Everest Classic via Jiri Trek -18 Days

Duration: 18 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to Lodge
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 5545m

Trek the same exact trail that was used by the first mountaineers who summited Mount Everest in 1963. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary began their famous ascent all the way from Jiri, a village in the foothills below the Everest region peaks. By the end of the Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek, find yourself at the legendary Mount Everest. Observe mountaineers as they prepare to summit the highest peak in the world at 8,848 meters / 29,029 feet.

At the time, all trekkers and mountaineers came from Kathmandu to Jiri, where the road ended. For this reason, Jiri has unofficially deemed “The Gateway to Mount Everest.” Today, so few tourists visit that it is a little paradise that adds amazement and a diversity of scenery for those who wish to begin the Everest Base Camp Trek from there.

Placing yourself on the trail from Jiri not only puts you on a historically significant route, but it also provides for more time to acclimatize. With an extra few days in the itinerary to reach Phakding, where the normal EBC trail starts, trekkers are in peak condition to ascend to higher altitudes. A bonus is that those first few days are sparsely populated by other trekkers.

Start from Jiri and pass various peaceful, serene villages nestled among sprawling terraced hillsides. The small number of tourists on the trail allows us to have better connections with the villagers that we meet in the guesthouses and throughout the trail. Locals belong to the Sherpa ethnic group and trekkers find them exceptionally hospitable and welcoming. In Junbesi, we can visit Thupten Chholing, a large Buddhist monastery with several hundred nuns and monks.

At Phakding, we align with the normal Everest Base Camp Trek route. Pass more villages, mani walls, and other Tibetan Buddhist shrines, and reach Namche Bazaar – the trade and tourism center of the Khumbu region. The magical views begin to greet us.

By Gorakshep, we are surrounded by a moon-like landscape, encompassed by several 6,000+ meter peaks. Within two days of Gorakshep, we have two major highlights of the trek: Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and Kala Patthar (5,545 meters). The reason for Everest Base Camp being a highlight needs no explanation. It’s simply legendary. Kala Patthar is notably the best place to view the peak of Mount Everest. The viewpoint also provides unbelievable views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, AmaDablam, Lobuche, Kangtega, Thamserku, and more.

At this point, we head back down to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. The Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek provides the best of both worlds. You take the original route up to Everest, and the exciting flight out of the area from Lukla.

You can take the Everest Classic (from Jiri) Trek all throughout the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies, not to mention that during the springtime, rhododendron and other alpine flowers are in bloom. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the trek, do ask!


  • Classic Everest route the old one
  • Diversity in community and landscape
  • Relax trekking with nice views of different places
  • More acclimatization to reach EBC


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri - 9 hours.
  • Day 2Trek from Bhandar to Sete - 7 hours.
  • Day 3Trek from Sete to Junbesi - 7 hours.
  • Day 4Trek from Junbeshi to Nunthala - 6 hours.
  • Day 5Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa - 6 hours.
  • Day 6Trek from Bupsa to Surke - 6 hours.
  • Day 7Trek from Surke to Phakding - 5 hours.
  • Day 8Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar - 6 hours.
  • Day 9Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 10Trek from Namche to Tyangboche - 6 hours.
  • Day 11Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche - 6 hours.
  • Day 12Acclimatization at Dingboche.
  • Day 13Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche - 5 hours.
  • Day 14Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep with visit EBC (5364m) - 7 hours.
  • Day 15Trek down from Gorakshep to Pheriche - 7 hours.
  • Day 16Trek down from Pheriche to Namche bazaar - 6 hours.
  • Day 17Trek down from Namche bazaar to Lukla - 7 hours.
  • Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla - 45 min.


  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers as per itinerary.
  • During the trek, three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek including a private bathroom in Lukla. Phakding and Namche.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • Flight fare Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • All required permits for trekking.
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
  • International Airfare.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Kathmandu Hotel and food
  • Nepal entry visa fee is 15 days 30$, 30 days 50$ and 90 days 120$.
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks, and water.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.


Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
27 Oct, 2022 - 13 Nov, 2022Guaranteed$1463 USD
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