- Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
- Sightseeing tour of Historical, Cultural, and religious UNESCO Heritages sites of Kathmandu city,
- Passing through Forest and Typical Buddhist Villages Lots of Ascent and Descent
- The old expedition route to Mount Everest
- Hiking to Everest Base Camp and Broad Summit of Kalapatthar.
Classic Everest Trekking is one of most traditional Everest Base Camp Trekking that starts from Jiri and concludes at the bottom of the world’ tallest mountain Mount Everest. That is why it is also commonly known as Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking in the Everest Region has always become a dream for many visitors inside and outside Nepal because everyone loves to witness the highest peak of the world. Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking is ideal choice for anyone who wants to walk the exotic trail to Everest Base Camp in traditional way which includes exploring the rich and unique lifestyle of Himalayan people as well as extreme diversity of flora and fauna. Therefore, it is the outstanding adventure trip that’s sure going to reward you with all the gorgeous and thrilling moments all along the journey.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Jiri, which is 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. This exciting trek will walk you through several incredibly amazing places of Everest Region of Nepal. It starts with long climb to Lamjura Pass and proceeds to Sete, Junbesi, Nuntala and Khari Khola, Puiyan, Phadking, Namche Bazaar, Tengbouche, Dingbouche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before you actually reach the trip destination – Everest Base Camp. While trekking through these places, you’ll be surprised by the beautifully blooming rhododendrons in the forests, terraced fields, monkeys passing by while walking on the way to Puiyan, the Sherpa hub spot Namche Bazar and magnificent view of high mountains like Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache and others. Not only these, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking means trekking through one of the most extraordinary experience with the delight of wonderful scenery that encompasses cold Khumbu Glacier, yak pastures of Lobuche and the ultimate Everest Base Camp Expedition. Kalapatthar is an excellent location to take a panoramic view of mountains. This trek might wear out your body but you’ll get the kind of mental freshness that’s going to make a difference in your entire lifetime.
If you’re physically sound and fit and love ups and downs of mountain life, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is perfect for you. Since it is the classical and longer way to the camp, you can alternatively choose Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days where you begin your journey from Lukla to reach Mount Everest. If you’re the one looking for more world-class high passes, please go for Everest Transverse Trek – 20 days.
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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek – 24 days Day to day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
As you land at Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard and your name. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day
Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 03: Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m): 6-7 hrs drive by car/van.
After breakfast pick up our guide in your hotel then up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri, the trail-head of the Everest trek about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. Since, we would be travelling on the mountain roads, it takes around 6-7 hrs to reach Jiri.Overnight at Guest house (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 04: Jiri - Bandar (1520m): 7 hrs
We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge-top at 2,400m after which the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1,800m). After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda (2,150m), Kosaribas (2,500m), then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar (2,200m). We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3,090m. Overnight at guest house (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 05: Bandar - Sete (2500m): 7 hrs
Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpa’s and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 06: Sete - Junbesi (2675m): 7 hrs
The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura la pass at 3530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Days 07: Junbesi - Nuntala (2345m): 7 hrs
This day we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eye, then on to Salung at 2650m. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650m. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 08: Nuntala- Khari Khola (2194m): 6 hrs
The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 09: Khari Khola - Puiyan (2890m): 6 hrs
We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 10: Puiyan - Phakding (2610m): 6 hrs
We continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 11: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m): 6 hours
After you finished your hot breakfast your guide will lead the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley with brilliant views of Thamserku & Kusum kangraru to the Munzo, just beyond the Munzo you will see huge building of Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate, where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected, can get more information about the Everest region & National park Oh don’t forget to observe the records of monthly visitor into the Khumbu region. Then trek down & cross the Jorsale Bridge, This is the last place to Namche Bazar so we recommended you to have lunch or some snacks! make sure you have enough water for 3 more hours. The trail Continue along the Dudh Kosi River after two more brides begins the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3441m, the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail to Namche Bazar! Overnight at guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 12: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m): 3-4 hours
This is a day for acclimatization. We will take you the Shyangbuche airport 3700m. it is suppose to height airport in the world. Then continue slightly climbing to Everest view hotel where you can observe including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache & many more. After the brilliant view of those mountains, we trek down to Namche & we will take a Sherpa museum. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa peoples & Mt. Everest photo Gallery. Overnight at Guest House(Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 13: Namche - Tengboche (3860m): 5 hours
The trail leads flat & easy towards the view of Mt. Everest & other mountains up to Kyangjuma about 1-1.30 hours then have cup of tea and descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengbouche at 3860m. Overnight at guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 14: Tengbouche - Dingboche (4410m): 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. (3900m perhaps today is most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude while trekking like other days & enjoying the view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other smaller peaks, will be just in front of those mountains & feel like been heaven, The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche as know as summer valley 4,400 m. Overnight at guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 15: Day trip to Chhukung RI & trek back to Dingboche (5546 mtrs): 7 hours
Today you can enjoy another acclimatization day. This day we will have a day trip to Chhukung Ri 5546m The views from Chhukung is wonderful, also we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu. Then descend to Chhukung for Lunch & continue down to Dingboche. Overnight at Guest House. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 16: Dingboche- Lobuche (4910m): 5 hours
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla is leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche 4240 m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley-gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche 4910m.Overnight at guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 17: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Gorekshep (5181m): 7-8 hrs
Today is a great day on your Everest base cam trek as your desire of being at Everest Base camp is going to be filled today. Actively wake up little early as we have a long and grueling day ahead of us with a minimum of eight hours net walking time. It starts with a three hours climb to Lobuche Pass. Then after three and a half hour push to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb up. We walk past lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier which is a tough path and when you stand still and quiet you can occasionally hear cracking or scraping sound of the glacier movement. Everest does not seem to get any nearer and by now we have five of the world’s highest mountains in such a small area. We see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before we finally drop onto the glacial moraine itself. Not far to go now, the trail winds up and down through fascinating ice seracs to Everest Base Camp. We do not get views of Mt Everest but can see the notorious Everest Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm. The Ice Fall is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. If its spring we will see colorful tents that arises charisma in the gray surroundings. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. Spend some time taking photos in the natural amphitheater. Trek back to Gorekshep takes about another three hours. Overnight in Gorekshep. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 18: Gorekshep - Kalapattar (5545m) - trek back to Pheriche (4210m): 7-8 hrs
Today is an0ther important day of your Everest Base Camp Trek. We are going to conquer Kala Patthar today which provides the most assessable point to view Mt Everest and the views are said to surpass the wildest imagination. We start early in the morning to catch the outstanding views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day striking on Mount Everest. Kala Pattar (5,550m) is a small peak literally meaning black rock, it appears as a big brown bump below the impressive Pumo Ri (7,165m) and above Gorak Shep (5,140m). Kalapatthar offers splendid views of the Mount Everest Panorama. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we take several breaks to catch our breath and to take pictures from several outstanding view points. After about two hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. We push ourselves to climb the rocky projection near to the summit manifested by cairns and prayer flags. At the very top of Kala Patthar is a small stupa and a weather station. Standing on top of Kalapatthar can be an emotional experience for you. After enclosing as many pictures as we like of the gorgeous Everest, its neighboring peaks and as whole scenery, we trek down to Gorekshep. After having breakfast at Gorekshep, we trek down back to Pheriche. Overnight in teahouse at Pheriche. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 19: Pheriche - Khumjung (3900m): 6 hours
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, then a short climb up to the Tengbouche Monastery. The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb Khumjung. The Khumjung (As know as Sherpa village) is the famous for observe the Yeti scalp, Hillary foundation school & Khunde hospital. Overnight at guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 20: Khumjung – Jorsale (2740m): 6 hrs
the trail accent slightly to the Shyangbuche airport & trek descends to Namche Bazar 3440m. After the relaxing of tea, coffee or lunch the trail descents continue deeply to the Jorsale. Overnight at Guest house. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 21: Jorsale - Lukla (2800m): 5 hrs
The trek continue along the Dudh Koshi river to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 22: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m)
Early morning we fly back to Kathmandu and get transferred to Hotel. Rest of the day is spend relaxing at hotel or hanging around Thamel marketplace. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 23: Leisure day in Kathmandu, in case of bad weather in the mountain. Overnight at hotel,
Mountain weather becomes unexpectedly bad sometimes that can affect the Lukla-Kathmandu flight to be delayed and even canceled. An extra day would help you to be in safe side from missing your flight back home. If everything went smooth as planned, you can use this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu UNESO world heritage sites. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu . (Breakfast Included)
Day 24: Final Departure from Nepal to your onward destination. "Farewell"
Today your Everest Base Camp Trekking trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We are sure our service and the Himalayas hospitality has captivated you to come back again! (Breakfast Included)