Jiri to Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking
 Jiri to Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

Jiri to Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

  • 27 Days
  • Nepal
  • Challenging
  • Min: 2 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • Journey to the Shivalaya via Jiri
  • Crossing enthralling suspension bridges, Crossing of Lamjura pass,
  • Witness Sherpa culture in Junbesi,
  • Visit largest monastery in Thubten Chholing- View Yeti’s head in Khamjung village,
  • Panoramic view from national headquarter and from Everest view hotel,
  • Sherpa culture in Khumjung Village,
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, Beautiful mountain view from Kalapathar,
  • Spectacular view of glacier from Everest Base Camp,
  • View of icy glacier lake and Everest from the Gokyo Peak.

Jiri to Gokyo Chola pass Trekking

Jiri to Chola pass , Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trekking is fantastic trekking routes, which is provide opportunity to explore the soul of  Khumbu (solukhumbu), Gokyo lakes, cross the Cho la pass (5368m) and to climb the Everest base camp (5364m) , Kala Pattar (5545m). this four weeks fascinating trip offers superb view of the highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu etc. and to interact with the indigenous people. This is considered as the highly praised trekking route to Everest region. It was in 1953 when two renewed figures sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Sherpa had taken the same route to Mt. Everest. 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 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 area continuing via Thayangboche monastery to Pherche and Lobuche.

The trek has got several numbers of attractions, chief of which are the spectacular scenery, the unique culture of the Sherpa people of the solukhumbu, the region where Mt. Everest and its attendant lesser peaks are located. In order to avoid having to repeat all those ups and downs, mostly the Everest trekkers opt to fly on way. There are two alternatives for you. if you have the time, walk in from Jiri and fly out from Lukla following the itinerary as given below, or if you want to shorten the trip you can fly in to Lukla, trek to Everest and then fly out, taking 14 days to trek to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar or you just can visit Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri or Tyangboche monastery in a week.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Airport and Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1950m) with public bus. About 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 03: Trek to Shivalaya (1800m). About 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2190m). About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2520m). About 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2580m).About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07: Trek to Nungthala (2200m).About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Trek to Bupsa (2360m). About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Trek to Chablung/Chheplung (2700m).About 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). About 7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Trek to Dole (4090m). About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13: Trek to Machhermo (4410m). About 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4750m). About 5 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 15: Full-day hiking in Gokyo RI (5357m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 16: Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4700m). About 4/5 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 17: Trek to Dzongla (4830m) over the Cho La Pass (5368m). About 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 18: Trek to Lobuche (4910m). About 4/5 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 19: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m), About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House. Visit to the Everest base camp (5364m). About 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 20: Early morning hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) then trek to Dingboche (4410m). About 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 21: Trek to Tengboche (3867m). About 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 22: Trek to Manjo (2835m). About 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2840m). About 6 hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 24: Lukla-Early morning, fly back to Kathmandu (1350m). about 30 minute flight Overnight at Hotel.
Day 25: Full-day Sightseeing in Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur.
Day 26: Shopping day/Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 27: Final departure for your onward destination or Home land.


Important Note

We also arrange: - The itinerary we offer is mainly the guideline to your trip. Our customized itineraries address your specific requirements. You are kindly requested to councult our expert team in order to be perfectly equipped for the Packages as per your interest and requirement with Gorkha Adventure.

Better to know: - One can’t control over natural happenings. So, different unforeseen natural as well as political environment, weather condition, disasters which are out of our control, can affect your tour. As a result, your itineraries may get changed. In such cases, our leading representative will arrange the best alternative itineraries in minimum cost more effectively. However, you shall keep in mind that any delayed schedule or inconvenience caused by the natural obstacles are to be bared in the particula trip yourself.

Flight delayed or cancelation: -   In Nepal, Twin-otters are the primary means of transportation in the air for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. These flights sometimes can be delayed by few hours or even cancelled for one or many days because of poor visibility, bad weather or technical problems.  The delay or cancelation of flights may occur even in fair weather. You must be aware of the bitter truth ‘always anticipate the sudden weather in the mountains’. Undoubtedly, We do our best to ease you by arranging another flight. Helicopter flights could be the alternative. Instead, Gorkha Adventure team will offer you different optional day-activities i.e. hiking, local cultural tours (Monastery sight-seeing) and so on of your choice on your buffer days either in Kathmandu or you can change your trail to Annapurna, Langtang or any other regions. Kindly, note that you will not get refunded on such cases and we will offer you the accommodations only before the starting of your trekking. In case, cancelation of your flights at the end of trip, you have to bear all your expenses in Lukla.

Trip Dates & Price

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
13 Sept 2018 10 Oct 2018 US$ 2265$ On Hold Book Now
21 Oct 2018 19 Nov 2018 US$ 2265 $ Guaranteed Book Now
05 Nov 2018 07 Dec 2018 US$ 2265 $ Guaranteed Book Now

Following are included on the above package cost

  • Airport picks up and airport drop by private transportation.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide.
  • Sightseeing transportation by non A/C comfortable vehicle.
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size.
  • Kathmandu to Jiri Bazaar overland transportation by express public bus.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets and airport taxes for guest and staff (guide/porters).
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal trekker’s lodge/teahouse.
  • Three time meal a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trip.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide.
  • Government license holder trekking guide/leader for the team.
  • One porter from Kathmandu who will carry your luggage during the trekking (two person get one porter).
  • Everest National park entry permit, Tims Card and fee.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (trekking guide and porters).
  • Nepal government tax and office service charge.

Following are excluded on the above package cost.

  •     Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  •     International air tickets and airport taxes.
  •     Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days).
  •     Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  •     Wire transfer charge or credit card service charge as company rule.
  •     Alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls and all type of hot drinks.
  •     Soft drink such as cola, mineral water etc.
  •     Compulsory Your travel insurance and first aid kit.
  •     Hot water, hot shower and battery charge fees.
  •     Tip for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  •     Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.

Common Queries on Jiri to Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek – 27 Days

Gorkha Adventure would like to answer all the queries about Jiri to  Chola Pass - Everest Base Camp Trekking for all curious travelers/trekkers in the world. As you are entirely from different geographical location, you could better to know everything about the treks from the beginning i.e. airport pick up till your departure like airport picks up, drops off, accommodation in city, in the trek, guide and porters, safety for the trekking, food and accommodation and some other things that you might face on the way. This is simply the outlines of the services we offer but it may differ as per your requirement, number of trekkers. What we go through our conversation, we will manage the means of transportation, hotels in the city, accommodation in the trekking, numbers of porters etc. This is general idea about Jiri to Chola Pass - Everest Base Camp Trekking before your trip and you become clearer about the trek. Please feel free to contact us to get more information about the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

How is Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still serves as main artery to the roadless Sagarmatha (Everest) region. Known as the Solu-Khumbu it is the home of the Sherpas.

What physical fitness do I need to book this trip?

Every trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal requires the certain level of physical and mental fitness. So, we advise you to be in good physical shape and able to feel comfortable while hiking up and down 7 to 12 miles per day on a trail carrying a day pack of about 10 pounds. Three things could make you confident enough for any trek you would like to do: aerobic, strength and mental.

Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will be trekking in Exciting mountain flight over the mountains from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu

up to 40% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning, you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you. You should plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic 3 /4 times per week for 1 month or more before your arrival in Nepal. Walking, jogging, cycling, hiking on valley floor to ridge line ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise, so long as you are strengthening leg muscles and building stamina. Speed is not the essence; stamina, confidence and continuity are. Do as much uphill as possible. If you live in flat area, go to the stadium and use the steps with your pack.

Is the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking hard or easy?

Classic Everest Trekking can be easy and very exciting if you could walk minimum 5 miles a day and does have aerobic shape (with doctor’s approval). The actual trekking is on mostly ground level with a few sections of hill sides - up and down. You should carry more than a light day pack with your jacket, snacks and water bottle. The important thing is that you should acclimatize yourself with higher altitudes for that you need to maintain your health, should have a large fluid intake and always in slow pace in the Himalayas.

Is it dangerous to trek to Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Yes or No, because if we do not take proper precautions of Altitude sickness, there is risk of life. So, one should quite aware what is going on. Next thing we have to be careful with the caravan of yaks, occasionally, there is an incident that trekkers get injured due to rock fall by the flock of yaks or who inadvertently bump them off the trail and go down steep to the hill side. So, be always on the uphill side when the yaks pass by!

Do I really need to use guide to Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking?

You are advised to use Guide so that you could feel safer in the unknown area because the guide can tell you the possible danger as they have guided in this region since long. Most importantly, the Himalayan weather is really unpredictable and the Guide can help you to take proper shelter. Nest advantage to be with Guide is you get more knowledge about local culture and you could have easy access to interact with the local people. In 2014, the Nepal Government clearly has stated that the trekkers should have a guide but still it is not seemed in the practicality.

How do I find Himkala Adventure for my pick up at the airport?

Our representative from Gorkha Adventure will display a small board of company or your name outside the airport terminal. You will be driven to the hotel by our vehicle.

What sort of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu?

Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation in the city.

Is there trip facilities during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Tea House is the combination of guest house, Tea houses in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking area are highly professional though they are simple but with neat and clean lodging offering fine views and plain but fresh and hygienic food with friendly atmosphere. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.

What sort of accommodation do I get in trekking?

Guesthouses provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipments. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.

What sort of foods, water and drinks can I expect in trekking?

The foods in the Himalayas are very simple. There are mostly the family members themselves to cook and serve the meal. They are simply trained but experienced because they have been offering such services for many years in this busy route. The food is hygienic, fresh and delicious. We recommend you to drink mineral water or the boiled or using water purification pills or drops.

Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat (rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup is popular as it helps you with acclimatization. You could better be vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.

What mode of transportation do I use?

We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. We use transportation as based on our cost inclusion section. The transportation varies depending on your requirements and group size.

What is the best season for this trekking?

The best season for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December). These are the perfect time of the year for the breathtaking views of Himalayas with clear and sunny days.

Who will be guiding me during this trip?

We provide the professional government license holder English speaking trekking guides for our entire trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed.  All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personality. They are all trained from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, certified and approved by the Tourism Department of Nepal government.  We provide a different city tour guide to guide you in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

May I charge my electronic gadgets during Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

Most of the places in your tea houses have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. It’s good if you bring TWO or THREE pin travel adapter and put your gadgets at warm place at night.

How much additional money is required for this trip?

It’s a very personal question as expenses depend on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for a hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.

What is the minimum number requirement for this trip?

We operate individual trip to the group joining trips for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. If you want to do any private trip we are ready to organize for solo traveler as well with some additional charges.

Are there communication or internet services during Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek?

All guesthouses in Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking trails have telephones and internet services. They provide the WIFI service with some extra charge which helps to get updated with social Medias, friends or family. All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal.

May I get chances for shower during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?

Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. In few places, bucket water will be provided for the shower.

May I add extra days in trekking?

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is the prime destination where one can feel stepping on the lap of highest mountain in the world. It is the matter of glory and pride that your dreams come true. If you have any more days spared, you could easily extend your trek with some side trips to the nearby Sherpa Villages or can deviate the other routes. If you would like to customize or shorten your trip, it is quite possible as well.

What happens in case of emergency?

Gorkha Adventure has prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during the trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of emergency.

Do I need to have insurance for this trip?

We request you to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal.  Your travel insurance is always needed before going in any high altitude trekking.  Please check your travel insurance policy which doesn’t exclude mountaineering or alpinism.  Although you will not be engaging in these activities in your trekking, you might have problem convincing the insurance company of this fact.  Rescue insurance need to cover an emergency helicopter evacuation or a charted flight from remote mountain trails of Nepal as well as international medical evacuation. A helicopter evacuation might cost US$ 2500 to US$10000 depending on the places.  So that travel insurance to cover all above is must to travel in the high Himalayas of Nepal.

What is the baggage allowance from/to Kathmandu – Lukla flight?

There may be different baggage allowance as per the different airlines but in general, a traveler to/from Lukla is allowed to carry 10 kg of check-in luggage and 5 kg of carry-on hand luggage per person with his/her flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5 kg per person only) will be charged at 120 NPR per person at your own expense.

What type of shoes should I wear during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?

You could better have carefully chosen hiking boots with extra laces which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. We advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek so that you could feel well habituated on the newer trail for your feet.

What about extreme weather and airport closures in Lukla?

Weather conditions in the Himalayas are unpredictable. Flights can be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather. Flights to and from Lukla are particularly prone to travel delays. There is no other alternative except having patience for the good weather or have some optional trip around or chartering helicopters. You will be accommodated at your joining hotel in your own expense.

Do I need to tip my guide and porter? How much would that be?

Tipping is not mandatory, neither it is right to ask by anyone but it is a way of showing gratitude after taking service. The level of tip also shows how satisfy you are from the team that you had been during your tour/trek. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

What documents are required to book this trip?

We need the scan copy of your passports along with p.p. size photo for the essential trekking permits and flight booking. Also send the flight details after booking confirmation to pick up you from the airport.


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