We offers a classic adventure Everest Base Camp Via Jiri on the old earlier route to Khumbu and Everest region as used by earlier pioneer and mountaineers where you can experience adventure of a life time leading you at the base of world highest Mt. Everest with massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
Everest Base Camp Via Jiri leads to World highest Heritage Sites “The Sagarmatha National Park” (Sagarmatha for Mt. Everest in Nepali meaning Great Mother), this national park was added as World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Everest Base Camp Via Jiri, starts with an interesting overland drive to a lovely town Jiri (known as the Switzerland of Nepal) and driving further to begin this amazing adventure from the village of Shivalaya with alluring panorama of mountains as the walk progress leading through nice rural farm villages of Solu area of lower Everest and Khumbu with steep climb leading to Lamjura pass 3,530 meters high, in the midst of beautiful rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oaks forested area and towards Junbesi a lovely Sherpa large village.
Trekking continues leading to another small pass of Takshindo and to a large village of Numthala with long descend to reach the raging Dudh Kosi River and then uphill to Kharkhola a large village of Sherpa-Magar-Rai and Tamang and slowly our journey enters the Khumbu of Everest area from Phakding onwards with views of snow capped peaks.
This scenic walk leads into Sagarmatha National Park along Dudh Kosi River, crossing several suspension bridges with a climb to famous Namche Bazaar the Sherpa capital and the main town of Khumbu and Everest region.
From Gorakshep at 5,180 m, walk leads to our main highlight of this adventure to Everest Base Camp, with wonderful scenery of giant snow capped peaks.
At base camp marvel the view of tumbling Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a memorable time at base camp, next adventure leads to Kalapathar top at 5,545 m, the highest point of this trip with Mt. Everest at stone throw distance.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive with a warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refresh join the other group member for trip orientation and briefing by our guide / leader regarding trek, hotels, do and don’ts along with evening group dinner.
Starting this fabulous Jiri to Everest base camp trekking, with an interesting drive to Jiri and then to Shivalaya through towns and villages of the Himalayan foothills and to lovely places of Dhulkhel and Chrikot. On reaching Jiri known as Switzerland of Nepal due its mild alpine climate and amazing sceneries, from Jiri drive continues heading east on the winding dirt road to Shivalaya village for overnight stop a nice place on a green valley by the river.
From Shivalaya our first day walk begins leading through several farm villages and fields with short ups and downhill and into lovely forested area, as the walk progress climbing to a small Deurali ridge and then downhill to an interesting large Stupa through villages till Bhandar or Chyangma village is reached for overnight stop.
Morning begins on a winding path through farm terraces, rural villages to reach at Kenja village at 1,634m, Kenja a nice moderate size village, situated in a mild warm climate beneath high hills of Lamjura and Pikey danda with views of Numbur peaks.
From Kenja, a steep climb to Sete village our overnight stop, from here the air gets cooler located on route Lamjura and Junbesi.
Morning walk heading higher towards Lamjura-la pass with a steady climb through lovely rhododendron, pines and oak trees forest, as the trail leads through scattered small farm, after an uphill walk reaching at Lamjura pass near a big stupa and few lodges, after a short break a long descend leading into enchanting forested area all the way to Toctoc, and then continue walk on a wide gradual winding trail to reach Junbesi after a last downhill walk, Junbesi a nice large Sherpa village with an interesting old monastery and high school built by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust.
After a wonderful overnight stop with time to enjoy the village life of Junbesi, morning walk continues leading on a gradual winding path with first glimpse of Mt. Everest and other adjoining peaks of Khumbu area, walk leads downhill to a river, on crossing the bridge a short uphill climb towards Ringmo village for lunch break depending upon the time reaching here or further at Takshindo as time permits.
After Ringmo, a gradual climb into forested area of pines and rhododendron trees to reach at Trakshindu hill top and a pass at the height of 3,070m, the top marked with Mani Stupa known as chortens offering great views of Numbur, Kusum Kangguru, Thamersarkhu and Kantega peaks towards North.
From here a long descend to reach at Nunthala via Takshindo village and monastery, continue downhill into forest till the walk comes to reach a farmland around outskirt of Nunthala village, from here a short easy and gentle walk brings at Nuntahla also called Manidingma, a large hill village with Rai and Sherpa people.
From here onwards the temperature gets much cooler getting close to Khumbu and Everest region, morning walk begins with downhill to a bridge over raging glacial Dudh Kosi River, on crossing the river, walk leads on a winding uphill path to Jubing village, from here an hour or more uphill climb to Kharikhola for overnight stop at the height of 2,250 meters, this is a large village of Sherpa and Magar tribe,
After Kharikhola journey heads towards a high ridge of Bupsa hill, walk leads to cross a river at the end of the Kharikhola village, then a steep climb for an hour to Bupsa a small place with number of lodges and shops, located on a ridge offering grand views of rolling hills and valleys.
From Bupsa a slow winding climb through mix alpine forested area with much bird life of pheasant and magpie. Walk carries on climbing above Kharte Dande a pass at 3,880m high leading higher above Dudh Kosi River, morning walk on reaching at Puiyan village for lunch a farm settlement with many tea-houses and lodge located in the middle of a thick forest.
After lunch at Puiyan walk is moderate on a nice pleasant path with view of Lukla town and the airstrip, the last leg of the walk leads to a descend to Surkhe village for overnight stop, Surkhe located just an hour below Lukla.
From Surkhe onwards at Khumbu area one of high and remote district of Mid East Nepal, morning walk on a wide undulating trail reaching at Choplung village, where the trail from Lukla meets, from here onwards on the main popular route to Everest base camp, after being on a quiet and isolated Solu area, from here onwards coming across trekkers, porters and Yaks, walk follows through many small villages and farm lands with great scenery and then reaching at Phakding for overnight stop this village located by the Dudh Kosi (river)
Today walks leads into Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, from here walking on the river bank, after the last bridge an uphill haul for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here with 2 nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.
After a week long walk a necessary rest day in this perfect place for acclimatization, morning short hike to park museum, information on mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic beautiful place offers a grand vista of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, options a hike to Everest View Hotel for beautiful scenery of mountains above old Syangboche air strip.
An optional walk of few hours to Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic holy peak of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu.
Day 12: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05hrs. After a good rest and acclimatization, morning starts along a gradual winding nice path through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Amadablam, on route walk offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, after a rest here an uphill climb through nice forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery. A scenic spot with views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, this place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.
In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe expedition.
Morning walk leads to a long descend at Imjatse river, walking into beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, on reaching the bridge where tree lines ends for smaller juniper and rhododendron bushes, after the bridge a slow climb to reach at Pangboche the last permanent village, beyond only settlement with lodges to serve trekkers.
The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with excellent view of Amadablam at close distance, and then stopping for lunch break at Shomare popular spot for lunch and short break, after lunch on the gentle uphill for few hours and then climb after the bridge for short while to reach at Dingboche located in the wonderful Imjatse valley, after a nice pleasant trek walk of the day.
On leaving Dingboche, taking an uphill path to reach at a ridge festooned with prayer flags and stupas, with excellent views of the valley and snow capped peaks, walk is gentle on the slow uphill slope all the way to Thugala for lunch a small place where the Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river, here the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche meets, here with stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, afternoon an hour to a ridge with many memorials of the late climbers both foreigners and Nepalese mountaineers.
From here a pleasant walk but catching slight of altitude as it leads to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Morning walk is long to Everest base camp, our main highlights of this adventure, taking a slow move reaching a path close to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists, from this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, as the walk leads through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After a break here continue walk to Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp, around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After a great moment feeling high return journey back to Gorakshep for another adventure climb to Kalapathar next early morning.
Getting up early morning, trek and climb on a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panorama view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks, this will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5,545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue the return journey all the way to Thugla through Lobuche and finally ending the walk at Pheriche valley for overnight stop.
Pheriche a nice settlement just near Dingboche, with many good lodges and a HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post with super views of Taboche, Cholatse, Amadablam.
After Pheriche a pleasant walk with few ups to Tengboche, the path leads downhill much of the way through Pangboche village on reaching the bridge a climb back into tree lines to Tengboche for overnight stop.
Morning walk starts with a descend to Imjatse River at Phungetenga, after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then on the gentle winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, after a nice refreshing break at Namche journey continues following downhill all the way to Dudh Kosi River valley, with short ups and downs reaching back at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then to Monjo village for overnight stop in this lovely small village.
Last day of this great adventure Jiri to Everest base camp ending at Lukla, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path to reach at Lukla, after a last final climb of 40 minutes, in Lukla reaching for lunch and overnight stop, a free afternoon to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.
From Lukla daily flight operates early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal transfer back to respective hotels.
Today, last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience trekking Jiri to Everest Base Camp, DH staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.
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It all depends on the client’s requirement. However, we patronize 3-5 star standard Hotels, in Kathmandu for our clients as these hotels are conveniently located in the center of the popular Thamel district. Outside Kathmandu, clients are made to stay in teahouse and camp as required.
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a paradise for a keen botanist and naturalist.
Destination Holidays trekking involves for 4 to 7 hours of walking every day, depending on trails and altitude as per the trip selected, with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa guides can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Tipping though not compulsory however has become a customary in Nepal. 13 per cent VAT and 2.2 per cent Tourist Service Fee is usually included in your bill. Waiters, Bell boys and room maids would be happy to receive tips. Don’t give tips to Taxi drivers.
All our treks and tours are led by expert guides and local leaders for other language can be arranged on request beside English speaking guide.