Classic Everest Trekking From Jiri 21 Days

 
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trek Description
In this Trek You will experience an unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural splendor. The immense, type of vegetation contrasts in altitudes and mix of lifestyles are the main highlight of this trek. One can enjoy beautiful mountains views, verdant terraces and Himalayan streams and water falls as the trail crosses through villages and landscapes covered by rhododendron, magnolia and giant forests. The mountains to be sighted during the trek are Gaurishanker, Number Himal, Kwangde, Twache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam,
 
 
Thamsherku and Everest. The trek begins at 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 quiet, and therefore much better trekking country. We cross the Lamjura La, and Thaksindo before descending towards the raging river of the DudhKosi. We follow the “DudhKoshi river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla.
 
Highlights of the trek
Crossing of Deurali pass  and Lamjura pass. You can see the Peekye Peak which is famous destination in lower part of Solukhumb for Views of different magnificent mountains. 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 fromKalapatar. Spectacular views of glacier from Everest base camp.
 

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Detailed itinerary
 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transport to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Jiri
Pick you up from hotel early mornings for transportation to Jiri. Even if Jiri is only 188 km away from Kathmandu,It may take us still around 6 to 7 hrs. Overnight stay in Jiri.
Day 03: Jiri to Shivalaya (1810m)
From Jiri we  start our trek at the end of the cemented road in Jiri. After crossing a stream the track leaves the road and starts to climb uphill through trees to several tea houses  at the tiny settlement of Bharkur. We keep climbing to the Mali Danda (2440m), from where there are good views of the peaks near Rolwaling. Beyond Mali Danda we descent into the Khimti valley through the sparsely populated Sherpa settlement of Mali at 2220m and continue our way to the crossing of the YelungKhola river at 1860m. After crossing the KhimtiKhola rivere on another suspension bridge we will reach Shivalaya (4 hrs).
Day 04: Shivalaya to Bhandar (2250m)
Today from Shivalaya we start the day with a steep ascent towards the pass at Deorali (2730m). On our way to this pass we will cross numerous streams and walk through the villages of Sangbadanda (2180m), Khasrubas (2330m) and Mahabhir (2590m). From Deorali pass we steeply descent on stone steps through fields and pastures Bhandar, where we will spend the night (5 hrs).
Day 05: Bhandar to Sete (2520m) 
From the village  Bhandar the trail descents through the lower fields of the village, passing through the small settlements walk gentle flat and some where down hill all the way to Kinja (1600m), a settlement inhabited by Newars, Magars and Sherpa. As we leave Kenja we start to ascent steeply towards Chimbu (2170m) and continue on towards Sete where we will spend the night (7 hrs).
Day 06: Sete to Junbesi (2580m)
From today our trek is completely in Sherpa country and starts by climbing fromSete to the top of the 3530m high Lamjura Bhanjyang which is called Lamjura pass. The way is scenic and varied through forests of rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch. This section of the trail is also well known for spotting birds like sunbirds, minavets, flycatchers, laughing thruses and many others. Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri and Namche Bazaar and is marked by a tangle of stones, twigs and prayer flags. On the eastern side of the pass the route descents steeply for about 400m through fragrant fir and hemlock forests and then levels out passing the small village of Tragdobuk (2830m). Continuing our way down we will arrive in Junbesi, a splendid Sherpa village amid beautiful surroundings (6 hrs).
Day 07: Junbesi to Nhunthala (2200m)
After leaving Junbesi in the morning we cross the Junbesi Khola river and then climb steeply uphill, contouring above the houses to the end of the ridge. From here we have excellent views of Everest, Thamserku (6608m), Kantega (6779m) and Mera Peak (6654m). This is the first view of Everest on this trek, although the lower peaks in the foreground seem to dwarf the higher, more distant mountains. After passing the RingmoKholariver, the trail ascends to Ringmo village, with its abundant fruit orchards. Beyond Ringmo we climb to the Trakshindu La pass (3071m), where we can see the isolated monastery of Trakshindu, a superb example of Sherpa architecture. We now descent through forests of conifer and rhododendron, passing shepherds’ huts and bhattis alongside the trail until we reach Nhunthala (6 hrs).
Day 08: Nhuntala to Bupsa (2663m)
From Nhuntala the descent continues to the DudhKosi (‘Milk River’) and cross this river using a 109m long suspension bridge (1510m). Our trek then climbs out of the river valley through fields of barley, wheat and corn to the sprawlingRai village of Jubing (1680m). We continue to climb up a ridge to a Sherpa village named KhariKhola (2010m). Beyond this village we climb past some water driven mills to Bupsa (5 hrs).
Day 09: Bupsa to Chhublung (2700m)
Our trek today starts with a gentle climb, passing the village of Kharte and continues on through forests inhabited by monkeys. From this part of the trek we can admire views of Cho Oyu (8153m). We keep climbing the ridge till we reach the teashop on Khari La pass at 2840m. From the pass, the trail descents into the deep canyon of PuiyanKhola. After crossing this river on a wooden bridge we reach the small settlement of Puiyan (2770m). The trail climbs up and down for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge that offers a good view of the Khumbu region and then descents 500m towards Surkha 2290m). Continuing our trail upwards again, we climb through a jumble ofboulders, passing some wonderful mani walls until we reach the village of Chablung (7 hrs)
Day 10: Chhublung to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
After leaving Chhublung we will cross the TharoKosiriver on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of KusumKangru (6367m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond theTharoKosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and climb to Phakding. From Phakding we follow the valley of the DudhKosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2710m). From here the trail continues alongside the river. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the KyasharKhola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters
theSagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reachNamche Bazaar (3420m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region and features numerous shops, hotels and restaurants (7 hrs).
Day 11: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar 
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Syangboche(visit the EVEREST VIEW HOTEL) or  Khhumjung monastery. Khumjung is a settlement of Sherpa community known as green roof valley. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.)
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)
We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Day 14: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.)
Today too, we acclimatize at Dingboche (4260 m.) to be familiar with the local climate. Having breakfast at the teahouse, we go around the village and in the afternoon, we even hike up to Chhukum. It also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
Day15: Dingboche(4350m.) to Lobuche (4900m.)
We gradually ascend up to the Lobuche (4900m.) from Dingboche(4350m.) via Thukla (4620m.) can have a panoramic view of Mt. Nuptse (7896m.), Mt.Lhotse (8511m) Ama Dablam peak (6856m.),Thamserku peak (6608m.), Konde peak(6187m.), Tawoche peak(6542m.), Cholotse peak (6441m.) and many more. 
Day 16: Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.)
Trek from Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m.). We will have our lunch at Gorakshep and walk to Everest Base Camp (5486m.). We will spend some hours in the Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. We trek on glacier and snow capped rocks. We would also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp.
Day 17: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.)
Today we trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) We climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning to enjoy the view of sunrise. Besides, we would also have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. There is telephone service at Pheriche from where one can make telephonic conversations to any part of the world. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town as the flow of wind is high at all times. Pheriche is also popular due to the establishment of Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post where foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
Day 18: Pheriche (4243m.) to Tengboche (3900m)
Today we trek from Pheriche to Tengbouche. We start walking down to Imja Khola to and then to Pangboche. The route weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs. You can climb the hill behind Tengboche for good mountain views or explore the monastery itself.
Day 19: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) or Monjo 
It is our turn to trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ). It takes about four and half hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Tyangboche. En route we will visit traditional villages like Khumjung and Khunde. We will be visiting monastery that has Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)
Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu earlier in morning. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Free time in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.
 
The trek program is – because of weather or unforeseen events – subject to change.
 
Services and costs included in the price
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during trek
  • All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
  • Transportation to and from trailhead
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents, mattresses
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
 
Services and costs NOT included in price
  • International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Permit and liaison officer fee (where applicable)
  • Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking

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