Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the longest treks in the Everest region. It is perfect for trekkers with plenty of time, interested in learning more about the lifestyle of Nepalese in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is the traditional route followed by the British Everest Expedition in 1953, long before the airport in Lukla was built. It also allows a more gradual acclimation as this trek starts from lower altitude.

Shivalaya, the starting point of this trek is reached after a 8-9 hour bus drive from Kathmandu.  It then continues up to Lukla, from where we follow the regular trail up to Everest base camp. It leads you to the foot of Everest, known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan & Sherpa, the highest mountain in the world. The trail is very well developed with comfortable tea houses along the way. We make our way through the Solukhumbu region slowly up the valley, tracing the path of the successful British 1953 expedition all the way to the Everest base camp. You follow the valley to Namche Bazar through the more moderate climate zone and, after slowly acclimatizing to the altitude, continue along the trail where you can observe the quick succession of vegetation zones until you reach the harsh environment at higher altitude. Despite the popularity, the Everest Base Camp trek is still an adventure.

You will see some of the most impressive mountains along the way like Cholatse and – the favourite of many visitors – Ama Dablam. If you feel up to it, we guide you up Kala Pathar (5,554m) which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier. An unforgettable experience, especially at sunrise. Trekkers can also learn and observe the traditions, customs and rituals of the Sherpa.

This trek is very flexible and can be adjusted to your requirements. Teahouse or camping, throw in some challenging passes, explore the Gokyo Lake system – contact us for suggestions and we’ll help you plan your Everest adventure. With 17 years of experience, you are in safe hands. Everest Base Camp Trek-15 days or Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour-3hr or Everest Mountain Flight-1hr or Everest Panorama Trek or Gokyo, Cho La & Everest also available.


Highlights:

  • Follow in the footsteps of the famous explorers and discover Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland
  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 days

Altitude: 5554m

Difficulty: Medium-hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Bhandar (2194m/ 7791ft.),7-8hr drive

The Journey commence with drive through Dhulikhel, Jiri & Shivalaya. It is long drive to Bhandar on several loops, gentle ups and downs. The journey offers us opportunity observe several villages, agricultural fields, Mt. Gaurishanker (71450, Number peaks etc.
[Included meals: Lunch and Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04: Sete (2573m/ 7791ft.), 6-7hr walk

Initial walk begins with descend to the Kinja(1630m) via passing diverse agricultural fields, ancient villages, suspension bridge and Likhu Khola. From Kinja, we climb towards the Lamajura Bhanjang, switch backing up the almost vertical slope above the village. Further 2hr of climbing bring us to Chimbu(2170m). From here short walk through ancient Mani wall trail bring us to Sete. Previous earthquake damaged many Buddhist temple and ancient settlement there.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Junbesi (2675m/8099ft.),6-7hr walk


Half of the day is a long and draining climb to the 3530m Lamjuta Bhanjang pass. From here, we walk through a dripping, most-cloaked forest of gnarled rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch trees. From Dagchu(2820m) we climbs a narrow spur over the roots of scrub rhododendrons, passing alone a narrow, muddy chute and an hour of walk bring us to Goyom(3060m) and further few hours walk bring us to Junbesi. If weather remain clear, then we get opportunity to see the white-tipped peaks above Rolwaling.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Nunthala (2225m/7299.869 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Leaving Junbesi the path keeps high, which is encouraging. A canopy of rhododendrons and oak graces the path and soon open meadows allow views south to Salleri. We reach Phurteng, from here we overview fabulous views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserkhu and, with luck, Lhotse and Everest. From here we cross the Dudh Kund Khola and immediately climb to Ringmo(2720m). Now from here we climb steadily to the notch of the Takshindu Pass(3070m). Finally, an hour of descend walk bring us to Nuthala.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch & Dinner] Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Kharikhola (2050m/6270ft.),5-6hr walk

From here we descend continues to the Dudh Koshi (Milk river). Further we drop steeply for an hour through mixed forest and farmland to Phuleli. The trail switchbacks for another 45 minutes to a mule station and 109m-long suspension bridge that cross the Dudh Koshi at 1510m and soon we reach to Jubing(1680m). Further short walk on beautiful trail bring us to Kharikhola.
[Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08:Kharikhola to Payu (2939m/ 8899ft.),6-7hr walk

From here we climb once again-up to the Bupsa ridge(2350m). It’s knackering climb. We continuing in dense forest to Khari(Kari/Kanre). The trail for puiyan keeps itself well hidden in damp, creepy dense forest, where sun fails to penetrate. The dank, wet, slimy section of path is chilly in the eerie forest. Now further short walk brings us to Payu.
[Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Payu to Phakding (2610m/8563ft.),5-6hr walk

The trail leaves Payu in hope of more sun as it climbs, with the Dudh Koshi miles below. We climb to the Chutok La, now soon we over view the glimpses of Lukla through the trees, the path begins a considerable descend to the farming settlement of Surkhe(2250m). Further short ascend walk make us to join way to Phakding. We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. After a pleasant hike (3-4 hrs) from Lukla we reach out destination Phakding (2,652m).
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Ascent to Namche Bazaar

River, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. The trail offers us stunning views of nearby 6000m peaks. After about 5hrs we reach the Sherpa village and gateway to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (3440m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11: Acclimatization walk to Kunde, Everest View, & Khumjung

We leave Namche and ascent to the Everest View Hotel. The hotel terrace offers splendid views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We continue the walk to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital. Afterwards we return to Namche where we have a relaxed afternoon.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12:Journey to Pangboche (3930m/12893.7 ft.), 6-7hr walk

It’s a pleasant walk down before the somewhat tiring climb to the monastery. From Sanasa the path drops through lower Teshigna and steeply down to Phunki Teng(3250m). A line of water driven prayer wheels are the star turn here. Now we climb through Juniper forest Tengboche monastery(3860m), from here offers superb panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Kang Taiga and Taboche. And further 2hr of walk through forest, Mani wall, mixed pleasant trail bring us Pangboche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13: Acclimation hike to ABC(4600m/15091.86), 6-7hr walk

This is spectacular excursion from Pangboche. Hike commence with descend cross Imja Khola. The seep path has suffered badly from erosions as far as the yak meadows on the plateau of Cholungche. Further on the trail zigzags up to a prayer flag cluster-chorten col. The mind blowing hike to Ama Dablam BC offer us incredible overview views of Lhotse, Dingboche, Nuptse wall, with Pumori further northwards. Upcoming short ascend hike bring us Ama Dablam Base Camp(4600m/15091.86).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 14: Journey up the Khumbu Valley (3780m/ 12401.57 ft.), & Imja Valley to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft.), 6-7hr walk

We leave Namche and cross the Imja Khola stream. From here we climb up to Pangboche at 3,900m. Following a short steep section of the trail we reach Dingboche, which is surrounded by stunning peaks.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day15: Lobuche(4910m/16108ft.), 4-5hr walk

The day begins with a steep trail section leaving Dingboche past a chorten. We ascend the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we enjoy a beautiful panorama of the nearby peaks. We follow the valley on a rocky trail to Lobuche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 16: Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft.) & overnight at Gorakshep (5140m/ 16863.52 ft.),7-8hr walk.

Our big day has arrived. We follow the Khumbu Glacier northwards to GorakShep (5,184m). We arrive at Gorak Sheep, the highest village in the valley, and from here we continue to Everest Base Camp. We start by walking across the sandy flat at Gorak Sheep, climb onto the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and follow the trail before we descend the moraine to the base camp. From EBC we get fantastic close-up views of the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet,including Pumori. Afterwards we return to Gorak Sheep.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 17: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m/18192.26 ft.) for views of Everest; descend to Pheriche (3810m/12500 ft.),7-8hr walk

Another challenging, yet rewarding day awaits. We climb up Kala Pattar,'Black Rock', at 5,545m which gives us a great view of Everest. Afterwards we return to Gorak Sheep, have a warm drink and continue back to Pheriche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 18: Return to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 7- 8hr walk

For the return trip, we return to Lukla via Namche. Alternatively, you can extend the trip and continue to the Gokyo Trek or if you would like to experience peak climbing then you can climb Island Peak Climbing with only a few additional days necessary.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 19/20: Descent to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.) & to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 7-8hr walk+35min Flight to Ktm

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have a relaxes tea.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm]
Overnight at Teahouse & hotel in Ktm

 

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ KTM to Bandar sharing transportation

+ Fight from Lukla to Kathmandu

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ Trekking permit and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Extra time and expenses due to flight cancellation or delay

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. Cancellation and the delay of the trip only occur starting and end of the trip during the flight day. In case of the flight cancellation due to bad weather, extra expenses (Airport drop and pick up, extra night in hotel, Guide and porter extra days wages, except the number of days included in the package extra days extension due to flight cancellation or some other reason from individual clients must bear by themselves, etc.) might occurred which are not included in the package and one should ready to bear those expense. We also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla or return instead but this adds significant extra cost. While chartering heli because of the flight cancellation, the cost of the fare tickets will be deducted from the heli cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu. Because of the flight delay, there will be changes in your travel date. Make sure that all the extra expenses occurred due to the unforeseen condition will be bear by your travel insurance company.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

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Useful Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 192 USD [16 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
21 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Khumbu
Grade
Medium-hard
Altitude
5554 m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse
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