Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 25 Days

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
  • Difficulty Level
  • Trekking Season
    March to May and September to December


The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is the most adventurous and highly praised trek in Nepal. The trek is accompanied by the audacious landscapes and awesome sight of Himalayan peaks. The scene of Everest, Lhotse, Choyou and other views that trekkers look at while trekking will definitely lure them. EBC is situated in southern sideway of the Mt. Everest that is in 5,380 m (17,700 ft) height from the sea level.

The route from Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the highly famous route which was first used by the renowned figures Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Edmund Hillary for their Mt. Everest expedition. It sets off along with the green crops field and enchanting rhododendron forests. Journey to the EBC provides extra excitement when native Sherpa tribes are culturally rich. Several stunning attractions such as a close view of flowing Glacier Rivers, silver-like scenes of the Himalayas, a visit to Buddhist Monasteries, great respect & Sherpa’s hospitality and other spectacular views make the journey worthwhile and eventful.

This trek comprises up & downhill walks with mesmerizing views of silver-like sparkling peaks that everyone can enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere. Passing through many ethnic villages such as Kyanja, Jurbesi, Surke and Phakding, the track takes you to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu, which is the most appropriate place for your overnight stay. Furthermore, in order to walk to the EBC, you can also take pleasure in the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.

In fact, the trek is more challenging and adventurous and the best season for trekking is Spring/Autumn. While climbing up, we don’t miss the Kala Pattar, situated at the 5545m altitude. Like other high-altitude treks, the trekking must be secure and safe for the travelers. Hence, we are here for you to serve the best!

Travel Insurance for Jiri to EBC Trekking

You should comprehend over the span of treks in remote parts of Himalayan nations like Nepal may bring a characteristic hazard because of awful climate conditions, avalanches, and surges and so on which is outside our ability to control can cause genuine damage and demise. Please check our travel insurance page to get more detailed information.

Permits Required for Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Trekking Information Management System(TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit are the two essential permits for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Mountain Treks Nepal Pvt. Ltd. welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic schedule for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking and we have  Days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Everest Region Trekking packages that might be quite difficult but almost all activities would be similar to, Everest High Pass Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Follow the path of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Visit Buddhist Monasteries
  • The stunning views of Glacier rivers, Himalayas
  • The amazing glimpse of almighty Mt. Everest
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    Detailed Itinerary

    Elevation: 1,350m/4,428ft

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital and historical center point of Nepal! Transfer to your hotel. Short brief and Plan on an evening instruction about your trek.

    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to the world heritage sites of Pashupatinath The holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu Valley with an age-old tradition also called Lalitpur City of Fine Arts. The visit covers Durbar Square, the Krishna Temple, the Kumbheswore Temple, the Golden Temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000-year-old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named Monkey Temple. Your day tour ends at Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swyat Bhairav, the Freak Street and more.

    Elevation: 1,800m

    Today, we will drive taking Arniko Highway to reach Jiri which is about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. While driving, we will see a beautiful view of mountains in the distance and different flora and faunas. We will also see waterfalls and white water rivers while driving. In about 7 hours we reach Jiri.

    We will follow the trail crossing market and the stream. The trail is uphill through pine forest and few houses near Bharkur, small place with very few people. Further trekking up from there, we reach Mali Danda from where we can get a good view of mountains like Gaurishankar and Rolwaling. Again, descending down from Mali Danda, we reach to Mali, the village where a different ethnic group of people like Magar, Sherpa, and Rai. Further continuing our trek, we will cross the suspension bridge over Khimti river. In about 4 hours, we now reach Shivalaya. Overnight stay at Shivalaya.

    Elevation: 2,200m

    From Shivalaya the route crosses a stream, then starts a steep climb toward the next pass Sangbadanda at 2150m) Climb continue less steeply pass several isolated, but large and prosperous houses. The trail climbs steeply in the forest to another tea shop at Mabhir, cross another stream and the final climb to pass at 2705m Deurali. This pass signifies now we are entering an area donated by Tibetan culture because of an impressive array of long mani wall including beautiful mountain range though on distance. There is a sweeping view of the Likhu Khola valley and Bhandar, a large Sherpa settlement far below in a hanging valley. The trail drops about two hours to arrive our day destination Bhandar. Overnight at Hotel in Bhandar.

    Elevation:  2,575m

    From the village square of Bhandar, the trail descends through the lower fields of the village, then follows a small stream. It crosses the stream and descends through deep forest. Leaving the forest, the trail drops into a canyon, passing Barandas, where local kids sell walking sticks to help you out on the steep descent toward another riverbank little Sherpa town Kenja. (1570m) The trail ascends steeply toward Lamjura pass, the first part of ascending is very steep, then it becomes less severe as you gain elevation. After about two hours of climbing, you reach Chimbu, at 2140m. There is a trail junction, take right-hand fork to Sete. Overnight stay at Hotel in Sete.

    Elevation: 2,700m

    It’s a long day, but fairly gradual climb although in spots it gets steep from Sete to the top of Lamjura Pass (3530m) The way is scenic and varied through the rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch forest long ranges of the Himalayas on the background. In spring the ridge is alive with blooming rhododendron – white, red and pink blooms over the entire hillside. The day also delightful for the bird lover, some of the most colorful ones are found in this zone. Since you probably are crossing the pass about noon or early afternoon, it will be cloudy, cold and windy. The route descends down the steeply eastern side of the pass about 400 m through fragrant fir and hemlock forest to the stream and small wooden Hotel. The trail climbs again to the huge painted mani wall at the head of the valley, then climbs over the ridge to a vantage point overlooking Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village amidst beautiful surroundings at 2700m.

    Elevation: 2,220m

    The trail crosses the Junbes Khola on the wooden bridge at 2610m. The route to Nunthala follows the left-hand trail that leads steeply in the trees looping in and out of side ridge to Khurtang at 2980m which has the first view of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6608m) and Mera Peak (6461m). Everest seems like dwarfed by its much lower neighbors. The trail turns north, still climbing, then descend down to the suspension bridge over the Ringmo Khola and ascends to Ringmo village toward Tak Shindo La at 3071m. marked by large chorten. A few minutes below the pass, on the eastern side, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Takshindo., a superb example of Sherpa monastic architecture at 2900m. The trail descends through conifer and rhododendron forest alive with birds through dense forest. The trail crosses many picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before it reaches Nunthala (Manidingma) at 2220. Overnight at Hotel in Nunthala.

    Elevation: 2,050m

    A little shorter day as the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows the river then up to Jubing village. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and then takes a steep climb to the village of Kharikhola.

    Elevation: 2,300m

    The day features trekking through dense forests and over Khari La mountain pass that offers again some fabulous views of the Himalayas. The trail today is up and down as you make your way to Surke village…

    Elevation: 2,650m

    Soon after breakfast, you will find yourself following a trail that leads you uphill till you land at Chaurikharka, known for its beauty, culture and so on. You can visit local monasteries and school. This place is known for its fertile land, crops such as wheat and green vegetables. We recommend you to walk around this village and feel its beauty and inner force. Soon you will be walking on a trail, where trekkers from Lukla too will be passing through. With more trekkers and crews, the journey becomes more dramatic and exciting. Finally, you arrive at Phakding, place for overnight.

    Elevation: 3,450m

    As soon as your breakfast at Phakding, you will find yourself walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi till you arrive at Monjo, another small and quiet village. This village is a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. As you walk through the National Park, you start gradually descending to the banks of Bhote Koshi River till you arrive at Jorsalle village. After a short break, you will be walking towards Namche Bazaar, a globally known small town, where tourists from around the world flock in. It is here you pass your night at a comfortable teahouse.

    Elevation: 3,440m

    It’s a scheduled acclimatization day of the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend holding at least one extra night. Stay active and roaming instead of being lazy. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. There is day trip starts visiting Sagarmatha (Everest) National park visitor centre on the hillock where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. Then take an entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. Evening back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

    Elevation: 3,640m

    The trail gradually getting the higher altitude through the rhododendron forest and juniper. You will go with the left trail from Sanasa by following the trail of Gokyo. Reach the Mong La dada by grassland path. Take a short break for the beautiful view and descent to Phortse Thanga.

    Elevation: 4,410m

    The journey begins from steeply up, narrow, and through the pine forest. Along the trail, you can see the beautiful waterfalls. Before reaching Dole you can see the magnificent down views of the valley as well as front views of Mt. Cho Oyu. Dole is a commercial town where you can have lunch if you feel hunger, or you can take whenever you like after Dole and before Machherma. By crossing Dole the treeline is started.

    Elevation: 4,750m

    Trip of today is the fairly shorter than the previous day, which takes an about 4 hrs. The beginning part of the trial is roughly steep up about 20-25minutes and then almost flat to get Phanga. Phanga is a place for the tea break. Eventually, the trial is gradually uphill until 1 hrs hiking. Just before reaching the first lake the path is steep up, and narrow. From the first lake, it takes about 1.5 hrs to rich Gokyo Valley via the second lake. After lunch, you explore the third lake Dudh Pokhari and the magnificent view of the mountain from Gokyo Valley.

    Elevation: 5,483m

    Today we climb up the Gokyo Ri (5,483m) for wonderful panoramic mountain view. From Gokyo Ri, you will witness some of the outstanding views of Gokyo valley, the huge Ngozumpa glacier and an unbelievable sweeping view of the entire Khumbu Himalayas, including the gigantic Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. We return back to Gokyo for the overnight stay after we spend some time in Gokyo Ri. Overnight there. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

    Elevation: 4,680m

    After your breakfast at the hotel, we trek on the same trail till Lonpongo, from where we change our way towards Thangna, a village at the foot of the Cho La Pass. There are great views today of Cho Oyu and Cholatse. Always keep an eye open for Himalayan thar during the trek on this day. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

    Elevation: 5,368m (Cho-La-Pass), 4928m (Lobuche)

    After a freezing cold night, the morning sun releases the picturesque panorama of dazzling peaks. We begin our trek after your breakfast heading high above the flanks of Awi Peak and carry on towards Cholatse Lake. Behind the Lake, Chola Glacier flows straight from a saddle between the cliffs of Cholatse and Taweche which is a rough and beautiful treat to one’s eye. While we trek uphill, Nuptse (7,745m) unfolds before us rising above the Khumbu Glacier. We head further till we join the Everest Base Camp trekking route through Thyangboche. You will see the increase in numbers in trekkers once we join the trail. The successful 1953 British Expedition to Everest thought of this place as a warm and pleasant rest point. The hill above the settlement affords fine sunset views of Nuptse. Overnight at Lobuche. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

    Elevation: 5,180m

    Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

    Generally simple trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The resulting, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, including rough rises and moraine, a shaped gathering of unconsolidated chilly trash. While in transit to our goal, we’ll approach the renowned worldwide Khumbu Glacier and icefall, situated on the inclines of Everest. Break out your cameras for unfathomable perspectives of amazing excellence. As the evening sun fades, we’ll make a beeline for Gorekshep for some truly necessary rest and unwinding following an overwhelming and occupied day.

    Elevation: 3,985m

    om Lobuche, we will descend down to Pangboche while passing through more stunning panoramic mountain views. In Pangboche, you can visit the Pangboche Monastery, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu Region at over 300 years old. The trail today is nearly all descending.

    Elevation: 3,440m/11,284ft

    Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

    The stroll from Pangbuche to back to Tengboche is for the short uphill part, despite the fact that it does, strangely, require an hour scaling a slope. We’ll be in Namche by late evening and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

    Elevation: 2,800m/9,184ft

    Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

    After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and afterward go through a few neighboring towns. Our landing in Lukla gets a night our last Tea House and, generally, a gathering with your trekking team: you made it.

    Elevation: 1350m/4428ft

    Flight time: 35 min

    Early in the day, you’ll jump a concise flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your adventure both started and closures. You’ll exchange to your lodging after arriving for some truly necessary solo rest and reflection after your trek vanquishing the Himalayas. We’ll rejoin at night for a goodbye supper at extraordinary compared to other Nepalese eateries around the local area.

    This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. Take a walk in the streets of Thamel and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start by hiring Mountain Treks Nepal (Day 24 is also a spare day just in case a flight gets canceled from Lukla). In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural program.

    It’s your last day in Nepal! Take some breakfast, and afterward take in some very late shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll ensure you touch base at Kathmandu International Airport with bounty time before your flight home. As of now, we’ll say our farewells and say goodbye to you. END OF OUR SERVICES.

    Trip Includes

    • 25day Trip, 21 of which include 3 meals a day
    • 4 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
    • airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu
    • private vehicle from Kathmandu to Jiri
    • Accommodation while trekking
    • Airport transfers (Domestic and international)
    • private vehicle for Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • Everest trekking permit, TIMS (traveler security) Card and Gaurishankar permit
    • Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
    • Porter service
    • Local and government taxes
    • Insurance for porter and guide
    •  Sleeping bag / Down Jacket/duffel bag  if needed (Need to Returned after the trek)
    • Farewell Dinner with culture show

    Trip Excludes

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Entry fee for Kathmandu sightseeing (Tample,stupa, etc)
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals besides breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, battery charge, WIFI etc.
    • Guide and Potter Tips
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Any other items not mentioned in the included section.

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    Packing List For Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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    Here’s a concise list of essential equipment for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek:

    • Trekking Boots
    • Backpack
    • Clothing Layers
    • Headwear and Handwear
    • Trekking Poles
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Daypack
    • Hydration System
    • First Aid Kit
    • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
    • Toiletries
    • Trekking Towel
    • Snacks and Energy Food
    • Camera
    • Personal Identification and Documents

    These items will ensure you’re prepared for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek while keeping your load manageable.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Starting from Jiri offers a longer and more gradual acclimatization process, allowing trekkers to adjust to the altitude more effectively and reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses. Additionally, trekking from Jiri provides a unique cultural experience as you pass through traditional Nepali villages and stunning countryside landscapes before joining the main Everest Base Camp trail.

    Of course! Trekking from Jiri gives you the chance to fully experience Nepal's rich cultural legacy as you pass through rural communities home to Sherpas, Tamangs, and Rais, among other ethnic groups. Experience the customs and way of life of the people while interacting with them and enjoying delicious, real Nepali food.

    In fact, trekking from Jiri, compared to the typical Lukla route, reveals lesser-known pathways and hidden gems. Trekking through peaceful forests, scenic valleys, and beautiful villages—scenes that few visitors get to see—offers a more genuine and private trekking experience.

    We prioritize sustainable tourism practices and responsible travel ethics. We collaborate with local communities to ensure that tourism benefits are distributed equitably and support initiatives such as education, healthcare, and environmental conservation in the Everest region.

    Yes, our guides are knowledgeable about the history and significance of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route, including its role in early mountaineering expeditions and the cultural heritage of the region. They can provide insights into the local history, geography, and legends associated with the trekking route.

    Yes, a variety of flora and fauna, including Himalayan animals like musk deer and Himalayan thars, as well as other bird species, may be found along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route. When you travel through the unspoiled natural settings of the Everest area, keep a look out for possibilities to see animals and birds.

    8 Responses to Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Sobika

      An Unforgettable Journey to Everest Base Camp with Mountain Treks Nepal

      Our recent trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, organized by the incredible team at Mountain Treks Nepal, was nothing short of amazing. their helpful communication, flexibility with our itinerary.

      The Jiri route itself was a true highlight. We experienced the beauty of the less-traveled path, immersed ourselves in local culture in the villages, or enjoyed the longer hikes amidst nature. The breathtaking views throughout the trek were awe-inspiring, culminating in the majestic sight of Everest Base Camp itself.

      A huge part of the success of this trip was the Mountain Treks Nepal team. Our guide, Deepak was fantastic. knowledgeable about the region and its history, attentive to our needs, or encouraging and supportive on the challenging sections. The porters were equally wonderful, always friendly and helpful, going the extra mile to ensure our comfort, or their impressive strength on the trails.

      Overall, our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek with Mountain Treks Nepal (Mr. Bharat) was an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend them to anyone seeking a well-organized, culturally enriching, and truly spectacular Himalayan adventure.

    • limati

      Best Trekking with MTN

      Our trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, organized by the incredible team at Mountain Treks Nepal, was nothing short of amazing. This challenging yet rewarding adventure exceeded all our expectations.
      ( Special thaks to Mr. Bharat and Yaka)
      Trekking the path followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay added a historical dimension to the experience.
      We enjoyed the peacefulness of the less-crowded Jiri trail, immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas and local villages.

    • Erick

      EBC trek with Mountain Treks Nepal

      Our trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri with Mountain Treks Nepal was nothing short of amazing. Choosing the Jiri route proved to be an excellent decision. We traveled the path followed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, immersing ourselves in the history and beauty of the Himalayas.
      Mountain treks Nepal team is amazing.

    • sopine

      An Unforgettable Trek to Everest Base Camp with Mountain Treks Nepal

      We did trek trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, organized by Mountain Treks Nepal, was an absolutely phenomenal experience that exceeded all expectations. Choosing the Jiri route allowed us to follow in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineers to summit Everest.
      The best trekking agency in Nepal !!

    • Aakira

      I’m writing to share my incredible experience on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek with Mountain Treks Nepal. This wasn’t just a trip; it was an adventure that will stay with me forever.
      Thanks the entire team of Mountain treks Nepal !!

    • Pitter

      18 Days Jiri to EBC

      I’m writing to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible experience you provided on my recent trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri. The entire journey was truly unforgettable.

      Our guide, MILAN was exceptional. Their knowledge of the Himalayas and genuine care for our safety made a huge difference. The porters were fantastic as well, always willing to lend a helping hand with a smile.

      The lodges we stayed in were comfortable and offered delicious meals, which kept us fueled for the challenging terrain. The whole trek was meticulously organized, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

      I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mountain Treks Nepal to anyone looking to conquer Everest Base Camp. You made this dream adventure a reality, and I’m incredibly grateful.

      Thank you once again for everything.

    • Herice

      Jiri to EBC

      Our recent trek to Everest Base Camp, starting from Jiri with Mountain Treks Nepal, was an absolutely incredible experience that will stay with us forever.
      Our guide praksh was fantastic!

    • Jack

      Mountain Treks Nepal made this entire adventure exceptional. Their team was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to our every needs. guides, porters, or accommodations well manage.
      Thnks a lot

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