Jiri to Jiri

Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is a highly praised trekking route recognised for being the route that two the legendary mountaineers  Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Nogey Sherpa took on their successful Mt. Everest expedition in 1953. The trek in takes you right to the heart of the Himalaya,with stunning views along the way before an up close and personal meeting with the highest of them all. The route passes through alpine forests, glacial rivers,beautiful valleys and all amongst stunningly beautiful people, who are so friendly, warm and hospitable. Visit the many Buddhist monasteries, whilst all the time immersing within what is a simple yet extremely rich way of life.

The journey from Kathmandu starts with a eight hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. The following morning we commence trekking,the journey up to Lukla is far less trekked than from Lukla onwards as most people visiting Everest fly in to the airstrip there.The trail passes through numerous villages of different ethnic groups including Tamang, Jirel, Rai, Brahmin, Chettri and of course the Sherpa’s. The trek is quite a cxhallenge but also very rewarding.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/Welcome and pick up from airport/transfer to hotel/introductory briefing about the trip

Day 02: Guided city tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Jiri 1955m / overnight at teahouse / Lodge in Jiri.

Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya 1770m / overnight at teahouse/lodge in Shivalaya

Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandar 2190m / overnight at teahouse/lodge in Bhandar

Day 06: Bhandara to Kinja 1630m / overnight at teahouse/lodge in Kinja

Day 07: Kenja to Dakchyu 2985m. overnight / at teahouse/lodge in Dakchyu

Day 08: Dakchyu to Junbesi 2700m. / overnight at teahouse/lodge in Junbesi

Day 09: Junbesi at leisure

Day 10: Junbesi to Manidingma 2330m / overnight at teahouse lodge in Manidingma

Day 11: Manidingma to Kharikhola 2040m. Overnight at teahouse / lodge in Kharikhola

Day 12: Kharikhola to Paiya 2730m / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Paiya.

Day 13: Paiya to Lukla 2840m /  overnight at teahouse / lodge in Lukla

Day 14: Rest in Lukla / leisure

Day 15: Lukla to Monjo 2835m /  overnight at teahouse / lodge in Monjo

Day 16: Monjo to Namche Bazaar 3440m / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Namche

Day 17-18: Rest day and acclimatization and exploration / day hikes

Day 19: Namche to Tyangboche 3860m / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Tyangboche

Day 20: Tyangboche to Dingboche 4410m / overnight at teahouse/lodge in Dingboche

Day 21: Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche /  overnight at teahouse / lodge in Dingboche

Day 22: Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Lobuche

Day 23: Lobuche to Gorakhshep 5140m / visit Everest Base Camp 5364m / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Gorakhshep

Day 24: Morning hike to Kalapaththar 5550m / magnificent views of the Himalaya including Everest / trek back to Lobuche / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Lobuche

Day 25: Lobuche to Pheriche 4240m. overnight at teahouse / lodge in Pheriche

Day 26: Pheriche to Kyamjuma 3550m. / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Kyamjuma

Day 27: Kyamjuma to Namche via Khumjung /  Khunde villages are places of great interest / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Namche

Day 28: Namche to Phakding 3792m. / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Phakding

Day 29: Phakding to Lukla / overnight at teahouse / lodge in Lukla

Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer to Hotel

Day 31: Rest day in Kathmandu/shopping/relaxation

Day 32: Departure day/transfer to airport/fly back home or to onward destination

Cost: From £1375 GBP per person

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost includes:

Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary

City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car

Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu

National Park Trekking/Entry Permit

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee

Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary

Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek

Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek

Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services

Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff

All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes

Airport transfers for internal flights

Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required

Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure

Cost does not include:

Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels

Personal expenses and bar bills

Clients’ travel insurance

Tips and gratuities