The Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking in Nepal. Although there are several routes to the destination, the route from Jiri is notably the best and the longest trekking that opens the way through prolonged acclimation in diverse terrain as the route gradually gains the height. In other words, the adventurer begins the journey from Jiri 1,905 metres or 6,250 feet to the maximum height of 5,545 metres or 18,192 feet at Kalapatthar during the trip.
Jiri-Everest Base Camp trekking package has been designed to explore the diversity in the Everest (Khumbu) region. The package also covers the sight-seeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. The elementary phase of the trekking is no less jovial than in Himalayas as the Highway heading for Jiri crosses spectacular places, naturally beautiful hills, cliffs, streams, rivers, forests, villages, monasteries up to the Everest Base Camp Trailhead. Further, the journey to the Everest Base Camp is more adventurous begins as the trekkers head for the First camp Everest Base Camp. The trekking features the exploration of Sherpa cultures and other inhabitants like Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin and Kshetris.
It is to remind that Jiri-Everest Base Camp Trekking route was used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who reached the summit of Mount Everest for the first time on 29 May 1953.
Hotel / Accommodations
Four-night accommodation in a star hotel in Kathmandu and 19-night stay in the standard teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. You may have to share a bed with a companion during the mountainous trip. But if you need, $ 250 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.
You will be served with breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu. All other meals will be provided to you by Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt Ltd which includes welcome dinner. We provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the journey. When you are in the mountain, you will be served with local food stuff such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan bread made of buckwheat, spaghettis, soup, salad, hot drinks.
Best time to travel
The best time to set out on Jiri-Everest Base Camp trekking is either in Spring season (March to May) or in Autumn (September to November). It offers magnificent views in these two seasons.
The journey is also possible in other seasons despite having extremely cold weather, climate, and temperature which may not suit, and we do not guarantee the panoramic views.
Points to consider
The mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu may delay depending on the weather conditions. It is very likely to delay the flights from one to two hours to next day. In case if you miss the scheduled flight due to the weather conditions, you will have to wait or you may pay $600 for emergency helicopter lift.
So, it would be better if you keep a few days more in reserve to cope with such condition.
Depending on the time and situation concerning your safety and security your team leader may change the itinerary item.
We are liable to rescue you by lifting you on the helicopter. We charge you extra $600 per person for such emergency lift. Mount Fishtail Adventure provides you the bill that covers the rescue expenses. Later you may present the bill to claim the amount at your insurance company.
Day 01:Arrival to Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)
Day 02:Kathmandu sight-seeing
Day 03:7-8 hours Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,780 metres or 5,840 feet)
Day 04:Shivalaya to Bhandar (2,190 metres or 7,185 feet)
Day 05:Trek from Bandar to Sete (2,575 metres or 8,448 feet) (6 to 7 hours)
Day 06:Trek from Sete village over Lamjura pass (3,530metres or 11,581 feet) to Junbesi (2,680 metres or 8,793 feet)
Day 07:Trek from Junbesi to Nuntala (2,330 metres or 7,644 feet)
Day 08:Trek from Nuntala to Bupsa (2,350 metres or 7,710 feet)
Day 09:Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2,290 metres or 7,513 feet)
Day 10:Trek from Surkhe to Manjo (2,835 metres or 9,301 feet)
Day 11:Trek from Manjo to Namche Bazaar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet)
Day 12:Acclimation in Namche Bazar
Day 13:5-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet)
Day 14:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 15:Acclimation at Dingboche
Day 16:Dingbuche to Lobuche(4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) 6 hours.
Day 17:Lobuche to EBC (5,364 metres or 17,598 feet) via and back to Gorakshep (5,140 metres or 16,864 feet), 7 to 7.5 hours
Day 18:Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545metres or 18,192 feet) and descending to Pheriche (4,280 metres or 14,042 feet)
Day 19:Back to Namche Bazar from Pheriche (6 to7 hours)
Day 20:Namche Bazar to Lukla (8 hours)
Day 21:Flight to Kathmandu
Day 22:Rest day or shopping
The tour package price for an individual is fixed. However, The Mount Fishtail Adventure offer discounts for a group of 10 or more people. The large group is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for one person. If you have more than 10 persons, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You are free to call us at 00977-9851137429 (Viber or WhatsApp). Apart from the regular departure for the journey, there is also an option for the private groups to choose own dates best suited.
Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet) We receive you from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on your arrival. In 20- 30 minutes, our vehicle brings you to the hotel. After you take rest in hotel, we hold meeting over dinner and traditional dance show, trip planning. Overnight stay in Kathmandu Includes Dinner.
Day 2Kathmandu sight-seeing After breakfast early in the morning, we set on visiting the UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. We visit Famous Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa that lies on the north eastern part of Kathmandu valley. Ascending the Swayambhunath Temple, the monkey temple on the hill in the western skirt of Kathmandu is an opportunity to study the whole city in bird’s view. Kathmandu Durbar Square listed in the UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites, built during Malla Dynasty exhibits the finest cuts of wood carvings and arts. You get an opportunity to explore the typical Newari culture and cuisines. Overnight at hotel included meal Breakfast.
Day 37-8 hours Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,780 metres or 5,840 feet) Early in the morning after breakfast, we take vehicle to Shivalaya via Jiri a beautiful small village. We take the course along the highway that passes through the countryside. Enjoying the scenic view from aboard the vehicle, we pass along the rough road that cross hills, bridges over rivers, settlements and woods. The Koshi River adds colour to the panoramic view of the surrounding. Overnight stay at Shivalaya.
Day 4Shivalaya to Bhandar (2,190 metres or 7,185 feet) In the morning, after breakfast we ascend the trail and cross Deurali a cemetery which offers the glimpse of mountain range that includes Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. We halt to have tea and coffee in a village on the way. We pass by the monasteries and descend the trail to a ravine ahead that is famous for wood carving industry and cheese factory. The ravine has a small village called ‘Bhandar’ where we stay overnight.
Day 5Trek from Bandar to Sete (2,575 metres or 8,448 feet) (6 to 7 hours) After breakfast in the morning, we set on the journey along the trail that descends through the dense forest and several villages. As we advance, we enjoy the picturesque view of several streams. We descend the path until we arrive at Kinja village and then begin ascending the narrow path. We stop by Sete for an overnight.
Day 6Trek from Sete village over Lamjura pass (3,530metres or 11,581 feet) to Junbesi (2,680 metres or 8,793 feet) We rise in the morning, take breakfast and continue our journey along the path that ascends to Lamjura La. We penetrate deep into the forests that combine the natural vegetation of rhododendron, chestnut, pine, magnolia, sal trees. As we pass the Lamjura La, which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, we get chance to snap the photos of colourful birds and grey langurs. The path descends as we cross Lamjura La and leads us along the plateau for few hours to Junbesi. Here, in the Sherpa village, we explore the lifestyle of the inhabitants and infrastructures such as the monasteries and schools. Overnight Junbesi.
Day 7Trek from Junbesi to Nuntala (2,330 metres or 7,644 feet) We wake up in the morning, take breakfast and set out in the journey again. We cross the wooden bridge over Junbesi Khola, and ascend the path through the deep forest. Soon after the trail brings us on an open plateau, we come to the first view of high mountain range that includes Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera Peak and others. We descend a little, pass by Salung village, cross Ringmo khola and ascend to Taksindu La (3.071 metres) whence we descend the trail through the dense forest for about an hour to arrive at Nuntala (Manidingma) village. Overnight stay at Nuntala.
Day 8Trek from Nuntala to Bupsa (2,350 metres or 7,710 feet) After breakfast, we descend the path through a forest and further pass by farms and fields. We advance crossing a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin to slope up through landslide area before we arrive in Jubhing village, inhabited by Rai clan. Further, we continue the journey for about an hour and arrive in Kharikhola village to take rest for a while whence we cross a suspension bridge and ascend again to Bupsa. The place is remarkable with prayer flags and a holy infrastructure. We stay here overnight.
Day 9Trek from Bupsa to Surkhe (2,290 metres or 7,513 feet) After taking breakfast, we incline to Kari La pass and descend a little to cross a wooden bridge over Paiya Khola and reach Paiya village. Further, we walk the Chutok La pass (2,945 metres) from where we get the great view of Gyachung Kang, Khumbila and other mountains. From here the path is declined to Surkhe. Overnight stay here in Surkhe.
Day 10Trek from Surkhe to Manjo (2,835 metres or 9,301 feet) In the morning, after breakfast we head for Manjo. The trail bring us to an open land after ascending a hill for an hour. From here we get the spectacular view of Dudh Koshi River and green forests and farms in the locality. Next, we move to Phakding and cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River. The trail leaves the River far behind and leads us along the inclined path to Monja. Monja lies on the edge of Sagarmatha National Park which is the entrance get. From here, we can view Mount Thamserku (6,618 metres). We stay here overnight.
Day 11Trek from Manjo to Namche Bazaar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet) After breakfast in the morning, we get the entrance permit ready to show to the check post before -we set on the journey to Namche Bazar. We meander along the trail between Bhotekoshi on the left and Dudh Koshi River on the right and cross several suspension bridges including a famous Hillary Bridge over the confluence of the rivers. We carry on ascending the trail through a forest on Tohp Danda which offers the great view of Mount Everest for the second time until now. The view of Mount Everest over the Lhotse and Nuptse range tranquilise the travellers. We walk for about one and half hours before we reach Namche bazar.
Day 12Acclimation in Namche Bazar The Bazar has decent offices, hotels, internet cafes and many other offices and trading concerns; ATMs, Banks, military base camp, museum. On this day, we hike up to Khumjung via Sangboche. The passage of Sangboche and Khumjung offers magnificent view of Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. Khumjung is also famous as the first climber of Everest Sir Edmond Hillary established a school here. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar.
Day 135-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet) After breakfast, we carry on trekking along the trail. At a point in Kyangiuma, the path divides; the left path leads to Gokyo lake (4790 metres) while the right one leads to Everest first camp. We move along, crossing the suspension bridge, passing through the woods and keeping the view of mountains from time to time to reach Tyangboche. The place is famous for its oldest and one of the the biggest monasteries in Nepal. Moreover, the place offers marvellous view of mountains; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight stay in Tyanboche included all meals.
Day 14Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours Hiking starts after breakfast in the morning. The trail passes through rhododendron woods until we arrive at Pangboche village. The trail offers the view of Mount Everest from time to time as we walk out the woods. We cross the Imza River and Lobuche River on this trail. Finally, we ascend to the Dingboche, a beautiful village from where we can view the mountains.
Day 15Acclimation at Dingboche On this day we halt for acclimation. But instead of staying idle, we explore the geographical features. In the locality, we can exercise the trial climbing up the hills to get the marvellous views of mountains; Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and three other highest Himalayas. In the northwest we can see the Lobuche and Lhotse peaks. As the village produce potatoes, buckwheat, barley and cabbages, we may explore the farms. The sight of rivers add colour in the environment. The overnight stay in the village.
Day 16Dingbuche to Lobuche(4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) 6 hours. In the morning, after breaking fast, we incline along the trail. This is the day we find ourselves surrounded by the mountains on all sides. On the right, the mount Pumori which appears like an isosceles triangle reflects the light. We continue our trail leaving Pumori behind. We cross a rivulet to reach Duglha. After a halt in the place, we prepare to ascend the steep inclination that takes about 45 minutes to an hour. On the way we pay visit to the memorial shrine on a hill. The trial passes through the memorial shrines for the adventurers who lost their lives on Mount Everst. Further, we trek along the bed of Khumbu glacier. As we ascend the ridge, we can see the place filled with prayer flags. We continue the journey, enjoying the view of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur and Mount Nuptse. We stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 17Lobuche to EBC (5,364 metres or 17,598 feet) via and back to Gorakshep (5,140 metres or 16,864 feet), 7 to 7.5 hours After breakfast in the morning, we prepare for the adventure. This is the day to realise the dream of exploring Everest Base Camp. The entire trail, over the rocks and boulders meanders along Khumbu glacier and passes through the astonishing jungles of projected ice spikes in the upper region. We can view the Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. Surprisingly, as we advance we come to meet the beautiful mountain mouce (pika) and Tibetan snow peacocks (khongma) in abundance in this height. After sinking in the beauty of the surroundings for the time being, we pace back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay.
Day 18Climb to Kalapatthar (5,545metres or 18,192 feet) and descending to Pheriche (4,280 metres or 14,042 feet) Early in the morning, we advance to the Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar stands for black stone in Nepali language. Apparently, our trail passes through the black stones; we walk on the rough surface of black stones for two and half hours from Gorakshep. The entire trail offers the magnificent view of the Himalayas. As we arrive at Kalapatthar, the height of over five thousand metres, we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains surrounding Mount Everest. The view of the mountains from Kalapatthar is fantastic. The whole process of sunlight falling on the peaks seems alchemical. The mountains gradually turn into golden objects. Witnessing the whole process is the key to the Kalapatthar tour. After enjoying the wonder of the nature, we descend to Pheriche via Gorakshep where we take breakfast and pick our luggages. On this day, we walk for 7-8 hours in total. Overnight stay in Pheriche.
Day 19Back to Namche Bazar from Pheriche (6 to7 hours) Early in the morning after breakfast, we reverse our journey to Namche Bazar. The descending journey to Namche Bazar gives pleasure of reunion with the familiar surroundings. After taking lunch at Tyangboche we head for Namche Bazar. We walk up and down the trail through the familiar rhododendron woods, the shrubs of berries and crossing Dudh Koshi River we arrive at Namche Bazar. We stay here for the night. This is the perfect time and place to relax and recount your adventure with your friends and families. There are numerous cyber cafes with descent internet connections, cafes, restaurants, banks, ATM services, Night clubs, snooker, pool house and other entertaining clubs.
Day 20Namche Bazar to Lukla (8 hours) As the journey on this day takes about 8 hours, we start the journey early in the morning after breakfast. We walk back through the familiar trail that we have already passed. Crossing several suspension bridges, we move on and halt only to take lunch when we arrive at Phakding. We carry on the journey through the monasteries and the vegetable farms. This day is the final day of trekking offered in this tour package. We stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 21Flight to Kathmandu The early morning flight of about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu offers closer view of the mountains one more time. On our arrival in Kathmandu, we check in hotel, take rest and hanging around the city for the time being. We attend the farewell dinner with Mount Fishtail Adventure team.
Day 22Rest day or shopping This is the day we have chosen for you to enjoy any activities by yourself. (We have reserved this day for any emergency the weather condition may cause or delay our plans and schedules)
Day 23Departure Mount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight time.