Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri:


Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a world famous trek  that follows a classic trail to the Everest Base Camp. This trail existed before the Lukla airport was built. Everest Base camp trek via Jiri is the original route to Everest and it offers the most spectacular scenery above any other routes that lead to the base camp. This Trek is very scenic trek and offers the hikers superb views of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other snow-capped giants.

 We have to drive to Jiri, from Kathmandu via local bus/ private vehicle. It is scenic driving along the Sunkoshi, Tamakoshi, mude, and charikot.The peoples of this region are down to earth, kind, religious and friendly as in the whole parts of Nepal. On the way to Everest base camp trek via Jiri, around below Lukla where you can see farmers toiling in their field, animals and birds singing and yaks and mules carrying goods for Khumbu.This route offers really green scenery valleys and brings trail up and down.  There is a pass, it is called Lamjura pass, situated at 3530m above the sea level

 Trip Highlights

  • The Classic trekking route to Everest Base Camp
  • Long, Safe and quite route to Everest Base Camp
  • Posibility to explore more areas of Everest Region
  • Free from altitude problems & flight hassle

Trip Informaton


Trekking and Hiking


Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

5550m at Kalapathar

Trip Duration:

22 days

Trip Grade:

Moderate High


 Teahouse on trek, hotel in city


Full board on trek, breakfast in city


Tourist bus/private car/local bus/private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking Hour

4-6hrs per day

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu - You will be warm welcomed at airport by NEAT Airport representative and then you will be transfered to your hotel. Our trip advisor will brief you about your programs. This day, you can have a rest at the hotel or enjoy the walk near by your hotel to get familiar with Nepalese life style and living.

Day 02

Sightseeing/Free day in Kathmandu-For sightseeingwe will be visiting three of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Swayambunath Stupa:You will first visit the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha.It is situated to the west of the city on a hill some 77 meters above the valley.

Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.

Pashupatinath Temple:The sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath is considered the holiest cremation ground, and people bath in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it get more then a million during festivals . Drive back to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03

Kathmandu to Jiri 1950m, drive 9/10 hrs Scenic drive along the way via Dhulikhel, Dolalghat, Mude, Charikot, Tamakoshi & Nepal countryside living life style. Lunch at Mude and Overnight at guest house in Jiri followed by dinner.

Day 04

Jiri to Deurali 2710m, 6 hrs We begin the trek with a climb up to the ridge till top at 2400m. And then the trail drops down to Shivalaya at 1800m. After arriving at Shivalaya, we make again another climb to Sangbadanda at 2150m, Kosaribas at 2500m, then to Deurali, Overnight and dinner at guesthouse

Day 05

Deurali to Sete 2520m, 7 hrs Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khola and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Afterwards, we head to the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the trail is steeply ascended, to reach to Sete. Then we continue through the villages are inhabited by Sherpa’s and other multi cast. Overnight and dinner at guesthouse

Day 06

Sete to Juni-Benshi 2675m, 7 hrs Trek begins with a long but continued climb which rest from yesterday to the Lamjura la pass at 3530m. We are delighted with frost and often snow along the trail in winter & rhododendrons in the spring. The Lamjura pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, before the pass we will have lunch. From Lamjura top we climb down to Junbesi via Tragdobuk then to the attractive Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight and dinner at guesthouse.

Day 07

Juni-Benshi to Nunthala 2220m, 7 hrs This day, we ascend up to 3080m, from where Everest become visible in front of us, From Junbesi the trail follows to Phaplu and the district headquarters and Salleri. From Salung, we descend to the Ringmo Khola & we make a short climb from Ringmo khola bridge that takes us to the 3080m Takshindo pass, We will have lunch at Ringmo then the trail drops down from the Taksindo pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala. Overnight and dinner at guesthouse.

Day 08

Nunthala to Kharikhola 2075m, Gomba Danda 2190m 6/7 hrs The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail ascends through rice field, several Sherpa villages and forests then reach to Khari Khola. And further an hour climb for Gumba danda overnight at guesthouse, on full board meals.

Day 09

Kharikhola/Gomba Danda to Surkhe 2290m/Chheplung 2800m 7/8 hrs We start a day with a ascending towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest passing through a narrow gorge about an hour before Puiyan. We will have lunch at Puyan & then descend to Surkhe and if you could not get to Chheplung then can stop at Surkhe or Chauri Kharka as well. Chheplung is the meeting point people who starts trek from Lukla & way to Jiri. Overnight,dinner and breakfast at the guesthouse.

Day 10

Surkhe/Chablung to Jor-salle 2740m, 6 hrs Today we start at Chheplung, from where we head up the valley, beside the Dudh Kosi, to Sagamartha National Park. We continue our journey through the upstream along the riverbank. Overnight, dinner and breakfast at lodge.

Day 11

Jor-salle to Namche 3440m 4 hrs We keep on our trek through the upstream along the riverbank to the meeting of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi where we have to cross Hilary bridge. We follow up ascending to Namche Bazaar. On the way of climbing, it gives us a chance for incredible photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time of the trip. Overnight at Guest house, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 12

Acclimatization Day As the climate here is so unpredictable and cold so, you should be physically and mentally prepare to face it. After breakfast you will move towards Everest view Hotel/Khumjung. We have to go above Namchebazaar and pass through Syangboche. From the top of hill above Syangboche you will get view of world highest peak,which most & world famous Mount Everest,Tangboche peak (6367m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m) & many more others. After reaching to Khumjung you can visit school established by Hillary. We will start next trek after having lunch passing the foot path of Khimde. After having good time here you will get back to Namche. Overnight at guest house on full board meals.

Day 13

Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m, 5 hrs It is easy to get to Tengboche as the track is flat and we head to Dudhkoshi valley at Punki Thanka. Then we have to climb for Tengboche monastery, known as the spiritual centre of Khumbu. From here we can see awesome view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam on a clear day and other peaks. Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 14

Tengboche to Pheriche 4410m, 5 hrs To reach to Pheriche we need to descend through a beautiful forest and then after crossing Imja khola, we will pass through the village of Pangboche. We will reach Pheriche known as the windy valley. Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 15

Rest Day (Optional climb to Kailash Danda or hike to Chhukung valley) Nagarjun is a hill located on the flands of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. After breakfast we will head to Nagarjun. It may take about 5 hrs to reach Nagarjun. From Nagarjun we can see beautiful view of Lobuche east, Lobuche west, Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. We could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain. Then we will descend back to Pheriche. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16

Trek to Lobuche 4990m, 5 hrs (Optional of resting for one more day at Thukla for acclimatization) We have to trek along a broad valley floor to Dungla. Main specially of Lobuche is Yak pasture, with beautiful sceneries of mountains. Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 17

Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorakshep 5140m,7/8 hrs for night  We have to climb through meadows and moraine stones steps then reach to Gorakshep,either climb to kalapathar or continue heading to Everest base camp. We recommend you go to Everest base camp after you arrive at Gorakshep. From Everest base camp you will not be able to see Mount Everest but you can have a good view of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. Base Camp is the beginning of Everest expeditions. Overnight at a guest house with fullboard meals.

Day 18

Trek to Pheriche. (Optional hike to Kalapathar 5550m for a majestic view of Mt Everest7 hours walk) Wake up early morning and have your breakfast. After breakfast, hike to Kalapathar. From here, we can see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and peaks around & skyline of Tibet.  Same day we will descend back to Pheriche.

Day 19

Trek to Namche Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Pheriche and accomodation at Namche with dinner and breakfast.

Day 20

Trek to Lukla Trek continuously back to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi river about 7 hours from Namche, Lunch at Phakting and overnight at Lukla with dinner and breakfast.

Day 21

Flight back to Kathmandu After having breakfast in the morning we will head towards Lukla airport for scenic flight about 35 minutes to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel for overnight inclusive BB.

Day 22

Free Day At Kathmandu/Departure-This day, you can enjoy free day at Kathmandu or depart for your home or other destination.

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise http://www.trekprepfitness.com.au/

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your holiday comfortable  in the beauty of Everest region.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage wherever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service .


When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help your body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Everest region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu (Peak season you need to wait long queue in airport during the obtaining visa).

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit http://immi.gov.np/

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Everest Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Everest region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.

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    Khumbu glacier

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