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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek



Gokyo - Cho La Pass - Everest Base Camp Trek.

 Also known as the Everest Circuit trek, this is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest region. It follows the route via the high pass of Cho La at 5330meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. A unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all the way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp. Leading you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, at the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, at 8848 meters. This trek follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the option to climb Gokyo Peak (5483 meters). This a fantastic panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest and Makalu.

As we cross the Cho-La pass, and return back to Lukla following the route through Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest and several other peaks and explore the Buddhists monasteries located at the world's highest elevation.

Trip Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
You will be met at the airport by our Adventure Jaljale representative and transfered to your hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. There should be time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Overnight (O/N) in Kathmandu (breakfast included).

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Leave at 9 am for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the holiest site in Nepal: the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. We can also visit the Shyambhunath a 2000 year old temple colloquially known as the "Monkey Temple" and visit Patan city of fine arts. In the evening there wil be a briefing at your hotel or at the office. O/N at lodge in Kathmandu (breakfast included).

Day 3: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m)
You have a scenic flight of 30 – 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. In Lukla you can see the airline office and numerous lodges. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2700) and it descends steeply to the Tharo Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). Beyond the Tharo Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking you can climb to the gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. Now you will really feeling like you have arrived in the Himalayan Kingdom. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Phadking.

Day 4: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up hill you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar (3420m).

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche (3420)
After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. Make sure you have your camera to capture this moment. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.

Day 6: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m)
Climbing the hill to Khumjung, turning the north Gokyo route you can reach to Mong (Mohang) which is known as the birth place of the Saint Lama Sanga Dorje, the reincarnation lama of Rongbuk Monastery. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi and enters at Phortse Thanga. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Phortse Thanga.

Day 7: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m)
The trail climbs steeply through rhododendron forests, passing many Kharkas on its way to Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and finally Dole. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Dole.

Day 8:Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
The trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) and carries on to Luza (4340m).From Luza the trail continues to climb to Machhermo (4410m) where you can have good views of the mountains. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Machhermo.

Day 9: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Passing through Machhermo the trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m). Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply. From there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier and finally you arrive at Gokyo. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gokyo.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Gokyo
After having breakfast you can take a look around Gokyo valley. If you want to observe the best view you have to climb Gokyo RI (5357m) which is also called Kala Pattar but not the Kala Pattar above Gorakshep. From here you have panoramic views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (4063m), Cholaste and Tawachee. Back to Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gokyo.

Day 11: Gokyo to Thangna
From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is consider as the base of Cho -La Pass. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Thangna.

Day 12: Thangna to Dzongla (4830m)
Today the trail descends again and leads you across the moraine, to the glacier which you must cross. From here you can see a beautiful view of the icefall before you reach Dzongla. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Dzongla.

Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)
The trail continues along the moraine from Dzongla affording you splendid views of Kala Pattar and Pumori before you reach Lobuche. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lobuche.

Day 14: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m)
The trail from Lobuche follows a route which is surrounded by mountains. After a gradual climb you will reach Gorak Shep which is also surrounded by mountains. You are now nestled high up amongst some of the tallest peaks in the world. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorak Shep.

Day 15: Site trip to Kalapattar (5445m) and Everest Base Camp (5360m)
Early in the morning hike to Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. Return to Gorek Shep, for Lunch. If you are interested to go to EBC (5400m) your guide will take you along the undulating trail to this much coveted place. From here you can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Head back to Gorek Shep. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gorek Shep.

Day 16: Gorekshep to Pheriche
Trek back to Periche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Pheriche.

Day 17: Pheriche to Tengboche
Trek back to Tengboche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Tengboche.

Day 18:
Tengboche to Namche
Trek back to Namche. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.

Day 19: Namche to Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lukla.

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
We allow for this extra day in Kathmandu in case the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. O/N at guesthouse in Kathmandu (breakfast included)

Day 22: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

If on the other hand your trip is at an end, we will say goodbye for now and our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

  •  Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu in private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period prepared by our cook with Tea and coffee.
  • Local fresh fruits where available.
  • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing tented camp accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • Trekking map, one in a group.
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • All camping gear and necessary staff for carrying, cooking and building camps.
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, the required number of cooks, porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Boiled and purified drinking water for the trek.
  • All required special trekking permits and conservation fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Trip Exclusion

  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance (Mandatory).
  • International airfare and date change or ticket re issuance charges.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and supplementary hot drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls and internet service.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section.

Extra Services

  • The itinerary is modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed.
  • Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected if there is a requirement for extra guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call 

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