Classic Everest Trek (Jiri -EBC) - 21 Days

Classic Everest Trek (Jiri -EBC)
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 21 Days
  • Grade C
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Best Time Sept - May

Trip Overview


The Classic Everest Trek follows the original walk – in route used by the first climbers bound for Everest. We commence our journey overland following the route of the first pioneers to Jiri a market town and the gateway to the Solu Kumbu region. The route, now designated part of the Great Himalaya Cultural Trail, is full of fascinating sights and cultural interest. The first few days walk (trekking) are a push up through the beautiful alpine region of Solu on our way to the mountain air strip at Lukla. From Lukla we continue trek onward and alongside the regions famous inhabitants the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Trekking through Sherpa villages and Monasteries along the way to our destination, Kalla Pattar. From Kala Patthar there are outstanding views of Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse. We trace back to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu, end of this trekking trip!

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The Trail Conditions

Straight, Uphill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, somewhere flat man made stone steps, through the rhododendron, moss covered forests, suspensions metal bridges

Medication

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

Clothing / Equipment List

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • North Face down Jacket (Preferably)
  • Small thin towel (sports towel best)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra lightweight shirt for daypacks – for stops along the way
  • Hat
  • Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Pack tissues
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) deg C during our trek)

Above things are required for Annapurna Circuit Trek. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

Trip Details


We commence our journey overland following the route of the first pioneers to Jiri a market town and the gateway to the Solu Kumbu region. The first few days walk (trekking) are a push up through the beautiful alpine region of Solu on our way to the mountain air strip at Lukla. From Lukla we continue trek onwards amongst and alongside the regions famous inhabitants the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Trekking through Sherpa villages and Monasteries along the way to our destination, Kalla Pattar. From Kala Patthar there are outstanding views of Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse. We trace back to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu, end of this trekking trip!

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley

Day 3-6 : Jiri - Junbesi (2675m)

Day 7-11 : Junbesi - Nunthala - Khari Khola - Puiyan - Namche (2675m)

Day 12 : Namche - Accilimatization Day (The capital of the Sherpa country)

Day 13-14 : Namche - Lobuche (4930m)

Day 15 : Gorekshep - Everest Base Camp (5364 m) - Lobuche (4930 m)

Day 16 : Lobuche - Pheriche (4240m)

Day 17 : Pheriche - Tyengboche (3867m)

Day 18 : Tyengboche - Khumjung (3789m)

Day 19 : Khumjung - Phakding

Day 20 : Phakding - Lukla

Day 21 : Lukla- fly back to Kathmandu

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Trip Includes


  • All transportation by a van and bus within Nepal
  • All listed twin occupancy accommodation within Nepal.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while on trekking
  • All breakfast in Ktm and Pokhara
  • Drinks included with meals are teas, hot lemon and coffee
  • Guide, porter, driver wages and insurance
  • All necessary documents (trek permits, TIMS, tax)
  • All entrance fees to listed sites and places of interest.

Trip Excludes


  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All alcoholic & bottled drinks (beer, wine, spirits, sodas, juices etc)
  • Between meal snacks and drinks while on trek
  • Personal shopping, hot shower during the trek
  • Option donations (temple, gompas, assistance projects etc
  • 30 days visa,
  • Personal travel insurance including emergency mountain rescue evacuation.

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.