Everest Panorama Trek is an easier option than the Everest Base Camp Trek with the highest point reached being the Buddhist monastery of Tengboche. It is the best alternative option to experience the Khumbu region for people who wish to trek to Everest but have health concerns and difficulties with altitude.
This week-long trek in the lower valleys of Everest provides excellent views of the mountains of Khumbu Valley. It also lets you experience the culture of the local inhabitants, The Sherpas as Everest Panorama Trek visits all the famous villages of Namche, Khumjung, and Khunde. Heavily influenced by Buddhism, every village of the region has an interesting old monastery and several Mane Walls, Chortens, Stupas, and prayer flags throughout the trail.
Among these monasteries, the Tengboche monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu Valley and is considered one of the most important ones as well. Snow-covered mountains enclose the monastery in every direction providing a stunning climax to the trek. Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Kang Tega (6782 meters), Thamserku (6623 meters) and Kongde Range surrounds the monastery and provide an ecstatic feel to the place. This panorama also includes the highest (Everest at 8848 meters) and fourth highest (Lohtse at 8516 meters) in the world.
Though the Everest Panorama Trek is shorter, it certainly does not miss out on the scenery and excitement of trekking in the Himalayas, with panoramic views of most of the Khumbu peaks including the top of the world Mount Everest. Everest Panorama Trek is designed for people without a background in mountain walking, but who want to experience the amazing culture and scenery of the famous Khumbu region.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or Khumbu Yül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6812 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours)
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Kangtega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6-7 hours)
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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In October we had an incredible trip in the Everest Region - an unforgettable week with great weather. Our trip was made even more amazing by our extremely knowledgeable, friendly and funny guide Tek. He made sure we were always taken care of, challenged enough and entertained - and always with a smile. We highly recommend booking your trip with this company - and if at all possible: ask for Tek! Next time we come back, we for sure will... 🙂 October -2019.
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We have just returned from an incredible trip - an unforgettable experience. Our trip was made even more amazing by our wonderful, warm, funny guide Tek. He took amazing care of us and was expert at judging our experience levels meeting all our needs and expectations of the trip. He is highly knowledgeable and loved sharing facts about his country with us, and we enjoyed chatting with him. We miss you Tek! We highly recommend booking your trip with this company and if you're lucky you'll get to trek with Tek. A+! October -2019
A dream come true!!! Everest Panorama Trek
I always wanted to see Mt. Everest and Himal and his team made this dream come true and it was better than I could ever imagine. Himal makes sure all your questions are answered via email before you go and make you feel safe. Rajan was incredible nice and helpful and made us feel welcome from the minute we met him at the airport. Ram and Dawa our guide and porter were just amazing. They made every minute on the trek very special. Ram shared all his knowledge about Nepal`s culture and about every peak we saw along the way. I have no words to thank them for this great experience and I will sure be back to do another trek with them. October - 2018.
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Dear Himal Namaste. Thank you and yours team for a great Trek to Everest panorama, and tour of Pokhara and Chitwan. Brilliant support, guidance and great friendship since 2005, one of our group member suffered from altitude sickness and stomach upset, Our guide Rajan and Porters were superb in their help and assistance. Thank you for your great arrangement. We hope you have a very good season. 21st Mar, 2012.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.