Everest Circuit Trekking

The Everest Circuit trekking is one of the most popular treks in the Everest region; as it combines the classic close-up views of Everest from Kalapathar,and the awesome experience of Everest Base Camp; along with the sparkling Gokyo Lakes, the ascent of Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of the Himalayas; and the thrill of crossing of the Cho La pass, a remote high altitude pass with captivating natural scenery. We begin the Everest circuit trek with the scenic flight into Lukla. After landing at Lukla Airport, you begin trekking to Phakding village, where you spend the night. Following the trails through the forest of rhododendron and magnolia, you reach Namche Bazaar. At Namche, you will visit the Sherpa museum, Buddhist monasteries, and busy market Tibetan artifacts. Following the popular EBC Trek trails, you will head to the serene Gokyo Valley; while passing three breathtaking glacial lakes enclosed by high peaks. Ascend Gokyo Ri early to have magnificent sunrise views over the great Himalayas. From Gokyo Ri, you can view the world’s highest peaks; which includes Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu and the massive Nagozumpa glacier, the longest in Nepal. Leaving Gokyo, you will cross the challenging Cho la pass on the way to Everest base camp; which offers the fantastic views as you descended the pass. After making a step at Everest Base camp, you will achieve an unforgettable experience. Our descending route encompasses many cultural sites – Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village, Tengboche, famous for a historical, ornamented monastery. In a nutshell, this Everest Circuit Trekking is a combination of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo lake Trek. In addition to a hike over the challenging Chola pass.

EVEREST CIRCUIT TREKKING FACTS

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Maximum Elevation: 5545m
  • Minimum Elevation: 1440m
  • Trek-style: Lodges or teahouses
  • Group Size: minimum 1 to maximum 15 people
  • Transportation: Aircraft, private jeep, car or van
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Departure point: Kathmandu
  • Per day march: 6 to 7 hours (except acclimatization day)
  • Best Seasons: Autumn and Spring
  • Trip Cost: US $1390

OUTLINE DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:

Day 01:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 03:Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day)

Day 04:Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche

Day 05:Thyangboche to Dingboche

Day 06:Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day)

Day 07:Dingboche to Chhukung

Day 08:Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche

Day 09:Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp

Day 10:Gorak Shep to Dzongla

Day 11:Dzongla to Gokyo Lake

Day 12:Rest day at Gokyo Lake

Day 13:Gokyo to Renjola Pass Lungden

Day 14:Lungden to Thame

Day 15:Thame to Phakding

Day 16:Phakding to Lukla

Day 17:Lukla to Kathmandu