Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek

Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek
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3780 m


Privet Jeep/ Plane


Hotel/ Lodge

Major Activity


Himalayan Sights

Everest range


Jiri / Kathmandu


11 Days

Trip Overview

Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek is a bit challenging and good trekking option in the Everest region. The route from Jiri to Namche bazzar trek is less crowded than others since most trekkers just fly to Lukla directly from Kathmandu to avoid this tough trek.

We start our trek with 7 – 8 hours drive to Jiri which is situated 188 km far from Kathmandu. Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek needs to pass through huge up and down hills walking which might be the problem for some novice trekkers. Along the route, you will experience the adventure and tough trek in your life. Jiri to Namche Bazzar trek passes from Jiri – Bhandara – Sete – Junbesi – Nunthala – Bupsa – Surke – Phakding – Namche Bazaar and finally to Lukla. We will catch our morning flight at Lukla Airport for Kathmandu and of course the flight will be memorable in your lifetime over the panoramic Himalayas.

Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive in Tribhuban International Airport (Kathmandu 1350m) you will be transferred to your hotel

Arrive in Tribhuban International Airport (Kathmandu 1350m) you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon we will invite you to visit our office for briefing about the day to day program of entire trip



Day 2 : Morning Breakfast at hotel than start your juurney by private jeep to Shivalaya ( 1838m) via Jiri.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Commencing early in the morning after enjoying a hearty breakfast, your jeep come to pickup your hotel. Here, you'll board a jeep bound for Shivalaya. Despite the distance of 210km from Kathmandu, the journey to Shivalaya will take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As day turns to night, find reprieve at a Teahouse for a well-deserved overnight stay

Day 3 : After Breakfast Trek from Shivalaya to Sethe 6 Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Starting our journey from Shivalaya, we'll follow a descending path towards the villages of Doharpa and Baranda. This downward trail will lead us until we reach the Tharo Khola (1480m) where we'll cross a sturdy steel bridge. As we proceed, we'll make our way to the eastern bank of the river, and from there, we'll star on an uphill climb towards Kinja. Continuing our trek, we'll eventually reach Sete. The day's adventure will conclude with a restful evening at a teahouse, providing us with a comfortable place to stay overnight.

Day 4 : After Breakfast trek from Sete to Junbesi (2700m) 6Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The route ahead offers picturesque scenery, guiding us through a landscape adorned with Rhododendron, Magnolia, Maple, and Birch trees. This trail presents a wonderful opportunity for bird enthusiasts to catch glimpses of sunbirds, as it's recognized for bird watching as well. The pinnacle of today's hike is marked by Lamjura Bhanjyang, situated between Jiri, which provides the highest vantage point. Along the way, we'll pass through the charming Tragdobuk village (2830m). Continuing our expedition, we'll eventually arrive at Junbesi. The day's exploration concludes with a comfortable night's stay at a teahouse.

Day 5 : After bfreakfast Trek from Junbesi to Nhuntala(2330m) 6 Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast starting on our trek at the break of dawn, we'll venture across Junbesi Khola before ascending uphill. Reaching the summit rewards us with a breathtaking panorama encompassing Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, and Mera Peak. Continuing our journey, we'll traverse Ringmo Khola, ascending towards the picturesque Ringmo Village. Following our time in Ringmo, we'll conquer the Trakshindu La Pass (2930m), a splendid showcase of Sherpa architectural finesse. The path ahead leads us downhill, guiding us to the tranquil locale of Nhuntala. As night falls, we'll find rest and warmth at a welcoming teahouse.

Day 6 : Trek from Nhunthala to Bupsa(2360m) 6Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Descend along the trail towards Dudh Koshi, and there, traverse the river utilizing a suspension bridge that extends 110 meters in length. Our journey presses forward, leading us to Jubing (1680m) and then to Khari Khola (2010m), culminating in our arrival at Bupsa. As night falls, we'll find a comfortable haven at a teahouse, offering a peaceful overnight stay.

Day 7 : Trek from Bupsa to Chhuplung (2660m). 7Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our journey commences with a gradual ascent, guiding us to the village of Kharte. From this vantage point, an awe-inspiring panorama of Cho Oyu (8201m) reveals itself. Our ascent continues until we conquer Khari La Pass, situated at an elevation of 2840m. Descending from the pass, we follow the path downhill toward the Paiya Khola gorge. Crossing a bridge over this gorge leads us to the quaint settlement of Puiyan (2730m).
Beyond Puiyan, the trail takes on a zigzag pattern, providing captivating vistas of the Khumbu region. As we descend, the landscape unfolds, eventually leading us to the village of Surke (2290m). Pressing on, we traverse Mani Walls and make our way to the charming village of Chhuplung. The day's exploration concludes with a comfortable stay at a teahouse, where we can rest and rejuvenate for the adventures ahead.

Day 8 : Trek from Chhuplung to Namche Bazaar(3440m). 6.5 Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 9 : Today we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today offers the option to either take a well-deserved rest or embark on a hike through the enchanting villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Notably, Khumjung holds the distinction of being the largest village in the Khumbu region. Following a satisfying lunch, we will retrace our steps and hike back to Namche Bazaar, where we can unwind and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the area.

Day 10 : Trek from Namche to Lukla (2850m)6/7 Hour Trek
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The path descends sharply, leading us through a lush expanse of Rhododendron and Pine forests, ultimately reaching Jhorsalle. This leg of the journey spans approximately two hours. Subsequently, a five-hour trek awaits, guiding us to Lukla by way of Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghats Khola, Chaurikharka, and Chhuplung. As we arrive in Lukla, we'll settle into a comfortable Guest House for the night, reflecting on the day's expedition.

Day 11 : Early Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 Minutes flight
Breakfast & Dinner

Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, you'll be greeted with a sense of delight as you make your way back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, domestic terminal you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can take some time to rest and rejuvenate after your rewarding journey through the Khumbu Himalaya. As the day unfolds, a special evening awaits, as you partake in a farewell dinner hosted by a Nepali family. This dinner offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your experiences and share memorable moments as you bid adieu to the adventure-filled days in the Himalayas. Trip END

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 2nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3star categories hotel
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flight Lukla - Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work TIMS card and trekking permits
  • Sleeping bags and Duffel bags for trekking
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Rescue insurance
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Altitude Graph

Route Map

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does the Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek start?

After a 7 to 8-hour journey to Jiri, which is located 188 kilometers from Kathmandu, we begin our trip. The route of the Jiri to Namche Bazaar hike includes Jiri, Bhandara, Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupsa, Surke, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Lukla.

How difficult is Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

A somewhat difficult and excellent trekking option in the Everest area is the Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek. Since most trekkers choose to fly directly to Lukla from Kathmandu rather than endure this difficult trek, the Jiri to Namche bazzar route is less frequented than others.

Do i need a guide for Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

Yes, a knowledgeable guide is necessary for everyone doing the Jiri to Namche Bazaar trip in order to ensure a safe journey and prevent misjudging the route to the objective.
Additionally, you'll feel more at ease staying at a quality resort and eating at a proper restaurant if you have a good guide. Additionally, you learn more about the location's history and the path.

Do i need a travel insurance for Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

Yes, it is always preferred to have a travel insurance for Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek as the trek lies over 3000 meters above the sea level which might be tough for those who has not been to higher altitude level. Also, Travel insurance covers the cost of emergency helicopter service.

How can i be safe from Altitude sickness in the Trek?

To avoid from getting altitude sickness:
● Drink a lot of water
● Avoid dramatic altitude gain in a single day
● You can take medications for altitude sickness
● Eat more and listen to your body

What is the best season for the Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

The best times to go on an Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek are often from March to May in the spring or from September to November in the fall, when the weather is the most consistent. Conditions can still be hazardous and unpredictable, though, even then.

What is the highest trekking point of Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek?

Throughout the trek from Jiri to Namche Bazaar, the highest trekking point is at Namche Bazaar itself which lies at the altitude of 3440 meters.

What kind of fooding do I get in the trek?

The food on a Jiri to Namche Bazaar hike will be simple yet nourishing because it must be portable but full enough to keep you going during strenuous days of hiking.
A cooked breakfast including toast, eggs, local potatoes, porridge, muesli, bread, pancakes, tea, and coffee is typically offered at teahouses and guesthouses.

What kind of accommodations do I get in the trek?

There are a few different alternatives available for accommodation. Install a tent at the base of the mountain or get a room at an inn close by. You must carry your own camping supplies, such as a tent, sleeping bag, and stove, if you want to go camping.

Can I hire a personal porter to carry my bags?

With a weight allocation for personal gear, we provide porters for group equipment. Any weight in excess of that must be carried by you or a separate porter. On the majority of journeys, we may make arrangements to hire a porter for your personal belongings; however, the fee is not included in the trip price.

Is there Wi-Fi availability during the trek?

Although it may be provided in some hotels, Wi-Fi is not accessible at all spots along the walk and costs between $1 and $2 each session.

Is there network availability during the trek?

The lack of a robust network on all routes, particularly on woodland trails, is caused by the high altitude zone and sparse human population. However, you may access a good network once you are at teahouses or hotels.

Can I bring children in this trek?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your kids on this walk, however youngsters older than 10 are always recommended.

How many hours should I walk per day?

Depending on how far the goal is, you could need to walk 6 to 7 hours every day while on this trek.

Can i charge my electric devices throughout the trek?

While on the trip, you may charge your electrical devices, but depending on where you stay, it can cost you $2 to $5 per hour. As you get higher, the price increases.

Can I have a solo trek?

In order to avoid getting lost on your journey, it is not advised to go on a solo trip without hiring a guide because the high altitude region is utterly unpredictable.

How much money do I need to carry for this trek?

We advise keeping $20 to $25 on hand at all times to cover Wi-Fi, bottled water, and charging your camera and phone. You may thus base your plans on how lengthy the travel will be. Always keep extras on hand in case of need.

What kind of clothes do I need to carry for this trek?

Depending on the time of year you're hiking. However, due to the high altitude of the journey, it is advised to bring appropriate clothing as temperatures might drop to zero or below during the night. For the temperate fall and spring weather, you may also bring lightweight clothing and a windproof jacket to avoid being too cold.

Can I get rented trekking gears in Kathmandu?

Yes, you may hire your hiking equipment in Pokhara or Kathmandu, including sleeping bags, tents, and trekking poles.

Can I buy snacks during my trek?

Along the way to Jiri to Namche Bazaar, there are several stores that are happy to sell hikers snacks like chips and bars. Food supplies must be brought in from the city due to the geography and transportation limitations. They thus become considerably more costly.

Is hot shower available during the Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

The Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek does include a variety of hotels that offer hot showers and baths. However, since every shower is powered by solar energy, it's possible that there won't be any hot water if it's cloudy or raining.

How often does I encounter tea houses or hotels during the trek?

Along the hike, there are several tea establishments. Every two to three hours of walking will bring you to a tea house.

Do I need to carry a water bottle?

Yes, the most important guideline for everyone trekking is to keep themselves hydrated.
Therefore, be sure to pack a water bottle and, if feasible, a water filter.

How crowded is the trekking route during the peak season?

The Jiri to Namche Bazaar walk may be somewhat crowded in the spring. There will be a lot of porters, mountaineers, yak herders, and trekkers, so you'll see a lot of people on the trails. However, there will still be times when you can start walking aimlessly for hours without coming across someone.

What equipments do I need for this trek?

For a journey from Jiri to Namche Bazaar, essential gear includes a tent, a sleeping bag suited for cold climates, and climbing accessories like trekking poles. Again, this may alter based on your particular needs and the road you are currently on.

How do I prepare for an Jiri to Namche Bazaar Trek?

Your degree of fitness and experience will determine the best way to prepare for a journey from Jiri to Namche Bazaar. However, practicing your climbing tactics on smaller peaks first and doing regular strength- and aerobic-training exercises are the greatest ways to prepare for this adventure.

What happens in case of Emergency?

You will be picked up by a rescue aircraft in an emergency and transported right away to a safer location or, if necessary, a hospital. As a result, you must get travel insurance that includes helicopter coverage.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek

Starting point:

The Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek starts from the town of Jiri, which is accessible by road from Kathmandu.


The Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek follows the traditional route taken by early Everest expeditions before the construction of the Lukla airport. The trek passes through scenic countryside, picturesque villages, and high-altitude landscapes, with highlights including the Dudh Koshi River, the Junbesi Valley, and the Namche Bazaar.

Difficulty level:

The Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek is considered a challenging trek, with long uphill climbs and high-altitude terrain. Trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience.

Altitude sickness: 

The Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek involves trekking to high altitudes, and trekkers should be aware of the risks associated with altitude sickness. It is recommended to acclimatize properly and to trek with a licensed guide who is trained to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness.


The accommodation during the Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. The teahouses offer shared rooms with simple beds and shared bathrooms, while the lodges offer private rooms with attached bathrooms.


The food during the Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek is mainly Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The food is typically simple and nourishing, with options such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup).


Trekkers need to obtain the Sagarmatha National Park permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card to do the Jiri to Namche Bazaar trek.

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