Jiri to Everest Base Camp treks

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking

Jiri lies at an altitude of 1,905 meters (6,250 feet), is the easternmost terminus of the highway coming from Kathmandu. Daily bus service is available from Kathmandu, but 184 km ride takes 6 to 8 hours due to narrow, winding roads and checkpoints along the Araniko highway. The seasonable road is driven to Bandara, Shivalaya or up now a day. Jiri route trekking is not busy because of many climbers or trekkers use fly to Lukla. Trekking to entrances in Sagarmatha National park or Khumbu valley takes 6, 7 days.

Mount Everest; to the Nepalese it is simply called Sagarmatha, the "sky head", the Tibetans call Chomolungma or Jomolungma, “The Mother Goddess of the Earth”. One of the major goals to do trekking in Everest, the “Sherpa” were nomadic people who first settled in the Solukhumbu District (Khumbu), Nepal then gradually moved westward along salt trade routes. Their culture, history and their hospitality are interesting to visit trekking Everest area.

We follow an ancient salt route trek that drives to Jiri upon seasonable road Bhandara, will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu area at 3440m (11,300 feet). We will spend an extra night in Namche bazaar, next to the Tengboche monastery 3868m (12,887 feet), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Continues trekking is in Pongboche village, Dingboche and entry to Everest Base Camp. A non-technical climb of Kalapattar 5545m (18,450 feet) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagamartha (Mt. Everest), the Mother Goddess of the World 8848m (29,030 feet), Nuptse and Lhotse 8516m (27,560 feet).

A day long walk to Everest Base Camp over moving rocks and glaciers spending few hours is recommended because of there is not protect tea house or social hut. During the expedition season there are lots of tents may you can find coffee bar, bakery and internet. Either you can return the same way or cross the high passes Chola or Renjola and meet the trail in Namche Bazar. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu; transfer to Hotel, Overnight at hotel (B).

Day 02: Final preparation for trekking and half day sightseeing in KTM, Overnight at hotel (BB).

Trekking starting 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. 7-8 hours drives, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 04: Continues drive by local bus to Shivalaya 2 hours and trek to Bhandar, 3 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trek to Sate village 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek over Lamjura pass to Junbesi 8-9 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 07: Continue trek through Solu to Nunthala 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek to village of Khare-Khola 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek to Surkhe 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek to Phakding 5.30 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 11: Phakding trek to Namche (3440m), 5.30 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 12: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization (B/L/D).

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Tyangboche, (3860m), 5 hours (B/L/D).

Day 14: Tyangboche trek to Dingboche, (4350m), 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 15: Dingboche – Acclimatization (B/L/D).

Day 16: Dingboche trek to Lobuje (4925m), 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 17: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5170m) continues EBC (5370m)return to Gorakshep, 7/8 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 18: Gorakshep climb Kalapathar (5545m) and trek to Pongboche 6/7 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 19: Pongboche trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 20: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Trekking Ending

Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu by short flight, transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 22: Kathmandu – Own way journey or next trip (B).