Jiri is a municipality which lies in Janakpur zone in Dolakha district. It is also known as the “Switzerland of Nepal”. It is one hundred eighty-four (184) kilometer far from the Kathmandu valley. This lies at an altitude of 6,250 feet. It takes eight hours ride of bus to reach there. The roads to reach there is small and narrow. So, it takes a little bit long time to reach out there. While reaching there we can see a check point of Nepal army. It is secure place to visit. This is one of the most popular and famous destinations for tourists in Dolakha and Nepal too. It is set up as an agriculture center. It has a favorable climate and peaceful environment.
We can find different numerous lodges there at an affordable price. There are lodges, hotels, guest houses, with the facility of parking. There are also different shops for buying goods. We can also feel the warm hospitality.
Things to do
It is also the center place for the trekkers in Mount. Everest region. For trek to lukla, some of the people starts their journey from Jiri. While others take the flight at lukla. The trekking is difficult but adventurous and beautiful with sweet memories.Jiri is an important gateway to Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). We can find the easy access of transportation. The roads is narrow.We can see the flowing river Tamakoshi and the natural sceneries of Namdu and Kavre VDCs. Jiri hospital is only government hospital there. The native ethnic group of Jiri is jirel and they are found only there. We can also see the tea garden in jiri. This place is full of grenary. We can also visit to the buddhist monasteries as well as monuments. It is famous for sightseeing and also hiking.