• Duration

      23 days

    • Group

      16 Pax

    • Difficulty


    • Accommodation

      Hotel / Lodge

    • Season

      All Season

Follow the footsteps of legendary mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the Base Camp of world's highest mountain Everest on an iconic mountain trail. The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trek routes in the world - a once in a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspiring and breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Once you make it to the Base Camp, you are suddenly filled with a deep respect for the climbers who prove human determination and hardiness by making it to the mountain top.

There are two routes to Everest Base Camp trek: one that begins from Lukla and another that begins from Jiri. This Jiri to Everest base camp trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience.

The Jiri to Everest base camp trek is a great adventure trek for the travelers who are physically fit, in good health, and are determined to challenge themselves with unpredictability of mountain life.


  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving at at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our airport representatives who will warmly greet you and transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle. We provide 3-star accommodation in the city and we arrange for a trip briefing with dinner in the evening.

  • Day 2
    Visit old town of Kathmandu

    A professional guide and vehicle are provided for a day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu city. We visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city along with other interesting cultural monuments that dot the valley. These include Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), along with other popular cultural attractions. We get to observe the lifestyle of Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, fascinating history as well as awe-inspiring architecture.

  • Day 3
    Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri

    Early morning drive along the Tibetan border road to Lamasangu. Turn off onto the road beginning built to Jiri. The road twists and turns its way through Tamang and Chhetri villages via Charikot to Jiri. 7 – 8 hrs drive.

  • Day 4
    Trek from Jiri to Bhandar

    We trek through different villages to Sibalaya. From Sibalaya gradual climb to Deurali(2710m) Pass and then descend to Bhandar (Changma(2190m))

  • Day 5
    Trek from Bhandar to Sete

    Descend from the pass to the Sherpa village of Bhandar. Descend to cross a wooden bridge and then descend to follow the LikhuKhola. Cross-via a suspension bridge and continue to Kenja (1630m). Ascend to Sete.

  • Day 6
    Trek from Sete to Junbesi

    Begin the long but fairly gradual climb to the Lamjura pass (3530m). There are fine views from the pass (if weather permits). The trail now descends through pine forest to the settlement of Thagdobuk and then to Junbesi (2675m), an attractive Sherpa village situated amidst beautiful surroundings.

  • Day 7
    Trek from Junbesi to Thaksindu

    Cross the river and take the left hand upper trail to the Salung ridge. First view of Everest from here, also views of Thamserku (6,623m) and Kusum Kangaru (6,369m). Descend to Ringmo Khola and gradual climb upto Traksindo Pass (3,200m). A few minutes below the pass on the east side is Traksindo Monastery. We will have a outstanding sun set/sun rise and mountain views from here.

  • Day 8
    Trek from Thaksindu to Kharikhola
    The trail descends through forest pass Nunthale and Rai villages, fields cross DudhKoshi river and trek through Rai village of Jubing to Kharikhola.
  • Day 9
    Trek from Kharikhola to Payang

     The trail descends from the village, crosses a stream beside water driven mills, then ascends to pass Kharte (2830m), and then through forest on lower trail to Payang.

  • Day 10
    Trek from Payang to Phakding

    Follow the trail down to Surkhe on a tributary of the Dudh Koshi. Ascend to our lunch-spot at Mushey (2,500m). Pass through villages of Choplung and Ghat (2,550m) to Phakding.

  • Day 11
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Walking along the shores of Dudh Kosi, we get to cross the serene river many times on exhilarating suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. A little further, we enter Sagarmatha National Park from where the trail climbs steeply with picturesque sights. After trekking for a few hours, we reach Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway of Everest.

  • Day 12
    Namche Bazaar acclimatization day

    In order to acclimatize to the altitude gained and thinner air, we spend a day in Namche Bazaar. There are several quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries at this town, also the largest in the Everest region. We pay a visit to the museum nearby known for its traditional artefacts that showcase the Sherpa culture. We also hike to Syangboche Airport from where we can see rewarding vistas of stunning sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan panorama.

  • Day 13
    Namche Bazaar to Deboche

    We ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Koshi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3,250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery (3,867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Thyangboche Monastery was seriously damaged by fire in 1989 but has since been rebuilt and there will be time to visit both the monastery and the museum. We reach our teahouse at Deboche.

  • Day 14
    Trek from Deboche to Dingboche

    We descend through meadows and rhododendron forest, past the Buddhist nunnery at Deboche, to the Imja Khola. Then up along the north bank of the river, with spectacular views of AmaDablam, to a teahouse at Orsho. Crossing the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Kholas we continue to Dingboche (4,410m).

  • Day 15
    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    We are now well above the tree line and our walking today takes us across a wide plateau to Dusa, from where we descend and cross a fast flowing stream, before continuing the short distance up to the teahouse at Dughla (4,620m). From here we then continue up the dominating ridge that lies before us, where we find a number of memorials to Sherpas killed on the various expeditions up Everest. Continuing along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, taking in the views of Kala Pattar and Pumori as we go, we finally reach Lobuche (4,930m) and the end of our day’s trek.

  • Day 16
    Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Climb to the summit of Kala Pattar

    It’s worthwhile making an early start today, to ensure the best chance of good views. Initially following a fairly level trail, we then begin a series of ascents and descents that crosses moraine landscapes to the small settlement of Gorakshep (5160m). From here we make a steep and fairly gruelling ascent up the nearby peak of Kala Pattar, whose summit (5545m) affords some quite breathtaking views of Base Camp, the summit of Everest and the South Col. There is little that can prepare you for the sheer magnificence of this landscape, with the towering heights of Everest to the east and the entire range of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Taboche laid out in all their glory before us. Descending from here we head back to Gorak Shep for the night. Total walking: Approx 9 hours. Ascent/descent 615m.

  • Day 17
    Trek from Gorkshep to Everest Base Camp, then to Pheriche

    Another early start this morning sees us following the moraine peppered Khumbu Glacier towards Everest Base Camp and the imposing face of the Khumbu Icefall. Whilst the views along this stretch of the valley aren’t as spectacular as yesterday’s climb up Kala Pattar (you can’t actually see the peak of Everest along this route) the journey is still fascinating.

    It affords us the chance to view towering pinnacles of ice, called seracs, which are a particular feature of the Himalayan glaciers. Reaching up to 15 metres in height, these pillars of ice present an ever-present danger to mountaineers, as they can collapse without warning and, indeed, the Khumbu Icefall is considered one of the most dangerous sections of the South Col route up to Everest’s summit. Retracing our steps from here we then head back to Dughla, re-crossing the waters of the Khumbu Khola and descending to the valley of Pheriche, where there is every chance of coming across yak grazing amongst the pastures.

  • Day 18
    Trek to Pangboche and then onto Phortse

    After crossing over a small pass, we then follow the trail through the Imja Khola Valley this morning, before ascending towards the old village of Pangboche (3,985m). On arrival we walk up to the ancient monastery that is situated above the village, a structure that is reputed to be over 300 years old. Said to have been built over the site of the original hermitage of the Lama Sanga Dorje, legend has it that the juniper trees that surround the monastery grew from the hair on the saint’s head. From here we then follow a little used track that leads on to the village of Phortse (3,840m), perched above the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Imja Khola Valley. Besides the spectacular mountain views that assail us from every side, there is also a possibility today of sighting Himalayan thar on the steep slopes.

  • Day 19
    Trek from Phortse to Monzo

    Descend to Phortse Tenga and ascend to Moangchorten (3,992m). Drop down again to Sanasa and return by a different trail to Namche Bazaar via the Everest View Hotel and Shyangboche airstrip or via Khunde and the Hillary hospital then descend and exit the National Park to overnight at Monzo 2840m.

  • Day 20
    Trek from Monzo to Lukla

    Continue to retrace the route along the Dudh Kosi and make a final ascent to reach Lukla (2,840m).

  • Day 21
    Morning flight back to Kathmandu

    Today we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and during your flight you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest, relax and go sightseeing throughout the day.

  • Day 22
    Leisure day in Kathmandu

    This is a leisure and free day in Kathmandu for exploration. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner at Mul Chowk Restaurant’s cozy and elegant dining ambience.

  • Day 23
    Departure from Nepal

    The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.


What's included

Price Details

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Price Includes

  • - All ground transportation by private vehicle for airport and hotel pick up/drop off, sightseeing and transfers
  • - All domestic flights (if any)
  • - Accommodation in teahouses and hotels
  • - All meals during trek
  • - Entry permit to parks, monuments and cultural landmarks
  • - Trekking guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) their daily wages, food, accommodation and other expenses
  • - Comprehensive medical kit
  • - In case of emergency, we can send helicopters for evacuation, manage all paperwork, and deal with related insurance companies (provided the client has valid insurance)
Not included

Price Excludes

  • - International airfare and airport departure tax
  • - Travel insurance covering medical treatment and evacuation by ground and air
  • - Nepal entry visa, obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • - Rescue and evacuation
  • - Extra road transport/flight cost in case member returns earlier
  • - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and if applicable, in Pokhara
  • - Items of personal nature like laundry, communication and bar bill
  • - Tips for trip staff and driver. (Tipping is appreciated)
  • - Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Life on Trek

Trekking staff

Whilst on the trek, the Nepali guides and porters will ensure that you are well looked after. Every trek has an English speaking guide, known as the Sirdar, who is in overall charge. It is his responsibility to organize the trek en route and manage the guides and porters and deal with the local peoples and they are experts in trek organization, as well as being able to discuss the local culture, religion, and landscape. In addition there will be other guides, sometimes referred to by the generic term Sherpa, who will be your walking companions on the trek and will assist the Sirdar in organizing the logistic of the trek. On camping treks there will be full kitchen crew who are responsible for all aspects of catering. And finally there will be porters who are the transportation system of the Nepali mountains. They will carry the duffle bags and other equipment as necessary.


  • Fully equipped Camping treks - accommodation is provided in spacious 2 person tents. We use this method for our climbing trips and some treks where lodges are less frequent.
  • Lodge trek - accommodation is provided in the local Nepali lodges, some times known as tea- houses. It is usually necessary to share a double room. We use this method for our treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions.


On camping treks, all food is prepared by the trek cook - an expert in preparing delicious camp food. And most importantly, special care is taken to provide well - boiled, purified drinking water. On lodge treks, food is provided in the lodge and this ranges from delicious local specialties to common western dishes. If necessary, bottled water can be purchased from the lodges for a small fee, although many trekkers prefer to use fresh water with the added precaution of a purifying agent. You could bring some Chocolate or special energy drinks for yourself as these are hard to get in the Himalayas.

A typical trekking day

A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset. The day starts with an early wake up call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning's walk. The Sirdar will already be organized loads to porters and or animals, and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon's walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savour the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day's events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal.

Health and safety on the trek General

  • A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on the trek. However we advise that you also carry your personal first aid kit which includes specific items of preference.
  • We will, in an emergency, arrange for helicopter evacuation. (Note that you are required to hold insurance for this unlikely eventuality).
  • All meals on our camping trips are prepared to strict hygiene standards specifically for our groups, under the supervision of the trekking staff.
  • We use tea-houses that we now have strict hygiene standards and provide a broad menu.

High Altitude

Anyone can be affected by Altitude Sickness. However, our itineraries are specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with trekking to high altitudes by building in acclimatization and rest days. In the event of any symptoms we will ensure that the individual descends to a lower altitude to gain a quick recovery.

And finally……….. It must be stressed that whilst trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is challenging and rewarding, you must be prepared for he occasional inconvenience or discomfort. The correct mental attitude to trekking is as important as being physically prepared.


All equipment and food, and your own personal backpacks are carried by the porters or pack animals. It is only necessary to carry a camera or small daypack ! On camping treks all necessary camp equipment is provided - this includes dining tent, dining table and chairs, toilet tent, foam mattresses, and all cooking equipment. The only kit that you will need to bring is your own personal equipment and clothing.

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn - in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking andor for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas.
  • Gaiters ,,in case of rain or snow.

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings: can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves.

Other Items

  • Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally.
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to storeseparate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  • One liter water bottle.
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag 4 season.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Camera and film! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  • Toilet items and towel.
  • Large handkerchief bandana for neck.

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In additional to the items mentioned above for trekking the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Plastic or Leather mountaineering boots, with gaitors & crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or salopettes.
  • Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing.
  • Ice ace, and ski poles (Note: ice axe can hired in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing harness
  • 2 X tape slings
  • 2 X screw gate karabiners.
  • Descended abseil device Ascender

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