Trekking and Walking

Everest Trek via Jiri


Everest Trek via Jiri

Trip Rating


Trip Duration

15 Days

Trial Access

Private vehicle & drive to Jiri, Flight from Lukla-Kathmandu



Max Altitude

Syangboche (3750 m) M

Activity Level


Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr)

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Before Lukla was recognized as the gateway to the Himalayas, all expeditions to the Himalayas began from the village of Jiri. This traditional journey that will take you back a half a century, but with all the modern accompaniments. The attractive feature about Everest Trek via Jiri is that fewer hikers opt this route. Nonetheless, it offers spectacular views that others miss.

We set out on our adventure on a jeep that takes us from the Kathmandu airport to the head of the trail at Bhandar (2190m), via Jiri. The quaint town still maintains its rustic roots and charm although it doesn’t see as much tourist traffic as in its heyday.

We head out on the first day with our sights set on the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, finding our path on a seldom-used trail that has laid dormant for almost five decades. The hike is not taxing as we hike at modest elevations and rest in simple lodges thereby avoiding any occurrence of altitude sickness.

We will, however, encounter lots of undulating sections that will have our adrenaline pumping for short stretches of the trek for a wholesome Himalayan Trek experience. We proceed east and cross a succession of rivers and forest ridges, all the while staying below the tree lines.

The crowning glory of this trek is the spectacular view of the famous pinnacles of the Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Everest. If you are looking to experience the best of the Himalayas with little trekking and a quiet journey through the Khumbu, this itinerary comes highly recommended by us.

The superlative trait of Everest Trek via Jiri trek is that while there is not much net elevation gain, we will gather considerable elevation gain and loss as we traipse eastward across established paths and silent valleys.

We will traverse several high passes for picturesque views of our surroundings, the highest of which is the Lamjura Pass located higher than Namche Bazaar at 3530m. Our highest point of ascent is the Everest View Hotel situated above Namche at 3800m, which by Himalayan standards is moderate elevation and we don’t expect any victims of altitude sickness due to the passive pace that will allow us to acclimatize well to our surroundings.

Due to the undulating nature of the path followed, we suggest this trip only for fit hikers and avid trekkers as 11 days of sustained hiking is no small feat.

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Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

Your flight to Kathmandu will be scenic as you will see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range with natural beauty. Upon your arrival in the country of Mt. Everest, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet you at the airport in Kathmandu and assist you to the hotel.


3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Half day Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city tour guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on. You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for trekking by consulting with your guide.


3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Jeep drive to Shivalaya via Jiri

7-8 hrs

1,810 m

You begin your expedition from Kathmandu where you feast on a sumptuous breakfast, following which you embark on a spectacular drive that takes you past Jiri, the original starting point for Himalayan expeditions. Expect a spectacular drive through the foothills of the Himalayas as you make your way to Shivalaya (1810m). The drive quickly takes you from the hustle and bustle of the city to one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. All through the day, you will be greeted by the pleasing views of green pastures, yaks and locals going about their daily routine, in this safari-style experience for the day. You will spend the night at Shivalaya where a warm bed and essential dinner awaits you.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 4

Trek to Bhandara

5-6 hrs

2,110 m

You will begin your trek earnestly today as you head up to the Deurali Pass gaining almost a 1000m in elevation. Hence, you can expect grueling but short stretches of steep ascents throughout the day. You will take a brief respite at Deurali Pass (2730m) following which you can optionally visit the nearby cheese factory at Thodung. Alternatively, you can simply descend down to Bhandar (2110m) from the Pass where you will halt for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 5

Trek to sete

5-6 hrs


After a quick breakfast, you will descend down paced terraced fields, a common occurrence in the region, and into the forest. Since you are hiking below the tree line, you will be privy to various species of flora and fauna. You will cross the Likhu Khola River and begin your winding ascent to the Lamjura Pass. You will settle in for the night at Sete.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 6

Trek to Junbesi via Lamjura Pass

6-7 hrs

3,530 m

You will set out from Sete on the fourth day and continue onwards to the Lamjura Pass (3530m). From the Lamjura Pass, you will have some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding summits in the Khumbu region. Being the high point of our trek, you will rest at the Pass providing ample opportunity for hikers to drink in the sights. Once everyone is satiated with the astounding views this pass readily offers up, you will descend through fir trees and reach an open hillside that houses your lodge close to Junbesi (2675m).

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 7

Trek to Nhunthala via Trakindo La

4-5 hrs

3,071 m

Continuing your descent on this day, you can look forward to the rare sights of the Everest at Khurrtang. You will surpass Ringmo, a region well known for its apple orchards and cider. You will make a sharp ascent past Traksindo La (3071m) followed by a quick descent to Nhunthala (2220m).

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 8

Trek to Bupsa

4 hrs

2,360 m

You will give yourself a little boost in your adventure when you traverse a large suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. then you will proceed towards Everest and track the gradient of the valley up towards Bupsa (2360m) where you halt for the night. Most of the trek is along well-maintained paths as there are dedicated Sherpas who care for these paths.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 9

Trek to Surkhe

5-6 hrs

2,290 m

The hike follows a high trail just above the river and you will come across multiple valleys on the other side of the ridge. You will pursue your goal further to the north and spend the night at Surkhe (2290m), where the trail diverges to allow you to return to the Lukla Airstrip.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 10

Trek to Monjo

6-7 hrs

2,835 m

You will set out walking towards the main Everest trail from Lukla. You will find yourself passing Chheplung (2660m) in a couple of hours from where you begin your ascent to Monjo (2835m). The scenery is primarily one of farms and villages allowing you to catch a glimpse of the majority occupation of the country, besides tourism.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 11

Trek to Namche Bazaar

4-5 hrs

3,440 m

Assuming the trek so far has helped acclimatize the hikers, you proceed to take on the sharp ascent into Namche Bazaar (3440m) where you will spend the night. The bright prayer flags and wheels dotting the turrets of Namche Bazaar add a certain charm to the place that is unique in every way.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/ guest house

Day 12

Day hike to Syanboche & Sherpa Village

3-4 hrs

3,750 m

Today you will visit one of the most attractive and charming places throughout the world – Syanboche which is situated on the lap of Khumbila at the summit of Namche Bazaar. From this place, you can see the crystal clear view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbila, Tawache, Amadablam, Thamserku, Tashi Lapcha, Kusum Kangaru, Nangbala and so on. Similarly, you will visit the Sherpa Village, where you can see the distinct lifestyles, culture, and hospitality of the people.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/ guest house

Day 13

Trek to Lukla

6-7 hrs

2,800 m

Returning to Lukla along the banks of the Dudh Kosi on this day is a very pleasant experience as you will head mostly downhill. However the final short climb into Lukla is a final sting in the rear, but necessary as you will lodge there for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 14

Fly to Kathmandu

30 mins flight

1,350 m

Your last day is spent in a spectacular flight across the Lamjura and Trasingdo Passes of your trek. You will spend the night at Kathmandu in a cozy hotel, a welcome change after having spent the week in basic lodges.


3 star hotel in KTM

Day 15

Departure from Kathmandu

30 mins

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip. Hope to see you again in next holidays!!


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Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes and official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section


Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing