Everest Panorama Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our office representative will receive you and drop you at the hotel. You can spend the evening strolling the vibrant markets in Thamel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,563 ft, 7.4 km/4.6 mi, 3-4 hours)
From Kathmandu, we will leave for a 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla. Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla is one of the most thrilling airports in the world for its location. On reaching Lukla, meeting with guide and porters, then we slowly head towards Phakding passing through forest trails, villages and agricultural fields. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach Phakding which lies on the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5-6 hours)
The walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar takes about 5-6 hours. Trekking alongside Bhote Koshi River, we cross several bridges and gorges and also enter Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Everest, is a hub for Sherpa traders and has many shops, hotel, lodges, internet cafes, and bakeries. A stunning panorama of Everest (8848.86m) awaits us in Namche. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day and Hiking to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m/12,730 ft, 3.8 km/2.4 mi, 3-4 hours)
To acclimatize to the altitude and the weather, we will rest at Namche Bazaar for the day. However, we will hike up to Everest View Hotel, where breathtaking views of the Mt Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6782m), Taboche (6542m), and Cholatse (6440m) among others. We then hike back to Namche and visit the Sherpa Museum. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft, 9.4 km/5.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
A 4-5 hours walk from Namche Bazaar will take us to Tengboche. The trail first follows Dudh Koshi River upstream to reach the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola and then continues to follow Imja Khola upstream to arrive in Tengboche. In the evening, we visit Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest and the most sacred monastery in the entire Khumbu region. The captivating views of the mountains peeking gloriously from behind the tranquil monastery allow us to relax despite the tough climb. Overnight at a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung (3,780 m/12,402 ft, 6.3 km/3.9 mi, 3-4 hours)
Leaving behind Tengboche, we trek to the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung. The trail has sharp descents and ascents. Crossing several suspension bridges and small settlements, we walk through Mani walls to arrive in Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest Sherpa settlement in Khumbu and is also home to an old Buddhist Monastery, which has a preserved Skull of Yeti for the visitors to enjoy. Overnight at a lodge in Khumjung.
Day 7: Trek from Khumjung to Monjo (2,835 m/9,301 ft, 8.4 km/5.2 mi, 4-5 hours)
Passing by the Khunde Hillary School, we will slowly ascend from Khumjung until we reach a hilltop with a stupa. From here, we descend to Namche Bazaar via Shyangboche enjoying the panoramic view of Everest (8848.86m). From Namche, we will cross bridges and walk along the trail of Bhote Koshi River until we reach Monjo. As we exit Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo, the view of starts to appear distant. Overnight at a lodge in Monjo.
Day 8: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft, 13 km/8 mi, 4-5 hours)
Following the Bhote Koshi River, we retrace our way back to Lukla walking through the rhododendron and magnolia forest. The trail would look even more captivating if walked during the spring season with the flowers in full bloom. En route to Lukla, we pass Phakding and other small Sherpa villages while walking by Mani walls and prayer wheels. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 9: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
From Lukla, we board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Relishing an aerial view of the mountains, the hills, the rivers and their tributaries, we arrive in Kathmandu. Our staff will drive you back to hotel from the airport. You can spend your leisure time in Kathmandu as you will. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast in hotel, our staff will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual/solo trekker; USD 1565
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers (couples/friends); USD 2890
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers (small groups/family of 3); USD 3975
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers (small groups/family of 4); USD 4960
All inclusive Trek Price for 5 trekkers (small groups/family of 5); USD 6050
Note: Horse renting in Everest Region is USD 90 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Autumn (September 25, to November 30, 2023) and Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2024).
In this matter, you need 1 buffer/extra day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport. We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.
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Important Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.