Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 3860m
Highlights
  • Scenic Flight to Lukla
  • Lukla Airport and its serene surrounding
  • Magnificent walk via lush rhododendron and other alpine vegetations
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the park located at the highest elevation of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage site and its unique and endangered species of flora and fauna
  • Namche Bazar, its traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • Hotel Everest View and stunning view of Mt. Everest
  • The holy Tengboche monastery and its serene surrounding
  • Hospitable Sherpa people and their age-old civilization
  • Incredible sunrise and mountain views include Pumori, Makalu, Loa Tse, Nupse, Amadablam and Mt. Everest, the top of the world

Everest Panorama Trek is a great introduction to spectacular mountain summits including Mt. Everest, Sherpa kingdom, and its culture in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It provides a good insight into Sherpa culture, close-up and fabulous views of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam, etc., without the struggle with high altitude. The Everest Panorama Trek is best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer trek reaching up to Everest Base Camp. Many people wish to see Everest up close but they do not have sufficient time to trek all the way to Everest Base Camp or they might not be well prepared physically for a walk up to Everest base camp. For those, Everest Panorama Trek is an ideal trek package popular as an easy trek in the Khumbu region. If you want to trek together with your family with your elderly parents and little children, and want to see the mighty Everest up close, the Sherpa culture, monasteries, etc. Everest Panorama Trek is the perfect trek itinerary for you.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Pickup From Airport And Transfer To Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the airport representatives from “Magic Expedition” will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we complete office formalities. Your accommodation will be at some Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on a Breakfast base.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After having breakfast in the morning, We drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu to catch our early flight to Lukla. After an adventurous 30 minute scenic flight above the breathtaking green and the white Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. The porter is waiting there and after the arrangement of Packed language to carry by Porter then Start trek ahead. It takes two to three hours to reach to Phakding Village We walked only 3 hours today to assist the proper acclimatization. However, if you are interested, you can also take a side trip to a nearby monastery. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phakding
  • 2652m

This is the second day of your Everest Base Camp Trekking; today, we walk through a beautiful forest of pine. The Trail leads onward the bank of the Dudh Koshi River Over many suspension bridges like Hillary Suspension bridge is one of them. End Route of the trail getting the wonderful view of the Mount Thamserku (6618m) we pass through the Benkar and Monjo Village where we have to take Permit of Sagarmatha National Park. Just after final steep ascent for about two hours We get the first view of Mount Everest over the Lhotse and Nuptse. To reach Namche Bazaar, we still have to walk for about an hour and a half further. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Namche.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

Acclimatization and Rest Day According to the Health Experts, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. During this acclimatization and rest day we spent a day either by hiking to the Thame or Khunde or just exploring the Namche bazaar itself Actually, Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu Region and has many Government Offices, Internet Cafes, ATMs, Restaurants, Shops, and other amenities. This is also the best option to visit the tourist visitor center near to the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can see the collection of things which is related to the first climbers and Sherpa Culture. You can also see and educate about various flora and fauna in the Everest Region.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin air. After breakfast, we start our trek ascent towards Khumjung. The trekking path moves up above Namche Bazar and after passing completely the Syangboche (3720m). Along the trail, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38 and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses ‐ the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2-hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. There is also a Local Museum to see the traditional customs of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals

  • Bf/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Khumjung
  • 3720m

After breakfast, we start our trek to explore the surrounding Tengboche. As the trail leading descends deep into the Pungki Thanka and again ascending the right flank of the Dudh Kosi will reach to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) which is the spiritual center of the Khumbu valley. At the same time, you will also view Mt Amadablam and surrounding Peaks there. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

  • Bf/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tengboche
  • 3860m

After Breakfast We Trek Down To Namche Bazaar With Beautiful Landscape View of Mountain- Overnight In Namche Bazaar-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Baazar
  • 3440m

Today trekking trail has descended steeply downward. So our advise walking slowly as our insecure legs frequently battle the rocky terrain. Enjoying the forests of pine and rhododendrons, we eventually arrive at Lukla where we stay overnight.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lukla
  • 2800m

Early Morning Scenic Flight Back To Kathmandu. And Drop To Hotel. Rest day and Free Time to Shopping-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

Drop to the Airport.

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Pickup and Drop from the Airport.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • During Trekking Three Times Food Break, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation during the whole trekking Itinerary.
  • 1 English Speaking Guide And 1 Porter during the whole trek
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Cards- Trekkers Information Management System
  • During Stay in Kathmandu Lunch, Dinner, and entrance fee during sightseeing.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Visa For Entering Nepal which can be available on arrival in Airport
  • Requested to carry Four copies of Passport size photo for visa and for trekking permit.)
  • Drinks Like hot, cold and alcoholic during trekking
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for Guide and Porter

Useful Info

An environment in the Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu is so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk, scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan Monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In the forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and Tengboche keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the Khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.

When to trek:

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year-round, but flights are frequently canceled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the luckla airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperatures at higher altitudes are more bearable. However, the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build-up to the monsoon. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable, but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to March, there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the countryside with snow.

Permits and Regulation:

You must take two kinds of permit for regular trekking in the Everest region. One permit is for the Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park. We must take it from the Tourism Board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in the Everest Region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profiles by the tourism board of Nepal.

Gateways

There are two ways for the trekking in the Everest Region. One way is directly fly from Kathmandu to The luckla and start your trek from Lukla. So When you fly from Lukla you can complete Everest Base camp within 9 Days. And another way is Take a bus to Kathmandu to Bandar and start trekking from the Jiri / Bandar. If you follow this route you can complete Everest Base Camp in 18 to 19 Days.

Supplies and Equipment :

If you have forgotten anything like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sunglasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

Teahouse trekking:

Teahouse trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Festivals In Solu Khumbu:

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calendar of the Tibetan, there is four major festival in Solu Khumbu.

Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar: This festival is usually held in the late February or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calendar.

Buddha Jayanti:

The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha Jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.

Mani Rimdu:

This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of Tengboche, at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival, monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic chaam dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the Khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all-night rave.

Dumje:

This festival largely celebrates at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung, and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to the higher altitudes, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

Carrying my stuff when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.

How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:

  • All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
  • Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
  • Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11

Supplies and Equipment :

If you have forgotten anything like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sunglasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

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