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Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

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21 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Min 2
Car, Van, Local Bus and Plane
Best Season
All around the year
Hotels and Tea Houses
Breakfast in city and BLD during the trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri takes you to the base of the “head of the world”, Mount Everest. This route gives you more hours and days to spend trekking through the diverse landscapes of beautiful Nepal. The most common route to Everest Base Camp Trek is via Lukla, which, however, we will only visit during our return. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers this amazing long journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek which helps in the gradual acclimatization as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri starts from the Jiri of the Dolakha district of Nepal. Legendary Mt. Everest Climbers like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay explored this route. Therefore this is the classical trekking route to the magnificent Everest Base camp. As similar to the Annapurna Circuit trekking in Annapurna Region. The long duration of trekking through the hills of Nepal add up to the excitement and adventure of this trip. Since this trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides. 

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri requires average health and physical fitness. Since it is more challenging because of the longer trekking hours. If you want to try shorter treks, then we recommend you visit our Everest Base Camp Short Trek or Everest View Trek.  Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. comprises of the highly professional trekking crew with more than 10 years of experience in mountains. Therefore, your Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri journey will be the mesmerizing tale of  adventure. That’s why trek with us in this route which helps in the quick acclimatization as well. We assure you best hospitality and quality services.

Trip Itinerary

A representative from Bharal Adventure shall greet and escort the guests to their hotel upon arrival. The guests will be flattered with savory taste of authentic Nepali delicacies introducing them to Nepali food culture for dinner in the evening.

A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitutes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, pre-trip discussion session will be arranged enabling the interaction between trek leader, crew and the guests.

On this day, we will start the early morning drive to Jiri which is about 187km north-east of Kathmandu which will take about six to seven hours. From Jiri, we continue our drive to Bhandar from where our trekking starts. You will be accompanied with the views of Koshi River and mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa.

Descending down the trail through deep forests across few streams, we will pass a small settlement of Dokharpa and Baranda. From here, we climb through the forest winding down to the Surma Khola from where we continue walking to Likhu Khola Valley. Climbing a ridge up to a settlement of Kenja, we take a steep ascent to Chimbu from where we walk further until we arrive at Sete.

Climbing up to Lamjura La through the forests of magnolia, pine, maple, birch and rhododendrons, we pass the villages of Dagchu and Goyem. The Lamjura La Pass stands at the height of 3,530m which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. From here, after enjoying the mountain and panoramic views, we descend down to Tragdobuk and Junbesi where we will spend the evening exploring the villages.

We climb up the forest slope after crossing the stream beyond Junbesi and trek for an hour to come to the point where we can enjoy the views of the mighty Himalayas such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak among others. From here, we continue on our trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola then ascend to Ringmo and cross Trakshindo La Pass and descend to Trashingdo. Descending further for a hour through the rhododendron forests and terraced fields will bring us to Nunthala.

On this day, we descend down to the trail to Dudh Koshi River from where we follow the river as we head up to Khumbu. Crossing the bridge, we climb to Jubing and continue along the straight path to Churkha. From here, we climb the trail eastward to reach Khari Khola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Another steep climb from here will take us to Bupsa.

Climbing up the trail through forested stretch, we pass Kharte and take an uphill climb to Khari La Pass where we enjoy the mesmerizing views of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. From here, we descend to Puiyan and further up and downhill walk will take us to Surke.

Climbing toward Charurikharka (yak pasture), we trek up to Chhiplung from where we descend down to Phakding. We will spend the remaining afternoon hours exploring the village.

A hike through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale will start until the team disembarks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers, followed by a final steep ascent of about two hours, the team is rewarded with the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. It requires an hour and half hike from here to Namche Bazaar.

This is a day for acclimatization that is spent either with a day’s hike to Syangboche Airport (3,700m), supposedly the highest airport in the world. From here, climb to Everest View Hotel will be taken from where we shall have panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, etc. A visit to Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery will be made on our way back. If not, exploration of Namche Bazaar itself could be arranged where the travelers will have a chance to discover and learn about the Sherpa culture, biodiversity of the Everest region and assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders.

Enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, the trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche comes to an end. The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche. Lunch is provided at Phunki Thenga.

The day begins with the flawless view of the monastery at Tengboche with the mountains at its backdrop. The team will take the upper trail to Pangboche village passing through a number of Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets. The afternoon will be made blissful with a walk north to Pheriche or eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt. Ama Dablam. A moderate walk to Imja Valley, descending through the confluence of the Lobuche River followed by the steepest climb of the day takes the team to Dingboche.

The climb to Duglha traverses through Khumbu Khola Valley. The valley from Dusa, a yak herder’s place, begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo and ascend to Chola Lake to Duglha accompanied throughout the journey by tranquil views of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku and a number of other magnificent peaks.

A steep climb through the terminal in moraine of the Khumbu Glacier passing through boulder-strewn slopes ascends to Chupki Lhara, on top of which memorials to American mountaineer Scott Fischer and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) is located. The trail from here ascends to Lobuche where the team stays overnight.

On this day, the trek along the trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier convoyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and many more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch is served at Gorak Shep after which the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake is taken. The team returns back to Gorak Shep for the night.

The several hours ascend to Kala Patthar sets off before the first day light breaks to see the mystifying sight of sunrise engulfing Mt. Everest into its embrace. Breakfast is served upon the return to Gorak Shep. The team visiting Everest Base Camp on this day will have early breakfast and start their hike. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche commences.

The route traverses through Dunghla, Khumbu Khola, Pheriche, Orsho and Shomare until Pangboche from where the footsteps are retraced down to Imja Khola and up through the forest to Debuche. If the trek is organized during the full moon of November or December, the convoy acquires a chance to witness the Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche. After lunch in Tengboche, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests disembarking at Sansa moving further down up to Namche Bazaar.

Despite the route being the same, the journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla feels completely different blessed with the views of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests and snowcapped mountain peaks.

The flight back to Kathmandu arrives early giving the guest time for planning a short excursion in and around the city or spending the day taking respite in their comfortable hotel rooms. In the evening, the last supper of the expedition is hosted by Bharal Adventure to cherish the successful closer of the journey.

The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their schedule flight takes off.

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  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three nights a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Bhandar transport in private vehicle
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Bharal Adventure’s Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt,Cap and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Equipment List


This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

  • 1 sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Frequently Asked Questions

The trek via Jiri typically takes around 24 to 28 days, including acclimatization days and rest days.

Yes, trekkers need the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card for the Everest Base Camp trek, regardless of the route.

The trek is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. Prior trekking experience and cardiovascular fitness are beneficial due to the varying altitudes and long walking hours.

Yes, weather conditions, including snow and rainfall, can affect the trail. It's important to be prepared for unpredictable weather and be flexible with the itinerary.

In case of emergencies, helicopters can be arranged for evacuation, but it's crucial to have proper insurance coverage for such situations.

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