Trekking to the Everest Base Camp via Jiri is a classic old-school route to this region sending back to good old days of expeditions and exploration. This route was originally taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norgay on their very first ascend which created history & has lasted as a legend while making many captivated.
At present, there are multiple trails to the EBC ( click the link for regular route to the base camp) but this route via Jiri has its own distinct charm and requires guts which suit best for those who want to kick start their adrenaline going with the flow to have an actual first-hand exploration experience as it is the toughest yet the best trekking trails that exist.
Highlights of EBC via Jiri
The main attraction of this route to the base camp lies in the level of your dedication, commitment, and patience as you unfold the vigor of nature once at a time. On the way to Everest Base Camp via Jiri, we use an old school method getting a bus and drive to Jiri giving an adequate amount of time to acclimatize with the climate developing an understand to appreciate nature.
Starting from Kathmandu - eight hours drive to Jiri - a cool green lustrous hilly region at an altitude of 1905 meters. The more you go further, the more gets amusing when you start to enjoy the green vegetation, wildlife and occasional small villages followed by glimpses of these majestic peaks.
Bhandar appears as first stop followed by Sete - home to Lamjura Pass garnered with the beautiful maple and rhododendron forest dotted with sparse magnolias (pink creamy looking flowers) spreading a wonderful fragrance in the entire area. While reaching Junbesi - we take a day off to get accustomed to the climate and the altitude which provides an opportunity to utilize this time for visiting Tashi Thongmon Ghompa giving a refugee on its serenity.
If you are fond of children and share some of your experience - you may take a trip to Junbesi Secondary School and enlighten them with your valuable thoughts. While this journey continues off - you reach Nunthala and unfold your very first treasure as the first glimpse of Everest along with Mera Peak and Mount Kantega.
After walking for ten days finally, we reach Lukla and enjoy the nature wonderful backdrop giving you the best view in town of the gigantic mountains. Finally reaching at Lukla, climbing the steep slopes and terrains crossing numerous villages, monasteries, meadows - we reach Tengboche which welcomes you with a panorama of a picturesque Khumbu region including ice falls, Island peak,Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, Lhotse, Chantse & finally the Everest Base Camp.
On reaching Kala Patthar, we get the stunning views of Mount Everest in front of our very eyes.
We, GHHteam organize this 22 days package deal to enjoy this exquisite experience enjoying the panorama while taking a stopover at the monasteries, gompas, and villages. Experience the spirit and recall the past with us through the adrenaline pumping experience on the trek to the world famous Everest Base Camp via the classic route - Jiri.
Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day
Day 2 - Kathmandu to Jiri
Day 3 - Jiri to Bhandar
Day 4 - Bhandar to Sete
Day 5 - Sete to Lamjura Pass, Junbesi
Day 6 - Junbesi: Acclimatization
Day 7 - Junbesi to Nunthala
Day 8 - Nunthala to Bupsa
Day 9 - Bupsa to Lukla
Day 10 - Lukla to Phakding
Day 11 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 12 - Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization
Day 13 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 14 - Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 15 - Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 16 - Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 17 - Lobuche to Gorakshep, EBC & EBC to Gorakshep
Day 18 - Gorekshep to Kala Patthar, Pheriche
Day 19 - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 20 - Namche to Phakding, Lukla
Day 21 - Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 22 - Kathmandu: Departure Day