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Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

19 Days, Adventure
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5550m, Kalapather
Activities
  • 1 Day Drive
  • 17 days trek
  • 1 Day 35 minutes flight
Best Season
  • March to May
  • September to November
Meals
  • 19 Breakfast
  • 18 Lunchs
  • 18 Dinner
Accommodation
  • 18 Nights at Lodge
Transportation
  • Private car, Jeep, public bus

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 1699 1549

Per Person

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We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 1549
5-9 1599
2-4 1649

Overview

Jiri EBC trek encompasses the classic trail that begins from Jiri village also known as the “Switzerland of Nepal” or Shivalaya. This trail gives out a classic trekking vibe of trekking the Everest region venturing through the trail taken by the pioneer mountaineers of Everest region. Before the airstrip at Lukla was built, Jiri was the starting point of the trek for all those embarking on Everest region adventures. This trail still remains till this day and is considered as intriguing if not better than the EBC trek from Lukla.

Trip Highlights

  • Deurali , Nice valley view and Himalayas
  • Lamjura Pass , Highest pass below Lukla
  • Namche Bazar, Sherpa Capital
  • Syangboche, Best View point Mt. Everest and other Himalayas view.
  • Tengboche, Biggest Monastery in Khumbu region and Mt. Everest
  • Everest Base Camp, Close view of Khumbu Icefall
  • Kalapather , Close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayas
  • Lukla , Gate way to Everest region

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Details

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek presents a unique journey compared to other routes, beginning amidst the traditional Nepalese rural villages of the Dolakha region and culminating at the base of Sagarmatha. Jiri, nestled in the lush forests and lower pastures of eastern Nepal, serves as the starting point. It was a vital stop for trekkers before the advent of Lukla airport and gained prominence after being traversed by the first Everest conquerors, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1953.

The Jiri to Everest trek stands out due to its initial path through tropical forests and hills, unlike the more commonly taken route starting at Lukla. While the latter part of the journey remains consistent, it's the trail leading up to Lukla that distinguishes this trek from the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek.

This 19-day Himalayan adventure offers an authentic rural Nepalese experience, navigating rugged paths and ascending to the peak of Kalapathhar at 5555 meters. If you crave an immersive countryside experience, away from the tourist crowds, complete with stays in typical Nepalese homes, this trek is sure to fulfill your desires.


Jiri EBC Trek Route


The traditional Everest trek typically starts from Lukla, winding through Sherpa villages in high-altitude landscapes en route to Everest Base Camp (EBC). However, the Jiri to Everest Trek distinguishes itself by commencing from the historically significant town of Jiri, bypassing the Kathmandu-Lukla flight. Along the Jiri-Lukla route, trekkers encounter small villages primarily inhabited by Tamang, Jerel, Rai, Brahmin, and Chhetris, Sherpa offering insights into typical Hindu and Nepalese Buddhist practices.

Geographically, the Jiri-Lukla stretch traverses high hills cloaked in dense tropical forests, intersected by rugged Himalayan terrain. Along this path, trekkers ascend to the breathtaking Lamjura-La Pass (3530m), where panoramic vistas of valleys below and towering rocky peaks above unfold. Continuing onward, the journey passes through charming hamlets such as Changma, Kinja, Junbesi, Takshindo, and Kharikhola, culminating in the arrival at Lukla.

The journey from Lukla to Everest Base Camp follows the renowned trail through small Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region, offering a rich blend of culture, geography, people, lifestyle, religion, and local festivals. Beginning from Lukla, the route traces the Dudh Koshi River basin, passing through charming settlements like Phakding and Monjo before reaching Namche Bazaar. Upon entering Monjo, trekkers enter the sacred grounds of Sagarmatha National Park, a cherished jewel of the Everest region. Namche Bazaar, nestled along the ridge base of the hill, serves as the bustling commercial center of the area, offering stunning views of Mount Thamserkhu.

From Namche, the trail ascends towards the iconic village of Tengboche, home to the largest monastery in the Sagarmatha region. Along the journey, trekkers are treated to breathtaking vistas of Everest, as well as other majestic peaks such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Kangtega. Beyond Tengboche, the landscape becomes more barren, leading to sparsely populated villages like Dingboche, Pheriche, and Gorakshep, culminating at the base of Everest.

Everest Base Camp is a spacious area located right beneath the three gigantic massifs: Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse and Mt.Nuptse. The surface landmass of this area is filled with glacial moraines, deposits from Khumbu icefall and huge rock boulders. Climbers endeavoring for the summit of Mt.Everest create a campsite at this space, hence the name. You will have a entirely different experience upon reaching this space and it creates a sense of another kind of aura.

In addition to the trek to Everest Base Camp, trekkers have the option to take a detour from Pangboche to visit the Ama Dablam Base Camp, extending their itinerary by a day. There are numerous other points of interest along the Everest trek, and travelers are encouraged to consult with their trekking agents for additional add-ons to enhance their experience.

You will retrace your trekking trail back from Everest Base camp to reside at Gorak Shep for the night. From Gorakshep a trail originates towards Kala Patthar, a popular view point measuring 5545 meters from the sea level. You will have a panoramic view of Everest vista from the top and it is definitely worthwhile. From Kalapathhar, you will descend down to the original pathway of the trail and head towards Lukla via the same trail. Upon reaching Lukla, you will board a flight which will fly to Kathmandu, bringing an end to your Everest Base Camp adventure from Jiri.

Outline

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Shivalaya,

Day 02:Trek Shivalaya - Bhandar

Day 03: Trek Bhandar to Sete

Day 04: Trek Sete - Lamjura Pass - Junbensi

Day 05: Trek Junbensi - Nunthala

Day 06: Trek Nunthala -Kharikhola

Day 07: Trek Kharikhola - Surkhe

Day 08: Trek Surkhe to Phakding

Day 09: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazar

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Day 11: Trek Namche Bazar - Tengboche

Day 12: Trek Tengboche - Dingboche

Day 13 : Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 14: Trek Dingboche - Lobuche

Day 15 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and Hike to Everest Base Camp

Day 16: Hike to Kalapather for close view Mt. Everest and trek back to Pheriche

Day 17: Trek Pheriche - Namche Bazar

Day 18: Trek Namche Bazar - Lukla

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu

Travel Map
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Map
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Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area, Sagarmatha National park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee.
  • One English speaking government certificate holder trekking guide and Trekkers 2:1 porter.
  • Hotel to Bus Park by car and Local bus to Shivalaya.
  • One way flight tickets Lukla to Kathmandu with Airport departure tax.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guide's; porter's food, lodge, flight, insurance, equipment, salary etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to minimize high risk.
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple etc.
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include emergency rescue.
  • All the drinks like tea, coffee, Coke, Fanta, mineral water, boiled water, hot shower, battery charge etc.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

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Essential Infos

Best time for this trek

Nepal experiences four distinct seasons: Autumn (September-November), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), and Winter (December-February). The climate is generally mild, with occasional rain showers occurring throughout the region.

Many consider Autumn and Spring to be the optimal seasons for trekking from Jiri to Everest. During these periods, from September to November and March to May respectively, the weather is typically clear, offering uninterrupted views of the Himalayan mountains. In Autumn, temperatures in the higher Himalayas range from approximately 19.5°C to -14°C, while in Spring, temperatures range from around 24°C to -13°C. These relatively moderate temperature variations make Autumn and Spring the ideal times for venturing on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek.


Permits

Like other treks to Everest, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route necessitates acquiring three distinct permits.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Additionally, traversing via Jiri involves accessing the Gaurishankar Conservation Area, requiring an additional separate permit.

​Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation throughout the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp primarily consists of teahouses, resembling mountain lodges found in the Alps. While Jiri offers standard tourist hotels, the rest of the trail features these wooden homes. These teahouses, typical of Nepalese architecture, are constructed from materials like clay, wood, stones, with zinc or tin roofs.

Along the trek, teahouses provide basic lodging amenities, typically with twin beds in each room. Some offer attached bathrooms, although availability may vary. Power outlets are available for charging electronic devices, and hot showers are offered at an additional cost.

Food options at teahouses include Nepalese staples like Dal Bhaat, comprising rice, lentil soup, vegetable curry, and pickle. Breakfast options range from bread and curry to locally made items like tea and coffee. Western dishes such as pasta, fries, spaghetti, noodles, and soups are also available. For special meal requests, it's advisable to consult your trekking agent.


​Distance and Duration of EBC trek from Jiri

The distance from Jiri to the base of Everest covers a total of 184.5 kilometers one way. The initial part of the trek is relatively easy, winding through charming villages and lush tropical forests. Along the way, you'll pass terraced farms, rice fields, and dense forests until you reach Phakding. From there, the trail ascends with switchback climbs leading to Namche, then onwards to Tengboche, Dingboche, and ultimately to Everest Base Camp. The total duration of EBC trek via Jiri is 19 days which begins and ends from Kathmandu. For 17 days, you trek to Everest base camp starting from Jiri and return back to Kathmandu taking a flight from Lukla.


Cost of EBC trek from Jiri

The cost of this package varies depending on your specific requirements. Accommodation and food expenses during the trek remain relatively consistent, but there is a range of options available for your stay in Kathmandu. You can opt for budget hostels, high-end hotels, or star-rated accommodations. Additionally, the flight fare for the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu route fluctuates, affecting overall costs. The trek price itself is a variable factor in this trip. For detailed pricing information, please send us an email with your intended travel dates and Himalaya trip will provide the best rates you can get in the market.


Do You Have A Packing List For The Trek ?

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip bal
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items,cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

What Kind Of Foods Do We Expect During The Trek ?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not hygienic.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item hasbrown potato, toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.


When Is The Best Time To Do This Trek?

We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Jiri Everest Base Camp trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy. There is chances to cancel the flight. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.


Frequently Asked Questions

You will see Everest and other Himalayas view when you fly to Lukla but not from the Lukla airport.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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