Jiri to EBC Trek

Trip Fact

  1. Duration21 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 1499

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: 3 star Hotel BB with Teahouse BLD.

Max. Altitude: 5364m

Jiri to EBC Trek goes through the historical trail that was used by the pioneer Everest climbers- Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. The gateway of this trek- Jiri is also known as a little paradise of Nepal. The long journey before meeting the usual route via Lukla, it is helpful for the acclimatization.

Walking from Bhandar, this trek passes several Sherpa communities. The long walk goes through the terraced fields and green hills. Sometimes the trail you walk is rocky and difficult to cross over. The waterfalls and green hill gorges make this trek spectacular. Avoiding Lukla, you join with the main EBC trail in Phakding. From Jorsalle, we walk through the Sagarmatha National Park. The natural diversity is superb with the diverse trees and wild animals. Following the trail via Sherpa capital-Namche Bazaar and Khumjung, Tengboche monastery, Dingbuche, Lobuche and Gorakshep, you trek to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar. Exploring Sherpa culture and their lifestyle is another amazing thing to do. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak, Kangtega, Thamserku and others are exciting.

Nepal Hiking Trek organizes Jiri to EBC trek with a perfect arrangement of guide and itinerary. If you require some extra days for rest and acclimatization, feel free to contact us. Enjoy the  trek through the historical route. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1350m).

Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.

Day 03:Early morning drive to Jiri-Bhandar (2,200m).

Day 04:Bhandar to Sete (2,575m).

Day 05:Sete to Junbesi (2,700m).

Day 06:Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m).

Day 07:Nhuntala to Kharikhola (2050m).

Day 08:Kharikhola to Surke (2300m).

Day 09:Surkhe to Phakding (2650m).

Day 10:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Day 11:Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatization day (3,440m).

Day 12:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m).

Day 13:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m).

Day 14:Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m).

Day 15:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekshep (5181m).

Day 16:Hike to Kalapattar (5545m), descend to Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m).

Day 17:Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Day 18:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,869m).

Day 19:Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20:Rest day, farewell dinner.

Day 21:Departure.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private car/van/bus.
  • 4 Nights accommodation in 3 star (***) hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
  • Kathmandu city tour including city tour guide salary, entry fees and private vehicle.
  • Full board meal during the trek (3 times tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • kathmandu-Jiri By private car.
  • Lukla-kathmandu flight.
  • Teahouse lodging on trek .
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • Experienced, expert, friendly guide, porter and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Duttle bag for the trekking use.
  • Trekking poles for the trekking duration.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag.
  • All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
  • Government tax,farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude

  • International flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Cold drinks, snacks and personal equipments.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! We meet you on arrival and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).

Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandup Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion.BB.

Day 03Early morning drive to Jiri-Bhandar (2,200m).We drive 8 to 9 hours to Jiri by private vehicle. Jiri is one of the most picturesque towns in Nepal. We continue driving to Bhandar, our trek starting point. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.

Day 04Bhandar to Sete (2,575m). Beginning the trek, we descend to Likhu Khola, cross it and walk towards Kenja, enjoying green hills and beautiful views. Then we descend, passing some tiny Sherpa settlements and reaching Sete. BLD

Day 05Sete to Junbesi (2,700m). We climb up to the Lamjura Pass (3,530m) through the rhododendron forest. If you trek in spring, you can see the trees in bloom. We have lunch at the pass and trek down to Tragdobuk. After a short walk from there, we reach Junbesi. BLD

Day 06Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m). We begin today’s walk with a short climb up a hilly ridge before reaching Salung. From there, we climb down to Ringmo Khola and ascend a hill. On the way, we see waterfalls and a brief view of Mt. Everest (8 848m). From Taksindo Pass, the trail leads to Nunthala. BLD

Day 07Nhuntala to Kharikhola (2050m).We climb down to a river and then up through Sherpa settlements. BLD

Day 08Kharikhola to Surke (2300m).We trek through dense pine woods on a rocky trail. Passing through Sherpa valleys, we reach Surke. BLD

Day 09Surkhe to Phakding (2650m).We gradually climb to Phakding, where we meet trekkers coming from the Lukla airport. BLD

Day 10Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). We begin our walk uphill after check-in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. As we approach Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, is considered the Sherpa capital. BLD

Day 11Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatization day (3,440m).During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung and others, experiencing the colorful monasteries and Chhortens. BLD

Day 12Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m). Today's walk gives us outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other white peaks. BLD

Day 13Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m). We cross the Imja Khola River below the Ama Dablam peak as the route becomes more difficult. On the way, we see ancient monasteries and Sherpa settlements. BLD

Day 14Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). As we begin walking, we see the Khumbu glacier. We also pass memorials to mountaineers who died during their treks. Our walking is at a gradual pace at this high elevation as we approach Lobuche. BLD

Day 15Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekshep (5181m). It’s a great day for us. We begin the trek from Lobuche and reach Gorakshep for lunch. Then we walk to our target destination: Everest Base Camp. If our timing is right, we can see the movement of climbers practicing for their ascent. After a short time, we return to Gorakshep, where we spend the night. BLD

Day 16Hike to Kalapattar (5545m), descend to Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m). We get up early for the short climb up Mt. Kalapattar to enjoy the sunrise views of Mt. Everest, and the neighboring peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and others. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and then begin the long trek down to Pheriche, BLD

Day 17Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).Passing traditional villages like Pangboche and Tengboche, we gradually move to Namche Bazaar Overnight BLD.

Day 18Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,869m). This is the last day of our trek and we celebrate our adventure in the airport town of Lukla. BLD

Day 19Fly back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel. BB

Day 20Rest day, farewell dinner.Enjoy a full day in Kathmandu, whether it’s shopping in Thamel or visiting historical sites. We also want to celebrate your wonderful trek with a farewell dinner. BB

Day 21Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!

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