EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK FROM JIRI
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK FROM JIRI
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Opt out to a comparatively less travelled, strenuous and challenging trail to the Everest Base Camp, The legendary Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri is the oldest trek route to Everest that takes you to the top of the world – Everest Base Camp through a trail taken by the first climbers of Mt. Everest(8,848 m) – Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay! This fact alone has ensured that trekking to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list of serious trekkers and those who want to enjoy the rich environment of the mountains and mountain peoples of this region.
The trail of Jiri Everest Base Camp trek takes you along rocky tracks, moraines, and ridges of this region. Once you reach Everest Base Camp(5,364m), you can enjoy the most wonderful views of the Khumbu icefall and glacier.You will trek through the most popular towns and villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, etc.All of these villages are perfect embodiments of the wonderful culture of the Everest region. You will come across various monasteries, chortens, prayer flags, memorials, etc. along the way. You trek to the largest monastery in the Everest region- Tengboche monastery is especially wonderful. As we walk along the trail, we pass through Glacier Rivers and alpine forests with the inspiring vistas of mountains in our backdrop. The journey presents a gorgeous new setting of far-off settlements and isolated villages that diverts away from the well-strided path. A blend of interaction with locals will let you know about the people, their lifestyle and culture . The mountainous life of people is appealing and their warm hospitality will make you feel homely.
This trekking route enables trekkers to acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek. From here, you get to see some of the most staggering views of the mountains Mt. Everest(8848m) , Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8188m) , Mt. Nuptse(7861m) , Mt. Amadablam(6812m) ,Mt. Pumori(7161m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m) among others.Besides, it provides an opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of this region; as you trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park. This UNESCO Natural Heritage site is home to some elusive animals like Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, Red Panda, etc.This unique, spiritual power that Everest seems to have is something that also draws people from all walks of life to this area, along with the stunning mountain views, spectacular and sometimes challenging terrain, and the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, home of the allusive red panda and snow leopard .Not for nothing has this area been included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).You can get enough time to spend on the yak farms , extended pastures and glaciers on route to the Everest Base Camp.
And let’s not forget the magnificent mountain itself.Prayer flags and mani stones are scattered along the trails, placed by the local peoples, trekkers and mountaineers alike as an offering to the mountain, which is locally known as Sagarmatha (Goddess of the Sky) in Nepali, and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the Universe) in Tibetan.The conventional route of Jiri starts after seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu. The beautiful farmlands, lush landscapes, stunning waterfalls, pine and rhododendron forests that you pass by on the route are amazing.Our trek starts a couple of hours of drive away from Jiri, from a place called Bhandara. From Bhandara, you will trek along with various villages like Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, and Bupsa Danda before reaching Phakding.
While trekking through breathtaking scenery it’s impossible not to think about the mountaineers of old who forged not only the way up Everest but the trekking trails which are now world famous.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu via Tribhuwan International airportYour flight will land in Tribhuwan International Airport.Our staff will be there to meet you outside the airport terminal. They will hold a display sign that reads your name. That will help you meet them better. They will also help you check in to your hotel . You can relax in the hotel or you can go for a stroll around beautiful small towns in Kathmandu like Thamel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour and Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu.In the morning, You will get a briefing like the weather, difficulty, what you need to expect during this trip etc.This will also be a good time to bond with your guide and meet various members of this trip. On today’s sightseeing tour, numerous aesthetic temples like Swayambhunath , Boudhanath,Krishna Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka and museums in these places make the visit here rather wonderful. All of them are perfect representations of the architecture of Nepal in the medieval period.
Day 03: Scenic drive to Bhandara (2190m)by bus, 8 hrToday's 8 hour bus ride to Bhandara will take you towards Bhote Koshi River on the road that connects Nepal to Tibet. You will reach a quaint market called Lamosangu,near the Nepal- Tibet border. The bus ride will take you steep until to Charikot, then towards tamakoshi before reaching Jiri.From Jiri, you will head to reach Bhandara(2190m)
Day 04: Trek from Bhandara to sete (2575m), 6-7hr walkYou start hiking downhill passing cool forest shades.As you trek towards Phedi, you will observe some change in vegetation and climate.After 3-4 hours, you will reach Kenja village (1634m) beneath the ridge of Lamjura and Pikey Danda. After a short break in this village, you will trek for a couple hours before reaching Sete(2575m), a village where cool wind blows.
Day 05: TreThe wind gets even cooler as you leave Sete to reach Junbesi (2675 meters).After hiking past some gorgeous rhododendron and pine forests, you reach a small settlement of Ghurasey lying on a quiet spot in the middle of the forest.After a short break in Ghaurasey, you will reach Lamjura-la pass (3500 meters) and then a Sherpa village called Toctoc.Then the trail descends to Junbesi (2675 m),a Sherpa village, that has Chorten Monastery and a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2440m), 5-6 hr walkToday’s trek to Nunthala (2190 m)descends to the river below before heading out to Solung danda . Solung Danda , a small hill offers views of the Everest region. After trekking downhill to Beni Khola, you will walk to Ringmo village then to Trakshindu pass at 3,070m.Then, you will go to Takshindu Gompa.Downhill walk of 2 hours will bring you to a Hilly Rai and Sherpa Village called Nunthala/Manidingma.
Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m), 4-5 hr walkAs you begin your trek from Nunthala to Bupsa Danda, you will walk along forests and fields before reaching a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. Then you will hike uphill to Jubing(1,675m). The next village you will reach from Jubing is Kharikhola,where you can observe Mani walls, water wheels, and a town market.A challenging hike of one hour from Kharikhola will take you to small settlement of Bupsa, which is home to astounding views of hills and valleys.
Day 08: Trek from Bupsa to Puiyan (2796m), 6-7 hr walkThe trail from Bupsa to Puiyan climbs through a valley full of oak and rhododendron forest with occasional glimpses of Languor monkeys. Trekking further, you will cross the next tributary after one hour. You will continue your hike to the north before reaching Puiyan ( 2796 m) in 5-6 hours. You will spend your night here.
Day 09: Trek from Puiyan to phakding (2610m), 5-6 hr walkAfter trekking for an hour, you will get to a ridge from where you will descend to Sukhe (2293 m), a settlement lying alongside a tributary of Dudh Koshi after 2 hours of trekking. The trail then leads you to a dispersed village called Chaurikharka then to a deep gorge with a beautiful waterfall. A little further from the waterfall, you will reach Phakding (2610 m) .
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6-7 hr walkToday, your trekking journey to Namche Bazaar will initially take you toa suspension bridge to cross the Dudh-Kosi river. As you are trekking, you can see some wonderful views of Mt. Thermasarkhu ( 6608 m ).A couple of hours trek will take you to the village of Monjo. The entrance of Sagarmatha National Park lies in this village. From the Imja Tse river, you will trek uphill to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ). You will spend your night here.
Day 11: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatizationLying at an altitude of more than 3000 meters, Namche Bazaar is a place where you definitely need to spend a day acclimatizing. If you follow a small hiking trail in Namche Bazaar, you will reach the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park. This hill is a perfect setting to observe the glorious mountains of the Everest region.Historical museum of Sagarmatha National Park Museum is there to solve your queries regarding to the culture, religion, mountaineering history, flora, fauna etc
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m), 6-7 hr walkA 20-minute hike from Namche Bazaar will take you to the top of a ridge .A gentle descent through winding hills will take you to a village in the middle of an alpine forest in Sagarmatha National Park called Phungitenga. After trekking for 2 hours from Phungitenta (3250m ), you will reach the village of Tengboche( 3860m).Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Everest region and has its ties to the Ringboche Monastery in Tibet. Delightful panoramic views of various mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse etc gives a majestic touch to this monastery.
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m), 5-6 hr walkOver the panoramic mountains in Tengboche ,the sun rises beautifully like never before . After breakfast, you will head out to Dingboche. The initially you walk through forests full of rhododendron,pine trees and birch .Then you will cross the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse river on a bridge before heading out to Pangboche village ( 3900 m ).After , you will reach the beautiful village of Shomare, which offers some close-up views of Mt. Ama-Dablam. Then the trail from Imja Tse takes you to Dingboche overnight.
Day 14: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatizationDingboche is the first destination in trek where you will cross an elevation of 4000 meters that means lower amount of oxygen than low altitude regions.So,you will spend this day acclimatizing in Dingboche.The Nagarjuna hill is a popular spot in Dingboche to observe the astounding beauty of Lhotse, Nuptse, and the Everest. You can also stroll around the village on your own.
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 5-6 hr walkAfter leaving Dingboche, you will trek to a prayer ridge that will further take you to Thugla. A strenuous trek from Thugla and you will get to a ridge at Thugla pass.An hour of uphill trek from the pass and you will reach Lobuche village.. The name of the village derives out of the names of peaks like Lobuche Far East, Lobuche West, and Lobuche West.
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5365m), 3-4 hr walk & then back to Gorak Shep (5180m)Today's trek to Everest Base Camp ( 5357 m)starts off gently. After about an hour, you will walk along a steep rocky moraine on your way to Gorak Shep. You will be able to see glacial ponds and icebergs of Khumbu glacier, as you walk in the moraine. After taking a much needed break ,you head on your way to Everest Base Camp. From the Base Camp, you will get the best views of Mt. Khumbutse and Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall. After spending some quality time in Everest Base Camp, you will head back to Gorak Shep and spend your night there.
Day 17: Hike to Kala Pattar (5545m), & back to Pheriche (4120m),4-5 hrs walkToday the hike starts quite early in the morning to Kala Patthar (5545m ) to get some of the most splendid views of the sunrise. The views of the sun rising over mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse ,Mt.Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and other peaks from Kala Pathar will be something you will cherish all your life.After that you descend to Gorak Shep and have your breakfast. Then you will descend further as you lose more than 1000 meters in altitude to the village of Pheriche .
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar(3450m), 6-7 hrs walkYou will now hike back to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. Despite minor exceptions of gentle uphills along the way from the bridge, the trail mostly descends down. After trekking for an hour, you will get to the trail and then enjoings Tengboche. Eventually you will reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m), 6 hrs walkThis will be the final day of trekking as you head out to Lukla . The trek is mostly downhill which makes today’s trek one of the most pleasant in the entire trip.You will spend your final night in the Everest region in Lukla. You will also have your final dinner with your porter and guide today.
Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min).If the weather favors you, you will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu that day. This 35 minute scenic flight will be your last chance to catch the heartwarming views of the mountains of the Everest region. You will be helped to transfer in your hotel after you arrive at the airport.
Day 21: Final departureThis will be your final day in the glorious country of Nepal. We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport a couple of hours before your scheduled flight with all the necessary travel documents. Our team wishes you have a wonderful departure back home. We would be delighted to arrange for another trip in Nepal in the future.
- Trekking name: Everest base camp Trek From Jiri
- Durations days:20 days
- Max. elevation:5,643 m(Kala Patthar)
- Starting point:Bhandara
- Finishing point:Lukla
- Accommodation:Lodge to lodge
- See the breathtaking views from the lap of the world’s tallest mountain – Mount Everest.
- A thrilling 35-minute flight over the mountains of the Everest region.
- Surrounded by the beauty of nature and the mountains of Nepal: Chooyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and so on..
- The journey includes stops at Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery and Kala Patthar.
- Take in the history and spiritual experience of visiting the Tengboche Monastery.
- Hike to see the world’s highest placed hotel – Everest View Hotel.
- Discover the beauty of Sagarmatha National Park that is home to several species of endangered animals.
- A trek inside the beautiful rhododendron and orchid forests of Sagarmatha National Park.
- See the picturesque views from Nagarjun Hill and the Everest massif.
- Delightful sunrise views over Everest from Kala Patthar.
- Most exciting and adventurous flights to/from Lukla.
- Experience the hospitality of the Sherpa people. Learn about their community, traditions and culture
- Picturesque villages like Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep etc. along the way.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals a day during the Trekking (B, L,D)
- Accommodation in Tea House
- Three night Accommodation in Kathmandu
- bus/jeep ticket to bhandara from kathmandu.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared between two clients)
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Private Vehicle and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- Tims card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- Free Company’s duffel bag.
- City and Trekking Map.
- All needed official fees and taxes.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee
- Any kind of drink.
- Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Extra Porters etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards