Everest Panorama Trek

9 Days

Are you looking for a trek around the Everest region but not committed enough for the long Everest base camp trek? Searching for a trek around the Everest region that is short yet provides you with the best views of the region and its mountains? Well, we at radiant treks have just the trekking recommendation for you.

The Everest panorama trek is the trek package you have been searching for. A short trek in the Everest region with the best views and cultural exposure with less exposure to the cold and rough terrain or the tiring routes.

With the 9 days Everest panorama trek itinerary, you get to explore the Everest region with the Tengboche monastery as the farthest point. Enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains along the trails, you get to walk through the twists and turns of the Everest Region and finally reach the religious site of Tengboche Monastery. Here, you get to see the breathtaking views of the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, etc.

The Everest Panorama trek is a shorter version of the Everest Base Camp Trek focused mostly on the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains. So it is a perfect opportunity for anyone and everyone who loves to travel to witness beautiful awe-inspiring views.

With our 9 days package, you will enjoy the panoramic views of the highest mountains of the country while not taking up your whole vacation or your stamina. Beautiful views of the mountains, exposure to the Everest lifestyle and the culture and the short but adventurous trek. That and more is what Everest Panorama Trek has to offer for you.

Why Everest Panorama Trek?

Lukla Scenic flight

The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu on the way back is an exceptional beauty. The beautiful valley and its monuments and sights are seen from the flight are mind-boggling. You get to see the valley from among the clouds along with the mountains surrounding the valley. The landscapes and the greenery along with the mountains take your breath away.

Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar being an important stop during any treks in the Everest Region is extremely popular among the trekkers. The marketplace itself is a famous destination among the trekkers. However, the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar has earned a reputation for being the main point of cultural exposure among the trekkers.

Panoramic view from Syanboche

Syangboche is the highest airport in Nepal and provides great panoramic views of the mountains in the surrounding Everest region. The airport is also popular for having many rescue operations. Trekkers visit this place for the panoramic views of the mountains and hence has become a popular viewpoint.

Exposure to the culture and lifestyle of the locals

The Everest panorama trek may be a short trek but it provides you with a subsequent amount of exposure to the culture and lifestyle of the locals here. The local Sherpa people can be seen along the paths. Mainly during the Namche bazaar visit, you get complete exposure to not only the lifestyle but the culture and traditions of the locals as well.

Tengboche Monastery

Another highlight of the Everest Panorama Trek is the religious site Tengboche monastery. This is the last destination of the trek. This is the Buddhist monastery taken care of, by the Tibetan sherpas and the place is vibrant with the Buddhist religious flags. The place resonates with great religious energy and many people come to visit this monastery through this trek.

360 Degree Panoramic Mountain Views

As the name of the trek already gives it away, the Everest panorama trek bestows upon you the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains of the Everest region. The tallest mountains of the country will look upon you while you go through the trek route. The trek will take you to Tengboche where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, etc.

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Total Distance:138 km

Flight Time: 45 minutes

Trek Duration: 2-3 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,860 m

Our trek starts from Tribhuvan International Airport as we board the flight to Lukla. The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will take you through a series of beautiful landscapes and sceneries of the valley and the mountains.

After the 45 minutes flight, the Everest Panorama Trek itinerary will guide you through the trek to Phakding. A 3 hours walk from Lukla along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River will take you to Phakding guided by many small Chortens and Stupas on the way.

We will spend the night at a teahouse in Phakding.

Total distance:11 km

Trek Duration:5.5 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

From the beautiful town of Phakding, we will embark on our trek to the famous Namche Bazaar. Crossing the suspension bridge, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Here the company will have your trekking permits and entry passes prepared.

The trail ahead consists of steep climbs and passes through the dense forests. You will soon get to see the panoramic views of Mt. Everest as you continue on this adventurous trail.

After around 5 hours of walking, you will see the famous marketplace of the Everest region known as Namche Bazaar. The main gateway of Mt. Everest has become a famous tourist and merchant hub in the past years. Here, you get to see and experience many cultural displays and lifestyles of people along with many unique items to buy. This place also has freshly baked bread for you to try. We will stay the night here at a nice hotel and prepare for the journey ahead of us tomorrow.

Total distance: 17.8 km

Time taken: 7-8 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

Today we will take an acclimatization break at Namche Bazaar. This means we will give our body some time to adjust to the high altitude so we do not catch any altitude sickness. This is an important point for reducing chances of any altitude sickness.

Today, you get to explore the Namche Bazaar and get souvenirs for your journey. Also, you can click pictures in cultural sherpa dresses in Namche Bazaar. So make a beautiful memory with this picture. You can also walk to the Everest View Hotel a few minutes away and enjoy the panoramic views of the high mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam.

Total distance: 7.8 km

Time taken: 7-8 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

After a memorable day at Namche Bazaar, we will now take you through a picturesque beautiful path filled with mountain views and waterfalls. This beautiful path leads you to the Thame village. This is a 5-6 hour hike to the beautiful village in the Khumbu region. The village is culturally rich and has a magnificent view of the neighboring mountains. Tonight we shall spend the night in one of the guesthouses or teahouse in Thame village.

Time taken: 7-8 hours

Max Altitude: 3,790 m

Early morning after breakfast in the Thame village we will leave for Khumjung. This 6 hours hike will take you through a steep cliff hike with beautiful views of the Himalayas like the Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse and many more.

After walking for an hour we will reach Syangboche Airport, which has become a famous viewpoint for tourists. This airport is not open for commercial use but only for rescues. However, the airport gives you the best panoramic views of the mountains nearby.

From there, we shall reach Khumjung village in around 5 hours of trekking. At the foothill of Khumbila peak, the Khumjung village is a peaceful small village with many teahouses for your stay tonight.

Total distance:5 km

Time taken:6 hours

Max Altitude: 3,860 m

With a warm and tasty breakfast, today we will leave for our main destination of the Everest Panorama Trek, the Tengboche Monastery. This is the highest and farthest point of our trek. With the Tengboche monastery nearing, you can see the area covered in the religious vibes from the Buddhist prayers to monks to the prayer flags covering the area.

This is a famous Buddhist destination for tourists from around the world. Run by the Tibetan Buddhists, the monastery is filled with religious energy.

Other than the religious beliefs and practices, the monastery also offers great panoramic views of the mountains, Everest and Ama Dablam at sunrise and sunset.

Total distance:10 km

Time taken: 4-5 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

So, we will now trace back our footsteps. Today we will make our descent back to Namche Bazaar. The trails are steep so watch your step not to slip. We shall reach Namche Bazaar after around 4-5 hours of trek downhill. The trails are filled with dense forests of Rhododendron and beautiful views of the mountains. We will stay in Namche Bazaar tonight.

Total distance: 17.7 km

Time taken: 8-9 hours

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

From Namche, we will go back to Lukla to catch our flight back to Kathmandu. The flight from Lukla is yet another adventure. It is a scenic emotional rollercoaster as you get to see almost every beautiful part of the trek. The trek from Namche to Luka is a long one. It will take 8-9 hours to get to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. But worry not, you will get to enjoy the scenic flight from Lukla which makes up for the tiring trek. Tonight we will stay at a teahouse in Lukla.

Total distance: 138 km

Time taken:45 minutes

Flight Time: 45 minutes

Max Altitude: 2,860 m

From Lukla, we shall board the flight back to Kathmandu after having a full breakfast in the morning. The scenic flight will give you enough time and beauty to replenish your energy from the tiring trek the day before. This is the last day of your Everest Panorama Trek.

Once we reach Kathmandu, you can either easily get on your next flight back home or utilize the days you have left from the short trek on visiting the cultural city of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Transfer from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Accommodation with breakfast in while in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation and food throughout the trek including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Professional licensed guides for the trek
  • A porter shared among two trekkers to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Government taxes
  • Trekking permits and entry permits
  • Trek completion certificate
  • Salary, food and accommodation to the staff

Cost Excludes

  • International flight
  • Sightseeing tickets or guides in Kathmandu
  • Extra day stay and food in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses on the trek like hot showers, drinks and extra foods
  • Travel insurance
  • Clothing and other equipments charges

Best Time for Everest Panorama Trek

The majestic mountains of the Everest Region look just as glorious all year round. However, the trek route is what makes the Everest Panorama Trek adventurous and memorable.

The seasons of Autumn and Spring are considered the Everest Panorama Trek best times. With favorable weather and temperature, these seasons provide you with the best views of the mountains. With clear skies and a clear view of the mountains and the valleys, your Everest panorama trip will be the most memorable one yet.

The month of Autumn is considered the peak season as the months of September to November finally clear up the monsoon rain and the hot and humid weather of summer. Everyone wants to go on a trip with beautiful views after the summer is over. So, this season provides you with cool breezes with the sun shining on you and most importantly clear skies with no rain clouds. This is the best time for Everest panorama trek.

The months of March to May bring about the Spring season. The spring season brings you with a variety of flora and fauna and many unique biodiversities. A new beginning of everything brings you a new chapter of memorable moments with our 9 days Everest Panorama Trek.

The months of November to February are kind of the chilly months as winter starts in November. The early November will be fun to trek in the Everest Region. However, the winter months can get pretty cold in the Everest Region, But, the views of the snow-capped mountains and the trees will get you fired up in no time. The views of the mountains will be glorious. But you should take care of yourself in the cold and take proper clothing and precautions.

The summer season lasts from the month of June to August. These months perceive a lot of rainfall in Nepal. So it is better to avoid these months as the roads get slippery and muddy. But, you can go trekking if you are well prepared and used for these kinds of weather and terrain. However, going on a clear day beats the rainy days as the views of the mountains are not really clear on rainy days.

Mow Much Everest Panorama Trek Cost?

The total Panorama trek cost ranges from USD 950-1000 per person. This includes the 8 days worth of accommodation and food along with various other services provided to you by our company. The Everest Panorama Trek cost includes costs like transportation cost, accommodation cost, permits cost, food cost along with other trekking miscellaneous costs.

This means you will not have to worry about preparing for the trek as we will prepare everything for you. All you have to do is be physically and mentally prepared.

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What is the highest altitude of the Everest Panorama Trek?

The highest altitude we will be reaching during our Everest Panorama trek will be at the Tengboche Monastery at the altitude of 3860 meters.

What are the Everest Panorama Trek difficulties?

The Everest Panorama Trek is a shorter version of the Everest Base Camp Trek so it has similar difficulties of weather and trails. However, cutting the time in half, the short trek is comparatively easier. But still, you should consider getting proper knowledge about the route along with the best time for the trek so you do not face any difficulties.

The summer and monsoon season has a lot of heavy rainfall, so this may pose as a major difficulty for the trek. Also there are steep climbs so physical preparation is also required. Another difficulty you may face in these high altitude treks is that of altitude sickness. So take proper precautions and learn about the place more before embarking the journey.

What is the Everest Panorama Trek best time?

The best time for Everest Panorama Trek is the Autumn season from September to November and the Spring season from March to May. The trek is also viable in the winter. However, autumn and spring seasons provide you with the best views along with clear skies and favorable temperatures and weather.

Are there specific physical requirements for the trek?

No, there are no specific physical requirements for the trek. As long as you are capable of walking 7-8 hours a day, you can participate in this trek. This trek does not only require physical preparations but also mental preparation. So be mentally and physically prepared before the trek. Also, a bit of cardio and other physical exercises before the trek will help you boost your stamina and prepare for the trek.

How can I avoid getting altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness can be caused due to lack of acclimatization so make sure you take your acclimatization days seriously. Also drinking lots of water helps as well. You can also get medicines for altitude sickness. Avoiding drinking anything alcoholic and meat consumptions along with proper acclimatization is the best for avoiding altitude sickness.

What documents are required for the trek?

You will require your passport with 6 months of validity remaining along with 2 passport photos. Also, your visa for Nepal for the flights. During the trek, you will need trekking and entry permits but your company will be taking care of the permits for you so you will not need to worry about them. Just make sure you have your visa and passport with you at all times.

Is there emergency rescue?

Yes, in case of any accidents or emergency, you will be rescued to the nearest hospital with helicopter rescue. This will not be insured by the company and your travel insurance will pay for this.

How much do I tip the staff, mainly the guide and the porter?

You can tip the staff and the guides 10 % of their fee. You need not pay more than 10 percent of their fee.

Can I trek solo?

If you are a professional and know all the routes, sure you can trek solo. However, it is recommended to travel with a guide for safety reasons. Also if you are trekking in the rainy season, you should not trek solo.

Is drinking water available during the trek?

Yes, drinking water is available during the trek. However, the cost of bottled water increases as you go higher up. So it is advised to bring water purifiers and bottles so you can fill water at the teahouses and save yourselves a little cash.

I hope you have a fun and memorable time throughout your Everest Panorama Trek. Going through the dense forests, the tiring hikes, the beautiful sceneries, the cultural exposure, hope they all leave a beautiful mark on your hearts named Nepal.

The trails may not all be easy and the teahouses and the villages may not all have modern facilities, but the views and the hospitality of the people make up for it all. I hope you make many more memories with Radiant Treks in the future as well.

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