Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama trek make trekking to the Everest and witnessing the highest mountain in the world possible for every individual. Be it for any reason if you are not able to reach to the base camp of the Everest this trek is for you. Everest panorama trek makes a loop and includes culturally and religiously important villages in the Khumbu region. You will live in the villages of Sherpas who have made it to the books of record for one or the other reasons. Some for climbing the Everest for dozens of times, some for climbing all the highest mountains in the world and others for scaling the mountains without oxygen or the shortest time.
Everest panorama trek begins from Lukla and out of Lukla the trek slowly climbs towards the villages in the Everest region. The trek remains slow at all times as our main goal is to accommodate senior citizens, small kids and for those who cannot walk fast. There are proper acclimatization and the only destination that requires acclimatization is Namche. Which means there are no chances of altitude sickness or fast paced heart beat.
Few important villages that you will traverse through are Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Khumjung.These villages are sherpa inhabited villages and in large number. These people have unique culture and are only to be found in Everest region of Nepal. Their culture, way of life, unique houses, dishes and festivals are still a matter of interest and shock for the outer world. In these villages are housed couple of monasteries which are biggest and considered as the source of energy for the Sherpa people.
The days of Everest panorama trek are kept short and relatively very easy. Even in a short trek there are several breaks in between for water, lunch and opportunity to photograph. Most importantly, despite you do not surpass the elevation of 4000 meters, you will witness 2 of the 8000 meter mountains. One it the Everest itself and the second is Lhotse. Other than these, Ama Dablam is a no miss and you will see several other mountains in the region.
Your dream of seeing Everest can come true if you do the Everest panorama trek with Karma eco adventure. We vouch to take special care of you and ensure the safety of your loved ones!
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
- Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)
- Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)
- Day 05: Syangboche - Everest view hotel – Namche
- Day 06: Trek to Tengboche ( 5 hours )
- Day 07: Trek to Namche via Khumjung village ( 6 hours )
- Day 08: Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)
- Day 09: Lukla – Kathmandu
- Day 10: Depature your destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma Eco trek will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)
The day starts early in order to catch an early morning flight to Lukla. The flights are completely dependent on weather conditions and earlier the flight the better it is. High chances that you will have your breakfast in Lukla and then begin your journey on the trails of Everest base camp. You will make your way through bustling town of Lukla sharing the trails with Yaks and mules. You will only trek for 3-4 hours as a warmup trek for days to come. Overnight in Phakding. Meal plan B,L,D.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)
You will embark on the same undulating trail that you had left on the previous day. Immediately outside Phakding keep your eyes open while the trail traverses through the forest of Rhododendron, pine and fir as it is home of some wild habitats. On this day, majority of the trail stays on the banks of raging Dudh Koshi river. On several occasions you will we cross rustic suspension bridge that leads in and out of beautiful Sherpa village and hamlets. From Monjo you will make an entry in the Sagarmatha National park and soon you will be greeted by snow clad Thamserku 6608m. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar through sheer, crisscross and traverses through pine scented trail. This section of the trek is the most difficult section of the day. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.
Day 05: Syangboche - Everest view hotel – Namche
This day is set aside for acclimatization. Although it is a rest day you will remain active and ascend to higher ground and fall back in Namche. It is a very good day as well to explore the town its rich Sherpa culture and impeccable short hikes in the periphery. Namche is interesting village or town which has house built in cascading hills and looks like an amphitheatre from a distance. This is the most happening village throughout the Everest base camp trek or even in the region of Everest. On this day we hike to Syangboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. Depending on the weather conditions a short hike to higher ground and back will be done. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche ( 5 hours )
Once you embark on the trail that leads north, the trail becomes narrower and unpaved. This just above 10 kilometer of distance takes around 5 - 6 hours to complete, depending upon your hiking ability. With every spur towards your final destination of the day, the views of the mountains gets closer, clearer and bigger. Along the trail, you will come across an old man who will be seen asking for donations to maintain the trail and done a phenomenal job as an independent effort. Towards the end of your journey you will see the tree line getting thinner and making its way to yak pastures. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek to Namche via Khumjung village ( 6 hours )
From the village of Tengboche and leaving behind the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and the beautiful Everest, you will start descending down to the village of Deboche. From here you will further walk to the white water rivers of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers and then climb to the village of Khumjung. Khumjung is one of the largest villages in Everest region. This village houses a monastery that claims to protect the scalp of mystical creature yeti. Furthermore, you descend down to the village of Namche. Overnight in Namche.
Day 08: Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)
Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. One you reach Benkar the trail is almost horizontal to Phakding and further down, Lukla and very easy for the knees. Overnight in Lukla. Meal plan B,L,D.
Day 09: Lukla – Kathmandu
We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu. Your Everest Panorama Trek officially comes to an end once we transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Thank you for choosing Karma Eco Trek as your travel partner in Nepal !
Day 10: Depature your destination.
- Airport pick up and drop by privet vehicle
- Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters
- All accommodations on the trails and 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or any one item from the menu )
- 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
- Best available local lodges / Teahouse in mountain
- Domestic flight and Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
- All government and local taxes
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
- 2 nights Hotel accommodation 2/3 star including breakfast in Kathmandu
- Certificate of trek Completion
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water etc)
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu hotel.
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
- Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- Tips for trekking crews.
- Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.