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  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,545 M (18,192 ft)

An ancient 20 days Edmund Hillary classic high altitude trek recommended for the very fit with previous experience of high altitude trekking. The trekker will be highly rewarded for his/her efforts with spectacular views of Everest, Makalu Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Leaving Kathmandu we start our trek at Bhandar. Passing through meadows, then forest and scrub, we cross the Likhu River, via a steel chain suspension bridge, to reach the site. Crossing the lam Jura ridge, we reach Jun Besi. Taksind, with its isolated monastery, is next, then the Sherpa village of Khari Khola climbing for most of the day to reach the top of Bumpass ridge (10300ft) and Puiyan, there is a long descent to surkhe and then we climb again to Phakding. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River four times. A steep ascent to Namche bazaar is made. From here the trail passes through many Sherpa towards we have superb views.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek will take you to Namche Bazaar which is popular with trekkers. Mostly used for altitude acclimatization where people stay for a night or two to acclimatize themselves to the thinning oxygen levels in the air, this is also a getaway to most of the treks to Base Camp and other Expedition in this area. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafes, making it on few places in the region where trekkers can access the internet. The trek will also take you to Khumjung which is another famous village in this area. Khumjung village is located in the Khumbu region of Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. It lies at the elevation of 3970m above sea level and situated near Mt. Khumbila (5761m.) which is believed to be a sacred mountain and thus no attempts to climb this mountain are made.

A monastery in Khumjung also boasts of having a Yeti scalp and is one of the attractions in this village. With communication such as the internet and mobiles available, this village is one of the main attractions in this region. With Everest View Hotel 3880 m, which is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m.)

Another major highlight of this trip is Kala Patthar which in Nepali means Black Rock. The name is given to a mountain that lies below Mt. Pumori and gives one of the best views of the famous Mt. Everest. This place is also famous since the Mt. Everest can be seen from base camp to the peak which otherwise is not possible even from the base camp. The views of Everest and Nuptse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank of Lhotse. The world's highest webcam, Mt. Everest Webcam, is located here. Many of the tourists who come for the Everest Base Camp hiking visit Kala Patthar which lies at the elevation of 5164m which in itself is a feat and can be taken as a minor summit.

And of course, there is Everest Base Camp our final spot for the trekking Everest Base Camp lies at the elevation of 5364m. For many years this site has been used by the climbers who are on their way to summit Mt. Everest and Rugged Trails Nepal will help you to reach the base camp through the footsteps of Hillary where it all started.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Sir Edmund Hillary Classic Trail.
  • World's Best Trekking Trails Everest.
  • Exploring the world's tallest Mt. Peaks.
  • Mixed Nepalese cultures, Khumbu Home of Sherpas.
  • Amazing Landscapes, Himalayas, Rivers, Jungles.
  • Cultures, Lifestyle, Food.
  • Tibetan Cultures, Monasteries, Temples, World Heritage sites and more...
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Edmund Hillary Trek Route

Now I understand why Edmund Hillary climbed Mt. Everest, this Jiri to Everest Base camp route which is known as Hillary Trail to end up on top of Everest. I bet if there was another highest point than Everest he would be thinking to climb there because I ...

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Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of the rest of the trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gear or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 2 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu - Jiri - Bhandar.
    • Tea House
    • 6-7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2780 M
    • Bhandar
  • Day: 4
    Bhandar to Sete.
    • Tea House
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2575 M
    • Sete
  • Day: 5
    Sete trek to Junbesi.
    • Tea House
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2670 M
    • Junbesi
  • Day: 6
    Junbesi trek to Nunthala.
    • Tea House
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2220 M
    • Nunthala
  • Day: 7
    Nunthala to Bupsa.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2360 M
    • Bupsa
  • Day: 8
    Bupsa to Surke.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2290 M
    • Surke
  • Day: 9
    Surke to Phakding.
    • Hotel
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2652 M
    • Phakding
  • Day: 10
    Phakding - Namche Bazaar.
    • Hotel
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazaar
  • Day: 11
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.
    • Hotel
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
  • Day: 12
    Namche Bazzar to Tengboche.
    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3870 M
    • Tengboche
  • Day: 13
    Tengboche to Dingboche.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4400 M
    • Dingboche
  • Day: 14
    Dingboche - Lobuche.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4940 M
    • Lobuche
  • Day: 15
    Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep.

    The trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and others. After reaching in Gorakshep, we will drop our bags and a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base camp is strenuous due to the thin air, follow your Guide diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep.

    • Lodge
    • 8-9 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5364 M
    • Gorak Shep
  • Day: 16
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche.

    This morning we will wake up early to hike up to our final top highest destination Kala Patthar for sunrise and 360 degrees up-close and formidable view of Mt. Everest. The temperatures will be -10 to -14 C and chilly winds. We had seen many people get tears in their eyes after being on top over here after seeing the world’s tallest mountains. We will hike back to Gorakshep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5545 M
    • Pheriche
  • Day: 17
    Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

    After breakfast, we continue to hike downhill through rhododendron and juniper trees. We continue to follow the river Dudh Koshi, and in the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. Thyangboche is one the biggest and famous places for Buddhism and here we will visit Thyangboche Monastery. From here we can see magnificent views of Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants.

    • Hotel
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche
  • Day: 18
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

    We will be walking all the way back where we had trekked on day 02 from Phakding to Namche. We need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. The trail becomes more normal once we cross the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. And finally, we will get a chance to stretch our legs, and today is the last night where you can thank, greet and give some tips for our crew who joined from Lukla all the way to Everest base camp.

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2850 M
    • Lukla
  • Day: 19
    Fly to Kathmandu.

    Here we say bye to Khumbu region and fly back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel and free time for shopping or exploring around Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by rugged trails Nepal team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 20
    Final departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Rugged trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Sagarmatha & Gaurishanker National park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private & Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Jiri Everest Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters.

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above.
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Availabilities

Departure Note

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek price is per person and excludes single rooms for the group trip. The below dates are for the group departure. If the dates are not suitable then please drop us a short message and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. 

Useful Information

Lukla - Kathmandu Flight can be delayed or canceled, Alternatively, we may charter a chopper/helicopter at extra cost.

Jiri Everest base camp trekking package can be customized.
We provide Guide / Porter hiring.
Traveling in Everest is an experience of a lifetime, it is very beautiful but of course, bit tough and you must have to travel insurance.