Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek | Mountain World Treks

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

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    Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flights to/from Lukla.
  • Sherpa culture & Monasteries.
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Following Hillary and Tenzing’s footprints.

    At a glance

  • Guided trekking trip to Jiri to EBC.
  • Max. Elevation 5545m.
  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu hotel.
  • 18 nights at Trekking tea houses

Diffculties and Safety

Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary;   However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.





Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )

  • Greet you at the airport by our representative and transfer you to the hotel and brief you about the activities that you are going to do. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Drive to Jiri for 8-9 (184km) hours by local bus from Kathmandu. The road will follow Araniko highway with a scenic countryside for our long trek to Everest. Overnight at the hotel.

  • On this day we pass many down hills and uphills which takes you to a small village called Bhandar. It is a sherpa village with huge Tibetan Buddhist monuments situated on the meadow and terrace fields.

  • We will reach a small nice village called Kinja after some downhill’s trek from Bhandar. After taking lunch at Kinja, slowly we climb to Lamura that offer great view of the surrounding landscapes and distance villages and after few hours of long walk, we finally reach at Sete, a small Sherpa village.

  • Passing through few small scattered farm houses and teahouses through the beautiful rhododendron forest  leads the highest point (3,530 m) between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop.

  • Below Junbesi the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. We start trek towards Salung, from here, Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day. Finally we reach Nunthala, place to stay overnight.

  • From Nunthala our path descent which continues to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge and the trail lead through terraced fields and yards of houses. Walk continues through forests then climb on the terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1,667m). From Jubing the path took us a slow climb to the village around a ridge, and continues to the village of Khari Khola to push on up the steep hill to Bupsa.

  • Today our trail ascends from Bupsa and head on to Bhumsing village (2,300m) and the trail continues to the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan . After Puiyan trail leads us on the long winding trail with few small ups and downs to Surkhe.

  • After breakfast we start to climb to north to Chaurikharka(2,713m) a large scattered village with monastery and high school. Today our trail joins from Lukla towards Phakding, making the path quite busy with more trekkers, porters and pack animals and few hours of good scenic walk brings you at Phakding for the overnight.

  • After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.

  • Acclimatization day, go higher sleep lower. so we do some hiking to acclimatize our body and same time you will visit the National Park headquarter office, museum, monastery and hike to Everest View Hotel for a superb Mt. Everest view. We will then return to Namche for the night.

  • The trekking trail is plain and en route the trail will descend slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. And climb up to Tengboche. And the today’s view from the trekking will be incredible include Mount Everest. Tonight You will stay near by one of the teahouse where is the famous Tengboche Gompa, which has background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. 4-5 hours.

  • The trail slightly descents through lush forest in the beginning, then gradually climbs up to the valley’s highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m). You will continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, finally reach to pheriche. Approx 4-5 hrs.

  • Go higher sleep lower,  better to use this method to acclimatize your body .Today we will hike to the nearest hill from where you can have beautiful photo taking opportunities. There are up close views of Taweche, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Island Peak and Thamserku, as well as Imja valley. Stay the night in Pheriche.

  • We will walk along the river side  which is from Khumbu glacier for 2 hours and we cross the frozen river and climb to the top of a small hill called Thukla. There are many monuments to Everest climbers along this route. From the Thukla hill,  gradually ascent towards to Labuche and stay overnight at Tea house. Approx 4-5 hrs.

  • We will get an early start for our trek to Everest Base Camp. After 2-3 hours hiking we reach Gorakshep (5190m) and this is your overnight stay place, check in the room leave your bags enjoy the hot foods and continue trek to Everest base camp (5365m) another 2 hours.  From EBC, the view is one of the most spectacular anywhere in the World, after the few photographs you will return to the Gorakshep same route which takes about 1.5 hours.

  • Early morning hike to Kalapattar(1.9km) 2 hours, for sunrise view,  which will be one of the best view from the EBC trip.   After taking few snaps while you are on the top of kalapattar then back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Check out from the tea house and trek  down to Pheriche for the night.

  • You will descend approx 800 m. all the down to Namche Bazzar same route and stay overnight at tea house, enjoy the hot shower and good food and have goodnight sleep. Its long walk but easier to gong down hill, at least you can breath.

  • Namche to Lukla drop down 600m. And enjoy your last night at Himalaya.

  • Time to say bye bye to your porters and thanks them to carrying your bag pack. your guide will arrange the boarding pass and have another scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Free time, rest, eat, shower, drink and explore around.

  • This one extra day might be very useful some time if there is anything wrong on the trek can use this day for incase. if everything goes well as plan than you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu too. Shopping for friends and familes and get ready to fly back home next day.

  • Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and drop off.
  • An English speaking guide and porters.
  • Domestic land and air transportation.
  • All Accommodation with breakfast.
  • 3 meals a day while trekking.
  • Government local taxes, Permit and TIMs.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Company's t-shirt and trekking map.

What's not included

  • Flights To/From Nepal.
  • Tourist Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner while not on the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, hot shower, wifi, boiled water, drinking water, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips for your trekking staffs.
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Trip Extention

This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.

1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

2. Jungle safari tour.

3. White water Rafting.

4. Everest Mountain flight.

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Accommodation & Food details

We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice.  All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.

During this trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking but only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu.

Best Time To Visit

Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option.


However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Equipment Details

    You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.

Questions about your trip

Jiri to EBC is not an easy trek. Most of the trek involves long rocky paths that go uphill and downhill and altitude sickness is main issue. People with weak legs and asthma should take caution. Your guide is the Man follow him.
Fitness is required for trekking to Jiri to Everest Base Camp, not be on pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude is the biggest problem than fitness on the way to base camp. Going slowly is important to avoid sickness. Do read about useful info about trekking in Himalayas.
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
Feb to May and Sep to Nov. For more information Click here Trekking seasons.
Essential Items: -Warm Jacket -Waterproof jacket or poncho -Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3 Hiking shirts -1-2 pair Hiking pants -2-3 Non-hiking shirts -1 Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs warm socks -Warm hat -Sun hat -Long underwear (for high altitude) -Gloves (for high altitude) -Towel (preferably quick dry) -Day pack -Hiking shoes -Sandals -Sunglasses -Water bladder or bottle -Headlamp or flashlight -Sun screen -Lip balm -Personal medications -Camera Non-Essential Items: -Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu) -Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu) -Rain pants. For more information Contact us.
To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following: Medical expenses Helicopter rescue Trip cancellation Travel delays and missed departures Loss and damage of baggage Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.
It is possible. It is hard to tell you now, how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.
Yes, some of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical probem. eg; Lukla, Namche Bazzar, Pheriche and Gorakshep.
Yes you can charge batteries but you'll be charged by the hour and you'll have to bring your own charger. Charges vary between 100 and 300 rupees per hour.
Cell phones work at most of the places on Jiri to EBC trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.
During the treks, we will be staying in local tea houses and they are nice and clean include big dining hall with big western menu. Some of the place you will get inside bathroom and most of the places is common bathroom.
Drinking water for Nepali people from the tap is generally not safe to drink for tourists. Possible to buy Bottled water but we suggest to all clients to purify Tap water to drink or use boiled water to save money and environment. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!
Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!
Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.
No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you dont find your answer in the section please feel free to Contact us.
Please contact us at : info@mountainworldtreks.com

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4  Reviews on Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek

2018-09-04 10:39:44


A Bunch of Divers go Trekking

Amazing! I expected to be impressed and I was not disappointed. Our guide, Saligram, was great; attentive and flexible. He did everything he said he would do and made the trip rather easy, from a logistics point of view. The trek is strenuous, but doable for anyone in reasonable shape. Being in good physical condition was a definite advantage....[ View More ]

Amazing! I expected to be impressed and I was not disappointed. Our guide, Saligram, was great; attentive and flexible. He did everything he said he would do and made the trip rather easy, from a logistics point of view. The trek is strenuous, but doable for anyone in reasonable shape. Being in good physical condition was a definite advantage.[ Back ]

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