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Jiri-Ebc-Kalapatthar-Lukla Trek (26 days drive in/Fly out)

Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews

Trip Highlights

Duration: 26 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping

Max Altitude: 5545 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land /Flight

Grade: Moderate

The Jiri-EBC-Lukla trek is less crowded than other Everest region treks. The Jiri-EBC-Lukla trek starts at Jiri and ends with a  fly out from Lukla. This trek would be ideal for those with less time but seeking adventure into massive and mystical mountains that can be found nowhere else on earth but Nepal. You will be led into the magical landscape of huge and pristine glaciers, rugged and highly challenging but beautiful trails leading to the world of the legendary Sherpas.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Jiri (1905) takes about nine hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Jiri (1905m.) to Deurali (2705m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Deurali (2705m.) to Sete (2400m.) takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Sete (2400m.) to Junbesi (2675m.) takes about six hours.

Day 05: Rest day at Junbesi and hang around or visit Thubten Chholing. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi (2675m.) to Nunthala (2200m.) takes approximately six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Nunthala (2200m.) to Bupsa (2350m.) takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Bupsa (2350m.) to Surkey (2400m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 09: Trek from Surkey (2400m.) to Phakding (2652m.) takes about five hours.

Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) takes about five hours.

Day 11: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) takes about four hours.

Day 13: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3790m) takes about five hours.

Day 14: Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4040m) takes about five and half hours.

Day 15: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) takes about five hours.

Day 16: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) takes about four and half hours.

Day 17: Rest day at Gokyo when you may go for excursions in and around Gokyo valley.

Day 18: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5340m) and trek back to Thangna (4650m) via Gokyo village takes about four and half hours.

Day 19: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4843m.) via Chola pass (5420m.) takes about 5 and half hours.

Day 20: Trek from Dzonglo to Gorakshep (5180m.) via Lobuche which takes about 5 hours.

Day 21: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5337m.) and back to Gorakshep which takes about 4 and half hours.

Day 22: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then trek to Pheriche (4250m.) takes about 6 and half hours.

Day 23: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3850m.) takes about 4 hours.

Day 24: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about 4 hours.

Day 25: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 26: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Jiri (1905) takes about nine hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Jiri (1905m.) to Deurali (2705m.) takes about five and half hours.

The beginning of your trek gently ascends for the first two hours to Mali Danda (2440m.) and then it descends to Shivalaya (1800m.). The trail then steeply goes up for two hours and the rest of the day is gently up to Deurali. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Deurali (2705m.) to Sete (2400m.) takes about six hours.

The beginning of your trek steeply descends early for an hour to Bhandar (2250m.) and then gently descends to Kenja (1600m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Sete (2400m.) to Junbesi (2675m.) takes about six hours.

You climb steeply early for two hours passing through Dagchu and Goyem, small Sherpa settlements. Then, cross over the Lamjura Pass (3500m.) through rhododendron forest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day at Junbesi and hang around or visit Thubten Chholing. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi (2675m.) to Nunthala (2200m.) takes approximately six hours.

The beginning of your trek gently ascends for early one and half hours to Phurtung (2900m.). Your path then levels out before gently descending to Ringmo Khola (2500m.). Immediately, your trail ascends steeply for one and half hours to the Takshindo La Pass (3100m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Nunthala (2200m.) to Bupsa (2350m.) takes about six hours.

The beginning of your trek is gently descends to the Dudh Koshi river for the early two hours passing through agricultural farming land and small Sherpa and Rai settlements. From Dudh Koshi river, your trail goes up all the way to Kharikhola (2050m.) passing through Juving (1680m.) a big Rai village and farming lands. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Bupsa (2350m.) to Surkey (2400m.) takes about five and half hours.

At the beginning of the day, you ascend steeply for early two hours to Khari La Pass (2880m.). While trekking, you pass through rhododendron and oak forest including a small Sherpa settlement and tea shops. At the end of the day, your trail steeply descends to your destination. Surkey is a small Sherpa village at the bottom of the Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Surkey (2400m.) to Phakding (2652m.) takes about five hours.

The first part of the trek gently ascends for early 2 hours to Chhiplung (2700m.), a junction road to Jiri and Lukla passing through Mushe (2650m.). Your trail is almost flat with a gentle descent and then ascends to Phakding. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) takes about five hours.

This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way. Namche Bazaar is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. For acclimatization you walk up to Khunde Hospital or a 1 hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) takes about four hours.

From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3790m) takes about five hours.

You retrace your route down the Bhote Koshi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village that has its own gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4040m) takes about five and half hours.

Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5734m peak. The trail descends slightly towards Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. Your trek steeply descends passing through Phortse Tenga and then begins to climb steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forests festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) takes about five hours.

From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. Ahead of you presents majestic views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and you will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) takes about four and half hours.

Today you head for the lakes at Gokyo. You follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melted-waters. Rivers flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), your route to Lobuche and Everest later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari, and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 17: Rest day at Gokyo when you may go for excursions in and around Gokyo valley.

Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can also take a trip to the Fifth Lake via the Fourth Lake. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 18: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5340m) and trek back to Thangna (4650m) via Gokyo village takes about four and half hours.

Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4843m.) via Chola pass (5420m.) takes about 5 and half hours.

Now you ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. Most of the time, the Chola pass is covered with blue ice giving you a chill feeling. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply for an hour and then slightly descends all the way to Dzongla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 20: Trek from Dzonglo to Gorakshep (5180m.) via Lobuche which takes about 5 hours.

From Dzongla the trail descends and ascends gently and contours around the west side of the Lobuche Khola, providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest. The trail coming from Pheriche meets at the Lobuche Khola (Lobuche Stream). Stay overnight at lodge

Day 21: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5337m.) and back to Gorakshep which takes about 4 and half hours.

While trekking to Everest Base Camp you pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. During the spring season, you can meet some of the expedition teams on the way to Everest Base Camp. The number of teams is less in the autumn season. On the return leg, you can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and numerous mountains. You return to Gorak Shep to stay overnight. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 22: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then trek to Pheriche (4250m.) takes about 6 and half hours.

Early in the morning, climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of the sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town; from there you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Here is located the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors are stationed to provide medical treatment to trekkers and local people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 23: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3850m.) takes about 4 hours.

To reach Tyangboche you pass through Pangboche village, which is known to have the highest permanent settlement throughout the year in the Khumbu region. Upon your arrival at Tyangboche village you come across the famous legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. There is a trekker's visiting center where local Sherpas make an exhibition of different goods to be sold to interested trekkers. They also show a slide presentation about Sherpa people, culture, the Buddhist religion and environmental development programs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 24: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about 4 hours.

From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell their Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 25: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours.

The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 26: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes.

The price includes the following services:

  • A trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries up to 25 kgs. of luggage)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Car drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and from Kathmandu domestic airport to hotel
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit
    Flight ticket from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport tax at Lukla domestic airport
  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Hotel Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu

Note: We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as your interest and budget.

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Clients Reviews

Everest Kalapathar Trek

(5/5)

"We wanted to send this message to you to thank you for all your help in making the arrangements for our stay so easy. We achieved our dream of seeing Everest from Kala Pattar. Everything went to plan – even the weather at Lukla did not delay our flight out!

We will certainly recommend your Company to any of our friends who are thinking of visiting Nepal and we will, of course, contact you for help when we come to Nepal again."

Richard, Paul and Andrew Kefford.
richard@kefford9901.freeserve.co.uk

Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri

(5/5)

Today I came back after a 24 days trekking to Everest Base Camp. We started from Jiri, which is a good thing to do since you see beautiful views, it’s very quiet and it’s a good preparation for the mountains. My guide’s name was Bhimsen Paneru and he’s a great guy ! Unfortunately I got sick twice (Altitude Sickness ).but Bhimsen took good care of me ! He decided to go down and was very caring. After that we tried again and we had some stunning views ! So hereby I can recommend this trip !

Paul Hagen
Amsterdam
Holland
28/09/2009

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