Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

21 Days from $ 1599

Trip Overview

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing further.”

Atop every other trekking destination Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is truly a one of a kind trek. Our trek shall follow the classic trails that leads to Everest Base Camp through many scenic villages located in the Eastern Himalayas like charismatic villages of Junbesi, Ringmo and over the great Lamjura which is also one of the highlights of our trek. With en route prayer wheels, Mani walls, mighty rivers, vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer wheels and lush forest with diverse quantity of flora & fauna makes Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri an amazing trekking journey in the magnificent Everest region.

Jiri to Everest Trek brings you closer to experience life in extremes as you get to explore some of the finest natural and cultural wonder in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek is 175 km far away from Jiri via Namche Bazaar. Our trekking trail begins at an altitude of 1800m and crosses numerous ridges: dropping low to rivers at around 1500m and ascending passes over 3000m. Our Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri shall start with a road journey to Shivalaya with a 6 hours drive from Kathmandu via Jiri. Bhandar is a scenic village located in the Eastern Hilly region of Nepal. This trek is mostly preferred by travelers who are looking to experience the unique and extreme landscape of Eastern Nepal, observe and mingle with ethnic tribes and explore varieties of flora and fauna found on the trails of this epic trek. Our trek starts the following morning, by trekking through the lower parts of Everest region that are comparatively less developed compared to the other side of the district around Namche Bazaar. We shall then follow through the lush green landscape, villages such as Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa, and Surke with communities following Hindu and Buddhism as religion gradually into the Dudh Koshi valley. This trek shall take you close upfront to the world highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m) up to the Base Camp (5,357m) from the sea level. Further ahead of Namche, after acclimatization, we shall gradually enter into alpine vegetation and enjoy the visit to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep with primordial culturally rich monasteries before reaching the environs of Everest Base Camp. And finally at the end of our trek we shall retrace our paths back to Lukla for our direct flight to Kathmandu.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a highly praised trekking route of the Everest region and so you shall experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty, cultural splendor and panoramic view of mountains. Normally to experience this remarkable trek the best season will be April to mid June and September to November. Be a part of Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri with Himalayan Trekking Alliance now and experience the magic of the Himalayas in this majestic region of Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Shivalaya by Local Bus.

Day 04: Trek from Shivalaya to Sete 2575m (5/6 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Sete to Junbesi 2670m (6/7 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala 2220m (6/7 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa 2360m (6/7 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Bupsa to Surke 2290m (6/7 hrs)

Day 09: Trek from Surke to Phakding 2610m (5/6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar 3440m (5/6 hrs)

Day 11: Rest Day

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche 3860m (5/6 hrs)

Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m (5/6 hrs)

Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m (4/5 hrs)

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) (2/3 hrs) and hike to EBC 5364m (2.5 hrs)

Day 16: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise then trek back to Pheriche 4240m (5/6 hrs)

Day 17: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar 3440m (5/6 hrs)

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hrs)

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by Air and transfer to hotel.

Day 20: Kathmandu Rest

Day 21: Final departure

Price Includes

  • 17 days in mountains which includes accommodations and 3 meals a day.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Shivalaya by Bus
  • Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Sagarmatha National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Gaurishankar National Park entry permit.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from your trip in any reason.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $100 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • And if there is any domestic flight has booked for the trip 25% of the total flight cost will be deducted too.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals a day are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 15 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Light sandals or plimsolls to wear in the lodges
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole and head-torch
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Iodine water purification tablets or sterilizer pen
  • Few large plastic bags. One for smelly clothes & one to keep things dry
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A pair of thin thermal under trouser
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Duffer bag (a porter will carry your gear)
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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