About Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a kind of enthusiastic and adventurous trail of around 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 to the Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. Since then the trail is known as ‘Classic Route to Everest’. Jiri is regarded as gateway to Mt. Everest from this perspective.

There are two routes to trek Everest till the base camp: one is from lukla where you will be reached by a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport and the one is from Jiri where you need to take a 8 hrs drive from Kathmandu. This 26 days Jiri to Everest base camp trek gives you almost a complete outlook of countryside Nepal. The flora and fauna and the ethnic culture of Sherpa peoples in Namche and Phakding that you notice while in this trek is fascinating and incomparable . In 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, blue sheep are common wild species found here.

The core of trail or in other words, you will witness and pass some of the interesting and renowned pass of Khumbu Region known as— Cho La Pass and Renjo La. It makes you trail more adventurous.

The prayer flags, mani walls and prayer wheels make the trip more fascinating and you feel as if you are in a kind of religious trail seeking peace.

Jiri is located at 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 trail 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 but if you have a limited time but want yourself to explore the world’s highest mountain Mt.Everest Region then Regulus Nepal recommend 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 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. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m / 4,264 ft)
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km) drive
  • Day 4Jiri to Deurali
  • Day 5Deurali to Sete (2,575m/8,450 ft)
  • Day 6Sete to Junbesi (2,670 m/8,760 ft)
  • Day 7Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m/7,280 ft)
  • Day 8Nunthala to Kharikhola (2,020m)
  • Day 9Kharikhola to Puiyan (2,700m)
  • Day 10Puiyan to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
  • Day 11Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)
  • Day 12Namche Bazaar(Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 13Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)
  • Day 14Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft)
  • Day 15Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 16Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft)
  • Day 17Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft)
  • Day 18Gorak Shep to Dzongla (4,710 m)
  • Day 19Dzongla (4,710 m) to Chola Pass (5,300m) to Thangnak (4,500m)
  • Day 20Thangnak to Gokyo Lake (4,790m)
  • Day 21Rest day at Gokyo Lake (4,790m)
  • Day 22Gokyo to Renjo La Pass ( 5,420m) to Lungden (4,380 m)
  • Day 23Lungden – Thame
  • Day 24Thame to Manjo
  • Day 25Manjo to Lukla (2,860 m)
  • Day 26Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 27Departure to your country

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • 2 nights of accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu.(BB plan).
  • 23 nightsof accommodation on Mountain while trekking in a basic lodge/hotel      includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ). 
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
  • Both way domestic flight (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm).
  • Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
  • Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit &,  
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit.            
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.