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Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 8
Grade Moderate
Best month March/April/May & Sep/Oct/Nov/December
Maxi Elevation 3,867M
Group size 2 pax
Accommodation Lodge Stay Accommodation
Meal Self - Food
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu/Manthali

Overview And Highlights

Everest Panorama Trek in the foothills of Mount Everest to see the snow giant in all its glory. The Everest view trek is suitable for the average walker. This short trek introduces you to the majestic Khumbu region and its rich Sherpa culture.

The highest elevation we reach during the trek is just above 3,800m – which is quite comfortable if you get properly acclimatized at Namche, where you’ll be spending two nights.

Everest Panorama View Trekking Route

The Everest Panorama View trekking starts by taking a morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small airport that is the most common starting point for trekkers heading to the Everest region. The trekking route follows the half route of the Everest Base Camp trek up to Tengboche Monastery.

From Lukla, a leisurely walk through several villages and suspension bridges will take you to Phakding. After spending a night in Phakding, you’ll head to Namche and follow a trail that climbs gently up, before ascending a very steep final stretch, to reach Namche Bazaar.

Namche, the trading capital of the Everest region, was once the trading grounds of the “Saltmen of Tibet”. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt, and dried meat in the region.

With karaoke bars, internet cafés, bakeries, shops, even pizzerias, the modern Namche has now become a “tourist ghetto”. It’s very likely that you’ll hear half a dozen languages being spoken around you during your two-day stay in Namche.

Two nights in Namche Bazaar should acclimatize you for a further ascent to Tengboche, which, at 3,867 meters is the highest altitude you’ll be reaching. From Tengboche, you’ll see a wonderful panorama of Mount Everest and it’ll certainly be one of the best experiences of your life.

In Tengboche, you’ll also visit the grand Tengboche monastery, the highest ever place of worship that basks in the solitude of a beautifully scenic valley. The next day, you’ll return to Namche Bazaar and the following day you’ll return to Lukla. The same scenic flight that brought you to Lukla from Kathmandu, awaits you in the tiny airstrip there. The return flight to Kathmandu marks the end of your 7-day Everest Panorama view trekking adventure in Nepal.

Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region, was once the trading grounds of the “Saltmen of Tibet”. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt, and dried meat in the region.

Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary airport 2,840m), is a small airport town is the most common starting point for trekkers heading to the Everest region.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel, Overnight stay in Hotel.
Hotel Stay in Kathmandu

When you arrive at the airport, our staff will be waiting for you. They'll be holding a sign with your name and our company name, Peace Nepal Treks. Just look for your name on that sign when you come out of the airport.

Then, we'll take you to your hotel, which is about a 30-minute drive away. You'll check in and get settled.

After that, our guide will meet you at the airport and give you some information about your trip.

Day 2 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) or Ramechhap airport and trek to Phakding 2,652M, Overnight stay in Phakding, Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is a short but exciting 40-minute journey through the mountains until we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport. That's where our trek begins. We start by walking down to the Dudh Koshi River and then follow the path to Namche Bazaar.

During the busy months of April/May and October/November, there's another option. We can take a flight from a different airport called Manthali to Lukla, which only takes about 20 minutes. But to catch that flight, we need to leave Kathmandu very early in the morning, around 2 AM, and drive for about 4 hours to reach Manthali airport. This is because there are a lot of people traveling during these months, and the airports can be very busy.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar, Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar, Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatization and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sun rise and set between the snow-clad Himalayas.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,867M, Overnight stay in Tengboche, Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

From Namche, we follow the trail towards the national park headquarters. Soon the route to Tengboche becomes visible above Namche and we see the famous Tengboche monastery surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazar 3,446M, Lodge stay Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks. We stay overnight at Namche, a perfect place to celebrate the success of our two-week trek.

Day 7 : Trek from Namche to Lukla 2,800M, Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.

Day 8 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or Manthali airport, Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.
Hotel Stay in Kathmandu

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu lasts about 40 minutes. But if we're flying from Lukla to Manthali airport, it's much shorter, only about 20 minutes.

When things get busy, flights might change from Lukla to Manthali airport. So if we're taking that route, we'll have to fly from Lukla to Manthali and then drive from Manthali to Kathmandu. That drive takes about 4 to 5 hours, covering a distance of around 130 kilometers.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized to our guest-specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Everest National park entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System) & local tax
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 7 days guide wages including his insurances/meals and accommodation/insurances/equipment
  • Wages: 7 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 6 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Guest flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guide flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Digital pulse Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & the worst weather conditions
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • City visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

For the Everest Panorama Trek, you won't need as much heavy-duty gear compared to more strenuous treks like the Everest Base Camp or Three Passes Trek. Here's a list of equipment suitable for the easier Everest Panorama Trek:

Trekking Boots: Opt for comfortable and sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support. While the trails are less challenging, proper footwear is still essential for stability and comfort.

Backpack: Bring a lightweight daypack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters to carry your essentials like water, snacks, extra layers, and camera gear.

Clothing: Pack layers suitable for varying temperatures. Include breathable and moisture-wicking base layers, a fleece or insulated jacket for cooler evenings, and a waterproof and windproof jacket in case of rain or strong winds. Quick-drying trekking pants and moisture-wicking socks are also essential.

Headwear: Protect yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat or cap and sunglasses. A lightweight beanie or hat is useful for cooler mornings and evenings.

Gloves: Lightweight gloves are sufficient for this trek unless you're traveling during the colder months when a slightly warmer pair may be needed.

Sleeping Bag: A lightweight sleeping bag rated for moderate temperatures is usually adequate for teahouse accommodations along the route.

Trekking Poles: While not strictly necessary, trekking poles can provide extra stability and reduce strain on your joints, especially during descents.

Water Bottle: Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the trek. Water purification tablets or a filtration system can be useful for refilling along the trail.

First Aid Kit: Pack a basic first aid kit with essentials like bandages, blister treatment, pain relievers, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications.

Sunscreen and Lip Balm: Protect your skin and lips from the sun's rays at higher altitudes with a high SPF sunscreen and moisturizing lip balm.

Personal Toiletries: Bring along essential toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes for maintaining hygiene during the trek.

Camera: Don't forget to capture the stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. A lightweight camera or smartphone with a good camera will suffice.

Remember to pack light and only bring what you'll need for the trek. With a more relaxed pace and less challenging terrain, the Everest Panorama Trek offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas without the need for heavy-duty gear.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

October and November: Ideal Months for Spectacular Views

During October and November, the Everest Panorama Trek shines brightly for several reasons:

Perfect Weather: Expect clear skies and stable weather conditions, with minimal rainfall and snowfall. This means you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Everest.

Comfortable Temperatures: Daytime temperatures are moderate and pleasant, creating ideal trekking conditions. Evenings may be cool, but overall, the weather is comfortable for hiking.

Less Crowded Trails: While there may still be some fellow trekkers on the route, it's generally less crowded compared to peak seasons. You'll have more tranquility to soak in the breathtaking scenery.

Consider Other Months trekking in Everest Panorama Trek

December to February (Winter): Trekking is possible but more challenging due to colder temperatures and occasional snowfall. Views may be obscured by clouds and snow.

March to May (Spring): Enjoy blooming rhododendrons and milder temperatures, but be prepared for occasional rainfall and busier trails.

June to September (Monsoon): Heavy rainfall makes trekking difficult and risky, with muddy and slippery trails. It's not recommended to trek during this period due to safety concerns.

For the most rewarding experience on the Everest Panorama Trek, plan your visit during October and November when the weather is at its finest, offering stunning vistas and comfortable trekking conditions.

Client Reviews


Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

What a great trekking experience we had with Peace Nepal Treks! We had the pleasure of doing a 5-day Panoramic of the Everest trek with Peace Nepal Trek and it was amazing. The hotel in Kathmandu was great, we had a lovely welcome in Buddhist fashion with a beautiful scarf. The food in Nepal is AMAZING lots of vegetarian choices :) Our guide Bil Tamang was very nice and helped us a lot during the trek, especially in the more difficult descents. Seeing Everest from afar was a wonderful experienc ... + See more e and also heard stories from the trekkers that actually went to the base camp. We did not do the base camp because we had only a week but we would definitely consider doing the full trek in the future. Overall a wonderful experience and Nepalese people are some of the nicest, warmest, and most welcoming people on the planet :) Thank you Peace Nepal Treks for organizing the whole tour!!! Highly recommended!!! ... - See less


United Kingdom

Jun 12, 2024

EVEREST PANORAMA TREK We had a really great time in Nepal, we saw so many nice things. The trek was great with a very competent guide! Everything was well organized, we had good food, good beds, and the sleeping bags were really useful! Impressive landscapes, beautiful nature and in the final day in Tenboche with the monastery, the monks, Sagarmatha, the sun rise: breathtaking! ? Our guide, Bil was very helpful, and could nearly answer all our questions. And we learned a really diverting N ... See more epalese card game: very entertaining! Thank for all of that Nir! And last but not least, thanks to Shambhu for the nice visits in Unesco World Heritage Kathmandu.   We for sure want to do again, and come to Nepal, but then for a longer time than just one week! See less...

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