Jiri Everest base camp trek is the most traditional trekking trail of Everest region. From historical point of view also Classic Everest Trekking is famous.
Jiri Everest base camp trek is the most traditional trekking trail of Everest region. Consequently, this is the same route which was used by the early expedition teams to climb Everest from Nepal by Sir Edmund Hilary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal, the first successful climbers of Mount Everest went through this trail to climb Mount Everest.
Jiri Everest base camp trek begins from Jiri after six hours tranquility of the hills and scenic drive from Kathmandu by private vehicle. Most of all, the Jiri Bazaar(1905m) is more attractive and a number of teahouse and shops provides a good service for trekkers. Also, we recommend you to visit cheese factory project in Jiri.
The Jiri Everest base camp trek commences from Jiri following the old renown trail to Shivalaya. After few minutes walk, you will cross a stream the trail up to the hill Bharkur. From Bharkur the trail continues to assent to the Patashe Danda(2400m/7872ft). While the trail continues to descend Yelung Khola and Dovan you can view on Shivalaya hillside into the Khumti Jhola valley. The trail passes through the beautiful village of Bhandar, Set, Junbeshi, Nunthala, Bupsa, Ghat. After you come to Ghat, you’ll follow the currently popular route from Lukla. Finally, you’ll visit delightful Sherpa villages, where you’ll meet the friendly people and soak up the colors, sights, and sounds of village life as well as the spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism so prevalent in the Himalayas.
The last destination of Jiri Everest base camp trek is Kalapathar (5545m/18187ft) and Everest Base Camp. And the period of Classic Everest Trekking is a little bit longer. In this trekking, you will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor. Furthermore, the prominent mountains to be sighted during trekking are Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Twache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Everest.
After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Since, we would be travelling on the mountain roads, it takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Jiri. From Jiri, we continue driving to Bhandar, our trek start point. Although still a single lane road, the road conditions have improved a lot nowadays than what it used to be till some years ago. Enjoy the views of Kosi River and panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. Overnight at Bhandar. in Mountain lodge.
Descend the trail from Bhandara through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. Climb through the forests winding down to the Surma Khola. Continue to Likhu Khola Valley. Climb the ridge making up to the small settlement of Kenja. Another steep ascent to Chimbu and continuing further we finally reach Sete. Overnight at Sete in Mountain lodge.
An uphill climb to Lamjura La 3500m/11480ft through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. Pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3500 meters, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green mountains. Descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. Spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants. Overnight at Junbesi in Mountain lodge.
From Nuntala you will cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb up the forest slope and after an hour’s trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains appears before our eyes. The mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on this trek, although the lower peaks look closer and higher than the distant 8,000er mountains. Continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. Ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. After another hour’s descent through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally arrive at Nuntala. Overnight at Nuntala in Mountain lodge.
Descend down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River. We follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu. Cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. Climb the trail eastward to reach Kharikhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb finally takes us to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa in Mountain lodge.
The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uhill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke.
From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Ghat. Overnight stay at Ghat in the mountain lodge.
Your trekking starts after breakfast at the mountain lodge. You cross the long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740 m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delightf to see Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is getaway of the Everest base camp trekking. Enjoy staying two nights here. O/n at the mountain lodge.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, Bakery and shopping. After the breakfast 1.5 hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m/12726ft). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m/29029ft), Lhotse(8516m/27932ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft), Thamserku(6618m/21707ft) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half an hour to the Khumjung village (3700m/12136ft), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.
Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m/21707ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). Also, you can see Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft) and other world high mountains. On the way, you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. The trail contour through the yak pasture land until Kyangjuma (3550m/11644ft). From Kyangjuma the trail goes all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. The magnificent view of Kangtega (6783m/22248ft) right side of the trail. Two and half hour walking you will arrive at Tengboche(3860m/12660ft). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is open for the visit after four o’clock in the afternoon. Visiting Tengboche Monastery is an exciting part of your journey. At evening you will be able to see an exciting sunset on the top of the word and other high mountains. O/n at the mountain lodge.
From Tengboche trail moves down towards Deboche(3820m/12529ft).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is the very rare wild animal. After crossing an iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). May be you can enjoy taking photos of your backup with Ama Dablam. Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(3930m/12890ft).Have a tea and coffee and few minute relaxation at Pangboche. Trek to Share (4110m/13480ft).Have a Lunch here. After the lunch, you walk around two hours and arrive at Dingboche Village (4410m/14464ft). O/n at mountain lodge
Rest day at Dingboche. After the breakfast with light snake and small day bag you may hike to Chhukung village. The trail follows with river all the way to Chukung village. The river is originated from glacier lake Imja .On the way you see Yak Kharka with wide grassland area. The Chukung valley is surrounding by magnificent high mountains and Glacier Lakes. From this valley you can see Island Peak (6189m/20299ft), Amphulapche(5663m/18574ft), Lhotse Shar(8382m/27492ft) and Lhotse(8516m/27932ft).Have a Lunch in Chukung Village. After lunch return to Dingboche. 7h walking. O/n at mountain lodge
Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here you can see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m/27758ft). Tea break in Dughla(4620m/15153ft). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half and hour climb you arrive to Dughla Pass (4830m/15842ft). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m/16104ft). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m/25793ft). 5 hrs walking. O/n at mountain lodge.
From Lobuche(4,920m/16137ft). three hour walk to the Gorkhashep (5,140m/16859ft). This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree celsius. In the beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch start to climb
After Lunch day hike to the Mount Everest Base Camp at 5364m/17594ft. The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Spend half an hour there take photos for your memory. Then return to Gorak Shep and have a lunch. After lunch back to the Pheruche via Lobuche(4910m/16104ft). 10hrs walking. O/n at mountain lodge
Early morning start climb towards to the Kalapatter (5555m/18220ft). After nearly three hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. Here you can see people sharing exciting moments each other. From here you also can see Everest base camp just below. Then return to Gorak Shep and have a lunch. After lunch back to the Pheruche via Lobuche(4910m/16104ft). 10hrs walking. O/n at mountain lodge
You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.