Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek-19 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5545M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November, December


  • The Everest Region, is the home of Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world
  • The forest gives way to juniper, rhododendron, and other shrubs
  • The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers
  • Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek journey starts with bus drive to Jiri which is located in east from Kathmandu
  • Majestic view of Mountains and peaks

Lukla Airport is the contemporary gateway to any trekking adventure in Everest region of Nepal. Before the construction of this airport lots of trekkers and climbers used the old route via Jiri for such a remarkable journey. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is also called as Everest Base Camp Classical Trek. You will be hypnotized by the reverie feeling that you gain while embarking on this trail to Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Follow the trail once trekked and used by legends of Nepal mountaineering. If you wish to observe the lower belts of Khumbu region and want to understand the culture of people living in lower Khumbu then this is an ideal trail to walk in Nepal. 

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek journey starts with bus drive to Jiri which is located in east from Kathmandu. During autumn and spring season one can take bus drive directly up to Salleri. From this place the walking journey starts. The most ravishing part of this trekking in Nepal is the wonders of Mother Nature and multiethnic people villages. Unlike the contemporary Everest Base Camp Trek route the trail showcases plenty of green lush forests, streams, waterfalls and villages. Places like Nunthala, Bupsa and Surke will be on the way before reaching Phakding to meet the modern EBC trek trail. On the way rhododendron, pines, magnolia and many more vegetations can be experienced. Villages of Rai and Sherpa community along with their terraced farmlands endow different understanding of rural Nepalese people residing near Mt. Everest. Once you have trekked for more than three days you will reach the Phakding. We will follow the normal modern route towards Everest Base Camp from this place. Please visit our Everest Base Camp Trek package in our website for more information from this place. While returning from the trip we will take the Lukla route. Scenic mountain flight from world’s most extreme airport to Kathmandu will be our last action of this journey in Nepal.

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    The drive to Jiri from Kathmandu takes roughly 8-9 hours. We have a journey of 130 km which offers striking views of the eastern mountain range including Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung and more. After a picturesque drive from the Kathmandu valley, we arrive at the village of Jiri and Bhandar. Overnight at hotel in Bhandar

      The track continues moving down to Likhu Khola prior to continuing to Sete. Trekkers often observe an extensive variety of wildlife on the way. We today walk for 6 hours and stay at guest house in Sete.

        The most rewarding part of trekking to Junbeshi is walking through the rhododendron, birch, magnolia forests which cover the Solu-Khumbu region. From here, the track mounts up to Lamjura Pass at (3,500m), where you will get a chance to see Mount Everest for the first time. After taking restate the pass, we move down to the pleasing Sherpa village of Junbesi. We will be walking around 6 hours today and overnight at guest house in Junbesi.

          Our track continues towards Phurtung (2900m.) and to Nun Thala. It is the set from where we could see views of peaks including Thamserku (6623m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.), Kantega (6780m.), Mera Peak (6650m.) and more. We will trek for 7 hours today. Tonight at guest house in Nun Thala

            Today we enter to agricultural land of Rai and Sherpa community. We walk beside the Dudh Koshi River and From Dudh Koshi River, our track reach to Kharikhola (2050m). Then, we pass through Juving (1680.) a big Rai village. Now, we arrive at Bupasa where you will go around Buddhist Monastery and explore the village. We today walk for 6 hours and stay at guest house tonight.

              We reach Khari La Pass (2880m.) walking through rhododendron and oak forest as well as a small Sherpa community and tea houses. From this spot, you can sight superb view of peaks such as Cho-oyu (8201m), Numbu (6960m), Thamserku (6629m.) and Gyangchung Kang (7922m). We have 5 hours walk today. We stay at guest house in Surke.

                We depart from Surkhey and trek to Phakding (2610m), walking for 5 hours. On the way, we could enter to the villages such as Mushe (2650m) and Chhiplung (2700m). Ultimately, we reach to Phakding and stay at guesthouse.

                  After breakfast start to walk Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                    Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                      At the morning breakfast then start walk From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) . We will then visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                        In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                          On the 9th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                            In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthose.

                              We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 11th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala Patthar. Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                                We will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers. If it is spring, you will be enchanted with pink and red rhododendron flowers around you. Before Tengboche the trail drops to Phunki Thanga, which passes through pine forests with an opportunity to see wildlife such as Mountain Goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. At last you will reach Namche for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                                  Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more flat. We pass forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view of the snow peaks in the distance before reaching Phakding. After taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night with this crew trek will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                                    On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu

                                      We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

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                                        Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek-19 Days Map
                                        What's Included
                                        • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport
                                        • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
                                        • 16 nights 17 days trekking in lodges with food (Brekfast,Lunch and Dinner)
                                        • Everest National Park fee with TIMS(Trekking management information system)
                                        • Pasang Lamu village development tax
                                        • Gaurishanker national park ticket
                                        • One experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one trekking porter between every two person (Our trekking porter he will carry maximum 20-22 k.g of baggage) and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price.
                                        • Domestic Airfare ( Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax)
                                        • Kathmandu to Jiri by local bus
                                        • Lukla to kathmandu airfare
                                        • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance in Kathmandu
                                        • Airfare for trekking guide
                                        • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                                        • Light crampoons for trekking (Required the month of Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and March)
                                        • All the govt tax
                                        • Trekking achievement certificate
                                        • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                                        • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                        • Medical evacuation (helicopter) in case of emergency
                                        • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                                        • Any expenses of personal nature
                                        • All Soft, hard, cold and Hot drinks
                                        • Your travel insurance
                                        • Nepal re-entry visa fee (US $ 50 per person)
                                        • Entrance (Monument)  fees in Kathmandu
                                        • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
                                        • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
                                        Dates and Prices
                                        Date PriceAvailability 
                                        Start DateStarts: ThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateEnds: MondayMay 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1675StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024End DateEnds: FridayMay 17, 2024PricePriceUS$1675StatusStatusAvailable

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