Overview The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is a legendary and exhilarating adventure that allows trekkers to experience the raw beauty of the Everest region in Nepal. This classic route also follows in the footsteps of the early pioneers who first scaled the mighty Everest. Starting from the town of Jiri, situated in the Solu region, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture. The journey also begins with a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, where trekkers can witness the gradual transition from bustling city life to the…
The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is a legendary and exhilarating adventure that allows trekkers to experience the raw beauty of the Everest region in Nepal. This classic route also follows in the footsteps of the early pioneers who first scaled the mighty Everest.
Starting from the town of Jiri, situated in the Solu region, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture. The journey also begins with a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, where trekkers can witness the gradual transition from bustling city life to the peaceful Himalayan foothills.
The trek itself is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Trekkers will traverse through picturesque villages, terraced farmlands, dense rhododendron forests, and cascading rivers. The trail also provides breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu, offering a feast for the eyes and a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur.
One of the highlights of this trek is the opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable local Sherpa people, who have a rich cultural heritage and deep connections to the mountains. Along the way, trekkers will pass through traditional Sherpa villages, where they can witness their unique way of life, visit ancient monasteries, and receive warm hospitality in teahouses.
As the journey progresses, trekkers will reach the famous Everest Base Camp, a site that serves as a base for mountaineers preparing to summit the world’s highest peak. Standing at the foot of Everest itself, surrounded by towering peaks, is an awe-inspiring experience.
The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is also a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization. It typically takes around 20-24 days to complete, allowing trekkers to gradually ascend and adapt to the high altitude.
Overall, this trek offers an unforgettable adventure, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. It is also a journey that allows trekkers to follow in the footsteps of mountaineering legends and create their own stories amidst the majestic Himalayas.
After having breakfast we begin our bus journey to Bhandar. It is a 9 hrs Journey but pleasant. Along the way we will stop at Charikot and Jiri for view point as well as for Lunch and keep continue drive to Bhandar.
The trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1,580 m, and onto Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is quite steep, whence it traverses to Sete, and an abandoned stupa at 2,575 m. We continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names
Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3,530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with blooming rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have a good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk (2,860 m), then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi (2,675 m).
We climb to a ridge at 3,080 m from where Everest slowly begins to appear before your eyes. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and the Airstrip at Phaplu as well as the district headquarter and a small market at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2,650 m followed by a small climb to Ringmo. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The trail from Ringmo to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980’s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the older route. Then we reach Trakshindo pass (3,071 m), then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2,440 m.
After having breakfast trek begins through the Rhododendron forest and Bamboo forest. Along the way, you may encounter Monkeys, wild boar, and many different types of butterflies. Today, we are going up and down through the bushes and Sherpa village to Jubing. Most of the Sherpa climbers originate here and keep ascending to Khari Khola.
We begin a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and woods, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan.
You are trekking gradually up through the Sherpa village. This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2,800 m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we climb down to Surke following the trail towards Phakding.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, Internet cafes, and a bakery. Namche is the largest village along the entire Everest trail.
We spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here Buddhism was introduced into the Khombu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tyangboche through the pine forest.
Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thanserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest.
As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten,Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain.
You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorakshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Once you reach Gorekshep on the same day 3hrs hiked up to Everest base camp (5,300m) and back to lodge
Early morning start your trip to Kala pathar for amazing sun rise at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and on the button you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. After breakfast trek to Pheriche for your comfort overnight.
Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazar on Saturday.
Even though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.
Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with cultural show at Nepalese typical restaurant
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
The trek begins with a long and scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, where you will begin your trek. From there, you will trek through several traditional Sherpa villages, including Junbesi, which is famous for its ancient monasteries and traditional Sherpa culture. You will also trek through the stunning Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to several endangered species of flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.
The highlight of the Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is the ascent to the base camp of Mount Everest, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters. Along the way, you will have stunning views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. You will also visit several ancient Buddhist monasteries and learn about the local Sherpa culture and way of life.
The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization. The altitude can be a challenge, and it is important to take your time and acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. However, the stunning landscapes and cultural experiences make it a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience.
Overall, the Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is a classic and challenging trekking route that offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Everest region. It is a great option for those who want to experience the remote and less-visited parts of the region and have a good level of physical fitness and endurance.