Jiri to EBC trek
Jiri to Everest Base camp Trek provides the chance to explore the sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhist religion and lifestyle of the legendry Sherpa people to the trekkers.
There are two routes to Everest Base Camp Trek one that begins from Lukla and another that begins from Jiri. Jiri to Everest base camp is the traditional route to the foot of the Everest region which was used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and the Edmund Hillary in their expedition of the Mt. Everest in 1953. This trekking provides the experience of nature and culture of the whole Solukhumbu region. Jiri to Everest base camp trek offers the superb view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Kusum Khangaru, Thamserku and many more climbing peaks. While walking through the rhododendron forest, river valleys, emerald terraced fields, ethnic villages with the changing view of the mountains, the trekkers get heavenly pleasure. It gives the experience of adventure to the trekkers. This trek arouses deep respect to the climbers of the Mt. Everest in the mind of the Trekkers.
This trekking region is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa people. Sherpa are famous for mountaineering and as a trekking guide in the world. Most popular festivals of the Sherpa people are Dumje festival which falls in the month of May and the Masked Mani Rimdu Dance which is performed in the Monastery. In the Everest region trekking you can visit numerous monasteries including the world highest Tengboche monastery.
The adventurous Jiri to Everest base camp trek begins with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri which is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. While travelling to Jiri you can enjoy with the Himalayan landscapes, view of the river including Bhote Koshi and Sun Koshi, ethnic villages, as well as mountains. In this trek you traverse through the different attractive places like Jiri, Junbenshi , Taksindo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Syangboche, world heritage Sagarmatha National Park, etc. In Sagarmatha national park, you can explore various types of flora and fauna as well as encounter wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda,, musk deer, snow leopard etc. The best season to go for Jiri to Everest base camp trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu, half-day sightseeing and necessary preparation for the trek
Day 03: Kathmandu – Jiri by bus and overnight at teahouse/lodges.
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya (1750m)
Day 05: Trek to Bandar (2200m)
Day 06: Trek to Sete (2600m)
Day 07: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) through the Lamjura Pass (3530m)
Day 08: Trek to Manedingma (2250m) thru Tragsindo Pass (3070M)
Day 09: Trek to Poyan (2800m)
Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2600m)
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 12: Excursion Thame Monastery and back to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3800m)
Day 14: Trek to Dole (4000m)
Day 15: Trek to Machermo (4400m)
Day 16: Acclimatization day
Day 17: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 18: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5350m) and trek to Na (4400m)
Day 19: Trek to Phortse (3800m)
Day 20: Trek to Periche (4250m)
Day 21: Trek to Lobuche (4900m)
Day 22: Excursion Kala Pattar (5550m) and back to Gorak Shep (5130m)
Day 23: Excursion Everest BC (5500m) and back to Lobuche (4600m)
Day 24: Trek to Pangboche (3980m)
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazar (3400m)
Day 26: Trek to Lukla (2800m)
Day 27: Lukla – Kathmandu by flight and transfer to hotel and free day
Day 28: Kathmandu free day for shopping and rest
Day 29: Final Departure Transfer to airport for your flight next journey
Moderate to Strenuous
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.