• Duration 12 Days
  • Country Nepal

The Everest panorama trek is a short and easy adventure in the Khumbu region (Everest region). If you are looking for a quick trip to witness Mount Everest views without the risk of altitude sickness, then this is the ideal trek for you.

You will get to experience the rugged Himalayan trail, diverse climate, beautiful Sherpa villages, and incredible mountain vistas. In less than two weeks, you can complete the Everest panorama trek. Our itinerary is well crafted to provide you ample time in the mountains to enjoy nature.

You will not be rushed. Get a full day in Kathmandu before the trek starts to do some sightseeing and trek preparations. Likewise, after returning to Kathmandu, you get one more full day in the city to rest and shop before your final departure.

Unlike most of the Everest panorama trek packages, this is by far the best in terms of itinerary and cost. The highest point you will touch is the Hotel Everest View, located above Namche Bazaar at 3,962 meters (13,000 ft). You will also explore the Khumjung village, which most of the itineraries do not include.

Highlights

  • A perfect short and easy adventure in the Khumbu region to witness Mount Everest's views
  • Ideal for trekkers looking for a trek with less risk of altitude sickness
  • Explore the lush rhododendron forests, diverse vegetation, and varying climate of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spend nights in beautiful Sherpa villages and get to see their daily lifestyle
  • Hike to the Hotel Everest View, one of the highest luxury hotels in the world
  • Visit the Khumjung monastery and Tenzing Hillary School in Khumjung village
  • Witness beautiful landscapes and stunning mountain views of Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc

What to expect during the Everest panorama trekking?

This trek is also known as the Everest View trek. The Everest panorama trek 12 days is more than an adventure in the Himalayas. Trekkers also get to discover the lush vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park and the lifestyle and culture of the local mountain communities.

Sherpas are one of the major ethnic groups of the Khumbu region. You will get to have a close glimpse of their life. Enjoy their warm hospitality and friendliness. Visit ancient monasteries and stupas. The trekking route ascends and descends through rhododendron and magnolia forests.

You will cross numerous suspension bridges on the way. From Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the trail is steep. You will spend two nights in Namche Bazaar and hike to the Hotel Everest View. Likewise, you will also hike to Tengboche village, where you will visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region.

The trek further takes you to the Khumjung village. In this village, you will visit the ancient Khumjung monastery and Tenzing Hillary School. While trekking, exploring, and experiencing all these things, you will witness some of the most beautiful mountain panoramas.

Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), etc are some of the notable mountains seen during the Everest Panorama trek.

Less risk of altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the biggest hurdles of Himalayan trekking. The moment you go above 2,500 meters from sea level, the risk of altitude sickness drastically increases.

Even though the Everest panorama trek goes above 2,500 meters, this trek has comparatively less risk of altitude sickness than the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes treks in the Khumbu region.

First thing, our Everest panorama trek itinerary is designed to allow travelers to adjust to the elevation and also have an acclimatization day. The journey is relaxed, so you will get ample time to adapt to the Himalayan environment and avoid altitude sickness.

How to train for the Everest panorama trek in Nepal?

Training for a few weeks is important before joining any trek in Nepal, including the Everest panorama trek 12 days. It is because of the rugged Himalayan trail that demands good stamina, strength, and endurance.

Whatever the trek's difficulty level is, you will need these three things. Even an easy Everest trek like this one involves long hours of ascending and descending every day. So, you have to be physically and mentally prepared.

Thankfully, the training is simple for this trek- get active. Regular walks, swimming, day hiking, cycling, running, strength training, etc, are some great ways to improve your stamina, strength, and endurance before the trek starts.

Who can do the Everest panorama trek? Are you ready for the journey?

The Everest panorama trek is a beginner-friendly trek. Therefore, trekkers without previous experience can do this trek. However, participants have to be in good health and can walk 5 to 6 hours a day on average.

Likewise, this trek also takes you up to 3,962 meters (13,000 ft) above sea level. If you have lung issues or any kind of medical problem that may get triggered because of high altitude, consider consulting your doctor before joining the trek.

Nevertheless, the Everest panorama trek is for all regular individuals who want to experience Himalayan trekking!

A few other beginner-friendly trekking options in Nepal

Not many people know, but Nepali has a good number of beginner-friendly trekking routes. These routes are moderate in difficulty, like the Everest panorama trek. Some of them are the Pikey Peak trek, Langtang Valley trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Mohare Danda trek, Mardi Himal trek, etc.

Everest panorama trek packing list

You will need to pack the following things for the Everest panorama trek in Nepal:

  • Comfortable, light-weight underwear
  • Trekking t-shirts and pants
  • Base and thermal layers
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and pant
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Gloves, socks, scarf, beanie, sun hat, etc
  • Trekking boots and a casual pair of shoes/slippers
  • Duffel bag and daypack
  • Trekking pole, map, reusable water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries, first aid, snacks (SPF, lip balm, wet tissues, toilet paper, deodorant, moisturizer, crack bandage, insect repellent, muscle cramp spray, nuts, bars, etc)
  • Camera, adapter, charger, power bank
  • Journal/pen and traveler games (optional)
  • Cash, documents

Everest panorama trek with Adventure Treks Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas includes several behind-the-scenes work, from booking accommodation in the mountains to obtaining permits, hiring a guide and porter, arranging transportation, etc.

We, Adventure Treks Nepal, help you with all these logistics. Our team are professionals and have been organizing treks for foreigners for many years. With our support, you can do the Everest panorama trek safely and freely.

We also customize the Everest panorama trek as per our guest's requests. Not to mention, our Everest panorama trek cost is also the most reasonable, and the service you will get surpasses the amount. Bookings are open for the Everest panorama trek 2024/2025 departure.

Itinerary

*Note: You can include guided sightseeing of these monuments at a very affordable price.

Trip Plan
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You will arrive in Kathmandu on this day. Our team will take care of your airport-to-hotel commute. They will pick you up in a private four-wheeler and help you with luggage.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

Start the day with a guided sightseeing of some of the tourist sites in Kathmandu. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square with our friendly guide. These monuments present a glimpse of Nepali art, architecture, and culture.

After the tour, the guide will drop you back at the hotel. On the remaining day, you will prepare for the trek. Meet with your mountain guide and learn about the trek plan. Purchase any last-minute trekking gear and pack your duffle bags.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla on this day. As per the time of the year, you will take the Lukla flight either from Kathmandu Airport or Ramechhap Airport. You will leave your hotel around 1:00 AM and drive 4 to 5 hours to reach Ramechhap Airport to catch a morning flight to Lukla if trekking in the spring or autumn seasons.

From Lukla, follow a downhill route and descend to Phakding village. You will trek via rhododendron forests, crossing several suspension bridges and small settlements. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoy the view of Mt. Khumbila and Kongde Ri on the way.

  • Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek
  • Distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through rhododendrons and magnolia forests. The entire route is connected with many suspension bridges along with the long Hillary Suspension Bridge. Register your permits at the police checkpoint upon reaching Monjo. From here, follow the uphill route that steeply goes via dense forests to Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

This is your acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This rest day will help you avoid altitude sickness. You will spend the morning hiking to one of the highest hotels in the world, Everest View Hotel. The view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam are phenomenal from here. After the hike, return to Namche Bazaar to spend the remaining day.

  • Max Altitude: 3,962 m/13,000 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Distance: 9.6 km/5.9 miles

The trail from Namche Bazaar follows uneven hillsides to Kyangjuma. From here, descend to Phungi Thanga and follow an uphill route to Tengboche village. You will visit Tengboche monastery here and get to see a superb view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam from here.

  • Max Altitude: 3,860 m/12,660 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Distance: 9.6 km/5.9 miles

From Namche Bazaar, you will hike to the Khumjung village. The trail follows uneven hillsides. In this village, you will visit the ancient Khumjung monastery and also get to explore the Tenzing Hillary School. Spend time with the locals, seeing their daily lifestyle. Please do not feel shy to talk to them.

  • Max Altitude: 3,790 m/12,434 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles

From Khumjung village, you will retrace the trail to Phakding. Trek back to Namche Bazaar and descend from here through lush forests.

  • Max Altitude: 2,610 m/8,563 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Distance: 15 km/9.3 miles

From Phakding, the trail ascends along the Dudh Koshi River to Lukla. You will cross many suspension bridges on the way and also trek via small settlements. The entire route goes through lush rhododendrons and magnolia forests.

  • Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu. You will take a morning flight. Upon landing, the guide will drop you at your hotel. The remaining day is leisure. You can spend as you wish.

  • Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 35 minutes flight

You have a full day free in Kathmandu. Spend as you wish. Visit famous tourist sites and get to know Nepali culture, art, and architecture closely. Do not forget to buy souvenirs as today is your last day in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You will depart from Kathmandu today. Our team will drop you at the airport and bid you our last goodbyes.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
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Cost Details
Included
  • All Transport (Private).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Duffle Bag using for Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Domestic Flight with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking Guide and Porters food and accommodation, wages etc.
  • Everest panorama trekking Trekking map.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National park permits fee.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • Khumbu pasang lhamu rural municipality entry permit fee.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS).
  • All Government taxes Income tax plus VAT 13%.
  • Office services charge.
  • Water purification tablets.
Excluded
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days) (US$ 30 for 15 days) you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower, Wi-Fi etc during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.
Essential Information

Permits needed for the Everest panorama trek

For the Everest panorama trek, you will need two permits- the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit & the Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit. Our team will obtain these permits on your behalf in advance. Both permit fees are included in our package cost. They cost USD 20 and USD 30, respectively, per person.

The Everest panorama trek difficulty

The Everest panorama trek difficulty is easy/moderate. It is a beginner-friendly trekking program. If this is your first time trekking in the Himalayas, then you can consider the Everest panorama trek. This trek has a perfect balance of adventure, peace, and experience.

Follow rugged trails via lush forests and cross many thrilling suspension bridges on the way. The trails either run through forests or uneven cliffsides. The tourist facilities along the Everest panorama trail are also fantastic, so you will not have a very hard time.

Prevent altitude sickness

To prevent altitude sickness during the Everest panorama trek, you should do the following things:

  • Drink at least 2 liters of water every day
  • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Have caffeine at a limit
  • Do not rush and maintain your pace
  • Listen to your body, and if you feel any discomfort, inform your guide
  • Eat enough food and get plenty of rest

The best time to do the Everest panorama trekking

The best times to do the Everest panorama trekking are March to May (spring) and late September to November (autumn). These months are the top trekking months in Nepal because of the stable weather and moderate climate in the Himalayas.

You will not have to face delays or cancellations on the Lukla flights. Likewise, the entire route in the lower elevation blossoms with diverse vegetation and flowers. You will see clear mountain views throughout the trail.

Ensure your safety with travel insurance: helicopter evacuation coverage is mandatory

Travel insurance is important to provide immediate helicopter rescue from the mountain if any unseen situation occurs. Your travel insurance must cover medical bills and helicopter evacuation up to 4,000 meters for the Everest panorama trek. Without adequate insurance coverage, you may not be allowed to join the trek.

Lodge accommodation and fantastic food options along the trail

The Everest panorama trek has lodge accommodation in the mountains. It is basic accommodation for the trekkers. Rooms are twin-shared, and washrooms are made outside of the lodges. If you prefer single rooms, you have to pay extra money.

Both squat toilets and Western-style toilets are available. Services like hot showers, charging, and WiFi in the lodges cost extra money. Meals are also provided as per the menu of the lodge.

You will get excellent food items to choose from. For instance, dal bhat, momo, thukpa, pizza, burgers, pasta, French fries, pancakes, soups, porridge, oatmeals, chapati, stew, curries, etc, are available in most of the places.

How to obtain travel insurance for the Everest panorama trek in Nepal?

Nepal offers on-arrival visas to travelers from many countries. However, travelers from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and refugees with travel documents have to obtain a travel visa for Nepal in their country.

They are not eligible for an on-arrival visa in Nepal. If you are from these countries, apply for a travel visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate Office in your country.

FAQs

The Everest panorama trek is a moderate trek. It is one of the most doable treks in the Everest region, ideal for all age groups. Previous trekking experience and strong fitness are not required. Any general individual can do the Everest panorama trek.

You will cover approximately 55 kilometers on the Everest panorama trek, including the hike to the Hotel Everest View. Every day, you will trek 6 to 9 kilometers.

Yes, you can customize the Everest panorama trek as per your wish. You can make changes to the itinerary and services included in the package. Likewise, you can also pick your preferred trekking day.

No, you will not trek to the Everest Base Camp on this trek. However, you have the option to extend your Everest panorama trek to EBC. The highest point you will touch during this trek is Hotel Everest View, situated at 3,962 meters (13,000 ft) from sea level.

Yes, beginner trekkers can do the Everest panorama trekking. If you can walk 6 hours a day, you can do this trek without any worry.

The commercial Lukla flight alternatives are helicopter flight and drive to Jiri or Phaplu and trek 3 to 5 days to reach Lukla.

Yes, tips are expected by the driver, guide, and porter at the end of their service. Tipping is custom in Nepal and very much appreciated. You can tip as much as you wish.

Apart from the Everest panorama trek cost, you can expect expenses such as tips, shopping, food and drinks in Kathmandu, additional services like hot shower, WiFi & charging in the mountain, international flight tickets, travel insurance, etc.

To obtain a Nepal travel visa, you can visit the Consulate Office or the Nepalese Embassy in your country. Likewise, travelers from many countries can also apply for an on-arrival visa that they can obtain upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport.

If you cancel the Everest panorama trek, you will get a refund after the cancellation charge deduction. The amount depends on the date you cancel the trek. The sooner you cancel the trek from its starting day, the lesser the cancellation charge you will pay.