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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri to Everest Base Camp TrekkingThis trek is understandably one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for walkers and it offer some of the most fascinating and enjoyable trekking. This trekking route used by Hillary during the 1st expedition to the Mt. Everest. This trek begins with a long drive to Jiri and the trek starts from here, the trek follows many farm villages en-route with beautiful snow capped mountain views. This trek has a number of stunning attractions, trekking through the Solu area visiting charming villages of Junbesi and Ringmo, and over the great Lamjura pass with excellent views of the high snow capped peaks. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges and the Sherpa culture. This Everest trek involves a great deal of uphill and down hills walking, an opportunity to observe the daily activities of the local and the traditional way of life that have been preserved and practiced since thousand of years. We include all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu's Sherpa capital, unmatched view point of Kalapathar (5545m) and ever exciting Everest Base Camp which are extraordinary viewpoints for Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse. With ample time and opportunity to visit the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche, one of the oldest in the area, and at Thyangboche, one of the newest as it was re-built in after being burnt to the ground. This is long trek with many feature and highly recommendable to all the trekkers who are keen to walk quite long with gaining height slowly.


Itinearary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu .
On arrival in Kathmandu you are met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast enjoy a guide sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2100m).
The drive normally takes 7-8 hours covering 188km from Kathmandu. The drive allows you excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkal crossing the SunKosi River and joins the Swiss made road to Jiri. After crossing a pass at 2440m the road makes a long sweep and reaches the village of Charikot at the road junction for Dolkha. The road descends from Charikot passing Tama Kosi valley and climbs above Kabre. Finally the road descends along the top of a ridge to Jiri Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Jiri Bazaar.

Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar (2150m).
Walking through deep forests, the trail starts uphill climbing to the ridge at 2370m. Trekking through Mali, a populated Sherpa village cross the bridge to Shivalaya and come to Bhandar where you can see the police check post and two imposing chortens. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Bhandar.

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2575m).
From Bhandar descending through deep forests the trail drops into a canyon, passes Baranda and reaches Likhu Khola (1490m). Spend some time watching the grey langur monkeys playing in the lush tree tops. Continue climbing over the ridge that makes up Kenja (1570m) a small inhabited village of Newars and Magars, the ethnic groups of this area. After climbing some hours you reach Chimbu (2140m) and then Sete where you can take some time to explore the small monastery. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Sete.

Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2675m).
Taking the scenic route the trek heads into the mountain forest with its huge moss –covered rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. About an hour above Sete the trail reaches to Dagchu (2880m) and continues to climb to Goyom (3300m). The route descend steeply through the field and pasture land to the small settlement of Tragdobuk (2860m) and then it moves on to Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village with beautiful surrounding. Spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Junbesi.

Day 07: Junbesi to Nuntala (2250m).
The trail crosses the Junbesi khola (river) and heads to Phaphlu, the site of an airstrip and the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Climbing up the ridge at Khurtang (2980m) you can have your first tantalizing view of Everest as well as Thamaserku and Mera peak. Walking several ups and down, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Trakshindo and reaches Nuntala. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Nuntala.

Day 08: Nuntala to Bupse (2300m).
From Nuntala the trail descends to Dudh Koshi and reaches to Jubling where you can see garlands of marigolds. The trail passes through many Sherpa and magar villages and descends to Khari khola before it makes a steep climb to Bupse. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Bupse.

Day 09: Bupse to Chabblung.
From Bupse the trail climbs steadily allowing you early morning views of Khumbilia and Cho Oyu, before it reaches Surke (2290m). The trail passes several small valleys and meanders through a forest before reaching Mushe. Trekking along the wide stone trail through Mushe you reach Chaunnkharka (2650m). To finish the day you make a sharp ascent to chabiung. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Chabblung.

Day 10: Chabblung to Namche Bazaar (3420m).
From Chabblung you climb to reach Namche Bazaar a famous and busy focal point of the Sherpa people in the Everest region. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche.
After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.

Day 12: Namche to Tengboche (3850m).
From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa where the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga. Climbing two hours from Phunki Thanga you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people and the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will see the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Tengboche.
Day 13: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m) /Dingboche (4350m). From Tengboche you will reach the tiny village of Devuche and after climbing some magnificently carved stones you will be at Pangboche (3860m). Walking the lower route from Pangboche and entering the alpine meadow you will be at Shomara. The trail then passes to Orsho. Beyond Orso the route divides to Dingboche or Pheriche (4240m). Pheriche is the windiest place of the Khumbu area, here you will find the Health post and Himalayan Rescue Association. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Pheriche or Dingboche.

Day 14: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m).
The trail ascends from Pheriche/Debouche and after crossing some bridges you will reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail steeply goes up to the Khumbu glacier and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4930m). Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lobuche.

Day 15: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m).
The trail from Lobuche progresses gradually upwards providing splendid views of Mt Pumori. In the afternoon you will reach Gorak Shep which is surrounded by mountains. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorak Shep.

Day 16: Site trip to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp.
Early in the morning hike to Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. Return to Gorek Shep,for Lunch. If you are interested to go to EBC (5400m) your guide will take you along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From here you can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Head back to Gorek Shep. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorek Shep.

Day 17: Gorekshep to Pheriche.
Trek back to Periche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Pheriche.

Day 18: Pheriche to Tengboche.
Trek back to Tengboche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Tengboche.

Day 19: Tengboche to Namche.
Trek back to Namche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.

Day 20: Namche to Lukla.
Trek back to Lukla. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lukla.

Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 22: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu you can take an optional guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley. Back to Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 23: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.


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