What to Expect

  • High altitude trek to Everest Base Camp (5359 mt.) and Kalapathar (5545 mt.).
  • The traditional route to Everest Base Camp through, Jiri, Bhandar, Junbesi Villages.
  • Offers magnificent views of more than 40 peaks including three of the world’s highest (those above 8000 meters): Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, and Mt Makalu
  • Takes to Khumbu Glacier (14 km long and 420 mt. deep).
  • Observe agricultural life of Sherpa People in Lower Khumbu area.

About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to the Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic route that mountaineers took on their way to attempt Everest. On this route, you will be following the footsteps of the late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on their way to Everest Base Camp in 1953. Of course, they went on to be the first people to summit the world’s highest peak. Along the way, the trails pass through the fertile landscape with lush scenery. Cross through several valleys of unforgettable beauty on the way to the alpine paradise of the Himalaya.

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trekking from Jiri allows for better acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at the base of the world’s highest peak, the very nearest to the summit that trekkers can reach without being a mountain climber on an expedition. The majestic natural surroundings bring travelers from all over the globe to admire the beauty and historic setting of the world’s most famous climb. From Everest Base Camp, we will have up-close views of the challenging Khumbu Icefall and the desolate surroundings.

Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking journey includes some of the best mountain scenery in the Himalaya. The celebrated viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5545 m, 18,192 ft), offers up-close panoramas of Everest and surrounding mountains! At the base of the peaks is the scenic Khumbu Glacial Valley. Along with this trek, we can enjoy a wider range of biodiversity and topography than any of the other Everest treks as we begin in the vibrant mid-hills and ascend to barren heights. Along the way, we will have memorable views of lofty peaks that soar into the blue sky.

This Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek passes through the homeland of the famed Sherpa ethnicity. The Sherpa are especially renowned for their mountain skills. The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking gives us a chance to observe the Sherpa lifestyle with wondrous Buddhist monasteries. Wildlife in this area includes exotic alpine animals including the elusive snow leopard and some people even think the yeti lives in the Himalaya here.

Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts after a scenic drive through terraced farmland to the pleasant town of Jiri. The drive takes most of the day and then our trekking begins as we ascend through charming villages and rural farmland over high passes. When we reach the Dudh Kosi Valley, then the trail follows it to the north up to the destination known as Namche Bazaar, a town at the gateway to the higher Himalaya. After visiting the famous Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung we continue to the famous setting of Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the region. From here the trail becomes more desolate as we move higher and closer to the expedition base camp of the highest peak on earth.

Base Camp is the highest point of our trek and a thrilling achievement. We enjoy the moment and the surrounding natural splendor along with views from nearby Kala Patthar. Then we make a pleasant return journey to Namche Bazaar and a finally a scenic flight from the mountain airport at Lukla.

Recommended: Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. Air travel between Kathmandu to Lukla is frequently delayed due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Flights often get behind schedule and delays can even last for days. Under these situations, High Camp Adventure will do its best to re-schedule flights to and from Lukla at first availability. However, the possibility of postponements of flights and even cancellations is a real possibility. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In the event of prolonged delays, one option is to arrange a helicopter evacuation at your request. The additional cost of a helicopter flight would be between 500 to 1000 USD per traveler, exact cost dependent on demand and capacity. That said, we would also like to mention that it is also likely that there will be no delays whatsoever. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

Please Note: Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and to Bhandara. Driving approx. 8-9 hours by bus. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 3Bhandar to Sete (2,500 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Sete to Junbesi (2,675 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Junbesi to Nunthala (2,345 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360 mt). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Bupsa to Surke (2,230 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Surke to Phakding (2,610 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 9Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,441 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 12Tengboche to Dingboche (4,450 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 13Rest Day at Dingboche for acclimatization and exploration around the valley. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 14Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 mt.). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 15Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,153 mt.) to EBC (5,359 mt.) and back to Gorakshep. Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 16Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545 mt.) in the morning and retreat trek to Pheriche (4,210 mt.). Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 17Pheriche to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 18Namche Bazar to Lukla. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 19Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Flight 30 min. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 20Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary (including airfare).
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements. 

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a strenuous trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspects also play a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Domestic Flights

Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. Air travel between Lukla to Kathmandu is frequently delayed due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Flights often get behind schedule and delays can even last for days. Under these situations, High Camp Adventure will do its best to re-schedule flights to and from Lukla at first availability. However, the possibility of postponements of flights and even cancellations is a real possibility. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home. 

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.