Everest Circuit Trek

This 21-day trek follows the highly praised trekking path along the Dudh Koshi valley to the river’s source – the Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000 m), and then through Chola Pass (5350m) to the Everest Base Camp (5364m). This trek gives opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and several other similar peaks and to explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world’s highest elevation.


Duration: 21 days
Max elevation: 5,545 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1315m)

Day 02:
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Day 03:
Flight to Lukla (2804m), trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hrs

Day 04:
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5-6 hrs

Day 05:
Namche Bazaar acclimatization day

Day 06:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3750m), 4 hrs

Day 07:
Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3790m), 5 hrs

Day 08:
Trek from Khumjung to Dole (4040m), 5 hrs

Day 09:
Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m), 3 hrs.

Day 10:
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m), 4 hours.

Day 11:
Gokyo Valley: acclimatization day

Day 12:
Climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek to Thaknak (4650m) via Gokyo village

Day 13:
Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla (4840m) via Chola pass (5420m), 5-6 hrs

Day 14:
Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m), 2-3 hrs

Day 15:
Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) / Kala Patthar (5545m) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs

Day 16:
Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4250m), 6-7 hrs

Day 17:
Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3850m), 4 hrs

Day 18:
Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 4 hrs

Day 19:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6 hours

Day 20:
Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 21:


  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS permit
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food: 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • Tea / Coffee 3 times a day
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & porter/s
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • First Aid Kit Bag
  • Insurance for our staff

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in “Included” section

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