- The terraced green farm, beautiful rhododendron, pine forest, numerous ethnic settlements, valleys with the amazing view of the mountains and surrounding landscapes dominate the journey
- Go to the Sagarmatha National Park and drop into a lush green valley
- Breathtaking view of Mount Everest Sunrise and Sunset from Kala Pathar
- The views of Khumbu glacier and ice fall together
- Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region is other remarkable features of this route
- The high Tenzing-Hillary suspension bridge
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek offers lush green forests, mesmerizing waterfalls, groves of rhododendrons; and magnificent vistas of mountain scenery. Along the way, beautiful Sherpa villages filled with outstanding culture dot the landscape. The warm hospitality from the local people of this region makes one feel welcome and the beautiful journey. From the midland slopes through the beaten tracks into the Himalaya will be unforgettable.
Our tour begins with visiting cultural and religiously significant places in the Kathmandu Valley. After spending time in the ancient valley sightseeing and shopping, the tour turns to the trekking portion of the adventure. The trek from Jiri to Phakding offers peaceful serenity with its quiet environments and calm scenes. It includes going through small villages all the while the trail descends into the deep river; valleys, and up onto steep slopes sometimes covered in terraced fields and tiny homes. Each person you meet along the way is happy to smile and say hello. In Namche Bazaar also known as a tourist hub, we take a day off to relax and wander around the town. It will also be an important day to acclimatize the body as we gain in elevation.
Highlight of EBC
A highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek is entering Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This region is also the domain of the famous Sherpa people and there are plenty of opportunities to interact and experience their rich cultural heritage. Towns such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche where the largest monastery is found in the whole Khumbu Region.
Another incredible draw to this trek is the climb of Kala Patthar (5,550m). Steep, and challenging, yet completely worthwhile for the arresting views you will find of Mt Everest (8,848 m). Furthermore, Passing through the beautiful monasteries and seeing the fine carvings on the stone of the Mani walls gives visitor a touch of the richness of the Buddhist faith. Also, the trails have been walked on by legends of mountaineering such as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who climbed Mt. Everest (8,848m) in 1953. Trekkers can feel the same sense of accomplishment walking in their footsteps.
Best time for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is usually moderate, though at times can be more challenging. Managing the symptoms that come along with an increase in elevation such as feeling more tired quickly will most likely be the biggest challenge trekker’s face. February-May and September-December are the best months to travel, as summer (June-August) is the monsoon season, and winter (December- February) extremely cold, and snowy.
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Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our travel representative will welcome you and assist you in your transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. After some time to relax and refresh from your journey, a representative will meet you and accompany you to the welcome dinner in one of the typical Local Nepalese restaurants in the heart of Kathmandu. You will be briefed about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Today is for sightseeing the beautiful Kathmandu valley and its significant religious and cultural places with one of our expert guides. You will visit famous and historical sites of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath all of which are cultural treasures. The group will enjoy private transport throughout the day of sightseeing making a stop for lunch at an authentic neighborhood Nepali eateries.
We begin the day with a morning drive and cross the Sun Koshi River, after which we arrive at Mode. It's picturesque drive through rural Nepal with the terraced field, small villages particular to Nepal, and great perspectives of the eastern Himalayan including Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and numerous other snow-capped peaks. Finally, we arrive at the riverside village of Shivalaya. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Shivalaya.
From Shivalaya the trek begins, and will quickly cross a stream. Then the long ascent to the Sangbadanda Pass begins. The trail climbs steeply in the forests, crosses another stream and at last leads to Deurali. This pass now signifies we are entering a culturally Tibetan area due to noteworthy clusters of rocks with delicately etched Tibetan script on them, along with excellent mountain vistas. There is also a clearing which allows us to view the Likhu Khola Valley and Bhandar, an extensive Sherpa settlement far in a hanging valley. The trail drops around two hours to arrive at Bhandar.
The trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses this glacial river and onto Kenja. The initial portion of this upcoming climb is very steep and leads to Sete, and a solitary stupa lining the trail. We proceed through the towns occupied by the Sherpa people.
Today the trek starts with a long and steady climb to Lamjura. Then from the Lamjura Pass, you saunter down to Tragdobuk (2,860 m), and onto the beautiful Sherpa town of Junbesi. Stay overnight at a hotel in Junbesi.
With its alluring hotels and bazaar-like atmosphere, Junbesi is a decent place to take a rest day and there is a fascinating stroll to a Buddhist community in the surroundings. Nearby the extensive yellow-topped Stupa in town, the Junbesi School is one of the biggest Hillary schools, with in excess of 300 students taking classes essential for higher education. The other way the valley of Junbesi Khola keeps running toward Thupten Choling religious community. An extensive Tibetan cloister established by the venerated Trulsuk Rinpoche who came to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa, the monastery near Everest Base Camp on the north side of Everest in Tibet.
On day eight, upon arriving at 3,080 m Everest gradually starts to come into view. From Junbesi the trail winds slowly to Salung. Leaving Salung, the descends to the Ringmo Khola and onto Ringmo. We then come to a lovely apple plantation, and here the Apple House offers squeezed apple cider, apple pie, and rakshi (local rice alcohol). After treating ourselves to the delights of the Apple House, we climb to achieve Trakshindo Pass (3,071 m). Now time to make our last descent of the day pass the religious community of a similar name, and onto Nunthala at 2,440 m.
From Nunthala our way descend down to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge and the trail lead through terraced fields and small houses and reach Jubing (1,667m/5467 ft). From Jubing the trail proceeds to the town of Khari Khola and we will push on up the lofty slope to Bupsa.
Today, our trail climbs consistently through forests, and if you are lucky you may see monkeys amongst the trees. Also amongst the trees, we start to get glimpses of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m). Keep moving up to a cliff, at which point there we will see a Paiya (Chitok), a Sherpa sculpture totally encompassed by woodland. The trail undulates for an hour toward a little tributary beside Dudh Koshi at Surkhe. A level trail along the centre of town is joined by another trail from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. The trail then proceeds to cling tightly to the side of the Dudh Koshi valley passing towns and intersects the Thado Koshi before heading to Ghat where we will overnight.
On day 11, the trail begins a climb to Phakding. Traverse the Dudh Koshi waterway and trek through delightful pine forest as you experience moving through to a different ecological zone from sub-tropical to mixed coniferous forests, all the while keeping to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross numerous suspension bridges and pass more Sherpa villages such as Bengkar, Chhamuwa, Monjo, and Jorsalle. We will now enter the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint with peaceful perspectives of glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m). The trail continues to proceed through the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the conjunction of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi. The trail climbs steadily and crosses the high Tenzing-Hilary suspension bridge. Walking along you now can see Mt. Everest (8,848m) next to the Nuptse-Lhotse edge. After 5-6 hours of hiking, we reach Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight in a hotel.
Known as the 'Passage to Everest' we will spend today here in Namche Bazaar keeping in mind the end goal to allow for acclimatization due to the ascent in elevation. We will visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum and get more information about Sherpa culture and traditions. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is a simple stroll from Namche to Phunke Tenga. After achieving Phunke, we rise towards Tengboche, a town that houses the extremely well known Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the whole Khumbu Region. Situated in the midst of the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), has a 360-degree perspective of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam(6,856m) and Thamserku(6,623m). Stay overnight at Tengboche.
This beautiful trail will descend down to Debuche, crossing the Imja River before scaling to Pangboche. We are well on the way to reach the upper Pangboche trail as it affords a more unblemished perspective of the Himalayas. From here onwards, the walk is genuinely direct as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley progressively unfurls as we approach the conjunction of the Lobuche River. We drop into the waterway and ascend to Dingboche. Upon arriving in Dingboche, we are welcomed by a wonderful exhibit of fields encased by stone dividers to protect the grain, buckwheat, and potatoes from the chilly breeze and munching creatures.
This is another exploration and acclimatization day where we can relax and feel embraced by nature. We'll explore local vistas and stupa's and we can take a day hike to either Nangkartshang Gompa or Chhukhung Valley for great views of Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,414m), Tawoche (6,367m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m).
Today we walk steeply up towards the Dusa Village by seeing Mt. Nangkar Tshan (5,616m) and Mt. Pokalde (5,806m) in the background to our east. Continuing ahead, we reach Thokla Pass (4,830m) and we will see Khumbu Glacier. Then walking ahead we finally arrive at Lobuche.
The trek today takes the trail to Everest Base Camp past Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing on, we come across the Indian Army Mountaineers' Memorial. Now we are in the alpine zone, and at times the trail can be hard to recognize, so for safety, it is important to be in good contact with your guide. The walk can feel strenuous due to the high altitude, but a slow steady pace will help to reach the destination comfortably. We pass through rocky dunes, moraines, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the stark mountain landscape. Nuptse (7,861m), Khumbutse (6,636m) and Pumo Ri (7,165m) are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorakshep for a good night's rest.
A predawn rises on day 18 for the hike up Kala Patthar to get beautiful views of the sunrise on Mount Everest. The view from this vantage point cannot be understated and can offer memories for a lifetime. After clicking some pictures, we will return back to Gorakshep and enjoy a hearty breakfast. We then walk down towards Pheriche. After passing Thokla Pass we will walk through Phulaji Kala village and finally arrive at Pheriche.
Today we walk down towards Phortse by passing beautiful villages like Jamdang, Orsho, Somare, and Pangboche and finally arrive at Phortse. We will visit the beautiful monastery of Pangboche and visit a very large Chorten. In Phortse we will visit Buddhist monasteries which are truly spectacular and full of incredible works of religious art.
On day 20, we will hike from Phortse to Namche Bazaar, then pass through on our way out of the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint and drop into a lush a green valley. Finally, we arrive in Monjo where we spend the night.
On today’s trek, we will rejoin the Dudh Koshi stream backtracking to Phakding. The last segment of the day takes around 45 minutes to climb to Lukla. Here in Lukla we suggest reconfirming your flight ticket and we will overnight in the hotel here.
A thirty-five-minute flight will take us back to the Kathmandu and you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the day before attending the farewell dinner.
We'll drive you to the airport so that you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours prior to the time of your flight and bid you a farewell onto your journeys elsewhere.