Everest Panorama Trek is a comparatively short and easy trek to the Everest region of Nepal that is loaded with some splendid views of mountain vistas that include the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest with its neighboring peaks. The grandeur of Mt. Everest is incomparable to any other peaks around the globe. Further, it is a lifetime achievement and a memory that is, above all, a different experience. It is a way of appreciating the glory of the world’s highest peak that stands tall, dominating the skyline of that region.
Everest Panorama Trek, also popular as Everest View Trek, starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is followed by a walk along the Dudhkoshi River to Sagarmatha National Park. You will pass forests, villages, floras, and faunas within the national park to Namche, a vibrant town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From Namche, you will be headed to Tengboche, which is the highest point of this trek. At Tengboche, you can visit a monastery which is the largest monastery in the entire region. The place offers some superb views of mountains in the Everest region. We can see Mt. AmaDablam at its best right above the monastery. The spectacles of other mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, etc., are even more reviving. Everest Panorama Trek is one of the not to be missed short treks in Nepal.
Everest Panorama Trek is a suitable trek for you if you want to get a glance at the mighty Mt. Everest but are laid back due to short of time. If you do not have enough time to go to the base camp, you can opt for Everest Panorama Trek. It is nothing less than other long treks to Everest. You will not be able to reach the base camp, but you can get some close-up views of the mountains that will leave you fulfilled and satisfied.
If you have enough time and are seeking for more challenging treks to the Everest region, then World Alpine Treks has packages like Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, and Everest Three High Pass Trek at your pursuance.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, fine culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
On the third day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan Airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of the mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down through the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend up and enter Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodges now. Namche Bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted to the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close-up views of the mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
As we ascend up, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendron with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends down to the Dudh Koshi River at PhungiThanga. From here, the trail further ascends up through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is accessible from the Tengboche monastery and has astonishing views of Mt. AmaDablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery in the region. Today, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Tengboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we descend down to Namche Bazaar via the same path that we had taken earlier. We descend down the same path along with the rhododendron forests, villages, and farmlands to Namche bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We further descend down to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day. (Inclusive of Breakfast)
After fourteen days of long journeys, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO-listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).