Everest Base camp trek from Jiri - (23 Days )

Max Altitude 5380 Meters Trip Duration 23 days
Tour Grade Difficult Group Size Min 1 (Single Supplement $250)
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu and 21 nights during the trek
Meals Breakfast
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary and fly to kathmandu from lukla

The Everest Base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and it is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.  This famous trek takes you to the foot of Mt. Everest trek and is steeped in mountaineering history. Not only does it have some of the most iconic mountain views in the world is rich in cultures and heritage of the Sherpa people. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp, however trekking to Lukla is possible. There is an alternative way to get to Everest base camp must take a local transport to Jiri. For the prefect arrangement at the trek to Everest base camp trek Adventure Glacier treks & expedition have been repeatedly offering best service during the trekking. We as a team work as fully dedicate to endow with Himalaya excursion.  Everest base camp trekking outshines your prospect of the trip in Nepal Himalaya. 

Trip highlights:

  •    View of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumari, Aama dablam and many more.
  •    Sherpa culture, life style and monasteries.
  •    Sagarmatha national park flora and fauna
  •    Flight over the Himalaya.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 2 : Drive to Jiri by Public Bus (187 km) 8-9 hrs
Day 3 : Trek to Bhandar (2,200m) - 6 hrs
Day 4 : Trek to Sete (2,645 m) - 6 hrs
Day 5 : Trek to Junbensi (2,675m) - 6 hrs
Day 6 : Trek to Nunthala (2,440m) - 5 hrs
Day 7 : Trek to Kharikhola (2,020m) -5 hrs
Day 8 : Trek to Puiyan (2,700m) - 6 hrs
Day 9 : Trek to Phakding (2,646m) - 5 hrs
Day 10 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 6-7 hrs
Day 11 : Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
Day 12 : Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) - 5 hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Machherma (4,470m) - 5 hrs
Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 5.5 hrs
Day 15 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and back to Gokyo - 5 hrs
Day 16 : Trek to Thangna (4,500m) - 4 hrs
Day 17 : Cross the Cho La Pass (5,300m), then trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) - 7 hrs
Day 18 : Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 4 hrs
Day 19 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak Shep - 5.5 hrs
Day 20 : Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,555m) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4,260m) - 6 hrs
Day 21 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
Day 22 : Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 6 hrs
Day 23 : Morning flight back to Kathmandu
 

 

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Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Adventure Glacier Treks receive you at the Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel after short rest walk around in Thamel  over night at hotel.

A difficult but scenic full-day public bus ride up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri, the trail-head of the Everest trek and our first camp. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge-top at 2,400m after which the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1,800m). After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda (2,150m), Kosaribas (2,500m), then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar (2,200m). We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3,090m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

The trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1,580m, and onto Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is quite steep, whence it traverses to Sete, and an abandoned stupa at 2,575m. We continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blooming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk (2,860m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675m). Overnight at guesthouse.

We climb to a ridge at 3,080m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980's and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail then climbs through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola (2,020m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and woods, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at a guesthouse.

This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we climb down to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, Internet cafes and a bakery. Namche is the largest village along the entire Everest trail. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse.

The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in springtime. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. Overnight at a guesthouse.

The trek today takes us at one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have couple of sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip - you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We trek to the foot of the Cho La Pass (5,300m) for our overnight stay. Accomodation in Thangna will be very basic and in dormitory style room. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We start before sunrise at 4 or 5am to reach the pass by 9 - 10am to dodge bad weather conditions of the noontime. We cross over at an altitude of 5,300m where we could be exposed to strong winds if we crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, and then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. Accommodation in Dzongla will be very basic and in dormitory style room. Overnight at a guesthouse.

A rather easier and shorter trekking route will take us to Lobuche after 4 hours of trekking. Overnight at a guesthouse.

This is difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365m the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak (by the Himalayan standards) at 5,555m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848m), towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180m then trek down to Periche. Overnight at a guesthouse.

From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us our descent takes us through the Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3,860m before continuing back to Namche Bazaar at 3,441m. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Finally we return to Lukla where we started our trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. We'll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town some more. Overnight at a guesthouse.

On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Overnight at a hotel.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickup
  • 2 Nights Accomodation in kathmandu
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during trekking
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Salary, insurance, food and lodging for guide and porter
  • Trekking permits and National parks fees

What is not Included?

  • foods
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are 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 necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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