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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Adventurous hiking in classical trail to Everest.
  • Khumbu Ice fall and Makalu Himalayan Range
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Panoramic view of four tallest peaks of the world.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, world’s highest national park.
  • Enjoy the view from the base of the Mount Everest.
  • Breathtaking view of Everest from top of Kala Patthar
  • Observe unique culture and village of Sherpa.
  • Scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the classical Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal route. The course used to be the only way to reach the Everest Base Camp before the establishment of the Lukla Airport. The trail is very significant because famous Everest Climbers like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay the first climbers to reach the top of Everest used the same route on their voyage. After the kind initiation of Sir Edmund Hillary to build the Lukla Airport the route is somewhat deserted. However, lots of trekkers still prefer to trek on this trail. The gradual ascend is possible on this route which would also help in the better acclimatization.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal starts with the bus drive to Jiri. Nowadays trekkers take jeep to another camp to start the walking. The major attraction of this route of Khumbu region is the chance to witness the Lower Solukhumbu area. From hilly area to Himalayan area trekkers can relish different perspective of life, vegetation and landscape. Places like Bupsa, Nunthala, Junbeshi etc. are crossed before the route meet contemporary Everest Base Camp Trekking route at Phakding. From this place trekkers follow the same trail and itinerary. For more information about the details of the teahouses, attractions and trail from Phakding up to Everest Base Camp please refer our Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking package. While returning back from Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar trekkers fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Therefore, this Classical Everest Base Camp Trek is also called as the Everest Khumbu round trek encompassing all major places of Solukhumbu district of Nepal.

Encounter great Himalayas, experience temperate – alpine forests, Brahmins to Chhetris and Rai to Sherpa community people. Create the momentous walking holiday in the great Everest region of Nepal.

The weather condition in Everest region

Everest is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Mount Everest. The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. You cannot able to trek in the Everest region on rainy days.

Note: We try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.

Weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Morning wake up early then have  a breakfast and  drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m) to Bhandar (2,190 m)  –  8/9 hrs drive.

Day 03: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,575 m) – 4/5 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) then Junbesi (2,680 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 05: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,300 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2,290 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 08: Trek from Surkhe to Phakding (2,610 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 09: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Basaar to Tyangboche (3,867 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 12: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358 m)- 5/6 hours

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928 m) – 5/6 hours walk.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160 m) to Everest base camp (5,316 m) then trek back to Gorakshep- 7/8 hours

Day 16: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) then trek back to Pheriche (4,200m) – 6/7 hours

Day 17: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3,500 m) – 6 /7hours

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazzar to lukla (2,850 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 19: Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Farewell friend


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2
Morning wake up early then have a breakfast and drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m) to Bhandar (2,190 m) - 8/9 hrs drive.

Day 3
Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,575 m) – 4/5 hours.

Day 4
Trek from Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) then Junbesi (2,680 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 5
Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 6
Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,300 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 7
Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2,290 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 8
Trek from surkha to Phakding (2,610 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 9
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 5/6 hours

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11
Trek from Namche Basaar to Tyangboche (3,867 m) – 5/6 hours

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 12
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358 m)- 5/6 hours

Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13
Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14
Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) 5 hours

Having breakfast then heading to Lobuche.Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 7.30 hours.

Let’s experience the most adventurous day.Its a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16
Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.

Wake up early in the morning then hike to Kalapatthar. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours.

From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 18
Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours

Having breakfast then heading to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19
Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer you hotel. Relaxing and buy souvenir. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 20
farewell friend

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (3* Hotel) with breakfast Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • Trekking permits, National Park entrance fee and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
  • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
  • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
  • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir) Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
  • xi-meter: To check , heart rating and oxygen saturation to jiri toEverest Base Camptrek and return back
  • First Aid Service (Basic)


  • Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage  Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Nepal adventure Pilgrimage  in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 5445Meters
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, during the trek Normal Hotel. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast In Kathmandu and all meal during the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
  • Every Hotel During The Trek