Trip Facts

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

About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The route discovered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climb Mt. Everest was the trail from Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek They followed this route to conquer the highest peak of the world in 1953 A.D. It is also famous as ‘Classic Route to Everest’. Jiri is regarded as the gateway to Mt. Everest from this perspective. Jiri is located at Dolakha district. Jiri is famous for kiwi as Swiss people came here to cultivate this land and help grow kiwi for the very first time. It is also called ‘Switzerland of Nepal’ because of its beauty.

It is a 26 days trial from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. If you are planning a long vacation in Nepal then you should not miss a golden chance of trekking EBC. Here, you will encounter Sherpa people as they are native people of this region and they follow Buddhism. You will get to know the local culture of indigenous people of Nepal.while undergoing the trek through Jiri, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass will be encountered by the trekkers. You will have to climb Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar. 

Trip Highlights

  •   Single destination to view several peaks including Mount Everest
  •   Rewarding view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse,
  •   Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste and Mt. Tawache
  •   Observe Yeti Skull in Tengboche Monastery
  •   Witness flora and fauna, waterfalls, passes, religion and life style of locals


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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. 

    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.

       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.

         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.

           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.

             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.

               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.

                 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.

                   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.

                     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.

                       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.

                         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.

                           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. 

                             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.

                               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.

                                 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.

                                   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. 

                                     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.

                                       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.

                                         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 peak (5,360m) if interested. The awesome landscape is enough to cease your soul.

                                           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. 

                                             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. 

                                               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.

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

                                                   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.

                                                     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!

                                                      What's 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 paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                                      • First aid kit.
                                                      • All taxes, be it local or 13% government tax


                                                      • 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