Everest Base Camp via Jiri - 26 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 26 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring, Autumn & Summer/Monsoon
  • Trip Area Everest/Khumbu Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5,545m.|18,192ft.

Highlights

  • No overwhelming flight to Lukla
  • The trek begins from Bhandara, where will reach driving
  • The trekking route is adventurous and goes through beautiful villages, dense forests, terraced fields
  • You will cross many streams and thrilling suspension bridges along the way
  • Get to see the lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas
  • Explore gorgeous Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri
  • Cross challenging Cho La pass
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, lap of world's highest mountain
  • Enjoy glorious sunrise from Kala Patthar with an excellent view of Everest
  • Witness breathtaking mountain views and sceneries

Are you afraid of flying? Do you not want to take the nerve-wracking flight to Lukla? Then our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri - 26 days, is the best alternative to explore the beauty of Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri - 26 days is a budget-friendly trekking package of ours that leads travelers to the lap of Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m/29,028 ft), explores the stunning Gokyo valley, and crosses the challenging Cho La pass. We have designed this special Everest Base Camp trek without flying to Lukla package for individuals who cannot fly to Lukla because of their personal reasons. 

This package is the combination of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes Trek. To reach the Khumbu region, we will begin trekking from the Solu region. We can say the lower part of the Everest region. The trail ascends through dense forests and picturesque villages, crossing many passes and suspension bridges.

You will get to see the lifestyle and culture of Sherpas during the Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri. Visit ancient monasteries along the way and witness breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kondge, Thamserku, Makalu, Cho Oyu, etc. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri is an adventurous and satisfying venture in the Himalayas.

Gokyo valleys house the sacred Gokyo Lakes that range from 4,700 m to 5,000 m (15,400 ft to 16,400 ft). These are the highest freshwater lake systems in the world. From Gokyo, the trail climbs the Cho La pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft) and joins the base camp Everest trekking route.

Located at 5,364 meters, Everest Base Camp is the lap of the highest mountain in the world and the dream destination for adventure lovers. Likewise, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri ascend to Kala Patthar (5,545m.|18,192ft.), a famous viewpoint. 

Best time to do Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri

Like any other trek, March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn) are the best time to do this trek because of stable weather, moderate climate, and clear views. 

You can also do this trek in summer/monsoon (May to September) with us. The temperature ranges from 18°C to 5°C. During monsoon, the morning and night can get cold. Therefore, do carry a few warm pieces with you.

We have opened our booking for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek from Jiri - 26 days for 2022/2023 spring, autumn, and summer/monsoon. Contact us anytime to know more in detail about the package.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Land at the international airport in Kathmandu. Our team will welcome you to the airport and drive you to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner and prepare for the trek.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner

Duration: 4.5-5 hours

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will load our luggage and begin driving towards Bhandara. The drive will be scenic and gets a little bumpy from time to time.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 244m./800ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours

Leaving Bhandara behind, you will begin trekking on a downhill path that leads to a Likhu Khola. Kinja is situated on the bank of the river. While descending, you get to see the stunning view of the valley.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 1030m./3379ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours

The trail from Kinja ascends through farmhouses and terraced fields to Sete. Further, trekking through lush rhododendron forests, you will ascend to Lamjura La, which offers a breathtaking view of Pikey Peak.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3530m./11581ft.

Duration:  4 hours

From Lamjura La, you will descend through a forested path and reach Taktor. Further, continue trekking towards Junbesi, where you will be spending the night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2700m./8858ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours

The trail offers the first glimpse of Mt. Everest today. Crossing the stream beyond Junbesi, ascend to the slope of the forest. Mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, and Mera Peak are seen along the way from here onwards. Reach Salung and descend to Ringmo. The next point is Trakshindo La (pass). Descend through dense forests from here to reach Nunthala.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2960m./9711ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours

The route passes by Khari Khola, a famous Sherpa village. Crossing a suspension bridge, you will continue to walk for a few hours to reach Bupsa, situated on a hilltop.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2360m./7742ft.

Duration: 6 hours

Gradually, trek towards Chauri Kharka or Phakding village, which is just below the Lukla village. Walking up & down following the route, soon you will join the busy Khumbu trekking trail.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2610m./8562ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours

To reach Namche Bazar, you will walk through dense forests and cross many suspension bridges. The route goes through remote mountain settlements like Jorsale, Monjo, etc. You will take a short break at Chauteri and ascend steeply for one and half hours to reach Namche Bazar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3440m./11286ft.

Today is our first rest day in Namche Bazar. We will go on a hike to the Everest View Hotel and later explore the Namche Bazar. There are many shops, cafes, and museums around the village, where you can go.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Duration: 5 hours

 

The route from Namche Bazaar to Dole is gorgeous. You can see fantastic views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Everest, Thamserku, and many other mountains. You will be following the trail to Mong La pass (3,972 m) and descend to Khumbila. From here, trek on a downhill route to Dudh Koshi river and reach Phortse Thenga. Further, the trail goes through lush forests and green pasture to Dole.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4200m./13779ft.

Duration: 4 hours

To reach Machhermo, you will walk uphill following a steep route through Lhabarma and Luza. On the way, you will get the refreshing scent of scrub junipers. The views along the way are fabulous

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4470m./14665ft.

Duration: 4 hours

You will ascend to a scenic ridge and walk through a narrow valley. The path gradually opens up, and the trail meets Pangkha. Walk down to the riverbank of Dudh Koshi and follow a steep route that goes along the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. Passing by the first and second lake, you will reach the picturesque Gokyo village located at the bank of the third lake.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4790m./15715ft.

We will begin the day at a leisure pace and later hike to the fifth lake called Gokyo Lake. The lake is stunning and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. After exploring the surrounding lakes, return to the village and spend the rest of the day with locals.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Duration: 3 hours

Today, wake up early in the morning and hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) to see a breathtaking sunrise and spectacular mountain views. Later, we will begin trekking towards Thangna. It is going to be entirely a downhill walk today.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5357m./17575ft.

Duration: 7 hours

Today, it is going to be a difficult and long walk. So, get ready and begin trekking towards Cho La pass. The trail will be steep & slippery and involves walking on Cho la glacier. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you can see a jaw-dropping mountain panorama. Further, the trail descends to Dzongla, where you will be spending the night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5420m./17782ft.

Duration:  5 hours

Continue walking alongside the Khumbu glacier on a smooth path. After three hours of walking, you will reach Lobuche. From here, the trail ascends further to Gorak Shep for the night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4910m./16108ft.

Duration: 6 to 7 hours

To reach Everest Base Camp, you will walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and reach the base camp. The base camp is marked with prayer flags and rock written about the place. After taking some pictures here, return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5364m./17598ft.

Duration: 7 hours

We will begin walking early in the morning to the Kala Patthar. The walk is tough, and the climate will be cold. Make sure to wear warm layers. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint that offers a fantastic sunrise and Everest view. After enjoying the views, we will descend to Pheriche via Lobuche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5643m./18513ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours

We are almost at the end of the trip. From Pheriche, the trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron. You will cross multiple suspension bridges along the way and pass by the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region in Tengboche. Spend the remaining day in Namche Bazar resting.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3860m./12664ft.

Duration: 5.5 hours

The trail descends steeply to Jursule and then to Manju. You will be walking through lush forests, crossing lovel streams and small settlement areas. Enjoy mountain views and changing scenery along the way.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2840m./9317ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours

After having breakfast, begin trekking through dense forests. The trail further goes through terraced fields and small settlement areas to Paiya.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2770m./9087ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours

The scenery along the way to Nunthala is great. You get to see the daily lifestyle of locals while passing through small villages. Trek through farming fields and enjoy superb mountain views.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2100m./6889ft.

Duration: 6 hours

From Nunthala, ascend and pass by fluttering prayer flags & stupas. You will reach Taksindo and continue trekking towards Ringmo village. The trail further goes through lush pine forests, crossing the hilly gorges, and reaches Salleri.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2338m./7670ft.

Duration: 10-12 hours

From Salleri, it is a long drive to Kathmandu. Following the BP highway, enjoying the striking views around the Sunkoshi river valley, we will progress towards Kathmandu. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trek ends here. We will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time. 

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    Route Map

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    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule
    • Standard hotel at Kathmandu twin sharing basis including breakfast ( A single room can be arranged $ 49 extra per night)
    • 11 Night Best available accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis ( Note: signal supplement $ 7 per night)
    • Standard 3 meals while on the treks and a cup of tea or coffee with meals
    • Experienced English speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurances including on trip cost
    • All applicable National park Tims and Local permits
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary/free
    • First aid kit with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptoms)
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
    • Official expenses and government tax/vat.

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expensive snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
    • Lunch and dinner Kathmandu
    • Tips for treks guide, porter and driver (it is expected)

    Upcoming Departures

        
    Start DateSaturdayDecember 10, 2022End DateWednesdayJanuary 04, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1760
    Start DateThursdayDecember 15, 2022End DateMondayJanuary 09, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1760
    Start DateFridayDecember 23, 2022End DateTuesdayJanuary 17, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1760
    Start DateWednesdayDecember 28, 2022End DateSundayJanuary 22, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1760

    Client Reviews

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      TommyUnited KingdomJuly 19, 2022

      Trip of a lifetime!

      KP runs the best trekking company in Nepal. Perfect service with sensible and fair pricing! Me and a friend trekked from Jiri To EBC with KP organizing the trek. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thanks to his knowledge and assistance everything went smoothly. I will be using Nepal Nirvana Trails every time I come back to Nepal. Thanks KP!

      Dear Tommy, Namaste!

      We are glad that you had a lifetime experience on your EBC trek via Jiri. Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and writing such a lovely review. It was truly a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you soon again. Warm-heartedly welcome to Nepal!!

      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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