Everest Panorama Trek is an easy trek in the foothills of Mount Everest region starts with an easy stroll on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, where we gain a first distant view of Himalayas. Then after a thirty minutes flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins.
This trek follows trails through Lukla, Namche Bazar to the Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters). Although it’s a short trek that offers you a great view of the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam. The popular myth of’ Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real by visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and gleaming snow-capped peaks.
This trek definitely gives a great introduction to the lifestyle of Sherpa, country culture, and fine mountain views. This is a popular destination for the first time hikers to Nepal. Suitable for people who don’t have enough time to walk into the high mountains for longer.
Everest Panorama Trek Difficulty
There is no need for prior trekking experience to do this trek. Anyone who is fit and healthy enough for 4-6 hours of walking a day can manage moderate treks. These treks involve only lower altitude with daily climbs of around 300-600m. on well-maintained trails and easy access to local amenities.
Lukla: Flight Delay/Cancellation
The delay or cancelation of the flight is temporary and it is the most unwanted things. There is a reason for the cancelation of the flight and the weather is one of the most obvious reasons. After all, in heavy rain, thick fog, and thunderstorm, neither an airline nor should you fly. Everyone is concerned about their safety. No airline wants to strand its passenger, but in bad weather, this is better than flying. In Kathmandu, it may be sunny, but there may be heavy rain/snowfall in Lukla.
Please check out here best time to visit Nepal for the best trekking seasons. The weather can not be predicted. We therefore, advise you to allow one or two days extra in your trip, in case your flight get canceled or delayed
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally there will be time to do this today. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp trek begins on the second day with a scenic flight from Manthali airport to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airport (2,804 m).
Upon arrival at Lukla, you will meet our porters who will be carrying your bags. The Everest panorama trek starts after a short glimpse of the village of Lukla, where you will pass the village of Chaurikharka and then descend towards Dudh Koshi and Ghat.
From there, you follow the trails to Phakding via the bank of the Dudh Koshi river and stay overnight at Phakding.
Please note: Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been moved to Manthali airport, Ramechhap in peak trekking season Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) due to increased traffic and since March 2019 renovations at Kathmandu airport.
Manthali airport can be reached by road from Kathmandu within 4 to 6 hours drive. This means you need to wake up early in the morning around 2:30 am to take a drive and catch your Lukla flight from Manthali early in the morning. Overnight at guesthouse.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.
We trek to an altitude of 3860meters today. On reaching Tengboche your guide will tell you about the local monastery situated here. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went. Overnight at guesthouse.
Following down same trail, leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us from Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse.
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which seems a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Overnight at guesthouse.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 25 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to hotel. You can rest and relax throughout the day. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
The trip concludes! Our representatives will drop you off at the airport, according to your flight schedule.