stay.

Day 17
Day 17: Trek to Thangnak

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Elevation: 4,500 m

Early in the morning, leaving behind the amazing Gokyo valley, we’ll head towards Thangnak. At first, we’ll descend the second lake below Gokyo valley. Then the trail leads us via Nogumpa Glacier. After crossing glacier, we’ll ascend to the ridge and reach Thangnak for an overnight stay.

Day 18
Day 18: Cross Cho La Pass and Trek to Dzongla

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Max Elevation: 5,300m, Cho La Pass

Another most awaited day of this adventure trip, crossing one of the high passes of the Everest region! Today, we should start our trek before sunrise as bad weather conditions can hit during noon time. So if we cross the Cho La Pass late, it is a risk, as we may expose with the strong winds.

At first, we’ll ascend to the ridge and descend to the bottom of Cho La Pass. Slowly, we’ll ascend to the top of Pass. As we reach the top, we’ll get the jaw-dropping views of snow-capped mountains. Again, we’ll slowly descend back to Dzongla for an overnight stay.

The accommodation facilities are basic because of its remoteness. The food we’ll get to eat is a typical traditional food “Nepalese Dal Bhat.”

Note: If there is a lot of snow in the top of Cho La, then it’ll be impossible for us to cross the high pass. In this case, we’ll follow the alternative route. We’ll trek to Phortse and follow the Everest Base Camp route via Lobuche.

Day 19
Day 19: Trek to Lobuche

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Elevation: 4,910 m

Today, trek is relatively easy and short from our earlier day. If our health conditions are fine, then we can also trek directly to Gorak Shep too. Following the pleasant trial with simple up and down we reach Lobuche for an overnight stay.

Day 20
Day 20: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorak Shep

Trek Duration: 8 hours

Max Elevation: 5,365 m, Everest Base Camp

Today is another exciting day of our trip. Finally, the day arrived where your dream to be on the base of the world’s highest mountain will come true. Everest Base Camp is the base where climbers or mountaineers prepare themselves to climb the highest peak in the world.

No, any words can express the feeling of being there. It’s a magical moment to stand on the base of the world’s highest point.

At first, the trail takes us through the rocky and windy path, and we reach Gorak Shep. After taking short rest, we’ll leave our backpack here and head towards the base camp.

Day 21
Day 21: Early Morning Hike up to Kala Patthar and Trek down to Pheriche

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Max Elevation: 5,555 m, Kala Patthar

We’ll go for an early morning hike to Kala Patthar and enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest. After enjoying the view, we’ll trek down to Gorak Shep and head towards Pheriche. Pheriche is a small yet culturally rich village.

Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 22
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Max Elevation: 3,441 m

We’ll continue our walk via the hidden valley of Khumbu. The trail leads us to the base of Mt. Khumbila. Passing via Khumjung village we’ll head down via rhododendron forests and walk along the local tea houses. And, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Day 23
Day 23: Trek to Lukla

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,804 m, Lukla

From Namche, we’ll retrace our route to Lukla via the Dudh Koshi valley. While descending, we’ll get the reflection of the past days, and with unforgettable memories, we’ll arrive at Lukla. We’ll celebrate our last evening of the trek with our team and other trekkers.

Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 24
Day 24: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

After early morning breakfast, we’ll head towards the Lukla airport. The short and scenic flight lands at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Our guide will transfer you to the respective hotel, and you can take rest.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 25
Day 25: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Your adventurous Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is over. Today is leisure day at Kathmandu. You can walk around the city and visit the oldest market of the Kathmandu Asan and Indrachowk.

In the evening, you’ll join the farewell dinner in the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural Nepali dance and music.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 26
Day 26: Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure

Your journey to this beautiful mountain country comes to an end. Waving the final goodbye our representative will drop you to International Airport for your final departure.

Further, if you want to extend your vacation, we offer various trek and tour packages.Like mountain flight tour, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley, river rafting, jungle safari, and paragliding. Please feel free to contact us.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • During sightseeing tours guide
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Everest Region
  • 5,555 m, Kala Patthar
  • 26 Days
  • 21 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • Strenuous
  • 6-7 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla

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