Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek


Lukla Airport is the contemporary gateway to any trekking adventure in Everest region of Nepal. Before the construction of this airport lots of trekkers and climbers used the old route via Jiri for such a remarkable journey. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is also called as Everest Base Camp Classical Trek. You will be hypnotized by the reverie feeling that you gain while embarking on this trail to Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Follow the trail once trekked and used by legends of Nepal mountaineering. If you wish to observe the lower belts of Khumbu region and want to understand the culture of people living in lower Khumbu then this is an ideal trail to walk in Nepal. 

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek journey starts with bus drive to Jiri which is located in east from Kathmandu. During autumn and spring season one can take bus drive directly up to Salleri. From this place the walking journey starts. The most ravishing part of this trekking in Nepal is the wonders of Mother Nature and multiethnic people villages. Unlike the contemporary Everest Base Camp Trek route the trail showcases plenty of green lush forests, streams, waterfalls and villages. Places like Nunthala, Bupsa and Surke will be on the way before reaching Phakding to meet the modern EBC trek trail. On the way rhododendron, pines, magnolia and many more vegetations can be experienced. Villages of Rai and Sherpa community along with their terraced farmlands endow different understanding of rural Nepalese people residing near Mt. Everest. Once you have trekked for more than three days you will reach the Phakding. We will follow the normal modern route towards Everest Base Camp from this place. Please visit our Everest Base Camp Trek package in our website for more information from this place. While returning from the trip we will take the Lukla route. Scenic mountain flight from world’s most extreme airport to Kathmandu will be our last action of this journey in Nepal.

Book the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek package and experience classic trek of Everest region. If you want to experience culture, traditions, woods, wildlife along with Himalayan wilderness in Nepal this is the only trekking route which offers all. Therefore, without any delay just embark on your quest of reaching base camp of Mount Everest with us. We are ready to take you for astounding high altitude trekking in Nepal at heartland of Mt. Everest. 

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of Unique Adventure International and you will be shifted to your hotel. The employees in the hotel will manage your accommodation and check in. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized in the hotel. 

Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel

Today, the sightseeing trip will start in the morning after breakfast. The major sightseeing attractions are; Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple), Boudhanath; Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Drive to Jiri (1905meter), overnight at guesthouse 

The drive to Jiri from Kathmandu takes roughly 7-8 hours. We have a journey of 120 km which offers striking views of the eastern mountain range including Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung and more. After a picturesque drive from the Kathmandu valley, we arrive at the village of Jiri. Overnight at hotel in Jiri

Day 04 : Trek to Deurali (2705meter), overnight at guesthouse 

We trek for 7 hours today and our trek begins with a firm mount through cultivated fields and small Tamang villages. We come across forested areas and wrapped grazing land before moving down to Shivalaya. After steady climb we arrive at Deurali pass (3000m) where we stay at guesthouse.

Day 05 : Trek to Sete (2575meter), overnight at guesthouse 

From Deurali, the track continues moving down to Likhu Khola prior to continuing to Sete. Trekkers often observe an extensive variety of wildlife on the way. We today walk for 6 hours and stay at guest house in Sete.

Day 06 : Trek to Junbeshi (2675meter), overnight at guesthouse 

The most rewarding part of trekking to Junbeshi is walking through the rhododendron, birch, magnolia forests which cover the Solu-Khumbu region. From here, the track mounts up to Lamjura Pass at (3,500m), where you will get a chance to see Mount Everest for the first time. After taking restate the pass, we move down to the pleasing Sherpa village of Junbesi. We will be walking around 6 hours today and overnight at guest house in Junbesi.

Day 07 : Trek to Nun Thala (2854meter), overnight at guesthouse 

From Junbeshi, our track continues towards Phurtung (2900m.) and to Nun Thala. It is the set from where we could see views of peaks including Thamserku (6623m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.), Kantega (6780m.), Mera Peak (6650m.) and more. We will trek for 7 hours today. Tonight at guest house in Nun Thala

Day 08 : Trek to Bupsa (2700meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Today we enter to agricultural land of Rai and Sherpa community. We walk beside the Dudh Koshi River and From Dudh Koshi River, our track reach to Kharikhola (2050m). Then, we pass through Juving (1680.) a big Rai village. Now, we arrive at Bupasa where you will go around Buddhist Monastery and explore the village. We today walk for 6 hours and stay at guest house tonight.

Day 09 : Trek to Surke (2300meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Moving ahead from Bupsa, we reach Khari La Pass (2880m.) walking through rhododendron and oak forest as well as a small Sherpa community and tea houses. From this spot, you can sight superb view of peaks such as Cho-oyu (8201m), Numbu (6960m), Thamserku (6629m.) and Gyangchung Kang (7922m). We have 5 hours walk today. We stay at guest house in Surke.

Day 10 : Trek to Phakding (2610meter), overnight at guesthouse 

We depart from Surkhey and trek to Phakding (2610m), walking for 5 hours. On the way, we could enter to the villages such as Mushe (2650m) and Chhiplung (2700m). Ultimately, we reach to Phakding and stay at guesthouse.

Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest – 3440meter), oovernight at guesthouse 

From Phakding, the trail goes along the bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa

Day 12 : Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatisaion and explroe surrounding, overnight at guesthouse 

We today have a day to become accustomed and adjust to the surroundings. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha National park on the small hill discover about the range of plants and animal life of the Everest region. Optionally, we can go for a short hike to Syangboche to spot the terrific views of Lhotse (8516meter), Mt. Everest (8848meter), Amadablam (6812meter), Mt. Thamserku (6608meter etc.), overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13 : Trek to Tengboche (3867meter), overnight at guesthouse 

We walk beside the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with breathtaking views of the peaks. We trek to an elevation of 3860 m and the fairly flat way will take us today to view astonishing panorama of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery and more. The track goes on and we can see wild lives like musk deer, colorful pheasant. Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. We walk for 6 hours and stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14 : Trek to Dingboche (4260meter), overnight at guesthouse 

From Tengboche our path goes down to Debuche, and come across another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. We can see gigantic view of Ama Dablam and the trail lines up to the upstream closer to Imja River rather mild up toward Imja valley. The track shows way to Dingboche, the Sherpa settlement with the eye-catching terraced field and grazing animals. We stay at hotel in Dingboche.

Day 15 : Trek to Lobuche (4800meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Today, we arrive at the village above Pheriche Valley. To the north part, we can see Lobuche Peak (6119m) and we walk by large flat and wide-open fields. Now, we cross the Khumbu River at Dughla (4620m). Also, you can see the fantastic view of Pumori (7145m) and, coming across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), and the enormous walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. We walk for 5 to 6 hours today and stay at guest house in Lobuche.

Day 16 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360meter) and back to Gorakshep (5160meter), overnight at guesthouse 

We today have 9 hours walk and it one of the challenging days while trekking. We walk beside the Khumbu Glacier and walk ahead up to Everest Base Camp (5365 m). The sight of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is stunning. We reach to the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier; we make a series of small climb and fall that shows the path eventually to the astonishing glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we leave towards the Everest Base Camp. We come back to Gorak Shep for the night. 

Day 17 : Trek to Kalapatthar (5545meter) and back to Pheriche (4243meter), overnight at guesthouse 

We trek for 7 hours. In the morning we climb Mount Kalapatthar (5545meter) and get the most superb mountain vista of Everest, the highest summit on the earth at 8848 meter other giant mountains- Nuptse, Chagatse, Pumori, Lhotse and numerous others. We make a quick fall to Gorak Shep, a small settlement at 5180 meters then return trek down to Periche. 

Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440meter), overnight at guesthouse 

From Pheriche, we move down to Orsho, and then continue to Pangboche village. Here we can observe the ancient monastery in the region. And we leave peaks after us; our drop through Tengboche Monastery at altitude of 3860 m before returning back to the town of Namche Bazaar 3441m). We reach to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. We trek for around 6 hours and stay at guesthouse.

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2800meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Today, we go back over the main track down to Dudh koshi then to Phakding. Moving along the track, k we reach to Lukla seeing different Sherpa villages coming across a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. We stay at guest house after trekking for 6 hours.

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

From Lukla we travel for 35 minutes and return back to Kathmandu from in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can relax.

Day 21 : Buffer day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choice. You can also go for shopping or have a day rest to depart from the country.

Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.

Today, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme. 
  • 1 professional and friendly, A class government licensed and well English speaking mountain guide.
  • 1 well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porter/s (one porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 25 kgs - 30kgs).
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Internal flight Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu - Jiri. 
  • In worst case, assist with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa (can obtain at the airport or immigration counters at the borders: USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days and two passport size photographs is required).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.


Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel


All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 1,690 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 22 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 1905 meter
  • Max Altitude : 5545 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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