The Original Everest Basecamp Trek from Jiri
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 24 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €1,915 (land only) - from $2,630 (land only)
- Trek from Jiri to Everest Base camp
- Quiet walking trails and excellent acclimatisation
- Follow in the footsteps of the early Himalayan expeditions
- Trek from the foothills of Nepal to the highest peaks
- Original Nepal camping trek with full Sherpa crew and camp chef
Starting the trek to Mount Everest at Jiri, this fantastic 3-week trek follows the same walk-in as the earliest Everest expeditions of the 1950's. For the first week, it's a real roller-coaster holiday, as we trek 'across the grain' of the country over high passes and through deep valleys of the Solu Khumbu region. Each night we set up our camp at peaceful Sherpa villages and during the day we can enjoy trekking through an unspoilt Himalayan landscape. Reaching the Dudh Kosi River, we head north to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to one of the most remarkable high mountain landscapes on earth. Fit and acclimatised after our long approach, we can enjoy all of the sights of the high Khumbu, as our trek continues through the monastery village of Thyangboche and on towards Everest. Above the highest of the Khumbu's tea-houses at Gorak Shep (5288m), we hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Basecamp and we also have the option to climb to the top of Kala Patar, for arguably the best Everest views. If you don't have 3 weeks to spare, it is also possible to join this holiday in Lukla, flying there from Kathmandu. See The Everest Basecamp Pioneeers' Trek for details .
Is this holiday for you?
This Nepal trekking holiday follows well established trails throughout. Travelling east across the 'grain' of the country means that you will have a fair amount of accumulated ascent and descent on this trip with several high passes to cross on the way to the Dudh Kosi, including the Lamjura Pass at 3530m. On reaching the Sherpa capital of Namche in the Khumbu you will be fit and well acclimatised so following the classic route to Everest Base Camp should pose no altitude issues. This is a long and tough trek and we have given it a relatively high grade to reflect the sustained nature of the trekking in the first week and the high altitudes encountered in the final week.