Overview of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
“Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.” “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary. Regardless of the adventure, observers find the journey toward Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek very pleasing and choose a natural setting to retreat to when stressed.
According to conventional thinking, pleasure comes from realizing an interest and making a change. Himalayan life is based on change, which leads to feelings of happiness. We guide you to the first-ever route of the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, following your inner transcendent interest in being in the Himalayas full of history.
Prior to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, no one had ever used the route of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek while summiting Everest. It is the main reason for the trail to be called a traditional route which also involves a lot of up-and-down. The trekking route is highly suggested due to its contribution to locating the route to Everest. The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek route allows you to immerse in Sherpa communities and observe them from very near.
Discover the majestic Himalayas values of four 8000 m peaks Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse(8,576 m), Makalu (8,463), and Cho Oyu (8,201 m). Our guidance fully aims to assist you in your curiosity about recreation, joy, happiness, and ecstasy. This Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for seeking adventure, those curious about exploring the way of life, and observing the whole existence from a different perspective.
Before your trip, we must ensure that all paperwork and other preparations are made. We will also have a meet-up and pre-trip discussion with the trek guide in our office. You will be responsible for your own food and lodging in Kathmandu, since Kathmandu offers a variety of accommodation options from which you can select one of your interests. If you require assistance with that, we are always available.
On this day, we will drive to Bhandara. We will leave early as it is a long drive. The road is pitched initially, and then we will take the gravel road. The bus journey is a scenic one. You will come across terraced farm fields, jungles, and a few settlements.
Today after breakfast, we start our trek descending to Sete crossing the Linku River (1,580 m/5,183 ft). We then begin ascending Lamjura hill. We can find a monastery during the trip. During the trek, we can see various villages of Sherpa people. Sherpa culture is the most common culture in this place. You can observe their lifestyle and immerse them within it—overnight in Sete.
Today’s trek starts with the long ascending to Lamjura pass (3,530 m/11,579 ft). This pass is the highest point between Namche bazaar and Jiri. Again we will descend to reach Junbesi following the trial of Tragdobuk (2,860 m/9,381 ft). Junbesi is a beautiful village covered with the culture of the Sherpa people. Overnight in Junbesi.
Today, our trek starts with ascending to a ridge (3,080 m/10,102 ft). You can catch a small view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m/29,021 ft). The trial leads to Hospital, the district’s headquarters, and a small market in Salleri. We descend towards Ringmo Khola (2,650 m/8,692 ft) and start walking to reach Trakshindo Pass (3,071 m/10, 073 ft). After reaching Trakshindo Pass, we will descend to reach Nunthala (2,440 m/8,003 ft). Overnight in Nunthala.
Today our trial starts with descending to Dudh Koshi River and ascending again. On the way, we find villages of Sherpa culture people and pass through the forests to reach Bhupsa.
This day will be the final day before we join the trail of the famous Everest Base Camp Trek. The altitude will slowly start to rise as we climb a ridge that is situated at an altitude of about 2300.
We ascend from Surkhe and again climb to a final ridge. We again descend to reach Phakding that day.
Today we start our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through beautiful Khumbu village. Pine forests, the Dudh Koshi River, and the breathtaking scenery are just a few of our many tourist draws. We have now officially entered Sagarmatha National Park. This park preserves various species of floras and faunas. Namche Bazaar is probably one of the most significant towns in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today, we rest in Namche Bazaar to avoid high altitude problems. We can hike up early morning to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise view, which includes beautiful Mt. Lhotse (8516 m/27,932 ft), Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so on. You might also round up Namche Bazaar, which has a small and beautiful market. We will visit the Hillary and Sherpa Museum.
The trail descends from Khunde and through Khumjung with chortens forming a dramatic frame to a view of Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Kangtega (6685m.) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (Everest), Lhotse and Nuptse. You might have an opportunity on the route to stop by the historic gompa that is tucked away in a forest near Khumjung. You then descend through rhododendron and blue pine forests to the settlement of Trashinga before continuing to Phungithanga, 3,250m/10,663ft, with its prayer wheels, where you cross the Dudh Kosi. Finally, on a high saddle, you ascend through lovely forests to reach Thyangboche, the Khumbu region’s principal monastery.
The path descends through forests to Dingboche, where a visit to the charming little nunnery is highly recommended. More cottages and “mani” walls may be seen as the path meanders down the river valley between the woods. After passing a bridge over a beautiful gorge, the trail gradually climbs, offering breathtaking vistas of Ama Dablam in the distance. Lofty mountains encircle the picturesque settlement of Dingboche. Here, barley is produced in the summer at the highest altitude on the planet.
This morning you climb the mountain to a sizable Chorten above the settlement of Dingboche, and from there, it is a short hike onto a broad, green plateau. You can see Pheriche town in the valley down to your left and the peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse tower above you. As you go forward, you will reach Thukla.
Now that the scenery is untamed and rugged, it truly feels like you are in the mountains. You quickly arrive at the collection of homes at Lobuche by following the creek (frequently frozen) at one side of the moraine. This somewhat desolate area was formerly a yak-grazing village that was only occupied in the summer. From here, one may see a gorgeous sunset over Nuptse. It is worthwhile to cross the moraine to see the glacier-covered moraine behind the moraine.
After leaving Lobuche, you go over tangled moraine and fractured rock as you proceed northeast along the Khumbu Glacier’s flank. You traverse the moraine in a series of vigorous ascents and descents before going to Gorak Shep; it’s enjoyable. We will finally reach Gorakshep, the townsite closest to Everest Base Camp.
You will be in the best location at Gorak Shep to climb Kala Pattar in the early evening. Although not far, it is a challenging ascent that takes around two to three hours. Great views of Everest, the Himalayan giants Pumori (7,145m), Changtse (4,501m), Nuptse, Lhotse, and countless other needles and snow-fluted ridges, may be had from the summit of Kala Pattar.
Today we start our trek to base camp. We can feel the cold wind as we will begin our trek early morning today. After reaching base camp, you can observe the breathtaking views of eight thousand-meter mountains. After attending the majestic scenery, we will start our journey back to Pheriche.
We return to Namche Bazar today. In today’s trek, we must go through various uphill and downhill and through the forest of diverse floras and faunas. On this route, you can enjoy the views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, and various other mountains.
Today we will take mostly descent whole day to reach Lukla. We can enjoy the view and sound of the Dudh Koshi River during our trek. We pass through a few monasteries and bridges to get to Lukla. Today is the last day of our trek so you can enjoy the last moment of you in the mountains today.
Be assured that our employees in Kathmandu and Lukla will do their power to minimize any discomfort if flights into Lukla are occasionally delayed owing to weather conditions, whether in windy Lukla or fog-bound Kathmandu. It is best to schedule a few extra days because you may experience delays, putting you at risk of missing your international flight. If you have enough time, you can walk down the same trail and drive back to Kathmandu.
Please Note: Sometimes, due to last-minute changes in government rules, airline schedules, or in the case of natural calamities like floods, landslides, etc., a few changes in the itinerary may happen.
- KTM-Lukla-KTM domestic flights
- Bus Fare during the trek
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, Sagarmatha National Conservation Area trekking permit, and Gauri Shankar Conservational Area Permit
- Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 18 days
- One porter for two for trekking for 17 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter).
- Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 17 nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary.
- Staff insurance
- 18 x set breakfast, 18 x set lunch and 17 x set dinner while on the trek
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
- General first aid medicine kit.
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffle bag during the trek
- Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Personnel expenses of any kind
- Excess baggage cost during your Lukla flight
- Any Travel Insurance
- Any additional expenses incurred as a result of natural disasters and unforeseen events which might cause a change in itinerary
- Tips for any staff and guide
- Costs associated with evacuations due to illness, accidents, or other natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, floods, etc.
- Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
Special Group Discount Price
|1 Person||US$ 1696 Per Person|
|2 People||US$ 1330 Per Person|
|3 People||US$ 1236 Per Person|
|4-6 People||US$ 1202 Per Person|
|7-9 People||US$ 1171 Per Person|
|10-12 People||US$ 1167 Per Person|
|Over 12 People||US$ 1156 Per Person|
Essential Information - Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map
Are you wondering about the map of the Jiri to EBC trek? The map of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek can be accessed by clicking on the infographic image below. The below map is only for the idea, not to scale. This infographic image shows the main stop along the way and their respective altitudes.
The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is 20 days long and begins with a rocky bus ride to Bhandara. Your trek begins from Bhandar and ahead to Nunthala, Paiya, Phakding, Tengboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and finally to base camp. On the map, you will also see the extension route in the Everest region. You are using the same path to return to Lukla. But, we can also use another extension route or Lukla flight upon your interest.
Is the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek difficult?
The hike is attainable for everyone as no technical climbing is involved, and no prior climbing knowledge is necessary. But particularly in comparison to our Everest Base Camp Trek and other treks in the Nepal Himalayas, Jiri to EBC trek is challenging and lengthy. The trip is a little tricky due to the factors mentioned above.
More specifically, the trek lasts almost three weeks, during which time you may expect to hike for 6-7 hours per day across the Himalayas. You might indulge in mild workouts if you wish to increase your strength for your trip to the Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri. Other than that, if you are physically fit and enjoy walking, the journey is worthwhile.
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
If you are planning on taking the Jiri to the Everest Base Camp Trek route, you will need three permits, explained below:
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
The Khumbu Municipality entrance permit is one of the first permits you will require before beginning your trek. It is issued by the local government, which is necessary for you to enter the Khumbu Region. To enter the region, you must prove that you are not a threat to the Khumbu region’s inhabitants.
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
Sagarmatha National Park is protected and regarded as one of the nation’s treasures. The flora, fauna, and wild animals are all under the protection of the national park. To enter the area, we must obtain a permit known as a Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) Permit.
SNP licenses are issued by the national park committee directly, under the direction of the Nepali government. The government utilizes the fees for the perseverance of flora, fauna, and animals inside the national park.
Gauri Shankar Conservational Area Permit (GSCAP)
Gauri Shankar Conservational Area Permit (GSCAP) is the additional permit you should get if you follow the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trail. The trail leads you through the Gaurishankar Conservation Area, a protected area where you should obtain permits.
For more info, visit: Trekking Route and Permit Fee
Note: Jiri EBC trek permits must be paid for in Nepali rupees, just like all other permits, and are not extended past the visa expiration date. Additionally, please bring 8-10 passport-size photographs, which you will be asked for while making several government documents.
Accommodation on Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
The hotels are relatively simple, and the rooms are furnished with twin beds. Your Jiri Everest Base Camp trek stay will be a mix of a guest house, a restaurant, and a social gathering place. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except high-altitude ones, which will only have dorms.
An ample dining space is warmed by the Bukhara heater (an iron cylinder with a chimney duct in which a log fire is lit). Unless the village has hydroelectric power, the rooms usually have no electric lighting. Solar lighting is generally used in the dining room.
Most teahouses provide electricity for charging limited devices like mobile and cameras, for which there may be a small fee.
Best season to trek Jiri to EBC
The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek best season will be similar to the Everest trek via other routes. Usually, the decent season to trek is February – May and September – October. The climate is critical and plays an important role; situations are generally steady and likely to be smooth and dry.
Besides the months mentioned above, it is more likely to be highly wet during monsoon summer. But a Jiri Everest Base Camp trek in winter is possible, but there is a high chance of the route getting obstructed by snow, so it’s not recommended.
Related Article: Everest Base Camp Weather
Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization of Jiri EBC Trek
Our itinerary is designed to allow for proper acclimatization to the ha higher altitudes. The initial week of trekking to Lukla includes a few days of ascent and descent so that you are adequately acclimatized by arriving in Lukla.
Because altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, we still recommend that you educate yourself on the illness and its signs before the beginning of the trek.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Packing Suggestions
Please suitably pack your baggage for the porter (for two of you, 15 KG each baggage is allowed for a porter). You will put the rest of your luggage at the hotel. Below, here is a loosely instructed EBC Trek packing list that might assist you in your packing plan:
- Appropriate clothing (3 sets)
- Woolen sweater or jacket
- Thermal inner wear
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Sandal and scarf
- Thick woolen gloves
- Waterproof gloves
- Sport Sandals
- Woolen socks (2 pairs)
- Waterproof (not water-resistant) shoes with a good tread/grip
- Rain-proof pants and jacket with hood
- A lock for the duffle bag
- Backpack with waterproof cover
- Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0°C (1 – optional)
- Down jacket with hood
- Camera (optional) (video camera is not permitted by authority)
Other essential items:
- Personal clothing
- Small thermos for hot beverages
- Water bottle (1 liter)
- Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
- Castor oil (50 ml) to lubricate the nostrils at high altitude
- Ziplock bags for clothing
- Quick-dry Towel (not a regular one)
- Toilet paper
- Wet wipes
- Snacks – chocolates, biscuits, nuts, etc.
- Hand sanitizer
- Powerful flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
Communication in Jiri EBC Trek
The trekking route takes you through a variety of landscapes. Even in this day and age of cutting-edge information and communication technologies (ICT), approaching the development in the remote Everest region poses a challenge. One reason for this is that technologies in remote Everest are still not being developed properly. Because communication is essential in such an environment, a guide may have a mobile phone that can connect you with others. Though it is not as reliable as it is in urban areas, Wi-Fi may be available in some locations on this route.
Most asked questions
FAQs about Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
The highest point while doing Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.). From this point, you can see a variety of notable peaks, including Everest, Nuptse, and others. The unique viewpoint is located on the south ridge of Pumori above Gorakshep.
The precise times are entirely dependent on your walking speed. But generally, the daily trek is between 6-8 hours with lunch breaks. You don’t need to walk during acclimatization day.
A moderate to challenging journey, the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is appropriate for those in good physical shape. The Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is open to trekkers of all skill levels.
We request you simply engage yourself in basic workouts, jogging, breathing exercises, or swimming. Beginners will be terrified of long days of walking on rough trails. You will be prepared for the walk if you are well-equipped to deal with this fear. Taking care of your body and mind will offer you the assurance you need to have a stress-free journey.
An entry permit is compulsory if you travel for any reason in the Everest region. And, for
For the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek permit, you will need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Sagarmatha National Park, and Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Entry Pass.
A TIMS card was once required for the Everest expedition. However, the current rule has replaced it with the permit system. Your safety as you enter the protected zones is directly tied to the permit. It guarantees your safety while hiking in those places, and the money you pay is also used to improve the environment and make it more welcoming to tourists.
You can extend or reduce the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. For that, we provide a customized package where you are free to explore your choices and develop, reduce or redesign them upon our guidance.
Additionally, the itinerary we have is one of the best itineraries designed by an expert, so there may not be a choice to reduce the days if you are a beginner in high altitudes. Reduced time for acclimatization to a change in climate, humidity, or pH could result in high altitude sickness and other issues. To compensate for the reduced oxygen saturation in blood at high elevations, your body must have time to generate additional red blood cells.
However, we offer excellent alternate options to extend the days and customize your program to meet your needs if you want to spend more time in the Himalayas. Feel free to get in touch with us, and our team will work with you to create the perfect package for your needs.
If you purchase the package from a trekking service, you must travel with a guide for safety purposes. If you are with a guide, they will always provide you with a better option in selecting the accommodation and food. Additionally, they will support you during your entire walk and assist with permits, domestic flights, and porters.
Also, your guide will help if any altitude sickness symptoms occur on the trail. They will be familiar with such high altitudes and wildlife and will assist you in learning at your every step. They also provide detailed information about Jiri’s primary culture, dress, history, and tradition to base camp.
Taking a guide for this trek is not compulsory; you can trek alone if you come individually, but your walk will be hassle-free if there is a guide.
The battery will fast drain if it is in a cold environment. Consequently, you should charge your cell phone more frequently. You can recharge the battery in the lodge where you spend your night. The lodge is powered by solar energy, so they will charge you an extra fee.
You can also bring a replacement battery or a portable power bank as a backup. It is essential to have extra batteries on hand in case of power outages or low voltage.
As traveling through high-altitude zones, it is essential to analyze your health and fitness. It ensures all of the trekkers have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Sure, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek can be made with your family and kids. If your kid fit in term of both mental and physical, then this trek is for them. But your children should be able to walk for 8 to 6 to 7 hours in the high mountains.
Prepare your kids with simple exercises or workouts for at least one month to prepare for this trek. Also, give attention to breathing exercises too. Avoid or consume less junk food and include a balanced diet in your daily routine food. But we will not advise bringing the children below 12 for high altitude walking.
Even though the flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are usually reliable, adverse weather may cause them to be delayed for the entire day. To be safe, we advise you to plan for a few extra spare days in Nepal.
We will rebook your flight for the next day if your flight to Kathmandu is delayed. We might potentially be able to offer a privately chartered helicopter as an alternative. Our best efforts will be made to help you set up a flying service. As an agent, we will make every effort to coordinate with airlines to ensure you have a comfortable trip.
Upon request, you might be able to reserve a helicopter. If you choose this option, keep in mind that the cost of the helicopter ride for you and your guide is not included in the package. Extra accommodations and food are not included if you decide to remain overnight to catch a flight the next day. We can arrange for you and wait for the next day’s departure.
Before even beginning the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, we already imposed complete payments on several costs, including permits, taxes, and others. Please know that even if you decide not to complete the entire journey, we must still fully compensate our guides and porters for the work they have committed. Refunding customers for any reason is highly challenging for us.
Sometimes hikers finish their journey sooner than expected or decide to terminate it early for personal or health reasons. We regret that there are no refunds available for any unused portions of the hiking. This also depends on the circumstances, but we request you not to expect any refund for the above reasons.
We highly suggest you engage in physical activities three months before the trip to prepare yourself for Jiri EBC Trek physically and mentally. Additionally, we offer the Soldhunga Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a very tiny preview of what to expect on your main journey.
We request you ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time extra few days or a week after the trek, we can also put one of the following quick relaxation trips. Feel free to pick the one you think will best suit your interests.
- Chitwan Safari
All of these additional vacation days were planned with the idea that you would want to relax after a challenging and long trek rather than go on hiking again. If you have any preferred alternatives to these locations, please let us know.
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