21-Day Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5000 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take the lesstrodden path to Everest Base Camp from Jiri
  • Follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
  • Enjoy amazing mountain views from Kala Patthar
  • Travel to the base camp of the world's highest mountain
Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on this 21-day Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri. Although off the tourist radar after most travellers started flying to Lukla from Kathmandu, this route offers an unbeatable combination of stunning natural beauty and a unique cultural experience as you trek past the scattered villages in mid hills to enter the mountainous region.

In addition to Everest Base Camp, from where the arduous journey to the top of the world starts, the contrast in altitudes, types of vegetation and a mix of lifestyles are the main highlight of this trek. We will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel on the first day of the trip. The next day will be a long drive to Jiri, the starting point of this trek. Take the trail that goes to Namche Bazaar, travelling past Bhandar, Junbesi and Phakding.

From Namche, you will take the usual route to Everest Base Camp, trekking past Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche to reach the final destination of the tour. The return journey, in the meantime, ends in Lukla, from where you will catch a flight to Kathmandu. Facilities on this trek are basic but adequate. Since the trek starts at just 2200 m above sea level, your body will get adequate time to acclimatize to the altitude, thereby decreasing the probability of altitude sickness. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Brian999
  • From Ireland
  • On Nov 22 2019
5 - Excellent
EBC from Jiri
“Well organised trek by Alpine club of Himalaya. This tour was recommended by my friend. I took the right decision going with Alpine as they have 20 years of experience. You cant go wrong choosing Alpine club of Himalaya.”
Alpine Club of Himalaya responded to this review on : “Dear Guest,
Namaste and greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya!!!

Thank you for sharing about your experience as a member of our tour group.

We will be more than glad to be of service to you again on your next visit to Nepal with the Annapurna base camp in mind.

We are truly delighted that we were given the opportunity to be of service to you and we look forward to your next visit to provide you and your friends the best team put together for greater adventures for your next walk of the Himalaya.

Alpine Club beckons you, to greater adventures in the Himalayas…..

Warm Regards
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team”
  • Destiny
  • From Netherlands
  • On Nov 21 2019
5 - Excellent
EBC trek from Jiri
“Most adventurous and challenging trekking we accomplished. Thank you Alpine and team for your support from the enquires to end.”
Alpine Club of Himalaya responded to this review on : “Dear Guest,
Namaste and Greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya !!!

Thank you for choosing Alpine Club of Himalaya for your holidays and I am quite thank full to you for your time dropping nice review here. It was rewarding for all of us to read that every aspect of your trip was of memorable. As usual, it will give me great joy to share your words with the team who continuously do their best to please our clients.

We look forward to your next visit to Nepal with your friends/family to experience and re-discover what my agency can offer in term of services and products as appreciated by many of our valued customers for greater adventures in their walk of the Himalaya.

Warm Regards
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team.”
  • Veronica Canon
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Well Organized and Details
“very organized and detail. Every problems can be handle even it's last minute. We got small tea house but have a good food. Thank Sujan for organize my trips”
Alpine Club of Himalaya responded to this review on : “Dear Guest,
Namaste and Greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya !!!

Thank you for choosing Alpine Club of Himalaya for your holidays and I am quite thank full to you for your time dropping nice review here. It was rewarding for all of us to read that every aspect of your trip was of memorable. As usual, it will give me great joy to share your words with the team who continuously do their best to please our clients.

We look forward to your next visit to Nepal with your friends/family to experience and re-discover what my agency can offer in term of services and products as appreciated by many of our valued customers for greater adventures in their walk of the Himalaya.

Warm Regards
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team.”
  • Arwin Engsun
  • From Indonesia
  • On Jun 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Great agency
“Great guide and organizer alpine club of himalaya thx forveverything and see you next year”
Alpine Club of Himalaya responded to this review on : “Namaste and Greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya !!!

Thank you very much for your wonderful review to us.
It was rewarding for all of us to read that every aspect of your trip was of memorable. As usual, it will give me great joy to share your words with the team who continuously do their best to please our clients. Feedback such as yours is therefore much appreciated.
Once more, thank you for reviewing us and for having chosen to organize your trip.

Alpine Club beckons you, to greater adventures in the Himalayas…..

Warm Regards
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
  • Day 2: Kathmandu – Jiri (drive)
  • Day 3: Jiri – Bhandar (trek)
  • Day 4: Bhandar – Sagar
  • Day 5: Sagar – Junbesi
  • Day 6: Junbesi – Nuntala
  • Day 7: Nuntala – Kharikhola
  • Day 8: Kharikhola – Puiyan
  • Day 9: Puiyan – Phakding
  • Day 10: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Free day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
  • Day 13: Tengboche - Dingboche
  • Day 14: Dingboche – Dughla
  • Day 15: Dughla – Lobche
  • Day 16: Lobuche – Gorekshep – Everest Base Camp – Gorekshep
  • Day 17: Gorekshep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche
  • Day 18: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 19: Namche Bazaar - c
  • Day 20: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
  • Day 21: Kathmandu departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transport: Pickup and drop-off in a private car/van. Lukla - Kathmandu - Lukla flight tickets
  • Accommodation: 3 nights' stay in Kathmandu. 17 nights' stay in a lodge/guest house during the trek
  • Meals: Breakfast during Kathmandu stay and full board during the trek. 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner
  • An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide. 1 porter provided for two travellers
  • Sagarmatha national park permit and TIMS card
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (to be returned after trek completion)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International flight tickets
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, including laundry, phone calls, etc
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • Tips for local staff, guides and porters
  • Hot shower, hot water, bottled water and Wi-Fi during the trek
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CANCELLATION

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

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