This invigorating trek of 22 days sees you navigate along the ancient trail that connects Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri You will walk past the quiet villages of Bhandar and Seti to reach Junbesi. The trail is shrouding in rhododendron and pine forests and they welcome you with open arms. Cross the Lamjura Pass and Khare La pass to find yourself on the road to Phakding. Arrive at Namche and explore the Khumjung monastery and later learn the myths of Buddhism while visiting the Tengboche monastery and Pangboche monastery.
Walk past Gorak Shep and relish at the sight of magnificent mountains from Kala Patthar. Follow the descending trail along the Dudh Koshi river that takes you to Monjo and ultimately to Kathmandu where this trip will end.
Jiri to Everest base camp trek is a difficult trek and demands your 100%. Before taking this trek, we advise you to build your strength, endurance, and stamina. The best time to traverse these parts is during spring and autumn as the weather tends to be favorable.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/ 4,265ft)
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where our representative will greet you. From there, you will be transferred to your hotel. At the hotel, you will take part in an introductory session and you will get to know the guides who will accompany you during the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: City Excursion and Trek Preparation
During your first day in Nepal, you will be exploring the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites and visiting the quaint settlements in the periphery of the valley. You will learn about the culture and traditions that are found in the sites like Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, plus you will visit the revered Pashupatinath. You will get all your documents and travel permits sorted as well. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu (1300m/ 4,265ft) to Bhandar (2,200m/ 7,200ft) 9-10 hrs by bus
The trip starts from today and we will head to Bhandar via a private vehicle. We shall drive through the Araniko highway and go along the Sun Koshi river. We shall cross many districts like Ramechhap, Kavre, and Sindhupalchowk. We shall rest for a while in Jiri. This is the longer trail that takes us to the Everest Base Camp. The journey takes us to Bhandar by crossing settlements like Thodung and Kosaribas. Overnight in Bhandar.
Day 4: Bhandar (2,200m/ 7,200ft) to Sete (2,520m/ 8,220ft) 6-7 hrs trek
The trail to Sete takes us along the Likhu Khola and later it joins Kenja village. The villages here are inhabited by the Sherpa people who have their own way of life and culture. A gradual climb takes us to Lamjura hill and them we visit the nearby stupa. We finally reach Sete during the evening. Overnight in Sete.
Day 5: Sete (2,520m/ 8,220ft) to Junbesi (2,680m/ 8,850ft) 7-8 hrs trek
The road takes us across the Lamjura pass and into dense rhododendron and pine forests. This pass is the largest pass that connects Jiri and Namche. After crossing the pass, we begin the long walk to Junbesi which initially goes through Tragdobuk village. This village is decorated with prayer flags and consists of small gompas as well. Overnight in Junbesi.
Day 6: Exploration and rest day at Junbesi
Today is a day separated for acclimatization and exploring. We won’t be doing any sort of hiking but we shall spend the day learning about the culture of the locals. We shall also learn the mountain climbing technique from our guides. Take a rest and prepare for the coming days. Overnight in Junbesi.
Day 7: Junbesi (2,680m/ 8,850ft) to Nunthala (2,250m/7,750ft) 6-7 hrs trek
The road to Nunthala goes through a ridge and later stops at Salleri. We now join the main trail that leads us to Everest Base Camp. We walk along the Ringmo Khola and join the trail heading to the Ringmo Khola. Visit the apple orchards nearby and cross a pass to visit the Trakshindo monastery. A little ahead from the monastery lies Nunthala. Overnight in Nunthala.
Day 8: Nunthala (2,250m/7,750ft) to Bupsa (2,360m/ 7,750ft 7-8 hrs trek
Enjoy your breakfast and then continue your journey by going through terraced fields and dense forests. We will stop at Phuleli and observe the fields filled with barley, wheat, and maize. Cross the intersection point of the Deku Khola and Dudh Koshi river to arrive at the ridge in Chyokha. From here, we walk on a steep trail to Bupsa which is difficult. Overnight in Bupsa.
Day 9: Bupsa (2,360m/ 7,750ft) to Ghat (2,590m/ 8,550ft) 7-8 hrs trek
The trail climbs Khare La and provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu and Khumbila. We cross the Paiya Khola and walk around the Paiya La. Arrive at Chaurikharka by crossing a bridge, and later climb the junction of Thalsharoa. The trail later walks along the Dudh Koshi valley and finally stops at Ghat by crossing Thado Koshi river. Overnight in Ghat.
Day 10: Ghat (2,590m/ 8,550ft) to Namche (3440 m/11,285ft) 8-9 hrs trek
From Ghat, the road goes along mani walls and prayer wheels. The road to Namche is pretty amusing and thrilling. It goes along the Dudh Koshi river and later climbs the Phakding village. There is a 500-year-old monastery called Pemacholing, which portrays the importance of Sherpa culture in these parts. As we walk through Sherpa villages like Phakding, Rimijung, Benkar, and Zamfute, we reach Jorsale. We need to get our permits registered here before entering Namche. Overnight in Namche.
Day 11: Acclimatization and Exploration day.
Today we won’t do any sort of hiking but rather the day will be spent by exploring Namche Bazar. We shall explore the Khumjung monastery and visit the school created by Sir Edmund Hilary. We can observe picturesque views of Everest, Thamserku, and Khumbila. After visiting the monastery, we will head out to the Hotel Everest View. Interact with the locals here and prepare for the trek. Overnight in Namche.
Day 12: Namche (3,440m/11,285m) to Tengboche (3,870m/12,696m) 6-7hrs trek.
The objective for today is to visit the highly revered Tengboche monastery. To reach there, we need to walk along the Dudh Koshi River and cross dense rhododendron and juniper forests. We take a quick break at Sansa and later go to Phunki Thanga. This village is decorated with prayer flags and there is an army barrack as well. We finally reach Tengboche after trekking for 6 hours. This gompa is an integral part of the Khumbu region. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 13: Tengboche (3,870m/12,696ft) – Dingboche (4,410m/14,467ft) 6-7hrs trek.
The road for today takes us along the banks of the Imja Khola and later we go deep into the Imja river valley. The path greets us with coniferous forests and later, we will take a quick stop at Pangboche. There is a religious monastery here which is worth a visit. From here, we head to Dengbouche which is a pretty Sherpa village. We reach here after going across the Lobuche River. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 14: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Dingboche
In order to prepare for the trek that lies ahead, we separate a day for acclimatization. Today, we shall explore the local monastery and interact with the locals. If you want, you can visit the Chhukung village or go for a short hike near the village. From the village, you can catch astounding views of mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 15: Dingboche(4,410m/14,467ft) – Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft) 5-6 hrs trek
We are now entering the higher Himalayas. The road to Lobuche takes us through Dulgha and later climbs at Chupki Lhara. The trail gives you traces of snowfall and prayer flags are a common sight as well. Walk along the Khumbu glacier moraine and observe enigmatic views of Pumori, Khumbutse, and the Mahalangur Himal. Walk for a while and finally stop at Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 16: Lobuche(4,910m/16,108ft) – Gorakshep (5,160m/16928ft) – Everest Base Camp
(5,364m17,597ft) – Gorakshep 7-8 hrs trek
We shall visit the major highlight of the trek today which is the illustrious Everest Base camp. The trail is steep so apply caution. The road goes through rocky hills and moraines. You can see a memorial dedicated to mountaineers. As we cross the Gorakshep lake, we find ourselves in the vicinity of Everest base camp. There are small camps here. From here, you can admire the sheer beauty of Himalayas. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 17: Gorakshep(5,160m/16,928ft)- Kalapatthar(5,550m/18,207ft)- Pheriche
(4,230m/13,877ft) 7-8 hrs trek
The other highlight of this trek is the amazing vantage point of Kala Patthar. From here, we can observe the delightful sunrise that illuminates mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After witnessing the sunrise, we begin the walk to Pheriche. We shall initially return to Lobuche and after having lunch there, we head to Pheriche. Here, you can see the elementary camp run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 18: Pheriche (4,230m/13877ft) – Phortse (3,810m /12,500ft) 5-6 hrs trek
The trail from Pheriche sees a gradual drop till Phortse. We shall walk along the Jignang Kharka and climb the Pheriche pass. From the pass, you can observe amazing views of Ama Dablam. Continue your journey by going along the Imja river and enter Somare. After taking a quick break in Gokyo, we head to Phortse, which is our final destination. Overnight in Phortse.
Day 19: Phortse (3,750m /12,300ft)- Monjo (2,830m/9,284ft) 7-8 hrs trek
From Phortse, the trail drops down at Phunki Thenga and crosses a suspension bridge. We can see the prayer wheel as well which is driven by water. The trail is now uphill and stops at Khumjung valley. Walk past the Khyangjuma village before arriving at Namche bazar. Complete the legal formalities and exit the national park to reach Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.
Day 20: Monjo(2,830m/9,284ft) – Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft) 5-6 hrs trek
As we observe the morning sunrise in Monjo, we commence the walk by crossing suspension bridges at Chhamuwa. It is the final stop before the Bengkar village. The road is steep so be sure to walk carefully. Walk down the Dudh Koshi river and walk along Phakding to finally stop at Lukla. You can celebrate the end of your journey with a chilled beer. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 21: Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft) – Kathmandu flight (1300m/ 4,265ft)
The flight to Kathmandu from Lukla starts early and it depends upon the weather conditions as well. Get on an airplane and head back to Kathmandu while admiring the stunning view of the Khumbu region. The flight takes about 45 minutes. Once you reach Kathmandu, head to your hotel. You can do some last-minute shopping as well. The company will host you a farewell dinner too. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure
Today you will depart from Kathmandu and head to your country. Our representative will drop you off at the airport. Our staff will have a brief session with you before you depart. Thank you for traveling with us and we hope to see you again.
Visiting the Khumjung monastery and the Edmund Hilary school in Khumjung
- Walking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river and observing the picturesque trail
- Observing the Khumbu icefall and the snow-laden Himalayas
- Visiting the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche
- Exploring the culture and traditions in the Sherpa settlements
WHERE TO MEET
Our company representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and you will start the trek from the hotel.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Jiri to Everest base camp trek was the only alternative before the flight to Lukla became popular. During this trek, you will witness the vintage version of this trek by going through ancient Sherpa settlements in Junbesi and Shivalaya. You will get to observe the magnificent mountain scenery from the viewpoint in Kala Patthar. The religious monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche are also the major part of this trek.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Flight from Lukla to kathmandu
- 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle in Kathmandu
- Trekking permits like TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permit
- Jeep transportation to Bhandar
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), during the trek
Accommodation during the trek (Lodge/Tea House)
- Safe drinking water (Medicated), during the trek
- Seasonal fresh fruits (during the trek only) after dinner.
- Government-licensed, experienced, knowledgeable, well-trained, English-speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Porter and his entire expenses (One porter for every 2 trekkers)
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
All required Government and local
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)