• Duration 18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Price from $1299 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5545 Meter

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trip Overview

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic trek that follows the footsteps of legendary mountaineers including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgey Sherpa. Nowadays; most people fly to Lukla to trekking to Everest at the base of the world's tallest mountain on an iconic mountain but starting your trek at Jiri 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 an 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 mountaintop. 

This Jiri to Everest base camp trek itinerary has been made with a discussion of professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, and glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpas with 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 18-day Jiri to Everest base camp trek via Lukla and Namche Bazaar is a great adventure trekking for travelers who are physically fit, in good health, and determined to challenge themselves with the unpredictability of mountain life. However, if you wish to make the hike to Everest Base Camp in the shortest possible time, we recommend you try our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek. For real adventurers looking for a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, an 18-day Everest High Passes Trek also known as Everest Ultimate Trek would be perfect. We have professional local guides and porters for Jiri to Everest Base Camp that goes via Lukla and Namche Bazaar for the years 2024 and 2025

How far is Everest Base Camp from Jiri?

Nepal is the only country where distance is measured in days or hours however it is some 185 Kilometers / 115 miles. Trekkers pass through many glacial rivers, alpine forests, and small passes such as Lamjura La (3500m).

How many days does it require to make Jiri to Everest BC trek? 

Usually, it takes 17-20 days depending on the pace of individual trekkers. Your physical fitness, previous trekking habits, and also age are factors that vary the itinerary. Our standard itinerary is of 17 days and we are flexible to expand it if required. More importantly, you need to see how well you can go on the trailhead and decide so please allow a few spare days in case you need to extend it. 

Highlights

  • Follow the classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek route walked by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary
  • Get physically fitter with an extra one-week trek and be well acclimatize before heading to EBC 
  • Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, and monuments along the way
  • Trek peacefully without the crowd and enjoy the trip to look into yourself.
  • Visit Thupten Chholing Monasteries in Junbesi & Yak Cheese factory at Bhandar  

Itinerary

Expand all + Collapse all -

This is our standard itinerary. It can be customized or slightly changed if required considering your pace and trekking habit that cause to change of day to day plan

Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri by local bus or by private vehicle passing the Sunkosi River and great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. We take lunch break at Mudnde then drive continues to Jiri passing scenic landscapes and terraced farm fields. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 1901m
  • Jiri

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2705m
  • Deurali

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2520m
  • Sete

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 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2567m
  • Junbesi

Trek to Nunthala via beautiful places of Ringmo, Takshindo La, there is a grand Buddhist monastery at Takshindo Village. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2345m
  • Nunthala

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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2194m
  • Khari Khola

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2770m
  • Puiyan

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 2590m
  • Ghat

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 3440m
  • Namche

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 3440m
  • Namche

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tashi Delek Lodge
  • 3870m
  • Tengboche

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, Cholatse, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Good Luck Guest House
  • 4410m
  • Dingboche

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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Alpine Lodge
  • 4910m
  • Lobuche

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Buddha Guest House
  • 5160m
  • Gorakshep

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 4300m
  • Pheriche

Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude, and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Teahouse
  • 3440m
  • Namche Bazaar

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

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • teahouse
  • 2800m
  • Lukla

Take a morning flight around 7:30AM. The flight usually takes 30 to 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport; your guide will drop you off to your hotel. Trip conclusion and farewell friend!! 

  • Breakfast
  • Not included
  • 1300M
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • A professional registered local Jiri to Everest BC trekking guide.
  • One shared helper between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 10kg each).
  • Meal: 16 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, and 16 Dinners during the trip.
  • Twin shared lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket and airport taxes.
  • Flight fare of your guide and porter. 
  • Necessary Jiri Everest BC trekking permits.
  • Guide and porters fee with all their expenses. 
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
  • All local government taxes.

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing and heritage entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Bar drinks, beverages, hot shower, boiled waters. 
  • Personal phone calls, internet services during trekking.
  • Persona trekking gears, travel insurance. 
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Availabilities

Check our fixed departure dates for the trip start dates and cost for Classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. If it does not suit your dates and length of trip, please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. As WE (Wilderness Excursion) is a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu; we guaranty your small private group departure any date you select that meets your travel needs. Thank you and Namaste!
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
April 20, 2024 May 07, 2024 Available US$1299
April 27, 2024 May 14, 2024 Available US$1299

Useful Information


Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will diverted from Manthali at Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the serious traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 4 hours drive).

As an alternative, helicopter arrangements can be made on a 5-person sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and figure out groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot promise it. The drive to Ramechhap and the flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to a bad weather situation.

Travelers are requested to inform us of the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.