Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 22 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 22 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 5545m

Highlights

  • Walk by Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar
  • The famous Namche Bazar
  • Experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa
  • Visit ancient Tengboche monastery
  • Reach Everest Base Camp
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar to witness 360 degrees of Mt. Everest
  • Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and stunning glaciers
  • Take a stimulating flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek overview

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic route that leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) with crossing numerous passes and picturesque villages.

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek follows the identical path that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa went on to climb Everest in 1953 AD, and Itis the original route that trekkers used until Kathmandu Lukla flights have not started. Nowadays, this route is followed by a handful of trekkers who are looking to spend more time in the Khumbu region. The trail moves along numerous dense forests, small mountain villages, and passes. While trekking, you get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna.

You get to see stunning Himalayan landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Likewise, upon reaching the Everest base camp, you also get to see big glaciers and glacial streams. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek takes you close to nature and allows you to unwind yourself. You get enough time to reflect and enjoy nature. Moreover, this trek also provides you spiritual peace as you come across numerous monasteries, stupas, Chortens, and prayer wheels.

To add more adventure, you hike up to the Kala Patthar, from where you get to see breath-taking scenery. Located above Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar is a very famous viewpoint in the Khumbu region. We have designed a Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, that includes ample acclimatization days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude as you move ahead.

We are also open to making a tailor-made Jiri Everest Base Camp package that suits your needs if our offered itinerary does not match your requirements. For further information, feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

Major Attractions of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

An adventurous trail that involves numerous passes and goes through dense forests

Before reaching Phakding, you trek through several picturesque villages and dense forests. The trail also includes many small and moderate passes. The trail to the passes is mostly rugged with a few steep parts. Likewise, you get to see the beautiful view of the surrounding from the top of every passes.

Walk by Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazaar

The Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo onwards, and the trail passes through the national park and leads you to the Namche Bazar. This national park is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. Brace yourself because you get to see some of the rare vegetation, and might be wildlife on the way.

The trail is Tough in this part of the trek as it steeply ascends to Namche bazaar.

Explore the famous Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is like the tourist hub of the Khumbu region, where travelers stop for a couple of nights for acclimatization. This place is the most developed in terms of tourist infrastructure. Here, you find luxury to budget-friendly accommodation.

You can visit places like the Sherpa Culture Museum, Everest Photo Gallery, and Library. Likewise, there are also a few short hikes like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airstrip, and Khumjung village near the village that offers stunning views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.

Experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekallows you to observe the daily lifestyle of Sherpas and people from other communities during your overnight stay in the mountain villages. Similarly, on the trail, you frequently see stupas, monasteries, Chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags. Despite the remoteness of the region, it has a rich cultural diversity, unlike any other place.

Visit ancient Tengboche Monastery

A very prominent place in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the largest. And, this monastery was first built in 1961 by Lama Gulu for the first time and re-built twice as the monastery got destroyed by the earthquake in 1934, and fire in 1989. Inside the monastery, there are centuries-old statues, paintings, murals, and antiques.

Reach Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain is the main highlight of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking. Located at 5,364 meters from the sea level, the land shifts as the glacier moves on the base camp. From the base camp, you get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest and many surrounding mountains.

Hike up to Kala Patthar to witness 360 degrees of Mt. Everest

Kala Patthar is located just above EBC at the height of 5,643 meters. Trekkers hike up to this viewpoint to witness gorgeous sunrise along with 360-degree views of the mighty Everest. The trail to the Kala Patthar includes a steep walk over the glacier and snowy paths.

Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and stunning Glaciers

Throughout the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, you get accompanied by stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Massifs like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), and Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m) are seen along the way. Not only that, as you get closer to the EBC, but you also get to see and walk on stunning glaciers.

Take a stimulating flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

From Lukla airstrip, you fly back to Kathmandu by marking the end of the journey. This fight is nerve-racking. From take-off to landing, you get to see wonderful views of the Himalayas.

Other trails that you can join in Everest Region

Everest High Passes Trek: You can join the Everest high pass trek once you reach Dingboche since the Jiri Everest base camp trek only goes to base camp and return to Lukla. If you have enough time and want to explore more adventure, then you can join the high pass by joining the Everest high passes trek. Contact us for the itinerary and price for these options.

Go Over Chola: We have another Trek that includes the EBC, Cho La pass, and Gokyo Lake. So, if you have enough time, and want to go over the Cho La pass, then take the Cho la pass trail once you visit the EBC and contact us for the itinerary and price for this inclusion.

Summit Island Peak: Once you visit the EBC, then you have another option to go Dingbuche and go for the Island peak so, contact us for the itinerary and price to include Island peak climb on this Jiri Everest Base camp trek.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a long and adventurous journey in the Solu Khumbu Region for 22 days and this route is the classic route to Everest Base Camp. The Jiri EBC trek route was the only route to reach Everest Base camp before the Airport in Lukla was built. So, it was a popular trekking route in Nepal. However, now most trekkers prefer to take a flight to Lukla and trek to EBC as the Jiri-EBC route is long, and most people cannot afford long holidays.

Even though only people take the route of Jiri to Everest Base Camp, the route is beautiful with lots of ups and downs, landscapes, river valleys, and mountain terraces. Another benefit of doing the trek from Jiri is less chance to get acute mountain sickness as you trek from a low altitude and you gradually trek to Everest base camp, which is helpful to digest the altitude which is lacking on the regular Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla. The Trek from Jiri is the best for those having long holidays and want to experience the real trekking adventures in the Himalaya.

The 22-Day Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and there are a few nights in Kathmandu pre and post-trek. The Itinerary is a guideline itinerary that we offer, however, We at Outfitter Himalayas are always happy to offer you a customized program as per your time and needs.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the trek
  • Accommodations in lodges on the trekking
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for every two trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you)
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit
  • Ground transport by local bus
  • Flight fare from Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, if Necessary (return after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personnel expenses drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on the second day
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

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