Jiri to Gokyo Lakes Trekking is a pleasant and oldest trek route to go for the Everest region. This trek is starts from lowland to reach the higher elevation 5357 meters at Gokyo Ri Peak. After about seven hours scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri bazaar, the trek starts from here even today motor road access to Bhandar because driving from Kathmandu to Bhandar is long journey in one day. The trek to Gokyo Lakes from Jiri Bazaar is following the footsteps of the old approach route followed by Everest expeditions from the 1950's. We follow spectacular route via Solukhumbu area through the heart of fine Sherpa villages, each village having something new to offer. It offers an ample chance to explore beautiful forest, farming country sides and several monasteries situated at high elevation on the way to Phakding.
Once one has passed Phakding, we climb on to Namche Bazaar, the main trading village of the Khumbu. The attraction includes spectacular scenery and the outgoing Sherpa people of the Solukhumbu. The first part of the trek is not only a hard slog, but is also pretty spares in the breathtaking views. This trek cuts across the valley and starts in Nepal speaking Hindu lowlands and ends in the Tibetan Buddhist Highlands.
This trek explores around the breathtaking Gokyo valley which is located adjacent of the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent to Lukla you can enjoy, superb views of Gokyo Lakes, origin Sherpa culture and tradition. The trek end at Lukla and next day catch a morning flight to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive to Jiri (1950m)
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya (1800m)
Day 05: Trek to Bhandar (2190m)
Day 06: Trek to Sete (2520m)
Day 07: Trek to Junbesi (2580m)
Day 08: Trek to Nunthala (2200m)
Day 09: Trek to Bupsa (2360m)
Day 10: Trek to Chablung/Chheplung (2700m)
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 13: Trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 14: Trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 16: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 17: Trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 21: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 22: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu
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