Everest Base Camp Trek From Jiri Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Jiri from Kathmandu.

    Drive to Jiri from Kathmandu takes about nine hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 2 Trek Jiri to Deurali (2,705m.).

    Trek from Jiri (1,905m.) to Deurali (2,705m.) which takes about six and half hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle ascent for the first two hours to Mali Danda (2,440m.) and then it follows a gently descending path to Shivalaya (1,800m.) where you can take lunch and hang around. After your lunch, the trail turns steeply up before turning into a gentle ascent to Deorali. You can enjoy the green scenery as well as some of the snow-capped mountains at a far distance.

  • Day 3 Trek Deurali to Sete (2,400m.).

    Trek from Deurali (2,705m.) to Sete (2,400m.) and it takes about six and half hours. The starting of your trek is a steep descent for early an hour to Bhandar (2,250m.) and then a gentle descent to Kenja (1,600m.) where you can enjoy your lunch. After your lunch, your trek is goes steeply up to your destination. En route, you can enjoy the agricultural farm scenery where locals are always working hard. In addition to this, you pass through Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views.

  • Day 4 Trek Sete to Junbesi (2,675m.)

    Trek from Sete (2,400m.) to Junbesi (2,675m.) and it takes about six and half hours. To begin your trek, you climb steeply for an early two hour passing through Dagchu and Goyem, small Sherpa settlements. Then your trek starts gently up to the Lamjura Pass (3,500m.) through rhododendron forest. After the pass, the rest of the trek is a gentle descent to your destination. On this route, you can enjoy viewing some of the snow capped mountains such as the "Goa of the Solu” along with spotting some wildlife such as monkeys and many species of birds.

  • Day 5 Rest in Junbesi.

    Rest day at Junbesi. Take the day to enjoy the cultural surroundings and the beautiful scenery, or you can visit Thubten Chholing Monastery known as Nunnery Monastery on a two hour side trip after 3 days of hard trekking.

  • Day 6 Trek Junbesi to Nunthala (2,200m.).

    Trek from Junbesi (2,675m.) to Nunthala (2,200m.) which takes approximately six hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle ascent for early one and half hours to Phurtung (2,900m.). From this place, you can see your first views of Mount Everest, Thamserku (6,623m.), Kantega (6,780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6,370m.) and Mera Peak (6,650m.) Your trek is flat and a gentle descent to Ringmo Khola (2,500m.). Immediately, your trail goes steeply up for one and half hours to the Takshindo La Pass (3,100m.). From this point, you can see excellent mountain views. At the end of your trek is a steep descent to the town of Nunthala (2,200m.) through a small Sherpa settlement and forest.

  • Day 7 Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2,350m.).

    Trek from Nunthala (2,200m.) to Bupsa (2,350m.) and it takes about six hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle descent to the Dudh Koshi river (Milk River) for an early two hours passing through agricultural farm land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From the Dudh Koshi river, your trail is a gentle ascent all the way to Kharikhola (2,050m.) passing through Juving (1,680m.) a pretty big Rai village and farming lands. From Kharikhola your trail follows a flat path for 45 minutes and then steeply up to the camp (Bupasa) where you can visit a Buddhist Monastery in ruined state.

  • Day 8 Trek Bupsa to surkey (2,400m.).

    Trek from Bupsa (2,350m.) to Surkey (2,400m.) which takes about six and half hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend steeply for the early two hours to Khari La Pass (2,880m.). While trekking you pass through rhododendron and oak forests, including a small Sherpa settlement and teashops. From this point, you can see excellent views of different mountains such as Numbu (6,960m.), Cho-oyu (8,201m.), Gyangchung Kang (7,922m.) and Thamserku (6,629m.). Now, your trail is a gentle descent and flat to Chaubar (2,730m.) passing through Bamboo forests and Puiyan (2,770m.) with views of the Khumbu Valley as well as beautiful mountains. At the end of the day, your trail steeply descends to your destination. Surkey is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of Lukla.

  • Day 9 Trek Surkey to Phakding (2,652m.).

    Trek from Surkey (2,400m.) to Phakding (2,652m.) which takes about four hours. The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for early 2 hours to Chhiplung (2,700m.), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla passing through Mushe (2,650m.). From this place, the road is quite broad and busy. Now, your trail is almost flat and gently descends before ascending again to Phakding. This is a short trek after 3 long days on the trail. You can hang in and around Phakding village.

  • Day 10 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.)

    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) which takes about five and half hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo(2,800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy views of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. Another highlight to this day is being able to visit some of the village monasteries on the way to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market.

  • Day 11 Rest in Namche Bazaar.

    Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital, which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3,800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town.

  • Day 12 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,800m) takes about four hours.

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,800m) takes about four hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 13 Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3,790m) takes about five hours.

    Trek down to the Bhote Koshi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village that has its own gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 14 Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4,040m) takes about five and half hours.

    Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5,734m peak. The trail descends slightly towards Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4,000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. Your trek steeply descends passing through Phortse Tenga and then begins to climb steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forests festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 15 Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,150m) takes about five hours.

    From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. Ahead of you presents majestic views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and you will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 16 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m) takes about four and half hours.

    Today you head for the lakes at Gokyo. You follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melted-waters. Rivers flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5,420m.), your route to Lobuche and Everest later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari, and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 17 Rest day at Gokyo when you may go for excursions in and around Gokyo valley.

    Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can also take a trip to the Fifth Lake via the Fourth Lake. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • Day 18 Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5,340m) then Thangna (4,650m) via Gokyo village takes about five hours.

    Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 19 Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m.) via Chola pass (5,420m.) takes about 5 and half hours.

    Now you ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. Most of the time, the Chola pass is covered with blue ice giving you a chill feeling. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply for an hour and then slightly descends all the way to Dzongla. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 20 Trek from Dzonglo to Gorakshep (5,180m.) via Lobuche which takes about 5 hours.

    From Dzongla the trail descends and ascends gently and contours around the west side of the Lobuche Khola, providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. The trail coming from Pheriche meets at the Lobuche Khola (Lobuche Stream). Stay overnight at lodge

  • Day 21 Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,337m.) and back to Gorakshep takes about 5 hours.

    While trekking to Everest Base Camp you pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. During the spring season, you can meet some of the expedition teams on the way to Everest Base Camp. The number of teams is less in the autumn season. On the return leg, you can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and numerous mountains. You return to Gorak Shep to stay overnight. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 22 Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m.) then trek to Pheriche (4,250m.) takes about 7 hours.

    Early in the morning, climb to Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and enjoy the view of the sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town; from there you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Here is located the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors are stationed to provide medical treatment to trekkers and local people. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 23 Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3,850m.) takes about 4 hours.

    To reach Tyangboche you pass through Pangboche village, which is known to have the highest permanent settlement throughout the year in the Khumbu region. Upon your arrival at Tyangboche village you come across the famous legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. There is a trekker's visiting center where local Sherpas make an exhibition of different goods to be sold to interested trekkers. They also show a slide presentation about Sherpa people, culture, the Buddhist religion and environmental development programs. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 24 Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.) which takes about 4 hours.

    From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3,250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell their Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 25 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886 m.) takes about six hours.

    The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Day 26 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

    You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes then drive back to hotel in Kathmandu, evening we will provide you fare well dinner with GVNT team.