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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

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  • Duration 19 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest base camp
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathamandu
  • Max. Altitude 5550m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private vehicle
  • Accommodation Tea house


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  • It is a free trekking site that introduces trekkers with remote and rural part of the country 
  • View wonderful monasteries and white stupas on the way. 
  • The rhododendron forests make the trip more pleasant. 
  • You will acclimatize better by gaining altitude much more gradually (including walking over a pass that lies higher than Namche Bazaar) as well as get into the rhythm of the hills before you reach the added challenge of high altitude.
  • You will be supporting villages, teahouses, and lodges that have fallen by the wayside since the construction of the airport at Lukla.

Jiri to Everest base camp trekking is ever since the days of early climbing expeditions. Sagarmatha (Everest) at 8,848m has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. The trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest via Jiri has become one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, yet few people return from the trek unmoved by the experience of being right among the highest peaks in the world. This fascinating trek offers a wonderful opportunity to climb Kalapathar Top (5,545m), overlook the base camp area, have a superb view of the highest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, etc., and interact with the indigenous people. It follows the same route that Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Sherpa took in 1952.

After a seven-hour scenic drive to Jiri, we follow the spectacular route via the Solukhumbu area through the heart of fine Sherpa villages, each with something new to offer. It offers an ample chance to explore the beautiful forest, farming countryside, and several monasteries situated at high elevation on the way to Lukla. Once we have passed Lukla, we climb on to Namche, the main trading village of the Khumbu area, continuing via Thyangboche monastery to Pheriche and Lobuche. The Everest Classic Trek has several attractions, chief of which are the spectacular scenery and the unique culture of the Sherpa people of Solukhumbu, the region where Mt. Everest and its attendant lesser peaks are located. Much of the Everest Classic Trek takes place at high altitude, and so we spend a few days at the beginning of the trek acclimatizing to ensure a successful trek.

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    Today, we will have a drive for about 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Jiri over a distance of 187km. It might be a tricky but picturesque full day’s bus ride up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri. Jiri is the largest settlement of the Jirel people, a Tibeto-Burman people with cultural links to the Sherpa and Sunuwars.

      We begin ascending to the ridge top at 2400m and incline down to Shivalaya (1800m). We move on through cultivated fields and small Tamang villages. The unswerving way to Deurali moves to a grubby channel up the end of the spur. After crossing a couple of flat wooden bridges, you will begin the vertical ascent to the Deurali pass on a twisting forest trail. Deurali (2705m) is sheltered by mani walls adorned with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra. Tonight at lodges of Deurali.

        From Deurali, the main trail falls in a straight line down the hillside. Reaching at the periphery of Bhandar (2200m), you will observe a Sherpa village which is filled with prayer walls and small Gompas (Buddhist temples). After following the muddy road east you will encounters two suspension bridges at the bottom of the valley. The final turn is restful next to the east bank of Likhu Khola, crossing one last suspension bridge to arrive at Kinja (1630m). And from Kinja, the trail begins a vertical way up switch 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 important for visit.

          Today, the first half of the day is a long and difficult climb to the Lamjura Bhanjyang (3530m). You will see frost and often snow along the trail in winter. The track picks its way all the way through a drenched, moss-cloaked forest of knotted rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch tree. Lamjura Bhanjyang is the peak point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazzar. From here, the trail makes a long, slow fall underneath the valley through aromatic fir and rhododendron forests. The final stage to Junbesi passes some decorated mantras carved into a rock face and drops steeply through terraced fields. You will have some excellent views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.

            On this day, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge at 2560m, reaching a significant trail intersection. The way to Khumbu leads abruptly uphill into the trees and scenery with all pines and cows. The original sight of Everest, popped between the snowy crowns of Thamserku (6608m), Katenga (6685m) and so on. The trail turns north and descends through meadows and copses of pines to the hamlet of Salung (2860m).
            We come across a large suspension bridge over Dudh Khola at 2510m and incline through the incant Buddhist Chorten and several Mani. Below Tarkshindu (3071m), the trail descends through the conifer and rhododendron forests alive with birds. The route crosses charming stream and mixes into the clutter of loose rocks as it reaches Nunthala.

              From here the fall continues to Dudh Kosi and the trail drops abruptly for an hour all the way through mixed forest and farmland. The track switches back onwards through fields of barley, wheat and maize to the Rai village of Jubling (1680m). The path took us a slow way up around a point to the village of Khari Khola.

                We come across the Kharikhola by crossing suspension bridge at 1930m. The trail makes a vertical climb to Bupsa (2360m), situated among 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.

                  The track climbs for about an hour from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a tender way up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a sight of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a simple walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

                    From Phakding we cross the river and stroll up the valley. The trail is nearer to the river valley and is in a sequence with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very magnificent when flowers bloom in the spring. After crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar we can sight on appealing snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and includes the vertical inclination to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short march to the doorway of the national park, prior to crossing the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek goes on upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers. After passing a large and stable suspension bridge far above the river, we gradually mount at a steady pace. There are some incredible striking prospects as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) are observable.

                      We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar for appropriate acclimatization to the height. Namche is an affluent village situated in a large protected hollow. From the national park headquarters above the village, one can take the chance to witness both the sunrise and sunset views. The dazzling panorama includes superb scenery of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, we can either walk towards Thami (3810m) above the stunning Bhote Khola River Valley or choose for going to the national park headquarters to observe the out of the ordinary displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna.

                        From Namche Bazaar, we walk towards the park headquarters and go on up to high above the Dudh Kosi River. Higher than Namche the path to Tengboche turns out to be noticeable with the monastery situated below the summit of Everest and bordered by other Himalayan peaks. Also, one can spot local flora and fauna as well as the striking Danfe pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan tahr, on the high ground above the trail. After coming at the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the track slopes down abruptly until we come across the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m). After lunch, in the afternoon we go up, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche. The monastery and our lodge are sited in a fine-looking grazing land surrounded by huge Himalayan peaks in a calm and tranquil environment. The most prominent peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam and, for sure, Mt. Everest.

                          We steadily go up high above the Imja Khola (River) and get further on to the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our track to our hotel in the community of Dingboche. The scenery is extraordinary while Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge; the giant peaks that rise above the eastern ending of the valley.

                            Definitely, Dingboche is an attention-grabbing jumble of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is engaged mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the enormous rock looks of Taweche looks as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.

                              When the sun rises, we come up the small point following the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to tilt ahead from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola (River) at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.

                                From Lobuche we trek to the wide valley that is analogous to Khumbu Glacier. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, steady pace required when walking at high altitude. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over an unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way eventually to the out of the blue glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we head off towards the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the point for the Mountaineers to summit the peak. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. We trek descend to Gorakshep in the afternoon and overnight stay there

                                  On this day, we trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including the close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, and Pumori. We continue trekking to a small settlement of Pheriche. You can explore the village of Pheriche where stay overnight.

                                    On this day, we trek back to Tengboche from Pheriche. The trail is pleasant with the views of mountains and forests impressive along the trail. We reach Tengboche village. You will have time to explore the village and surrounding. We stay overnight in a guest house. Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasantly through valleys and pastureland. We pass through Tengboche and continue through enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. The distance of mountains makes you feel watching for all the time. We reach Namche Bazar and stay overnight in a Lodge.

                                      This day trekking trail follows a sandy path with the strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of the landscape and some mountain scenarios. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. You can celebrate your successful trekking there in Lukla with special brands of drinks. Evening time offers you to visit surrounding area before we stay overnight in Lukla.

                                        We fly back to Kathmandu. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the panoramic views of snowy mountains from your plane. You will be taken to the hotel. Shopping in the market is also a good idea especially, to your beloved ones. You can explore some sites in last moments of Nepal stay. In the evening, we have the celebration dinner together.

                                        Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                                        What's Included

                                        Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                                        • International Arrival Pickup
                                        • Domestic Airport Drop-Off Before Trek
                                        • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek
                                        • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                                        Accommodations Services

                                        • 1 Night in Kathmandu Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                                        • 18 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
                                        • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

                                        Trekking Permits

                                        • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                                        • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
                                        • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                                        Pivate Transportation Services

                                        • Kathmandu to Jiri by local bus/jeep

                                        Domestic Flights 

                                        • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

                                        In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

                                        • Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive by sharing transportation
                                        • Ramechhap to Lukla domestic flight ticket
                                        • Lukla to Ramechhap domestic flight ticket
                                        • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by sharing Jeep

                                        Food Services

                                        • 19 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choicefrom Tea House Menu
                                        • 19 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea houses
                                        • 18 days of Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu
                                        • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                                        • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                                        Guide/Porter Services

                                        • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                                        • All Meals for the guide or porter
                                        • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                                        • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                                        • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                                        • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                                        • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                                        What's Excluded

                                        • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                                        • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                                        • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
                                        • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                                        • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
                                        • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
                                        Availability & Private Trip

                                        For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                                        Start DateStart: SaturdayDec 16, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayJan 03, 2024PricePriceUS $1650StatusStatusGuaranteed

                                        Size of Trekking Group in Jiri to Everest base camp Trek

                                        For the Jiri to EBC Trekking, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.


                                        While on trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for Jiri to EBC Trekking will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 350 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.


                                        During our Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
                                        Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

                                        Getting Visa for Nepal

                                        You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
                                        For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

                                        What Our Clients Say
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                                          Robert WillsonUnited States,February 05, 2023

                                          Fantastic trek from Jiri to EBC

                                          We went from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp. The owner of this company, Binod, created a trek just for me and three hiking partners. After I fell unwell and had to make a quick trip back to Kathmandu, he arranged for me to have a porter, bus tickets to Jiri, and airline tickets. For the four of us who spoke English quite well, he also set up a guide. Everything was reasonably priced and of decent quality. We did this unique and fantastic trek from Jiri to EBC. I would unquestionably advise anyone visiting Nepal to use this firm, especially those who want to design their own schedule.

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                                          Chris cArgentina,March 04, 2014

                                          Good Trekking Service

                                          I did the Everest Base Camp trek in the fall 2011. Me and three trekking mates had Binod, who runs this company; tailor a trip just for us. He arranged for me a porter, bus tickets to Jiri, and plane tickets after I got ill and had to return briefly to Kathmandu. He also arranged a guide for the four of us who spoke English reasonably well. The price for everything was good and fair. The real difference, though, is that Binod is very committed to making sure you have a good trip (will go out of his way to make sure you do) and is an honest, personable individual. These are qualities that can be in surprisingly short supply in the tourist-frenzy of Thamel, and shouldn't be discounted. I would definitely recommend this company to folks traveling to Nepal, especially those looking to create their own itinerary.


                                        Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                                        Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                                        • Expert Guides
                                          Expert Guides

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                                          Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

                                        • Flexibility

                                          We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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