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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 Norway! 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 local 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.
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.
Trekking name: Everest base camp Trek From Jiri
Durations days:20 days
Max. elevation:5,643 m(Kala Patthar)
Accommodation:Lodge to lodge
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