Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking

Jiri to Everest base camp trekking is an ancient trekking route. All climbers or trekkers used that route before Lukla airport. Nowadays, who are looking less crowded, long trekking, scarring from Lukla flight and weather, the hidden valley is the best.

Jiri lies at an altitude of 1,905 meters (6,250 feet), is the easternmost terminus of the highway coming from Kathmandu. Daily bus service is available from Kathmandu, but the 184 km ride takes 6 to 8 hours due to narrow, winding roads and checkpoints along the Araniko highway. The seasonable road is driven to Bandara continues to Shivalaya or every year heading. Jiri route trekking is not busy because many climbers or trekkers fly to Lukla. Trekking to entrances in Sagarmatha National park or Khumbu valley takes 6, 7 days.

Mount Everest; to the Nepalese it is simply called Sagarmatha, the "sky head", the Tibetans call Chomolungma or Jomolungma, “The Mother Goddess of the Earth”. One of the major goals to go trekking in Everest, the “Sherpa” were nomadic people who first settled in the Solukhumbu District (Khumbu), Nepal then gradually moved westward along salt trade routes. Their culture, history and their hospitality are interesting to visit.

Asian Hiking Team itinerary follows an ancient salt route trek that drives to Jiri upon seasonable road Bhandara, will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu area at 3440 m (11,300 feet). We will spend an extra night in Namche bazaar, next to the Tengboche monastery 3868 m (12,887 feet), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Continued trekking is in Pangboche village, Dingboche and entry to Everest Base Camp. A non-technical climb of Kala Pattar 5545 m (18,450 feet) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagamartha (Mt. Everest), the Mother Goddess of the World 8848.86 m (29,030 feet), Nuptse and Lhotse 8516 m (27,560 feet). A day-long walk to Everest Base Camp over moving rocks and glaciers spending a few hours is recommended because there is no protected tea house or social hut. During the expedition season there are lots of tents, and you can find coffee bars, bakeries and the internet. Either you can return the same way or cross the high passes Chola or Renjola and meet the trail in Namche Bazar. Our itinerary ends in Lukla then flies to Kathmandu.


Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; transfer to Hotel, overnight at hotel (B).

Day 02: Final preparation for trekking and half day sightseeing in KTM, overnight at hotel (BB).

Trekking starting 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. 7-8 hours drives, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 04: Continues drive by local bus to Shivalaya 2 hours and trek to Bhandar, 3 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Option: it is possible to drive from Kathmandu to Bhandara one day as well. 

Day 05: Trek to Sate village 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek over Lamjura pass to Junbesi 8-9 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 07: Continue trek through Solu to Nunthala 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek to village of Khare-Khola 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek to Surkhe 5 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek to Phakding 5.30 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 11: Phakding trek to Namche (3440m), 5.30 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 12: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization (B/L/D).

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche, (3860m), 5 hours (B/L/D).

Day 14: Tengboche trek to Dingboche, (4350m), 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 15: Dingboche trek to Lobuje (4925m), 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 16: Lobuje trek to Gorak-shep (5170m) continues EBC (5370m)return to Gorakshep, 7/8 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 17: Gorakshep climb Kalapathar (5545m) and trek to Pangboche 6/7 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 18: Pangboche trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 19: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla 6 hours, overnight Guest house (B/L/D).

Trekking Ending

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu by short flight, transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 21: Kathmandu – Own way journey or next trip (B).