“Follow the trail used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary during their Everest Expedition.”
This is the classic Everest trek. You’ll experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor. The immense contrasts in altitudes, type of vegetation, and mix of lifestyles are the main highlight of this trek. One can enjoy beautiful mountain views, verdant terraces, Himalayan streams, and waterfalls as the trail cross villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia, and giant forests. The mountains to be sighted during the trek are Gaurishanker, Number Himal, Kwangde, Twache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamsherku, and Everest.
The trek begins at Junbesi. The trail heads eastward through the lovely forested hills of Solu and over the 3530m Lamajura Pass. Monasteries and uninterrupted mountain views lie ahead. The portion of the trek from Junbesi to Lukla is often quiet, and therefore the much better trekking country. We cross the Lamjura La, and Thaksindo before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the “Dudh Koshi river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla.
You’ll get mesmerized by the views of scenic Valleys, Hills, and Himalayan Ranges whilst, on your flight, Landing in Kathmandu is quite an experience.
Following your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, You’ll be welcomed to Nepal by a representative of Hiking Himalayas at TIA’s arrival terminal. We’ll transfer you to the hotel in a private car.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.
A nine-hour bus ride east of Kathmandu through Arniko highway passing Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Dolalghat, to Lamasanghu. From Lamasangu, we’ll divert towards Jiri leaving the Arniko highway. We pass through lush green forests enjoying the wonderful view of the snow-capped mountains. After a drive of about 188 km, we’ll reach Jiri, a small town named after an ethnic community Jirel. From Jiri, we’ll further drive towards Junbesi(2675m).
Overnight Stay in Junbesi.
Today’s trek from Junbesi(2675m) to Nunthala(2200m) takes about six hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle uphill for one and a half hours to Phurtung(2900m). From here, you could see the first view of Mt.Everest(8848.86m) including Thamserku(6623m), Kantega(6780m), Kusum Kangaru(6370m), and Mera Peak(6650m). Now, the trek is a flat and gentle descent to Ringmo Khola(2500m). The trail is now uphill for one and a half hours to the Takshindo La Pass(3100m). From this point, you could see excellent mountain views. At the end of your trek is a steep descent to the town Nunthala(2200m) through a small Sherpa settlement and forest.
Overnight Stay in Nunthala.
Trek from Nunthala(2200m) to Bupsa(2350m) and takes about six hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle descent to the Dudh Koshi river(Milk River) for an early two hours passing through agricultural farming land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From Dudh Koshi river, your trail gently ascent all the way to Kharikhola(2050m) passing through Juving a pretty big Rai village and farming lands. From Kharikhola your trail follows a flat path for 45 minutes and then steeply up to the camp(Bupasa) where you could visit Buddhist Monastery in ruined state.
Overnight Stay in Bupsa.
Today’s trek to Surke(2400m) takes about five and a half hours. Beginning the trek, you’ll steeply ascend for two hours to Khari La Pass(2880m) passing through rhododendron and oak forest including small Sherpa settlements and tea shops. From this point, you’ll have an excellent view of different mountains such as Numbu(6958m), Cho-Oyu(8188m), Gyangchung Kang(7952m), and Thamserku(6608m). Now, the trail descends gently and pretty flat to Chaubar passing through the Bamboo forest and Pulyan(2770m) with a view of Khumbu Valley as well as beautiful mountains. Now the trail steeply descends to Surke. Surke is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of the Lukla.
Overnight Stay in Surke.
After breakfast, we’ll hit the trail and trek toward Phakding (2610m) which takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is a gentle ascent for 2 hours to Chhiplung (2690m), a junction road(to Jiri and Lukla), and passing through Mushe(2650m). Now, the road is quite broad and busy, the trail is almost flat and a gentle descent and ascent to Phakding. This is a short trek after 3 long days trek. You could hang in and around Phakding village.
Overnight Stay in Phakding.
Today’s trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m) takes about five hours. On this day, you’ll trek and cross the river on high-suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo(2835m) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You, then, ascend quite steeply to Namche, and along the way, if the weather is clear, you’ll be able to catch a first glimpse of Mt.Everest along with the amazing views of Mt.Kusum Kangaru(6367m), Thamserku(6608m), Konde-Ri(6187m), and Tawache peak(6495m). You can also visit some of the village monasteries on the way trekking to Namche Bazaar(3440m). Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu Region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La.
Overnight Stay in Namche.
Today, for exploring surrounding places and to acclimatize, we’ll rest at Namche Bazar. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off toward Tengboche(3860m). For getting used to the changing altitude, you’ll walk upto Khunde Hospital(3840m) which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one-hour walk up to the Syangboche(3800m) where Hotel Everest View(3962m), situated above Namche with the outstanding view of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
Overnight Stay in Namche.
Today’s trek to Tengboche(3860m) takes almost five hours. From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. You’ll have a really good view of the great peaks of the Khumbu Region including Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail steeply descends to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Thanga(3305m). The village has an excellent place for lunch and you can take a short rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping, and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Overnight Stay in Tengboche.
With the rising sun, we’ll trek to Dingboche(4350m) which takes about five and a half hours. You gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche(3985m). This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam(6812m), and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls, and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As you gradually ascend, you do find thick forests but the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour’s walk brings us to Dingboche(4350m). Here you can see Sherpa people working on the agricultural farm.
Overnight Stay in Dingboche.
Today, for exploring the surrounding places and to acclimatize, we’ll rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion around the surrounding. Here you can steeply climb up to Nakartsang Gompa for the rare outstanding view of Mt.Makalu(8463m) along with Lhotse(8516m), Island Peak(6189m), Baruntse(7162m), Ama Dablam(6812 m), and Thamserku(6608m). Another option provided is a small side trip to Chhukung(4730m) which takes about 2 and a half hours to go up and 1 and a half hours to come back to Dingboche. There are some lodges that serve delicious food items.
Overnight Stay in Dingboche.
Today’s trek to Chhukung(4730m) takes about three hours. The trail gradually ascends up to the Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping the lives stock in the summertime. Along this, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley.
Overnight Stay in Chhukung.
After breakfast, we’ll trek from Chhukung to Chhukung Ri(5546m) to Lobuche (4940m) via Dongla(4620m) and it takes almost six hours. From Chhukung Ri you can have a view of Mt.Nuptse(7896m), Mt.Lhotse(8511m), Baruntse peak (6800m), Ama Dablam(6856m), Thamserku peak(6608m), Konde Ri(6187m), Tawoche peak(6542m), Cholotse(6441m) and more. Now you begin your trek to Lobuche via Dongla which offers you a panoramic view of the mountains along the way. The teahouse at Dongla is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt.Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Overnight Stay in Lobuche.
Today, we’ll trek from Lobuche(4940m) to Everest Base Camp(5364m) via Gorakshep(5180m) and back to Gorakshep which takes about six hours. We’ll have lunch at Gorakshep, take a rest, and to Everest Base Camp(5364m). We’ll trek through rocky trails and glaciers. You’ll see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep.
Overnight Stay in Gorakshep.
After breakfast, we’ll trek to Kala Patthar(5545m) and back to Pheriche(4371m) which takes about six hours. Early morning, we’ll trek to Kala Patthar(5545m) to enjoy the view of sunrise. Here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt.Everest and other surrounding mountains like Mt.Pumori, Mt.Lingtren, Mt.Khumbetse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Thamserku and many more. Pheriche is a windy town, from where one can make phone calls to any part of the world. Here, you can also see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. There is a Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign volunteer doctors are to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
Overnight Stay in Pheriche.
Today’s trek to Phortse(3840m) takes almost five hours. The trail descends to Pangboche(3985m). On the way, you’ll see wildlife in and around the area like mountain goats, musk deer, and many species of Himalayan birds. Along this, you’ll visit an old monastery in Pangboche which is believed to have been established during the 16th century. The Pangboche village is known to have the highest permanent settlement throughout the year. And now, the trail starts turning up and down every half an hour to Phortse – a village rich in Sherpa Culture.
Overnight Stay in Phortse.
On the 20th day, we’ll trek towards Khumjung(3790m) which takes almost five hours. At the start of our trekking, the trail descends for early twenty minutes and ascends steeply for nearly one hour to Mong La(4000m). Here, the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri, and Tawache peak can be seen. Now the trail descends and ascends frequently up to Khumjung. The Khumjung Village is said to have the largest settlement in the Khumbu Region. Here, Edmund Hillary built a well-equipped high school in 1960. Not limited to this, there is an old monastery where the skull of Yeti is believed to have been preserved. The neighboring village of Khumjung is Khunde where Edmund Hillary built a well-equipped Hospital in 1964.
Overnight Stay in Khumjung.
Today’s trek to Thame(3800m) takes about five hours. Thame, a village rich in sherpa culture, is also a place with many ancient monasteries and beautiful views of mountain peaks.
Overnight Stay in Thame.
Today’s trekking to Monjo(2835m) is a little easier trek compared to other days which take about five and a half hours. The trail crosses a few Sherpa settlements and you’ll be able to meet and interact with friendly Sherpa people. Monjo is a small village with less number of visitors and the village mainly focuses on agriculture. Here, you can see people being engaged in agricultural activities.
Overnight Stay in Monjo.
The trail, to Lukla(2800m), gradually ascends and descends and takes about four hours. We’ll cross the Dudh Koshi river over suspension bridges multiple times before reaching Lukla.
Overnight Stay in Lukla.
With the rising sun, we head for the airstrip to hop on a flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last-minute shopping and packing, send a few postcards home, or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, their two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural, and religious significance. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. Bhaktapur Durbar Square – the 15th-century palace of 55 windows, and Swoyambhunath. At the event, you will be briefed about your trip.
After we finish Sightseeing, You’ll be gifted with an evening farewell dinner in a traditional way and many other surprises, for they’ve had a quality time with you.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as a drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour, or even mountain biking, etc – please don’t hesitate to let us know). We would be glad to help you. Thank you for doing this venture with us & it’s been wonderful knowing you over the weeks. Please do stay in touch in the months ahead. Bon Voyage & take care!!!
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The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Jiri – Namche – Everest Base Camp Trekking. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Sun hat or scarf
Light or warm fleece hat.
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or sweater
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Hiking shorts (4)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sleeping bag rated -10C to -20C
Headlamp and batteries
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Small wash towel
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
Books (Highly Recommended)
Hiking Himalayas is an authorized government-licensed trekking and touring company based in Nepal, with more than 20+ years of experience in the tourism industry. Our organization focuses on customer satisfaction and quality services and comprises experienced and licensed tourist guides.
The best season for trekking this trail is Autumn(September, October, and November), and Spring (March, April, and May). The temperature in these seasons can reach up to 20°C and the nights can reach up to -5°C. The days will be sunny and warm, providing you with better views of the surrounding mountains and hills.
This is a classic Everest trek. This route follows the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, used for the first Everest Expedition in 1953.
This Trail was an old route for Everest Expedition and Everest Base Camp. It was majorly used by trekkers before Tenzing-Hillary Airport was built.
The best season for trekking this trail is Autumn(September, October, and November), and Spring (March, April, and May). The temperature in these seasons can reach up to 17°C and the nights can reach up to -7°C.
The difficulty level of Everest Base Camp is Challenging. The trekking time often requires three weeks. Even though the EBC Trek requires no prior trekking expertise, it is suggested that the trekker should be determined and be physically fit.
In this trek, you'll trek to the maximum altitude of 5545 meters in Kala Patthar and spend the night at a maximum of 5180 meters in Gorakshep.
Yes, Internet facilities are available on the Everest Trail. You'll get Wifi card available on the trail. With this card, you'll be able to use wifi in the Everest region for certain days. This wifi card will cost you according to the package you choose.
Yes, we always welcome our client's preferences and tastes. You can make your own day plan, feel free to email us.
All Inclusive Price.