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Everest Base Camp Classical Trek from Jiri 24 days

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.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Classical Trek from Jiri 24 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water – driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately two and half hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. 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 centre.

Overnight in Thengboche at Lodge

Meal: Brekfast, Lunch Dinner

From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danghe pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the Imja Khola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Amadablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the Imja Khola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the ‘summer settlement’ of Dingboche.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we have a full day for acclimatization and exploring. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze on the valley pastures. Those looking for a pleasant walk can head up the valley towards Chukung. The views are fantastic, the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island peak in the centre of the valley, and the fluted ice – walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley from a hauntingly beautiful sight.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We are now well above the tree line and your journey today’s brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4910m for your evening stay. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.

Overnight in Lobuche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 be in 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 Gorak Shep

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Overnight at hotel on BB Basis

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

  • Trip Code:
  • Destination: Everest Base camp
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5,550m/18,208ft (Kalapattar)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Jiri- Lukla-EBC-Lukla-KTM
  • Transportation: Drive/Trek/Flight Back
  • Accomodation: Mountain Lodge (tea house)
  • Trip Grade: moderate

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