The trek from Jiri to Gokyo Valley is an enjoyable and oldest trekking route that starts from a low altitude of 1950 meters and reaches a height of 5357 meters at Gokyo Ri Peak. After a scenic drive of about seven hours from Kathmandu to Jiri Bazaar, the trek begins from here. Even it is possible to reach Bhandar by motor road, driving from Kathmandu to Bhandar is a long journey in a single day. The trek from Jiri Bazaar to Gokyo Valley follows in the footsteps of the old approach route, which was followed by the Everest expedition of 1950. You follow a spectacular route through the Solukhumbu area to fine Sherpa villages, each village offering something new. It offers ample opportunity to explore the beautiful forest, cultivated countryside, and the many monasteries situated at high altitudes on the way to Phakding.
Once you cross Phakding, you climb to Namche Bazaar, the main trading village of Khumbu. Attractions include the spectacular scenery and the outgoing Sherpa people of Solukhumbu. Trekking from Namche to Gokyo Lake is an incredible journey that takes you through the breathtaking sight of the Gokyo Lakes.
The trek from Jiri to Gokyo explores Lower Solukhumbu and the breathtaking Gokyo valley which lies in the Upper Khumbu region. The first half of the trek is not only a tough slog but also takes in the breathtaking scenery very well. The trek cuts across the valley and begins in the Hindu lowlands in Nepal and ends in the Tibetan Buddhist highlands.
The Gokyo Valley is a land of high-altitude lakes and glaciers. From where you will have a magnificent view of the 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 your way down to Lukla, you can enjoy spectacular views of the lakes, the original Sherpa culture, and tradition. The trek ends at Lukla and the next day catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
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: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu
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