Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek

Trip Highlights

  • 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.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is a renowned company, best known for its quality of service. Moreover, Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition want to make your dreams become reality and will take care of all your trip needs. So dust off your climbing boots and come along with us on this exceptional journey.

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  • Duration 23 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 5,545 m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Best Season Feb - May & Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 12 pax

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Full Board During The Trek

    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.

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  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Official T-shirt.
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek).
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).


  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle


Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. Typically, our trekking holidays involves 4 -8 hours of hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalaya Mountains. The day begins early at around 6.30 in the morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast is the best time to pack your items not needed during the day into duffle bag keeping the essentials or items you wish to access throughout the day in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am. Lunch is around 12 pm and is generally 1-2 hour break. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. The time from arriving at the teahouse or campsite until dinner is your free time. There is always tea available, and sometimes side trips are available. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpas, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one gets lost.

Himalayan Summit is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent local trekking group leaders and guides. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive courses in both guiding and health and safety including but not limited to wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. Our team has had a year’s trip leading experience and are highly dedicated to providing quality programming. Much of our team has had working experience with international adventure travel companies.

We offer an open choice menu in our teahouse trekking programs where you can select the food you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide is available to assist you with menu selection and is there to ensure the food is hygienic, plentiful and nutritious. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking during the breakfast and dinner meals.

We have our own experienced trekking cook on all of our camping trips. We adhere to strict hygienic guidelines to ensure our food served during the camping portion of the trek is properly prepared. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by eggs either fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Dinner is a hearty 3-course meal: soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Please communicate any dietary restrictions or special request to our staff when booking your adventure. Properly boiled water is served for drinking.

We book clean and comfortable teahouses which we have developed long and successful relationships with. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded with shared accommodations. We can book a private room for you if you like, which will incur an additional cost.

We discourage buying plastic bottled water because there is no proper disposal system in place and discarded water bottles cause an environmental and aesthetic concern in the backcountry. Therefore, we will provide properly boiled water to refill your water bottles and when serving hot drinks in camp or at the teahouse. Your guide is very concerned for your health and well-being and thus oversees all water processes.

We can offer top quality service and facilities at a competitive price because we do not operate overseas offices and thus do not incur the cost of such. There are no hidden or extra costs not mentioned in our programs and price-lists. In every detail, we set the highest possible standards, from safety to the type of gear provided to the food we serve. Rest assured we meet international standards on all aspects of our programs.

To book any of our trips, please completely fill out the online booking form on our website, http://www.himalayansummit.com/, and send it to us along with the booking amount. The deposit can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Upon receipt of your booking details, we will send you a trip confirmation receipt of your booking.

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age can complete our trekking programs. It is important not only to have the most enjoyable experience but for your safety that you are both medically cleared for our programs by your doctor, and have embarked on a training program prior to leaving on our program. With that said, on all our treks you are encouraged to take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will ensure an enjoyable trek, and have the energy for the duration of the trek. Trekking is not a walking competition. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is a program that includes both cardio exercises with moderate resistance training. It is also helpful to take day hikes at least once a week gradually progressing in distance and elevation gain to simulate some of which you will encounter on the trek.

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from the trek leaders and guides to Sherpas, cooks, and porters. We ensure good wages, salary, and proper insurance. We provide the proper equipment and clothing needed for all our staff, including porters. Each one of our staff is an integral part of our programs.

You need general travel insurance which includes both cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy’s fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking and/or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.

In the case of a serious medical emergency or in the unlikely event of a casualty, we will coordinate rapid medical evacuation procedures. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in any evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance.

Himalayan Summit trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of high altitude. However, many will feel some basic symptoms of the change in altitude. Your guides are medically trained to know these symptoms and if they are progressing to a more dangerous and serious condition. It is important to be a participant in your own safety and report any ill effects to your guide as soon as possible so they may make assessments as to your condition. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips, and your guides are trained in the use of all the equipment. In addition, we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber which is designed to mimic air pressure at lower altitudes. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and adhere to international standards and have a duty of care to you, the client.

Safety is our top priority. All of our trekking group leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have years of experience in planning, organizing, and executing a well-designed program focused on safety. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Definitely! Our airport representatives will greet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Himalayan Summit clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday and thus please do not expect a shower each day. Hot showers are sometimes available, however, we strongly discourage the use of hot water due to the fact that it is usually heated with wood, and deforestation due to tree cutting is an environmental crisis in many Himalayan places.

You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera and any other personal items you wish to access throughout the day. Generally, your daypack will be around 5 kilograms.

Most airlines fly directly from many Asian and Middle Eastern countries, however, there are no direct flights from most western countries.

All our trips itineraries have an arrival and departure day from Kathmandu built in to allow for rest from your journeys on both ends of the programs. You are also welcome and encouraged to arrive a day earlier or leave Nepal a day later to have a look around the vibrant Kathmandu valley. Himalayan Summit arranges airport transfers, hotel bookings or any extra activities as required.

Almost every teahouse has electrical outlets in the rooms for recharging. For camera batteries, there may be a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re-charging. We use the 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two point’s plugs are recommended to bring.

Trekking poles can certainly be helpful. They can help shift some of the stress of descent especially off of your knees and onto your upper body. Many fine trekking poles to be beneficial for the trek, but they are not required.

Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide and representatives will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Please discuss this with your phone company prior to leaving for your adventure to see what the rates are and if you have an international calling and texting plan. You can also get the local mobile SIM card in Kathmandu.

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. With that said, in general days may be warm and nights are cold. You can expect some snow or rain storms at times. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C at the low end. At higher altitudes, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder.

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is a completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek is a good estimate.

Trekking peaks is a permit classification, and are the least expensive permits for climbing. They are also peaks that have been classified as having the least amount of technical climbing to reach the summit. Generally, these peaks can be done in a day from a high camp to the summit and back to high camp on the same day. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety, involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc. for ascending and descending. We will introduce, review, demonstrate and provide ample time to practice all the skills required for the climbing. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver an exciting opportunity to climb a Himalayan peak while providing proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken ‘strenuous’ treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.

One Review to “Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek”

    • Alexander G

    Amazing trekking experience with this company. The guide and porter were both experienced and made the trek very enjoyable. The owner of the company was very helpful and made sure all our wants and needs were met. Highly recommend this company to anyone who is interested in trekking in Nepal.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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