Everest Circuit Trek - 19 Days

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Chola Pass
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Everest Circuit Trek
Gokyo Everest base camp journey
Chola pass
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At a Glance
Duration19 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5550 m
Best TimeOct-Nov / Mar-April

Everest Circuit Trek - A Complete Trekking Journey

The epic clockwise route of Everest Circuit Trek links stunning Gokyo lakes with the iconic Everest base camp via the breathtaking Chola pass. An awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of some of the world's tallest peaks. This Everest Chola Pass trekking provides an unforgettable adventure experience in Nepal. The main attractions of this Gokyo Everest base camp are the climb to Gokyo Ri, traverse over the Chola, and hike to EBC and Kalapathar.

Chola Pass Trek-Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes

The Everest Circuit Trek begins with an absolutely thrilling flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. Following the Dudh Koshi River, you hike to Namche Bazaar to acclimate and explore the local monastery and museum. Slow and steady hike up the serene next to the three pristine blue glacial lakes. These break-talking lakes are set among the glistering, snow-capped peaks. The morning climb to Gokyo Ri rewards you with a view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Nagozumpa glacier, and lakes beyond imagination.

The traverse over the 5420-meter-high pass of Chola takes you to Everest base camp and Kalapathar. As you approach Mt. Everest, you feel an increasing excitement and anticipation. A hike to Kalapathar offers an incredible close-up view of the majestic Mt. Everest. Your journey to Everest base camp creates a history of leaving your legendary footprint at the iconic landmark. Truly an experience to remember and an exceptional accomplishment. Still, there is more to explore, such as the ornate and famous monasteries at Pangoche and Thyanboche while descending to Lukla. In one epic journey, it is a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and a combination of Everest base camp and Gokyo lakes.

The Best Time for Everest Chola Pass Trek

This Everest Circuit Chola Pass Trek is most enjoyable during the spring and Autumn seasons. You can join any set departure dates throughout the year, from March to May and September to December for 2024 or 2025. Additionally, 16 days Everest Base Camp or 21 Days Everest Three Passes Trek for a lifetime adventure journey to the Himalayas.

Trek Difficulty and Safety on Gokyo Everest Base Camp

This Gokyo Everest base camp trek is graded as strenuous on its difficulty level. A fit person can join this trek with 1 to 2 months of pre-trek exercise, such as walking, jogging, hiking, etc. You will be accompanied by a medical-trained guide who will carry supplementary Oxygen with a comprehensive first aid kit to ensure safety on the adventure.

Tour PlanExpand All
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Day 19
Cost Details
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share with Breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed on the itinerary.
  • A half-day guided city tour with entrance fees as on the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport tax.
  • Accommodation in a comfortable lodge or Teahouse on a twin-share basis
  • Full board meals, tea, and coffee on the trek
  • A 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.
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid medicine and his supporting crew with proper insurance and gear
  • Supplementary Oxygen and a 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.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like a hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry, all drinks, etc.
Dates & Availability
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Start DateSeptember 22, 2024
End DateOctober 10, 2024
Route Map
Trekking map of Everest Circuit
Altitude Chart
Everest Circuit Trek elevation chart