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Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri

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Max. Elevation
5545 m / 18192 ft
Group size
Min 1
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
jiri / lukla
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Highlights

  • Exploring the charming villages and terraced fields of the lower Solukhumbu region, providing a unique insight into rural Nepalese life.
  • Trekking through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak, home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife.
  • Visiting historic monasteries and Buddhist stupas along the trail, such as the famous Tengboche Monastery, offering spiritual solace and breathtaking mountain views.
  • Crossing high mountain passes, including the challenging Cho La Pass, and witnessing panoramic vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Soaking in the stunning natural beauty of the Everest region, from the tranquil Dudh Koshi River to the dramatic Khumbu Glacier and towering icefalls.

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is a classic and traditional route to reach the iconic base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. This trek follows in the footsteps of early Everest expeditions, starting from the picturesque town of Jiri and winding through the scenic landscapes of the Solukhumbu region in Nepal. Trekkers on this route not only get to experience the breathtaking mountain scenery but also immerse themselves in the rich culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.

Difficulty
The Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is considered moderately difficult, requiring a good level of physical fitness and stamina to complete. Trekkers should be prepared for long days of walking on varied terrain, including steep ascents, rocky trails, and high mountain passes. Altitude sickness can also be a concern, as the trek reaches elevations above 5,000 meters. However, with proper acclimatization and a gradual ascent, most trekkers are able to complete the journey safely and enjoyably.

Best Season
The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and minimal rainfall, making it ideal for trekking. The spring season offers blooming rhododendrons and lush greenery, while autumn provides stunning views of snow-capped peaks and vibrant landscapes.

Accommodation / Meals During the Trek
Accommodation along the Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri consists mainly of teahouses and guesthouses, offering basic but comfortable lodging with shared facilities such as toilets and bathrooms. Trekkers can expect cozy rooms with clean bedding and warm blankets, providing a welcome respite after a day of trekking in the mountains. Meals during the trek are typically provided at the teahouses and guesthouses, offering a variety of local and international dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and vegetables. Vegetarian options are readily available, and special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated with prior notice. Drinking water is available at the teahouses and can be purchased along the trail. It is advisable to carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safe drinking water during the trek.

Trip Itinerary

Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Salleri, a bustling town in the Solukhumbu region. Enjoy views of terraced fields, traditional villages, and lush hillsides along the way.

Begin your trek from Salleri, trekking through picturesque landscapes and charming villages. Pass by lush forests, roaring rivers, and terraced fields as you make your way to Nunthala, a quaint village nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Solukhumbu region.

Continue your trek towards Bupsa, following ancient trade routes and winding mountain trails. Trek through dense forests and remote settlements, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Himalayas. Arrive in Bupsa and rest for the night.

Trek from Bupsa to Chaurikharka, passing through picturesque valleys and traditional Sherpa villages. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness. Arrive in Chaurikharka and settle into your accommodation for the night.

Continue your trek to Monjo, trekking through lush forests and alongside rushing rivers. Pass through charming Sherpa villages and encounter local wildlife as you make your way to Monjo, a scenic village located at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park.

Trek to Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town and gateway to the Everest region. Ascend gradually through pine forests, enjoying stunning views of Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks along the way. Arrive in Namche Bazaar and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this Sherpa cultural hub.

Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the surrounding area. Consider taking a short hike to the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, or visit the Sherpa Museum to learn about the local culture and history.

Resume your trek towards Tengboche, trekking through rhododendron forests and alongside mountain streams. Pass by ancient monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements as you ascend higher into the Himalayas. Arrive in Tengboche and visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, enjoying stunning views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam.

Continue your journey towards Dingboche, trekking through alpine meadows and yak pastures. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Island Peak, as you make your way to Dingboche, a picturesque village nestled beneath towering peaks.

Take a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the surrounding area. Consider taking a short hike to Nagarjun Hill for stunning views of the Imja Valley and surrounding peaks, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.

Continue your trek towards Lobuche, trekking through rocky terrain and barren landscapes. As you ascend higher into the mountains, enjoy breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding peaks. Arrive in Lobuche and settle into your accommodation for the night.

Today's the highlight of your trek as you trek to Everest Base Camp, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without climbing. Trek across the Khumbu Glacier and rocky moraines, following in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers. Arrive at Gorak Shep, your accommodation for the night, before continuing on to Everest Base Camp to soak in the awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.

Rise early to hike to the summit of Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point offering panoramic views of Mount Everest at sunrise. Marvel at the golden hues illuminating the snow-capped peaks before descending back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Afterward, trek down to Pangboche, a picturesque village nestled amidst terraced fields and traditional Sherpa homes.

Continue your descent towards Namche Bazaar, trekking through lush forests and traditional Sherpa villages. As you descend, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, feeling a sense of accomplishment with each step. Arrive in Namche Bazaar and celebrate the completion of your trek with a hearty meal and warm accommodations.

Continue your descent to Lukla, the final stop of your trek. Reflect on your journey as you trek through picturesque landscapes and bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas.

Board an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, marking the end of your Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas during the scenic flight, reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken through one of the world's most iconic trekking destinations. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the vibrant streets and cultural landmarks of the Nepalese capital.

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Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri

Includes

  • Kathmandu to Salleri by Sharing Bus.
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport Picks up by Private Car.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu Flight Fares with Airport Taxes.
  • Everyday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as per above itinerary.
  • Teahouse/Lodge Accommodation while on Trek.
  • An English Speaking Government Licence Holder Trekking Guide.
  • One Porter for Two Hikers.
  • Guide and Porter Salary, Insurance and Accommodation.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System Fees.
  • All Government Taxes.
  • Assistance in case of Emergency Evacuation.

Doesn't Include

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance of Trekkers.
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • International Air Fares.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Tips and Gratitudes to Guide and Porters.
  • Use of Wi-Fi, Phone Calls, and Personal Expenses.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in Cost Inclusive.
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