Jiri to Everest base camp trek is one of the long and adventure treks that the trekkers prefer to do to see Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan Range. Everest base camp trek from Jiri needs quite good physical strength because this is a long and adventurous trek. The Jiri to Everest base camp trek route used to be main trek trails before Lukla Airport establishment. After the airport is built in Lukla most of the trekkers do Everest base camp trek from Lukla. This is the reason it is very less crowded till Lukla but the Natural beauty that you can gain on your Jiri to Everest base camp trek is just beyond the imaginations.
Jiri to Everest base camp trek in a summary
After a seven hours scenic drive to Jiri, one of the famous places for the tourist in the Dolakha District. This used to be the main place to start the Everest base camp trek. Trek from Jiri allows you to enjoy the Local village, local people lifestyle and their cultures. You can see countless Chorten on the way to Lukla. The trek goes through the magnificent landscape, green forests, Sherpa village, local different ethnic groups. Before Lukla, trekkers should do the 7 days trek below 2850 meters but they have to cross the pass sometimes 3300 Meters too. The Tough and long one is a lamjura Pass.
Everest base camp trek after lukla
After we arrive at Lukla by trek you will join with other trekkers who fly to Lukla. Apparently the route is quite busier than we had down below Lukla. The trek now goes through the village like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep then to Everest base camp. The trekking trails are full of thrill that make you feel like what is next after this? Every day you will see the stunning view of the Himalayas with a different angle. Everest base camp trek is the ultimate destination for the trekkers but the Everest base camp does not give the best view of Mt Everest. Kala Patthar is the most highlighted place of the Jiri to Everest base camp trek. Trekkers should hike to Kala Patthar 5640 meters to see Mt. Everest 29,377 feet from the Kala Patthar. Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet. Besides that, the himalayan glaciers, the landscape, forest, rivers, waterfalls, local villages, local people and their cultures are other great things that you can feel and see on your Everest base camp hike.
Here are some highlights of the Jiri to Everest base camp trek, Traditionally it is a classic Everest base camp trek so you trekkers tell this trek as classic Everest base camp trek
Scenic drive to Jiri.
Enjoy the less crowd of the tourist, you feel more like you are totally engaged with nature.
Overwhelming hospitality of the local people along the trekking trail to Lukla.
Green scenery, landscape, local villages, forests and the countless Chorten and Mani walls with the colourful prayer flags.
Opportunity to learn the different ethnic group’s cultures such as a Chettri, Brahmin, Newar, sherpa, Gurung, Magar and other ethnic groups.
Excellent hike practise before Lukla and you will see some beautiful views of the Himalayan scenery from the different places of the trekking trails.
Marvelous opportunity to hike through the bank of the Dudh Koshi River along with the forest of pine which is a part of the Sagarmatha National Park. You may see the different types of flora and fauna during your trekking period. You will also thrill to cross the countless suspension bridges during the trek.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, you will be able to observe the trading of the goods for the local uses. The Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest markets for the local people of the Khumbu Route, on your stay at Namche, you will hike to the Everest view hotel from where you can see the amazing view of the Everest range and Mt Amadablam and many other mountains. You can also see the countless chorten and mani walls decorated by the prayer flags.
The mesmerizing hiking experience to the Tengboche, you will see the best view of the Mt Everest and other mountains peaks, after reaching the Tengboche you will visit the Tengboche monastery to know how the local people are keeping their faith on religions, you will see the Tibetan Buddhism practising by the Local sherpa community. Mani Rimdu is the biggest festival which they perform here at Tengboche monastery.
Yaks and other mountain animals carrying the stuff to the hotels of the Khumbu Regions, yaks and donkeys are only the means of transport the goods here on the Himalayas.
Trekkers also see the biggest glaciers of the Khumbu Regions which comes from the Khumbu Icefalls starting from Mt Everest and other mountains.
Experience being on the base of the Mt Everest base camp. You will be on the base of the world’s tallest peak, Mt Everest.
An outstanding view of the Khumbu Himalayan range from Kalapathar Mt. Everest 29,377 feet from the Kala Patthar. Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet and many other peaks around the Khumbu Himalayan ranges is also visible from very near.
Scenic flight back to kathmandu from lukla.
How Difficult is Jiri to Everest base camp trek?
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is relatively not an easy trek as compared to the other trek of Nepal. It is about a 3 weeks trek which starts from the very lowlands and reaches to the height of 5640 Meters. The trek is not that tough so if you are quite good at walking then you can obviously do this trek. Regularly you need to walk about 6-7 hours on the mountain terrains. The trails go up and down often but the ultimate destination is located in the high land that is the reason you need to hike the accent mostly.
Physical ability to do the Jiri to Everest base camp trek
Most of the trekkers or hikers wondered if they are able to do the Everest base camp trek? Well, certainly they are able to trek the Everest base camp if they can walk 6-7 hours in a day in mountain terrain landscapes where trials are ups and downs. They have to manage their itinerary with the acclimatization day so that they can acclimate properly and are able to hike as per their wish. Trekkers have to maintain their health by drinking enough water and a good diet so that they can easily do the Everest base camp trek. If they go slowly with the proper and suitable itinerary they can obviously do the Jiri to Everest base camp trek without any problems.
Exercise before Jiri to Everest base camp trek
If you want to make your strength better than you are for your Everest base camp trekking then you can do some light exercise before you come to trek in Nepal. You do not need to run on the mountain terrains but you can do some light running on the park or street in the morning. Swimming is also the best exercise for the preparations of the Everest base camp hiking. There is some cardiovascular exercise that you can do before the Everest base camp trek. See how difficult is Everest base camp trek
Jiri to Everest base camp trek Time/Seasons
Best time to Jiri to Everest base camp trek is non-other than the autumn season. In the autumn season, natural beauty grows higher than the other time of the year in Nepal. This is because the weather in these seasons is very perfect and the visibility is very strong. You can see the mountains from morning to evening. There is less chance of the rainfall and the trails are also good to walk on this time because of the best weather in Nepal. The another best season in Nepal is spring season, in this season mountaineers climb the Mt. Everest. The weather in this season is also very good and there is very less chance of the rainfalls. If you want to read more about what is the best time to trek Everest base camp trek then please visit the post Everest base camp trek best time
Jiri to Everest base camp trek itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu
Drive to Jiri
Trek to Bhandar
Bhandar to Sete (Lamjura pass)
Sete to Junebesi
Trek to Nunthala
Numthala to Bupsa
Bupsa to Surke
Surke to Phakding
Phakding to Namche
Namche Bazzar Acclimitization
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Tengboche to Dingboche
Trek to Lobuche
Lobuche to Gorakshep
Trek to pheriche
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Jiri to Everest base camp trek cost includes
Airport Pick up and drop service
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Everest national park permits
First Aid Box
Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Any meal in Kathmandu
Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Per Pax, Min 2 Person base:
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