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Everest Circuit Trekking

This is the ultimate challenging, demanding, and, amazingly real Everest trekking experience. The route to Everest Circuit Trekking is longer and more challenging. This twenty-day trek crosses three high passes that are not on the standard Everest base camp trek trail. Crossing the Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m), and Kongma La (5,535m) is known as the Everest Circuit Trek.


Also, it ascends three hiking peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,483m) Kala Pattar (5,545m) Chukkung Ri (5,550m). The viewpoint offers superb views of Everest, and other many snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and local statements. This trek is best for the keen photographer or those who want a tougher trek in the Khumbu region.


Everest Circuit Trekking adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the world’s most dangerous airport in Lukla. From here, you trek to Phakding and then follow to Namche Bazaar. Namche is popular as the capital of the Khumbu region. After Namche, breaking off the main Everest Base Camp trail to head Renjola Pass. Renjola Pass is the first and easiest pass of this trek. Heading west to Thame and towards the remote Nangpa Valley.


Towards the Three passes

The first of our three passes, the Renjo La, is a tough day, comparatively easy than the other two. Stunning views of Mt. Everest, and Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and other snowcapped mountain views and Gokyo valley with Ngozumba glacier from submitting to Renjola.


Moreover, the view is the best reward for all the hard walks to the top. It is a leisurely descent to idyllic Gokyo Valley and beautiful Gokyo Lake. Gokyo valley where you will have a rest day, before climbing the famous viewpoint of Gokyo Ri 5360m. Gokyo Ri is the first one out of three viewpoints.


You continue over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier before climbing the next high pass, the Cho La 5420m. Cho La gives you other stunning vistas. Walking up steep scree, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig-zagging down to the Zhongla.


Afterward, you will follow the normal trail of the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche. Not to mention, the destination for Everest Base Camp and the most popular viewpoint Kalapathar is just a day left. After exploring the Gorekshep Valley (EBC and Kalapattar).


The trip will head to our final high pass Kongma La to meets the last viewpoint Chhukung Ri. Chhukung Ri is the final climb of this trip. Reaching on top of Chhukung Ri sets your way back to Lukla following Dingboche, Tengboche, and Namche.


Best time to do Everest Circuit Trekking 

  • Spring: March, April, and May
  • Autumn: September, October, and November:- This two season is the best time for trekking in the Everest region because of the weather condition and people’s flow.


Special Note

This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Everest Circuit Trekking. Basically. the days in the trek are always flexible it can increase and decrease depending on your holiday length, schedule, and choice. If you are thinking about some change please email us at jrntreks@gmail.com.


Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Monjo (2,835m)

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)

Day 3: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Trek to Thame (3,844m)

Day 5: Trek to Lungden (4,380m)

Day 6: Trek to Renjo La Base Camp (4,900m)

Day 7: Cross the Renjo La (5,388m) to Gokyo Lakes (4,790m)

Day 8: Rest day at Gokyo Lakes (4,790m)
Overnight camp.
Day 9: Ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), trek to Dragnag (4,700m)

Day 10: Cross Cho La (5,380m) to Dzongla (4,830m)

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m)

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,220m),  and trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 13: Climb Kalapathar for sunrise view and descend to Labuche

Day 14:  Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Chukkung (4,720m)

Day 15:  Climb Chukkung Ri (5,550m),

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche  (3,860m)

Day 17: Trek to  Namche (3550m) –

Day 18: Return trek to Lukla (2,840m)

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

Cost Includ

  • Airport meet & greet on arrival into Kathmandu
  • 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu on the night before the trek
  • Welcome dinner, briefing and cultural show the night before the trek
  • Inspiring (and a little hair raising) flights to/from the mountains (Lukla)
  • 1 Night Hotel in Kathmandu on the night after the trek
  • Airport transfers for domestic flights
  • Comfortable Teahouse style accommodation during the trek
  • Hot drink (Tea or Coffee) of your choice every morning
  • Three main course meal in the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • English speaking, skilled & experienced Nepali group leader
  • Ample additional English speaking guides for the group
  • Well paid local porters to carry your gear
  • Proper, quality mountain gear to keep porters safe and warm
  • Insurance of all staff, including porters
  • Trekking permits and Sagarmatha National Park entry fees
  • Full pre-departure briefing and trip information
  • Trekking Achievement certificate after the Trek with the Farewell Dinner.

This is a full board package. Also, we offer packages such as guide service, porter guide service, B/B package service. Contact us jrntreks@gmail.com and Whatsapps/Viber: +9779813914320

What’s not included?

  • Any costs incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellations
  • International flights / transport
  • Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)
  • Trekker’s travel insurance for emergency evacuation.
  • Extra meals, drinks and other luxuries on the trek
  • Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)
  • Tourist attractions in Namche Bazaar
  • Tips for your Guides & Porters
  • Wi-Fi, Shower, Laundry and International Phone call or personal things.

Equipments list

Good standard trekking boots
Camping shoes/thongs
Down Jacket
Trekking trousers
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Swim wear
Sun Hat
Woollen Hat
Nylon Windbreaker
Strong Rucksack
Sleeping Bag
Water Bottle
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toilet paper
Sun block
Travel Towel
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Camera & lenses
Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste
Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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