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Good to Know
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest Circuit
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport By private vehicle, By air
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Simple and Easy Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • Panoramic view of the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest, three passes (Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La), and Gokyo valley with lakes
  • Astonishing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa
  • Challenging but lifetime walk to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Valley
  • The amazing experience of being in Everest base camp and KalaPatthar
  • The Sight of more than 10 mountains including 4 mountains of height above 8000m
  • The Ecstatic feelings while exploring Sherpa village and understanding their norms, lifestyle, and values

The Everest Circuit, one of the most well-known trekking routes in Nepal, is a literal gateway to heaven as it combines breathtaking landscapes with incredible adventure. The circuit crosses via three high passes: Renjo La Pass (5360m), Cho La Pass (5420m), and Kongma La Pass. It is located in the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal (5535m). One of the best trekking routes in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp Circuit, which offers the amazing experience of exploring the Everest Base Camp and the stunning Gokyo Lakes. The wide view of the mountains in the Khumbu Valley is the hiking route's main attraction. Mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8475m), Pumo Ri (7165m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), and many others beauty the views in this Everest Circuit trek.

The Everest Circuit Trek provides a magnificent view of other mountain ranges along with Mt. Everest, the highest mountain. Another highlight of the trek is Kala Patthar, where this view is made more clear. Apart from that other noteworthy gems of the region are the breathtaking valley, hillside, and mountain views from the air, as well as the lush but vibrant forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak. The hike, which includes the three passes (Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La), a strenuous walk to EBC, Kalapatthar, and the secret valley of Gokyo, is thrilling as well. Additionally, it is really difficult to describe the wonderful sense of seeing more than ten mountains.

Everest Circuit Trekking Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Maximum Elevation: 5545m (Kala Patthar)
  • Minimum Elevation: 1400m (Kathmandu)
  • Trek-style: Lodges or teahouses
  • Group Size: minimum 1 to a maximum of 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 $1690

Highlights of Everest Circuit trekking

  • Forests, ravines, terraced farms, and villages make up the scenery.
  • Discover the tranquil Sherpa communities and their fascinating culture and traditions.
  • Discover Kala Patthar, the world's highest base camp for Mount Everest and the highest point for Everest trekking.
  • Great High Pass Three (Kongma-La, Cho-La & Renjo La pass)
  • Namche Bazaar: The Soul of the Khumbu
  • Park National Sagarmatha
  • Visit the Old Tengboche Monastery.
  • Stunning panoramic views of the snow-covered mountains, including Mt. Everest, await you at your destination (8848m).
  • Take an exciting flight to Lukla.
  • Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lakes.
  • Admire the landscape of mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m), among others

Everest Circuit Trekking Route

The trek begins in Kathmandu with an exciting flight through the small, tall hills and snow-capped mountains in eastern Nepal to Lukla. The adventure starts in Lukla as you follow the Dudh Koshi River and pass through a number of Sherpa settlements. After leaving Monjo, you proceed north to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village, where you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The route to Lumde departs at Namche and travels through Thame.

The first pass you will see is Renjo La, which is located at a height of 5360 meters. From here, your journey will take you to the dazzling Gokyo Lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Khumbu Valley. The journey descends to Gokyo town, where you may learn about Sherpa culture and visit the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes. Dragnag is reached by continuing east along the trail. The Cho La Pass is the second pass you'll encounter (5420m). As you go from here to the Everest Base Camp, you will feel the excitement of the journey. Along with seeing the stunning Khumbu Icefall and the Khumbu Mountains, you will also get to go to Kalapatthar.

Kongma La Pass, the highest of the Three Passes at 5535 meters, is the last. The journey back to Lukla starts with the descent from Kongma La, which brings you to Chhukung. Villages like Orsho, Pangboche, and Tengboche are passed while the walk continues along the Imja River. The trek arrives in Namche and continues on its steady descent to Lukla.

Kathmandu -> Lukla -> Phakding -> Namche Bazaar -> Thyangboche -> Dingboche -> Chhukung -> Khongma La Pass -> Lobuche -> Gorakshep -> Everest Base Camp -> Kalapatthar -> Gorakchep -> Dzongla -> Gokyo Lake -> Renjo La -> Lungden -> Thame -> Phakding -> Lukla -> Kathmandu

Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition makes your trip to Nepal a better memory to remember with all the packages that it provides. Everest Circuit Trek is also one of them. This trek gives you the best panoramic view of Himalayan ranges and rare flora and fauna. You can book your trip easily with us by just sending us an inquiry mail or by direct booking from our fixed departure section. Group joining and group confirmation facility is also provided by us. You can make a change in the itinerary as well but in that case, you must inform us so that we can manage and organize the needed services. You can contact us anytime and we will reach you as soon as possible.

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    Taking an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), we reach our first destination of the trip. The flight will take 40 minutes to complete and one can experience vista of enormous mountains joining Nepal and Tibet (China). Reaching Lukla is followed by walk towards Dudh Koshi River from where we catch the main trail to Namche Bazaar. It is located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). Walking further we pass a small village of Ghat (2550m) and finally after the short walk, we reach Phakding, where we will spend the night.

      From Phakding, we ascent to the valley crossing the river. The path is centered with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest which gives a fabulous view when the flower blossoms in the spring season. At benker, we cross Dudh Koshi River from where we get the enchanting view of mountain peaks like Kusum Kanguru (6396m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here, after a short walk, we reach Monjo (2835m). The walk goes upstream on flat terrain after crossing back to right bank meeting Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. After passing a large suspension bridge, we make a walk with the steady pace. The picturesque views of peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Tabuche are the major attraction from this point. Passing these outstanding path, we reach to Namche Bazaar where we will spend the night.

        It takes time to adjust to some environment in which we are not used to. So, this acclimatization day helps a lot in becoming accustomed to height. Namche is a small village located in the largest protected territory. This place offers both sunrise and sunset views with the dazzling panorama of splendid scenery of Khumbu peaks and close view of Mt. Everest. This day, we will have options to choose between walk towards Thami (3810m) which lies above Bhote Koshi River Valley and walk in National Park Headquarters to observe the display of exotic flora and fauna and ordinary but unique display of Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

          From Namche Bazaar, we walk towards the park headquarters and go on up to high above the Dudh Kosi River. The path of Thyangboche is fully visible with monastery located just below the highest peak and surrounded by Himalayan peaks. Local flora and fauna like beautiful Danphe Pheasant, silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, Himalayan Tahr are also visible. After we reach reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the path goes inclined until we come across Dudh Koshi River at Phunkitenga (3250m). After having lunch, we move upward through steep pine, fir, rhododendron, and black juniper towards Thyangboche. The lodge where we live and monastery are located in the fine place surrounded by Himalayan peaks in the serene environment. The most beautiful peaks seen from this area are Ama Dablam, Kantega, and surely Mt. Everest.

            From Thyangboche we gradually go up high above the Imja Khola and get further one of the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our track to our hotel in the community of Dingboche. The landscape here is impressive but the view of Mount Everest if hidden by other peaks like Lhotse and Nuptse. These are also the giant peaks that rise from the eastern ending of the valley. 

              Indeed, Dingboche is a striking assortment of small fields surrounded by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the enormous rock looks of Tabuche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option from this place. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks are lined up in the southern end of the valley. 

                This day, we pass through stone filled fields and Imja Khola Valley and enter the environment surrounded by the Himalayas. It continues to the Yak Herdsman place, Bibre. In the trial, we get the splendid view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa mountains. From there we reach Chhukung after 3 hours and 30 minutes of walk. We spend the night at Chhukung. 

                  Early in the morning after having a light breakfast, we begin our trek to reach the most important part of our entire trek i.e. Khongma la pass. There are two ways to reach our destination, Lobuche. We can either take the path over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over Nuptse glacier moraines or, we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the path above Niyang Khola. The pass is covered by cairns and Buddhist prayer flag. The final slant from this pass is the most difficult part of our entire trek. After ascending the moraine, the trail turns north by Khumbu Glacier which takes our trial to Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche. 

                    From Lobuche, we move towards Gorakshep after having a light breakfast. On the way, we board towards the valley that is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. Then walking steep upward with the steady pace, we reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier. We walk on the track lined with cairns that shows the way to the glacial sand of Gorak Shep (5160m). We do not stop there, rather we move towards Everest Base Camp which lies at an altitude of 5380m (17,600ft). It gives the panoramic view of the Himalayas and thriving rifts. We rest there for acclimatization to reduce the risk and severity of altitude sickness and other illness.

                      We trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) early in the morning from where we observe awe-inspiring views from this amazing vantage point. From the hotel the way up is pretty steep, so start very leisurely and try to go up at a slower speed. Kala Patthar is the rocky peak below Pumori Mountain. It is a hard-hitting walk because of the elevation, but the observation from the top is unbelievable i.e. beyond our imagination. We set off for Lobuche, where we stop for lunch after returning back to lodge. We then tag along Lobuche Khola and make our path right towards Dzongla. 

                        From Dzongla, we move towards Gokyo Valley. This day we have breakfast early in the morning and start our march. We cross the narrow path passing through rocky chunks. Fromm there, we can see the main glacier too. After passing the snow-filled track, the situation in trek becomes easier. We soon get to the top of the pass (5420m) from where the view of Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and other lower peaks are awesome. The pass is vertical and care should be taken as much as possible. The fissures are seen there are dangerous too. With the proper walk, we reach down to Nymagawa valley and with few hours of further walks, we reach Thangnak and have lunch there. After lunch, we cross rocky chunks and reach Gokyo Lake. We spend the night at the settlement of Gokyo for which time taken to reach is 45 minutes from the lake.

                          Today is the final rest day of this trek. The trekkers who desire to view morning scenario from Gokyo Ri wake up early in the morning and ascent upward the peak (5360m). Others can have the belated breakfast and have an exploration around Gokyo valley and enjoy glorious scenery. Gokyo Ri is the highest mountain in Khumbu region of Nepalese Himalaya. It is located on the west side of Ngozumpa glacier (largest glacier in Nepal as well as all over the world). From this point, we can have the mesmerizing view of four 8000m peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. After having the lifetime opportunity in the area enjoying the natural and cultural beauty, we move back to Gokyo settlement area where we spend our night.

                            Today we wake up earlier as this day, we have to walk more. This day we walk from Gokyo and pass Renjo La pass and reach Lungden. Our path goes to the north of Gokyo Land and goes upward. While ascending, if we look backward and stop for a while, we will have exceptional views of Gokyo Valley with its lake, and mountains in the background. We move on and see boulder hop towards Renjo La Pass (5420m). With the further walk, we reach the top of the pass which is noticeable from far aside because of prayer flags. From the very point, we look towards Nangpa Valley and on our own backside, we have the view of Mt. Everest and Makalu. The path downward is steep and sliding of rocks occurs quite often which makes it more difficult to cross. After some time, we arrive at Glacial Lake from where valley opens-up. We head forward to the valley through open pastures and reach small community of Arya.

                              We all become tired because of the extreme walk of the past day. So this day, we start our trial lately and move down all the way. We follow the Bhote Koshi River and walk down to Nangpa valley, passing through small settlements to finally reach the village of Marlung where we will have lunch. From Marlung we descent passing through small settlements and reach the village of Taranga. Finally, with some hours and minutes of walk, we will reach Thame. 

                                Finally, we are heading toward the end of our trek. From Thame, we move down across Bhote Khola on a built suspension bridge.  On the way, we observe Buddhist Rock paintings, Rock faces Himalayan Tahrs. Our walk continues through the valley of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar. In Namche Bazaar, we stop for lunch. After lunch, we move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. We go back to Monjo passing through jorsale. We move through Benkar via blue pine, oak and rhododendron forest with the best view of Kusum Kangaru. Finally, we move towards our lodge in Phakding where we will spend the night.

                                  This is the last day of our trek. We take our breakfast and take a short walk towards the surrounding, for enjoying the final view of the Everest region. This day we move around in Lukla and enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas, greenery and local Sherpa cultures and lifestyle. We stay overnight at Lukla and prepare for returning back to Kathmandu next day.

                                    This is the last day of our whole trip. This day we have a breakfast early in the morning and head towards the air terminal to catch the flight to Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu, our team member will transfer you to your respective hotel as well. You will also have tasty and hygienic dinner treat from the side of our company with cultural dances and program.

                                    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                                    What's Included

                                    • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
                                    • Sagarmatha Conversation Area Project Permits
                                    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
                                    • Transportation by flight ( Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) and all necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
                                    • Trekking Map
                                    • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
                                    • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu
                                    • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
                                    • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
                                    • An experienced license holder Trekking Guide ( Local Guide)
                                    • Trekking Porter (Strong Local Sherpa) for carrying your luggage (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
                                    • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
                                    • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide
                                    • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

                                    OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)

                                    • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour - USD 60 Only. For more Click Here

                                    What's Excluded

                                    • Hotels in Kathmandu
                                    • International Flight Tickets to Nepal & Return
                                    • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
                                    • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                                    • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
                                    • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
                                    • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                    • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.

                                    Single Supplementary

                                    • Single Person Booking, charge of $ 250 is compulsory applicable to run this trip.
                                    Departure Dates

                                    The Fixed Departure dates are listed for a special quoted price specified on small group joining trips. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking for advance booking for years 2023, and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us to our fixed departure list.

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                                    Best season for Everest Circuit trek

                                    The best seasons for trekking Mount Everest are spring (March through May) and fall (September through November).In the Everest region, spring provides lushness and consistent weather. Large white magnolia trees and colorful rhododendron trees in bloom can be found throughout the entire area. It is also the finest time for an Everest trek due to the predictable weather and stunning sights.
                                     
                                    The warmest season to visit Everest Base Camp is in May, though occasionally it can be cloudier. The climate in Everest cannot be determined for any given month. Compared to previous spring months, April is noticeably cleaner. Therefore, climbing Everest in April would be a sensible choice.
                                     
                                    Similarly, autumn is also another excellent time to visit Everest. The months of September, October, and November will provide clearer skies, fewer clouds, and better views of the mountains. Keep in mind that the region may see rain at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations, but this is very uncommon.
                                     
                                    We advise you to be ready for all types of weather.

                                     

                                    Everest Circuit trek Difficulty

                                    You must be physically healthy and active to complete the Everest Circuit over the Three Passes which is one of the toughest treks in the Ne[pal. You must ensure that you are in good enough condition to continue the trek since it takes close to three weeks to complete. Since the hike is particularly challenging at higher levels, it will be beneficial if you have prior climbing experience. However, the routes at lower elevations are a little challenging.

                                     

                                    Accommodations and food in Everest Circuit trek

                                    Accommodations and food in Nepal's Himalayan area are simple and basic. Tea houses don't provide high-class service but have basic amenities. The lodging in the local lodges is basic but decent. The menu is simple. You may not find varieties of food options yet those simple and basic food are fresh and healthy. Shared, basic restrooms, and laundry facilities are available. There aren't many tea shops in high-altitude areas, therefore one must be content to share basic dorms without running water or electricity. When we want a hot shower, a bucket of hot water is delivered.

                                     

                                    Everest Circuit trekking Guide and Porters

                                    One of the challenging treks in the Himalayas is the Everest Circuit. As a result, a guide is crucial for the walk because they are knowledgeable and experienced. All of the guides that you will be given have many years of expertise and are capable of handling any issues that may arise throughout the trek. Altitude sickness is a possibility when hiking at high altitudes, so it's best to have a knowledgeable person with you in case of an emergency. Hiring a porter is advantageous for all trekkers since they will carry all of your luggage, allowing you to finish the walk without any difficulties.

                                     

                                    Useful Information for Everest Circuit trek

                                    • Since you'll be climbing to a height of more than 2400m, keep hold not to speed the climb or exert too much physical effort.
                                    • Since altitude sickness is a possibility, you must move carefully and give your body enough time to adjust to the decreased oxygen content and rising pressure. Find out more about it from the given link.
                                    • Remember to descend right away if you experience any AMS symptoms because delaying could endanger your life.
                                    • Along with medication packs and first aid supplies, be sure to pack warm and cozy clothing for the walk.
                                    • Try to keep your bag as light as you can and avoid carrying a heavy one.
                                    • In case of a medical emergency, you might need to keep contact on hand.
                                    • The Everest Circuit requires two permits, both of which must be obtained by trekkers. The first one is the NRs 3,000 Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (approx. USD 30). Trekkers need also have the NR 2000 Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (approx. USD 20).
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                                      StephenFinland,September 15, 2022

                                      The best Everest Circuit trek packages

                                      NTA provided us with the best Everest Circuit trek packages. After completing the whole trek, we were so grateful to NTA. their guide, porter, and arrangements were perfect. we explore the mountain ranges and other natural beauties like rivers, lakes, suspension bridges, lush green forests, and many more. Thanks, NTa for everything.

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                                      CendyDominica,September 14, 2022

                                      The Everest circuit trek

                                      We found no problems with Nepal Trek Adventures during the entire trek, from the initial planning stages to the final goodbyes. We knew the journey would be significantly more difficult than any prior treks, thus we could not take a chance with the trekking services and Guide. I contacted Nepal Trek Adventures directly for the Everest circuit trek as advised by my friends. My friends were entirely correct. They provided a service without any compromises. They were convincing and supportive, which helped me overcome the obstacles and gain the best perspective of my life. Thank you to the NTA team as well as my pals who advised trekking activities in Nepal.

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                                    Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                                    Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

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