Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking This trek demands a good trekking experience and very good physics as well as moral and applies to well trained participants. One of the great classics of Nepal, approaching the highest and most spectacular summit on earth and discovery of superb Gokyo lakes as well . ALTITUDE MAXIMUM. at Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp at 5545m.
Trekking Days: -› (18) Total Days: -› (21) Min. Altitude: -› (2100m./6890ft.) Max. Altitude: -› (5545m./18192ft.) Walking Per Day: -› Approximately 4-8hrs Route Nature: -› Lodge + Camping [TH or FOT] Difficulty: -› Hard Season: -› Automn/Spring.
Day 01: Arrival in
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu –
Jiri (1300m). 7 hours walk
Day 04:Jiri - Bhandar (2220m).
8 hours walk
05: Bhandar - Sete (2575m). 8
Day 06:Sete – Junbesi (2670m). 7 hours walk
Day 07:Junbesi – Nunthala (2220m). 7 hours walk
Day 08:Nunthala – Bupsa (2360m). 6 hours walk
Day 09: Bupsa –
Phakding (2652m). 8 hours walk
Day 10: Phakding -
Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Acclimatization
Day - Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Namche Bazzar
– Tengboche (3870m). 6 hours walk
Day 13: Tengboche –
Dingboche (4360m). 6 hours walk
Day 14: Dingboche –
Duglha (4600m). 4 hours walk
Day 15:Duglha – Lobuche (4940m). 3 hours walk
DAY 16:Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp
(5364m) - Gorak Shep. 6 hours walk
DAY 17: Gorak Shep -
Kala Patthar (5545m) – Pheriche (4280m). 6 hours walk
Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m): 6 hours walk
Day 19: Namche
Bazaar-Lukla (2800m). 6 hours walk
20: Flight back to
Day 21: Final
Trekking Price Base on Groups Participants. Trekking Ref. No. EVE-26N
Price Per Person
Price in Euro
2 to 3 Participants
4 to 5 Participants
6 to 8 Participants
9 to 10 Participants
Trip Cost includes: * All airport/hotel transfers * Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast * Welcome and farewell dinner * Accommodation during trek in hotel/guesthouse * A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees * All ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicle * An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging * All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ) * A comprehensive medical kit * All government and local taxes * Domestic Plane ticket
Trip Cost does not include: * Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs) * International airfare. * Excess baggage charges. * Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary). * Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. * Travel and rescue insurance. * Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, etc). * Tips for guides and porters.
Note: All participants have to give a copy of their insurance, with the address, tel and fax number of insurance company. This insurance has to cover the helicopter rescue in case of accident or sickness. In case of your insurance don't cover helicopter rescue, you have to fill a form in Kathmandu and make agreement that you will pay yourself the amount of expenses paid by Nepal Assemble Treks for your helicopter rescue or research. Without this agreement, you cannot participate in trek.
In The trek the guide is allowed to change the itinerary, depending of the weather, climate and the physical condition of participants. Each participant who stop his trek or make changes any form of program may not ask any money compensation to the agency.
in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by the boss ofcompany at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1300m).After
completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look
for our company display board at the arrival gate. You will be transfer to
Hotel. After check in, you will visit our office; meet your trekking guide as
well as other participants. Later in the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent
Touristic Restaurant where you will enjoy with a fine meal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 :Kathmandu sightseeing
and trek preparation.
Full day of sightseeing in the very famous capital,
Kathmandu. We will be visit the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu.
We will start from your hotel by a morning walk in the
blocked alleyways of Kathmandu. Your first contact with the smiling Nepalese
people. We begin to cross the nice area of Thamel, full of nice shops, bars and
We will see during this walk many temples and stupas: it
will be for you the beginning of religious lessons, making the difference
between Buddhists stupas and Hindu temples. You will discover with a great
surprise how these two religions live together.
We will make a stop at Thahiti Tole, then in front of
Kathesimbhu stupa. Always meeting statues and local shops (suits, spices,
incenses, and so on) and listening the noise of bells (and of horns), we will
see Asan Tole with wonderful Hindu temples. Then Indra Chowk and Pyaphal Tole.
After 2 hours of walk and of wonder, we will arrive at Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square situated the center of Kathmandu
where you can see the House of Living Goddess “KUMARI” Kasthamandup temple”
Said that was built from single tree in 16th century, big bell-big drams, erotic
carving in old temple, old palace etc. All the most important monuments of the
city are in this area. You will be filled with wonder by all these numerous
such majestic and so ancient temples registered in the Heritage of the UNESCO.
It is possible to spend hours, sat on the walk of one of these monuments,
admiring architecture, considering the animation of places, dreaming. We will
take lunch at the top of a restaurant, with a great plunging view.
You will begin the afternoon by another walk in the streets
of Kathmandu, to look at the real face of this city, with local buildings and
narrow streets. Then we will arrive at Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple).
Swayambunath stupa has it that Manjushree, found of Kathmandu valley, and
discovered the lotus of ancient valley lake on which site the great stupa of
Swayambunath was later built. The omni sighted stare of Buddha greets visitors
& residents alike compassion. This is one of the oldest Buddhist stupa in
the world, which has been registered in UNESCO
heritage side.It is said that
Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge.
At the summit of this hill, the painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the
all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims
from all over the world.
From this place we can have a wonderful panoramic view on
all the capital. So great at the end of the day, with the sunset. We will come
back hotel by bus.
Evening: Time for you to prepare the trek and we introduce
in front of you our crew members. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03:Kathmandu -
After Breakfast trek drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1300m).Today we
take an early morning drive to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu.
Since, we would be travelling on mountain road, it takes around 7/8 hrs to
reach Jiri. Although still a single lane road, the road condition has improved
a lot nowadays than what it used to be until some years ago. Enjoy the views of
Kosi River and panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal,
Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa while on the drive. It takes
Overnight at Jiri.
After have breakfast trek from Jiri to Bhandar (2220m). Today,our trek on the
Everest trail begins today. We hike through several scattered villages until
Chitre with panoramic views of the Rolwaling Range of mountain in the north. We
continue climbing to the pass at 2400 meters, and then descend to Mali Village
and after crossing Yelung Khola Stream we reach Doban. More descent, and after
crossing the Khimti Khola, we reach Shivalaya. Again after crossing the Chamja
Khola stream, we begin a long steep ascent to Sangbadanda. Another steep climb
through the rhododendron forests takes us to Deurali and through Mani walls we
reach the Sherpa community at Bhandar where some Chortens and gompas
stand. It takes 8 hours walk.
Overnight at Bhandar.
Morning havebreakfast trek from Bhandar
to Sete (2575m).Today,we further descend the trail from Bhandar through deep
forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlement of Dokharpa.
Again passing through some streams ahead we reach Likhu Khola Valley. Crossing
over the second suspension bridge, we ascend the ridge to reach the settlement
of Kenja. The trail to Lamajura La pass begins from here. Snow clad peaks are
visible as we ascend. Some hours of hard climbing takes us to Chimbu. Taking
right trail we continue about 2 hours to get to Sete. It takes
eight hours walk.
Overnight at Sete.
After breakfast trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670m).Today, we take an uphill climb
to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and
rhododendrons. Pass by the villages of Dagchu and Goyem, we reach the highest
point between Jiri and Namche Bazzar at Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters covered
with prayer flags, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding green
mountains. We descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. We spend
the afternoon here exploring the most delightful village (Junvbesi) before
Namche. It takes seven hours walk.
Overnight at Junbesi.
After have breakfast terk from Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m). Today,we cross the
stream beyond Junbesi and climb up the forest slope and after an hour's trek,
the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountains appear before our eyes. The
mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku,
Mera Peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on
this trek, lower peaks look higher due to being closer than the distant 8,000er
mountains. We continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. We
ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and after another hour's descend
through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally
arrive at Nuntala. Which takes seven hours walk.
Overnight at Nuntala.
After breakfast trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2360m).Today as we begin our
walk, there are views of Karyolang and Kusum Kangru. The trail descends rapidly
down the trail to the Dudh Koshi River at one of its suspension bridge, at this
point we are at the lowest point of the trek (1500m/4920 ft). We cross a
bridge, we climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha. We climb the trail
eastward to reach sprawling village of Kharikhola which has several lodges and
health post. The trail descends to cross a suspension bridge over a stream and
a very steep climb for an hour finally takes us to Bupsa. It takes six hours walk.
Overnight at Bupsa.
Day 09:Bupsa -
After Breakfast trek from Bupsa to Phakding (2,652m). Today the trail from
Bupsa rises through a forested stretch through Kharte. We reach the highest
point of Khari La pass from where are visible the views of Gyachung Kang and
Khumbila. The Dudh Koshi River flows down below in a cavernous canyon pattern.
We descend to Puiyan, as the trail passes we can spot Lukla airfield too. Ups
and Downs takes us to Surkhe. Further through stone steps and terraced fields
streams and mani walls, caves, and the villages, we reach the village of
Charukharka. We continue through the cultivated fields and forests and stretch
to the bridge over the roaring Thado Kosi. After crossing the bridge on Thado
Kosi, we make a steep climb before moving down to the village of Ghat. We enjoy
the great views of the broader Dhudh Kosi River before finally climbing steeply
to Phakding village. It takes eight hours walk.
Overnight at Phakding.
Morning havea breakfast,then trek from
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).Todaywalking through a beautiful pine forest, the
track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one
of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful
prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of
Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha
National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching
Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach
the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep
ascent of about two hours we get view of Mt. Everest peering over the
Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to
hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main
trading centre of this region. It takes five hours walk.
We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day - Namche Bazaar.
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts
always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead
of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting
Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. If we trek a few hundred
vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our
guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the
Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related
to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various
plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side
trip up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just
above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a
deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung
valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the scared
peak Khumbila, hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also
visit Hillary School which is at the same site.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Bazzar - Tengboche.
After breakfast trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3,870m). Today, we start
our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse,
Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual
trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great
Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a
herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The
path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley
and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and
after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we
reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small
army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki
Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests
while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views
of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all
over in Khumbu region. It takes six hours walk.
Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche.
Day 13:Tengboche –
After Breakfast trek from Tengboche to Dingbuche (4,360 m). Today, mountains as
a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks spectacular more in the morning.
We snap pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and as usual start the
day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views to visit Pangboche
village and its ancient Monastery. We pass through several Chortens and Mani
walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of
Ama-Dablam. In the afternoon, go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail
beneath the towering north face of Ama-Dablam. From here onwards the walk is
fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to
open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River, we descend into the
river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche On
arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone
walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and
grazing animals. It takes six hours walk. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day 14:Dingboche –
After breakfast in Dingboche, trek to Duglha (4,600m). Today, we start the day
with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek along the arid
terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. As we come to
a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue
through Phulung Karpo, of the camp sites during first successful Everest
Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. As we continue our trek
the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138m) comes into view. As the trail descends
and curves Mt. Pumori hides and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing
a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We can see the tip of Nuptse from
here as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks.
Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. It takes four hours walk.
Overnight in Duglha.
After breakfast,trek from Duglha to Lobuche(4940 m).today, Beyond Duglha we
trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We find our way
through the boulder-strewn slope as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top
with dramatic mountains views. At the top of the ridge we will find an array of
stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American
mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (mountain guide
from Nepal) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to
the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves right "in front of"
several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are
now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains hidden.
Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we trek
along a murmuring stream we do not see the Khumbu glacier because of its
lateral moraine wall and we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to
high altitude. Which takes three hours walk.
Overnight in Lobuche.
- Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep. After breakfast trek from Lobuche to Gorak
Shep(5170 m) to Everest Base Camp(5364 m) nad back to Gurak Shep. Today,
the trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral
moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass though the pyramid sign post. Ahead on
the trail we the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori,
Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to
Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree pleasing view of snowy
mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri
glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath
the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped
mountains looming all around us including the top of the world -Mount Everest. After a brief
lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast
Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army
mountaineers' memorials. As we reach Everest Base Camp we cannot stop ourselves
from appreciating the Everest climbers those take the hazardous route through
the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against all
the dull gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste,
Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Everest actually is not
visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. We
get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest.
However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise
view. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow capped mountains the resulting
scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue our guides
and Sherpas coordinate a hike to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today
rather than waiting until the next day. It takes six hours
Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche.
After Breakfast trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar(5545 m) back to
Pheriche(4280 m/14,070 ft).Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in
the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first
light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an
early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand.
Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common.
Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as
Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and
Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at
several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an
ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop
near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we
sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan
Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures
as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last
lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast followed by a gradual
descend down to Pheriche for overnight stay. It takes six hours
Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 18: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar We
will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and
juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze
our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have
our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch.
After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi
River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through
the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major
trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m)
for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam,
Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to
Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding
through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain
goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while we pass through
the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp
at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!)
back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching
our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our
room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,800m). Today, the
trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as
our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the
suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the
trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the
light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we
pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same
route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open
plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks.
We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and
culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages.
On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of
the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on
a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on their faces! It
takes seven hours walk.
Overnight in Lukla.
20:Flight back to Kathmandu
Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our cultural adventure into the
Himalayas. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu and drive to hotel
after check in and rest we will begins to sightseeing another world heritages
site in Kathmandu. We will take you to visit Pashupatinath;
this temple lies in world heritage sites, which is very famous among Hindu all
over the world. One can view the ritually burning of death body in Hindu
culture. After Pashupatinath, we will walk for another world heritage site. The
name is Boudhanath. During this walkway we can see deferent lifestyle and
developing city.30 minutes after finally we arrived Boudhanath. Boudhanath: This is also
another world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Where one can see the Tibetan
settlement and their culture, It is being home for thousands of Tibetan
refugees. Millions of Buddhist people visit this place every year.
Lunch at Boudhanath
with view of Buddha Stupa, you will be gaze by the Buddha eyes all the time.
You will have heavenly environment.
Afternoon, its quiet relax time for you before your last destination. so,
itistime for your shoppingdifferent
souvenirs for your family and friends in Boudhanath, also come back in Thamel
and you can visit otherlocal market.
provide farewell dinner with our crew members. Overnight stay at Kathmandu
Departure. It's time to enjoy a bit of Kathmandu
and the ultimate view of the great mountains! Free time in Kathmandu and
transfer to the airport two hours before departure of your flight home, after a
final goodbye! On the way back, you'll have time to plan a new adventure in
Nepal, that country so magical!