Everest Panaroma trek is a great introduction to Sherpa country and its culture, a very popular destination for first timer in Nepal. It provides a good insight into Sherpa culture, close-up and fabulous views of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam and many more without the struggle with high altitude. The Everest Panaroma trek is best suited for those who do not have time for longer trek reaching up to Everest Base Camp.
Many people wish to see Everest up close but they do not have time to reach all the way to Everest Base Camp or they might not be well prepared physically for a walk up to Everest Base Camp but still it’s obvious that all people wish to get a close magnificent view of highest peaks of the world. This trek is an ideal tour program for them.
If you want to trek together with your family with your elderly parents and little children, and want to see the mighty Everest up close, the Sherpa culture, monasteries, etc. The Everest Panorama Trek is the perfect program for you. Another a little bit more difficult trekking alternative is the short Gokyo Trek (9-10 Days).
- Pickup / Drop international airport and Domestic airport by private tourist vehicle.Car, van or bus. (Deepen on size of group)
- Flight ticket to Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu. And Domestic airport tax.
- Everest National Park fee.
- TIMS (Trekking information management system) Fee.
- Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
- Service of English speaking trekking guide. And Porters. We provide 1 porter for 2 Persons. (Maximum weight carried by one porter is total 25 Kg).
- Allowance, all food, accommodation, flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu. And domestic Airport tax of guide.
- Allowance, all food, and accommodation of Porters.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- All applicable government taxes and service charge.
- Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Bottle Drinks (Mineral waters, any cold drinks and alcoholic drinks) during your trek.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, Telephone calls etc.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
Day 1Transfer to airport for Kathmandu / Lukla flight (45 minute flight). (2804 meters / 9253 ft.) Then trek to Phakding (2652 meters / 8751 ft.) Approx. 4 hours
Early in the morning we drive to Tribhuwan domestic Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute flight to Lukla. Upon arrival we take you to a restaurant for a short stop to introduce you to your porters.
Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River. On our way to Phakding we can explore different villages. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat it is a short walk to Phakding. There we stay Overnight.
Day 2Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters / 11352 ft.) Approx. 5 to 6 hours
Today, the walk is pleasant with a few ups and downs. We will have a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m / 21,675ft) from the Benkar village. After crossing the bridges we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.
When entering the National Park boundary, we descend towards the suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi River to reach the last village till Namche which is call Jorsale village. We will also cross the highest bridge in this region over the Imja Tse River. Then continuing our trek, we walk along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with a magnificent view of Kwangde peak and Kusum Kanguru on the back. As you climb higher, you will have a view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse on the way to Namche.
Day 3Acclimatization day around Namche Bazaar
On the following day we take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park. There is a view point to see Mt. Everest, Lotse, Amadablam and many more mountains. You can also visit Sherpa Museum, a great place to learn about Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
Then we walk to the Syangboche airstrip & luxury Everest view hotel for acclimatization. After that stroll back to Namche. Namche Bazaar is a very old trade point. You can see Tibetans by crossing the Nangpa La Pass to sell cheap goods from China. Also you will enjoy Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life in the Everest region. The village itself is a beautiful place to spend a day for proper acclimatization. Stay overnight.
Day 4Trek from Namache Bazar to Tengboche (3870 meters / 12771 ft.) Approx. 5 hours
We start our trek with magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, close up of Thamserku and Amadablam. After some easy walk with view a of these mountains we walk down to Phungi Thanga. When crossing the suspension bridge uphill to Tengboche we reach the place of biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region.
We will visit this monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Stay Overnight.
Day 5Trek to Khumjung (3780 meters / 12474 ft.) Approx. 4 hours
On this day we trek from Tengboche to Khumjung “the sister city” of Khunde.
Day 6Trek to Phakding (2652 meters / 8751 ft.) Approx. 4 hours
Today we descend all the way to that high bridge over the Imja Tse River via Namche bazar. Then we take a slightly different route down to Phakding.
Day 7Trek to Lukla (2804 meters / 9253 ft.) Approx. 4 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla which will seem like a lifetime ago. Finally enjoy the time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also you have time to explore the town last night in the Himalayan mountains. Stay overnight.
Day 8Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Take a 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. We have to fly to Kathmandu in the morning time, because of the wind problems to fly the aircraft in the afternoon. Sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other unprecedented reasons that are beyond our control.
After reaching Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel you can rest and enjoy. When the trip ends, our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 25 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 40$ for a 30 days visa and USD 100$ for a 90 days Multiple visa, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.
Booking your International flight
Besides trekking packages and tour operation, we arrange international air tickets to the major airports of all over the world. Skypark Travel and Tours is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services.
Airport Condition: -
Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Doesn't stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.
Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
When and where should you arrive?
You will arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu on the trip starting day or earlier. You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal gate by our representatives holding a Skypark Travel signboard and he will escorts you to the Hotel.