Jiri has outstanding attractions, and as the bus from Kathmandu usually arrives in the early evening and most trekkers set out for the first day of their trek just after sun rise, many people spend their time here. Jiri is an amazing place to visit.
As it is about a five day trek to Namche Bazaar, which many consider as the gateway to the Everest Region, only a small percentage of trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp begin their journey here, with most preferring to fly to Lukla, a two day walk to Namche.
- Jiri is the nearest roadhead for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp. It is about 184 km from Kathmandu - a journey that meanders through winding roads and takes between 5 to 6 hours.
There are many similar lodges located along the main street. The Sherpa Guide is a longstanding favorite.
- Most trekkers walk to Bhandar on the first day. However, it is a long and arduous trek. Shivalaya is a closer option.