Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Follow the path of Tenzing Norgay and Admund Hillary for Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri

Duration Duration 21 Days
Meals Meals
  • 18 dinner
  • 20 breakfast
  • 17 Lunch
Accommodation Accommodation
  • Three-night hotel
  • 17 Night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Flight
Price Reduced US$ 2450 Price Starts From US$ 1950
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 Meter Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Jeep/Bus and flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The traditional route to Everest is the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Unlimited records were set, and numerous tragic stories have been created on Everest by those who used the trail in the past. The current trend of the Everest Base Camp Trekking is the mountain flight to Lukla and the start of the trek. However, the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek will be different and diversified. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek or EBC Trekking is also called a traditional Everest trekking route & the best trail for Exploring Everest with Peregrine Treks.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Follow the footprint of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Low chances of suffering from high altitude
  • Drive to Bhandara via the land of a different ethnic group like Chhetri, Jirel, and Newars and scenic fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy longer days for trekking and sightseeing around surroundings like yak Farms, Pastures, Mountains, etc.
  • Stunning view of Mount Everest and Sunrise as well as sunset view from Kala Patthar
  • Lodge accommodation and everyday organic food with natural mineral water
  • Namche Bazar, Sherpa Culture, and Sherpa Museum

Peregrine would like to present this varied trekking in Nepal experience to our valued clients at a reasonable price. The bus drive from Kathmandu to the Sete would be a different opportunity for you to witness Nepalese people’s rural hilly highway lifestyle. The trail passes the beautiful town of Jiri. Because of its astounding beauty during the snowfall season.

You can find the famous Chhurpi (hard cheese) in Jiri. The trekking takes place once you have reached the Sete or Bhandara in a Jeep or Bus. The places like Deurali, Nunthala, and Bupsa showcase the lowland hilly temperate forests, while the upper belt consists of the alpine woods. The Classic EBC Trekking and the usual EBC trek trails meet in Phakding.

Trekking Route for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The usual trekking route to Everest is Lukla to the Everest Base Camp. You need to take one day’s rest at Namche for acclimatization and should cross Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorekshep to reach Everest Base Camp. The visit to the Everest Base Camp will be your ultimate destination for the trip. Everest Base Camp is near Gorakshep; you can get there on a short hike. Once you have reached the foothill of Mount Everest, then the feeling of victory and pride takes center stage.

The climbing season of Everest would give you an idea regarding the multinational people coming together. Their tales of summit success and failures would lure you. Once you have reached the EBC, the early morning hike to the Kala Patthar; will allow you to witness the sunrise from the highest possible place on earth. The magnificent sunray on the horizon behind the lofty mountains is worth watching. Then the  Classic Everest Base Camp Trek route returns to Lukla.

It is a traditional yet alternative route trek to Everest Base Camp. Hence, Peregrine Treks offers this Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek at a competitive price. Come and join us for the adventurous trek in the Himalayas.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

    Peregrine Treks representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek plan and requirements will discuss at the hotel.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri

    The early morning drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar, about 187 km of the journey, takes place on this day, passing by Jiri, the magnificent small town. This place is the traditional Everest Base Camp and expedition journey starting time. The drive from Jiri to Bhandar would be mesmerizing because of the views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Dorje Lakpa.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03: Bhandar to Sete (2575m/8450 ft): 6/7 hrs

    The descending trekking takes place through thick forests crossing small glacial rivers and the small village of Dokharpa and Baranda. Then the trekking will ascend towards Surma Khola and continue the journey to Likhu Khola Valley. Finally, Sete passed by the Chimbu and settled in Kenja.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04 Sete trek to Junbesi (2670 m/8760 ft): 6/7 hrs

    The uphill trekking to Lamjura La, passing by a forest of maple, rhododendrons, pine, magnolia, birch, and local vegetation, consists of slight descent to Tragdobuk and Junbesi.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Junbesi trek to Nunthala (2220m/7280 ft): 6 hrs

    Crossing the stream past Junbesi with an uphill climb up the forest and after an hour’s trekking, the views of the Himalayas appear in front of your eyes. The visible mountains would be Nuptse, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and other mountains. This place provides the first view of Mount Everest. Further descending to Ringmo Khola and again ascending to Salung takes place. Then another hour of descending will take you to Nunthala.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m/7,740 ft): 5/6 hrs

    The descending trekking activity takes place from Nunthala to Dudh Koshi River. Then the trail follows the River heading upward to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The steep uphill from Khari Khola takes you to Bupsa.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Bupsa to Surke (2290m/7282ft): 5/6 hrs

    From Bupsa, the trail is wooded and passes the Karte. The path from Kharte would be an uphill climb taking you to Khari La Pass. The climbing and downhill along the Khari La Pass, Khumbila Mountains lap, and Puiyan finally reach the Surke.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Surke to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 4/5 hrs

    The trail takes uphill from the Surke area, climbing momentum towards Charikharka. Then the trek moves to Phakding, ascending to Chhiplung.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Phakding to Namche

    Phakding to Namche is a relatively easy trekking time spanning up to 3 hrs. The trail comprises a suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags on it. The views of the mountains start to welcome you towards its lap. The highlight of this part of the trail would be the Tibetan wall paintings and the occasional pictures of the mountains.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Acclimatization day in Namche.

    In the early morning, has a small breakfast and go to Everest View Hotel. Everest Base Camp trekking requires strength and endurance as well as willpower. The day’s rest will be taken in Namche to prepare for the trek upwards. The acclimatization hiking will take place as you will be taken to the world’s highest-located hotel, The Everest View Hotel, after Breakfast.

    The panoramic views of the mountains and the hotel’s surrounding area are splendid. It is highly recommended that the trekkers go through the acclimatization hiking as it prepares their body and soul for the trekking.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Namche to Tengboche

    The trekking trail from Namche to Tengboche consists of everyday flat land trekking and steep uphill. The flat trail trekking provides outstanding views of Mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, and other Himalayan ranges.

    The trail on the banks of Dudhkoshi River and the rhododendron forests amaze you. The distant scenes of the majestic Himalayas will also mesmerize you and let you forget today’s hardship. Once you have reached Tengboche, serenity prevails. The continuous prayers and the smell of incense from the monastery would ignite your spiritual self.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Tengboche to Dingboche

    The trekking trail is slightly downhill and enters the small valley passing by Pangboche. The usual crossing of the river from the suspension bridge and wooden bridges are there with the general view of the mountains above you.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Dingboche to Khangsaar Village/Nagarjun for your acclimatization

    Another rest day will occur in Dingboche. We have carefully designed this itinerary to provide the maximum safe adventure possible. Therefore this acclimatization trek should take place. This acclimatization trekking to Khangsaar Village would allow you to witness the Sherpa Community culture and lifestyle. After discussing with the trekking leader, we will take you to Nagarjuna or Khangsaar. The climatic factors and the conditions of the trekkers would be the reason behind these destinations.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Dingboche to Lobuche

    The trekking starts uphill, and the trail would be in a small Mountain Valley. The place is so romantic because of the picturesque views of the mountains and surrounding hills. Once we have lunch in Dukla, steep uphill trekking will take you to the Lobuche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Lobuche to Gorekhshep to EBC and return to Gorekhshep for night

    This day’s trekking ends in anticipation. Though the trekking body starts to drain out, the expectation of reaching the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain motivates your willpower. Once you have reached the EBC, the region’s views and grandeur amaze you. If the time is during the climbing season of Everest, then meeting the climbers and listening to their tales would be a mesmerizing experience. Once you have savored and walked in the lap of Mount Everest, you have to trek back to Gorakshep for accommodation.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Gorakhshep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche

    The early morning hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is another rich experience in your EBC trekking. The views of the surrounding mountains and the sun rays coming out of the basement of the Himalayas kissing its tip would be the best scenes ever viewed by your eyes. The flocks of trekkers passing by and the splendid views of the Mountains would be your most memorable morning of a lifetime. After breakfast, the trekking downhill will take you to Pheriche, passing by a windy valley.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 17: Pheriche to Namche

    The Pheriche to Namche is relatively easy, and it would be amazing to see the trekkers going to EBC as it gives you satisfaction and a victorious feeling. The mesmerizing memory of your journey will help you finish the trekking quicker than ascending to EBC. Though descending seems to be easy, it should be noted that careful considerations should be taken.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Trek back from Namche to Lukla

    Trek back to Lukla approximately 6-7 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

    After a 35-minute flight, return to Kathmandu. Full day free for shopping. A farewell dinner with traditional Nepalese delicacies will be given to you from Peregrine Treks, and we will discuss the trip’s details.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 20: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    The experienced tour leader of Peregrine Treks will accompany you to the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE listed sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square, or Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 21: Departure

    On this day, you will be departing at Tribhuvan International Airport, 3 hours before than flight time

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle and Kathmandu to Bhandara by Bus/Jeep
  • 3 Nights three-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Lukla – Kathmandu Flight tickets as per itinerary
  • Full-day Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing in a private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • Duffel bags, t-shirts, achievement certificates, and trekking maps are accessible services from the company.
  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee and international airfare
  • The excess weight of luggage charge(s) in the flight
  • Extra Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal before return from Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu during your trek. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities. Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities in lower elevations, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.


During Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, you will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.). Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

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