At a glance
Trekking Destination: Everest panorama trek
Transportation: private and public vehicle
Trekking hour: 5-6 hours each day
Duration: 10 Days
Everest Panorama Trek is a short Everest trek designed for people who have limited time or who do not want to tackle climbs at high altitude, but want to experience the joys of trekking in the Everest region and see Mt. Everest.
The trek begins with a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla (2642m). After breakfast and handover of luggage to the porters, we trek to Phakding through farmlands and the Sherpa heritage villages where you will meet the local Sherpa people, formerly from Tibet, and observe their culture, beliefs and way of living. The second day takes you to Namche Bazaar (3440m), the bustling business hub of the Khumbu region. Two nights are needed here for rest and acclimatization. A walk up to the largest Sherpa village of Khumjung before returning “low” to sleep will assist in this process. Prayer flags, chortens, mani walls and ancient monasteries testify to the importance of Buddhism in the Sherpa’s lives. The mountain views on this walk are spectacular.
The fourth day’s trek follows the ridges and rivers through forests of rhododendron and oak to climb to the important village of Tengboche. It sits astride a plateau that overlooks the surrounding countryside against the backdrop of the imposing Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and the Everest group. The return journey of this Everest panorama view trekking via Monjo takes you to a lower altitude that allows you to sleep in greater comfort than at Namche. The final day takes you back to Lukla. An early morning flight returns you to Kathmandu.