Everest Panorama Trek

11 Days

Everest Panorama Trek is a prominent Short Trek in Nepal that offers an excellent opportunity to accomplish your dream of perceiving the breathtaking view of Mount Everest and other major mountains within a short time period of 11 days with one week of trekking. The Everest View Trek goes through Sagarmatha National Park (a world heritage site), taking you to Tengboche village situated at 2,840 meters. You will be able to experience the perceptible view of Mount Amadablam and Mount Everest from Tengboche.

This 11 Days short trek is an enthralling opportunity for a close-up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and many other Himalayan peaks of the Khumbu region. Although Trekking in the Everest region is considered hard, this Everest Panorama Trek is serene and provides not less than the other longer Trekking in Nepal. If you are commencing a short trek in Nepal, you should consider this program for an instant glimpse of Sherpa culture and traditions, and majestic mountains.

How hard is Everest Panorama Trek?

This short Everest view trek is moderately easy trekking in the Everest region, compared to other longer treks to Everest Base Campsurrounding. However, some necessary information about Everest Trek may help you while trekking to the Everest region. Go through our blog post about the difficulty of Everest Region treks.  

Overview

The Everest View Trek starts with a short yet one of the most exotic flights to Lukla (2800 meters) from Kathmandu or Manthali Airport. Due to ongoing renovation work at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, it is likely your flight will be operated from Manthali Airport (130kms/ 4hrs drive from Kathmandu). Lukla is an astonishing Sherpa settlement with a short take-off and landing airport. After lunch at Lukla we head to Phakding (2610m). We continue our trekking crossing several beautiful Sherpa villages to Namche Bazaar (3500m), situated at the lap of Thamserku mountain. Namche Bazaar is a gateway to Everest. This charming village is also the largest settlement in the Khumbu region. We will have a free day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatizing our bodies in thin air which is the best opportunity to have an exploration trip around Namche Bazaar.

From Namche Bazaar we head to the astonishing village of Tyangboche (also known as Tengboche) situated at an altitude of 3,850 meters. Tengboche is a sacred village that houses the biggest monastery, Tengboche Monastery in the Khumbu region.

You will cherish the view of Mt. Amadablam, known as the most appealing mountain in the world. Tengboche is also considered the best place for a close view of Mount Everest.

From Tengboche, we will visit the famous Sherpa village of Khumjung (3790m). Khumjung lies dramatically at the lap of Mt. Khumbila (5,761 meters). From Khumjung, we will continue our trek re-tracing back the same path to Lukla where our short hike to Everest comes to an end. Fly back to Kathmandu with the delightful memories of a short Everest View Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • A scenic flight to and from Lukla is a life-time experience.
  • A short and easy trek in Everest region.
  • Best view of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and many other peaks in Khumbu region.
  • Indulge in the rich vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the enchanting Sherpa villages and their culture.
  • An exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Monastery in Khumbu region.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, meet our office representative and be transferred to the hotel. You will have a complete pre-trip meeting. The rest of the day is free on my own. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast commences the exciting sightseeing tour of culturally rich Kathmandu City. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Patan City (City of Fine arts). Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning drive to the domestic airport to board your onward flight to Lukla. Arrive at Lukla, you will be served a hot meal for the rest of the journey which is an easy trail to Phakding. You will meet your experienced porters at Lukla and continue to Phakding for an overnight stay.

(Note: Due to ongoing renovation work at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, it is likely your flight will be operated from Manthali Airport (130kms/ 4hrs drive from Kathmandu). You will have to drive at night to be seated on an early flight to Lukla which takes 20 mins approx.

After breakfast continues your trial to Namche Bazaar. Enter Sagarmatha National and continue to Namche bazaar. Namche Bazaar, also known as the gateway to Everest is the largest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Today is a free day for acclimatization purposes. A short hike to Syangboche airstrip and Everest view hotel is worth a try. Or just simply relax at your guest house or explore the village.

On this day you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche village. This day will be a lot of ascending and descending with the forest where if lucky one can spot musk dear, Himalayan Thar, and pheasant. Continue the trial to a settlement of Phunki Thenga. From here you ascend continuously to reach Tengboche village. This village houses the largest Monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. The view from Tengboche is a highlight of this tour with Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse in the background. You will spend overnight at Tengboche.

From Tengboche, we head descending through the Rhododendron forest. Cross the Punkhi Tanga river and climb towards Khumjung. The view of Ama Dablam (6,696m), Kangtega (6,779m), Everest (8,849m), and Lhotse (8,501m) on the backdrop will lead you throughout your trek. Overnight stay at Khumjung village.

After the early morning breakfast with the stunning mountain view, we continue re-tracing our trial back to Monjo. On the way, we will have a last glimpse of Namche Bazaar where we will stop for lunch. Later continue to Monjo where we will stay overnight.

Trek to Lukla via the same villages we have left before. Upon your arrival at Lukla, explore and enjoy your last moment of this trip in the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at Lukla.

Fly back to Kathmandu. Be transferred to your hotel and relax. Nothing to do today, take your time.
Evening farewell dinner at a local restaurant with a Nepalese cultural show. Enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine 'Dal, Bhat' Rice, Lentils, Curry, Pickle.

Your trip ends. After breakfast, you will be transferred to International Airport to board your flight to your next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/ departure transfers, sightseeing tour as mentioned above using private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Three nights' twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu using a 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
  • Seven nights' twin sharing failing dormitory accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while on trekking.
  • AIRFARE: Kathmandu/ Manthali To Lukla and back with necessary airport taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Three-time meals a day with tea/coffee on trekking.
  • Complimentary farewell dinner after your trek completes with a cultural show.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • One farewell dinner with the cultural show on day 10.
  • Necessary trekking permits, detailed pre-trip meeting, comprehensive first-aid kit.
  • Service charge and government vat. (Currently 13% VAT)

Cost Excludes

  • Any International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner wishlist in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any kind of bank transfer charges, card payment charges, and any other items not mentioned on above include section.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new Covid-19 policy for travelling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can either print the bar code or take a screenshot, and keep it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visa also called tourist visas facilitates multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (On arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Light weight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eatery to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegeterian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountain. We recommend consuming vegetarian foods to avoid food poisoning.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.
Domestic flight is used to travel from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla and back.

What is the usual group size for this tour ?

We believe in a small group tour. Our every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view makes this time most favorable for all kind of tours, trekking, and expeditions related programs.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National park in the terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatizations, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our every trekking staff are well trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you to carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porter.

How cold does it get during trekking?

The mountain weather is very hard to predict. Normally night time colder than the daytime. In winter except for the frosting night but the days are warm and beautiful. Average temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for every 1,000 m you gain in altitude.

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Everest Panorama Trek