Everest Panorama Trek Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10015
- Package: Everest Panorama Trek
- Duration: 7 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 3,720m/12,201ft
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January & Feb.
- Trip Route: Lukla- Namche Bazzar- Everest view Hotel- Syangboche - Lukla
- Spectacular Mountain Views: The Everest Panorama Trek offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest, as well as other peaks such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Thamserku (6,623m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Nuptse (7,861m). The trek offers panoramic views of the mountains from various viewpoints, including Tengboche, Khumjung, and Namche Bazaar.
- Unique Sherpa Culture: The Everest region is home to the Sherpa people, who have a unique culture and way of life. The trek offers opportunities to visit traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and museums, where you can learn about their customs, traditions, and history.
- Challenging Trekking: The Everest Panorama Trek is a moderate trek that involves walking on a well-defined trail with some steep uphill and downhill sections. The trek includes some challenging sections, such as the ascent to Tengboche (3,867m) and the climb to the Everest View Hotel (3,880m). The trek offers opportunities for acclimatization and rest days to help trekkers adjust to the altitude.
- Sagarmatha National Park: The trek takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The park is home to rare and endangered species such as snow leopards, red pandas, and Himalayan tahrs.
- Local Cuisine: During the trek, you can taste the local cuisine of the Sherpa people, including traditional dishes such as Sherpa stew, momos (dumplings), and Thukpa (noodle soup). You can also sample some of the local beverages, such as Sherpa tea and Chhang (a fermented millet drink).
The Everest Panorama trek is one of the most scenic walks in the shortest time of a week duration. A perfect moderate adventure with a touch of high altitude, suitable for all people and age groups. Where altitude gains gradually as you enjoy the scenic and cultural walks to the famous Namche Bazaar and picturesque Tengboche Monastery.
An adventure starts with a panoramic short flight to land at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla, facing an unparalleled Himalayan range. Includes views of Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal, and majestic Mt. Gaurishankar with Mt. Everest.
Landing at Lukla's unique airstrip, to start the trek from the busy Sherpa town of Lukla. The walk follows through several villages adorned with impressive Buddhist monuments with prayer walls and spinning wheels.
An enjoyable walk, to begin with, crossing high bridges through the cool shade of tall tree lines of rhododendron and pines.
Entering Sagarmatha National Park listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, enriched with exotic flora and fauna. The only national parks covering most world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and
Mt. Cho-Oyu as far as Mt. Makalu towards the eastern rim of the high Khumbu region of Everest. Truly a marvelous short adventure, where views of towering snow peaks remain constant throughout the trek.
Along with scenic views, the climb takes you to the major hub of Khumbu at the famous Namche Bazaar. A delightful place, where all trekkers and adventurers have an extra day to get acclimatized, before heading higher trails. Namche Bazaar offers a wide range of facilities for trekkers as well as for the local native Sherpa. Where once a week a colorful busy market is held every Saturday, hence the name tagged as Namche Bazaar.
At Namche bazaar, with time explore its amazing viewpoints, and then the adventure continues towards our main destination.
Reaching the wonderful picturesque location at Tengboche and its majestic beautiful monastery, amidst beautiful forest surroundings.
Tengboche is encircled by an array of snow-mountain ranges with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. A great spot to soak in the enchanting scenery of high snow peaks with the sound of monk's prayer chanting.
From Tengboche after mesmerizing moments and visiting the monastery of great cultural and religious interest. The return journey leads downhill with a few short-ups to Lukla past Namche Bazaar for the last final overnight around the Everest region.
Next early morning a swift scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience on Everest Panorama Trek.
|Arrival to Kathmandu
|1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
|Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding
|2,840m/ 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,610/ 8,560 ft. (Phakding)
|Phakding to Namche Bazzar
|3,440m/11,283ft (Namche Bazzar)
|Acclimatization day / Hike to Syanboche
|Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
|3,860 m/ 12,660 ft. (Tengboche)
|Tengboche to Monjo
|Monjo to Lukla
|2,800 m/ 9,184 ft.
|Lukla to Kathmandu
|1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Everest Panorama Trek Itinerary
Arrival to Kathmandu
Our staff from Core Treks will receive you at the airport on arrival for a short transfer to your hotel. The hotel accommodation of three-star standard or above is based on the preference of the clients. We will have a short briefing session at our office or in the hotel lobby and meeting rooms, regarding the trek details. Please feel free to ask questions during the briefing session. After a bit of walking around the streets of Thamel, we will wrap up for the day.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding
This is one of the most dramatic and thrilling short-flight experiences in the world. The total flight duration of this scenic flight takes 35 minutes. After landing at Lukla, the trail opens out to reach the first stop, after 3-4 hours of first-day walk to Phakding village. Hike along Dudh Koshi River, which flows from glacial sources from various tributaries of the Everest and Khumbu areas mountain range. A moderate walk with a down and a few short ups through several villages, then reaching Phakding for an overnight stop. In the comfort of a nice cozy lodge with the sound of Dudh Kosi River, at Phakding village.
Important Note: Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechap instead of Kathmandu according to the recent notice from the Aviation Authority. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechap is about 4 to 5 hours. (140 k.m) via B.P. Highway. Depart for Ramechap early in the morning to catch the first flight to Lukla. Read more about Lukla's flight diversion here.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar
After breakfast at Phakding, the trek begins towards the mountain town of Namche Bazaar.
Several small settlements and villages cross on route to Namche Bazaar. Crossing over the suspension bridge built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer to conquer Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Walk leads through the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and then climb up to Namche Bazaar. The main trading center is around Khumbu and Everest region. Namche Bazaar offers good standard restaurants, pubs, and internet cafes as well as excellent lodges, hotels, and resorts.
Acclimatization day / Hike to Syanboche
Namche Bazaar is a perfect altitude and a great place for acclimatization. A short hike up to Syangboche (3, 720 m) is done after breakfast. The panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges such as Mount Everest (8, 848.86 m), Mt Lhotse (8, 749 m), Nuptse (7, 861 m), Ama Dablam (6, 856 m), and Kongde with Tharmasarku peaks can be seen from here.
Further from Namche and Syangboche lies the Everest View Hotel, located at 3,880 m the highest luxury hotel in the world. A great place for refreshing drinks with the backdrop of Mt. Everest and adjoining high peaks.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
The journey towards Tengboche starts following a scenic trail high above the glacial river of Dudh Koshi. Facing mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, after a gradual walk, the afternoon starts with a few hour climb to the famous Tengboche monastery. A grand spot overlooking views of Mt. Everest and an array of peaks, after checking into a nice lodge. Having time to visit the majestic monastery at Tengboche, tour inside the main prayer hall stands the 20-foot statue of Lord Buddha. Treasures are incredibly ornate with wall hangings, and observe the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas and monks. A prayer ceremony is done every evening, where trekkers are allowed to observe the prayers and rituals.
Tengboche to Monjo
Enjoy the morning Everest Panorama from the most photogenic spot at Tengboche, having breakfast start the walk down to the Imjatse River. A short steep brings you to Shanasa a small farm village en route to Namche Bazaar. From here a few hour's walk to Namche Bazaar for a lunch stop, and then the walk continues downhill to Dudh Koshi River. The walk leads past Jorsalle and crosses a high bridge with a short steep up to the exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park.
From the park post a few minutes easy walk to an overnight stop in a lovely village at Monjo, in one of its nice good lodges.
Monjo to Lukla
The shortest last-day trek from Monjo to Lukla is a pleasant walk downhill as the altitude gets much lower. Walk on the same trail, crossing a long bridge to Benkar and reaching Phakding.
From Phakding onwards, the trail follows ups and downhill past Ghat and Thado Koshi and then an hour or less climb to Lukla. Enjoy the last final overnight in Lukla, and bid farewell to the porters. Afternoon after lunch explore the streets and market of Lukla, to catch the last glimpse of local Sherpa cultures.
Lukla to Kathmandu
The flight usually departs in the morning hours to Kathmandu or Ramechap, a short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport. After checking in as the plane arrives on board a small aircraft for a sweeping flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel, enjoying the scenic flight. In Kathmandu, Core Treks will host a last-night farewell dinner in a nice traditional Nepali restaurant along with some cultural dance at the venue.
Rest of the day at leisure enjoying individual activities and shopping for souvenirs on the last day in Kathmandu.
The day has come to bid farewell to our guides and staff, as time for international flight Core Treks staff transfers you to Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours ahead before your international flight back homeward bound.
Everest Panorama Trek Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (5 Nights).
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Everest Panorama Trek is comparatively easier than other treks that takes place around the Everest region. However, the trek is still considered as a moderate trek and elevates up to 3880m.
Yes, the Everest Panoramic Trek in Nepal is safe. You do not need to worry about the safety as the trek is focused on the panoramic sightseeing and exploring the life of mountain people.
As the name suggests, the trekking is for sightseeing around the trading capital of Namche Bazaar. Some major highlights of the trip are:
- Tengboche Monastery
- Mt. Everest Panorama view
- Cultural world heritage sites and
The life of mountain people
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle). You will be certainly staying in the most relaxed and tranquil accommodation facilities. We have a range of hotels, lodges and campaign options.
To book the Everest Panorama trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy (link) before you head to the payment. For further inquiries and information, please feel free to contact us.
The best time to visit the Everest Panorama Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer the best weather and visibility for trekking in the Everest region.
During the spring season, the weather is generally clear and dry, and the temperatures are mild, making it a pleasant time to trek. The skies are also clearer, providing excellent views of the mountains. The spring season is also the peak climbing season, so the trail can be crowded.
During the autumn season, the weather is similar to the spring season, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The autumn season is less crowded than the spring season, and the trekking trails are quieter. This season also offers the opportunity to witness the annual Mani Rimdu festival, which is celebrated by the Sherpa people in the Tengboche Monastery.
The winter season (December to February) is very cold, with heavy snowfall in the higher altitudes, making it challenging to trek in the Everest region. The summer or monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and slippery trails, making it difficult to trek.
Overall, the best time to visit the Everest Panorama Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, when the weather is clear, the skies are blue, and the trekking trails are in good condition.
Experience the captivating allure of the Everest region with the Everest Panorama Trek in December. This soft adventure trek takes you on a mesmerizing journey to witness the magnificence of Mount Everest. With safety as a top priority, this trek allows you to explore breathtaking vistas while avoiding extreme weather conditions.
As you trek through the trail, the highest point you'll reach is Tengboche Monastery, nestled at an altitude of 12,645 feet. In December, when temperatures drop significantly above 12,500 feet, this trek offers a safer alternative by descending to lower elevations.
At approximately 4,000 meters, where snowfall is less frequent, the hike remains secure. You'll encounter minimal risks of treacherous weather conditions such as snowstorms and avalanches. The Everest panorama trek is particularly popular among first-time trekkers in Nepal due to its shorter duration and the opportunity to witness awe-inspiring views of towering peaks.
Throughout the journey, hikers can relish the fulfillment of their dreams, walking at their own pace and pausing frequently to rest and capture remarkable photographs of the stunning surroundings.
Yes, permits are required to trek in the Everest region, including the Everest Panorama Trek. Here are the permits that you need:
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This permit is required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The permit costs USD 30 per person and can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate in Monjo.
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit: This permit is required to trek in the Khumbu region, which includes the Everest Panorama Trek. The permit costs USD 20 per person and can be obtained from the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality office in Lukla.
- TIMS Card: The Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card is a registration card that helps to ensure the safety and security of trekkers. It costs USD 10 for individual trekkers and USD 20 for group trekkers and can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
It is essential to obtain these permits before starting the trek. You will need to carry these permits with you and show them at various checkpoints during the trek. The permit fees are subject to change, so it is best to check with the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information.
Packing for the Everest Panorama Trek can be challenging, as you need to be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions, as well as the need to carry all your gear on the trek. Here is a list of essential items to pack for the trek:
- Trekking boots: A good quality pair of trekking boots with ankle support is essential for rocky and uneven terrain.
- Warm clothes: The temperatures can be very cold, particularly at higher altitudes, so it is essential to pack warm clothes such as a down jacket, thermal underwear, woolen hat, gloves, and socks.
- Waterproof jacket and pants: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable, so it is essential to pack a waterproof jacket and pants to protect you from rain, snow, and wind.
- Daypack: A good quality daypack is essential to carry your essential items, such as water bottles, snacks, cameras, sunscreen, and rain gear.
- Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag rated for the low temperatures of the Everest region is essential, as most of tea houses do not provide blankets.
- Trekking poles: Trekking poles are useful for maintaining balance and reducing the strain on your knees during the steep uphill and downhill sections of the trek.
- Medications: It is essential to carry a basic first aid kit with common medications such as painkillers, antibiotics, and altitude sickness medication.
- Water purification tablets or filters: Clean drinking water is essential during the trek, and it is advisable to carry water purification tablets or a filter to purify water from the tea houses.
- Headlamp: A good quality headlamp is essential for lighting your way during the early morning and late evening when it can be dark.
- Camera: The Everest Panorama Trek offers stunning views of the mountains, so it is essential to carry a good-quality camera to capture the memories of the trek.
It is essential to pack light as you will need to carry your own gear during the trek. You can also rent or purchase trekking gear in Kathmandu if you do not have the necessary equipment.
To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.
Everest Panorama Trek Reviews
Amazing food and good people
From: Germany | On: 23 Sep, 2019
My family had been looking to go hiking in Nepal. I’m so glad that we found the right team and the journey went smooth. I’m a foodie and the food is delicious in Nepal but be careful not to consume street foods as they might be harmful.
I want to thank the team at CoreTreks for making our trip to the Everest Panoramic View a mesmerizing experience for a lifetime. I definitely recommend you to check CoreTreks if you are looking for trekking in Nepal.
Wonderful experience and excellent hospitality
From: Poland | On: 10 Jul, 2019
I love Nepal and its people. They are so friendly and welcoming. My plan on visiting Nepal was to experience the Himalayan range and I’m glad I found the right team for the tour.
Highly professional team from CoreTreks are the reason why I had such a lovely experience in Nepal. The food and accommodation are way more luxurious than I thought it would be. Definitely recommended.
Service that people can rely on
From: Australia | On: 10 May, 2019
Honestly, I had no expectations other than the views of the Himalayas. Mostly because I am not familiar with Nepal besides all the articles on magazines.
I really felt blissfulness during my Everest Panoramic trip in Nepal. We received great food and accommodation services on our way and had an amazing time there.
I can ensure that the service CoreTreks provide is surely something that you can rely on. Highly recommended.
Satisfied with the package pricing
From: United States | On: 05 Nov, 2016
We had plans for trekking in Nepal but were not sure of which package to choose. Luckily, our close friend who had already visited Nepal suggested me to check out CoreTreks.
Surprisingly enough they were quick to find a package that best fit our needs as a couple.
I and my wife are fully satisfied with the team and we can see why our friend recommended us CoreTreks. I highly recommend the company and their expert team members.