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Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

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  • 22 Days
  • Difficulty : Streneous
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 5545m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Journey to the Base Camp of worlds Highest Mountain
  • Follow the Footprint of Legendary Mountaineers.
  • Learn the culture and Tradition of Sherpa and their Lifestyle
  • One of the Best route with cascades, Suspension Bridge, Small villages and Majestic Mountains.
  • Diverse Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Khumbu Glacier and Best Everest View Point (Kalapatthar)

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Take a trip to the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri on this 22-day trekking tour to the Khumbu Region of Nepal. From natural wonders to Sherpa culture and tradition, there’s so much to experience in the Everest region. Visitors will see Everest and other eight-thousanders in the area alongside one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama Dablam. Besides, you’ll also get a taste of Sherpa’s hospitality, which represents their values.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike to the Everest Base Camp starts with a long drive to Jiri, which is about 190 km far from the capital city, Kathmandu. Hike up to the village of Bhandar, and we’ll make our way to Sete the next day. Walk along the forest trail with rich flora and fauna. Ascend to the Lamjura Pass to get astounding views of the Mahalangur Mountain Range, and while descending, get to see the Dudh Kunda as well.

Along the way, we’ll encounter the Tibetan-influenced Sherpa Culture and architecture all over the region. Before making it to Lukla, where the Everest Base Camp Trek usually starts, we get past the Ringmo, Nunthala, Bupsa, and Surkhe villages. From the next day onwards, it’s the same as the typical EBC trek; we hike up to Phakding, then enter the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park, through Monjo before arriving in Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the region.

After a day’s acclimatisation there, we’ll see one of the oldest monasteries in the country in Tengboche. We’ll be at Dingboche the next day and take another day off to ensure we acclimate to the climate here. Before getting to the last settlement in Gorakshep before the glorious base camp, we’ll need to get past Dugh La and the village of Lobuche.

Finally, on the day of our ascent to EBC, we’ll first make a quick climb to the 5545-meter Kala Patthar and be in awe of the highest mountain in the world. After breakfast in Gorakshep, on the same day, we’ll navigate uphill to the base camp at 5364 meters. On our way back, we’ll hike down to Gorakshep and then to Periche. From Periche, we’ll walk towards Lukla via Namche to fly to Kathmandu.

This trail is difficult, even more strenuous than the typical EBC trek, but one thing’s for sure: we’ll get to experience much more. This Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is designed for those who want to explore the Khumbu Region more and get in touch with nature at its best.

Where is Mount Everest Located?

Mount Everest, or Sagarmatha, is the highest peak in the world, located at a height of 8849m from sea level. It is located in the Solukhumbu district in the Khumbu municipality. Many people worldwide visit Nepal with the only goal of conquering Mount Everest.

Furthermore, many tourists worldwide are attracted just by trekking its base camp routes, which is also tricky. There are two ways of climbing Mt Everest, via Nepal or China. The border of Nepal and China runs through the summit as either border is divided into Nepal and Tibet. One of the fantastic views from the top of Mount Everest is the evergreen Khumbu Glacier, which always mesmerises the tourists or trekkers who have come to explore the base camp area.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri is another way of trekking towards Everest Base Camp, and many unique attractions will make your trek and expenses worthwhile. So, let’s take a look at them.

Jiri

Jiri is one of the big towns in Nepal and is considered the hill station in Nepal. It lies in the Bagmati province in the Dolakha municipality. It had a population of over 13,000 as per the 2011 consensus, but the population has increased considerably since it has been over ten years. Despite being there for a day, Jiri is a phenomenal place for sightseeing, as you can see many places like Gurans Park, Sikri Valley, Stone Park, Chyordong Hill, and Lauti Jharana. There are many more sights and attractions in Jiri town, but for one day, these are enough.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a small town in the Khumbu region that acts as the rest stop for trekkers going towards the Everest Base Camp. It is one of the main towns of the Khumbu region, which consists of many tourist attractions like Syangboche Airport, Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha Next Centre, Hotel Everest View, and others.

Kalaphattar

Kalaphattar is the highest point you will go to when trekking Everest Base Camp via Jiri. It lies at an altitude of 5545 meters from where you can see the entire Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu region. Seeing all the fantastic mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and others is a vantage point. It is also the primary spot for clicking pictures and enjoying the panoramic beauty of mountains that will live your lifetime. The name Kalaphattar comes from the literal Nepali meaning black stone, as tons of shiny black stones lie around the area. Many worshippers believe some perfect round stone to be the incarnation of Lord Bishnu.

Lamjura Pass

Lamjura Pass is another exciting attraction you will encounter while trekking from Jiri towards Everest Base Camp. When you trek from Jiri to Lukla, you will come across a mountainous pass around 3500m called Lamjura La or Lamura Pass. It is visible whether you travel by foot to take a flight from Jiri to Lukla, but if you are travelling, you will first reach village Bhandar, Sete, and then Lamjura Pass. The main attraction of the pass is the exceptional scenic beauty of the valley and it is also regarded as the vantage point to take pictures of mountains.

Acclimatization Day in Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Acclimatization Day is significant for any trekking route as it helps you to get used to the climate and altitude of the trekking. During these trekking days, the trekkers must walk relentlessly for 7-8 hours daily and climb terrains to higher altitudes.

During the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, two days are separated as an acclimatisation day.
The first acclimatisation day is the 12th day of the trek after reaching Namche Bazaar. On the 11th day of the trek, we will go to Namche, but the next day, instead of climbing altitude, we will stay in Namche Bazaar and explore the town. We can even hike towards Hotel Everest View and return to the Namche to stay overnight.

Another day separated for acclimatization is the 15th day of the trek in Dingboche. We will go for some excursions to Chhukung Valley, South Wall of Lhotse, and Imja Khola and return to Dingboche.
Hence, these two days are separated as the acclimatisation day for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Get transferred to the hotel, freshen up, and meet the rep to discuss the upcoming trek to the Everest Base Camp via Jiri. After the meeting is over, the company guide will suggest to you the things you can do or the place you can visit during your free time. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Trip Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we prepare for the trek and check the last-minute checklist for trekking gear and if needed shopping around Thamel. After lunch visit Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Drive to Jiri (1905 m)

Start early as we head to Jiri on a long drive covering around 190km. Along the way, we’ll encounter views of the Sun Koshi River and also some beautiful peaks. We’ll be on the drive for 7 to 8 hours. Overnight in a local tea house in Jiri.

Day 4Trek to Bhandar (2190m)

Hike past the Tamang village of Shivalaya. Cross the suspension bridge to climb uphill to get to Deurali Pass at about 3,000 meters. A descent from there will guide us to the village of Bhandar. The village has some small beautiful gompas.

Day 5Trek to Sete (2600m)

From Bhandar, our trail descends to the riverside town of Kenja via rhododendron and pine forest. A steep ascend sees us to Lamjura Pass which then makes way to the village of Sete. There’s a hilltop monastery here if you’d like to visit.

Day 6Trek to Lamjura Pass (3530m) and Junbesi (2680m)

Another hike uphill along the pine and rhododendron forest to Lamjura Pass. A descent along the forest full of fir, pine, oak, and rhododendron will guide us to Junbesi. This village is one of the largest Sherpa villages in the Khumbu Region. Enjoy the views of Gauri Shankar and Dudh Kunda along the way.

Day 7Trek to Nunthala (2330m)

Hike uphill along the forest trail to cross the suspension bridge of Ringmo Khola, which will lead us to Ringmo. Cherish the Tibetan culture and architecture here and move downhill through another dense forest to get to Nunthala.

Day 8Trek to Bupsa (2300m)

After breakfast, we’ll descend toward the Dudh Koshi river. Get across the suspension bridge to climb uphill via small settlements to make our way to the village of Bupsa.

Day 9Trek to Surkhe (2290m)

Ascend via a forest filled with monkeys through small Sherpa and Rai villages to Surkhe. This village is located just below Lukla, which has one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world, the Tenzing and Hilary airport.

Day 10Trek to Phakding (2653m)

From Surkhe, it’s a short climb to Lukla. From here, we’ll hike along the Dudh Koshi river to get to the villages of Chaurikharkha and Cheplung before finally making it to Phakding for an overnight stay.

Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Enter the UNESCO heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park through the village of Monjo after getting past the villages of Toktok and Benkar, the village famous for Thangkas. A short hike from Monjo will open its way to Jorsaslle and another short ascent will take us to the tourist hub of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. Overnight in a local tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12Acclimatization Day

Start your day with marvelous views of the Mahalangur Mountain Range. Have breakfast and we will either trek to Khumjung to explore the Sherpa Museum and the school made by Sir Edmund Hilary, or we can also visit the Syangboche airstrip constructed in 1971 to serve the Everest View Hotel. If you don’t want to trek today, we can just roam around Namche and check out The German Bakery, Irish Bar, and other famous shops in the market. Overnight in Namche.

Day 13Trek to Tengboche (3870m)

The trail starts with a short ascent to the village of Kyngjuma. Then, we start descending to cross the Dudh Koshi River over a suspension bridge. An uphill climb afterward will finally take us to the village of Tengboche. This village is famous for having one of the oldest monasteries in the country.

Day 14Trek to Dingboche (4360m)

First, the trail drops down the Debuche. Then, we cross the river to get to Pangboche. Walk past the villages of Shomare and Periche, where there’s a health post that is operated by the Himalayan Rescue Association. The uphill climb from Periche will take us to Dingboche. Overnight in a local teahouse in Dingboche.

Day 15Acclimatization Day

Yet another day of acclimatization! Your guide will tell you about your plan for today. There’s a viewpoint near Dingboche called the Nagarjuna Hill from where you can get marvelous views of the Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and several other peaks. You can also hike to Chukhung if you want a gentle walking session.

Day 16Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

After breakfast, a strenuous ascent will take us to Dugh La. Another steep climb will see our arrival at a pass which then drops downhill to Lobuche. The pass offers extraordinary views of the eight-thousanders of the Khumbu Region.

Day 17Trek to Gorakshep (5170m)

Short uphill and downhill hikes will take us to the last settlement before the mighty Everest Base Camp. We’ll rest for the day and prepare for the upcoming climb.

Day 18Trek to Kala Patthar 5545m, EBC 5364m, and Back to Periche 4280m

Early in the morning, we’ll hike on a rocky trail to get to the top of 5545 meters tall Kala Patthar. Drop downhill back to camp for breakfast and set off towards the Everest Base Camp. This is as close to Everest as you get. Cherish this moment and hike back downhill back to Gorakshep and then to Periche for an overnight stay.

Day 19Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

From Periche, it’s an easy hike to the tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Cross the river to get to Shomare and Pangboche. Cross the suspension bridge again to arrive at Debuche. A short hike to Tengboche followed by a descent to Kyangjuma will take us to Namche.

Day 20Trek back to Lukla (2800m)

We’ll start our trip after breakfast. Descend on an easy path to Jorsalle and then to Monjo, where we’ll exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Then, we’ll get past the villages of Benkar, Toktok, and Phakding to finally make it to Lukla.

Day 21Fly Back to Kathmandu

Flying back to Kathmandu is a 30-minute affair. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our rep will transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and check out the UNESCO-listed world heritage sites inside the Kathmandu valley if you may.

Day 22Final Departure

After 21 days of difficult hikes to explore the Everest Base Camp, our journey has now come to a stop. It’s time for you to make your way back to your home or your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lukla Flight Ticket
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

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Additional Information

Trek Difficulty in Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is one of Nepal’s most challenging and demanding trekking expeditions. So, let’s look at some difficulties trekkers may face during the excursion.

Extreme weather conditions

One of the significant difficulties that the trekkers might face during the Everest Base Camp Trek is the weather conditions that are extreme and dynamic. Since trekking occurs in higher altitudes, relentless winds, cold temperatures,s and rainfall are sometimes too harsh. Hence, planning the trek in the best possible season is essential. Generally, the Spring season is best to prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri as there is less chance of rainfall and snow, but the cold temperature and high-speed wind are still consistent.

Relentless Walking

Another reason the Everest Base Camp Via Jiri is a challenging trip is that trekkers must walk continuously for 7-8 hours daily for 17 to 21 days. Furthermore, the route is more complex than you have to wander through barren lands and slippery terrains and climb snowcapped mountains daily. You have to climb altitude, which reduces oxygen levels and raises the temperature. Hence, the trekkers must be in top physical condition and have healthy, fit bodies to perform this excursion without any risk of getting tired all the time, injured, or ill. Hence, every trekker should be prepared for this trek months before it starts by exercising and running to get their body used to it.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is another significant trek difficulty that the trekkers generally face during the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri. Altitude sickness is the illness that trekkers face at higher altitudes as the body feels a lack of oxygen, which is expected at higher altitudes. Generally, these types of sickness arise after an altitude of 3000m.

The symptoms of Altitude sickness are fatigue, fever, nausea and vomiting, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, and weakness. You can protect yourself from Altitude sickness by keeping yourself warm and maintaining heat by eating ginger tea, honey, and lemon tea. If your body shows signs of altitude sickness, you can get brief relief by taking different medicines that will give you enough time to lower altitude and get comfortable.

FAQs

Which season should you avoid for Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek?

The season you must avoid going for this trek is winter, as continuous snowfall, rainfall, and blizzards can block roads and increase the chance of landslides and avalanches.

Which mountains are seen from Kalaphattar?

Kalaphattar is the highest point from where you can see various mountains like Mt Everest, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dabalm, and others.

Will I get to go to Hotel Everest View during this trek?

Yes, Hotel Everest View is located 300m upwards of Namche Bazaar. During the acclimatisation day at Namche, you can hike towards the hotel for breakfast and photography and return to Namche for an overnight stay.

What kind of permits do you need for the trek?

You will need three kinds of permits for the trek: a Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit, a Khumbu Municipality Permit, and a Sagarmatha National Park permit to complete the trek without any barrier.

Can I trek Everest Base Camp Via Jiri alone?

According to the Nepalese government rule, you must take at least one authorised guide or potter during the trek.

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