The "Classic" Trek route to Mt. Everest Base Camp from Jiri to Namche-Bazaar   

This page describes Trek Day-5 : 
Lamjura > Lamjura-La > Junbesi  



 

Prayer Flags flutter at the top of Lamjura-Pass (7-50AM)

Teashop at Lamjura Pass 7-50AM

 Looking down the valley ...from Tragdobuk village 

Looking back at Lamjura-La at 11:30AM only clouds on the Pass
  

We stay at Apple Garden GH in Junbesi ... it has an huge apple orchard, as a backyard.

 

View of Junbesi ... from the window of my room thru apple orchard






Day-5 - 29th Sept 2007: Lamjura (3530M) to Junbesi (2580M)

After a breakfast Pancakes and Honey we started the last 200M climb to the Lajura Pass in rain again. It took us 20 minutes trek to reach the Pass. We had a cup of lemon-tea at the Teahouse on the top and then crossed the Pass, with prayer flags fluttering; it was downhill for next two hours descending steeply 400M through fir and hemlock forests to a stream and some houses at Tragdobuk at 2830M.

Tragdobuk Village we reached here 9-30AM, 2 hrs below Lamjura-La

Looking back at Lamjura Top as we climb down ast 10-30AM

Is that a school building down there across the valley? at 11:30AM just before we turn left on a ridge and suddenly see Junbesi.  

AT 11:30AM, turning left around a ridge ...  Junbesi appears way down there (to right) & the Serlo Monastry (to left) at a higher level

Junbesi (2580M) .... a Sherpa Village, set in a beautiful valley   

Junbesi's Local Gompa (yellow spire in center) ... near the river & bridge

We checked into Apple Orchard GH at Noon, after trekking (mostly downhill today) for about 5 Hrs from Lamjura-La. It would have been tough to come all the way to Junbesi directly from Sete. Sso it was indeed a good idea that we rested a day at Lamjura.

Junbesi is a neat and clean Sherpa Village, nestled in a pretty green and forested valley, with a nice river flowing by,  as you can see in the two pictures above. Junbesi is the kind of place I could have stayed and relaxed for 2-3 days. Not this time, maybe when I come here again next. Junbesi also has a large Hillary School with 300 children attending. The Teahouses and Hotels here all looked pretty good and solid.