19-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Duration

19 Days

Nature of Trip

Trekking

Maximum Altitude

5550m

Difficulty Grade

Adventurous

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Best Seasons

Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation

Jeep

Accommodation

Hotel and Lodge

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a typical trek in the Himalayas.
  • Adventure and group departure trips for 2024 and 2025.
  • Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints for the Jiri to Everest trek
  • It is another less crowded Trekking trail from Jiri to Everest
  • It passes through the multiple settlements of the ethnic community.
  • The Jiro to Everest trekking trail offers fabulous views of the Everest Himalayan range.
  • Jiri to Everest Trekking is another adventure trekking destination in the Everest region.

Overview of 19-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

19-Day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking: Boundless Adventure offers fixed departure and group join-based trekking for 2024 and 2025 from Kathmandu, Nepal. We will take you on a trekking or hiking tour from Kathmandu to Bhandara by Jeep or bus and from Bhandara to Kalapathar, Gokyo.

Trekking starting from Jiri is an adventure trail; it is an easy bus or Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Bhandara.

Unlike any other journey to the base of Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from Jiri. It traverses the traditional Nepalese rural hamlets of the Dolakha region until it meets the crossroads at Lukla. Jiri, Dolakaha, and Sagarmatha Base are initiated at Jiri, a town nestled amidst eastern Nepal’s dense forest and lower high pastureland.

Jiri was an agricultural and livestock farming hu of the eastern Nepalese space and was used by trekkers before Lukla airport began operation. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climbers of Everest, made it famous in 1953 AD through the same trail. Jiri was the turnstile for Everest for a long time before trekking in the Everest region. There wasn’t an airport or flight at Lukla during the period.

Jiri to Everest Trekking is distinct from other trekking alternatives in Nepal, starting on a lower hill filled with dense tropical forests. While the upper stretch of the trek above Lukla remains the same, the journey until Lukla makes this trek different from the 14 days of the Everest Trek. However, the trekking trail will join between Lukla and Phakding. You will continue to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar via Namche Bazaar.

This 24-day Himalayan journey is an entire rural Nepal experience, and the rugged and rocky trails elevate to the highest point of 5555 meters at Kalapathhar Peak. If you seek an unparalleled experience in the countryside that is less touristy with a quaint stay at typical Nepalese homes, this trek will suffice for your needs.

The trek from Jiri to Everest takes you through amazing Himalayan scenery and many local villages of ethnic groups, including Tamang, Jerel, Rai, and Sherpas.

At the same time, we are going towards Sagarmatha National Park, the natural habitat for many rare flora and fauna. The most mysterious animals, like snow leopards and red pandas, are found in the Sagarmatha National Park.

Another primary emphasis on the viewpoint of the trek is the Kalapathar. It is one of the most excellent viewpoints for the Everest region. We can view different incredible mountain ranges, such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Ama Dablam, which can be noticed.

The Everest base camp became popular only after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary raised the Mt. Everest summit on May 29, 1953. For more information about the Jiri to Everest base camp trail, please join the Boundless Adventure.


Hiking trail from Jiri

The hiking trail leads you through many adventures, green hills, Rivers, and the Rocky Mountains with cooperative local villages. The path provides an exclusive experience of the nature and culture of the mountain region. Along the trail, we cross several rich cultural backgrounds in their culture and traditions.

Moreover, on the trek, we move through vast green jungles with stunning surroundings, where there is the beautiful hospitality of ethnic people and the communities that follow the Buddhist religion. We can see several monasteries and stupas along the way. Similarly, you will have a great chance to explore the highest place of the trek (Kalapathar) and the highest base camp in the world.

The hiking route from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is also valuable for adaptation to high altitudes. It provides the best route and plenty of opportunities to familiarize yourself.

Also, while trekking Mount Everest, you can explore Gokyo Lake and Three Passes, even though you have another opportunity to fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

Suppose you would like to ride a helicopter back to Kathmandu. It would be better to let us know in advance. We are always ready to provide trekking information in Jiri to Everest base camp and a helicopter.

Jiri is a mind-blowing trekking trip to enjoy your holiday. We at Boundless Adventure are with you to carry your feelings and ideas about trekking packages.

Furthermore, we provide an experienced guide, an official itinerary, and permits at sensible prices and costs. Let us know how to perform our best examination for your vacation in Nepal.


Types of  trekking permits from Jiri

You need to send us documents like a copy of your passport and a passport-size picture. We can make permits before your arrival, and you can trek the following day.

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permits
  2. Makalu National Park Permits
  3. TIMS permits.

How do we get into Jiri from Kathmandu?

You may go to Jiri with several different vehicles. Boundless Adventure Nepal provides Jeeps, automobiles, and bus tickets. It is usually an 186-kilometer east drive through Araniko (highway) Raj Marga.

Similarly, you must have a Nepal visa at your country’s Nepal Airport or Nepal Embassy.

Itinerary of 19-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

19 Days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is the second-longest trekking itinerary in the Everest region. Similarly, the trekking itinerary is longer, but you can have different superb views daily. We hope you will enjoy much of the given itinerary of trekking from Jiri to Everest.

We suggest you have your sleeping bag, sun cream, headlamp, and sunglasses. You can rent sleeping bags and down jackets in Kathmandu, too.

However, It is an adventure trekking destination in Nepal. Mar-Jun and Sep-Dec are the best trekking seasons in Jiri. Usually, the trek takes 19 days from Kathmandu to Shivalaya by bus / Jeep, gets to Everest, and flies back to Kathmandu by plane from Lukla.

Similarly, we are not operating any hotels in Kathmandu ourselves. But, we do provide a hotel booking service on request only.

Day
01

Day: 01 Picks up from International airport 1345 meters

Car

15 min

Overnight

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Hotel

We’ll pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters). And drive to the hotel, even though you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at night. You can get money exchanges, ATMs, and local SIMs at the airport in Nepal.

You can see mountain from airport of Kathmandu.
You can see mountains from the airport of Kathmandu.
Day
02

Day: 02 Drive to Shivalaya 1770 meters

Bus

8 hrs

Overnight

Shivalaya

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We drive by public bus or private Jeep to Shivalaya from Kathmandu. It is longer than 186 km from Kathmandu. Some parts are gravel, and some are blacktop. But the road goes through the river, valley, and local villages.

We always suggest that you go to Shivalaya from Jiri. The altitude of Shivalaya is (1770 m. overnight at the guest house by the River.

Driving road from Kathmandu to Jiri
The road from Kathmandu to Jiri
Day
03

Day: 03 Trek to Kenja, 1630 meters

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Kenja

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Yes, have breakfast at the guest house in Shivalaya with the sunrise and start the hike to Kenja. Kenja is 1630 meters above sea level, but you need to cross 2400 meters of forest hill before you will get there.

However, normally, it takes 5–6 hours from Shivalaya to Kenja, including a short break and lunch hour. Overnight at the guest house by the stream.

Kenja From Jiri
Kenja village from Jiri
Day
04

Day: 04 Trek to Junbensi, 2700 meters

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Junbensi

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Junbeshi is a small but beautiful place to stay. It is 2700 meters above sea level, but you have t cross a pass (Lamjura-La Pass, 3500 m) before you get to Junbeshi.

You need to switch back and climb up from Kenja to Lamjura La Pass. From the top, you will have a lovely view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range.

However, have lunch on the pass and continue the trek to Junbeshi. It takes 5–6 hours in total. Overnight at the Guest House.

Note: If you have time, you may explore the Buddhist monastery on-site.

Monestery in Junbeshi.
Monastery in Junbeshi.
Day
05

Day: 05 Trek to Nunthala, 2900 meter

Hiking

6 Hours

Overnight

Nunthala

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

After breakfast on the sunny terrace in Junbesi, the trek to Nunthala, usually takes 6 hours, including a short break. Nunthala is 2194 meters above sea level, but you must cross Taktor before Nunthala.  It is 2900 meters above sea level.

However, it would help if you climbed up to 2900 meters and made a descent of 2194 meters to the Nunthala. You will have beautiful views while on top of the Taktor.

Overnight at the Nunthala.

View from Traktor, Nunthala.
View from Traktor, Nunthala.Everest trekking

 

Day
06

Day: 06 Trek to Bupsa, 2360m

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

Bupsa

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We are heading to Bupsa (2360m) from Nunthala. It takes about 6 hours. We need to descend to the Dudh Koshi River from Numthala. We must switch back to climbing after crossing the River via Jubing village.

Continue trekking from Jubing to Khari Khola. It will be another 1.5 hours and 2220 meters above sea level. We will have a warm lunch in Khari Khola village. Most are farmers, and you can get fresh vegetables and local products.

However, I still climbed up to Bupsa for about another 2 hours. Get into the guest house. And rest. We can walk around in the evening and stay overnight at the guest house.

Khari Khola Village
Jiri-Everest Trekking
Day
07

Day: 07 Trek to Phakding, 2610 meters

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

Phakding

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

After breakfast in Bupsa, gentle and easy trekking to Chheplung. The trail goes through rhododendron and oak forest along the trekking route.

However, Chheplung is a joint village between Lukla and Jiri.

Have lunch at the Chheplung and continue the trek to Phakding. It is 2610 meters above sea level. However, after the Chhuplung, we follow the main trekking trail to Everest Base Camp and overnight at Phakding.

Phakding Village Image
Phakding Village Image in Everest
Day
08

Day: 08 Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3450m

Hiking

5 Hours

Overnight

Namche Bazaar

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a genital through the Bank of River, pine, and rhododendron forest.

You can see Mt. Thamserku right after the Phakding village. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Dud Koshi River many times would be best.

You will face the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint along the way to Namche Bazaar. It is necessary to check in with your permits.

However, Namche Bazaar is (3450m) above sea level and has a beautiful sherpa village. Overnight at the hotel in Namche with a delicious dinner at the hotel.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, Namche Bazaar
Day
09

Day: 09 Acclimatization at Namche, 3800 meters

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Namche Bazaar

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The day is almost free with acclimatization at Everest View Point and Khumjung Village in Namche Bazaar.

We must climb for 30 minutes to Shyangbouche airport and take a genital hike to the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest and its surroundings. The viewpoint is 3800 meters above sea level.

However, it is the most fantastic day in the Himalayas and Khumjung Monastery.

We suggest you explore Khumjung Village, the monastery, and the Everest viewpoint. You can see many different mountains, including Everest at the beginning and Yak Pharm at the end of the trip.

You will have breakfast in the morning at Namche and lunch at Khumjung village. Dinner will be at Namche Bazaar, and overnight at the Hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking Image
Jiri to Everest trekking photo.
Day
10

Day: 10 Trek to Dibuche, 3800 Meters

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

Dibuche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Start to trek to Dibuche from Namche after breakfast. We had a great day, including short rest; our bodies became fresh for the hike to Dibuche today.

You will find the supper views of Mount Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, and Tabuche Peak very close; loshe-shar, Nupshe, and Everest are also not too far.

Similarly, Have lunch at the Phortshe Tanga right after crossing the bridge, another two hours hike to Tyangbouch ride of the hill. We can explore the monastery in Tyangbouche for an hour and continue toward the Dibuche for another 30 minutes. it is 60 miters below Tyangbouche

Check-in at the hotel and overnight with a lovely dinner.

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking
Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trekking / Thyangboche Monastery
Day
11

Day: 11 Trek to Dingboche, 4410 Meters

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Dingboche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Dingboche is a small but beautiful village in the Khumbu region. Start the hike from Dibuche to Dingboche in about 4 hours through Pangbouche and Somare. You will have the best view of Mt.

Amadablam along the way. The trekking trail is easy for today. You will have lunch at the Somare and get to Dingboche in another hour.

Have rest and dinner at the Overnight Hotel.

Dingbouche Village in Jiri trek
Dingboche Village in Jiri to Everest trek
Day
12

Day: 12 Acclimatization day

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Dingboche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Our trekking destinations are Everest Base Camp, which is still higher than here, and we should climb more than 1000 meters.

Similarly, we have to have acclimatization in Dingboche. We must climb over 1000 meters and then go back to Dingboche to sleep at night.

Dinner and overnight at the same hotel you were in last night.

Acclimatiz mount in Dingbouche.
Acclimatize to the trip at Dingboche.
Day
13

Day: 13 Trek to Lobuche, 4900 meters

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Lobuche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Trekking to Lobuche via yak grejing medo. It usually takes 5 hours to see the beautiful Tabuchi and Gokyo ranges.

We must cross the Khumbu glacier to reach Thukla and pass before Lobuche.

We’ll have lunch at the Thukla and continue towards the Lobuche. The altitude of Lobuche is 4900 meters.

Of course, the views are brilliant, and the glacier and mountains are near you. Get into the guest house and have a free day overnight at the guest house.

Lobuche Lodge
Lobuche Lodge and Peaks.
Day
14

Day: 14 Trek to Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep, 5364m

Hiking

8 hours

Overnight

Gorakshep

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We are so excited today because we will be at our targeted destination for the Everest Trek.

Anyway, start your trip early in the morning, right after breakfast. We trek to Gorakshep (5184m),  have lunch, and trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) with warm clothes but without luggage.

It will take another four hours to round out the trip back to Gorakshep.

We will enjoy the views and return to Gorakshep overnight with a lovely dinner at Gorakshep.

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp Image
Day
15

Day: 15 Trek to Pheriche, 4371 m

Hiking

6 Hours

Overnight

Pheriche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Climb to Kalapatthar (5550 m)  before sunrise to see the sunrise on the top of the world and many other neighboring peaks.

It will have incredible views of the whole of Mahalangur. Himalayan range from Kalapathar. However, go back to Gorakshep for a warm and excellent breakfast and descend to Pheriche (4371 m).

Overnight at the Pheriche, with delicious meals in the guest house.

Pheriche Village
Pheriche village Photo

 

Day
16

Day: 16 Trek to Namche, 3440 Meters

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

Namche Bazaar

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Yes, another town in the Khumbu region is called Namche Bazaar. As you know, it was the first big Sherpa village on the way up.

We are heading to Namche Bazaar right after the warm breakfast. You will see the Himalayas on the left and right.

You know you are descending to Namche Bazaar via, Pangbouche and Thyangbouche village. Yes, it is ascending and descending through the small pine forest.

But it will take six hours to walk. But not bad; check-in at the hotel and rest. Similarly, dinner will be at the same hotel where you are sleeping.

Namche Village
Namche Village Image
Day
17

Day: 17 Trek to Lukla

Hiking

8 hours

Overnight

Lukla

Food

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We are heading back to Lukla today. It is the last day of our trip to Everest at this time. Who knows about the future?

Yes, we are walking back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar; usually, it takes 6 hours to get into Lukla through Manju, Phakding.

Have lunch at the Phakding and continue towards Lukla for overnight. You may celebrate the last night of the trip with your trekking crew at the Lukla.

Overnight at the hotel in Lukla.

Hotel of Lukla
The Hotel of Lukla
Day
18

Day: 18 Lukla to Kathmandu, 2,860 meters

Flight

45 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel

Have breakfast at the hotel in Lukla and go to the airport one hour before your flight to Kathmandu.

The flying time is 45 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Your driving vehicle will be at the domestic airport in Kathmandu.

Get into the car and drive to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will be accessible when you arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight in the Kathmandu hotel.

Lukla to Kathmandu by plane
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu by plane.
Day
19

Day: 19 Final Departure.

Car

15 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Probably have a leisurely day in Kathmandu. If you do, let us know to book an extra night hotel, but if not, we will depart for the international airport.

Note: The hotel check-out is at noon.

Airport of Kathmandu
Nepal Departure airport

What's Included?

  • International and domestic airports pick up and drop off by private car, van, or bus.
  • Kathmandu to Shivalaya by bus / Jeep.
  • Government-licensed holders have experience as English-speaking guides.
  • One porter with every two clients ( Options)
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets for all of you.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • TIMS permit.
  • Accommodations during the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking.
  • A cup of tea with every meal
  • Government taxes.
  • Per person, one trekking map
  • Domestic airport departure tax.

What's Excluded?

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Tips and donations
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on the Price Includes

Add-ons & Options

Boundless Adventure is not just a company name. We also provide enthusiasts, adventurers, and expertise in Nepal’s highlands and lowlands. We have a deep passion for satisfying each traveler and providing a more than ordinary journey. We offer a lifetime trek with unique add-ons that combine luxury and Adventure in the Everest region.

Cost of the hotel in Kathmandu

Your trekking package doesn’t cover the cost of the hotel in Kathmandu. Thus, you need to pay extra for your accommodation in Kathmandu. However, we can suggest a hotel to you per your desire which meets your budget. Kathmandu has a variety of hotel options. Usually, you will let us book a three-star hotel in Kathmandu that costs USD 45/-for a double bed and includes breakfast and Wi-Fi. But higher than the stars categories of the hotel will cost more.

Kathmandu to Jiri and Shivalaya by Jeep

Public buses and Jeeps are the standard modes of transportation to Jiri from Kathmandu. However, the road from Jiri to Shivalaya is gravel, and the Jeep is easily accessible. Hence, we allow you to travel the journey by Jeep using an add-on service for comfort and convenience. Landcruiser and Scorpio are two different Jeep models you can get to Jiri and Shivalaya from Kathmandu. The cost for both Jeep options is US$480/—up to 5 people. However, the business fee is already included in the price section.

Porter Fee for Trek

The support of the porter is the crucial element that enhances your trekking experience in the Everest region. If you want the service of a porter, let us know, and we’ll provide you with our robust and experienced porter to make your trek burden-free. Our porter sincerely fulfills his responsibility by safely transporting your gear from one point to another along the trekking route. You can share your porter with other trekkers, as one can carry a maximum of 22 kg of gear. Hiring a porter costs US$ 460/- (Per porter), Including Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets.

Tour to Jungle safari.

As an option after the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, we have included the Chitwan National Park tour on the package as an additional service. The combined package of the Chitwan National Park tour with the Jiri to EBC trek offers a unique adventure. The combined package provides experience in two different areas of Nepal, from high altitude to low land.

While exploring the jungle, travelers glimpse various rare fauna in close view, including the Bengal tiger and one-horned rhinoceros. Furthermore, we aim to provide relaxation to our clients by involving them in a safari of the jungle, either on an elephant’s back or in a Jeep, canoeing in Rapti River, and bird-watching programs. Furthermore, visiting the elephant breeding center and getting insight into Tharu culture also provides a new urge to explore Nepal more.

It is a two-night and three-day program from Kathmandu. We will provide you with vehicles to drive to Pokhara or Lumbini and the Indian border at extra cost. It costs US$170/—per person for Chitwan from Kathmandu, including two nights’ accommodation with breakfast and a Jungle entrance fee.

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Essential Information - 19-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Trekking seasons from Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

The weather cycle in Nepal has been classified into four different seasons: autumn (September–November), spring (March-May), summer (June–August), and winter (December–February). The overall climatic context is mildly temperate, while occasional rain showers occur across the boundary.

As considered by many, the autumn and spring months portray the best period for Jiri to go on Everest Trekking. The weather from September to November and March to May is clear, with undisturbed sightings of the Himalayan mountains.

High Himalayan temperatures range from 19.5°C (upper limit) to -14°C (lower limit) throughout the autumn; in the spring months, temperatures range from 24°C (UL) to -13°C (LL). This moderate temperature variation makes these months the best time for Jiri to embark on the Everest Journey.


Distance

The one-way distance from Jiri to the base of Everest is a total of 184.5 kilometers. The first stretch of the trek is smooth, sailing through quaint villages and passing through tropical, lush forests. You will pierce through several terraced farms, rice fields, and deep forests until Phakding.


Views along the trail

EBC Trek from Jiri is well endowed with a delightful gaze of gigantic massifs, typical Nepali life, rural villages, varied flora and fauna, endangered species, centuries-old monuments and relics, and numerous other exciting factors.
There are three significant passes you will encounter in the first stretch (Jiri to Lukla) of the trek: Deurali Pass (2705m), Lamjura-La Pass (3530m), and Thaksindo-La Pass (3071m).
Apart from these, Jiri is a quaint settlement settled in a peaceful valley with lush hills surrounding the area. There are local agricultural farms that, if you would like, you can wander into while in Jiri.

As you pass across Lukla, the massive Himalayan belt of the Everest region is visible. Astounding views of Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft), Thamserku (6,623m/21,729ft), Kangtega (6,782m/22,251ft), Kusum Kanguru (6,367m/20,889ft), and Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft).

The Everest region is also rich in cultural diversity, with people following varied religious beliefs as they ascend. Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung Monastery, Pangboche Monastery, and Thame Monastery are the Everest region’s ancient and most sacred points, with their mythological history and mass following.


Cost of the trek

The price differs for this package based on your requirements. The price range of accommodation and food facilities during your trek is almost constant.

However, there are a range of accommodation options for you to choose from during your stay in Kathmandu. You either stay in a budget hostel or high-end, star-rated hotels. The flight fare for KTM-Lukla-KTM also changes frequently, which differs in cost.

Trek price is the variable factor for this trip; please consult with Boundless Adventure for further price-related queries. We are always accessible to provide various services.


Jiri to Lukla Trekking Route

Your customary trek to Everest has its starting point at Lukla and follows along the Sherpa villages in high, elevated landscapes towards EBC.

Jiri to Everest Trekking is different from others as it starts from the historically significant place, Jiri, and follows towards Lukla, replacing the Kathmandu-Lukla flight.

The Jiri-Lukla trek stretch traverses through small hamlets that Tamang, Jerel, Rai, Brahmin, and Chhetris majorly inhabit. You can immerse yourself in typical Hindu and Nepalese Buddhist practices in this stretch.

Geographically, the Jiri-Lukla stretch is full of high hills densely covered with tropical forests cut by the Himalayan region.

During this route, we shall ascend past the high point of this stretch at Lamjura-La Pass (3530m), which bestows jaw-dropping scenery of lowered valleys and high rocky mountains above. We follow the tiny hamlets of Changma, Kinja, Junbesi, Takshindo, and Kharikhola to finally set foot on Lukla.


Lukla to Base Camp Route and Scenery

The stretch from Lukla to Everest Base Camp entails the popular trail traversing the Khumbu region’s miniature Sherpa helmets. It is a worthwhile trip, for it blends unique culture, geography, people, lifestyle, religion, and various festivals of the region into one single journey.

The route from Lukla towards EBC first takes on the river basin of the Dudh Koshi River to follow through small settlements: Phakding, and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar. As you pass through Monjo, you enter Sagarmatha National Park, one of the Everest region’s precious gems.

Namche Bazaar is the commercial hub of the Everest area, with a dense village settled in a semi-circular pattern along the ridge base of the hill, which overlooks Mt. Thamserkhu.

The trail ascends uphill from Namche toward the famous Tengboche village, home to the largest monastery in the Sagarmatha region. Throughout the journey, you can see the amazing Everest panorama, including other mountains like Mt.Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Kagntenga.

Ahead of Tengboche lies an arid landscape that takes you to the sparsely settled villages of Dingboche, Pheriche, and Gorakshep until you reach the base of Everest. Apart from the trek to the bottom of Everest, you can take a de route from the trail’s midpoint, Pangboche, and head for Ama Dablam Base Camp, adding one more day to your itinerary.

There are other points of interest that you can choose from on the trek to Everest. Consult with your trekking agent for any add-ons you can make for your trips.


Accommodation

The accommodation all along the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is in a teahouse. Standard tourist hotels are available in Jiri, but you will be accommodated in teahouses in the other sections of the trail.

Teahouses are wooden homes that are similar to mountain lodges in the Alps. The lower section of the trek from Jiri to Lukla provides typical Nepalese dwellings made up of clay, wood, stones, zinc, or a roof of tin designed in vernacular architecture.

All across the trekking trail, you will have basic lodging amenities provided by such teahouses. There are at least twin beds offered in every room of such houses.

Rooms with attached bathrooms are available in most teahouses but are subject to availability. A power outlet is provided in teahouses to charge your electronic devices, and hot showers are provided but cost extra.


foods from Jiri

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking foods, Yes, hygienic and fresh foods are essential for everyone. Every lodge has a menu of different types of food; there are wide varieties of foods available, and even though they are tiny guest houses, they should be fresh. We suggest you have local food and be local, which is essential to scrambling with local culture and customs.


Trekking permits from Jiri

As with any other Everest trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp requires three different permits that you will need.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
Gaurishankar Conservation Area
Apart from these, the Gaurishankar Conservation Area will be accessed while traversing via Jiri, which requires you to get another permit.

 


Guide for Jiri Trek

With Boundless Adventures, our assigned trek guide is registered with the government and has a thorough understanding of the culture, landscape, and route. Boundless adventure guides are provided explicitly with training to navigate elevated terrain and are assigned their native land.

They are professionally trained and will have first-hand medical training for unforeseen circumstances. Boundless Adventure’s guides have also been introduced for acute mountain sickness symptoms, diagnosis, and immediate response.

Route Map

Route Map

Boundless Adventure provides 1:10,000 Jiri to Everest trekking maps for every client. The above map is an online map with zoom-in and out feature. As the online map is not accessible due to the absence of an internet connection in some areas, we provide a paper map. The map is small, and you can keep it in your pocket during the day of the trekking from Jiri until reaching Everest base Camp.

The map mentions all the details, including day-by-day itinerary, altitude, trekking time, LEGEND, and INDEX. LEGEND and INDEX are essential aspects of all the details included on the map. The LEGEND of the map has included all the symbols and colors included on the map. You’ll see different symbols on the map that might be difficult to understand, so in such cases, trekkers can self-study by seeing the LEGEND of the map.

The symbols and colors of the International and National park boundaries, highways, main and secondary roads, main and secondary trekking routes, climbing routes, and main and minor trails are interpreted on LEGEND of the map. Likewise, you can easily identify symbols of peaks, settlements, temples, airfields, monasteries, hot springs, hotels, check posts, glaciers, and rivers on the LEGEND.

The INDEX includes the names of the main places: peak, pass, base camp, and lake. The journey begins with the drive to Shivalaya from Kathmandu. Then the trekking journey begins towards Kenja, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dibuche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and then to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Jiri lies in the Dolakha district and Bagmati province of Nepal. The town is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal due to its exceptional beauty. The valley serves as the gateway to the Everest region. Most of the adventurous, including legendary mountaineers John Hunt and Edmund Hillary, went through Jiri for their Mount Everest climb. The town lies 190 km from Kathmandu.

Jiri is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, varied terrain, and mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountains. The religious sites of Chyordong Hill, on the bank of the Sikri River; Sikri Valley, the home of different rhododendrons; Gurans Park, a stone park; Hanumante Hill; and Lauti Jharana are well-known places in Jiri. Furthermore, Tony Hegan Ecological Park, Panch Pokhari, and Jata Pokhari are famous in Jiri.

The cost of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek varies depending on several factors, including the duration of the trip. If you prefer any side trips except those included in the package and expand the journey, the cost difference is. Your group size also makes a difference in your overall cost; the more you’ll be in a group, the more you’ll get a group discount. Another factor that varies in cost is the service included. Almost every basic facility you require for the trek is included in your package, except that if you want additional or luxurious service, your cost will increase.

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is adventurous. While the trek doesn’t involve any technical mountain sections, it also passes through various landscapes, including forests, villages, and high-altitude terrain, requiring a good level of fitness. Other than the direct route from Lukla, the route from Jiri is longer and involves more ascent and descent, making it physically demanding. But with proper preparedness and good guidance, the trek will go smoothly.

No. Mount Everest is not visible from Jiri. However, trekkers can get to see Mesmeizinga Peak and a view of Mt. Everest after a couple of days of hiking from Jiri. The view of Everest is seen on the way to EBC, near the Lamjura La Pass.

It is possible to travel by car to Jiri, but the majority of the roads are in poor condition. The first part of the drive while leaving Kathmandu is good and blacktop, but as you move further, the road conditions are not well and gravel. So traveling to Jiri by car can be uncomfortable as some parts are rough, so we suggest traveling by bus or Jeep as it would be comfortable.

No, we are not staying overnight at Jiri; instead, you’ll stay at Shivalaya, which lies a little far from Jiri. You’ll stay overnight at Shivalaya rather than in Jiri because, from Shivalaya, starting your trekking journey is easy. If you stay overnight at Jiri, the next morning you’ll again have to drive to Sgivakaya, which will take longer. But if you prefer staying in Jiri, we are ready to customize your itinerary as per your preference.

As an option, you may stay overnight. But could you please contact us once?

From Kathmandu to Jiri, the road is paved and unpaved. As you begin your journey from Kathmandu, the journey includes traveling on well-paved roads that are in good condition and suitable for driving by bus, car, and any ground transportation. On the other hand, as you move farther from Kathmandu and get closer to Jiri, the roads are unpaved with dirt and gravel.

The drive from Jiri to Bhanadar is tentatively 46 km/29 miles, taking 3 and a half hours by bus through unpaved roads. However, the time for driving varies depending on different factors, including vehicle speed, road conditions, and weather conditions.

The condition of the road from Jiri to Bhanadra is switched back through a valley over a gravel road. The journey to Bhandara from Jiri is scenic, passing through the beautiful landscape of the region.

From Jiri to Lukla, the duration varies depending on your itinerary plan. Yet, generally, it takes 5 takes, covering a distance of 70–80 km. The trail to Lukla from Jiri passes through the prominent villages of Kenja, Junbesi, Nunthala, and Bupsa.

To get to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, it generally takes 12 days, including acclimatization days along the trekking trail. However, the duration may vary depending on the itinerary plan you choose. The journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp passes through diverse terrain, including valleys, forests, rivers, and high mountain passes. Kenja, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa, Phakding, Namche Bazar, Dibuche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep are major villages you’ll pass through before reaching EBC.

The hiking trail from Jiri to EBC is picturesque, trekking through greenery, countryside, traditional settlements, and rice terraces, and each day’s walking provides a beautiful and unique view. The trail is a little tough, involving walking through up-and-down sections, several passes, and high-altitude terrain. Furthermore, the trail from Jiri to Everest Base Camp involves passing through areas of different monasteries.

Yes, even without trekking and involving any physical demands, you can see the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. For a view of Everest without trekking, you can either choose a mountain flight by plane or a helicopter flight to EBC. The mountain flight by plane is a tour around Mount Everest that lasts for 1 hour, and the helicopter flight is 3 hours. Both helicopter and airplane tours take off from the domestic airport of Kathmandu and tour around the Everest region, providing a closer view of Mount Everest.

Though you can see Mount Everest as you ascend above Lukla, the best place to see it is from the summit of Kalapathar. While Everest Base Camp itself doesn’t offer a Mt. Everest view, the viewpoint of Kalapathar does. That’s why Kalapathar is the finest viewpoint in the Everest region. Furthermore, the best view of Mount Everest is also seen from the Everest View Hotel.

You’ll find different standard tourist hotels in Jiri, and on the first day of the journey, you’ll stay in a lodge. But as you begin the trekking journey, you’ll be accommodated at traditional tea houses. Tea houses are the common accommodation point in the trekking destination and route of Nepal. The tea houses offer basic service but provide a resting point. Meals are also served at tea houses in the communal dining areas.

Throughout the Jiri to EBC trek, you can find several tea houses where you can purchase food. Yet, we recommend bringing some extra food with you as the trek is longer. Some recommended food items to bring during trekking include energy bars, nuts, dried fruits, jerky, crackers, instant noodles, chocolate, and ready-to-eat meals. However, you’ll get three meals throughout the journey.

Tenet is not necessary for the Jiri to Everest base camp trek, as numerous tea houses are available for your accommodation. The tea houses have a comfortable room with a bed. For more warmth, we recommend you bring sleeping bags with you. Still, if you prefer to go camping, let us know and we’ll manage it for you.

Trekking equipment consists of gear and supplies that are necessary for adventure. The trekking gear ensures your comfort and safety throughout the trek. Some essential hiking equipment includes a backpack, footwear, clothing, sleeping bag, navigation tool, first aid kit, headlamp, sun protection, and your accessories.

Yes, trekking permits are mandatory for all the trekking destinations in Nepal, including trekking from Jiri. Trekking to EBC from Jiri without permits is legal and leads to extra fines. For the EBC trek from Jiri, you need to obtain three mandatory permits, including a Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, a Sagarmatha National Park permit, a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card, and a Pasang Lamhu rural municipality permit.

Reviews on 19-day Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Based on 142 Reviews


JIri Village to Everest Base Camp trekking
Charl Wilson
Charl Wilson, USA

Privilege of trekking to Everest Base Camp from Jiri

My friends and I had the privilege of trekking to Everest Base Camp from Jiri with Boundless Adventure, and it was an experience that I will never forget. From the moment we arrived in Nepal, the crew members of Boundless Adventure were always there to ensure our safety, enjoyment, and comfort. The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp was both adventurous and rewarding.

We enjoyed each part of our journey, and every step of the trek provided us with a different perspective of the region and its unique beauty. The cultural immersion throughout the trek is something that we will never forget. Our guide helped us interact with the locals and served as a bridge between the locals of the village and us. I highly recommend Boundless Adventure to anyone looking for a well-organized trip to Everest Base Camp, and if you have enough time, I highly recommend going through Jiri.

Charl Wilson, USA

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rakesh Agarwal
India

Online booking for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek through

Last May, I came to Nepal for a 1-month vacation with my best friend. I had already made my online booking for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek through Boundless Adventure. I was wondering if I had made a rushed decision in choosing a trekking agency or not, but coming to Nepal and undertaking the tour, Boundless Adventure cleared all my doubts.

I am incredibly happy and satisfied with choosing Boundless Adventure for my trek. Their expertise and concern for satisfying clients made me comfortable throughout the trek. The scenery along the trekking route from Jiri to EBC was awesome, with a traditional village located among the highest peaks. Our guide was knowledgeable and alert to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the journey. Thanks to Boundless Adventure for the finest service and meeting my expectations.

Rakesh Agarwal, India

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Monastery along the TRekking trail of Everest
lee Lixen
China

EBC trek from Jiri

Boundless Adventure was instrumental in making my dream of trekking to Everest Base Camp a reality and an unforgettable experience. I chose to embark on the EBC trek from Jiri instead of Lukla, as I wanted to fully immerse myself in nature and have ample time to explore. Mr. Dambar Khadka, the team leader, customized my itinerary to my liking at a reasonable price.

The entire team at Boundless Adventure was friendly and took care of every detail, from managing my paperwork to ensuring delicious meals and arranging comfortable accommodations. The sheer beauty of Nepal’s Himalayas, with mountain peaks and ancient villages filled with hospitable locals, left me speechless. I am grateful to each member of Boundless Adventure for making my trek to this world-renowned destination a truly fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Li lǐ, China

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