Duration: 26 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 1,850
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
Everest Base Camp Via Jiri
This trekking trail to the Everest region has been used in the past and is still popular today for summiting Everest which was first ascended in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. This trekking offers not only views of the mountains but you also get to explore the culture, traditions, and livelihood of the local inhabitants of Sherpa communities in this well known Everest region.
This trek takes you to the close view of the highest mountain Mount Everest (8848 m) and you also get the glimpse of other mountains like Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Pumori (7161 m), Mount Thamserku (6623 m) and several other peaks. The way to the Everest Base Camp has two routes; One from Lukla and the other via Jiri.
Jiri Everest Base Camp trekking experience will also take you to one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region i.e. Kala Patthar (4251 m, 13940 ft), with a sight of Everest and close peaks and beneath the peaks, you get the fascinating view of the Khumbu Glacier. One more attraction to observe in this trekking is the main festival celebrated by the Sherpa people - Dumje festival, which is held in the monastery. Our main trekking point starts from Jiri (1905 m) on the trail leading towards east through the dense forest hills and crossing several streams. We will be ascending up to Lamajura La Pass (3530 m).
Alongside this route, you get the striking mountain views which make your trail more memorable. After crossing the Lamjura La pass, and following towards the Dudh Koshi River north, we will be trailing to Lukla where most of the trail to the Everest region trekking begins and ascending further we reach Namche Bazaar.
And we will be acclimatizing here at this Namche bazaar. The sights come to be even more enthralling with each step we trek to our destination as we get the splendid mountain views of like Mount Kwangde Ri (6187 m), Mount Thamserku (6623 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m) and Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m). The trekking follows the Namche bazaar and heads to the Gokyo Lake and then to the Everest Base Camp.
This trekking is best attempted in the month of March until the end of May and also is suitable from September to end of December. Like we the Accent Himalaya have arranged this itinerary in such way where you get to cover up all the views of the Himalayas, exploring the Buddhists monasteries and the lifestyles of the Sherpa inhabitants, etc. If this departure does not fit your vacation schedule, please let us know so that we can arrange different departure date according to your schedule. For more information or if you have any questions for EBC via Jiri, please feel free to email or contact us.
Here we list the detailed itinerary for Everest Base trek Camp via Jiri:
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Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1345 m)
Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 - Drive to Jiri (187 km) on a local Bus - 8 Hrs
Day 04 - Trek to Bhandar (2200 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 05 - Trek to Sete (2645 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 06 - Trek to Junbensi (2675 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 07 - Trek to Nunthala (2440 m) - 5 Hrs
Day 08 - Trek to Kharikhola (2020 m) - 5 Hrs
Day 09 - Trek to Puiyan (2700 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 10 - Trek to Phakding (2646 m) - 5 Hrs
Day 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) - 5.5 Hrs
Day 12 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 13 - Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 m) - 5 Hrs
Day 14 - Trek to Machherma (4470 m) - 5 Hrs
Day 15 - Trek to Gokyo (4790 m) - 5.5 Hrs
Day 16 - Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and back to Gokyo - 5 Hrs
Day 17 - Trek to Thangna (4500 m) - 4 Hrs
Day 18 - Cross the Cho La Pass (5300 m), then trek to Dzongla (4710 m) - 7 Hrs
Day 19 - Trek to Lobuche (4910 m ) - 4 Hrs
Day 20 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) then back to Gorak Shep - 5.5 Hrs
Day 21 - Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555 m) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 22 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) - 5.5 Hrs
Day 23 - Trek to Lukla (2804 m) - 6 Hrs
Day 24 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu
Day 25 - Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Day 26 - Transfer for your final flight departure
Includes and Excludes
- Airport pick up, drop and all ground transports in private vehicle
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 2 - 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
- Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- One way flight Lukla - Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Farewell dinner
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not included in the cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa, good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the visa.)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
But once you set out for Everest Base Camp Via Jiri Trekking, normal lodges or teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and teahouses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Guide and Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Everest Base Camp Via Jiri Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and a couple of them are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expense on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Luggage/Backpack on Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 26 days package for Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla
The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.
So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $500 and the maximum US $3500 depending on the number of people in a flight.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Everest Base Camp Via Jiri (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Everest Base Camp Via Jiri Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and it would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Gears Available at Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available at Kathmandu for a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Everest Base Camp Via Jiri along with a copy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.