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Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek VIA Jiri Bhandara



Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a legendary trip to the Everest Khumbu region. The trek begins from Jiri, unlike from the airstrip of Lukla and leads you through the awesome landscape. Jiri is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. The trek to EBC via Jiri is an excellent long trip that offers the magnificent Himalayan views and  the cultural attractions both in alpine and downhill area of the trekking trail.


Trek from Jiri to Everest base camp is a dynamic journey. The starting point of the trek goes through the Gaurishanker region. It is dominated by the unique landscape and forests. The trail was discovered by the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary team, who climbed Mt. Everest in 1953AD. Near Lukla, called Phakding, the trek adjoins to the busy trail of Everest base camp. Khumbu region is a naturally overloaded destination with the 8000 meter peaks, diversity in Sagarmatha National Park and the Sherpa culture along with their unique hospitality. Physical fitness and acclimatization are essential things for the successful trek. The spectacular views of the snowy peaks as Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and the surrounding peaks can be explored. The Tibetan Buddhist cultural part of this route is considered to be the extremely rich and an iconic mountain trail that people can get into the insights of the cultural prosperity.


March to May and September to November are the best seasons for the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Reliance Trekking arranges the trek with all the required permits and arrangements. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast  included)

Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)


Day 03: Drive from  Kathmandu to Bhandara (2190m) via Jiri (1955m) by bus

After the breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jiri, which is about 187 km northeast of Kathmandu. The driving route is winding through the countryside and you encounter with the picturesque town of Jiri. The view of Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa and Langtang range can be explored. Then, we drive further to Bhandara. 9-10 hours.Overnight at Bhandara Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 04: Trek from Bhandara to Sete (2720m).

Beginning the trek from Bhandrara after the breakfast, we pass the Dokharpa and Baranda villages. Trekking down to the stream, head further to the Likhu Khola. After a short walk along the bank, hike towards the Kenga and Chimbu village. Sete is located ahead there. 7 hours,Overnight at Sete lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 05: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2670m).

After the breakfast at Sete, we climb up to the Lamjura Pass, heading through the pine, birch and rhododendron forest. Some of the tiny villages like Dagchu and Goyem lie on the route. The wonderful view point of Lamjura La (3560 meters) offers the beautiful panorama of the Himalayas and the countryside. Then we climb down to Tragdobuk and walk continually to Junbesi. 7 hours, Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi  to Nunthala (2310m).

Beginning the trek from Junbesi, cross the stream and climb up the forest slope for an hour. The incredible mountain views can be explored, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu and others. Heading forward, we pass Ringmo Khola, Taksindo La Pass and the trail escort us to Nunthala. 7-8 hours, Overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 07: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2520 m)

The descending trail to the Dudh Koshi River after the breakfast is a gradual down walk. Following the river, we walk towards the uphill route and crossing the bridge, we head towards Churko. Then we head forward to Kharikhola and crossing another bridge, we reach to Bupsa. 5-6 hours walk, overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 08: Trek from Bupsa to Phakding (2652).

After the breakfast at Bupsa, the journey through the forest begins passing Kharte. It is an uphill climb towards the Khari La Pass that offers some of the impressive lower altitude peaks. From the pass, trek down to Surke. Heading further Via Chaurikharka and Chhiplung to reach Phakding. The trek now connects with the main EBC trail via Lukla. 8 hours, Overnight stay at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 09: Trek from  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

The wonderful breakfast at the lodge fills the energy to climb up through the steep hillside trail. First the trek crosses some of the suspension bridges and the Sagarmatha National Park begins. Then it is a steep uphill climb to the bustling town of The Sherpa people. During the trek, you can explore the Everest Himalayan wonders from the trail. Overnight at lodge.  


Day 10: Visit around Namche Bazaar Rest of day

During the altitude adaptation day, instead of going towards the high altitude, hike around the Namche Bazaar and khumjung. Exploration of the glittering Everest scenery along with the crowded setting of the market place is a nice walk around. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache looks cool during the hike. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar  to Tengboche (3800m)

The journey towards the alpine altitude begins after the breakfast. First, we climb towards the hill ridge and walk through the gentle trail. It goes up through the right flank of the Dudh Koshi River and heads towards the Tengbuvhe monastery. It is a wonderful part of the Khumbu with the spiritual scenery of the Tibetan Buddhism. 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 12: Trek from Tengboche  to Dingboche (4410m)

From Tengbuche, we take a walk descending through the forest to the Imja Khola and the village of Pangbuche. Then, take a route towards Dingbuche enjoying the mind blowing scenery of the Ama Dablam and its surrounding peaks. Dingboche is also known as the 'summer valley'. 7 hours walk.  Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)

After the breakfast at Dingbuche, we trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). At the center, volunteers from different countries staffed for the Himalayan rescue operation mission and the quick treatment. Heading through the pasture land, we reach to Lobuche. 6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

Day 14: Trek  from Lobuche to Gorekshep (5140m) Everst B C (5364m) Gorekshep

It’s a wonderful and equally challenging day to gain the height of Mt. Everest base camp from Lobuche. The best view of Khumbu glacier assists us in the beginning and reaching Gorakshep, have a lunch. Then, we proceed towards the Everest base camp. This can be exhausting walk, but the experience is far better than the tiredness. Then trek down to Gorakshep for the rest. Overnight at lodge. 7- 8 hours, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included

Day 15: Hiking to Kalapattar (5550m) – Gorekshep to  Pheriche (4210m).

Kalapatthar is one of the best viewpoints for the close mountain overlook. It is located at 5555 meters altitude and the dramatic sunrise view over the towering peaks are breathtaking. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and several other dramatic peaks can be explored. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche. 7-8 hours walk, overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

Day 16: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse Tanga (3680m).

Its time to walk down after the breakfast at Pheriche. On the way, we get a chance to explore the wild animals like mountain goats, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. The Tibetan Buddhist monasteries around Pangboche and Phortse are pretty much antique that dates back to the 16th century. 6 hours walk, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner Included)

Day 17: Trek from Phortse Tanga to Monjo (2835) VIA Khumjung village (3780m)

After the breakfast at Phortse Tenga, we begin to hike down to the Monjo village via Khumjung. First we hike up to the hill ridge and get the astounding Himalayan panorama then head towards the Namche Bazaar. Hiking down from there through the steep downhill trail, we exit from the Sgarmatha National Park and reach to Monju. 8 hours, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

Day 18:Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2810m).

The last day of the foot hill excursion in the Everest region, we begin to trek from Manju after having a breakfast. During the trekking trails gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridges, pass Phakding and walk gradually towards Lukla and check in to the hotel. 7 hours, overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m).

A short and picturesque flight from Lukla to Kathmandu concludes your trip in Everest and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel (breakfast included).

Day 20:Departure day

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

  Cost Included

*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 

*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.

*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.

*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.

*Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to  Kathmandu.

*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.

*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).

*Fresh fruits after dinner.

*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).

*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.

*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.


Cost does not include

* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).

* Your travel insurance.

* Your equipment for trekking and climbing

* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 

*International airfare and departure airport tax 

* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control

*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.

*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medicine if necessary. 

* Your Nepal Visa Fee


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Duration 23 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 5550m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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