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Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Moderate

  • Destination

    Destination: Everest region

  • Activities

    Activities: Trekking/Hiking

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels/Lodges

  • Meals

    Meals: Full-board on trek

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Plane

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Hotel Everest View (3880m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 2 pax min

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Mar-May, Sep-Nov

Everest Panorama Trek is a short and sweet trek in the Everest region. Though it is a short trek to Everest, it still provides some spectacular views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

After a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek starts in the Khumbu region, with the first stopover being Phakding. The trekking trails then advance towards Namche Bazaar, the administrative headquarters of Khumbu, passing along small Sherpa villages, forests, etc. Along the way, trekkers will be greeted with superb views of mountains like AmaDablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

During the trek, the popular viewpoint of Tengboche at 3,867 meters is also visited. Tengboche has an impressive and one of the most important monasteries in Khumbu, Tengboche Monastery which provides majestic views of Mt. Everest and the world’s other highest peaks. After Tengboche, the trek returns to Namche and further back to Lukla, retracing the same route. Further continuing from Tengboche, we will reach Everest Base Camp.

Everest Panorama Trek completes within 7 days, starting and ending in Kathmandu, That’s why it is the ideal choice for those who wish to see Mt. Everest but don’t like to hike up to its base camp. The trek involves uphill climbing and some high-altitude challenges and is less strenuous than the Everest Base Camp trek.
The Everest Panorama Trek is the ultimate choice if you are looking for a short trek to Everest within a week to witness the local Sherpa culture and, of course, observe Mt. Everest and several other mountains that are among the world’s highest peaks. 

Everest Panorama Trek Highlights

  • Witness the world's highest mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Trekking through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visiting the traditional Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar & Tengboche.
  • Discover the culture & hospitality of the high Himalayan community of Sherpas.
  • Hiking to Hotel Everest View, the highest hotel in the world at 3880 meters.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and most important monasteries in Khumbu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/40 min) & trek to Phakding (2610 m/3-4 hrs)
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization & Hike to Hotel Everest View (3880m/3-4 hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/5 hours)
Day 06: Trek back from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/4-5 hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840/6-7 hrs)
Day 08: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400 m/40 min)
Day 09: Final Departure

Arrive in Kathmandu and one of our representatives will receive you and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the time is free to explore the city where your hotel is located which is usually at Thamel – the popular tourist hub in Kathmandu where every needs and facilities for the tourist are located like hotels, pubs, restaurants, departmental stores, trek gear shops etc. Or you can simply rest at your hotel if you are jet lagged and get ready for an amazing Himalayan trek. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Hotel

Wake up early in the morning and drive to the domestic section of the airport in Kathmandu for a flight to Lukla. After checking the weather it’s flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at Tenzing Hillary Airport. You will have a packed breakfast from the hotel which can be eaten while waiting for the plane at Kathmandu airport.

After a 40-45-minute flight from Kathmandu, you will finally land at Lukla and then begin your trek to Phakding –a small village in the Khumbu region. Lukla is also the place where your porters will be waiting for you. The trail goes through a green path crossing several villages like Chauri Kharka and Ghat then finally reaches Phakding for an overnight stay. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding (Breakfast in Kathmandu & Lunch/Dinner on trek) 

Note: Flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa may be rerouted to Manthali during the peak trekking seasons of March, April, May, September, October, and November due to increased air traffic congestion. Manthali is 5 hours drive from Kathmandu and we need to start at 12.30am for  Kathmandu/Manthali drive to catch the flight to Lukla from Manthali. During December, January, February, June, July, or August, you will experience a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

After breakfast, the trek begins with the trail going through forests, traditional villages with ploughed fields, and yak pastures then reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park from where Mt. Thamserku can be spotted.

After completing permit formalities and having lunch you will climb up to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the Everest region and the biggest Sherpa town in the Khumbu region where many hotels, luxury resorts, restaurants, pubs, trek shops etc are located. You name it, they have it at Namche and if you forget to shop for any trekking gear in Kathmandu, Namche is the last point to do so but the price may differ. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

Today is the rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and to cope with the rising elevation. You can go for a side excursion to Hotel Everest View (3880m) which is considered the hotel located at the highest point on earth. From its balcony, you can have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest and other world’s highest peaks sipping tea/coffee. Then it’s back to your hotel in Namche Bazaar. In the evening, you can explore Namche, talk with the locals, and meet many other trekkers and mountaineers from around the world. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

Today’s trek involves many steep ascents and descents, and it’s also a good opportunity for nice photography. On the list are Stupas (Buddhist shrines), prayer flags, mani walls (walls with Buddhist prayers carved into them), and mountains, such as Ama Dablam, and Tengboche Monastery which all are worth a good picture.

The trail up to Tengboche from Lukla is a dusty switchback path but it is all worthwhile as you reach Tengboche which offers a spectacular panorama. Tengboche has the largest Buddhist monastery which is the largest and the most important monastery in Khumbu. Pay a visit to the monastery and with a small donation, you can light some butter lamps.  Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

Descending from Tengboche (3,860 m) to Namche Bazaar, we follow the same trail and leave the mountains behind. Overnight at Lodge in Namche (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

We are returning to Lukla, the starting point of the trek, on this final day of trekking. We take pleasure in using this time to consider the journey as a team and the individual accomplishments of each participant. You have the afternoon free to explore, unwind, and take a hot shower! Enjoy a few celebratory drinks in the evening and dance with your fellow trekkers. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

Today, the morning kicks off with a departure from Lukla. The main activity for the day involves a 45-minute flight from Lukla at an altitude of 1400 meters to Kathmandu. The evening concludes with the arrival in Kathmandu, marking the completion of the day's journey.

Hotel
Breakfast/Dinner included

Today is your final day in Nepal. A representative of Marron Treks will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, three hours to your flight schedule. As we reluctantly wave goodbye to each other, let’s make a wish to stumble upon one another very soon. Have a safe flight back home and we look forward to being your travel companion in Nepal again. 

Breakfast Included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Two Night's hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast on Twin-Share Basis.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu round-trip airfare.
  • All trekking accommodations include breakfast, lunch, or dinner at local lodges.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags (to be returned after trip completion) & Marron Treks Duffel bag,
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Experienced government-licensed English-speaking guide and porter (1 porter for two people), including their food, accommodation, salary & insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park, TIMS and Local Entry Permits
  • Farewell Dinner at the Nepali Authentic Restaurant.
  • All government and local taxes.

What is not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee: A Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (USD30 for 15 days)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Expenses of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottles or boiled water, hot (tea or coffee) & cold drinks, hot showers, etc.)
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Tips to guide & porters (Tipping is expected).

Route Map

FAQ's

1. What is the Everest Panorama Trek?
The Everest Panorama Trek is short and relatively easy in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, without ascending to high altitudes like the Everest Base Camp trek.

2. How long is the Everest Panorama Trek?
Everest Panorama Trek takes 7 days to complete the trek.

3. What is the starting point of the trek?
The trek often starts from the town of Lukla, which is accessible by a short flight from Kathmandu. The trail then passes through various Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche.

4. Is the Everest Panorama Trek difficult?
The Everest Panorama Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a basic level of fitness. While the trail involves some uphill and downhill sections, it does not reach extremely high altitudes, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers.

5. When is the best time for the Everest Panorama Trek?
The best time for the Everest Panorama Trek is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons have stable weather, clear skies with spectacular mountain views.

6. Are permits required for the Everest Panorama Trek?
Yes, permits are required for the Everest Panorama Trek. The required permits typically include the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. There is also another fee for the Khumbu Municipality entrance.

7. What are the highlights of the Everest Panorama Trek?
The trek offers a range of highlights, including breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other snow-capped peaks, exploring the vibrant Sherpa culture and monasteries like Tengboche, and visiting the famous trading hub of Namche Bazaar.

8. How is accommodation on the trek?
Accommodation is at local lodges known as Teahouses available along the Everest Panorama Trek trail. They provide basic accommodation and meals.

Equipment

Below are the suggested items for the packing list and it also depends upon the season you are trekking. We shall provide 75 liters duffel bag and a sleeping bag. You can bring other items from your home country and if you are traveling light and don’t wish to overweight your luggage during international flights then many of them can also be brought in Kathmandu before the trek starts.

Clothing (Core & Lower body)
·         Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella
·         Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather            changes
·         Fleece jacket or Pullover
·         Fleece windcheater jacket
·         Down jacket or a Down vest
·         T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that they it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)
·         Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)
 
Head/Eyes & Hand Gears
·         Sun hat/cap
·         Woolen hat or Balaclava
·         Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the ones with 100% UV protection)
·         Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)
·         Warm gloves (designed to shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair
 
Footwear
·         Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces
·         Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each
·         Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet
·         Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)
·         Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

Equipment
·         Backpack/Rucksack
·         Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks)
·         Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)
·         Day sack/Nylon stuff sack
·         Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)
·         Water bottle
·         Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs
·         Maps, compass and a guidebook
·         Trekking poles

Miscellaneous Bits
The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!
 
Toiletries
·         Quick-drying camp towel
·         Detergent powder/bar
·         Toilet paper
·         Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm
·         Pocket knife
·         Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)
·         Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter
·         Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms
·         Stuff sacks
·         Earplugs

Medicament
It is important that you include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advise you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines

·         Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
·         Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets
·         Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)
·         Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)
·         Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)
·         Assorted band-aids
·         Small gauge pad
·         Roll of adhesive tape
·         Iodine tablets

Optional Carry
Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items on this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret it as they might just come in handy during the trek

·         Camera, memory card and battery charger
·         GPS unit Altimeters
·         Binoculars
·         Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women
·         Books and magazines

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