Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration23 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,545m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
Highlights
  • An easy and a popular trekking trail to perform in the Everest region
  • Superb scenic views of the Himalayan mountain peaks, such as Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse and Mount Lhotse
  • Scope to pass through Gokyo Ri Chola mountain pass, a long trek route
  • Views of Namche Bazaar, Khunde Khumjung, Tengboche Monastery of Buddhist

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 23 Days Itinerary and Cost

Trek from Jiri to the Mount Everest base camp is an easy and a popular trekking trail performed in the Everest region. The trekking trail gives superb sceneries of the Himalayan region. These include the Mount Everest at the height of 8848meters, Mount Lhotse at the height of 8516meters, Mount Nuptse at about 7855meters and several other high mountain peaks.

As the name highlights, the trek commences from Jiri and requires you spending about 3 to 4 weeks to complete your trek by reaching at the Everest base camp. Moreover, starting from Jiri, you have to follow a long trek route via Gokyo Ri Chola mountain pass to reach at the base camp of Mount Everest for ending your trek.

The trek from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp obviously gives you a breathtaking experience and mandates a sound walking experience as well as proper physical health condition. Besides a large number of mountain views, the trek allows you to get glimpse of culture followed by Sherpa village of the famous Namche Bazaar, Khunde Khumjung, Tengboche Monastery of Buddhist and many more.

Best time to do Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to embark on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons in Nepal. These seasons not only ensure favorable weather for trekking but also enhance the overall experience by showcasing the natural beauty of the region.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek during the autumn season promises an enchanting and rewarding experience. This period is widely regarded as one of the best times to undertake the trek, as the weather is characterized by clear skies, mild temperatures, and stable conditions. The trail comes alive with vibrant fall colors, creating a picturesque landscape of red, gold, and orange colors as the vegetation undergoes its seasonal transformation. The visibility is exceptional, offering trekker’s breathtaking panoramic views of the towering Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Mount Everest. The moderate temperatures during the day and crisp, cool evenings provide comfortable trekking conditions, making it an ideal time for both seasoned trekkers and those seeking their first Himalayan adventure.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Jiri to Everest Base Camp during the winter season offers a distinctive and challenging adventure. While the region sees fewer trekkers during this time, providing a more solitary experience, the weather poses a significant factor to consider. The landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered trails and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks under clear, crisp skies. However, temperatures can plummet, especially at higher elevations, demanding careful preparation with adequate cold-weather gear. The quietude of the winter landscape adds a unique charm to the journey, allowing trekkers to appreciate the serene beauty of the surroundings.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in spring season (March- May)

Trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp during the winter season offers a distinctive and challenging adventure. While the region sees fewer trekkers during this time, providing a more solitary experience, the weather poses a significant factor to consider. The landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered trails and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks under clear, crisp skies. However, temperatures can plummet, especially at higher elevations, demanding careful preparation with adequate cold-weather gear. The quietness of the winter landscape adds a unique charm to the journey, allowing trekkers to appreciate the serene beauty of the surroundings.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek during the monsoon season presents a formidable challenge due to the unpredictable and often adverse weather conditions. This period is characterized by heavy rainfall, which can lead to muddy and slippery trails, as well as the risk of landslides in the mountainous terrain. The dense cloud cover may obscure the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks that trekkers typically seek. The trails can be less crowded during this time, offering a more secluded experience, but the trade-off comes with the difficulties posed by the weather. Trekking during the monsoon season requires careful consideration of safety measures, including appropriate gear and contingency plans for potential disruptions.

Itinerary
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On arrival in Kathmandu you are met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night.

     After having breakfast enjoy a guide sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

       The drive normally takes 7-8 hours covering 188km from Kathmandu. The drive allows you excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkal crossing the SunKosi River and joins the Swiss made road to Jiri. After crossing a pass at 2440m the road makes a long sweep and reaches the village of Charikot at the road junction for Dolkha. The road descends from Charikot passing Tama Kosi valley and climbs above Kabre. Finally the road descends along the top of a ridge to Jiri Bazaar. O/N at Jiri Bazaar.

         Walking through deep forests, the trail starts uphill climbing to the ridge at 2,370m. Trekking through Mali, a populated Sherpa village cross the bridge to Shivalaya and come to Bhandar where you can see the police check post and two imposing chortens. O/N at Bhandar.

           From Bhandar descending through deep forests the trail drops into a canyon, passes Baranda and reaches Likhu Khola (1,490m). Spend some time watching the grey langur monkeys playing in the lush tree tops. Continue climbing over the ridge that makes up Kenja (1,570m) a small inhabited village of Newars and Magars, the ethnic groups of this area. After climbing some hours you reach Chimbu (2,140m) and then Sete where you can take some time to explore the small monastery. O/N at Sete.

             Taking the scenic route the trek heads into the mountain forest with its huge moss –covered rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. About an hour above Sete the trail reaches to Dagchu (2,880m) and continues to climb to Goyom (3,300m). The route descend steeply through the field and pasture land to the small settlement of Tragdobuk (2,860m) and then it moves on to Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village with beautiful surrounding. Spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants. O/N at Junbesi.

               The trail crosses the Junbesi khola (river) and heads to Phaphlu, the site of an airstrip and the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Climbing up the ridge at Khurtang (2,980m) you can have your first tantalizing view of Everest as well as Thamaserku and Mera peak. Walking several ups and down, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Trakshindo and reaches Nuntala. O/N at Nuntala.

                 From Nuntala the trail descends to Dudh Koshi and reaches to Jubling where you can see garlands of marigolds. The trail passes through many Sherpa and magar villages and descends to Khari khola before it makes a steep climb to Bupse. O/N at Bupse.

                   From Bupse the trail climbs steadily allowing you early morning views of Khumbilia and Cho Oyu, before it reaches Surke (2,290m). The trail passes several small valleys and meanders through a forest before reaching Mushe. Trekking along the wide stone trail through Mushe you reach Chaunnkharka (2,650m). To finish the day you make a sharp ascent to chabiung. O/N at Chabblung.

                     From Chabblung you climb to reach Namche Bazaar a famous and busy focal point of the Sherpa people in the Everest region. O/N at Namche Bazaar.

                       After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. O/N at Namche.

                         From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa where the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga. Climbing two hours from Phunki Thanga you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people and the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will see the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. O/N at Tengboche.

                           From Tengboche you will reach the tiny village of Devuche and after climbing some magnificently carved stones you will be at Pangboche (3,860m). Walking the lower route from Pangboche and entering the alpine meadow you will be at Shomara. The trail then passes to Orsho. Beyond Orso the route divides to Dingboche or Pheriche (4,240m). Pheriche is the windiest place of the Khumbu area, here you will find the Health post and Himalayan Rescue Association. O/N at Pheriche or Dingboche.

                             The trail ascends from Pheriche/Debouche and after crossing some bridges you will reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail steeply goes up to the Khumbu glacier and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4,930m). O/N at Lobuche.

                               The trail from Lobuche progresses gradually upwards providing splendid views of Mt Pumori. In the afternoon you will reach Gorak Shep which is surrounded by mountains. O/N at Gorak Shep.

                                 Early in the morning hike to Kalapattar (5,545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. Return to Gorek Shep,for Lunch. If you are interested to go to EBC (5,400m) your guide will take you along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From here you can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Head back to Gorek Shep. O/N at Gorek Shep.

                                   Trek back to Periche. O/N at Pheriche.

                                     Trek back to Tengboche. O/N at Tengboche.

                                       Trek back to Namche. O/N at Namche.

                                         Trek back to Lukla. O/N at Lukla.

                                          Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

                                            We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu you can take an optional guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley. at Kathmandu.

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                                                Cost Details
                                                Cost Includes
                                                • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                                                • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu-Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                                                • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                                • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                                                • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
                                                • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                                • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                                                • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                                                • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                                • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                                • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                                • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                                • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                                Cost Excludes
                                                • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                                • Your Travel insurance.
                                                • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                                • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                                • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                                • Hot shower during the trekking.
                                                • Tips for the guide and porter.
                                                Departure Dates
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                                                Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateWednesdayMay 15, 2024PricePriceUS$2000StatusStatusAvailable
                                                Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateFridayMay 17, 2024PricePriceUS$2000StatusStatusAvailable
                                                Start DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024End DateSundayMay 19, 2024PricePriceUS$2000StatusStatusAvailable
                                                Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateTuesdayMay 21, 2024PricePriceUS$2000StatusStatusAvailable
                                                Essential Information

                                                Packaging list during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                                • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                                • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                                • Down jacket
                                                • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                                • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                                • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                                • Warm Hiking socks
                                                • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                                • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                                                • Sunglasses
                                                • Trekking poles
                                                • Day bag above 40 L
                                                • Basic personal first aid kit

                                                Accommodations during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                Accommodations during the 23 day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek are basic teahouses and lodges are available, providing essential amenities like a bed and meals. Teahouses along the route usually provide the beds are generally with foam pad, pillow and blanket and each room has a twin room. There will be no any single rooms until its off seasons Toilets and bathroom are shared. You might not be satisfied with the bed so we will recommend you to bring sleeping bag with yourself. Showers normally have cold water, but if you want the hot shower then you have to pay for it.

                                                Foods and Drinks during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                During the 23 day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is diverse and essential for sustaining energy in the challenging mountain terrain. Teahouses and lodges offer a range of meals, including local Nepali dishes and international options. As the trek headways, the menu may become more basic, with staple items like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) and noodle soups being common. While the variety may be limited, the meals are hearty and tailored to provide the necessary fuel for trekking at higher altitudes. Staying hydrated is crucial, and teahouses provide a selection of hot and cold drinks, including herbal teas and the popular Sherpa tea

                                                Internet, Wi-Fi, hot water shower facilities during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                While some lodges and teahouses offer Wi-Fi at an additional cost, the reliability can vary. Hot water shower facilities are available at lower elevations, but as you ascend into higher altitudes especially in the Everest region, they become less common. Trekkers should be prepared for basic amenities, with the understanding that the focus is on the stunning natural surroundings rather than modern conveniences. It's advisable to carry a portable charger for electronic devices and to check with accommodations regarding specific services in advance.

                                                Risks during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                While the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a rewarding and attractive journey, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and challenges that may arise during the 23 day trek. Some of the risks are mentioned below:

                                                • Altitude sickness
                                                • Weather conditions
                                                • Trail difficulty
                                                • Remote location
                                                • Cultural sensitivity
                                                • Logistical challenges
                                                • Wildlife and Insects
                                                • Communication and connectivity

                                                Guides during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                Hiring a guide for the 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is highly recommended. Guides not only enhance safety but also provide invaluable insights into the region's culture and geography. They navigate the trail, assist with logistics, and offer information about the surroundings. Guides are crucial, especially in challenging sections like Ganja La Pass, ensuring trekkers make informed decisions based on weather and trail conditions. Their expertise adds to the overall trekking experience, allowing adventurers to immerse themselves in the Himalayan landscape while relying on the guidance and support of seasoned professionals.

                                                ATM and money exchange facilities during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                While undertaking the 23 day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, access to ATM and money exchange facilities is limited. It's advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese Rupees from the start, as ATMs are irregular. In towns like Namche Bazaar, you may find ATMs, but their reliability can be inconsistent. Money exchange services are available, but rates may vary, necessitating careful consideration. Overall, being prepared with enough local currency and a backup plan for financial transactions is key to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trek in the Everest region.

                                                Travel insurance during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                We suggest you to get travel insurance before traveling. Having a travel insurance will have make you feel safe and peaceful. Trekkers might need to deal with so many difficulties in the journey like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

                                                Tipping during 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. Tipping is not mandatory while doing 23 day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. During your trip you will have a guide who will help you and provide you the best services during the tour. The tipping is not compulsory for but is expected by the guides after providing you the best services throughout the tour. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of the tour which will make them happy. It will also encourage them to work even better. It is also a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services.

                                                Can I join the Group on 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

                                                Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers 23 days group joining Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

                                                Can I book Private 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

                                                Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

                                                Why to do 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                                                Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                                                What is the Cost of the 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

                                                The cost of 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 23 days adventurous and splendid 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking package around $2000 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, accommodation, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

                                                Booking and Payment Policies of 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                If you want to book the 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                                Trip extension after 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

                                                Extending your trip after completing the 23 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal can be a great idea to explore more of the country's diverse landscapes and cultural attractions. Here are some options you might consider:

                                                • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                                • Langtang Valley Trek
                                                • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                                • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
                                                • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
                                                • Bardia National Park Safari
                                                • Rara Lake Trek
                                                • Tansen and Palpa
                                                • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                                • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                                • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                                • Gosainkunda Trek
                                                • River Rafting
                                                • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
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