Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

21 Days USD $1495    Kathmandu    Kathmandu  
Accomodation : Hotel
Duration : 21  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult
Min Pax : 1
Max Pax : 10
Max Altitude : 5540 meters
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Spring and Autumn


Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek or The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the adored treks in Nepal. It is the same trail used by Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, the early pioneers of Mt Everest, in the 1950s. We, Sabbatical Explore Nepal, are pleased to present this classic road to Everest to you.

The classic route starts from Jiri, a place located 190kms away from Kathmandu. Jiri itself is known as the “Switzerland of Nepal” for its natural richness. Following the footsteps of the pioneers from Jiri, trekkers enter the Everest Region. The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek adjoins the regular Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla. And you will walk through the famous hamlets and stops of the EBC Trek to reach the base camp of the world’s tallest peak.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is a long and arduous one made for those with good physiques and enough time. One doing this classic adventure has to take many steep ups, rapid downs, and high altitudes. There will be hard and long trekking days too. Altogether, you will need at least 21 days to complete the trek. If you can take every hurdle of the expedition, the offerings are countless.

From alpine Forests of Jiri, traditional Sherpa hamlets of the Everest Region, yak pastures, rivers, suspension bridges to the watchful mountains, the trek has them all. Moreover, the trek directs you to major spots like Junabesi, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Kala Patthar, and more. Look at the major highlights of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek for more.


  • Reach the two most desired stops, Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
  • Follow the footsteps of the alpine legends Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • Start with a bus drive to Jiri, the Switzerland of Nepal.
  • Join an adventurous and long journey to the base camp of the peak.
  • Spend 3 weeks in the nature of the Everest Region.
  • Experience majestic mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, pastures, and more.
  • Get to know the lovely people of the region and their lifestyles.
  • Unite the regular Everest Base Camp Trek from Phakding.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

We will welcome you to Nepal by being at the airport for your arrival. Then, we will proceed towards your hotel for relaxation. You will take enough time to rest. Later in the evening, we will have dinner together where you will meet our team. We will discuss Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Back to the hotel to sleep.

Day 2: Trek Arrangement and Sightseeing in Kathmandu

While we go out to the major sites in Kathmandu, our team will manage things for the trek. We will explore the city’s must-visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Basantapur Durbar Square. All of these are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the sightseeing will let us know about the rich history and architecture of the ancient city. Later, we will return to our hotel for the night.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri| 8-9hrs

Now is the time for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek when we will leave Kathmandu for Jiri. We will have a spectacular drive through the winding highway by the Sunkoshi River. It will be a lengthy but picturesque drive of around 8-9hrs. The bus will reach Jiri Town, the Switzerland of Nepal. Continuing the drive, we will finally arrive in Bhandar, the stop for the day. Overnight in Bhandar.

Day 4: Trek to Sete Village| 4-5hrs

We will take a leave from Bhandar by joining a descending trail to Likhu Khola(River). Following the river’s banks, we will reach Kinja for a break. It is a short trekking day of around 4-5hrs of the hike. We will cross several farm fields, pastures, and some iconic villages along the day before reaching Sete Village. The village is a tiny Sherpa Hamlet perched on a ridge surrounded by the forest of Rhododendron. Overnight in Sete Village.

Day 5: Trek to Junbesi| 6-7hrs

We will leave Junbesi and join an ascending trek. While we ascend the hill, we will encounter the first sights of Mt Everest on the trek. The hike will eventually bring us into a small trade center, Salleri. We will rest there for a while before restarting the trek again. As we start the trek, we will reach the river bed of Ringmo Khola via a descending track. And then we will climb over Takshidno La Pass to reach Nunthala in the dusk. Overnight in Nunthala.

Day 6: Trek to Nunthala| 5-6hrs

We will leave Junbesi and join an ascending trek. While we ascend the hill, we will encounter the first sights of Mt Everest on the trek. The hike will eventually bring us into a small trade center, Salleri. We will rest there for a while before restarting the trek again. As we start the trek, we will reach the river bed of Ringmo Khola via a descending track. And then we will climb over Takshidno La Pass to reach Nunthala in the dusk. Overnight in Nunthala

Day 7: Trek to Khari Khola Village| 5-6hrs

Experiencing the glorious views of Mt Kusum Kanguru and Mt Khumbila, we will start the day. The first part of the trek will lead us to the banks of Dudh Koshi River via a dipping track. We will walk for around 5 to 6 hrs today. We will pass via several Sherpa Villages from the river banks to finally arrive in Khari Khola village. Overnight in the village.

Day 8: Trek to Surkhe| 5-6hrs

Today, we will begin the trek by crossing a suspension bridge and joining a steep trail. The walk will go through the loaded Pine trees. While on our way, we will also come across several birds and animals. Next, we will have a short break at Paiya Village, a sherpa community. And finally, we will reach Surkhe for the night.

Day 9: Trek to Phakding| 5-6hrs

Now, we will leave Surkhe behind too. The early hours of the morning will be spent following the sides of Dudh Koshi River. We will love the feeling of the place. From there, we will land up in Chaurikharka, a large village. We will have some rest before continuing the rest of the day’s trek. Ahead, we will come across Buddhist Gompas, Chortens, and prayer flags to eventually reach Phakding, the first stop of regular Everest Base Camp Trek. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar| 5-6hrs

After spending a beautiful night in Phakding, we will leave the place in the direction of Namche Bazaar. As the Classical Everest Base Camp Trek trail already confluence into regular Everest Base Camp Trek, we will walk on the standard path. Several suspension bridges, Buddhist Chortens, Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, and more things will come along. Passing through all of the places, we will arrive in Namche Bazaar, the region’s central hub.

Day 11: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

We will slow things down by having an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This day will help us to get comfortable with the increasing altitudes and changing weather. To make the day special, we will do village sightseeing of two monumental Sherpa villages of the region, Khumjung and Khunde. The visit will allow us to have close looks into the culture and lifestyle. Following that, we will return to Namche for the night. 

Day 12: Trek to Tengboche| 5-6hrs

The pictures start to get unreal from here. We will have a good view all around us as we move towards Tengboche. We will also trek through a forested trail until Phunki. Then we will do an ascending path which ultimately ends in Tengboche Village. The closer we get to Tengboche, the more beautiful scenery we will see. We will have a breathtaking panorama of mountains from Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche Village| 5-6hrs

Our path from Tengboche to Dingboche starts with a descending trail through a forest of birch and rhododendron. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Everest are also clearly visible. Firstly, we will reach Debuche, then Pangboche, and finally Dingboche. We will pass by many Buddhist Chortens as well. Upon reaching Dingboche, we will have a lovely cup of tea with the view of peaks. Overnight in Dingboche Village.

Day 14: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

We should acclimatize if we want to avoid mountain sickness in the mountains. Therefore, we will have another acclimatization day in Dingboche. However, we will do a ridge hike. We will ascend the ridge located in the village’s back to enjoy mountains and Imja Valley displays. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more are observable from the top. Next, we will descend back to Dingboche for sleep.

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche| 5-6hrs

Now, we head towards Lobuche. We will walk past Pheriche village looking at peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Taboche, and more. Similarly, we will cross the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will reach Dughla, traverse Thokla Pass, to eventually reach Lobuche. The tiring day will end with glorious mountain views. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp| 7-8hrs

To continue the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we will leave Lobuche early in the morning. It is also one of the longest trekking days of the trek. We will begin the trek by crossing Khumbu Glacier’s terminal moraine. We will see nothing but mountains in front as we keep on walking. In a few hours, we will reach Gorak Shep to have a rest and check in. 

Then, we will leave for Everest Base Camp without any load to carry. Once we reach the base camp, we will achieve the feat and celebrate by looking at the ice-loaded mountains, including Lhotse, Lingtren, Nuptse, etc. After the successful ascent of Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 17: Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pangboche| 6-7hrs

Now our destination will be Kala Patthar, the best place to watch mountains in Everest Region. We will do an early morning hike to enjoy the sunrise view and Mt Everest and other mountains. From this viewpoint, we will take a wider panorama of the mountains. Then we will leave for Pangboche. We will hike through Sherpa villages like Lobuche, Pheriche to reach Pangboche. Overnight in the village.

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar| 7-8hrs

From Pangboche, now we will trek towards Namche Bazaar. We will retrace the same trail throughout the day. It will be an opportunity to explore the missed things. We will pass by villages like Sanasa, Khyangjuma, to reach Namche. Also, the trek will be a comfortable one. We will have enough time to recall everything, including the exploration of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.  

Day 19: Trek to Lukla| 6-7hrs

We will sign off from Namche with a delicious breakfast. It will be the continuation of a retracing trek that is a descending and easy one. Today, we will re-traverse the loaded wildside of Sagarmatha National Park, the countless suspension bridges, prayer flags, and banks of Dudh Koshi River. We can also enjoy the mountains for one last time until next time. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Now the trekking part of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is all done. We will join a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The flight will be for 35 to 40 minutes. We will make a safe landing at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport. Following, we will move to our hotels for refreshment and rest. We may wander around the streets of Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure

This day will bring an end to the extended 21 days Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. With a lot to share and cherish, you will leave for the airport. We will offer you a hotel transfer. Farewell.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and transfer to the hotel (all)
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • 3 nights Room Accommodation with Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All meals during trek with tea and coffee
  • All ground transfer with Private vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Experienced Trekking guide
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Everest region Trekking guide (Kathmandu- Trekking- Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight for guide
  • Entrance fees for above mention places
  • Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fees
  • 1 porter (Helper) per two trekkers to carry trekking bag during trek
  • All food, accommodation, salary and Insurance for trekking guide and porter(s)
  • Government Tax & VAT

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Client’s personal insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any kind of unforeseen expenses
  • Comprehensive Travel/Medical Insurance that covers heli rescue
  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks, cigarettes etc)
  • Natural Calamities beyond our control and expenses incurred during rescue services

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