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Everest Circuit Expedition

The Everest Circuit Trek is the most remarkable expedition route from Nepal. It includes the glorious standard nearest scene of Everest from Kala Patthar, the tremendous practice to be in Everest Base

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The Everest Circuit Trek is the most remarkable expedition route from Nepal. It includes the glorious standard nearest scene of Everest from Kala Patthar, the tremendous practice to be in Everest Base Camp, the dazzling Gokyo lakes, the laborious Hike of Gokyo Ri for outstanding scenes of Himalaya ranges and the excitement of passing Cho La Pass and wonderful walk through the charming Sherpa village.

The eventual three weeks trekking to Everest Circuit trek is worth for those who has dream to spend vacation visiting the base camp of the World’s highest mountain, Everest. Everest Circuit route is tougher than the normal Everest Base camp Trek because we have to cross two high passes that is Renjo La (5,388m) and Cho La (5,380m). Also the screening point of Gokyo Ri (5,388m). This Everest Circuit trekking provides incredible views of the world’s highest peak. The holiday package to the Everest Circuit can be worth for the eager Photographers who want an adventurous trip to the Himalaya.  

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

The representative of the Actual Adventure representative will welcome you at the arrival gate of the International Airport and takes you to your hotel. Then you will meet your trekking guide and be summarized about your daily activities. You will enjoy a welcome dinner organized by our company and stay at the hotel at night.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today we can start our tour after breakfast to visit Kathmandu which holds the historical and spiritual place, the places which are considered as World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) where you can see Kumari (the living goddess) temple, Museum, Kaal variable (the god of destruction), Taleju Vawani (the goddess temple once opened on the 9th day of the great festival Dashain), Pasupatinath ( the biggest holy temple of Hindus), Swayambunath (the famous monkey temple), Boudhanath (The large Stupas in the world). You will have your night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Lukla Flight (2800m/ 9383ft) then treks to Phakding (2,652m/8700ft)

We will attend domestic flight early morning after our breakfast to Lukla which is the gateway of Everest Circuit. This flight provides the most spectacular views of the White Mountains and also the most amazing air route in the world ending in a fabulous hillside enclosed by High Mountains.

When we reach Lukla, we will meet our crew; finish our packing and arrangement to start our trek via the wealthy Lukla village to Phakding. Today to adapt the atmosphere there, we will have short trek. However, if you show your interest for extra trekking then we go to a nearby Monastery. We will spend our night at hotel in Phakding.

Day 04: Journey on foot to Namche 3,440m

We will start our walk in the morning after finishing breakfast. Due to the short ascent and descent with several crosses over Dhud Koshi River and the breathtaking views of Mt Thamseku (6623m) via Benkar village makes our trek enjoyable. We will reach to Monjo passing many bridges on the way which is the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park where our trekking permit will be checked to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs. Normal down walk takes us to the last village of Namche Bazaar, Jorsale. We will reach at Hillary suspension bridge on walking through the river bed. We will climb towards Namche bazaar and enjoy the glorious and closer scene of Kwangde Peak. The stunning views of Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other peaks will also increase our excitement. We will enjoy the panorama by sitting in Chautara. We will spend our night at the colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is an entry door of Khumbu region

Day 05: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Today we will stay at Namche Bazaar for adoption with atmosphere. According to health specialist we should not stay idle in rest day so we will have a small hike to the Everest view hotel. We will wake up in the yak bells and walk to observe sunrise revealing 6000m tall mountains that cover us! We can be mesmerized by Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m). Even it is a place after day; excitement is in the air, as a slow ascent hike leads to the world’s highest Hotel, the Everest View. This walk will help us for adoption and offers us our first dazzling scene of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other famous Himalaya peaks with Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama-Dablam (6856m). We will return to Namche Bazaar and spend one more night.

Day 06: Move to Dole (4,410m)

We will finish our breakfast then we will leave Namche Bazaar and move to Kyangjuma village where we can enjoy the surprising panorama of Thamserku, Katenga and Ama Dablam. The moon la pass will be the most laborious climb of the day, a very pleasant location on the edge of Mt. Khumbila. We will have lunch and take a rest at the top of Mong La enjoying the elegant and grand scene of neighboring snow capped Mountains and valleys. The abundance of the flora and fauna together with wild flowers and Rhododendron will be the most marvelous aspect of our trail today. It will be usual to mark wild lives such as Pheasants, mountain goats and vague musk deer. Passing through forests, some waterfalls and bridges then we will reach at a small place with few teahouses, Dole and stay there overnight.

Day 07: Hike to Machherma (4,470m)

We ascend gradually via picturesque crest over Dole and we will rise up to Lhabarma (4220 m) to Luza (4360m). This trek offers us better views of Mt Cho Oyo, Mt Kantega and Mt Thamseku. We have to walk through many summer arrangements and an attractive village of Luza. We can observe the Dudh Koshi valley deep like a gorge with its absolute sides when we step up from Luza. This walk along the hillside over roaring Dudh Koshi and passing via some small settlements and sandy urges finally takes us to Machherma. Marchherma is the last foremost hamlet on the way to Gokyo. We can enjoy the remarkable stream running down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche Mountains before draining into the Dudh Koshi through the middle of the village. We must pay our visit to the Himalaya Rescue Hospital for speech regarding altitude sickness at Machherma. It is very important because its preventative measure and primary cure.

Day 08: Step towards Gokyo (4800m)

Today the tremendous scene of both down the valley and the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku and Northern part of Cho-Oyu (8153m) will fascinate while climbing a ridge Chorten. After some gradual walk through a Chorten, we will reach to Pangka (4480m). We will hike up to the mortal moraine of We walk down to the River bank before hike up to the mortal moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. It is a vertical hike on the moraine. As we pass through an Iron Bridge above stream the trial levels out when it chases the valley cross the first Lake, Longpongo (4690 m). There we get an opportunity to scrutinize the Lama footprints on a stone. We will be awestruck by the sparkling turquoise blue sheet of water at the spectacle of the second lake, Taboche Tsho. Few minutes’ walk takes us to third lake, the two linked of rolling streams. Gokyo village lies by the third lake and Cho-Oyo Mountain as a background set is a wonderful sight. After lunch, we will walk around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. We will spend our night at a teahouse in Gokyo.

Day 09: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley

Today we will have a full day rest but we should not stay idle. If weather supports us then we will grab a chance to climb Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to take pleasure of the excellent scene of the Everest region. Or we can have another option to explore to six lakes of Gokyo as this is very popular beside its grand view. So we will trek about 3 km north of Gokyo to watch the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). Stay at Gokyo village overnight.

Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m ) and Thaknak (4750m)

Today early morning we will Gokyo Ri which is the highlight of the trip. Climbing Gokyo Ri is definitely strenuous and laborious as taking about 4 hours gradual ascend to reach the top. We will suppose to be surrounded by wonderful mountains like Kanguru, Thamserku, K43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. It will be the most memorable trip for us. We descend from Gokyo taking breakfast to thank. We will spend our night at Thaknak.

Day 11: Move to Cho- La- Pass (5367m) and Dzongla (4830 m)

We will start our trek early in the morning because Cho La Pass is also an emphasize trip. The path even itself is not difficult, it is vertical and greasy. We have to constantly climb through a gorge and a rocky trail from Phedi. When we cross the edge of stationary Lake we will reach at the top of the Cho la pass which is adorned by prayers flag. Again we can feel we are covered by the mountains because at south, Ama Dablam leads over a range of mountains, Cholatse rise on west, Lobuche at East and Baruntse erects vertical to our right. We will walk further to reach Dzongla from where we will be mesmerized by the same peaks completely. We will pass our night in local lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m)

We will walk quite shorter today so that we can get lots of time to view and enjoy the surroundings. We descend from Dzongla and pass from the bridge. We then slant via grassy way enjoying the panorama of Lobuche peak. Finally we will extend through an edge. We can rest in Lobuche for whole night after twisting round throughout the large gruff river bed.

Day 13: Walk to Gorakshep (5170m) then Everest Base Camp ( 5364 m)

We will walk head to Gorakshep today in the morning where we will see snow capped peaks intimating us the top of the world. The way through Gorakshep leads us through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier so after a lunch and concise rest, we will hike to Everest base camp. Even we cannot see the grand Mt Everest from base camp; we can really realize the risk of the brave mountaineers hiking through the Khumbu Icefall. We will spend our night at Gorakshep.

Day 14: Trek to Kala Patthar and Pheriche (4280)

Mt Everest is clearly visible from Kala Patthar so we will trek there early in the morning to grasp the remarkable scene of shining, bright Mt Everest by the sun rays. On the way to Kala Patthar, our mouth might be open to say wow for the many picturesque scenes and to enclose them in camera. As we stand on Kala Patthar Junction, we will rush to hike the rocky ledge close to pinnacle manifest by payer’s flags. When we reach at top of the Kala Patthar our eye stock to watch the incredible Himalayan panorama. We can take many pictures there for the lifelong memories. We will have our breakfast there and return to Gorakshep. Definitely we will spend our night in Gorakshep.

Day 15: Trek to Pheriche – Pangboche

Today we will have the much easier walk, running down the lower altitude following the route of mortal moraines at Dughla and the large valley of Khumbu River. We have to cross many attractive Sherpa settlement like Pheriche, Orsho and Shomare. We can either walk to the Gompa in upper Pangboche or we can walk regular way to reach Pangboche where we will have our lunch. After having Lunch we can make a harsh full day trip to teach hill at around 5000m. The hill offers spectacular outlook of the world’s highest peak Everest and Makalu. It is an easier alternative walk to reach Ama Dablam Base camp. The trek brings us across the valley onto the lower slope of the striking mountain. We will also walk to upper Pangboche village and the oldest monastery in the region where is hypothesized to be seen Yeti. Today’s night will be passed here.

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche

We will walk towards Tengboche today. From Pangboche we can descend to Imja River and up by forest to Debuche, on the way we can encounter pheasant, Nepal’s national bird and then finally reach to Tengboche which is one of the beautiful Sherpa villages where we can observe Sherpa culture and an old largest Monastery of the region. Tengboche is covered by snow capped mountains and represents the main and most inspiring Tibetan Buddhist Shrine in the Khumbu region with an excellent scene of Everest’s Pyramid Peak. Before reserving the simple lodge nearby, we will visit the monastery to experience the unique monastic life.

Day 17: Return to Namche Bazaar

We will wake the early morning to enjoy the charming view from Tengboche. After visiting Tenboche oldest monastery we will trek down to Namache Bazaar. Crossing and enjoying the villages and We will pass through the lower put off of Khumbi Yulha, a mountain held sacred by the Sherpa people and finally reach to Namche bazaar.

Day 18: Hike to Lukla

The path is steeply downwards so we must be controlled and walk slowly and continue our walk. Now we will cross the suspension bridge above the roaring Dudh Koshi. We have to cross through dense forest and Sherpa villages. Then eventually we will reach Lukla where we can stretch our painful legs and remember all the experiences of the last two weeks. Today we will enjoy the Sherpa culture and relax there.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

After the long mountain journey, we will return to Kathmandu today. The Early morning flight takes us to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax the whole day at the hotel. If you want to do some shopping for your family and friends then you can explore Thamel. You can also take help of Actual Adventure guides. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu

After Buffet Breakfast, you will be free Till Departure. Then you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport. We will always hope to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.

Included in the cost

• Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
• Full day city tour by private vehicle.
• Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
• Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
• Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
• Seasonable fresh fruit.
• Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
• One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
• Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
• Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
• Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
• Helicopter / Chopper expenses.
• Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Phaplu/Lukla-Kathmandu)
• All government and local taxes.

Cost excludes

• Tips for guides porters and drivers
• Nepalese visa fee.
• Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
• Extra luggage charge.
• Person expenses not included in the itinerary
• International flights.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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