Everest Circuit Trekking

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 17 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Teahouse and Camping
Price US $ 1390
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Trip 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 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
  • Amazing experience of being in Everest base camp and KalaPatthar
  • Sight of more than 10 mountains including 4 mountains of height above 8000m
  • Ecstatic feeling while exploring Sherpa village and understanding their norms, lifestyle and values

Everest Circuit Trekking is one of the most popular treks all over the world, which provides an opportunity to experience the Base Camp along with 3 high pass trekking of Everest region. Everest circuit trek with base camp is for those trekkers who want to gain the adventure and the challenges of the Himalayas. During this trip, we explore Everest three pass that is Kongma La (5535 m), Cho La (5430 m), and Renjo La ( 5345 m), which are adventure high passes trekking in Everest region of Nepal. We also can reconnoiter Everest base camp, Lukla, the Local culture of Sherpas and many more.

Everest Circuit Trek offers the splendid view of different mountain ranges along with the highest one, Mt. Everest. This view becomes clearer from Kala Patthar which is another attraction of the trek. Spectacular valley, hillside and mountain views from the flight, green but colorful forests of rhododendron, pine and oak are other important jewels of the area. There is a thrill as well in the trek which is offered by three passes (Kongma La, Cho La, Renjo La), and challenging walk to EBC, Kalapatthar, and hidden valley of Gokyo. Also, the ecstatic feeling of viewing more than 10 mountains is hard to express at all. The best seasons to make this trek happen at its best level are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). In these time, you can take full advantage of weather condition and blissful environment.

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

Everest Circuit Trekking Route

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 in Nepal better memory to remember with all the packages that it provides. Everest circuit Trek is also one of them. This trek gives you best panoramic view of Himalayan ranges and rare flora and fauna. You can book your trip easily with us by just sending us inquiry mail or by directly booking from our fixed departure section. Group joining and group confirmation facility is also provided by us. You can make change in 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 to you as soon as possible.

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

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 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.
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar 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.
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day) 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.
  • Day 04:Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche 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.
  • Day 05:Thyangboche to Dingboche 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.
  • Day 06:Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day) 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.
  • Day 07:Dingboche to Chhukung 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.
  • Day 08:Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche 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.
  • Day 09:Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp 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.
  • Day 10:Gorak Shep to Dzongla 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.
  • Day 11:Dzongla to Gokyo Lake 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.
  • Day 12:Rest day at Gokyo 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.
  • Day 13:Gokyo to Renjola Pass Lungden 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.
  • Day 14:Lungden to Thame 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.
  • Day 15:Thame to Phakding 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.
  • Day 16:Phakding to Lukla 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.
  • Day 17:Lukla to Kathmandu 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.

Cost Includes

  • 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)

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Cost Excludes

  • 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.

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