• Duration: 19 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: Oct-Nov / Mar-April
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 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 an 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 the 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 is 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 for 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 a trek is 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.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Circuit trek to Gokyo lakes, Chola pass, EBC & Kalapathar at once
  • Stunning Himalayan scenery with Sherpa culture and monasteries
  • Proper Safety back up on trek: Oxygen cylinder and medical box
  • Responsible trekking policy to have 1 Trekker: 1 Porter
  • Full board meals B, L, D with tea and coffee
  • Medical trained trek guide and crew to support
  • Private twin bedroom accommodation on trek
  • Trek gear to use from Sleeping bag to warm jackets
  • Best price and guaranteed departure dates.

Trip map

Everest Circuit Trek map


  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
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  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
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Chola Pass Trek Itinerary:


What's Included
  • 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 backup.
  • Complimentary trek Duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts, and trek map
  • Trekking permit, Everest national park permit, and all government taxes.
What's Excluded
  • 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.

Dates & Availability

Chola Trek Dates:

We offer many confirmed trip departure dates for 2022 and 2023 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.

March Departure
Start DateStart DateMarch 26, 2022End DateEnd DateApril 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$1890

Customer Reviews

  • Fred Chan
    Fred Chan 5.0United StatesPublished November 30, 2018

    Another trip of a lifetime with MMA!

    As always, MMA delivered on a great trek. If you are viewing this review, there is no need to heap further accolades on MMA. They are one of the best guide services and their one porter; one trekker policy is highly commendable.

    The Everest Circuit trek is a highly recommended alternative to the traditional EBC trek if you have a few extra days. You get to go up the less crowded Gokyo valley and return on the more crowded EBC route (in just two days). Going up gives you tremendous views of Cho Oyo and the 180 panoramas of Cho Oyo/Everest/Lhotse/Makalu from the top of Gokyo Ri. Crossing Cho La pass can be work but is an incredible experience crossing the pass and glacier. The balance of the trip is the classic EBC route. If you have a few extra days, this trek is well worth it!

    Lakpa, our guide, took great care of us and was a great guide. He seemed to know every other person we passed on the trek! Another trip of a lifetime with MMA!

  • E
    Ezio Reynaud 5.0United StatesPublished April 16, 2017

    Successful Trek

    Mountain Monarch is a highly rated guide company operating in Nepal. I recently enlisted their help in trekking around Mt. Everest and I fully agree with all of the great reviews this company gets. My scheduled trek, however, was changed by a fall while descending a high pass which resulted in a broken fibula. This is where Mountain Monarch went above and beyond all expectations. From the very able guide, Netra, to the ever calming and gentlemanly disposition of the owner, Mr. Pradip, they organized a very efficient air rescue and a worry-free transport to a highly capable travelers’ clinic in Kathmandu. Supervised mostly by Mr. Pradip himself, every little detail was handled with reassurance and comfort. It is said that it’s in a time of crisis that the very best comes out in people. Mr. Pradip and his staff shone in these moments. I’m very much looking forward to joining them again in the future and highly recommend Mountain Monarch Adventures to everyone.

  • R
    Renne Simpson 5.0AustraliaPublished November 10, 2014

    Great Time with MM

    I completed EBC and Kalapathar Gokyo and Chola pass trek with Mountain Monarch and had a great time. They do go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable and safe at all times. I found Pradip to be always available on the phone and totally efficient and pleasant before during and after the trip.

    Nepal Everest circuit is breathtaking but be prepared to do without creature comforts. Accommodation is basic throughout although this is representative of the choice in that region. Mountain Monarch has good contacts with tea houses so availability was not a problem.  The guide that I would recommend most is Vivek who is a total gem. One of the best guides I’ve met so far and an expert in early morning Tai Chi!. Water was boiled and sterilized for us, food pretty good – mainly vegetarian with egg and a little monotonous at times. Again – representative of food in the region.

    Be prepared to be overwhelmed with fantastic scenery, experiences and friends en-route.
    A must-do and I”m thinking of going back next year for more with Mountain Monarch!

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