EVEREST PANORAMA TREK

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  • DURATION11 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE3800

Highlights

  • Explore centuries-old monuments in Kathmandu
  • Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Pass by beautiful mountain villages
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit Tengboche monastery
  • Observe the daily lifestyle of the locals and their culture
  • Witness stunning landscapes and outstanding views of the Himalayan Mountains

Trip Overview

"Sometimes appreciating the beauty of things from standing far away can become more meaningful and intimate than standing right in front of it. You can get a very different picture, a complete picture, and that is Everest Panorama Trek."

Everest Panorama Trek is a short trek that goes through lively villages of Sherpas and offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. This trek is designed to make sure that people of all ages can be part of it and experience trekking in the Himalayas without going on a long strenuous journey. If you are someone enthralled by the elegant yet robust appearance of mighty Mt. Everest, then Everest Panorama Trek might be the ideal trekking package for you to witness its best views.

Everest Panorama Trek is a good option for a family trek as well, and it is short but adventurous. You will be trekking through lush forests, crossing many streams and bridges. The trail that leads to Namche Bazar is steep and somewhat difficult. However, with our crew's support, you will reach the village safely. Likewise, from here, you head towards the Tengboche village that welcomes visitors with outstanding views of snow-capped mountains.

You can see beautiful sceneries and fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains throughout the trek. During the peak trekking season, you can see trekkers and climbers from all over the world, exploring the Khumbu region and getting ready to scale some of the highest mountains in the world. Everest Panorama Trek is a different feeling, and even with fellow trekkers around you, you will feel calm and full.

Major Attractions of Everest Panorama Trek

Explore centuries-old monuments in Kathmandu

The best way to know the Nepali art and architecture is by visiting the monuments that present centuries-old legends and history. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be visiting places, temples, and monasteries. The guide will take you to places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath on your Kathmandu Day Tour.

Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Lukla is the starting point of the trek. Located at 2,860 meters, the quickest way to reach there is by taking a short 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The flight offers an impressive aerial view of the Himalayas. The short runway of Lukla Airport makes the journey thrilling. As the elevation difference between Kathmandu and Lukla is high, the trekkers descend to Phakding village (2,601 m) to spend the night.

Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park

The route beyond Monjo village passes by the Sagarmatha National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. The trail ascends gradually through dense forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi River on suspension bridges several times. Likewise, along the way, you might get to see wildlife and birds. We highly recommend you not to touch any vegetation or flower during the trek as it might be bad for them or can get harmful to you.

Pass by beautiful mountain villages

The trail from Lukla passes through many villages like Ghat, Jorsale, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, etc. All of these villages have their specialties. You will get to see distinct views in every new village. Most of the villages are small and less developed than others.

Explore Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is situated at 3,440 meters above sea level. Namche village is the tourist hub of the Khumbu region and you can find many modern facilities that include ATM, WiFi, luxury lodge, cafes, etc. Trekkers spend a couple of nights in this village to acclimatize and explore around it. There are many places like Syangboche Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, Pangboche monastery, and Khumjung monastery, where you can go for a hike.

Visit Tengboche monastery

Tengboche monastery is also known as the Dawa Choling Gompa. It is the biggest and the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, constructed in 1961. The Monastery is situated at 3,867 meters and offers a remarkable view of Mt. Ama Dablam. Despite being destroyed twice because of earthquake and fire. The Tengboche monastery still got on its feet with the assistance of volunteers and international aid.

Observe the daily lifestyle of the locals and their culture

The villages along the route are resided by people from many communities like Rai, Limbu, Bhote, Sherpa, etc. All of these communities embrace different languages, cultures, practices, and values. You will get to learn about their traditions and daily lifestyle. Khumbu region is famous for Sherpa, and why not? They deserve all the recognition for their bravery and strong build. However, there is a world beyond them, and we will try our best to take you across the untalked part of the Khumbu region during the Everest Panorama Trekking.

Witness stunning landscapes and outstanding views of the Himalayan Mountains

Everest Panorama Trek is all about presenting you with breath-taking sceneries of the Himalayas. The trail is scenic in all terms. The views of remote mountain villages and valleys enclosed by terraced fields, meadows, hills, and snow-capped mountains are like something out of a storybook. The more you try to immerse in its beauty, the more you get pulled into it. The trek offers views of many different mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde, etc.

Itinerary

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At the airport, you meet with our team representative, who will greet you and take you to the hotel. Nothing is planned for your arrival day. You can take your time to adjust to the new time zone and relax for the day.

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The tour of monuments will give you deep insight into the art, architecture, and culture of Nepali people. You will be visiting centuries-old monasteries, temples, courtyards, and palaces. These places are the holy Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and the famous Monkey Temple. Likewise, you will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later in the afternoon, meet with the trek guide and end the day preparing for the trek.

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The trek begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu that will take you to the Lukla airport. Lukla is the starting point of trekking. After landing, meet with the rest of the crew members and begin trekking towards Phakding village. The trail descends to the Thado Koshi River, where you cross a suspension bridge and pass by Ghat village. Further, trek through a forested path and reach Phakding.

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The trail from Phakding follows the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross many suspension bridges and trek through small villages. From Monjo onwards, the Sagarmatha National Park begins. On the way, you can see a diverse range of flora and vegetation. The trail steeply ascends to Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

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Namche Bazar is the gateway of Mt. Everest and a well-developed village with many modern facilities. The rest day allows you to explore the village and its museums, cafes, and shops. Likewise, you can also go on a short hike to Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel. Both of these places offer stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many other mountains. You can see the daily lifestyle of the Sherpas and people from other communities as well.

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The trail heads towards Tengboche village, where you will visit the oldest and the biggest Monastery of the Khumbu region- Tengboche monastery. Following a trail above the Dudh Koshi River, you ascend through dense forests of rhododendron and pine. On the way, you might come across wildlife like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and birds. Tengboche will welcome you to a breath-taking view of Mt. Ama Dablam and gorgeous mountain scenery.

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After having a warm breakfast, it is time to continue trekking back to Namche Bazar. The trail follows the same path and descends through lush forests & small settlement areas. You will be walking on a steep winding route, enjoying beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.

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Following a steep descend through lush forests, you cross the long Hillary Suspension Bridge. On the way, you have to cross numerous bridges and streams. Trekking through remote villages reach Phakding and continue trekking along an uphill route that leads to Lukla.

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Today, you fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will be as thrilling as the first time. Upon landing at the airport, our team members will take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free so enjoy as you want.

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It is your last day in Kathmandu, therefore enjoy the day at your own pace and do the shopping for your loved ones. Later, in the late evening, you will be having a farewell dinner with all the team members and celebrate the completion of the journey.

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Our airport representative will help you with the check-out and drop you at the international airport as per your flight departure time.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • Six nights’ accommodation in trekking lodges
  • A trekking guide and porter one porter for every two trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG
  • Salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bag – if Necessary (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping and entrance fees on a day tour in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower during the Trek
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the Everest Panorama Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date26 Apr, 2021End Date06 May, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$900

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post-Everest panorama trek

Extra night hotel in Kathmandu is available for pre or post the trek if you arrive in Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates of the Everest panorama trek. The extra night cost 55.00 USD per night with breakfast and airport transfer.

Contact us if you need any extra nights for pre or post the trek and want to plan any Extra tours and activities for your Extra days.

Electricity and battery charge service in Everest panorama trek

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Everest panorama trek, where you can charge your camera/mobile batteries. However, we suggest you have spare batteries to use in case of not availability.

Guide and crew on Everest panorama trek

You have a professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on the day and a trained trek guide for the rest of the days who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the Everest panorama trek.

We provide porters to carry your luggage on the trek, and there is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22kg, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker, and we also provide a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group.

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FAQs

Yes, you are required to have some permits to do the Everest panorama trek, and the are Sagarmatha national park entry permit, TIMS permit, and entry permits from Khumbu - Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Everest panorama trek from us.

We provide 3-star hotel accommodation for four nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the six nights on the Everest panorama trek. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house and Please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Hotels we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight - 4 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes: Simple Mountain Lodge - 6 nights

We will provide a similar category of hotels if these hotels are not available. Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available on Everest panorama trek as there is plenty of luxury 4 - 5-star hotels available. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

A total of 22 (10 breakfast, 6 munches, and 6 dinners) meals on Everest panorama trek provided. We provide meals in the lodges along the trail, and you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch at the lodge available along the trails.

You find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on the Everest panorama trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well. However, the drinks are not included in the cost.  You can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Everest panorama trek since you have normal water for free, use the medicine and drink. Or you can buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

You are required to have a moderate level of fitness with daily trekking between 3 hours to 6 hours to do the Everest panorama trek as you will reach an altitude of 3870m above sea level. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider before book our Everest panorama trek.

Yes, the domestic flights to Lukla and return to Kathmandu are included in the itinerary and price of the Everest panorama trek. We book these flights once you book the trekking.

No, The International flights to arrive in Nepal and return are not included in our price, and you need to book these flights yourself.

The Twin otter airplanes are the only modes of transport to and from Lukla. Occasionally, the flight to and from Lukla may cancel due to the unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We have kept an extra day at the end of the Everest panorama trek to use in the case of a flight delay or cancellation. If the flights canceled for two or more days, then we may charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination.

The cost of this charter helicopter flight is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu in US Cash, or by credit cards. A receipt of payment will be given, and you can claim the amount from your insurance policy. The minimum cost will be US$ 500.00 and the maximum US $ 3500.00 depending on the number of people.

No, we provide porters to carry your main luggage on the Everest panorama trek, and you carry a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. A small load allows full enjoyment of the trek.

A trek bag or duffel bag is ideal for your main luggage for the Everest panorama trek and a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during the trek, which you can leave at the hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu.

Yes, However, the tip for all services provided on the Everest panorama trek is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that tipping is considered as a part of the remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

We recommend US $5 for a tour guide, and $3 for a driver from each member of the group on day 2 (When you go for a tour in Kathmandu). A total of US 75.00 from each member for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling). Our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes at the end.

Yes, you need some extra amount to spend on the Everest panorama trek, However, the Personal expenses depend on your habit. Most of the meals included in the price, and you only need some money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), souvenirs, a hot shower (you have to pay in some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and do not shop, then US 12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, You need a travel insurance policy to do the Everest panorama trek, as there is always a risk of sickness or injury that may happen while you are on the trekking.

We do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital in case of sickness or injury, and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. Please, make sure that all these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

Equipment is important to have a comfortable and successful Everest panorama trek. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and carry only the things that you need and not carry that you do not need on the trekking. To help you to pack your gear, we have given a list that you should not miss while packing for the Everest panorama trek in Nepal.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required, and it is returnable after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water bottle, and things you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, which is kept at the hotel in Kathmandu, and get a return after you return from the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have, which is returnable at the end of the trek).
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc...