Jiri to Everest Base Camp

24 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp is a classic adventure in the Himalayas, that offers an unforgettable journey. This 24-day trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from green valleys to snowed peaks.

As you climb higher into the mountains, the landscape changes dramatically. You’ll find yourself surrounded by high peaks, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is a challenging yet rewarding experience, offering stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding Himalayan range. Each day brings new adventures, as well as challenges that test your endurance and determination. But with each step, you’ll be rewarded with memories that will last a lifetime.

After 24 days of trekking through some of the most spectacular scenery on earth, you’ll return with a sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. After reaching Everest Base Camp and soaking in the beauty of the world’s highest mountain, the journey continues toward the Gokyo Lakes. The path is away from the crowds of Everest Base Camp, and into a wilderness with natural beauty. Along the way, you’ll cross high mountain passes. This also includes the challenging Cho La Pass, and trek through remote valleys dotted with traditional Sherpa villages.

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The journey begins in the town of Jiri, an old and attractive settlement in the middle of the hills of Nepal. From here, trekkers travel on a scenic route that winds its way through villages, fields, and forests. Along the way, you’ll encounter friendly locals, colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and Buddhist monasteries. The Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek is not just a physical journey, but a spiritual one as well, offering a chance to connect with nature, with yourself, and with the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region.


Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the vibrant city and preparing for your trek.

Go on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar, passing through picturesque landscapes and charming villages.

Begin your trek from Bhandar to Sete, immersing yourself in the rich Sherpa culture. Traverse through lush forests and terraced fields, encountering the warm hospitality of the local communities.

Today's trek takes you to Junbesi, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Experience the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape and interact with the Sherpa inhabitants.

Journey from Junbesi to Nunthala, crossing suspension bridges over rivers and through rhododendron forests. Enjoy the thrill of traversing diverse terrain and soaking in the natural beauty.

Trek through charming Sherpa villages and terraced farmland as you make your way from Nunthala to Bupsa. Enjoy breathtaking views of the valleys and immerse yourself in the serenity of the Himalayan countryside.

Follow the Dudh Koshi River as you trek from Bupsa to Phakding. Traverse through dense forests and landscapes, encountering traditional Sherpa settlements along the way.

Go on a scenic trek to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy views of Everest and other towering peaks as you ascend through the Khumbu region.

Take a well-deserved rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Explore the vibrant markets, visit local monasteries, or go on short hikes to nearby viewpoints for stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, enjoying breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and Everest along the way. Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, surrounded by awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas.

Continue your journey to Dingboche, the gateway to Island Peak and other Himalayan expeditions. Trek through alpine landscapes, with spectacular views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and more towering peaks.

Take another acclimatization day in Dingboche. Opt for a day hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Ri for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and further acclimatization.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, following the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Pass by memorials to climbers who lost their lives on Everest.

Trek to Gorak Shep and then continue to Everest Base Camp, a challenging yet rewarding journey. Stand at the foot of the world's highest peak and soak in the Everest Base Camp.

Hike to the summit of Kala Patthar for breathtaking sunrise views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Then, descend to Pheriche, reveling in the memories of your Everest Base Camp adventure.

Go from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through the scenic Khumbu region. Enjoy the familiar trails and reminisce about the incredible landscapes you've traversed.

Continue your trek to Lukla, the gateway to your departure from the Everest region. Pass through Sherpa villages as you make your way back to Lukla.

Board a thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoyingviews of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, take some time to relax and reflect on your epic Everest adventure.

ake this day to rest and explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Visit local markets, stroll around the bustling streets, and enjoy in the rich culture of the Kathmandu Valley.

Spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world.

Take a day trip to Bhaktapur, a medieval city known for its well-preserved architecture and rich cultural heritage. Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, filled with ancient temples, palaces, and statues.

Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu. You can use this time to relax, unwind, and reflect on your trekking journey

Enjoy in the cultural richness of Kathmandu. Visit religious sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati River.

Bid farewell to Kathmandu as you prepare for your departure. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey, taking with you memories of your incredible adventure in Nepal's Himalayas.





How long does it take to complete the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

Typically, the trek takes around 18 to 21 days to complete, depending on your pace, acclimatization schedule, and weather conditions.

What is the best time of year to do the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

The best times for this trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent views of the Himalayas.

What is the difficulty level of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek is considered moderately challenging. While it doesn’t involve technical climbing, the altitude and long duration can be physically demanding.

Do I need a guide for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Experienced guides can also assist with logistics and communication with locals.

What are the accommodation options along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route?

Accommodation ranges from teahouses to basic lodges along the trail. Teahouses provide simple meals and dormitory-style rooms, while some also offer private rooms with shared bathrooms.

How is the food on the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

Most teahouses serve a variety of meals, including Nepali, Tibetan, and international dishes such as pasta, noodles, rice, and potatoes. Vegetarian options are widely available, but choices may be limited at higher altitudes.

Are there ATMs or banks along the Jiri to Everest Base Camp route?

There are no ATMs or banks beyond Lukla, so it’s advisable to carry enough cash (Nepali Rupees) for the entire trek. Some lodges may accept credit cards, but this is not guaranteed.

Is it possible to charge electronic devices along the trekking route?

Yes, most teahouses offer charging services for a fee. However, electricity availability may be limited or unreliable, especially at higher elevations. It’s recommended to bring a power bank for backup.

What are some alternative trekking routes in the Everest region besides Jiri to Everest Base Camp?

Popular alternatives include the Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek, Gokyo Lakes trek, Everest Three Passes trek, and the Everest View trek. Each offers unique landscapes, challenges, and cultural experiences.

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