Trip Facts

  • Duration:26 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:5550 m
  • Min group size1
  • Best TimeFebruary to May and september to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic route to the Everest Base Camp. This route was first mapped to reach the EBC by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Instead of flying directly to Lukla (2,860 m), during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 26 days, you will drive to Jiri (2,370 m) and gradually ascend to Lukla. In case you are curious, Jiri to Lukla distance is 49.8 km and Jiri to Namche Bazar distance is 52 km. The Jiri to Lukla trek itinerary goes through numerous villages and lush forests, crossing many small passes. 

Jiri trek to Everest is a less conventional longer route perfect for travellers who can spend a long time on the trail. Even though this trek also takes you to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) at the end, the close interaction with locals and unique trekking experience is something to look for. Jiri to Everest Base Camp distance is appro. 60 kilometres. The trek offers breathtaking scenery and stunning Himalayan mountain views.
To make the trek more adventurous, we will take you to Gorgeous Gokyo Valley, where you can see stunning Gokyo Lakes and explore Gokyo villages. Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek itinerary also crosses two challenging passes of the Khumbu region- Cho La and Rejo La. The route to these passes is extremely difficult and involves ice walking.

Jiri trek to Everest gradually gains elevation. Therefore you will have a lot of time to acclimatize and observe the lifestyle of the mountain people. The fluttering colourful prayer flags, ancient monasteries, chortens, and mani walls along the way add life to the journey. 
Upon reaching Lukla, you will follow the famous Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. Trekking through lovely rhododendron, pine forests and ice-cold rivers, you will walk on glacial paths. Above EBC is Kala Patthar (5,643 m), which is famous for its marvellous sunrise and 360-degree views of Everest. Talking about the mountain views, you can see many other mountains like Lhotse, Makali, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Island Peak, etc. 

Why go on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

Our adventurous Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary and numerous years of leading several groups in the Himalayas makes us a competent trekking agency. We are responsible travellers. We care about our guests, the local community along the trekking route, and the environment. All of our trips are eco-friendly and designed to contribute to locals. Likewise, our professional trekking guides are well certified and friendly. We will take care of all of your needs in the Himalayas.
 

Trip Highlights

  • Private sightseeing of monuments in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri
  • Trek through remote mountain villages, crossing dense forests, streams, and passes to reach Lukla
  • From Monjo onwards, pass by Sagarmatha National Park, up to the EBC
  • Pass by famous villages like Namche Bazar, Dingboche, Gokyo village, etc and get to see the daily lifestyle of the mountain people
  • Intimate interaction with locals and visits to ancient stupas & monasteries
  • Visit the biggest monastery of Khumbu region in Tengboche village
  • Explore the base of the world's highest mountain, EBC
  • Cross challenging Cho La and Renjo La passes
  • Explore stunning Gokyo Lakes
  • Witness breath-taking sceneries and tempting views of mountains throughout the trek
  • Take a thrilling flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu

Itinerary

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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D means Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

On the very first day of your arrival, you will be received by a representative of Adventure White Mountain and he will transfer you to hotel. If you are not exhausted by your journey then you can roam around Thamel and have mini refreshment. Overnight in a hotel. 

  • Accommodation star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1345 M

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as the city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Adventure White Mountain. You can have a good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude1345 M

 The drive from Kathmandu to Jiri is around Seven hours covering the distance of 187 kilometers. Jirel people are known as the local people of Jiri. They follow the cross-cultural link with Sherpa and Sunuwar. Basically they are Tibeto-Burman.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time9 Hours
  • Altitude1950 M

 You will up climb till 2,400m and then walk down towards Shivalaya. In between, you see Tamang villages. To go vertically up towards Deurali you have to cross some wooden bridges. Different Mani walls are seen in Deurali. You spend a night at Deurali.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 / 6 Hours
  • Altitude2705 M

 Our next instant destination is Bhandara. Near to Bhandara, you will encounter Sherpa village. Various prayer flags and Gompa are communal here. Crossing a suspension bridge ahead will get you to Kinja where the trail ahead is steep. Walking for some distance you reach Sete where we will break our day.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2575 M

 Today you need to buck yourself up as it is a tough walk till Lamjura Bhanjyang. You will walk through the jungle. Actually Lamjura Bhanjyang is a peak between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. Viewing remarkable Mt. Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda we reach Junbesi. Overnight in Junbesi.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2675 M

 Now the trail leads towards Khumbu Region by Crossing Junbesi Khola (River). We climb uphill. Some short glances of Everest are seen during our walk. Now we reach at a suspension bridge just above Dudh Khola. We happen to see various Mani walls and Buddhist Chorten on our route to Nunthala. Overnight in Nunthala.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2360 M

 Today is a downhill walk till Dudh Koshi River. Passing through a Rai village we arrive at Juggling. A walk of around a couple of hours takes us to Kharikhola. It is a place where we will halt at night.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2100 M

 Parting Kharikhola behind we happens to cross a suspension bridge. Climbing a steep hill takes us to Buspa. The route passes through Sherpa village. We follow the temperamental route to arrive at Puiyan. Overnight in Puiyan.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2295 M

 Walking for about an hour we come to a ridge at an altitude of 2,800m. We move through Lukla airport alongside Dudh Koshi. We get an opportunity to see Mt. Nupla (5,885m), Kusum Kangaru (6,367m) and Mt. Kwongde range. Again traveling for around two hours leads us to Phakding village. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2610 M

 To reach Namche Bazaar we need to follow the track of Dudh Koshi River. The current destination is Monjo which is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After walking for some more time we arrive at Namche Bazaar. Here we will get to know the local people and their unique culture. We will spend our night at Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude3440 M

 Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is a day of acclimatization we do not stay quiet. We will come across to know the culture of Namche by exploring various places here. This day is necessary in order to adjust your body temperature so that you don’t fall sick during your trekking period. Today we will even visit Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3440 M

 Today is a day to challenge your body. We climb upwards and move above Dudh Koshi River. Moving higher we get to see the path towards Tengboche. The way is bounded by the other Himalayas as well. We encounter different wildlife on our way such as Danfe (national bird of Nepal) which is very common in this region Now the track inclines downwards to Phunkitenga from Trashing. It is time to have lunch. We again go upwards crossing the green forest to arrive at Tengboche. Tengboche looks extremely beautiful as it is mounted by hills and forests. We will spend our night here in Tengboche. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3867 M

 We again get back to our track. We move towards Dingboche crossing beautiful rhododendron forests, White Mountains and cool environment. It might be the best walk of your life as the journey gives you extreme pleasure. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude4410 M

 Again comes the day of acclimatization but we will go for short hiking. We will visit Dingboche Monastery and some small villages here. You get to encounter with the culture of this place and of course, you will meet Sherpa’s. The massive good looking view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache will make every tourist fall in love with this place.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4410 M

 The day has finally arrived where your dream will come into existence. We move further towards Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is a ground place where mountaineers make themselves ready to climb the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest, which measures 8,848. No words can describe the feeling of being here. It is really a majestic touch for making yourselves available here. In the noon we travel towards Gorakshep and spend our night.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7 Hours
  • Altitude5164 M

 Our instant destination is Kalapathhar. To witness the sunrise we get up early in the morning and head towards it. We walk through a vertical way which is somehow difficult. Kalapatthar is a rocky peak. The scenic sight from Kalapathhar will stick to your memory forever. For lunch, we will head towards Lobuche. Walking for some hours will take us to Dzongla. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4830 M

 We wake up early in dawn to move towards Chola Pass. We follow the contracted trail which leads us to the main glacier. From Cho La Pass we can see various pretty looking peaks such as Baruntse, Ama Dablam and many more. Various cracks are found on the way so you need to be aware of the track. Inkling downwards takes us to Nymagawa Valley. To spend our night we move further to Thangnak which is a few hours walk from here.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7 Hours
  • Altitude4690 M

 The present destination is Ngozumba glacier. Gokyo valley is seen so pure and classy from Ngozumba. Walking for around 45 minutes we will arrive at Goko Valley. We will halt at night here.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time4 Hours
  • Altitude4790 M

 Again the acclimatization day has come. We will relax today in order to adjust our body temperature with the increasing altitude. You can climb a short peak Gokyo Ri or peak (5,360m) if interested. The awesome landscape is enough to cease your soul.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time4 Hours
  • Altitude4790 M

 Today we will move towards the north of Gokyo Lake. The trail today is challenging. The background view of Gokyo and mountains will leave you speechless. Moving further ahead takes us to Renjo Pass which lies at an altitude of 5,420m. We arrive at the peak of the pass. Looking backward you get to encounter the tower of Everest and Makalu. While coming down from the pass you need to be very careful. There is a glacial lake ahead. Moving forward for some distance we arrive at Lungden where we will spend our night. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7 Hours
  • Altitude4650 M

 After having our lunch we will walk down the Bhote Koshi River. We arrive at Marlung crossing Nangpa valley. The whole trail is sloping downward till we reach Tarang. We reach Thame and spend our night here. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3800 M

 While moving towards Bhote Khola you get to see various popular Buddhist rock painting. Himalayan Thar can be observed from here. We will walk to Thamo and spend some time there. Now we get back to Namche Bazaar. Crossing a suspension bridge we arrive at Dudh Koshi River. We will reach up to Jorsale and then return back to Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2835 M

 You have been trekking for about a month. We climb towards the airport of Lukla and roam for some time here.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2850 M

 Today is a day to get back to Kathmandu. We will catch a flight from Lukla. The air distance is about half an hour and you reach Kathmandu enjoying your glorious journey. You can even enjoy in Kathmandu for some time and roam around. In the evening the staff of Adventure White Mountain will offer you a farewell dinner for successfully completing your trip.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time35 M flight
  • Altitude1345 M

 Finally, your Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking bids a goodbye here. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the Airport a few hours before your scheduled flight. See you again!

  • MealsBreakfast

What's included

Included

  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide 
  • 23 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag and other necessary trekking gears (on hire) and trekking map.
  • All permits and necessary paperwork (National park permit, TIMS )
  • First aid kit.

Excluded

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  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All taxes, be it local or 13% government tax
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FAQs

The distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is approximately 130 km. It takes around 11 days for a return trip. 

The air at the base camp is quite thin because of the high elevation (5,364 m). Therefore, it can get tedious for some trekkers to breathe. We suggest you take your time while ascending towards the base camp and do not rush. Maintain your pace and do take a rest.

Diamox is the general medicine that trekkers take to alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. The great thing about this medication is, it does not have any side effects, so most trekkers take it. Still consult your doctor and carry whatever medicine he/she suggests to you.

No, you do not need crampons for Everest Base Camp Trek. Good quality comfortable trekking boots and trekking poles are enough.

Check out the below list to know about clothes you should wear during the trek.

  • Underwear 
  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Heavy fleece or down jacket
  • Gortex or waterproof jacket with hood
  • Fleece pants
  • Light inner gloves/glove liners
  • Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves
  • Warm thermal socks
  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)
  • Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses
     

Spring and autumn is the perfect time of the year to go on EBC trek. 

Useful Information

Best time to go on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

You can go on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek from March to April in the spring and October to November in the autumn season. These months have the most stable weather and moderate climate, which make them the perfect time for trekking in the Himalayas. The trail gets bloomed with lovely rhododendron, and the views are exceptional. The temperature ranges from 15°C to 0°C and below. 

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is difficult and only recommended to experienced trekkers. Especially as our itinerary crosses two high passes, it makes the trek challenging. You will be walking for numerous days on mixed terrain. There will be many steep and rugged paths too. 
5 to 6 hours of the walk is required daily, therefore your stamina and physical fitness matter a lot. Along with that, you also have to survive the remoteness of the region and constantly be aware of altitude sickness. A positive attitude, determination, and passion are needed to go on Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek. You can see more about the trail in our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek map. Also, check out our Jiri to Lukla map. 

Mode of transportation during the trek

During the trek, you will drive to Jiri in a public or private vehicle as per the availability. From there onwards, you will trek to EBC and drop down to Lukla to take a flight back to Kathmandu. Other than this, there will be a private vehicle for a tour in Kathmandu and airport pickup/drop. 

Electricity & Charging Facilities 

You can get electricity, mostly solar electricity, in the villages to charge your electronic devices. Many places do charge a few extra bucks to let you charge your devices. Don't forget to carry extra batteries, or you can also get a solar charger.

Sim Card & WiFi

WiFi is available in many villages in the lower elevation. The network might not be stable all the time because of altitude, but you can use it to quickly update your loved ones regarding your whereabouts. Likewise, you can also carry a Nepali SIM card to use the internet. As per NCELL (telecommunication company), you can use data at EBC too, but the network might get poor and do not work most of the time.

Luggage

For luggage, the porters will carry duffel bags with all the heavy clothing and essentials. Trekkers carry a light day pack to keep a water bottle, snacks, cash, and other important stuff that they might need on hand during the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 26 Days. Extra luggage you can store in the hotel's locker room safely for free of cost. 

Child policy

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is not made for kids. Depending upon the strength and experience of the minor, he/she can or cannot do this trek. We highly recommend you to get in touch with us for more information on child policy for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Tipping to crew members

Tipping can get bothersome sometimes. It's all about your gratitude and respect for their work. So to help you, we have made this quick guideline that you can follow or take as a reference. After completing the tour, you can pay $5 to the tour guide and $2 to the driver. Similarly, trekkers pay $100 each to the guide that later gets divided among guide and porters. 

Personal expenses 

We do not pay for your shopping expenses or drinks/snacks out of offered meals. All extra payments and additionals stay in Nepal are not covered in the package cost. You can check our cost includes and exclude section or more information.

Insurance/rescue/evacuation

Our trekking guides are super reliable and experienced to tackle any emergency in the Himalayas. They will make sure you are safe and sound on the trail. Likewise, travel insurance is necessary for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking. Make sure to include air evacuation and medical bills in the insurance.