Jiri to Gokyo Ri Trekking

Jiri to Gokyo Ri Trekking

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Jiri to Gokyo Trek via Solukhumbu Himalayan Country"


Jiri to Gokyo Trek starts After a seven hours scenic drive to Jiri, 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 Lukla.

Once one has passed Lukla, we climb on to Namche, 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.


Scenic drive to Jiri, Eyeful views of landscape while walking from Jiri, real Nepalese life styles, settlement of mixed ethnic group, Visit to the Admond Hillary School, past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, Explores around the breathtaking Gokyo valley and high altitude lake. magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m).

1. Starting point : Jiri
2. Main destination : Gokyo-Ri and Fifth Lake
3. Ending point : Lukla
4. Trek Duration :22day
5. Best Season : October, November, March , April.
6. Trek Grade : Moderate / fairy strenuous
7. Accommodation : Camping and Tea House
8. Group Size : for Camping min 4 to Max 12pax but tea house above 1.person in Group.
9. Min altitude : 2100m
10. Max altitude : 5370m
11. Mode of Travel : Drive: Car/Van/ Bus/Land cruiser to Jiri and Flight to Kathmandu

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Nepal New Generation signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

Day 02 - Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:

Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.

Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.

Day3. Kathmandu - Jiri: Drive to Jiri, 187 km form Kathmandu.

Day4. Jiri - Deorali:The trek begins with a steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. Climbing diagonally, we cross forested areas and open pasture land before again descending to Shivalaya. From here it's steady climb to the top of the Deorali pass (3000m) where we spend the night.

Day5. Deorali - Sete: From Deorali, it's a short walk to the Sherpal village of Bhandar which is littered with prayer walls and small Gombas ( Buddhist Temples) Descending to the valley floor at the river side town of Kenja, the trail climbs steeply up a ridge Ruchly forested with oak and rhododendron to Sete ( 2575m) whose beautiful hilltop monastery is a worth a visit.

Day6. Sete - Junbesi: We climb through fragrant pine and oak forest to the Lamjura pass ( 3500m) for our first glimpse of Everest, then it's downhill again to the large Sherpa village of Junvbesi. From here there are goodo views Gaurishankar, Number Himal and Dudh Kunda.

Day7. Junbesi - Nuntala: From here we walk up the Solung ridge, from where Everest is again visible and then descend to Ringo Khola, ringed with apple orchards. The trail crosses the Traksindola (3071m) before descending once again through the forest to Nuntala

Day8. Nuntala - Kharikhola: From Nuntala the descend continues to Dudh Koshi (Milk river) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through several Sherpa and Rai villages. Terraced fields and forest to the spread out village of Khari-Khola

Day9. Khari-Khola - Puiyan: The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan

Day10. Puiyan - Phakding: The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding

Day11. Phakding to Namche - Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. Ass day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- Rhododendron, Magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded a  view of tantalizing glimpse of Kusum Kanggru ( 6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest ( 8848m) Nuptse ( 7879 m) staying at Namche bazaar (3440m).

Day12. Acclimatization day in Namche. Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day’s hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provide a very close up view of Mt Everest or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.

Day13. Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga: Leave Namche along the direction of the Gomba and turn right after the large rocks engraved with Buddhist images. The trek climbs the hill to Khumjung and descends to the valley of Dudhkoshi and arrives at Phortse Thanga (3,500m) which offers supreb views of Thamserku(6,608m), Kangtewa

 Day14. Phortse Thanga to Machermo: This will be another short day trek to aid acclimatization to the altitude. The path goes through  the middle of forest and offers the first view of Cho you peak (8,153m), working , through rhododendron forest and juniper and large   conifers appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Kharka and summer settlements to Dole after that we will work across a rocky terrain scattered with a few dwarf rhododendrons. Staying overnight at Machermo at (4,410m)

Day15. Machermo to Gokyo Lakes: 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. A few lakes appear on the trail and finally reach to Gokyo (4,750m), which is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of large lake. The mountain views in the Gokyo region are spectacular. A two-hour climbing on Gokyo Ri (5350m), the small peak above the lake provides panoramic   views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache

Day16. Gokyo Lake explore around: The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes; it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. 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 you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.

Day17. Gokyo lake to Dole: Trek back to Dole.

Day18. After breakfast we will work to Khumjung:  Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpa’s' life style and there cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund  Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.

Day19. Khumjung to Phakding, the trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via  same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village and continue work to Phakding.

Day20. Phakding- Lukla

Day21. Lukla - Kathmandu via flight and transfer to Hotel.

Day22. Departure

The program will be followed by sightseeing, Village tour, Rafting, Hiking, Horse ridding and the Mountain flight on the interest of the clients.
#Note: Contact to us for the price of trekking and other more information

No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)
1 pax USD USD 2072
2 pax USD USD 1621
3 pax USD USD 1585
4 pax USD USD 1567
5 pax USD USD 1568
6 pax USD USD 1505
7 pax USD USD 1504
8 pax USD USD 1511
9 pax USD USD 1512
10 pax USD USD 1476
11 pax USD USD 1481
12 pax USD USD 1455

* All Price is Per Person Price

This Cost Includes 

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Jiri to Gokyo Trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Nepal New Generation Trek trekking and Duffel bags, T-shirt and trekking map are included
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

This Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Domestic flights ( Lukla -Kathmandu) $ 180 perperson

All Inclusive Price:


Total Duration 22 days
Max Altitude 5360 m.
Difficulty Level Streneous
beast Time March April/ October November