Jiri Everest Kalapathar trek comparatively traditional trekking trail endows us with a rather traditional aspect of different ethnic group including Brahmin, Chhetri, Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, etc. as we enter the Sagarmatha national park we encounter with diverse amount of rare flora and fauna. Sagarmatha national park provides habitat for animals like snow leopard and wild goat. Namche bazaar which is the trading capital of Sherpa is a beautiful town settled in the lap of Everest. This trail showers us with astonishing landscape which is blessed with stunning mountains, glaciers and high valleys. The presence of Sherpa in this far remote land and to experience their struggle for existence adds spices to our journey. The vision of am Dablam as the background of Tengboche monastery gives you an overwhelming pleasure.
This trail grants us with some excellent mountain sceneries from the Kalapathar (5,545m) from where you can see Mt. Everest, Lhotse Nuptse along with others. From here there are many other options if you want more high altitude walking and additional walking. Trekking starts with mixed culture and come to an end at Buddhist high land.
Day 01: Kathmandu drive bus to Jiri (1935m)guide will pick up from the hotel early morning to go Old Bus Park to catch the bus for Jiri. Although Jiri is only 190 km away from Kathmandu, the trip will take us still around 7/8 hrs.Overnight at Teahouse
Day 02: Trek to Bhandar(2180m) We start our trek at the end of the paved road in Jiri. After crossing a stream the track leaves the road and starts to climb uphill through trees to several wooden bhattis 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. away from Mali Danda we drop into the Khimti valley through the sparsely populated Sherpa settlement of Mali at 2220m and continue our way to the crossing of the Yelung Khola river at 1800m. After crossing the Khimti Khola rivere on another suspension bridge we will reach Shivalaya It takes approximately 4 hrs. we will have lunch here.From Shivalaya,at first steep ascent towards the pass at Deorali (2710m).On our way to this pass we will cross numerous streams and walk through the villages of Sangbadanda (2180m), Khasrubas (2330m) & Mahabhir (2590m). From Deorali pass we steeply drop on stone steps through fields & pastures Bhandar.overnight at tea house.
Day 03: Trek to Sete (2525m) From Bhandar the trail descents through the lower fields of the village, passing the small settlements of Doharpa and Baranda before crossing the Tharo Khola River on a steel bridge at 1480m. As we follow the east bank of the river we climb towards Kinja (1630m), a settlement populated by Newars and Magars. As we leave Kinja we start to ascent steeply towards Chimbu and continue on towards Sete where we will spend the night at Teahouse.
Day 04: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) From today our trek is completely in Sherpa country and starts by climbing from Sete to the top of the 3535m high Lamjura Bhanjyang. 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.Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri & Namche Bazaar & is marked by a tangle of stones, kindling & prayer flags. On the eastern side of the pass the route descents steeply for about 400m through fragrant fir & hemlock forests, then levels out passing the small village of Tragdobuk (2830m). Continuing our way down we will enter in Junbesi, a impressive Sherpa village among beautiful surroundings. Overnight at Teahouse
Day 05: Trek to Nhuntala (2330m) 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, Kantega and Mera Peak. 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 Ringmo Khola river, the trail ascends to Ringmo village, with its abundant fruit orchards. Beyond Ringmo we climb to the Trakshindu La pass (2930m), 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 sheepherds huts & alongside the trail until we reach Nhuntala Overnight at Teahouse
Day 06: Trek to Bupsa(2360m) From Nhuntala the descent continues to the Dudh Kosi (Milk River) and cross this river using a 110m long suspension bridge (1500m).Our trek then climbs out of the river valley through fields of barley, wheat & corn to the sprawling Rai village of Jubing (1680m). We continue to climb up a ridge to a Sherpa village named Khari Khola (2010m). Beyond this village we climb past some water driven mills to Bupsa. Overnight at Teahouse
Day 07: Trek to Chheplung(2660m) Our trek will start with a gentle climb, passing the village of Kharte & continues on through forests populated by monkeys. From this part of the trek we can esteem views of Cho Oyu (8201m). We keep climbing the rim till we reach the teashop on Khari La pass at 2840m. From the pass, the trail downhill into the deep gorge of Paiya Khola. After crossing this river on a wooden bridge we reach the small settlement of Puiyan (2730m). The trail climbs up and down for about an hour after Paiya to a rim that offers a good view of the Khumbu region and then descents 500m towards Surke (2290m). Continuing our trail upwards again, we climb through a jumble of boulders, passing some wonderful mani walls until we reach the village of Chablung.Overnight at Teahouse
Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m) After leaving Chablung we will cross the Tharo Kosi (2580m)river on a local-style suspension overpass. The trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2600m),we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones & climb to Phakding. From Phakding we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi (milk river),staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a stony rim towards Benkar (2630m). 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 & late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just away from Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was well-known in 1976 to guard a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Away from the national park entrance station. After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region & features numerous shops, hotels and restaurants.
Day 09: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization is important before proceeding higher. Today we will rest or take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Syangboche airport (3720m),from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu, at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying lunch here we will follow some ascent and continue descending trail to Namche Bazaar.
Day 10: Trek to Tyangboche(3890m) we will leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangru. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, slightly visible on the valley floor below. As we make our way around a branch ridge,Am Dablam,Everest,Lhotse,Nuptse,Suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; we will approach to the fork leading to Gokyo.Now we descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga.Though we cannot see it,we can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon we descend to the river and enter at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche. the first half is chiefly steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the favoritism eases and impressive view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside transversely until we approach to the stone gate built by lamas which marks our entry into Tyangboche. we might use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as our campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this track, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful.
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (4450m) After having breakfast we Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area.Pass a long chorten stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. leaving to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola.Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route,approach to a fork,the upper path passes Pangboche monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path shirking a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Day 12: Rest day at Dingboche (4450m) for acclimatization:This is a incredible acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. we have another option as we can hike upto nagarjun hill, From here we can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml,Tawoche peak and others
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4930m.) The onward journey leads north for ups to 40-minutes until we approach to a chorten-prayer Stupa.The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below. We will walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde Kongma-tse and the great wall of Nuptse. After two & half hours walk,the trail from Pheriche joins near Dukla (4610m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stop at Dukla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top,where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and cozy from the wind.
Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5180m) Trek ups to the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori,Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through rocky path and Khumbu glacier.The view of Nuptse,Lho-Latsee and Khumbutse appear at the front of us. Sometime the mass can be seen on the way. After a great moment, we repeat back passing through Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Pumori and Tabuche.
Day 15: hike to Kala Patthar (5545m)Trek to Pheriche (4250m) Early morning climb to Kala Patthar,and enjoy the view of sunrise,From here we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse,Nuptse,Lhotse, Ama Dablam,Thamserku and many more. Pheriche is the place where one can make phone calls to any part of the world. we can see the mountain Yaks in Pheriche. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area.The town of Pheriche is known as windy town. There we can see the vertical walls of Cholatse and Tawache.There is to be found Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign volunteer doctors are to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
Day 16: Trek to Tyangboche (3890m)
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your home
Note: Above Itinerary can be customized as per clients interest and time frame.
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Myself and my eldest son fulfilled a lifetime ambition by trekking to Mount Everest in April 2016.After a lot of research we signed up with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks and were not disappointed.The company is owned by Devi Baral and from our first contact until the end of our trip our experience was fantastic.Everything was taken care of for us with the minimum of fuss and any query was sorted out quickly and efficiently. Devi had just opened a small hotel in Thamel Kathmandu to facilitate his clients. The hotel was very clean with great food and good showers (a necessary luxury) and very central to all Kathmandu Attractions. Night or day Devi was on hand to help us and even came with me to a cash point that had kept my card. He rang a few numbers,got cross and within an hour i had my card returned. I will review our trip in a further review but i can easily recommend Adventure Nepal Eco Treks to all. We intend to return to this beautiful country again as a way of helping them rebuild after the Earthquake Tragedy. I will definitely use Devi and his company and i advise anyone thinking of trekking in Nepal to do the same. We were in Nepal from the 3rd - 21st April 2016.
Type of trek: Tea house
duration trek: 19days
Trekking Rigion: Everest
maximum height: 5545m
Average walking: 5/7 hours a day
Best season: Sep,Nov-Feb,May
Duration: 19 days