Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the popular treks in the world. Journey to Everest is the kind of experience that leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a classic route as it has historical significance. It is pathway paved by two legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa when they conquered Everest for the first time in human history in 1953 A.D. But there are two ways you can reach the Everest Base Camp. Another route is directly flying to Lukla. The primary aim of this trek is to enjoy life in extreme Himalayan conditions and exploring the finest natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. Jiri itself is called as the Switzerland of Nepal. So this trek from Jiri to Everest Base camp has become the most favored route among the trekkers. When you reach the Base Camp, you will be filled with utmost satisfaction and respect for all the climbers who showed human determination and resilience.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a strenuous one which requires a lot of walking up and down. So one has to been physically fit and determined to do this trek. However this trek has been planned after consultation with the experts to help trekkers get enough time to acclimatize.
The trek gives you an amazing view of the majestic Himalayas and also passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages on the way. The himalayan people (Sherpas) are very warm, kind and also very hospitable. The beautiful Buddhist monasteries, the colorful prayer flags and ethnic culture and traditions make their social life interesting.
This trek gets a lot of visitors every year, around 8000 every year. Among them a fraction visits Annapurna region. This trek is about 190km/120 miles long and total altitude gained on uphill portions totals 9000m-this is even higher than Mount Everest itself. After you reach Namche Bazar, you follow the main trail to Mount Everest. This is indeed a legendary trek to a legendary destination.