Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri


Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri | Outdoor Himalayan Treks, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is a classic Everest adventure that includes the walk to Everest Base Camp from Jiri. With its concentration of numerous sky-piercing peaks including Everest, turquoise glacial lakes, deep gorges, glaciers, torrential rivers and fountains, a trek to Everest Base Camp fascinates, awes, humbles, fires your fancies and soars your imagination—for days and days. And when you choose to venture into Everest region from Jiri, the simple rural life and pristine nature and culture will amaze you as much as the fascinating mountain panorama to be had from the high altitude. Besides bringing you the charms of unspoiled rural life and the original settlements of legendary Sherpas along the trail, you also get well-acclimatized to roam freely in high altitude in the vicinity of base camp if you start your trek from Jiri.

This Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri takes you along a well-trodden Everest trail, but it allows you to breathe in the deep rural ambiance and soak up the idyllic scenes. Besides, you familiarize yourself with an incredible ecological and environmental diversity, from the subtropical to the freezing high alpine. Only the highs if you start from Lukla, but you collect vast experience of all the stunning highs and intriguing lows. The highest point will be Kalapathar near the base camp. Discover the picturesque ease of ancient mountain settlement and miraculous desolation of uninhabited alpines of this wonderland in the vicinity of Everest. For the sheer scope, contrasting experiences, varying geography and diverse ecologies and ecosystems, this trek offers simply an unrivaled journey of your life.

Now let us turn briefly to the adventurous angle of this journey. When you reach Everest base camp on foot from Jiri and return to Lukla airport to fly to Kathmandu, you will have literally measured 10,000 meters with your legs adding all the descents and ascents. An astounding feat in itself! The formidable Lamjura Pass and Kalapathar, to name a few of the most remarkable, are not only the individual high points of this feat but also some brilliant natural towers allowing you to gaze head to head to the unsurpassed majesty of the towering peaks. While such villages as Tenboche and Dingboche are the pristine enclaves of Sherpa culture you hit during the trail, the other villages like Junbesi and Nunthala show you the essence of rural simplicity.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 23 nights and 24 days

Trip Grade: Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: (5,545 m) at Kalapathar

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to one of the hotels in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu. Optional (additional cost): Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m); 6-7 hrs bus journey
Day 4: Jiri to Bhandar (2,190 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 5: Bhandar to Sete (2,575 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) to Junbesi (2,680 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 7: Rest day at Junbesi.
Day 8: Junbesi to Nunthala (2,330 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 9: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2,300 m), 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290 m), 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610 m), 5 hrs
Day 12: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m), 5 hrs
Day 13: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m), 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,446 m), 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Rest day at Dingboche
Day 17: Dingboche to Loboche (4,930 m), 4-5 hrs
Day 18: Loboche to Everest Base Camp (5,316 m) to Gorekshep (5,180 m), 7-8 hrs
Day 19: Gorekshep to Kalapathar (5,545 m) to Pangboche (3,900 m), 7-8 hrs
Day 20: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m), 5-6 hrs
Day 21: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m), 5-6 hrs
Day 22: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 24: Transfer to the airport for final departure.


Package price: Available on request


  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek; Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu (either at Hotel Friends Home or Hotel Mums Home)
  • Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, which you can choose from the menu) during the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Airport - hotel - airport transfers by car, Kathmandu - Jiri by local bus; Lukla - Kathmandu by air (domestic flight)
  • Documentation: Trekking permit (Sagarmatha National Park entry permit); Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Equipment/Accessories: Trekking poles, down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based)
  • Human resource: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking) and a porter; all the expenses for the guide and porter(s) are covered (wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.)
  • Tax/Service Charge: All applicable taxes, service charges or fees. We hereby guarantee you of no 'hidden charges' afterwards.
  • Complimentary: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (authentic Nepalese cuisines with live cultural show)
  • Emergency Rescue Service: Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.


  • Beverage (cold drinks, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.)
  • Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, battery charging fees, photography charges, etc.)
  • Tips or donations
  • Your travel insurance


Health/Fitness Requirement:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.


Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipment/Gears:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen


  • You can choose to bring these equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance