Everest Circuit Trekking | Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Circuit Trekking

Everest Circuit Trekking – Three pass trek

This is the ultimate best, challenging and, amazingly real Everest trekking experience. The route to Everest Circuit Trekking is longer and more challenging. The twenty-day trek it crosses three high passes that are not on the standard Everest trail. These are the Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m) and the Kongma La (5,535m). Also, 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, landscape. This trek for the keen photographer or those who want a tougher trek in Khumbu region of Nepal.


Everest Circuit Trekking adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the world most dangerous airport in Lukla. From here, you trek to Phakding and then follow to Namche Bazaar. The Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest  Base Camp trail. To heading west to Thame and towards the remote Nangpa Valley.


The first of our three passes, the Renjo La, is a tough day, but your reward is stunning views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu 8201m to the west. 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, the first of our three peaks.


You continue over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier before climbing to the foot of the next high pass, the Cho La 5420m. The Cho La involve walking up steep scree, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig-zagging down to the  Zhongla.


Afterward, follow the normal trail of Everest Base Camp at Lobuche to set destination for Everest Base Camp and most popular viewpoint Kalapathar. After climb second peak of this trip, we head to our final high pass Kongma La to climb the last peak Chhukung Ri and follow back normal Everest Base Camp Trek via famous Tengboche monasteries to get back at Lukla for fly back to Kathmandu.


Best time to do Everest Circuit Trekking 


Spring: March, April, and May

Autumn: September, October, and November

This two season is the best time to do a 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. Days in the trek is 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: Ascent of 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
  • Awe 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 our 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.


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 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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