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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek highlights
Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers; Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary,
One of the most adventure flight in the world lukla to Kathmandu
Scenery of world’s most spectacular mountains
Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpa’s
Discovering some of the old and famous monastery in the lap of mountains
Searching the mysterious and mythical snow man Yeti
Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers
Challenging hikes to Kalapathar, Nagakarshang, and Everest Base camp trekking in less oxygen
Incredible khumbu Glacier
Some of the danger glacial lake because of global warming
Flora and Fauna in side Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
Jiri, also known as Switzerland of Nepal, is one of the most famous place for sight-seeing. People from different parts of the world visit this place to explore the natural beauty . Known as the calssic trail to Everest base camp , the trail from Jiri to Everest Base Camp was used by many famous mountaineers like John Hunt , Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary for Everest Expedition. Jiri is not only known for the calssic trail , but there are a lot of things Jiri is know for like Jiri Bazar , Shailung Hills , Cheese and Chhurpi factory , natural beauty and many more. The amazing views of Shisha Pangma , Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa , Ganesh Himal , Lamjung Himal allure many visitors to visit this place.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is full-on adventure trek. The trek is suitable for those trekkers who are physically fit , mentally sound and have long holidays. If you want to push the limit of your body , then Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate adventure that should be in 1st position of your bucket list of high altitude adventure trekking. Normally trekkers chose to start Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla but that is too mainstream. But this Jiri to Everest Base camp trek is not mainstream. Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary used this trail to summit Mount Everest.
Since Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the strenous high altitude trekking, the itinerary for this trail is designed with consultation from mountaineering expert and highly experienced guides to ensure the safety of our guests . Proper acclimatization points , overnight stay hotels has been chosen carefully so that trekkers won't have to suffer from any sort of health hazards.
Highly populated by the highlander Sherpas . this trek provides you a chance learn about the Tibetan- Nepalese fusion culture, Buddhism, lifestyles in Upper Himalayan region and many more. Jiri toEverest Base camp trek is a complete package of fun, adventure and a learning.
Difficulty of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek .
As we all know , high altitude trekking is never easy . But Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek demands a really good physical fitness and long holidays . Since we are trekking 5-6 hours a day through many ascents and descents , stamina, endurance and agility matters. A month of physical fitness excercise is proven useful to do this trek.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek involves a tremendous amount of up-and-down walking. All the rivers in this part of Nepal flow south from Himalayan glaciers, but the trek route proceeds east. Therefore the track must climb to the ridge that separates two rivers, descend to the river itself, and ascend the next ridge. Even though the trek begins at an elevation of 1860m, on the sixth day it crosses the Dudh Koshi at only 1500m – after considerable uphill (and downhill) walking. So the trail of Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is graded as strenous.
But, with us , no beginners should worry . We will customize the itinerary according to your ability. We can add resting places in between and acclimatization point also . We can extend days so the beginner can complete this strenous trail safely and successfully.
Lifestyle and Culture in Jiri- Everest Base Camp trek region:
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most faboulous trekking route in Khumbu region. This is the classic Everest Base Camp trek route which is also called Hillary Trail as Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary trekked through this trail to summit Mount Everest. The region is mostly inhabitated by Local Sherpa people with Buddhist and Bon religion and mixed Tibetan- Nepalese culture. The main festival of this region is Lohsar . Every single day of hiking gives you an opportunity to eplore different aspects of the region from flora and fauna to landscapes, farms to forests , warm to cool weather, etc. The trek starts from Jiri ehich means you body will get acclimatized accordingly while you trek. So there's no need for extra acclimatization day. The trail is relatively less crowdy as most of the trekkers prefer Lukla as a starting point so it will be peaceful and calm. Locals rely on farming as a main source of food and income during off-season.
Guides and Porters
Adventure Altitude Treks is a government registered trekking company. We provide you the best guides for your utmost satisfaction regarding services. Though this trek can be done without guides and porters but we highly recommend you to hire a guide and a porter. This make your trip more knowledgeable and easy. The time for searching accommodations, learning about places of interests ,culture and lifestyles on your own is completely saved which means you can enojy your extra time chilling out with fellow trekkers , hiking around the places etc. Since this is a strenous trek , you want to carry as little as possible with you . So hiring a porter is highly recommended. A poeter is provided for every two trekkers. The max load a porter can carry is 30 kg which divides to 15 kg per trekkers. You only have to carry your backack which not only saves energy for such long and strenous trek but also gives enough time to enjoy scenery.
Accommodations and Foods in Jiri - Everest Base Camp Trek
Accommodations: The accommmodations in Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is teahousees. A teahouse is a comnination of guest house and restaurant. Most of the rooms of tea houses are equipped with twin beds which means most of the trekking part will be on sharing basis. The bedrooms are fairly basic equipped with twin beds and minimal furniture. The living room are deviod of any electric sockets for charging equipments unless the village has hydroelectric power. Teahouses in upper region lack any sort of hydroelectric power and completely rely on solar power. Bed rooms may not have any lighting but dining room is powered with solar energy where you can charge your small electric applainces for a minimal amount. Dinig hall is a large common area fitted with bukhara stove to keep the area warm.
Foods : Chinese , Continental , Indian, Nepali and Italian cuisines are found along the way . We recommend our guest to avoid any meat supplements in higher region as they may not be fresh. It takes weeks to supply food to upper region so the meat items may not be fresh and may result in food poisoning. Breakfast is mostly Tibetian style with huge Tibetan bread and tea. Dinner is mostly Nepali cuisine but you can find other options too. Chinese foods like noodles , thukpa , momos are available in most tea houses. But Italian cuisines are mostly confined to Pizzas , burgers , pasta and sphagetti . But the most preferred dinner is typical Nepali cuisine which is Dal Bhat . Dal Bhat includes bioled rice, lentils , curry and pickles.
Our recommendation : Dal Bhat for dinner . Veg snacks for lunch and traditional Tibetan breakfast.
Best time to do Jiri - Everest Base Camp Trek
There are two seasons that are best for Jiri - Everest Base Camp Trek. Spring season ( March to May ) provides trekkers a comforting greenery thrugh the whole trail. The beautiful rhododendron forests covered with their flowers, green and serene conuferous forests, landscapes covered with snow are the main features of this trail during the Spring season. Theweather is super fine and stable with far visibility. The occasional rains clears up the clouds rom the sky. The temperature at the lower region might be a little bit warm but higher up , it is still cold and can reach upto -10 degree Celsius at night.
Another best season for doing Jiri - Everest Base Camp trek is during Autumn or Fall ( September to November ): If you hate warmer climate and want a different expereince than the green forests , Autumn is the perfect season. The temperaure is comperatively colder than Spring season but the weather is amazing. Clea blue skies and beautiful sunnny days make this trail a fun adventure.
Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness:
Altitude sickness is always a risk factor in high altitude trekking. The oxygen concenteration level in the atmosphere decreses along with the increase in altitude. The higher you go , tha harder you find it to breathe. There are certain ways to decrease the risk of suffering from altitude sickness. To minimize the risk, the following points should be kept in mind:
Trek in slow pace , never hurry
Take acetazolamide tablets in case of emergency
Avoid using sleeping pills or any type of medications that slows down proper physical and mental fincions in high altitude
Avoid heavy consumption of alchohol
Take some sip of water frequently to prevent dehydration
Stick to the traditional local cuisine as they are fresh. Foods like meats, breads etc might not be fresh in upper regions so better consume freshly prepared local foods.
PLan your trip in such a way that you have acclimatization points in proper place.
Always follow ' Trek High, sleep low ' rule. This means avoid sleeping in higher altitude if you have options in lower altitude.
It’s hard to predict exactly how your body will react to high altitudes because everyone is different. Your best defense against altitude sickness is not to climb too high too fast and to be prepared by practicing the tips above. If you have any existing medical conditions, like heart problems, trouble breathing, or diabetes, you should talk to your doctor before traveling to high altitude. These conditions may lead to additional complications if you get altitude sickness.
So to avoid those risks and make trek accessible for anyone, we, Adventure Altitude Treks have prepared the best itinerary with acclimatization point at different places. This heps your body accustomed to new climate and altitude.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How difficult is Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek ?
Jiri-Everest Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the toughest high altitude trekking due to various reasons. It is a 19 days long trek in the upper mountainous region. The trek starts from Lukla which is at an altitude 2'800 m from sea level. The trek passes through numerous high supension bridges and countless ascents and descents, barren and rocky trails with loose garvels. Not only that, the trek involves crossing of three high passes which are above 5,000 m in altitude. So, this trek requires a really good physical fitness and a can-do attitude otherwise it's just a waste of money.
2. what is te best time to do Jiri - Everest Base Camp Trek ?
Spring season (March to May ) and Autumn/Fall ( September to November ) are cosidered the best time to trek to Everest region. During spring , the forests are filled with colorful rhododendron forests and greenery offering calmness to the eyes, occasional snowfall add more beauty to the adventure. The weather is super fine and clear with great visibility. The mountains are covered fully with thick snow reflecting bright sunlight. During Autumn, the weather is colder compared to spring which makes trekking easy. The weather is clear with blue sky with less to no rainfall.
3. Do I need to hire a porter or a guide to do Jiri- Everest Base Camp Trek ?
Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek is a long trek in one of the toughest region of world. You don't want to miss the fun and adventure if you are stuck worrying about tiredness. Also no one wants to miss the glorious sherpa culture. To get the utmost expereince of the trekking, we recommed trekkers to hire a guide and a porter. Apart from leading you along the tough terrain safely , a guide will provide you information about the places that are quiet fascinating to know. Trekking is not only about walking but also to learn loca traditions and culture, try local food , interact with locals etc. Hiring a guide can halp you gain this fun activities. Also, you dint need to worry about the accommodations and meals during the trek as guide will organise everything for you . For porter, walking 6-7 hours a day in those rough areas with a 15-20 kg load on your back is hard. To enjoy every moment, hiring a porter to carry your stuff is always a great idea. A single porter will carry a load of maximum 25 kg. We provide one porter for every two trekkers.
4. How high is the risk of Altitude sickness while doing Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek ?
Well, altitude sickness is always a risk while doing high altitude activities. 20 % of the trekkers experience primary symptoms of altitude sickness at an altitude of 2,500 m/ 8,000 m. The percentage increases along with the altitude. The risk of altitude sickness can't be avoid completely but the chances/ probablity can be reduced if you follow some simple things. Trek at your pace, try not to cover higher or longer distances to cut out some days, trek high but always sleep low , take acetazolamide tablets in case of emergency, avoid heavy consumption of alchohol, never use sleeping pills etc. Follow these simple instructions to minimize the risk of altitue sockness drastically.
5. Do I need any special permits to do Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek ?
Yes, some permits needs to be obtained from the authorized officials before starting Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek which are :
- TIMS ( Tourists Information Manage System) permit which can be obtained from TAAN office at Kathmandu : 10 US$
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit obatined from Monjo : 20 US$
- Local Entry Permit for Pasang Lhamu VDC obtained from Monjo : 30 US$
6. What is the highest altitude to cross in Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek ?
The highest altitude to cross while doing Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek is at Kalapatthar which lies at an altitude of 5,545 m above sea level. Kalapatthar is one of the best viewpoint in Everest region.
7. How long is Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trek ?
In Nepal, the length of Trek is determined by number of days to complete it rather than using units of measurements. This trek is 19 days long.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receive you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for the short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city. On reaching your hotel check into your rooms after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking for a complete briefing of the treks with do's and don'ts. The evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.
Morning activities start after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries. Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around). One of the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,500 years old overlooking views of Kathmandu valley and the city from this hillock Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa. After with lunch in a local restaurant as the tour continues to holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath towards the east of the city, one of the holiest Hindu sites, where the great festival takes place in the month of February known as Shiva Ratri. From here visit Bouddhanath huge Stupa, a Buddhist landmark the area also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong Tibetan influence in religion-culture and traditional way of life. Our marvelous tour completes and then back into your hotel, afternoon free at leisure with preparation for Jiri to Everest base camp trek next early morning.
An interesting drive towards east of Kathmandu on Nepal-Tibet/ China Friendship highway for few hours, on reaching at Khalichaur at Bhote Kosi River, leaving the main highway as the drive leads on winding uphill road to Charikot, a nice town of Dolkha distirct with views of Gaurishanker and Melung tse and as far towards Langtang and Everest on east directions.
From this town downhill to Tama Kosi River and climb back to reach at Jiri a nice hill town, regarded as Switzerland of Nepal, due to it beautiful location of hills and valley cooler climate and views of snow-clad peaks.
After overnight in Jiri, our first day walk leads past market place and then avoiding the motor road, climbing a hill to reach a high ridge overlooking beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.
From the ridge top a long downhill walk leads you at Shivalaya village for overnight stop, a nice fair size village with number of lodges for travelers located by the bank of a river.
From Shivalaya morning leads to a steep climb to a ridge pat farm villages and terrace fields and then into a cool shade of alpine forest of rhododendron-oaks-pines trees to reach a small pass of Deurali at 2, 715 meters, here with lunch stop a long descend for two hours to Bhandar village for overnight stop, after walking past large Stupa and villages.
Bhandar also called as Chyangma village, the area around of mix tribe of people with Tamang, Newar, but predominantly Sherpa people.
Morning starts with downhill through farm areas passing farm villages to reach at Kenja village a nice moderate size village, situated in a warm valley just beneath the high hills of Lamjura and Pikey danda, offering views of Numbur peaks. After Kenja, a steep uphill climb all the way to overnight stop at Sete village from here onwards the temperature gets cooler.
Starting with cool morning walk towards Lamjura-la pass with steep climb into forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees then through many small farm lands and hamlets, after few hours of climb reaching on top of Lamjura pass marked by a big stupa with few lodges, from the top descend leads through forest all the way to Sherpa village at Toctoc.
After a short stop continue walk on winding path to Junbesi, and then downhill to Junbesi, a lovely large Sherpa village with an interesting monastery and a high school funded by Hillary Trust.
After a pleasant stop at Junbesi, morning walk leads to a winding path with glimpse of
Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks, and then down towards a river to cross over the bridge, a short climb brings you at a nice Ringmo village, stopping here for lunch after a refreshing stop.
A slow climb into forested areas to reach Takshindu pass above 3,070 m, and then downhill to Nunthala past Takshindu village with its interesting old monastery, descend continues to reach to the bottom of a hill brings at Nuntahla village, also called Manidingma, a mix village of Rai and Sherpa people.
From here air gets cooler as our walk leads closer towards Khumbu area, on leaving Solu region, morning begins with downhill into forest to reach a bridge over Dudh Kosi River, after crossing the raging Dudh Kosi River on winding uphill to Jubing village.
After Jubing an hour climb to Kharikhola at 2,200 m high, which is a large village of Sherpa and Magar tribes, after a short break heading up hill after crossing Kharikhola with steep climb for an hour to our overnight stop at Bupsa, a small village perched on a ridge with superb views of rolling hills and valleys.
From Bupsa a slow and steady walk reaches high Khumbu area where the temperature gets cooler as the walk continues through mixed alpine forest.
Walk leads over Kharte Dande pass at 3,880m high, way above Dudh Kosi River and then reaching at Puiyan (Paya) village at 2,800 m high a nice place in the midst of forest.
From Puiyan after having lunch leading on a winding trail with views of Lukla town and its airstrip, then descends to Surkhe village for overnight stop in Khumbu area.
Morning on pleasant undulating trail close to Lukla reaching at Choplung village where trail from Lukla and Jiri meets, from here to Phakding for overnight stop, as our walk leads past villages and farm lands with grand views of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi (river) for overnight stop.
Today a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with a gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa call Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother' from here a pleasant walk on the river bed and then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.
A rest and free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.
From Namche walk leads on a gradual scenic winding path with downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, an afternoon with an uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of scenic and strenuous climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery area, here enjoy the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam, an afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.
Morning walk leads to pleasant downhill for an hour to a bridge, where tree lines stop for short juniper and rhododendron bushes known as azalea facing a dramatic change in landscapes. Heading higher up to the last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onwards are temporary settlements to cater to the needs of trekkers at Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep areas. As trek progress reaching Somare and then on the windswept country to reach a bridge following the Imjatse River, with the last climb to enter into beautiful Imjatse valley surrounded with famous peaks Amadablam-Lhotse with views of Island peaks towards east. The last leg of the day brings you to Dingboche, a summer settlement with barley and buckwheat field within its patch of stone walls to keep the animals off from grazing.
Morning start with a short climb on top a ridge with Buddhist prayer monuments and then on the nice gradual path with slow up as the walk leads with excellent mountain views to reach a small place at Thugla for lunch. Here Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, this where the path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins after a rest and refreshing stop, the walk follows with a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can find witness memorials of unfortunate climbers who have died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From this isolated spot, walk on a gradual path to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Today walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk carries on for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar.
Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp over moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.
After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest.
After a great thrill with sweeping views descend back to Gorakshep and continue to walk up to Thugla, from here on the downhill to Pheriche within the windy valley. A nice scenic walk leads you all the way to Pheriche for an overnight stop with many good lodges and a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association).
The walk leads with grand views heading to a river on crossing bridge a short climb and then on the downhill to Somare and Pangboche villages, after the bridge back into greenery and tree lines towards Thyangboche. From here retrace the journey on route Namche Bazaar with overnight at Kyanjinma which is few hours ahead from Namche. Kyanjinma a small scenic place with few good lodges offers grand views of Everest-Amadablam with Thermasharkhu, here chances of seeing some wildlife.
From this isolated and peaceful spot retrace the journey back to Namche bazaar and on downhill to Dudh Kosi to reach at Sagarmatha entrance and exit gate, and then at Monjo village for overnight after a great walk of the day.
Our last day walk of the great adventure, starting on gentle trail crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding, and then on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Reserve this day as spare or contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which might happens sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather which is quite normal with Himalayan weather pattern.
With a day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities or join in for another sightseeing tour.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with farewell.
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Departure Dates for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 23 days
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