Everest Base Camp via Jiri 20 Days

Trip Code : VHA/CEt-01
Accomodation : Tea house
Duration : 20  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 5550m
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Bhandara( 2190 meters)
End at : Lukla ( 2600 meters)
Best Season : March - May / September-November

Overview

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport to Jiri from Kahtmandu (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Known as the ‘Classic Everest Trek’ this trek is great for people with plenty time and also enables trekkers to acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek.

You need to be prepared to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day but there is plenty of time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. At the end of the trek, it is a short flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.

While trekking through breathtaking scenery it’s impossible not to think about the mountaineers of old who forged not only the way up Everest but the trekking trails which are now world famous.

As a further reminder, prayer flags and mani stones are scattered along the trails, placed by the local peoples, trekkers and mountaineers alike as an offering to the mountain, which is locally known as Sagarmatha (Goddess of the Sky) in Nepali, and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the Universe) in Tibetan.

The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Known as the ‘Classic Everest Trek’ this trek is great for people with plenty time and also enables trekkers to acclimatize well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek.

You need to be prepared to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day but there is plenty of time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. At the end of the trek, it is a short flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.

The names Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are familiar to everyone for their astonishing feat of being the first people to summit Everest. This fact alone has ensured that trekking to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list of serious trekkers and those who want to enjoy the rich environment of the mountains and mountain peoples of this region.

The scenery on this trek is varied – from alpine forests, Sherpa villages, and yak pastures to glaciers, glacier-fed rivers crossed by amazing suspension bridges, and the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar.

One of the highlights for many trekkers on this route is a visit to the famous Monastery in Thyangboche , which unfortunately suffered considerable damage during the April 2015 earthquake.

But such is the power of this region that even this deadly natural disaster has a twist: just a few hours after the earthquake, the sons of both Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay literally came face to face with each other while seeking shelter. Both of them were, unknown to each other, guiding trekking groups near EBC when the earthquake hit.

This unique, spiritual power that Everest seems to have is something that also draws people from all walks of life to this area, along with the stunning mountain views, spectacular and sometimes challenging terrain, and the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, home of the allusive snow leopard and red panda. Not for nothing has this area been included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative by WWF

And let’s not forget the magnificent mountain itself. In order to reach Everest Base Camp, the trail runs alongside the Khumbu Glacier, offering spectacular views of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. The aptly named Everest View Point at Kalapatthar offers trekkers the best views of Mount Everest, as well as Mount Pumori and Ama Dablam.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • You can get enough time to spend on the extended pastures, yak farms, and glaciers en route to the Everest Base Camp.
  • On this trek, you will be enjoying longer days in the trekking trail. So, you will have many fun-filled experiences on the route.
  • You will get a chance to control your budget since you will be driving to Jiri from Kathmandu and then trek to Lukla.
  • ¬†Choosing this trek, you will be following the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400 m


 

Day 2: Kathmandu to Bhandara (Drive)2190 m / Drive 8-10 hr


 

Day 3: Bhandara to Sete2575 meters 6-7 hrs walking


 

Day 4: Sete to Jun Beshi2670 meters; 6-7 hrs walking


 

Day 5: Jun Beshi to Nunthala2220 meters; 6 hrs walking


 

Day 6: Nunthala to Bupsa .2360 meters 5-6 hrs walking


 

Day 7: Bupsa to Surke2290 meters ; 5-6 hrs walking


 

Day 8: Surke to Phakding2652 meters 4-5 hrs walking


 

Day 9: Phakding to Namche Bazaar3440 meters;5-6 hr walking


 

Day 10: Acclimatization Day and hike to Syangboche/. 3700 meters .


 

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3870 meters 5-6 hr walking


 

Day 12: Tengboche to Dingboche4360 meters;5-6 hr walking


 

Day 13: Dingboche to Thukla4600 meters ;3-4 hrs walking


 

Day 14: Thukla to Lobuche4940meters 3-4 hrs walking


 

Day 15: Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)5368meters 7-8 hrs walking


 

Day 16: Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)5545meters 7-8 hr


 

Day 17: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar3440meters ;5-6 hrs walking


 

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla2860meters 7-8 hr walking


 

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)


 

Day 20: Departure


 

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