Everest Panorama Trek

  • Trip Duration:
    10 Days
  • Trip Code:
    EEP
  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • No. of Pax:
    2 - 16
  • From
    $ 1250/person

Overview

Everest Panorama Trek is especially designed as one of the shortest treks in the Everest region. Everest Panorama Trek is highly recommended for those who want to do trek in the Everest region to experience the incredible Sherpa culture and tradition of Nepal. While on trek one can also enjoy spectacular views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest ( 8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Nuptse (7,879m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856m), and Mt. Thamserku (6,608m).

After we get all the necessary permits we begin our trekking journey with the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip and most popular place located on the edge of the cliff at 2900m in the Everest region. While walking through Phakding we follow the river to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi, crossing a spectacular high bridge before climbing uphill to the village of Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Everest region. Though it is a tough climb, but you will enjoy the first glimpse of Mt Everest on the way. After walking for 5-6 hours you will reach Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village spread in a horseshoe shape around the Khumbu valley. On the way, you will come across the magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and firs observing various species of flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail to Namche Bazaar and beyond is dotted with Sherpa villages, Buddhist prayers carved on the stones, and fluttering prayer flags all through. During acclimatization and rest day in Namche Bazaar, you may take the optional walk to the Everest View Hotel (3hrs) where mesmerizing views of Mt.Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam can be seen. Or, following lunch in Namche Bazaar, you may spend time looking through the curio shops in search of a bargain.

Itinerary:

Scenic flight to Lukla, Explore different flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park, Visit Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, Enjoy panoramic views of Himalayan range including , Mt Everest, Lhotse and many other peaks, Visit world highest hotel, Everest View hotel, Encounter friendly Sherpa people & experience their culture & lifestyle, Visit Buddhist monasteries

  • Arrive at the (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel if you have booked Airport Pickup facility at the time of booking your trip. Otherwise our representative will meet you at the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu

    Hotel Accommodation (Kathmandu)

    Little Nepal Inn [or similar standard]

    This is an example of the hotel we may use in Kathmandu city. Your actual hotel will be specified when your booking is confirmed. Please check your email or booking confirmation.

  • Today our representative will work on all necessary permits and flight confirmation.

  • A very early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight to Lukla. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the plane can be enjoyed.
    After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla our guide briefs on safety and introduction to our porters and begin the trek on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Koshi” or milk river (named after its milky color from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after an approximately 3hrs walk and end our first-day trek there. Overnight at Phakding

  • Today you will walk for almost 7 hours mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. You will be crossing Dudh Koshi River a few times before you reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. The walk starts to get a bit strenuous with an uphill ascent to Namche Bazaar. On a clear day, you get views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Tawache on the way to Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. So, you will stay one more night at Namche bazaar so that you can properly acclimatize to the altitude. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should have into their trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Namche tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. For the acclimatization, you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or above the Bhote Koshi river valley towards Thame ( 3810m) or Everest View Hotel which is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, and Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

  • The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi. In this section too, you will have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawache (6501m). En – route you will visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. You will be greeted at the Tengboche Monastery. Visitors to Tengboche are permitted to walk freely about the monastery ground. This place offers a good view of sunrise and sunset over Everest and Ama Dablam. Overnight at Tengboche.

  • Today we walk back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past beautiful waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche Bazaar, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. After lunch at Namche, you will walk down abruptly to the large suspension bridge which towers over the Dudh Kosi River. Then, it is a short walk through Jorsalle through pine and rhododendron forest as well as huge views of Kusum Kangaru to reach Monjo. Overnight at Monjo

  • The next morning we head for Lukla. In the end, we spend more time ascending this day since the elevation of Lukla is at least 1000 feet higher than Monjo. On this day we see many new groups on the trail heading out to Namche Bazaar. At a teahouse at Lukla we will toast over beer for the incredible trip we have just finished and spent some time reflecting on our experiences. Overnight at Lukla

  • We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few postcards home or even go for a stroll to Thamel.

Trip Map:

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What is included

  • 3 Nights basic clean hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Flight:  Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Domestic Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park fee
  • Everest Local Development Tax
  • Accommodation in Basic, Clean Lodge on twin sharing basis during the trek
  • English speaking certified  trekking guide, reliable porter
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 15 kg personal luggage  on trek
  • One duffle bag for each member (complimentary)

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup/Drop
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek.
  • Hot shower or bucket of hot water
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage charge on the domestic flight  if exceeds 15 kg
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late  departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients.
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

 

Everest Panorama Trek 2023/2024 Cost and Departure Dates

Trip Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Status
Price
EEP71223
Dec 7, 2023
Dec 17, 2023
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP141223
Dec 14, 2023
Dec 24, 2023
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$ 1250/ person
EEP211223
Dec 21, 2023
Dec 31, 2023
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$ 1250/ person
EEP150324
Mar 15, 2024
Mar 25, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP220324
Mar 22, 2024
Apr 01, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP290324
Mar 29, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP50424
Apr 5, 2024
Apr 15, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP120424
Apr 12, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP190424
Apr 19, 2024
Apr 29, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP260424
Apr 26, 2024
May 06, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP30524
May 3, 2024
May 13, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person
EEP100524
May 10, 2024
May 20, 2024
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$ 1250/ person
EEP170524
May 17, 2024
May 27, 2024
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$ 1250/ person
EEP240524
May 24, 2024
Jun 03, 2024
seats left 16
$ 1250/ person

Nitty Gritty

  • Trekking Region: Everest, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 06 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Mode of Transportation: Car/Jeep/Bus and domestic flight as per group size
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation: Basic Clean Hotels in Kathmandu  & Basic Clean Lodges (tea-houses) on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private/ Fixed Group Departures
  • Service available: Basic Standard
  • Trek grade:  Moderate
  • No. of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation: 3870 m. /12697 ft.
  • Walking hours:7-8 hrs a day (approx.)
  • Staff: English speaking local guide
  • Porter Guidelines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.

 

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General Information

  • Nepal Visa
    All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.

    * Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

    Pre-Trip Meeting
    On arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our pre-booked hotel. There won’t be any activity on this day. We will host a pre-trip meeting at the hotel lobby on the 2nd day of your itinerary in the evening. It will be an opportunity for you to meet your trekking guide and introduce each other. The guide will brief you about the trek and check your gear to ensure the smooth running of your trekking trip.

    Tea House Lodge Trek
    All accommodations will be on a twin sharing basis during the trek in family-run teahouse (lodge), with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. We recommend you to use your own sleeping bag.

    Meals
    Trek Himalayan Nepal generally do not offer meals in the trip. There is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups can eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your trekking guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip.

    Food Items
    Most lodges/tea houses offer muesli, porridges, Pancakes, bread with jam or eggs, fried eggs on toast, tea/coffee in breakfast and in dinner typical Nepalese dal, bhat, lentil soup and Sherpa/Tibetan cuisines and western food.
    Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.

    Bathroom facilities
    Most lodges offer hot showers and a bucket of hot water with extra cost. Above Lukla we find many western toilets and in some places there are usually just the Asian squat type toilets.

    Small Groups
    Small groups provide a more intimate atmosphere allowing you to get to know your Sherpa guides better and to develop lifelong friendships. Therefore, the maximum group size for this trek is 16 people. The minimum is 2 people.

    Trek Guide and Crew
    All our trek leaders and crew come from different parts of Nepal with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, but we all share our valuable experience, accept each other beliefs and work together to give our clients the best experience in Nepal. Whatever the ethnical background they belong to, differ in sex or age all members of our team work together as a family that makes us what we are.

    A Typical Trekking Day
    At 6.30 am your guide wakes you up. Then it’s time to have breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today’s trekking for the next three to four hours then stop for an hour at pleasant spot along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Afterward, walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. Pack of games can be an asset to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it’s time to bed for a well-deserved night.

    Flora in the Everest region
    Rhododendron and Magnolio give way to birch groves and conifers as you approach the tree line. At higher altitudes blue pine is usually more common than chir pine. You will see how the pines become shorter and stockier as you gain altitude. Junipers are also found in a dwarfed form in the sub-alpine region at altitudes to 4000m. Junipers in full sized tree form are found around Thame. Also, fleshy, berrylike fruit- Hemlock and silver fir are also found in the Everest region.

    Fauna in the Everest region
    The Golden eagle, Eurasian Kestrel goshawk are the most common resident birds in the Everest region. Pheasants are probably the most spectacular birds seen on the ground while trekking. Around the Tengboche monastery you will see two different species of pheasants – Blood pheasant and the Impeyan pheasant digging for tubers in the stark winter fields in the Khumbu area. You can also spot the crimsonhorned pheasant with reddish legs. Tibetan snow cocks, hawk- sized raven are also visible on the ground around Gorakshep. The bark of Muntjak, a small, reddish mammal with short antlers is found at altitudes up to 2400m. The musk deer are sometimes visible in the areas between Phortse and Tengboche. The Himalayan tahr which look like a mountain goat are also visible in spring and autumn season.

    Possible views of Mountains
    During the trek Everest(8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7896m), Pumori (7145m), Amadablam (6812m.) Thamserku (6800m), Khumbila (5751m), Kwangde Ri (6187m), Cho Oyu(8201m), Tawache (6542), Kangtenga (6645m), Kusum Kanguru (6369), Makalu (8463m), Island Peak (6189m), Chhukungri (5845m), Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Khumbuste (6640m), Cholatse (6640m), Cha Kung (7020m), & many other attractive snow-capped peaks.

    INSURANCE
    Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take out a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. Please send us the following details such as your full name, policy number and the insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number prior to departure. We also strongly recommend that your policy must cover personal liability, flight/trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

    Rescue/ Evacuations
    Though we hope for the best trip, you sometimes might be in need of rescue or evacuation in case of a serious sickness or a personal prolonged health issue. During such emergency you will be rescued by a helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation services. We request you to make sure when you purchase insurance from your country that your policy must cover these expenses or you should remain prepared to pay or sign on Helicopter Evacuation Form before you get on the Helicopter.

    Domestic Flight Cancellation
    If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients as per the prevailing cost.

    Safety
    We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home – you don’t need it while travelling. Many of hotels in Nepal have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage

    Porter Welfare
    Many trekking porters come from villages. They live hard and frugal lives and work to carry heavy loads using the traditional ‘doko’ (the bamboo latis basket supported from the forehead). Heights up to 3,500m are part of everyday life and they resist wearing what they consider to be unnecessary personal equipment.
    Above that altitude, Trek Himalayan urges them the use of kit suited to the varying levels of more extreme conditions. It’s an incredible job that they do and we really appreciate their working nature and try to reward accordingly.

    Equipment List:
    Here are some recommended Equipment’s List for trekking in Everest region

    Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    Cash, credit and debit cards
    Day pack (Used for daily excursions)
    First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    Fleece top/sweater
    Sleeping Bag
    Footwear Hat
    Locks for bags
    Long pants/jeans
    Money belt
    Outlet adapter
    Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cell phone, etc.)
    Reusable water bottle
    Shirts/t-shirts
    Sleepwear
    Small travel towel
    Sunglasses
    Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    Watch and alarm clock
    Waterproof backpack cover
    Windproof rain jacket
    Down Jacket
    Note: It is possible to buy or rent the above gear in Kathmandu

    High Altitude Sickness
    Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can turn if not treated upon recognizing the symptoms. AMS is the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations of 3,000m or above. Early mountain sickness results in headache, loss of appetite and sleepiness. One can encounter such sickness no matter she/he looks physically young, strong and fit. Medicine itself can be on substitute unless patients suffering from such sickness are immediately rushed downhill. Doctor may provide temporary care with some medicines and oxygen but the patient must be brought down immediately in order to escape danger. For emergency purpose, one can contact doctors at Khunde and Pheriche hospitals in Khumbu trekking region.

    Weather Information
    The main trekking season in Nepal begins from early October to mid-May. During this period temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC above higher altitudes. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November
    This is the main trekking season in Nepal. While trekking in mountains weather will be sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to minus 10ºC at the highest altitudes.

    Winter: December to end February
    Even it is cooler conditions this is an ideal time to trek in Nepal. Skies are usually very clear especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to negative 12ºC to negative 20ºC at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trails are also much less busy at this time of year

    Pre-monsoon/spring March to May
    Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but cloudiness will be occurred up in the afternoons. Seasonal flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Cultural Tips to Khumbu Region
    Walk on the left side of Mani walls as you pass them. This practice signifies that you respect the Buddhist tradition and turn prayer wheels in a clockwise direction. Never sit on Mani stones or Stupa.

    Don’t litter local springs as it is believed that this will anger the water god, Lu.

    Don’t put dirty items and food scraps such as meat in the fires of Sherpa hearths, as it is believed that offensive odors from such pollution angers the local mountain gods.

    Always make a small contribution to any temple or monastery that you visit. This is a time honored indigenous tradition.

    Ask permission to take photographs of people, and if you do extensive photography, it is polite to give the people a small gift.

    Don’t ask a Sherpa to kill an animal for meat. This is forbidden in Khumbu both by village custom and by the Buddhism religion.

    A Khata (white/yellow scarf) is used to welcome, bid farewell, and to show gratitude. It is traditional to put the scarf round men’s neck starting from the right hand and women from the left. Don’t put scarves around the neck of a lama simply offer it to his hand.

    Don’t give things to begging children, however, please do give as generously as possible to a begging monk or nun as this is a time honored religious tradition.

    The seat next to the fire hearth in a traditional Sherpa home is reserved for the main person of the family whether alive or death. Therefore, please do not sit there.

    Don’t forget to smile and try to remember the Sherpa word for thank you ‘Thuche Thuche’

    Tipping
    (Local guide and porter) Tipping is a tradition in tourism in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We highly suggest you to allow some tips at your own discretion.
    Scenic flight to Lukla, Explore different flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park, Visit Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, Enjoy panoramic views of Himalayan range including , Mt Everest, Lhotse and many other peaks, Visit world highest hotel, Everest View hotel, Encounter friendly Sherpa people & experience their culture & lifestyle, Visit Buddhist monasteries

FAQ

  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Trekking can be organized for few days to few weeks long, depending on trekkers interest, strength and time frame. Walking could be twelve kilometers or just four kilometers a day and spend the night in the countryside lodge or camp.
  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. At least, you need to spend two or three nights in Kathmandu before and after your trekking trip. We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your pre-booking.
  • This trek is suitable for any trekker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. You need to be moderately fit and normally healthy. It is good if you do some exercise before you come to Nepal for trekking.
  • It is not necessary; you have to join with group. Please follow our group departure date because we organize private trip departures everyday upon client’s request and requirements. You can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group.
  • In Kathmandu, we provide clean and basic standard hotel with breakfast. During the trek we provide Tea Houses which are more like hotels, with hot showers, local/western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In our trekking trip we make overnight stay at teahouses. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
  • You have to choose from the menu and pay by yourself. Freshly cooked food is served in tea house (lodge). Generally, western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places.
  • Yes, our guide will brief regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduction of your trek guide and porters before the trip departure.
  • Yes, in most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (it may cost you extra at the lodge/teahouse).
  • Everest base camp trek can be extended and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions. The extensions trip cost based on your request after the trip below our advised. Optional Programs: Chitwan Jungle Safari,River Rafting, Short excursion to Nagarkot / Dhulikhel, Meditation & Spa/Yoga, Bungee Jump
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