Classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking - 23 Days

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

Though the most of people fly to Lukla trekking to Everest via Jiri following the footsteps of world famous mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the Base Camp of world's tallest mountain on an iconic mountain trail makes you better acclimatized and physically fit and avoid getting sick of AMS. The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trek routes in the world - a once in a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspiring and breathtaking Himalayan backdrop. Once you make it to the Base Camp, you are suddenly filled with a deep respect for the climbers who prove human determination and hardiness by making it to the mountain top. 

This Jiri to Everest base camp trek itinerary has been made with discussion of professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience.

Our 21 days Jiri to Everest base camp trek is a great adventure trek for the travelers who are physically fit, in good health, and are determined to challenge themselves with unpredictability of mountain life. However, if you wish to make the trek to Everest Base Camp in shortest possible time, we recommend you to try our 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek. And for real adventurers looking for a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, definitely 19 Days Everest High Passes Trek would be perfect.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300m
Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at International airport with free transport to selected hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. A welcome dinner and short briefing about your trip will be held.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
City sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. You will visit the UNESCO listed several World Heritage Sites such as famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath stupa and your trekking permits are proceed on same day.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Jiri/1901m, 8-9 hours drive
Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri local bus or by private vehicle passing the Sunkosi River and great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. We take lunch break at Mud then drive continues to Jiri passing scenic landscapes and terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Jiri - Deurali/2705m, about 5-6 hours walk
Hike to Deurali from Jiri via Shivalay, there we take lunch and upon reaching Deurali drop the luggage in lodge & hike up to Thodung yak cheese factory for explore surroundings and taste real yak cheese, then return to Deurali and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Deurali – Sete/2520m, 6-7 hours walk
Trek to Sete via Bhandar and Kinja, which takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. The trail goes down to Bhandar then pretty flat to and down to Kinja, we take lunch there and continue a bit demanding hike up to Sete and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Sete – Junbesi/ 2567m. 6-7 hours walk
Today walk is bit demanding to Lamjura Pass/3550m from Sete then head down all the way to Junbesi; a beautiful Sherpa village nestled in the pleasant valley. It is 1280m ascend, and 1220m descend to Junbesi and stay overnight in lodge

Day 07: Junbesi - Nunthala/2345m, 6-7 hours walk
Trek to Nunthala via beautiful places of Ringmo, Takshindo La, there is a grand Buddhist monastery at Takshindo Village. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Nunthala - Khari Khola/2194m. 6-7 hours walk
Start our trek through terraced fields then passing forested trail to Dhudh Kosi River, cross the bridge and walk to Jubing for lunch, the trail continues gradually up until reaching Kharikhola village. We can visit a monastery which is situated on the top of the hill and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Khari Khola - Puiyan/2770m 4-5 hours walk
After hot breakfast, we ascend up to Bupsa by crossing suspension bridge which takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail continues through the forested area and passing Khari-La until reaching Puiyon which takes about 2 and half hours and stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Puiyan - Ghat/ 2590m 5-6 hours walk,
Begin the trek from Puiyan passing the stream and continues down to Surkhe then trail goes uphill to Chauri Kharaka and continues pleasant walk via Chhupling, Thadookoshi until reaching Ghat. The trail passes many Buddhist monuments, monasteries, huge prayer wheels. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Ghat - Namche Bazaar/3440m; 5-6 hours walk
Start our trek to Namche via Phakding, Toktok Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. After 5 hours hike passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we cross a high suspension bridge steep uphill till to Namche Bazaar which takes about. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 12: Acclimatization Day at Namache Bazar.
As it is very important for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always recommended to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and vist Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Namche - Tengboche3870m; 5 hours
In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 & half hour walk and then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center. The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 14: Tengboche - Dingboche 4410m; 5-6 hours walk.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 15: Dingboche - Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours walk.
The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. The trail goes through the terrace until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks.The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche which takes about an hour. There is wifi services Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 16: Lobuche - Gorakshep/5160m; 2/3 hours walk.
After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp Nuptse. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 17: Gorakshep – Pheriche, 5-6hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Pathar 5550m; meaning black stone. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 18: Pheriche – Tangboche/3870m; 4-5 hours walk.
This day after breakfast, we return back through Upper Panboche if you would like to visit Pangboche Monastery and walk through many Buddhist monuments with brilliant view mountain view. After lunch at Pangboche we descend down to the river then walk short steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village and it takes 4-5 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 19: Tengboche - Namche Bazar/3440m; 5 hours walk.
We depart the place and descend gentle slopes. Then, the trail becomes a steep descents through the forest to Phungi Tenga and cross the bridge over Dudh Kosi River. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive to Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 21: Namche - Lukla, 6-7 hours walk.
We leave the Namche Bazar and trail descends through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. Our walk still continue to Lukla via Phakding, Ghat and Chipling

Day 22: Lukla – Kathmandu/1300m, 35 minutes flight.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. You can do some last hour shopping for loved and dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel. Stay in selected hotel.

Day 23: Fly back to home country.
We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide and necessary porters.
  • 3 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B&B service.
  • All meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trip.
  • Tea, coffee and cookies 3 times a day during the trip.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All breakfast for whole trip in Nepal.
  • Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket and airport taxes.
  • TIMS Card, Trekking permit, Office service charge and government taxes and vat etc
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide & porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi services charge during trekking.
  • Personal insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 22 Sep, 2018 13 Oct, 2018 Available book know
2 30 Sep, 2018 19 Oct, 2018 Available book know

Lodges and Accommodations

Lodges in Jiri to Everest base camp trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost. We will spend 18 nights in standard teahouse/lodge/hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. We provide attached rooms as much as possible, however teahouses/lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 325. There are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Everest Region generally after Namche. On paying single supplement, you will get single room in Kathmandu but it is possible only up to Namche Bazaar during the trek. Above Namche Bazaar single accommodation is not always feasible. However, we will try our best to provide you with single rooms in all places if possible.

Best Season to Trek

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and are the best seasons for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather during day is sunny and warm with outstanding views but nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Food During the Trek

Food during Jiri to Everest trek, you can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menu where you spent your night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination, dinner and breakfast in the teahouse where you will spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Packing List for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around, 
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Leg wears
  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.  
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek. 
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • head lamp/torch with spare batteries
Personal Trekking Equipment 
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage. 
Optional items
  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS. 
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
For water 
  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. 
Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade, 
Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: or consult your expert.

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5550m
  • Difficulty: Medium Hard
  • Trek Duration: 21 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Accommodation: Teahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Local Bus/Domestic Flight

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