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Jiri to Everest base camp Trek

22 days

Trip Highlights

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek offers a less crowded and more authentic experience, as it follows the traditional route taken by early Everest expeditions. You’ll pass through charming villages, terraced farmland, and lush forests, immersing yourself in the local culture and natural beauty.

The trek showcases diverse landscapes, from lowland forests to high alpine regions. You’ll encounter picturesque valleys, raging rivers, and breathtaking mountain vistas. The varied terrain adds excitement and visual appeal, providing a glimpse of Nepal’s stunning natural diversity.

The Jiri route allows for gradual acclimatization, helping trekkers adapt to the increasing altitude before reaching Everest Base Camp. This reduces the risk of altitude sickness and enhances overall trekking enjoyment and safety. The extra time spent on the trail increases your chances of a successful and rewarding journey.

Trip Facts

Region Everest
Max Elevation 5545m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
September to June

Trip Overview

Regarded as the classical Everest Base Camp Trek route, Jiri to Everest Base Camp is strenuous and equally challenging trekking trial to reach Everest. This trek in Nepal is challenging but rewards you with adventure and some lifetime memories. Start your trip with a drive to Jiri and end it with a roller coaster mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which will provide you the beautiful scenery of towering peaks, green hills and valleys. This trek is blended by adventure, culture and nature as the trekkers trek past forests, rivers and inspiring mountain vistas in backdrop. This trek is very popular among individuals looking for extended stay in Himalayan countryside and a greater exposure to the real life workings of Sherpa people and their culture. Enjoy your trek to Everest Base Camp where you’ll be joined by Sherpa, learning about their culture along the way.

Map and Elevation Jiri to Everest base camp Trek

Jiri to Everest base camp trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01 – Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km) by bus. 8 hours Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek Jiri to Bhandar (2200 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05 – Trek to Sete (2645 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Junbensi (2675meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 07 – Trek to Nunthala (2440meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08 – Trek to Kharikhola (2020meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09 – Trek to Puiyan (2700meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10 – Trek to Phakding (2646meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13 – Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14 – Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15 – Trek to Lobuche (4920 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. Day17- Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17 – Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19 – Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 20 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 – Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 22 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the  Jiri to Everest base camp Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Jiri to Everest base camp trekking is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Important Notice: Lukla Flight Details and Itinerary Impact

Dear Traveler, We wish to update you on Lukla flight details that may impact your itinerary. During peak seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla will operate from Ramechhap/Manthali, approximately a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, in non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December), flights are from Kathmandu. Please note that the airline determines flight operations based on traveler volume each month. Flight decisions are beyond our control.

Lukla flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather, airport congestion, runway conditions, and topographical challenges. For Everest region treks, we recommend allocating an extra one or two days in your schedule to account for potential flight disruptions. This precaution ensures timely boarding of your pre-planned international flight. Thank you for your understanding and preparedness.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (4 nights) .
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters (1 porter between 2pax), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Shagarmatha National park permit, TIMS card and all necessary permits.
  • Flight fare from Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Jiri.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense :

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks, laundry and hot shower.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Dear guest, should you require additional accommodation in Kathmandu, we are pleased to offer the following rates: US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room, both inclusive of breakfast.

Why you’ll love Jiri to Everest trek ?

Witness not only mountains but also the alpine lakes and glacial plains to frothy rivers and valleys covered in pink blossoms, depending on the season.

Start your trek with road transport to Jiri and end it with a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which offers you the thrilling glimpses of Himalayan Range, Green rolling hills and valleys.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who not only give you support but also will provide you the knowledge about the places and villages.

Visit the Sherpa villages and learn about their culture, traditions and their lifestyle.

Is Jiri to Everest trek  right for you?

This is a strenuous trek and involves 6-8 hours of hiking per day. So, it requires an excellent fitness and mentality.

The lodges that we stay in during the trek may cost extra charges for electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge purposes and hot water may not be available all the time.

There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 4500meters.

All the travelers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Jiri to Everest base camp trek Equipment check list

Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)


Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

windproof pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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