Everest Trek Via Jiri

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 22 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Medium Hard
  • Max Elevation: 5546m
  • Best Season: October to December, February to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs everyday
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Jiri
  • Finishing point of trek: Lukla
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people

Trip Map

  • Destination:Nepal

This is marked classic trek. This is found experience on an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and multiple cultures.

The immense contrasts I altitude type of vegetation and mic of lifestyles are the main highlight of the trek. On the way to trek, it is to enjoy beautiful mountains views, Himalayan stream, waterfalls, and verdant terraces as the trail through villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia, and thick forests. The mountain can be seen during the trek are Gaurishaker, Nuber Himal, Kwangde, Taboche, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku and wide ranges of Himalaya. Jir is trekking beginning spot then trail heads through a lovely forested hill of Solu and first, pass Lamarjura at (3550m). Descending and ascending trail we cross Lamjura la and Thaksindu then descending to Dud Koshi (Milk River). The trail heads up Dudh Koshi that to join the main Everest Lukla trail.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03 Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m)(6hrs) by bus
  • Day 04 Jiri to Shivalaya (1815m) (5hrs)
  • Day 05 Shivalaya to Bhandar (2250m) (5hrs)
  • Day 06 Bhandar to Sete (2525m) (6hrs)
  • Day 07 Sete to Junbesi (2580m) (6hrs)
  • Day 08 Juebesi to Nunthala ( 2200m) (6hrs)
  • Day 09 Nunthal to Bupsa (2100m)(6hrs)
  • Day 10 Bupsa to Chheplung (2560m) (7hrs)
  • Day 11 Chheplung to Namche Bazaar (3540m) (7hrs)
  • Day 12 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar Namche Bazaar is a big and beautiful Sherpa town gateway to Everest, Gokyo Lake, and Thame.
  • Day 13 NamcheBaaar to Tengboche (3867m)(5hrs)
  • Day 14 Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m) (5hrs)
  • Day 15 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche
  • Day 16 Dingboche to Lobuche (4935m) (5hrs)
  • Day 17 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5190m) Base Camp (5365m)
  • Day 18 Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4240m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 19 Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 20 Kyangjuma to Phakding (6hrs) (2680m)
  • Day 21 Phakding to Lukla (3-4hrs) (2800m)

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given concerning trekking itinerary. On this day whether you want to take rest or visit Kathmandu Valley.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

This day you will take around Kathmandu on your tour of Buddhist and Hindu Temples and acknowledge of ancient local traditions besides these there are many places to explore so are depending on your interest

Day 03 Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m)(6hrs) by bus

Today morning our trekking crew will receive you from the hotel to Jiri by private transport. Kathmandu to Jiri is 188km it takes about 6hrs to reach Jiri is known as Switzerland in Nepal.

Day 04 Jiri to Shivalaya (1815m) (5hrs)

Our trek starts on the paved road to a stream which is crossed then to climb uphill through trees to the settlement of Bharkur. We climb to Mali Danda (2245m) from where good views of Rolwaling peaks. From Mali Danda the trail descends to the Khunti Valley through sparsely populated Sherpa village. We cross another river is Yelung Khola at (1860m) again another river named Khimti on it Suspension bridges are crossed then to reach Shivalya.

Day 05 Shivalaya to Bhandar (2250m) (5hrs)

Today we follow a steep ascend trail to Deauralli (2745m). Many small streams and villages of Sangbadanda ( 2175m), Khasrubas (2335m) and Mahabhir (2590m) are crossed. The steep descent trail leads through villages fields on step stone to Shivalaya.

Day 06 Bhandar to Sete (2525m) (6hrs)

We follow the descent trail through the lower fields of the villages, passing the Dharma and Brandi before crossing the Tahro Khola on its suspension bridge at (1400m). We set to the east bank of the river and walking up to Kenja (1600m) a mixed settlement inhabited by Magars and Newars. From Kenja we ascend steeply towards Chimbu (2180m) and continue towards Sete.

Day 07 Sete to Junbesi (2580m) (6hrs)

Today onwards our trek completely Sherpa area strenuous climbing from Set to top of the high Lamjura Bhanjyang at (3530m). The way is a rich scenic forest of rhododendron, magnolia maple, and birch. Lamjurana Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The Bhanjyang is revere with stones, twigs and prayer flags. We descent steeply about 400m through various forest tree to the village of Tragdobuk unless we arrive in Junbesi the rout continues way down.

Day 08 Juebesi to Nunthala ( 2200m) (6hrs)

As we leave Junebesi there we cross Junbesi Khola and then climb steeply uphill and the end of a ridge from where we have excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Kangtega, Thamserku and Mera Peak. On the trek, we cross Ringmo Khola then ascending to Ringmo Village beyond of it Thaksindu La pass (3071m) which is marked as a superb viewpoint. From here the trail descends through a forest of rhododendron, conifer and some other else. Passing Sherpa village and huts we arrive at Nhunthala.

Day 09 Nunthal to Bupsa (2100m)(6hrs)

We descend to the Dudh Koshi and cross a suspension bridge. From the bridge, we set to the river valley through grain fields and Rai village Jubing (1685m). From here to reach Khari Khola the trail is straight up. Leaving behind Khari Khola we reach Bupsa.

Day 10 Bupsa to Chheplung (2560m) (7hrs)

Our trek is gentle climbing and views of Cho Oyu (8153m) continue climbing Khari La Pass at (2840m) from here descend to a river again up and down on a ridge then descend 500m to Surkha (2295m) passing rocks and mani walls and trail joins to Lukla trail at Thalsharoa a few minutes a walk to reach Chheplung.

Day 11 Chheplung to Namche Bazaar (3540m) (7hrs)

We climb Thado Koshi River on it a local bridge. As we pass the bridge then if we look up we can see the peak of Kusum Kangaru .The trail up and down and straightforward leads Phakding (2656m). Our trek continues head starting cross and recross the Dudh Koshi River on high suspension bridges. WE arrive at Monjo where is Sagarmatha National Park Check post which was established to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. To arrive in Namche we take straight gentle way to Larja Dobhan from here the steep trail to Namche. If there is clear weather we can see the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is a mail trading down for people of Himalaya and low land.

Day 12 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar Namche Bazaar is a big and beautiful Sherpa town gateway to Everest, Gokyo Lake, and Thame.

Acclimatization day is important for trekkers who prepare to go high altitude. One day acclimatization will improve fitness and help adjust altitude in a further trek in elevation. In Namche, there are numerous cafes, trekking gear-shops, grocery stores lodges and hotels. It has internet access, wifi, money changer cash, banking service changer cash and the accept visa and Master Card. In the main trekking season crowded of foreigners are at shops, lodges, cafes, and streets.

Day 13 NamcheBaaar to Tengboche (3867m)(5hrs)

The trail to Tengboche starts from just above Namche Bazaar on the right side. The slop trail out and in passes ridges at the end of the bluff memorial chorten Tenzing Norgay. From this memorial place is for grand panorama views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. The path continues to Kyangjuma (3550m) where there are two nice lodges and closer views of Ama Dablam. From Kyngjuma the trail descends to Sanasa just before it a signpost directs Gokyo Lake to hillside and downhill to the river Phunki Thenga. The downhill route past Lawichasa and Tashingma and finally Phunki Thenga from here two hours climb to Tengboche, A suspension bridge is crossed to climb a hill, on the way beautiful rhododendron flower in the season. Tengboche has a wide grassy land, lodges and Tengboche Gompa is a large and most popular monastery in Khumjung region. Mountain views are seen in every direction.

Day 14 Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m) (5hrs)

From Tengboche, the route crosses down through forests of rhododendron Debuche where there is a cluster of lodges among the forest. The route continues through dense forests of rhododendron and birch dripping with white Spanish moss. The path reaches Dudh Koshi river is crossed on a suspension bridge. From the river, the trail climbs to Chorten and Kani while Amadamblam view is and Mt Lhotse is panoramic. From Kani 10 minute further is Pangboche village (3860m) where there are several lodges and guest houses. Above Pangboche the trail enters on arid landscape and alpine meadows along the Imja River. The gentle path leads you Shomare (4000m) has five lodges serve to stay a night then a little walk up finally Orsho place comes beyond on arid the route separates upper and lower. The upper route is to Pheriche. The lower route ascends to Khumbu River over it a bridge is crossed and then climb up through alpine meadows passing chortens and cairns to Dingboche village from where Lhotse (8501m) Island peak and Ama Dablam can be seen. Dingboche village is pleasant and agreeable. There are internet service, bakery, cafes, and grocery stores. Several lodges and guest houses are though out of the village.

Day 15 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche

It is important to do acclimatization at 4410m. Many trekkers love to spend to explore in Dingboche village. There are several interesting hiking spots are Nangkar Tshang, Chukung, and opposite side up at the bottom of Ama Dablam. Nangka Tshang is the best viewpoint (5075m) walking is two hours just above Dingboche on the ridge that offers panorama views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse and even Makalu (8465m). Valley views are enjoyable and fantastic. From Dingboche to Chukung it takes about 2 hours. The path is agreeable through on arid along the Imja Khola. Chukung is surrounded by mountains and glaciers. There are enough lodges. Two hours walk to popular Island Peak Base Camp from Chukung.

Day 16 Dingboche to Lobuche (4935m) (5hrs)

From Dingboche, the trail to Lobuche goes left side passing above Pheriche at the top of the ridge. On the way, there are outstanding views of Taboche, Chilatse and Ama Dablam. The path passes through opened and arid yak pasture lands. At the end of the trail, a glacial stream is crossed and then reaches Dughla (4620m) has Yak and Kala Pathar lodges. From here the trail climbs up the gravely ridge which is covered with memorials who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest. A gentle walk to the north Dzonlgha trail meets from this point it is 40-minute walk to Lobuche where you get enough trekking lodges.

Day 17 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5190m) Base Camp (5365m)

Lobuche to Gorak Shep takes about 3 hours and Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp Visit and return back to Gorak Shep about 5 hrs. Today we walk to Gorak Shep visit to the Everest Base Camp then back to Gorak Shep. The starting trail from Lobuche follows through a gorge between glacial and mountain wall. It is gentle walk up to at the edge of the trail before a climb up then walking on the ridge through glacial boulders. Famous Khumbu Glacier lies down south to north. Finally, steep climb reaches at Gorak Shep is a flat and sandy wide destination night. There are 4 lodges and a porter shelter. The lodges are almost packed every day. Just left side above Gorak Shep soars Kala Pathar and flat right trail historical place EBC. The Everest is not possible to see from Gorak Shep. It is blocked by Nuptse. North direction Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changse are grand views. Khumbu Glacier is awesome. After a lunch side trip to Everest Base Camp takes about six hours to return 200m ascent. The walking path is across the Khumbu Glacier at the north end of the sandpit at Gorak Shep. Glacier path makes to walk difficult and tired. The atmosphere at the Base Camp can be fantastic with international Everest climbers and local Sherpas. Prayer flags and banners festoon rocks and stones.

Day 18 Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4240m) (6-7hrs)

Most of the groups climb Kala Pathar (5546m) early in the morning to see the sunrise and best views of Mt Everest. Mornings are usually clear and the best time to make the ascent. For many people, This is the highlights of the trek. The path to Kala Pathar climbs up the grassy land above Gorak Shep. Just follow the long line of snaking hillside. To reach Kala Pathar (5546m) from Gorak Shep takes about 2hrs which is marked by prayer flags. As you reach the top of Kala Pathar amazing views of Pumori, Lobuche west, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Descending to Gorak Shep make you feel easy and enjoyable south to the lower ridge. From Gorak Shep heading down through gorge past Lobuche, Doughla then flat barrel meadow to Pheriche where there is Himalaya Rescue Center working foreigner doctors for trekkers who get altitude sickness.

Day 19 Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550m) (6-7hrs)

The trail from Pheriche heads down and cross the river and then climb up a ridge is a viewpoint, from this point 15 minutes descend meets trail to Dingboche. We follow down the trail to Pangboche village and crossing over a bridge on Khumbu Khola. Climbing up to Tengboche then the trail steeps down to Phungi Thenga river. About 2 hours climbing up to Kyangjuma from where we can view of Amadablam face side.

Day 20 Kyangjuma to Phakding (6hrs) (2680m)

One hour walking on the zigzag path, we reach Namche Bazaar and the trail descend to Dudh Koshi River is unusual. Using trekking poles will help if knees problem appears. When the high suspension bridge is crossed then a short walk down to confluence and then the trail level to Jorsale then climbs to Monjo. From Monjo to Lukla the trail is easy through Banker and Phakding.

Day 21 Phakding to Lukla (3-4hrs) (2800m)

A long day of preparation and curiosity, today is the last day of the trek. We reverse to the trail a little climbing up to Ghats, Cheplung and finally, Lukla is waiting for us our ending trek. Congratulations!!!!! Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu Day 23 Rest day in Kathmandu Day 24 Departure from Kathmandu You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach at the airport 3hrs before your plane leave

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off.
  • 4-night hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Licensed trained trekking guide  
  • Porters to carry a bag pack
  • Good Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking) included coffee & tea.
  • Transportation by land and air  
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking National park/ conservation area entry permit 

Cost Excludes

  •  International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance  
  • Major meals lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international  
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Tips and gratuities for field staff  
  • Rescue travel insurance
  • Trips cancellation costs
  • Accident or health emergency service  
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage
  • Electronic device charges  

Equipments & Gears

Trekking shoes, down jacket, trekking pant, gloves, hat, woolen cap, sun glasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes.

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