OFF THE BEATEN EVEREST CIRCUIT

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Off the beaten Everest Circuit Trekking

 

Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Trip Duration: 26 N | 27 D

Max Altitude: 5545m

Group: Min 2 pax
Trip Route: Kathmandu –Dhap – Bhulbule – Pikey peak – Junbesi – Taksindo – Kharikhola – Surke – Monjo – Namche – Thame – Lungden – Renjo pass – Gokyo – Gokyo Ri – Dragnak – Chola pass – Lobuche – Gorakshep – Kalopatthar – Chhukung – Phortse – Lapharma – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

 

Everest Circuit

            Everest Circuit Trekking is newly formed route designed by highly experienced guide.
This trekking covers almost over all the vantage and popular places of Everest region. Starting from Pikey peak, crossing the 3 passes and summiting the highest vantage point Kalapathar & Everest Base Camp, it truly feels a paradise on Earth. This trekking offers the opportunity to explore off the beat trails and takes to the most spectacular places of the region.

Pikey is said to be a Sherpa clan deity and is worshipped by locals during the month of July as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu. Everest Base Camp is one of the most extraordinary adventures in the World- the trek path to the lap of Mount Everest (5545m).
During this trek, you will enjoy crystal clear view of Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pummi, Kanchenjuna,Gaurishanker etc. You can feel the touch of nature in every blink of their eyes, taste the experience of Everest Trekking, capture the sensational mountain vistas & dream landscapes in their eyes, heart and memory forever.

 

Highlights of Trip:

 

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & Patan
  • Pikey peak, Everest Base Camp, Kala Pathar-the perfect view point of Everest
  • Many religious stupas like Tengboche monastery, Thupten Chholing Gompa, Old Stupa at Namche etc
  • Gentle spirit of the Sherpa people
  • Course of Dudh Koshi river Trail & views of Khumbu glacier and ice fall together with Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Spectacular views of Pikey, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku
  • Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, numerous ethnic settlements
  • Unobstructed sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayan Range
  • Green terraced farm different waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, and traditional villages
  • Spectacular sceneries and landscape of the Everest region

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400 m)- WD

Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in your hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & Patan- B

After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel; this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop your needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan.Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap (2932 m) (about 8 hrs)- B,L,D
Early morning after breakfast we will drive towards Dhap which is north-east of Kathmandu. We will be travelling on jagged mountain roads. On the way we enjoy the views of Koshi River and eastern Himalayas including Everest, Dudhkunda, Numbur, Thamserku etc .Overnight at Dhap.

Day 04: Trek from Dhap to Bhulbule (2900m) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 
After the breakfast, we start our trekking heading towards Bhulbule which passes through the forest and cross many traditional Mani walls, Stupas. We can visit to famous Tolu Gumba. Overnight at Bhulbule.

Day 05: Trek from Bhulbule to Pikey Dada (4065m) (4-5 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today the trail passes through beautiful forest crossing a small rivers and streams, discovering many traditional villages. The beautiful view of open landscapes, Rhododendron, Mani walls, Stupas adds more excitement in our walk. Overnight at Pikey Dada.

Day 06: Trek from Pikey to Junbesi (2700m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D 
Early morning we hike to Pikey peak, the views from the top are breathtaking and you can see Himalaya floras and faunas, centuries old monasteries, Buddhist stupas and mani stones.
After hike back and breakfast, our head towards Junbesi which descend down and cross an old suspension bridge and then ascend up a hill. If we are lucky then we can see the traditional Shamanism (traditional performance by Dhami Jhakri) by local community. Overnight at Junbensi.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Taksindo(2960m) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 
Early morning breakfast we start following our trails which take mostly uphill and some downs. Crossing the river and ridges on the way it offers the stunning views of Everest and Thamserku.
After descending RIngmo khola we reacht to Taksindo. Overnight at Taksindo.

Day 08: Trek from Taksindo to Kharikhola (222om) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today our trail descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing then we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Kharikhola.

Day 09: Trek from Kharikhola to Surke (2290m) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today we trek through dense pine woods on a rocky trail. Passing through Sherpa valleys, we reach Surke. Overnight at Surke.

Day 10: Trek from Surke to Monjo (2835m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today will be an easier day’s trekking as you wind your way along the Dudh Koshi river towards Monjo. Overnight at Monjo.

Day 11: Trek from Monjo to Namche (3400m) (4-5 hrs) – B,L,D 
After leaving Monjo, it begins Sagarmatha National Park which to protect and preserve the mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get our first glimpse of Mount Everest. Overnight at Namche.

Day 12: Acclimitization Day- B,L,D 
Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market which is tucked away between two ridges and has lots of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is a great place to spend a day acclimatizing before heading off towards Thame. Overnight at Namche.

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Thame (3820m) (4-5 hrs) – B,L,D 

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo, a small Sherpa village. Continuing trail we explore the Sherpa village and its culture to Thame. Overnight at the Thame.

Day 14: Trek from Thame to Lumde (4368m) (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D 
The trails passes through the Bhote Koshi river where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. Enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley we reach to the village. Overnight at Lumde.

Day 15: Renjo La pass and trek to Gokyo (4790m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today there is hard climb than before to reach the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see a breathtaking Gokyo lake and following the trail it drop down to the Third Lake (Gokya Lake) and reach our lodge. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 16: Hike Gokyo Ri and back & trek to Drangnak (4700m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D 
Early morning we start out trail which walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. On the way we could see many ice rocks so while walking we pass carefully. After visiting Gokyo Ri we hike back and follow the trail to Drangnak. Overnight at Drangnak.

Day 17: Trek from Drangnak to Chola pass (5420m) to Lobuche (4910m) (8-9 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today the trail leads steep climbing for a while and drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass from where it offers great views of the mountains. Our trails are almost then the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Lobuche. Stay overnight at the Lobuche.

Day 18: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) (3-4 hrs) & hike Everest Base Camp (5364m) & back (5-6 hrs) – B,L,D 
The trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep, located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. We do lodge check in then we again hike to the Everest Base Camp. We walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier until we reach to the highest vantage point on earth, base camp. After exploring and spending adequate time we hike back down to our camo. Overnight at the Gorekshep.

Day 19: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5550m) and trek to Lobuche (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 

Today in the morning we will start hiking without breakfast which is 2 hour up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue our walk down to Lobuche. Overnight at the Lobuche.

Day 20: Trek from Lobuche to Chukung (5833m) via Kongma la pass (5820m) (6-7 hrs) – B,L,D 

Today our trail passes through crossing the glacier and river which leads up to the pass the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where our day ends. Overnight at the Chukung.

Day 21: Trek from Chukkung to Phortse (3810m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D 
The trail descends to Pangboche before turning up and down in every half an hour to Phortse. There are village monasteries in Pangboche and Phortse rich in the cultural heritage of the Sherpa people. Overnight at Phortse.

Day 22: Trek from Phortse to Lapharma (4500m) (8-9 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today the trail passes through the ridges. The walk is a bit longer than before days then we reach to the Lapharma, a lonely lodge with a nice view over the Gokyo valley. Overnight at Lapharma.

Day 23: Trek from Lapharma to Namche (3400m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D 
Today our day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Namche Bazzar. Overnight at Namche.

Day 24: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m) (7-8 hrs) – B,L,D 
This day the trial drops steep down, as we walk continually we will reach the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and crosses the suspension bridge. We walk the same routes but we will have different ultimate feeling in easy and natural walks. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 25: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (30 min) – B

This day after breakfast we will take a flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu. As we reach Kathmandu and finish all our airport formalities, you will be transfer in the hotel. At free time you can relax or walk around to buy some gifts for our friends or loved one from Nepal. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 26:  Free day in Kathmandu – B,D

This day you will have free day on our own. In the evening, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Trek will take you for a farewell lunch or dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu – B

Today is our departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.                                                       

 

*Note: Above itinerary can be customized at our request to accommodate our specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.

Cost Includes

Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
Domestic flight from Lukla – Kathmandu
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
Full board meal during the trek (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch and D-Dinner)
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary trekking permit and paper works: Sagarmatha Np permits, Tims etc.
Farewell lunch or dinner in Kathmandu.

 

Cost Excludes

Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
Personal clothing and gears.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by our insurance company)
Other things which are not mentioned above.

 

Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience in Nepal!

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