Jiri to EBC Trek offers you the original route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who made the first successful summit to Mount Everest (8848m). This classic Everest Base Camp Trek provides you with an incomparable experience of natural beauty and cultural wonders. The trekkers can explore mountain valleys, Sherpa villages, Buddhist culture, and witness the breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains during this one of a fantastic trek.
Jiri to EBC Trek starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). After a short stay in the valley, the trip begins with a drive to Jiri, which is filled with beautiful scenes of the Sun Koshi River and amazing landscape. The portion from Jiri to Phakding offers a pleasing experience with its quiet landscapes and calm surrounding. It involves up and down hiking and passing through many Sherpa villages on the way. The spectacular rhododendron, fir, pine, maple, and birch forests add an extra charm to the already satiating trek. Beyond Namche, the trail continues to rise while the night temperature drops as you move higher towards the mountains. En route, you visit Thubten Chholing Monastery in Junbesi and Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche along with many smaller monasteries. After a final acclimatization day in Dingboche, you make your way to Everest Base Camp, from where you can get an astonishing view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and many other snowy mountains. A hike to Kala Patthar blesses you with the best view of Everest (8848m) as the first rays of the rising sun touch the tip of the roof of the world. The fulfilling Jiri EBC Trek comes to an end after you retrace your way back to Lukla through various Sherpa villages.
Epic Adventures is a reputed company in the field of travel and tourism. We take care of your accommodation, transportation, permits, trekking equipment, and provide you with good meals and safe drinking water. With our excellent trek packages and high quality of service, we assure you a wonderful trekking experience in the beautiful Himalayan country.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
The trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit some of the prominent sites of Kathmandu like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO, these places give you a glimpse of the culture and history of Kathmandu city. You will then have a short meeting with your trekking guide who will give you briefs of the trek and will help you prepare well for it. Overnight at the hotel.
Today you leave Kathmandu and drive to Jiri, also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. It will be a long drive to Jiri but you get to enjoy scenic views of the Sun Koshi River along with the picturesque hills and terraced fields attached to the gorge. Jiri is a small town in eastern Nepal and the ancient gateway to the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.
The trek to Everest Base Camp begins today. You walk through beautiful villages and farm fields before proceeding to descend from Deurali, where you can see many prayer flags and decorated Mani walls. This indicates your entry into the region with Buddhist culture. An easy descent through the forest takes you to the settlement of Bhandar. Overnight at lodge.
The trail descends through the fields and follows a small stream. After crossing the stream, you enter a deep forest. The trail then drops to a canyon and descends towards a Sherpa village called Kenja. From there, you ascend and arrive in Chimbu. From the trail junction, go right through the rhododendron forest to reach Sethe. Overnight at lodge.
On a steep trail, cross the villages of Kinja and Nimar and then ascend towards Lamjura Danda. During this ascend, you pass through lush rhododendron, fir, pine, maple and birch forests. Cross Lamjura La (3530m) and descend along the ridge following Taktor River to arrive in the beautiful village of Junbesi, inhabited by the Sherpas. Overnight at lodge.
Cross Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge and then trek through the forest on a winding trail to arrive in Salung. From Salung, you descend to Ringmo Khola and then make a short climb to Taksindu La (3870m). Then descend along the conifer and rhododendron forests and terraced fields to reach Nunthala. Views of Thamserku (6608m), Mera (6476m), and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) start to appear in the skyline. Overnight at lodge.
Today’s trail takes you to the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the bridge, you follow the trail through terraced fields and several small villages. Then, walk through the forest and climb to reach Jubhing. After lunch in Jubhing, continue to trek through the forest until you reach Khari Khola, the village of Mani walls. Overnight at lodge.
You cross Khari Khola and ascend to Bupsa through the lush forest dotted with Chortens. You then cross Karne Khola on a bridge and climb up a slippery trail around Kari La (3080m) to reach the wooden bridge above Paiya Khola. Crossing the bridge, you ascend to the village of Paiya, which hosts amazing views of Mera (6476m), Kusum Khankaru (6367m), and Karyolung (6511m). Overnight at lodge.
From Paiya, you climb upwards and cross Chutok La (2945m). Further, you reach Surke and then walk steadily with the view of Lukla to reach the bridge over Kamsyawa River. Then you pass several monasteries and Chortens along the Sherpa villages to finally arrive in Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
Follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridges over the river to arrive in the village of Monjo. Monjo is a small village situated at the entrance gate to Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the park’s boundary, you descend and gradually walk to Jorsalle. You then ascend alongside Dudh Koshi River to arrive in Namche Bazaar, the commercial hub of Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.
Today is a rest day in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. You can hike up to the beautiful village of Khumjung to have a look at the Yeti skull displayed in its monastery. The mountains look even better from Khumjung. You then hike back to Namche Bazaar and visit the Sherpa Museum to get a better insight into their rich culture and lifestyle. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The trail is moderately flat and provides magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). The trail then descends to Dudh Koshi River and later ascends through juniper and pine forests to reach Tengboche. In Tengboche, you visit the sacred Tengboche Monastery, which is the most revered by the Sherpas in the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.
Today you descend for a couple of hours until you reach Imja Khola. From there, you go further to the village of Pangboche. The trail continues into isolated yak pastures and fields then goes to Pheriche. The right trail from there will take you to Dingboche. Amazing views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), and Everest (8848m) can be seen from the beautiful Sherpa village of Dingboche. Overnight at lodge.
This is another day for acclimatization. You can either take a full rest or explore the areas. If you are interested, you can trek to Chhukhung for an alluring view of the snow-capped mountains like Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m), among others. Then you return to Dingboche for the overnight stay.
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla passing the check post in Pheriche. Above Dughla is a line of Chortens, established in the memory of mountaineers who passed away on their way to Everest (8848m). You then climb alongside Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche, situated at the base of Lobuche range. Overnight at lodge.
Today is the day you reach Everest Base Camp. You ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path which makes it a tricky climb. As you reach the base camp, you can enjoy the incredible melt patterns and ice tower views of the upper part of Khumbu Glacier. The views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Khumbuste (6665m), Nuptse (7861m), and Pumori (7165m) along with several other snowy mountains are amazing from Everest Base Camp. From the base camp, you trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.
You wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar. From the top of Kala Patthar, you can witness the first rays of the sun touch the tip of Mount Everest and give the beautiful snowy mountain an orange tint. After enjoying the view of Everest (8848m) and other mountains of the Khumbu region, you head back to Gorakshep and have breakfast. From there, you retrace your steps back to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.
Descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees. Then cross a bridge over Imja Khola. You then rapidly descend through the pine forest past many villages to eventually reach Sanasa. Enjoying the views of Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m), you make a final descent on a forested trail to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today you retrace your trail to Lukla. It is mostly a downhill trek alongside Dudh Koshi River. Cross the high suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River to arrive in Jorsalle. Cross more bridges and villages to reach Phakding. The uphill trail from Phakding is dotted with monasteries, Chortens, and painted Mani walls until reaching Lukla. Overnight at lodge.
Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the scenic view of the beautiful landscapes and high mountains from above. Our company van will come to pick you up at the airport. After some rest at the hotel, you can go shopping or chill at the bars in Thamel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our company representative will drop you to the airport from where you take the flight back home.