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Everest Panorama Trek – Explore the beauty of Khumbu Region in short period

Destination: Nepal

Region: Everest/Khumbu Region

Trip Facts

Duration
10 Days
Difficulty
Medium
Country
Nepal
Activity
Max-Altitude
3867m
Accomodation
Best Season
Meals

Overview

Access the Asia Treks’ Everest Panorama Trek is an enthralling excursion ideal for travelers who want to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Everest region in a shorter amount of time. This journey, which lasts between 8 and 10 days, is ideal for trekkers who want to see the famous Himalayan peaks, including Everest, but are unable to commit to the longer Everest Base Camp trek. It is a condensed yet immersive experience.

Experience the Sherpa heartland with a breathtaking alpine fly from Kathmandu, starting at Lukla. Trekkers pass through charming Sherpa communities, such as Namche Bazaar, the energetic center of the Khumbu area. Acclimatization is permitted by the schedule, guaranteeing a safe and comfortable climb through the varied terrain. Trekkers go through rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and prayer flag-adorned suspension bridges as they take in the breath-taking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, and more.

Tengboche, a destination renowned for its historic monastery and breathtaking views, marks the end of the expedition. Before returning along the well-traveled paths, trekkers experience the sunrise painting the snow-capped peaks in shades of gold. This provides an incredible view of Everest’s majesty and the Sherpa culture that survives among these towering giants. In a shorter amount of time, Access the Asia Treks guarantees a rewarding and well-paced experience, revealing the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the Everest region.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary

Day 1

After your arrival at the TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport), Kathmandu, you are received with warm and hearty welcome by our friendly and accommodating staff along with welcoming banner stand sign outside the arrival terminal. Meanwhile, it is followed up by short welcoming procedure in a typical Nepali tradition and you are escorted to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu. During this time period, you can feel the vibes of the bustling lifestyle of Kathmandu city. Various cultural heritages and ancient sculptures with magnificent monasteries are the center of attraction in Kathmandu city.  Furthermore, you are provided with pleasantly brief details regarding your stay in hotel. A comfortable and luxurious stay in hotel of Kathmandu for this night.

Drive duration: 30 minutes 

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu City

Day 2

One of the explorative days begins with your breakfast and the wonderful morning vibes of the center of Kathmandu. Meanwhile, our city guide provides you the brief details of the city tour allocated for this day and you are provided with the grounded private transportation for this particular tour. Kathmandu, also known as the ‘ City of Temples’ has lots of ancient monasteries, unique sculptures, important religious and cultural sites, delightful culture, customs and unique lifestyle of people living in the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu city has become the dwelling place for people from all over the country. Hence, this is the perfect sample for unity in diversity. People of different religion, culture and unique lifestyle have collaborated together to unite in this wonderful city. Some of the important tourist destinations of this city are Pashupatinath Temple ( one of the most holiest places for Hindus), Syambhunath and  Boudha Stupa (two major Buddhist monasteries), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (Ancient sculptures and architectures with Pagoda style Temples), Newari culture, customs and cuisine (Indigenous and traditional community of Kathmandu city).

Your exploration occupies some space for you to recap all those beautiful memories and understand the lifestyle and history of Kathmandu. After this beautiful journey, you are escorted back to hotel.  Meanwhile, you meet with our managing director and the representatives of our company along with the staffs allocated for accomplishing your wonderful journey to Everest Region.

 City Tour: Entire day

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3

You leave your hotel early morning with a packed breakfast from the hotel you stayed. You are picked up from your hotel and you set out for a drive to the domestic section of TIA airport where you take an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. You can have an aerial view of panoramic mountains and birds view of the high hills and mountain ranges.

The thrilling and exciting flight to Lukla is an amazing journey from where you start your first hike to Phakding. It covers the forest areas, small villages and rivers on the way. Lukla is situated at an altitude of 2840m whereas Phakding is at an altitude of 2640m.

An overnight stay at Phakding.

Drive duration: 25 minutes

Flight duration: 30 minutes

Hike duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge at Phakding

Note: As the flight schedule might change due to current system made by the airline companies. The flight might be from Ramechap, the eastern part of Nepal, around 131 km from Kathmandu. Weather forecast is also another factor for fight delay. If there is delay in the flight, another suitable alternative is taken into consideration.

 

Day 4

After you take breakfast at Phakding, you set out for a hike to Namche Bazaar. This hike is estimated to be around 5 to 7 hours as per your strength and body condition and Namche is located at an altitude of 3440m.

During this hike, you encounter with outstanding mountain ranges and Dudhkoshi river flowing along the side of the Namche Bazaar. Meanwhile, at Manju, you receive the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. You have your lunch before you go ahead than Joshalle, as this place is the last point to get food until you reach to Namche Bazaar.

This hike covers the dense forest with a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse before you reach to Namche Bazaar only in the condition i.e. the weather must be good and the view must be clear and visible. This inclining trial becomes more exciting as you are heading towards the gateway of Mt. Everest and the well-known trading center of Nepal.

An overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Hike duration: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5

Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung provides both an immersed cultural experience and amazing views of the Himalayas. The trail starts in Namche Bazaar, which is surrounded by high hills. It passes past small Sherpa communities, suspension bridges, and rhododendron forests. Depending on the pace and the particular trail selected, the trip usually takes two to three hours to complete, covering a distance of about four to five kilometers. Trekkers pass by yaks, local teahouses, and prayer flags waving in the mountain breeze, and mild slopes and stone pathways along the way.

The peaceful beauty of the Khumbu region becomes more visible as you get closer to Khumjung. The settlement provides a window into Sherpa culture and tradition amid the striking background of Ama Dablam. Along with being a physical adventure, this trek offers visitors an interesting cultural experience in the heart of the Himalayas. They may visit the renowned Hillary School, explore the Khumjung Monastery, which is home to a rumored Yeti scalp, and interact with the friendly people.

An overnight stay at Khumjung.

Hike duration: 2-3 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge 

Day 6

Trekking from Khumjung to Tengboche provides an incredible experience through the heart of Nepal’s Khumbu region. Trekkers go on a journey along well-traveled trails that snake through Sherpa towns, draped with prayer flags and surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas. The trek begins at Khumjung, at an altitude of around 3,790 meters. With intermittent views of yak pastures and tranquil scenery, the trail progressively climbs and offers views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. This section of the walk usually takes 3–4 hours, depending on pace and breaks. The distance between Khumjung and Tengboche is about 6-7 kilometers.

When trekkers arrive at Tengboche, which is around 3,867 meters (12,687 feet) above sea level, they are welcomed by the famous Tengboche Monastery, which serves as the area’s spiritual hub. The gorgeous setting of the monastery against the high peaks creates a tranquil atmosphere. Trekkers frequently spend some time before checking into the quaint lodges tucked away in this high-altitude settlement touring the monastery and taking in the expansive vistas of the Himalayas. amid addition to showcasing the Himalayas’ breathtaking natural splendor, the trip from Khumjung to Tengboche provides insights into the Sherpa culture and way of life amid the steep terrain.

An overnight stay at Tengboche.

Hike duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge 

Day 7

Trekking through the heart of the Khumbu region, the route from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar offers breathtaking views and an understanding of Sherpa culture. Trekkers begin at Tengboche, which is at an elevation of around 3,867 meters (12,687 feet). From there, they descend over trails that are clearly marked, passing through rhododendron woods and offering sporadic views of Everest and other peaks. The trip from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar is roughly 9–10 kilometers long, and depending on pace and stops, it often takes 4-5 hours. The trail descends through a variety of landscapes, with sporadic views of the Dudh Koshi River below, including rocky roads and patches of woodland.

An overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Hike duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge 

Day 8

After an early morning breakfast, you set out for a hike to Lukla for an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. During descending down to Lukla, you cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and the route of the Dudh Koshi River Valley. This is the final day of your trek and after this day, your trekking is over and you can have the best memories to share with your loved ones in the future. With all the memories from this trek you ultimately aim to reach Lukla, the final destination of this trek.

An overnight stay at Lukla.

Hike duration: Around 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge at Lukla.

Day 9

After early morning breakfast at Lukla, you set out for a flight to Kathmandu. During this flight, you can have the bird view of the sky rocketing mountains and hills. The 40 minutes fight duration will be your best time ever spent as you can all those memories circling in your mind and view the amazing landscapes out of the window making this trip the most memorable one. After landing on International Airport of Kathmandu, you are escorted back to the Hotel.

An overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Flight duration: 40 minutes

Drive Duration: 30 minutes 

Accommodation: (Luxurious Hotel)

Day 10

You have to check out at your regular time before 3 hours of your flight schedule. You are dropped off to the airport after successfully accomplishing the exciting and thrilling trekking trial in Nepal.

Drive duration: 30 minutes 

Route Map

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What's Included

 

  • Transportation includes both grounded and aerial transportation including domestic airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Kathmandu city tour, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and an assistant guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • Khumbu Region entry permit
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Hot shower and extra hot water
  • Personal equipment
  • Cold drinks and sweets like cholate bar and other snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staffs
  • Battery charging above 3820m
  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

Everest Region is considered to be the most thrilling and spectacular trekking region, well renowned all over the globe. This region’s trek starts from the easy level to elite level where you have to be equipped with all the necessary and appropriate gears and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek. When trekking in the Everest region, you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: As you reach to various landscapes including the rocky difficult trials in this region. Therefore, the sturdy trekking boots is required with an ankle support to make your trek safer and risk free.
  2. Hand Gloves: Another important trekking equipment is hand gloves. Basically, hand gloves is used to prevent your hands from frostbite and the possible numb situation due to snow.
  3. Hat: It is the equipment that is used to prevent yourself from severe coldness. Basically, hats that covers your ears are highly preferable in order to keep you warm.
  4. Backpack: A roomy backpack is necessary for you to carry the electronics equipment like mobile and camera with water bottle and other necessary personal equipment.
  5. Clothing: The weather in the Everest Region is unpredictable. Thus, you have to be prepared for the sudden change in the weather. Thus, you have to take thermal undergarments, layered clothes and trekking trousers to make yourself cozy and warm. Fleece and down jacket with a scarf, hat and mittens are also very useful during this trek.
  6. Sleeping bag: In Everest region, the weather might reach below zero. Thus, a quality sleeping bag is necessary which can keep you warm and safe during the trek.
  7. Trekking poles: While walking in the rocky and steep grounds, you have to be careful whereas trekking poles help your ankle and knees to prevent you from the possible mishaps.
  8. Headlamp: For Navigating early in the morning and evening time, you need the headlamps while moving though the lodge and tea houses in the lush forests.
  9. Sunglasses: UV protected and a quality Sunglasses is required to prevent yourself from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  10. Water container and purification tablets: The water during the trek is most essential. Healthy and pure water makes your trek full of energy whereas polluted water might hamper your health. Thus, water container and purification tablets are really necessary.
  11. First aid box: The first aid equipment like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader of the trek also carries first aid medical kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Everest region securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

                   

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.

 

                   

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Warm clothes, down jacket and multilayered clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat

 

                   

CANCELLATION POLICY AND PAYMENTS

  • As different permits, flight tickets and other government official documents are necessary so payment is highly appreciable if done 30 days prior of the trekking start date.
  • Payments are supposed to be done 15 days prior to the trekking start date.
  • If cancellation is made 10 days before the trek start date, 50% of the total trek cost will be charged as the cancellation fees.
  • In case of restrictions imposed by the government, bad weather or the emergency situation, the company will not to be liable to any extra cost and will find the most feasible way to proceed the trek.
                   

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.

FAQ

Trekkers enjoy the spectacular splendor of the Everest region in a compact yet immersive way with the Everest Panorama Trek, an engaging adventure. This trip, which usually lasts about 10 days days, offers a view of the famous Himalayan peaks, including Everest, without requiring you to commit to the longer Everest Base Camp hike. The journey begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there, it winds through Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub in the Khumbu region, and along beautiful routes decorated with prayer flags. Strategic acclimatization pauses are incorporated into the schedule to guarantee a safe ascent across the varied terrain.

Trekkers heading towards Tengboche, known for its old monastery and breathtaking views, will find themselves treated to panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other magnificent peaks along the way. This trip is designed by Access the Asia Treks to be rewarding and well-paced, giving hikers a shorter amount of time to experience the rich Sherpa culture and take in the breathtaking Himalayan vistas. The journey ends with a descend along well-traveled pathways, giving travelers a breathtaking view of Everest’s majesty and the cultural diversity that coexists with the towering Himalayan giants.

We are organized group members working in this sector for more than 10 years. So, with our experienced team members, we can provide quality and secured service to the trekkers who are willing to experience one of the most thrilling and adventurous treks in Nepal. Give us a chance to serve you with our services, we won’t give a reason to repent your decision.

We are organized group members working in this sector for more than 10 years. So, with our experienced team members, we can provide quality and secured service to the trekkers who are willing to experience one of the most thrilling and adventurous treks in Nepal. Give us a chance to serve you with our services, we won’t give a reason to repent your decision.

In case of minor problem, we carry medical kits and altitude chambers to take care of the situations as per the requirement. In some cases, there might be some changes in the itinerary as per the situation which is handled by the leader/guide of the group for the mitigation of possible risks ahead in the future. In any serious situation, we have the evacuation procedure with the help of the extremely professional and experienced team members.

Though, you will be provided with the basic necessities for this trek, you have to manage clothing to get rid of the frost bites as you go to the highest altitude where the weather is pretty unpredictable. Knee cap, layered clothes, snow googles, trekking shoes, thermal inner wear, windproof jackets, down jackets etc. are the few personal things that are really important for this trek. Among these important things, you can buy or rent few of these items here in Nepal.

Normally, during this trek, it is good to have veg foods and eggs to keep you fit and healthy throughout the journey. And, pure drinking water is available throughout this trek.

If you want to customize the trek as per your comfort and we try to manage accordingly. Along with this, after you arrive in Kathmandu, the very next day you can spend in Kathmandu as it has lots of beautiful places and temples with huge religious importance and belief. This city tour helps you get rid of jetlag and all your discomfort during your journey.

The best time to go would be in the fall, perhaps in September or early October, since the Everest Panorama Trek takes place over a two-day period. Clear skies, reasonably steady weather, and ideal trekking conditions in the Everest region are all present during this time of year. Owing to low cloud cover and superb visibility, the autumnal months offer the finest opportunity to see the Himalayan peaks, including Everest, however they are not always available.

September and early October usually see dry weather with comfortable daytime temperatures for trekking. This window coincides with the conclusion of the monsoon season, which lowers the likelihood of rain and guarantees more distinct views. Time constraints may mean that the journey can only cover a small portion of the route, but within this short time, the autumn months provide the finest chance to take in the breathtaking splendor of the Everest region.

Review

  • star ratingExpereinced, Thoughtful, Informative uide - Arjun was my guide for a Everest Base Camp. Excellent guiding experience and informative of his country and the areas features as we hiked, He had the trip well planned... read more

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    January 1, 2018

    star ratingI travelled with my husband to Nepal and we contacted access the Asia to help us on our trekking to base camp. It was one of the best experience in... read more

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    February 15, 2017

    star ratingKathmandu/Everest Base Camp - Best trek ever! The staff, especially Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive through the entire trip starting with the airline losing my luggage, trekking to base camp, and returning... read more

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    May 15, 2018
  • star ratingI did the Everest Base Camp trek and returned for the Mera Peak Climbing with Access The Asia. Mountain Guide Arjun was superb! Great organization, local knowledge of the region... read more

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    March 30, 2018

    star ratingFantastic service, fantastic people!! - Access the Asia are a great company - I was well looked after from the moment I contacted them. Arjun helped me tailor a trek to suit what I wanted... read more

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    April 24, 2017

    star ratingFantastic, personalized service! An unforgettable way to see Nepal! - Arjun and team is your best choice for exploring Nepal. Just recently completed the Nar-Phu Valley track with Mesokanto-La Pass, two weeks of trekking through amazing villages “off the beaten... read more

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    November 21, 2018
  • star ratingHighly recommend Access the Asia. Will definitely trek with them again! - Excellent service all around. Tailored itinerary which was great for us. Comprehensive service from the day we arrived to the day we left. Arjun runs a tight ship, and is... read more

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    October 25, 2018

    star ratingtraumtour zum everest bacecamp  - in einer kleinen gruppe von drei personen begleitete uns arjun von der agentur access the asia,ich reise viel hatte aber noch nie so einen guten service.arjun hat sich um alles... read more

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    December 10, 2017

    star ratingEverest Base Camp  - Words can never express the love, respect, admiration and sentiment I have with Nepal. I was completely and utterly blown away with such a wonderful gem of a country. Outside... read more

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    January 15, 2018
  • star ratingGreat Trekking Experience with a Great Team - Mr. Arjun did a great job, He is always fun to be around and very helpful person. He took good care of us and described everything on the way so... read more

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    February 16, 2017

    star ratingEverest Basecamp Trekking - In February 2018 we did a Basecamp Trekking Tour with Arjun as our guide. It was an unforgettable experience and Arjun always tried to make everything as comfortable for us... read more

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    February 26, 2018

    star ratingHighly recommend - Arjun was our brilliant tour guide when we trekked base camp. He was professional, kind and extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend

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    April 22, 2019
  • star ratingTrekking mit Arjun - Namaste.

    Nach einem 2 wöchigen Trekking Richtung Everest Base Camp mit Arjun muss ich mich sehr für diese unvergesslichen Trip bedanken. Man merkte von der ersten Sekunde an, dass... read more

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    May 1, 2019

    star ratingAwesome Experience with team in Pokhara last months. Highly dedicated access the asia team with many experience in tourism sector.

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    star ratingWild Dreams Also Come True - I have done the Everest Base Camp trek with Arjun and it was undoubtedly the most memorable trek of my life as I finished my 3 years travels on top... read more

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