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Country

Nepal

Duration

20

Trip Difficulty

moderate-to-strenuous

Group Size

1 to 20

Accommodation

Lodge to Lodge

Max

5555m

Trip Type

Lodge to Lodge Trek

Meals

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

$1,540

$1,463

5.0

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No. of Persons

Price Per Person in USD 

  • 1-1

    $1,650

  • 2-5

    $1,540

  • 6-11

    $1,500

  • 12-20

    $1,460

Trip Highlights

  • Classic Everest route the old one
  • Diversity in community and landscape
  • Relax trekking with nice views of different places
  • More acclimatization to reach EBC
  • Experience the low to high altitude areas.

Trek the same exact trail that was used by the first mountaineers who summited Mount Everest in 1963. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary began their famous ascent all the way from Jiri, a village in the foothills below the Everest region peaks. By the end of the Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek, find yourself at the legendary Mount Everest. Observe mountaineers as they prepare to summit the highest peak in the world at 8,848 meters / 29,029 feet.

At the time, all trekkers and mountaineers came from Kathmandu to Jiri, where the road ended. For this reason, Jiri has unofficially deemed “The Gateway to Mount Everest.” Today, so few tourists visit that it is a little paradise that adds amazement and a diversity of scenery for those who wish to begin the Everest Base Camp Trek from there.

Placing yourself on the trail from Jiri not only puts you on a historically significant route but also provides more time to acclimatize. With an extra few days in the itinerary to reach Phakding, where the normal EBC trail starts, trekkers are in peak condition to ascend to higher altitudes. A bonus is that those first few days are sparsely populated by other trekkers.

Start from Jiri and pass various peaceful, serene villages nestled among sprawling terraced hillsides. The small number of tourists on the trail allows us to have better connections with the villagers that we meet in the guesthouses and throughout the trail. Locals belong to the Sherpa ethnic group and trekkers find them exceptionally hospitable and welcoming. In Junbesi, we can visit Thupten Chholing, a large Buddhist monastery with several hundred nuns and monks.

At Phakding, we align with the normal Everest Base Camp Trek route. Pass more villages, mani walls, and other Tibetan Buddhist shrines, and reach Namche Bazaar – the trade and tourism center of the Khumbu region. The magical views begin to greet us.

By Gorakshep, we are surrounded by a moon-like landscape, encompassed by several 6,000+ meter peaks. Within two days of Gorakshep, we have two major highlights of the trek: Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and Kala Patthar (5,545 meters). The reason for Everest Base Camp being a highlight needs no explanation. It’s simply legendary. Kala Patthar is notably the best place to view the peak of Mount Everest. The viewpoint also provides unbelievable views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Kangtega, Thamserku, and more. At this point, we head back down to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. The Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek provides the best of both worlds. You take the original route up to Everest, and the exciting flight out of the area from Lukla. You can take the Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek all throughout the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, rhododendrons and other alpine flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!

Detail Itinerary

Includes

Includes

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers as per itinerary Kathmandu to Bhandar by local bus.
  • 2 nights tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Lukla to kathmamndu flight fare.
  • All permit such as Sagarmatha national park and TREK card.
  • All accommodation at tea houses during the trek.
  • Three daily meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  • Highly Experienced professional trekking guide with his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner after the completion of trek.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees 50$ for 30 days
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter to carry your belongings during the trek (We provide porters on request extra charge is applicable)
  • All kind of beverages like water, cold/hot drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.
  • Additional cost incurred by natural disaster and beyond our control e. g. weather, ilness, strike, landslide etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek all about?

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The Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a classic route, known as the “Gateway to Mt. Everest.” It starts from Jiri and takes you through Sagarmatha National Park to reach the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Why choose the Jiri route for Everest Base Camp?

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The Jiri route is popular for its beautiful countryside, raging rivers, and less crowded trails. It also allows for more gradual acclimatization, which is beneficial for trekkers.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Classic Trek?

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The trek is of medium-hard difficulty. It involves walking for about 5-6 hours each day, and regular exercise and previous Himalayan trekking experience can be helpful.

When is the best time for the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek?

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The best time for this trek is from March to May and September to November. These months offer favorable weather and stunning mountain views. Monsoons (rainy season) can be challenging.

Can the itinerary be customized?

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Yes, the itinerary can be customized upon request, and our guides will try their best to accommodate your preferences. The scenery remains beautiful throughout, regardless of the route changes.

What permits are required for the Everest Classic via the Jiri trek?

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To start the Everest Classic Via Jiri Trek, you will need three important permits. You need TIMS( Tourism Information Management System) Sagarmatha National Park entry permits and Gaurishankhar Conservation Area entry permits. 

Can I see Everest from Jiri?

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Not only Mount Everest, but you can also see numerous mountains from Jiri including Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and many other snow-capped peaks. 

Can I trek independently, or do I need a guide for Everest Classic Via Jiri trek?

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You can go on this trek independently, but it’s highly recommended to hire a guide who can provide valuable insights and ensure your safety. Hiring a guide can make your journey more enjoyable. They also know how to handle unexpected situations well.

Is the Everest Classic via Jiri Trek a challenging trek?

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The Trek is a bit difficult, but with proper preparation and determination, if you are an experienced trekker you’ll not have much problem with the Everest Classic via Jiri trek. Well-preparation and proper acclimatization an important aspects of completing this trek.

Is there an age limit for the Everest Classic via Jiri Trek?

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No there is no age-specific age restriction, If you are physically in good condition, you can go on this trek. But it is recommended to get permission from your doctor if you’re a patient of any disease or visit the doctor regularly.

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