Everest Circuit Trek

  • Duration: 19 Days


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

Everest Circuit Trek -  A Complete Trekking Itinerary in the Everest Region

The Everest Circuit Trek includes the dramatic Himalayan traverse of the spectacular Chola pass. This Everest Circuit Trekking is a combo journey of Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo lakes via the Chola pass. Undoubtedly it is one of the most wonderful and complete hiking packages in the Everest region. Truly this Everest Chola Pass Trek 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 the Cho La passes with captivating scenery at one go.

We start the Everest Circuit Trekking with the exciting flight into Lukla. Furthermore, we hike up to Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital with its diverse and colorful mix of people. Not to miss the Sherpa museum, monastery, and busy market stalls full of local products and Tibetan artifacts. 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 - Gokyo Chola Pass Base Camp Trekking

We continue the dramatic Gokyo Chola pass Base Camp trekking in the Everest region by ascending Gokyo Ri in the crisp early sunrise. This hike offers 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, Nuptse, and Makalu with the massive and Nepal's longest Nagozumpa glacier at one breath. After exploring the Gokyo valley, we cross the challenging Chola pass trek on the way to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Furthermore, 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 base camp trek with Gokyo lakes in Everest region.

EBC Chola Gokyo Trek in the Himalaya

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 a great achievement. We descend through Pheriche, Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village, 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 lakes Chola Pass EBC trek at one go.

We also offer the 14 Days short Everest Base Camp Hiking and 21 Days Everest Three Pass Trek curated trips. You can join any trip base on your holiday time duration and hunger of your hiking exploration. On all trips to the Himalayas, we make sure to operate with a Responsible travel policy of having an individual dedicated porter to each trekker. Safety on trek always on top of the agenda thus a supplementary Oxygen with a comprehensive first aid kit is a must on all trips in the Himalayas.

Chola Pass Trek Itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrive Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program to start the Everest circuit trip.
    • 2 Day
      Explore Boudhnath and Pashupatinath / trip orientation and preparation.
      • 3 Day
        Fly to Lukla and start Everest base camp Gokyo lakes walking.
        • 4-5 Day
          Trekking to Namche / Acclimatization rest day.
          • 6 Day
            Hiking to Kumjung.
            • 7-9 Day
              Hike to Gokyo lakes via Machhermo and Dole and enjoy views of massive Cho Oyu.
              • 10 Day
                Climb Gokyo Ri in morning and afternoon walk to Thangna
                  • savor the stunning looks of Mt. Everest and pristine lakes from the Gokyo ri
                  • Cross the Ngozumpa Glacier on the way to Thangna
                • 11-12 Day
                  Cross the challenging Chola pass and hike to Lobuche: enjoy the superb beauty of Nature.
                  • 13 Day
                    Hike Kala Pathar for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest.
                    • 14 Day
                      Exploration to the Everest Base Camp.
                      • 15-17 Day
                        Descend to Lukla to end the Everest circuit trek via Pheriche, Thyangboche.
                        • 18 Day
                          Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu after the Chola Pass hiking
                          • 19 Day
                            Trip ends / Airport transfer to end the EBC Gokyo Chola hike

                            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 the itinerary.
                            • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport tax.
                            • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse on a twin share basis
                            • Full board meals, tea, coffee, and drinking water on the trek
                            • Responsible trekking policy of 01 Porter to each Trekker on a 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 a trek as a safety back up.
                            • Complimentary 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 personal nature like a hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry, etc.

                            Cost and Dates

                            Chola Trek Dates:

                            We offer many confirmed trip departure dates for 2021 and 2022 for the individual trekkers to join the group trekking to Chola pass Trek in the Everest region- Gokyo to Everest base camp hike via the Chola pass. Our trip cost is affordable and all-inclusive.

                            Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                            11 Sep, 202129 Sep, 2021AvailableUS$1890
                            25 Sep, 202113 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1890

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