Everest Base Camp Via Jiri 22-Days

Everest Base Camp Via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a classic route which was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa during their first summit of Everest in the 1954 expedition’s history. Most trekkers on this venture to EBC through Jiri will surely like what they see of the landscapes on the way to EBC in comparison to the route via Lukla airport. This is a wonderful hike through natural settings laden with pretty villages & rich culture. This trip involves a lot of hiking that’s pretty moderate to challenging, but you’ll like this outdoor vacation that offers an assortment of features that begin from the moment we reach Jiri & hit the trails to Junbesi & onwards to Nunthala, Jorsalle & Namche.

The Everest region is home to some of the highest peaks on earth, but there’s much more to all this; the Sherpas who settled here hundreds of years ago shaped their out a way of life under the towering peaks which they believe is home to the Gods, and to hike through their villages early in the morning & see them burn junipers to drive away evil spirits with the shining silver grey peaks that surround them is an experience you don’t want to forget.

Jiri is a lovely place to spend some time before heading up to base camp; known as the ‘Switzerland’ of Nepal display some exotic landscapes is surely better than the paths that head up to the Everest region, despite the rugged trails on this  route which gives us thrills of a different kind than the path we use through Lukla. We do have to negotiate the heights, plod through punishing roads and deal with the mean climate of the Everest region. But, the paybacks you get here is worth the go. We get masterful views of towering mountain peaks including world’s highest one Mt Everest (8848m) along with Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Cho Oyu along with some other peaks. You can walk through beautiful rhododendron forest, waterfalls, and rivers and enjoy the beautiful landscapes while visiting some interesting monasteries. The culture here of the local Sherpa folks is interesting to learn about because it’s these climbers who mostly escort us throughout the Himalayas. We enjoy all of this till we culminate at Everest base camp but then just as important is our peaking out at Kalapathar, the highest point at 5545m of our Jiri EBC trip where the views leave us panting for breath; & then we make our way back slowly to Kathmandu & a warm soft bed.

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  • Duration 22 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 5,545m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Tour Type Private tour

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.

After breakfast, we begin a Scenic drive along the highway via Dhulikhel, Dolalghat, Charikot and Tamakoshi River, exploring the attractive Nepali countryside. Overnight at guest house on full board meals.

After having breakfast, we head for Deurali. We begin our trek with a climb to the top of a hilllock (2400m). Then the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1800m). After Shivalaya, we will make another climb to Sangbadanda (2150m) and Kosaribas (2500m) and then finally up to Deurali. Overnight at our guesthouse on full board meals.

We begin our day by passing through some streams ahead as we reach Likhu Khola Valley. Crossing over the second suspension bridge, we ascend the ridge to reach the settlement of Kenja. The trail to Lamajura La pass begins from here. Snow clad peaks are visible as we ascend. Some hours of hard climbing takes us to Chimbu. Taking right trail we continue about 2 hours to get to Sete. Overnight at our guest in sete on full board meals.

We take an uphill climb to Lamajura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch, and rhododendrons. Pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem, we reach the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar at Lamajura La pass at 3530 meters covered with prayer flags, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green mountains. We descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. We spend the afternoon here exploring the most delightful village (Junbesi). Overnight at Junbesi on full board meals.

We cross the stream beyond Junbesi and climb up the forest slope and after an hour’s trek; the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan Mountains appear before our eyes. The mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on this trek; lower peaks look higher due to being closer than the distant 8,000er mountains. We continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. We ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and after another hour’s descend through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally arrive at Nunthala. Overnight at Nunthala on full board meals.

After having breakfast, we will continue the trail going down to the Dudh Koshi River. The trial goes through rice fields, several Sherpa villages and forests, and we reach khari Khola. After an hour’s climb from Khari Khola, we will finally arrive at Gumba Danda. Overnight at our guesthouse on full board meals.

We start our day with an ascending to Puiyan. The trail goes through Sherpa villages and a forest where we can see monkeys frolicking on the trees, after passing a narrow Gorge for about an hour we will be at Puiyan. We will have lunch at Puiyan, and then descend to Surkhe. Overnight at our guesthouse on full board meals.

Following the Dudh Koshi River, we will set off for Chheplung from where we head up the valley. We can even visit Sagamartha National Park which is on the way. We continue our journey through upstream along the pleasant rive bank. Overnight at our guesthouse on full board meals.

The trail today goes upstream along the river bank to the junction of Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River. We will also cross Sir Hillary’s bridge. Then we will ascend up to Namche Bazaar. On the way, , it gives us a chance for some incredible photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time of the trip. Overnight at our Guest house on full board meals.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche.To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary. We begin our hike after enjoying lunch; by passing the route of Khimde. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head down to our lodge for some beers & a good sleep. Overnight Namche with all meals included.

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche with all meals covered – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam (6,856 m), and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche where we bunk out for the night. Stay overnight at lodge on full board meals.

Nagarjun is a hill located on the lands of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. After breakfast, we will head to Nagarjun. It may take about 5 hrs to reach Nagarjun. From Nagarjun we can get beautiful views of Lobuche east, Lobuche west, Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. We could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain. We will then descend back to Pheriche. Overnight at our guest house inclusive of full board meals.

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. We enjoy all our full board meals and get set for a good night’s sleep.

Today it’s a long and gritty day. After a hot breakfast at our lodge, we climb through meadows and moraine stones steps to reach Gorakshep, by either climbing to kalapathar or continue heading to Everest base camp. We suggest that you make a beeline for Everest base camp. By the way, from Everest base camp we do not see Mount Everest. However, from kalapathar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and well known peaks nearby; this also includes great sights of the skyline of the Tibet plateau. Overnight at the height of (5,364) in our lodge with all three meals included.

After some early morning tea/coffee, we have the option to climb Kalapatthar at (5545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kalapatthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks that include a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks. Yaks are normally regarded as four legged porters in this area due to its tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town. Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here and foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area. We stay over night at a lodge on full board meals.

We retrace our steps with a Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Pheriche and do an overnight at the bustling & hustling village town of Namche with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch). We chill out here with some beers and enjoy some relevant comfort. Overnight at our lodge in Namche on full board meals.

This is our last day on these lovely mountains that has been home to us all of these days. We continue to back track our hike towards Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River which is about 7 hours from Namche and do an overnight at Lukla with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).

Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are schedule early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel.Please note, sometimes the flight can be delayed or cancelled in the mountain regions of this type due to inclement weather and other unpredictable reasons beyond our control. Our guests are expected to be patient.

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At North Nepal, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!!


  • All airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • One day Kathmandu sightseeing by city tour guide and all the entrance fees.
  • Highly experienced English speaking Himalayan trekking guide and porters salary /accommodation/insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Tea house/Lodge accommodation with full board meal during the trekking days.
  • Kathmandu to Jiri surface transportation.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu airfare and airport taxes.
  • Rain protection duffel bag for client luggage.
  • A comprehensive medical kit box.
  • All the necessary paper works and national park entry fees (Trekking permit/TIMS card etc.).
  • The company guarantees professional helicopter rescue services, in case of an emergency.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.
  • Nepali food farewell dinner party.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (bring 4 copies passport size picture too).
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Restaurant food bills.
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Extra porter for the personal day bag pack.
  • Extra cost on the natural disaster.
  • Tips to staffs.

Note: – Hotel & airfare rates might increase in-between than now given prices.


  • Hike through the classic expedition route to Mount Everest.
  • Scenic drive along the bank of Sunkoshi river.
  • Passing through Forest and Typical Buddhist Villages.
  • Great Acclimatization for Everest Trek.
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest (Highest Peak in the world) and other eight thousand meters above peaks.
  • City guided tour to UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
  • Breathtaking view of Khumbu ice-fall.


All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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