The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most sought after and popular trekking routes in the world. Its a chance to view the worlds highest mountain up close and get a strong sense of respect for the legendary mountaineers that for decades have attempted to scale its icy faces and reached its soaring summit. What better way to follow in their footsteps than to take on the longest and most challenging routes that was used by the Late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay for their approach to Mt. Everest in 1953. The Jiri Everest Base Camp trek was designed by professional mountaineers and experienced trekking guides to guarantee adequate time for proper acclimatization for the high altitudes of Everest. It is longer and more strenuous than the 14 day Everest Base Camp trek via Lukla, approximately 190km/120miles long, but is an ideal adventure for those who are physically fit, in good health, and up for a more challenging mountain adventure. This trek provides you the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan Sherpa people, their religion, customs and traditions. Alluring wildlife like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs fill the skies and exotic flowers like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock make the trek a delightful experience.
Starting with an epic eight hour scenic drive to Jiri, the trail winds, climbs and descends its way through lush low lands and alpine forests. Situated deep in the mountains, Jiri is considered a large city of the lower Solukhumbu region, and is also a hill station. Like all people from the The Sagarmatha region, the Jiri inhabits boast rich culture and traditions. The views from Jiri are a truly spectacular sight, but as the trek commences, the views become even more remarkable. Passing by Holy Buddhist Monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages of the lower Solukhumbu region, we cross through the Lamjura Pass while enjoying the excellent views of towering snow-capped peaks in the backdrop. We then trek on to Thaksindo before following along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to the gateway of the Khumbhu region at 11,300 ft. Continuing on, we reach Namche Bazaar, also known as the Sherpa Capital. This bustling village provides us with fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. The route continues on, and leads us up to the Tyangboche Monastery, before the trek up to The Everest Base Camp via the vast Gorakshep Lake. After reaching back to Gorakshep, we stay the night and wake up early for an invigorating ascend to Kalapatthar (5545m.) for an amazing sunrise view. The next few days are spent making our way down through Pheriche, Tyangboche, and Namche Bazaar. The trek winds up to an end as we reach Lukla, where we can take some time to relax, enjoy, and talk about our trekking stories, before taking the scenic flight back to Kathm
Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).
Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft).
Day 3 :Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m) 8 -9 hours drive.
Day 4 :Trek from Jiri to Bhandar (2,220m.) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 5 :Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,575m.) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 6 :Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2,670m.) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 7 :Trek from Junbesi to Nantahala (2,220m) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 8 :Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 9 :Trek from Bupsa to Surkey (2, 652m) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 10 :Trek from Surkey to Phakding (2,640m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 11 :Phakdin to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 12 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3, 870m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 13 :Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4, 360 m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 14 :Rest at Dingboche, excurtion to Chhukung (4,750m.)
Day 15 :Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m.) 2-4 hours trek.
Day 16 :Trek to Gorak Shep -Everest Base Camp (5,364m) & return to Gorak Shep (5170 m.) 6-7 hours trek.
Day 17 :Ascend to Kalapatthar (5,545m.) and return to Pheriche (4280 m.) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 18 :Trek from Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,500m) 5- 6 hours trek.
Day 19 :Trek from Kyangjuma to Khumjung to Monjo (2,850m) 5 -6 hours trek.
Day 20 :Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m.) 3 hours trek.
Day 21 :Fly to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 22 :Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status|
|03 March 2015||19 March 2015||Available||Book|
It is important to consider that internal flights to/from Lukla can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.