Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

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‘adventure on classic trek to Everest followingthe  steps of legandry Tenzing & Hillary’

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, allows you to visit remote Solu of lower Everest areas, heavily farmed villages with super views of snow capped peaks, on this classic walks following early legendry mountaineers foot steps towards high Khumbu valley and to Everest Base Camp.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, where at present few trekkers often travels on this scenic and old classic route, an opportunity to trek on this unspoiled areas away from main flow of trekkers which you will encounter higher up near Lukla to Namche Bazaar.

Starting this outmost adventure taking an exciting overland journey from Kathmandu to reach at Jiri town around Dolakha district within Mid East Nepal Himalaya, Jiri is often known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic and beautiful location of high hills and green valley.

From Jiri trekking starts to follow the old trails with ups and down hills walks past several interesting farm villages of Shivalya-Bhandar to reach at Sete within enchanting forested areas full of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines.

As walk progress crossing a scenic high pass of Lamjura above 3,530 n high and then descend to charming Junbesi village, inhabited mostly by Sherpa tribes, as air gets cooler with first glimpse of Everest on walks towards Takshindo, and soon reaching at Nuntahala-Kharekhola to reach at high Khumbu region.

On leaving quiet trails of Solu, and then joining on the road from Lukla, encountering trekkers and Yaks caravan heading towards Namche Bazaar and beyond to base camp, at Namche Bazaar with rest day for acclimatization and short hike to view points.

From Namche with pleasant time on this large colorful village of Sherpa as the walk leads further to reach at beautiful spot Thyangboche Monastery surrounded within enchanting woodland with mountain views including Mt. Everest and magnificent Ama Dablam peaks.

After Thyangboche Monastery, leaving rich green vegetation for arid and barren windswept country as walk follows higher up past Pangboche and Dingboche villages to reach Lobuche and then reaching our highlight and main destination at Everest Base Camp.

At base camp beneath towering world highest Mt. Everest with its massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with a climb of scenic Kalapathar rocky hill reaching the highest point of the adventure at above 5,545 m high with sweeping panorama of peaks with close views of Mt. Everest.

Our fantastic adventure comes to an end with a walk to Lukla, where a scenic-short flight of half hour brings you back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience and enjoyable time on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotel and lodge on route trekking.
  • Total Trip : 19 Nights & 20 Days
  • Higest Point : 5, 545 m on top Kalapathar and 5,364 m at Everest base camp.
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to Adventurous (due to high altitude).
  • Season : All year round except July / August the monsoon wet months Best in October to March with clear views but cold in the night and morning times (March to May when wild-flowers are in full bloom)
  • Trekking : 19 Nights & 20 Days (From Jiri to end at Lukla)

Day 01:            Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:            Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
Day 04:            Trek to Shivalaya 1,770 m -05 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m - 05 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Sete 2,575 m -0 6 hrs.
Day 07:            Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m - 06 hrs.
Day 08:            Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 0 6 hrs.  
Day 09:            Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
Day 10:            Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.
Day 11:            Trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13:            Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion. Day 14:            Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
Day 15:            Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Day 16:            Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Day 17:            Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.
Day 18:            Morning hike to Kalapathar at 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Day 19:            Trek to Kyanjinma 3,560 - 06 hrs.
Day 20:            Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
Day 21:            Trek back to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Day 22:            Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to your respective hotels.
Day 23:            In Kathmandu free day with optional tour.
Day 24:            International departure for homeward bound.

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

 

On reaching your hotel check into your rooms, after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking for complete briefing of the treks with do's and don'ts.

 

Evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.

 

Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning activities starts after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries.

Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around).

 

One of the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,500 years old overlooking views of Kathmandu valley and the city from this hillock Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.

 

After with lunch in local restaurant as the tour continues to holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath towards east of the city, one of the holiest Hindu sites, where great festival takes place in the month of February known as Shiva Ratri. 

 

From here visit Bouddhanath huge Stupa, a Buddhist landmark the area also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong Tibetan influence in religion-culture and traditional way of life.

 

Our marvelous tour completes and then back into your hotel, afternoon free at leisure with preparation for Jiri to Everest base camp trek next early morning. 

 

Day 03:            Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
An interesting drive towards east of Kathmandu on Nepal-Tibet/ China Friendship highway for few hours, on reaching at Khalichaur at Bhote Kosi River, leaving the main highway as the drive leads on winding uphill road to Charikot, a nice town of Dolkha distirct with views of Gaurishanker and Melung tse and as far towards Langtang and Everest on east directions.

From this town downhill to Tama Kosi River and climb back to reach at Jiri a nice hill town, regarded as Switzerland of Nepal, due to it beautiful location of hills and valley cooler climate and views of snow-clad peaks.

Day 04:            Trek to Shivalaya 1,770 m -05 hrs.
After overnight in Jiri, our first day walk leads past market place and then avoiding the motor road, climbing a hill to reach a high ridge overlooking beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

From the ridge top a long downhill walk leads you at Shivalaya village for overnight stop, a nice fair size village with number of lodges for travelers located by the bank of a river.

Day 05:            Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195 m - 05 hrs
From Shivalaya morning leads to a steep climb to a ridge pat farm villages and terrace fields and then into a cool shade of alpine forest of rhododendron-oaks-pines trees to reach a small pass of Deurali at 2, 715 meters, here with lunch stop a long descend for two hours to Bhandar village for overnight stop, after walking past large Stupa and villages.
Bhandar also called as Chyangma village, the area around of mix tribe of people with Tamang, Newar, but predominantly Sherpa people.

Day 06:            Trek to Sete 2,575 m - 06 hrs.
Morning starts with downhill through farm areas passing farm villages to reach at Kenja village a nice moderate size village, situated in a warm valley just beneath the high hills of Lamjura and Pikey danda, offering views of Numbur peaks. After Kenja, a steep uphill climb all the way to overnight stop at Sete village from here onwards the temperature gets cooler.

Day 07:           Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530 m -06 hrs.
Starting with cool morning walk towards Lamjura-la pass with steep climb into forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees then through many small farm lands and hamlets, after few hours of climb reaching on top of Lamjura pass marked by a big stupa with few lodges, from the top descend leads through forest all the way to Sherpa village at Toctoc.

After a short stop continue walk on winding path to Junbesi, and then downhill to Junbesi, a lovely large Sherpa village with an interesting monastery and a high school funded by Hillary Trust.

Day 08:         Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 06 hrs.   
After a pleasant stop at Junbesi, morning walk leads to a winding path with glimpse of
Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks, and then down towards a river to cross over the bridge, a short climb brings you at a nice Ringmo village, stopping here for lunch after a refreshing stop.

A slow climb into forested areas to reach Takshindu pass above 3,070 m, and then downhill to Nunthala past Takshindu village with its interesting old monastery, descend continues to reach to the bottom of a hill brings at Nuntahla village, also called Manidingma, a mix village of Rai and Sherpa people.

Day 09:       Trek to Bupsa Danda 2,250 m - 06 hrs.
From here air gets cooler as our walk leads closer towards Khumbu area, on leaving Solu region, morning begins with downhill into forest to reach a bridge over Dudh Kosi River, after crossing the raging Dudh Kosi River on winding uphill to Jubing village.

After Jubing an hour climb to Kharikhola at 2,200 m high, which is a large village of Sherpa and Magar tribes, after a short break heading up hill after crossing Kharikhola with steep climb for an hour to our overnight stop at Bupsa, a small village perched on a ridge with superb views of rolling hills and valleys.

Day 10:       Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.
From Bupsa a slow and steady walk reaches high Khumbu area where the temperature gets cooler as the walk continues through mixed alpine forest.

Walk leads over Kharte Dande pass at 3,880m high, way above Dudh Kosi River and then reaching at Puiyan (Paya) village at 2,800 m high a nice place in the midst of forest.

From Puiyan after having lunch leading on a winding trail with views of Lukla town and its airstrip, then descends to Surkhe village for overnight stop in Khumbu area.

Day 11:            Trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs
Morning on pleasant undulating trail close to Lukla reaching at Choplung village where trail from Lukla and Jiri meets, from here to Phakding for overnight stop, as our walk leads past villages and farm lands with grand views of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi (river) for overnight stop.

 

Day 12:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing few bridges to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

 

Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother' from here a pleasant walk on river bed and then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.

Day 13:            Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
A rest and free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.

Day 14:            Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic winding path with downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon with uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

 

After few hours of scenic and strenuous climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery area, here enjoy the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

 

Day 15:            Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Morning walk leads to pleasant downhill for an hour to a bridge, where tree lines stops for short juniper and rhododendron bushes known as azalea facing dramatic change in landscapes.

 

Heading higher up to the last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onwards are temporary settlement to cater the needs of trekkers at Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep areas.

 

As trek progress reaching at Somare and then on windswept country to reach a bridge following the Imjatse River, with last climb to enter into beautiful Imjatse valley surrounded with famous peaks Amadablam-Lhotse with views of Island peaks towards east.

 

The last leg of the day brings you at Dingboche, a summer settlement with barley and buck wheat field within its patch of stone walls to keep the animals off from grazing.

 

Day 16:            Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Morning start with short climb on top a ridge with Buddhist prayer monuments and then on nice gradual path with slow up as the walk leads with excellent mountain views to reach a small place at Thugla for lunch.

 

Here Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, this where path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins after a rest and refreshing stop, walk follows with steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can find witness memorials of unfortunate climbers who have died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains.

 

From this isolated spot, walk on gradual path to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop.

 

Day 17:            Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Today walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk carries on for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar.

Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp over moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 18:            Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest.

After a great thrill with sweeping views descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk up to Thugla, from here on downhill to Pheriche within windy valley.

 

A nice scenic walk leads you all the way to Pheriche for overnight stop with many good lodges and a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association).

 

Day 19:            Trek to Kyanjinma 3,560 - 06 hrs. 

Walk leads with grand views heading to a river on crossing bridge a short climb and then on downhill to Somare and Pangboche villages, after the bridge back into greenery and tree lines towards Thyangboche.

 

From here retrace the journey on route Namche Bazaar with overnight at Kyanjinma which is few hours ahead from Namche.

 

Kyanjinma a small scenic place with few good lodges offers grand views of Everest-Amadablam with Thermasharkhu, here chances of seeing some wild life.


Day 20:            Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
From this isolated and peaceful spot retrace the journey back to Namche bazaar and on downhill to Dudh Kosi to reach at Sagarmatha entrance and exit gate, and then at Monjo village for overnight after a great walk of the day.

Day 21:            Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, starting on gentle trail crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding, and then on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 15:            Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning as per our flight time transfer to Lukla air terminal and then board in the small plane for exciting half hour flight to reach the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu.

Rest of the day free and relax your body and muscles from great adventure on Jiri to Everest Trekking. 

Day 22:            In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
Reserve this day as spare or contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which might happens sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather which is quite normal with Himalayan weather pattern.

With a day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities or join in for another sightseeing tour.

Day 23:            International departure for homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with farewell garland or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey.

" Exciting overland drive to Jiri (Switzerland of Nepal) with fabulous  views of mountains
In the country of Sherpa 'The Highlanders of Himalaya' enriched with rich traditional culture

Adventure from green forest of pines-firs-rhododendron to arid arctice zone of ice and glaciers
Daily views of high snow capped peaks on walks with touch of high altitude and grand scenery
Exploring tradtional Sherpa farm villages and visit of old monastries of great interest

Within high and scenic Solu and Khumbu valley in the shade of world highest Mt. Everest