Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

Duration18 Days
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Trip Duration 18 Days
Group Size 2-10 People
Maximum Altitude 5545m at Kalapathhar
Difficulty Grade Challenging
Start & End Point Kathmanu/Kathmandu
Accommodation Teahouse/ Mountain Lodge

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri


Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri is a conventional trekking route starting at Jiri, in Dolakha district which is also popularly called as “Switzerland of Nepal’ for its lush landscape and varied tropical geography. Unlike, the classic Everest Base Camp Trek that begins from direct flight to Lukla, the trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri starts with a day long drive from Kathmandu towards Jiri. The first successful Everest expedition by the British team in 1953 which was led by John Hunt including Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary took the route via Jiri on their way to Everest. http://Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

The trail via Jiri is obviously longer than what it would be via flight to Lukla as it would take at least 6 days to reach Lukla via small settlements along the lower section of Solukhumbu district. You will cross through numerous villages of: Shivalaya, Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa until you reach Lukla from where you’ll take the classic route towards Everest Base Camp.

One of the popular treks in the Himalayas is the Jiri route to the Everest Base Camp, which is considered a classic. Although more demanding and lengthier than the conventional route through Lukla, it offers a genuine cultural encounter and breathtaking views. To suffice for the additional days added in the trek, there are numerous opportunity for you to immerse in the typical Sherpa culture of the people residing in the lower stretch of Khumbu region.

The journey commences from Jiri, a diminutive settlement located in the Solu Khumbu area of Nepal, and traverses through various Sherpa villages that are steeped in tradition, such as Shivalaya and Bupsa. During the expedition, you will come across gorgeous sceneries, isolated valleys, and breathtaking glimpses of the towering Himalayan summits.

To begin the journey from Jiri to Shivalaya, it typically takes about six hours and includes traversing challenging uphill paths, crossing bodies of water, and navigating through wooded areas. Shivalaya, a compact town with only a handful of accommodations and stores, serves as a central location for trekking in the vicinity. It is an essential stopover for hikers exploring the area.

The next section of the trek follows from Shivalaya to Sete for which one must ascend a steep hillside that leads to the ridge overlooking Bhandar. From there, a breathtaking view of the valley below can be observed. Continuing through verdant forests and pastures, the trek passes through three villages – Kinja, Dokharpa, and Chimbu – before arriving at Sete. The small village is nestled in a picturesque valley, encircled by emerald hills, and renowned for its magnificent views of the nearby mountains.

Starting from Sete, a tiny village positioned at an altitude of 2575m, the trek follows a trail that passes through Junbesi, Nunthala, and Surkhe. The initial section of the journey necessitates a steep ascent up the Lamjura pass, which is located at an elevation of 3530m. Afterward, the trek descends to Junbesi, a traditional Sherpa village recognized for its ancient monasteries and stunning landscapes. From Junbesi, the journey proceeds to Nunthala, crossing through rich forests and picturesque landscapes.

Nunthala is a small village situated on the banks of the Dudh Koshi river and is well-known for its captivating waterfalls and breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. The final part of the trip involves trekking to Surkhe and then Lukla. Lukla is crossroad for trekkers embarking from Jiri and those taking direct flights from Kathmandu. Form Lukla we, followingly cross through the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route via: Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep till your reach your final stop at Everest Base Camp. We take a hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) to gaze at the magnificent panorama of Everest Vista.

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Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri


Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1,905m/ 6,250ft) 8 Hrs


Day 2: Jiri to Bhandar (2190m/ 7185 ft) 5-6 Hrs


Day 3: Bhandar to Sete (2,575m/ 8,448ft) 6-7 Hrs


Day 4: Sete to Junbesi (2,700m/ 8,858ft) 6-7 Hrs


Day 5: Junbesi to Nunthala (2,190m/ 7,182ft)5-6 Hrs


Day 6: Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m/ 7,742ft) 5-6 Hrs


Day 7: Bupsa to Phakding (2,652m/8,698ft) via Lukla (2860m/ 9383 ft) 7 Hrs


Day 8: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11286 ft) 6 Hrs


Day 9: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11286 ft))


Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/ 12664 ft) 6 Hrs


Day 11: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/ 14468 ft) 5 Hrs


Day 12: Acclimatization day in Dingboche (4,410m/ 14468 ft))


Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/ 16108 ft) 5 Hrs


Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m/ 16863 ft), hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/ 17598 ft), and return to Gorak Shep 7 Hrs


Day 15: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/ 18192 ft) and trek back to Pheriche (4,240m/ 13910 ft) 8 Hrs


Day 16: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11286 ft) 7 Hrs


Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m/ 9383 ft) 7 Hrs


Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu.


What's Included?

  • 3-Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Both way air ticket Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Basic lodge accommodation during the Trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • English speaking guide and necessary porter with their salary, accommodation, meals, and insurance
  • Airport transfers in private vehicle by Car
  • Everest Conservation region Trek PERMIT and TIMS
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Medical Kit box (FIRST AID KIT)

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses like laundry, bar and beverage bill, the pot of tea/coffee, hot shower during the trek, etc.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek and late departure from Nepal
  • Tipping for guides and porters


  • Sleeping bag
  • Feather jacket
  • Waterproof trekking shoes
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun-glass
  • Sun-cream
  • Hat
  • Raincoat
  • T-shirt
  • Couple of trekking shocks
  • Personal care box
  • Towel
  • Shirt
  • Half-paint
  • Sleepers
  • Camera/Mobile/Binocular (Depend on you)
  • Gloves
  • Trekking Pants
  • Water Purification pills

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