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Classic Jiri – Everest Base Camp Trekking

"enjoy great walk following the original trail to Everest base camp"

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Highlights of Classic Jiri – Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • An adventure following the footsteps of early pioneers and mountaineers
  • On the classic trail from Jiri to Everest base camp walking on old original route
  • Enjoy great views of dramatic landscapes of mountains, green hills and valleys
  • Explore Sherpa cultural villages blended with strong Buddhism religions
  • On the both sides of high Everest region around Solu and Khumbu district
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Highest elevation gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and 5,364 m at base camp.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum -6 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days (Jiri to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Classic Jiri – Everest Base Camp Trekking Overview

Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, an adventure on almost forgotten route to Everest and high Khumbu valley, where walks leads you on the classic and original trail as well following the footsteps of early pioneers and famous mountaineers, since the airstrip was constructed by late Sir Edmund Hillary (the first to reach Mt. Everest in May 29th, 1953 with late Tenzing Sherpa) around late 1970’, where most of the trekkers and adventurer fly to Lukla and back to Kathmandu after enjoying treks to Everest Base Camp.

After the airport in Lukla, the old Jiri classic route seldom used by few trekkers and adventurer, where you have the opportunity to walk on this original Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp having wonderful times visiting both areas of high Everest region.

For people with enough time with interest to walk along quiet and scenic with cultural background, Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking will be the perfect and right choice where you will have marvelous time walking in the harmony of the immense local culture then reaching at high Khumbu valley at Everest Base Camp. Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking begins with a breathtaking drive to arrive at Jiri from Kathmandu, where Jiri areas known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its scenic landscapes of mountains and green hills.

Walk follows after ending the drive to reach at high Sete Sherpa villages and crossing over Lamjura-la pas to arrive at the beautiful town of Junbesi with views of Numbur peaks, as route leads over Takshindo to reach down at Dudh-Kosi Rive with uphill to Khare-Khola and at Bupsa to reach high Khumbu areas at Surkhe and Phakding villages.

Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking continues heading up at Namche Bazaar and then at the beautiful place of Thyangboche with a visit to its impressive monastery surrounded by mountains and green woods. Finally walk leads to the high arctic country to reach at Everest Base Camp after many days of pleasant scenic walk to stand beneath world’s most top Mt. Everest, enjoying impressive views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers with a climb of high Kalapathar viewpoint, and then heading down to Lukla for short scenic mountain flight back to Kathmandu.

Our magnificent journey and adventure Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking concludes on reaching at Kathmandu with fabulous memories and significant experience with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks.

Best Seasons for Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Nearly all seasons of the year can trek, where March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more interesting with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid-June to mid-September wet rainy seasons were less number of trekkers venture, Along the way, some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge will closed. Sometimes due to harsh and humid climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Classic Jiri – Everest Base Camp Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m – 06 hrs journey.
  • Day 04: Drive to Bhandar 2,195m and start walk to Sete 2,575 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 05:  Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 06:  Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m – 0 6 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 09:  Trek to Phakding 2,654 m- 05 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 11: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • Day 12:  Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 15:  Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Day 16:  Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Classic Jiri – Everest Base Camp Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek within high
    Khumbu
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
  • Morning scenic and interesting overland journey to Jiri town of more than 5 hours drives to reach Jiri and transfer to nice lodge.
04
Day 04: Drive to Bhandar 2,195m and start walk to Sete 2,575 m- 06 hrs.
  • A short hour drive to Bhandar to start walk for near 5-6 hours with down and
    uphill from Kenja village.
  • On reaching Sete after 2-3 hrs of climb transfer to nice Sherpa Lodge.
05
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning walk into nice rhododendron and pines tree forest to reach at Lamjura-
    la pass
  • After a morning climb descend to Toc-Toc village for lunch and walk to Junbesi a large Sherpa village in the comfort of nice lodge.
06
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m - 0 6 hrs.
  • Walk to a bridge with nice gradual trail with view of Everest.
  • After the bridge climb to Ringmo village for lunch after 3-4 hours good walks.
  • From Ringmo climb for few hours to Takshindo and descend to Nunthala village for overnight stop in a nice lodge, a moderate size village with mix hill tribes.
07
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa Danda approx. 2,250 m 06 hrs.
  • From Numthala long descend to Dudh-Kosi River and climb up to Khare-Khola village with Sherpa-Magar and other mix tribes with Rai people.
  • After a short break climb up for few hours to Bupsa Danda a hill within Sherpa territory for overnight in a nice lodge.
08
Day 08: Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning from Bupsa into green forest with climb to Pyuin (Paya) village and then on good winding trail to reach above Surkhe village with views of Lukla airstrip.
  • Descend for an hour to Surkhe villag located below Lukla town and airstrip for overnight stop.
09
Day 09: Trek to Phakding 2,654 m- 05 hrs.
  • From Surkhe entering into high Khumbu region and walk to Phakding with few
    ups and winding gradual trail.
  • After 4-5 hrs of good scenic walks overnight in Phakding village
10
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha
    National Park
  • Walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
  • At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy Views
11
Day 11: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view-point
  • Suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views
  • Other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.
12
Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk on good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • Reach Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch
  • Climb for two hours within nice woodland to reach at Thyangboche
  • Reach at Thyangboche and check into nice lodge with visit to monastery and Enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.
13
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.
  • From Thyangboche downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area
  • After the bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • With short rest at Pangboche an hour walk for lunch stop at Somare village
  • From Somare on good uphill walk to reach at Dingboche within Imjatse valley
  • On reaching Dingboche transfer into a nice cozy lodge with views of Amadablam North Face with Island Peak
14
Day 14: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
  • Walk up for short while on top Dingboche and on easy walk uphill slope to
    Thugla for lunch stop
  • After lunch climb for an hour to Thugla ridge top with grand views
  • From Thugla high ridge easy high altitude walk to Lobuche
  • Lobuche for overnight stop a small settlement with number of good lodges to stay.
15
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp with refreshing rest at Gorakshep
  • From Gorakshep walk further east through rocks, moraine and glacier
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy views of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier
  • Walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great exciting day
16
Day 16: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
  • Morning climb on to Kalapathar and enjoy close views of Everest and Pumori
  • Descend to Gorakshep and walk back to Lobuche and Thugla
  • From Thugla route diverts to Pheriche valley unto Pangboche for overnight stop
17
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
  • Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche and its monastery
  • Overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks
18
Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
  • From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding
  • After Phakding few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla
  • On reaching Lukla transfer to nice cozy lodge for last night in Khumbu and Everest region
19
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast fly to Kathmandu
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight of 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on scenic air journey)
20
Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax from Everest Base Camp trekking
  • Rest or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest
  • Enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with last day in Nepal.
21
Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking adventure with great experience

Frequently Asked Questions


How hard and tough is Classic Everest Base Camp treks?

Not that tough as it looks, but all trekkers should be physically fit as well in sound medical health to join in this trip, involves high passes above 5,400 m with steep climb and descend,
for the his trek one requires enough exercise and preparation like jogging, swimming or other physical outdoor exercise before joining in.

How many persons in the group?

From minimum 3 to 4 persons in the group and maximum number from 10 to15 persons in one group, sometimes we run treks for single person as well where price will be slightly higher than in groups.

What will be the weather like on the treks?

As season wise, best times from March to May, most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude wise.

Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.

March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

What type of facilities to expect on lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House and Lodge on route trekking standard and good lodges with nice room accommodations, serving excellent food menu as per altitude and season wise.

Higher area above 4,000 m where lodges are available but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets are outside, with some inside as common bath rooms and rest rooms. All rooms and dining are warm with fire place to heat makes it cozy to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

What about electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most places have electricity on trekking run by hydro and solar power after Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.

Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas.

At present all local people in villages do have cell-phones with good network connection just in bad weather where line can be disturbed sometimes due bad weather and at places located in deep gorge area.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

AAG guides are expert with good knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending pon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are meals in lodges and hygiene wise on treks?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to world-wide travelers.

Do people could get sick while on treks and why?

To be on healthy side before and after treks get advice from your guides what will be the best food to order while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

Where do Sherpa come from?

Sherpa a tribe of Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well, where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people.

Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history, Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains, they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many mountaineering expeditions are fully depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Cost Includes
  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation 3star standard Hotel as per BB plan
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • A well English speak and Government trained guide who have minimum 15years Experience.
  • Three Meals a day (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, and duffel bag
  • Souvenir; T -shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tipping (tip is expected but not mandatory)

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Altitude: Kalapathar 5,545 m

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