Everest Panorama Trek – 11 Days

The trek is suited for those people who haven’t had enough time for a longer trek into the high mountains and offers amazing views of Mt Everest.

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  • Country
    Nepal  
  • Duration
    11 Days  
  • Level
    Demanding  
  • Altitude
    3,860 m /12664 ft  
  • Starts
     
  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking  

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About Everest Panorama Trek – 11 Days

Trip Information

This easy trek in the foothills of Mount Everest region starts with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla’s tiny airstrip. This trekking follows the trail to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) via Lukla and Namche Bazaar. It is a short trek giving you a really superb view of the world’s highest snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped peaks, the popular myth of ‘Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real.

This trek definitely gives a great introduction to Sherpa lifestyle, country culture along with fine mountain views. For first time trekkers to Nepal, this is a popular destination. Suited for those people who haven’t had enough time for a longer trek into the high mountains.

Short Itinerary

  • Day  01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day  02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 07 – Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 4 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 08 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 09 – Morning Flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 10 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 11 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.

Trip Details

  • Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Glory Himalayan Club signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02 - Pre-trip Meeting and Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

    After a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.

    We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara–style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

    Note: We host a pre-trip meeting after the sightseeing at our office in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Tek to Phakding (2,610 m) - 3 hrs

    An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

    After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hrs

    We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) - 5 hrs

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07 - Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 4 hrs

    Following the same trail, leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us from Tengboche (3,860 m) to the town of Namche Bazaar.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08 - Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hrs

    This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09 - Morning Flight Back to Kathmandu

    On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 10 - Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

    This will be a spare day in Kathmandu after the tiring trekking program. You have the option to extend your trip. You can continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

  • Day 11 - Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast included.

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle

  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle

  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (6 nights)

  • Local Glory Himalayan Club licensed English-speaking trekking guide

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff

  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by Glory Himalayan Club (which need to be returned after the trek)

  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports

  • Free Glory Himalayan Club duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu

  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

  • Official expenses

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page.)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks

  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)

  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

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Total Duration 11 Days

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