Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Description

This traditional route to the Everest Base Camp follows the footprints of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who first climb the Mt. Everest. The trek has some different fascinations, one the foremost is the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Other attraction include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges. There is tremendous amount of uphill and downhill walking.

There are two routes to Everest Base Camp trek: one that begins from Lukla and another that begins from Jiri. This Jiri to Everest base camp trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with 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.

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: preparation day for the trek
Day 03: Drive to Jiri
Day 04: Trek Jiri to Bhandar
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2575m)6/7hrs
Day 06: Trek toJunbesi (2,670m)6/7hrs
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala (2220m)6hrs
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa (2,360m)5/6hrs
Day 09: Trek to Surke (2290m)5/6hrs
Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2652m)4/5hrs
Day 11: Trek to Namche (3,440m)5/6hrs
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 13: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)5/6hrs
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)5/6hrs
Day 15: Trek to Chhukung (4730m)5/6 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche (4940)4/5hrs
Day 17: Trek to Gorak shep(5170m) to Everet Base Camp(5364m) to Gorak shep .7/8hrs
Day 18: Trek to Kalapathar (5550m) to Pheriche(4280m) 7/8hrs
Day 19: Trek to Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazar(3440m) 5/6hrs
Day 20: Trek to Lukla(2800m) 6/8hrs
Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 22: Free day in Ktm
Day 23: Departure to your country or You can do another trek.

 

Please note

 that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by our agency upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration:23 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude:Max: 5554m

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/teahouse during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu & full board on trek

Transportation: Kathmandu to Bhandar by Bus & Lukla to Kathmandu flight

Group Size: min 2; max 14

Trek start point: Jiri

Trek End point: Lukla

Best season: Autumn( Sep-Dec)  Spring (Mar-May)

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