Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek is yet another exciting trek provide by High Altitude Sherpa. The trek is loaded with the natural beauties with high mountains, diverse flora and fauna. The trek starts with the 8 hours drive to Jiri which is at the altitude of 2,100m. The trekking takes you the home of ethnic Sherpa people who are rich in culture and ancient traditions.
The major highlights of the trek include Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and Khumbu ice fall views from Kalapatthar Other highlights include Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lake along with Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung and Pangboche Sherpa villages. The total days of the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek may be variable but the trekking days exceeds 20 days. After exploring various places from Jiri to Bhandar, Sete, Junbesi, Nhuntala, Kharikhola, Surkhe, Phakding, we finally reach to Namche Bazar. After acclimation, go Trek to Phortse Tenga, Machermo, Gokyo. After trekking several days, we reach Everest Base Camp which is at the altitude of 5357m. Reaching the foot of Everest which is the tallest mountain on Earth, the spectacular views of the environment is simple mind blowing.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
– There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader.There will be One assistant guide if required.
– this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.
– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk 5-7 hours a day with light bag.
– jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.
– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.
– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.
– self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
– Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Bhandara (Drive)
Day 2: Bhandara to Sete
Day 3: Sete to Jun Beshi
Day 4: Jun Beshi to Nunthala
Day 5: Nunthala to Bupsa
Day 6: Bupsa to Surke
Day 7: Surke to Phakding
Day 8: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 9: Acclimatization Day
Day 10: Namche Bazaar – Dole
Day 11: Dole – Machherma
Day 12: Machherma – Gokyo
Day 13: Exploration Gokyo Valley
Day 14: Gokyo Ri – Thaknak
Day 15: Thaknak – Cho La Pass – Dzongla
Day 16: Dzongla – Lobuche
Day 17: Lobuche to Gorak Shep
Day 18: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pherice
Day 19: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Jiri- everest base camp trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation:
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which is all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temples is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.in evening we are introduced to our guide . O/n at kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri by Public Bus (187 km): 8 hours
Morning drive along with Kathmandu/Kodari (overland Tibet entry point) highway in the beginning 3 hours and cross Sun Koshi river toward Mude(3540 m) following crumble ascended bumpy road . It’s a scenic drive along with terraced field, typical villages and panoramic view of eastern Himalayan including Ganesh Himal, Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and Finally, a long picturesque bus journey arrive in Jiri. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar (2,200m): 6 hours
We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge-top at 2,400 m after which the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1,800 m). After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda (2,150 m), Kosaribas (2,500 m), then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar (2,200m). We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3,090m. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2,645m): 6 hours
From the village square of Bhandar the trail descends through the lower fields of village, then follows a small stream. It cross the stream and descends through deep forest. Leaving the forest, the trail drops into a canyon, passing Barandas, where local kids sell walking sticks to help you out on the steep descent toward another riverbank little Sherpa town Kenja. (1570m) Trail ascends steeply toward Lamjura pass , the first part of ascend is very steep, then it became less severe as you gain elevation. After about two hours of climbing you reach Chimbu, at 2140m. There is a trail junction, take right hand fork to Sete. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Sete to Junbensi (2,675m): 6 hours
Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m highest pass between jiri to lukla There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blooming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk (2,860 m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675m). O/n at hotel.
Day 07 Junbensi to Nunthala (2,440m): 5 hours.
We climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the air strip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980’s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440m.Overnight in nunthala. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Nunthala to Kharikhola (2,020m): 5-6 hours.
The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi where the trail then climbs through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola (2,020 m). O/n at hotel.
Day 09: kharikhola to Puiyan (2,700m): 6 hours.
We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and woods, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: puiyan to Phakding (2,646m): 5-6 hours.
This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we climb down to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. O/n at hotel
Day 11: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m): 5-6 hours.
Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m).
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region. We can hike-up to Everest view point hotel and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp! O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Dole (4035m): 5-6 hours.
We make steep ascent up to Kyangjuma Village then cross the Mong La pass which houses an ancient Chorten stand in the middle. The top of the Mong La serves you with the panoramic vistas of mountains. Spotting pheasants, mountain goats and musk deer is not surprising along the way. After some more walking through the forests, waterfalls and bridges we arrive at Dole where we spend the night. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Dole – Machherma (4470m): 5-6 hours.
The path is upwards in most of the region as we tread up to Lhabarma. We may find some summer settlements along the way as we remain mesmerized by awesome views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. Rumbling Dudh Koshi keeps us inspired while we walk uphill to Machherma. The first sighting of Yeti took in this very place which boasts of stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche through the village’s mid-point. We rest at Machherma for the night. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Machherma – Gokyo (4780m): 3-4 hours.
Today the route passes through Chorten and reaches Pangka. Pangka is the tragic place where an avalanche killed 40 people around 20 years ago. From Pangka we make a descent to the river bank before resuming the uphill trek to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. As we walk further we reach the first lake known as Longpono (4690 meters). The next stop, serene blue sheet of water at second lake Taboche Tsho makes you feel that you are in heaven. A short walk from there and you will arrive at the third lake i.e. Dudh Pokhari while Cho Oyu mountains works as background picture. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Gokyo: Acclimatisation and exploration of the Gokyo Valley.
Gokyo offers two major viewpoints. The first explores the fourth to sixth lakes north of the village. These lakes, together with melt water from the glacier are the source of the Dudh Koshi that is followed from Lukla. A trail rises gently, for three kilometres, north of the village to Thonak Tsho (4,870m), the Ngozumpa Tsho (4,980m) and Scoundrel’s viewpoint (5,000m). From here there are tremendous close-up views of Cho-Oyu, Ghyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. Approximately two hours is needed for the 200m descent back to Gokyo. If there is time, continue north along the path to the Cho-Oyo Base Camp at the northern end of the sixth lake; the Gyazumba Tsho. There are several small peaks in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nagpa La, the old trade route into Tibet further west. Return to Gokyo. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Gokyo Ri – Thaknak (4500m): 6-7 hours.
We trek towards the focal point of the trip i.e. Gokyo Ri. It is a steep climb which takes 3/4 hours to complete but the hard work is worth undertaking because once you reach to the top you will find yourself surrounded on all sided by the mightiest of the mighty mountains like Everest, Pumori, Makalu, Lhotse etc. We get back to Gokyo and walk to Thaknak . O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Thaknak – Cho La Pass – Dzongla (4710m): 7-8 hours.
We have another difficult day for our trip as Cho La Pass is steep ascent and constitutes of glacier traverse on the eastern side which makes the trail slippery. Again Mother Nature compensates us for our dedication as we find Ama Dablam on south, Cholatse on the west, Lobuche on the east. We pass through some crevasses to reach Dzongla. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Dzongla – Lobuche (4900m): 3-4 hours.
Today we walk down from Dzongla to cross a bridge then pressing through grassy paths while relishing ourselves with beautiful view of Lobuche we finally reach Lobuche. Our trek will be little short today facilitating the relaxed observation of astounding location. O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m): 6-7 hours.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. O/n at hotel.
Day 21: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pherice (4,288m): 7-8 hours.
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse mountains and The world’s tallest mountain Everest. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. O/n at hotel.
Day 22: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 6-7 hours.
We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. O/n at hotel.
Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6-7 hours.
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and Villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains. O/n at hotel.
Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu:
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. O/n at hotel.
Day 25: Final departure:
Final Departure to your own destination Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8.Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- necessary
10: Lightweight gloves
11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12: Fleece liner gloves
13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15: Lightweight cotton long pants
16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17: Fleece or wool pants
18: Gore-tex jacket
19; Gore-tex jacket trouser
20: Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22: Hiking boots with spare laces
23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25: Headlamp and batteries
26: Basic First Aid Kit
27: Day pack 40L-45L.
28: Water bottles (2)
29: Small wash towel
30: Swise knife
31: Leap Gurd 30spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.pcs
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.pcs
6. Dressing tape – 1.box
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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