Jiri to EBC Trekking  Facts

Updated on April 24, 2024

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a kind of enthusiastic and adventurous trail of around a month. Trekking to Everest base camp from Jiri will take you back to the days of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who followed this very trail while their conquest of Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. Since then the trail is known as the ‘Classic Route to Everest’. Jiri is regarded as a gateway to Mt. Everest from this perspective.

There are two routes to trek Everest to the base camp: one is from Lukla where you will be reached by a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport and the other is from Jiri where you need to take an 8 hrs to drive from Kathmandu. These 26 days Jiri to Everest base camp trek gives you almost a complete outlook of the countryside of Nepal. The flora and fauna and the ethnic culture of Sherpa peoples in Namche and Phakding that you notice while on this trek are fascinating and incomparable. Around every 300 to 800m the vegetation changes here which you will notice while on the trek. You will be witnessing different species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), at least 10.

Snow leopard, Himalayan black beer, musk deer, and blue sheep are common wild species found here. The prayer flags, mani walls, and prayer wheels make the trip more fascinating and you feel as if you are on a kind of religious trail seeking peace.

Jiri is located in the Dolakha district. Jiri is famous for kiwi as Swiss people came here to cultivate this land and help grow kiwi for the very first time. It is also called ‘Switzerland of Nepal’ because of its beauty.

It is a 27 days trial from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. If you are planning a long vacation in Nepal then you should not miss a golden chance of trekking Everest Base Camp via Jiri if you have a limited time but want yourself to explore the world’s highest mountain Mt.Everest Region then Regulus Nepal recommends you to try our Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days (Standard). Here, entire your Everest trek you will encounter Sherpa people as they are native people of this region and they follow Buddhism. You will get to know the local culture of the indigenous people of Nepal.

While undergoing the Everest trek through Jiri, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass will be encountered by the trekkers. You will have to climb Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar. 

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