The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is a classical trek. The trekking route was follows by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa , the steps of first mountaineers on their successful Everest Expedition in 1953. The route was very famous until the flights to Lukla not operated. Although, the trekkers start the trek to Everest Base Camp from Lukla after taking a flight to Lukla due to time limitation but the Everest base camp trek starting from Jiri is equally accepted and regularly used by trekkers.
The trekking trail from Jiri to Everest Base camp offers to catch the great mountain country, rivers and streams, beautiful culturally rich villages, less crowded trail and most importantly the opportunity of more gradual acclimatization. You will get a chance to visit more Buddhist monasteries, more of the culturally rich Sherpa and other ethnic villages representing simple yet affluent mountain lifestyles and walking on this track proves to be quite a significant experience.
The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts -your journey to Jiri. The 8-9 hours bus drive along the Arniko Highway is made pleasant by the great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal peaks on the north. In the early days of the trek, Himalayan views will not feature very much, but shortly after leaving Junbesi the trail rounds a spur and a sudden panorama of big mountains opens up ahead; you catch a first, though only brief sighting of Everest, Lhotse, Kusum Kangguru, Thamserku, Kangtega and Makalu. There’s promise in that teasing view, but its not until you reach Namche that the promise will be fulfilled.
At Namche Bazaar, we enjoy the Sherpa village, its culture and monasteries, the mountaineers and wild life museums on the acclimatization day. Ahead we follow the classical route to reach up the base camp of the world’s highest peak and also to the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar, where a marvelous 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas awaits us. After achieving our target of Everest Base Camp, we walk back down to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.
Itinerary for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, meet our office representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Morning have a breakfast and drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m) to Bhandar (2,190 m) – 8/9 hrs drive. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 03: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,575 m) – 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) then Junbesi (2,680 m) – 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 05: Rest day at Junbesi. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,300 m) – 4/5 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2,290 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Bupsa to Phakding (2,610 m) – 4/5 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Basaar to Tyangboche (3,867 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358 m)- 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 14: Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160 m) to Everest base camp (5,316 m) then trek back to Gorakshep- 7/8 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 17: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) then trek back to Pheriche (4,200m) – 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500 m) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 19: Trek from Khumjung to Monju (2,850 m) – 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at tea house/lodge.
Day 20: Trek from Monju to Lukla (2,800 m) – 4/5 hours walk and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Morning have a breakfast. We will transfer to airport as per your flight time and departure for your onward destination.
Airport pick up & transfer to hotel (day 01 & day 20) + Airport drop (day 21) by private vehicle.
Transfer from Kathamndu to Bhandar by Private vehicle (day 2).
Mid range hotel in Kathmandu (day 1 & day 20 ) on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All meals (breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trekking in mountain area.
Accommodation in Tea House / Lodge – room on twin sharing basis during the trekking in mountain area.
A professional guide & porter (1 porter for 2 persons) their salary, meal, accommodation & insurance.
Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fee.
Price does not include
International airfare to and from your country
Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa ( US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days . you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu (day 2).
Air fare US$ 165 per person for Lukla to Kathmandu (day 20)
Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
Tips for trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges)
Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delayed, sick in trek, and helicopter rescue in trek.
Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
Smile Adventure and tours arrange mid range hotel in Kathmandu – room on twin sharing basis where you will find neat and clean environment.
During the trekking, Smile Adventure will arrange your accommodation at standard tea house or lodge – room on twin sharing basis with attached bathroom however some places will not have attached bathroom so; bathroom are on sharing basis.
We offer breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu but you have to pay your own lunch and dinner.
We will provide all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking in Mountain area.
Private Vehicle : – Airport transfer (day 1 & day 20) & drop (day 21).
Private Vehicle : – Transfer from Kathmandu to Bhandar (day 2).
Flight – round trip air fare US$ 165 for & Lukla to Kathmandu (day 20) which does not include in the above price.
Guide & Porter during the trekking
Smile Adventure and tours will provide a professional trekking guide (license holder). We arrange porter(s) to carry your gears (a porter can carry maximum 15 kg) and the porter will accompany with you. The number of porter depends on group size. We will provide the salary, accommodation, insurance, meals for the guide and porter.
A trekking day in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek starts after a delicious breakfast with a cup of tea. Our guide briefs about trail then after we start to walk of 3 to 4 hours. We offer lunch in a local teahouse or shop. After lunch you will relax for a while and continue to walk for for 3 to 4 hours until we reach next destination. When we reach next destination we can enjoy short hiking around the village or enjoy games. Evening have a dinner and overnight at the teahouse/lodge.
We also offer to rest frequently and give enough time to load & capacitor the amazing scenery of mountain, local settlement, and countryside in your camera during the trail.
Personal gears & equipments need during trekking
Sun cream lotion
Comfortable hiking boots
Walking poles (if necessary)
Flash light with extra batteries
Personal medical kit box.
Extra batteries for camera
Backpack- with outsider pockets to handle smaller items.
Health & Experience Required for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a strenuous grade trek which offers at least 6-7 hours easy work in a day. We can do Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri if you have average physical fitness with good health condition. Please note that walking in higher altitude demands more physical fitness than walking in lower altitudes. Several weeks of exercise and jogging before the starting the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is highly suggestible. If you have done hiking and have good past experience it also helps to do this Everest Base Camp Trek but technical skill does not require for this trip.
Headaches, fever, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of high altitude Sickness, the main cause of high altitude sickness is lack of enough oxygen in air. We find less oxygen in the higher altitude then less altitude so the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri itinerary have been customized by Smile Adventure and Tours considering the sufficient time to acclimatize in each places.
Trekking grade of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a Strenuous trek & This trek needs a good physical fitness with some mountain experience also. It offers a magnificent view of mountains range with a vertical climbing. This trip ascends up to 5545 meters.
All trekkers / travelers are requested to insure their travel insurance before traveling for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Please note that the insurance should be covered medical, air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and all treatment costs.