Everest Trek via Jiri

Everest Trek via Jiri

This is the best way to do an Everest trek following the footsteps of the old approach route followed by Everest expeditions from the 1950's through the 70's. It provides a good opportunity to see the densely populated middle hills and the high altitude splendor of the Khumbu, or Everest, region.

This trek starts from Jiri (1905m). The trail heads eastward through the lovely forested hills of Solu and over the 3530m Lamajura Pass. Monasteries and uninterrupted mountain views lie ahead. The portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often uncrowded, and therefore much better trekking country.

We cross the Lamjura La, and Thaksindo before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the "Dudh Koshi river" north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. By now you will have had time to adjust to life on the trail and with the benefits of increased fitness make the ascent to Namche Bazaar. Once in the Khumbu region the mountain views improve with every step-Kwangde,Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam ,the "horse saddle" of Kantega and of course the summit of Everest itself.

From Namche the trek follows the Gokyo lake to Everest Base Camp crossing 5330m. Cho La Pass, and then flies out from Lukla.

Trip Highlights:

Crossing of Lamjura pass- Experience Sherpa culture in Junbesi- Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar, Panoramic view from Syanbuche – Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village- Visit Tyangboche Monastery- Grand mountain views from Kalapatar- Spectacular views of glacier from Everest basecamp- View the beautiful glacial lake from Gokyo peak.


Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (1955).

Day 02: Trek to Deurali (2735m)

Day 03: Trek to Sete (2645m)

Day 04: Trek to Junbensi (2640m)

Day 05: Trek to Nunthala (2440m)

Day 06: Trek to Kharikhola (2020m)

Day 07: Trek to Pyau (2700m)

Day 08: Trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m.).

Day 10: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Day 11: Trek to Phunki Tenga (3250m).

Day 12: Trek to Machherma (4470m).

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4790m).

Day 14: This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp.

Day 15: Trek to Thangna (foot of the Cho-La pass).

Day 16: Cross Cho-La pass (5330m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830m.).

Day 17: Trek to Labuje (4910m). It is an easy day walking to Labuje.

Day 18: Trek to Ghorakshep (5140m).

Day 19: Climbing to Kalapathar (5545m).

Day 20: Trek to Everest base camp, and back to Ghorakshep in the evening.

Day 21: Trek to Dingbuche (4410m).

Day 22: Trek to Chhukung (4730m) - This day we have very easy to walking on the trail for the Chhukung valley.

Day 23: Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5546m).

Day 24: Trek to Tyangboche monastery.

Day 25: Trek to Khumjung.

Day 26: Trek to Phakding

Day 27: Trek to Lukla.

Day 28: Flight back to Kathmandu.

Note: The trek can be organized in both teahouses and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. For price and further information, Please contact us.

Cost Includes: 

  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost Non-Include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips for staffs
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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