Jiri - Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trek routes in the world – a once in a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspiring and breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Once you make it to the Base Camp, you are suddenly filled with a deep respect for the climbers who prove human determination and hardiness by making it to the mountain top. It was in 1953 when two renown figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Nogey Sherpa had taken the same route for the Mt. Everest expedition.

There are two routes to Everest Base Camp trek: one that begins from Lukla and another that begins from Jiri. This Jiri to Everest base camp trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience.


Duration: 21 days
Max elevation: 5545 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival to Kathmandu airport (1345m)

Day 02:
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Day 03:
Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri

Day 04:
Bhandar to Sete (2,575m/8,450ft): 6/7 hrs

Day 05:
Sete to Junbesi (2,670m/8,760ft): 6/7 hrs

Day 06:
Junbesi to Nunthala (2,220m/7,280ft): 6 hrs

Day 07:
Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360 m/7,740ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 08:
Bupsa to Surke (2,290m/7,282ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 09:
Surke to Phakding(2,652m/8,700ft): 4/5 hrs

Day 10:
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 11:
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 12:
Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 13:
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 14:
Dingboche - Duglha (4,600m/15,090ft): 3/4 hrs

Day 15:
Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft): 2/4 hours

Day 16:
Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 7/8 hrs

Day 17:
Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft): 7/8 hrs

Day 18:
Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar: 5/6 hrs

Day 19:
Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6/8 hrs

Day 20:
Flight Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 21:


  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS permit
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food: 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • Tea / Coffee 3 times a day
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & required porter/s
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • First Aid Kit Bag
  • Insurance for our staff

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in “Included” section

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