Jiri to EBC Trek is the old classic trekking route that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay took to reach the summit of Mt. Everest (8848m). This trek route avoids the Lukla flight and offers a longer and more detailed adventure in the Everest region. Trekkers get to explore the breath-taking natural beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayan lifestyle and observe the fascinating culture of the Sherpa. The route takes you all the way to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar providing up-close views of the majestic mountain peaks.
The 23-day Jiri to EBC Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. From Kathmandu, you will drive to your first destination in this trek, Jiri. The trek starts from the low altitude of Jiri and slowly gains altitude. You pass through the settlements of Bhandar, Junbesi, Surke and eventually join the main trail at Phakding. After Phakding, the trek route takes you to Namche. Beyond Namche, the trail continues to rise and reaches Tengboche. From Tengboche, you will trek past Pangboche for another acclimatization day in Dingboche. Leaving Dingboche, you will make your way to Everest Base Camp via Thukla, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Everest Base Camp is a spectacular experience for trekkers as it offers up-close views of the beautiful Himalayas. Next, you hike to Kalapatthar next morning which is a viewpoint and provides panoramic views of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyo (8188m), Makalu (8481m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), and the famous Khumbu Icefall. From Kalapatthar, you retrace your steps back to Lukla passing Pheriche, Phortse, Namche, Monjo, and Phakding on the way. To return to Kathmandu, you will take a flight from Lukla the next morning and leave the Everest Region.