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Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek  

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The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the longest classical routes to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC). The route was constructed even before Lukla airport was built. Nevertheless, this route is still popular among trekkers and serves as an alternate route to reach EBC rather than going from Lukla. The trail is renowned for its natural and socio-cultural diversities. 
 
The trail offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Dolakha and Solukhumbhu districts. On the way, trekkers will be captivated by stunning views of the Himalayas, lush green jungles, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and the fertile valleys. During this classic trek, one can enjoy the panoramic vistas of Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, Thamserku etc. Furthermore, as you walk through the paths of these trails, you will come across different cultures of the Sherpa society, the original inhabitants of this area. The trail connects Jiri (popularly known as Switzerland of Nepal), Namche and other villages as well.
 
However, the trek is extensive (23 days) and costly as well. Hence, it is recommended to those trekkers only who have experiences of high altitude and lengthy treks.
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Jiri
Day 04: Trek to Bhandara
Day 05: Trek to Sete
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala 
Day 08: Trek to Bupsadanda 
Day 09: Trek to Puiyan
Day 10: Trek to Phakding
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar 
Day 12: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar 
Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche
Day 15: Rest Day in Dingboche 
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche 
Day 17: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep 
Day 18: Trek to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pheriche 
Day 19: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazaar 
Day 21: Trek to Lukla 
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu
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Name: Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration: 23 days
Grade: Moderate Trek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Camp
Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
Maximum altitude: 5,545m
Per day walking: 5 - 6 hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1,905m)
Today you will be driven to Jiri (188km northeast from Kathmandu, 8 – 9 hrs). 
 
Day 04: Trek to Bhandara (2,194m)
After breakfast you will walk across several beautiful villages amidst nice green scenic background and terrace fields. You will be amazed by the hospitality of locals. Upon reaching Bhandara, a small settlement and also a gateway to Solukhumbu, you will be accommodated for the night.
 
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2,573m)
After breakfast you will descend to Likhu Khola and after crossing the bridge you will come across the windy path that leads you to a small village called Kinja. Excellent views of numerous farmhouses, terrace fields and their surroundings will definitely make your trek worthwhile. Finally, after long day walk you will arrive at Sete for overnight.
 
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2,675m)
Continuing the trek, you will make a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass (3530m). You will be mesmerized with frost and snow along the trail in winter and with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. From this point, you will descend to Tragdobuk at 2,860m heading towardsthe Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2,675m.
 
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala (3,080m)
Leaving Junbesi, the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Continuing the journey, you will leave Salung and make your way downwards to the Ringmo Khola (2,650m). Finally you will reach Nunthala from where Everest will be visible. At Nunthala, you will be accommodated at the local teahouses.
 
Day 08: Trek to Bupsadanda (2,300m)
From Nunthala, the trail heads downwards to Dudh Koshi River followed by Jubling and several other villages. From Jubling, you will climb uphill to the village around the ridge. 
 
Day 09: Trek to Puiyan (2,800m)
From Bupsadanda you will proceed to Puiyan from where you can get the magnificent views of great Himalayas.
 
Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Today the trail will lead you along the long winding path with few small ups and downs to Surke, Chaurikharka, a large scattered settlement also housing a monastery and a high school. The village is known for its fertile soil for barley, wheat and green vegetables. This trail will be then joined by another trail from Lukla towards Phakding, thus, making the path quite busy with more trekkers, porters and pack animals.  Few hours of further walk will bring you at Phakding.
 
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Leaving Phakding, you will be crossing the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo – the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here, you will follow the path to reach Namche, which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear, you will get the first glimpse of Everest from this point.
 
Day 12: Rest day in Namche Bazaar 
Today you will spend your entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. 
 
Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche (3,860m)
This day, from Namche, the trail follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River.  You will get to see some great views of peaks of Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. As you move downwards, you will pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops. The path offers awesome sights of Rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Finally, you will reach Thyangboche, which is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.
 
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
After breakfast, you will start your trek and upon crossing the bridge and several Rhododendron forests, you will arrive at a beautiful village Pangboche. The trail will then continue to Dingboche and to exhale your excitement, Mount Amadablam will get closer and closer. Five more hours of further walk and you will find yourself at Dingboche, which is also the gateway to Chukung Village and Island peak.
 
Day 15: Rest day in Dingboche 
Today you will spend your entire day in Dingboche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. However, if you want, you can also hike around Dingboche.
 
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
Leaving Dingboche, you will ascend towards Lobuche by following the path to Thukla. 
 
Day 17: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,364m)
Today, you will continue the trek towards the Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Ice-fall via Goarkshep village. The route will be accompanied by adventurous windy and rocky paths. Besides, you have opportunities to get glimpses of Mount Pumori, Mount Nuptse and other magnificent peaks.
 
Day 18: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Pheriche (4,371m)
In the early morning, you will move ahead to Kala Patthar (5,545m) from where you can enjoy the view of sunrise in the Himalayas including the mighty Everest, and many other mountain peaks like Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse,  Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, and Thamserku.
 
Day 19: Trek to Thyangboche (3,860m) 
From Pheriche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga by crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Walking across several villages and numerous teashops, the trail then ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpas sell their Tibetan goods. You will be staying overnight in a lodge.
 
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
From Thyangboche, your journey will continue towards Namche. The trail will take you across rivers and rhododendron forests amidst the views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains.
 
Day 21: Trek to Lukla (2,850m) 
This will be the final day of the trek and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes along the Dudh Koshi River. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, you will have time to enjoy local drinks with a company of Sherpa guides and porters.
 
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will check in to the Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping.
 
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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