Everest Circuit Trek
18 Days 17 Nights

One of the most daring treks in the Himalayas, Everest Circuit Trekking is famous for its tough trek route. The route that goes via the high pass of Cho La(5420 m) from where you can view Mt. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Rolwaling valley linking the pristine blue Gokyo lakes and Gokyo peak or Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar where you can get close-up view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Pumori (7161 m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Changtse (7553m) and other peaks.

From Kathmandu we take a breadth taking himalayan mountain flight to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We head towards Namche bazaar; the Capital of sherpas via. Phakding. It helps to acclimatize in readyness for the altitude you will achieve on the trek ahead of you. We reach to the Gokyo valley via. Khunjung, Dole and Machhermo. We hike up to Gokyo Peak or Gokyo Ri for sun rise view with incredible 4 of eight 8,000 altitude mountains and then reach to the Everest Base Camp crossing Thaknak, Cho La pass, Dzungla, Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Everest base camp offers magnificient view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. We trek back to Lukla for a flight to kathmandu for departure. This three week long Everest Circuit Trek arranged by us offers a great adventure for trekkers and climbers alike with great memory…

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

As you reach Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative  will welcome you and also give brief information on further program. As we will not have any planned activities for the day, you can simply relax after checking into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing around UNESCO listed world heritage sites.

On this day, we visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites including holy Pashupatinath Temple which is biggest pilgrimage site for hindus, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which are pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is full of arts and culture with wood carving on it. We move back to hotel for rest and Preparation for tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, 30 minutes flight and trek to Phakding, 3-4 hours trek.

After breakfast, you’ll fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and land on a steep mountain runway, which brings you to the start of your trek. Try to get a window seat on the left-hand side of the plane and keep your camera close: The flight takes you between mountains and through valleys, with great views of the Himalaya on clear days. You’ll then trek a short distance today through local villages where you’ll likely encounter fellow trekkers, locals, and yaks with their tinkling bells. Continue through the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 10-12 km,around 6 hours trek

After breakfast at Phakding, the trail further opens out to reach the celebrated mountain town of Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, several smaller villages are crossed, like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. Walking along the trekking route through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many virtues, like its alpine woods, small rivers and brooks and deciduous forests. Thick acreages of Pine and Cedar cover the lands and provide a pleasant atmosphere to trek through. Namche Bazaar is located on a mountain side and views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal from here are amazing. Overnight at Namche bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar – Everest Viewpoint – Namche Bazaar

Today we stop inNamche for acclimatization. During the day, you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery , Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , walk approximately 5-6 hours overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Namche to Dole, Trek 5 hrs

After leaving Namche Bazar the trail leads gradual ascents the left side to Mongla hill, this is on of the best view peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and others peak and decending to Porche Thanga. After havening lunch will be continue ascent to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 7: Dole to Machhermo, Trek 4 hrs

Today we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and IPPG. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo, Trek 4hrs

Trail will continue to river side and moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo valley, on the edge of third lake. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 9: Excursion day to fifth Gokyo Lake

Explore to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-yu with a lake view in Himalayas from fifth lake. Northern part you can see the Cho-yu base camp and biggest glacier of the world named Ngazumpa glacier. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house

Day 10: Gokyo to Thangnak after early Sunrise at Gokyo, 4-5 hours trek

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking panoramic sunrise view of Everest Himalayas rang mountain including Mt. supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang and other peak. After having a great memories l back an hour’s to Gokyo for breakfast. Trek down and cross explore the Ngozumpa Glacier and arrival at Thangna. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house.

Day 11: Cross Cho La to Dzongla, 8-9 hrs trek

We start early to take advantage of the stable early morning weather pattern that generally prevails in the Himalaya. Depending on the snow conditions, it will take us approximately 5 hours to reach the saddle of the pass from Thagnak. There will be time on the top of the pass to soak in the experience before the descent into the valley and the camp on the other side. This is a special day and for some the highlight of the trip. The views are excellent all day. Words fail to describe the beauty and the sense of achievement of this pass crossing. Finally as we descend to our camp beside the steep north face of Cholatse, the stunning peak Ama Dablam comes into view. Overnight private eco campsite.

Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche: 6km, 2 - 3 hours

Today’s hike will be a bit shorter. Thus, we would get more time to observe and relax. We move down from Dzongla and cross a bridge onto a grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we will arrive in Lobuche, a small hamlet of lodges where we will spend the night.

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (hike to EBC and back to Gorak Shep)

The day is spent hugging the Khumbu Glacier as you make your way up to Gorak Shep and eventually Everest Base Camp. Tour groups are not typically allowed to stay in base camp for long, so take the opportunity to get a feelling of the buzz and excitement of potential summiteers of Everest (if you visit during the climbing season – April / May). Descend back to Gorak Shep for the night, passing great views of the infamous Khumbu icefall.

Day 14: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,554 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche - 7 hours

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20km, 6 - 7 hours

We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 16: Namche to Lukla: 18-19 km, around 7 hours

The hike back to Lukla follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and crosses a suspension bridge. Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas line the villages and the trail. The Dudh Koshi River gushes by and adds a beautiful ambiance to the natural setting. Open plains, pine and rhododendron forests as well as snow covered peaks decorate the beautiful picturesque settings. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

You will be up early for your flight Back to Kathmandu. The early morning flight brings us back to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If you would like to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we can make this happen. We will have a farewell group dinner and you will overnight in Kathmandu. Note: Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because of cloud and windy conditions. There can be delay in flying due to bad weather and other reason that are beyond our control.

Day 18: Final departure

Today is departure day. Our office representative will pick you up from hotel and drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for departure leaving you unforgettable memory of our trip.

- Airport Pick Up / Drop service
- All ground transportation service by private vehicle
- Star Hotel accommodation service
- Tea house accommodation during trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
- Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes

- International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses and gear
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than scheduled itinerary
- Tips and gratitudes
- Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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