Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri - 25 days

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri,  the history makers such as Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Sherpa had marched through. Therefore, those of you who really want to feel the history of trekking and relive the memories left by the heroes, this is the right route. The Jiri route unfolds rich, fascinating cultural and natural scenes and sceneries to you.

You will be passing through altitudes of various scales. The wild mountain forest of rhododendron, magnolia and alpine forests, indigenous lifestyles and cultures and mountains in the horizon mesmerize you throughout. As soon as you start your trek from Jiri, which is also called a small Switzerland of Nepal, you start feeling changes all over your body and mind. You will also be passing through the Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), staying and passing through Sherpa villages.

As you pass through the Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp you feel as if your imagination and soul are stretching up to the peaks and beyond. The visit to Tengboche Monastery, the world famous Buddhist monastery located in probably the highest place in the world can be a lifelong memory for you. The most rewarding experience for you would be the opportunity to see the panoramic view composed of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu.

During this trek, you come across Buddhist culture of a unique order from this corner of the Himalaya. One of the most famous festivals of the Sherpa communities is Mani Rimbdu that falls in between mid-October to mid-November. It is celebrated at mainly at Tengboche, Chiwang and Tame monasteries for 19 days. There are special three days when the exotic Buddhist dance and performances are staged. If you manage to visit this festival especially during the particular three days, you will have one of the most authentic experiences of the Sherpa culture. Since this festival takes place based on the day and occasion according to the lunar calendar, the experts decide it only a few months in advance. We strongly recommend you to develop your plan accordingly.

Our crews are professionals and they will be helping you in many ways. They know how to help you get acclimatized. They hold information about the height and depth of every hill and gorge. Please do not hesitate to ask the question to them. They can pass and explain each and every significant information to you need to know the weather, culture to the landscape. As you pass through the culturally important community, they will be explaining you the place and its inhabitants. They will take care of your food and physical fitness. They will be telling you when to take off boots and deep your feet into the hot water, where to take rest, where to slow down your speed up your pace and so on. They will be preparing tea and warm soup for you. On top of that, our crews are jolly people. They know how to make the best of each and every moment. They sing, play and dance during free time. Be the part of merrymaking. You can learn a few local tunes and dance steps.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Experience the quietness of lower Khumbu trail
  • Scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Direct experiences of Sherpa culture
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Lovely views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) & Nagarjuna Peak (5,091m).
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Proximity to world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)

Additional Information

We tried to attempt almost all the needed information. However, you might have some confusion regarding the time, cost, and some technical help. So to have further discussion and information about the trip please directly contact us  info@amazingnepaltrek.com and feel free to ring +977-9851116042 and talk to us directly at any time.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft), 8-9hrs. Drive

Day 04: Trek to Deurali (2,190m/7,183ft), 7-8hrs

Day 05: Trek to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft), 4-5hrs

Day 06: Trek to Lamjura pass (3,530/11,578) to Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft), 6-7hrs

Day 07: Rest day at Junbesi

Day 08: Trek to Nunthala (2,330m/7,642ft), 5-6hrs

Day 09: Trek to Bupsa (2300m/7,544ft), 4-5hrs

Day 10: Trek to Surkhe (2,290m7, 511ft), 4-6hrs

Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft), 4-5hrs

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 14: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6hrs

Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft.), 5-6hrs

Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 17: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft.), 5-6hrs

Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & Everest base camp (5,316m/17,437ft), 7-8hrs

Day 19: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft), 6-7hrs

Day 20: Trek to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6hrs

Day 21: Trek to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7hrs

Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs

Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 24: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: Natural Activities are uncontrollable by human efforts. Bad Weather is the reason for flight cancellations or delays for those who are planning to fly to/from Lukla.  You might face the same situation while returning from Lukla. Please, plan for 1-2 reserve days for contingency. Keep it in the mind that you are going to the Lap of Himalayas. But, our experts are well-trained to handle that situation. In case, you get some problem we will help out you to bring Kathmandu Safely. So, you have to trust yourself and us.

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The same evening, you and your team members will be offered typical Nepali food in a fine restaurant. You will also be briefed about the trip, and dropped at your hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264ft)

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370m/7,774ft), 8-9hrs. Drive

You will be driven in a local bus to Jiri, a place known for its wonderful scenes and sceneries, and known as little Switzerland of Nepal. You stay here at Jiri at a comfortable hotel.

Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2,190m/7,183ft), 5-6hrs trek

You will be walking through farm fields and villages. This trail will take up to the hill and uphill and a quiet and calm village, Bhandar. Since this is just a 5-6 hours trek, you will have a good time to look around the village and enjoy the countryside.

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft), 4-5hrs trek

Soon after your breakfast, the trek will take you through down the Likhu Khola, a beautiful brook. As you cross this river, you will pass through a small and quiet village known as Kinja. After your lunch here, you will start walking up to the hill. The trail will take through farm fields, villages and wonderful natural scenes and sceneries. In no time, you will reach Sete, a village known for its Sherpa culture and hospitality. Amazingly the village stands amid the rhododendron forest.

Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass, (3,530m/ 11,578ft) to Junbesi (2,680 m/8,790ft), 6-7hrs trek

Your trek through rhododendron forest resumes. You will come across amazing sounds, scenes, and friendly people. Finally, you reach the top of a hill; the place is known as Lamjura Pass. From here, you start descending down the hill the forest and in no time arrive at Taktor. It is a small valley. You leave it behind and head towards another quiet and beautiful village known as Junbesi. It is where you stay tonight.

Day 07: You rest at Junbesi (2,680m/8,790ft)

The region around Junbesi is well worth exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours' walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional Sherpa art center. En-route to Phugmochhe, a short diversion will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hour's walk from Junbesi or you can simply relax whole day in a lodge.

Day 08: Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m/7,642ft), 5-6hrs trek

With fresh energy, you will start descending to the Junbeshi Khola, a local brook. Soon you cross it, you will find a trail that turns north uphill. As you reach Salung, you will be seeing some of the rare panoramic views of the Mt Everest. The trail takes through shepherd’s huts, dense forest and takes you to Nunthala, the apt place to spend a night.

Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300m/7,544ft), 5-6hrs trek

As you leave Nunthala, soon the trail takes you down to the Dudhkoshi River. You cross this wild and pristine river. The almost hidden trail starts taking you through terraced fields and hamlets, mesmerizing you with naturally amazing sound, scenes, and smile of humble folks. In no time, you will arrive at Jubing village, an ancient habitat of Rai, one of the culturally vibrant ethnic communities of this part of the world. Then the trail takes you uphill. You will pass by Khari Khola village. Finally, you arrive at Bupsadanda, the place for a night stay for you.

Day 10: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290m/7,511ft), 4-5hrs trek

Breakfast is over; it is time to keep on walking uphill. Soon you are in Bhumsing village. You pass by it and head towards the north until you arrive at Puiyan village. Then, a winding trail will take up and downs small hills. Finally, Surkhe village is ready to receive you in its quiet lap. You spend a night here.

Day 11: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft), 4-5hrs trek

Soon after breakfast, you will find yourself following a trail that leads you uphill till you land at Chaurikharka, known for its beauty, culture and so on. You can visit local monasteries and school. This place is known for its fertile land, crops such as wheat and green vegetables. We recommend you to walk around this village and feel its beauty and inner force. Soon you will be walking on a trail, where trekkers from Lukla too will be passing through. With more trekkers and crews, the journey becomes more dramatic and exciting. Finally, you arrive at Phakding, place for overnight.

Day 12: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs trek

As soon as your breakfast at Phakding, you will find yourself walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi till you arrive at Monjo, another small and quiet village. This village is a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. As you walk through the National Park, you start gradually descending to the banks of Bhote Koshi River till you arrive at Jorsalle village. After a short break, you will be walking towards Namche Bazaar, a globally known small town, where tourists from around the world flock in. It is here you pass your night at a comfortable teahouse.

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar has an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft). This is the best place for you to stay for a day for acclimatization. It is from here you start ascending towards Base Camp. That’s why special care needs to be given to your body. You can spend your day simply trolling around. Or you can visit a Sherpa Museum or you can walk little up to the Everest View Point and see the view around. Since this is an ancient place of the Sherpas, you can enjoy watching their architectures and lifestyles.

Day 14: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6hrs trek

After you breakfast at Namche, you set out for the journey along the trail that takes you through the forest and up to the hill. From the hill, you can enjoy watching some of the most magnificent views of the mighty mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. Do not forget to take photos. The trail from the mid of the forest finally takes you to Tyangboche. This world-famous monastery is famous for its grand architecture, and the infrastructure. This is the best place to stay in. Do not miss the views of the mountains in the evening.

Day 15: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft), 5-6hrs trek

Comparatively, this is going to be a comfortable journey for you. After breakfast, you will find yourself descending from the mid of rhododendron forest. You will be crossing a beautiful valley and then follow a trail that takes you straight to Dingboche, another quiet and beautiful place to stay.

Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

It is yet another important day and place for you to get acclimatized. Since you will be ascending up, it is essential that you take enough rest here. We recommend you to stay a whole day free. This rest is going to boost up your energy and stamina. Many physically fit tourists make their hiking up to Chhukung (4,730m) or climb little Nagarjuna Hill and find watching many mountains and glaciers at the horizon.

Day 17: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164ft), 5-6 hrs trek

The journey from here to Lobuche is just 4.5 miles. But the trail is full of challenges. It tastes your skills, patience, and energy. The alpine meadows and yak pastures land you come across mesmerize you with some of the rare panoramas. You cross the Khumbu Glacier, probably the most difficult trail so far. The rugged route finally lands you here at Lobuche. You stay this night here.

Day 18: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 7-8hrs.

It is a brand new morning and time to leave Lobuche now after your breakfast. Journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek begins now. You are no longer an ordinary trekker. You make a real journey in your life. The base camp out there is at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft) and you got to be there.

First, you will reach Gorak Shep, an amazing village covered in snow most of the time. You take your lunch here and start hiking the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you see the Mount Everest in its raw form. This trail further takes you to the world famous space, called the Everest Base Camp. You quench your thirst of becoming a real trekker here at this point. This is, in fact, a turning point in your life. After exploring this world famous place, you will be walking back to Gorak Shep. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.

Day 19: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7hrs

It is dawn at Gorak Shep. Forget about your breakfast. It is time to be ready for short hiking up to Kala Patthar. You have to reach there for the sun rises if you do not want to miss this rare experience. Our crews are ready. They wake you up at the right time. If you are at the top of Kala Patthar and the sun is about to rise, you are going to be one of the blessed tourists. Have a look at the heaven that the sun rays start creating all over the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. After this view, it is time now to trek towards Kala Patthar. After you reach the Kala Patthar, you start again heading towards Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche. It is here at Pheriche you pass another important night from your life.

Day 20: Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6hrs trek

It is a comparatively comfortable journey. You will be descending down. But do not forget that every few minutes the views start changing. The beauty of the Himalaya is always mysterious. No one knows when the best moment is to pop into your eyes. You will have a bird's eye view of all the great mighty mountains shining on the horizon. In no time, you will arrive at Kyanjuma, where you will be staying tonight.

Day 21: Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7hrs trek

You will be taken to a local hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary. There are several memories left by such pioneer heroes. You will live through history as you visit this school and a hospital nearby. These places are on the way that takes you down the trail full of mesmerizing vistas. You arrive at Monju. This is the place you stay a night.

Day 22: Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5hrs trek

This is going to be yet another happy day in your trek. After your breakfast, you set out for Lukla, from where you had started walking some two weeks back. Since you are completing this trek, you will be having great joy. But then this is also the day you will be leaving all the natural beauty back. But memory matters. We are sure that memories associated with this adventure are going to make you happy throughout your life. We will celebrate your victory back at Lukla.

Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu.

You will fly back to Kathmandu mostly in the morning. You will be dropped at your hotel. And, we will take you for a farewell dinner in a restaurant that serves continental cuisine.

Day 24: Leisure Day in Kathmandu

This is a spare day. You can spend the whole day at Thamel or around.

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu

Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

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Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites 
  • Ground transport Kathmandu-Jiri at by public bus 
  • Flights Lukla–Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit, Conservation Area Permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (5 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Everest Base Camp Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Everest region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Everest region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.


After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.


Trekking to the Everest Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Amazing Nepal will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.

It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek. When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be canceled due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch


  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)


  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers


  • Gore-tex gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material


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