Everest Panorama Trek


Name
Everest Panorama Trek
Code
EP
Duration
13 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Highest Altitude
4572 m
Lowest Altitude
1356 m

Everest Panorana Trekking is a trekking trail that takes you through the beautiful Khumbhu valley, stunning Sherpa Villages and the first-hand experience of the culture and heritage of the indigenous mountain people without going to the extremes of the high altitude.

The trek is specially designed for those wishing to experience the majestic landscape of the Everest region avoiding the extreme altitude while the journey leads you across the numerous villages, Mountain Rivers, unique wildlife and unlimited views of the lofty snowy mountains peaks along the way.

The trek starts from the ancient city of Kathmandu as you take a flight to Lukla, a small mountain air-strip. As the trek starts, the trail follows a Dudh-koshi river and leads you to Namche Bazaar, a busy junction for the trekkers as it has several internet cafes, few restaurants & bakeries and a museum. From here you’ll trek for days and pass several villages and forests before exploring the Mt. Amadablam base camp and returning back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu

Day 2

In Kathmandu-half day tour of Kathmandu City.

Day 3

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding

Day 4

Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

Day 5

Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 6

Trek from Namche to Tengboche

Day 7

Trek from Tangboche to Pangboche (3860m) to  Amadablam Base Camp excursion (4572m)

Day 8

Trek from Pangboche to Kumjung (3790m)

Day 9

Trek from Khumjung to Monzo (2840m)

Day 10

Trek from Monzo to Lukla (2840m)

Day 11

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 12

In Kathmandu

Day 13

Depart Kathmandu

Day 1 - Arrival Kathmandu

  • Arrive and transfer to Three Star hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will meet and welcome the guest. Please note that guest(s) should look the signage with their name once they come out of Arrival Terminal Hall. 

Guest will be transferred to the hotel.our representative will escort the guest up to hotel and will help in check in process at the hotel.

Welcome drinks and key distribution 

Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 - In Kathmandu-half day tour of Kathmandu City.

  • Breakfast at the Three Star Hotel
  • Full day visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites  
  • Overnight at the hotel 

After breakfast there will be a trek briefing by your tour leader to let you know the programme for the next few days. Making sure everyone is properly equipped for the trek and to give you an idea of what to expect on a day to day basis.

Walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square through the spicy market (Ason)

Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Walking of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized.  Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess)

Free time for lunch

Afternoon transfer to Patan

Visit Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square. Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these is Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna. Krishna Mandir, which is devoted to Lord Krishna, is one of the best examples of stone architecture in Nepal. Scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (holy Hindu epics) are carved on the walls of the Krishna Mandir.

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 3 - Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive from Hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport
  • Fly to Lukla & trek start
  • Lunch on the way to Phakding
  • Overnight at hotel in local lodges 

 

Fly from Katmandu to Lukla (2840m)- approx 35 minutes flight & trek to Phakding.(2610m)- approx 3 hrs walk

 

Leave hotel after Breakfast. Early morning depart from Kathmandu for a 35 minute flight to Lukla. There are spectacular mountain views all the way taking in Gauri Three Star Hotel (7145 m), Melungtse (7181) and Numbur (6955 m). We arrive in Lukla and meet our Sherpa crew. Depending on flight arrival time there may be an opportunity to visit the newly completed Lukla monastery and its attached thanka painting school. We will take lunch in Lukla, and then descend northwest to the village of Choplung (2700 m) in the Dudh Koshi valley. Following the river's course, we pass through the villages of Ghat and reach the small village of Phakding. About 3 hours walk

(Adverse weather conditions and other local factors can cause delays and cancellations. Although seats are booked and confirmed well in advance, it  may be necessary to adjust the itinerary to ensure the best use of your time).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 4 - Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Namche   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m) - 6hrs.

After breakfast we follow the bank of the Dudh Koshi river, cross over and walk on to Mondzo. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park, then on crossing a suspension bridge, pass Jorsalle village and walk along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi confluence. A steep ascent brings us to the principal Sherpa village of Namche Bazar (3440m). During the ascent, we should have views of Everest and Lhotse.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 5 - Acclimatization day at Namche

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Optional walk around Namche & Everest View Hotel    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Acclimatization day at Namche and day hike around Namche & Everest View Hotel (3880m)- approx 3 hrs walk

Time to explore the village and also to visit the museum housed in the national park head quarters. There is a very interesting display of Sherpa traditional life and the flora and fauna in the park. There is Everest view point above army camp, its views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the area. As you have a free afternoon today, You'll also have time to visit Namche local market, especially gather from all around this villager people to shopping their daily life necessity things on every Saturday. There is possible to visit Everest View hotel as option.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 6 - Trek from Namche to Tengboche

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Tengboche   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m) – Approx 6 hrs walk

Morning, walk through Khumjung village and down the valley, passing many prayer walls. Soon we reach the main Namche/Tengboche trail and descend gradually through Trashinga village, then more steeply to Phunki, a small settlement. It’s upwards once more, through forests and past prayer walls to Tengboche, arguably one of the finest viewpoints in the Himalayas. Thyangboche Monastery was seriously damaged by fire in 1989 but has since been rebuilt and there will be time to visit both the monastery and the museum. The original gompa at Thyangboche was built in 1916 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934. Disaster struck again, as the replacement building was burnt to the ground in 1989. The new monastery was finished in 1994 and has a library and cultural centre plus a school which educates about 30 young monks.  We reach our teahouse at Thyangboche. Excursion to Thyangboche Monanastery and Eco center.

 Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 7 - Trek from Tangboche to Pangboche (3860m) to Amadablam Base Camp excursion (4572m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Pangboche
  • Excursion to Amadablam Base Camp    
  • Lunch on the way to Amadablam Base Camp
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Tangboche to Pangboche (3860m) to excursion Amadablam Base Camp(4572m) -Approx 7 hrs walk

From Tangboche, we can make excursions to the monastery at Pangboche. The gompa at Pangboche (3860m) is reputed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region and is probably 300 years old. The buildings are surrounded by large black juniper trees sacred to the local Buddhist people. Both gompas Thyangboche and Pangboche are part of the Nyingmapa or Red Hat sect. The views are magnificent with the peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. After checking-in into the lodge, we move ahead for the excursion of Mt. Amadablam Base Camp with packed lunch. Return to Pangboche lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8 - Trek fromPangboche to Kumjung (3790m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Khumjung   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Pangboche to Kumjung (3790m)- approx 5 hrs walk

We follow Imja river till bridge and after cross the bridge gentle uphill to Thyangboche and make a last visit to the monastery at Thyangboche this morning, then descend to the Dudh Kosi. On quiet mornings, it is possible to see Musk Deer and Himalayan Thar. We’ll ascend again from the river to our overnight stop in Khumjung (3790m); again there are excellent views particularly of Ama Dablam at 6856m. Opportunity to visit the Hillary school, the local gompa or the ‘highest bakery in the world’ nearby. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9 - Trek from Khumjung to Monzo (2840m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Monzo    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Khumjung to Monzo (2840m)- approx 5 hrs walk

We’ll take a different route from Khumjung to Namche. We may make an excursion to the Everest View hotel for great mountain views from the terrace or continue to Khunde, perhaps making a short visit to see the Khunde Hospital, built by the Himalayan Trust – a charity established by Sir Edmund Hillary to assist the Sherpa people. From Khunde we climb for a short while to a small pass, enjoying fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam. On our descent we will pass the Government yak breeding farm and continue to the now unused small airstrip at Shyangboche at 3720m. From the airport we then make a steep descent south into Namche for lunch. We continue back down to the valley of the Dudh Kosi and on to our night stop at Monzo.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 10 - Trek from Monzo to Lukla (2840m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Lukla    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Monzo to Lukla (2840m)- approx 5 hrs walk

We leave the Sagarmatha National Park and continue our descent along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. En route we may make an optional excursion to a small monastery above the river near the ghat. About 5 hours walk.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 11 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Walk to Lukla airport
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

 Breakfast at the hotel

Your Luggage will be transferred to Lukla airport early in the morning by our trekking crew. After breakfast at the lodge, you will walk to Lukla airport for flight back to Kathmandu. The flight will be approx. 35 minutes. After arriving at Kathmandu domestic airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. 

The rest of the day is free to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants  or simply relaxing.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 12 - In Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at Three Star Hotel
  • Full day sightseeing    
  • Overnight at Three Star Hotel

Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath stupa

Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can he seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple.

 

Boudhanath (Little Tibet) – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Boudha is among the largest Stupas in south Asia. It has become the focal point of Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty – six meters overhead. The Stupa is located on the ancient trade route to China. Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here.

Afternoon transfer to Bhaktapur & visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is known as the open ‘open museum’ and a living heritage. Bhaktapur means the city of the devotees. Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains countless temples and architectural showpieces. The Lion Gate, Nyatapola temple, Bhairavnath, Dattatreya, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the golden Gate, the 55 Windows Palace, and the Batsala Temple etc are the primary attraction of this Square. The Lion Gate adorned with stone figures of Hanuman, Bhairav and Narasingh Narayan was built during the reign of King Bhupatindra Malla. The golden Gate built by King Ranjit Malla is an entrance to the main courtyard and the palace of 55 windows which is the most beautiful carved specimens. You can also see the Picture Gallery which includes paintings of Hindu and Buddhist schools of Tantrism.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 13 - Depart Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at Three Star Hotel
  • Free time till departure
  • Transfer to airport for final departure

Free time till departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure (Please note that airport reporting time will be at least 3 hrs before of your international flight’s time).

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Cost Include

  1. All tours and transfers in a private vehicle
  2. Services of an English speaking guide for entire trek
  3. English speaking city guide for sightseeing
  4. All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  5. Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu Airfare including airport tax

Accommodation

  • Pre and post trek Three star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Airfare

  • Airfare Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu

Trekking

  • Experienced guides and porters with medical kit.
  • All the accomodations on a twin sharing basis and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek.
  • TIMS CARD FEE
  • Everest National Park Fee
  • Insurance for guide and porters.

Trek cost excludes

  • Emergency evacuation fee
  • International airfare
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
  • Beverage on trek
  • Visa fee
  • Main meals in Kathmandu
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

The above rates are valid till December 31, 2014.

 

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