Everest Base Camp from Jiri - 18 Days

Suspension Bridge Everest Base Camp

Trip Overview

The classic trek to Everest Base Camp from Jiri is an alternative to Everest Base Camp trek.

Follow the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and embark on a remarkable adventure to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri takes you through highway to Everest Region and showcases the middle-hill countryside and natural wonder of Nepal. The trail follows the original route used by legendary mountaineers in the 1950s.

Your way from Jiri to Namche exhibits middle hills, scenic landscapes, terraced farmlands, and natural splendor of the Everest Region. Unlike the regular trail from Lukla, this trek weaves through the lower Khumbu Region.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp distance covers varying altitudes from lower hills to highest mountains in the world. Admire spectacular views of the mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Everest. Visit the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp from Jiri Route

Catch a bus from Kathmandu and drive towards Bhandara via Jiri. Cross the Sun Koshi river toward Mulkot and enjoy views of mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker.

Trek to Sete, Jun Besi, and Nunthala before heading to Buspa. Climb Lamjura la pass, Trakshindo la pass and walk through pine, maple, birch and rhododendron forests.

The trails from Bupsa ascends to Khari La pass and descend to Puiyan. Cross Chaurikharka and reach Phakding. En-route to Namche Bazaar from Phakding, walk across the Hillary suspension bridge.

You will spend another night in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Continue the trail to Tengboche and Dingboche. Spend another night in Dingboche and hike to Nagarjun Hill to savor stunning views of the mountains.

Further, you’ll ascend to Gorak Shep and follow the trail to Everest Base Camp. On the 15th day, hike to Kala Patthar to savor close up views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.

Trek to Pheriche and descend to Namche and Lukla. From Lukla catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp from Jiri Difficulty

Both experienced and inexperienced trekkers can do this Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri. Trek from Jiri to Namche and Everest Base Camp in 18 days.

A moderate to difficult graded trek, Jiri to EBC is suitable for all age groups. Minimum trekking hours is 4-5 hours, and maximum 7-8 hours. Kala Patthar at 5,550m is the highest point of this trek.

Everest Base Camp from Jiri Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandara (2,190m/7,184ft) via Jiri
Duration: 7-8 hours (220 km) drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Sete (2,575m/8,446ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek to Jun Beshi (2,670m/6,790ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (14 km) trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Nunthala (2,330m/7,643ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Bupsa (2,070m/6,790ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (14 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Surke (2,290m/7,512ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (14 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (15 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (15 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 10
Day 10

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 12
Day 12

At Dingboche – 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft)
Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek

Day 13
Day 13

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek

Day 14
Day 14

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 15
Day 15

Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft)
Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek

Day 16
Day 16

Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (19 km) trek

Day 17
Day 17

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 18
Day 18

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight

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Everest Base Camp from Jiri

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,550m/18,209ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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