Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek - itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant host by one of our team leaders, enjoy the meal having a great conversation and short brief about Jiri Everest base camp trek Jiri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Jiri or Sivalaya (1860m), 200km/ 08 hours driving.
The first part of our journey drives eastwards from Kathmandu through passing Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Dolalghat, Lamasanghu, a part of the Araniko Highway and turn to right from Lamasangu for the Jiri road passing through Green Hills scenery as well as snow capped mountains. The road is quite narrow but it is smooth. Jiri is a town named after Jirel, the majority people inhabited in and around the town. We may drive up to Shivalaya. Overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Trek from Jiri (1905m) to Deurali (2705m), 6 to 7 hours trek.
If we drive up to Shivalaya we go further from here to Deurali. If we stop at Jiri the beginning of our trek is gently ascent for the first two hours to Mali Danda (2440m.) and then it follows gently descent path to Shivalaya (1800m.) where we could take lunch and hang around. After lunch, the trail steeply goes up for an hour and rest of the day is gently up to the Deurali. We could enjoy the green scenery as well as some of the snow-capped mountains at a far distance. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Deurali (2705m) to Sete (2400m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
The starting of our trek is steeply descent for nearly an hour to Bhandar (2250m.) and then gently descent to Kenja (1600m.) where we could enjoy our lunch. After lunch, our trek is steeply up to destination. En route, we could enjoy with agricultural farm scenery where locals work hard. In addition to this, we could pass through Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Sete (2400m) to Junbesi (2675m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
To begin our trek, should climb steeply for an early two hours passing through Dagchu, Goyem, a small Sherpa settlements. Then the trek starts gently up to the Lamjura Pass (3500m.) through rhododendron forest. After the pass, rest of the trek is gently descent to the destination. In this route, we could enjoy some of the snow capped mountains such as the "Goa of the Solu". Besides this, we could see some wildlife such as monkey and many species of birds. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Junbesi (2675m) to Nunthala (2200m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
The beginning of the trek is gently ascent for early one and half hours to Phurtung (2900m.). From this place, we can see first view of Mount Everest including Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.) our trek is flat and gently descent to Ringmo Khola (2500m.). Immediately, our trail is steeply up for one and half hours to the Takshindo La Pass (3100m). From this point, we can see excellent mountain views. At the end of the trek is steeply descent to the town Nunthala (2200m.) through small Sherpa settlement and forest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Nunthala (2200m) to Bupsa (2350m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
The first part of our trek is gently descent to the Dudh Koshi River (Milk River) for an early two hours passing through agricultural farming land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From Dudh Koshi river, second part of our trek is gently ascent all the way to Kharikhola (2050m.) passing through Juving (1680m.) a pretty big Rai village and farming lands. From Kharikhola our trail follows flat path for 45 minutes and then steeply up to the camp (Bupsa) where we could visit Buddhist Monastery in ruined state. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Bupsa (2350m) to Surkey (2400m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
At the beginning of the day, we should ascend steeply for the early two hours to Khari La Pass (2880m.). While trekking we pass through rhododendron and oak forest including a small Sherpa settlements and teashops. From this point, we could see excellent view of different mountains such as Numbu (6960m.), Cho-oyu (8201m.), Gyangchung Kang (7922m.) and Thamserku (6629m.). Now, our trail is gently descent and flat to Chaubar (2730m.) passing through Bamboo forest and Puiyan (2770m.) with view of Khumbu Valley as well as beautiful mountains. At the end of the day, our trail steeply descends up to the destination. Surkey is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of the Lukla. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Surkey (2400m) to Phakding (2640m),5 to 6 hrs trek.
The first part of the trek is gently ascent for early 2 hours to Chhiplung (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla passing through Mushe (2650m.). From this place, the road is quite broad and busy. Now, our trail is almost flat and gently descent and ascent to Phakding. This is a short trek after 3 long days trek. We could hang in and around Phakding village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Today we cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. Then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. We can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. We can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way to Namche Bazaar (3445m). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La. Overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization and excursion to Everest view hotel.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For the acclimatization we can walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse,Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. Make your way around a branch ridge, and Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawache (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; we will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though we cannot see it, we can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon we descent to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tengboche; the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appear. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks our entry into Tengboche (3860m). There are a few lodges and hotels managed by the National Park Service. Tengboche is view point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Leave Tengboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) appears on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trail climbs slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Rest day at Dingboche (4260m) Today is a very important acclimatization day.
There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon.
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) 5 to 6 hrs trek.
The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After one to two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stop at Dugla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue (1 to 2 hours) of trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. Overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m) via Gorakshep (5180m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
We trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5643m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lhoste and Khumbutse appears at the front of us. Sometime the avalanche can be seen on the way. After a great moment, we retrace back passing through Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) Pheriche (4250m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5643m) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more.
Pheriche is the place where we can make phone calls to any part of the world. You can see the mountain Yaks in Pheriche. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town. There we can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche, 5-6 hours trek.
Enjoy a morning visit to the research center. Then, trek back to Tengboche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest, continue walking Tengboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views. Overnight at lodge.
Day 19: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hours trek.
The walk from Tengboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Enroot we will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde, an opportunity to visit one of its monastery, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings to the village of Khunde, where we can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings us to Namche for the overnight.
Day 20: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Surkey (2400m), 5-6 hours trek.
The trails descend gently for some distance. En route we pass few villages, terraces and mountain views. From Chhuplung the trails again move down until Surkey via Chaurikharka, a relatively big village mainly inhabited by Sherpa. Moreover, we find mani walls, chorten, monastery and significant Sherpa culture. To describe Surkey, it is apt to mention that it lies at the bottom of hill. It is surrounded by forests covered with pine and oaks. Overnight at lodge.
Day 21: Trek from Surkey to Bupsa (2350m) via Phuiyan, 5-6 hours trek.
To reach Phuiyan La we follow ascend path passing through few trees. The trail now stretches at flat level until we reach Phuiyan. There are human settlements of Rai and Sherpa people. It is surrounded by forests. Leaving this village, we move gently ascend crossing a small stream to reach Kharte Danda. En route, we pass through bamboo and oak forests. Then our journey starts descending until we reach Bupsa. On the way, we find some tea houses and feel exhilarated at the sight of natural vegetation. Overnight at lodge.
Day 22: Trek from Bupsa to Nunthala, 5-6 hours trek.
The first part of our trek up to Kharikhola is steeply descent. Kharikhola is a big village mainly inhabited by Rai, Sherpa and people of other castes. We find terraces, schools and way to Mera Peak used by climbers. The trail now goes downwards to Jubing and cross Dudh Koshi over the suspension bridge. Now we begin to follow ascending path passing through forests covered with rhododendron, oaks, pine and other natural vegetation. As cross forests we see the fields where villagers cultivate wheat, millet, oat, maize, soya beans and vegetables. These areas are mostly inhabited by Rai. To reach Nunthala, we follow the same ascent path. It is a village occupied by Sherpa, Rai and other castes. There is a handicraft factory where the trekkers can visit. Overnight at lodge.
Day 23: Trek from Nunthala to Junbesi (2675m), 6 to 7 hrs trekking.
This day we begin our trek following steeply ascent path till Trogsindho through forests. There is a beautiful and old monastery here. We can enjoy mountain views of Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.). While ascending, we cross Trogsindho La. Here we see chorten, mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. We can enjoy at few tea shops available here. The green scenarios compel we to fall in love with nature. Leaving this place, we descend to Ringmu where there is an apple orchard and terraces. Passing through this village, we reach Sallung Danda. Here is situated a cheese factory and we can enjoy views of Everest, Thamserku, Mera Peak, Makalu, Kusum Kantega and local villages at some distance. To reach Junbesi, we have to go down way through bare hill and pine forests before walking around and cross a small stream. Junbesi is a big village and rich in Sherpa culture. Having monastery, school, hydro power project, communication facilities and fruits and vegetable garden, it has become the remarkable resident area. Overnight at lodge.
Day 24: Trek from Junbesi to Sete (2400m), 5 to 6 hrs trekking.
The early part of the trails goes upward and then stretches at flat level till Tractor. We enter a village here with monastery, chorten and terraces. To reach Lamjura pass we follow steeply ascent path crossing forests covered with rhododendron, pine and oak trees. There are few tea shops in and around this area. Now we descend all the way to Sete through rhododendron and oak forests. En route we cross scattered villages. Sete is to be described as small village with chorten, prayer flags and terraces. Overnight at lodge.
Day 25: Trek from Sete to Deurali (2705m), 5 to 6 hrs trekking.
We walk downwards all the way to Kenja (1600m.) passing through villages, terraces and green hills. The Solukhumbu district ends at Kenja and Ramechhap district starts from here. The inhabitants belong to different community. The trails now turn upwards till we reach Bhandar, a beautiful big village with good sceneries, monastery, tea garden, terraces, weekly market and communication facilities. To reach Deurali, you ascend all the way passing through forests covered with oak and other natural vegetation. From here, you enjoy the spectacular view of Gaurishankar. Deurali, a Sherpa village is surrounded by forests. There are chortens, mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Overnight at lodge.
Day 26: Trek from Deurali to Shivalaya or Jiri, 5 to 6 hrs trekking.
The beginning part of our trek is steeply descent up to Shivalaya through forests, villages and terraces. There has reached motorway up to Shivalaya but there occurs some disruption during monsoon season. This village is densely populated by mixed community. As you cross a stream over a suspension bridge you head upwards for Mali Gaon (Mali village). From here we can see green hills and fields where people grow wheat, millet, maize and green vegetables. To reach Mali Danda we walk uphill through forests. From here we can see few mountains at a far distance. Leaving Mali Danda we begin our trek to Jiri following ups and down way. Jiri is a town named after Jirel, the majority people inhabited in and around the town. Overnight at lodge.
Day 27: Drive from Jiri to Kathmandu which takes about nine hours.
This will be a long drive from Jiri to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 28: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight. See you in the future.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
Some essential questions and answers for Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek:
How can I book Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.
Can I do Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
When should I come for Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek?
Feb, March, April, May, June and September, October, and November December are the best seasons. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.
Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.
What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Jiri Everest base camp Jiri trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5545m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.
Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.