Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek, a short and easy trek in Everest Region is a wonderful holiday option in Everest Region to those who do not have long holidays. It is a also a perfect holiday in Nepal for those who have problems walking into the elevated region but still have strong desire to greet the Everest closely and vividly.
Everest Panorama Trek not only caters the panoramic view of Everest and its close siblings, it also offers the cultural highlights of Everest Region taking you into the most wonderful Sherpa Villages of Khumbu. Eight days trekking adventure in Nepal under the shadows of Everest and other towering peaks is beyond doubt the shortest yet the best trekking experience in Everest Region. Like every other treks in Everest Region, Everest Panorama Trek also begins and ends at Lukla.
Highlights of Everest Panorama Trek
- Though it is short and easy trek in Nepal, it caters all the fun of typical trekking trail in Nepal. The trail of Everest Panorama Trek goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in an ocean.
- The landscapes including the Everest panorama, that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek gains the elevation. Also, the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
- The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages like, Khumjung, Thame, Tengboche and Kunde that we encounter during our Everest Panorama Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers.
- The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.
- The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
- The development projects accomplished by Sir Edmund Hillary in the villages like Khumjung and Kunde.
Additionally, Everest Panorama Trek also highlights the cultural opulence of Kathmandu Valley the day before our trek begins.
Arrive in Kathmandu 1400m
Half day guided city tour of Kathmandu. Trek Preparation
Fly to Lukla 2800m (35mins flight) and trek to Phakding 2650m 3-3.5 hrs trek
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 7 hrs trek
Namche Bazaar 3440m- Rest and Acclimatize
Trek to Thame 3820m 5-6 hrs trek
Trek to Khumjung 3790m 5-6 hrs trek
Trek to Tengboche 3867m 4 hrs trek
Trek to Namche 3440m 6-7 hrs trek
Trek to Lukla 2800m 6-7 hrs trek
Fly to Kathmandu
In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla: It is likely that flight to Lukla and return could get delayed or cancel even if best trekking seasons so it is important that you come with minimum of one or two extra days at the end of the trek as back up days to cover this eventualities. If flight will go on time, you could use these days to explore Kathmandu Valley or could even extend your visit to wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park (2 Nights) or Pokhara (2 Nights).
If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 350 to US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.
Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.
Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.
Arrival day in Kathmandu
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest PanoramaTrek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Region. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.
Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia- This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.
Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-3.5 hrs trek
Altitude: Lukla- 2800m, Phakding-2650
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Everest Panorama Trek, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Everest Panorama ends at Phakding.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.
Trek to Namche Bazaar 6-7 hrs trek
The Everest Panorama Trek today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Phakding. Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.
Post lunch, we cross the fourth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche.
Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize
Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.
Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche.
Trek to Thame 5-6 hrs trek
Today our Everest Panorama Trek begins with the uphill climb to Syangboche. Just before arriving Syangboche we take a trail on the right and head towards Thame. Trekking through the villages like Phurte and Theso, where will take a breather to explore the local monasteries we will once again chase the trail beside Dudh Koshi River. Trekking for almost couple of hours up and down the rolling lush hills beside the River, we cross the bridge beyond Samde to enter Thame. Thame is big Sherpa Village of Khumbu. You can witness fascinating and authentic Sherpa culture at Thame. The home to some of world's most popular mountaineers and climbers, Thame has several landmarks to observe. Explore the monastery, a local hospital and a hydropower project in its close proximity at Thame. O/N in a Mt. Lodge.
Trek to Khumjung 3790m 5-6 hrs trek
Beginning the Everest Panorama Trek from Thame, we climb uphill for a while through the jungle of pine and rhododendron. Then going up and down several times through the jungle trail we emerge out at Mende 3736m. At Mende we explore the local monastery and cross the river to begin the hike up to Kunde. Kunde is another popular village in Khumbu known for its authentic Sherpa culture and the Hillary Hospital. We will explore both these landmarks and explore the village as well. The final push of twenty minutes brings us to Khumjung.
Khumjung is very interesting Sherpa hamlet of Khumbu, which is the home to avid Sherpa Mountaineers. The signs of contribution made by Sir Edmund Hillary can be seen here in Khumjung and its surrounding areas. The valley is ringed by snowy peaks of Kondge and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Sherpas- Mt. Khumbila, it is also believed as a monastery places that houses a yeti scalp.
In the afternoon, we will visit to Hillary School, colorful Buddhist monasteries, walk along the stony trail to the long line of mani-walls (the longest one in Khumbu), flags and prayer wheels, visit to Hillary Hospital in Kundel. O/ N at Khumjung at Mt. Lodge.
Trek to Tengboche 3-4 hrs trek
Today, we will hike to Tengboche. Firstly, the trail will descend down to Dudhkoshi River (almost 1 and half to 2 hours). Across the river the trail goes gradually uphill (minimum of 1.5-2 hours) through the forested path (Pine & Rhododendron forest), to Tengboche.
Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself.
The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tengboche.
Trek back to Namche 5-6 hrs trek
From Tenboche we trek along the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, to retrace our way back to Namche. O/N at Namche.
Trek back to Lukla 6-7 hrs trek
After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Panorama Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your flight back to Kathmandu.
Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest.
In the evening, we will meet you again, take you feedback of Everest Panorama Trek and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu
Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.
Price: US $1190 per person
• Airport picks up/ transfer
• 3 Nights 3 star standard accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
• Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
• Half Day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley, with all the entrance and monument fees
• Everest Trekking permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
• Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
• 8 Nights/9 Days Everest Panorama Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
• Mt. Accommodation on twin share- Comfortable and clean Mt. Lodge. ( Few nights attached bath- At Namche & Lukla)
• One Advanced Adventures Trekking Leader ( Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
• Entire poterage cost- one porter for each two member in a group-AA provide trekking clothing to its porters
• All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
• AA duffle Bag and T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
• Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (on Request)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
• Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
• Departure transfer
Please contact us for more details.
It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
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