Jiri to Everest Base Camp is classic adventure trekking route of Nepal, which starts from foothill of the Himalayas to reach the world highest mountain base camp walking through varied landscapes and vegetation, mixed cultures, remote villages and a wonderful view of some of the world highest mountains.
Trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp comprises of all great chance to witness the cultural and natural beauty of lower and upper Everest region along with the majestic view of the snow-capped mountains throughout the trail and a good way to observe same peaks on different shapes and different angles.
Jiri to EBC Trekking starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar (as the road has got better these days) and walk through beautiful villages of different ethnic group and green landscapes hearing the stream roar and pleasant sound of nature. We acclimatize ourselves walking up and down watching the magnificent view of Everest and other several highest peaks and feeling the change in vegetation, landscapes, and weather.
Our week adventure in the lowlands will take us to Gateway to Everest — Namchee Bazaar, where we rest for one day to explore the area and visit Everest View Hotel. The journey continues through barren landscapes after crossing Tyangboche Monastery and Dingboche village as we are near to Everest Base Camp. We shall make a visit to EBC and later climb Kala Patthar viewpoint to witness the stunning panorama of world highest mountain range. We start descending from our last teahouse of Gorakshep to Lobuche and further to small Pheriche village. With all the memory gathered in mind, rest in soul and images in camera, we trek towards Lukla village and catch our flight back to Kathmandu, saying goodbye to the Himalayas until next time! If you have limited travel time and still want to visit EBC then alternative route Itinerary of Everest Base Camp — 17 days is worth thinking about.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Free Day in KathmanduOptional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Deurali (2250m / 7381 ft)Drive: 7 - 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Deurali to Sete (2575m / 8448 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2700m / 8858 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2330m / 7644 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2730m / 8957 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2290m / 7513 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Surkhe to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft): Side Trip to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Pheriche to Phortse Village (3810m / 12500 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Trek from Phortse Village to Monjo (2835m/9301 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 20Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelFlight: 25 min. | Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 21Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 22Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.