Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world was first conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 A.D. Following these legendary mountaineers, the trek to the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain is beautiful, inspiring along with breathtaking scenery.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek follows the traditional route taken by earlier Everest expedition and it is still used as the main route to Everest Region. One can also directly fly to Lukla as an alternative. But seven days’ trek from Jiri, famous as Switzerland of Nepal, to Everest Base Camp leads one through the breathtaking scenery of majestic Himalayas and fills you with respect to all the climbers who prove human determination and hardiness by making to the roof of the world.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is designed by Himalayas on Foot after consultation with professional mountaineers and guides and experts to help the climbers get adequate time to acclimatize. Our journey starts from Jiri, also known as the Gateway to Everest. On the way to the Base camp, we walk through alpine forests, glacial rivers, and also learn the ethnic culture unscathed by modern period. On the trek we will pass through mostly Buddhist villages, mostly Sherpa who have adopted to the life in mountains for centuries. Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, Sherpa and other ethnic groups make life in mountains simple yet beautiful.
This 22 days’ package to Everest Base Camp is for the trekkers who are physically fit and enthusiastic to explore mountain life and challenge themselves with the unpredictability of mountains. If you are up for more challenge, you can extend your trek up to one of the most famous high passes in the world, Everest High Pass Trek. But if you want to shorten this trip, you can directly fly to Lukla.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) are the best seasons for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek.