Everest Circuit Trek
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Everest Circuit Trek

22 days
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About this activity

Trip duration: 22 Days

Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging…more challenging, but the trip will be worth the go…

Activity: Trekking and sightseeing

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP

Accommodation: Hotel, camping or Lodge (tea house)

Meals: All meals provided on the trail

Trek: AP/Hotel: BB

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Maximum altitude: 5554m
• Stunning views of Mount Everest
• Visit Everest Base Camp Climb Kala Pattar & Gokyo Ri
• Crossing of the Cho La
• Ample acclimatisation days built in Sherpa Culture
• Time spent in Namche Bazaar Thyangboche Monastery
• Fully supported lodge based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by local chef
• Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & return Sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath
• Trek amongst the highest mountains in the world.

Day 01: Kathmandu, 1360m

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding 2652m, 3 hour trekking

Day 04: Phakding - Monjo 2835m, 3 hours trekking

Day 05: Monjo - Namche Bazaar 3446m, 4 hours trekking.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar Acclimitization.

Day 07: Namche Bazaar - Phortse Bridge, 3670m, 4 hours trekking

Day 08: Phortse Bridge - Dole 4084m, 3 hours trekking.

Day 09: Dole - Machhermo 4465m, Trekking 3 hours.

Day 10: Machhermo - Gokyo 4720m, trekking 4 hours.

Day 11: Gokyo Lake 4720m, Exploration Day.

Day 12: Gokyo - Thaknag 4690m, trekking 5 hours.

Day 13: Thaknag - Lobuche 4930m, trekking long & strenuous 8 - 9 hours.

Day 14: Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5180m, trekking 3 hours.

Day 15: Hiking to Everest Base Camp 5357, trekking 6 hours.

Day 16: Gorak Shep - Kalapathar 5555m - Pheriche 4252m, trekking 8 hours.

Day 17: Pheriche - Dingboche 4360m - Chukkhung 4780m, Trekking 3 hours

Day 18: Chukkhung - Tengboche 3875m, trekking 6 hours.

Day 19: Tengboche - Namche Bazaar - Monjo 3440m, trekking 5 hours.

Day 20: Monjo - Lukla 2800m, trekking 4 hours.

Day 21: Lukla - Kathmandu 1300m, 30 minute flights.

Day 22: Katmandu Departure
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  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Trekking / Walking permits & National Park fees and TIMS.
  • Professional guide ( 1 porter for between 2 people) Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service will be available which will be paid by travelers travel insurance company.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Not included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, the Visa cost 40.00 USD for the 1 month and please, fill up online form to obtain visa.
  • Your Travel insurance, (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses, all the alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks and entrance fees when you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet items like chocolate bar and hot Shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tipping for the guide and staffs. ( Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal but expected.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Single Supplement: 200.00 USD single supplement is mandatory for single traveler booking and payable once you arrive in Nepal.
  • Domestic flight luggage allowance: 15 kg
  • Down jacket & sleeping bags can be hired (USD 30 for each item for the entire trek)
  • Prior to set off we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during and introduce your trek & Climb Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your trek trip as well as introduce you to one another.
  • Requires a good level of fitness and experience of mountain climbing can beneficial. These tend to be longer treks and climb with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. There may occasionally be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak. Altitude may range up to 5000 meters.
  • At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Then it's time to have breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then stop for an hour at pleasant spot along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Afterward, walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the over night. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow climbing and trekking crew about the trip of the day. Pack of games can be an asset to these nights; your trekking & climbing crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well deserved night
  • Whilst in the mountain, accommodation options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad use simple family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Accommodations are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Lodges and tent in Island Peak climbing tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Despite the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.
  • It is Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining this type of tours with us that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.
  • Itinerary designed to ensure there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.
  • Three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Each day dinner and breakfast will be taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village.
  • Equipment List:
  • The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek. This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. The weight limit for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. This is combining both the duffel bag and the daypack. If you exceed this limit, you will have to pay an additional fee. When this happens, sometimes the airline sends your bag in later flights and this can be very problematic for many reasons. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
  • General:
  • 4-season sleeping bag (You can rent for $35 pp if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; You can rent for $35 pp if you need one but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Hand
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
  • Core Body
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)
  • Lower Body - Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Feet
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Miscellaneous, but Important:
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Optional
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
  • This list is only a guide pattern. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in the stores in Kathmandu in a resonable prices.
  • Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing can be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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