TRIP OVERVIEW JIRI TO EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK22 DAYS
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek:
Jiri to Everest base camp trek is the oldest trekking trail which was used by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary to conquer Everest. This Trekking trail also leads to Kalapatthar and Everest himalayan range. The route is popular because it is the same route of earliest mountaineers and expeditionary teams also used the trail. The region is full of unspoiled culture and traditional life style therefore adventurous and exciting too.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek includes Kalapatthar climbing and overview of Everest region including the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many other mountains. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking route passes through Solukhumbu experiencing Sherpa culture. These High mountain settlers have something unique to offer you in every village. Different monasteries and chörtens with prayer flags make you feel spiritually blessed while walking to the Base Camp area. Everest region provides chances to excursive different flora and fauna along the trail. The picturesque views of forests, valleys, terraced fields, meadows and wilderness region etc. are some of the attractions of the trekking.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking starts from Lukla and continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into Khumbu region. The trekking trail leads to Tengboche Monastery to Lobuche via Pheriche with opportunities to explore the surroundings in high elevation to grow spirituality. Trekking to Everest Base Camp via Jiri gives the wonderful experience of Tibetan culture in high elevation and pleasantly colorful views of rhododendron.
Itinerary:DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu. (Welcome-Dinner)
DAY 02: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we’ll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) – which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 03: KATHMANDU / JIRI (187km.)
After breakfast drive to Jiri by bus, you’ve to drive through the banks of the river, village, terraced and fields. Along the way you see beautiful scenery. O/N in Jiri at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 04: JIRI / DEURALI
Climbing diagonally towards The Mali about 1.30 hr. and descend to Sivalaya about 1.30 hrs. Then diagonally up to Deurali (3,000 m.) about 3.00 hrs. O/N in Deurali at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 05: DEURALI /SETE
From Deurali, straight down to Thado Khola and cross the suspension bridge and walk through the river valley to Kinja. Then diagonally up to Sete. O/N in Sete at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 06: sete / junbesi
Start climbing to Lamjura pass (3,500 m. ) which is the first viewpoint of Everest and descends to Junbesi about 3 hrs. We can see good views of Gaurishankar, Number Himal & Dudha Kunda. O/N in Junbesi at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp.
DAY 07: junbesi / nunthala
From here we walk up a slanting trail for about 2 hr. to Solung. Then descend to Ringmo Khola and up to Taksindo Pass. Then descend to Nunthala. O/N in Nunthala at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 08: nunthala / khari khola
From Nunthala the descent continues to Dudh Koshi (milk river) the largest river met since the Sunkoshi. Then ascend to Khari Khola. Walk through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forest. O/N in Khari Khola at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 09: khari khoila / puiyan
Ascend toward Puiyan through Sherpa village and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then through a canyon. O/N in Puiyan at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 10: puiyan / phakding
The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 metres, then up to another ridge. First we descend to Surke from Puiyan, on a small tributary stream of the Dudh Koshi and climb for 15 minutes to a junction where a stone staircase leads off to the right to the Lukla airport. However it is not necessary to go there, so we climb toward to Phakding. O/N in Phakding at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 11: PHAKDING / NAMCHE BAZAAR
From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail: porters from the lower Solu district in the south ferrying supplies to Namche, Sherpas with their Zopkio (half yak, half cow) taking trekking or climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. We again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horseshoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village. O/N in Namche Bazaar at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 12: NAMCHE BAZAAR / KHUMJUNG
From Namche, we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible; behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice-fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full three and a half thousand meters above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock; Sagarmatha, “Goddess Mother of Earth”, is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khumjung, and after staying in the more westernized town of Namche Bazaar, these villages make a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. It is possible to take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa speciality, Riki Kur – a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization. O/N in Khunjung at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 13: KHUNJUNG / TENGBOCHE (THYANGBOCHE)
In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water-driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 ½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and Mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center. O/N in Thengboche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 14: TENGBOCHE / DINGBOCHE
From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danphe Pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the Imja Khola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Ama Dablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the Imja Khola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the ‘summer settlement” of Dingboche. O/N in Dingboche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 15: DINGBOCHE / LOBUCHE
We are now well above the tree line and your journey todays brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the teashops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp tomorrow. Take time to rest and acclimatise for this unforgettable day. O/N in Lobuche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 16-17: LOBUCHE / KALAPATTER / GORKSHEP / EBC / LOBUCHE
Early this morning you begin your trek, which will prove to be both mentally and physically demanding. Above Lobuche, we follow the path running through a trough alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Continuing on over rough ground we reach Gorak Shep, where a short break is offered to replenish fluids. A walk for a further hour and a half reaches Kala Pattar, a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori – a slow, steady pace, once again being the best attack. Avoid rushing. Stop and turn around: the scenery is fantastic. It is a hard climb, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. Huge creaking glaciers surround us and classic views of Everest are available.
The views from the summit of Kala Pattar (5630m) are truly outstanding. Here you are directly below Pumo Ri’s light granite and slanted snow channel. The surroundings have an awesome and unnatural brilliance. To the south, the Khumbu Glacier sweeps below you; northwards rise several border peaks including the vertical Lho La, reached from the Tibetan side in 1921, the first time foreigners had seen the Khumbu Glacier. Mt Everest rises above them all. Known as “Chomolungma” (Lady Goddess of the Wind) by the Nepalese, the mountain was initially called Peak XV. In 1852 it was recognized as the highest peak on earth and four years later was given the name Everest in honor of Sir George Everest, the early surveyor general. After some time out to contemplate this view, we return to Lobuche. O/N in Gorkshep and Lobuche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 18: LOBOCHE / TENGBUCHE
After our tiring ascent to Kala Pattar, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla, we then take a different return trail. We follow the wide alpine valley covered in scrub juniper through the temporary settlement of Phulung Karpo (4343m), then on to Pheriche. A small settlement, Pheriche has a number of welcome teahouses that often have “left over” for sale from various climbing expeditions. It may be possible to find imported chocolate, tinned prawns or smoked oysters: even vegemite! The town consists of several low stone buildings and is considered a “years” – summer settlement.Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon. O/N in Thyangboche at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D).
DAY 19: TENGBOCHE / MONJO
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazaar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for overnight. O/N in Monjo at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 20: MONJO / LUKLA
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. O/N in Lukla at Teahouse Lodge or Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
DAY 21: LUKLA / KATHMANDU
This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met and conveyed to hotel. The remainder of the day has been left free. O/N in Kathmandu. (B/L/D)
DAY 22: DEPARTURE:
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final departure. (B)
01.Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
02.Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
03.All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
04.All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
05.Services of English speaking trekking guide, cook, sherpa and porters during the trek.
06.All trekking permit and national park fees.
02.Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (for 30 days Multiple).
03.Personal nature expenses.
04.Soft and hard drinks such as alcohol, hot water, mineral water, cold drinks etc.
05.Laundry, phone call, tips and internet.
06.Meal other then breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
07.Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
08.Emergency flight by helicopter