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Overview

Jiri to Everest Base camp is the most Classical and original trekking route used by Mr. Edmand Hilari and Mr. Tenjing Norge Sherpa in 1953 to summit the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft). The route now designated part of the Great Himalayan Cultural Trail, is full of fascinating sights and cultural interest. The trail passes through beautiful terraced farmlands, forests and numerous village of different ethnic gropes. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking is the best way for acclimatize as the trail has plenty of up and down. it begins at an a altitude 1955m(Jiri) and cross many ridges dropping low to rivers around 1200m and again ascend to pass over 3500m (Lamijura-La). You will see with your naked eyes why Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking is classic: superb terraced hillsides, quiet atmosphere, dense exotic forests, sweeping vistas from high passes, plentiful bird watching, picturesque post card villages make you to feel approaching to Eden, Garden of heaven.

Highlight of the Trekking

Magnificent views of terraced hillsides, Plentiful Birdwatching, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tharserku, Pumori, Khumbutse, exploring Khumjung village, Namche village, majority of Sherpa people and monasteries in Tyangboche.

Fact of the trekking

Destination: Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,208ft) Everest Base camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

Group Size: Min- 1

Minimum altitude: 1,634m/5,360ft (Kenja Khola)

Maximum altitude: 5,550m/18,208ft (Kalapattar)

Grade: Mudium/Strenuous

Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge (tea house)

Duration: 24 Days with Kahtmandu.

Entry: Jiri

Exit: Lukla

 

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

After Breakfast full day sightseeing proceeds to world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa The Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It cover the dozen of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (Though now it is under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

Day 3: Kathmandu (1,350m) to Jiri 1,955m/6,414ft) 7-10hrs drive.

Bus depart early morning around 6am,  running from Kathmandu via Dhulikhel, Lamosangu, Charikot to Jiri. Because of road condition it might take up to 10 hours just for 190km may make it feel difficult but scenic picturesque scenery through Sun-Koshi river valley to Jiri the heavy settlement of the Jirel tribe. Taking a private car from the capital reduce the time and will have convenient drive.

Overnight in Jiri at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Jiri to Deurali (2,705m/8,874ft) Trekking hour 6-7hrs.

After Breakfast trek start with a climb to the ridge top on 2450m the settlement of Bharkur and drops down to Mali 2220m. Now the trail goes down steeply Dovan and some way below to the Yelung Khola side valley bridge. The Khimti Khola River lies ahead and is crossed to reach Shivalaya 1780m. From Shivalaya starts a steep climb begins to Mane Danda and Sangbadanda 2240m. continue climb through cultivated fields and some tiny villages of Tamangs ethnic group of people. The wooded trails climbs up to Deurali (2705m.) occupied by  frid of Mani walls inscriced thousands of time with Tibetan Buddist Mantra. Overnight at  a lodge of Deurali.

Overnight in Deurali at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Deurali to Sete (2,590m/8,497ft) 6-7hrs Trek.

Descending to Bhandara beyond the Thapra (Thade) the route continue descend, sometime steeply to Likhu Khola valley with its fruit trees. You may encounter with some local kids want to sell walking sticks to help you out on the steep descent toward another riverbank a tiny Sherpa town Kenja (1634m). Kenja has good lodges with electricity and is the base village for the Pikey Peak Trek. The trail steeply toward Lamijura Pass and the first part is very steep then gradually become less secere as you are gaining elevation. From Chimbu (2140m) take The trail climb steeply up a ridge richly rorested with Oak and Rhododendron (Nepal's National flower) to Sete 2590m. Though it is a small but the ancient Duddhist temple may worth for visit. Overnight at a lodge in Sete.

Overnight in Sete at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Sete to Junbesi (2,700m/8,879ft.) 6-7hrs Trek.

You will be glad now, since there is another 1000m to climb to the Lamijura pass. You may feel more stronger having scenic and varied the rhododendron, mangnolia, maple and birch forest and on the back ground thrilling long ranges of Himalayas. En route to Lamijura pass Dagchu (2985m) and Goyam (3220m) set in forest that has seen better days. In the morning you can enjoy plane-spotting as the "Cheating Trekkers" fly over between Kathmandu and Lukla thorugh Lamijura Pass (3530m). This pass is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazzar. The trail gradually descent to the bottom of the valley through fragrant fir and rhododendron forest. The route descend down steeply eastern side of the pass to the stream and small wooden hotel thorough fragrant fir and hemlock forest. From Taktor we take the way to Junbesi instead to Salleri blimbing again to the huge painted mani wall at the head of the valley to a vintage point overlooking Junbest a splendid view of Sherpa village amidst beautiful surroundings at 2700m. Overnight at Junbisi.

Overnight  in Junbeshi at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7:  Explore Junbesi including Thubtean Choling Monastery.

The large and regionally important monastery to Thupten Choling is about 1 hrs north of Junbesi founded by the revered Truluk Rimpoche who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with large group anis (nuns) and monk in the 1960s. (1968AD). Since then, many more refugees have fled to Thubten Choling en-route to join the Dalai Lamaat Dharamshala in India. Away to the north, Numbur (6959m) known in Sherpa as Hshrong Yul Lha (God of Solu), over the large green valley.  The Tashi Thongmon Gompa was founded in the sixteenth century thought the monastery building was destroyed several time by fire. A huge yellow -topped Stupa in the middle of the village is a great attraction. Here is a largest Hilary school attending nearly 300 students primary to higher secondary classes. Better to visit all before lunch then rest day in Junbesi.

Overnight  in Junbesi at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8: Junbest to Taksindu (3,071m/10,075ft) to Nunthala (2,330m/7,644ft) 5-6hrs Trek

Leaving Junbesi the path keeps high, which is encouraging. A canopy of rhododendron and Oak graces the path and soon open meadows allow views south to Salleri. The route reaches Phurtong where a favulous panorama on Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Thamaserku and with luch Lhotse and Everest anound the hill side is Salung (2960m) a pleasant spot.The trail turns north, still climbing then descend down to suspension bridge over the Ringmo Khola and ascend to Rongmo village towards Takshindo La at 3071m. marked my large Chorten.  On the eastern side, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Takshindo A superb example of Sherpa monastic architecture at 2930m. The trails cross many picturesque streams on wooden bridge just before reach Nunthala (Manidingma) at 2330m. Overnight at Nunthala.

Overnight in Nunthala at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m/7,742ft) 5-6hrs Trek.

After Breakfast descend to Dodh Koshi (Milky river), cross a suspension bridge. Ascending through terraced field and yard of house Jubing (1680m) the Rais settlement a picture postcard village reach to Khari Khola at 2040m. Here you Bupsa the next destination can see above on the ridge. Cross the Khari Khola suspension bridge and a steep climb to Bupsa (Bumshing) at 2360m. Overnight at lodge in Bupsa.

Overnight in Bupsa at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Bupsa to Ghat (2,590m/8,497ft) 6-7har Trek.

The trail climbs steadily though forest along with mani wall. Keeping climb up to cliff in the rock, Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) in view. Trail climb up and down up to Surke. Sherpa settlement completely surrounded by forest at elevation of 2290m. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt. Nupla (5885m), Mt. Kwongde range, Mt. Kusum kangaroo (6367m). After Surke the trail meet a junction where stone staircase on the right leads to Lukla and north up canyon leads to Chaurikharka a large green Sherpa village at 2660m.The main Namche trail is just ahead at Choplung with a peaceful trek. The trail continue along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley passing the villages and crossing Thado Koshi to reach to Ghat. Overnight in Ghat at Lodge.

Overnight in Ghat at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Ghat to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,312ft) 6-7hrs Trek.

Out Trail ascend to Phading then we head up valley on a busy trail. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. Our lunch spot in Monjo, Leaving Monjo, we again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse- shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village, with the afternoon free to bargain in the shops for “Tibeta artifacts, relax over a cup of tea and talk with our experienced Trekking guides and simply marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Overnight in Namche at lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day: 12 Acclimatize day in Namche Bazaar

Full day to acclimatize Exploring Namche and Sherpa culture. Wake up early in the morning and  climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialize. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Jiri. Spend the morning exploring this colorful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thame Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna.

Overnight in Namche at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Khumjung (3,780m/12,400ft) 4-5 hrs Trek.

After Breakfst we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible, behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m), across the valley to the south, the towering ice- fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and Everest looms above ridge, a black triangular rock, "Sagarmatha." On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a  against the gigantic mountain background. Ascending towards Khumjung, visit the Everest View Hotel on route, where coffee or hot chocolate and views of Everest are the order of the day! We descend to Khumjung and after staying in the more westernized town of Namche Bazaar, these village make a welcome change. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpas. The afternoon has been left free to assist with further acclimatization.

Overnight in Khumjung at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 14: Khumjung – Phortse Thanghka (3,680m/12,073ft) 4-5hrs Trek.

After breakfast, we descend to the west of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Kosi River. The Gokyo route is turn north, climbing above the more frequented route to Tengboche and Everest Base Camp. Here’s choice of routes in the beginning, the yak trails which climbs gently or the steep staircase – like trail made of rocks embedded in a narrow cleft in a large bounder, the two trails which climbs gently or the steep staircase- like trail made of rocks embedded in a narrow cleft in a large bounder, the two trails soon join and continue towards a large Chorten on the top of the ridge at 3973 meters. This ridge descends from Khumbila(5716m), above the patron god of the Khumbu. From the ridge, the trails descend in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Koshi and we’ll arrive in Phortse Thanghka.

Overnight in Phortse Thanghka at lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15: Phortse Thanghka – Dole (4,110m/13,484ft) 3-4hrs Trek.

The trails climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. This trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendron are blooming. The trails passes many kharkas, summer settlements used when Sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlements of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) to Dole where there’re few hotels and also Dole National Park check post. The views of Khumbila and Twachee (6542m) are tremendous throughout day, and it is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even broader view up and down the valley.

Overnight in Dole iat at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 16: Dole – Machhermo (4470m/14665ft) 4-5hrs Trek.

From Dole the trail climbs to Lambara at 4330m and Luza at 4360m. The trails is steep in most places as it climbs through all the kharkas on this side of valley. The trails continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo at 4470 meters. It was in Machhermo in 1974 that Yeti killed three yaks and attached a Sherpa woman. This is the most credit yeti incident ever reported, so be watchful as you visit this reason may encounter with Yeti.

Overnight in Machermo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17: Machhermo – Gokyo (4790m/15715ft) 4-5hrs Trek.

The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river bank before beginning of climb on to the terminal moraine of the Noozumpa Glacier. It’s a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake at 4650m, where a family of green Braminy ducks resides. The trail now becomes almost level at 4690m and finally Gokyo at 4790m.

Over night in Gokyo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 18: Gokyo Explore Day

After breakfast, trek around Gokyo Ri the views in the Gokyo region are tremendous. For the best view, climb to Gokyo Ri Gokyo-Ri (5357m/17575ft)  the small peak above the lake. This peaks of 5357m, it’s a 2 hours climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu (8201m) Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8468m) many more snow caped mountain surrounding. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake marked with the name Noozumpa on the maps or even beyond to a fifth lake. There’re several small peaks in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks.

Over night in Gokyo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 19: Gokyo to Tangag (4745m/15567ft) 5-6hrs Trek

After Breakfast at the hotel, take a leisurely stroll back down the trail to pass the second lake Tawoche Tsho. About halfway between the first and second lakes a trail leads of across the moraine of the east over look the board, rubble-covered Ngozumpa Glacier said Nepal's longest, gouged out beneath a wall of towering peaks on it's south-eastern flank and then climb up the moraine and cross the kilometer wide glacier to the tiny summer hamlet of Tangag. 

Overnight in Tangag at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 20: Tangag to Cho-La-Pass (5,368m/ 17,652ft) to Dzonglha (4830m/15846ft) 9-10hrs Trek

Today we have to pass Cho-La (or Chhugyuma- 5420m). The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side climbs grazing lands over a hill that eventually lead to the flags that mark the narrow neck. An ice axe, crampons and a rope are often necessary for negotiating the small icefall at the foot of glacier on the other side of the pass, although in ideal condition there’re no technical problems and there is a trail of sorts in the rocks beside the icefall. The western approach to the pass varies in difficulty depending on the amount of snow. The pass is not possible for yaks and usually not suitable for heavily laden porters. Mt. Kyajo Ri (6,159m/20,106ft) and Mt. Phari Lapcha (6,017m/19,440ft) towering both side of Cho-La glacier and both peak are very famous for peak climbing with a special permit from NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). South view that include impressive Cholatse, Baruntse, Lobuche West and out to Pyaramidal Ama Dablam. Descent requires walking down the glacier followed by a boulder scramble to easier terrain below down to the summer grazing hamlet of Dzonglha.

Overnight in Dzongla lodge.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 21: Dzonglha to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft) 3-4hrs

Today is a short and gentle walk approximately 2 hour down the valley and around the ridge below Abi Peak before heading northeast up a gradual slope to Lobuche. Rest in Lovuche after a tough and hard ascend and descend long yesterday walk.

Overnight in Lobuche in a Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 22: Lobuche to Gorak Shep(5,140m/16,863ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep 7-8hrs Trek.  

    

Wonderful and rewarding day, first final destination of this trip to Everest Base Camp set out on the opposite the dreaded icefall-the most dangerous section of the Everest Summit. Rocky trail is in busy in April/May with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colorful tents perched on the ice. Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers and Trekkers feel very happy to arrive Everest Base Camp as it makes a Life time memories for the adventure fulfillment. Retrace back from Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep.

Overnight in Gorek Shep at a Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 23: Gorak Shep to Kalapattar (5,550m/18,208ft) to Pheriche (4240m/13910ft) 6-7hrs Trek.

Early in the morning climb up to Kalapattar the second final destination of this trip to view sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain along with 3600 Degree Outstanding spectacular view of numerous sky towering mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt.Lhotse Shar (8382m), Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Pumari (7165m), Mt. Khumbtse (6639m), Mt. Numptse (7864m), Mt. Amadablam (6814m), Mt.Changtse (7550m), Mt.Cholatse6335m), and many more other peaks that crowd the horizon the all directions. Down back to Grak Shep for breakfast and then retrace to Lobuche continuing south on the Everest-Lukla trail to Pheriche for a lower and warmer night.

 

Overnight in Pherice at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 24: Pheriche to   Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) 5-6hrs Trek

After descending from ultimate descent, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. We follow the wide alpine valley Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center.

Overnight in Thyangboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 24: Tengboche – Monjo (2,840m/9,317ft) Via Namche Bazar, 6-7hrs Trek

Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and go down to Phukitenga, you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazaar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosi, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo.

overnight in Monjo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 26: Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9,317ft).

This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Overnight in Lukla at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 27: Lukla – Kathmandu

This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel on BB Basis

Day 28: Kathmadu – departure or Extend other activities.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be extra for rafting and safari.

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