Everest Circuit Trek

  • Duration: 21 Days

Overview

  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeOct-Nov / Mar-April
  • Max Altitude5,548 m

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. Thus Gokyo Everest base camp 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 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 hike over the challenging Cho La pass.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program to start the Everest circuit trip.
    • 2 Day
      Explore Boudhnath and Pashupatinath / Everest circuit trek orientation and preparation.
      • 3 Day
        Fly to Lukla and start Everest base camp gokyo lakes trekking.
        • 4-5 Day
          Trekking to Namche / Acclimatization rest day.
          • 6 Day
            Trek to Kumjung.
            • 7-8 Day
              Trekking up the Gokyo Valley and enjoy views of massive Cho Oyu.
              • 9-10 Day
                Climb Gokyo Ri / savour the stunning looks of Mt. Everest and pristine lakes.
                • 11 Day
                  Trekking on the moraines of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Thangna.
                  • 12-13 Day
                    Cross the challenging Chola pass and trek to Lobuche: enjoy the superb beauty of Nature.
                    • 14 Day
                      Trekking Kala Pathar for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest.
                      • 15 Day
                        Exploration to the Everest Base Camp.
                        • 16-18 Day
                          Trekking down to Lukla to end the Everest circuit trek via Pheriche, Thyangboche.
                          • 19 Day
                            Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu after the Everest circuit trek / Rest day.
                            • 20 Day
                              Free day in Kathmandu.
                              • 21 Day
                                Trip ends / Airport transfer to end the Everest base camp gokyo lakes trek.

                                Trip Inclusion

                                • Airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
                                • Standard hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
                                • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed on the itinerary.
                                • Half day guided city tour with entrance fees as listed on itinerary.
                                • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport tax.
                                • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse on twin share basis
                                • Full board meals, tea, coffee and drinking water on trek
                                • Responsible trekking policy of 01 porter to each trekker on trek for own pace and safety.
                                • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc trek.
                                • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid medicine and his supporting crew with proper insurance and trek gear
                                • Supplementary Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid Kit on trek as a safety back up.
                                • Complementaty trek duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts and trek map
                                • Trekking permit, Everest national park permit and all government taxes.
                                • Nepal entry Visa fees.
                                • International Airfare.
                                • Your Travel Insurance.
                                • Drinks and main meals in cities.
                                • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry .

                                Cost and Dates

                                Gokyo EBC Chola pass trek departure dates 2020

                                We offer many confirmed trip departure dates for 2020 for the individual trekkers to join the group trekking to Chola pass in Everest region- Gokyo to Everest base camp hike via the chola pass. Our trip cost is affordable and all inclusive.

                                Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                                19 Apr, 202009 May, 2020AvailableUS$1990
                                26 Apr, 202016 May, 2020AvailableUS$1990

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