Mountain calling – Hiking in Jiri, Nepal

Whether it’s the summer or the snow season, hiking treks are raising the bar for Vacation Goals. And we bet, you don’t wanna miss the fun. So if the idea of hiking gives you chills, we have a treasured and lesser-claimed trek spot waiting for you. Yes, you read it right. This wintery-feel is as intriguing and thrilling as you’d want it to be. Therefore, quickly pack your hiking buddies and make the most of your vacation.



Jiri: An Experience to Remember…

Jiri may not be a known destination for hiking, but it is called the Switzerland of Nepal. The city looks blissful with its marveling treks and highlands that add up to the magnificence. It is a secret gateway to Everest. Here are the various steps and slopes that come along the way of this remarkable journey.



Jiri to Everest Base Camp

Jiri to Everest  Base Camp Trek is a more than 20-days strenuous trail. The trek leads travelers towards the highest peak in the world. After 8-hour bus tour from Kathmandu to Jiri, you’ll start to find your way amid the rocky, narrow pathways. As soon as you walk through, the alley passes by a picturesque village, mesmerizing river valley, and different landscapes. On the way also is the UNESCO heritage site Sagarmatha National Park.

When you move further, you’ll walk by the teahouses. If you wanna rest for a while, you can enjoy the views of Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt Makalu (8463 m) and Mt. Everest (8848 m). The Everest base camp and Kalapathar welcome many trekkers to bask in the Khumbu Glacier,  Pumori, and Ice Pinnacles. Besides, these small checkpoints make the trip more thrilling when the snow falls.



The Breakdown of Treks

This is how your journey will start. Embrace every bit of it because you will cherish the experience all your life.

  • Jiri (1995m) to Deurali (2705m)
  • Deurali (2705m) to Sete (2520m)
  • Sete (2520m) to Junbesi (2680m)
  • Junbesi (2680m) to Nunthala (2220m)
  • Nunthala (2220m) to Bupsa (2360m)
  • Bupsa (2360m) to Cheplung (2700m)
  • Cheplung (2700m) to Monjo (2840m)
  • Monjo (2840m) to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
  • Namche Bazaar (3420m) to Tengboche (3870m)
  • Tengboche (3870m) to Dingboche (4360m)
  • Dingboche (4360m) to Dughla (4620m)
  • Dughla (4620m) to Lobuche (4933m)
  • Lobuche (4933m) to Gorak Shep (5140m)
  • Gorak Shep (5140m) to Kala Patthar (5626m)
  • Or, Gorak Shep (5140m) to EBC (5340m)


After finishing the trek to EBC if you want to explore the place further, there are plenty of destinations. For instance, Dzhongla, Gokyo, 5th Lake, Lukla and so forth. Moreover, you can stay, shop and relax at Namche Bazaar, and enjoy the party with your buddies. Some of those who have been on this trek say, “You get the best juice and beer in this market.”

So, when are you making the reservations? We hope, soon if you are looking forward to a daunting experience.

Author: Amit Sharma

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