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Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking

Overview

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking follows the same trail which was chosen by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the year 1953 for climbing Mount Everest. Although this trek was the only possible route in those days, you are now provided with the second alternative which lets you begin your trekking from Lukla after you land in the airstrip at Lukla. If you have enough time and if you enjoy your walk in less crowded area, we recommend you to join this trek which is also known as classical Everest Base Camp Trek. Walking from Jiri although drains out of energy, the peaceful route that stretches through lush valleys, less settlements, high passes, verdant woods and rivers will make this route worthy joining. The route also blesses you with opportunity to view High Himalayan Wildlife and follows through unspoiled vicinities.

 

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek at ‘The Nepal Trekking Company’ is 21-days itinerary that begins with about eight hours’ drive to Jiri which is a small picturesque town that exists in Dolakha district. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the conventional route which was used in the earlier days by people who came for the Everest Expedition. It takes about eight days to reach Namche Bazaar from Jiri. You will leave the directt road and continue your journey through the narrow path to Shivalaya. You will trek advance further through Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa and Surkhe to Phakding. You will meet the trekking enthusiast arriving from Lukla in Phakding.

 

We would like to welcome you to join the exciting Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek which allows you to explore the natural wonders of Khumbu region.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Bhandar (2200m) via Jiri (2370m) 08 Hrs

Day 04: Trek to Sete (2575m) 06 Hrs

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2670m) via Lamjura Pass (3530m) 06 Hrs

Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (2220m) 06 Hrs

Day 07: Trek to Bupsa (2360m) 06 Hrs

Day 08: Trek to Surkhe (2290m) 06 Hrs

Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2650m) 05 Hrs

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

Day 11: Rest day in Namche

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 05 Hrs

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (4360m) 06 Hrs

Day 14: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 05 Hrs

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5140m) 07 Hrs

Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3930m) with hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) 06 Hrs

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazar via Khumjung (3780m) 06 Hrs

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 07 Hrs

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 21: Final Departure

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will transfer you to the Hotel where you will have  your overnight stay. In the evening you will be briefly explained about your program package. On the same time, you will be introduced with your tour guide who will accompany your sightseeing tomorrow. Then rest of the time will be at leisure in Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, you will be sightseeing around the Capital City, enjoying and exploring around several temples, monuments and sites of archeological and historical significance. The places you will be visiting on a one-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will be the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and other temples and monuments like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, among other places. Most of the sites you will be visiting are enlisted in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

 

In the evening, again you will be met by our office representatives and introduced you with a trekking guide for your Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Also you will be given a time to get  ready for your drive to Bhandar on the same meeting. Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 03: Drive to Bhandar (2200m) via Jiri (2370m) 08 Hrs

Its the starting day of your trekking. After breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to northeast of Kathmandu covering 187 km of the hilly track to reach Jiri. You will drive through Khadichaur, Mudhe and Dolalghat and cross Bhotekoshi and Tamakoshi rivers on your way to Jiri. As you drive through the mountain road the drive takes about 06 hours to reach Jiri. After you reach Jiri through Charikot, you will have further drive to Bhandar, trek starting point through the newly bulit bumpy road. But nowadays the road has been improved greatly in the recent days. During the drive you will enjoy the view of Koshi River and majestic views of the eastern Himalaya including Dorje Lakpa, Lantang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Bhandar is a small Sherpa village with a huge, beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monument (Chorten) situated on a vast meadow. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 04: Trek to Sete (2575m) 06 Hrs

With breakfast at the lodge, your trekking starts decending through the thick forest to river. You will cross the river and advance towards the dispersed settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. From Baranda, you will head to Surma Khola from where you will move to Kenja via Likhu Khola Valley. You will take a steep ascend to Chimbu and continuing further you will reach to Sete, a tiny Sherpa village situated on a ridge in the middle of a rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2670m) via Lamjura Pass (3530m) 06 Hrs

Today you will walk passing few local tea houses of Dagchu and Goyem and then continue your journey upward to reach to Lamjura La (3530m) that offers a paroramic view of the surrounding green mountains. The trail crosses through the forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. This is the highest pass in between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through a fir and rhododendron forest to Tragdobuk and further to Junbesi. In the afternoon you can explore the village. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (2220m) 06 Hrs

Just after Junbeshi, you will cross the Junbeshi Khola on a wooden bridge and ascend uphill, from where you can have the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak, and many more. This is the first Everest view during the trek where the lower peaks are seen higher and closer than other higher peaks above 8000m. Later, you will follow the downward trail through Salung to Ringmo River. Climbing to Ringmo, you will conquer Trakshindo La Pass and choose the ascending trail through Trashingdo. The trail crosses several picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before reaching Nunthala. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 07: Trek to Bupsa (2360m) 06 Hrs

A pleasant trek along raging Dudhkoshi River will take you to Khumbu Valley. Once you arrive at Khumbu Valley, you will cross the bridge. You will continue your walk through Jubing to Churkha. Walking to east, you will arrive at Kharikhola. You will cross Kharikhola over bridge and take the sharp climb to Bupsa. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 08: Trek to Surkhe (2290m) 06 Hrs

The trail climbs the hill through woods and arrive at Kharte. Ascending trail takes you to the foothill of Khari La Pass. You will climb the pass and enjoy the spectacular views of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila Mountains from the top. You will then lower down to Puiyan where you will take brief rest before heading to Surkhe. From here you can see the airstrip and the town of Lukla. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2650m) 05 Hrs

From Surke, the route ascends for an hour continuing on a ridge, from where the trail leaves the tributory of Dudh Koshi and heads towards the village of Chaurikharka, a large scattered village with a monastery and a high school. This area is also the “Bread Basket” for the Khumbu area, as the land is fertile and bears crops like barley, wheat, and green vegetables. You will continue to climb upward to Chhiplung from where the trail lowers down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

Leaving Phakding, you will follow the upward trail to Jorsalle. The trail progresses through forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers. You will arrive at dispersed villages of Benkar and Monjo. The path offers exotic views of Kusum Kanggru (6369m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m) mountains. You will make a climb all the way to Namche Bazaar (3446m), the main trading center in this region and features numerous shops, lodges and restaurants. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 11: Rest day in Namche

Since there is going to be significant rise in altitude after Namche Bazaar, you will dedicate this day to try to synchronize your body with the changing altitude. You can visit market area of Namche Bazaar or take a trip to national park head quarter and to the Everest View Hotel with the scenic view Everest. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 05 Hrs

Today you will set your way to Tengboche enjoying panoramic views of Mt. Nuptse, Kongde, Lhotse, Tawache, Mt. Ama Dablam, of Mt. Everest and close up view of Thamserku. The trail keeps you walking so many ups and down wothout bothering you but offers the superb views of the mountains and the landscapes. The route takes you through Kayangjuma and Sansa. Sansa is a juction where the trails from Namche, Khunung and Lobuche meets. From here the track passes through the pine forests crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the you will reach Phunki Thengna. During the trek, you will get an oppertunity to see a herd of Himalayan Thar, multicoloured pheasants, wild musk deer and many other animals and birds. With lunch at Phunki Thengna, the route ascends through pine forests until you reach Tengboche, with the biggest monastery in the Khumbu Region. In the afternoon, you can observe the religious ceromony at the monastery. Close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Amadablam extra feature of Tengboche. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (4360m) 06 Hrs

As the morning view of the monastery is spectacular, you will have photo session for a moment then the trek starts for the day. For a better view, you will follow the upper route that passes through the pine, birch, juniper and fir forests. You will trek through several small villages and chortens. The acending trail takes you to Debouche from where you can get the panoramic view of Mt. Amadablam, Lotse, Mt. Everest and Nuptse. The trail crosses the Imjatse River to reach the village of Pangboche. From here, the route starts gaining altitude hence the luch vegetations start disappearing. Your lunch will be offered at Somare with the fantastic close up view of Amadablam. With the himalayan lunch at Somare, the route continues gradually towards Chuto, with the small wooden bridge, from where the trail splits on two directions, going towards Phiriche or eastward. You will be following an eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the trail is moderate as you enter Imja Valley. The route descends to the Lobuche River from where the steepest climb of the day starts to reach Dingboche. You will see the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the crops of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche is a Sherpa village with some lodges and the gateway to Chukkung. Overnigt stay at Lodge

 

Day 14: Rest day in Dingboche

You will have the rest day today for your acclimatization. After a Himalayan breakfast with the admiring view of Abadablam and other peaks, you can climb a ridge to the north behind the village from where you can get the amazing views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Yu, Mt. Makalu and other numerous peaks. Instead, you hike to Chukkung for acclimatization. You will have enough time to explore village and interact with the locals. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 05 Hrs

You will start climbing to Lobuche through the Khumbu Khola valley. The route passes through the arid terraces with the awesome view of the peak on all the directions. After pleasant walk of about two hours, you will reach to Dughla, from where the path climbs towards the small ridge, where you can observe the memorial for climbers who died on Everest Expeditions. As you pass along a murmuring stream, leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, you may begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. After walking for an hour on a good trail from the memorial spot, you will reach to Lobuche, small settlement with few lodges, situated just below the Lobuche Peak. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5140m) 07 Hrs

After breakfast in the morning, you will start trekking to Gorakhshep passing through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and the pyramid signpost. During the trek, you can get the stunning views of north ridge of Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, etc. Ascending steeply to the top through the Changri Glacier, you will get the first glimpse of Kalapatthar, colored with grey-green, just beneath the Mt. Pumori. Passing through the moraine section, short descend brings you to Gorakshep. Once you reach Gorakhshep, you will find yourself surrounded by the snowcapped mountains including Mt. Everest.

 

After lunch at Gorakshep, you will continue your journey through Indian army mountaineers’ memorials to Everest Base Camp. As you reach Base Camp, you can see the mountaineers and their tents standing with bright colors against the monotony of the gray surroundings. Similarly, you can get the close up view of Pumori, Khumbuste and Nupste. With fulfilling of the dream of your life and the main objective of this trip, you will retrace back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3930m) with hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) 06 Hrs

Early in the morning, you will hike to Kalapatthar that takes about two hours. The trail ascends with the breathtaking views of the Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance including Mt. Pumori and some other peaks. During the hike to Kalapatthar, you can have several pauses on several viewpoints to generate the power with the time to snap great pictures. After a memorable experience, you will head back to Gorakhshep for breakfast and trek back to Pangboche. The trail mostly descends through the same trail until you reach Pangboche (You will follow the different the trail from Dughla to Pheriche). Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazar via Khumjung (3780m) 06 Hrs

After a wonderful time in Tengboche, you will retrace back to Sanasa, a juction for the trails to Khumjung, Namche and Gorakhshep. From here, trail leads to Khumjung, the largest sherpa village in Khumbu, at foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. From Khumjung we can enjoy the view of Everest. You can also visit the oldest monastery, hospitals etc. Then you will trek down to Kongde village and then to Namche Bazar passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 07 Hrs

From Namche, the trails descends steeply down to the Dudh Koshi River and then to the dispersed village of Monjo. The trail then turns towards the forests of rhododendron which takes you to Lukla, where you will reconfirm your flight tickets for the next day. Overnight stay at Lodge

 

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu

Today you will check into airport early in the morning as the flights to Kathmandu are scheduled only for morning. Due to the bad weather the flight can be delayed or may stocked. The scenic flight takes about 40 minutes to land in Kathmandu with a majestic view of the snowcapped peaks from teh window of the plane. On arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 21: Final Departure

It’s the last day of your stay in Nepal. As per your flight time, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your country or to your next favored destination.

Include / Exclude

 

Service Includes:

  • Internationals and Domestic Airport pick up and drop off by Car/Van/Hiace/Bus.
  • Kathmandu City Sightseen by Car/Van/Hiace/Bus with Knowledgable Tour Guide.
  • 3 Nights standrds twin share accomodiations with daily breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Bhandar by Local Bus.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by flight with airport departure taxes.
  • Twin sahre daily mountain accomodiations in mountain tea house.
  • Yours meals during a trekking, Breakfast, Luinch and Dinner with 3 cups tea/coffee.
  • National Park entrance permits.
  • Trekkers Informations Management System (TIMS) Cards.
  • 1 Experienced, helpful and very knowledgable trekking guide, payed his salary, meals, accomodiations and inseurance.
  • 1 Trekking porter to carry your backpack (2 guest get 1 porter). payed his salary, meals, accomodiations and inseurance.
  • All the government taxes.
  • Company Service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner at Authentic Nepali Restaurent with cultural show.
  • Nepali Sim Cards. return after trekking.
  • Frist Aid Kits.

 

Service Exclude:

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit
  • Personal travel insurances
  • Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bag,down jacket,trekking boots,sunglasses,sunscreen,gloves,trekking sticks)
  • International air fairs and airport departure tax
  • lunch and dinner in the city
  • Beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Tips for the trekking crews
Equipment List

Trekking boot:

  • Thick socks (4 pairs)
  • Light socks (3 pairs)
  • Camp shoes
  • Sleeping bag (4seasons) -1 Provided
  • Down jacket -1 Provided
  • Daypack /Backpack – 1
  • Water bottle – 1
  • Sun cream and moisturizer
  • Flashlight/Torch light with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (1)
  • Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
  • Shirts and T-shirts (4 pieces)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
  • Thermal set (1 Pair)
  • Shorts (2 pieces)
  • Sun hat, woolen scarf (1)
  • Woolen hat (1)
  • Sunglasses (1)
  • Lightweight gloves (1)
  • Rain coat (1) – in rainy seasons
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)
  • Toiletries
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  • End Date
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Trip Facts

  • ActivityAdventure Trekking
  • Trip Cost$ 1500 USD p/p
  • Trip Length21 Days
  • DifficultyModerate
  • Trip Grade
  • Start - EndKathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Highest Altitude5550 m
  • SeasonSept to Dec and March to May

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