Everest Panorama Trek
Probably the most popular trek in the Everest region, this short trail has all the right ingredients. Everest panorama Trek, although relatively easy compared to some of other treks, takes you up high along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3850m). This is a short trek but very scenic trek offers really superb view of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other many snowy peaks.
Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped peaks, the popular myth of ‘Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real. This trek definitely gives a great introduction to Sherpa lifestyle, country culture along with fine mountain views. For first time trekkers to Nepal, this is a popular destination. Suited for those people who haven’t had enough time for a longer trek into the high mountains.
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip in the Khumbu region and trek up to Namche Bazar, Tyangboche (famous for its monastery) and into the Khumjung village, a very nice settlement of Sherpas people. This trek is a great introduction to Sherpa country and its culture with great mountain views, a very popular destination for first time trekkers in Nepal. This trek is best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.
Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu (1300m)
Your journey will start from the Kathmandu Valley. When you arrive at the Kathmandu Airport, our representative Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) will welcome you and he/she will drop you at the hotel so that you can relax and take rest in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley:
After morning breakfast you will be introduced with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.
Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2, 5000 years old Buddhist religious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.
Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.
Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.
After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek.
Day03: Kathmandu – Lukla (35-45 mins) Lukla – Phakding(2610m) (3-4 hours)
The next day, you need to be well prepared for the trek. Flight leave at the crack of dawn from Kathmandu domestic airport and check-in is even earlier. Lukla is situated at the altitude of 2880m you need to get to the domestic airport of Kathmandu in order to fly to the Lukla. It takes around 35 to 40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After such a literally breathtaking flight, it is pretty normal to feel slightly fuzzy in the head on arrival in Lukla. Most people take tea, a second breakfast or lunch before setting out. There is no great rush to reach Phakding. The trek can be done in 4 hours or so. The trail passes through choplung (2660m) and Nachi Pang, with its magnificent view of the snowy peak of Kusum Kanguru. The sprawling village of Ghat has a small monastery. Phakding village has lodges on either bank of the Dudh Koshi. Phakding monastery, high above on the west side, is best visited on the return to Lukla . Overnight in Lodge
Day04: Phakding – Naamche (3440m) (6-8 hours)
In the fourth Day, early in the morning after having breakfast you will have a walk through a magnificent forest of Rhododendron with unimaginable views of the river side. From Phakding the trail climbs and contours through pleasant pine forest. The next village, Bengkar (2630m), is well known for its apple pies. The route climbs to Monjo (2835m) and the entry check post for the Sagarmatha National Park. From Jorsale (2740m) it’s all up, with a glimpse of Everest as the trail climbs to Namche (3440m).This beautiful trek will take around 5/6 hours from Phakding and end at Namche Bazaar. This is normally one of the harder days on the trek, not because of the particularly different terrain, but because it’s the first critical day in which altitude plays a part. Overnight in Lodge.
Day05: Namche acclimatization day (3440m)
Everyone should take a rest day in Namche to adjust to the altitude. Namche Bazaar is a very famous place for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset, not only that it is also famous for a local museum. So early in the morning after having breakfast you will walk around one and a half hour to have a wonderful Everest view and sunrise. After a few hours back to the hotel you will take some rest. Then in the evening, you will enjoy the beauty of Namche village and lively markets, where you will get unimaginable hospitality from the local people. Then you will visit the local museum and in the museum, you will get chances to see native’s flora and fauna as well as about the history of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Lodge.
Day06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m) (5-6 hours)
There are several routes from Namche to Tengboche. The next trek destination is to Tengboche and it takes almost 5-6 hours to reach the destination. Tengboche is one of the well-known traditional places and it is famous for its Tibet Buddhist monasteries with Sherpa religion and lots monks as well. You will start your treks early in the morning around 8 am, during your journey you will have remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, AmaDablam and Thamserku. You will also enjoy with great Tibet Buddhist monasteries along with Sherpa religion. Buddhist monasteries will open every day at 4o’clock in the evening that every tourist will welcome over there and tourists will enjoy best worship and meditations. And finally, you will have wonderful sunset views from there. Overnight in Lodges.
Day07: Tengboche to Monjo (2835m)
Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. A steep descent for down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River and the small village of Monjo. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow. Over night in Monjo.
Day08: Monjo to Lukla (2860)
Retracing our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the middle of the afternoon, affording ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Lukla itself is a thriving community that is an eclectic mix of Sherpas, trekkers and soldiers and makes for a fascinating place to explore at the end of the trek. Overnight in Lukla.
Day09: Fly back to Kathmandu
After having breakfast we head toward airport for our flights. The terminal building is extremely cold; drinks and snacks are limited. The flight is exciting – once you have taken after off hurtling down into the void. After the plane has missed the hillside below Number Peak and dodged over the lamjura pass , it’s on to Kathmandu. Then you will be picked by Wongchhu Peak Promotion representatives at Domestic airport. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
This will be a spare day in Kathmandu after the tiring trekking program. You have the option to extend your trip. You can continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Day11: Departure to Home:
Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport.
• Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM
• Hotel in KTM for 2nights pre and two nights post trek (total 4 nights) , including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
• City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath
• Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour
• Flight from KTM-Lukla-KTM via airplane.
• Khumbu Entrance Fee
• Everest National park entrance fees
• Teahouse trekking accommodations including food
• Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food
• Guides & porters during trek.
• Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map.
• Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff.
• Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
- Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- If required to change from airplane to helicopter flight to/from Lukla (i.e. weather) , additional costs will be shared by clients
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek – Personal trekking equipment
- All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance)
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance
- All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP.
- Additional tips for tour guide, others as one sees fit.
- Personal purchases.