Everest circuit trek - complete trekking itinerary of Everest region
The Everest circuit trek includes the dramatic Himalayan traverse of the spectacular Cho La pass. Hence this pass links the pristine blue Gokyo lakes with landmark destination of Everest Base Camp. Also known as Chola pass trekking is one of the most wonderful and complete hiking package in Everest region. Truly it combines magnificent close-up views of Everest from Kalapathar, the awesome experience of Everest Base Camp with the sparkling Gokyo Lakes. Besides that the rewarding ascent of Gokyo Ri for superb, panoramic views of the Himalayas. Of course the thrill of crossing of the Cho La pass with captivating scenery at one go.
We start the Everest Circuit trek with the exciting flight into Lukla. Furthermore we hike up to Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital with its diverse and colourful mix of people. Not to miss the Sherpa museum, monastery and busy market stalls full of local products and Tibetan artefacts. No doubt an interesting and thoroughly rewarding experience. Moreover leaving the popular Everest Base Camp trails behind us, we trek up the serene Gokyo Valley, pass 3 breathtakingly beautiful blue glacial lakes set among glistening, snow-capped peaks.
Everest Circuit Trek - a challenging hike to EBC with Gokyo lakes with Chola pass
We continue the dramatic chola pass trek by ascending Gokyo Ri in the crisp early sunrise. This hike offer an incredible, awe-inspiring 360 degree view of many of the world's highest peaks. Not to mention an unforgettable experience to see the Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nupste and Makalu with the massive and Nepal's the longest Nagozumpa glacier at one breath. After exploring the Gokyo valley, we cross the challenging Cho La pass trek on the way to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Further more We witness the fabulous views as you descend from the pass through glistening pristine snowfields into a broad secluded valley in our Everest circuit trek making a big circle of Everest region.
Gokyo Chola pass Everest base camp trekking
Notably we feel the increasing thrill and anticipation of drawing ever closer to the mt. Everest. The highest mountain on earth always just ahead of you. We hike to Kalapathar and Everest base camp to leave the historical footprint at base camp. Truly a memorable experience and great achievement. We descend through Pheriche, Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa villages and Thyangboche with its famous and ornately decorated Buddhist monastery. Obviously still many things and places to see on return down to Lukla. In short this Everest Circuit trekking is a combination of Gokyo Everest Base Camp trek linked with the challenging Cho La pass trekking.