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.