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Jiri Gokyo Lukla Trekking

Jiri Gokyo Lukla TrekkingJiri Gokyo and Lukla trekking is one of the longest, classic trekking and popular trekking trail in the Nepal. This trekking trail is popular in the sense that you will not have chance to explore the village life but also experience the hiking in the difficult terrain starting at Jiri but right now starts from the place called Bhandar, the Sherpa village and only the gateway to Everest base camp by road these days. During the trekking you will also have chance to explore the wide range of sceneries of majestic Himalayas and capture the scenic views of the majestic mountains of the areas including of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku among others.

This is one of the most adventurous trekking in Nepal and one of the most frequently visited trekking routes. One of the attractions of this trekking is that you will have chance to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the world known Sherpa ethnic community. Subsequently, you will also have breathtaking views of several mountains around Khumbu region including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Changaste (7,550m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723m), Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru (6,367m), Mt. Kongde (6,011m), Mt. Tawache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6,335m), Island peak (6,179m), Khumbila, the god of the Khumbu (5761m) among others. This trail is considered to be an ideal for those who are fond of taking pictures of the mountains and have an adventure at the mean time. This was the same route when the first summiters Tenjing Norgey Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary made their successful summit to the Mt. Everest in 1953. You will have breathtaking sceneries through the foothills of the mountains from lowland to the glacial lakes, peaks and Himalayan flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Monasteries. The trekking begins from one day drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar, the gateway to the Solukhumbu and follows through the classic trails to Everest base camp and making excursion to Gokyo valley and other areas in the region, it finally ends at Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit are Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Jiri (187 km).
8 hours interesting bus driving from Kathmandu to Jiri. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2200 meters) 6 hours.
We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400meters. Then the trail drops down to Shivalaya at 1800meters. After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda at 2150meters, Kosaribas at 2500meters, then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar at 2200meters. We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3090meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Sete (2645 meters) 6 hours.
The trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1580meters, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura hill. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned gompa at 2575meters. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Junbensi (2675meters) 6 hours
Trek begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3530meters. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860meters, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Nunthala (2440meters) 5 hours.
Today we climb to a ridge at 3080meters, from where Everest slowly begins to appear in front of your eye. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650meters. The trail ups to Ringmo. There we see garden of apples and other fruit; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The new trail from here to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the old route.

We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2440meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Kharikhola (2020meters) 5 hours.
The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola at elevation of 2020 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Puiyan (2700meters) 6 hours
We begins a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Phakding (2646meters) 5 hours.
This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800 meters, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek there is a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people to visit. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phorste Thanga (3680meters) 5 hours.
Today, the trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours.
The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 5.30 hours.
Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.
Today, early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at elevation of 5483 meters, ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Thangna (4500 meters) 4 hours.
Trekking to the foot of Cho La pass for our overnight stay. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18: Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters) then trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 hours.
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4/5 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect our journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view; we then descend to the Dzongla at noon. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters). 4 hours.
Today, we will take easy and short trekking route as we had big and hard trekking day yesterday. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 20: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 7 hours.
After an early morning start leaving Loubuche, we head up to Everest Base camp (5365meters) you will have unobstructed views of many mountain giants like Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse and Lhotse looming directly ahead and on all sides. Then we make our return to Ghorakshep at elevation of 5180 meters at noon for our overnight stay. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 21: Hike to Kalapattar (5555 meters) trek back down to Pheriche (4200 meters) 6 hours.
After reaching Base camp of Everest our aim today is to trek Kalapattar (5555meters). We start early to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pheriche at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters. 6 hours.
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441meters). We arrive back into Namche Bazaar by late noon. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 23: Trek to Lukla (3404 meters) 6 hours.
Finally we return to Lukla. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 24: Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It's also spare day incase of bad weather in Lukla. If you are interested in continuing onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.

Day 26: Transfer for your final flight departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Service Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Licensed and trained trek leaders
  • Trekking Helper for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All meal and hot beverages
  • All necessary douments and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents and mattress
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)

Service Excludes

  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (Cold & Alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature


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