Jiri to EBC Trek 20 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

The Lukla route to the Mount Everest by flying is the usual and popular route for the trekking in Nepal for Everest region. However Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri route to the Mount Everest Base Camp gives different dimensions to your trekking plans. The major selling point of this trek is that acclimatization can be very quick and easy as trekkers continuously ascend from the low land in more time as compared to the Lukla Route. The chance to witness the culture of people of different ethnic and background is another highlight of this trekking route. The rural highway bus drive will take you to Jiri or further to Ghandanda from where trekkers’ walking starts in the trail. The bus drive is equally captivating as it showcases the lifestyle of people residing in around the highway. The crossing of rivers and roads in forests as well as the scenery of hills, paddy fields, villages and mountains as seen from your bus window acts as an appetizer for your travelling appetite. The need of the physical fitness and endurance is very important as trekkers have to walk continuously for two weeks. If you are ultimate Adventure seeker then the Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek is the best package to chose.

This route is the traditional routes followed by people earlier who went for the expedition in Everest or surrounding peaks. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts with 8-hour (188km) drive to Jiri, a small picturesque town located in Dolakha district. Jiri is located at an altitude of 1900m and it is starting point of the trek. The trekking trail starts to give you knowledge about the lifestyle as well as culture of people living in the region. As the trek starts from the lower altitude to the higher altitude you will witness the change in the language, culture and traditions every day.

After continuous walking passing by Nunthala, Sete, Junbesi, Bhandara for around 7 days you will reach Phakding. From there upon you will trek in the usual Lukla route to the Everest Base Camp. Book with us for this adventurous trekking in the Himalayas and feel the adrenaline rush then awaken your spirit of adventure. Everest Base Camp via Jiri trek is the best classical route to Khumbu region of Nepal.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Bhandara (2200m)

Day 04: Trek to Sete (2575m)

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2700m )

Day 06: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m)

Day 07: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m)

Day 08: Trek to Surkhe (2300m

Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2610m)

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 11: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m)

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (4560m)

Day 14: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep

Day 16: Trek to Kala Patthar (5530m) and down to Pheriche

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 18: Trek to Lukla

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu “Farewell!"

Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Our team members will welcome you at the Airport and you will then be taken to the Hotel. You will be explained briefly about the travel itinerary by the travel representatives upon your arrival at the Airport. You be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu overnight.

Day 02- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The next day you will be sightseeing around the beautiful and culturally rich city of Kathmandu visiting the temples, monuments, monasteries, world heritage sites and so on. You can even travel around Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, in the evening and enjoy the evening environment there. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Bhandara 10hrs The third day you will drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to Jiri. It is an 8-hour drive from the capital and there are plenty of chances to behold the natural beauty of the region while travelling by vehicle. Beautiful places like Khadichaur, Mudhe, Dolalghat fall on the way while we also cross rivers like Bhotekoshi and Tamakoshi on our way to Jiri. Upon reaching Jiri via Charikot,And after we arrived jiri we Drive for a short distance until Bhandara again where we will be staying in a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Sete (2575m) 8hrs
The next day we resume our trek as the trail now crosses several streams, rhododendron forests, Sherpa villages and settlement areas. We cover almost 11km on day five in about eight hours of trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Sete.

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) 7hrs
On 5th day, we reach Junbesi, a small little town in Solukhumbhu district. While on the way there are several of local tea shops where we can rest for a while drinking Tibetan tea. Distance to cover on day six is almost 10 km as it takes nearly 7-8 hours to cover the distance and reach Junbesi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m) 8hrs
We take a mild down climbing from Junbsei to Nhuntala on sixth day. The views on the way to Nhuntala are quite amazing and it is a pleasure for the trekkers as they will find even great view from Nhuntala. It might be a long day as you have to cover 16km in approximately 8 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Kharikhola (2050m) 6hrs
It is relatively short trek from Nhuntala to Kharikhola as we cross the Dudh Koshi River on our way to the destination. Plenty of suspension bridges are also on the way of the trail as we also come across some Rai and Sherpa villages. We cross almost 12km distance in 6 hours before reaching Kharikhola. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Surkhe (2300m) 7hrs
The trail continues along a relatively comfortable terrain as we trek for almost 7 hours and reach Surkhe on day nine. A total distance of 10 kms is covered on the 8th day. There are also opportunities to get glimpses of various flora and fauna on the way. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2610m) 7hrs
We reach Phakding on the tenth day after hiking for seven hours and covering a distance of 11 kilometers. Phakding is the meeting point of the trekkers who come from Jiri and those who come via Lukla flight. Some really hotels and lodges are available in Phakding. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 10–Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
On the morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.

Day 11– A day of rest in Namche for acclimatization
The 11th day of the trek will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase quite steeply, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa village. Or if you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to the Everest Hotel for great panoramic view of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) 5hrs
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we resume our trek and climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of trek we reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 meters. Tengboche is mostly popular for the important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest Gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13- Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs
After having tea on the 13th day morning, we will resume our journey towards the Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and other Himalayas will play hide and seek as you climb along the trail. At some point the mountains will come quite close while at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14- Trek to Lobuche (4940m) 5hrs
On the 14th day of the trek, we reach further close to get that elusive glimpse of the Mount Everest as we continue uphill through the trail. Lobuche is the last settlement area before the Everest Base Camp and some old-fashioned guesthouses are available there. Many traders who come via Tibet also stay at Lobuche for the night before they resume their travel the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Gorak Shep (5164m)
The most sought after point of the trek comes on day 15 as we head towards the Everest Base Camp located at almost 5400 meters of altitude. 3-4 hours trek from Lobuche is enough to take us to the EBC. Unfortunately, the actual positioning of the Everest is such that the actual summit is not quite visible from the Base Camp, though we get amazing glimpses of the peak. After spending some time at the EBC, we return to Gorak Shep where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) and down to Pheriche (4371m)
As Kala Patthar offers the best view of the entire Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, we trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. It does not take much long till we reach Kala Patthar and behold the beauty and grandeur of the Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5545 meters and it is also the point from where the Everest expedition starts. After staying at Kala Patthar for some time and looking at the mountain summits, we start our return journey. We will reach Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbhu region, at the end of the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs
Journery back to Namche from Pheriche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu
The next day, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 25-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20– Departure from Kathmandu, “Farewell!"
On the 20th day of the trip and after almost three weeks of continuous trek to the Everest Base Camp region, you will head back to your country with some great memories of the Khumbhu region on your mind. Board a flight back to your country from TIA, Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 1700.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport Pick up and Drop as a flight indicated in your itinerary.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Flight trip Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal .

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.