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Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri - 21 Days

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Location: Everest Region

21 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

Min. 2 PAX

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Accommodation

Tea House/Lodge/Hotel.

Max Altitude

5545m, Kalapatthar

Meals

All kinds of Nepali typical local food as well as western.

Transportation

Flights/Car

Trip Highlights

  1. The iconic trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa for conquering the Everest Summit.
  2. Sublime views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and other magnificent peaks
  3. Thubten Chholing and Tengboche Monastery showcasing Tibetan Buddhism
  4. A Himalayan ecosystem with an opportunity to spot rare animals and birds
  5. Sherpa-Jirel culture and lifestyle throughout the trek
  6. Organic local products and delicacies
  7. Kalapatthar and many other major viewpoints to view the Himalayas
  8. Alternative, well-balanced days to acclimatize and trek preparation to the Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp trek from Jiri is a vintage trail used by legendary mountaineers to summit Everest. Following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa, this classic route merges to the main one of the Everest base camp. Adventure and culture best defines the trek with well-establishes trails all the way. The scenic landscape and diverse lifestyle of locals here make every day special.

Trekkers can also embrace the challenges and delights of the Everest better from this route. Passing by monasteries, terraced farmlands, waterfalls, and rivers, this iconic path showcases the lesser-seen hills to the snow-capped mountains in a single go. Share the local delicacies and mesmerizing views in this marvelous trek of a lifetime. Unlike the recent trail from Lukla, this trek takes the visitors through the lower Khumbu Region too. It also provides enough days to prepare and acclimatize for higher elevation. The EBC trek from Jiri is also ideal for those looking to do more than just moderate trekking in Nepal. Most travelers select this option for their second time to the camp for bonus thrill and unique experiences. After reaching the base camp you will have a deep respect to all those climbers who made the top.

Jiri to Base camp

The Jiri routes are made with deep discussion by professional mountain climbers and guides to make proper altitude rest .Starting the journey from the lively settlement of Jiri, the trail head up the high hills. Beside the Dudhkoshi and Solu Khola, the stay at Junbesi and Namche takes you close to the commercial heart of the Himalayas. The like of Thupten Choling and Tengboche Monasteries hints at the influence of Tibetan Buddhism here. Reaching the lap of the Everest is a feat to remember. Enjoy the glimpse of Shangri-la from the magnificent viewpoints and trails of Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri. This trek is the great classic adventure trek for those travelers who are physically sound and who love mountain life. Be a part of this iconic journey with Magic Himalaya Trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking preparations.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhandara via Jiri.
Day 04: Trek Bhandar to Sete (2575 m)
Day 05: Trek Sete to Junbensi. (2670m)
Day 06: Trek Junbensi to Nunthala (2220m)
Day 07: Trek Nunthala to Bupsa (2320m)
Day 08: Trek Bupsa to Surke (2290m)
Day 09: trek Surke to Phakding (2652 m)
Day 10: Phakding – Namche bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hours walking.
Day 11: Namche Bazaar –Acclimatization day
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3860 m) 6 – 7 hours walking.
Day 13: Pangboche to Dingboche (4360 m) 3-4hours walk.
Day 14: Dingboche- acclimatization day.
Day 15: Dingboche to Laubecha (4940 m) 5hours.
Day 16: Lobuche – Gorekshap (5170 M)-Everest base camp (5364 m)-Gorekshap (5170 m) 8-9 hours walking.
Day 17: Gorek shep-Kala Patthar/Everest base camp-Pheriche (4280 m) 8-9 hours walks.
Day 18: Pheriche-Pangbochea-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 6-7 hours walking.
Day 19: Namche Baazar to Lukla (2800 m) 6 hours walk.
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 21: Farewell friend

Itinerary

01

After you arrive you will be received by our staff and transfer to hotels in Thamel. You will visit the magic himalaya treks company situated near your hotel. There we will discuss about the trip and preperstions.In the evening we will have a welcome dinner together.

02

After breakfast, we will do some sightseeing in the city area with the sightseen guide from the magic Himalaya. In the day we will have time to prepares to leave the next morning towards our trek.

03

On this day we will drive 187 km towards the northeast of Kathmandu. we are traveling on mountains roads so it takes6-7 hours to Jiri and from Jiri, we will go to Bhandara which is the trek start point. Enjoy the view of the Koshi River and panoramic view in eastern Himalaya including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa. Stay overnight. The Full board provided.

04

We will start to downhill from Bhandara towards Kinja which is situated on the bank of the river. After Kinja we will start to walk uphill to Sete. Stay overnight in Sete. The full board provided.

05

Today we will climb 3550m the highest point before Namchabazar called Lamjula la pass. We will walk through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch as well as rhododendrons. We will also pass by the village called Dagchu and Goyem. Today from Lamjula pass we see mountains on the left hand. Tonight we will stay in Junbensi where there are lots of gompas. Stay overnight full board provided.

06

Today we will see Everest for the first time first cross the stream beyond Junbensi climb up the slope of the forest and after an hour’s trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains appear before our eyes. We can see Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera peak and many other high mountains. After that, we will continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola after that ascend to Ringmo cross the Trakshindo la pass and descend to Trashingdo. After an hour downhill through conifer and rhododendrons forests, we will reach to Nunthela and we will stay overnight. The Full board provided.

07

Descends downhill towards the Dudh Koshi river. we will follow the Dudh Koshi River as we head upward to Khumbu and cross the bridge, climb to Jubing and continue straight to Churkha village. Climb the trail eastward to reach Khari Khola and then cross the bridge to reach Bupsa. Stay overnight full board provided.

08

The trails from Bupsa rise through the forest passing Kharte village. From Kharte climb uphill to Khari La pass. Enjoy the good view of Khari la pass oh Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others and then descend to Puiyan and go through the Upo and down to Surka. Stay overnight, the full board provided.

09

From Surke our trails move upward. We will reach Phakding passing Chaurikharka on the way. Stay overnight in Phakding full board provided.

10

Walking on the sides of Dudh Koshi River on the beautiful pine forests crossing many suspension bridges including famous Hillary suspension bridge we will able to catch the wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Passing the Benker, Chumoa as well as Monjo on the way, we will reach the entrance check post of Sagarmatha national park where your permits of trekking will be checked. After that, we pass Jorsale the last before Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. The trails climb up through forests and bridges until we reach the meeting of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. After ascent about 2 hours, we will be able to see the first view of Mount Everest smiling peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We will stop for the view in Chauteri for few minutes which could be a good rest in climbing up as well. After that, we still need to hike up about 1.5 hours to reach the Sherpa capital the gateway to MT EVEREST and the main trading center of this region. Stay overnight in a hotel Nemche or similar hotel on. Full board provided.

11

This is the schedule followed by each and every trekkers as it is recommended by the health experts to have a rest day and necessary to stay active and moving in the rest day instead o sitting idle. In the rest, we can hike to the Thame or in Khunde for relaxing and exploring the villages itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, internet café, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and colorful markets each Friday evening and Saturday. Our trek guides will take you to a tourist visitor’s center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha national park where you can absorb things related to Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and will also learn about various plants and animals. We also take an interesting side up to Khumjung village which can be best for acclimatize and we can found airs tap in Syangboche. Just a few minutes from there we can see the Everest view hotel where lots of foreigners and especially Japanese come to stay during their Everest helicopter tour. Along with the great view of Everest, Kongde, Thamserku as well as Khumbila we will visit Hillary school and come back to Namche village after lunch. Take a look at the movie called into thin air or similar Everest expedition’s movie in the guest house. Stay overnight in the hotel Namche with full board provided.

12

After breakfast, we start our trips towards Pangboche enjoying the superb view of mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadoblam and close up view of Thamserku. Our treks keep going on ups and downs overlooking the magnificent view of the great Himalayas. Along the way, we can spot wild lives and then the way go ups to Kayangjuma. After that, we will reach to Sansa where the path to Gokyo and trek to Everest base camp separated. Then the trails followed the pine forests and we also see prayers flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River and passed them. We reach Phunki Thenga a small settlement for tea and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having relaxed a bit in Phungi tanga we will go to Tengboche which is step up to the hill. Tengboche is a great place close up views of Amadoblam, Nuptse as well as the Everest. Here we have a chance to explore the biggest Buddhist monastery all over in the Khumbu region. After having lunch the trails leads towards down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge where Pangboche is about 5 minutes away. Stay overnight Everest view lodge or similar in Pangboche. The Full board provided.

13

We start our trip early in the morning after breakfast. Passing many Mani walls, Chortens and small villages on the way our trek begins towards the Dingboche. On the way towards Dingboche, you can have a wonderful view of the Amadoblam Mountains which are very nice mountains and look like the thumb shape of your hand. You will have your lunch in the Dingboche where you stay and can go hiking in the afternoon around the villages. Overnight stay in Sherpa land and full board provided.

14

After breakfast, there are two options for the day which is normal and challenging. The normal is that you can go to the Chhukhung village (4730 m) which is the starting point of island peak climbing and can go to Kongma la pass. The harder options are to climb the Nagarjun hill just above the Dingboche which is very hard and a good viewpoint of the mountain that we had passed behind and can see few more such as Makalu and many more. Stay overnight at Dingboche in full board.

15

We will start the day with the climb to Thukla (Dughla) through the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. As we come to the yak herders place called Dusa, the valleys begin to narrow and continues through Phulung Karpo of the campsites during the first successful Everest expeditions in 1953. After crossing the small metal bridge we will reach to Dughla from where we start to trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We can found our way through the boulder-strewn slope as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic change mountains view. At the top, after walking about 1 hour we will find an arrow of stones with very nice Tibetan prayers flags around there surrounded the memorials of a famous person who has died in Everest expeditions. From 10 times Everest summated Babu Tshering Sherpa to famous mountaineer Scott fisher memorials can be seen over there who perished on a mission to climb Everest and it is the best way to rest (relax) after that Thokla hard up. We are in the vicinity of Everest but that highest mountains of the world still remain hidden. Walking the side of the world's biggest glacier Khumbu we will not able to see it but can have many mountains view such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori as well as Mahalangur Himal. This is the place where begins the thin air and hard to breathe due to high altitude and less oxygen. Overnight stay in warm Himalayan eco-resort and full board provided.

16

The trail to Gorekshep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. We pass through the pyramid signpost. Ahead on the trail, we see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt.Pumari, Mahalangur, Lingtem, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. a small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360-degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we watch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a gray-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorekshep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest base camp through the once past Gorekshep lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers memorials. As we reach Everest base camp we cannot stop ourselves from appreciating the Everest climbers those take hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. In the spring we can see mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste as well as Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Actually Everest cannot be seen from the base camp properly, for that we need to wait the next day morning to up the Kalapatthar hill or those who interest to go Kalapatthar on the same day can go with our guide or Sherpa. Overnight stay in the local guesthouse at Gorekshap and full board provided.

17

Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of the day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 c) departure beforehand. We can see familiar peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as begins reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. When climbing the Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several places from where we can have an outstanding viewpoint to snap pictures of the highest mountain. After two hours of walking, we will be in the best viewpoint of the world called Kala Patthar where we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by prayer flags. As we reach the top, we will sit on the Kala Patthar rocks and our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. As we can take pictures, how much we can take and also take the inner view with our minds and eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorekshep, we have breakfast and waits for those who have gone to Everest base camp. After they arrived back to the hotel take a descends back to the Ferichea for a good night rest in lower altitude. stay in Himalayan hotel with Full board provided.

18

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendrons and juniper trees. If its spring, pink and red rhododendrons flowers ablaze our surroundings. We may have our lunch in Tengboche or waits up to Phungi Tenga it depends on our hungriness. After crossing the prayer flags we need to walk up to the hill through jungles. When reaching the way of Khumjung village and way to Gokyo we walk straight looking at the stunning view of ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more. On reaching the guest house you will have a hot shower and have a relaxed sleep in your room. Overnight stay in Namche Bazzar at hotel Namche or similar. and full board provided.

19

The trails descend steeply downward by controlling the body. Having With a good view of local’s villages and many flowers we will have lunch in Phakding. Being climbing down in the same way also makes you feel different and good. After two weeks, you will be in Lukla and overnight stay over there and full board provided.

20

In the early morning after breakfast take a flight in the morning to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel and take rest. After some hours if you like you can go for the walk around the city. Or can take rest in a hotel. You may also visit the local markets and buy the Nepalese items gifts for your friends and family. In the evening you may visit the office. If someone has a flight on that day he will be transferred to the airport for departure.

21

This is the time to say bye from the mountainous country and is the end day of your trip to the Himalayas. About the three hours before your flight you will be taking off you will be taken to the airport for final departure. On the way back home you will have plenty of time to think about your trip to Everest base camp from Jiri with Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions.


What's included?

  • Sagarmatha National Park permit.
  • Gaurishanker conservation area permit
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during the trekking.
  • Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu's stay.
  • An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekkers and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than six trekkers.)
  • International and domestic pick up/drop.
  • Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek.
  • Tickets to Lukla-Kathmandu for trekkers, guide and assistant guide.
  • Trekking equipment like a down jacket, duffels bag will be provided.
  • Khumbu (Everest region) Municipality Fees.
  • All the necessary transportation during sightseeing.
  • Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters.
  • All government tax and vat.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with us.
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Bhandara.

What's not included?

  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your international flights and departure tax.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of bar bills (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.)
  • Rescue operation in case of an emergency.

Departure dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

Essential Information

​Acclimatization on Trek from Jiri to base camp

Altitude Sickness is one of the major concerns trekking in the high Himalayas. Trekkers might experience some issues in places higher than 3000 meters. You have multiple days to rest and acclimatize in the trekking itinerary. With Magic Himalaya, you can customize the itinerary for adding more rest days too. Acclimatization is the key. Here are some tips to acclimatize better in the higher elevation:-

* Rest in regular interval

* Drink much fluid (Avoid alcoholic beverages)

* Get enough sleep

* High carbohydrate and low salt diet

* Do short warm-up hikes when possible

If you feel uneasy, let the guide know as he/she will have every knowledge to deal with the situation. Descending is the best option if the situation is severe.


​Porter/Guide Necessity for Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri

This trek is classified as moderately strenuous and it's wise to have a proper guide/porter team for the trek. People with less experience and average fitness can do the trek with a good guide. You will have multiple days of challenging trails over 4500 meters in elevation. This might be extreme without a guide or porter. An experienced and licensed professional guide helps you with a different part of the journey. He/she is locally knowledgeable with years of experience doing the trek. Similarly, a porter will aid you with your gears and stuff and provide you an effective trekking condition. You will aid the local economy by doing so as you will give these individuals to help you in this EBC trek.

However, if you think that you're up for it, you can do the Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri without a guide or porter. Make sure you have all the information about the routes and stops here. Similarly, knowing some local phrases and words can make your life easier in the rural portions. Prepare both mentally and physically for the trek and strategically start the trek.


​How to Get to Jiri

Jiri is about 8-9 hours (184 km) drive from Kathmandu valley. The nearest airport is Phaplu which is not connected by roadway to Jiri. You have two general options to drive to Jiri, by a bus or in a private vehicle. The latter is a bit expensive but is the best way to relax and enjoy local culture while heading there. The road is scenic and filled with natural delights to Jiri. You can hire a jeep/car with the help of different tour operators in Kathmandu. To get to Jiri by local bus you will have to reach Ratnapark early and catch a Microbus/bus to Jiri. From Thamel, it is a short cab ride to Ratnapark. It takes about 10-15$ for the ticket.


​Food, Drinking Water, and Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri is one of the best-managed trails in the country. You'll have plenty of Teahouses and lodges established in the regular distance (settlements) solely for facilitating the trekkers in the region. The food here showcases a blend of a regular local staple with some additional menu of popular items. Dal Bhat (basic Nepali staple) is universally available with Spaghetti, omelets, potato and local-meat items are also common. Some places also have bakery items with specials. Travelers can also have a taste of locally grown organic vegetables, fruits, and products throughout the trek.

Drinking water taps are available in different parts of the trek. You can use hydration packs and bottles and refill these here. Natural water fountains are safe to take water from as well. For additional safety, you can carry purifying tablets with you or use the solar method (SODIS) to make the water safe. You can ask the lodge/teahouse owners to boil the water for you too. Accommodation is basic with fundamental facilities. Most places have electricity and Wi-Fi facilities in the lower elevation. For the teahouses in the higher Everest region, you have simple rooms and shared bathrooms. The teahouses have a large dining hall shared by all.


​Best time to do this trek

The Best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri is similar to the other treks in Everest Region. Avoiding the extreme winter and monsoon is wise. Early March to mid-May and September to early December is perfect for the trek from Jiri. These encompass mostly the spring and autumn seasons. Hence, these times provide the best of views and natural delights of the Everest region and more. The overall trekking condition is also ideal for doing the high passes and destinations in this period.


​Permits for Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri

The Everest Base camp trek from Jiri takes you through two major protected areas of Nepal i.e., Sagarmatha National Park and Gaurisankhar Conservation Area. You will have to apply for the permits to enter these regions beforehand. Adding to that you also must have a Tims card as a trekker in Nepal. More details in these permits are given below: -

Sagarmatha National Park

The Permits to the National park costs almost 30$ and is available from Kathmandu. For visitors from SAARC nations, the cost is almost half. Additionally, for children below 10 years of age, entry is free.

Gaurisankher Conservation Area

The Permits to the Conservation area costs almost 30$ and is available from Kathmandu. For visitors from SAARC nations, the cost is about 10$. Additionally, for children below 10 years of age, entry is free. The permits are checked at the GCA checkpoint at Shivalaya.

Tims Card

Trekkers must have TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card to travel to different places in the country. It costs 10$ for group travelers and 20$ for individuals. You should possess a copy of documents and passport throughout the trek as it will be checked in different checkpoints here.


​Short way to Everest base camp

You have a couple of routes to the Everest Base Camp. Two major routes are through Lukla and from Jiri. The shorter one of these is from Lukla taking about two weeks. We at magic Himalaya offer both these treks. Some packages add or reduce the days but use the same route from Lukla to the Everest base camp. Everest also provides some major variations for people looking for different adventures. Customizing the trip, one can include the Gokyo lakes, high passes, and Peaks in the Everest.

Other most-selected trekking variations are Everest View Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, and Gokyo Ri trek. The shortest trip will be through a flight and we provide Everest Heli Trek at your service as well. The Everest Base Camp trek no matter what the route, gifts the visitors with magnificent delights and experiences.


FAQ

Answer: The food on Everest base camp trek from Jiri is same as the other famous treks in Everest regions. We can find different foods on menu including the local foods as well as international cousins. In the lower parts of the regions the foods are way cheaper than what we pay on the higher lands. We can get the famous Nepali Dal Bhat in all the teahouse of the trek. Beside that we can get pizza, steak, Sizzler, toast, Gurung breads, Spaugatti, macaroni and many more.

Answer: The accommodation’s on a trek is basic in the beginning parts. The capacity of the tea house on lower lands is lesser in comparison to higher areas. We will have a few guest houses in the lower area. In some parts of the trail, there is just one or two teahouse. The teahouse on Everest base camp trek from Jiri also provides the room with two clean beds. The room also have table. Some of the teahouses have attached bathrooms with shower facilities in the room whereas some have toilets outside.

Answer: The best time for doing the trekking to base camp from Jiri is March to May and September to November. This is the best time because the trail will have a clear sky and stunning views of different mountains. In March, April and may time the trail will also have the different vegetation’s on fields along the way. We can also see different flowers on trial including the Rhododendrons. People also visit the area on offseason time which is more challenging than other times. The best time to visit Everest is during the climbing season because you can have a chance to encounter the climbers.

Answer: Kala Patthar hike is mostly morning time for sunrise. We offer morning time in our entire itinerary plan. In the morning time, the sky will be clear without clouds so that we will not miss any mountains whereas in evening hike we might have bad weather and clouds. In the morning the sunrise on mountains also best to capture on pictures so the morning hike to Kala Patthar is recommended.

Answer: The climb to Lamjura pass is harder because you have to climb long until reaching the top. The top of the Lamjura pass is 3530 meters above the sea level. The height is over three thousand meters is the chance of getting the altitude sickness which you will feel during the climb. After the top he hikes down to Junbensi is also hard.

Answer: As well all know Everest base camp from Jiri is a classic route used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa tensing Norgay for getting base camp. This route is very good for those people who have less trekking experience. The trek starts on low elevations and slowly slow go higher. Those people choosing this trek will be well acclimatized by the time they reach base camp. This trek also provides some of the stunning views of Himalayas as well as Sherpa history of people live lower lands which makes people choosing this over Lukla start.

Answer: If you want to take a luxury car or jeep then the cost will be around USD $200 to USD $300. If you prefer to go through the local bus then the cost will be around USD $15 to USD $25 per person which is way cheaper than what you pay for private vehicles. The distance between Kathmandu to Jiri is 208km and takes around 4 hours to 5 hours.

Answer: There are many towns which have their own importance. The famous town is Junbensi, Jiri, Bhandara, Nunthala and Surke. The Jiri is also known as Switzerland of Nepal due to its beauty. It is the start point of the trek. Junbensi is famous for its culture and people. We can also see some monasteries over here. The Nunthala is also another important place of the treks with many mountain views as well as culture. Surke is another village just below Lukla which is mostly used as a helicopter to land during bad weather time in Lukla.

Answer: Yes if you want you can walk down to Jiri instead of risking taking flights from Lukla. The trail is the same so if you want we can make you another route to salary. You can take a jeep ride from there to Kathmandu. This is cheaper than flights as well as save lots of days walking the Jiri side which we walk on the way up.

Answer: The Everest base camp trek from Jiri is longer days compared with other trekking options in Nepal. We need more packing lists for longer days. Our company will provide the company duffel bags, sleeping bag and down jackets required for the trek. We will also provide the company trek maps which is useful to see during the hike. Besides these things, we need lots of equipment to make trek successful. You can get some ides of packing from the Everest base camp trek packing list blogs on our website.

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