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calender Trip Duration 18 Days
hiking Guided Trip Fully Guide Trek
beg Activities 18 Days Trek
accomodation Accommodation 03 Nighs Hotel 17 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 18 Breakfast 18 Lunch 18 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and at base camp 5,365 m.
  • Trekking duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days with drive-walks and flights.
  • Mode of transport: Overland drive and flights back to Kathmandu.
  • Location: Nepal Far Mid-East Himalaya around Solu and Khumbu of Everest region.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

‘on old, original and classic route to Everest base camp’

Why Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

“Allows you to witness both south and north areas of Everest region
Where walk follows on classic old and original route to high Everest base camp
On quiet and serene country of Solu to popular and scenic areas of high Khumbu
Explore Sherpa villages of Solu and high Khumbu region of great interest
Daily matchless views of dramatic scenery of mountains green hills and valley
Enjoy walking in the heart of Everest at base camp with a climb to Kalapathar”

Introduction:

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking a journey with an adventure that leads you on original route to world highest base camp right beneath towering Mt. Everest within high giant mountains of Khumbu, that straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoyable and fascinating walks of nearly three-week durations where the adventure leads you from mid hills dotted with tremendous farm villages and neatly terraced fields to reach with verdant valley with glorious mountain views to reach Everest base camp around high and scenic Khumbu valley. Travelers with great interest and seeking for none touristic route to Everest, where this trek will be a perfect choice as walk leads on local village trails with least number of foreign trekkers seldom encountered on the walks till the road meets at Phakding, Namche and Lukla where you will be in the busy route to Everest Base Camp.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking After being around southern areas of Everest at Solu district, starting Everest Base Camp Trekking taking an exciting and interesting overland drive to reach eastern areas of Nepal towards Dolkha and Solu region, Jiri town also known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic views of high green hills and valley within the backdrop of mighty snow-capped peaks of Jugal and Gaurishankar Himal.

A nice town to start our marvelous walks heading high hills and long descend crossing few high passes to reach above Lamjura-la pass at above 3,530 m high within beautiful alpine woodland of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-firs and pine trees, where walk enters into Solu areas within Sherpa country with other mix tribes of hill people interwoven with Buddhism and minor Hindu communities.

Enjoying wonderful time within tranquil surrounding exploring lovely farm villages with few ups and down and then finally heading further high to reach at Khumbu region on the road to Everest base camp walking past famous Namche Bazaar and beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with a tremendous panorama of high peaks including views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam.

Slowly walk enters the windswept country within barren and arid landscapes of high mountains to reach at our final highlight destination right beneath Mt. Everest base camp with close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers. Feeling high and in great spirits walk leads back towards Namche Bazaar with one more adventure climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest spot of the journey facing sweeping panorama of mighty surrounding peaks with Everest and Pumori at close distance.

After a great experience within world highest mountains and scenic valley head back with long descend to reach Lukla town where short panoramic flight in a small aircraft brings you back at Kathmandu enjoying the wonderful adventure of a lifetime on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 04: Drive to Bhandar 2,195m and trek to Sete 2,575 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with a short hike.
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: To Everest Base Camp 5,365 m walk to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 16: Climb top of Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla 2,820 m – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: In Kathmandu reserve day in case of flight delay due to bad weather.
Day 21: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

 

Detail Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.

In Kathmandu free day preparation for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, and to observe Nepalese culture and traditions, where one can join in our options for a wonderful and interesting sightseeing tour on request.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.

Starting early morning after breakfast where the exciting overland journey takes you North East from Kathmandu, past scenic town of Dhulikhel and then heading towards Dolkha district at Charikot facing views of Jugal Himal with Dorji Lakpa, Langtang and Gauri-Shanker peaks.

As the journey continues downhill to Tama Kosi River, and then uphill on the winding road to reach Jiri a lovely town, regarded as Switzerland of Nepal due to its beautiful location of green valley-rolling hills with snow clad peaks. On reaching Jiri transfer to the best lodge available with time exploring its markets full of shops and stores.

Day 04: Drive to Bhandar 2,195m and trek to Sete 2,575 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at Jiri, morning taking a short jeep or a four-wheel drive to reach our trekking point at Bhandar village, where morning drive takes you past farm villages and forested area reaching a nice Shivalaya village, from here uphill on winding dirt tracks following the downhill road to reach pretty and nice looking

valley at Bhandar. From Bhandar where drive ends to start walks on the wide good trail past many farm villages with long descend to reach a lovely Kenja village for lunch break, and then afternoon walk leads to a climb to Sherpa areas for an overnight stop at Sete village. Sete village on route Lamjura-la pass within green woodland, an interesting place with views for overnight in first Sherpa village at Sete after 3-4 hours of good walks and few hour drives.

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk follows past Sete village on the high trail within cool nice woodland of tall rhododendron, oaks, pines, magnolia, hemlock and fir trees as climb leads to a small farm village at Guranse (means rhododendron the national flower of Nepal). Walk higher to reach and cross over Lamjura-la at 3,530 m high with long descend into the forested trail to Toc-Toc village. After a possible lunch break, the walk is pleasant on winding uphill and then short steep descends towards Junbesi, one of the most charming villages within Solu areas populated by Sherpa tribe interwoven with Buddhism religion. Here with time to visit its nice traditional Sherpa village with views of Number peaks in the north direction.

 Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 0 6 hrs.          

From Junbesi morning a short descend to a stream and then following a wooded area past many Sherpa farmland and villages to reach Salyan danda (hill) with first views of Khumbu Himal with Mt. Everest, and then on the downhill to a river on crossing a bridge uphill to Tak Shindo via lovely place of Ringmo. As walk follows into the woodland of pines and rhododendron to reach another pass of Tak Shindo-La at above 3,130 m high, where walk leads to a long downhill past

Tak Shindo village and its interesting monastery, as our journey continues with descend to reach a nice valley at Nunthala also called Manidingma village. A village of the mixed tribe of hill people mostly Sherpa, Rai, Magar and Tamang, some Hindu Brahmin and Chettries an interesting place to browse around this village of Nunthala with views of Khumbu Himal higher north direction.

Day 07: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.

With a nice overnight at Nunthala, morning walk past the village ended with downhill to reach at Dudh Kosi River after crossing a bridge on winding uphill trail to reach a small lovely village at Jubing populated by Rai people. After a refreshing break continue to walk to reach a large village of Khari-Khola

where you can find many shops-stores and lodges, a place of Sherpa-Rai and Magar people, from here cross over a bridge with an uphill climb for few hours to reach a cool area and a hilltop at Bupsa Danda (ridge -hill). A scenic hilltop small village with few good lodges for overnight stops with views of unique landscapes.

Day 08: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.

From Bupsa on higher trail reaching at Khumbu area with a steep climb into the forest to reach Pauyin / Paya village, located on the roadside of high Khumbu district and then on a pleasant trail to reach above Sukhe village, facing views of Lukla town and its small airstrip. After a nice rest descend towards Sukehe village for an overnight stop, situated below the runway of Lukla airport.

Day 09: Trek to Phakding 2,635 m - 05 hrs.

After Sukhe village, where morning walk leads to join at Lukla and Jiri trail at Choplung village above Muse and Ghai-Kharka village with lovely farm fields, after walking on least visited and quiet trails of Jiri, from here on encountering more trekkers, trekking porters, guides and local Sherpa. With time at the junction for refreshing stops and then continue to walk beginning with the pleasant winding trail to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
From Phakding cross over Dudh-Kosi River, morning walk on the pleasant path with few short uphill and down to re-cross the same few time, facing magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608 m, to reach at Monjo village and into Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar.

Walk from here on the river bed to last bridge over Imjatse River and then on winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with a magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru Mt. Everest- Nuptse, Lhotse, from here another few hours climbs to reach famous Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop.

Day 11: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short excursion.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization where one can take short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot on top Namche Bazaar with marvellous views of surrounding snow-capped peaks, visit its interesting museum with full information regarding history of the area, geography, culture, mountaineering history with flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at leisure.

Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Enjoying time at Namche, morning walk leads on scenic and gradual path with views of Everest and adjoining peaks, as route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for a refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon climbs up into the enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful spot at Thyangboche Monastery offers a super panorama of mountain range with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time to visit its impressive monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. 

Thyangboche also holds a colourful festival called ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a religious festival where monks wear exciting masks and dance to wade evil spirits, the event falls in the month of October as per the Buddhist lunar calendar.

Day 13:  Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.

Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deuboche, within the green forested area and a further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into the dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp where other settlement with Many good lodges to cater needs of travellers and trekkers.

Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Side of Amadablam with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

Day 14: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
After enjoyable rest in Dingboche, morning walk with a short climb to a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks and then on the good gradual path to walk.

Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river.

Crossing a short bridge reach at Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with a slow climb to a ridge top line with a memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest.

From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.

Day 15:  Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and back at Gorakshep 5,180 m.
Morning adventure leads to our goal to stand on the foot of Everest at base camp, as walk follows on the flat valley with a slow climb to reach further and with a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier.

As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorakshep for short break. From Gorakshep head further east to reach to reach our destination at Everest Base Camp with marvellous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions.

After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.

Day 16: Morning to Kalapathar 5,545 m and to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Early morning climb on top 5,545 m to highest spot of the adventure rewards you with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley for a possible lunch stop in one of its nice lovely lodge restaurants.

Pheriche located on a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement, after lunch few hours of a good walk with short ups and downhill to Pangboche for an overnight stop.

Day17: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
From Pangboche a scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk losing elevation every hour of walks.

After Pangboche reaching for few hours climbs to beautiful Thyangboche and its colourful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with the afternoon free to relax with memories of the adventure to Thyangboche Monastery on Everest Panorama Trekking.

Day 20: In Kathmandu reserved in case of flight delay due to bad weather.

Allowing extra nights and day in Kathmandu a necessary options in case of bad and unfavourable weather if takes place to obstruct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice-versa. If all goes well according to our standard itinerary enjoy the day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in another exciting tour. 

Day 21: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine
  • two trekkers will get one porter
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews
  • National Park permit
  • TIMS (trekkers information management System.)
  • All ground transportation
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expenses

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:     

Where one can join for this treks nearly all months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September.

March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight,  with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times including early spring season.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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Shanghai, China


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Name: Benedict A

California, USA


I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!