Everest from Jiri [VAET22]


Uncrowded trail, monasteries and uninterrupted Mountain View in the first part of the trail makes this much better trekking country and advantage to well acclimatize in the higher altitude.

Day 1

Drive 188 km from Kathmandu to Jiri. Overnight at the local Lodge. 

Day 2

Today the trail gently ascents at the beginning up to Mali Danda (2440m.) and follows the gentle and  descent path to Shivalaya for overnight at the local lodge.

Day 3

Trail steeply goes up for an hour and reaches to the Deorali which offers the green scenery including snow-capped mountains at a far distance. The trail descends steeply and reaches to Bhandar. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 4

Today the trail goes through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. trail gently descent to Kenja and goes steeply up to Sete.  The trek pass through Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 5

An uphill climb to Lamjura La,Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters, the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazar, offers a paroramic view of the surrounding green mountains. After the pass the trail smoothly descent to Junbeshi for overnight at the local lodge.

Day 6

This will be the rest day Junbesi and hang around or visit Thubten Chholing Monastery known as Nunnery Monastery which is largest and biggest Gompa, then get back to lodge at Junebeshi.


Day 7

The trail first ascends gently up to Phurtung which offers the first sight of Mount Everest including Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.) and smoothly descends to Ringmo Khola (2500m.) then climbs steeply up to cross Takshindo La Pass (3100m.). The  trail continurs passing  through Sherpa settlements and forest to Nunthala for overnight.

Day 8

Initially trail descends to the Dudh Koshi river and passes through farming land and small Sherpa and Kulung ethnic communities' settlements. Then trail ascend all the way to Kharikhola via Juving. The path goes through flat land then climbs steeply up to Bupsa. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 9

The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an uhill climb to Khari La pass.Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surke for overnight at the local lodge.

Day 10

From Surke, the trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung then moves down to Phakding. Overnight stay at the local lodge.

Day 11

Walk through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail offers fantastic view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo, the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the local Lodge.

Day 12

Spend a day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and a full day of leisure to visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market. There is a  Sherpa Museum as well, a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 13

Today`s trek offer superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Along the way offers an oppertunity to spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 14

From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Uphill trek continues to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 15

Another day for acclimatization. Optional trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening for overnight.

Day 16

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. Continue to climb heading to Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 17

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters, the closest one can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. Return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 18

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545m/18192ft. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then a quick descent to Gorak Shep then trek down to Periche for overnight.

Day 19

Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, passing through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 1500ft/500m leads through bird filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River and continue to Kyangjuma for overnight.

Day 20

Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, a climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for 600m/2,000ft down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river and the small village of Monjo. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 21

The trail now flattens out and crosses the river twice more before a rising traverse up the hill-side, past numerous tea-houses to Lukla. The rest of the day at relaxation. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 22

Early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

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Type of trip
Trip Length
22 days
Maximum Elevation
StrenuousStrenuousStrenuous or Strenuous
Mar – May / Sep – Dec
Challenging walk from Jiri, explore EBC and climb Kalapathhar for superb view of Mt. Everest, Themserko, Amadablam, Lhotse, Khumbu Icefall, Chola pass and a life time experience of sherpa culture & hospitality in high altitude.
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