20 DAYS
Classic Everest Trek(Jiri-Everest Base camp)
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The Classic Everest Trek follows the original walk-in route used by the first climbers bound for Everest. Crossing the grain of the countryside, the trek is demanding and at times a little frustrating, with long climbs and knee-bashing descents.

The route, now designated part of the Great Himalaya Cultural Trail, is full of fascinating sights and cultural interest. Even before the boots are laced up, there is a spectacular drive to Jiri. You’ll soon see why the trek is a classic: superb terraced hillsides, warm riverbanks, plentiful birdlife, dense exotic forests, picture postcard villages, sweeping vistas from high passes, and monasteries at Thupten Choling near Junbesi and at Trakashindu. Trekkers do set out alone to do this route, but it’s unwise these days to be completely alone.

Otherwise having a guide, Poter-guide or a porter or two is well worthwhile on this sometimes lonely route. Lodgings and food are a little more basic than above Lukla and there's no queueing for dal Bhat and other goodies. It’s an attractive proposition for those with bags of time. There is no chance of being delayed Inbound by a canceled flight. Don’t get too smug, though, as road journeys in Nepal do not always run to a Swiss cuckoo clock routine either.


Highlights of  Everest Base Camp Classic Trek


  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp Treks follows the original route in the Solu-Khumbu region used by the explorers Everest.

  • You will enjoy the longer days in the Everest Classic Trekking trail and fun-filled experience on the route.

  • Stunning view of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar.

  • Ascent and descent through the dense Rhododendron and pine forest.

  • Mirror the towery landscape all around.

  • Visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries where Yeti skull kept.

Itinerary

  • 25 minutes.
  • 3-star Hotel.
We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterward, there is a Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 4 to 5 hours.
  • Guest House
Morning drive along with Kathmandu/Kodari (overland Tibet entry point) highway in the beginning 3 hours and cross-Sun Koshi river toward Mude(3540 m) following crumble ascended bumpy road. It’s a scenic drive along with the terraced field, typical villages and panoramic view of eastern Himalayan including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and many more snow-capped ranges. Finally, along the picturesque bus journey arrives a little riverbank town Shivalaya. Overnight at Hotel in Shivalaya.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House.
From Shivalaya the route crosses a stream, then starts a steep climb toward the next pass Sangbadanda at 2150m) Climb continue less steeply pass several isolated, but large and prosperous houses. The trail climbs steeply in the forest to another tea shop at Mabhir, cross another stream and the final climb to pass at 2705m Deurali. This pass signifies now we are entering an area donated by Tibetan culture because of an impressive array of long mani wall including beautiful mountain range though on distance. There is a sweeping view of the Likhu Khola valley and Bhandar, a large Sherpa settlement far below in a hanging valley. The trail drops about two hours to arrive our day destination Bhandar. Overnight at Hotel in Bhandar.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
From the village square of Bhandar, the trail descends through the lower fields of the village, then follows a small stream. It crosses the stream and descends through deep forest. Leaving the forest, the trail drops into a canyon, passing Barandas, where local kids sell walking sticks to help you out on the steep descent toward another riverbank little Sherpa town Kenja. (1570m) The trail ascends steeply toward Lamjura pass, the first part of ascending is very steep, then it becomes less severe as you gain elevation. After about two hours of climbing, you reach Chimbu, at 2140m. There is a trail junction, take right-hand fork to Sete. Overnight stay at Hotel in Sete.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
It’s a long day, but fairly gradual climb although in spots it gets steep from Sete to the top of Lamjura Pass (3530m) The way is scenic and varied through the rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch forest long ranges of the Himalayas on the background. In spring the ridge is alive with blooming rhododendron – white, red and pink blooms over the entire hillside. The day also delightful for a bird lover, some of the most colorful ones are found in this zone. Since you probably are crossing the pass about noon or early afternoon, it will be cloudy, cold and windy. The route descends down the steeply eastern side of the pass about 400 m through fragrant fir and hemlock forest to the stream and small wooden Hotel. The trail climbs again to the huge painted mani wall at the head of the valley, then climbs over the ridge to a vantage point overlooking Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village amidst beautiful surroundings at 2680m.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest house.
With its attractive lodges and bazaar atmosphere, Junbesi is a good place to take a rest day and there is some interesting sidewalk to Buddhist monasteries in the surrounding hills. Away to the north, Number (6959m), known in Sherpa as Shorong Yul Lha (god of Solu), over the large green valley. In the middle of Junbesi, the Tashi Thongmon Gompa is founded in the sixteenth-century butt the monastery building destroyed several times by fire. By the large yellow- topped Stupa in the middle of the village, the Junbesi school is one of the largest Hillary school, with more than 300 pupils attending classes primary to higher secondary. In the opposite direction, the valley of Junbesi Khola runs toward Thubten Choling monastery (300m)a large Tibetan monastery founded by the revered Trulsuk Rinpoche who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with large group Anis (nuns)and monk in the 1960s. Since then, many more refugees have fled to Thubten Choling en-route to join the Dalai Lamaat Dharmashala in India. It makes worth to visit either before lunch or after on the rest day.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Guest House.
From Trakshndu the descends continues to Dudh Koshi (milk river), cross the large suspension bridge then trail ascends through terraced field and yard of houses Jubing a Rais settlement to Khari Khola at 2010m. From Khari Khola, you can see your next destination a cluster of building above on the ridge Bupsa. The trail descends from the village and crosses the Khari Khola on a suspension bridge near some water-driven mills at 1930m, then makes a steep climb to Bupsa(Bushing) at 2300m. Overnight at Hotel in Bupsa.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
Today, our trail climbs steadily, but gently, through a forest inhabited by monkeys. Climb to the ridge, pass mani wall, which has the view of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Keep climbing up to a cliff in the rock, then into another canyon on the ridge at 2840 overlooking Paiya (Chitok) a Sherpa settlement completely surrounded by forest at 2720m. from the ridge, the trail turns almost due east as it descends into the deep canyon of Paiya Khola. The trail climbs up and down for an hour after Paiya toward small tributary next to Dudh Koshi at 2290m Surkhe. After Surkhe trail climbs about 15 minutes to trail a junction where stone staircases on the right lead to Lukla and north up the steep canyon leads to Chauri Kharka a large green Sherpa village at 2630m. A gentle flat trail along the middle of the village encounters another trail from Lukla to Everest Base camp. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley passing villages and crossing Thado Koshi before to Ghat Overnight stay in Ghat.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bankar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House.
This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.
  • 4 to 5 hours.
  • Guest House.
This stage is short, but as mentioned many will be doing it in the afternoon. The last hill into Dingboche is where the altitude often bites. Beware of too much activity on this first night. those merely strolling up from Pangboche should be fine. Leaving upper the routes heads to the village of Somare (4010m) and then Orsho; both have lodged. Later the path divides; the left path goes up to Pheriche. the trailheads around to a bridge, before a steep climb to the village of Dingboche (4410m), which has quite a few very good lodges.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House.
It's advisable to have another acclimatization day off before going higher. The best option is to hike up the valley to Chukkung (4730m) and on towards Island Peak (Imja Tes). Above Dingboche is Nagkartshang Gompa (allow 2-3hrsfor an energetic but short trip). or head to Pheriche for the HRA afternoon lecture on altitude sickness. The trail for Chhukung leaves Dingboche for the cluster of Bibr (4570m) is surrounded by fabulous Peaks: Taboche, the wall of Nuptse and Lhotse and the tremendous fluted cirque liking the Amphu Laptsa pass and Ama Dablam. Chukkung has several lodges and is a popular spot for that climbing island peak. Well acclimatized trekkers can head up a grassy slope towards the peak of Chukkung Ri (5550m) to view Makalu.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House.
After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and we find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. 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 that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
  • 7 to 8 hours.
  • Guest House.
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 c). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Pangboche.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House.
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House.
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
  • 35 minutes.
  • 3-star Hotel.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 25 minutes.
  • 3-star Hotel.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Services

What is Includes

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by private car / van / bus.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  • Inclusive of government tax. 
  • Official expenses.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
  • Sagarmatha National Park and Gaurishanker National Park permit fee.

What is Excludes

  •  All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfares and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fees.
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate and laundry.
  • Wifi and battery charge.
  •  Personal trekking types of equipment.
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the above section.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)

Equipments

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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Duration
20 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Advance
Altitude
Altitude
5550m
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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Duration
20 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Everest region
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Advance
Altitude
Altitude
5550m
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
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Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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