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Everest Base Camp via Jiri

The route of Everest base camp trek starts from Jiri after 7/8 hours drive from Kathmandu while enjoying the natural beauty on the way. Jiri to Everest base camp is a 21 days trek. The best time for this trek is mid-March to May and September to Mid-December.

 

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

5180

Starts At:

Jiri

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m)

Day 02: Katmandu - Jiri (1905m)

Day 03: Jiri - Deurali (2250m)

Day 04: Deurali - Sete (2575m)

Day 05: Sete - Junbesi (2675m)

Day 06: Junbesi - Nunthala (2450m)

 Day 07: Nunthala – Kharikhola(2010m)

Day 08: Kharikhola – Puyan (2770m)

Day 09: Puyan – Phakding (2830m)

Day 10: Phakding – Namche Bazar(3440m)

Day 11: Namche Bazar (restday, daytour)

Day 12: Namche Bazar – Tengboche(3780m)

Day 13: Tengboche - Pangboche – Dingboche(4400m)

Day 14: Dingboche (restday, daytour Chukung Valley)

Day 15: Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m)          

Day 16: Lobuche - Gorak Shep – EBC(5364m) -Gorak Shep(5110m)

Day 17: Gorak Shep- Kalapathar(5550m) – Pheriche(4250m)

Day 18: Pheriche - Namche Bazar(3440m)

Day 19: Namche Bazar – Lukla(2800m)

Day 20: Flight Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 21: Kathmandu – Departure

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1334m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m): After the breakfast we drive to jiri by private transport It takes around 6-7 hrs to reach there. On the way we get to see scenic view of the hills, forest, rivers, mountains etc.

Day 03 Jiri to Deurali (2705m): We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m and drops down to Shivalaya (1800m). The trek continues with a steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. The direct route to Deurali climbs a muddy gully up the end of the spur. After crossing a couple of flat wooden bridges, you will begin the steep ascent to the Deurali pass on a winding forest trail. Deurali (2705m)is covered by a grid of mani walls inscribed thousands of times with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra. Spend night at lodges of Deurali.

Day 04 Deurali trekking to Sete (2575m): The next day main trail plunges straight down the hillside. After an hour, you will reach the outskirts of Bhandar (2200m), a Sherpa village which is littered witty prayer walls and small Gompas (Buddhist temples). After following the dirt road east you will encounter two suspension bridges at the bottom of the valley. The final stroll is leisurely stroll along the east bank of Likhu Khola, crossing one last suspension bridge to reach kinja (1630m).

Leaving back Kinja, the trail begins a steep ascent switching back up almost vertical slope above the village. The trail climbs steeply up a ridge richly forested with oak and rhododendron to Sete (2575m). A small but ancient ihakhang (Buddhist temple) is a worth for visit.

Day 05 Sete trekking to Junbesi (2675m): Have a good breakfast before you leave Sete. The first half of the day is a long and draining climb to the Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530m). There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter. The trail picks its way through a dripping, moss-cloaked forest of gnarled rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch tree. If the skies are clear there are distinct views to the white-tipped peaks above Rolwaling.

Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazzar. From the pass, the trail makes a long, slow descent to the bottom of the valley through fragrant fir and rhododendron forests. The final stage to Junbesi passes some coloured mantras carved into a rock face and drops steeply through terraced fields. You will have some good views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.

Day 06 Junbesi trekking to Nunthala (2200m): At the bottom of the Junbesi, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge at 2560m, reaching an important trail junction. The route to Khumbu leads steeply uphill into the trees and landscape with all pines and cows. The first glimpse of Everest, tucked between the snowy crowns of Thamserku (6608m), Katenga (6685m) and so on. The trail turns north and descends through meadows and copsesof pines to the hamlet ofSalung(2860m).

We follow the shepherds' huts and the hidden route in dense forest with several scenic streams through pines to a large suspension bridge over Dudh Khola at 2510m and ascent through the incant Buddhist Chorten and several Mani. Below Tarkshindu (3071m), the trail descends through the conifer and rhododendron forests alive with birds. The tail crosses picturesque stream and dissolves into the clutter of loose rocks as it reaches Nunthala.

Day 07 Nunthala trekking to Kharikhola (2010m): From here the descent continues to Dudh Kosi (milk river), so named for the chalky sediment carried down by the river. The first stage drops steeply for an hour through mixed forest and farmland. The trail switches back onwards through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the Rai village of Jubling (1680m). The path took us a slow climb around a ridge to the village of Khari Khola.

Day 08 Kharikhola trekking to Puiyan (2770m): The Kharikhola is crossed by a drooping suspension bridge at 1930m. The path makes a steep climb to Bupsa (2360m), set among cascading wheat and maize terraces below a dense oak forest. The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyon to Puiyan. Spend your night in any of the lodge.

Day 09 Puiyan trekking to Phakding (2652m): The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 10 Phakding (2610m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m): After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazaar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers, forests, and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m)].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 11 Namche Bazaar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m): After breakfast we will be heading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse ,Mt. Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche , Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.

Day 12 Namche Bazaar – Thengboche (3890m): We start our walk to our next destination i.e. Thengboche immediately after breakfast. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach there. Thengboche is home to the region’s largest monastery, a destination for monks of all ages throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. The public is invited to witness their puja ceremonies, where they chant prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated gompas.

Day 13 Thengboche - Pangboche – Dingboche(4400m): Very early wakeup call and visit the impressive morning puja in Thengboche Monastery. Breakfast after the puja and start today’s trek to Pangboche. Pangboche, at 3.985m is the highest permanent settlement on the approach to Everest and in the upper village there is a gompa (monastery) founded by the lama Sange Dorje. Pangboche offers great views on what many people consider as the most beautiful Mountain peak in the Himalayas, Mount Amadablam. We continue to walk up to Dingboche (4400m). Altogether it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Dingboche.

Day 14 Dingboche (restday or day hike): We spend a day at Dingboche (4400m) to continue our acclimatization. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5100m for great views of Chalotse, Tawoche and Mount Amadablam. Or we can go to Chhukum valley.

Day 15 Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m): Back on the trek again, the trail from Dingboche ascends, emerging onto the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier from where we have a beautiful panorama of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4.900m) a tiny hamlet with a few teahouses. The sunset on Nuptse is not to be missed. Altogether  it is a trek about 5-6 hrs till Lobuche from Dingboche.

Day 16 Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep (5180m): Another long day and again we leave very early. Trekking across a glacier, the trail winds up and down through fascinating icy series of land known as Everest Base Camp, where, usually in spring, we may see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We descend from the Base Camp to Gorak Shep and night stay in Gorak shep.

Day 17 Gorak Shep – Kalapathar – Pheriche: Early in the morning we will be heading to the Kalapathar. It takes around 2 hrs to the top of the Kalapathar. It is one of the highest points of our trekking from where we can see the view of sun rise and the fascinating view of the mountains (Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupse, Mt. Pumo Ri, Mt. Makalu and much more). Then we head back to Gorak Shep and after breakfast we start our trek to Pheriche. It takes altogether 6-7 hrs from Gorak shep to Phriche.

Day 18 Pheriche - Namche Bazar: After the breakfast, we start our trek down to Namche Bazar. It takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Pheriche.

Day 19 Namche Bazar – Lukla: Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 6-7 hrs to reach Lukla from Namche Bazar.

Day 20 Flight Lukla – Kathmandu: Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After  35 minutes flight with a scinic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 21 Kathmandu – Departure: After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Kathmandu to jiri by private transport
  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • Flights Lukla - Kathmandu
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minster of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park 
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel
  • HR Farewell Dinner in the Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural program

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal 
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Drinks during the trek
  •  Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  •  Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  •  Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  •  Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.