Everest Panoramic Trek In Nepal
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Everest Panorama Trek

Days 10
Trip Rating 4.8/5 4 Reviews
From $1090 USD

Everest Panorama Trek Overview


  • Trip Code: CT-10015
  • Package: Everest Panorama Trek
  • Duration: 10 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 3,720m/12,201ft
  • Trip Level:
    Beginner
    Requires 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

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning views of some of the world's highest peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more.
  • It is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Everest Region, offering the same views and trekking trails.
  • Immerse in local Sherpa cultures and visit monasteries adorned with prayer flags.
  • Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center of the Khumbu Region.
  • Experience luxury at the highest hotel in the world, the Everest View Hotel.
  • Witness the Syangboche Airstrip, which has one of the highest airstrips in the world.
  • Monitor various Himalayas species such as thars, red pandas, musk deer, and more.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.

Everest Panorama Trek is perfect for people who are looking for a short trekking destination in the Everest Region. With just ten days of itinerary, you will get the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings and engage in cultural and traditional activities. Following the same route as Everest Base Camp, this trek ends upon reaching Tengboche. 

The trail offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan giants. Your hiking journey starts there, after a short flight to Lukla. Every day, you pass through Phakling, Namche Bazaar, Thame, and Khumjung, until you finally reach your destination.

The path takes you to the foothills of the Himalayas, covering beautiful rivers, glaciers, thick alpine forests, waterfalls, and streams. It also gives you the chance to care for some endangered species, such as the Red Panda and Himalayan Thar, as the trail passes within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides, you will also get to experience the Tibetan culture, as most Sherpa people living in the region follow it.

Overall, considered moderately difficult, this trek is one of the easiest in the Everest Region, and it is a short day hike. If you are planning to go on a Panorama Trek, consider us. We, Core Treks, offer the best trek services. As a government-certified company, we provide you with a day's Everest Panorama itinerary, including transportation, meals, accommodations, and a guide.

Also: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 01 Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, Or Drive to Manthali, Ramechhap & flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding 2610 m
Day 02 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Day 03 Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day 3,440m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Day 04 Namche Bazaar to Thame 3,800 m (Thame)
Day 05 Thame to Khumjung 3,790 m. (Khumjung)
Day 06 Khumjung to Tengboche 3,860 m/(Tengboche)
Day 07 Tengboche to Namche 3,440m
Day 08 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,860m/9,315 ft. (Lukla)
Day 09 Morning flight Lukla to Manthali & drive to Kathmandu. 1,350m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 10 Departure Day

Everest Panorama Trek Altitude Chart

Everest Panorama Trek Itinerary


Day 01

Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, Or Drive to Manthali, Ramechhap & flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding

After having breakfast in the morning, our guide will take you to the airport. From there, we will take a 20-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is one of the most convenient ways to explore the beauty of Nepal. Alternatively, you can also take a jeep ride. For this, you can drive from Manthali to Ramechhap, which can take 5 to 6 hours. Upon reaching Ramechhap, you can take a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

If the flight is canceled or delayed, we will arrange a helicopter ride to Lukla. So, no matter the flight conditions, we will go to Lukla on the second day. After we land at Lukla, we will start our leg journey. We will start our hike to Phakding, which takes around 3 to 4 hours. The hiking route offers scenic beauty.

Maximum Altitude: 2610 m
Flight Time: 20 min
Walk Approx.: 3-4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 02

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After an overnight stay in Phakding, our next-day journey starts. It is a picturesque journey through the heart of the Himalayas. The trail passes through lush forests, and we cross many suspension bridges adorned with colorful players' flags. Ascending forward, you will notice breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Tamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Moving forward, we will pass a Sherpa village in Monjo. Here, we experience the diverse culture and traditions of the local people. The final scend to Namche Bazaar is quite challenging but rewarding. Namche Bazaar is a bustling mountain town offering cozy teahouses, lively markets, and stunning panoramas of Everest and Ama Dablam.

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.

Maximum Altitude: 3,440m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Flight Time: 30 min,
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03

Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day

Acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar is crucial for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Located at an elevation of 3440 meters, Namche is the perfect place to allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Since today is a rest day, you can also opt for short hikes to higher elevations. Stop by Everest View Hotel or Khumjung Village and return to Namche Bazaar overnight.

This helps you prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness. Also, you can explore the Namche Bazaar. With a large number of Sherpa people residing, this place offers a chance to immerse in local culture. Also, you can explore the town and purchase local souvenirs for your loved ones while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is a restful yet active day. 

Maximum Altitude: 3,440m/ 11,184 ft (Namche Bazaar)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04

Namche Bazaar to Thame

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame offers both scenic and cultural immersion. After departing from Namche, the trail gradually ascends along the Dudh Koshi River Valley. We will pass through rhododendron forests and picturesque Sherpa villages. As we move forward, scenic snow-capped mountains like Thamserku and Kangtega welcome us.

After crossing the Bhote Koshi River, we will arrive at Thame. Thame is a small yet charming Sherpa village beneath the impressive Kongde Ri peak. It is popularly known for its rich cultural heritage, with many monasteries perched on a hilltop. Upon reaching Thame, you can interact with local people and learn about their culture and traditions. Also, experience their warm hospitality and friendliness.

Maximum Altitude: 3,800 m (Thame)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05

Thame to Khumjung

On our 5th day, we started trekking early in the morning from Thame to Khumjung. We passed through rugged terrain with dramatic snow-capped peaks and deep valleys. Ascending forward, we passed through yak pastures and quaint Sherpa settlements. After hiking for about five hours, we finally made it to Khumjung, which is famous for its vibrant culture and warm hospitality.

One of the major highlights of this place is Khumjung Monastery. Trekking from Thame to Khumjung provides you with an opportunity to see the natural beauty of the Everest Region. Although the trek is challenging, it can be a memorable journey that showcases Nepal's diverse landscapes and mountain life.

Maximum Altitude: 3,790 m. (Khumjung)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 06

Khumjung to Tengboche

We will pass through beautiful, diverse landscapes and small villages from Khumjung. As it continues, the trail ascends gradually and offers a glimpse of majestic peaks like Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Passing through several notable places such as Khunde, Phortse Tenga, Deboche, and other small villages, we will finally reach Tengboche.

After arriving in Tengboche, you can explore Tengboche Monastery, one of the most renowned monasteries in the Everest Region. It is one of the region's most significant Buddhist monasteries, nestled against Ama Dablam's backdrop. You can briefly tour the monastery and witness the breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks.

Maximum Altitude: 3,860 m/(Tengboche)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 07

Tengboche to Namche

After a scenic day at Tengboche, our journey starts to descend. On day 7, we will move downhill along the winding trail, enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. We will make our way, taking several rests in places like Deboche and Phunki Tenga. The trail then leads back to Dudh Koshi. We will then cross suspension bridges and traverse lush forests.

Finally, after a few hours of trekking, we will return to Namche Bazaar. With just 5 hours of leg day, we can reach there in about 1. Having enough time to explore the Namche Bazaar, you can visit the local markets and cafes. Also, Namche is a popular spot for buying souvenirs for your loved one. Explore the market and buy some meaningful gifts. Or, as an alternative, you can also rest in your guesthouse room.

Maximum Altitude: 3,440m
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 08

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Continuing our day eight trek, we will descend further towards Lukla. Today is the final leg of your trek journey. As a trial unwinds down from Namche Bazaar, we pass through settlements like Phakding. After a six-hour descent, we finally made our way to Lukla. 

Upon reaching her, we celebrated the success of our trek, shared stories with fellow trekkers, and prepared for the flight back to Kathmandu. On this day, we can either rest in the hotel room or explore the beauty of the Lukla region. 

Maximum Altitude: 2,860m/9,315 ft. (Lukla)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09

Morning flight Lukla to Manthali & drive to Kathmandu.

After a day's rest in Lukla, our 11 days of the trekking journey ended with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Similar to how you first got to Lukla, you can also get back to Kathmandu by Helicopter. You can opt for a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or take a short drive to Manthali and take 20-minute flights to return to Kathmandu. The choice solely depends upon your preference.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Flight Time: 25 min
Drive Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast,
Day 10

Departure Day

Today is the final day of the trek to the Everest Base Camp and return. After having breakfast, we head towards Tribhuvan International Airport and move towards our destination. Pack all your belongings, double-check your travel arrangements, and bid farewell. You can take a moment to cherish your trekking experience throughout the trek. Have a safe travel, and goodbye until we meet again for another adventurous tour to Nepal.

Are you not satisfied with this itinerary? Core Treks offers a customized itinerary option to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Meal Included: Breakfast
Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Everest Panorama Trek Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the 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 two passport-size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two 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.

Trip Excludes


  • All kinds of beverages, including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during the trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to the crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from those mentioned in "Cost Included services."
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The best times to visit Everest Panorama Trek are Spring (March to May) and August (September to August). If you are planning on trekking to Nepal, consider these two seasons only. They offer clear skies and stable temperatures, which can be a plus point for trekking in this region. Summer and Winter may not be favorable for you.

Spring brings lush forests and blooming flowers, giving the trial scenic beauty. Similarly, Autumn brings vibrant colors to the landscapes of the Everest Region. If you want less crowds, then you can choose the spring season. However, you can encounter mild rainfall. Similarly, Autumn is a season for festivals and holidays in Nepal. Thus, roads can become a little crowded. However, trekking during festival season leads to a deeper understanding of Nepal's cultural and traditional practices.

Although the choice solely depends on your trekking preferences, it is highly recommended that you avoid the winter and summer seasons. In summer, you may encounter heavy rainfall, making the trial muddy and dangerous. In winter, snowfall makes the trail slippers, thus enhancing the risk of trekking.

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Following the same route to Everest Base Camp, the Panorama trek requires two permits: a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. You can get these permits from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or at the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Getting this permit is necessary as the trial passed through Sagarmatha National Park. This permits ensures safe and sound travel without harming the surrounding areas. The pass costs NPR 1500 for SAARC nationals, NPR 3000 for foreigners, and NPR 200 for locals of Nepal.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

This permit is necessary to explore the restricted places in the surrounding areas. Without getting this permit, you cannot enter the listed restricted places. You cannot get this permit alone; you require an experienced trek guide from a registered travel agency. The cost of these permits is the same for each individual, i.e., NPR 2000 per person.

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The Everest Panorama Trek is moderately difficult. However, it is one of the easiest treks in the Everest Region. While the trek does not involve high-altitude climbing like Everest Base Camp, it still presents some physical demands due to varying terrain and altitude. If you are trekking to EPT, you should be prepared for a daily walking distance of around 7 hours on rugged terrain.

There is also a risk of getting altitude sickness at elevations above 3500 m. To avoid this, you can include a proper acclimatization day on your itinerary. Also, it is essential to know about the symptoms of altitude sickness. Always listen to your body throughout the trek.

Overall, with proper preparation and inclusion of acclimatization, the Everest trek is achievable for the most reasonably fit individuals. However, it is always essential for you to consult a healthcare professional before embarking on your journey to Panorama trek. Also, you can hire an experienced guide from a reputable company like us to enhance your safety.

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When trekking to the Everest region, the most common means of accommodation you get is teahouses. They offer basic facilities with dormitory rooms, shared bathrooms, and communal dining spaces where you can interact with other trekkers. Besides that, you can also go camping if you want more adventures. You can carry camping gear from the beginning or ask your travel agency to arrange it.

Nepali traditional cuisine, such as Dal Bhat, vegetables, soups, and momo, is served for lunch and dinner. Similarly, for breakfast, you have options like bread, omelets, pancakes, tea, or coffee. If you are diet-conscious, you must inform your agency before your trekking journey. When booking with us, you can stay at teahouses and also have three meal facilities.

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Everest Panorama Trek offers a shorter yet incredibly rewarding journey in the Everest Region. It perfectly blends natural beauty, cultural experiences, and stunning mountain vistas. Some major attractions of this trek include:

Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its diverse flora and fauna. Passing through this national park, you have a huge chance of encountering rare species like Red Pandas and Himalayan Thar.

Namche Bazaar is a bustling city in the Himalayas. This vibrant Sherpa town is known for its bakeries and stunning mountain vistas.

Tengboche Monastery is recorded as one of the highest monasteries in the world, and this holy Buddhist place is also worth a short visit. The monastery offers stunning views of the mountain peaks.

Everest View Hotel is a luxurious hotel in the Everest Region of Nepal. Known for its panoramic views of Everest and other neighboring peaks, this place offers a glimpse of the Himalayas without the strenuous trek to Everest Base Camp.

Khumbu Valley trekking throughout the picturesque Khumbu Valley allows you to witness Nepal's breathtaking landscapes. On your way to Everest View Hotel, you will see lush forests, glacial rivers, and towering peaks of the Khumbu Region.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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The Everest Panorama View trek is moderately difficult. Although it does not require high altitudes, the rugged terrain makes it difficult to achieve. However, an average fitness-level person can complete this trekking route with proper planning and preparation.

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Generally, the Everest region trek in Nepal is safe. But like any other outdoor adventure, it comes with inherent risks that you should manage properly. You must prepare for altitude, weather changes, and trail conditions. Considering these factors, toys can enjoy the stunning beauty of the Everest region while minimizing risk.

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During the Panorama Trek, you can expect stunning views of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. You can experience the unique culture and hospitality while passing through Sherpa Village. Also, you can encounter diverse flora and fauna, monasteries, and prayer flags offered by this region.

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Like another trekking route, you can expect a night's stay at cozy teahouses. They offer basic yet comfortable lodging with beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms. We offer you three-time meals, i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to give to energy and motivate you. As for the food, you can enjoy various meals, including traditional Nepali and Shera dishes and international options like pasta and pancakes.

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To book the Everest Panorama trek in Nepal, Core Treks offers you several booking options, including:

  • Online booking
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you review our booking policy (link) before proceeding to the payment. For further inquiries and information, please feel free to contact us.

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On average, the cost of the Everest Panorama Trek ranges between $1000 to $2000 per person. It mainly depends on factors such as the duration of the trek, the level of service provided, and whether you choose to go with a guided tour or independently.

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No, you cannot trek Everest Panorama without a guide. As per the rule updated in April 2023, you must hire an experienced guide from a reputable company to enter a restricted area in Nepal. This rule is implemented to enhance the trekker's safety and proper management of the crowd.

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To trek to Everest Panorama, getting two permits is mandatory. They are Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. You can get these permits from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or at the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo.

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Yes, the Everest Panorama View trek is beginner-friendly. A person with some level of physical fitness can complete this trek easily. However, if you are a beginner, it is always recommended for you to hire a guide. This trek lasts 8 to 10 days and offers close-up views of Mount Everest and other iconic Himalayan peaks.

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Yes, you must take travel insurance before trekking in Nepal. This ensures your safety and also provides you with a sense of security, in case of emergencies. Always look for all the coverage that the insurance provides, before signing it.

Additional Information


Everest Panorama Trek Reviews


Amazing food and good people


From: Germany | On: 23 Sep, 2019
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

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.

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