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   Jiri to Everest Base Camp - 23 Days

This is considered as the old trekking route used by late Sir Edmund Hillary and late Tenzing Norgay while climbing Mt. Everest in 1953. Starting with a 8- hour scenic drive to Jiri, the trail winds, climbs and descends its way through lush low land and alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages of the lower Solukhumbu. We cross through the Lamjura Pass while enjoying the excellent views of the towering snow capped peak in the backdrop.  This trek provides you the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs and flowers like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock make the trekking delightful for nature lovers

Trek Profile
Total Days: 23 Days
Highest altitude: 5554 m.
Group Size: Min - 1 + above pax
Best Season:  March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov
Mode of Travel: Drive in / Fly out
Trek Grade: Moderate to challenging
Style of Trek: Tea House/Lodge
Trekking Hours:  Approximately 6 - 7 hrs a day


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer hotel
Welcome you at the airport and transfer to hotel. A short briefing and introducing the guide in the evening

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m)
You will have scenic drive to Jiri which takes about eight hours from Kathmandu. The road is about 188km long and quite narrow but it is very smooth. Jiri is a small town named after Jirel, the primary ethnic people who live in and around the town.

Day 03: Trek Jiri to Shivalaya (1767m)
Your first day of trekking to Shivalaya takes about 5 hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle climb up for two and a  half hours to Mali Danda (2440m) and then the path gently descends to Shivalaya (1800m) which takes about 2 and a half hours.

Day 04: Trek Shivalaya to Bhandar (2105m)
From Shivalaya the trail begins to steadily climb to the Deurali pass (3000m) which takes approximately three hours. You can enjoy beautiful scenery as well as some snow capped mountains at a far distance. The trail continues to descend to Bhandar which takes about one and a half hours. Bhandar is a pretty village lined with prayer walls and small Gompas (Monastery).

Day 05: Trek Bhandar to Sete (2575m)
Today is a longer day of trekking taking about eight hours to reach Sete. The trek begins to gently descend to the valley floor to the river side town of Kinja. From Kinja, the trail climbs steeply up a ridge richly forested with oak and rhododendron to Sete (2575m) whose beautiful hill top monastery is a worth to visit.

Day 06: Trek Sete to Junbesi (2675m)
The beginning of your trek climbs steeply for 3 hours to Lamjura pass (3500m) and then the  trail gently descends through rhododendron forest until we reach Junbesi. This is very attractive village with friendly Sherpa people.

Day 07: Trek Junbesi to Taksindu (2785m)
The trek takes approximately 6 hours to reach Taksindu. At the beginning, the trek gently ascends for about 2 hours to Phurtung (2900m). From here you can see many snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m). The trail continues up to Thaksindu La Pass (3100m) after crossing the RingmoKhola (2500m). From the Taksindu La Pass, mountain views are superb and you can also visit the monastery if it is open at the time of your trek.

Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2300m)
The trek continues to descend and cross through some forest until we reach the DudhKoshiKhola. It takes for about 3 hours. We pass through JuvingRai village and agricultural farmland
From Juving the trail continues uphill for an hour up to Kharikhola which is a small village.

Day 09: Trek to Paiya
This day the trek takes about 6 hours to reach PaiyaThe path steeply ascends for 3 hours to the Khari La pass (2880m) passing through rhododendron and oak forest along with small Sherpa settlements and tea shops. The different mountain views from this point are excellent. The flat trail begins from this point to Cheubas crossing a small bamboo forest and finally we reach Paiya village for overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Today it takes 7 hours to reach Phakding. You will have sufficient time to rest and relax, or you can walk around the village. The first part of the trek is flat and then the trail gently descends to toSurkey and again ascends to Chuplung. After that we continue on a flat trail to Phakding, passing through ThadoKoshi and Ghat villages.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The busy trail follows the DudhKoshiriver to Zamphuti where you can observe a beautiful view of Thamserku Peak. The trail climbs to Chomoa village, an interesting place to have a look around. The trail climbs to Monjo (2850m). Monjo is also the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and we will complete our trekking permit and National park entry formalities at this point. The trek continues to Jorsale where we will ascend to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. During the trek you will be able to view Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. Namche Bazaar is known as a gate way to Everest and has very good lodges, monasteries, army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.

Day 12: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
This day you will have a full day of leisure. You can visit the Everest View Hotel for a wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also visit Sherpa Museum, a great place to learn Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering.


Day 13: Trek to Tengboche (3850m)
An enjoyable walk down to the river at PhunkiThanga and have a lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
From Tengboche it is a short, steep descent to  Devuche through a forest of birches, conifers and rhododendron. From Devuche the level trail passes many mani walls in a deep rhododendron forest. After crossing the ImjaKhola, the climbs past some magnificently curved mani stones to Pangboche at 3860 m. Here you can visit the Pangbochegompa. After Pangboche we head to Shomare passing through several yak herders’ camps, and finally reach at Dingboche and stop there for overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
The trail ascends a bit up to the Chorten above Dingboche and then gradually ascends to north westKhumbu valley until we reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail is steep uphill and we reach the memorial place of people who died while climbing Everest. Then the trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 16: Trek to GorakShep (5160m) & Climb Kalapathar (5545 m) back to GorakShep
From Lobuche we climb to Kala Pattar on the way to GorakShep following the Khumbu Glacier and after exploring the place move to GorakShep for overnight. Kala Pattar climb is one of the finest parts of the trip. It is a steep climb of one or two hours up the grassy slopes west of GorakShep. We can catch the glimpses from Kala Pattar of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the black pyramid of Everest

Day 17: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5550m) & back to GorakShep&continue trek to Pheriche
After an early breakfast we make an early start as it will take us hours to reach the Everest Base camp through a higher route, watching the spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col.  Then we return to Pheriche for overnight stay retracing back our previous trail.

Day 18: Trek to Tengboche
After breakfast at  Pheriche we start our trek crossing the KhumbuKhola on a wooden suspension bridge and wefollow the ImjaKhola to the village of Pangboche. We mark an end to our trek for the day on arrival to Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche 

Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazaar
We commence our trek from Tengboche with a steep descent through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, blue pine and silver fir to Phunkithanga a small settlement with couple of tea houses. The trail ascends to Tashinga village where we cross a suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi and continue along an easy flat trail to Namche Bazaar
Day 20: Trek to Lukla

On this final day's trek we reach Lukla. This 7 to 8 hour trek takes us through the villages of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding, Ghat, ThadoKoshi, and Cheplung. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek

Day 21: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This morning you will transfer to Lukla airstrip for your flight back to Kathmandu. The 40 minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early from Lukla but this depends on the weather

Day 22: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu and in the afternoon stay on your own.
Half day sightseeing tour of  Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath& the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath . Return to the hotel.

Day 23: Transfer from hotel to the airport for final departure. If you would like to spend more time in Nepal, please contact us to learn about some other exciting travel ideas.

Service Includes
• Pick up & Drop to & from Airport
• 3 nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
• Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with a tour guide
• 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee) during the trek
• Accommodation at Lodges in Twin Sharing Basis during the trek
• An English speaking Trekking Guide and Porter(s)
• Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for trekking crew
• Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be provided)
• Sagarmatha (Everest) national park permit
• TIMS card
• Flight ticket Lukla - Kathmandu
• Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Jiri

Service Excludes
• Nepal entry visa fee 
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
• Private transport ( Jeep, Van)
• Your Medical and travel insurance
• Personal Trekking Equipment           
• All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
• Entrance fees for Sightseeing/Monument
• Any kind of personal expenses not specified in the itinerary
• Emergency rescue by Helicopter
• Tips & Gratuities

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