Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Bus or Car & Airplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 5550m

Highlights

  • Base Camp of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world.
  • Walk through the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa.
  • Lukla Airport is World famous airport with a short runway.
  • Namche Bazar is a world-renowned village at a high altitude.
  • Kala-Patthar (5545m), the highest point of the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek gives a panoramic view of mountains: Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse.
  • Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Sacred Himalayan Landscape, World Wildlife Fund.
  • Tengboche Monastery (Dudh Koshi George).
  • Trails crafted by Sherpa culture and mysterious mani-stones.

Everest Base Camp is the most appetizing destination throughout the world as it is the base camp of the world’s peak. The demand for visiting Everest Base Camp (EBC) is so overflowing that an alternate route to Everest Base Camp is available. A helicopter ride can land you at Everest Base Camp (EBC) in a day or can choose the trek route by the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

However, if travelers seek to follow the footsteps of the first climbers of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, they can choose the Jiri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek route. In this option of trek route, trekkers can trek through the trails adopted by the first climbers of Mount Everest as well as take the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu while returning from Everest Base Camp. This route of Everest Base Camp is preferable if travelers plan for a longer trip.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trails offers the opportunity to climb up the elevation from (1800m) to (5500 m) by crossing the high hills and deep down a fearlessly flowing river through a suspension bridge. The diversity you encounter in Jiri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek route ranges from the grassy spread pastures, dense wild alpine forest, and yak farms to calm glaciers and glacial ridge, Kalapathar.

The historical Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek route encompasses the habitat of ethnic groups such as Tamang, Sherpa, and Magar, and like the variety of flora-fauna as rare as the snow leopard and red panda. Nepal Adventure Team forms the ultimate Jiri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek pack for interested and active travelers. Nepal Adventure Team’s plans are well organized to meet up the altitude difference and possible contingent situation. 20 Days Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek route is made more alluring by the decoration of peculiar mani-stones and vivid prayer flags.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive to Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2Preparation day in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 3Morning drive to Bhandar (Chyangma) (2,200m) through Jiri - 08 hours
  • Day 4Trek to Sete (2,575m) - 06 hours.
  • Day 5Trek to Junbesi 2,700 m via Lamjura-la (3,530m) -06 hours.
  • Day 6Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) (2,220m) - 06 hours.
  • Day 7Trek to Kharikhola (2, 050m) - 06 hours
  • Day 8Trek to Surkhe (2,300m) - 06 hours.
  • Day 9Trek to Phakding (2,650m) - 06 hours.
  • Day 10Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 11Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
  • Day 12Trek to Thyangboche (3,867m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 13Trek to Dingboche (4,260m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 14Trek to Lobuche (4,930m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 15Trek to Gorakhshep (5,170m), Everest Base Camp (5,334m) and return to Gorakshep - 06 hours.
  • Day 16Hike to Kalapathar (5,545m) trek to Pheriche (4,240m) - 05 hours.
  • Day 17Trek to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche (3,900m) and Thyangboche. 6/7 Hours
  • Day 18Trek back to Lukla - 07 hours.
  • Day 19Fly back to Kathmandu and free time.
  • Day 20International departure

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop by private car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant showcasing traditional music and dance
  • 3 nights standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing and BB plan basis
  • Lukla – Kathmandu by flight 
  • Teahouse lodge accommodation throughout the trek
  • Required full board meals- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for the entire trek
  • Tea/coffee in a cup and daily seasonal fruits, and salads during the trek
  • Fully licensed and qualified trekking guide (leader and assistant) as per the group requirement
  • Porter service(1porter for 2 trekkers)
  • All the staff's expenses including flights, salary, food, accommodation, types of equipment, insurance, etc.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
  • Local government Rural municipality fee 
  • Optional supply if necessary: sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bags (requires to return after trek)
  • Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) T-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • Trekking route maps
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag 
  • All the government VAT and local taxes
  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, battery charge, laundry, hot shower, and extra porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
11 Dec, 2022 - 30 Dec, 2022GuaranteedUS$ 1535
18 Dec, 2022 - 06 Jan, 2023GuaranteedUS$ 1535
25 Dec, 2022 - 13 Jan, 2023GuaranteedUS$ 1535

Useful Information

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of the same sex though he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations

All meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.

Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS (Acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking the Jiri to Everest base camp trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
9. Trousers.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
2. Toiletries.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack/backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuff.
13. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role in
A. respecting the local laws, customs, and beliefs
B. always ask for permission before doing something local or consult the leader
C. keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
D. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

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