Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is the short escape to the base of the world's highest mountain.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 9 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Difficult
trip-difficulty Highest Point 3840m
Average Group Size 8-12
trip-code Trip Code EPTAH
trip-code Area Everest Region
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation As Mentioned
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Witness some of the gigantic peaks in the world including Mt. Everest.
  • Experience the Tradition, Culture and warm hospitality of the Sherpas.
  • Scenic flight to Lula and back to Kathmandu.
  • Eyewitness the centuries old Monasteries.
  • Explore the Khumbu region and Sagarmatha National Park.
  • One of the shortest treks to witness Mt. Everest from a close view.

Trip Overview

Everest Panorama Trek is one of the shortest treks in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek is ideal for those enthusiastic time-bound travelers who are bound by time. Above all, it is an excellent choice to witness some of the mountain ranges of the Everest region including the highest peak in the world Mt. Everest within a short period. During your Everest panorama trek, you will witness the majestic vista of the world's highest Mountain standing tall at an elevation of 8849 m above sea level in front of your own eyes. Besides that, Thamserku (6608), Kangten (6782), Nuptse (7861m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), etc can also be seen during the trek. 

Experience the gift of Nature in the Khumbu valley of Nepal for a short duration. Similarly, you will also get to experience the tradition, culture, and warm hospitality of the Sherpas living in this region. The highest point of our Everest Panorama Trek is 3,867 meters above sea level. Because of that, it can be done by almost all age groups with no hiking experience. You will get to enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the mountain ranges, celestial sunrise, and sunsets with fewer trekking days. Similarly, you will get to see some of the most mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets of your life as you will be surrounded by graceful mountains. 

Besides that, you can also add an optional day at Kathmandu to explore some of the UNESCO world heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley. You can also use this day as your last-minute shopping before your trek in the Everest region. If you are willing to explore the Kathmandu Valley then you will get to visit some of the heritage sites such as Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Similarly, you can also use your last day of the Everest panorama trek to explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square and spend the night at Nagarkot which are optional activities.

Walking through the evergreen pine forest and viewing the jaw-dropping views of the high peaks is one of the main highlights of the Everest Panorama Trek. Being one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Everest region of Nepal it can be done by all age groups. Similarly, no hiking experience is required to complete this trek. Above all, our experienced trekking guide will always be by your side throughout the trek. Our guide will make sure of your comfort, safety, and security.

Sagarmatha National Park

There are 12 national parks in Nepal and Sagarmatha national park is one of the 12 national parks. Sagarmatha national park is arguably the most popular national park as it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal it is spread over 1,148 square kilometers. Similarly, the lowest altitude of Sagarmatha national park is 2,845 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, the highest point of Sagarmatha national park is 8,848 meters above sea level which is Mt. Everest itself. Some of the most popular high peaks inside Sagarmatha national park include Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, etc. Various species of flora and fauna can be seen during the Everest panorama trek. For Example, you may witness Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, or the Snow Leopard if you are lucky.

Lukla - Most thrilling airport on the planet

Lukla is one of the most popular places in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 2,860 meters above sea level. The word Lukla translates to places with many goats and sheep. The most dangerous airport in the world, Tenzing Hillary airport is situated at Lukla. Once a tiny farming village, Lukla has grown a lot in the recent few decades. Recently, you can observe many hotels and restaurants here. Lukla is the starting point of one of the most admired and rewarding treks in the world - the Everest Base camp trek. Similarly, a lifetime experience and a daring Everest summit also start from Lukla.

Namche Bazaar - Sherpa Kingdom

Namche Bazaar is probably the most popular place in Solukhumbu. Situated at an elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level. Similarly, it lies on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain. Also known as the main trading hub for the Khumbu region, Namche bazaar was once a trading hub. There are various hotels, restaurants, and equipment stores around Namche Bazaar. Although situated at such a high altitude, regular pubs and cyber cafes are also available here. Kongde Ri 6,187 lies in the west as well as the Thamserku is in the south of Namche Bazaar.

Khumjung Village

Khumjung village lies in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality of Solukhumbu district. This marvelous village is also one of the largest villages in the Khumbu region. Meet the charming local people and experience the warmth of the sherpa culture during your stay at Khumjung. Khumjung village sits on the lap of Mount Khumbila and you can also observe the mountains from different angles.

Unlike other villages in higher places, this village has modern communication facilities such as phones and the Internet. Khumjung School is also situated in this village and was built by Sir Edmun Hilary’s Himalayan Trust in 1961. You can also explore the Khumjung Monastery in your spare time. The Scalp of Yeti is still preserved in the Khumjung Monastery and you can have a glance at it after donating a few amounts to the Monastery.

Tengboche Monastery - The blessing point of the Everest region

Also known by the name Dawa Choling Gompa, Tengboche Monastery lies at an elevation of 3,867 meters above sea level. It is the largest and most influential Buddhist monastery (Gompa) in the Khumbu region. Meanwhile, Lama Guru built this Monastery in 1916 making it one of the attractions in the Everest region. Inside the monastery, you can witness some rare and centuries-old inscriptions about Buddhism.

Tengboche Monastery is located at the hilltop at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja Koshi. Surrounded by beautiful peaks you get a 360 view of stunning mountains including Mt. Everest. Besides the view, it has cultural importance to its people and the Mani Rimdu Festival of Sherpas is one of the most significant festivals celebrated at this monastery. This festival falls from October to November and lasts for 19 days.

Best Time for Everest Panorama Trek

The highest point of the Everest Panorama Trek is 3,867 meters above sea level. Because of that, it can be explored almost throughout the year. But during the winter season of the year from December to the first week of February, the chances of snowfall are high. Because of that, it is better to avoid these two months of the year. Similarly, during the monsoon season of the year, the trek route is slippery and due to the excess rain in the lower region the flight to Lukla may be delayed and you may not get the scenic view.

The best months to go on an Everest panorama trek are October to November. If you visit the Tengboche Monastery during these months of the year then you may experience the Mani Rimdu festival. It is one of the most significant festivals for the sherpas living in the Khumbu region. Another best time for the Everest panorama trek is during March and May. The sky is clear and jaw-dropping views of the mountain ranges can be seen. The chances of rainfall are also very less during these months of the year. Above all, You will witness the beautiful rhododendron flower blooming all over the trails in the lower part.

Everest Panorama Trek Difficulty

The Everest Panorama Trek is considered to be one of the most comfortable treks in the Everest region. It is also one of the shortest treks available in this area. The difficulty level of this trek can range from easy to medium, as it typically takes about a week to complete. You will have the opportunity to visit th breathtaking viewpoints of the Everest region, which are easily accessible and do not require intense trekking. You can leisurely make your way to the vantage points of the Khumbu region, where you can admire the majestic mountains. The path is well-maintained and more enjoyable than other trekking trails. While trekking to the highlands of Nepal, another potential challenge is high altitude sickness. This condition can affect individuals above 2,400m, and considering that the average elevation of the Everest region is around 3,000m, this trek can be quite challenging in terms of altitude. However, you will have the opportunity to walk at a comfortable pace and acclimatize gradually. Additionally, a professional trekking guide will accompany you throughout your journey, ensuring your safety in the mountains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Welcome to Nepal. [1,400m/4,593 ft]

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

At. 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you on the details of your trek program. You will get every necessary information you need for trekking in the Everest region. All your paperwork and permits will be made available to you, to be kept with our guide. In the evening, you can explore the Thamel area. The nightlife around Thamel is vibrant and lively.

*Optionally you can add one additional night stay in Kathmandu to cover cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu as well for your trek preparation shopping.

A Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing includes four major sites inside Kathmandu valley that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10Km
ascent 1400m
trip-accomodation Lo Mustang
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Fly to Lukla, Trek to Tok Tok. [2,750m/9,022 ft]

At. 07:00 AM: You will have your breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel and catch a flight to Lukla, from where your trek starts. Your trek guide will be waiting for you at the airport. (Flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is around 30 mins) Flight to Lukla is one of the most thrilling flights as you get to see the breathtaking mountains and the flight itself is an adrenaline-rushing activity.

Note: During the peak Everest trekking season, the flights to Lukla operate from Ramechhap, Manthali, if you are traveling in spring (April) and autumn (October/November) you are required to drive to Manthali from Kathmandu. You will drive early in the morning at around 1 AM the distance between Kathmandu and Ramechap is around 132 km and you cover it in around 5-6 hours.

Upon reaching Lukla you will meet other members for your trek who will guide you throughout the trek. After that, you will start walking towards Toktok or Toc Toc. You will walk uphill to reach this beautiful village passing through Chhuthawa and Phakding. The distance from Lukla to Toktok is approximately 10 km. It takes about 4-5 hours to complete the journey on foot. The trail initially descends gradually and then ascends slowly to a certain point. 

Note: Hiring a porter is not mandatory, but it can be a helpful service. Typically, a single porter is capable of carrying approximately 20kg of baggage, which is usually sufficient for two people. There is an additional charge of $20 per day for any extra add-ons. Alternatively, you can leave your extra baggage at the hotel in Kathmandu that you won't be using during the trek. Since you will return to Kathmandu before departure, you can collect your belongings there, ensuring their safety.

duration 6-7 Hours
duration 10Km
ascent 2750m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Day 03

Trek to Namche Bazaar. [3,440m/11,286 ft]

At. 07:00 AM: Breakfast at the hotel, and you will head towards the next destination of the day. During this day you will walk slowly towards the Namche Bazaar. It is one of the most popular sherpa villages in the Khumbu region. To reach Namche Bazaar, it typically takes approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking. This is because the distance between Tok Tok and Namche Bazaar is approximately 9 kilometers. 

When you arrive at Namche Bazaar, you will be amazed by the multitude of sites that await you. Namche Bazaar, despite being situated at the foothills of Mt. Everest and being difficult to access, offers everything one could need. You can discover a wide selection of exquisite cafes, restaurants, gaming houses, and luxurious accommodations that are available for you to enjoy. Namche is one of the most developed and fascinating places in the entire Everest region. It offers a wide range of modern facilities, including bars, cafes, and high-class restaurants with amazing ambiance.

duration 6-7 Hours
duration 11 Km
ascent 3440m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 04

Trek to Khumjung Village. [3,840m/12,598 ft]

At. 05:00 AM: Wake up early to witness the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Everest from the Everest viewpoint, and enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the towering mountains. It will take about 30 minutes to reach the viewpoint from your hotel. Witness the celestial sunrise view over the mountains, as the grey hues gradually transform into a vibrant coral color.

After taking in the breathtaking view, you can return to the hotel to relax and have breakfast. Take your time enjoying your meal and savoring the moment a bit longer. After having breakfast you will slowly move towards Khumjung. The distance between Namche Bazaar and Khumjung is approximately 4 km, which is not a significant distance. However, today's walk may be a bit challenging as you will be ascending steep steps, which can be quite difficult. The walk to Khumjung is tougher than that of day 3 and you will pass through green lush high alpine forests and authentic sherpa villages before reaching. Meanwhile, marvelous views of the gigantic mountain ranges can also be seen upon reaching Khumjung. Check-in at the local lodge and enjoy a cup of tea while you wait for the sunset. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset from the lodge as your dinner is being prepared. Spend the night at a charming local teahouse/lodge in Khumjung.

duration 4-5 Hours
duration 8 Km
ascent 3840m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

Trek to Tengboche. [3,860m/12,664 ft]

At. 05:00 AM: Khumjung village is one of the largest villages of the Khumbu region and it lies in the shadows of Mount Khumbila. You can enjoy the wifi facility here to communicate with your loved ones but an extra charge is required according to the lodge policy.

At. 09:00 AM: After breakfast, you will move towards Tengboche. The distance between Kumjung and Tengboche is approximately 7 km. It typically takes anywhere between 4 to 5 hours to cover the descent and ascent. On the way, you will see locals going about their daily chores, and living their simple lives. You may also come across fellow trekkers and expedition teams embarking on their journey to the beautiful mountains. Once you arrive at your destination, take a moment to set down your bags and head to the earnest viewpoint of the area. From there, you can witness the breathtaking sunset and admire the endless mountain chains that surround you.

Tengboche lies at an elevation of 3,860 meters above sea level. Tengboche Monastery is one of the must-visit places during your stay at Tengboche. People visit the Tengboche monastery for their successful trek as people believe it is the blessing point of the Everest region. Tengboche monastery is not only the leading Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region but a perfect spot to get a panoramic view of the majestic peaks. Well-known peaks like Tawache (6501m), Everest (8849m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6821m), and Thamserku (6608m) are seen from the Buddhist hub.

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 10 Km
ascent 3860m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek to Phakding. [2,610m/8,562 ft]

At. 07:00 AM: After having your breakfast, the next destination on your itinerary will be Phakding. Throughout the day, as you continue your journey, you will gradually descend in altitude until you reach Phakding, which is located at an elevation of 2,610 meters above sea level. During your walk to Phakding, you will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges along the trail.

The distance between Tengboche and Phakding is approximately 20 km. It usually takes around 6-7 hours to complete this trek. During the trek, you will reach the highest elevation of today's hike, which is 3865 meters. After that, you will descend all the way down to 2610 meters. The walk may seem long, but it is relatively easy because most of it is downhill. On the way, you will be accompanied by a beautiful vista of lofty mountains and majestic beasts of the Himalayas such as Yaks. (Don’t mess with them yaks) After a breathtaking trek, rest your bags at the lodge and explore the surrounding area of Phakding. Once you arrive at Phakding, you can relax and leave your bags at the local lodge. Take a leisurely stroll around the area to explore the picturesque Sherpa village and immerse yourself in its cultural beauty. Chat with the warm locals while your dinner is being prepared, and then spend the night at a comfortable local lodge.

duration 7-8 Hours
duration 18 Km
descent 2610m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 07

Trek to Lukla. [2,840m/9,317 ft]

At. 09:00 AM: After breakfast, you will move towards Lukla. It is one of the most popular places in the Khumbu region of Nepal as the domestic airport is in Lukla. The distance between Phakding to Lukla is around 8 km which you can cover around 4-5 hours. The hike to Lukla is easy and you can have free time to roam around and interact with the locals or other visitors. Lukla is an exclusive place in the Everest region and you can find pubs, bars, snooker, and the finest cafes where you can spend your time enjoying and celebrating your successful trek. Take advantage of fine service and facilities in the ruthless highlands of Nepal and the simplicity of the Himalayan region at the moment.The atmosphere of this place is unlike any other you will ever visit. Here, you will receive exceptional service and enjoy well-maintained facilities, all in close proximity to the highest mountain in the world. Experiencing the beauty of nature in the Everest region while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee is something you must try. After spending some quality time, return to the lodge, have dinner, and rest well for the next day.

duration 3-4 Hours
duration 9 Km
ascent 2840m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 08

Fly back to Kathmandu, Kathmandu Sightseeing.

At. 07:00 AM: Breakfast at the hotel and you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. Experience a thrilling flight to Katham from Lukla, along with a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Once you reach the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and get ready for your amazing sightseeing program. You will have plenty of free time to go shopping or explore the Kathmandu Valley. You can also choose the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour on this day. You can explore several significant cultural sites within the Kathmandu Valley, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath Stupa. These locations showcase the diverse and rich cultural heritage found in this area. 

You will have your day leisurely, you will have enough free time for shopping or roaming around Kathmandu valley in the evening. However, if you want to go for authentic shopping for items such as handmade goods for souvenirs, and treat yourself to a relaxing spa after a week-long trek Thamel is the place for you. Enjoy the leisure time as you wish, and in the evening, join us for a traditional Nepali Dinner (Thakali Cuisine) with a live performance of folk songs as a farewell (If you want to visit other places, we can arrange it for you with extra add ons)

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 Km
descent 1400m
trip-accomodation Lo Mustang
trip-meals B,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 09

Departure, Farwell!

You will have your breakfast at the hotel and then you will have free time. Our office representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and Have a safe home return! We hope you enjoyed the trip! If you plan to extend your stay, we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to make your visit memorable and enjoyable.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 Km
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

The information about the Everest Panorama Trek is in-depth; feel free to contact us 24/7. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. Altitude Himalaya aims to offer the best possible travel experience to customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is essential before traveling to a new place especially when you are traveling for adventure. Travel insurance provides coverage for various risks, including the loss of personal belongings and unforeseen expenses. In addition to accidents, travel insurance also provides coverage for unexpected medical emergencies. Additionally, it includes provisions for emergency evacuation at high altitudes during trekking expeditions. While travel insurance is not mandatory, it is strongly advised to have it.

Medical Emergency:

If you face any serious medical emergency during your trekking program you will immediately evacuate the place through Helicopter Rescue which the traveler’s insurance company will cover. While trekking to the highlands of Nepal you may face minor health issues such as scratches, headaches, etc. For such a situation, your guide carries a well-equipped first aid kit, ensuring nothing happens to you. 

High-Altitude Sickness:

During the Everest Panorama Trek, you will walk through gorgeous valleys, traditional villages, and thrilling highlands above 3,000m elevation. Altitude sickness is unpredictable; it can happen to anyone despite being physically and mentally fit. As you gain altitude, the chances of altitude sickness increase slightly. To avoid getting altitude sickness you should drink 5-6 lt water per/day and food with high carbohydrates. Strolling and acclimatizing decreases the chances of getting altitude sickness. Focus on your breathing and maintain your walking pace.

Packing List Suggestions:

Having a good backpack and necessary gear makes trekking easier. It becomes more important if you are trekking at higher elevations. If you are wondering about what to pack for trekking to the Annapurna region, then you can check our complete guide on the Nepal Trekking Gear Checklist. While making a backpack, it is important to include clothing, essential items, and a first aid kit. In difficult times, a good backpack can be life-saving.

Do’s and Don’t:
  • Select the ideal time to travel.

  • Select a reputed trekking/ travel organization.

  • Training and getting ready for any kind of situation are necessary.

  • Efficient packing is the key. (Nepal trekking gear checklist)

  • Carry all the necessary paperwork such as (Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu municipality entrance permit, and TIM card).

  • Maintaining body hydration is important while traveling to high elevations.

  • Having the proper personal gear makes your journey more enjoyable.

  • Ask for permission before taking pictures and videos of the locals.

  • Respect the culture and people of the area.

  • Travel for experience and not for the sake of traveling.

  • Don’t litter, put trash in its place.

Why with Altitude Himalaya:

Altitude Himalaya is one of Nepal’s growing travel companies providing excellent service to its clients. We believe in providing quality experiences and memories. We are concerned about maintaining and following our own standard service that includes a private transfer, at least a 3-star hotel accommodation in urban areas, the best available lodges/tea houses at the trekking trails, and dedicated personalized assistance. Additionally, we also operate our trips in Bhutan and Tibet.

Services Includes

  • All arrivals and departures at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.

  • Domestic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.

  • Daily breakfast throughout the trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.

  • All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits, Khumbu rural municipality, and TIMS Card)

  • English-speaking licensed professional trek guide.

  • Comfortable Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.

  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.

  • All government and local taxes.

  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food, and accommodation during the trek.

  • Well-equipped medical kit with necessary medication throughout the trip. (Carried by the guide)

  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid for by your traveler’s insurance company.

  • Sleeping bags, duffle bags, and trekking route maps – if necessary.

  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.

  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee. (approximately 30 USD per person)

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 

  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 30 USD for a 15-day Nepal tourist visa; visa forms can be filled out online in advance)

  • International flight ticket.

  • Travel health insurance. (Highly Recommended)

  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver.

  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.

  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Hot showers/batteries charge/heater/mineral water during the trek.

  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section. 

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