Jiri to Everest Base Camp

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 5545 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus

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22 Days

Trip Overview

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is anything you can't afford to miss It is considered as one of the most wonderful hiking expericne with an easier route to follow. The entire path has lots of breathtaking views, thus the reason to be one of the best treks in the world.

The route is recommended for any trekker who wishes to visit the unparalleled views of the summit of the world. If you are also looking for the best trekking routes, this Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is an option for you. This classic Trek en routes the Everest Base Camp via Jiri. The Trek begins at Jiri after a drive from Kathmandu. Following The footstep of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, we will do Everest Base Camp trek.

You will visit the most beautiful place on earth, which is the Khumbu region. In the Khumbu region, you will always be lead by the spectacular views of mountains. You will also visit the base camp of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest(8848m) and spectacular viewpoint at the Kala Patthar(5545m). Kala Patthar is an exceptional site to watch the sunrise view over the mountains. You will also get the spectacular panoramic view of Mt.Everest, Lingtren, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Nuptse e.t.c.

The amazing spot Tengboche which is famous for the historical Tengboche monastery is also included in the trekking route. You will also visit the exceptional and diverse flora of the mountain. You will also pass through Sagarmatha National Park which is a habitat for endangered species such as Snow leopard, Red Panda and Himalayan Tahr. At the end of the trek, you will reach the world-famous Lukla and back to Kathmandu in flight.

This trek commences overland to the road heading to Jiri (6 hrs). We follow the original route of the early expeditions through some truly beautiful alpine scenery. This region is relatively underdeveloped compared to the trail from Lukla onwards.

The trek provides an insight into the many traditional aspects of the lives of the different ethnic groups of the area — Tamang, Kami, Brahmins, Kshetri & Sherpa. One of the highlights on the way to Lukla is the overnight stop at Junbesi, the oldest Sherpa settlement in the Solu Khumbu. An hour above Junbesi lays the monastery of “Tupten Chholing” with the villages of Mabung and Pangkarma, which are places to visit on route. The journey from Jiri to Lukla is up and down.

People usually arrive in Lukla in very good shape expecting next to come by. From Lukla we follow the itinerary as described in our Lukla for Lukla tour.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing
Day 02: A full day Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Jiri
Day 04: Jiri / Deurali
Day 05: Deurali / Sete
Day 06: Sete / Junbesi
Day 07: Junbesi / Nunthala
Day 08: Nunthala / Khari Khola
Day 09: Khari Khola / Lukla
Day 10: Lukla / Phakding (2640 m.)
Day 11: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.)
Day 12: Namche / Thyengboche (3867 m.)
Day 13: Thyengboche / Dingboche (4343 m.)
Day 14: Dingboche / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 15: Lobuche / Gorak Shep (5140 m.)
Day 16: Excursion to Kalapatter (5545 m.) back to Gorekshep
Day 17: Gorekshep / EBC (5364 m.) / Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 18: Lobuche / Pheriche (4240 m.)
Day 19: Pheriche / Thyengboche (3867 m.)
Day 20: Thyengboche / Kumjung (3789 m.)
Day 21: Khumjung / Phakding
Day 22: Phakding / Lukla
Day 23: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Day 24: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 25: Transfer airport -flight to onward destination


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

A representative of Firante Treks and Expedition will pick you at the airport and after welcoming you transfer you to your respective hotel. Once you’ve freshened up,  at your convenient time - we’ll introduce you to our trekking guide and other members joining you (if any). This will be an exciting moment as you’ll be seeing each other over the next three weeks and just to let you know - our guides consistently get excellent reviews. 

Later on this day, your first evening, we’ll go over some last-minute details over the welcome dinner in a nice beautiful authentic Nepali restaurant.

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport Pickup in a Private Car.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Jiri

A local bus will drive us to Jiri today, after breakfast. It's an 8-9 hours drive, so expect to be late in the day by the time we arrive at our teahouse. We aren't trekking in earnest yet, but there are some great views as the landscape outside rolls by. Expect a final briefing with dinner, and then time for a good night sleep as our adventure kicks off in the morning!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 3: Jiri to Bhandar

There's nothing like kicking things off with a bang, and that's how we'll be starting this trek! The ascent to the schoolhouse at Sangbadanda is a steep one, but there are cold drinks and a bit of rest waiting at the top. After, we follow the muddy trail to Deurali before stopping to dine with the Sherpas again for lunch.

The afternoon will see us cross local Buddhist villages, finally stopping for the night in Bhandar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 4: Bhandar to Sete

It's downhill to Dokharpa after breakfast, through a valley to Likhu Khola, and finally to Kinja for lunch. We stretch our legs with a steep climb to Lamjura, and then an almost-vertical slope to Chimbu! Sete is nearby, and will be a welcome sight after an arduous day of climbing!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 5: Sete to Lamjura Pass, Junbesi

Hopefully, you got some rest last night, as we have another bracing day ahead! The climb to Lamjura Pass is steep and difficult but the extraordinary loveliness of the scenery makes it worthwhile. There are gorgeous jungles of maple and rhododendron - all dotted with fragrant magnolias (pink flowers).

We will get a bit of a respite as we descend to Dagchu, which is between two ponds, and then we are back up again going through Goyom on the way to Junbesi. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 6: Junbesi: Acclimatization Day

It has been a rough several days - time to take an extended break. We will stay over in Junbesi today to adjust to the higher altitude and rest up for the next leg of the journey! If you are feeling up to it, the nearby Tashi Thongmom Gompa makes a fascinating day trip with plenty of historic interest.

As a bonus, the trail to the monastery winds by Junbesi Secondary School, which is among the largest in this area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 7: Junbesi to Nunthala

We're back on the road again! We cross the Junbesi Khola this morning as we exit the village heading towards Khumbu via an uphill trail. You'll temporarily wonder if we accidentally teleported to Europe as the deep pine forests and rustic cow pastures are a real novelty!

From Phurteng, where we stop for lunch from where will get the glimpse of Everest for the first time along with the peaks of Mera and Kantega as well. The afternoon will see is wend through Sherpha's huts and forest scenery en route to Nunthala.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 8: Nunthala to Bupsa

We'll follow the Dudh Kosi river (Milk River in English) as a new day begins, descending through farmland and forest trails to Phuleli and our morning break. We next cross the river and trek alongside several crop fields (maize, barley, and wheat) before arriving in Jubing. We  follow the crop terraces uphill towards Bupsa, hiking through an oak forest before making our arrival.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 9: Bupsa to Lukla

We start out in the direction of Surkhe, climbing through the forest landscape before hitting the Sherpa village of Kharte. After that, we'll scale the Khari La Pass, passing the caves that porters occasionally use to rest on the way to Lukla.

Another extended trek brings us to Surkhe, and finally the trekking hub of Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 10: Lukla to Phakding

We'll kick things off today with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudh Koshi Ghat. The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi River until Phakding - the popular stopping point. We're a bit lower than Lukla at this point, all the better to acclimatize. Enjoy a bit of free time in Phakding, and then rest up!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 11: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

We'll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche - the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudh Koshi River via a long suspension bridge and then through the beautiful pine forest to Monjo - about two hours away.

Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Koshi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here and then it's uphill to Namche.

Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It's a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you'll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with another glimpse of Everest in its majesty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization

At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. Spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar & check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.

On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the local marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breaktaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed.

A short drop takes us to the riverside, then across the river upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground!

Our destination - Tengboche is known as one of the most beautiful places of the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We stop at the monastery - the largest one in Khumbu region. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayers with the resident Buddhist monks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 14: Tengboche to Dingboche

Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We then pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village - the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region.

Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery - one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 15: Dingboche: Acclimatization

This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park.

Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You'll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 16: Dingboche to Lobuche

From here on forth - the trek will move gradually but be more challenging due to the higher altitude. We will pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years.

The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mount Lobuche, Mount Pomari, and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 17: Lobuche to Gorakshep, EBC & EBC to Gorakshep

This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder involving rocky dunes and moraine formed by an accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris.

On the way to our destination - we'll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and ice fall located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you'll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the summit.

Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we'll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 18: Gorekshep to Kalapathar, Pheriche

We'll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kala Patthar (which means "black rock") for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mount Everest. The day's first light will illuminate you with spectacular views of Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. This may be in the whole journey - your most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks.

Afterwards, it's back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche - our nighttime stop. Our pace will be a lot brisker as we descend and the walking is easier going this way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 19: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We'll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 20: Namche to Phakding, Lukla

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you have accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking Lodge.

Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu

In the morning, you'll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. We'll transfer you to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We'll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we will be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Kathmandu: Departure Day

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show to your loved ones.

Meals: Breakfast.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) 
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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