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).
KEY INFORMATION ABOUT THE TREK
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
Day1. New Generation Trek's people be there in the airport to receive you and for your transfer to the hotel
Day2. Sight-seeing of Kathmandu Will be followed by the program of sightseeing in the historical and religious. Full day's sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swayambhu (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
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.
EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY
The program will be followed by sightseeing, Village tour, Rafting, Hiking, Horse ridding and the Mountain flight on the interest of the clients.
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