Jiri Gokyo Cho-la Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is new founded itinerary for those travelers who want explore and experience the Sherpa villages, monasteries and culture, fabulous experiences and social life. Jiri Gokyo Cho-la Pass Everest Base Camp Trek has the spectacular views of more than dozens of mountains but requires a good walking experience and a good physical health condition. We go along with the bus drive to Jiri through hilly region exploring the climate pattern of hilly and mountain region. We walk through the lamajura la pass 3660 m altitude; basically it improves your acclimatization while moving towards Everest region. We move through Junbeshi a Sherpa village towards Takshindo. We cross the Takshindo La before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. We follow the “milk river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla.

The route passes through Lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, spectacular forests of blooming rhododendron in March April, blue pine and fir. Past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde Khumjung. And far above the tree line towards the earth’s highest mountains Mt. Everest 8848m and moving down towards the Gokyo lake, Gokyo Ri, Cho-yu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Thamserku 6506m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m, Kantega and may more mountains.

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Bhandara(2200m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

First of all, our team wants to welcome you. Today, your journey will begin from the morning for Bhandara through a public bus. You can spot beautiful views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Ganesh and Koshi river. Then you will reach Jiri. Crossing through the different villages like Sangbadana, Kosaribas, Bhanjyang takes you to Bhandara. You can also view and relish the different scenes of mountains, villages while travelling in the bus.

Overnight at lodge in Bhandara

Day 02:Bhandara(2200m) to Sete(2520m) 

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today your trail goes down to Likhu Khola which is really easy. You cross the bridge, and the winding paths from where you reach to the small village Kinja. From there your way is a steep climb until you reach Sete. You can view amazing landscapes surrounded on all sides. You can also have the opportunity to visit old Gompas there. This day you will have a lot of pain but your struggle will not go waste as the view of the Himalayas will comfort you.

Overnight at lodge in Sete

Day 03:Sete(2520m) to Junbesi(2700m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

This day you will trek to Junbesi via Lamjura Pass() which is above the sea level. You will pass through small farmhouses and teahouses. You will then follow the beautiful rhododendron forests and some monasteries. Then you will cross the highest point till Namche Bazaar. You again descend until you reach Tragdobuk. From where you turned to the north side of the valley and reached Junbesi. 

Overnight at lodge in Junbesi

Day 04:Junbesi(2700m) to Nunthala(2330m) via Taksindu-la(3071m).

Duration of time:7 hours

Today after having breakfast you will trek to Nunthala through Takshindu-la. At the first hours of your trek, Everest starts to be visible on the skyline. You cross a hospital and a landing strip at Phaplu which is followed by a market at Salleri. You will then descend towards the RingmoKhola, you start to make your way to the village Ringmo. The trail between Ringmo and Namche Bazaar is the steeper climb of the old route. After crossing the Trakshindo pass, your trail descends to Nunthala.

Overnight at lodge in Nunthala

Day 05:Nunthala(2330m) to Bupsa(2040m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today is the shortest day on the trail to EBC starts in Cheplung. Ok, now from Nunthala you descend to the DudhKoshi River which is also called Milk River because of its cloudy color due to lots of sediments. Walking almost for 4 hours leads you to the colorful village named KhariKhola. You can locate the rice terraces over there. Almost walking for 1 to 2 hours leads you to Bupsha which is the last part of the trail and is also so steep. 

Overnight at lodge in Bupsa

Day 06:Bupsa(2040m) to Chauri kharka(2730m) Via Kare-la Pass(3145m) 

Duration of time:6-7 hours

After having savory breakfast in the morning, you will start your trek to Chauri Kharka through Kare-La Pass. You will ascend through a hill and again a ridge then you will leave the valley behind. You will then reach Paiya(2730m). Then you will continue your walk to Kare-La pass. You will cross the gorge then you further start to ascend to the village of Chaurikharka. From there you will head towards Paiya. 

Overnight at lodge in Chauri Kharka

Day 07:Chauri kharka(2730m) to Manjo(2800m)

Duration of time:7 hours

Today your destination is to reach Manjo. You will go downhill to the left side passing the local inn and houses until you reach Chablung. Then comes Lukla where there is a long suspension bridge which follows downward routes. You will descend to Thado Koshi and ascend a bit across the small bridge. You will now reach Ghat village where there are several buddhists setups. Then a short ascend takes you to Phakding. You need to cross the suspension bridge and walk along Dudhkoshi valley. Now you will walk a bit up and down level. Through the way you will reach Banker from where you ascend the trail and reach your destination to Manjo.

Overnight at lodge in Manjo

Day 08:Manjo(2800m) to Namche(3440m)

Duration of time:6 hours

Today, heading through the DudhKoshi river from Manjo, you will start the second day of your climb. You will cross the 5 suspension bridges on your approach to Namche. As soon as you pass the last bridge, you will continue with a 2 hours climb. On the way you will relish a fascinating view of Mt Everest. You will reach Jorsalle by climbing 15-20 minutes which is the last spot before Namche. Here you will have your lunch. By then continuing the journey you can see an amazing view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Nuptse. A trip through pine woods for 2 to 3 hours depending on your speed prompts the promising and alluring village of the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 09:Acclimatization at Namche(3440m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

Today you will go on a climb around Namche. Right after that you will visit the Hillary museum. On the trek, you will be seeing a mesmerizing view of the Everest range which is considered as one of the amazing viewpoints of the world. After thirty minutes, you will proceed with your trip to Syangboche Everest(3780m) where you will appreciate the awesome mountain views.You will be welcomed by wide views on Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and different mountains on a day. You will appreciate visiting Syangboche landing strip(3780m) from where you will move towards Khunde(3840m) passing stone Buddhist Monuments. Furthermore you can likewise visit the Hillary school and hospital which was made by New Zealand Edmund Hillary. Finishing your lunch program at Khumjung, you will gradually move to Climb Everest View Hotel from where you can appreciate an intriguing view on numerous mountains. At that point you can appreciate it and go down to Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 10:Namche(3440m) to Dole(3860m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After breakfast you start your trek to Dole. You have a 360 degree view from here then your trek leads you down to Kanjuma village. You will now head uphill to Mogla hill top where you will have lunch today. You trek downhill towards Porsche Thanga. This village lies on the bank of river. If you wish to buy some light souvenirs from the mountain you will get here.You walk through forests and waterfalls which leads you to Dole.

Overnight at lodge in Namche

Day 11:Dole(3860m) to Machhermo(4410m)

Duration of time:5 hours

This day your trek begins with a consistent climb along the valley. The pine forest controls the woods of forest land. As we go up, you can see delightful summer settlements and grazing land all over.This is not a big surprise for you. The big surprise will be the awesome views of Mt. Cho Oyu(8201m) which is known as the neighbouring peaks of Mt. Kantega(6782m) and Mt. Thamserku(6623m). At the time of early afternoon, you will reach up to the Machhermo(4470m). You can explore Machhermo and then rest there.

Overnight at lodge in Machhermo

Day 12:Machhermo(4410m) to Gokyo(4750m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Today you will proceed towards the holy lake of Gokyo. You will follow a panoramic route to Pangka(4,548m) and afterward move down following the met-water stream which goes down toward the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier(4700m). We at that point climb a rough inclination into the removal valley by the side of the glacier, passing first Gokyo Lake. You will now reach the second lake that heads above the Cho La glaciers. Your way to Lobuche and Everest comes later in the trip. The third lake is called Dudh Pokhari. While Climbing by the side of the lake, you will cherish the highest points of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang which are reflected in its emerald green water.

Overnight at lodge in Gokyo

Day 13:Gokyo(4750m) to Thangna(5140m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Today your way goes from Gokyo to Thangna. You will also climb straight uphill on some rocky mountains which reminds you of the climb from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar. You will then visit Gokyo Lake and Everest. You can also view Cho La Pass. The stunning view of the different mountains is awesome. You can also get an opportunity to see the Sagarmatha Region and a huge area of Sagarmatha National Park. From there your trek is quite short and pleasant one to reach Thangna. You will descend nearly for 2 hours to reach Thangna.

Overnight at lodge in Thangna

Day 14:Thangna(5140m) to Lobuche(4940m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

Today your routes are the most extreme trekking. Your destination is to reach Lobuche today. So on your way you also need to cross Dzongla through Cho La Pass. It is a bit difficult to walk through that road. You cross a valley from Thangna you will trek on the wall of mountains from where your upward paths take you to Cho La Pass which is difficult with rough landscapes. The mountains from there are the most fascinating things. You will then come across the Cho La glacier and walk through there. Continuing your trek for some while you will reach the viewpoints. From there, you will see some of the splendid and tallest mountains from here. You will then descend from there and reach Dzongla. Then you will continue your path on a smooth trail alongside the Khumbu glacier. You will reach your today’s destination Lobuche walking almost for 3 hours.

Day 15:Lobuche(4940m) to Everest base camp(4830m) and back to Gorak Shep(3164m)

Duration of time:8 hours

In the first part of the day, you will climb till you reach up to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. After you stroll for 60 minutes, the way gets troublesome however you will be amazed by extremely pleasant views on a wide range of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and different mountains. You will take lunch at Gorakshep. After having lunch,you will go to your last destination for Everest Base Camp. On your path, you will also get to see Khumbu Glacier(4900m). After hiking for around one hours you will cross the glacier and enter the Everest Base Camp area(5364m).After reaching there you can see the renowned Khumbu glacier and Icefall. After roaming, you can enjoy the sunset there and you come back to Gorak Shep due to low temperature and high altitude at Everest Base Camp.

Overnight at lodge in Gorak Shep

Day 16:Gorakshep(5164m) to Dingboche(4410m)

Duration of time:8-9 hours

Today early in the morning you will hike to Kala Patthar(). From there you can see the impressive view of sunrise. From here you will continue your today’s trek and reach the place where the first cabinet meeting regarding the issues of global warming was held in 2009. From here you can have a chance to see splendid views of Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse(), Ama Dablam(), Thamserku(), Kusum Kangaru(), Khumbutse(6639m) and many more. Once you reach Kala Patthar you can feel that you are touching Mt. Pumori. Then you will come to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to Dingboche through Lobuche and Doughla. A bit far from Dougla you need to cross the river  which is coming from Everest Base Camp. After walking for some time there comes two ways. Left hand side goes to Dingboche and the right hand side goes to Pheriche. You will take the way to Dingboche. And finally you will reach Dingboche after doing struggle today.

Overnight at lodge in Dingboche

Day 17:Dingboche(4410m) to Namche(3440m)

Duration of time:4-5 hours

Day 18:Namche(3440m) to Lukla(2850m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

From Namche to Lukla, it is around seven hours downhill. On this day, you will also get a chance to visit Sagarmatha National Park from which you can enjoy more nature. You will say farewell to this trip with an important walk down to Lukla.

Overnight at lodge in Lukla

Day 19:Flight from Lukla(2850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:30-45 minutes

Next morning you will book a departure flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will appreciate the lovely landscape until you arrive at Kathmandu from where you will head to your inn and get some rest.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • Domestic Flights (Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Jiri Phaplu Everest Gokyo Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for the Permits. For Jiri Phaplu Everest Gokyo Trekking, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.
The Jiri Phaplu Everest Gokyo Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Jiri Phaplu Everest Gokyo Trekking is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.
We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.
Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Jiri Phaplu Everest Gokyo Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1700 USD

Trip Facts

Duration19 Days

Best MonthSept to Dec & Mar to May

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation5,550 m

GradeDifficult

Trek StyleLodge Trek [Tea House]

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus, Flight

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu