Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 19 Days
  • Everest Region Trekking , Nepal

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip At Glance

Best Season
September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
land &Flights
Min. Group Size
1 to 16
Trip Type
tea house

Overview and Highlights

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the exquisite trekking routes in the Everest Region. This trekking route takes you from the lowlands of Jiri to high altitudes of Kalapathar [5,545m]. Everything from the initial phase of this trek to the final end is just enduring to watch. It feels good to be a part of one of the famous treks in the tourism industry of Nepal. You need to be in a health in order to complete this trek.

Trekking from Jiri to Everest provides you panoramic views of beautiful mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest [8,848m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,152m], Mt. Lhotse [8,516m], Mt. Makalu [8,463m], and Ama Dablam [6,456m]. All these peaks in the same range are a perfect art of nature. This design of Mountain View beats up all the rest of the tourism sites around the world.

Getting into the lives of the local Sherpa inhabitants of Namche Bazaar, Khunde and Khumjung adds another prime enjoyment to the trek. It’s fun for extroverts to interact with them, share your trekking experience and know about their primitive lifestyles to fill up your curiosity of trekking.

Most of the trekker head directly to Solukhumbu region just to get a close-up view of the Everest Region. Trekking from Jiri to Kalapathar is all about extending your views on the natural beauties and cultural heritages and also walking through numerical colorful villages in the Everest Region.

Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m).
Several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda, are found in the park.
The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, adds further interest to this site.
National Park Fee : Rs 1000
TIMS Permit require for every foreigner trekkers Cost : $20
Mount Everest

Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) world heritage side of Nepal

The Sagarmatha National Park includes the highest point of the Earth's surface, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). The park is also of major religious and cultural significance in Nepal as it abounds in holy places such as the Thyangboche and also is the homeland of the Sherpas whose way of life is unique, compared with other high-altitude dwellers.

The park encompasses the upper catchments of the Dudh Kosi River system, which is fan-shaped and forms a distinct geographical unit enclosed on all sides by high mountain ranges. The northern boundary is defined by the main divide of the Great Himalayan Range, which follows the international border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. In the south, the boundary extends almost as far as Monjo.

This is a dramatic area of high, geologically young mountains and glaciers. The deeply-incised valleys cut through sedimentary rocks and underlying granites to drain southwards into the Dudh Kosi and its tributaries, which form part of the Ganges River system. The upper catchments of these rivers are fed by glaciers at the head of four main valleys, Chhukhung, Khumbu, Gokyo and Nangpa La. Lakes occur in the upper reaches, notably in the Gokyo Valley, where a number are impounded by the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier (at 20 km the longest glacier in the park). There are seven peaks over 7,000 m. The mountains have a granite core flanked by metamorphosed sediments and owe their dominating height to two consecutive phases of upthrust. The main uplift occurred during human history, some 500,000-800,000 years ago. Evidence indicates that the uplift is still continuing at a slower rate, but natural erosion processes counteract this to an unknown degree.

In the region there are six altitudinal vegetation classed, from oak forests at the lowest elevations to lichens and mosses at the highest elevations. The Himalayan zone provides the barrier between the Palaearctic realm and the Indomalayan realm.

Most of the park (69%) comprises barren land above 5,000 m, 28% is grazing land and about 3% is forested. Six of the 11 vegetation zones in the Nepal Himalaya are represented in the park: lower subalpine; upper subalpine; lower alpine; upper alpine; and subnival zone. Oak used to be the dominant species in the upper montane zone but former stands of this species.

In common with the rest of the Nepal Himalaya, the park has a comparatively low number of mammalian species, apparently due to the geologically recent origin of the Himalaya and other evolutionary factors. The low density of mammal populations is almost certainly the result of human activities. Larger mammals include common langur, jackal, a small number of wolf, Himalayan black bear, red panda, yellow-throated marten, Himalayan weasel, masked palm civet, snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Indian muntjac, serow, Himalayan tahr and goral. Sambar has also been recorded. Smaller mammals include short-tailed mol, Tibetan water shrew, Himalayan water shrew; marmot, woolly hare, rat and house mouse.

Inskipp lists 152 species of bird, 36 of which are breeding species for which Nepal may hold internationally significant populations. The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes. The park's small lakes, especially those at Gokyo, are used as staging points for migrants. A total of six amphibians and seven reptiles occur or probably occur in the park.

There are approximately 2,500 Sherpa people living within the park. The people are primarily Tibetan Buddhists. Their activities are primarily agricultural or trade based. Their properties have been excluded from the park by legal definition. There is and will continue to be an influence on the people by the park and vice versa. The Sherpas are of great cultural interest, having originated from Salmo Gang in the eastern Tibetan province of Kham, some 2,000 km from their present homeland. They probably left their original home in the late 1400s or early 1500s, to escape political and military pressures, and later crossed the Nangpa La into Nepal in the early 1530s. They separated into two groups, some settling in Khumbu and others proceeding to Solu. The two clans (Minyagpa and Thimmi) remaining in Khumbu are divided into 12 subclans. Both the population and the growth of the monasteries took a dramatic upturn soon after that time. The Sherpas belong to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which was founded by the revered Guru Rimpoche who was legendarily born of a lotus in the middle of a lake. There are several monasteries in the park, the most important being Tengpoche.

Popular trekking package is Sagarmatha (Everest area)

Tengboche Monastery
The monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet.
Mount Everest

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery (or Thyangboche Monastery), also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, located in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Sherpa community. Situated at 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), the monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. However, in 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance.

Tengboche monastery located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "outstanding universal value", is draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

Tengboche is also the terminus site of the "Sacred Sites Trail Project" of the Sagarmatha National Park that attracts large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering. It is a circular trail that covers 10 monasteries in a clockwise direction terminating in the Tengboche Monastery.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representatives. After completion of official formalities, we pick our luggage and head towards a 4 star category hotel where you will be transferred to stay overnight.

After an early breakfast, we set up our move from the hotel and initialize our scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri. This route offers outstanding scenic views outside the window. Upon arrival in Bhandar, we stay our night in hotel

This day is the first day of our trekking part. We descend down through deep forests crossing a few streams on our way. Sete is the destination for today where we spend our night at a teahouse or our camp

We take an ascending route to cross the beautiful pass known as Lamjura La. We get to pass through human settlements such as villages of Dagchu and Govem. Viewpoint that come up our way offers superb view of the surrounding environment. Later on, we arrive in Junbesi where we stay overnight

Through the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, we make a steep descend down below. We head towards Khumbu, cross a bridge there and climb to Jubing to continue straight to Bupsa. Camp or teahouse overnght

The trail beyond Bupsa rises through forest areas and passes through Kharte. From Kharte, we enjoy superb views of Khari La Pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains. We then descend futher to Puiyan and ultimately arrive at Surke. Camp or teahouse overnight

We head forward and climb towards Chauri Kharka. At first, our path ascends up to Chhiplung and then descends to Phakding. We stay our night in Phakding

After a several hours of walk from Phakding, we go through many suspension bridges along with the Dudh Koshi River. The destination for today is Lukla which is known to be a paradise for tourists. This place is also the gateway to the Everest Himalaya Region. Teahouse overnight

We spend this valuable day with rest. Acclimatization is very important in certain intervals of days. This idea prevents us from getting victimized by Acute Altitude Sickness that can cause serious problems to our health.

After enough rest and acclimatization, we move towards our destination enjoying superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. In addition, there are chances that we encounter with some of the prettiest wild lives in the region. Stay overnight in Tengboche

Tengboche is popular for offering incomparable views of the pristine mountain peaks. We go through small villages, chortens and mani walls we enjoy a good lunch in the afternoon enjoying pleasing views of Ama Dablam. We arrive in Dingboche at the end of the day. We stay our night here in a teahouse

We start the day with a climb towards Duglha. We arrive at a green meadow where yak’s herd are seen to be grazing. We continue through Phulung Karpo and come across a flowing steam. We cross the bridge over the stream and get to the other side in order to reach Duglha. Camp or teahouse overnight

From Duglha, we make a steep climb to a moraine of the Khumbu glacier. As we walk further, we find ourselves in front of several mountain peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We need to reach Lobuche where we will be staying our night

From Lobuche we head towards Gorakshep and then make a plan to further climb and reach the Everest Base Camp. This feeling is a unique one that standing on this lap of the highest mountain provides. Upon conquering, we return to Gorakshep and stay overnight

This day is the climax of our Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. We set up our move the early morning in order to reach Kalapatthar. This spot is one of the most beautiful viewpoint in the entire country. Kalapatthar is a paradise for explorers as well as for photographers. From here we move towards Pheriche where we stay our night

After an early breakfast, the idea of leaving as early as possible seem a good one. We make our move and go through some of the most admired places in the region. First of all, we arrive in Pangboche which is a superb place to make a brief exploration. After then, we go for Tengboche and then finally reach Namche Bazaar. Teahouse overnight

From Namche Bazaar, we need to now leave the lands of snow and declare an end to our trip. We start our trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla that takes about 8 hours. Teahouse overnight

We get transferred to the Lukla airstrip from where we take a short scenic flight to Kathmandu. We can utilize the remaining half of the day by doing some productive tasks such as shopping or even sightseeing. Hotel overnight

With unforgettable memories taken, we declare an end to our beautiful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will escort you to the airport before 3 hours of scheduled flight time.

Cost Includes:

Cost Include

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  •  Lukla to Kathmandu  Flig
  •  Accomodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking tour guide by car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guest houses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides(Government Licensed holder) and Porters with good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Everest(Sagarmatha) National Park permit fees
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff during trekking period
  •  TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) Card
  •  Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • All administrative works (If necessary) related to government body
  • Government Taxes, legal expenses

Cost Excludes

Cost Exclude

  •  Meals in Kathmandu

  •  International flights

  •  Nepal entry visa fee

  • International flights

  •  All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet

  •  Extra Tea and Coffee. 

  •  Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance

  •  Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request) 

  •  Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.

  •  Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price 

  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have to pay them directly)

  • Tips to trekking staffs ( Amount depends upon you)


A. Everest base camp trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you go on your journey. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or disease must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure.

A. Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall of TIA, he/she will be displaying an Actual Adventure sign board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

A. Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

A. 11 night’s Trekking Guesthouse, 4 nights three/four star hotels in Kathmandu. We use standard rooms from three/four star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the Everest base camp trekking routes teahouses/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Actual Adventure sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

A. In Everest base camp trek most teahouses (lodges) cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

A. Nepal village  is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience! We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

A. *Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.

*Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy 

*Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate

*Flight tickets

*Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

A. No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: - A dental check-up prior to travelling. - That you know your blood group in case of emergency. That if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Actual Adventureat the time of your booking.

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Additional Information

Sagarmatha National Park ( Everest trekking) - 1000RS
Bring Passport and Passport size Photograph
Saturday generally Government and Office are close so if you arriving Friday Evening and want to departure for trekking Next day , let us know
Trekkers’ management system (TIMS) also required Fee: $ 20

Actual Adventure, the environment and responsible tourism
As tourism becomes a truly global industry, we recognize our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We view this not only as an environmental issue but an economic and social one as well. Above all we are committed to the well-being of the communities that are our hosts and the natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that by following these policies we can provide a more rewarding and interesting experience to our clients.

Small groups have less impact on local communities and environments.
Where possible we believe in direct contribution on local communities, we visit by using locally owned and run accommodation and eating locally produced food.
We are careful to ensure that local staff and operators receive a fair rate for their services. We want workers welfare and we know properly law of international labor organization
We encourage our own staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies into practice.
We endeavour to ensure that our practices help in the environmental conservation of the areas we visit.
We provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural and religious beliefs of local communities.
we respect all our valuable clients
we  respect all kinds of language, religions
we never just teach you our culture we want to learn from you too
we would like to established good and familiar relation with you forever during the life
If possible, we request you for not use plastics materials

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, or soroche, is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 feet).[1][2] It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of 'flu, carbon monoxide poisoning or a hangover.[3]. It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude-sickness, as there are no specific factors that compare with this susceptibility to altitude sickness. However, most people can climb up to 2500 meters (8000 ft) normally.

The body's muscles and organs need an adequate supply of oxygen to function properly. As altitude increases, the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant but the pressure decreases, meaning we breathe in fewer oxygen molecules with each breath.

This leaves the body short of its requirements and causes altitude sickness.

It's well known that mountaineers may be affected by altitude sickness, but anyone at high altitudes can experience symptoms. This includes people who fly to high-altitude destinations and those who go on walking and trekking trips.

How severely someone is affected by altitude sickness depends on how high they go and how quickly they ascend. It's unusual for altitude sickness to occur below 2,400m (8,000ft).

When altitude sickness occurs because the body is not getting enough oxygen, mild symptoms may include:

For most people, symptoms start after about six hours of being at high altitude. As long as the person remains at the same altitude, the symptoms will usually disappear within one or two days.

Vomiting, chest pains and shortness of breath are signs that someone is affected more severely. These symptoms may take a day or two to appear.

Coughing up frothy sputum is a sign that fluid is collecting in the lungs, while clumsiness and difficulty walking can occur if the brain swells.

If severe cases of altitude sickness aren't treated, fits, confusion and coma may follow.

What's the treatment?It's important not to ignore altitude sickness. If symptoms are mild, rest, fluids, a light diet and painkillers will enable the body to acclimatise. No further ascent should be attempted until all the symptoms have disappeared.

Descending to a lower altitude is often necessary when symptoms are more severe. If this fails to resolve symptoms, hospital treatment is needed. Any swelling of the brain will be treated with oxygen, rest and drugs.

Most people who are treated correctly for altitude sickness make a full recovery, usually within a few days. However, when the condition is more severe, treatment over a longer period may be necessary.

Problems with altitude sickness can usually be avoided if care is taken to prepare properly. Climbers, in particular, are all too aware of the importance of:

Good physical fitness
Staged ascents that allow time to acclimatise
Drinking plenty of liquid
Being aware of the possibility and the symptoms of altitude sickness
Not ignoring symptoms of altitude sickness if they occur

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