Jiri Everest Trek

Daily Tour 22 days
Jiri, Nepal Nepal


The trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp begins by taking road transport from Kathmandu to Jiri (approximately 8 hours) from where the trail begins. Known as the ‘Classic Everest Trek’ this trek is great for people with plenty time and also enables trekkers to acclimatise well to the altitude before climbing to the beautiful Everest viewpoint at Kalapatthar, which, at around 5,500m is the highest point of the trek.

You need to be prepared to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day but there is plenty of time given to enjoy the views and take photographs. At the end of the trek, it is a short flight from Lukla Airport back to Kathmandu.

While trekking through breathtaking scenery it’s impossible not to think about the mountaineers of old who forged not only the way up Everest but the trekking trails which are now world-famous.

As a further reminder, prayer flags and mani stones are scattered along the trails, placed by the local peoples, trekkers, and mountaineers alike as an offering to the mountain, which is locally known as Sagarmatha (Goddess of the Sky) in Nepali, and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the Universe) in Tibetan.

Jiri to Everest Basecamp Trek

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, we will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional tour guide
The sightseeing today is include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhhanath Stupa , Swayambhunath Stupa or Kathmandu Durbar Square etc.

Day 03 Drive to Bhandar(2,195 m)
The road from Kathmandu now extends as far as Bhandar almost into Sherpa country. The 7 to 8 hour drive is in itself interesting passing through diverse countryside, crossing the Sun Khoshi ( River of Gold) and climbing high over forested ridges before reaching Bhandar.

Day 04  Sete (2,575 m)
Steep descent through forest then ore gradually past terraced fields to Phedi, a small Chhetri settlement. Cross suspension bridge & walk along River to Kenja at the junction of two rivers, a bustling bazaar with a primary school, tea houses & fabric shops. The village population is a combination of Sherpa, Newar & Chhetri. Climb steeply through rhododendron forest. View to the south of receding hills & lush valleys. Mani walls mark the entrance to the monastery village of Sete, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery on the Everest trail. A visit to the hilltop monastery is worthwhile. 6 hours

Day 05 Junbesi (2,675 m)
Climb upto Lamjura Pass (3,530 m), through pine forest. The Trekker is met by a mass of colour (in season) as the pass is ascended through a Rhododendron forest. Some unnamed rocky summits at the head of The Rowaling valley are visible from the past. Lamjura marks a transition point between the receding hill to the south west and the Solukhumbu valley ahead. Descend through Rhododendron and Pine trees to Thakdor, Sherpa Village with a huge carved many rocks. Continue down through fields of primulas down to Junbesi. A large Sherpa’s village with a Chorten, large Monastery and a school build by Sir. Edmund Hillary. Nice views of Number(6957 m.) Camp near this very interesting village. 7 hours

Day 06 Takshindu (3,200 m)
The trial climbs out of the Junbesi valley and side hills, running north and traversing high above the next river valley to the east, the Solu Valley. A glimpse of Everest’s summit pyramid is possible on a clear day. Continue along the ridge to Salung, a Sherpa village with small water-spun prayer wheels. Descend through pine forest & grassy slopes to the Ringmo Khola. Cross the river & climb through the apple orchards of the Sherpa village of Ringmo. Takshindu pass (2,988 m) with chorten marking the top of the pass sets off the towering views of Kangtega (6,779 m) & Thamserku (6,623 m) across the Dudh Koshi valley. Drop down through forest to the pagoda- like monastery of Takshindu. 5 hours

Day 07  Kharikhola (2,072 m)
Descend steeply to Manidingma, a Rai and Sherpa village by a stream. Continue through mustard fields and through forest with chance of seeing langrs. The descent continues into the valley of the Dudh Koshi, which drains the southern slopes of the Everest massif. Cross suspension bridge and gradually climb to Jubing, a Rai village with bamboo stands around its houses, contribute to the Magar and Sherpa villages of Kharikhola, with water mills and mani walls which has a colorful market every Wednesday. 5 hours

Day 08  Paiya (2,773 m)
Cross small river, then steep climbing to Kharte through rhododendron and oak trees as well as the fragrant Danphe. Continue through forest to Kharte Danda with a chance of seeing pheasant. Descend to river, through rhododendron and birch, pine and bamboo to camp in forest near the stream. 5 hours

Day 09  Phakding (2,611 m)
Trail continues to traverse high above river. Nice view up the valley, including the airstrip at Lukla. A long steep descent to small river at Surkya, continue to village of Chaurikharka, set among the terraces on the hillside. Camp near bridge at Phakding. At the side of the bridge is a brightly painted mani rock, carved in commemoration of several families who died when the Dudh Koshi became a raging torrent from an avalanche the originated high on the slopes of Ama Dablam (6,812 m)

Day 10  Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Follow the Bhote Koshi through forest and pasture land, along a valley dotted with small Sherpa settlements. Cross the Bhote Koshi and climb steeply along switch-backing trial to large Sherpa village of Namche. Everest (29,029’/8848 m) and Lhotse (8,516 m) come into sight. This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. A traditional trading center, the bazaar is held on Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand-woven aprons & Tibetan boots. Thamserku (6,623 m) and Kwangde (6,011 m) loom to the east and west, the scared mountain Khumbila (5,707 m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village.

Day 11  Thame (3,801 m)
Traverse westwards with view of Kwangde (6,011 m) and the waterfalls cascading off its flanks. Follow Bhote Koshi as trail goes high on its bank through yellow & white rhododendron forest (in full-bloom in May). Cross river, look back down valley for beautiful views of Thamserku (6,623 m) and Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m). Climb up through rhododendron forest to pasture lands in front of village of Thame. The secluded village is the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, who first climbed Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Camp in meadows at the edge of village. An hour climb to the Cliffside monastery is of great interest. From ere, the trekkers can traverse above village then climb across the ridge to view the route to the Nangpa La, a pass to Tibet frequently used by the Sherpas and their yaks during summer. 6 hours

Day 12  Khumjung (3,791 m)
Walk back down the valley by way of Thamo, a hillside nunnery, take the high trial which by –passes Namche and drops into Khumjung. This village is one of the most beautiful villages in Khumbu. It’s symmetrically laid out stone houses have the families of many Sherpas. The Sherpas may extend their hospitality & offer a tea time visit to one of their houses- an experience. 6 hours

Day 13  Tengboche (3,863 m)
The trial descends from Khumjung with chortens framing a dramatic view of Ama Dablam (6,812 m) flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for – Everest), Lhotse and Nuptse. Descend through moss-covered rhododendron forest, watching for blood pheasant and the Impajan pheasant in the undergrowth. Cross the Dudh Koshi at Phungithanga and climb through rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Here lies Tehgboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Tengboche lies at the base of Kangtega and the spur of this ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche & Khumbila. 5 hours

Day 14  Dingboche (4,343 m)
Descend form Tengboche and again cross the Imja Khola, then side-hill gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village. The trekkers are in the midst of the Himalayas here with spectacular views all around. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 1400’/4268 m level and Dingboche lying in a shelter spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however of note that the Himalayan Rescue Association have their aid post at Pheriche. 5 hours

Day 15  Lobuche (4,930 m)
The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays above the village. It joins the trial below Thugla. Beautiful views of Cholatse (6,440 m) across the valley. After another steep ascent the trial climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Up and along the west lateral moraine of glacier the trial is rough in parts. Camp-site at Lobuche a wind-swept collections of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche Peak (6,145 m). Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 km directly overhead. 5 hours

Day 16 Lobuche (4,930 m)
Early start is essential. Travel along the Khumbu glacier through jumbled moraine and shattered rock. Climb Kala Pathar (5,545 m) for views of the giants of the earth, Pumori (7,161 m), Everest, the Tibetan peak Changtse (7,501 m), Nuptse, Lhotse and countless other needles and snow-fluted ridges.(A trip to the actual Base Camp of Everest is usually omitted. Views are obstructed by the Khumbu Icefall and unless an Expedition is actually at base camp a route can be difficult to find)

Day 17  Phortse (3,447 m)
Descend gradually all morning, pass through Pangboche. Stay high on the west bank of the river to the Sherpa village of Phortse, which lies on the lower southern flank of Tawoche, directly across the valley from Tengboche. 6 hours

Day 18 Khunda/Khumjung (3,791 m)
Descend through forest to the Dudh Koshi a very pretty crossing-point leads to a steady climb to a chorten offering wonderful views back across the valley to Phortse, Tengboche and their surrounding mountains. A traverse leads to a classic descent down a giant rock pathway hewn out of the mountain side. A plod up the valley leads back to the twin villages of Khumjing & Khunde. 5 hours

Day 19 Monjo / Jorsale (2,800 m)
The route home leads back through Namche and off down the hill. There are some nice campsites close to the National Park boundary.5 hours

Day 20 Lukla – Kathmandu(1,350 m)
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you’ll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization’s perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21  Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22  Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your on wards destination


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