Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek - Classical Route, 24 Days
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Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek - Classical Route, 24 Days

Days: 24 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 14

Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek is one of the famous and classic trekking trails to reach Mt. Everest (8848m). The Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trek rewards you with adventure as well as pristine Himalayan scenery. This area is mostly inhabited by the Sherpas, and the major highlights of this trek are the alpine forests, ice-cold rivers, astonishing rhododendron and pine forests, magnificent mountains, high passes, mountain villages, attractive monasteries, and meeting friendly local people.

The trail starts from Jiri and ends in Lukla and passes through many exciting and amusing villages that are now visited by trekkers each year. While on the trek, we move through alpine jungles and glacial streams while enjoying the warm hospitality of ethnic people. The trail leads us through many villages of different cultural groups. Some of them are Tamang, Jerel, Rai, Brahmin, Chhetri, and mostly the Sherpas. While visiting the Buddhist monasteries/nunneries adorned with prayer flags, we can get a glimpse of Buddhism in the Himalayas. The trail also reaches the most sacred monastery of the region, Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes through high passes including Deurali Pass (2705m), Lamjura-La Pass (3530m), and Thaksindo-La Pass (3071m). Some of the peaks that can be viewed during this trek are Everest (8848m), Cho Oyo (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m) and many other surrounding peaks. You will also have the opportunity to have a close look at the remarkable Khumbu Icefall from Everest Base Camp. Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake trek is a great exploration and audacious trek for physically fit people, who are strong-minded to test themselves within the changeability of mountain life. 

With our experienced guides and porters, we always make sure to keep you completely safe and create wonderful memories of the mountains. We can custom design your itinerary depending on your preferences and requirements. 

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Guided sightseeing tour in World heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, 
  • the definitive Himalayan trek to the foot of Mt. Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes, 
  • visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where Yeti Skull kept, 
  • spectacular touching the tops of some of the most famous mountains in the Himalaya, 
  • crossing over high suspension bridges, 
  • homeland of Sherpa people and their picturesque villages along the trail, 
  • mirror the towering landscape all around, 
  • stunning view point at Kalapattar, 
  • following in the footsteps of great mountaineers, 
  • smooth walking up and down through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest, 
  • scenic mountain flight in and out of Lukla, 
  • meeting with local Sherpa people, 
  • passing several Buddhist monuments, 
  • well-maintained trails and comfortable lodges, but the trekking routes here start higher and stay higher and high glacial Gokyo Lake.  

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Everest Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
24 Days
Highest Elevation
5,550 m (18,209 ft)
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Welcome to Nepal! Our representatives will be waiting for you in the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be greeted and be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
After breakfast, we will go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath temple, each of them carrying a distinct architectural and cultural significance. Overnight at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya 1760m/8-9 hours via Jiri
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya, we pass by Sunkoshi River while enjoying amazing views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. We have a short stop at Mude for lunch. We then continue to drive on the country road to reach Jiri. We start trekking immediately after reaching Jiri. After a few ascents and descents through Sherpa villages, we reach Shivalaya. Overnight at a lodge in Shivalaya.

Day 4: Trek from Shivalaya to Kinja 2120m/5-6 hours
After breakfast, we move on a trail that is steep and goes uphill through the forests to reach Deurali Pass (2730m). Crossing the pass, we descend till we reach the village named Bhandar.  After a short stop in Bhandar, we keep moving downhill along the river until we reach Kinja village. Overnight at a lodge in Kinja.

Day 5: Trek from Kinja to Lamjura 3530m/6-7 hours
The trail goes mostly uphill from Kinja to Lamjura La (3530m). In the morning, we ascend on a sharp hill passing several tea houses and through the forested hill until we reach Sete village. Then the track turns challenging till we cross Lamjura La Pass. Overnight at a lodge in Lamjura.

Day 6: Trek from Lamjura to Ringmu 2700m/5-6 hours
Today, we descend through Rhododendron forests and trek down along the countryside. Descending down the ridge, we soon enter Junbesi, a beautiful Sherpa village. We will pay a quick visit to the Buddhist monasteries of Junbesi. Then, crossing Mani walls and bridges, we climb down on stone steps to reach Ringmu. Ringmu is a small Sherpa village which hosts a stunning view of Numbur Himal (6958m). Overnight at a lodge in Ringmu.

Day 7: Trek from Ringmu to Kharikhola 2500m/5-6 hours
In the morning, trek through thick forests on a steep trail until reaching Takshindo La Pass (2960m). Takshindo La offers a panoramic view of Numbur Himal (60958m) along with other snow-capped peaks. Then, the trail descends through jungles until Jubing and again continues slowly uphill until Kharikhola village. In the evening, we will visit the monastery situated on the top of the hill. Overnight at a lodge in Kharikhola.

Day 8: Trek from Kharikhola to Surke 2340m/5-6 hours
We cross a suspension bridge and continue climbing uphill until we reach Bupsa. Trekking through the forests, we cross Khari-La Pass (3145m) to reach Paiya. We descend further to reach Surke. Overnight at a lodge in Surke.

Day 9: Trek from Surke to Phakding 2640m/5-6 hours
We cross Surke Khola and continue walking alongside Dudh Koshi River, en route to Phakding. Walking past a Mani wall and crossing Chheplung Khola, we reach Chheplun, Thado Koshigaon, and Nurning, where we get an amazing view of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Then, we walk on a serene trail filled with prayer flags, prayer wheels, and painted Mani walls to reach Phakding. Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
After breakfast, we trek through rhododendron and magnolia forest with an amazing view of the mountains on the background until we reach Monjo. Crossing a suspension brige over Dudh Koshi River in Jorsalle, we now enter Sagarmatha National Park. We reach the confluence of Bhote Koshi River and Imja Khola at Larja Dobhan, from where we continue on an uphill trail to reach Nanmche Bazaar. From the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, we will have a stunning panorama of Mt Everest (8848m) along with several other peaks of the Khumbu Region. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View hotel and the trip to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries
Today, we will hike up to Everest View Hotel for an excellent view of Mt Everest (8848m) along with other snow-capped mountains. Enjoying the splendid view of the mountains, we then descend to the largest Sherpa village of the entire region, Khumjung. Upon visiting Khumjung Gompa, we can have a look of a Yeti's skull that is kept safely inside the monastery. We will then ascend to Khunde and then descend to Namche via Syangboche. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours
Walking alongside Imja Khola, we cross a big stupa on our way to Kyangjuma village. Continuing on our walk uphill we can see prayer wheels driven by water right before we arrive in Phunke Tenga. Then, we follow the Imja River uphill on a sharp ascend to reach Tengboche village. We will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and enjoy an amazing view of Ama Dablam (6856m), Kangtega (6782m), and Thamserku (6623m), and Taboche Peak (6542m) among other. Overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/4-5 hours
The trail goes downhill through the rhododendron forests towards Deboche village. Passing by several monasteries and Pangboche village, we arrive in Somare. Crossing several bridges and stone walls whilst walking alongside Imja Khola, we reach Dingboche. Enjoy the views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse (8516m), Taboche (6542m), Lobuche (6119m) and other peaks. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 14: Acclimatization day, the Side trip to Chhukhung-Ri 5546m
Today we have a day off to acclimatize. So, we cross a yak grazing land to reach Chhukhung village. Then, we continue walking on steep trail uphill towards Chhukhung-Ri (5550m) to have a close view of Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Island Peak (6189m), and Baruntse (7129m) as well. We then descend to Chhukhung, and then to Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/4-5 hours
Walking alongside a glacial river, we pass through SHerpa settlements of Dusa and Thukla before crossing Thokla Pass (4830m). Along the way, we will have stunning views of the majestic peaks like Pumori (7161m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6145m), Cholatse (6440m), Taboche (6542m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and other surrounding peaks. Walking on a steep trail on the moraines of Khumbu Glacier, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at a lodge in Lobuche.

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/2-3 hours & the trip to Everest BC 5360m/3-4 hours
Continuing our trek on the bank of Khumbu glacier, we pass Lobuche glacier and ascend towards Changri glacier. The trail is steep and icy, so we need to be careful while ascending. Walking on the Khumbu glacier, we reach Gorakshep and continue trekking on the moraines to reach Everest Base Camp. Standing below the giant Mt. Everest (8848m), we can have a breath-taking view of the widespread mountains of the Khumbu region. After spending some time at the base camp, we head back to Gorakshep. Overnight at a lodge in Gorakshep.

Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Dzongla 4830m/4-5 hours
Early morning, we will hike up to the best view point of Everest, Kalapatthar (5545m). The trail goes sharply uphill and may need strenuous effort to reach Kalapatthar. However, the sunrise view of the mountains, mainly Mt. Everest (8848m), is worth going on a strenuous trek for. After some time, we head down to Gorakshep and retrace our trail to Dzongla via Lobuche. Overnight at a lodge in Dzongla.

Day 18: Trek from Dzongla to Thangnak 4700m/6-7 hours via Cho-La Pass 5420m
The trail starts with a gradual climb which then turns sharp to reach the top of Cho-La Pass (5420m), one of the three high passes of Khumbu region. Enjoy the amazing views of the snow-capped mountains. Afterward, descend to Thangnak after a difficult icy crossing on a slippery path. Overnight at a lodge in Thangnak.

Day 19: Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo 4790m/2-3 hours & Hike to Fourth Lake
The trail moves up and down by crossing Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier of Nepal, to reach the beautiful Gokyo valley. An amazing close-up view of Cho-Oyu (8201m) and other adjacent peas can be observed throughout the way. After a tough walking through the Ngozumpa glacier, we arrive at the third Gokyo Lake and spend some time enjoying the tranquility of the place. We then enter Gokyo village to have a good rest amid the mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Gokyo.

Day 20: Trek from Gokyo to Dhole 4120m/4-5 hours,
Early morning, we trek to Gokyo-Ri at 5360m. Ascending on a steep trail, we reach Gokyo Ri to view a mind-blowing panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Pumori, Ama Dablam (6856m) and other peaks during the sunrise. We then climb down to Gokyo, come across two Gokyo lakes, and then follow Dudh Koshi River downstream to arrive in Dhole. Overnight at a lodge in Dhole.

Day 21: Trek from Dhole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours,
Descend to the track that leads us to Phortse Thanga. Then, the trail goes sharply uphill until we reach Mongla. We continue going downhill to reach Kyangjuma from where we cross the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa to finally arrive in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 22: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours,
Leave Namche Bazar and descend through pine forest. Cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Then, our trail continues by the riverside till Jorsalle. We continue walking to Phakding by passing several bridges. Stop for lunch and then continue until Lukla. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

Day 23: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes
We take a flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu early in the morning, which takes about 45 minutes. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Refresh and relax. Stroll on the streets of Thamel. Overnight at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 24: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, we shall drop you at the airport before the scheduled time. Farewell, and we hope to see you again!

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for single trekker; USD 2980
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2255 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 2150 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1965 per person 

Join with Us on a Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek Classical Route in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks  & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,965
EUR 1.832
SFr 1.818
GBP 1.533
AUD 2.928
CAD 2.613
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Domestic flight ticket Lukla-Kathmandu and domestic airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons and carry 25kg), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, Spikes, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* All transportation by private car and 4W land cruiser.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* Government tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone, Internet, battery charging and hot shower.   
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Horse renting and additional porters used due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                            Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek - Classical Route, 24 Days


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