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Jiri Gokyo Lake Trek

Jiri Gokyo Lake trek is  since Nepal opened for expedition in Everest region in 1950’s Sagarmatha national park has been famous destinations for both trekkers and climbers. To discover much of this striking land we are providing you with memorable holiday in Nepal’s Khumbu land which grants us opportunity to explore two prime valleys known as Kalapathar and Gokyo ri. Though first part of trekking is easy it offers us awe inspiring vistas of Himalayas. The trekking get starts from Hindu low land and ultimately ends at Buddhists highland. Trekking in trail offers us tantalizing view of loop of lakes.

 Gokyo valley Trek is famous for the presence high altitude lakes and crescent of snowy mountains. Best for the trekkers who want to explore Everest without much of the mental and physical stress. The mountain vista of Mt Everest(8,848M), Cho Oyu(8,156m), Lhotse(8,501m), Ama Dablam(6,856m), Makalu(8,470m) with others  is seen exceptionally beautiful from Gokyo then that from Kalapathar though the distance is greater.

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Day 01: From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today we will hand over your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.

Day 02: Drive to Jiri(1935m) From early in morning after having breakfast go to Old Bus Park and catch a bus for Jiri. Though situated 190km away from Kathmandu the bus requires 7 to 8 hours for Jiri. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 03: Trek to Bandar(2180m) today we will trek to Bandar via Bharkaur, Mali Danda(2440m), Khimti valley Yelung Khola, Shivalaya, Deorali(2710m), Sangbadanda(2180m), Khasrubas(2330m) and Mahabir(2590m). The path is somewhere uphill where somewhere it is downhill. Overnight at tea house.

Day 04: Trek to Sete(2525m) walking from Bandar the trail is downhill to the village of Doharpa and Baranda until crossing the steel bridge at Tharo Khola(1480m). Preceding our trek to the east bank of the river we will climb uphill towards Kinja and continue our trek to Sete. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2700m)From today our trek is completely in Sherpa country and starts by climbing from Sete to the top of the 3535m high Lamjura Bhanjyang. The way is scenic and varied through forests of rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch. This section of the trail is also well known for spotting birds like sunbirds. Lamjura Bhanjyang is the highest point on the trek between Jiri & Namche Bazaar & is marked by a tangle of stones, kindling & prayer flags. On the eastern side of the pass the route descents steeply for about 400m through fragrant fir & hemlock forests, then levels out passing the small village of Tragdobuk (2830m). Continuing our way down we will enter in Junbesi, a impressive Sherpa village among beautiful surroundings. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Nhuntala (2330m) start to trek early in the morning cross Junbesi Khola and climb uphill. From the top one can witness the spectacular vista of Everest, Thamserku, Kantega and Mera Peak. After passing Ringmo Khola the trail climbs uphill to Ringmo Village. After Ringmo we will climb Trakshindu La Pass (2930m) a superb example of Sherpa architecture. Now we will trek downhill until we reach Nhuntala. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 07: Trek to Bupsa (2360m) trek downhill to Dudh Koshi and cross the river using 110m long suspension bridge. We will continue our trek to Jubing (1680m), Khari Khola (2010m) until we reach Bupsa. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Trek to Chhuplung (2660m). Starting with a gentle climb we pass to the village of Kharte from where we can witness the vista of Cho Oyu (8201m). We continue our climb until we reach Khari La Pass at an altitude of 2840m.walk downhill to the gorge Paiya Khola after crossing the bridge over it we reach to the small settlement of Puiyan (2730m). After Puiyan the trail is zigzag and the trail offers the good view of Khumbu region and the trail descents to Surke (2290m). Preceding our walk further passing through Mani Walls we will reach the village of Chhuplung. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). After leaving Chhuplung we will continue of walk to Tharo Koshi River. After crossing the river the trail ascends to Ghats (2600m) and walk clamp to Phakding. We climb over steep and stony rim towards Benkar (2630m). Continuing our trek we cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb for Monju (2840m). Just away from Monju we enter Sagarmatha National Park. From here after crossing few rivers and climbs we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of this region with hotels, lodges and restaurants.

Day 10: Today we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. Today we may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch we will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek to Dole (4110m) from Namche Bazaar our route heads to the picturesque village of Khumjung. From here we can see the captivating vista of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kantega. Soon after leaving Khumjung we will climb uphill to a large Chorten on top of ridge. This Chorten descend from Khumbila (5734m), which is peak believed to be abode of God of Khumbu region. Then the route slightly descends to Sanasa and then the trail slightly ascends of Mongla (4000m). From here we can see the panoramic vista of various mountains. Now finally we trek downhill to Phortse Tenga and again uphill to Dole. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 12: Trek to Mochermo (4410m) Trek for Four hours from Dole to Mochermo. The route is zigzag. In the whole trail we can see the panoramic vista of Kantega Peak, Thamserku and Cho Oyu. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) from Mochermo route ascends to Gokyo offering the spectacular view of down valley to Kantega and Cho Oyu. Continuing our trail to Pangka (4390m) the trail descends to the moraine terminal of Ngozumpz glacier. After this the route is almost parallel and we pass the second lake known as Longponga. Ultimately we will reach Gokyo after 4 hours of continuous walk from Mochermo. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 14: Explore Gokyo Ri(5600m). Early in the morning we will climb to the top of Gokyo Ri (5600m). From the apex we can see the captivating vista of Gokyo valley, massive Ngozumpz glacier and all the mountains of Khumbu region like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu and Gashing Kang (7922m). Trek back to Gokyo for overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Phortse (3810m) after having breakfast we will trek to Phortse village via Pangka and Ngozumpa Glacier. The route is all about uphill and downhill climb. Phortse is one of the most beautiful villages in Khumbu region. Overnight at teahouse.  

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3860m). The trail slight descends to Dudhkoshi River and then steeply descends to Tengboche. The main attraction is Tengboche monastery which was built in 7th century. From here we can see breathtaking vista of Ama Dablam, Mt Everest along with many others. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 17: Trek to Monju (2840m). From Tengboche we climb down to Fuki Tenga and climb up continuously to Namche Bazaar. Spend some time in Namche Bazaar we walk downhill to the village of Monju. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2840m). Trek back to Lukla along the same trail. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure for your onward flight.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car van
  • Two night standards Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
  •  Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Flight from  Lukla-Kathmandu/Jiri bus Ticket
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks,accommodation and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and walking stick (if is it required)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • farewell dinner with Nepali family
  • Adventure Nepal Eco Treks Certificate
  • Adventure Nepal Eco Treks T-shirt

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/ deserts Sweet
  • Hot shower/Camera’s  battery charge during the trek

Note: Above Itinerary can be customized as per clients interest and time frame.

Ghorepani Ghandruk trek: 17 july 2007

Mr. Devi Baral Thank you very much for your all help on our trek. We had wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you very much. We appreciate all the information you shared with us about yourself and the trekking region. We also appreciate your flexibility with our route and transportation due to our tight schedule. Definitely we will recommend our friend in the coming future. Best of luck for your work. Definitely we stay on touch.

Patrick Brophy
43 orchardst Medford MA 02155 USA

Susanna cowedn
21 waterston rd Newton MA 02458 USA

5th to 20th May 2010 - Everest Base Camp Trek

Devi Baral is a consummate professional guide. His knowledge of Nepal and the Himalaya runs deep. He cares for, and empathizes with his clients so thoroughly, and yet almost effortlessly. He is intelligent, and always willing to share his knowledge with a smile. I can easily say that Devi is one of the best in the business; We are so fortunate to have met and traveled with Devi Baral.

Dick Cates
Richard L. Cates,Jr.,Ph.D.
Director, CIAS WI School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers and CALS Grazing Systems Programming
1535 Observatory Dr., UW-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 588- 2836 

Facts of trek

Grade: moderate

Type of trek: Tea house

Duration of trek: 20days

Route of trekking: Jiri Gokyo lake

Maximum height: 5600m

Minimum height: 1500m

Average walking: 5/7 hours a day

Best season: Sep,Nov-Feb,May

Duration: 20 days

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