Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Everest Panorama Trek
This is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The park itself was UNESCO listed as a world heritage site in 1979 for its unique natural diversity, traditional Sherpa cultures and beautiful landscape as well as spectacular scenery of the world’s highest mountains. This trek offers a close up view of Mt. Everest rising behind Lhotse and Nuptse from the Everest View Hotel, the famous Buddhist monastery of Tengboche, where you can also see a Skull of a Yeti. You also encounter the typical and fascinating villages of the Sherpas, lovely Rhododendron forests and a rich diversity of the culture. The most important mountains You see are Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Khongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) and the holy mountain Khumbila (5761m) etc.
Fact of the Trip:
Trip Region: Everest Region
Types of Trip: Trekking, Riding and Hiking
Duration: 10 Days
Highest Elevation: 4000m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Average Walking: 5-6 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Sherpa and their way of life
Major Himalayan Sights: Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Khongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) and the holy mountain Khumbila (5761m).
Highlights of the Trip: Visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where Yeti Skull kept, spectacular views of high Himalayan range, crossing over high suspension bridges, pictureaque villages along the trail, smooth walking up and down through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest, scenic mountain flight in and out of Lukla, meeting local people, passing several Buddhist monuments.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by Flight and trek to Phakding 2610m, 3-4 hours.
After a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla we have breakfast. Then we start our trek seeing Buddhist monumentson the trail. After 3 hours we arrive in Phakding have lunch there and stay also overnight in a lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m, 5-6 hours
In the morning after breakfast we continue our trek to Monjo where we arrive after 3 hours passing many suspension bridges with a nice view of Mt. Thamserku. Lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb up slowly crossing over high suspension bridges until we reach Namche Bazar. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day:
Today, we hike to the Everest view hotel for a panoramic and spectacular view of the mountains. It takes about 2 hours to reach there, after 1 hour we start to see the mountains. Then we descend to Khumjung village to visit the monastery and we can see the Skull of the Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. We continue our hike to Khunde village and have a lunch there. Then we visit the old monastery and go back to our Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3860m, 4-5 hours
In the morning, we start our trek and like yesterday the trail continues straight up till Kyanjuma village which takes around1-2 hours. Then the trail climbs down to the Dudh Koshi River which we cross over a suspension bridge. We see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. After lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. Here we visit the monastery in the evening time to take part during a meditation session with the monks and nuns. The view of the mountains here is really spectacular in the morning and evening.Overnight in lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Namche, 3440m, 4-5 hours
This day after breakfast, we return back the same way to Namche Bazaar. First a sharp descent to Dudh Koshi River and then climbing up to Kyangjuma village which takes about 3 hours. After lunch the trails continues straight on to Namche which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8: Trek from Namche to Lukla, 2840m, 6-7 hours
In the morning, we leave Namche Bazar first following the trail descenting and then over a high suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Then our trail runs at the banks of River and we arrive in Jorsalle which takes about 2 and half hours. We continue our trek to Phakding with crossing several bridges which takes about 1 and half hours. Here we have our lunch. After lunch our trails continues to Lukla. Overnight in hotel
Day 9: Early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel and enjoy the luxury of hot shower. Shopping in Thamel. Enjoying.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Everest Region is USD 85 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Our Tour Package includes;
How to Book
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing Tour as per above itinerary.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM-Lukla-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: 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.