The Jiri Trek - Nepal foothills to the Khumbu
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: After breakfast we depart for the spectacular drive through the foothills of the Himalaya to Jiri (1950m./ 6398ft.).Camp.
Day 3: Trek across the Mali Danda (2440m. / 8000ft.) to Shivalaya (1810m. / 5938ft.). Camp. 4 - 5 hours walking.
Day 4: Trek via the Thodung cheese factory and cross the Deorali pass (2730m. / 8957ft.) to reach Bhandar (2110m. / 6923ft.). Camp. 5 - 6 hours.
Day 5: Descend terraced fields and forest to the Likhu Khola (river). Crossing the river we start the long climb to the Lamjura Pass. We make camp halfway to the top at Sete (2520m. / 8268ft.). 6 - 7 hours.
Day 6: We continue the climb to the Lamjura Pass (3530m. / 11,580ft.), In Sherpa country now, we descend through forests of fir and hemlock and open hillside to Junbesi (2580m. / 8465ft.) Camp. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 7: First view of Everest at Khurrtang. We pass Ringmo, famous for its apple orchards and cider, and cross the Traksindo La (3071m. / 10,075ft.) to reach Nhuntala (2220m. / 7283ft.). Camp. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 8: We reach the Dudh Khosic and cross on a suspension bridge. Heading north now towards Everest, we make a gradual ascent of the the valley, stopping tonight at Bupsa (2360m./ 7743ft.). 5 - 6 hours.
Day 9: The trail travels high above the river and negotiates several side valleys. At Surkhe we pass the trail junction for Lukla Airstip and continue to Chuplung (2710m. / 8891ft.). Camp. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 10: Today we join the main Everest trail from Lukla. Being well acclimatised from our trek we will enjoy the climb to Namche Bazaar at 3420m. / 11,220ft. Lodge. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 11: We will all wish to make the hike to the classic viewpoint for Everest above Namche at approximately 3800m. / 12,467ft. A further option is to visit Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde.
Day 12: Mostly downhill today retracing our route beside Dudh Kosi river, but there's a sting in the tail as we make the final short climb to Lukla. We stay in one of the lodges in Lukla. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 13: We take the dramatic and spectacular flight from the Lukla ridge. In good weather the plane will cross the Lamjura and Trasingdo passes of our trek. Arriving in Kathmandu we check into our hotel.
Day 14: This morning we have a guided city tour of some of Kathmandu's best known sights. The afternoon is free for further independent sightseeing, souvenir buying or just to relax by the hotel pool.
Day 15: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.