Enlisted in the best and famous trekking routes in the world, Everest Base Camp can be accessed via two alternative ways. One can either fly to Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla, one of the notoriously dangerous airport in the world and thus begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp or get engaged in a bit longer trekking devoting some more time to admire the natural and cultural vistas of the Highland premises.
Trekking experts from ‘Nexus Travel Tours’ upon thorough research have formulated 26 days exclusive trekking package for the real adventure seekers that commences with 8hour pleasant drive through 188km serpentine roads with scenic views of mountains, verdant woods and rivers to disembark at Jiri that positions itself at 2100m altitude height whence 9days of astounding trekking will lead us to the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar.
Crossing Cho La Pass, watching sunset view at Kalapatthar, treading through Khumbu ice fall, ascending Gokyo Ri, passing through several Highland Villages, visiting monasteries and sauntering along lakes are some of the attractions of Everest from Jiri.
Everest from Jiri once used to get thronged with trekkers prior to opening of new route from Lukla which is comparatively easy but lacks the thrilling experience of having insight into the rustic Nepal. Everest from Jiri Trek welcomes only few visitors these days. One of the remarkable significance of this trekking is to get an opportunity to get more time to get acclimatized with the high altitude.
Day 01: Drive to Jiri
Day 02: Trek to Deurali
Day 03: Trek to Sete
Day 04: Trek to Junbesi
Day 05: Rest Day at Junbesi
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa
Day 08: Trek to Surkey
Day 09: Trek to Phakding
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek to Thame
Day 13: Trek to Khumjung
Day 14: Trek to Dole
Day 15: Trek to Machhermo
Day 16: Trek to Gokyo
Day 17: Rest Day at Gokyo
Day 18: Trek to Gokyo Ri Back to Thangna
Day 19: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass
Day 20: Trek to Gorakshep via Lobuche
Day 21: Trek to Everest Base Camp Back to Gorakshep
Day22: Trek to Kala Patthar Trek to Pheriche
Day23: Trek to Tyangboche
Day24: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day25: Trek to Lukla
Day26: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 01: Drive to Jiri:
8hours of scenic drive from Kathmandu will lead us to Jiri. Chasing the serpentine Araniko Highway, we will pass through Khadichaur, Mudhe, Dolalghat and traverse thundering Bhotekoshi and Tamakoshi Rivers to eventually turn up at Jiri where we will be staying in a lodge.
Day 02: Trek to Deurali:
Second day marks the initiation of Everest from Jiri Trek as we will engage in 6hours of trekking to Deurali located at 2705m altitude that begins with clambering the hill to Mali Danda whence the trail lowers down to Shivalaya before ascending uphill to Deurali.
Day 03: Trek to Sete:
Continuing through several settlements, the trail drops down to Bhandar which further lowers through Kenja before climbing the hillock to Sete located at 2400m altitude.
Day 04: Trek to Junbesi:
Passing through local tea shops, the first half of the trek follows the criss cross path uphill that follows through small Sherpa Settlements of Dagchu and Goyem to arrive at Lamjura Pass which we will cross traversing the path that stretches through the blooming rhododendron woods to be at Junbesi.
Day 05: Rest Day at Junbesi:
Getting proper rest matters a lot when it comes to acclimatizing to the high altitude. Thus we will postpone our Everest from Jiri Trek for the day. Since experts advise to have gentle walk rather than remain idle to overcome high altitude sickness, we will have a brief walk to Thubten Chholing before returning back to Junbesi.
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala:
Sauntering along the rocky path that prolongs uphill, we will reach Phurtung located at 2900m altitude whence we will take a gentle drop to Ringmo Khola before ascending the slope to reach Takshindo La Pass. Enjoying the panoramic views of Majestic Mountains, we will continue our journey to Nunthala located at 2200m altitude.
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa:
The trek on 7th day initiates with jaunting through farmlands and disperse Sherpa Settlements from where the trekking trail lowers down to Dudh Koshi River before escalating the slope through Big Rai Village of Juving to Kharikhola which will eventually lead us to Bupsa located at 2350m altitude.
Day 08: Trek to Surkey:
Ascending uphill, the trail turns up at Khari La Pass located at 2880m altitude which then elongates through the blooming rhododendron and oak woods that continues through few Sherpa Settlements to Surkey located at 2400m altitude.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding:
Following the trail uphill through criss cross path, we will reach Chhiplung that is noted for its junction road where road from Jiri meets with road from Lukla. We will undergo through series of uphill and downhill treks before ending up in Phakding where we will be staying overnight.
Day10: Trek to Namche Bazaar:
Plodding along Dudh Kosi River, we will cross the bridge and enter the serene belt of Sagarmatha National Park. Escalating through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar which falls under one of the biggest villages on Everest Trail. Namche Bazaar is historically prominent for being the ancient trade center for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items.
Day 11: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar:
There is going to be a remarkable increase in altitude after Namche Bazaar. Thus acclimatization is a must whereby we will try synchronizing our bodily functions in accordance to the given surrounding. It is better to visit the local Bazaar of Namche and the nearby Sherpa villages rather than lying idle. Or you can proceed to the nearby Museum that depicts the culture of indigenous Sherpa people. We will stay in hotel at Namche Bazaar for the night.
Day 12: Trek to Thame:
4hours of trekking through the easy trail should be enough to take you to Thame. Heading west, we will have a gentle descend to Bhote Koshi Valley afterwards which the trail escalates uphill to Thame that offers enticing spectacle of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde Mountains.
Day 13: Trek to Khumjung:
Traveling across the valleys along the rhododendron, juniper and coniferous woods, we will walk past the meadows with lush green vegetation. Amusing ourselves with the views of yaks and sheep grazing on the green pasture field, we will arrive at enchanting Khumjung Village inhabited by Sherpa.
Day 14: Trek to Dole:
Leaving Khumjung Village behind, we will clamber a large chorten perched atop the ridge and pursue the trekking trail for about 4hrs to make it to Dole located at 4040m altitude height.
Day 15: Trek to Machhermo:
Traversing the copse forests, we will notice the gradual rise in altitude as we climb up along the side of the valley to make it to Machhermo which is mythically associated as the home of abominable snowman, Yeti where we will be staying overnight.
Day 16: Trek to Gokyo:
Escalating uphill about 300 meters we will eventually enter the Gokyo Valley. Waddling across several glacier lakes, we will make an advance to the amazing Gokyo Valley. Located to the base of Gokyo Peak, Gokyo boasts in bestowing the view of Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas.
Day 17: Rest Day at Gokyo:
This will be the rest day that will aid us in rejuvenating one’s vigor and prepare for upcoming treks. A short hike in Gokyo Valley can be arranged to unlock the natural mystery in Gokyo.
Day 18: Trek to Gokyo Ri Back to Thangna:
Treading all the way to Gokyo Ri or Gokyo Peak that exists at an altitude of 5357m height, we will have the mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Lhotse after which we will pass through Gokyo Village to Thangna located at 4650m altitude
Day 19: Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass:
It is going to be the most difficult part of trekking so far. So we will head towards the Cho La Pass early in the morning. Pursuing the slippery path through snow, we will conquer the Cho La Pass. Enjoying the mesmerizing views of sorrounding landscapes including Everest and other mountains, we will descend to Dzongla where we will be staying overnight.
Day 20: Trek to Gorakshep via Lobuche:
A brief trek pursuing the ridges and rocky trail will lead us through Lobuche whence crossing the lateral moraines of Khumbu Glacier, we will escalate through Thangma Riju and Changri Glacier offering the first look of Kala Patthar to make it to Gorak Shep Lake.
Day 21: Trek to Everest Base Camp Back to Gorakshep:
Moving along the rocky path with mesmerizing views of the pool of Khumbu glacier and icebergs, we will cross Thangma Riju and advance through Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep Lake that eventually lead us to Everest Base Camp. Later we will hunt down the trail back to Gorakshep where we will be staying in a camp.
Day22: Trek to Kala Patthar Trek to Pheriche:
This day of trekking will lead us to Kala Patthar that is known better for its sunset view than the sunrise view. Indulging in the serene beauty of Everest and several other Mountains, we will make a return trip back to Gorak Shep afterwards which the trail lowers down through Lobuche to Pheriche where we will be staying overnight.
Day23: Trek to Tyangboche:
Traversing the Dudhkoshi River, we will saunter along Dudh Koshi Gorge and advance forth the deep forest with wildlife to Tyangboche which is an exotic village in the Khumbhu region where the Sherpas inhabit.
Day24: Trek to Namche Bazaar:
Lowering down the hill, we will pass through Kyangjuma from where the trail stretches through verdant forest to Army Camp before our arrival at Namche Bazaar. Upon your interest, we can organize a brief visit to villages of Khumjung before hitting Namche Bazaar.
Day25: Trek to Lukla:
7hours of downhill trek will be enough to take us to Lukla where we will be staying overnight in a hotel as we prepare ourselves to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
Day26: Fly to Kathmandu:
35-minutes of pleasant mountain flight will take us to Domestic Airport of Kathmandu whence we will drive back to our hotel from where it all started. In the evening, you can take a stroll in the freaking streets of Thamel to buy souvenirs to your loved ones before enjoying the dinner hosted to celebrate the successful Lobuche Peak Climbing.