This world-famous trekking route follows the journey to Everest Base Camp taken by the famous mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. They summit Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. The trek passes through beautiful, fertile foothills up to the alpine landscape of the Khumbu. The climax of the trip will be getting as close as possible to the world's highest mountain without being a climber and direct views of the legendary Khumbu Icefall. Another main attraction is one of the best viewpoints on earth, Kala Pattar (4250 m, 13,945 ft), with a panorama of Everest and the beautiful Himalayan Range and the glacier valley below the peaks.
Along the way, to and from our lodge in Gorak Shep, we will have tremendous views of mountains and high valleys that are considered sacred to the people that live there. Sherpa is renowned for its climbing achievements and the route to Base Camp passes through many of their traditional villages. The people living in the region follow a customary way of life and the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trip will offer a chance to witness this Sherpa homeland and visit majestic Buddhist monasteries.
We begin in Kathmandu with an exciting tour of the Valley and its World Heritage Sites and markets. Then, we enjoy a long, scenic drive to the starting point of our trek, Jiri, a market town in a beautiful valley at the gateway to the Solu-Khumbu region. The trek heads east through several bountiful valleys and high passes before reaching the Dudh Kosi valley. We follow this river valley north following to Namche Bazaar, at the doorstep of the Khumbu Region. The settlement is on a plateau overlooking the valley with mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains. The journey to Base Camp continues with a visit to the regal Tangboche monastery, one of the favorite places of the whole trek, surrounded by beautiful peaks.
The land becomes more deserted with less vegetation as we make our way closer and closer to the top summit on earth. Finally, we achieve our aim of Base Camp and Kala Pattar, the highpoint and the great satisfaction that goes with the accomplishment. We enjoy the moment and the extraordinary views and eventually begin a relaxed journey back to Namche Bazaar and a flight from Lukla. We will have some time in Kathmandu to explore more of the city's mysteries and shop for souvenirs and gifts before being ushered to the international airport for your return flight home.
Our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek includes regular departure dates from Kathmandu and custom treks can be organized to fit your own convenient schedule. There are numerous options for more exploration in the Everest area if you would like to extend your travels here.
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The expedition was led by the very competent Keshab Jung Thapa the managing director of Good Vibe Adventure. The trip was everything we hoped for and more! We definitely picked the right company to fulfill our dream... Good Vibe Adventure demonstrated in October and November 2014 what a difference a top guide and great Sherpa team make in terms of the safety and enjoyment. This 33 day trek was a challenging experience for our group, as we are all 60 years plus in age. We encountered a couple of cold and rainy days, but overall we experienced spectacular sun and magnificent sights on the way up the Solukhumbu trail and Khumbu valley from Jiri to Chukung and Island Peak Base camp. Under the guidance of Keshab Jung Thapa, Krishna Khadka and the Sherpa team of porters (Kaila Kami, Bhakta Karki, Ramesh Sherstha, Dil BK) we were successful in reaching Chukhung Ri at over 5,400 meters. Our itinerary included staying overnight in Jiri, Shivalaya, Bhandar, Kenja, Goyem, Jumbesi, Everest View Lodge, Nunthala, Kharikhola, Puyan, Chaurikharka, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung, Phortse, Pangboche, Orsho, Dingboche, Chukhung. Then a climb to Chukhung Ri and the Island Peak base camp. The return to Lukla through Pangboche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, Hotel Waterfall near Phakding and then Lukla for the flight out to Kathmandu. We appreciate the changes Keshab made to our itinerary, they were the fine tuning needed to what we had planned in the year preceding this expedition. The fact that there were no major problems, is a direct result of Keshab's successful efforts. Plus we had fun. Keshab is simply the best at what he does. Hands down. His expeditions are well planned, he doesn't miss any details and Keshab puts the safety of each person first and foremost. We also found that Keshab Jung Thapa's reputation and experience in the Himalaya has given his company greater ease in dealing with the government check points, in choosing excellant Sherpas porters, and in interacting with other expedition groups and lodge owners. It was this kind of experience that made our expeditions a success. Many thanks to all of the participants (October and November 2014): •Guides: Keshab Jung Thapa, and Krishna Khadka. •Sherpa Porters: Kaila Kami, Bhakta Karki, Ramesh Sherstha and Dil BK. •Trekkers: Danielle Bélair, René Berthiaume, Nadine Delbeke, Marie Gérin-Lajoie, Michèle Gérin-Lajoie, Philippe Louette and Fergus McLaughlin.
Arrival in Nepal
According to your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also brief you in short about the programs.
Private Tourist vehicle to airport drop and pick up/ round flight trip LUKLA - KTM.
Food/ Water and Accommodation on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking
We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.
We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in Everest Base Camp trekking.
Luggage on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking
During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels locker.
Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking
Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phone in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for the communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.
It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.
Insurance help you to get a quick rescue and the medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.
Best Trekking season for the Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be cloudy around the afternoon and evening. The winter season is more challenging due to the heavy snow fall.
Booking and Payment procedure
20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.
In addition of Everest Base Camp Treks, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extent your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.