Everest Panorama Trek - 11 Days

Everest Panorama View Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is a short yet overwhelming trek in the Everest region. The trek offers you to witness and experience the cultural and natural sides of the most popular trekking trail to Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Panorama Trek

This 11 day trek package is a special fit for those who can not walk to higher altitude or have less time and want to view the majestic peaks in the Himalayas. It is regarded as one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal as it offers amazing views even with a short and easy trek. Thyangboche Monastery is the highest point of this wonderful Everest Panorama View Trek which is at 3,867 m. The trekking area is enclosed within green vegetation and the tall tree lines of rhododendron, oaks, pines, silver firs and birch. Thyangboche is the best spot for views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadabalam.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the mindblowing panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Thyangboche.
  • Cultural and scenic walks through villages.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site.
  • Visit to Thyangboche Monastery enriched with ancient artifacts.
  • Enchanting green woodland of pines and rhododendron.
  • Scenic flights to/from Lukla.

Overview

Starting with a sweeping flight to land at Lukla taking a small aircraft (Dornier, Twin Otter or similar types) from Kathmandu, and then enjoy pleasant walks through nice Sherpa villages enriched with age-old Buddhist culture and heritage. Walk follows Dudh Kosi River within alpine woodland facing grand views of high peaks to reach high and famous Namche Bazaar, a large village or a town with many facilities with well-stocked shops and stores.

At Namche, you can explore its market once a week. From Namche, you’ll head much higher to reach villages of Khunde and Khumjung with beautiful views along the walks. The traditional and peaceful villages are located on a beautiful valley. Our final spot of the trek is Tengboche, it is a scenic spot reachable within a short time. Tengboche Monastery has to be its main attraction.

A festival is held once a year in the month of October or November according to the Buddhist Lunar calendar. It’ll be a great place to be to feel its natural beauty in the harmony of high mountains and prayer chanting during this time of the year. The trekking journey comes to an end as we walk back to Lukla for short flight to Kathmandu after a short, mesmerizing and wonderful Everest adventure.

Everest Panorama Trek Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with option for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) – 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,635m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar with a short hike to support acclimatization.
Day 06: Namche to Khunde (3,800m) and Khumjung village (3,640m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 07: Khunde to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 4/5 hrs.
Day 08: Thyangboche to Monjo (2,875m) via Namche Bazaar – 5/6 hrs.
Day 09: Namche to Lukla – 4/5 hrs.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 11: International departure for homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

You’ll land at Kathmandu Airport where we’ll receive you for the short drive to your hotel. After checking into your nice rooms the tour operator will brief you with useful information regarding the treks, hotels and lodge and do’s/don’ts in Nepal.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour and time for trek preparations.

The second day at Kathmandu is a free day and you can choose sightseeing tour as option, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal is filled with historical and religious monuments listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. You’ll also have time for trek preparations.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla 2,820m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,635m - 3/4 hrs.

As per your flight time for Lukla which is usually early in the morning. A short drive takes you Kathmandu airport for scenic short flight of 30 minutes to Lukla. During the flight, Everest and Makalu can be viewed at close distance as the plane heads to the runway in Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla.

You’ll have time for refreshing stops and then start to walk accompanied by our guide and porters. The trek begins with the pleasant walk downhill past Lukla town to reach the valleys with Sherpa villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first stop.

Overnight stop at hotel/Lodge at Phakding village. Included: Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 5/6 hrs.

Our second day walk is quite long due to the increase in heights. You’ll leave Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here, short descend will take you to Sagarmatha National Park entrance. All trekkers have to obtain National Park permits.

Jorsalle is the last village before climbing to Namche Bazaar. You’ll stop at Jorsalle for possible lunch and then walk towards river banks into lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron. After crossing a last high suspension bridge with gradual climb on the winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Kanguru, you’ll reach the famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 m high with amphitheater landscapes adorned with a number of well-built houses serving as hotels, lodge, and resorts.

You’ll stay At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks.

Overnight stay at the hotel/lodge. Included: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5
Rest day at Namche Bazaar with short hike to support acclimatization.

This day you’ll rest at Namche Bazaar with acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000m. Taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, offers grand views of Everest and Amadabalam.

Other acclimatizing options are walking high above Namche at Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks. You can also visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6
Trek to Khunde 3,800m and Khumjung village 3,640 m - 3/4 hrs.

After pleasant and refreshing overnights in Namche Bazaar, a short day walk will take you to Syangboche. From Syangboche, you can enjoy bird’s eye views of Namche Bazaar with a sweeping panorama of mountains. Our route leads to gradual up to reach a scenic valley where Khunde and Khumjung villages are located.

We visit the only hospital of Khumbu built by late Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust Foundation. We’ll then walk downhill to Khumjung for Overnight stops.

You’ll stay at Khumjung with options to tour its old monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old. The rest of the afternoon is free to marvel the close views of Khumbila peak (the patron God of Khumbu Sherpa) with Amadablam and Everest.

Overnight stay at the guest house/lodge. Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7
Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867m - 4/5 hrs.

From Khumjung you’ll make a gradual scenic walk to join Namche and Tengboche trails facing superb views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam. As the walk progress downhill to reach a bridge over Imjatse River, you’ll reach Phung-Tenga. It’s situated within a forest surrounding and also is a possible lunch stop here.

Tengboche has its colorful and impressive monastery and you can witness the priest (Lama) and monks actively on prayer with a grand surrounding.

Overnight stay at Tea House. Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8
Trek to Monjo 2,875m via Namche Bazaar - 4/5 hrs.

The walk starts in the morning leading you on an easy downhill walk towards Namche Bazaar. Then, a pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with the last steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the area, you’ll reach the nice and lovely village of Monjo for overnight stop.

Overnight stops at the lodge/guest house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9
Trek to Lukla - 3/4 hrs.

This is our last walking day of the adventure. The walk follows the Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla.

After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy, going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a lodge at Lukla. You’ll have time in the afternoon to explore the place.

Overnight stops at lodge/guest house. Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.

As per your flight schedule for Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal for panoramic flight back. You’ll stay in Kathmandu with free evening.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11
International Departure.

After a wonderful time in the mountains, its your last day in the country. We’ll drop you at the airport for your flight back home.

Included: Departure to the airport on our private vehicle.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Services Included

  • Arrival airport pick-up transfer to the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program.
  • 3 Nights at 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with one tour guide.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic airport transfer.
  • Tea House/Mountain Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Tea or Coffee) during the trek.
  • Cost of a guide (government certified, experienced and fluent English speaker).
  • Porter’s cost (one porter for every two members in a group).
  • Everest Trekking Permits, Sagarmatha National Park Fee and local body taxes as applicable.
  • Purified drinking water while on a trek.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request).
  • Duffle bag and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)
  • 4-night will provide an attached bathroom with the hot shower during the trek.
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first-aid medicine carried by a guide).
  • An hour trekker's massages upon accomplishing the trek.
  • Farewell dinner with official staff.
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek).
  • Final departure transfer to the airport.

Services Excluded

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Monument fees in sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome/farewell dinner.
  • Additional hot drinks, bottled drinks, boiled and mineral water.
  • Electronic device charging, hot shower and Wi-Fi.
  • Other personal expenses.
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew.
  • Anything other not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section.

See our Nepal Travel Info and Booking Procedure for more info.

Sightseeing Tour

We will brief you about the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Trekking Crews

You will be provided with a government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide. We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. We also provide one porter for every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Size of Group

Trekking group size is of minimum 2 to maximum of 10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us and we’ll help you plan accordingly. In the case of more than ten people in the group, please let us know so that we can make advance bookings, improvise plans and itinerary.

 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

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When can I book for Everest Panorama Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3
weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the
norms and rules of the company.
Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the
trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this
kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many people will be in the group?

From minimum 3-4 person in the group with maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in
some cases we do allow booking for single person as well, running independent at extra
cost than in groups.

How is the weather in Everest Panorama Trekking?

As per the season wise, where best time is from March to May, when most of the day is
clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and
areas.
Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes
afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.
March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of
rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there was smaller numbers of lodges on
route trekking, at present each villages has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with
pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise.
Higher above 3,000 m the lodges are good but due to freezing cold temperatures in
night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as
common bath rooms and rest rooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after
Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of
the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as
well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above
Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in
deep areas like around river gorge areas.
At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have assist to cell-
phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken,
otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical
where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for
Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an
extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them
to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

What to expect on this journey?

Scenic views of world’s highest mountains with Everest-Lhotse include magnificent
peaks of Amadablam, Kangtenga with other lesser mountains, where walk leads you
around Buddhist country interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to
Tibetans. Visiting lovely Sherpa villages and encountering many prayer walls and
spinning bells on walks with visit of its interesting colorful painted monasteries.

Who are Sherpa people?

Sherpa a tribe of Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well,
where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan
origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people.
Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history,
Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains,

they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first
conquered Mt. Everest in May 29 th 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many
mountaineering expeditions are fully depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to
various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Packing List

  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and few passport sized photos.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
  • Binoculars
  • Travel games (like chess, backgammon, scrabble)
  • First Aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin, paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for Giardia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
  • Money (Cash)
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body)
  • Moisturizer
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock
  • Torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs
  • Eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun Hat, Sunglasses and Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleeves t shirt

For Summer:

  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • Trousers
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

For winter and High Altitude:

  • Layered Clothing: Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)

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Trip Facts

  • Domestic Airline
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • 3,867m
  • Min 2 - Max 10
  • All seasons Except June to mid September, March to May
  • 11 Nights and 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Tea House(On Hotel and lodges)

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