Everest Classic Trekking 21 Days
Everest Classic trekking facts
- Duration of Trip: 21Days
- Trekking Days: 19 Days
- Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
- Max. Altitude: 5360m
- Grade of Trek: Medium Hard
- Main Attraction: Everest Base Camp & Kalapatthar
Embark on one of Nepal’s classical treks, the Everest Classic trekking also known as the old Everest Base Camp trekking route or the Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek. The Jiri to Everest trek has been preferred by many hardcore trekkers from decades ago. It was believed to be the original route to Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay also embarked on their quest to climb Mount Everest from this trail as well. Starting from Jiri, which lies in the Dolakha district of Nepal, this Jiri to Everest trek takes you deep into the hills, forest, gorges and river banks leading directly to the barren rocky lands where Everest Base Camp is waiting! Jiri is the home of an ethnic group called the Jirels and Sherpa. It is one of the classic treks of Nepal which provides an opportunity to experience a true and authentic Sherpa culture with spectacular views of the Everest range. Furthermore, if you decide to trek the Jiri to EBC trek during December up to May you can skip a few first days on the dusty roads by taking a local transport up to Khari Khola. Don’t hesitate and book the Everest Classic trekking today with Encountersnepal.com.
This adventurous trek takes you to the beautiful views of magnificent Himalayas and Mountains along with many beautiful rivers and cultural villages. You’ll get opportunities to observe the local lifestyle of the Sherpa people and their unique culture and traditions. With Encountersnepal.com’s trekking team we’ll make sure that you get the Himalayan knowledge of the area and the locals!
What is the normal route of the Everest Classic trek in Nepal?
Beginning from Kathmandu, we drive straight towards Bhandara via Jiri. You can alternatively take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Phalpu. We begin our trek normally from Jiri towards Namche Bazaar and then straight to Everest Base Camp through woods, valleys, rivers and rocky terrain. Along the way we encounter different Buddhist Monasteries and cultural villages of the Sherpa people. We trek across the Lamjura High Mountain Pass which offers a fabulous perspective of towering snowcapped peaks. In the first week of our journey, we pass through different beautiful terraced farmlands, classic middle-hill countryside along with various green forests. We’ll have ample time in order to acclimatize while encountering the culture and tradition of the friendly and hospitable Hindu and Buddhists communities. We spend our every overnight in a lodge or if available a hotel. The trekking period through Kala Patthar gives views of Mt. Kala Patthar with the beautiful glimpse of Mt. Everest in the background. While returning back from the trek, we follow the same route of Gorakshep and Kala Patthar to reach Namche Bazaar. We reach Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu where our trek ends.
What type of permits do you need for the Everest Classic trek in Nepal?
First off all when you book a trekking package with Encountersnepal.com all permits are included in the package. But to point out that during the Covid-19 outbreak you will have to bring a copy of your negative PCR test or a Covid-19 vaccination report. Besides that the permits required for the Everest Classic trek in Nepal are: TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project Permit. Besides the PCR or vaccination report Encountersnepal.com takes care of your permits so you can enjoy the Everest Classic Trek to the fullest!