Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
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Facts About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Grade

Strenuous

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5545 m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Everest range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

17 Days

Trip Overview

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the most classic trek that passes through the spectacular scenery of the landscape and the beautiful Himalayan range. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is the oldest trekking trail that was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to successfully summit the highest peak of world, Mount Everest in 1953. Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri was the only trekking trail that lead to Everest Base Camp until direct flight to Lukla was built.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts from the place known as Jiri which lies at the elevation of 1905m. This trekking trail consists of two region, the lower Solu region and upper Khumbhu Region. Thr route for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri follows east direction that passes through lovely forested hills of Solu to the Lamajura Pass at an elevation of 3530m. We cross the Lamjura La, Thaksindo then descend downward on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and follow northwards through terraced to join the main trail to Everest. We then follow the trail towards the Namche Bazzar, the main market in Kumbhu Region. The Khumbu region is bounded by Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park has been list as the world heritage site as we can find different varities of flora and fauna inside the park. The great mountain country, beautiful villages, rivers and streams, less crowded trail, Buddhist monasteries, more of the gorgeous Sherpa and other ethnic villages representing simple yet rich mountain lifestyles and walking on this trail proves to be quite an intense experience.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1350m)
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Day 2 : Morning Breakfast at hotel than start your juurney by private jeep to Shivalaya ( 1838m) via Jiri.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1838

Commencing early in the morning after enjoying a hearty breakfast, your jeep come to pickup your hotel. Here, you'll board a jeep bound for Shivalaya. Despite the distance of 210km from Kathmandu, the journey to Shivalaya will take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As day turns to night, find reprieve at a Teahouse for a well-deserved overnight stay

 

Day 3 : After Breakfast Trek from Shivalaya to Sethe(2525m) 6 Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2525

Starting our journey from Shivalaya, we'll follow a descending path towards the villages of Doharpa and Baranda. This downward trail will lead us until we reach the Tharo Khola (1480m) where we'll cross a sturdy steel bridge. As we proceed, we'll make our way to the eastern bank of the river, and from there, we'll star on an uphill climb towards Kinja. Continuing our trek, we'll eventually reach Sete. The day's adventure will conclude with a restful evening at a teahouse, providing us with a comfortable place to stay overnight.

Day 4 : After Breakfast trek from Sete to Junbesi (2700m) 6Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2700

The route ahead offers picturesque scenery, guiding us through a landscape adorned with Rhododendron, Magnolia, Maple, and Birch trees. This trail presents a wonderful opportunity for bird enthusiasts to catch glimpses of sunbirds, as it's recognized for bird watching as well. The pinnacle of today's hike is marked by Lamjura Bhanjyang, situated between Jiri, which provides the highest vantage point. Along the way, we'll pass through the charming Tragdobuk village (2830m). Continuing our expedition, we'll eventually arrive at Junbesi. The day's exploration concludes with a comfortable night's stay at a teahouse.

 

Day 5 : After bfreakfast Trek from Junbesi to Nhuntala(2330m) 6 Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2330

After breakfast starting on our trek at the break of dawn, we'll venture across Junbesi Khola before ascending uphill. Reaching the summit rewards us with a breathtaking panorama encompassing Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, and Mera Peak. Continuing our journey, we'll traverse Ringmo Khola, ascending towards the picturesque Ringmo Village. Following our time in Ringmo, we'll conquer the Trakshindu La Pass (2930m), a splendid showcase of Sherpa architectural finesse. The path ahead leads us downhill, guiding us to the tranquil locale of Nhuntala. As night falls, we'll find rest and warmth at a welcoming teahouse.

Day 6 : Trek from Nhunthala to Bupsa(2360m) 6Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2360

Descend along the trail towards Dudh Koshi, and there, traverse the river utilizing a suspension bridge that extends 110 meters in length. Our journey presses forward, leading us to Jubing (1680m) and then to Khari Khola (2010m), culminating in our arrival at Bupsa. As night falls, we'll find a comfortable haven at a teahouse, offering a peaceful overnight stay.

Day 7 : Trek from Bupsa to Chhuplung (2660m). 7Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2660

Our journey commences with a gradual ascent, guiding us to the village of Kharte. From this vantage point, an awe-inspiring panorama of Cho Oyu (8201m) reveals itself. Our ascent continues until we conquer Khari La Pass, situated at an elevation of 2840m. Descending from the pass, we follow the path downhill toward the Paiya Khola gorge. Crossing a bridge over this gorge leads us to the quaint settlement of Puiyan (2730m).
Beyond Puiyan, the trail takes on a zigzag pattern, providing captivating vistas of the Khumbu region. As we descend, the landscape unfolds, eventually leading us to the village of Surke (2290m). Pressing on, we traverse Mani Walls and make our way to the charming village of Chhuplung. The day's exploration concludes with a comfortable stay at a teahouse, where we can rest and rejuvenate for the adventures ahead.

Day 8 : Trek from Chhuplung to Namche Bazaar(3440m). 6.5 Hour Trek
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

After leaving Chhuplung we will continue of walk to Tharo Koshi River. After crossing the river the trail ascends to Ghats (2600m) and walk climb to Phakding. We climb over steep and stony rim towards Benkar (2630m). Continuing our trek we cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb for Monju. Just away from Monju we enter Sagarmatha National Park. From here after crossing few rivers and climbs we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of this region with hotels, lodges and restaurants.

Day 9 : Today we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Today offers the option to either take a well-deserved rest or embark on a hike through the enchanting villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Notably, Khumjung holds the distinction of being the largest village in the Khumbu region. Following a satisfying lunch, we will retrace our steps and hike back to Namche Bazaar, where we can unwind and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the area.

Day 10 : Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m): 5/6 hrs:
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

After Breakfast at lodge than start your from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs:

Day 11 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m): 5/6 hrs:
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

After breakfast start your trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m): 5/6 hrs:

Day 12 : Trek from Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 m): 2/4 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4940

After breakfst trek from Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m): 2/4 hours

Day 13 : Trek from Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Gorak Shep : 7/8 hrs:
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5364

After breakfast trek from Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Gorak Shep : 7/8 hrs:

Day 14 : Trek from Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,280m): 7/8 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Morning after breakfast trekfrom Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,280m): 7/8 hrs

Day 15 : Trek from Pheriche – Tengboche- Khumjung (3,780m): 5/6 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

Norning after breakfast trek from Pheriche – Tengboche- Khumjung (3,780m): 5/6 hrs

Day 16 : Trek from Khumjung -Lukla (2,800m): 7/8 hrs:
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Morning after breakfast start trek from Khumjung - Lukla (2,800m): 7/8 hrs:

Day 17 : Early Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 Minutes flight
Food
Breakfast & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Early Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 Minutes flight

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3star categories
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work TIMS card and trekking permits
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags for trekking
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Rescue insurance
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Altitude Graph

Route Map

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek start?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek begins in the Jiri location, which is located at an elevation of 1905m. The lower Solu area and the higher Khumbhu region make up this trekking path. The Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri route heads east, passing through the magnificent wooded hills of Solu on the way to the 3530m-high Lamajura Pass.

How difficult is Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

The hike is doable for everyone because there is no technical climbing involved and no prior climbing expertise is necessary. However, the Jiri variant is somewhat longer than the standard Everest Base Camp Trek, making it a little more difficult.

Do i need a guide for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, a knowledgeable guide is necessary for everyone doing the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip in order to ensure a safe journey and prevent misjudging the route to the objective. Additionally, you'll feel more at ease staying at a quality resort and eating at a proper restaurant if you have a good guide. Additionally, you learn more about the location's history and the path.

Do i need a travel insurance for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

We advise getting insurance that covers hiking up to 6,000 meters in elevation as well as any accidents or illnesses caused by hiking. Alternately, use the World Nomads quotation calculator, which we strongly suggest. They provide insurance that includes a premium for helicopter evacuation in Nepal and covers guided climbs up to a height of 6000 meters.

How can i be safe from Altitude sickness in the Trek?

To avoid from getting altitude sickness:
● Drink a lot of water
● Avoid dramatic altitude gain in a single day
● You can take medications for altitude sickness

● Eat more and listen to your body

 

Will i get altitude sickness in the trek?

The walk has been planned to give participants adequate time to adjust to the area's higher than average heights. In order to properly acclimatize you before reaching Lukla, the first week of the walk to Lukla includes numerous days of elevation and descent.
We nevertheless urge that you learn about altitude sickness and its symptoms before starting the journey because it can affect anybody, regardless of age or degree of fitness.

What is the best season for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will experience peak season from February to May and September to October, just like the other Everest treks. The weather is anticipated to be calm and dry throughout these months immediately preceding and following the summer, providing ideal trekking conditions. Due to the concurrent monsoon season, the peak summer months will be exceedingly wet; thus, we do not advise hiking then. While it is feasible to go on a journey in the winter, it is not advised because some pathways can be blocked.

What is the highest trekking point of Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

Throughout the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, the highest trekking point is at Everest Base Camp itself which lies at the altitude of 17,598 feet (5,364m).

What kind of fooding do I get in the trek?

The food on a Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek will be simple yet nourishing because it must be portable but full enough to keep you going during strenuous days of hiking.
A cooked breakfast including toast, eggs, local potatoes, porridge, muesli, bread, pancakes, tea, and coffee is typically offered at teahouses and guesthouses.

What kind of accommodations do I get in the trek?

There are a few different alternatives available for accommodation. Install a tent at the base of the mountain or get a room at an inn close by. You must carry your own camping supplies, such as a tent, sleeping bag, and stove, if you want to go camping.

Can I hire a personal porter to carry my bags?

With a weight allocation for personal gear, we provide porters for group equipment. Any weight in excess of that must be carried by you or a separate porter. On the majority of journeys, we may make arrangements to hire a porter for your personal belongings, however, the fee is not included in the trip price.

 

Is there Wi-Fi availability during the trek?

Although it may be provided in some hotels, Wi-Fi is not accessible at all spots along the walk and costs between $1 and $2 each session.

Is there network availability during the trek?

The lack of a robust network on all routes, particularly on woodland trails, is caused by the high altitude zone and sparse human population. However, you may access a good network once you are at teahouses or hotels.

Can I bring children in this trek?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your kids on this walk, however youngsters older than 10 are always recommended.

How many hours should I walk per day?

Depending on how far the goal is, you could need to walk 6 to 7 hours every day while on this trek.

Can i charge my electric devices throughout the trek?

While on the trip, you may charge your electrical devices, but depending on where you stay, it can cost you $2 to $5 per hour. As you get higher, the price increases.

Can I have a solo trek?

In order to avoid getting lost on your journey, it is not advised to go on a solo trip without hiring a guide because the high altitude region is utterly unpredictable.

How much money do I need to carry for this trek?

We advise keeping $20 to $25 on hand at all times to cover Wi-Fi, bottled water, and charging your camera and phone. You may thus base your plans on how lengthy the travel will be. Always keep extras on hand in case of need.

What kind of clothes do I need to carry for this trek?

Depending on the time of year you're hiking. However, due to the high altitude of the journey, it is advised to bring appropriate clothing as temperatures might drop to zero or below during the night. For the temperate fall and spring weather, you may also bring lightweight clothing and a windproof jacket to avoid being too cold.

Can I get rented trekking gears in Kathmandu?

Yes, you may hire your hiking equipment in Pokhara or Kathmandu, including sleeping bags, tents, and trekking poles.

Can I buy snacks during my trek?

Along the way to Jiri to Everest Base Camp, there are several stores that are happy to sell hikers snacks like chips and bars. Food supplies must be brought in from the city due to the geography and transportation limitations. They thus become considerably more costly.

Is hot shower available during the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek does include a variety of hotels that offer hot showers and baths. However, since every shower is powered by solar energy, it's possible that there won't be any hot water if it's cloudy or raining.

How often does I encounter tea houses or hotels during the trek?

Along the hike, there are several tea establishments. Every two to three hours of walking will bring you to a tea house.

Do I need to carry a water bottle?

Yes, the most important guideline for everyone trekking is to keep themselves hydrated.
Therefore, be sure to pack a water bottle and, if feasible, a water filter.

How crowded is the trekking route during the peak season?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek may be somewhat crowded in the spring. There will be a lot of porters, mountaineers, yak herders, and trekkers, so you'll see a lot of people on the trails. However, there will still be times when you can start walking aimlessly for hours without coming across someone.

What equipment do I need for this trek?

For a journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek, essential gear includes a tent, a sleeping bag suited for cold climates, and climbing accessories like trekking poles. Again, this may alter based on your particular needs and the road you are currently on.

How do I prepare for an Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Your degree of fitness and experience will determine the best way to prepare for a journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. However, practicing your climbing tactics on smaller peaks first and doing regular strength- and aerobic-training exercises are the greatest ways to prepare for this adventure.

What happens in case of Emergency?

You will be picked up by a rescue aircraft in an emergency and transported right away to a safer location or, if necessary, a hospital. As a result, you must get travel insurance that includes helicopter coverage.

Additional Information

What is Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic trekking route in Nepal that follows the traditional trail taken by the early Everest climbers before the construction of the Lukla airport. The trek starts from the town of Jiri, and takes you through beautiful landscapes, Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and high mountain passes, before reaching the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

How long does Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek take?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek usually takes around 21 days to complete, depending on the trekker's pace and itinerary. The trek is longer than the popular Lukla to Everest Base Camp route, but it offers a more gradual and acclimatization-friendly ascent, making it an ideal option for trekkers who want to experience the traditional Everest trail.

What is the level of difficulty for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and long hours of walking on rugged terrain. Trekkers should also be prepared for changes in weather conditions, as the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains.

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