• Scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek, Shivalaya
  • Take a thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying beautiful aerial views of the snow-capped mountains
  • Trek through remote mountain villages, where you will get to see the daily lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas along the way
  • Observe the culture and traditions of locals
  • The trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park beyond Monjo. You can see a diverse range of flora and fauna on the way
  • Cross many small passes, streams, and suspension bridges
  • Explore Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain
  • Witness the gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Get to see stunning landscapes and excellent views of the Himalayan mountains throughout the trek


About Everest Base Camp By Road

If time is not an issue then Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is the best way to explore the beauty of the Solukhumbu region. Also known as the classic trek in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri route was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1950 when they became the first-ever humans to reach the top of Mt. Everest. The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, the starting point of the trail and gradually ascends through remote villages to EBC.

The Everest Base Camp via Jiri is a 21 days trek. If you want to spend more time exploring the mountain lifestyle and relishing gorgeous landscapes then it is a perfect trek for you. The trail involves numerous ascends and descends. There are many steep and rugged sections. Likewise, you will cross many passes, suspension bridges, and trek through dense forests. The trail follows Sagarmatha National Park.

On the way, you will pass by beautiful villages like Nunthala, Kharikhola, Puiyan, and Phakding before reaching the famous Namche Bazar. Further, ascend up to Tengboche and pass by Dingboche and Lobuche villages to reach Everest Base Camp. Hike to Kala Patthar to enjoy glorious sunrise and descend through Pheriche to reach Lukla. On the way, witness views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), etc.


Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Kathmndu to Paiya (2,770m)
  • Day 2Puiyan - Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 3Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
  • Day 4Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3,780m)
  • Day 5Tengboche – Pangboche – Dingboche (4,400m)
  • Day 6Dingboche – Lobuche (4,910m)
  • Day 7Lobuche – Gorak Shep – EBC (5,364m) – Gorak Shep (5,110m)
  • Day 8Gorak Shep – Kalapathar (5,550m) – Pheriche (4,250m)
  • Day 9Pheriche – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
  • Day 10Namche Bazar – Surke (2,800m)
  • Day 11Surke - Paiya
  • Day 12Paiya - Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private vehicle
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Jiri by local bus
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • Flights Lukla - Kathmandu
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minster of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax
  • 1 Assistance guide up to 7 pax and private transport to jiri up to 10 pax
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Drinks during the trek
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Any extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights

Tips & Ideas

Extra nights in Kathmandu

If you want to spend extra nights in Kathmandu, then you have to bear an additional charge. The cost can range anywhere from 55.00 USD or more per night per person (including breakfast and airport transfer). Let us know your further plans, and we will help you find other fun activities while you stay in Kathmandu. Check out our other adventurous trekking packages like Everest Three Passes Trek,Upper Dolpo Trek and Upper Mustang Trek.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek?

Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek 21 Days is a moderate trek. The trail gradually ascends towards EBC. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore physical fitness is important. Previous trekking experience is not required to go on this trek, but we highly suggest you go on a few hikes before the beginning of the venture. It is long and remote trekking, therefore you also have to prepare yourself mentally to survive on the minimum facilities.

Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri Trek

The best time for Everest Base Camp via Jiri trek is from March to April and October to November. This is the peak time of the year to trek in the Khumbu region. You can see hundreds of rhododendrons bloom along the trail in spring. Likewise, the views are fantastic in both seasons.

Accommodation and Food during the trek

During the Everest Base Camp via Jiri trekking, you will stay overnight in the lodge. In the lodge, you will get basic facilities and a twin-shared room. You can also opt for a single room, but it may cost you more money. The washroom is usually shared. Likewise, three meals a day will be given during the trek. The meals will be given as per the menu of the lodge. The lodge generally has Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and Continental dishes on the menu.

Transportation used on Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri Trek

Everest Base Camp via Jiri trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. You will then take a thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Other than this, there will be airport pickups and drops as per the itinerary. While sightseeing, our driver and private vehicle will accompany you.

Electricity & Charging Facilities

Along the trail, you will find electricity everywhere. Locals rely on solar power as well, therefore they might charge you a few bucks to let you charge your electronic devices. You may also have to pay a few extra bucks for a hot shower at some places. Carry spare batteries or a solar charger for your device.


You will carry a daypack to keep a water bottle, electronics, and other essentials. Likewise, all the clothing, gear, and other necessities will be carried by porters in a duffel bag. The hotel offers a locker room where you can store your extra luggage free of cost.

Guide & Crew during Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri Trek

Our best Sherpa guide will be your travel companion during the Everest Base Camp via Jiri trekking. If you are trekking in a group of 8 people or more, then there will be an assistant guide as well. Likewise, every two members of the group will get one porter (porters carry around 20 Kg to 22 Kg, 10kg/11kg per person). The team leader will check on everyone daily and report to the base office for the safety of the group.

Child Policy

Everest Base Camp via Jiri is a long and difficult trekking route. You have to be an active trekker to join this trek. Trekkers under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an identified guardian. The package cost will be the same, and there are no discounts. For more information about this, get in touch with us so that we can recommend you the best possible options.

Gratuities/Tips for Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek Crew Members

You are free to tip our crew members as per your wish. Tipping is like culture and the best way to show your appreciation. It is not mandatory, but we highly suggest you tip if you are satisfied with the services provided. The team leader/guide will help you with the tipping at the end of the trek. All the members of the team can tip USD 5 each to the tour guide, USD 2 each to the driver, and USD 100 each to the trek guide (divided between porters & guide).

Personal Expenses on Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek

You can budget USD 12 to USD 15 per day to spend while trekking to buy snacks & drinks out of offered meals or services like hot showers or WiFi. These are not covered by package cost. The mentioned amount also depends on your spending habits.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation on Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trek

It is good to have travel insurance during Everest Base Camp via Jiri trek. You will be trekking in a remote area, where there is no access to a proper hospital, and the only way to give you immediate medical assistance is by air evacuation. Even though the chances of a situation like this are very low to no at all, it's always good to be on the safe side. We suggest you combine air evacuation, medical bills, flight cancellation, and loss/theft of personal properties in the travel insurance.