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Jiri Shivalaya Namche Bazar Trek

The trek from Jiri Shivalaya to Namche Bazar (Sherpa capital of Khumbu Region),also gate way of Everest base camp trek. The Jiri Shivalaya Namche Bazar trek is hard slog and pretty sparse in the breathing views department but you will at least shake the crowds. The trek doesn’t follow valleys; it cuts across them, so day after day it is a tiring process of dropping down one side of a steep valley and climbing up the other. Sherpa settlement of Khumbu region and many colorful Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, Mani and Sherpa culture is the main attraction of the Namche Bazar Trek. Before reaching to Namche bazaar there are many opportunity to cross various passes and village Deurali (2,730m), Lamjura Bhanjyang (3535m), Trakshindu (3,180m) .After reaching to Namche bazaar you will have one day rest to adapt in the current situation. You will continue hike uphill to Syangbuche, Khunde and Khumjung village finally your trek downhill to Lukla via Jhorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Chhuplung and Chaurikharka to Lukla and next morning 35  minutes flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

  • Jiri Namche Bazar Trek itinerary
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Day 01: Kathmandu airport to your Hotel

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today we will hand over your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.

Day 02: Drive to Shivalaya via Jiri (1838m)

from early in morning after having breakfast go to Old Bus Park and catch a bus for Shivalaya. Though situated 210km away from Kathmandu the bus requires 8 to 9 hours for Shivalaya. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 03: Trek from Shivalaya to Bandar (2180m) 4.5 Hour Trek

Today we will trek to Bandar via Bharkaur, Mali Danda(2440m), Khimti valley Yelung Khola, Shivalaya, Deorali(2710m), Sangbadanda(2180m), Khasrubas(2330m) and Mahabir(2590m). The path is somewhere uphill where somewhere it is downhill. Overnight at tea house.

Day 04: Trek from Bandar to Sethe(2525m) 6 Hour Trek

Walking from Bandar the trail is downhill to the village of Doharpa and Baranda until crossing the steel bridge at Tharo Khola(1480m). Preceding our trek to the east bank of the river we will climb uphill towards Kinja and continue our trek to Sete. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 05: Today we will trek from Sete to Junbesi (2700m) 6 Hour Trek

The path is scenic walking through the Rhododendron, Magnolia, Maple and Birch. This trail is also well known for spotting birds like sunbirds. The highest point of today’s trek is Lamjura Bhanjyang between Jiri. Passing through the small village of Tragdobuk (2830m). Continue our trek we will be at Junbesi. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Nhuntala (2330m) 6 Hour Trek

Start to trek early in the morning cross Junbesi Khola and climb uphill. From the top one can witness the spectacular vista of Everest, Thamserku, Kantega and Mera Peak. After passing Ringmo Khola the trail climbs uphill to Ringmo Village. After Ringmo we will climb Trakshindu La Pass (2930m) a superb example of Sherpa architecture. Now we will trek downhill until we reach Nhuntala. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 07: Trek from Nhunthala to Bupsa (2360m) 6 Hour Trek

Trek downhill to Dudh Koshi and cross the river using 110m long suspension bridge. We will continue our trek to Jubing (1680m), Khari Khola (2010m) until we reach Bupsa. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Trek from Bupsa to Chhuplung (2660m). 7 Hour Trek

Starting with a gentle climb we pass to the village of Kharte from where we can witness the vista of Cho Oyu (8201m). we continue our climb until we reach Khari La Pass at an altitude of 2840m.walk downhill to the gorge og Paiya Khola after crossing the bridge over it we reach to the small settlement of Puiyan(2730m). After Puiyan the trail is zigzag and the trail offers the good view of Khumbu region and the trail descents to Surke (2290m). Preceding our walk further passing through Mani Walls we will reach the village of Chhuplung. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 09: Trek from Chhuplung to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6.5 Hour Trek

After leaving Chhuplung we will continue of walk to Tharo Koshi River. After crossing the river the trail ascends to Ghats (2600m) and walk climb to Phakding. We climb over steep and stony rim towards Benkar (2630m). Continuing our trek we cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb for Monju. Just away from Monju we enter Sagarmatha National Park. From here after crossing few rivers and climbs we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of this region with hotels, lodges and restaurants.

Day 10: Today we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar.

Today we may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch we will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2850m) 6/7 Hour Trek

The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jhorsalle it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats khola, Chaurikharka, Chhuplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m) 35 Minutes flight

Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.

Day 13: Departure for your onwards flight

Cost Included on the package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car van
  • Two night 3* Category Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit
  • Bus from Kathmandu to jiri Shivalaya.
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • farewell dinner with Nepali family
  • Trekking route map
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Gift t-shirt/Pasmina

Cost does not Included on the package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tea/coffee/Bottles Drinks/sweet things
  • Hot shower/Battry charge for camera during the trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk trek: 17 july 2007

Mr. Devi Baral Thank you very much for your all help on our trek. We had wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you very much. We appreciate all the information you shared with us about yourself and the trekking region. We also appreciate your flexibility with our route and transportation due to our tight schedule. Definitely we will recommend our friend in the coming future. Best of luck for your work. Definitely we stay on touch.

Patrick Brophy
43 orchardst Medford MA 02155 USA

Susanna cowedn
21 waterston rd Newton MA 02458 USA

5th to 20th May 2010 - Everest Base Camp Trek

Devi Baral is a consummate professional guide. His knowledge of Nepal and the Himalaya runs deep. He cares for, and empathizes with his clients so thoroughly, and yet almost effortlessly. He is intelligent, and always willing to share his knowledge with a smile. I can easily say that Devi is one of the best in the business; We are so fortunate to have met and traveled with Devi Baral.

Dick Cates
Richard L. Cates,Jr.,Ph.D.
Director, CIAS WI School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers and CALS Grazing Systems Programming
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