Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri Everest Base camp trekking route is an old trekking route in Everest region trekking. As other trekking trails in Everest Region, this trek starts from Lukla. One can find himself at Lukla after the short flight from Kathmandu.
Jiri Everest base camp trekking is the best option for those trekkers who have a good walking experience and good health condition. Starting from Jiri, the trail passes through parts of Solukhumbu. This enables trekkers to experience many traditional aspects of the culture of the local people.
It is a cultural tour as well. The trail passes through numerous settlements of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, and Sherpa. Trekkers are likely to visit its many colorful gompas and have tea with their monks. The trail, in addition, continues for famous active Monastery at Khumbu called Tengboche Monastery where trekkers are rewarded by the panoramic view of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8152m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m and Mt. Ama Dablam 6456m.
The trail sounds interesting and adventurous as well. The part to Kala Patthar and Mt Everest Base Camp arrive through paths of many ups and downs. Mt Everest base camp is built on a rocky glacier just near the Khumbu Ice Fall. When trekkers reach at the Kalapathar, the southwest face of Everest can be clearly seen.
Scenic drive to Jiri, Eyeful views of landscape while walking from Jiri, real Nepalese life styles, settlement of mixed ethnic group, Visit to the Admond Hillary School, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m), Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains and Khumbu Glacier.
Facts of the Trek
Trek Name Jiri Everest Base Camp Kalapathar Trek
Trek Duration: 22 Days
Best Season:February - June, September - November are the best months among others. July and August are okay for trekking. However, the visibility is likely to disturbed due to rain.
Trek Grade: Difficult
Accommodation: Tea House
Group Size: Min.1 to Max 18 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 2100 m
Max altitude: 5545 m
Mode of Travel: Flight( Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu )
Price: For the most up-to-date and competitive price, please Contact Us
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport : We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits etc.
Day 2: A full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. After you have had your breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, a 2000 year old temple, A visit to Patan City will enchant you with it’s famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous Durbar Square.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri: Drive to Jiri, 187 km form Kathmandu. Early morning drive to Jiri by Bus through scenic road, It is only 188 km away from Kathmandu but due to the mountain road it will take about 7/8 hour drive. Private car of jeep drive also an options.
Day 04: Jiri trekking to Deorali: The trek begins witha steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. Climbing diagonally, we cross forested areas and open pasture land before again descending to Shivalaya. From here it's steady climb to the top of the Deorali pass (3000m) where we spend the night.
Day 05: Deorali trekking to Sete: From Deorali, it's a short walk to the Sherpal village of Bhandar which is littered with prayer walls and small gompas ( buddhist temples) Descending to the valley floor at the river side town of Kenja, the trail climbs steeply up a ridge ruchly forested with oak and rhododendron to Sete ( 2575m) whose beautiful hilltop monastery is a worth a visit.
Day 06: Sete trekking to Junbesi: We climb through fragrant pine and oak forest to the Lamjura pass ( 3500m) for our first glimpse of Everest, then it's downhill again to the large Sherpa village of Junvbesi. From here there are good views Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.
Day 07: Junbesi trekking to Nuntala: From here we walk up the solung ridge, from where Everest is again visible and then descend to Ringo Khola, ringed with apple orchards. The trail crosses the Traksindola (3071m) before descending once again through the forest to Nuntala.
Day 08: Nuntala trekking to Kharikhola: From nuntala the descend continues to Dudh Koshi (Milk river) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through severeal Sherpa and Rai villages. Terraced fields and forest to the spread out village of Khari-Khola
Day 09: Khari-Khola trekking to Puiyan: The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up adn down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan.
Day 10: Puiyan trekking to Phakding: The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding.
Day 11: Phakding trekking to Namche (3,440m) - Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).
Day 12: Acclimatization day in Namche. Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.
Day 13: Namche trekking to Tengboche (3,867m): after walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 14: Tenghoche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) 5 – 6 hours: In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche, We descent most of the morning in the the Imjatse Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. On the way we will have best view of Ama.Dablam. On arrival at Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes The views are great from Dingboche, we can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face of Amadablam,. Overnight in Dingboche
Day 15: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hour: We continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. On the way to Lobuche we cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up hill, watching magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse. Overnight at Lobuche
Day 16: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m)back to Gorakshep 7 – 8 hour: The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrak Shep. Stopping for lunch at Gorekshep, after we walk to Everest Base Camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, trekking back to Gorakshep
Day 17: Gorak Shep trekking to Kala Patthar (5545m) trekking back to Pheriche (4280 m) 7-8 hrs: We start early in the morning as mornings are usually sparkling and clear and best time to climb the Kalapathar, this is the highlight of the trekking, we will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains, On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast followed by a gradual descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Pheriche. (B,L,D)
Day 18: Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche: 6-7 hour: We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings from Tengboche the trail goes down to Phunki Thanga, from here mostly the trail goes through the pine forests and have chance to see the wild life like mountain goats, snow leopard and colorful pheasants, finally we will arrive at Namche for overnight stay.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2,652m): 4-5 hour: Today the trail descends steeply downward before crossing the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River. From here the trail becomes more level and natural. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding after lunch here continue working to Lukla.
Day 20: Flight from Lukla - KTM, After arriving back at the Kathmandu Domestic Airport we will return you to your hotel
Day 21: Today you will be free to spend the afternoon shopping, It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu : If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. Our staff will oversee your safe and timely arrival at the Tribhuvan International Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again!
Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek or tour you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodation) The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.
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- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van depends on group size.
- 4 night hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide and transport by private car / van depends on group size.
- Kathmandu to Jiri transport by Bus (Note: Private Car transport also available by adding extra cost).
- Lukla to Kathmandu One way Flight Ticket
- Everest National park trekking permit
- TIMS trekking permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Everest Trek.
- Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking.
- An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment( 1 porter for 2 person basis)
- Food, accommodation, salary, local tax, all trekking equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter.
- Above Himalaya’s duffle bag if necessary.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates and others)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu ranges from US $ 12- US$ 14 per day
- Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal ’s Airport in Kathmandu )
- International/Domestic Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
- Any kind of drinks, hot and cold, hot water, hot shower, alcoholic and soft drinks.
- Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Private Trip Departure everyday upon your request. But if you would like to join one of our Groups please see below our fixed group departure dates as per your requirement.Fixed Departure Trek 2012