Everest Panorama Trek is a typical short trek to Everest with the most rewarding journey for anyone. It is suitable for those who don’t have much time or who don’t want to walk many days in the mountain. This is a very scenic trek that offers a superb view of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and other many snowy peaks. The Everest panorama trekking holds unique culture, traditions, the lifestyle of the local people, rich biodiversity too. The trek of Everest panorama view offers stunning combinations of majestic mountain view, scenery, history, and culture, as well as a variety of exciting ways of experiencing the Nepali way of life.
It is designed for those who wish to experience this region without ascending to high altitude. Mostly the first time trekkers in Nepal have chosen this Trek because of short trekking days and also for the spectacular views of the High Mountains. Inhabited by the legendary ethnic Sherpa’s, this trek offers you the close experience with a very nice settlement of the Sherpa people and insights of their unique culture and living style in the cold, underdeveloped mountainous region.
This trek is an excellent introduction to Sherpa country and its culture with great mountain views, a top-rated destination for first-time trekkers in Nepal. Though the Everest valley Trek is shorter, it certainly does not miss out on any scenery, with the views of all the Khumbu peaks, including Everest itself. Many trekkers in their old age also choose the Everest Panorama Trek to avoid long walks and the possibility of altitude sickness.
After having a spectacular flight to Lukla, you will enter the Solukhumbu Region, famous for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain and its Sherpa villages and monasteries. Lukla being home for hundreds of ethnic Sherpa people of the Himalayan region have also become home for hundreds of trekking porters. The trek continues through a small but picturesque village, apparently busy with trekkers, porters, local people, horses, and donkeys, and the day ends at the bank of Dudhkoshi (Milk) river. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar will afford you further spectacular views.
The Everest Panorama Trek takes us through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers, and an abundance of wildlife. You will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. We trek along a high traversing path where we have our first magnificent view of Everest and head towards Tyangboche Monastery and Khumjung village.
The Everest panorama trekking trail climbs through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, offers some of the most spectacular scenery and challenging trek in the heart of Everest. The Everest Trek ends after you retrace the trail down to Lukla.
Duration: 13 Days
Trek Grade: moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain and Lukla Flight may get canceled.
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 03: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m): Walking hours 2-3 hours
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village. However, if interested in additional activities, we can make a side trip to a nearby monastery. Have some rest time rest strolling around the village for local knowledge.
Day 04: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m): Walking hours 5-6 hours
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 05: - Acclimatization day in Namche
Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height the previous day. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.
Day 06: - Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m): Walking hours 5-6 hours
The most exciting acclimatization trek Namche takes you along the Bhote Koshi to Thame. The trail enters a pretty forest of pines and rhododendrons. Pass ancient mud-plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow the path to Tesho. You’ll roll into Thamo and Thamo Gompa. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turn to the Thame for night stay. Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley, and the iconic value of Thame is its terrain, the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization.
Day 07: - Thame trek to Khumjung village: Walking hours 4-5 hours
Trekking up for about 2 hours and then leveling off until we reach the village of Khumjung. Heading to Khumjung, the largest settlement of Khumbu Valley, is one of the oldest and largest Sherpa settlements in the Khumbu region (Everest region). The village is the seat of the Khumjung village development committee, which includes Khunde, Khumjung, Tyangboche, Pangboche, Pheriche, Dole, Machhermo Lobuche, Dingboche, Gokyo, and some small town, the valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku. We can take a short hike up to the monastery to view the yeti “scalp” at the Khumjung monastery.
Day 08: - Khumjung trekking to Tengboche (3867m): Walking hours 4-5 hours
The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 09: - Tengboche to Monjo (2850m): Walking hours 5-6 hours
We will work through the forest of magnolia, giant firs, and rhododendrons with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Monjo. Spent your night at one of the excellent lodges here, enjoying the local tradition and culture.
Day 10: - Monjo trekking to Lukla(2850m): Walking hours 4-5 hours
It’s time to take it easy as we make our way down Namche hill. We will cross multiple suspension bridges, bask in the greenery surrounding us in the lower altitude climate, and back into the green scenery of the smaller altitude communities. As we slowly ascend back to Lukla, pine fragrances of nearby forests loft by as we watch local Sherpa farmers tending their gardens in the lush Khumbu Valley. We will spend our last night in the Himalayas in the small village of Lukla.
Day 11: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It can also be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.)
Day 12: - Kathmandu free day.
Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and the life of people. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the healthy living of Nepalese. Also, you can repurchase some memories and gifts to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in the hotel.
Day 13: - Final Departure
With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.
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