Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Code: EJB
For those adventurers wanting to step back in time, and become one with the majesty of the Himalaya, this long and challenging Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is highly recommended. This outstanding trek follows the classic trekking route used by the late Sir Edmund Hillary and late Tenzing Norgay for their approach to Mt. Everest in 1953. Starting with a scenic eight hour drive to Jiri and begin the trek to Everest Base Camp at Shivalaya through lush low lands and alpine forests, Buddhist monasteries, and the authentic Sherpa Villages of the lower Solukhumbu. If you need to get away and unplug, this is the best trip ever for you. You will cross through the Lamjura High Mountain Pass while enjoying the excellent views of towering snowcapped peaks in the distance. Each evening you will stay at lodge along the route.
Reaching the Dudh Kosi River, you will walk beneath the airfield at Lukla and continue your journey heading northwards to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to one of the most remarkable high mountain landscapes on earth. After long days of walking you will spend one extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and rest. Then you will continue your trek to the monastery village of Tengboche and other interesting villages such as Dingboche , Lobuche , Gorak Shep until you reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. From Gorak Shep you will hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp and next morning climb to the top of Kala Patar, to enjoy the best Everest views.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek provides a good opportunity to explore the socio - life of the Himalayan Sherpa people along with their religion, customs and tradition. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed birds fill the skies and exotic flowers like rhododendron, blue pine,magnolias, chir pine, hemlock and juniper make the trekking a wonderful experience. After you walk down to Namche Bazaar you will follow the same trail up to Lukla. Usually this part of the trail between Namche Bazaar and Lukla is considered crowded, however, after so much time on a quiet trail in the Khumbu region, encountering fellow travelers from around the world will be pleasant and enjoyable moment for you..
The condition of the trail and teahouses along the trekking route from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is in good shape and most of the teahouses are in operation for the upcoming season after the earthquake. The Everest region did experience some damages to schools and teahouses on 25th April and 12th May, 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.
A traditional trekking trail starting from Jiri which offers many traditional aspects of the lives of different ethnic groups. We visit the Sagarmatha National Park, explore flora & fauna, glaciers & deep valley, experience Sherpa culture & lifestyle, enjoy mountain scenery including the world's highest mountains.