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Everest Classic ( Jiri to E.B.C) Trekking

Trip Legend

Duration Maximun Elevation Style of Trek Trek Grade Start Finish
20 Days 5565 m Tea House Medium/Hard Kathmandu Kathmandu
Annapurna Circuit

     The Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is an 18 days long trek in the Everest region which starts with a scenic bus drive and ends with a lovely Himalayan flight. The drive to Jiri is early in the morning & it’s an 8 hours journey as we drive through the city, colorful villages, and highway towns, by gentle rivers, hillocks, rivulets and lush green valleys. If you go by a car it will be more comfortable & the drive could conclude in 6 hours. But it’s adventurous in a tourist bus, too. Jiri is a village town at an altitude of 1905m above sea level which is said to be a ‘mini’ Switzerland & there’s plenty of snowfall during winter.

    Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a less traffic ridden trail that’s quiet & the merry chirping of birds can be heard far & wide. There are beautiful landscapes with villages and ethnic communities that you bump into on the trails. You can feel tranquility, a serene environment and enjoy this trek until Lukla which takes 7 days to arrive there. In the past, this trail was real busy & used by professional porters & legendary climbers because it was the only trail used to supply goods up to base camp. After Hillary’s airport came up in Lukla, things changed completely. You can do both camping and teahouse treks on this route.

   The EBC trek via Jiri is full of enjoyment with long loops of uphill and downhill climbs near the popular Lamjura Pass with cairns and teashops along the trails. There are more than 25 suspension bridges between Jiri and base camp. The local mountain folks with their typical dress, food, traditions, culture, and lifestyles are experiences not to be forgotten. The opportunity of clicking plenty of pictures, especially in the autumn season with the Himalayan landscapes, the local people, colorful villages, river valleys, & the yaks grazing on green meadows brings you nostalgic feelings of home during this trip. You will get to experience cool climates of the lowlands & chilly nights above the tree-lines in the highlands up to base camp, one of the highest points on earth at the foothills of the mighty Mt. Everest…this trip will be one to remember in your life as you hike the trails on this trek.



   Trip Facts

Duration – 20 days

Activities – Sight seeing and Trekking

Maximum Altitude – 5545m/18192ft /Kalapathar

Trek Grade & Mode – Hard/Tea House Trek

Himalayan Sights – Thamserku/ Amadablam/Kantega/Lhotse/Mt Everest/Pumori

Valley & River – Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi

Transportation – Private vehicles/flights

Trek start and end – Kathmandu

Accommodation – Hotel in Kathmandu & teahouse lodges on the trail

Meals – Full board on the trail, welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Best Time – March/April/May/October/November/December 20th {after this it’s Christmas}


Your itinerary in brief:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing and trek Preparation Day

Day 03: Kath-Jiri by Car/Local Bus

Day 04: Jiri to Deurali

Day 05: Deurali to Sete (2575m)

Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2675m)

Day 07: Junbesi to Nunthala (2310m)

Day 08: Nunthala to Bupsa (2310m)

Day 09: Bupsa to Chaurikharka (2650m)

Day 10: Chaurikharka to Monjo

Day 11: Monjo to Namche (3440m)

Day 12: Rest Day

Day 13: Namche to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 14: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 15: Dingboche to Chhukung (4734m) back to Dingboche

Day 16: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 17: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) -E.B.C.

Day 18: Gorakshep to Kalapathar and trek to Pheriche

Day 19: Pheriche to Phortse (3860m)

Day 20: Phortse to Namche (3440m)

Day 21: Namche to Lukla (2840m)

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu



Day 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu

When your flight arrives at Tribhuwan International Airport, take your bags and go to immigration office to get your visa in Nepal. Check our office display board with our representative, your name will be written on the board; and he will pick you up & transfer you to your hotel in car or tourist coach (depending on the number of guests}. Refresh yourself & relax. Later in the evening, senior trek operator ‘Raj Nepal’’ will meet you in the hotel to orient you on the preparation of your trek trip, tour and other relevant programs. We offer you a welcome dinner in the evening in a well known Nepalese restaurant. The next day you will be taken for a sightseeing tour. Feel at home, have supper & enjoy your first night in the valley of temples.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.  Overnight at your hotel

Day 03: We drive from Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft] to Jiri 7-8 hrs

Today we take an early morning drive to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Since we would be traveling on mountain road, it takes around 7/8 hrs to reach Jiri. Although still a single lane road, the road condition has improved a lot nowadays than what it used to be until some years ago. Enjoy the views of Kosi River and panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa while on our scenic drive. Overnight at Jiri

Day 04: Jiri to Deurali

Trek from Jiri (1905m.) to Deurali (2705m.) which takes about six and half hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle ascent for the first two hours to Mali Danda (2440m.) and then it follows a gently descending path to Shivalaya (1800m.) where you can take lunch and hang around. After your lunch, the trail turns steeply up before turning into a gentle ascent to Deurali. You can enjoy the green scenery as well as some of the snow-capped mountains at a far distance beyond the horizons. We haul up in Deurali for the night.

Day 05: Deurali to Sete (2575m)

Trek from Deurali (2705m.) to Sete and we reckon it takes about six and half hours. The starting of your trek is a steep descent for early an hour to Bhandar (2250m.) and then a gentle descent to Kenja (1600m.) where you can enjoy your lunch. After your lunch, your trek goes steeply up to your destination. En route, you can enjoy the agricultural farms you see on the way as you see the local folks are always working hard. In addition to this, you pass through Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views.

Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2675m)

We take an uphill climb to Lamjura 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) before Namche. Overnight at Junbesi

Day 07: Junbesi to Nunthala (2310m)

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

Day 08: Nunthala to Bupse Danda (2310m)

Today as we begin our walk, there are views of Karyolang and Kusum Kangru. The trail descends rapidly down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River at one of its suspension bridge, at this point we are at the lowest point of the trek (1500m/4920 ft). We cross a bridge; we climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. We climb the trail eastward to reach sprawling village of Kharikhola which has several lodges and health post. The trail descends to cross a suspension bridge over a stream and a very steep climb for an hour finally takes us to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa

Day 09: Bupse Danda to Chaurikharka (2713m)

From Bupse Danda the trail climbs for about an hour, followed by another ridge. The trail now leaves this tributary valley and heads more directly north towards Chaurikharka, another dispersed village. Before ascending to Chaurikharka (2,713m) the main trail crosses a spectacular deep gorge with a high waterfall (2,408m). Chaurikharka, a large scattered village with monastery and high school is also the bread basket for the Khumbu area as the land is fertile and harvest crops like barley, wheat and enough green vegetables, after this village the trail from Lukla joins towards Phakding, making the path quite busy with more trekkers, porters and pack animals and few hours of good scenic walk brings you to Monjo for the overnight. We check in to our teahouse lodge and explore the surrounding areas.

Day 10: Chaurikharka to Monjo {3440m}

After breakfast we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi, and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and its then a gradual walk to Namche Bazaar where we have lunch and descend to Monjo for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Monjo to Namche (3440m)

After b/fast, we cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi & the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. continuing our hike, we cross the bridges and reach the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit is checked and & the records of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff is entered for the record.

Day 12: this is a day for resting our bones but we shouldn’t remain idle

You may have a full day of leisure today for acclimatization. You can stroll around the market, if it falls on a Saturday then many people can be seen in the market place doing shopping to fulfill their daily needs and there’s only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also, you can visit the Sherpa Museum as this is a great place to learn about Sherpa culture and & the history of mountaineering; we can also visit the luxury Everest view hotel that’s built at a good height & Syangboche airstrip and stroll back to our hotel for an overnight.

Day 13: Namche to Tengboche (3860m)

This takes about five hours. Leave Namche for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. Make your way around a branch ridge, and Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawache (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends and you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tengboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and splendid views appear. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tengboche (3860m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There is also a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tengboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful hereabouts

Day 14: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)

From Tengboche the trail climbs and contours around the west side of the Imja Khola valley, providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. We enter Pangboche on the high trail and after lunch visit the monastery which has relics said to be the skull and hand of a yeti. From Pangboche we walk through alpine meadows and pass beneath the towering Ama Dablam to Dingboche where we haul up for the night.

Day 15: Dingboche to Chhukung (4734m) back to Dingboche

From the lodge we head up through the village of Dingboche, following the Imja Khola Valley. The ascent is gradual, crossing small streams, through open alpine pastures with fine views of Island Peak at the head of the valley. We will reach our Chhukung lodge in time for lunch, with the afternoon free to rest and acclimatise. If you feel energetic enough, you can head up the valley towards the old moraines that flow down from Lhotse. The views of the massive Lhotse Wall and Ama Dablam are particularly impressive down here before we get back to Dingboche for the night.

Day 16: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

We reckon this takes about six hours. The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After 1 ½ to 2 hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dughla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of the Khumbu glacier. We stop at Dughla for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue (1 ½ to 2 hours) of trekking up to Lobuche which is hidden and sheltered from the chilly wind.

Day 17: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) -E.B.C.

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and back to Gorakshep which takes about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kalapathar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.). Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbetse appear at the front of you. Sometimes an avalanche can be seen along the way. After a picturesque moment, you retrace your path back through the Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.

Day 18: Gorakshep to Kalapathar and trek to Pheriche {4250m}

This trail takes about five hours. Enjoy an early morning climb to Kalapathar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of the spectacular sunrise. From Kalapathar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many others.
Pheriche is a place where you can make phone calls to any part of the world. You can also see the mountain yaks in Pheriche, which are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known for its strong windy nature. Hereabouts you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Here is also located the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors are stationed to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as the local folks.

Day 19: Pheriche to Phortse (3542m)

Now we descend back along the valley to Phortse, a village which seems unaffected by the advent of trekkers. The quiet rhythm of life continues as it has always done in this docile sleepy village. We camp among the potato fields in the upper part of the village and savour the superb mountain views that surround us all around.

Day 20: Phortse to Namche (3440m)

Today the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Phortse, it is a short walk to the entrance of the National Park before we cross the Dudh Kosi, to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi rivers. From here, we start the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river we slowly ascend at a steady pace towards Namche. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tawache (6542m) come into view for the first time. After arriving at Namche, we enjoy lunch with the afternoon free to bargain in the shops for 'Tibetan' artifacts or, simple relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Day 21: Namche to Lukla (2840m)

This takes approximately six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu

If the weather is fair, then we hop our flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. Your day is free to spend it at your will. We are sure you’ve enjoyed your trip with your wonderful trek guide ‘Raj Nepal’’ & will return back home with memories of a lifetime. Please do visit Nepal again!!!

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