The trail from Jiri to Everest base camp is the paradigm way route to Everest. It is also the most difficult way route to the Everest region. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used this route from Jiri to the Khumbu region to summit the tallest mountain of the world. With Himalaya Land Treks’ Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek, you get to enjoy a different side of Nepal and visit places where you can experience the local Sherpa cultures and traditions first-handed. The trek explores the foothills along some of the highest mountains in the world along with a surreal Himalayan vista as well.
The trip is 22 days long and you start at Kathmandu to prepare for the trek. While processing your permits, you do a short sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley and visit the major landmarks like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple. Then you proceed to drive to Jiri, located at Dolakha, via the banks of Sun Koshi River.
From Jiri, you start for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking and pass by villages like Junbesi, Bhandar, Sethe, Khari Khola, and Paiya. From Paiya, you head to Phakding and enter the Khumbu region. At 6 days of continuous trekking, trekkers get to enjoy many scenic beauty. Moreover, trekkers get a feeling of self-confidence. Away from the depressed city, people find the reason to live through the trek.
The first stop at Khumbu valley is the thriving Namche Bazaar, also called the gateway to Everest. Being through Sagarmatha National Park you can get a chance to spot some endangered species.
From Namche Bazaar you head to higher elevations and trek to villages like Tengboche and Dingboche. You acclimatize at Dingboche for the final time and head to the base camp. This trek takes you to many ethnic Sherpa villages. A unique Sherpa culture gives you a beautiful feeling. Many trekkers say that their journey gets complete only with the warm gesture of Sherpa people.
After enjoying your time there, you head to Kalapatthar to enjoy sunrise views of the Everest range. Kalapatthar is the choice of many visitors coming to the Everest region. It offers a scenic view of the summit, which is not seen from The Everest Base Camp. Along with Everest, it gives you a view of many other mountains. Then you start to descend along the Imja River and, later, join the Dudh Koshi River. You trek till Lukla and from there you fly back to Kathmandu.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Jiri to Everest base camp trek. Winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) seasons see adverse weather conditions and frequent changes as well. It is better to have prior trekking experience because you will be going to altitudes of more than 5,000m. During these times, the flights to and from Lukla are often delayed or canceled. So, it is best to have a couple of spare days in your itinerary.
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The first day of the trip, you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. There, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will welcome you heartily and then guide you to your hotel. After introductions and refreshments, you can explore the nearby areas.
After breakfast, you join the local guide for a short sightseeing trip of Kathmandu Valley. The first stop is Patan Durbar Square where you visit the attractions like the Krishna Mandir, Taleju Temple, and Mul Chowk among others. Then, you head to Kathmandu Durbar Square and after exploration have your lunch there. The next stop is Pashupatinath Temple and the tour ends at Swayambhunath Temple. You then head to Thamel to buy or rent items that you don’t have.
After an early breakfast, you head to Jiri via the road that goes along Sun Koshi River. En route, you enjoy the hilly landscape with terraced farms and scenic views of the river. You have your lunch at Mudhe and resume the drive. You reach Jiri, a small famous town of Dolakha, by late afternoon. This town is also a hill station and you can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, hit the trail that goes uphill and downhill. The first part, you climb up to a ridge and then descend to Shivalaya. Then again you ascend to Sangba Danda and reach Bhandar via Deurali Pass. Throughout this trail, you walk along farmlands and small settlement areas. Bhandar is a small Sherpa village with a large Chorten and you can explore the village for the rest of the day.
After breakfast, you descend to the banks of Likhu Khola and continue your trek. You then reach Kinja where there a checkpoint to see permits. After completing the formalities, you walk a steep uphill trail that gives amazing views of the hilly landscapes. Then you walk through a rhododendron forest and you come across Sethe village right in the middle of it. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail going uphill to Lamjura Pass. The trail gently ascends so it is not difficult. En route, you pass by small settlement areas with farmlands. After crossing a rhododendron forest, you reach the highest point of the Jiri part of the trek, Lamjura Pass. After enjoying the breath-taking views you head down via fir forests and reach Junbesi for overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, you descend to Junbesi Khola. After crossing the river, you reach a junction and take the left trail, which leads you to the Khumbu region. You can even enjoy the views of the Mt. Everest (8848m) en route and reach Taksindu Pass via Salung village. From the pass, you descend through fir, pine, and rhododendron forests. After crossing the forest area, you reach Nunthala for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you descend to the banks of Dudh Koshi River. The trail continues through farmlands and you ascend to Jubling, a Rai village, for lunch. After resting, you resume your trek and climb up a ridge. Then you descend to lush vegetation and reach Khari Khola for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you cross the river and pass by rustic villages like Bupsa and Bhumsing. Then you continue to walk through oak and rhododendron forests and may get the chance to see Langur on the way. En route, you can catch glimpses of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks. After crossing the forest you reach Paiya for overnight stay. You can explore the village in your free time.
After breakfast, the trail takes you uphill to Paiya Pass. From there, you descend to Surke and continue the trail through the banks of Dudh Koshi River. Then you cross the river and ascend to Chauri Kharka, a village with monasteries and fertile farmlands. There you have your lunch and head towards Phakding. The trail joins up with the route from Lukla and you reach Phakding for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail that goes through pine and cedar forests. You walk through rugged mountain terrains with the mountains in the background and reach Monjo, where you need to show permits to enter Khumbu region. Then you reach Namche Bazaar, also known as the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. You can explore the market after you refresh. Overnight stay at Namche.
You need to acclimatize to the high elevations because you will be climbing to areas of more than 5,000m elevations. Today, after breakfast, you hike to Khumjung, a Sherpa village that has a monastery that holds a yeti’s bone. After exploring, you head back to Namche and hike to Sherpa Culture Museum to learn about the Sherpa culture. From there you can get spectacular views of Everest as well.
After breakfast, you hit the trail leading you to Tengboche. The trail today ascends as well descends. You walk through pine forests and see stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m) and Lhotse (8516m). After crossing the forest, you walk via a stone path made by a local lama. Then you reach Tengboche for overnight stay. After refreshing, you visit the revered Tengboche Monastery and experience the life of a monk.
After an early breakfast, you head to Dingboche. You trek along the banks of Imja River and cross it to walk through rhododendron forests. You pass by villages like Pangboche and Milingo. You have your lunch at Milingo and resume your trek. The vegetation starts to get thin and you know you are about to reach Dingboche. Overnight stay.
This is the final acclimatization day before you head to the base camp. After breakfast, you hike to Nangkartshang peak to see panoramic views of Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and the Mt. Everest (8848m). After enjoying the view, you head back to Dingboche and have lunch. Then, you can explore the village on your own and visit the local monasteries.
You have your breakfast and head to Lobuche. The trail starts to get difficult from this point onwards. You pass by villages like Pheriche and trek along the Khumbu Glacier. As you ascend, you come across Dughla, which holds memorial stupas for deceased mountaineers and trekkers. After crossing this area, you reach Lobuche for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you start your trek to Gorakshep. The trail to here is relatively short and easy. Then your trek to base camp starts from here after finalizing your preparations here. The trail goes straight to the base camp and is very rocky and filled with moraines. You walk past Khumbu Glacier, Icefall and reach base camp shortly. After enjoying for some time, you head back to Gorakshep.
You wake up at dawn to hike to Kalapatthar, which is famous for scenic sunrise views of the Everest range including mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Nuptse (7861m). By the time of sunrise, you can relish the surreal scenery which accommodates the gleaming vistas including some of the highest mountains in the world. After enjoying the view, you descend back to Gorakshep. From then on, you descend to Pheriche for overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, you head to Namche Bazaar. You pass by prayer flags and Mani walls. You may get to see evidence of wild animals like snow leopards and mountain goats. You walk through pine and rhododendron forests with the mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m) and Nuptse (7861m) in the background. After crossing the forests, you pass by small settlement areas and reach Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail leading you to Lukla via Phakding. It will be your last night in the Khumbu region, so enjoy the sceneries. The trail descends to villages at lower elevations and you stop at Phakding. Then, you continue the long descend on the mountain terrain and reach Lukla for overnight stay. Enjoy the last dinner with your guides and local porters.
You catch the first flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. You head to the hotel and have your breakfast. The rest of the day is free and you can enjoy the day however you want. You can go shopping or explore other parts of Kathmandu that you didn’t visit. If you wish, we can arrange transportation for you. As the trip comes to an end, you will attend a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks.
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With a challenging geographical structure and unpredictable climate, internal flight delays are quite frequent, especially so in the Himalayan regions of the country. The flights are even canceled if the weather conditions worsen. As such, we advise you to travel to Nepal during autumn and spring seasons. These seasons offer the most stable of climatic conditions and see far fewer flight delays and cancellations. We also recommend the travelers to include a few extra days in their travel itineraries as contingencies. You should also be careful to get travel insurance to cover the additional expenses due to these conditions.
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