Everest Panorama Trek –Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, you will be joining a welcome dinner hosted by one of our team leaders. Enjoy the delicious meal, along with a short briefing about the Everest Panorama trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 m) | Trek to Phakding (2640m) | 5 hrs trek.
Early morning you will be transferred by one of our representatives and your guide for the trek to the Kathmandu airport from where we will take a flight to Lukla that will take us about 35 minutes. At Lukla, we will meet our porters and will head north from the airstrip to Chablung (2700 m). Here, we will cross the Tharo Koshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge, we can see the peak of Mt. Kusum Kangru (6367 m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond the Tharo Koshi, the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590 m). We will cross a ridge marked with creatively painted Mani stones and climb to Phakding, where we will spend our first night among the mountains. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
From Phakding, staying on the west side of the bank of the river, we walk through the valley of the Dudh Koshi River. We then climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2710 m). We continue the trail alongside the river. The trail climbs through villages covered with magnificent forests of rhododendrons, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers spread particularly in this portion of the trek, making it a blissful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola River and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840 m). Just beyond Monjo, the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect an area of 1148 sq. km, surrounding the great Mt. Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky climb and crosses over the Dhud Koshi River on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830 m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley, we reach the hustling and bustling town of the region, Namche Bazaar (3445 m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in this region and features a numerous number of shops, hotels, and restaurants. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike to Everest View Hotel.
Acclimatization is important before proceeding any higher. Today, we will take a day hike through the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790 m) from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde, passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From Khunde, we follow the trail eastwards to Khumjung, the largest village in Khumbu region which is at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. After enjoying a delicious lunch here, we follow a steep trail descending to Chhorkung (3540 m). From here, it is a quick descent that leads us back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Our route for today towards Tengboche leads in and out of valleys, crossing small ups and downs to the teashops of Kenjoma, eventually to join the trail from Khumjung, passing through a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250 m). From here, the trail climbs steeply through forests and around Mani stones which are followed by the hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche sits at 3880 m. The view from here is thought to be one of the most magnificent sights in the world. Mt. Kwangde (6187m), Mt. Tawachee (6542m), Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kantega and Mt. Thamserku provides an awe-inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We will spend the night at the Tengboche village. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung Village (3789m) | 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Today we return halfway back to Namche Bazaar before starting our hike up to the largest Khumbu settlement of the valley, the Khumjung village. From Khumjung village, we can see a breathtaking view of the Mt. Everest. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek from Khumjung village to Phakding (2652m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Today we descend first towards Namche Bazaar and then slowly continue our way back down the valley. We then walk through a steep trail back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. From Monjo, we walk pass through the abundant forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendrons to Chomoa, the site popularly known for an agricultural project. We cross the Dudh Koshi River to its west bank and continue our way down to Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: Trek from Phakding to Lukla | 4 hrs trek.
Retracing our route back from day one, we walk back to the transit village of Lukla where we have to reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day. Overnight at hotel in Lukla.
Day 09: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Today we fly back to Kathmandu. This early morning flight is because of the location of the airstrip and the clear morning views from the plane is for sure one of the most thrilling flights you’ll ever experience. In the Evening you will be joining us for a wonderful farewell dinner along with a live cultural show. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure.
After breakfast, one of our representatives will drive you to the international airport of Nepal, for you to catch your flight back home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight. We hope to see you again in the future.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.