Everest Panorama Trek is comparatively a 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 – the Mt. Everest with its neighboring peaks. The grandeur of the Mt. Everest is incomparable to any other peaks around the globe. Further, it is a lifetime achievement and a memory that is above all different experiences. 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 of 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 mountains that will leave you fulfilled and satisfied.
If you have enough time and are seeking for more challenging treks to Everest region, then World Alpine Treks has packages like Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Treks and Everest Three High Pass Treks at your pursuance
Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC)
You must eat proper meals. It would be better if you stick to vegetarian food.
You need enough stamina and energy during the trial, so make sure to feed yourself with healthy and proper food. You could find many non- veg food verities up there but stick to the vegetarian food cause it will be fresh and healthy compare to non-veg.
Sleeping bags are must buy or rent in KTM. And also get travel insurance get your own SIM card.
Avoid drinking and smoking during the trek.
Drinking or smoking during the trek can directly affects your performance. Make sure you take good care of your health. During the trek, you might be facing high altitude sickness. Even a small health issue can cause a big problem for your trip. Make sure to be physically and mentally healthy.
You can buy your own sleeping bag, or you can also rent it in KATHMANDU, everything that you need for the trek is available here in THAMEL. If you get a SIM card, it would be very easy for you to get connected. And yes travel insurance is must our company will give you all the information regarding your documentation.
The right clothing and trekking gears.
The weather of EBC trail are very changeable, on any given day it could be hot, cold, rainy, snowing or windy so make sure you have the right gear, easily as you are working on the trial. Make sure you have proper lightweight day pack at least 35lt that can pack daily use items for you.
ATM- The last working ATM with hefty fees are in NAMCHE BAZAAR, so make sure to have enough cash during the trek cause you cannot use the card up there…
The last working ATM with hefty fees are in NAMCHE BAZAAR. You cannot use the card up there so you must have enough cash before you leave NAMCHE BAZAR or before heading towards base camp. Up there you could use only cash to purchase everything that you need. So be prepared for that.
Pacing heart rates and breathing
You need to focus on a deep breath in through the nose and out through a mouth. Your goal should be to keep your heart rate slow as possible at all time while on EBC track. Make sure you have two few days between for acclimatization. One would be good in NAMCHE BAZAAR about 3000 meters and another DINGBOCHE about 4400 meters. This will give you a safer and more enjoyable experience going to achieve, and it prevents the chance of getting rescue sickness.
Drinking enough safe purified water.
At higher steel, low oxygen levels make you breathe even deeper and faster so it makes you lose more water through the respiration and makes you need to urinate more often. You need to make sure that you at least drink 4-5 litre water each day. It would be better if you bring your own water bottle and purifier tables. You can also buy bottled water up there, but it will be too expensive and there is currently no way to recycle plastic bottle in the region so save money and save the environment.
Stay on the mountainside and keep yourself close to the surrounding.
There is danger in many parts of the trek like rockfall, landslide and weather change etc. You need to make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times. With each step, your personal safety should be your main concern when you are on trial.
Do not take any symptoms and signs of altitude mountain sickness lightly.
A little breathlessness here and there is normal. Which is why acclimatization is important? To prevent the chance of getting sickness you need to be able to manage your essence safely and never be afraid to let your guide and friends know how you feel. Altitude sickness can kill so respect the mountain and respect the decision of your guide make.
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 at 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 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 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 into 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 lodge at this time. 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 with 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 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 for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. AmaDablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery of 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 through 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 long journey, 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)