This is the route first used by the early expedition team to climb Everest from the Nepalese side. Starting from Jiri the route passes through the Sherpa villages of Dolakha and Solu Khumbu, many of them having beautiful Buddhist monasteries. The height gain is gradual making it easier to acclimatize. After a rest day in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, the trail continues to famous Tangboche Monastery. Its setting encircled by giant mountains has been called one of the most beautiful places on earth. The aim of this trek is to see Himalayan Shangri-la and reach kalapattar / Everest Base camp ,from where the southwest face of Everest can be clearly seen. The return trek leads to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu. Everest -Jiri Trek, although relatively easy compared to some of other treks, takes you up high along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3850m). This is a short trek but very scenic trek offers really superb view of the world highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other many snowy peaks.
On the way we passes many small typical villages where we can have chance to see their local culture and life style. This traditional route to the Everest Base Camp follows the footprints of Hillary and tensing Norgay, who first climbed the Mt. Everest. The trek has some different fascination, one of the foremost is the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Other attractions include the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan ranges. There is tremendous amount of uphill and downhill walking.
Trekking Destination: Jiri-Everest
Length of trip: 22 days
Highest Alt: 5550 m
Type of trek: Tea house/ Camping
Best season: Mar- Nov