The Everest Panorama Trek is a moderately easy trek that lasts up to an altitude of only 3860 meters. Everest Panorama Trek lets you experience a complete joy of being close to the mountains of the Everest region in just 11 days. This trek of eleven days provides you the chance to experience the unique culture of native Sherpa and enjoy the mesmerizing view of Himalayan giants. It is one of the most famous treks to the Everest region where we can enjoy not only the natural beauty of the region but also experience the culture of the culturally rich Khumbu region. Also, we will get to visit the highest national park in the world- Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the mountain flora and fauna.
Similarly, you will enjoy the beauty of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, and Mt. Ama Dablam among many others from the Everest view hotel at Namche. You might think it is enough to look at the mountain from Everest View Hotel; however, when you get a closer view of the same mountains from Tengboche, you are sure to change your mind. Decorated with beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam in the background, the oldest and largest monastery of the region where the colorful festival of Mani Rimdu is celebrated – Tengboche Monastery is also a must-visit.
Get acquainted with the Tibetan Buddhist culture that is highly practiced in the Khumbu region and carries a mystical history of almost six centuries. Namche, the gateway to Everest and the popular mountain town shaped like a horse-shoe, which is famous as a traditional trading route of Tibetan and Nepalese traders. It is also an interesting place to go for shopping and roam around. The trail is a beautiful combination of steep climbs, slopes, pleasant strolls, high suspension bridges, streams, waterfalls, intermittent mountain views, and walks through pine and juniper forests. Be alert to get the sight of endangered species of wildlife like Himalayan Pheasant, Musk deer, Himalayan Thars, Langur Monkeys, and many more.
As almost all classic trek to the Everest region, Everest Panorama trek also starts with a beautiful thirty-five minute's flight to Lukla. You don't have to worry about your safety during this trek. Our experienced guide and a porter will guide you during your trek and handle you with extra care. You will be accommodated in the best lodges available that provide healthy and mouthwatering foods. Your needs and preferences will be properly addressed throughout the trip. Everest Panorama Trek is ideal for trekkers with a limited time frame but wants to experience the trek to the region where the world's summit stands tall. This trek is fine, even for beginners.
Best time for Everest Panorama Trek
Everest panorama trek can be done all around the year except the monsoon season when days are cloudy. However, the ideal month to trek is from March to May and September to December. Spring season from March to May is especially exciting to trek as the Rhododendron flower blooms fully during this time, and the hill looks beautiful with these flowers. Also, the sky is clear during this season, and you can get an incredible view of the surrounding mountains.
Another best time for Everest Panorama Trek is from October to December. The temperature in the morning and night goes to minus degrees Celsius; however, the days are pleasant for trekking, and the sky is also clear for a great mountain view.
Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Picturesque mountain flight to and from Lukla
Experience a unique culture of Sherpa and lifestyle of the mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
Visit the largest monastery of the region- Tengboche Monastery
The enchanting view of Himalaya giants, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, and much more
Visit the highest national park – Sagarmatha National Park.
Walk through the scented forest of Rhododendron
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Stay at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city trips, all entrance fees, tour guide, and private transportation
- Three meals daily including tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Finest twin sharing lodge for lodging during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- A highly experienced, supportive, well-informed, pleasant, well-trained Government License holder guide
- Airfare to and from Lukla – Kathmandu
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required (to be returned after the trip)
- Duffle bag for trekking
- T-shirt, Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
- First-aid kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & service charge
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Beverages including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it's free
- Tips for trekking staff and drivers
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and transfer you to the respective hotel. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled for the very day at the hotel in the evening. However, our airport representative will provide you brief information about your further trip on your way to the hotel. After checking in your hotel, you can simply relax or roam around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will hold a welcome dinner for you where you will enjoy authentic Nepali meal. We will also introduce you to your guide for the trip. Do not hesitate to ask questions about your trip and your preference throughout the trip.
Trek Preparation and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin your sightseeing trip. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. Kathmandu is a living history and a collage of various cultures and religions embodied by captivating monuments. The city is filled with UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa – one of the largest stupas in the world, Swoyambhunath – the oldest stupa of Nepal, which is also known as Monkey Temple. Also, we will pay a visit to the largest Hindu temple of Nepal- Pashupatinath, which sits along the sacred Bagmati river. Here, we will see Hindu holy men meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral fires burning on the ghats. Then, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, located at Basantapur. This is a two-millennium old plaza and houses the medieval royal palace, temples in the signature pagoda styles, and many more beautiful traditional architectures. Walking through this area feels as if you are on the trip to ancient Nepal with its age-old structures all around. Although most of these structures were destroyed by the earthquake of 2015, there are still beautiful monuments left. After we finish the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, we will move towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the place where royals used to live and ruled the Kathmandu Valley. This whole place is such a beauty that UNESCO has selected the whole city as a World Heritage Site. Here, we will see lots of palaces and temples built in the pagoda and shikhara style. The major attraction of this place is the fifty-five window palace. Other attraction includes the Lion Gate, the Golden gate, art galleries and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Our last stop will be at Lalitpur, where we will learn about Nepalese history. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free so, you can shop or roam around the tourist streets of Thamel.
Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Right after breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuwan international airport, where we will catch an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla itself is an incredible experience. You will see mesmerizing snow-capped mountains from your flight. Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is said to be one of the most dangerous yet beautiful airports in the world. You will arrive at Lukla within 35 minutes of takeoff. On your arrival, you will meet the trek team on Lukla. Then, we will begin our trek. Firstly, we will descend towards the Dudh Koshi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. As this is the first day of our trek, we will walk slowly with few ups and then on the winding trail past nice farm settlements of Sherpa enriched with Buddhist religion and culture as you encounter rows of mani monuments and large spinning bells. With the three hours of walk from Lukla, we will arrive at Phakding through the beautiful green landscape and the view of Kusum Kanguru.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Following the Dudh Koshi River, we climb up through the Himalayan pine and cedar forests to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche Bazaar is an ancient trading post of Nepalese and Tibetan traders. This is also a superb place to buy traditional crafts. On our way to Namche Bazaar, we will pass over the Dudh Koshi river many times through lots of suspension bridges. The walk through the suspension bridge right over the roaring Dudh Koshi river is very thrilling. On our way to Namche, we will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the highest national park elevated up to 6000 meters. Then, we will stop for lunch at Jorsale. after Jorsale, we will follow the trail through the longest bridge in the region, then after a short walk, we will reach a shorter but higher bridge – Hillary suspension bridge. From the Hillary bridge, the three-hour uphill climb will take us to the Sherpa capital and the beautiful mountain town of Namche, where we will spend the night. Here, you can shop for gears if yours is damaged; however, the price is very high. From Namche Bazaar, the view of Everest, Lhotse, and many other mountains is bewitching. The trek from Phakding to Namche will take approximately six hours.
Acclimatization at Namche
The fifth day is planned for you to get accustomed to the higher altitude atmosphere so that you won't suffer from altitude sickness. Even though this day is left for rest, we won't be staying idle. Firstly, we will hike to Syangboche Airport, the highest airport in the world situated at an altitude of 3700 meters. Then, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel from where we can enjoy the delightful view of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Thamserku and many more. The hotel boasts about the view of Everest you can get from every window of the hotel. After a pleasant treat to eyes, we will move towards the Sherpa Culture Museum, where we can learn more about the unique culture of Sherpa people. Then, we will also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and return to Namche Bazaar for lunch. After lunch, the rest of the time is free, so you can go shopping or visit the places near town.
Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
After enjoying a pleasant time at Namche, we will start our trek to Tengboche right after breakfast. We will trek through the trail that leads to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka from where we will get the beautiful view of Mt. Everest. Then, we will continue to the right shore of the Dudh Koshi Valley to reach Tengboche Monastery situated at an altitude of 3860 meters. The trail to Tengboche Monastery is quite easy, even though there are many ups and downs, and the climb is long. Tengboche monastery is quite popular due to the view you can get of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and many other mountain peaks from here. Likewise, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the largest in the Khumbu region and considered as the spiritual hub of the area. Besides, the hill slopes of the monastery are outstanding with fully bloomed rhododendrons during spring. It will take no longer than five hours to reach Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. Today, we will be walking for about five hours.
Trek to Namche via Khumjung Village (3780m)
After breakfast, we will hike down the trail to Phunki Thanka, which is a small village with few lodges and hotels. After a short walk, we will arrive at Sanasa. Then, we will walk down through the forest and cross the river. After that, we will climb steadily upwards to reach Kyangjuma through Tashinagar Village. Then after the walk of about forty to fifty minutes, we will reach Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region, and you will get to experience Sherpa culture and tradition firsthand. Khumjung Village is located on the glacial valley right below the sacred Mt. Khumbila. It is a beautiful place with few greeneries. We can get a gorgeous view of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam from here. At Khumjung, we will also visit the local monastery, which was built five hundred years ago. Here, Yeti's skull is kept since 1995. After enjoying our time at Khumjung, we will keep descending towards Namche, where we will spend the night. It might take about six hours to reach Namche from Tengboche.
Namche to Lukla
Today, we will be leaving the mountain town, Namche. From Namche Bazaar, the trek descends sharply along the Dudh Koshi River and alpine forest. As the descend to Lukla is quite steep, we will be walking slowly under control. We will cross the Hilary bridge over the roaring Dudh Koshi river. After crossing the bridge, the trail gets more level and natural in the lowland area. Comparatively, the view feels different while descending than while you were climbing up the hill. We will move through the open plains, scented Rhododendron, and pine forests accompanied by the snow-covered peaks in the distance. We will cross many bridges loaded with prayer flags and mani stone walls along the way. Also, we will visit a few monasteries that we were not able to visit while ascending. There will constantly be prayer flags and stones along the way while we walk through the villages. We will arrive at Lukla within seven to eight hours from Namche. This is the last day for us in the mountains so you can enjoy shopping or exploring in the Lukla village.
Fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, you will bid goodbye to the Everest and the neighbor mountains. We will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. This thirty-minutes' flight will be one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. You can look at the majestic mountains shrinking from the plane. After landing, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can just relax or engage in other activities of your interest.
Free Day in Kathmandu
This day is separated as a personal day for you. You can explore Kathmandu, go shopping or roam around the tourist street, Thamel.
This is the day we will bid you goodbye. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before three hours of your scheduled flight.