Jiri to Everest Classical Trek

Trip Duration 22
Max Altitude 5550M
Group Size 2 to 10
Best Time for Visit March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Trip Overview


The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is a legendary and exhilarating adventure that allows trekkers to experience the raw beauty of the Everest region in Nepal. This classic route also follows in the footsteps of the early pioneers who first scaled the mighty Everest. Starting from the town of Jiri, situated in the Solu region, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture. The journey also begins with a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, where trekkers can witness the gradual transition from bustling city life to the peaceful Himalayan foothills. The trek itself is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Trekkers will traverse through picturesque villages, terraced farmlands, dense rhododendron forests, and cascading rivers. The trail also provides breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu, offering a feast for the eyes and a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur. One of the highlights of this trek is the opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable local Sherpa people, who have a rich cultural heritage and deep connections to the mountains. Along the way, trekkers will pass through traditional Sherpa villages, where they can witness their unique way of life, visit ancient monasteries, and receive warm hospitality in teahouses. As the journey progresses, trekkers will reach the famous Everest Base Camp, a site that serves as a base for mountaineers preparing to summit the world's highest peak. Standing at the foot of Everest itself, surrounded by towering peaks, is an awe-inspiring experience. The Jiri to Everest Classical Trek is also a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization. It typically takes around 20-24 days to complete, allowing trekkers to gradually ascend and adapt to the high altitude.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, this trek offers an unforgettable adventure, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. It is also a journey that allows trekkers to follow in the footsteps of mountaineering legends and create their own stories amidst the majestic Himalayas.

 Trip Highlight

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive from kathmandu to Bhandara along verdant hills
  • Walk through the Classic Everest Trekking route taken by mountaineering pioneers
  • Spend more time in the Himalayas hiking through villages, valleys, and passes
  • Experience the peaceful and off-the-beaten trail from Jiri to Phakding
  • Get to know about the Sherpa people and culture in Namche and Khumjung Village
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery and attend the prayers
  • Reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain
  • Enjoy the unforgettable views of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier
  • Observe Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Ice Fall from Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545 meters
  • Get on a thrilling yet scenic flight from Lukla to kathmandu on your way back


The trip begins the day you land in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will meet you at the arrival gate of Kathmandu International Airport and escort you to your hotel in Thamel. The rest of the day is free. Depending on your arrival time, you can rest for a while and head out to have the first look at the touristy streets of Thamel. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs to have some food and drinks.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will take you on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle to show you around the city. Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. There will be a full-day guided tour to the famous tourist destinations of Kathmandu city such as the biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After a day full of sightseeing, you will be returned to your hotel in the evening. You will have time to shop your trekking gear if you need any.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

We start our journey quite early in the morning and drive via the Araniko highway to Bhandar. While passing the old Newar towns of Banepa and Dhulikhel, you will get excellent panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Dorjee Lakpa. The scenery changes as we travel through verdant hills and valleys, raging rivers, cascading waterfalls, and distant views of snow-capped mountains. The people living along the way also exhibit a diversity of cultures and traditions. The road descends to Panchkhal, then climbs over a ridge behind Dolalghat and follows the Sunkoshi North to Lamasangu. After passing several villages you will reach Jiri and then continue to Bhandar, where you’ll spend the night at a lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2190m/7185ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 840m/2756ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the first day of your trekking journey to Everest Base Camp. After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our day hike. Our trail first drops down to the Linkhu Khola, crosses the river at 1490m, and then follows it to Kenja at 1570m and another steep ascent to Chimbu. Continuing further through terraced farming and several farmhouses, we finally reach Sete. Situated on a ridge in the middle of the rhododendron forest is a little Sherpa village called Sete, where we spend the night at a mountain lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2575m/8448ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 385m/1263ft,
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

It’s going to be a challenging hiking day today. After a warm breakfast at the lodge, we start our day. We begin hiking on the trail that passes gradually up through Lamjura Pass (3530m), which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. It then descends through fir and rhododendron forests and emerges after one and a half hours at Taktor. We continue on the north side of the valley before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi. We spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life of its inhabitants.

  • Max. Altitude: 2675m/8776ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 100m/328ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

As usual, we start our trek after a warm breakfast at our lodge. Below Junbesi, the trail crosses the Junbesi Khola on a wooden bridge. Just beyond the bridge is a trail junction. The route to Khumbu follows the left-hand trail that leads uphill then turns north, descending through Sailung. From the Dudh Koshi River, the trail ascends to Ringmo and the Tak-Shindo Pass. There are a few shepherds’ huts beside the trail but the route is mostly hidden in dense forest. The trail crosses several picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before reaching Nunthala (Manidingma). Nathula is where we spend today’s night.

  • Max. Altitude: 2200m/7218ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 475m/1558f
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the lodge, we descend from Nunthala to the Dudh Koshi River at 1480m and cross it to follow the other bank. Most of the trail is well-defined, although, it sometimes meanders through terraced fields and yards of houses. It then descends steeply through forests to a Chautara (resting place) overlooking the river. We follow the river for a while, then climb through terraced fields to reach the Rai village of Jubing (1667m). We climb through the village around a ridge and aim for the prominent notch in front of us. From this notch, the trail continues to the village of Khari Khola (2004m) and goes onwards up the steep hill to Bupsa Danda, which is our today’s destination.

  • Max. Altitude: 2360m/7743ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 160m/524ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

On the eighth day of the trip, you will wake up in this beautiful hilltop village of Buspa Danda. Like previous days, we start our trek after a delicious breakfast. The trail ascends from Bupsa on to Bhumsing (2300 m), then continues to climb through a tributary valley filled with prickly leaned oak and rhododendron forest, where languor monkeys may occasionally be seen. The trail now descends and crosses the next tributary after one hour, and continues on the north side of the valley to reach Puiyan. We spend the night at a tea house in Puiyan.

  • Max. Altitude: 2780m/9121ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After breakfast, we start our trek ascending for about an hour after Puiyan to the ridge at 2800m, followed by another ridge. The trail descends to Surkhe (Buwa) at 2293m, situated on a tributary of the Dudh Koshi. The trail remains above the village of Surkhe encircling it. The trail now leaves this tributary valley and heads directly north towards Chaurikharka, another dispersed village. Before ascending to Chaurikharka (2713 m), the main trail crosses a spectacular deep gorge with a high waterfall. After some time, you’ll reach Phakding, where you meet the standard EBC trail coming from Lukla. We spend the night at a lodge in Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m /8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 170m/557ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Following a brief breakfast at the lodge, we continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River, which we cross many times on the way. At Monjo, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. We stop here for lunch and rest our weary muscles for a while before continuing our trek. After lunch, we pass a plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held. Namche Bazaar appears ahead as we travel along a path surrounded by pines. After a few hours of walking, we reach the bustling town of Namche, where we will spend the next couple of nights.

We have included an extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization in order to help our body get used to the lower oxygen levels at high elevations. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t spend the entire rest day in bed. Getting your body moving is the best way to acclimatize. Your trekking guide will make plans for quick trips to Everest View Point and the Sherpa Museum. In addition, you can stroll around the community market and talk to the Sherpas, who will be happy to exchange a few words with you.

If you would like to witness the Himalayas in all their grandeur, you can trek to the Everest View Hotel. This is one of the tallest hotels in the world. The further you go uphill, the more brilliant the sights get. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the majestic mountains, which include Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Mount Everest, from a location near the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft

After a rest day at Namche, we continue our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and close-up views of Thamserku. Our hike follows the gradual trail with a few ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great Himalayas. Along the way, we may spot wild animals like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail gradually descends to Kayangjuma and eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp.

The track then follows through the pine forests. After we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. We have our lunch at Phunki Thenga we then take a tough climb steeply up through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m/12664ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We start our trek after having breakfast at the lodge by descending through the Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola. We cross an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk forward passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Pangboche is located at 3985 meters in a stunning valley with breathtaking views of the mountains. We continue on our path toward the high-altitude Sherpa village of Dingboche, flanked like trail guardians by yak herds, prayer flags, chortens, and Mani walls.

As you approach Dingboche, at 4410 meters, you could begin to experience the effects of the thin air. You have to be composed and hydrated at all times. Using an oximeter, your guide will assess the level of oxygen saturation in your body. If you exhibit any signs of altitude sickness, you should slow down and stop your ascent.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is a much looked forward day to acclimatize, after two days of continuous ascending. It also gives us a breather to rest our lungs. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley.

We hike to the neighboring hill Nagarjuna after breakfast so we can see the surrounding mountains. Perched at 5,100 meters, Nagarjun Hill offers stunning vistas of the Everest region. Some breathtaking panoramas exhibit the summits of Lobuche, Thamserku, and Nagarjuna, among other notable peaks in the area. We get back to Dingboche after a fantastic day hike, where we explore the town and its environs. We head back to our accommodation in the evening and get ready for the climb the next day.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We start our trek in the morning after having breakfast at the lodge. The onward Himalayan journey leads us north for up to 1 hour until we arrive at a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail then gets somewhat gentle as we look down to Pheriche village below. Today’s walk offers views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma Tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dughla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where we get to see beautiful views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break here, we continue trekking up to Lobuche, which is where we stay the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4910m/16109ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1640ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After early breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek by following the rocky moraine path, viewing icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and leave all our stuff at the lodge, as this is the last place where lodges are available.

We then continue on our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base Camp. Congratulations! You have hiked up all the way to set foot on the foothills of Mt. Everest. Your dream has finally come true! After spending some time in the Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep for the night. It was a wonderful day after all. But this is not the end. We have something exciting for the next morning.

  • Max. Altitude: 5364m/17598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

his is the day to witness the full face of Mount Everest gleaming in the early morning light. If you’re too exhausted, you can skip it. Arriving at the Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is more than enough. However, we highly advise that you gather your courage and embark on this early morning walk to Kala Patthar, which is also the highest point of the trek. It could end up being the most wonderful thing you’ve ever done.

Early in the morning, we trek to Kala Patthar before the sun comes up. When the sun’s golden rays hit the shimmering snow of Mount Everest and other high peaks in the vicinity, they seem stunningly beautiful. After admiring the magnificent mountain view for a bit, we get ready to descend. After eating breakfast at the teahouse in Gorekshep, we’ll climb down to Pheriche, a charming little hamlet where we’ll spend today’s night.

  • Max. Altitude: 550m/18208ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/1266ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1894m/6217ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Our trekking journey has almost come to an end. After having breakfast at the lodge in Pheriche, we begin our day hike. Now we are trekking back to Namche Bazaar along the same route we took to ascend. It is an easier descent passing through the rhododendron forests. We eat lunch at Tengboche which is a small village with the famous Tengboche Monastery offering you a splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and river views. Then we trek back to Namche, our destination for the day. At Namche, you can have your celebratory dinner with a few drinks.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1170m/3839ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the last hiking day of the entire journey. The trekking is pleasant as we head down from Namche to Lukla, except for a few short uphill climbs. We go down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it a few times over suspension bridges. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla. Enjoy this evening as you celebrate the accomplishments of your Jiri to EBC expedition with your entire crew and staff. Savor every moment of your last night in the Everest region by singing and dancing.

  • Max. Altitude: 2840m/9318ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

our adventure comes to an end with an exciting flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After breakfast, you board a short 30-minute flight from Lukla Airport. Say goodbye to the hills and mountains and savor the vistas from the air. Take some time to relax once you’ve reached Kathmandu. Explore the bustling alleys of Thamel if you’re feeling particularly energized. You can also buy mementos for your family and friends back home.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft;
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today is a leisure day for you to rest and relax. It’s also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we cannot fly on the scheduled date and time. If you wanna go out, we can organize a day tour of Patan and Bhaktapur, a shopping tour, etc. Or we can remove this extra day from the tour itinerary if you want and go back home on the same day. Contact us and consult about options available for the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure to your loving home or to your next destination. Outfitter Nepal takes pleasure in serving you. You counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle SafariBardia Jungle SafariPokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast)
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Bhandar
  • Flight fare Lukla – Kathmandu (inclusive of airport tax)
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodations in mountain lodges or tea houses during the trek
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers; each porter has a 20-22 kg weight limit)
  • Paperwork such as National Park entry permits
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag – if necessary (return after the trek)
  • Well-equipped first aid kit with oximeter and oxygen
  • All the government Tax, VAT, and service charges
  • Outfitter Nepal T-shirt, cap, and trek map
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu
  • Trip Achievement Certificate and Awards for your lifetime memories
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid for through your travel insurance

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu or apply beforehand in your home country)
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses like drinking water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charges
  • Tips for the guide and porters (tipping is expected)
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Gears And Equipment

Useful Information

Good to know before you travel

The Everest Region Weather Conditions

Keep in mind that the weather in the Himalayas, particularly in the higher elevations of the ascent, can be erratic. You may experience severe cold, rain, and, in the worst case, deep snow at the higher levels of the ascent. Make sure you have the resources necessary to handle unanticipated events. We suggest packing extra clothes and weather protection even if you’re traveling in the summer to be prepared for such situations. There’s a faint probability that an avalanche could occur, so you should exercise extra caution.

The weather is usually good and constant at the busiest time of year. That is why it’s a busy time. But the temperature drops quickly and suddenly at night even during the favorable season. Trekking in this region may be quite uncomfortable in below-freezing weather, so be sure to pack plenty of layers of clothes and warm innerwear.

In addition, inclement weather may cause the expedition to be delayed. On our way back, we’re taking a flight. Because of bad weather, the early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is often delayed or even canceled. An aircraft cannot safely take off from the Lukla airfield in adverse conditions. If you are trekking in the Everest region, you may want to consider adding a few more days to your itinerary to ensure that everything goes according to plan and to finish your tour in time.

Best Season for Jiri to Everest Classical Trek

As the saying goes, “Nepal for all seasons,” trekking is a great option year-round in Nepal. However, the optimum seasons to hike in the Everest region, are spring and autumn. These are the seasons when travel is most enjoyable because of the consistent and pleasant weather. During these months, there is warm, moderate weather, which makes hiking enjoyable. Autumn in Nepal spans from September to November, while spring lasts from March to May.

Trekking in monsoon season is difficult. The monsoon’s heavy rains cause the path to become dangerously muddy. You might face roadblocks due to landslides on the way from Kathmandu to Jiri. As a result, it is advised that novice hikers stay away from the monsoon season. If you’re an experienced hiker and do not mind some obstacles on the way, you’ll enjoy the trek year-round. In any case, it doesn’t rain frequently in the higher altitudes of the Everest region, but navigating the lower regions below Namche can get tricky.

Although it is possible to trek in the Everest region during the winter, most people opt not to due to the difficult weather. The Everest region experiences total wintertime snow cover. You won’t see as many other hikers in winter as you would during other seasons. This will make hiking more difficult. However, because the mountains are completely covered in snow throughout the winter, it is unquestionably the best season to take pictures of the Himalayas.

Trek Difficulty

A moderate level of difficulty is involved in the 22-day trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. Since you have to walk for 5 to 7 hours a day on average, this journey may be difficult for first-timers, especially on the high-altitude Himalayan Trail. With many ups and downs, the journey can be challenging and steep at times. Thus, to begin this journey, you need to be in excellent health and shape. It’s a good idea to start working out and training a few months before the trek to increase your strength and preparedness.

Do you worry that the challenge of the hike will make your trip less enjoyable? Don’t worry; with enough preparation and awareness, you can conquer any obstacles that may arise. During the hike, trekking guides will help you at all times. Is going on a hike really worth it if there are no obstacles to overcome? The obstacles you will conquer will make your journey one to remember.

Transportation to and from the trailhead

The Everest region hikes usually begin from Lukla, which is only connected to Kathmandu by airways. However, in this Jiri to Everest Classical Trek, we begin the hike from Jiri itself, which is situated at a much lower elevation. So, we take a jeep ride from Kathmandu to Jiri which takes about 7 to 8 hours. On our way back, we hike to Lukla and take a flight from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu. It is a short 30-minute flight above the Himalayas in a small Dornier plane that makes the journey both scenic and thrilling. Traveling by air from Lukla to Kathmandu is a convenient and pleasant experience that offers the opportunity to witness the Himalayas with a birdseye view.

Accommodation during Jiri to Everest Classical Trek

For your Everest trip, there are luxurious hotels to choose from as well as affordable lodges and guest houses. Our package cost includes accommodation in basic guest houses; however, you can upgrade to more luxurious accommodation options. The guest house has conventional amenities including food and common restrooms, along with beds with comfortable mattresses, pillows, blankets, and bedsheets. Two people usually share the basic yet quaint rooms with two beds. We can make private accommodations if you’re traveling alone, but if it’s peak trekking season, you could have to share a room with other hikers. You can charge your electronic equipment in the guest houses’ common room. The tea houses also have access to hot showers for additional cost.

Food on the trail

We make great efforts to select the best lodging options, restaurants, and resorts to guarantee excellent, freshly prepared, and healthful cuisine. The tea establishments along the trekking trail serve simple, basic food. Since eating food that is produced locally is much more hygienic, we encourage everyone to do so. Frozen food, which must take days to reach the trails, is the worst option. We won’t suggest the non-vegetarian options even though they are available because the meat may not be as hygienic there. You can’t afford to get sich in the remote mountains.

Your body will require adequate proteins and carbohydrates as you traverse the foothills of the world’s tallest peak at a high altitude. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that gives your body the right balance of protein and carbs. Another favorite is “Syakpa,” also referred to as “Sherpa stew.” There will also be seasonal veggies served, giving your body the nutrition it requires.

You can also sample noodles, sandwiches, baked goods, tea, coffee, and more. A few more cuisines that can be prepared are fried rice, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, and several curry dishes. We recommend consuming fresh vegetables at high altitudes together with hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup, green tea, and lemon tea to prevent altitude sickness.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

During your journey, you will travel into the Himalayas and reach a height of 5,500 meters. The amount of oxygen in the air decreases with increasing altitude. Therefore, it makes sense to be worried about developing altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS). In certain people, the sudden drop in temperature might also result in altitude sickness. The initial signs and symptoms of the AMS include headaches, nausea, vertigo, and vomiting. It is therefore advised that you proceed cautiously.

Notify your trekking guide right away if you have any of the aforementioned symptoms. They will examine you and provide you with necessary advice regarding possible treatments for altitude sickness. You may need to return to the lower elevation if the symptoms get worse. You can use medicine to control minor symptoms. In order to avoid AMS, one should acclimate appropriately, hike at a moderate pace, maintain a healthy diet, and drink plenty of water.

Guides and Porters

Hiring a knowledgeable guide is the easiest approach to guarantee your safety during the hike. Friendship World Treks usually employs experienced, licensed guides when carrying out trekking trips in the high Himalayas and this trip is no different from the others. A certified guide knows the route, the weather in the area, and how to react to it. A competent guide is also knowledgeable about emergency protocols and first aid.

In addition to our professional trek guides, we also provide competent and well-fitted porters to assist with your luggage. A porter is provided to two hikers to assist them in carrying a combined weight of 24 kg at max.

Permits required for Jiri to Everest Classical Trek

For trekking in the Everest region, a TIMS permit is no longer required. Two other permits are essential to enter the Everest region, particularly the Everest Base Camp: one is issued by the National Park and the other by the local government.

  • Here’s a list of permits required for the trek:
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit – US$ 30
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit – US$ 20

Equipment List

Usually, we tell guests to pack as little as possible. It will be challenging for you and the potters to move around with a lot of luggage. The Lukla flight permits a maximum of 15 kilograms of check-in luggage together with the hang baggage. Thus, pay attention to the things you’re carrying but do carry all the essential items.

Here, we’ve outlined some essential trekking supplies you’ll need for the hike. Please read them through.

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Woolwn socks
  • Down jacket and pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal clothing
  • Light pants and T-shirts for trekking
  • Several sets of underwear
  • One set of gloves
  • A wool hat
  • A sun hat
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • A book or playing cards
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Nutrient bars or chocolates

Jiri to Everest Classical Trek Route Map

Jiri to Everest Classical Trek map


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