Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the original route into the Solu-Khumbu region used by the early explorers of Everest. A new road allows buses to continue beyond Jiri to Shivalaya where the trek now begins. The Sherpa people, formerly from Tibet, live chiefly in the Solu region along the Dudh Kosi River and the Khumbu region above Lukla. This Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking route is still used by porters and pack animals, but fewer trekkers than Lukla to Base Camp Trek.
1. We’ll kick things off today with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat.
2. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding, a popular stopping point.
3. We’re a bit lower than Lukla at this point, all the better to acclimatize. Enjoy a bit of free time in Phakding and rest up.