Everest Panorama View Trek – short trekking to Everest region is very famous trekking package offers dramatic views of several mighty Himalayan peaks. Additionally gives the real taste of highland life style with panoramic views of world’s highest mountain peaks, glaciers and hills.
Highlights of Everest Panorama View Trek
- Gentle trekking in the Everest National Park
- Stay in comfort and style at Local trekking lodges
- Watching dawn break over Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Thamsekhu
- Discovering Nepali village life as you walk from lodge to lodge
Trek in the foothills of Mount Everest and see the snow giant in all its glory. Suitable for the average walker, this short trek introduces you to the majestic Khumbu region and its rich Sherpa culture. The highest elevation this trek reaches is just above 3800m – which is quite comfortable if you get properly acclimatised at Namche, where you’ll be spending two nights. The day after your arrival in Nepal, a morning flight (given favourable weather conditions) will take you to Lukla, a small airport town which is the most common starting point for trekkers heading to the Everest region. From Lukla a leisurely walk through several villages and suspension bridges will take you to Phakding. After spending a night in Phakding, you’ll head to Namche and follow a trail that climbs gently up, before ascending a very steep final stretch, to reach Namche Bazaar.
Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region, was once the trading grounds of the “Saltmen of Tibet”. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. With karaoke bars, internet cafés, bakeries, shops, even pizzerias, the modern Namche has now become a “tourist-ghetto”. It’s very likely that you’ll hear half a dozen languages being spoken around you during your two day stay in Namche.
Two nights in Namche Bazaar should acclimatise you for a further ascent to Tengboche, which, at 3867 meters is the highest altitude you’ll be reaching. From Tengboche you’ll see a wonderful panorama of Mount Everest and it’ll certainly be one of the best experiences of your life. In Tengboche, you’ll also visit the grand Tengboche monastery, the highest ever place of worship that basks in the solitude of a beautifully scenic valley. The next day, you’ll return to Namche Bazaar and the following day you’ll return to Lukla. The same scenic flight that brought you to Lukla from Kathmandu, awaits you in the tiny airstrip there. The return flight to Kathmandu marks the end of your 9 day trekking adventure in Nepal.
After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the Trans Himalayan flight and dramatic landing on the hillside at Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then follows the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m/8,350ft). Another gentle hour leads up to Phakding.
Overnight in Phakding at Lodge
The trail meanders through pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint; with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m). The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge: with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour ascent through pine forest leads to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge
This is a scheduled acclimatization day on the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active and roam rather than laze around: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice.
Namche Bazaar has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre on the hillock: with informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna.
Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks.
Return to Namche Bazaar for the night.
An alternative five hour walk northwest of the town, to Thame (3,820m/12,533ft) below the impressive 6,187m/20,300ft Kongde Ri ridge, offers panoramic Himalayan views not seen on the EBC route.
The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and closer views of Thamserku. It then undulates to Kyangjuma and on to Sanasa where the trail forks; left for the Gokyo Lakes and right for Everest Base Camp. Look out for spotted deer, musk deer, Himalayan Tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird).
We fork left and ascend along the lower slopes of Khumbila continuing up the Dudh Koshi Valley. Khumbila is sacred to Sherpas as the abode of the patron-god of the Khumbu region. The path rises steeply to the tiny village of Mong La (3,975m/13,042ft): built around an ancient chorten. It then drops to the river at Phortse Thenga, through pine and rhododendron forest, crosses and rises up, past walled fields of crops, to Phortse, below the snow peaks of Taboche and Cholatse.
Overnight in Phortse at Lodge
Follow breakfast with a hard but short climb and then trek steadily along a ridge. Drop into the Imja Khola Valley, cross the Imja Khola and ascend through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest to the hilltop village of Tengboche: on the Everest Base Camp trail. Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard. Visit the monastery during the afternoon.
Overnight in Tengboche at Lodge
The day begins with a long meandering descent through hillsides blanketed with rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi at Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest trail-point north of Namche Bazaar, the path rises to reach Sanasa where we turned off for Phortse. Return on the broader trail, eventually passing a Chorten, the army camp and on to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge
From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale (where we exit the National Park), Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.
Overnight in Lukla at Lodge
Again, 40 minutes of pure mountain experience on our flight to Kathmandu marks the end of our journey.
- Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
- Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
- All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
- TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
- Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
- 7 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
- 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
- Local taxes in Everest
- 7 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
- Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
- Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
- Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
- Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
- Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
- All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
- Trekking maps.
- Rubbish disposal.
- PNT service charge and government taxes.
- All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
- Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
- Tips to guides and support staff.
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
- Your International flight ticket airfare
- Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
- Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned herein
Yes, you can get arrival tourist visa at Nepal’s one only international airport Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of the people have easy time during visa apply for Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and $100USD for 90 days tourist visa. And you also need two pp. size photos for the process. For the online visa apply you can visit linked web site from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np./).
Best time to visit Nepal is during the seasons of spring and autumn which also favorable for trekking. But it depends on the will of the trekker which can be managed. As for the trekking at the high altitude which should be done during the summer time or September. But for the low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.
The trekking is happens to considered as the most interesting things to do by the most of the visitor to Nepal. The trekking will provide visitors of Nepal to visit different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will be for about 5 to 7 hours per day but the toughness of the trekking is depends upon its grade as There are grading for trekking like easy, medium, challenging and demanding. And these grades normally covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters. Trekking expedition is challenging but it has its own fun and beauty.
It depends on individual, if you’re happens to be fit and also enjoy walking the uphill and downhill then trekking is certainly is for you. Individual can choose the trekking route which is suitable for individual’s fitness level. And off course shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer treks requires a better standard of fitness. If you are planning for the longer treks then you should try some longer day hikes for practice but for shorter treks it is not needed
The trekking different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are various trekking destination in Nepal and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking for shorter routes will be short but for the longer treks like, trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long. many political upps and downs. But since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) refill the peace in country which make the all the trekking routes. Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Beside you need to take usual precautions like as traveling anywhere in the world.
You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in from your own country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.
In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call and popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there are good coverage of cell phones. For internet there are also internet café and also some lodges do provide Wi-Fi service.
A porter are easily available which will carry your luggage and belonging. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek. But Each trekker will carry minimum small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.
Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets seriously ill, then those will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals. You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. But however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before traveling for your wellbeings.
We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. But however for accommodation we do LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserve the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.
You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications that you prescribed.
This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There are few things you may need your for like, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise for the things like, hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woolen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and ornaments etc. You can only buy through Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.
Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpa’s all of them are insured. We have bought insurance for all our staff from Siddhartha Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.
Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides, porters and other trekking crews. But it depends upon the individual’s choice as it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this
There are two types of trekking commonly famous in Nepal, teahouse trekking and the camping trekking. In the teahouses trekking, the trekking done by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. And it is comfortable than the camping trekking as the trekkers don’t have to take any burden regarding the accommodation and foods. Whereas camping trekking will be based on the trekking and camping by setting up camps side on any convenient trekking trails. And food should be by self which make camping trekking a bit difficult.
The trekking meals are differs to the types of trekking, as for the teahouse trekking food will be served by tea houses which provide good and hygiene foods. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. As for the camping trekking the trekker can enjoy the food they have prepared by the trekkers but also the can enjoy the local cuisine and as well as continental which are mostly vegetarian diet. But in Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your country which cost 360$. But the domestic flight ticket will be included in our package which 180$. If you like have hotel that cost $20 to 40$ USD per night for two person, for the airport Pick up $15 USD and airport drop $15 USD. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.
While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is must mandatory for everyone. Because of the lack of your knowledge about the country and place may lead you to miss guide and you may also lost your way. But the professional guide help you to make your trip lot more informative and memorable. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have knowledge about different places of Nepal s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can help you to about the different information about the places and help you to solve the problems that arouse during the period of trekking which way be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve it.
Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many staffs are by overseas personnel.
We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. Most of the time major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars. And once you arrive to country you should change them in to Nepalese currency. All your spending money should be in Nepalese rupees all over the country.
Permit & Entry Fees:It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.
Medical Support:An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals:During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)
Water:Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Travel Insurance:Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek
- Spring : March – May
- Summer: June – August
- Autumn: September – November
- Winter: December – February
Check-list of personal equipment:
- Good standard trekking boots
- Camping shoes/thongs
- Down Jacket
- Trekking trousers
- Shorts (both casual and for treks)
- Swim wear
- Sun Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Nylon Windbreaker
- Strong Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
- Toilet paper
- Sun block
- Travel Towel
- Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
- Camera & lenses
- Memory cards
- GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
- Book/music player/pack of cards
- A plastic bag for waste
- Energy/snack bars