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Everest Panorama Trek

Start From:   US$ 1325

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:10 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation:Hotel, Lodge and Tea House

Max. Altitude:3870m/12694ft

Best Months:March, April, May, October, November, December

Activities:Sightseeing, Trekking and Hiking

Trip Starts in:Kathmandu

Trip Ends in:Kathmandu

Trip Route:Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Jorsale - Lukla - Kathmandu

Group Size:1 to 12 Pax

Permits Needed:Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Khumbu Local Governance Permit, TIMS Card

Walking Hour:4 to 7 Hours Per Day

Fitness Level:Average

Trip Code:AAEP06

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The Everest Panorama Trek is specially very popular for people keen on witnessing the highest mountain on earth and having limited time or physical ability. It offers an insight to Sherpa lifestyle and culture, close-up and fabulous views of the world’s great peaks including the highest without the struggle with high altitude. Everest Panorama trek is best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer treks or do not want to take risk of high altitude sickness. If you want to trek together with your family - with your elderly parents and little children, and want to see the mighty Everest up close, visit beautiful Sherpa villages, experience the Sherpa culture, visit the monasteries etc. this trek could be the perfect choice for you.

Everest Panorama trek is a comparatively easy walk in the foothills of Mount Everest that starts with an exciting flight to Lukla enjoying the views of awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks. Then we trek into the Khumbu region - the Sherpaland, a region of ancient monasteries, Sherpa villages, high peaks and valleys in the shadow of the worlds greatest peak. Here, our stress-free week of trekking allows us to experience the unparalleled mountain scenery of the Khumbu, including the classic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, Thamsherku and several others.

In this trip, you get to spend plentiful time in the delightful and scenic Sherpa villages where we get the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. 

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking along Dudhkoshi river and through rhododendron and pine forest
  • Exploring the Sperpa town of Namche Bazar, the gateway to Everest
  • Attending praying ceremony in Tengboche Monastery
  • Enjoy the Himalayan views of Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Thamserku
  • Experience the Sherpa hospitality and tradition
  • Exciting and thrilling flight to Lukla with magnificent Himalayan views

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu/ Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trekking preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) and Trek to Phakding (2610m/8561ft) 35 minutes flight/ 3-4 hours trek

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) 5-6 hours

Day 05:Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar/ Day Hike

Day 06:Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07:Tengboche to Jorsale (2830m/9282ft) 6-7 hours

Day 08:Jorsale to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 09:Fly back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 35 minutes flight/ Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with cultural program

Day 10:Drop to the airport for farewell and departure or extend the trip with other activities

Cost Include

  • Necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Lodge/ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and necessary number of strong and friendly Trekking Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, meals and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking equipments including down jacket, sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, water bottles, emergency blanket, duffel bag, waterproof bag covers, micro spikes etc. (to be returned after the trek completion)
  • Authentic Adventures stickers, trekking map and Trip Achievement Certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Enrey Permit, TIMS Card and Local Governance Tax)
  • Basic First-Aid Medical kit 
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International flights and excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and diners in Kathmandu besides welcome and farewell dinner
  • Expenses of personal nature like communication bills, laundry bills, spa, bar bills, cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, extra snacks, special coffee drinks (espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino, americano etc.) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothings
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips and gratuities to the staffs

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu/ Pick up from the airport and transfer to the HotelThe trek/tour guide or/and our airport representative holding AUTHENTIC ADVENTURES sign-board and group name-list will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel on our private vehicle which takes about 20 minutes from the airport. After refreshments, s/he will take you to our office based in downtown Thamel for some welcome drinks, paper works and introduction with the crew. The leader/guide will brief about the trip/ trek.

Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trekking preparationToday, we will visit three spots in Kathmandu valley of historical, cultural and religious importance which are also the UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Sites. We first visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, and observe old palaces, beautiful temples and have a quick glimpse of the Living Goddess “Kumari.” After exploring the historical, religious and cultural center on Kathmandu we will take short drive of about 20 minutes to the Swoyambhunath Stupa, which is popularly known as the Monkey’s Temple as many hundreds of monkeys hang around the temple and amuse the visitors. Monkey’s Temple is situated atop a hill which is believed to have self-existed and its hill top location provides great view down the city and also the Himalayas in a clear day. Then, we drive to another ancient town of Patan and explore its people and their art, culture, tradition and lifestyle. Observing beautifully decorated age old temples and monasteries, we may also have a chance to have a personal audience with the Patan Kumari (Living Goddess). Patan is famous for its temples, fine arts, metal works, stone & wood carvings. We can witness local artists working on their workshops. Patan used to be separate kingdom from Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and different kings ruled this ancient city until the 17th century. There has been little damages at the above sites by the recent earthquake but still beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The renovation is going on most of these sites.

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) and Trek to Phakding (2610m/8561ft) 35 minutes flight/ 3-4 hours trekQuite early in the morning we drive to the Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla. Upon arriving at Lukla, we meet our crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. The mountainous landscape becomes quite prominent and the air carries a crisp freshness. From Lukla, the trekking trail slowly moves towards the Cheplung Village. From there, a gradual walk downwards leads to the village of Phakding. The terrain is amazing and offers fascinating views including Khumbila and Kusum Kangaru. The village of Phakding lies in the Dudh Koshi valley north of Lukla which has a bunch of lodges, restaurants and colorful shops.

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) 5-6 hoursWe continue trekking along the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river a few times on thrilling suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar is the Gateway to Everest with interesting shops, lodges, bars and bakeries.

Day 05Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar/ Day HikeWe spend an extra night in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize. Today, we trek a short distance to the National Park Visitor's Center located atop the town with breathtaking views to the mountains and down the valley. After that we hike up to the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world with oxygenated rooms. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including the almighty Mount Everest.

Day 06Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 5-6 hoursThe trek continues along the Dudh Kosi valley with a long descent to the Dudh-Koshi River with magnificent mountain views. After crossing a suspension bridge, we ascent through the pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche. After refreshments, the group will be taken to observe an evening prayer ceremony inside the monastery. The Tengboche monastery if the biggest and famous monastery in the Everest region which is decorated with ornate wall hangings, 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, Buddhist religious scripts, musical instruments and robes of the Lamas.

Day 07Tengboche to Jorsale (2830m/9282ft) 6-7 hoursFrom Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m will take us through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We continue on our trail and pass Tashinga and Sansa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. While here, we get to appreciate spectacular views of Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. The trail clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep an eye for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. when passing through a forest trail. We reach Namche Bazaar for Lunch then continue to Jorsale. The trail clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep an eye for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants etc. when passing through the forest trail. A steep descent takes us to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the river twice at separate locations before reaching Jorsale.

Day 08Jorsale to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) 5-6 hrsFrom Jorsale, after crossing the suspension bridge it's a short ascent to Monjo. Then trail descends steeply before it cuts up to the airstrip in Chauri Kharka. On the way we pass Phakding and Chiplung villages. The climb from Chauri Kharka is the final climb of the trek. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last few days in the mountains. Today is last day of the trek in the mountains, so you celebrate your accomplishment together with the trekking crew.

Day 09Fly back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 35 minutes flight/ Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with cultural programWe catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural program in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. In the evening, we go out for a traditional Nepalese dinner with cultural program.

Day 10Drop to the airport for farewell and departure or extend the trip with other activitiesYour adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Authentic Adventures will drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your outbound flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
However, If you have more time in Nepal and are interested in extending the trip with us, there are many options such as trekking to other regions, jungle safari, river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain biking, adrenaline activities etc.

Useful Info

Accommodations
You will be accommodated in a 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu and mountail lodge/teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional US$ 125. Authentic Adventures will arrange rooms with attached washrooms when possible; however, mountail lodges/teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations during peak trekking season.

Meals
During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodge/teahouse where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way around mid-day. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu. However, there will be fabolous welcome and farewell dinners for the group before and after the trek.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Everest Panorama Trek is a moderate trek suitable for average walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5 to 7 hours a day with a light rucksack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform Authentic Adventures before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Months to Travel
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October and November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be done throughout the year. However, during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone and during monsoon, the trails are a bit wet and the views are not always clear.


Safely Request
Your satisfaction and safety is of paramount concern while traveling with us. Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the original itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we are exposed to weather conditions, health condition of, unexpected natural disasters etc. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Domestic Flights

The Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights are very sensitive to the weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best trek seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports.

We can organize Helicopter shuttles in such conditions, if it is available and the weather is okay for that with extra charge. The helicopter charges around US$ 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight.


Any Additional Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 98511 11907 and/or 00977 98066 00888 or email on authenticadventures@gmail.com

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