Everest Panorama Trek

Duration: 11 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 3800m

Highlights

  • Nerve-racking flight in and out of Lukla with spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Easy and short trek in the Everest region, perfect for beginner trekkers or a family holiday
  • Witness stunning Mt. Everest views
  • Trek through the lush forests of Sagarmatha National Park and come across a range of flora & fauna
  • Cross suspension bridges and waterfalls
  • Explore the famous Namche Bazaar
  • Go on a hike to Syangboche Airstrip Everest View Hotel
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in Everest region
  • Learn about the lifestyle of mountain people and the rich culture of Sherpas
  • Get to see breathtaking mountain landscapes throughout the trek

Everest Panorama Trek Overview

"If you want to witness Mt. Everest and experience trekking in the Khumbu region, but looking for an easy alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek, then our Everest panorama trek package is the ideal option for you. It is a short trek, full of adventure and an immersive experience."

The Everest panorama trek is also known as the Everest view trek. This trek is a perfect introduction to trekking in the Himalayas, especially in the iconic Khumbu region. Khumbu region is home to Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the highest mountain in the world & the famous Sherpas. Everest panorama trekking is a short 11 days trek designed to let travelers enjoy the wonder of the Himalayas without going on a long, and strenuous trek.

We recommend this trek to everyone who dreams to witness breathtaking views of Everest in real life. It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced trekker or not, your age, the Everest panorama trek is for everyone. This trek is also best for family holidays with kids. You can join the Everest panorama trek 2022/2023 anytime with us.

During the trek, you'll be exploring the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). To reach here, you take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight is world-renowned for its nerve-racking landing and takeoff on a small runway at 2,860 meters. You'll spend the first night in Phakding village (2,610 m). It is located a few hundred meters below Lukla airport.

From here, pass by a few small settlement areas to Monjo (2,835 m) and begin trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail gets covered with dense forests and crosses many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep. The village welcomes us with the first view of Mt. Everest. We have an acclimatization day here.

To acclimatize, you'll hike to Syangboche Airstrip (3,748 m) and further climb to the luxury Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). This hotel is famous for the views of snow-capped mountains from all its windows. If you want, you can continue the trek to Khumjung monastery (3,790 m), one of the oldest monasteries in the region.

The next part of the trail descends to a river and proceeds towards Tengboche village (3,860 m). You'll be following an uphill forested route. The trail goes through the lush forests of rhododendron and juniper. This is the last point of our Everest panorama trekking. Here, you visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) from this place is out of this world.

From here, we trek back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Overall, the Everest panorama trek 11 days is an adventurous journey. You'll learn a lot about mountain lifestyle, Sherpas, alpine vegetation, and the Himalayas.

Major Attractions of Everest Panorama Trek

One thing that makes Everest panorama trekking the best in the Khumbu region is the itinerary and the experience you get in a short time. Below are the reasons that make Everest view trekking a perfect package for a short getaway.

Get to know a lot about Nepal's history and culture during a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

We have two leisure days in our Everest panorama trekking itinerary that will give you a lot of time to visit the major historical sites in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing tour is guided by our licensed guide, so you do not have to worry about asking for info regarding the monuments around the sites.

We'll divide the tourist sites visit between the two days. Before the trek begins, we explore the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

All of these sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and have religious values. You can see a perfect balance between Hinduism and Buddhism. The art, architecture, and the museum inside the sites tell a lot about Nepali traditions and history.

Short trek in the Everest region

Everest region has a lot of treks like the classic Everest base camp trek, Gokyo and Renjo la trek, Everest three passes trek, etc. All of these treks are 12 days to two weeks long. The three passes trek is even longer than that. So, here we are presenting a short trek package.

If you are already in Nepal, then you can do the Everest panorama trek in 5 to 6 days with us. No prior preparation is needed at all. We'll help you with everything. All you have to do is contact us and let us know your availability.

Witness stunning views of Mt. Everest

Enjoy a dramatic mountain panorama without trekking all the way to the EBC. Indulge diverse landscapes at every turn in the route and escape between giant snow-clustered Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Pumori (7,161 m), etc.

Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo village onwards, on the second day of trekking, and goes up to Mount Everest. Therefore, you can say the national park has diverse climatic zones and a wide range of flora & fauna.

There are lush forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, juniper, and oak. You come across a range of vegetation and birds on the way. If you are lucky, you may also see snow-leopard, ghoral, or red panda.

The national park has many streams, rivers, and waterfalls. There are also lakes, moraines, and gorges. Sagarmatha National Park is packed with the wonders of nature, and as you gain elevation, the trail will unfold many marvels.

Explore beautiful villages and see the lifestyle of Sherpas

The overnight stay in different villages makes the trek immersive. You stay overnight in lodges. This accommodation tells a lot about the lifestyle of the mountain people. Likewise, you can chat with the locals as most of them understand English and can speak too.

The communities like Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, etc resided in the villages. They all have distinct festivals and practices. Likewise, the villages have a lot of things to do and see, from museums to cafes and souvenir shops.

Visit Tengboche monastery

Tengboche monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery first built-in 1961. It is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and also goes by the names, Tengboche Monastery and Dawa Choling Gompa. After two consecutive destruction of this monastery in 1934 and 1989 due to an earthquake & fire, the monastery was reconstructed with the help of volunteers and international assistance.

Thirling flight in and out of Lukla airport

The flight to Lukla airport is famous worldwide because of its elevation and small runway. During the flight, the aerial views of the Himalayas are breathtaking. At 2,860 meters, the flight landing and take-off experience are no doubt nerve-racking.

If you are already mesmerized by the journey and willing to push further, then you can extend the trek to Everest base camp. We also have the option to trek up to the basecamp Everest and return back in a helicopter. These are some other short and easy treks that you can consider- Langtang Valley Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

Find the day-by-day itinerary of the Everest Panorama Trek 11 Days. The 11-day itinerary of the Everest Panorama Trek includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, a day tour in Kathmandu, and an extra day at the end of the trek. The Extra/buffer day is used in case you need to trek for whatever reasons or if there is any delay or cancelation on the Lukla flight, which may happen sometimes due to unfavorable weather conditions.

The proposed itinerary of the Everest Panorama Trek is the standard itinerary that most trekkers can follow. However, we can make and offer you a customized itinerary if the offered one is not suitable for you and you need a different one. Contact us any time for the Everest Panorama Trek plan as per your requirements.

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Your journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. One of our team representatives will welcome you to the airport and take you to the hotel.

You have a remaining day free to rest and explore the surrounding area on your own.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We have a full-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu today. The tour takes you to the ancient historical sites in the city that showcases Nepal's history and culture. Our tour guide is very knowledgeable, so you'll learn a lot from him regarding Nepali art, architecture, and practices.

Some of the monuments you visit during the tour are Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupati Temple, Swoyambhuath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the late afternoon, we have a short meeting with the trek guide. He'll brief you about the trek, and we then proceed with our final packing.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

The trek begins at Lukla. From Kathmandu, it's a short 35 minutes flight to Lukla airport early in the morning. As you must have heard or not maybe, it's going to be a thrilling flight experience.

At Lukla, our porters join us. We then begin trekking to Phakding village. The trail descends to the Thado Koshi river. We cross a suspension bridge and pass by Ghat village before reaching Phakding. We can see the stunning view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru on the way.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2610

From Phakding village, our next stop is the iconic Namche Bazaar. The trail goes along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi river. We cross suspension bridges numerous times over this river along the way.

Trekking through lush woodlands, we reach Monjo village. Here, we register the permits and begin ascending through dense forests. On the way, we pass waterfalls and steeply walk on an uphill route to Namche Bazaar.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

The goal for today is to hike to a higher elevation and come back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night. By doing so, we'll be acclimatizing our bodies, and it's very important to avoid altitude sickness.

First, we hike to Hotel Everest View, passing by Syangboche Airstrip. The hike offers us a breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, etc.

Later in the day, we’ll explore Namche Bazaar. Visit the museums and see the daily lifestyle of Sherpas. We learn a lot about the mountain lifestyle.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

Tengboche is the highest point of our Everest View trek. From Namche Bazaar, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and trek, relishing excellent mountain views. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi river. We cross a suspension bridge and further walk through lush forests of rhododendron & pine to Tengboche village.

This village houses the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. We visit the monastery. You can see the monks doing their meditation and prayer. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam is phenomenal from the monastery.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3860

Today, we retrace our path back to Namche Bazaar. We descend to the Dudh Koshi river through lush forests. Crossing the river, we gradually ascend to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we may come across wildlife like mountain goats, pheasants, musk deer, etc.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

We begin the day with a delicious breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and stunning mountain views. After that, we descend steeply and walk through dense forests. On the way, we cross suspension bridges many times and also walk past beautiful waterfalls. Soon, we reach Phakding village and continue trekking on an uphill route to Lukla.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

The trek ends today. We fly back to Kathmandu. It's an early morning flight with scenic aerial views of the Himalayan mountains and hills. You'll have the entire day free in Kathmandu. We recommend you visit Patan Durbar Square and explore the area. Do shopping and get a spa if you wish.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We have kept one extra day in Kathmandu. Today, we recommend you visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You'll learn a lot about Newari art & architecture. Explore the palaces and courtyards. Have authentic Nepali dishes, and do not forget to try the famous Juju Dhau. It's a locally made yogurt. We meet you late in the evening over farewell dinner.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Our airport team will take care of your hotel check-out and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you have some extra days in Kathmandu, you can also join our other treks & tours.

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Map & Altitude Graph

Everest Panorama Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Six nights’ accommodation in trekking lodges
  • A trekking guide and porter one porter for every two trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG
  • Salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag – if Necessary (returned after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping and entrance fees on a day tour in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower during the Trek
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Essential Info

Fitness required to do Everest Panorama Trek

You are required to have a moderate level of fitness with daily trekking between 3 hours to 6 hours to do the Everest panorama trek. You will reach an altitude of 3870m above sea level. If you have any health concerns, please consult your healthcare provider before booking Everest panorama trek.

Permits required for Everest Panorama Trek

You are required to have some permits to do the Everest panorama trek, and they are Sagarmatha national park entry permit, TIMS permit, and entry permits from Khumbu - Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Everest panorama trek from us.

Accommodation on the Everest Panorama Trek

We provide 3-star hotel accommodation for four nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the six nights on the Everest panorama trek. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house, and please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Hotels we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight - 4 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes: Simple Mountain Lodge - 6 nights

Notes:

  • We will provide a similar category of hotels if these hotels are not available.
  • Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available on the Everest panorama trek as there is plenty of luxury 4 - 5-star hotels available. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post -Everest Panorama Trek

Extra night hotel in Kathmandu is available for pre or post the trek if you arrive in Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates of the Everest panorama trek. Let us know at the time of booking.

Meals & Drinks on Everest Panorama Trek

A total of 22 (10 breakfast, 6 munches, and 6 dinners) meals on the Everest panorama trek were provided. We provide meals in the lodges along the trail, and you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch at the lodge available along the trails.

You find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on the Everest panorama trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well. However, the drinks are not included in the cost. You can buy them yourself at the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Everest panorama trek since you have normal water for free, use the medicine, and drink. Or, you can buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

Travel Insurance for Everest Panorama Trek

You need a travel insurance policy to do the Everest panorama trek, as there is always a risk of sickness or injury that may happen while you are on the trekking.

We do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital in case of sickness or injury, and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. Please, make sure that all these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is Everest Panorama Trek?

    As we have already said, Everest panorama trekking is an easy trek. So, do you need any kind of previous trekking experience to do this trek? The answer is no. Everest panorama trek is easy yet adventurous, which means there are a few steep actions and long ascends & descends.

    You cannot expect anything less than this in the Himalayas. The trail moves along the foothills of the lush green hills and mountains. Walking through the forested path and crossing suspension bridges frequently might be a little too much for some trekkers.

    In terms of facilities, as you do not touch a very high altitude during the trek, there'll be no issues with general services like internet and charging. The chances of altitude sickness are low too, because our Everest panorama trek itinerary has ample rest days, and we do not ascend more than 500 meters a day.

    • Unlike the other treks in the Everest region, you do not have to do anything hardcore for Everest panorama trekking. The trail is easygoing and only demands long walking hours. Take care of your health and work on your stamina. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day, so get ready for that.
    • Have 3 to 4 weeks at least on your hand to prepare for the trek. To physically prepare your body, go on short hikes or walks. You can do swimming, cycling, or jogging to build your stamina.
    • We also recommend breaking into your trekking shoes before the beginning of the trek to get used to them (if it is new). This way, you do not have to deal with blisters during the trek.
    • Visit your doctor once and ask them whether your body can see a medical emergency or not during the trek. We recommend this to travelers who have any previous medical history. Also, get a prescription for headaches, colds, poor digestion, etc. General medicine to carry in your first aid kit.

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