Everest Panorama Trek - 9 Days

The nine days Everest Panorama Trek is a fantastic option for those who don’t have enough time or dare to hike the full length of Everest Base Camp Trek. In this trek, you’ll get an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of early mountaineers but, in short period of time.

This short Everest Panorama Trek starts from Lukla after a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu. You’ll continue your trek from Lukla-Phakding -Namche Bazaar; the Sherpa capital of Nepal. Namche Bazaar is popular as the gateway to Everest.

In Namche, you’ll explore the beautiful scenery and the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. From there you’ll continue the trek towards Tengboche where you’ll come across an ancient Buddhist monastery.

Undoubtedly, the main feature of this Everest Panorama Trek is to hike to the holiest Sherpa Buddhist religious monastery: Tengboche monastery.

Tengboche offers 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s’ highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, and other snowy peaks.

Apart from the mesmerizing view of Everest, this short trek has many others highlights as well. It includes the Sherpa village Khumjung, Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel, and Syangboche Airstrip.

Though this trek is short, you’ll still experience the beautiful mountain sceneries, diverse culture, and tricky trails. In short, you’ll still experience the wilderness of the Everest region.

Although Everest Panorama trek is all year doable trip, the best time is from March to May and the beginning of September to end of December.

Any type of travel enthusiasts, from adventure seekers to those wishing for family tours, can opt for this trek. You will get awesome experiences regardless of your age,fitness level or, any risks of altitude sickness.

Get ready to experience the epic view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayas on nine-day Everest Panorama Trek!

Highlights

  • Experience the scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Get breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and the adjoining mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Phortse.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, world’s highest national park
  • Namche Bazaar, gateway to Mt. Everest and world’s highest trade market
  • Explore the Sherpa villages-Khumjung (3,790 m)
  • Syangboche airport (3,780 m)-one of the highest altitude airport of Nepal
  • Everest View Hotel (3,880 m)- one of the highest altitude luxury hotel in the world
  • Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung
  • Visit the Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche (3,870 m)-one of the largest gompas in the Khumbu region
  • Trek via the homelands of the ethnic Sherpa people
  • Experience a unique culture, tradition, hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Mani Rimdu Festival in October/November
DaysItineraryTime
Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)-
Day 02Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,804 m)3 hrs
Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)5.5 hrs
Day 04Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,962 m)5 hrs
Day 05Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)5 hrs
Day 06Trek to Namche (3,860 m)5 hrs
Day 07Trek to Lukla (3,441 m)hrs
Day 08Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening 45 min flight
Day 09Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure-
Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. Upon arrival, our representative will welcome you and safely escort to the respective hotel. After freshening up, you’ll attend a small team meeting where our guide will brief you about the trip.

During the evening, you’ll join a welcome dinner where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow trekkers. You’ll spend overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight

Trek Duration: 3 hours

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

Walking Distance: 8 km

After a proper breakfast, you’ll head towards the Tribhuvan International Airport to catch a flight to Lukla. Following the trail of the Dudh Koshi river, you’ll begin your journey towards Phakding via the prosperous village of Lukla.

Once you reach Lukla, you’ll take a short break and continue your trek towards Phakding. Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and passing via several mani walls, stupas, and prayer wheels you’ll reach Phakding.

You’ll spend a night at the teahouses in Phakding.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 5.5 hours

Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar

Walking Distance: 11 km

Early morning after breakfast, following the banks of Dudh Koshi river, you’ll cross several suspension bridges, Hillary Suspension Bridge is one of them. The trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park where you need to show your trekking permits.

Moving ahead, the trail include steep climbs and passes via dense forests. Though the trail becomes little challenging at the end of the day, you’ll get a jaw-dropping view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks.

Namche Bazaar is the main gateway to Mt. Everest. This place is like a tourist hub full of restaurants, hotels, shops, a bakery cafe, money exchange, etc.

You’ll spend a night at one of the finest tea houses in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3,962 m, Everest View Hotel

Before proceeding ahead, you need a rest day to adjust with thin air of high land. So, this is the day for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar is a great place to explore with plenty of souvenir shops, restaurant, bars, and good German Bakery cafe too.

You’ll explore around Namche Bazaar and take an acclimatization walk up to the Everest View Hotel. From here you’ll get an awesome view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse.

After then you’ll visit Sherap Museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa people. Also, you can see great photographs of Everest summiteers. You’ll spend overnight at teahouse of Namche.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Max Elevation: 3860 m, Tengboche

Walking Distance: 10 km

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you’ll head towards Tengboche. From Namche, you’ll climb several uphills and downhills to Sanas, and then trail descends gradually to Tashinga and finally drops steeply to Phukin Thagna where you’ll be crossing Dudh Koshi river.

After climbing for two hours, you’ll reach Tengboche. It is one of the religious places for the Sherpa people. Here you’ll visit the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the largest in the Everest region.

From the top of the monastery, you’ll get a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. Here you can also meet many mountaineers and summitters who visit the place to collect blessings from Lamas before their expeditions..

After exploring Tengboche Monastery, you’ll walk to the teahouse of Tengboche for an overnight stay.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar

Walking Distance: 10 km

Early in the morning, after visiting Tengboche Monastery and take blessings from Lamas you’ll head back to Namche Bazaar. Enjoying the splendid mountain views of Khumbu valley, walking via the dense rhododendron and birch forests you’ll reach Namche for an overnight stay.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Lukla

Trek Duration: 8-9 hours

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

Walking Distance: 17.7 km

Namche Bazaar to Lukla will be one of the best trekking phases during this Everest Panorama Trek. After breakfast, you’ll trek back to Lukla. The walk is quite downhill so you may have to put a huge effort on your knees.

Though the Namche to Lukla trek will be a little hectic, you’ll get ample opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the Everest region. The dense rhododendron forests, plenty of waterfalls, diverse landscapes will surely please your eyes.

Enjoying the last day of the trek, you’ll continue your walk to Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can take rest or spend time with other fellow trekkers.

Overnight stay at the teahouse of Lukla.

Day 8
Day 08: Flight to Kathmandu an Farewell Dinner in the Evening

Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight

Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla

You’ll take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the 45-minute scenic flight. On arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to the respective hotel.

You can take rest and can do some shopping for your close ones around Thamel area. In the evening, you’ll partake a farewell dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese dishes.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 9
Day 9: Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure

It’s your last day in Nepal. After having some breakfast, our representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

For more details about this trip or any other tour or trekking packages, please feel free to contact us.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • During sightseeing tours guide
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Everest Panorama Trek

Trip Facts

  • Everest Region
  • 3,962 meters, Everest View Hotel
  • 9 Days
  • 6 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • Moderate
  • 5-6 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla

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