Everest Classic via Jiri Trek Itinerary - 21 Days

  • Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,300m/4,264ft).

    Our representative will pick you up from the airport with putting garland on your neck which traditionally means you are welcome. Then you will be driven to the hotel. After refresh you will be briefed either hotel or at our office for your trip. At last if you will have time you can roam around at Thamel market.

    • Max. Altitude: 1,400m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar (2,250m/7,380ft) via Jiri 8-9 hours.

    Today early morning we catch the jeep to Jiri. Since it is mountain road the road is cursive having up and down. After reaching Jiri we drive to Bhandar our trek start point. During the drive we enjoy the view of Koshi River as well as panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,250m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Bhandar
  • Day 03 Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,575m) about 7hours.

    Our first day trek, we ascend and descend several times through the deep Jungle and lower terrace of the multi ethnic farmer settlements. Then we cross ThadoKhola’s suspension bridge before we reach Bhandara and Dokharpa. As we follow the east bank of the river we climb towards Kenja (1,600m), a big community ofNewars and Magars. Then we leave Kenja we start to ascent steeply towards Chimbu (2,170m) where there are chances to see Himalayan Monkeys and continue on towards Sete.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,575m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Sete
  • Day 04 Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2,670m) about 7 hour.

    Today we will go through the original Sherpa village widely known as Sherpa Land and start climbing to the Lamajura pass at (3,570m). Lamajura pass is the highest point in between Jiri to Namche bazaar offers panoramic views of green mountains and where we can see the total destination we will heading to experience the classic Sir Edmund Hillay started. Then we descend down to the Junbeshi. Send the rest time by roaming in the village and know their life style.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,670m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Junbesi
  • Day 05 Trek from Junbeshi to Nunthala (2,220m) about 6 hours.

    After crossing the small stream we start to hike up through the forest from where we could see the first stance of mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, mera peak, Thamserku and many other high mountains. After passing the Ringmo River, the trail ascends to the Ringmo village then we climb to Taksindhu La pass (3,070m), where we can see isolated Monastery of taksindhu a superb example of Sherpa architecture. Then we descend to Nunthala through forests, Kharkas and Bhattis.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,220m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Nunthala
  • Day 06 Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m) about 6 hours.

    After breakfast the trail descend down to DudhKoshi River. We follow the DudhKoshi River upward as we are entering Khumbu region. We pass the river valley through barely, wheat and corn to the sprawling Rai village Jubing. We continue to climb up to Sherpa village named KahriKhola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. Then we steeply climb up to Bupsa.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,360m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Bupsa
  • Day 07 Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2,290m) about 6 hours.

    Today, at first we gently climb with forestry trail passing by Kharte village. From kharte we climb uphill takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the stunning views of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Then descend to Puiyan and some ups and downs to surke.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,290m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Surke
  • Day 08 Trek from Surke to Phakding (2,650m) about 5 hours.

    We continue our trail upward again; we climb through a jumble of boulders, passing some wonderful mani walls until we reach Cheplung. Then the trails moves down to Phakding.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,650m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Phakding
  • Day 09 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285ft) 5-6 hours.

    After our breakfast the trek begins following the bank of Dudhkoshi River till Jorsalle then crossing suspension bridge we head to Namche through the Jungle which is all the way up. Namche is a gateway of Everest and the biggest bazaar of the region.

    • Max. Altitude: 3,440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 10 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

    Namche bazaar is known as capital of Khumbu region as well as gateway of Mt Everest. Perhaps Namche is a highest mountain city which is modernize and facilitated city like pub, bank, hospital, and bar all available. Today we do some side hiking trip by hiking to Everest view point Hotel (3,880m) from where we can see spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and many more.

    • Max. Altitude: 3,440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11 Trek from Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12,684ft) 5-6 hours.

    Today after breakfast we will begins our trek with extra energy. Due to scenario of snow capped mountain and alpine forest it makes automatic excitement/ After 3 hour walk we will have lunch at Fungi Thanga then head up to Tyangboche by crossing rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is very popular for it’s more than hundred years old monastery.

    • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Tyangboche
  • Day 12 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (3,867m/12,684ft) 5-6 hours.

    The trail goes down to Deboche then by crossing hanging bridge and up arrive Pangboche. From Pangboche gradually up two hours arrives Dingboche a big human settlement at the end.

    • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 13 Acclimatization at Dingboche.

    Today we take rest at Dingboche for acclimatization by doing side trip. We climb as much as we can and the highest point is Nagarjuna hill which is 5,000m from where we can see Mt Makalu and other mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 14 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft) 5-6 hours.

    Trekking starts from Dinboche, walk around 2 hours gradually up arrives Thukla. After short break we hike steeply up till the memorial area where we can find statues of those people who lost their life in Everest expeditions. Then one hour easy walk to Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude: 4,928m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Lobuche
  • Day 15 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/19,929ft) 5-6 hours.

    After breakfast at Lobuche we walk toward Gorakshep which is mostly flat trail and will take about 2-3 hours where we stay overnight. After a quick lunch at Gorakshep we do day hike to Everest base camp for what you are coming. We take our cameras, water and small backpack to experience Everest base camp. This will take 5-6 hours for both ways including roaming time.

    • Max. Altitude: 5,160m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Gorakshep
  • Day 16 Trek down from Gorakshep to Pheriche 6-7 hours.

    This morning we do early hike to Kalapathar (5,550m/18,210ft) to catch stunning view with sunrise. It will be freezing cold while climbing Kalapathar for that have to be prepared with proper clothing. Kalapathar is one of the best sunrise view point with closest Mountain above 8,000m. All Everest ranges can be seen from here. After sunrise view we back down to Gorakshep, have breakfast and all the way down to Pheriche for overnight

    • Max. Altitude: 5,550m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Pheriche
  • Day 17 Trek down from Pheriche to Namche bazaar 6-7 hours.

    Since we trek down it is almost the way down hill except some up hills arrives Namche where you can enjoy hot shower, nice coffee or enjoy pub bar etc

    • Max. Altitude: 3,440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 18 Trek down from Namche bazaar to Lukla 6-7 hours.

    Same way we trek down to Lukla while we going up for the trekking. Lukla where we take our flight back to Kathmandu for next day

    • Max. Altitude: 2,860m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Place: Lukla
  • Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla will take 45 min.

    Today after breakfast we proceed to the Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive you will be driven to the hotel. Whole day you have time to rest shop and have good food.

    • Max. Altitude: 1,400m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 20 Full day sight seen at the world heritage sites.

    After breakfast around 9 am a tour guide with vehicle come to your hotel to do sight seen in Kathmandu valleys world heritage sites including Pashupatinath ( One of the biggest Hindu temple with cremation centre), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Stupa), Swayambhunath calles monkey temple as well and Patan Durbar square (An old palace with ancient art and architect)

    • Max. Altitude: 1,400m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 21 Fly back to home.

    Today we do farewell to you as you are flying back to home. We put you khada on your neck as a symbol of peace, protect and love from Nepal. See you again

    If you have extra days you can involve other activities as well.