Jiri to EBC Trek- 24 days

Tour Overview

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24 Days

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Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri also commonly known as Jiri to EBC Trek is a vintage and adventurous trail that follows in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. In 1953 this route was used by them for their Everest expedition.

This 24-day excursion allows you to experience the less-explored side of the Khumbu Region and offers ample time to soak in the beauty of the Everest region.


This Everest adventure begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, a picturesque village nestled in the rolling hills. From here, you embark on a trek through lush forests, charming Sherpa and Tamang villages, and terraced fields that dot the landscape. As you ascend, the trail unveils panoramic vistas of majestic snow-capped peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Passing through Lamjura, Junbesi, Nunthala, and Bupsa, you immerse yourself in the rich local culture, encountering friendly villagers and discovering ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags. The trail gradually merges with the renowned Everest Base Camp Trek, and you join fellow trekkers in Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region. As you continue your ascent, the landscapes transform, and you find yourself surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery. Crossing glacial rivers, traversing high mountain passes, and marveling at the sparkling turquoise lakes of Gokyo, you witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas up close. The views from Gokyo Ri, a vantage point offering a different perspective of Everest, are simply awe-inspiring.


The trek then takes you to Gorakshep, a remote village situated at the base of Kala Patthar. From here, you embark on a memorable excursion to Everest Base Camp, standing in the very heart of the world's most iconic mountaineering destination. The sense of accomplishment and the awe-inspiring surroundings leave an indelible mark on your soul. The descent follows a slightly different route, allowing you to soak in new vistas and bid farewell to the majestic peaks. Passing through Periche, Namche, and Lukla, you reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken, the challenges you've overcome, and the memories you've created.


The Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is not just a physical adventure; it is a transformative experience that offers a profound connection with the mountains, the people, and the rich cultural heritage of the Everest region. It is an opportunity to pay homage to the legendary pioneers while immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of the Himalayas.


Ideal Season for Jiri to EBC Trek

The weather and season are other main thing that you need to keep in check before your EBC trek in Nepal.

Generally, The best time for trekking in the Everest region is between (February - May) and (September - October). However, whether in the Himalayas can't be predicted and sometimes may get affected due to various other factors.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. Vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere characterize these months.

Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to this circuit in the summer. However, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.


 How challenging is Jiri to EBC Trek?

The Jiri to EBC Trek a demanding trek in the Everest region which demands 4-7 hours of hiking per day. The longer days may even require 8-9 hours of hike. Starting from (1,905 m) Jiri this trek takes you to a maximum elevation of (5,364m). 

This trek route is 115 miles from Jiri to Everest Base Camp and requires adequate physical and mental preparation for a successful trek journey.

This trek is not an easy journey however, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walking in the dusk and at dawn, Meditation, and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to the gym, and so on.

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather in the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Jiri to EBC Trek – 24 days with Hiking Bees.


Suggested Preparation for Jiri to Everest Trekking: 

To undertake the Jiri to EBC Trek you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:

Physical Preparation: Jiri to EBC Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:

 Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina.

Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength.

Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.

Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.

Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.

Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.

Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.


Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training.

Jiri to EBC Trek is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other amazing trekking options according to your preferences.

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Tour Highlights

  • Follow the footsteps of mountaineering pioneers to the base camp of worlds highest mountain.
  • Trek through picturesque villages, including Lamjura, Junbesi, Nunthala, and Bupsa, and interact with the friendly Sherpa and Tamang communities.
  • Explore ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags and learn about the rich local culture and traditions.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other stunning peaks.
  • Experience the serenity of the turquoise lakes in Gokyo and climb Gokyo Ri for breathtaking views of Everest and its surrounding peaks.
  • Reach the base camp of Everest, standing at the heart of the world's highest mountain, and witness the triumphs of mountaineering history.
  • Ascend Kala Patthar for a mesmerizing sunrise view of Everest and the surrounding Himalayan panorama.
  • Enjoy the warmth of Sherpa hospitality, savor local delicacies, and stay in cozy tea houses along the trail.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • 2 nights lodging plus breakfast at a tourist standard Kathmandu hotel.
  • The finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike,
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide, and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • All the necessary equipment (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag).
  • Hot bag for a good night's sleep.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • First-aid supplies include an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Certificate of trek completion along with Hiking Bees T-shirt.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Highest Altitude : 1,300m/4,264ft
Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.

Trek Distance : 250 km/ 155 miles drive
Highest Altitude : 1770m/ 5807 ft
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we will embark on a drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya, located at an elevation of 1770m. The journey will take us through breathtaking landscapes, meandering along hilly terrains adorned with picturesque villages. Whether we choose private transportation or opt for an Express Bus, we can anticipate a scenic and memorable drive. Once we reach Shivalaya, we will settle in for the night, ready to continue our adventure in the days to come.

Trek Distance : 16 km/ 10 miles
Highest Altitude : 1030m/ 3379 ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

We will trek from Shivalaya to Kinja, covering a distance of approximately 6-7 hours. The trail initially involves a steep climb, leading us to the scenic Deurali. From there, we will gradually descend for about an hour until we reach Bhandar. The path becomes easier as we continue our downhill trek, eventually arriving at Kinja. This picturesque village, situated at an elevation of 1030m, will be our stop for the night, providing a well-deserved rest after a day of trekking.

Trek Distance : 15 km/ 9 miles
Highest Altitude : 3530m/ 11581 ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

On this day, we will trek from Kinja to Lamjura La, located at an altitude of 3530m. The trail starts with a steep climb, passing through the Sherpa settlements of Dagchu and Goyem. As we continue our trek, we will encounter a gradual uphill path that winds its way through enchanting rhododendron forests. Finally, we will reach Lamjura La, where we will spend the night, surrounded by the serene mountain landscape.

Trek Distance : 8 km/ 5 miles
Highest Altitude : 2700m/ 8858 ft
Trek Duration : 4 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We will trek from Lamjura-la to Junbeshi, which is situated at an altitude of 2700m. The trail involves a gentle descent, taking approximately four hours to reach Junbeshi. As we make our way through the forest trail, we may have the opportunity to spot various species of birds, adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings. Junbeshi is a charming traditional village with influences from Tibetan culture, providing a delightful setting for our overnight stay.

Trek Distance : 17 km/ 11 miles
Highest Altitude : 2960m/ 9711 ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek starts with a gentle ascent towards Phurtung, offering the first glimpses of majestic peaks like Everest, Kantega, and Thamserku, forming a stunning mountain chain. After enjoying the breathtaking views, we continue our journey with an easy descent to Ringmo Khola. From there, the trail takes a steep uphill climb to reach Takshindo La Pass, providing another scenic viewpoint. After taking in the panoramic vistas, we begin a steep descent that leads us to the quaint Sherpa settlement of Nunthala, where we will spend the night, immersing ourselves in the local culture and hospitality.

Trek Distance : 14 km/ 9 miles
Highest Altitude : 2360m/ 7743 ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Our trek for the day begins with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River, as we pass through charming Rai and Sherpa villages along the way. After crossing the river, we continue our journey with a gentle ascent that takes us to KhariKhola, a picturesque village. Moving forward, we traverse through Juving, a lovely settlement inhabited by the Rai community, known for their unique culture. As we proceed, we encounter a steep climb of approximately 45 minutes to reach Bupsa. At Bupsa, we can explore the remnants of an ancient Buddhist Monastery, adding a touch of history to our trekking experience.

Trek Distance : 12 km/ 7 miles
Highest Altitude : 2700m/ 8858 ft
Trek Duration : 6 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We continue our trek by ascending through hills and traversing a ridge, gradually leaving the valley behind as we head northwards. Along the way, we cross a gorge and continue our ascent until we reach the village of Chaurikharka. This vibrant farming settlement is known for being one of the largest producers in the Khumbu region and serves as a bustling junction for travelers. We will spend the night in a comfortable local hotel, resting and rejuvenating for the adventures that lie ahead.

Trek Distance : 10 km/ 6 miles
Highest Altitude : 2730m/ 8957 ft
Trek Duration : 5 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Our trek for the day is a relatively short one, but it is adorned with various Buddhist structures that embellish the route. As we make our way, we will encounter prayer flags, mani walls, stone tablets, and intricately carved stones, creating a visually striking display amidst the stunning natural landscape. The trail is gentle and easy, guiding us to Jorshalle, where we will spend the night in a cozy teahouse. This peaceful resting place offers a comfortable respite as we prepare for the next leg of our journey.

Trek Distance : 9 km/ 6 miles
Highest Altitude : 3443m/ 11297 ft
Trek Duration : 4 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trail takes us across the Dudh Koshi River multiple times as we traverse along suspension bridges, providing thrilling crossings. We pass through enchanting pine and oak forests, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Along the way, we reach a chorten, which signifies the entrance to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Tibetan-influenced settlement. From Namche Bazaar, we are treated to breathtaking views of iconic peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, among others. We will spend the night in a comfortable local hotel, reveling in the awe-inspiring mountain panoramas that surround us.

Meals : B,L,D

Today is a rest day in Namche Bazaar, the largest settlement in the Khumbu region. We can still embark on a short hike to a nearby viewpoint, either Thame or Khunde, to enjoy stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. Additionally, we will take the opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar, including a visit to the Tourist Visitor Center. Here, we can gather valuable information about Everest climbers, learn about the Sherpa people and their rich culture, and gain insights into the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Trek Distance : 12 km/ 7 miles
Highest Altitude : 4200m/ 13780 ft
Trek Duration : 5 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We begin our trek early in the morning, aiming to capture clear and breathtaking views of the majestic mountain ranges, including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The trail meanders along a wavy path, surrounded by delightful vegetation and occasional sightings of animals such as musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and pheasants, adding to the enchantment of our journey. After a downhill stretch, we arrive at Kayangjuma and continue until we reach the junction that leads to both Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Valley. From this point, we start our climb towards Mong La Pass, where the sacred Khumbila Mountain stands as a charming presence. Our trek continues, taking us past several waterfalls and bridges until we finally reach the small and welcoming village of Dole. We will spend the night here.

Trek Distance : 8 km/ 5 miles
Highest Altitude : 4470m/ 14665 ft
Trek Duration : 4 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The trail for this day passes through Lhabarma and Luza, where locals have their summer settlements. Magnificent views of Kantega, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku accompany us. We continue through small villages, enjoying the scenic hillside walk with vistas of the Dudh Koshi valley. After a five-hour trek, we reach Machhermo, a charming village with a stream originating from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche. Stories of the first Yeti sightings add intrigue to the atmosphere. We rest for the night, surrounded by the beauty and mystique of Machhermo.

Trek Distance : 7 km/ 4 miles
Highest Altitude : 4790m/ 15715 ft
Trek Duration : 4 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Leaving Machhermo behind, the trail leads us to a Chorten, ascending through a ridge. The panoramic views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Cho-Oyu, and the valleys below are simply breathtaking. As we continue, the valley gradually widens, and we pass another Chorten before reaching Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we embark on a steep climb up the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. Along the way, we are treated to the mesmerizing beauty of the turquoise lakes, Longpongo and Taboche Tsho. Our journey culminates at Dudh Pokhari, the location of Gokyo village. Nestled against the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, this enchanting village offers both beauty and convenience, serving as our shelter for the night.

Meals : B,L,D

The highlight of today's trek is the awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas, with Everest and Cho Oyu taking center stage, as we reach the fifth lake. This vantage point offers a truly unique and unforgettable treat for our eyes. As we continue our journey, we have the opportunity to witness the beauty of Cho Oyu Base Camp and marvel at the majestic Ngazumpa Glacier that graces our path. The combination of breathtaking mountain vistas and the pristine natural landscape creates a truly magical experience.

Trek Distance : 6 km/ 4 miles
Highest Altitude : 4750m/ 15584 ft
Trek Duration : 3 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we embark on today's adventure, beginning with a trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier. The trail leads us along a ridge, offering stunning views of the glacier and the surrounding mountainous landscape. As we continue, we transition to the other side of the mountain, where we make our way towards Thaknak. This portion of the hike serves as preparation for the challenging altitude gain that awaits us in the days ahead. The scenic and invigorating journey sets the stage for the exciting adventures that lie ahead on our trek.

Trek Distance : 14 km/ 9 miles
Highest Altitude : 5420m/ 17782 ft
Trek Duration : 7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we begin our day's trek early in the morning as we set our sights on crossing the renowned Cho-La pass. The ascent to the pass is steep, and caution is required, especially if there is snow on the trail. Despite the potential challenges, the effort is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views from the top of the pass. Taking in the stunning vistas, we then begin our descent towards Zongla, where we will spend the night in a cozy local hotel. This adventurous day filled with natural wonders and exhilarating moments is sure to leave a lasting impression on our journey.

Trek Distance : 10 km/ 6 miles
Highest Altitude : 5410m/ 17750 ft
Trek Duration : 5 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As we continue our trek, the trail winds along a glacial moraine, offering breathtaking views of the majestic Pumori and Kalapathar peaks. The backdrop of these towering mountains creates a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere. Moving forward, we encounter a rocky ascent that treats us to stunning vistas of Everest Base Camp, glaciers, and the surrounding mountains. The challenging yet rewarding journey leads us to our destination for the day, Gorakshep. Here, we will find comfort and rest in a cozy local hotel, surrounded by the untamed beauty of the Himalayas. It's a day filled with remarkable sights and a sense of accomplishment.

Highest Altitude : 5364m/ 17598 ft
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we kick-start our day with an early morning departure as we set our sights on reaching the renowned Everest Base Camp. The trail takes us through a mesmerizing landscape of icy cone formations and crevasses along the Khumbu Glacier. With each step, we make progress towards our destination, navigating the challenging terrain with determination. After several hours of trekking, we finally arrive at the iconic Everest Base Camp, a place where mountaineering dreams come to life. Here, we take the time to soak in the incredible atmosphere and savor the achievement of reaching this significant milestone. After immersing ourselves in the ambiance of Base Camp, we make our way back to Gorakshep.

Trek Distance : 13 km/ 8 miles
Highest Altitude : 5555m/ 18225ft
Trek Duration : 7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

An early morning start rewards us with a mesmerizing glimpse of Mount Everest at sunrise. The ascent to Kalapththar unveils panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas. Pausing to catch our breath and capture photos, we savor the remarkable views. From the summit, we are treated to a 360-degree panorama of snow-capped peaks. Descending to Periche, we reflect on the awe-inspiring journey we've undertaken. It's a day filled with unforgettable moments and a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Trek Distance : 14 km/ 9 miles
Highest Altitude : 3875m/ 12713 ft
Trek Duration : 7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Descending along the picturesque Imja River, we make our way towards Tengboche, where a stunning panorama of majestic mountain ranges awaits. After soaking in the breathtaking views, we continue our descent to Pungi Thanka and further down to Kyangjuma. The trail gradually eases, providing us with a more relaxed and enjoyable trek towards Namche. We settle in for the night at a local hotel, relishing the comfort and reflecting on the incredible experiences of our journey.

Trek Distance : 17 km/ 10 miles
Highest Altitude : 2850m/ 9350 ft
Trek Duration : 7 hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As we near the end of our trek, we descend along a challenging and rocky trail, requiring careful and balanced steps. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, we traverse through expansive plains and enchanting rhododendron forests, treating ourselves to captivating views of snow-covered peaks in the distance. Finally, we reach the vibrant town of Lukla, where our journey comes to a satisfying conclusion. It's a moment of fulfillment and reflection on the incredible experiences we've had along the way.

Meals : B,D

We board a thrilling mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, savoring the magnificent vistas of the Himalayan region. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we have the chance to explore the city, indulge in shopping for souvenirs, and immerse ourselves in its vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, we come together to celebrate the successful completion of our extraordinary Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri, cherishing the remarkable experiences and accomplishments of our journey.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is an alternative route to reach Everest Base Camp in Nepal. It starts from the town of Jiri and follows the traditional route taken by early climbers before the construction of the Lukla airport.

The Jiri to EBC Trek usually takes around 20-24 days, depending on the itinerary and the trekker's pace. This duration includes acclimatization days and allows for a gradual ascent to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

The best time to undertake the Jiri to EBC Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and good visibility.

Yes, trekkers need two permits for the Jiri to EBC Trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry point in Monjo.

Yes, there are numerous teahouses and lodges along the Jiri to EBC Trek route. These provide accommodation, meals, and basic facilities. It is advisable to carry some cash as credit cards may not be accepted in remote areas.

The mobile network and internet connectivity gradually improve as you ascend towards Everest Base Camp. However, the availability and quality of network signal can vary. Wi-Fi facilities are available at teahouses, but they may charge an additional fee.

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