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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Kala pattar is a highly praised trekking route of the Everest region. It was in 1953 when two renown figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Nogey Sherpa had taken the same route for the Mt. Everest expedition.
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Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Kala pattar is a highly praised trekking route of the Everest region. It was in 1953 when two renown figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Nogey Sherpa had taken the same route for the Mt. Everest expedition. This trek is breathtaking and requires a good walking experience and a good physical health condition. After an eight hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar our trek starts the following morning, by passing through the lower parts of Everest region. This trek is very interesting walking with its panoramic view of Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m. through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde Khumjung etc. This enables trekkers to experience many traditional aspects of culture and local people. The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpa’s. Walking along this trek involves many ups and down hills with the trail being well serviced with tea houses and good campsites in most of the villages. Being a combination of two treks that passed from Namche Bazaar, the main trading village of the Khumbu area continuing via Gokyo valley, Chola pass, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp and up to Kalapattar then back down to Tengboche monastery and all the way to Lukla.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes

Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri by bus. Bus journey will take 8 to 9 hrs. Bus will go up to Bhandar from october to April or may before rain.

Day 04: Jiri to Shivalaya (1810m)

Triail ascent and descent. Trek start at the end of the paved road in Jiri. It is short level walk through deep forests, following the narrow stone path. Crossing the stream and going uphill through trees.

Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandar

Today the trail ascent 900m and it descent 600m. it continues crossing stream on a wooden bridge and passing through forests.

Day 06: Bhandar to Sete(2520m)

Trail descends through the fields to stream. Cross the suspension bridge at Kenja. Where it has police checkpost. The trail climbs steep uphill to reach to Sete.

Day 07: Sete to Junbesi

The route enter to Land of sherpa. From sete to the top of Lamjura Bhanjyang(3530m) the way is scenic and varied. Trail pass through moss-covered rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch trees. It is a delight for the bird lover.

Day 08: Junbesi to Nhuntala(2220m)

Trail continues ascent and descent through forest ,crossing streams on a wooden bridge and a suspension bridge. Passing through shepa villages and Mani walls.

Day 09: Nhuntala to Bupsa(2360m)

Trail descent to Dudh kosi river. Cross the suspension bridge and pass through terraced fields to reach to Khari khola. From here trail climbs to the ridge in Bupsa.

Day 10: Bupsa to Chablung

Past the settlement of kharte and forests .keep climbing up to a cleft in the rock till ridge. Trail descent to puiyan khola. After crossing the bridge trail goes ups and downs to another ridge that offers a good views of Khumbu region.

Day 11: Chablung to Namche bazaar

The Gompa , high on the hill under a cliff is worth to visit. Trail crosses a stream , pass a large mani stone and village. Walking through banks of Dudh koshi to reach to phakding.from here
Trek through the pine and rhododendron forest to reach to Monzo where you enter to Everest national park. From here trail ascents all the way to Namche bazaar

Day 12: Acclimatization day, visit Buddhist monastery, museum and other surroundings

We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are on hand to offer advice and escort you on walks

Day 13: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860m)

From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti ! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche for one of the most magnificent views in the world. Namche – Tyangboche: 5hrs trek

Day 14: Tengboche to Dingboche (4300m) (Trekking: approx 4 hours)

Today it is a very pleasant walk, ascending gradually high above the Imja Khola River and passing the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our way to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. The scenery is spectacular and although Everest here disappears behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, the huge peaks that tower above the eastern end of the valley are ample compensation. We are now almost completely above the tree-line and, in clear conditions, can look out for spectacular sunsets here and on Ama Dablam.

Day 15: Dingboche - Rest day for Acclimatization (Day tirp to Chukung Valley)

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze in the valley pastures. Behind the lodge the huge rock faces of Taweche seem to soar to the heavens. Our trekking guide will advise us on activities for today, but the short excursion up the valley towards Chukkung is a worthwhile option. The views are fantastic in this valley; the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the centre of the valley and the fluted ice walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley.

Day 16: Dingboche to Luboche (4,900m) (Trekking: approx 6½ hours)

In the morning we ascend the small ridge behind the village above Pheriche Valley. From the chorten at the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) make for a striking scene as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuje Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now generally fairly flat on wide-open fields, but do take your time and ensure you are well hydrated. Late in the morning we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier, which flows off Everest. In the afternoon, there is a solid and quite steep climb on a rocky trail to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, we pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of Sherpas and other climbers who have died on the various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular - Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the head of the valley whilst Everest remains hidden behind the towering walls of Nuptse andLhotse.

Day 17: Lobuce to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,300m) (Trekking: approx 3 hours to Gorak Shep, 5 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp)

As the trek to Gorak Shep is relatively short, we have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast before beginning the day’s walk. From Lobuje we follow the broad valley that runs parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A gradual ascent enables us to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at high altitude. When we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairnsthat leads eventually to the surprising glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m) - reached after about three hours of walking. After a quick bite we gear up accordingly to head off towards the Everest Base Camp.

Day 18: Gorekshep to Kalapattar to Lobuche (5,600m)

Early in the morning we will climb to the Kalapattar for sunrise tour. In a clear day there are magnificent views of Everest range including close views of mount Everest. Then walking down hills towards to lubuche.

Day 19: Thyangboche (Walking time: approx 6 hours)

It is amazing how quickly we retrace the trail that was a challenge to ascend en route to Everest Base Camp. We should be well acclimatised and we head quickly back downhill to Dughla and then taking a different route following the wide alpine valley to Pheriche for a long tea break. From Pheriche we ascend a short steep trail to the top of a small ridge for great views of Imja Valley, Ama Dablam and Kantega, before taking lunch at Orsho. In the afternoon we again descend to Shomare and later pass through Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the ImjaKhola River and re-trace our steps to Debuche and on to Thyangboche.

Day 20: Namche Bazaar - Monjo Walking time: approx 8 hours)

From Thyangboche we descend steeply to the suspension bridge at Phunkitenga and 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 before returning to Namche Bazaar, where we take lunch and enjoy a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar. In the afternoon we descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi and follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we spend the night.

Day 21: Lukla

There is no rush today as we retrace our steps back to Lukla. We take lunch in Phakding and, although the final ascent up to Lukla is a surprise for most trekkers, reach the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for its end of trek celebrations.

Day 22: Lukla to Kathmandu by Air (1360m)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu and Shopping

Day 24: Tour ends

Cost Include

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private Transport
  • Welcome & Farwell Dinner
  • All the ground Transportation by tourist  bus
  • Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Trekking in lodges  with Bed Lunch and Breakfast (Lodges are  Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
  • Everest National Park fee with TIMS ( Trekking management information system) we need two photograph each for permit.
  • An experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter between every two person and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax)
  • One porter between every 2 clients and their meals/accomodation/transportation/salary/insurance and their equipments are included in price
  • Trekking map for Everest Trekking

Cost Exclude

  •  Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - Available at Nepalese Embassies and
  • Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at TribhuvanInternational Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu valley.
  • Lunch and Dinner  while at Kathmandu ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day for your meals and drinks)