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Everest Panorama trek is ideal for those who have short holiday in Nepal and want to see Mt. Everest and experience the Sherpa culture without making ascent to higher altitude. En route you will walk through Sagarmatha National Park witnessing pine forest, Rhododendron flowers in full bloom and abundance of wildlife. We spend a couple of days in Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized and enjoy the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain views. To experience the Sherpa culture and their astonishing traditional life style we the villages and meet the local people. Visiting Buddhist monastery at Tengboche and local schools along the trails are extra advantages of this trek.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Pashupatinath- This temple is located at Gausala Devpatan. Pashupati is one of the revered and holiest pilgrimages for world’s Hindus.In the holy Bagmati River Ghat Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the unique way of Hindu tradition in the world as well as you will observe typical Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.
After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.
Already at the elevation of 3440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes. Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other mountains for Everest view point. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well.
Leave Namche early morning after breakfast. It is beautiful walk up to Tengboche, the monastic village in the Everest base camp trekking trail. On the way to Tengboche, experience some of the spectacular views around. Once you reach Tengboche and check into guest house, go and explore the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism.
After breakfast trek to Khumjung, another beautiful mountain village in the Everest region. Enjoy the stunning view of Khumbila peak in the Himalayas from Khumjung and explore around the area. Stay at a guest house.
Take an early breakfast and start the trek for the day from Khumjung to Monjo. Explore the small but beautiful village of Monjo and take in the spectacular view from there.
Walk another six hours back to Lukla today after your breakfast. The walk passes through Phakding where you had spent you first night in the mountain. Reach Lukla and spend some leisurely time there.
Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up on your arrival at the airport and then transferred to hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for farewell dinner.
Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around.
We will drop you to airport three hours prior to your flight time.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Rafting in River Bank
Lukla Museum Visit
Land transportation included. Where applicable, Intra-air between cities may be included, please contact us for details.
16 breakfasts, 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Trekking to Everest panorama is obviously for all with fair fitness level. If you love outdoor adventure; do not have problem with trekking long hours for multiple days in high mountains; can survive with basic necessities and sometimes without them; and finally if you love the serenity of mountains and uniqueness of local culture and lifestyle, yes, this trip is definitely for you.
We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu for about half an hour on a small plane. Although the plane is small, the flight brings beautiful sights of mountains. Then we trek for multiple days up and down the trail towards the Everest amidst the marvellous mountains.
Fitness is the key requirement to trek to the Everest region as it involves walking up and down the mountains and goes pretty high in altitude. You definitely have to be in good physical fitness along with strong mental toughness.
Although you need a good level of physical fitness to be able to trek to Everest, you do not need to take any special training. However, a regular preparation for at least six months before the trek starts is highly advisable. You can go for regular jogging, short hiking trips – up and down the hill if possible, cardio workout and workout on improving overall fitness.
Apart from physical fitness, you also need to prepare yourself to survive with just bare essentials in the mountains.
You can expect to walk six hours on average every day during the trek however the trek duration is completely dependent on your pace of walking.
4-season sleeping bag.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
Neck warmer (For winter)
Heavier shell gloves (For winter)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
Lower Body – Legs
Trekking pants and shorts
Heavyweight socks (For winter)
Waterproof hiking/trekking shoes
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. Recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
Water purification Iodine tablets
Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
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