Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 DaysJiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

Key Information
  • Duration20 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,643 m/18,419 ft.
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

About The Trip

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in Himalaya is a spectacular extended journey that takes us to the lap of the Everest Himalaya through the classic route. As you spent more time in the trial, it provides a window into the culture and daily lifestyle of Sherpa and other ethnic peoples. This pioneering trial was the original route with a more sedate drive to Jiri before building the airport at Lukla. Along with the beautiful nature, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek route will witness mesmerizing snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031.7 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/27,838 ft.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft.), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft.), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft.), Island Peak (6,189 m/20,305 ft.), and many more.


Ever imagined standing face to face in front of the world's tallest peak? After an adventurous and joyful walk blended with an abundance of hardship and difficulties, you will rich to Everest Base Camp via Jiri. Indeed, reaching the top is a truly rewarding experience of your entire lifetime by challenging yourself and enduring the countless pain during the uphill and downhill. Though there is a short Everest Trek, the tracks that fewer people have covered make an entire difference if you choose to trek from Jiri. The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri follows the original walk-in route used by the first climbers for Mt. Everest.

As such, the Classic trek to Everest Base Camp via Jiri offers the exact essence of an extended trek. This classic trek provides you superb terraced hillsides, diverse wildfires, riverbanks, exotic forests, picture-postcard villages, and holy monasteries. The noble peak like Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Makalu (8,516 m), and many more to make feel the bracing life in front of nature. The path will be full of ups and downs on steep, rugged, and glacial trails through the dense woods of Sagarmatha National Park. The unique, spiritual power that Everest seems to have is something that draws people from all walks of life to this area, with the striking mountain views, few challenging terrains, and the beauty of nature.

Despite beautiful nature, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal also helps you immerse yourself in the village peoples' indigenous cultures and native lifestyle. You will get a golden opportunity to explore such splendid and unique heritage with day to day lifestyle of locals in only a few legs had stepped. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you a deep insight into local Sherpa peoples' daily lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You will visit several monasteries like Tengboche Monastery, famous in the Khumbu region, and Pangboche Monastery, the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. You will observe the colorful prayer flags and vibrating tones in the monastery surrounding will showcase the rich cultural beliefs of locals.

Asserting this in a precise manner, it is meant to say that you get to explore such splendid and remarkable heritages and scenarios that only a few eyes have examined and only a few legs have stepped on so far. This trek won't be tiring as expected since there are chains of Himalayan ranges flashing their splendid panoramic views. This will refresh the tired eyes and fill bracing energy giving you vivacious energy. All in all, there won't be frustration from trekking through the route to Everest base camp via Jiri, as this trek is worth providing great adventure and satisfaction.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Route

Trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking indeed carries stacks of adventures and joys along with it as soon as you stride your journey from the very first adventurous ride from Kathmandu to Jiri (2,100 m). From Jiri, our trek starts through an attractive village and dense forest. Heading through the dazing lush strides mound of Khumbu and natural procedure, the Lamajura Pass (3,530 m) and uninterrupted mountain sees lie ahead. As you trek ahead, you will pass through Taksindu La Pass (3,075 m) and Karila La Pass (2730 m), making your trek exhilarating. Passing the suspension bridges is also a distinctive experience. The gradual continuation leads you to Phakding village. It is also adjoined by trekkers who choose Everest Base Camp Trek through Lukla.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking leads us to Namche Bazaar primary intersection of holidaymaker place and local market in Khumbu district. Home to the area's generally notable Buddhist shelter, midget firs, and rhododendrons, deliberately set on prime with directing perspectives of the Mt. Everest scene, is totally hypnotizing. Tengboche Monastery is another attraction of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Treks. It resembles the cultural combination and critical feature of Tibetan Buddhism in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri headed our trek within the charming village of Pangboche, through meadows wherever the yak grazes up to Pheriche in the Sagarmatha National Park.

As you climb steeply to the moraine of the Khumbu ice mass, the trekkers reach Gorak Shep. From there, they can have the Everest Base Camp hiking and enjoy the breathtaking views. The mesmerizing sunrise position, Kala Patthar is impressive. It offers real closer glimpses of the four highest mountains globally, such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Yu, and Mt. Makalu, and other towering peaks. Then the trek comes down to Lukla and returns to Kathmandu.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Weather

Weather is an essential factor when you are doing Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. It is tough to predict the Jiri to Everest Base Camp weather being 100% sure. People can trek energy year, but there are ups and downs in every season. If you want the most favorable season, spring and autumn are the best, and the sky is crystal clear. There will be no cloud in the sky, and the clear azure skies provide the most magnificent prospects. The temperature is also exquisite with sunlight which makes a warm environment. Though in monsoon and winter, the weather is challenging due to heavy rain and snowfall.

Spring includes months from March to May, where we can witness stunning views of Himalayan ranges. The weather starts to warm up in these months. During the month, flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter, back to feeding and breeding in sun-kissed temperatures. The temperature will start increasing from Mid-March, and the skies begin to clear, and snowy mountains show their faces at their best. Autumn includes months from September to November. The weather is awe-inspiring and fabulous throughout the year, and the views are also best. Autumn is another perfect season as the temperature is favorable and clears all the dust during the monsoon rain. Autumn is also best if the tourist wants to immerse in the main Nepalese festival like Dashain, Tihar, and many more.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

When you are thinking about traveling the Himalayas like Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, there will be many factors to consider, like journey, most reasonable time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the most crucial questions will be, "How much does Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek cost?".

Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is necessary to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.

On average, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will generally be 18-22 days, and the cost is generally somewhere between USD 1950 to USD 2200. This price includes domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek highly depends upon traveling as private or in a group.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Altitude


    Photo: Altitude Chart


  • You will be following the classic footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Panoramic view of mighty mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848.68 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt.Makalu (8,463m), and many more.
  • You will enjoy the pleasant trails from Jiri which passes through different ethnic settlements of Sherpa, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Newar people.
  • On this trek, you will be enjoying longer days on the trekking trail.
  • You can get ample time to spend on the extended pastures, yak farms, and glaciers during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • One of the world’s most beautiful viewpoints, Kala Patthar (5,555 m).
  • Immerse in the ancient Buddhist Tengboche monastery.


Expand allCollapse all

The Lukla flights may be delayed if there is bad weather, with an average delay being 24 hours. We can be flexible and change the Itinerary to catch up on lost days, but if the planes can’t fly for more than 4 or 6 days, then there is little to do besides waiting.

Occasionally, the helicopters can fly; if you prefer, we can arrange it with the additional charge.


B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

The below Itinerary is just tentative, and we are always there to change this Itinerary according to your requirements. Please get in touch with us if you want to add or deduct your trek journey.

Once you arrive at the airport, our representatives will be at the airport. You will then be taken to your hotel. Later in the evening, you will meet your guide for the trek and prepare for the trek. Enjoy the local cuisine and spend a fine evening.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.

On this day, we will begin our preparation for the trek. We will talk to our guide and do last-minute shopping.

We can also arrange city tours by additional charge to explore various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Sites like Kathmandu such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.

On this day, we will head to Jiri on a bus. We will leave early as it is a long drive. The road is pitched in the beginning, and then we will take the gravel road. The bus journey is a scenic one. You will come across terraced farm fields, jungles, and few settlements.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8-9 Hours Ride
  • Maximum Altitude2,370 m/7,774 ft.

We will start our journey on foot on this day. The trail goes parallel to the Likhu river. We will first reach the village of Kenja, where we will rest for a while. The trail takes us through a forest route, and we will come across abandoned gompas. We will cross a few more villages and reach Sete, where we will rest for the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2500 m/8200 ft.

The trail on this day is stunning. It will start with a climb past the Lamjura Pass. During spring, this region is laden with vegetation and covered with rhododendron flowers during the spring. If you happen to visit during winters, there is a high chance that you will see snowfall. After about 7 hours of walking through this beautiful trail, we will reach Junbesi.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2675 m/8774 ft.

On this day, you will get a slight peek of the mighty Everest. We will take an uphill hike which is slightly challenging, and then we cross a ridge that is situated at an altitude of 3080 meters. We then drop down to Salung. On our way from Junbesi, we will come across a hospital and an airstrip. After Salung, we will descend to the Ringmo river. We will then do a short climb from Ringmo river and head to Trakshindo pass, which is at an altitude of 3070 meters. After descending from the pass, we will reach the Trakshindo monastery. After more walking, we will finally get to Nuntala which is situated at 2320 meters.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2345 m/76916 ft.

Today we will reach the lowest point of the trek, i.e., Khari Khola. Our trail will initially take us the downhill road and to the river Dudh Koshi. We will come across several terraced farm fields and Sherpa villages. This trail offers a close view of the culture of this land.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2194 m/7196 ft.

This day will be the final day before we join the trail of the popular Everest Base Camp Trek. the altitude will slowly start to rise as we climb a ridge which is situated at an altitude of 2800. meters. We continue our journey and cross a suspension bridge before reaching Phakding.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2652 m/8699 ft.

We will head out early in the morning and make our way to the famous town of Namche Bazaar. Our trail will take us through lush green pine forests, and we will ascend until we reach the north side of Benkar valley. Continuing with our journey, we will first cross the Dudh Koshi River, pass through two beautiful villages of Chumoa and Monjo, and finally make our way to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We will resume our journey, and after crossing a suspension bridge, we will reach Jorsale, where we can rest. Then we will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Finally, we will reach the day's final stop: Namche Bazaar, where we will rest for the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,438 m/11,280 ft.

On this day, we will halt in Namche Bazaar, kind of! On this day, we will acclimatize to the changing weather and increasing altitude. You can go around the town of Namche Bazaar and visit souvenir shops and restaurants. You can also wake up early in the morning and hike up the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise and the majestic view of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde. If you are interested in a day hike, we can opt for a day hike and head to Khumjung village, where we can visit the Hillary School and a monastery that houses the scalp of a Yeti.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • TimeRest Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,438 m/11,280 ft.

We will head out after breakfast, and right from the beginning, we will be serenaded by the beauty of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam Thamserku, and Khangtaiga. Additionally, we will also be blessed with the rare sightings of musk deer and pheasants. The trail will then head down to Dudh Koshi river, and here we will spot few lodges where we can rest for a while. Our trail will then lead us through a suspension bridge that goes over the Dudh Koshi river. We will then ascend the trail and make our way through pine and juniper forests. We will finally reach Tengboche after the end of this uphill climb. Here, we can visit the famous Tengboche monastery and enjoy the stunning view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mt. Everest, and other peaks. If you visit this place during October, you can witness the famous Mani Rimdu festival.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,870 m/12,694 ft.

We will be crossing the 4000 meters mark, but initially, our trail will descend to a small village that houses another famous monastery. After this, we will cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and gradually make our way up to Pangboche. The magnificent view of Ama Dablam will accompany us. Pangboche is one of the biggest Sherpa settlements in this region. Here we can also visit the famous Pangboche Monastery. Due to the increase in altitude, our trek will get challenging as we will be required to hike up the trail. After about 6 hours of walking, we will finally reach Dingboche.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,360 m/14,300 ft.

Our trek will get more challenging now as we make our way to Lobuche. Our trail will gradually ascend as we make our way to yak pastures and reach our first stop: Dhukla, situated at 4620 meters. We need to climb steep steps until we reach the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Despite the challenging trek, we will be able to see the spectacular mountain range with mountains such as Khumbutse (6,623 m), Lingtren (6,697 m), Pumori (7,145 m), and Mahalangur. This difficult climb will end when we reach Lobuche, anticipating the adventure that lay ahead of us.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,940 m/16,207 ft.

Our 11th day will be the biggest day of our trek. We will be reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. Our tour kicks off with a hike up to Gorak Shep. After Gorak Shep, we make our way to the base camp. The trek is relatively challenging as the trail involves rocky dunes and moraine, formed an accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On our way, we will also see the famous Khumbu Glacier and icefall located on the base of Mount Everest. During the spring season, we can also meet climbers waiting to do the climb. Whip your cameras out and take a tonne of pictures of the breathtaking views of the mountains. After savoring this moment, we will make our way back to Gorak Shep. We need to go to bed early on this day as we need to wake up to catch the sunrise on the following day.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m/17,594 ft.

On this day, we will wake up very early and make our way to Kala Patthar. After hiking up for 2-3 hours, we will reach Kala Patthar. Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning beauty as the first rays of the sun hit the mountains. Kala Patthar offers the best view of Mount Everest(8848 m) and other mountains such as Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). We will also see Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south. After this, we will head back to the Gorak Shep for our breakfast. Then we will make our way to Pheriche, where we will rest for the night. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m/18,192 ft.

From this day, we will make our return journey. The altitude will slowly decrease as we head down the trail, and there will be occasional hills that we must scale. We will pass through awesome rhododendron forests and pine forests. Our retreat will also include the company of spectacular views of the mountains. We will reach Namche Bazaar, where we will rest for the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,288 m/14,070 ft.

Today will be the last day of walking to Lukla. The trek won't be as challenging, thanks to the decreasing altitude. Trial pass through the wonderfully friendly village of Jorsale and exit the Sagarmatha National Park. We will cross Monjo, Phakding, and then cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Then after the final ascent, which lasts for 40 minutes, we will reach Lukla.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11,280 ft.

Time to head back to your home and share your wonderful experience in Nepal with your family and friends. Also, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We The Himalayan Odyssey, would be honored to be at your service. We provide various tour services. If you also want to trek in another region, we would be happy to guide you.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsFarewell DInner
  • Time30 minutes
  • Maximum Altitude2,860 m/9,186 ft.

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end. On this day, you will have your breakfast and do your last moment shopping. We will get you to the airport and bid farewell. Lastly, if you plan to extend your stay in Nepal, The Himalayan Odyssey will be at your service.

  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.

Cost Details

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
  • Experienced English-speaking trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
  • Staff Insurance
  • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Domestic Flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
  • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
  • Tea house lodge during your trek
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner
  • International flight ticket
  • International airport tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
  • Private Travel Equipment
  • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

Good to Know

Equipment Checklist for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Every trekking wants a certain arrangement of gears and types of equipment for the trip to make your journey more convenient. It is urged to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we admit that our clients have their own judgment for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we have provided some useful clothing & gear during the trek.


Travel Documents

  • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
  • Nepal Visa form (taken at Kathmandu Airport)
  • Travel insurance policy documents
  • Valid passport
  • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
  • Passport photos (4)

Travel Equipment

  • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
  • Lightweight, duffel bag
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel wallet
  • Passport/money belt
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel plug adapters
  • Electrical converter

Travel Clothing

  • Quick-dry undergarments
  • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
  • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
  • Casual shoes
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

Trekking Equipment

  • Day pack (25–35 liters)
  • Sleeping bag suitable to 0°F
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles

Trekking Clothing

  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
  • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
  • Sun hat
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional)
  • Glacier sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana


  • Energy bars
  • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
  • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

Similar Trips

Explore more