The Everest Panorama Trek is one of the most delightful trekking trails in the Everest region. The Everest Panorama Trek presents wonderful views of Mount Everest and many of its surrounding peaks like Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Kwangde, Mount Thamserku, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and many others. These stunning views of the magisterial mountains can be sighted from Everest View Hotel in a completely comfortable way without you having to endure long and challenging trekking experience. That is why; the Everest Panorama Trek can also be introduced as the Everest Easy Trek.
Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek begins with hiking to Phakding (2,652m), while enjoying the scenic verdant environments the landscape is decorated with. Walking over bridges and crossing jovial rivers, the trekking trail leads to Namche Bazaar, a popular Sherpa Village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Namche Bazaar is also known as the “Gateway to Everest” and is a rendezvous point for Nepali and Tibetan traders and merchants; a feat that has continued since ancient times. It is also one of the most important administrative hub points of the region. Passing spectacular wooded acreage rich with blooming flowers of rhododendrons and the swell of fir and cedar trees, the Everest Panorama Trekking trail than leads to Khunde and Khumjung villages where you can visit the Hilary School, established in the memory of Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and excurse the Khumjung monastery.
Trekking to the Tengboche monastery at Tengboche is one of the most wonderful parts of the Everest Panorama Trek. From the area at the Tengboche Monastery, you shall be presented with breath-taking sights of the vistas of Mount Lhotse, Thamserku, Kondge, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and of course, Mount Everest. The Tengboche monastery is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries of the Khumbu region. And the Everest Panorama Trek lets you have a closer look at the opulence of the monastery, with its beautiful golden spires rising into the silage of the Himalaya’s atmosphere and its richly decorated interiors of elaborative Buddhist paintings and religious murals. Tengboche is a vital religious hub for Sherpa Inhabitants and has about 35 monks residing within its walls. The monastery also plays an important role in the perseverance of the flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha Region as the Lamas residing there forbid killing within the region’s perimeters.
You would also be excursing through Sagarmatha National Park, which has absolutely beautiful natural ensemble of foliages and rivers. Trudging through Sagarmatha National Park, you would be in a state of enchantment by the verdancy of the trekking trail that takes you through vibrant chartreuse alpine vegetation of juniper, birch and cedar all lavishly ornamented by the steady flow of the ebullient water-bodies. Everest Panorama Trek is an upbeat exuberant trip that is full of mirthful scenarios that is sure to lift your aesthetic spirit.
The Everest Panorama Trek package from Escape Himalaya provides the best services that incorporate all of the essence of the trek to give you ultimate satisfaction and the best trekking experience! You can also have alternate trekking options with our Everest Base Camp Trek that allows you trekking to the foot of the summit of Mount Everest. The Everest Chola Pass Trek also presents to you the option of excursing through the pass, letting you be captivated by its natural quintessence. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek lets you encounter the cerulean lakes at the bosom of the mountains. So come join us in this adventure! You can also opt for a customizable itinerary as well if you wish to do so. The Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is another one where you can experience the natural pulchritude of the destinations while undergoing the most beautiful trekking journey.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Seasonal fruits during the trek.
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
- Lukla to Kathmandu flight including departure taxes.
- Duffle bag for the trekking.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
- Escape Himalaya T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
- First aid medical kit.
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge.
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. (Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
- Snacks and other personal expenses.
- Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
- WiFi internet during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
An airport representative from Escape Himalaya will welcome you as soon as you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The representative will also help you transfer to your hotel and give brief descriptions about the trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 3 hours
We will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu on this day, witnessing awesome sceneries from the flight. From Lukla, our trekking begins. We will pass through Chaurikharka village and stroll down towards the Dudh Koshi Ghat situated at the height of 2,530m. We will walk beside the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding (2,652m). Overall, we will trek for approximately 3 hours on this day. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours
This is the day when we will trek to Namche Bazaar lying at the height of 3440m. Namche Bazaar actually is a popular Sherpa village and an administrative hub of the Khumbu region. On this day, we will walk passing marvelous wooded areas of rhododendron and fir trees. If you are walking during spring time, the fully blossomed Rhododendron flowers will also captivate you. On the way, we will walk passing Jorsale (2,805m) and also reach the beautiful set where the amalgamation of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi occurs and it is sure to captivate you. Climbing for some time we will reach Namche Bazaar. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 Namche Bazar - Everest View Hotel - Return
Today, we will take rest at Namche Bazaar before ascending further to the higher elevated area. We will also experience easy hike to get to Khunde and Khumjung village. Khumjung actually is the largest village in the Khumbu region. Moreover, reaching Everest View Hotel is another task of this day. The tremendous views of lovely snowy peaks like Ama Dablam, Khumbila, Kwangde, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse and the nearest views of Mt Everest are quite alluring. After experiencing this awe-inspiring moment, we will then walk back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours
After getting properly accustomed with the lofty settings, we will, on this day, move ahead from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche- set at the height of 3860m.
Getting to Tengboche is the most amazing part of the entire trek. We will have a short climb to get to the edge and with an easy stroll, we will reach Kyanjua. As we reach Tengboche, the stunning vistas of Mt. Lhotse, Thamserku, Kondge, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam along with the highest peak on Earth-Mount Everest, will fascinate us. We will also visit the Tengboche monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) via Khumjung village (3700m/12136ft), Duration: 6 hours
We will make our way to Namche, passing Khumjung village, on this day. Khumjung, in fact, is an arresting village where the splendid landscape, especially the view of Mount Khumbila is extremely appealing. Here, we can also visit the Hilary School and the Khumjung Monastery before returning to Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft), Duration: 7 hours
We will, on this day, trek to Lukla from Namche Bazaar which takes around 7 hours. On the way, we will need to traverse along the Dudh Koshi River via a suspension bridge. The thick woods of pine and rhododendron trees adorn the trail. We will, as a final point, reach Lukla. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 Fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, we will again experience the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Then, the airport representative will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 09 Leisure day
You will spend this day relaxing in Kathmandu. You can either go for shopping or walk around Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10 Farewell
Escape Himalaya’s airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport. And, you will depart.
I had the pleasure of doing the Everest Panorama Trek with Escape Himalaya. I really had the idea of trekking on the mighty Himalayas as vacation and this was finally made into a reality when I finally had the chance to complete my wish. Arun made all of the arrangements for me for trekking and everything was done in such a way that it all scheduled perfectly with my time there, with not a day to waste. (A few days were kept as reserves in case of delays for the flight to Lukla, but it turned out that we didn’t really need them in the end because the flight was on time). When I arrived at the airport, I was greeted with warm greetings and brilliant hospitalities from the Escape Himalaya staff. On the trekking trail as well, the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse among many other peaks provided a grand sense of tranquility and winsome natural beauty to the absolutely gorgeous terrain of the Everest region. Upon visiting the Tengboche Monastery, I had a little conversation with the monks there as well and had a good laugh. With my backpack and my trekking gear, it turns out I wasn’t a complete outsider there because I met lots of other trekkers and hikers along the way. Even on the lodges, I had my room shared by other about 5 trekkers and it was god fun.
With proper planning of the routes and the visits to far-off villages, my guide made sure that I had the best views and sights on the trekking journey. The Himalayan wilderness of the region adds so much more beauty to everything, it is absolutely insane! Add the traditions and cultures of the people and the decorated monasteries and Gumbas lining the trail and I got myself the best trekking experience! The people of the village were also very humble and their peaceful and relaxed way of living was such a contrast to the fast paced way of life back at the city. The open pasturelands with yaks and goats made me wanted to never leave the place!
Overall, a most profound trip with panoramic vistas of the Himalayas accompanying me on the trails. The sight of Everest and the villages and the people will forever be engraved into my mind. Thank You Escape Himalaya for this amazing experience!