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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri to Lukla TrekkingJiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking section details the first eight days of a trek from Jiri to the Everest base camp or Gokyo. This is the best way to do an Everest trek, but it is shown here as two different treks only the high-altitude portion of the route. This means that the portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often uncrowded, and therefore excellent trekking country. From Namche base camp described in the following trek and fly out. We can follow the route to Everest base camp described in the following trek and fly out. We can also make an excellent 30-day trek by walking on to Tumlingtar or Hile instead of flying from Lukla. Another alternative is to walk much of the route that is traversed by the Jiri road, following the Barahbise to Shivalaya trek route.

The trek from Jiri involves a tremendous amount of up-and-down walking. A glance at a map will show why. All the rivers in this part of Nepal flow south from Himalayan glaciers, but the trek route proceeds east. Therefore the track must climb to the ridge that separates two rivers, descend to the river itself, and ascend the next ridge. Even though the trek begins at an elevation of 1860m, on the sixth day it crosses the Dudh Koshi at only 1500m – after considerable uphill (and downhill) walking . If we total all the uphill climbing, it comes to almost 10,000m of elevation gain from Jiri to Everest base camp. The road to Jiri saves almost 4000m of uphill walking over the old approach from Lamosangu that was used in the 1970s, but this is still a long, hard trek with many steep hills.

Facts of Jiri to Lukla Trekking

Trekking Destination: Everest Region
Group Size: Min 1
Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking,
Total Days: 21 Days

Map of Everest Trekking

Jiri to Lukla Trekking Day to Day Itinerary
Day   Activities
Day 01 - Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri.
Day 02 - Trek to through settlements to Bandar.
Day 03 - Trek to Sete village.
Day 04 - Trek over Lamjura pass to Junbesi.
Day 05 - Continue trek through Solu to Nuntala.
Day 06 - Trek to village of Khare Khola.
Day 07 - Trek to Surkhe.
Day 08 - Trek to Phakding.
Day 09 - Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 10 - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Optional hike to Khunde and Khumjung Village.
Day 11 - Trek to Thyangboche monastery.
Day 12 - Trek to Pangboche and on to Dingboche village.
Day 13 - Acclimatization day. Optional hike to Chukung Ri.
Day 14 - Trek to Thukla and continue to Lobuche.
Day 15 - Trek up the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 16 - Morning climb to Kala Patthar Everest view point.
Aternoon trek to Thugla or Pheriche.
Day 17 - Trek to Phortse village.
Day 18 - Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 19 - Trek back down valley to Monjo or Phakding.
Day 20 - Continue Trek to Lukla airport.
Day 21 - Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Trip Cost Include
1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard accommodation Kathmandu breakfast included. (4 nights on twin sharing)
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
5. Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
6. A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
7. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
8. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
9. National Park permits.
10. TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Managment System)
11. Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
12. First aid medical kid.
13. All necessary land transport
14. Domestic airport departure tax
15. Official expanse.
Trip Cost Exclude
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking Equipments.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver.
8. Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.