19 days Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri
The trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys. To stand at the foot of the world's tallest mountain (Mount Everest - 8848m) is high up on the list of many people's desires. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. Everest Base Camp trek winds, climbs and descends its way through lush low land and alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. Everest Base Camp trek also provides you the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs and flowers like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock make the trekking a delight for nature lovers. What better way to take in this region than by begin at the bottom and reaching the heights of base camp by your own two feet. Spending the better part of two days at Everest Base Camp will give us plenty of time for exploring the base of the tallest mountain in the world! The return trek from Everest Base Camp continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture. This trek has various name like Everest Base Camp Trekking, Trekking to Everest, Trek to Everest, Nepal Trekking, Best Trekking in Nepal, Everest Region Trekking, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek etc.
Trip Facts of Everest Base Camp Trekking
Duration: 19days trekking, 4 days in Kathmandu
Accommodation: Lodge/ Camping
Transportation: As per Request
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
Maximum Altitude: 4930m
Starting Point: Jiri
Ending Point: Lukla
Everest Base Camp Trekking Program/itinerary
Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu airport, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu
After breakfast, we go for sightseeing tour to Swoyambhunath Stupa where you can see a lot of monkeys & beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley. This old stupa is also known as Monkey Temple. Sightseeing tour continues by visiting Boudhanath Stupa, second biggest Stupa in the world & Pashupatinath Temple, famous Hindus Temple. In the afternoon, we begin our preparation for trekking in Everest Base Camp. O/n at Hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Jiri (2100m)
The drive normally takes 7-8 hours covering 188km from Kathmandu. The drive allows you to view excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkal crossing the SunKosi River and joins the Swiss made road to Jiri. After crossing a pass at 2440m, the road makes a long sweep and reaches the village of Charikot at the road junction for Dolkha. The road descends from Charikot passing Tama Kosi valley and climbs above Kabre. Finally, the road descends along the top of a ridge to Jiri Bazaar. We stay at Guest house which will be providing lunch, dinner and breakfast services. O/N at Jiri Bazaar.
Day 04 Jiri - Bhandar (2150m)
Walking through deep forests, the trail starts uphill climbing to the ridge at 2370m. Trekking through Mali, a populated Sherpa village, we cross the bridge to Shivalaya and come to Bhandar where you can see the police check post and two imposing shortens. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Bhandar.
Day 05 Bhandar - Sete (2575m)
From Bhandar descending through deep forests, the trail drops into a canyon which passes from Baranda and reaches Likhu Khola (1490m). We spend some time watching the grey langur monkeys playing in the lush tree tops. We continue climbing over the ridge and make up to Kenja (1570m), a small inhabited village of Newars and Magars (the ethnic groups of this area). After climbing some hours, we reach Chimbu (2140m) and then Sete where we can take some time to explore the small monastery. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Sete.
Day 06 Sete - Junbesi(2675m)
Taking the scenic route, the trek heads into the mountain forest with its huge moss - covered by rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. About an hour above Sete, the trail reaches to Dagchu (2880m) and climbing continues to Goyom (3300m). The route descend steeply through the field and pasture land to the small settlement of Tragdobuk (2860m) and then it moves on to Junbesi, a splendid Sherpa village with beautiful surrounding. We spend afternoon time here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Junbesi.
Day 07 Junbesi - Nuntala (2250m)
The trail crosses the Junbesi khola (river) and heads to Phaphlu, the site of an airstrip and the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Climbing up the ridge at Khurtang (2980m), we can have our first tantalizing view of Everest as well as Thamaserku and Mera peak. Walking several ups and down, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Trakshindo and reaches Nuntala. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Nuntala.
Day 08 Nuntala - Bupse (2300m)
From Nuntala the trail descends to Dudh Koshi and reaches to Jubling where we can see garlands of marigolds. The trail passes through many Sherpa and magar villages and descends to Khari khola before it makes a steep climb to Bupse. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Bupse.
Day 09 BupseE - Chabblung
From Bupse, the trail climbs steadily allowing you early morning views of Khumbilia and Cho Oyu, before it reaches Surke (2290m). The trail passes several small valleys and meanders through a forest before reaching Mushe. Trekking along the wide stone trail through Mushe, we reach Chaunnkharka (2650m). To finish the day, we make a sharp ascent to chabblung. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Chabblung.
Day 10 Chabblung - Namche Bazar (3420m)
From Chabblung, we climb to reach Namche Bazaar, a famous and busy focal point of the Sherpa people in the Everest region. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar.
Day 11 Namche bazar (Acclimatization Day 3440m)
Acclimatization is most important activities before we progress to a higher elevation. We can spend a day taking a day hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relaxing and explore Namche Bazar, a Sherpa community. O/n Trekkers Lodge
Day 12 Namche - Tengboche (3850m)
From Namche, a steep 1 hour climb to Syangboche (3720m) provides excellent views of Everest and AmaDablam. From there, we descend to Punki Thanka via Khumjung, then the trail becomes steep at first and makes a gradual ascent through forests and around many stones as it follows the side of the hill up to the saddle on which Tengboche monastery sists at 3870m. This place is a clearly surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons and the best views can be seen from here. Kwangde (6187m), Twachhe (6542m), Everest (8848m), Nutse (7855m), Lotse (8618m), Ama Dablam (68576m) and Thamaserku (6608m) prode an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the largest monastery at tengboche in khumbu region. O/n Trekkers Lodge
Day 13 Tengboche - Pheriche (4240m) /Dingboche (4350m)
From Tengboche, you will reach the tiny village of Devuche and after climbing some magnificently carved stones, we will be at Pangboche (3860m). Walking the lower route from Pangboche and entering the alpine meadow, we reach at Shomara. The trail then passes to Orsho. Beyond Orso, the route divides to Dingboche or Pheriche (4240m). Pheriche is the windiest place of the Khumbu area where we find the health post and Himalayan Rescue Association. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Pheriche or Dingboche.
Day 14 Pheriche (4240m) /Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m)
The trail ascends from Pheriche/Dingboche and after crossing some bridges, we reach Duglha. From Duglha, the trail steeply goes up to the Khumbu glacier and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4930m). Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lobuche.
Day 15 Lobuche - Gorak Shep(5160m)
The trail from Lobuche progresses gradually upwards providing splendid views of Mt Pumori. In the afternoon, we reach Gorak Shep which is surrounded by mountains. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorak Shep.
Day 16 Gorak Shep- Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning, we hike to Everest Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and we can observe panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. We return to Gorek Shep for Lunch. If we became interested to go to EBC (Everest Base Camp) (5400m), our guide will take us along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From Everest Base Camp, we can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in our lifetime. We head back to Gorek Shep. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorek Shep.
Day 17 Gorak Shep - Pheriche (4240m)
Trek back to Periche. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Pheriche.
Day 18 Pheriche - Tengboche
Trek back to Tengboche. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Tengboche.
Day 19 Tengboche - Namche
Trek back to Namche. Stay at Guesthouse - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.
Day 20 Namche - Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. (5hrs Trek). O/n Trekkers Lodge.
Day 21 Lukla - Kathmandu
Early morning, we fly back to Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 22 Kathmandu
This day as an extra day if incase flight from Lukla to Kathmandu cancel by the weather, We get free day to shop or hang around the city or can customize your city tour. O/n Hotel.
Day 23 Departure
We transfer to Airport for our final departure.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of Trekkers can all contribute to changes in itinerary. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Food & Accommodation
Lodge Trek we provide Trekkers lodge as accommodation which is normally simple, neat & clean. We provide meals as simple Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Trekkers Restaurant. While in Camping Trek, You are accommodated in tents whilst on trek. We usually camp near village. We have our own cook team who will do all the cooking on trek. This also ensures that we have good control over hygiene.
Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 - 8 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky. There may also be some snow cover on the trail sometime.