Everest Panorama
Everest Panorama

Everest Panorama Trek

12 days

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Discover the best of Nepal's Himalayas on this 12-day guided adventure trek

If you dream of seeing Mount Everest with your own eyes, but a long, strenuous mountain expedition at high altitudes is not for you, then the Everest Panorama Tour is the perfect solution. This guided trekking tour gives you the opportunity to see all the highlights of the Everest region, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam in addition to Mount Everest itself.

Each day’s trek is kept short, with a maximum distance of 12 km, and the tour avoids higher altitude overlooks and camps, staying under 4,000 m above sea level. There is still plenty of adventure to be had, and no shortage of spectacular views in this amazing region.

Experiencing Mount Everest is not only reserved for those with plenty of time and mountaineering experience. The Everest Panorama Tour makes it much more accessible to stand in the shadow of the world’s tallest mountain.

As you explore the breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty, you will also have the opportunity to experience the rich and colorful culture and traditions of the native Sherpa people. Share in their simple way of life as you visit their villages and interact with people along the way. Browse their markets and see their displays of faith. Contrast this with the pace of the capital and the diverse cultures you experience in Kathmandu. Your guided trekking tour in Nepal will fill you with new impressions and broaden your perspective of the world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the Everest Panorama trekking tour!

Highlights of the Everest Panorama Trek

Trek to amazing overlooks that offer stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, while avoiding extreme elevations.
Experience the culture of Nepal and its varied religious traditions as you visit famous landmark temples representing different faiths.
View these epic mountain vistas from above on unforgettable flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
Learn more about the native Sherpa people and their culture as you visit villages and have opportunities to interact with people along the way.

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Everest Panorama Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Fly to the Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital city of Kathmandu. Start your trip with a traditional welcome at the airport and a trip briefing in your hotel. A traditional Nepali dinner awaits you this evening.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

After eating breakfast in your hotel, take a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. Experience this colorful and vibrant city through a variety of activities that introduce you to the arts and culture of this region. Take a guided tour to a famous Buddhist temple called Swayambunath. Tourists and Buddhists from around the world are drawn to visit this amazing temple. Don’t miss the amazing views of the Kathmandu Valley that can be seen from the top of the temple. Your next stop is at the Pashupatinath Temple, which is an important Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. Finally, you will visit the Boudhanath (or Bodnath) Stupa.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: As required
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Enjoy an amazing flight today, from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845 m/9,334’), viewing the incredible Himalayas from above. When you arrive, meet your trekking crew of Sherpa porters and guides, and notice that these people are from a different background and culture than those you met in Kathmandu. Begin your trek by descending from the plateau into the forests of the valley. After a break for lunch, continue your trek to the north, crossing several streams, to reach Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’). Spend the night in the small Phakding settlement, surrounded by inspirational views.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’)
Distance / Time: 8 km, 3 hours, 100 m of ascent, 40 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today, the trail from Phakding leads you across fields and through villages, following the Dudh Kosi River to the north toward Namche Bazaar. Walk through the beautiful forests full of magnolia, rhododendron, and giant fir trees. After crossing the Bhote Kosi, the western fork of the river, you’ll begin a steep climb up to Namche Bazaar (3,500 m/11,483’). This large and prosperous Sherpa village is an important center for trade and a popular staging area for most major expeditions in the Himalayas. Sellers from the lower villages bring fresh food for sale to a weekly market bazaar here in Namche.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,500 m/11,483’)
Distance / Time: 12 km, 6-7 hours, 700 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Staying active today will help you to be better prepared for the journey ahead, but you should also take opportunities to relax and enjoy the sun. Take a short hike to explore the mountains in the local area or spend time browsing the markets and experiencing the local culture. Spend another night in the lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,500 m/11,483’)
Distance / Time: 8 km, 5 hours, 400 m of ascent, 400 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche

Leave Namche Bazaar today, beginning with a climb that is short but strenuous. Afterwards, the trail continues with a gentle incline all the way to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,697’). The mountain views along the way today are spectacular. Watch for clear views of Gokyo Ri, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Thamserku. Spend the night in a lodge in Tengboche.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Tengboche (3,870 m/12,697’)
Distance / Time: 11 km, 6 hours, 430 m of ascent, 100 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Khumjung Sherpa Village

Trek from Tengboche to the large Sherpa village of Khumjung. Here you can see a high school that is one of the schools established by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. There is also a historic monastery here where they have preserved the skull of a Yeti. Enjoy many opportunities to see and learn more about daily life and the culture of the Sherpa people. You will also be surrounded by amazing natural beauty and mountain views. Spend the night here in Khumjung village (3,970 m/ 13,025’).
Overnight Location: Lodge in Khumjung village (3,970 m/ 13,025’)
Distance / Time: 11 km, 6 hours, 100 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Phakding

This morning you will have the opportunity to observe a morning ceremony at the monastery before breakfast. After breakfast, your trek is a steady downhill trail to Kyanjuma. From here, the walk to Namche is relatively easy, but afterwards, you’ll have a steep descent down to the Hillary Bridge. Continue walking from here until you reach Phakding where you’ll stop for the night (Phakding, 2,610 m/ 8,563’).
Overnight Location: Lodge in Phakding (2,610 m/8,563’)
Distance / Time: 13 km, 7 hours, 1,360 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Lukla

From Phakding, a steep trail descends, bringing you back to the Dudh Kosi River. From here, the walk to Lukla is long but leisurely. When you arrive in Lukla (2,800 m / 9,186 ft), celebrate your accomplishment at a tea house, with a clear view of the fantastic mountains you have just explored. It is also time to say a fond farewell to the wonderful crew that has accompanied you on your trek.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Lukla (2,800 m/9,186’)
Distance / Time: 8 km, 3 hours, 190m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

Enjoy more amazing mountain views on your return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After landing, you will have several hours free for exploring the city, shopping, sightseeing, or simply finding a great cafe or roof-top restaurant. Reward yourself with some fun and rest to celebrate completing this incredible journey.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Explore Kathmandu on your own

Enjoy a relaxing free day in Kathmandu. This extra day is included in the schedule in case bad weather delays your travel. If everything has gone according to the planned itinerary, then this day in Kathmandu is open to spend as you wish. Your guide can recommend additional points of interest or shopping areas, or you can choose to just rest and relax today before your journey home.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Departure Day

Sadly, your Everest Panorama tour has come to an end. Depending on your flight departure, you may have additional time today to explore Kathmandu before leaving for the airport. An airport representative will take you to the airport and help you as needed. Have a wonderful journey!
Overnight Location: None
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Everest Panorama Trek Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided trekking tour in the Everest Region depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

This tour is available year-round, though the best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Prices for Custom Guided Everest Panorama Trekking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $1,520 USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $1,450 USD per person

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Accommodation on the Everest Panorama Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere.

Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3-9

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

What’s included in the Everest Panorama Trekking Tour?

Meals

11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners are included on this tour. This includes special welcome and farewell dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 11 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary is included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • National Park permit
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, or changes of flight and itinerary
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned as included.

Frequently Asked Questions about Everest Panorama Trek

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Everest Panorama Trek Map

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Most of the trail is not strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Local Guide

Hari, Trekking Team
Hari
Kathmandu, Nepal

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