Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 26 days

Height: 5550 m

Grading: Difficult

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal Excursion Treks

The cost is inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transport for airport transfers, sightseeing, Kathmandu-Jiri
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • One duffel bag each to transport luggage during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during trek
  • Trekking permits- Everest National Park and TIMS card ( Trekkers Information Management System)
  • English speaking local guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max. luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge

The cost is exclusive of:

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.
  • Other services not mentioned as included in the price

The most wonderful route of Nepal

Sir Edmund Hillary Everest and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best adventure trips in Nepal. At the same time, due to several ups and downs it is one of the most demanding treks. The trail had been very popular before the airport in Lukla was built. The first Mount Everest expedition by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Shepa in 1953 took their first steps on this trail. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts after 6-7 hours of a scenic drive to Jiri.

Everyday life in the countryside of Nepal

Acclimatization before entering the trek

During this short drive you will be able to see an amazing mountain range, beautiful landscapes and many villages. When you take this trail to EBC, you will have more possibilities to explore the Buddhist culture and observe the daily lives of local villagers. The trail is less crowded until Phakding because many trekkers fly to Lukla where they start their trek to EBC. It is always better to ascend taking more time for acclimatizing to altitude and this trail offers such an option although it is physically demanding. This trip is suitable for travellers willing to live a real adventure.

Trip at a glance:

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A trekking plan


01 Day

Arrival in Kathmandu

(1350 m), pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner and trip briefing in the evening (D)

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek begins after your landing in Kathmandu airport. Once you finished the immigration formalities of Nepal Visa you have to proceed to the luggage claim desk and receive your luggage then continue your exit through the arrival hall. Just outside the arrival hall in Kathmandu airport our airport representative is waiting you holding the Nepal Excursion Treks airport display board to make you easier to identify the right person among the crowd. We will welcome you with seasonal flower garland and proceed your drive to hotel. We will finish the administrative work for the trip in the hotel and meet in the evening for the welcome dinner organized in typical Nepal cultural house where you can have the few different types of Nepal dishes and experience the cultural presentation of the few different ethnic group of people.

02 Day

Drive to Jiri

(187 km, 1905 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

In the morning we will start our drive to Jiri to the north east part of Nepal. During the drive we will be passing few villages and the drive is scenic with mountains and landscapes view. Jiri is one of the small town in the lap of high hills with residential of Jirel and Sherpa tribe of people. We can meet few tourists in Jiri as most of the people are taking the flight to Lukla and back to save the time as it is about one week shorter.

03 Day

Trek to Bhandar

(2200 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

Today our trail is mostly up hill. The day begin after the breakfast in Jiri passing the local villages, agriculture fields and Mani Walls. Some part we have to walk through the road as well. We will stop in Shivalaya for lunch. Afterward we have another 3-4 hrs of walk mostly ascending with short descending. Bhandar is small Sherpa village located in scenic point that offer nice landscapes view.

04 Day

Trek to Sete

(2645 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

Today we have few ups and downs. The first part of the trail is mostly steep descending through the agriculture farm of wheat, millet, cardamom and mandarins. After about three hours of walk will take you to Kinja where we will stop for lunch. There is a suspension bridge once you are closer to Kinja. After lunch the most part of the trail is steep up to Sete.

05 Day

Trek to Junbesi

(2675 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

The day again is with few ascending and descending. Our trail are passing though rhododendron, mangonia, maple and birch forest. Junbesi is nice village filled with Buddhist pilgrimage monuments mani wall, prayer flag, stupa and monastery.

06 Day

Trek to Nunthala

(2440 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

Like the previous days again the trail for today is few ups and downs while as comparing to the previous day will be slightly easier. From the bottom of Junbesi village there are two trails on is motor road that is descending to Phaplu and we have to take the left side steep- up ascending trail to Nunthala. Most of the parts of the trail today are passing though pine forests and in a clear weather we can have the first view of Mt. Everest on this day along the trail.

07 Day

Trek to Kharikhola

(2020 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

The day start with steep descending trail and that is passing though the agriculture farms. Its slightly easier day of the trip with the nice view of Mt. Kusum Kangaroo, Kasum Khang and few other peaks including the holy mountain of Sherpa people Khumbila on the day to Karikhola 

08 Day

Trek to Paiya

(2700 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

Our walk today begins with steep ascending and some part we have to walk through the pine forests and local villages. This day we have more probability of seeing the few different wild life like Langur and some rare species of birds. In a clear weather some peaks are visible along from the trail to Paiya

09 Day

Trek to Phakding

(2610 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

Today we have more gradual ascending though the forest to the ridge of hill and from the ridge we descending to Surke another small Sherpa Village.  From the Surkhe village there are two trails and one is going to Lukla and another one on the left is leading towards Everest Base Camp. After about three hours of walk from Surkhe the gradual ascending trail with short descending will finally takes us to the Phakding Village and now the trail is busier as the people from who are starting the trek from Lukla also continue the same trail.

10 Day

Trek to Namche Bazar

(3440 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

We will take our breakfast about 7:00 am in the morning and prepare for the day to Namche Bazar which is quite demanding and the beautiful day of the trek. First part of the trail continues gradual ascending and descending on side of Dudh Koshi River and the second part closer to Hillary Bridge to all the way till Namche Bazaris mostly steep ascending. We have to stop in Jorsalle at National Park office to take the trekking permit and after the permit is being taken than we will stop for lunch, Jorsalle is the last village before Namche Bazar and from Jorsalle it is about 3-4 hrs of walk to Namche Bazar. We have to make sure before we leave from Jorsalle that we have enough drinking water and some snacks along the way till we reach to our final destination of the day. Namche Bazar is one of the biggest and much commercialized Sherpa town on our trip. Probably you can find everything in Namche Bazar however the prices standard are very similar or even higher than European standard markets. The impressive view of Mt.Thamserku and Mt. Kongde will make your stay in Namche Bazar even more exciting. We can take a side walk to National Park View point at Namche Bazar if the weather is enough good to see the sunset over Mt. Everest and Himalays

11 Day

Acclimatization day

at Namche Bazar, excursion to Everest View Point, visit to the Khumjung village, monasteries, Everest National Park museum (B, L, D)

Today we will start our excursion visiting the First View Point of Namche Bazar from where we can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhoste, Lhoste Shar, Amam Dablam, Thamserku, Tabuche Peak, Kongde and its range. We will spend some time for picture and take a short visit to National Park museum to know more about the flora fauna and mountaineers and then we will take steep ascending trail heading towards Khumjung Village. We will enjoy these view from even higher once we reached to Everest View Hotel.  Khumjung is typical Sherpa village and the home land of many Everest summiteers. We will visit the monastery of Khumjung and then descend down to Namche Bazar. There is a Sherpa Cultural museum and Sonam Photo Galley and we can visit these places too while our descending way. The main purpose of our acclimatization walk is to prepare our body for adjusting with the high altitude. It’s a nice excursion day in Namche Bazar filled with many cultural and nature attractions.

12 Day

Trek to Tengboche

(3865 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

Our trail today till Kanjuma village is gradual ascending with short part steep. As higher as we go mountains are closer and closer and the views are just breathtaking. We may take a short break in Kanjuma and enjoy the view of Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Just few meters ahead from Kajuma there are two trails one is going towards Gokyo Valley and another on the right side is leading towards Everest Base Camp so we will take the right side trail that is gradual in the beginning and later steep descending till Phungi Thanga where we will stop for lunch. After Phunji Thanga out trail is gradual for about 45 minutes and onward till Tengboche two hours and fifteen minutes are steep ascending through Pine and Rhododendron forest. Tengboche is located in scenic place and has the biggest monastery we can see during our trip. After some time of rest we will visit to Tengboche Monastery and take a short side walk on the nearby hill to prepare our body with  the gaining altitude. The highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks are admiring the worth our efforts being there.

13 Day

Trek to Dingboche

(4410 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

Today our day is slightly easier than the followings. On the start we will have about half an hour descending to Debuche and from there another half an hour gradual walk will take us to the Dudh Koshi river bridge, afterward till Pangboche we have steep ascending and from Pangboche to Dingboche we have gradual ascending and descending. Today we will be above the trees line in alpine zone. The scenery are just fascinating and once we reached to Dingboche we will have short excursion around the town. Mt. Ama Dablam is staying just opposite site of Dingboche and the views of Himalayas are closer and closer. We can also see Island Peak (6189 m) popular trekking peak from Dingboche. In a nice weather nice sun set over Lhoste and Lhoste Shar are quite impressive.

14 Day

Acclimatization day

at Dingboche, excursion to the Chukung Valley (4730 m, (4-5 hrs) and back or hike to Nagarjun Danda (5300 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

Depending on the physical condition and weather we will decide today either to Nagarjun Danda or Chukung Valley. Both of the places mentioned are really worth of doing it however the trail to Nagarjun Danda is very steep ascending  while as the Chukung Valley is more gradual ascending and the views from both places are amazing. Mostly people are going on this day to Chukung Valley as for the acclimatization day excursion from Dingboche. Chukung Valley lies on the  lap of Island Peak and it is surrounded by Amphu Laptcha Peak, Ama Dablam, Tabuche Peak, Nuptse, Lhoste, Lhoste Shar and other peaks. There are also few places that you can go from Chukung that is Island Peak Base Camp, Imja Se glacier lake and the another most popular view point Chukung Ri. Its the gateway for people who are going to climb Island Peak and taking the Everest Three Pass Trek

15 Day

Trek to Lobuche

(4910 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

The first part of the trail till the Stupa view point is steep ascending. The walk through alpine valley offer us the closest view of Mt. Tabuche Peak, Mt. Cholastse and Lobuche Peak. After about three hours of walk we will get to Thukla where we will stop for lunch. The trail to Thukla is mostly gradual from stupa view point. The most steep up ascending begins from Thukla for about an hour to the top of Thukla Pass where there are many memorials of mountaineers. Thukla pass has great panoramic view of stunning peaks and landscapes too. The last part of the trail from Thukla Pass to Lobuche is gradual ascending however altitude can make us feel quite demanding. Along to way to Lobuche we can also see the Mt. Pomori mountain that lies closer to Kalapattar. After the day is finished we will take a short walk to Glacier view point and we see the moraine of Khumbu glacier, small ice lakes and again the the panoramic view of stunning peaks.

16 Day

Trek to Gorakhshep

(5160 m, 3-4 hrs) after lunch side trip to the Everest Base Camp (5360 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)

We will take early breakfast and start our day to Everest Base Camp. Our trail to Gorakshep is mostly ascending however some short part has descending too. We have to walk over the glaciers most of the time and though there aren’t any long steep ascending or descending altitude can make us feel quite tired which is normal. As soon as we get to Gorakshep we will take lunch and take the side trip to Everest Base Camp which need another 4-5 hrs to go and back. On the way to EBC from Gorakshep, there are not any tea houses so we have to be prepared with drinking water and some snacks. The trail is gradual ascending and descending from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp. We will see Khumbu Glacier and Mt. Nuptse very close from Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the place from where all the expedition to Mt. Everest and Lhoste starts so the spring time the Everest Base Camp is mostly covered by expedition tents but in autumn time it remains without tents.

17 Day

Hike to Kalapattar

(5550 m, 4-5 hrs) and descend to Lobuche (4410 m, 2-3 hrs) (B, L, D)

We hike to Kalapattar the most scenic view point of this trip from where you can see the snow capped peaks are staying surroundings in lap of Mt. Pumori (7165 m), the hike to Kalapattar is very demanding but the admiring view just make this trip for a life time. This is going to be the most challenging and worthy walk in the entire trip however, each of the place you trek on every day has its own charm. After spending some time and pictures at Kalapattar we then start our trail to descend Lobuche keeping the amazing memories

18 Day

Trek to Pangboche

(4000 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)

Most of the trail today is steep descending however some places have short ascending too. We will descend all the way till Thukla as we took while ascending and after we cross the river and headed for some time we can see two trails, the one on the left is leading toward Dingboche Valley so we have to take the right descending trail via Pheriche to now miss to see the Pheriche town while you havent seen while heading up. After we crossed the river passing the Pheriche then we will have about half an hour steep ascending to Pheriche Pass which is another nice view point with panoramic view of Lhoste and surroundings. From the pass till Pangboche is mostly gradual descending.

19 Day

Trek to Kanjuma

(3600 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)

Our trail start with gradual descending to Dudh Koshi River bridge after a while of crossing bridge then we will take the gradual trail till Debuche and from Dibuche trail is going to uphill and after Tengboche a steep descend to Phungi Thanga and from there steep up and gradual to Kyangjuma. It’s a nice place to take a stop before saying good bye to all these incredible views and scenery

20 Day

Trek to Monjo

(2800 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)

Gradual trail to Namche Bazaar and from there mostly steep and short gradual till Jorsalle village, once we cross the bridge and walk for some time then we have to take steep uphill till Everest National Park Check post and after the check post the next town is Monjo. Today all the trail we descend are the same which we took while ascending as there are not any alternative trail to back to Monjo. Its a little Sherpa village located on side of Dudh Koshi River.

21 Day

Trek to Lukla

(2840 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

We will start our last day of trek after breakfast in Monjo. Today our trail is mostly gradual descending and ascending to Lukla. We continue our day to Lukla which we took on the first day of our trek passing though small villages, suspension bridges. Once we finish our day we will hang around the town.  We have to reconfirm our next day flight to Kathmandu from the local airlines office in Lukla which remain opened from 3-5 pm

22 Day

Fly back to Kathmandu,

free afternoon for rest or shopping (B)

About an hour before the flight time we have to be in airport for the flight to Kathmandu. The short flight is still nice and we can enjoy the mountain and landscapes from flight. After we are in Kathmandu then we will drive to  the hotel and the rest of the day is free for rest which you can use for shopping or just relax. You can also visit the garden of dreams in Thamel and is nice place for resting. You may need to visit the laundry service after the few weeks of treks to make your cloths fresh.

23 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

in the UNESCO world heritage sites- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)

Now your sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu will give you difference experience than what you have experienced in trek. Mostly you will see the historical palaces built in 16-17 century that are listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It is an opportunity to see the ancient carving and archaeology facts of Nepal. These places are surrounded by Hindus and Buddhist monuments. Our city guide will explain you more about the places and its historical importance once you are in the sightseeing spot. For the reference you check out in brief to our page Day Tours

24 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

in the UNESCO world heritage sites- Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (B)

The interesting and historical both cities Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square have ancient palaces built with antique carving and many Hindus temples are staying surrounding. During your sightseeing here you can also see the typical Newari culture. There is a pottery square in Bhaktapur and we can see how the household clay pots are prepared. Patan is more popular for producing antique handcraft products and metal statues. Both cities Bhaktapur and Patan are less crowded city than Kathmandu. For the brief information about the sightseeing places you can visit our page Day Tours

25 Day

Leisure day in Kathmandu,

farewell dinner in the evening and interaction about trip feedback. (B, D)

Here you have free and easy day. You may just rest or go for shopping. Upon request we can provide you mountain flight over Himalayas or some side trips. In the evening we meet for farewell dinner and we will discuss about your feedback on the service we provide.

26 Day

Departure day,

transfer to International airport (B)

Departure day! The end of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek trip. Our representative will drop you at international airport according to your flight time. Usually you have to leave from the hotel to airport about three hours prior than flight time.