Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri - 21 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 21 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Mixed Culture, Sherpa Culture, Thakali Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri is an alternative opportunity to go all the way to Everest base camp for those seeking to hike more potentially and spend comparatively more time with nature and to walk on the authentic trail rather than taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Throughout our 20 days of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri, we chase the classic EBC route which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa went through during the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953.  

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri is a once in a lifetime opportunity with excess time to acclimatize, explore the lifestyle and culture of Sherpa, and obviously soak deeply with the magnificent vistas of the world’s highest Himalayan peaks including the top of the world, Mount Everest.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel, Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath temple
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the Trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Bhandara(2,190m/7,185ft)
    • Duration :10-11hrs Drive (254Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Dolalghat
      • Charikot
      • Jiri Bazaar
      • Shivalaya
      • Bhandara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive via Lamosangu-Ramechhap Highway
      • Off-road Drive

     

  • Day 4 Bhandara – Sete(2,575m/8,450ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (10-11Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :560m/1,840ft
    • Ascend :945m/3,100ft
    • Location :
      • Bhandara
      • Kinja
      • Sete
    • Highlights :
      • Likhu River
      • Small Settlements
      • Steel Bridge
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Dense Forest
      • Terraced Cultivation Fields
      • Lush Greenery
      • Diverse Landscape
      • Long and Uphill Climb
      • A steep descent from the height of a ridge summit to the village of Sete
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Marvellous View of Surrounding Landscape

     

  • Day 5 Sete – Junbesi(2,670m/8,760ft) via Lamjura La Pass(3,530m/11,585ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs walk (13-14Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :959m/3,265ft
    • Descend :860m/2,825ft
    • Location :
      • Sete
      • Dakachu(Dagchu)
      • Goyam
      • Lamjura La Pass
      • Taktor
      • Junbesi
    • Highlights :
      • Lamjura La Pass
      • Settlements of Dagchu and Goyam
      • Ponds
      • Mani Wall
      • Gradual Climb Up
      • Scattered Farm Houses
      • Beautiful Rhododendron Forests
      • Beautiful Scenery Surrounding Landscapes
      • Green and Lush Hills
      • Winding Trail
      • Thaktop Gompa
      • Hilary School

     

  • Day 6 Day Hike to Thupten Choling(3,048m/10,000ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :378m/1,240ft
    • Descend :378m/1,240ft
    • Location :
      • Junbesi
      • Thupten Choling
      • Junbesi
    • Highlights :
      • Thupten Choling – Large Buddhist Monastery(14 Times Reincarnation of Monk)
      • Buddhism School
      • Ornate Wall Hangings
      • Heritages Related to Buddhism
      • Traditional Art Centre
      • Tibetan Refugee Settlement Area
      • Power Plants and the Diverse Vegetation
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Cultivations Fields including Apple Farm

     

  • Day 7 Junbesi – Nunthala(2,330m/7,645ft)
    • Duration :6hrs walk (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :396m/1,300ft
    • Descend :741m/2,432ft
    • Location :
      • Junbesi
      • Namuche
      • Phurtang
      • Sailung
      • Ringmu
      • Taksindu
      • Nunthala
    • Highlights :
      • Wooden Bridges
      • Suspension Bridges
      • View of Everest
      • Thamerku and Mera Peak prior to Phurteng
      • Trail Junction
      • Uphill Climb
      • Hydro Power Prayer Wheels
      • Pine Forests
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Exciting and Enriching Trekking Section
      • Cheese Factory
      • Streams
      • Monasteries

     

  • Day 8 Nunthala – Bupsa(2,360m/7,645ft)
    • Duration :6hrs walk (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :830m/2,725ft
    • Ascend :860m/2,825ft
    • Location :
      • Nunthala
      • Dudh Koshi River
      • Jubhing
      • Khari Khola
      • Bupsa
    • Highlights :
      • Steep Descent
      • Dudh Koshi River Bridge
      • Settlement of Jubling – the Rai Village
      • Viewpoint of Khumbila
      • Dense Forests and Terraced Fields
      • Steep Climb
      • Changing Landscape
      • Smaller Settlements
      • Unique Cultures
      • Kharikhola – Village of Mani Wall
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Mani Stones
      • Prayer Flags
      • Hydro Power Prayer Wheels 


       

     

  • Day 9 Bupsa – Chheplung(2,700m/8,858ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (14-15Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :585m/1,920ft
    • Ascend :655m/2,150ft
    • Location :
      • Bupsa
      • Paiya(Chutok)
      • Pakhepani
      • Surke
      • Chauri Kharka
      • Chheplung
         
    • Highlights :
      • Crossing Bridges
      • Gradual Climb
      • Slippery Trail
      • Serpentine Path
      • Cross Couple of Streams
      • Forests of Oak, Pine, Bamboo and Birch
      • Trail Junction
      • Smaller Settlements
      • Torrential Dudh Koshi River

     

  • Day 10 Chheplung – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (12-13 Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :740m/2,430ft
    • Location :
      • Chheplung
      • Phakding
      • Monjo
      • Jorsale
      • Namche Bazar
    • Highlights :
      • UNESCO World Heritage
      • Sagarmatha National Park Permit Entry Point
      • High Suspension Bridges
      • Himalayas View
      • Sherpa Culture
      • Prayer Flags
      • Mani Wall
      • Mani Stone
      • Busy Trail

     

  • Day 11 Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :190m/623ft
    • Ascend : 620m/2,034ft
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazar
      • Sanasa
      • Phunki Tenga
      • Tengboche
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • View of Ama Dablam
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Tengboche Monastery
      • Meditation
      • Peace Prayer
      • Everest View

     

  • Day 12 Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft)
    • Duration :7hrs walk (12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :130m/426ft
    • Ascend :660m/2,165ft
    • Location :
      • Tengboche
      • Debohe
      • Pangboche
      • Syomari
      • Orsho
      • Dingboche
    • Highlights :
      • High altitude Walk
      • Mt. Ama Dablam View
      • Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle of Locals
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Walk up to tree level 

     

  • Day 13 Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day
    • Duration :4hrs walk (5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :330m/1,082ft
    • Descend :330m/1,082ft
    • Location :
      • Dingboche
      • Nangkartshang Gumba
      • Dngbuche Ri
      • Dingboche
    • Highlights :
      • Day Hike to Dingboche Ri
      • Ama Dablam Pyramid View
      • Snow Bowl View
      • Rest and Relax
      • Prepare for next day hike

     

  • Day 14 Dingboche -Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (11-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Dingboche
      • Thokla
      • Thokla Pass
      • Lobuche
    • Highlights :
      • High Altitude Walk
      • Glacier Walk
      • Mountain Scenarios
      • Panoramic View of Mountains
      • Mt. Pumari View
      • Chola Tse
      • Yaks

     

  • Day 15 Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep
    • Duration :8-9hrs walk (15-16Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :440m/1,443ft
    • Location :
      • Lobuche
      • Gorak Shep
      • Everest Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • High Altitude Walk
      • World’s Highest Lodge
      • Glacier Walk
      • Mt. Pumari View, Lhotse View, Nuptse View and many other peaks
      • Everest Base Camp
      • Top of the World
      • Yaks

     

  • Day 16 Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)- Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :365m/1,197ft
    • Descend :1,265m/4,150ft
    • Location :
      • Gorak Shep
      • Lobuche
      • Dughla(Thokla)
      • Pheriche
    • Highlights :
      • One of the nearest viewpoint of Everest
      • Kala Patthar
      • Sunrise View
      • Glacier View
      • Massive Mountain View
      • Yaks
      • Adventure and Excitement 

     

  • Day 17 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,280 ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (14-16Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :800m/2,624ft
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Location :
      • Pheriche
      • Sanasa
      • Pangboche
      • Tengboche
      • Phunki Tenga
      • Namche Bazaar
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • View of Ama Dablam
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Tengboche Monastery
      • Everest View

     

  • Day 18 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :600m/1,968ft
    • Ascend :210m/688ft
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazaar
      • Jorsale
      • Monjo
      • Phakding
      • Lukla
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Various High Suspension Bridges
      • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
      • Kawande Mountain View
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Last Everest View
      • Prayer Flags

     

  • Day 19 Lukla - Kathmandu
    • Duration :35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Note :It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here
    • Location :
      • Lukla
      • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Kathmandu Valley View

     

  • Day 20 Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

     

  • Day 21 Final Departure
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs: Kathmandu to Bhandar on private vehicle and domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide and Assistant Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Tax, and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend) with Breakfast (including Tea, Coffee, and Hot water)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Transportation costs: Kathmandu to Bhandar on private vehicle and domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide and Assistant Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Tax, and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses like the hot shower, internet bills, telephone charges, laundry, donation, electronic devices charges, etc.
  • All alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tip for guides and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Food during the trek except for Breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Emergency Evacuation cost
  • All personal expenses like the hot shower, internet bills, telephone charges, laundry, donation, electronic devices charges, etc.
  • All alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tip for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 21 days Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts or thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants

FEET

Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

Gloves
Creams

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

 

Review

Excellent Multi-Day Family Trek in Nepal Everest Region

Claire
Claire
Source:Trip Advisor

Ramesh, the owner, was our guide 15 years ago when we were last in Nepal, so we were delighted to return when he has his own company – he did not disappoint! He helped us plan an itinerary with our three children (aged 13, 11 and 8 years) that was challenging but never too much. He set us up with a wonderful guide (Dal) and two porters, Hem (also a guide at times - experienced, patient and calm) and Arjun (young and energetic). Sometimes now, back at work in Canada on a stressful day, I try to channel Hem’s calmness. They became our extended family and we were sad to leave them all at the end.

Ramesh is kind, helpful and honest and has extensive guiding experience himself; we highly recommend him and his company. We stayed at Hotel Horizon in Thamel (Kathmandu) which was ideally located and served our purposes well with a nice courtyard for tea and breakfast. 

We did the early part of the Everest trek – starting at Shivalaya near Jiri and staying in teahouses. This part is much quieter than the trek onwards from Lukla, and also with the kids we wanted to avoid high altitudes. I love those earlier parts with the green terraced hills and the people (both Nepalis and trekkers) are much friendlier as it’s not as busy. The highest we slept at was Namche Bazaar (day trips from there) although the kids were totally fine on all the passes so we likely could have gone higher. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. Just a warning though, the long drive in is not for the faint of heart (or stomach!) though, so I’d recommend using Gravol (or similar) if you get motion sickness. After trekking we flew back out of Lukla which of course is also not for the faint of heart! Make sure you allow extra time at the end as people often get stuck in Lukla for a few days due to weather.

This was our third trip to Nepal so we knew what to expect although it’s certainly gotten busier and the omnipresence of cell phones was a surprise. Our first trip many years ago we did without a guide, and although we were fine, we realized the experience is so much better with a guide so we would never do without again. We also know people that recently did the Manaslu trek and loved that, so that will likely be our next trip, which unfortunately will likely be a few years out. 

Thanks so much to Ramesh for organizing our trip, to his team for taking such wonderful care of us and giving us amazing memories! Nepal is such a wonderful country and we were thrilled to be able to finally share it with our whole family. We look forward to coming back again as soon as we can! Although we have visited many countries, Nepal holds a very special place in our hearts.

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