Jiri to Everest Base Camp

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.

After an eight hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, our trek starts the following morning, by passing through the lower parts of Everest region that are relatively undeveloped compared to the northern side of the district around Namche Bazaar.

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.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03- Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km) by bus. 8 hours Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04- Trek Jiri to Bhandar (2200 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05- Trek to Sete (2645 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06- Trek to Junbensi (2675meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07- Trek to Nunthala (2440meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08- Trek to Kharikhola (2020meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09- Trek to Puiyan (2700meters) 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10- Trek to Phakding (2646meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12- Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13- Trek to Dole (4200meters) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14- Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15- Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 5.30 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16- Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17- Trek to Thangna (4500 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18- Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters) then trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 19- Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters). 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 20- Day 10- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 21- Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 22- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 23- Trek to Lukla (3404 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 24- Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.

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