The Jiri- Everest trek is a genuine and prototypical trek as it is the route taken by the first conquerers of Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, which makes it not only a popular route but also a tantalizing and inspiring one. The trek starts with a drive to Shivalaya, onto Deurali having a mouthful of cheese in Thotung Cheese Factory and continues passing through the vicinity of the lower Solukhumbu amidst the rich cultures and lifestyles of Sherpa community, tropical forests, glacial rivers, serene monasteries and the heartwarming smile of the Sherpa community themselves in Junbesi, home of the Dumji Festival and Tashi Thongmon Monastery dating as ancient as 1636 AD, and also Thuptencholing, a short hike to the immigrant monastery from Tibet.
After a day’s rest in Junbesi, the trek continues to Phakding along the Takshindo pass in 4 days, up through the valley of the milky river, known as Dudh Koshi amongst the locals to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa country, exploring the riches of the cultures and traditions of the people in the local village. The trek move towards Tengboche, through Khunde and khumjung below Khumbuyula, a sacred mountain of the Sherpas in the Khumbu valley where one can bare witness the skull of mystical yeti. Tengboche monastery in Tengboche, (3867m) serves as a major landmark of the devotion of the Sherpa community towards Buddhism making it not only a religious centre but the breathtaking panorama that the mountains construct around the area resembles a beautiful set work of a wisely crafted movie including the Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.
The community hunting ban in this area serves as a chance to witness the co-existence between the wild animals and the humans that can be seen lingering around the monastery, so don’t be surprised when a musk deer is about. Be prepared to be amazed. Moving past chhortens and steep hills, the trek through the Khumbu Glacier, leaving behind great snow walls, and glacial moraine behind us finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp (5335 m). The trek seems even more worthwhile upon reaching the black rock, known as Kalapatthar (5545 m) in the local tongue overlooking Ama Dablam, the Everest and Pumori towering behind.
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Everest Base Camp
Day 1. Arrival and Transfer to hotel
Day 2. Drive to Shivalaya 1770m
Day 3. Trek to Bhandar 2190m
Day 4. Trek to Sete 2650m
Day 5. Trek to Junbesi 2700m
Day 6. Trek to Thuptencholing back to Junbesi 2675m
Day 7. Trek to Nunthala 2194m
Day 8. Trek to kharikhola 2040m
Day 9. Trek to Surke 2290m
Day 10. Trek to phakding 2650m
Day 11. Trek to Namche 3450m
Day 12. Trek to Kyangjuma 3600m
Day 13. Trek to Phortse 3810m
Day 14. Trek to Dingboche 4410m
Day 15. Dingbouche Acclimatize day 5000m
Day 16. Trek to Lobuche 4910m
Day 17. Everest Base Camp Back to Gorakshep 5140m
Day 18. Hike to Kalapatthar back Pheriche 4240m
Day 19. Trek Kyangjuma 3600m
Day 20. Trek to Monjo 2800m
Day 21. Trek lukla 2800m
Day 22. Fight back to Kathmandu 1350m
Day 23. Free day at Kathmandu
Day 24. Final Departure
Duration 24 days: (3 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 20 nights tea houses)
Note: The above itinerary can be designed according to your holiday. For further information please contact us.
Hotels in Kathmandu B/B plan.
Arrival and Departure transfers.
Twin sharing rooms / Tent accommodation (if necessary)
Accommodations in tea houses B/B plan.
National Park Entry Fee, Necessary trekking permits and documents.
First aid kit, PAC bag.
Trekking guide, Climbing guides / Asst guides & Porters.
Food, Insurance and salary for trekking staffs.
International flights .
Lunch / Dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses (All Drinks, shopping).
Tour guide including entree fee.
Tips for the staffs (expected but not compulsory).
Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary.