Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Everest base camp trek via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri starts from the Hindu low land and ends with the Buddhist high land. Does it feel like leaving your boring schedules and city life behind for a bit and enjoy nature trails leading to the panorama of color and ever smiling Himalayas? There you go, Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri with Nepal Pioneer Trek has it all.

Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri is one of the oldest trekking routes to explore many of the tallest Himalayas in the world along with the views of traditional terrace farming, the ethnicity of the vast hilly areas and unique wildlife as well. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek developed by famous mountaineers namely Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary.

The magnificent Jiri to Everest base Camp trek starts from Jiri. One of the many tourist destinations in Nepal which is about 8 hours drive from the capital city of Nepal. Going up and down the hills, we encounter breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas. The hospitality of different ethnic people that have created places of accommodation on the way up. Specially, the Sherpas, their rich culture and tradition, food, way of life and humble character will astonish you the most. The scenic beauty of the rhododendron, amazing valleys, Buddhist monasteries, view of Khumbu glacier and final cherry on the sake, the view of Mt. Everest must persuade from any person around the globe.

The trail goes through socially rich towns like Phakding, Khumgjumg and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar has the majority population of Sherpa. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak. At this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. Different religious aspects and rituals of Sherpa community is seen during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is once in a lifetime trek. It is supposed to last for a maximum of 22 days. The best season to spend in this route is (March to May) in spring and in autumn (mid Sept. to mid Dec.). Since it is a 190km/120miles trek, it is easier and thrilling if you are fit , healthy and ready to challenge the capricious weather during the trek. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience.It is safe and highly recommended. Remember us for this trek!!

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhubhan International Airport then transfers to hotel.

Day 02: Trek preparation day.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri.

Day 04: Trek from Jiri to Shivalaya.

Day 05: Trek from Shivalaya to Bhandar.

Day 06: Trek from Bhandar to Sete.

Day 07: Trek from Sete to Junbensi.

Day 08: Trek from Junbensi to Nunthala.

Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsa.

Day 10: Bupsa to Surke.

Day 11: Surke to Phakding.

Day 12: Trek from Phakding to Namchebazaar at 3440m (11008 Ft).

Day 13: Rest day at Namchebazaar.

Day 14: Trek from Namchebazaar to Tengboche at 3860m (12352 Ft).

Day 15: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche at 4410 (14112 Ft).

Day 16: Rest day at Dingboche.

Day 17: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche at 4910m (15712 Ft)

Day 18: Trek from Lobuche to Gorekhshep at 5140m (16448 Ft), then trek to Everest Base Camp at 5364m (17165 Ft).

Day 19: Hike to Kalapathar at 5550m (17760 Ft), then back to Pheriche at 4240m (13568 Ft).

Day 20: Trek from Pheriche to Namchebazaar at 3440m (11008 Ft).

Day 21: Trek back to Lukla at 2840m (9088 Ft).

Day 22: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu at 1300m (4160 ft) then transfers to hotel.

Day 23: Departure for home.

Note: Due to the bad weather of domestic flights from from Lukla to Kathmandu delayed sometimes by a few hours or canceled for a day or more. It could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting in the world and especially Himalayan Region of Nepal. Perhaps we always recommend you to add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything goes well, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish for those extra days. However, if you want a helicopter rescue instead of flight cancellation from Lukla to Kathmandu we can organize according to your request.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

Day 02: Trek Preparation

Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM.  He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay over night.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri.

The Everest trek has been getting steadily shorter over the year. The members of the British expedition that put Hilary and Tenzing on the top of Everest in 1953 was started their trip from Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu to Jiri 188 km. Jiri was a small town before the road was completed. But it is a big town now. The drive must be tiring because of the road up and down, it takes 78 hours drive to reach Jiri at 1860m then stay overnight there.

Day 04: Jiri to Shivalaya.

The walk starts climb to the ridge at 2370m then drops down to the Shivalaya small town at 1750m. Today you can see some mountains, like as Numbur and Gaurishankar. The scenery pretty much green. You can see all the hilly regions and the country sites. The regions start with the Hindu low land. It takes about four to five hour walk, then stay overnight at Shivalaya.

Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandar.

Today your walk approximately four to five hours. The trail climbs up to Sambadanda then to Deurali at 2705m. Then after you can decent to the Bhandar, takes about one and half hour walk, then stay overnight at Bhandar 2150m.

Day 06: Bhandar to Sete.

Today your walk approximately five to six hours. The trail drops down to Likhu Khola and tracks along it to Kenja at 1570m. The trail first part of the climb is quite steep, then traverses to Sete at 2575 m then stay overnight there.

Day 07: Sete to Junbesi.

Today walk about approximately six hours. Its long but gradual climb to the Lamjura Bhanjyang at 3530m. The trail with the frost and snow in winter time. The Lamjura pass 3300m. This is the highest point in between Jiri and Namchebazaar. From the top you should decent in the Sherpa village of Junbesi then stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08; Junbesi to Nuntala.

Today walk about five to six hours. The trail you should climb up, then you can see the Everest at the first time. You can see the Phaplu from here that is the airstrip. The trail descend to the Ringmo Khola at 2570m where the apples and other fruits grown here. A short climb from Ringmo to the Trakshindo then the trail drops down to the Nuntala and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Nuntala to Bupsa.

It takes approximately six hours. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi at 1480m then crosses it to follow the other bank. The trail climbs to Jibing and Kharikhola. You may stop for lunch there, then short steep, climb to Bupsa at 2300m then stay overnight.

Day 10: Bupsa to Surkhe.

Today you should walk about five to six hours. The trails climb up gradually offering views of Dudh Kosi. After you get to the top of Chitok the trail much easier to Puiyan but very narrow. Then drop down to Surke at 2290m and stay overnight there.

Day 11: Surke to Phakding.

Today you have just walked about four to five hours. The trail climbs up to Chaurikharka village quite steep, then gradual up to reach to Chhaplung where the trail meets to gather from Lukla. The trail from Chhaplung contours along the sides of the Dudhkosi valley before descending to the Ghat. Parts of this village and the old trail were washed away by flood in 1997. The trail climbs again to Phakding at 2800m and stay overnight there.

Day 12: Phakding to Namchebazar.

Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have a breakfast in Phakding. After breakfast you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk you should cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsalle. You might stop for lunch there. After you have lunch, you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next  one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar then stay overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Rest day at Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore the day. The acclimatize  day you should ascend about three, four hundred meters, then back to the hotel. Namche bazaar is the main center of the Solukhumbu region. Our guide takes you to the Everest view point to see all the mountain views. It takes about two hours walk, then you can back via Khumjung village, visit Hillary school. If you have more time to explore the day, you can visit the Sherpa Museum then stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Namchebazaar to Tengboche

Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 15: Tengboche trek to Dingboche.

You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m. The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 16: Rest day at Dingboche.

Another complete acclimatization day at Dingboche to get success to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. You can hike after breakfast about two, three hours in around the hill there or you can get to another village at Chhukum and back to Dingboche in the evening and stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 17: Dingboche to Lobuche.

Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until to the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepare the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.

Day 18: Lobuche to Gorak Shep.

The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep , you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakhshep and stay overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 19: Hike to Kalapathar, trek back to Pheriche

Today hike to Kalapathar (Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to Pheriche. Kalapathar is like a small peak offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close from the Kalapathar, take some photograph, it must  memorable, then back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast the trek back down until to Pheriche and stay overnight there.

Day 20: Pheriche to Namchebazaar.

Today you feel much better when you descent already from the Everest Base Camp. You have to back the same way passing through the Pangboche, Tengboche, Fungethanga, Lausasa and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animal and birds if you are lucky. Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and Musk Deer can see around. The national bird of Nepal Lhophophoras (Danphe) also can see near to the Namchebazaar. You can explore sometimes in Namchebazaar again if you arrive earlier and  manage your time then stay overnight at Namchebazaar.

Day 21: Namchebazaar  to Lukla.

Today is your last day trek. You should walk all the way to Lukla mostly the downhill, passes so many country sites and villages like Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat and some more towns. You had a last night in the mountain, get to gather with your friends and stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 22: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner and drop you to the hotel, stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 23: Safe journey back home.

Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.


Trip Includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary,accommodation and meals.
  •  welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show.(Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents , TIMS Permit,Trekking Permit etc.
  •  Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All require local and government tax.
  • Three nights accommodation at Namche with hot shower and attached bathroom.

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag


Fixed Departures

S.No. Start Date End Date Price Availability
1 12 December 2017 03 January 2018 USD 1525 Yes Book Now
2 19 December 2017 10 January 2018 USD 1525 Yes Book Now
3 26 December 2017 07 January 2018 USD 1525 Yes Book Now