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Jiri to Everest Classic Trek 22 Days

Price Start
USD 2450  Per Person
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Activity Level

Trekking ?

Group Size
1-10
Trip Code:
NLT-JTECT-22
Accommodation:
Tea house/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5460m
Season:
February-June, September-December
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation.
Destination:
Nepal/Everest Region
Duration:
22 days
Grade:
Moderate/Strenuous
Transportation:
Kathmandu To Jiri By Jeep and return back flight
No of People Price
1-3 $2450
4-10 $2390
10+ $2350

Trip Highlights

–  Follow the tracks of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.

–  Enjoy spectacular sights of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8188 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), and many more. 

–  Climb around 5,000 meters and have a farsight of 8,848 meters of Mount Everest. 

–  Learn the essential cultural uniqueness and customs of Sherpas living in the Himalayan region. 

–  Enough time to spend on the extended pastures, yak farms, and glaciers

–  Stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls

 

Jiri to Everest Classic Trek 22 days is the classic Everest trek, and you will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor. The immense contrasts in altitude, type of vegetation, and lifestyle mix are the main highlights of this trek.

However, Jiri to Everest Classic Trek offers beautiful mountain views, verdant terraces, and Himalayan streams and waterfalls as the trekking Jiri to Everest cross through villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia, and giant forests. The mountains sighted during Jiri/Everest base camp/Kalapatthar trek are Gaurishanker, Number Himal, Kwangde, Teacher, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Everest.

Similarly, Those who wish to follow in the footsteps of Tenzing and Sir Edmund Hillary must start the journey from Jiri to Everest. Therefore, Classic Trek road heads to town and the start of the main Everest trail. The trek provides an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor, with the opportunity to experience immense contrasts in altitude, vegetation types, and lifestyles. We journey along Himalayan streams and waterfalls as the trail crosses through villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia, and giant forests.

Although a popular trekking route, the Everest area is visited by only 8,000 visitors each year – a fraction of the number that sees the Annapurna region. Trekking through the Sherpa villages, we share many of their hearts and enjoy their generous hospitality. Trekking in from Jiri has the advantage of helping you to acclimatize en route. In Conclusion, This trek is about 190km/120 miles long, and the total altitude gain on the innumerable uphill portions totals 9000m – much higher even than Mt. Everest! After Namche, we follow the main trail to the base camp. It is a legendary trek to a mythical destination.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Lion Trekking will pick you up at your hotel. After check-in, you can meet your trekking guide as well as other group participants. The guide will go through the preparations for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,300m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we spend a lovely day visiting many of the cultural and world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. We visit the pilgrimage site of Hindus Pashupatinath, pay a visit to the world’s biggest Stupa at Bouddhanath Stupa, and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa one of the oldest religious sites in the valley.

After lunch, we visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square temple complex with unique architecture and home to the Kumari (living goddess).In the evening there is a pre-trip discussion and introduction with our fellow trekking staff before an evening meal at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,300m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we leave Kathmandu by bus to Jiri for our long trek to Everest. We drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside on the way. Jiri is a small town and also a hill station, there is time to explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,370m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we start our trek, the trail offers us beautiful countryside scenery from one ridge top to another, passing through friendly villagers and farm fields. There are many down and up hills today till we reach the small settlement of Bhandar and overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,190m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast the trail leads downhill to a small river at Likhu Khola, after crossing the bridge, there is a winding path that leads us to a small village named Kinja where we take lunch. After lunch, we ascend a slow long uphill climb passing through numerous farmhouses and terraced fields with some excellent views of the surrounding landscape and distant villages before finally reaching Sete, a small Sherpa village situated on the ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,575m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today there is a gradual climb passing through small scattered farmhouses and teahouses and a beautiful rhododendron forest to eventually reach Lamjura Pass which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through a forest and emerges after one and a half hrs at Taktor. We skirt the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the beautiful Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop. Time to explore the old monastery and local surroundings.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,530m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The region around Junbesi is well worth exploring it is a fascinating Sherpa area. There are a variety of alternatives today, a good one is to walk north of Junbesi to the village of Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional Sherpa art center. On the way, a short diversion allows us a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about and half hours walk from Junbesi. Overnight in a Lodge.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,680m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Junbesi the trail descends and crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. Just beyond the bridge, there is a trail junction. The route to Khumbu is to the left and leads uphill. From the top of the hill, a distant view of Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day in the northeast.

We trek down past shepherds’ huts into dense forest crossing over several streams on wooden bridges before reaching Nunthala at 2,320m for our overnight stop. Nunthala is an ideal spot to stop.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,330m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Nunthala our path descends to the Dudhkoshi River Bridge through terraced fields and the yards of small village houses. We continue through a forest and then climb along terraces to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1,667m/5467ft). From Jumping there is a slow climb to a ridge, and then down to the village of Khari Khola before a steep push up to Bupsa.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,300m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Bupsa we descend at first and head on to Bhumsing village (2,300m/7544ft) walking north of the valley to reach Puiyan village (2,796m/9170ft). After Puiyan we take a winding trail with a few small ups and downs to Surkhe and overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,290m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we climb northwards to Chaurikharka(2,713m/8898ft) a large scattered village with a monastery and a high school. Chaurikharka is known as the breadbasket for the Khumbu area because the land is very fertile and where they grow a lot of barley, wheat, and green vegetables. We have a steep climb up to the airstrip at Lukla to join the main Everest trail. After lunch here we trek on towards Phakding, the path is a lot busier with more trekkers, porters, and pack animals after a few hours on a good scenic walk we arrive at Phakding and overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,610m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park.

After entering the park we descend and a gradual walk brings us to a suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river and on to Jorsalle village, the last village before Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,440m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This trekking day is planned as an acclimatization day to allow yourself some time to adjust to the high altitude. We will plan a day hike for adjustment rather than resting. Namche offers you internet cafes, good restaurants, and laundries, with a chance to experience Sherpa culture. Our guide will lead you to the Tourist Visitor Center where you can get a lot of information regarding Sherpa life along with various plants and animal life of the Everest region. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,440m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our trip on the way you will get good views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku on the way before we reach Sansa, the major junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. On reaching Phunki Thunga we take lunch. After lunch, there is a tough climb to Tengboche. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,870m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After leaving monasteries and villages on the way. Our lunch stop provides a fantastic view of Amadablam said by many to be the most beautiful mountain in Nepal. We cross over the Lobuche River before a climb up to Dingboche. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,360m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We climb Duglha through the Khumbu Khola Valley. This provides some fantastic views of mountains on all sides. At a yak herder’s place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow, we continue through Phulung Karpo one of the campsites used during the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.

As we continue our trek, a majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view, the trail descends to cross a roaring stream before we ascend to Dugla. From here there are views of Mount Nuptse as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,600m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Duglha we trek through Khumbu Glacier. The trek is quite rough as we ascend Chupki Lara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge, there is an array of stones with prayer flags laid as memorials to Scott Fischer (an American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (mountain guide from Nepal) who perished on a mission to climb Everest around ten years ago.

As the trail descends to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we are suddenly “in front of” several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal.

We begin to truly feel in high mountain country, although Everest the greatest of them all remains hidden. Mount Nuptse towers to the right as we travel across the Khumbu Glacier along a murmuring stream. It is often around here that you begin to feel a little out of breath due to the high altitude.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,940m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today on our way to Gorak Shep we still need to negotiate more of the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.

Ahead of us, we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with other peaks Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse.

A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju where there is a 360-degree vista of the mountain giants. Carrying on we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar our Everest View point destination, Kala Patthar is a grey-green knoll situated beneath Mt. Pumori.

On arrival at Gorak Shep, we are surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including mighty – Mount Everest.

After a brief lunch and rest, we continue on the trail to Everest Base Camp on the way there are many memorials to those that never returned from their journey.

At Everest Base Camp the tents of mountaineers planning to summit stand out in bright colors against all the dull gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are visible from here although not Everest.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5,364m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the climax of our trip and perhaps the main reason for the journey to Nepal. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views of the highest mountain in the world from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on it in all its glory.

It is a day to be prepared early morning at this altitude is, dark and cold with temperatures (-10 to -14 C) and there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common.

Familiar peaks by now are all around us as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse.

During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we break to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints that provide perfect photo opportunities.

After several hours of ascending we reach Kala Patthar. We scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags.

From the top our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama that wanders from one mighty massif to another, it is at this time we realize the true reason for all the hard work.

The time now to trek back to Gorak Shep for a second breakfast, before we start our descent to Pheriche.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,371m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The journey back follows the same route, the trail is blanketed by rhododendron trees. If it’s spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga.

After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River the trail follows the river gorge descending rapidly through pine forest.

The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We take lunch at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft). There are good views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse with every bite.

After lunch, we continue towards our destination, Namche Bazaar along a steep and winding wooded slope wildlife is good here mountain goats colorful pheasants and even Snow Leopards have been seen.

After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche.

On reaching our lodge it’s time for a well-earned hot shower a hearty meal and a night of relaxed sleep.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,440m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The final day starts with a steep descent over rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail levels out.

The air is a lot warmer at this altitude and any remaining sore throats and colds are soon gone. There is more time now to take in the wonderful culture of these hardy mountain people as we walk through Sherpa villages it is hard not to fully appreciate their impressive faith in Buddhism with the many prayer stones and prayer flags along the way.

On arrival in Lukla, it is time to chill out and reflect on the experiences of the last couple of weeks, a culmination of a fantastic trek and experience to last for many years to come.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,800m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. on arrival, we are picked up and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for shopping and relaxing and a farewell evening meal is arranged hosted by ourselves. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel Free with Breakfast.
  • kathmandu to jiri through Roadways (bus jeep) and lukla to kathmandu with flight (Airways)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • One licensed trekking guide speaking English, Chinese, Korean, or Hindi, and Nepali
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region.

Optional Addons

  • Porter

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor.

Did You Know?

~ Jiri is known as the Switzerland of Nepal.

~ Jiri to Everest is the classic route to the mountain.

~ Over 100,000 trekkers visit Everest Base Camp every year.

~ Sherpas are also called the “Kings of the Himalayas.”

~ You can use high-speed internet even at the Everest Base Camp.

~ Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan.

~ Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa initiated this classic trek route. 

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Jiri to Everest Classic Trek 22 Days

Trip Duration 22 days days
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