From Kathmandu bus will take you to Jiri, it takes 9 hour bus drive then you can visit Market around Jiri and stay overnight in the guest house. This trekking from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking in Everest region. The spectacular scenery and the landscape of the Himalayan ranges are the worth of this trekking. The lower part of this trekking is called Solu region while the upper section is regarded as Khumbu region. The Khumbu region has been bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site. After a rest day in Namche Bazaar, The trail goes to famous Tengboche Monastery. Its setting encircled by giant mountains has been called one of the most beautiful places on earth.
The aim of this trekking is to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, from KalaPathar the southwest face of Mount Everest can be seen, as well as aside trip to Everest Base Camp. The highest point is reached when climbing to the KalaPathar (5,545 m). After this long trekking, Jiri to Kalapathar, we return at a leisurely pace to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most difficult yet authentic treks in Nepal. You can always take an alternative short flight to Lukla but travelling by land is more adventurous and safer.
Jiri to Everest base camp is an old school trek and the route to EBC hasn’t changed since the very first time Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa ascended in 1950.
This is one of the least travelled route to Everest as the route is particularly strenuous and sometimes the route is downright brutal. If you are looking for adventure and a true connection to the nature, then this might just be the trip for you.
Jiri is one of the most beautiful villages in Nepal. So beautiful, that it’s named as the Switzerland of Nepal. This is a big valley with a small population of 16000.
The road to EBC through Jiri goes through Sagarmatha National Park , one of the biggest national park in Nepal. You’d go through the luscious green forests of the Sagarmatha National park, through the gorgeous Dudh Koshi river and beautiful villages of Phadking, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche and Gorak Shep before you reach Everest Base Camp trek.
The highest altitude of Everest Base Camp Trek is at Kalapathar (5550m) and the lowest altitude is 3440m at Namche Bazaar.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a long trek. The trek might last from 25 days to a month.
Jiri to Everest base Camp Trek is one of the most difficult but fulfilling trek there is. It’s a 26 day trek and may require you to ascend up to 1 km a day (which is really difficult).
The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Route is as follows :
Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Suketar – Kade Banjyang – Phumphe Dada – Sherpagaun – Torongton – Tseram – Ramche – Oktang – Tseram – Sele La – Ghunsa – Kambachen – Lhonak – Pang Pema – Ghunsa – Gyabla – Amjilosa – Taplethok – Linkhim – Suketar – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu
It is better to join a guided trek group since it is one of the most difficult and less populated trek in Nepal. It is a classic route and hasn’t been altered since the first time the mountain was ascended.
Yes, you can trek to EBC independently but that doesn’t mean that you should. The trek is a difficult one and requires you to go through a lot of difficult routes.
-Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
-3 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
-Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
-Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, includes of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
-Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
-One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
-Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
-Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu.
-Bus ticket from kathmandu to jiri
-Flight fare from Lukla to Kathmandu.
-Sagarmatha national park permit.
-Tourist service charge, Vat.
-Office Service charge.
-Meals whilst in Kathmandu
– Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
-Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
-You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
-Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
– Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
-Tips for guide, Porter and driver.
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.
Trek from jiri to Shivalaya(1767m) Walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Bhandar to Sete(2573m) Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Junbensi to nunthala (2320m) Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Bupsadanda to Phakding(2610m) Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar, Walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m), Walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house
Trek from lobuche to Gorak Shep (5153m). walking 3 hours then after lunch trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and back to Gorekshep. overnight at guest house.
Trek from pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.
Early morning flight to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel. Afternoon half day sightseeing at Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square.
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m) Driving 9 hours. overnight at guest house.
Trek from Shivalaya to Bhandar(2194m) Walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Sete to Junbensi(2675m) Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from nunthala to Bupsadanda(2300m) Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walking 6 hours. overnight at guest house.
Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3867m), Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m). Walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.
Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m) and then trek to Pheriche(4200m). walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Trek from Namche to Lukla (2886m). walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square). Overnight at hotel.
We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.