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Jiri to Lukla Trek from Kathmandu

12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Walk the route used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norg Sherpa in 1953.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of some of the major mountains including Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu.
  • Visit the many ancient Buddhist monasteries decorated with prayer flags and get a glimpse of Tibetan-influenced Buddhism.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the ethnic people of the Khumbu region.
  • Get a close insight into the authentic rich Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

Jiri to Lukla trek was once the beginning point of the famous Everest trek. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge, the first people to climb Mount Everest, also started their trek from Jiri to Lukla to climb Mount Everest from Kathmandu. It was only in 1963 that the road to Jiri was built. Since then, the Jiri to Lukla trek has been a traditional route in the Khumbu region. A week long ascent and descent in the central highlands before climbing to Lukla and Namche Bazar. However; Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wanted an easy option for other mountaineers who wanted to climb Mt. In 1964 they began construction of Lukla Airport, opening up the area to anyone who wanted to catch a glimpse of the tallest mountain on Earth. Therefore; Sagarmatha, Solukhumbu region is now the most popular trekking region in Nepal. There are excellent lodges and restaurants along the trails that make it possible for the inexperienced to reach Everest Base Camp.

The trek from Jiri to Lukla takes an average of 8 to 10 days. It is never flat as it crosses the grain of the land for the first five days. The highest point reached before Lukla is Lamjura La pass, which is at 3,530 meters above sea level. A highlight of the area around the Lamjura La is the magnificent display of pink and lilac rhododendrons in spring. Therefore; The trek passes through parts of Solukhumbu that are relatively underdeveloped compared with the northern part of the district around Namche Bazaar. This enables trekkers to experience many traditional aspects of the culture of the local people that are less easy to see above Lukla. The trail is well serviced, with trekking teahouses and good campsites in most of the settlements. Therefore the portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often quiet, and much better trekking route. However; we will cross the Lamjura La, and Taksindu before descending toward the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the “Dudh Koshi river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. And end our trek after finally from Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar [2512m/824ft] via Jiri 8-9 hours
Day 3: Trek from Bhandar to Kinja [1630m/5,348ft], 4-5 hours
Day 4: Trek from Kinja to Dakachu [3220m/10,564ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Dakachu to Junbesi [2,670m/8,760ft], 4-5 hours
Day 6: Rest day, Trek to Thuptenchholing Gompa and back to Junbesi,4-5 hours
Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala [2,220 m/7,280ft], 6-7 hours
Day 8: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa [2,360m/7,740ft], 6-7 hours
Day 9: Trek from Bupsa to Surke Khola [2,309m/7,575ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Surke Khola to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 4-5 hours
Day 11: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or (Everest Base Camp Trek)
Day 12: Airport transfer to your destination.

Special Note:
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Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation. (Private jeep/Public bus or Helicopter/Airplane)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu International & Domestic Airport, pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu for group with guide.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP)
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Organizing rescue operations in case of complex medical conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

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Jiri to Lukla Trek from Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • 12 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2,800m/9187ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 2 Person

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