Everest Panorama Trek
‘Mountain and monasteries a pleasant walk with amazing views of world highest peaks’
- Adventure around high Khumbu valley at Everest region to beautiful Thyangboche Monastery
- Exploring high altitude Sherpa villages enriched with the ancient culture of Buddhist religion
- Walking into lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and junipers trees
- Visiting old monasteries of great interest in the backdrop of giant snow-capped peaks
- Scenic and panoramic flight both ways from Kathmandu and Lukla with an amazing view
Everest Panorama Trek, a picturesque and wonderful short moderate trekking, where all types of people can join in this fascinating Sherpa country full of wonders with its amazing old Buddhist culture and traditional way of life as it was for past hundreds of years in the shade of world highest peaks including panorama of Mt. Everest.
Everest Panorama Trek offers panorama of mountain views from Mt. Everest (8,848 m / 29, 028 ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855 m-25,772 ft) Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Thamaserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Kangaru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft). Beside mountain views walking into lovely woodland of tall pine-fir-rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-juniper, and birch tree lines is equally fascinating where often wild-life are spotted during the trek like Musk Deer, the herd of mountain antelopes and Himalayan Thar with exotic bird life including the colorful Danphe (Impheyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal.
Everest Panorama Trekking begins with the sweeping scenic flight to Lukla where walk leads past Phakding-Monjo and Jorsale villages to reach at famous colorful Namche Bazaar, here with rest and acclimatization heading higher towards beautiful Thyangboche Monastery surrounded with pristine forest and mountains. At Thyangboche visit the Monastery with young monks and priest on prayer where mountaineers on Everest and other major expeditions takes blessing from the high Guru Rimpoche for safe climb and success. After an enjoyable and interesting time at Thyangboche Monastery return walk leads downhill to reach back at Dudh Koshi River valley at Monjo and then with the final walk to Lukla where this awesome adventure Everest Panorama Trek concludes with a flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 07 hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization and excursion in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Khumjung village 3, 730 m - 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Monjo 2,860 m - 07 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 10: International departure for home ward bound
NOTE: During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can bring changes in the itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.
(M Hotel or equivalent)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 min of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.
From Lukla walk to Phakding village for an overnight stop as our route leads past Sherpa farm villages, on the nice and pleasant trail with few short ups overlooking beautiful views to reach Phakding village located by Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight in Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 07 hrs.
After breakfast, we commence trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.). The trail leads along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku stands majestically skyward on opposite bank. Then reach Bengar. The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by Monjo village. We then enter at Sagarmatha National Park where a park entrance fee is obtained.
From here walk along the riverbed of where the major river meets. Crossing over a bridge then trek begins with the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) a hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.
Overnight in Namche.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Namche Bazaar at 3,440m, the level threshold altitude sickness. Today spend resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. Getting high and sleeping low the best way to acclimatize, the best acclimatization taking a hike to Everest view hotel, a perfect place for proper speed acclimatization before heading higher area, morning hike to Everest View Hotel which is about 2 and a half hrs uphill walk, great spot for magnificent view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and adjoining peaks of the Khumbu Himalayan panorama. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, busy colorful Bazaar is open for trade and an intimate look at the local marketplace. Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.
Overnight in Namche.
Day 05: Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and at Khumjung village 3, 730 m - 04 hrs.
After a great time at Namche, our route heads on high ridge of Namche to reach Syangboche with bird eye views of Namche below, Syangboche with an old short airstrip which is sometimes used only for helicopters no longer using for passenger flight.
The walk continues going up and finally short downhill to Khunde and Khumjung the largest Sherpa villages around Khumbu area, Khunde and Khumjung villages located on a glacial valley beneath the sacred peak of Khumbila at 5,761m (a patron god of Khumbu). A quiet gentle walk brings you at Khumjung via Khunde for an overnight stop, when in Khunde visit the only hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Foundation and an afternoon visit Khumjung old Monastery, a place with a Yeti scalp. Khumjung also has a High School built with the help of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
Overnight in Khumjung.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
From Khumjung downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Thanga for lunch, and then uphill into rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit the famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam. The afternoon with time for a tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you can witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on prayer.
Overnight in Thyangboche
Day 07: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 07 hrs.
After a great time at Thyangboche monastery descend back to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour and half to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then trek downhill to Hillary suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi river as walk takes you at Monjo past the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
Overnight in Monjo.
Day 08: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Trail follows from here downstream of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. From here scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a bridge over Thado Kosi. On the last section of the day, 45 minutes climb to accomplish the entire trek. On reaching Lukla transfer to lodge where guides check and reconfirm flight Ticket for next day journey to Kathmandu, at Lukla see off of local porters.
Overnight in Lukla.
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Kathmandu at a hotel.
Day 10: International departure homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Everest Panorama & Thyangboche Monastery trekking, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.
- All airport transfers
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast
- Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
- All necessary paper work and trekking permits(National Park permit and TIMS)
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)at your choice with Tea/Coffee
- Fruit desert every day after dinner
- 5 Nights attached bathroom (Twin room)and remaining share toilet (twin Room)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
- Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city Tour guide, trasnport and entrance fees
- Deserts(cakes, bakes, pies and pudding)
- Additional hot drinks
- Bottled drinks
- Boiled water
- Electronic device re-charge
- Hot shower
- Wi- Fi
Trips Notes & Information while joining for the trip with us:
After booking the trip with Awesome Nepal Treks there are few points that one should bear with us.
Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes with sudden change in freak weather conditions, and as well health and fitness factor of the member while on trek or just before trip departure times. Might compel us to change or reroute the itinerary to other similar destinations for the benefit and satisfaction of the clients.
Our main concern is clients and staff safety and to provide full satisfaction while you are with us on any treks and tours, and we assure you that Awesome Nepal Treks will provide best team of staff and guides with well-planned logistics, professional services to make your trip enjoyable and mesmerizing experience that will last for lifetime while holidaying with us.
Also note that our trip leader and head guide deserves final decision if the trip has to be amended, change of route or cancellation due to the extreme conditions beyond our control and as well for safety precaution. However, we will try our best to ensure that the trip runs accordingly as per our standard itinerary with some flexibility where necessary.
Experience & Fitness Required:
Trek to Everest Base Camp is not difficult or technical, where no previous trekking and outdoor experience required, if you are a sports person or have done outdoor activities and physical fitness training it will be a great advantage and plus point.
On this trek to Everest Base Camp, one should be aware that you are walking into world’s highest areas of Everest where maximum elevation rises above 5,364 meters at base camp.
With optional climb to high and scenic Kalapathar which is at 5,545 m offers you with spectacular panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance, most of the walks within Everest and other parts of Himalaya involves lots of ups and downs. Somedays can be tiring and exhausting, but rewards you with scenic views with glimpse of local colorful culture with refreshing stops in between and walking into nice lovely villages.
Around Everest mid hills where you will be walking through farm lands, well-tended terraces, where route follows on the bank of a river crossing suspension bridges with duration of minimum 4 hours, and maximum of 6 hours walks on this wonderful Everest Base Camp Treks.
All members should be physical fit with sound health to join in this marvelous walking journey on Everest base camp treks, and we strongly suggest all clients to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and joining for the trip with us.
Where doctors can provide you with advice on disease and AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and the symptoms if it happens while on treks, for health and fitness, participant must be have positive attitude and strong determination to enjoy and making the trip a great success.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal Visa is easy to obtain; you may obtain from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or Mission offices in your home country, if it’s not possible abroad one
can obtain on arrival at Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. Where you need to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months validity from the starting of the trip.
SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal, as per the rule and regulation and Indian nationals do not require visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In Everest Base Camp Trek, minimum group size would be two persons and maximum group size of ten persons for more on above Ten on request.
We also organize private trip for single person on single supplement cost, or join in join our estimated group departure dates available online or contact us with your traveling and arrival dates.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Treks in Nepal and at Everest base camp takes you to remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides or group leader for safe and successful trip.
Awesome Nepal provides native trekking guide and staff who are trained and qualified for these type of trips. Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All our Trekking and Climbing Guides are professional with decades of experience in this fields of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.
On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.
Each two trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 2 star deluxe hotel or similar (if one has to upgrade please inform us) with all modern amenities to ensure your comfortable stay and while on trek, your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. Our entire accommodation is on twin sharing basis unless required for single supplement accommodation at extra trip cost.
While in Kathmandu and at Pokhara or some any city in Nepal, based on bed and breakfast, while on trek it will be on full board includes all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea- Coffee). We provide meals from local Lodge on route trekking. Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house on overnights stops, where lunch will be on-route day walks.
Foods provided in the local lodges, depends entirely on availability and season, you can have Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of foods on trek.
Two best seasons for the trek to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is an adventurous walks, we suggest you to join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Spring: - (March, April and May) – Warm days with Rhododendron in flowering times includes clear views of mountains, pleasant Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid-September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to your plan for trek in the cold months.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July to August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at the right altitude. Being in good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas with much acclimatization days to cope with pre-caution for altitude sickness. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of the trek will at Everest Base Camp at 5,364m above sea level. We will be walking from the mid-range at Lukla with 2,820 m and altitude range gradually with enough days for rest in each high altitude with overnight stops.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
On this trip you must obtain personal travel insurance to join with us in all our Himalayan trips. You must obtain travel insurance which covers helicopter rescue and immediate evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses.
We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Our porter are fully equipped and insured on each trip with us. As you know that we are very sincere and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters.
The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.
Once you choose the trip and would like to book, write us with information or by phone using our proper phone number for the trip booking confirmation.
We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.
Once you choose the trip, we will suggest you with the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
Buff head wear /neck wear
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Down filled jacket
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks
Thick and warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Hiking boots
Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
Trekking bags/duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag