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Everest Base Camp Trekking via Jiri

The trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys. To stand at the foot of the world's tallest mountain (Mount Everest - 8848m) is high up on the list of many people's desires. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries.

Everest Base Camp trek winds, climbs and descends its way through lush low land and alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. Everest Base Camp trek also provides you the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs and flowers like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock make the trekking a delight for nature lovers. What better way to take in this region than by begin at the bottom and reaching the heights of base camp by your own two feet. Spending the better part of two days at Everest Base Camp will give us plenty of time for exploring the base of the tallest mountain in the world! The return trek from Everest Base Camp continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture. This trek has various names like Everest Base Camp Trekking, Trekking to Everest, Trek to Everest, Nepal Trekking, Best Trekking in Nepal, Everest Region Trekking, and Mount Everest Base Camp Trek etc.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Katmandu Sightsee
Day 03: Kathmandu - Jiri (2100m)
Day 04: Jiri - Bhandar (2150m)
Day 05: Bhandar - Sete (2575m)
Day 06: Sete - Junbesi(2675m)
Day 07: Junbesi - Nuntala (2250m)
Day 08: Nuntala - Bupse (2300m)
Day 09: Bupse - Chabblung
Day 10: Chabblung - Namche Bazar (3420m)
Day 11: Namche bazar (Acclimatization Day 3440m)
Day 12: Namche - Tengboche (3850m)
Day 13: Tengboche - Dingboche (4350m)
Day 14: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m)
Day 15: Lobuche - Gorak Shep(5160m)
Day 16: Gorak Shep- Kalapatar (5545m) - Everest Base Camp (5360 M). - Gorak Shep
Day 17: Gorak Shep - Pheriche (4240m)
Day 18: Pheriche -  Namche
Day 19: Namche - Lukla
Day 20: Lukla – Katmandu.
Day 21: Kathmandu
Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.


Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your need, we can design a tailor made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
You will be met by Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure staffs at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening.

Day 02: Katmandu Sightsee
After breakfast, we go for sightseeing tour to Swoyambhunath Stupa where you can see a lot of monkeys & beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley. This old stupa is also known as Monkey Temple. Sightseeing tour continues by visiting Boudhanath Stupa, second biggest Stupa in the world & Pashupatinath Temple, famous Hindus Temple. In the afternoon, we begin our preparation for trekking in Everest Base Camp. Overnight at hotel in Katmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Jiri (2100m)
The drive normally takes 7-8 hours covering 188km from Kathmandu. The drive allows you to view excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The road descends to Panchkal crossing the SunKosi River and joins the Swiss made road to Jiri. After crossing a pass at 2440m, the road makes a long sweep and reaches the village of Charikot at the road junction for Dolkha. The road descends from Charikot passing Tama Kosi valley and climbs above Kabre. Finally, the road descends along the top of a ridge to Jiri Bazaar. We stay at Guesthouse, which will be providing lunch, dinner and breakfast services.

Day 04:Jiri - Bhandar (2150m)
Walking through deep forests, the trail starts uphill climbing to the ridge at 2370m. Trekking through Mali, a populated Sherpa village, we cross the bridge to Shivalaya and come to Bhandar where you can see the police check post and two imposing shortens.

Day 05: Bhandar - Sete (2575m)
From Bhandar descending through deep forests, the trail drops into a canyon that passes from Baranda and reaches Likhu Khola (1490m). We spend some time watching the grey langur monkeys playing in the lush treetops. We continue climbing over the ridge and make up to Kenja (1570m), a small inhabited village of Newars and Magars (the ethnic groups of this area). After climbing some hours, we reach Chimbu (2140m) and then Sete where we can take some time to explore the small monastery.

Day 06: Sete - Junbesi(2675m)
Taking the scenic route, the trek heads into the mountain forest with its huge moss - covered by rhododendron, magnolia and birch trees. About an hour above Sete, the trail reaches to Dagchu (2880m) and climbing continues to Goyom (3300m). The route descend steeply through the field and pasture land to the small settlement of Tragdobuk (2860m) and then it moves on to Junbesi, a splendid Sherpa village with beautiful surrounding. We spend afternoon time here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants.

Day 07:Junbesi - Nuntala (2250m)
The trail crosses the Junbesi khola (river) and heads to Phaphlu, the site of an airstrip and the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Climbing up the ridge at Khurtang (2980m), we can have our first tantalizing view of Everest as well as Thamaserku and Mera peak. Walking several ups and down, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Trakshindo and reaches Nuntala.

Day 08: Nuntala - Bupse (2300m)
From Nuntala the trail descends to Dudh Koshi and reaches to Jubling where we can see garlands of marigolds. The trail passes through many Sherpa and magar villages and descends to Khari khola before it makes a steep climb to Bupse.

Day 09: Bupse - Chabblung
From Bupse, the trail climbs steadily allowing you early morning views of Khumbilia and Cho Oyu, before it reaches Surke (2290m). The trail passes several small valleys and meanders through a forest before reaching Mushe. Trekking along the wide stone trail through Mushe, we reach Chaunnkharka (2650m). To finish the day, we make a sharp ascent to chabblung.

Day 10: Chabblung - Namche Bazar (3420m)
From Chabblung, we climb to reach Namche Bazaar, a famous and busy focal point of the Sherpa people in the Everest region.

Day 11: Namche bazar (Acclimatization Day 3440m)
The change from the narrow lowland valleys to the broad glacial ones is immediately obvious. The steep-sided glacial valley before us gradually winds towards the base of Everest, broken only by the moraines left by retreating glaciers. Its more gradual rate of climb is a blessing for those trekking higher. Towering to over 4000 metres above the valley floor, spectacular peaks seem to engulf us. Around us are Taweche (6542 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Kantega (6685 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Nuptse (7896m) and Lhotse (8511 m). The greatest of all, Mt Everest (8848 m), rises at the head of the valley. The trip grading Sherpa Cultural Centre has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. Those who are fit and acclimatising well may wish to take the optional morning walk.

Day 12:Namche - Tengboche (3850m)
The walk to Thyangboche is one of the most spectacular trekking days in Nepal. The trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before we descend through splendid rhododendron forests for lunch. After lunch we cross the Dudh Kosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. Our trail takes us through pine and rhododendron forest, and, as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed and not too shy. As we approach the ridgeline we pass through a traditional gateway and around a chorten before cresting the ridge onto a wide grassy meadow at the monastery village of Thyangboche. The monastery was recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire. The views of the Everest massif, as well as all the other major peaks of the area are astounding and, if we are lucky, we will see the glowing colour of the sunset, and perhaps even the moonlight on the mountains around us.

Day 13:Tengboche - Dingboche (4350m)
The early morning mountain views from the monastery are outstanding. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are at the head of the valley, their line of sight flanked by Tawatse on one side, and Ama Dablam on the other. Almost directly above us are Kantega and Thamserku. Completing a 360-degree panorama of mountains are Khumblia and Kongde Ri which encircle us from across the valley. From Thyangboche we head down to cross the Imja Khola before an easy climb along a wide, open trail to the small village of Pangboche (3901m). We may take a slight detour to visit the Pangboche Gompa - the oldest monastery in the Khumbu, said to be over 300 years old. The views of Ama Dablam, one of the Himalaya's most stunning peaks, are spectacular. Continuing on, we cross the river again and trek up to Dingboche, situated just beneath the impressive Ama Dablam.

Day 14: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m)
We are gaining altitude and it is important that we move at a slow, steady pace. The slopes are quite barren now as we have moved above the tree line. Views of different peaks, such as Cholatse and Lobuche, unfold before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. We move up the Dhugla Ridge and onto moraine towards Khumbu Glacier. Rock cairns can be seen, many of which are dedicated to the memory of climbers attempting the high mountains of the area, including Everest.
We enjoy spectacular views all day today of Pumori and Nuptse. The hill above the town affords fine sunset views of Nuptse.

Day 15: Lobuche - Gorak Shep(5160m)
We trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier as the path winds over the rocky moraine towards the settlement of Gorak Shep. We are high, among the glaciers of the world's highest peaks. Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) surround us. Following our arrival at Gorak Shep. We can see the area where expeditions set their base camp but the original site was at Lake Camp, now known as Gorak Shep. Look in every direction and soak it in. The view south and our route out, is particularly beautiful. The air is clear and the sun is strong but as the sun sets, it becomes very cold. Sunsets here can be stunning.

Day 16:Gorak Shep- Kalapatar and Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning, we hike to Everest Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and we can observe panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. We return to Gorek Shep for Lunch. If we became interested to go to EBC (Everest Base Camp) (5400m), our guide will take us along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From Everest Base Camp, we can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in our lifetime. We head back to Gorek Shep.

Day 17: Gorak Shep - Pheriche (4240m)
Trek back to Periche. Stay at Guesthouse -

Day 18: Pheriche -  Namche
Trek back to Namche.

Day 19:Namche -  Lukla
After having breakfast you will be descending down directly to the Dhudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River confluence first then easy walk via riverbank up to the campsite. You will see the last view of the Mount Everest on the way down.
Retracing our steps along the valley, we pass through a variety of settlements and forests before a gentle climb to Lukla. We savour our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Our last evening of the trek is a good time to have a small party for all the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. There is usually lots of music, dancing and singing.

Day 20: Lukla - Katmandu
This early morning about 8.30 we fly to Kathmandu, a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 21: Kathmandu
This day as an extra day if incase flight from Lukla to Kathmandu cancel by the weather, we get free day to shop or hang around the city or can customize your city tour.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.
Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.

Trip duration: 23 Days

Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging

Maximum altitude: 5545 m

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tented camp

Best Time for Trek: February, March, April, May, September, October and November

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Note: Group leader travel free for groups of minimum 12 paying.

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