Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek



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The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the route of legendary mountaineers like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the base camp of the world's highest mountain.  This is the classic mountain trail that was used by these first mountaineers on the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953. The mountain trail from Jiri to Everest was used by Sir Edmund Hilary and every mountaineering expedition and trek into the region until the small airport in Lukla was built in the 1960s.  The short flight now offers a significant short cut.


Nowadays, although due to time restriction, many trekkers opt to take a flight to Lukla and start the trek from there.  The Everest base camp trek starting in Jiri is equally popular and regularly used by trekkers as it has its own gratifications.  The hilly mountain country, beautiful villages, rivers and streams, less crowded trails and most importantly the opportunity for gradual acclimatization are a few of the route's offerings that attract trekkers to this itinerary.  This route also provides an opportunity to visit more Buddhist monasteries and more of the gorgeous ethnic villages that represent simple, yet rich, mountain lifestyles.

Trekkers on this trail will gain an intense and enduring experience.  Jiri to Everest base camp is a great adventure for travelers who are physically fit, in good health and are determined to challenge themselves with the unpredictability and rigors of mountain life.



DAY 1  Arrive in Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft]

DAY 2  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

DAY 3  Drive Kathmandu to Jiri [1300m/4264 ft]: 7-8 hrs

DAY 4  Jiri trek to Bhandar [2220m/7220ft]: 8 hrs

DAY 5  Bhandar to Sete [2575m/8450ft]: 7-8 hrs

DAY 6  Sete to Junbesi [2670m/8760ft]: 7-8 hrs

DAY 7  Junbesi trek to Nunthala [2220m/7280 ft]: 7-8 hrs

DAY 8  Nunthala to Bupsa [2360m/7,740ft]: 6-7 hrs

DAY 9  Bupsa to Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 7-8 hrs

DAY 10  Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,284ft]: 5-6 hrs

DAY 11  Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

DAY 12  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 to 6 hrs

DAY 13  Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 14  Dingboche (4410m/14468ft)

DAY 15  Dingboche - Lobuche [4410 m/16,207 ft]: 2 - 4 hrs

DAY 16  Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft]

DAY 17  Gorak Shep to Pheriche.

DAY 18  Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar: 5-6 hrs

DAY 19  Namche Bazaar-Lukla [2,800m/9,186ft]: 6-8 hrs

DAY 20  Fly Back Lukla - Kathmandu

DAY 21  Departure Kathmandu



» All airport/hotel transfers

» Three nights 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

» Welcome and farewell dinner

» Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek

» A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees

» Kathmandu to Jiri transport in private vehicle

» Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure tax

» An experienced English-speaking trekking guide & assistant Guide

» Porters to carry luggage. Including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging

» All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

» A comprehensive medical kit

» All government and local taxes



» Nepal visa fee

» International airfare to and from Kathmandu

» Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

» Travel and rescue insurance

» Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)

» Tips for guides and porters


Please contact us for more information.

Imperial Expedition 

218 S. Main Street,
​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office: (734) 997-7229

Direct: (303) 834-5512

E-mail: info@imperialexpedition.com