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Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is the standard Everest Base Camp trek route from Kathmandu without an airplane. This hike begins in Jiri, which is about 7-8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu, the nation’s capital.

As there are many climbing and descending pathways on this walk and it begins at a height of 1800 meters, the likelihood of developing acute mountain sickness is reduced. There are many villages and rivers along the Jiri to EBC trek route, as well as many suspension bridges.

This journey includes three days of acclimatization. the first at 2680 m in altitude in Junbesi). Their draw is going to the Chholing Monastery. Namche Bazaar’s Second (3440m).

Namche is also referred to as the Khumbu region’s commercial hub and the entrance to Mount Everest. Pay a visit to Khunjing (Hillary Village), Khunde with Hillary Hospital, and the School with Everest View Hotel (the highest altitude star hotel in Namche Bazaar). The attraction for Declaration Day.

The third location for acclimatization is in Dingboche (4410 m), which is the starting point for treks to Khongla-ma Pass and Island Peak. To reach Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, proceed gently.

An early-morning 3-hour hike to Kalapatthar for the sunrise offers a 360-degree panorama of the Khumbu-glacier and icefall.

As well as views of the Himalayan peaks Pumori, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Mt. Everest, Everest South Col, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and numerous other snow-capped peaks that attract.

The return trip descends more quickly till Lukla in 3 days, after which a flight is taken to Kathmandu.

Every year, some 50,000 hikers make the trek to Everest Base Camp. Due to a paucity of vacation time, however, only 100 trekkers completed the Jiri to EBC journey.

When you see Tibetan Buddhism and the culture and way of life of the locals, you might contemplate the spiritual significance of life.

Although the optimum times to go trekking are in the spring and fall, Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd provides this trek year-round or in all four seasons.

Jiri to EBC Trek is the best Acclimatization Friendly trek in the Everest Region

A well-known and established trekking route in Nepal’s Everest region is the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek. Compared to the shorter, more direct route from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp, this route is longer and more gradual, allowing for better acclimatization.

The rise on the Jiri to EBC trip is slower and longer, giving the body more time to acclimate to the rising altitude.

The journey also includes a number of rest days in important locations like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep. That aids in adequate acclimatization before ascending to higher elevations.

Altitude sickness is less likely to occur when trekkers travel at a slow, steady pace and take plenty of rest and acclimatization days, which also allows them to take in stunning surroundings.

That being said, it’s crucial to note that altitude sickness can still occur on this climb, and it’s essential to follow basic acclimatization methods, such as drinking enough water, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and listening to your body for any signals of pain or sickness. It’s also crucial to travel with a guide who understands altitude sickness and can keep an eye on your well-being.

In conclusion, because of its slower and longer ascent, rest days, and plenty of time to acclimate to the altitude, the Jiri to EBC trip is regarded as a more acclimatization-friendly route in the Everest region. To ensure a secure and pleasurable trek, however, suitable acclimatization techniques and expert guidance are still required.

Never Trek Jiri To EBC Trek without Guide

Without a guide, it is possible to complete the Jiri to Everest Base Camp journey, although it is not advised. Although the hiking path is clearly signposted, the Jiri to EBC journey is longer and more difficult than the Lukla to EBC trek for a number of reasons, including the following:


Compared to the journey from Lukla to EBC, the Jiri to EBC trek may have fewer clearly designated sections of the trail. You can traverse these portions and make sure you stay on the correct path with the aid of a guide.


Having a guide with you will assist in assuring your safety since trekking in the Himalayas can be risky. They can offer first aid in case of injuries or altitude sickness and assist you in avoiding risks like avalanches and rockfalls.

Cultural Experience:

cultural knowledge By sharing their expertise and insights on the regional culture, customs, and traditions, a local guide can provide you with a truly unique cultural experience. They can also assist you in interacting with locals and learning about their culture and Way of Life.

logistical assistance.

A guide can assist you in making plans for lodging, meals, transportation, and permits. They can also help with the transportation of luggage. This can lessen your logistical strain and free up your attention so you can enjoy the walk.

language difficulty.

Although English is a common language in Nepal, there could be communication difficulties in farther-flung locations. You can better understand the locals and get the most out of your cultural experience by working with a guide.

In conclusion, although it is technically possible to complete the Jiri to Everest Base Camp journey alone, having a guide is strongly advised for reasons of safety, cultural immersion, logistical support, and navigation.

Trip Highlights:

  • The gateway of Everest Namche.
  • Tengboche Monastery.
  • Everest View hotel to observe First Everest with Lhotse
  • Kalapatthar viewpoint for 360 panorama view
  • Khumbu Glacier, Icefall and Sunrise over Himlaayas.

Best trekking and Visiting time in Jiri to Everest Base Camp:

In Nepal, trekking is possible throughout the entire year. Tourists are drawn to trek in Nepal throughout each of the four seasons.

Autumn is the ideal time to go trekking in Nepal. At this time of year, people are drawn to the area because of the warm temperatures, beautiful skies, expansive mountain views, and wide variety of flowers.

The temperature is rather warm at lower altitudes, although snow and brief storms are possible at higher elevations. The greatest time to visit Nepal is now because the weather is still lovely and you can take in all of the country’s splendor. From September until November, it lasts.

The springtime is another time of year that is regarded as the greatest for trekking. Rhododendrons, which glisten your crimson and pink glossy scene, are one of the beautiful flowering wildflowers that you can see.

Nepal is popular with travelers during this time of year. From March until May, it lasts.

For those who enjoy hiking in the snow, the winter season is another excellent option. The wind chill and temperature during this season are glacial. Despite the cold weather, a large number of people prefer hiking during this season to enjoy the snowfall. From December to February, you can enjoy this chilly time of year. One of the worst times of year for this walk is the summer. Due to the monsoon, this season is characterized by high temperatures and significant rainfall. Clouds encircle mountains.

Due to weather and the ease with which flights can be canceled, we do not advise trekking during this time. But, You can still enjoy the splendor of Upper Mustang and Dolpa. June through August make up this season.

What level of difficulty does EBC Trek From Jiri  Have?

What level of difficulty does EBC Trek have? The Everest Base Camp journey is a comparatively challenging one. This journey is open to anyone with prior trekking experience.  The list of potential challenges at Everest Base Camp is provided below. If you are ready for these issues, your journey will undoubtedly be much simpler.

Note: Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD makes an effort to provide you with nearly all of the pertinent information you’ll require prior to your trek. Please feel free to write, comment, or message us if you have any further questions about the trip.

How to go Jiri and EBC trekking:

Many visitors have the Everest Base Camp Trek on their bucket lists. You will be taken to the hotel after landing in Kathmandu, Nepal’s sole international airport (TIA). Either take a bus to Jiri and begin walking, or take an airplane to Lukla. If you take the bus, it will take you a while to get to Jiri. To get there, it takes roughly 7-8 hours.

As an alternative, you can travel to Salleri by bus from Kathmandu, which takes about 9 to 10 hours. Instead, you could fly to Phaplu and begin your journey there. The long journey takes 18 days to accomplish.

If you want more information please contact Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT LTD.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek  Short itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival day in Kathmandu(1300m/4264ft){20 minutes driving}.

Day 2. Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley sightseeing(1300m/4264ft){6 hours sightseeing}.

Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri{2370m/7774ft}[8-9 hours driving].

Day 4. Trek from Jiri to Bhandar.

Day 5. Trek from Bhandar to Sete(2575m/8446ft){5 hours trekking}.

Day 6. Trek from Sete to Junbesi(2680m/8790ft)Lamjura Pass(3530m/11578ft){6 to 7 hours trekking}.

Day 7. Trek from Junbesi to Numthala(2330m/7642ft){5-6 hours trekking}.

Day 8. Trek from Nunthala to Bupsadanda(2300m/7544ft){5 to 6 hours trekking}.

Day 9. Trek from Bupsa to Surke(2290m/7511ft){5 hours trekking}.

Day 10. Trek from Surke to Phakding(2610m/8561ft){5 hours trekking}.

Day 11. Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11283ft){5-6 hours trekking}.

Day 12. rest or acclimatization at Namche.

Day 13. Trek from Namche to Tyangboche(3867m/12684ft){5-6 hours trekking}.

Day 14. Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4358m/14295ft){5-6 hours trekking}.

Day 15. Acclimatization or a free day at Dingboche.

Day 16. Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche.

Day 17. Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5160m/16929ft) Hike to Everest Base camp(5364m/17437ft){7-8 hours trekking}.

Day 18. hike to Kalapatthar(5545m/18204ft) and Trek back to Pheriche(4200m/13776ft){7-8 hours trekking}.

Day 19. Trek from Pheriche to Namche(3440m){7-8 hours trekking}.

Day 20. Trek from Namche to Lukla(2800m/9186ft){7-8 hours trekking}.

Day 21. Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m) and transfer to hotel{35 minutes flight and 20 minutes driving).

Day 22. Departure or extend your trip.

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300M/4264FT

Welcome to Nepal, a nation in the Himalayas. Our agent greets you when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and helps you make the trip to your hotel in Kathmandu.

After some time to recover, you’ll meet and travel for a welcome dinner and tour briefing in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurants in the center of Kathmandu.

Walking Hours: 6 Hours Sightseeing

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300M/4264FT

Following breakfast, we’ll start our escorted tour of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural World Heritage sites, which include the Hindu temple Pashupatinath, the largest stupa in the world, Bouddhanath, and Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple.

After exploring the neighborhood, head to the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, home to a temple, distinctive architecture, and Kumari (living goddess). Conversation and introductions with our other trekkers the evening before your adventure trip.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,370M/7,774FT

This morning, we depart from Kathmandu for the challenging journey to Mount Everest. A local bus that takes passengers to Jiri while cruising through the breathtaking Nepali landscape. Discover the countryside around Jiri, a sizable town that is also a hill station, and spend the night there.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,190m/7,183ft

The first day of our adventure walk is today. We will travel past friendly residents, farmland, and breathtaking country vistas from the heights of each mountain.

Today is the first day of our adventure walk. From the heights of each mountain, we will pass hospitable locals, agriculture, and stunning country landscapes.

There are many uphill and downhill stretches as we make our way to the small settlement of Bhandar. The rest of the day could be spent exploring the nearby towns.

As we travel to Bhandar, a small village, there are numerous uphill and downhill sections. You might spend the remainder of the day touring the local towns.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,575m/8,446ft

After breakfast, we start traveling downward at Likhu Khola. The winding path leads us to Kinja, a tiny, endearing town after we cross a bridge.

You continue your slow, lengthy hike uphill rise after lunch and after several hours of tough travel, you finally arrive in Sete, a little Sherpa settlement perched on a ridge in the middle of a rhododendron forest.

You pass through a lot of farmhouses and terraced fields along the road with lovely views of the surroundings and distant villages.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,680m/8,790ft

The hike today takes you through a lovely rhododendron woodland, past a few little scattered farm cottages and teahouses, and eventually up to Lamjura Pass, which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar.

Following a descent through the woodland, the track emerges at Taktor after 1.5 hours. Before descending to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight break, traverse the north side of the valley around a notch.

Walking Hours: 3 Hours Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,680m/8,790ft

The climb today leads to Lamjura Pass, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, after passing through gorgeous Rhododendron woods and a few sporadic farm huts and teahouses.

After 1.5 hours, the track emerges at Taktor after descending through the forest. Transverse the north side of the valley around a notch before descending to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for a rest stop the next night.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,330m/7,642ft

On a wooden bridge, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola below Junbesi. The trails come together right after the bridge. Khumbu is reached by taking the trail that veers to the left and ascends.

This trail turns north and descends into Salung. Mt. Everest can be seen from this northeast location on a clear day.

Before spending the night in Nunthala (Mani dingma), which is located at 2,320 meters above sea level.

We follow the shepherds’ huts and a well-kept secret trail through heavily forested terrain and through numerous magnificent streams on wooden bridges. Nunthala is a charming village where you can spend the night.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2300m/7,544ft

Nunthala is where we begin our descent to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge, going through yards and terraced farms. The road continues through trees before climbing on terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1,667m/5467ft).

The route needed a slow ascent from Jubing to the community that encircled a mountain before continuing to Khari Khola, from where we ascended the difficult hill to Bupsa.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,290m7, 511ft.

From Bupsa, the trail ascends to Bhumsing Village (2,300 m/7544 ft), then turns to the north and travels to Puiyan Village (2,796 m/9170 ft), which is located on the north side of the valley.

We follow Puiyan Track, passing a few minor ascents and descents, until we reach Surkhe, where the trail is long and winding.

Walking Hours: 4 To 5 Hours Walk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,561ft

We start our trek to Chaurikharka, a sizable dispersed community in the north with a monastery and high school (2,713m/8898ft), after breakfast. The amount of barley, wheat, and green vegetables that may be cultivated there help Chaurikharka, the breadbasket of the Khumbu region.

You reach Phakding, where you will spend the night, after a few hours of enjoyable, picturesque walking. As our trail merges today from Lukla to Phakding, it becomes incredibly congested with extra trekkers, porters, and pack animals.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3440M/11283FT

We will trek up the Dudh Kosi’s banks after breakfast and cross it twice on little suspension bridges before reaching Monjo. The Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance is situated in Monjo.

After a mild drop as we near the National Park’s boundary, we arrive in Jorsalle, the last village before Namche Bazaar. The Bhote-Koshi River is crossed by this suspension bridge. The Khumbu Region’s capital, Namche, is a bustling commercial hub.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3440M

Throughout our day in Namche Bazaar, we will take breaks and allow our body time to acclimate to the 3,440m/11,283ft altitude.

If it’s a Saturday when many people visit the Saturday market to purchase for their daily requirements and there is only one shopping center nearby.

You can meander through the market or spend the entire day at leisure, visit the Everest View Point hotel for a beautiful panoramic view, or go shopping.

After visiting the Sherpa Museum, a great place to learn about Sherpa culture and mountaineering history, you can also return to your lodging for the night.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12684ft

After a relaxing stroll through the forest and a breath-taking view of the mountains, we start our hike this morning after breakfast. the breathtaking view of the eastern snow-capped mountains, which include Kwangde Peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

The trail barely makes it through a forest as it ascends to Tyangboche. The massive monastery, followed by the vast field with camping areas, teahouses, and lodges beneath the tall, majestic, and beautiful mountain Ama Dablam, is one of the most scenic places in the Himalayas.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4,358M/14,295Ft

The trail descends from Tengboche and meanders through a rhododendron forest to Deboche before coming to a bridge over the fast-moving Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall before making your way across the plains to Dingboche, the start of the Imja Tse Valley.

Starting from Dingboche, which also acts as the access point to Chukung and further beyond, the most challenging excursions towards the Makalu region and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m/20008ft and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m/18958ft are made.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4358M/14295FT

Before your trip back, you’ll get the day free to unwind. You may either take the whole day off or go on a day walk, like the famous six-hour trek to Chhukung (4,730m), which is well worth your time.

You may sense the thin air as you reach Chhukung in the Imjatse Valley to the east, around three to four hours from Dingboche.

There are a few teahouses in Chhukung that offer stunning views of the glaciers and snow-covered peaks. Go for a leisurely stroll and then spend the night at Dingboche.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4,928M/16164FT

Before continuing on the challenging trail to your lodging at Lobuche, make the steep trek to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Overlooking the huts is the iconic Lhotse Ridge.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 5,160M/16,929FT

We continue our climb after breakfast over a winding, rocky trail that provides breathtaking views of Mounts Pumori and Nuptse as well as other high peaks.

After settling into our accommodations in Gorekshep, we move on to climb Kalapatthar (the famous viewpoint).

This tiny summit offers the best non-climbing views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. Return to Gorekshep by walking overnight.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4200M/13776FT

We resume our journey to the Khumbu Icefall and Everest Base Camp after breakfast. The trail passes through stony dunes, moraines, and streams before arriving at the base camp.

Climbers gather in Everest Base Camp during the busiest expedition season to get ready to conquer Everest. We are walking on to return to Gorakshep and then on to Pheriche where we will spend the night.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3,500m/11,480ft

As we descend, the going gets easier and the pace quickens. As you hike from Tangboche to Kyanjuma, the junction of the three trails going to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung hamlet, and Namche Bazaar, remember to take lovely memories with you as you descent Phungithanka.

The rhododendron forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and wild goats, and offers a beautiful perspective of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, and Lhotse. You may explore the little area’s stunning surroundings at night.

Walking Hours: 6 To 7 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,850m/9,348ft

After breakfast, today, climb a little distance to the Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung Settlement, which is perhaps the biggest hamlet nearby.
After a beautiful day, return to Namche Bazzar for lunch by way of Syangboche airfield, the world’s highest airport, and Khunde town, the home of renowned climber Edmund Hillary.
For the night, we make our way back on foot to Monju’s lower slope.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft

After breakfast, we started our return trip while admiring the breathtaking mountain views, local Sherpa communities, and the surrounding lush vegetation.

Finally, today’s trek brings you back to Lukla. Once you get at Lukla, you can relax and enjoy the fact that your trip is over.

Walking Hours: 40 Minutes Flight And 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast And Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300M/4264FT

Following your early-morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transport you to your accommodation. By wrapping up your Himalayan experience with us, you might have time to relax at your lodging after a long journey gives you back your breath.

It also functions as a fallback day in the event of bad weather in Lukla. You can take the full day off and enjoy yourself on this lovely day.

Alternatively, you can pay to continue your extra excursion with us or take the chance to tour Thamel. before the group meets you for the farewell dinner, for your last day of shopping.

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Before your departure flight or drive, you have today free to complete any last-minute souvenir or gift purchasing for your family, friends, or loved ones, or to begin any further adventures or activities you may have reserved with us.

If you are leaving to board a flight to another city, you will be transported to the international airport.

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek.
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Jiri transfers by local bus and all other ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional).
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges.
  • Nepalese visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled program).
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek Support

Is Jiri to EBC Trek Still Worth it?

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is a well-known and traditional way to get to Mount Everest’s base camp. When an airport was built in Lukla, this path served as the main way to EBC, and it is still a popular choice for those looking for a longer, more conventional trip in the Everest region.

Despite the popularity of the Lukla route, the Jiri to EBC trip nevertheless provides trekkers with a distinctive and difficult experience. The route allows you a more genuine experience of the local culture and way of life of the Nepalese people by passing through lovely and less-traveled rural areas. The hike also features a steady ascent, which can aid in acclimatization and lower the risk of altitude sickness.

It is important to keep in mind that the Jiri to EBC journey requires more days of walking and more significant daily elevation gains than the Lukla route. Thus, it necessitates a higher degree of physical preparedness and endurance. While the path is farther away and has fewer facilities than the Lukla route, it is also crucial to be well-prepared and to exercise necessary safety procedures.

In conclusion, for those looking for a more difficult and genuine trekking experience in the Everest region, the Jiri to EBC trek is still worthwhile. Before starting this expedition, you must take your physical condition and safety into account. A reliable trekking organization and guide should be consulted for appropriate direction and support throughout your Journey.

Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ'S


Combining cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and altitude training are all necessary components of preparation for the trip from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. You can prepare by following these suggestions:

Fitness for the heart:

The journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp requires several days of strenuous walking. Start with low-intensity exercises, such as walking, hiking, or jogging, and gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts to improve your cardiovascular endurance. Try to go for at least 4-5 hours of daily or weekly hiking or walking.

Exercise for strength:

Strength in the legs, core and upper body is also necessary for trekking in order to carry a hefty pack, climb hills, and negotiate rough terrain. To develop strength in these areas, include exercises like squats, lunges, step-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups in your training program.

Training at altitude:

It’s crucial to prepare your body for high altitude before the trek because the Jiri to Everest Base Camp walk reaches a height of more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). To assist your body in adjusting, consider spending a few days in a high-altitude area, such as the mountains. You could also utilize methods for simulating altitude, such sleeping in an altitude tent or donning an altitude training mask.

Become familiar with backpack hiking:

Practice hiking with a pack that is similar in weight to what you will carry on the walk so that you can become used to carrying a hefty backpack for several hours each day. Start with a lesser load and raise it gradually as you become accustomed to it.

Consult a physician:

It’s crucial to speak with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen or setting off on a trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical concerns.

Throughout training and the trek itself, keep in mind to pay attention to your body, take rests when necessary, and drink plenty of water. Good fortune!


The preferred route to Everest Base Camp from Jiri to Lukla follows the historic path taken by the first Guide and Sherpas. The Jiri to Lukla walk is a memorable and rewarding experience since it takes you through picturesque rural towns, forests, and breathtaking mountain scenery.

The length of the Jiri to Lukla journey will vary depending on how quickly you walk, how many rest days you take, and the route you pick. Trekking from Jiri to Lukla typically takes 7 to 10 days and covers a distance of about 100 kilometers. Some hikers, however, opt to travel a greater distance and spend more time in the area exploring.

The Jiri to Lukla trip offers a great chance to acclimatize because it offers a gradual ascent that lets you do so before ascending to higher altitudes. This can make trekking safer and more pleasurable by lowering the chance of altitude sickness.

It is important to keep in mind that the Jiri to Lukla trip is difficult and demanding, and it calls for a high degree of physical fitness and endurance. Consequently, it is wise to plan ahead and implement the necessary safety measures before starting this expedition. To guarantee a secure and pleasurable trek, it is also advised to work with a trustworthy trekking company and guide.


If you follow the conventional trekking route that begins in Jiri and follows the trail to Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and finally to Everest Base Camp, it will take you around 85 miles (137 kilometers) to get there in Nepal. It is referred to as the “classic way” to Everest Base Camp and is well-liked by hikers who desire to follow in the footsteps of the original Mount Everest climbers.

But, it’s important to note that many hikers now opt to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, cutting the journey by about 38 miles (61 kilometers). The traditional route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp still follows the same path.


Even while the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp can be rather safe, there are a few risks and difficulties to be aware of.

The journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp is arduous and long, involving high altitude, varying weather, and steep ascents and descents. It’s crucial to properly acclimate and keep an eye on your health when hiking because altitude sickness can be a severe worry. Also, some isolated places may have restricted access to emergency services and medical assistance.

Trekkers must be aware of the risks of falling, rockslides, and avalanches in addition to altitude sickness, particularly in the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December-February). It’s crucial to heed local recommendations, stay on designated trails, and avoid trekking alone.

Yet, many trekkers successfully make the journey from Jiri to Everest Base Camp each year, demonstrating that it is possible to have a pleasant and risk-free expedition with the right planning, training, and caution. It is advised to trek with a certified guide or porter who is familiar with the area and the route, and to make sure you have sufficient travel insurance before starting the journey.

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