Jiri Everest Base camp Trek located region of Eastern Nepal is not only home to the Mt. Everest, but also to other impressive eight thousanders like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Inarguably the most popular region in the whole Himalayas for mountaineering and trekking adventures alike, the region boasts of innumerable silver peaks, colossal glaciers and cobalt lakes, picturesque alpine hamlets, and two big national parks. The region is versatile in terms of vegetation, topography, and culture, thus providing trekkers with an array of Everest base camp trekking itinerary to choose from. Be it a strenuous and adventurous Everest High passes trek or a more laid-back Everest panoramic trek, there is something for everyone. However, a trek route that is timeless a classic, and the most wholesome among all are the Jiri Everest Base camp trek.
Jiri Everest Base camp trek route is a historic trail to the top to the world which was first successfully led by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 AD, marking the first-ever successful expedition of Mount Everest. The trek trail goes through the beautiful Jiri Valley which is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. The 23-day long trekking trail passes through iconic high-hill and sub-alpine settlements of Dolakha, Ramechap, and Solukhumbu which enables trekkers to be in close proximity to the massive high hills and mountains and be a part of the rich lifestyle and culture of the village people. The Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary involves some of the famous viewpoints and settlements like Namche Bazaar, Monasteries of Tengboche and Dingboche, and viewpoints like Gorakshep and Kala Patthar. Throughout the route from Namche Bazaar to the Everest base camp, we will have excellent views of Mt. Everest and other equally mesmerizing peaks above 8,000 meters like Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m) and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m).
In addition to being a time-honored trail to Everest that allows you to savor all its natural beauty, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek also is a perfect route to firsthand witness the unique, rich culture of the Sherpa people. As the elevation increases, we will be able to trek through several picturesque Sherpa villages that showcase the beautiful alpine settlements which have successfully accustomed to mountain life for many centuries. Thus, in this way, this trek is not only an adventure-packed nature trek but also a rare cultural trek that offers experiences of a unique lifestyle and tradition of the celebrated Sherpa people.
The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary can be customized as per your choice. New places and new activities can be added to the routine to further enrich your trekking experience. For instance, if you want to stretch the time of your stay at the Himalayas, you can incorporate Gokyo Everest base camp trek and Everest High Passes Trek to the itinerary. The most suitable time to undertake the trek is seasons of autumn (October and November) and spring (April and May). The months have been elected on the basis of visibility and climate.