Everest Panorama Trekking

10 Days

Overview

Everest Panorama Trek can be your best choice if you are seeking a short, easy, and exciting adventure in the Khumbu region. This trek skips enormous altitudes and challenging alpine landscapes like rugged and barren, steep rocky paths, glacier moraines, snow and ice-covered slopes, etc. So, it is an excellent option for trekkers who want to view the towering mountains from a close range while avoiding excessively high altitudes and rigorous terrain. The Everest Panorama Trek, which is completed within 8 to 10 days, is the perfect fit for people who have only limited time. They can explore the diverse highland scenery and appreciate the fantastic views of Mount Everest and other stunning Himalayas ranges in the Everest region within a concise duration.

While traversing the adventurous trails in the foothills of the Himalayas during the Everest Panorama Trek, you will always have Mount Everest as a captivating backdrop. As you ascend further into the elevations, the views of the sky-craping snow-coated peaks get even sharper and better. With Everest Panorama trekking, you can enjoy a majestic 360-degree panoramic view of the striking Himalayas, including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and other mountains in the Khumbu region. One of the trek’s highlights is a hike to Everest View Hotel to witness the gratifying views of Mount Everest and several other snow-covered peaks. Likewise, the magnificent vista of the hills and Himalayas from the Tengboche Monastery also cannot be simply overlooked.

The Everest Panorama Trek may be abbreviated in duration, but it is certainly not lacking in any aspect, from encountering the natural wonders of the Everest region to exposing you to its rich history and culture. Rather, this trek stands out as an easier, more accessible, and manageable choice among the array of trekking options in the Everest region. We recommend all adventure enthusiasts, including the starter trekkers, embark on the Everest Panorama Trek and relish a fabulous experience amidst the embrace of the mountains.

Major Attractions of Everest Panorama Trek

  • Beginning and ending the journey of Everest Panorama Trek with a thrilling and scenic aerial travel between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Short, adventurous journey toward the world’s highest peak, Everest
  • Breathtaking panorama of the incredible Himalayas such as Everest, Lhotse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and several more
  • Passing through vibrant rhododendron woods and culturally rich mountainside villages of Sherpa
  • Crossing the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge, spanning over the Dudh Koshi River
  • Traversing the Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site with enriched insights into the Himalayan vegetation and animals
  • Staying at traditional Sherpa teahouses and glimpsing into their unique cultures, costumes, and everyday life
  • Exploring the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar and experiencing the warm hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Marveling at the panoramic view of Everest and other stunning mountains from the amazing viewpoint, Everest View Hotel (the world’s highest-placed hotel at 3,880 meters)
  • Exploring the Khumjung Monastery and Khumjung Hillary School
  • Visiting and exploring hidden villages like Thame, Khumjung, Monjo, and Syangboche for scenic Himalayan views and deep cultural immersion
  • Visit the spiritual centers of Sherpa, Tengboche monastery, which is the century-old biggest Khumbu monastery

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Natural and Cultural Immersion During Everest Panorama Trek

Natural and Cultural Immersion During Everest Panorama Trek

The Everest Panorama Trek allows you to explore the wonderful natural beauty of the Everest Himalayan region. You will walk through diverse scenic landscapes like vibrant forests, lush hills, glossy rivers, cascading waterfalls, wide pastures, and picturesque villages. Furthermore, trekking across the Sagarmatha National Park area provides you an opportunity to spot animals like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black Bears, etc. Similarly, the rich vegetation and wide variety of rhododendrons and other Himalayan wildflowers of the region will enchant your journey.

During the Everest Panorama Trek, you can have deep immersion into the rich history, unique culture and tradition, and resilient lifestyle of the brave and warm Sherpa people. Additionally, visits to Thame, Khunde, and Khumjung villages will deepen your understanding of the indigenous Sherpa communities in the region. On the other hand, popular festivals of the Everest region, such as, Tiji, Dumje, Mani Rimdu, etc, make your trekking journey colorful. It will be a great experience if your time of visit to this culturally graced destination coincides with these vibrant festivities. The friendly locals will welcome you to participate in their celebration with open arms. Understanding the Sherpa culture, insights into their religious ceremonies, and colorful festival celebrations will make your Everest Panorama trekking journey unforgettable.

Everest Panorama Trek Cost

Everest Panorama Trek Cost

The meticulously crafted package of this exhilarating Everest Panorama Trek costs just US$1,390. This cost is inclusive of food, accommodation, guides, permits, transportation, first aid, and government taxes. These inclusions of facilities ensure that you will enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region.

Furthermore, group discounts are also available: US$1,390 for one adult person, US$1,140 for two to six people, and US$1,090 for more than seven people in a group. Booking as part of a group is an economical approach, as it saves you costs.

With us, you can expect a well-organized Everest Panorama trekking itinerary with experienced guides and other required logistics. Moreover, we will provide a customized itinerary that aligns with your budget, schedule, experience, and fitness level. We can even modify this available package to help you provide a personalized trekking experience based on your interests, preferences, and special requirements.

Everest Panorama Trek Permits

Everest Panorama Trek Permits

  • Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
    • For the first four weeks – US$ 20 per person per week
    • After four weeks – US$ 25 per person per week
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit – NPR 3,000/US$ 23

The Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality Permit is available from the local government of Khumbu. Likewise, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit can be obtained in Kathmandu from the Nepal Tourism Board and also at the entrance of the Park in Monjo.

However, if you are traveling with us, you need not worry about getting the permits. As a registered company, we will arrange and manage permits on your behalf. All you have to do is send us a copy of your passport, visa copies, and two passport-size photographs.

Difficulty Level of Everest Panorama Trek

Phakding

The Everest Panorama trekking in the Khumbu region is a moderate-level journey. You can complete this trek if you have sound health and a considerable level of physical fitness. Even if you are a beginner trekker with no previous trekking experience, you can embark on this exciting adventure.

The trails are well-trodden and distinct, and you do not face any major difficulties in finishing the trek. However, sometimes, you have to traverse rugged and steep mountainous terrains on the way to the destination. On average, you need to cover 4-6 hours of walking distance each day. So, considering such physical demands of the journey, you need to stay prepared with proper stamina and endurance. For an easy and comfortable Everest Panorama Trek, you can train yourself physically by involving in cardiovascular activities like swimming, jogging, dancing, skipping, cycling, etc, and strength-building exercises like push-ups, plank, squats, deadlifts, plunges, etc. The upgraded strength through these trainings helps to overcome long days of trekking over rocky uphill and downhill routes during the journey.

The maximum altitude you will reach during the trek is 3,867 meters above sea level in Tengboche. At this elevation, there is a chance of altitude sickness as its symptoms are generally seen after exceeding 2,500 meters. So, you need to be mindful of altitude sickness and take a gradual pace of ascent, allowing enough time to acclimatize to the elevation.

Altitude Sickness in Everest Panorama Trek

Lukla

The Everest Panorama Trek doesnot take you to significant elevations like that of the Everest Base Camp trek. Still, for several days, you will be staying over 3,000 meters elevation, which presents the possibility of altitude sickness. This is because the air becomes thinner as you ascend more to the higher elevations, and the oxygen level decreases. It takes time for your body to adjust to the lower oxygen environment. So, there is a strategic pause at Namche Bazaar during the journey, which will help to adapt to the high-altitude atmosphere.

The symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, breathlessness, and rapid heartbeat. If you notice any of these symptoms during the Everest Panorama Trek, you need to communicate it with your guide. For immediate treatment, you can either intake a Diamox tablet or descend back to lower elevations until the symptoms disappear. As there is a saying that ‘Prevention is Better than Cure,’ consider the following advice to keep altitude sickness at bay.

  • Consider proper fluid intake to ensure optimal hydration and avoid alcoholic beverages that will dehydrate you
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals
  • Do not rush to the altitude. Take a slow and relaxed pace of ascent, which gives your body ample time to adjust to the increasing heights
  • Give your body time to rest and recover, and do not overexert yourself

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Travel Insurance for Everest Panorama Trek

Travel insurance is important during any remote high-altitude adventures, including the Everest Panorama Trek. This is because there is no saying when these journeys will strike with injuries and accidents. If you have comprehensive travel insurance, then you can rest assured even in emergency conditions. Travel insurance takes care of medical expenses, delays, airline and trip cancellations, losses due to natural disasters, lost baggage, etc. Additionally, insurance with the coverage of emergency evacuation by helicopter is essential if you happen to face unfortunate circumstances and have to retreat from the journey.

For the Everest Panorama Trek, a well-trained, qualified, and experienced Sherpa guide will be accompanying you throughout the journey. He possesses expertise in handling emergencies and holds a certification in first aid. While this trek is relatively short and easy and doesn’t compulsorily require travel insurance, having one counts as helpful if your journey is interrupted by urgencies.

Outline Itinerary: Everest Panorama Trekking

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Take Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding (2640m; 3 -4 hrs trek)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar  (3,445 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 04: Rest day in Namche (3,440 m, 5 hrs)

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek to Namche (3,867 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek back to Lukla  (2,840 m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 08: Fly From Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1,400 m, 45 min)

Day 09: Enjoy a Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu (1,400 m )

Day 10: International Departure to Home Country

Detailed Itinerary : Everest Panorama Trekking

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters/4,594 feet

After you arrive at Kathmandu Airport on an international flight, you will find our airport representative staff waiting for you at the arrival gate. As soon as he sees you, he will greet and welcome you warmly. Next, he will help you with your luggage and take you to get into the private vehicle. A short city drive from the airport to your designated hotel, Maya Boutique Hotel, is sure to be enriching and comfortable. With the views of bustling streets filled with vibrant markets and historic temples, you will reach the hotel.

Upon reaching the hotel, our staff will assist you with check-in procedures. Keep your belongings in place and rest for a while. Freshen up and enjoy lunch at the aesthetic hotel ambiance. After some time, visit our office for a short pre-briefing gathering. Here, you can find all of your fellow trekkers sharing the journey with you. You can meet and greet them and set a tone for the journey lying ahead. In the meeting, our guide will tell you everything about the Everest Panorama trekking adventure, including permits, porters, food, accommodation, safety measures, gear and equipment, dos and don'ts, etc. After this short orientation, you can return to your hotel and enjoy a peaceful night.

Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters/9,184 feet

Phakding Elevation: 2,640 meters/8,659 feet

Flight Duration: 35-40 minutes

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

After waking up, spending the first night in Nepal, enjoy breakfast in the hotel, and be ready to embark on an exciting journey filled with adventure and anticipation. We will receive you at your hotel and transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for a domestic flight to the gateway of the Everest region (Lukla). A short and scenic flight of 35 to 40 minutes from Kathmandu will land you at the small, beautiful airport of Lukla, Tenzing Hillary Airport, or simply Lukla Airport.

Lukla is from where our enticing Everest Panorama Trek begins. After reaching Lukla, we will introduce you to porters and other team members. We will have our lunch at Lukla and after fueling up, we will head out for the trek towards Phakding village. Today’s day of trekking journey is not so long, so, you can take it at a leisurely pace. Start descending through the captivating trails and continue immersing yourself in the magical Everest region landscapes. Enroute, you will pass through various cultural villages of Sherpa like Cheplung, Ghat, etc., and cross the Dudh Koshi River via a metal suspension bridge.

Around 3-4 hours of trek from Lukla will finally take you to the picturesque riverside village of Phakding. You will settle in for the night at one of the cozy Sherpa teahouses in Phakding.

Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters/11,283 feet

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today, we will leave the Phakding village and begin trekking towards the bustling market town, Namche Bazaar. Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a captivating trekking journey through the lush mountainous surroundings. We will follow the trails alongside the Dudh Koshi River banks. Continuing further, you will encounter several suspension bridges over this river. You have to cross each one of those while making the way toward Namche Bazaar. You will also cross the well-known Hillary Suspension Bridge during this course of the trek. The trail further leads to Monjo, where we will register our permits to enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

While traversing through the thick, vibrant forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendrons, you will have an opportunity to witness the diverse plant and animal species of the region. Along the route, you will walk past several villages, ascend and descend the Namche Hill, and finally arrive at the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar welcomes you with a majestic view of the mighty Everest and other surrounding peaks.

Around 11 hours of walking distance from Phakding will reach you at Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche, you can take in its lively atmosphere and reside in a comfortable teahouse, enjoying the warm Sherpa hospitality and delicious hot local meals.

Today, we will spend a leisurely day at Namche Bazaar. On this day, you will rest, acclimatize, and explore the Namche surroundings. Enjoy a nice breakfast and rest till lunchtime. After revitalizing with a nourishing meal, you can leave your belongings at the teahouse and set out to embark on short hikes to the nearby famous places around Namche village. This will help you to properly acclimatize to the altitude while discovering the natural and cultural significance of the place.

We will make our way out of the village through the busy streets lined with shops. We will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, which manifests the rich history, culture, and traditions of the indigenous Sherpa people in the region through traditional clothes, mountaineering artifacts, architectural photographs, etc. We will take a leisurely walk at the nearby Khumjung village and explore the popular Khumjung Monastery. Next, we will pay a visit to one of the oldest schools in the Everest region, Khumjung Hillary School established in 1961 by Sir Edmund Hillary. Afterward, we will take a short hike to viewpoints like Syangboche Hill and Everest View Hotel to marvel at the glorious panorama of Everest and other Khumbu Himalayas. We will explore the Khunde Hospital and traditional stone houses with colorful prayer flags in Khunde village before making our way back to Namche.

After returning to the village, time permitting, you can also interact with the local villagers and learn about the unique culture, tradition, customs, and way of life of these mountainous communities. Enjoy a nutritious, delicious dinner prepared with local crops and fresh vegetables. Spend a restful night at the cozy teahouse accommodation.

Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Max Altitude: 3,870 m

We will start our trek towards the village of Tengboche. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

We might spot some of the wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a Pine Forest. We will then come across a small settlement amidst the alpine woods.

The journey toward Tengboche is through another Pine forest. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it houses the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We will spend the night in a lodge in Tengboche.

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

After enjoying a morning breakfast, we will leave the Tengboche village. We ensure that you see all the highlights of Tengboche before returning to Namche Bazaar. Descending through the route that passes through the lush forest of pine and rhododendrons, we will reach the Debuche village. Next, we will cross the Dudh Koshi River and several suspension bridges. We will walk past villages like Phunki Tenga and Sanasa with the view of fluttering prayer flags, Mani Walls and Chortens.

While retracing our footsteps all the way from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar, the magnificent vistas of Everest and numerous surrounding mountains keep dominating the journey. Finally, we will reach the bustling Namche Bazaar for a joyful overnight stay.

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

The remarkable Everest Panorama Trek culminates once we descend back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Today is the last day of the trek. Rise and shine and enjoy the delicious breakfast at the teahouse in Namche Bazaar in a relaxed way. Then, be prepared to embark on a final trek from this vibrant Sherpa town to the place with the famous Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla.

As you leave Namche Bazaar behind, you need to make a steep descent, which requires careful footing. On the way, you will traverse pine and rhododendron forests with occasional clearings, which helps you catch glimpses of the distancing valley and mountains. Passing through several picturesque villages and crossing the suspension bridges hanging over the Dudh Koshi River, we will continue to retrace our footsteps until we reach Lukla.

Upon arriving at Lukla, our Everest Panorama trekking journey concludes. For the remaining day, you can either explore the nearby surroundings of Lukla or take a rest in the teahouse. Make any final preparations and packing for the upcoming day's flight to Kathmandu. At night, we will enjoy the final meal in this mountainous village of Lukla and take a cozy nap.

Upon waking up in Lukla, you will have a hearty breakfast at the place of your stay (at Sherpa teahouse). Then, we will head towards the Lukla Airport to board an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. As you take off on an exhilarating flight from Lukla Airport, the highland regions are left behind. You can see the stunning distancing views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. After around 40 minutes of flight from the scenic Lukla Airport, we will land at the domestic terminal of the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Arriving in Kathmandu means that our adventurous Everest Panorama trekking journey has come to an end. After landing at the airport, you will be swiftly escorted to your respective hotel, where you can enjoy your lunch and simply relax. For the rest of the day, feel free to spend the time the way you like.

After returning to the capital from an adventurous journey, it is a good idea to plan some relaxing, refreshing, and entertaining activities. After enjoying a leisurely lunch at your hotel, prepare to set out for the exciting tour of the Kathmandu Valley.

Today, we will spend a full-day sightseeing tour at various historical, cultural, architectural, and religious sites of Kathmandu. For your informative trip, we will hire a professional and region-familiar city guide who can speak English fluently. Through this guided excursion, the knowledge of our expert guide will help you learn in-depth about the history and religious significance of each site.

You will visit the popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley, such as the historic Royal Palaces (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square), sacred Pashupatinath Temple, and colossal Bouddhanath and Swyambhunath Stupa. Feel free to take photos and videos to keep as a memory of your incredible trip. Riding in a luxurious private car, you will finish visiting the important monuments of the city. Afterward, we will return you to your hotel for a short rest and refreshment break.

Do not hesitate to take one last opportunity to explore any remaining city attractions. In the evening, consider exploring the local markets, sampling traditional street foods from the roadside vendors, and purchasing souvenirs back home at the stalls in the bustling narrow alleys of the city. At early night, you are warmly requested to attend our farewell dinner party and enjoy the taste of the traditional local dishes one final time.

Today is the day when our 10-day Everest Panorama Trek itinerary comes to an end. Wake up early in the morning and enjoy the final breakfast at your hotel. Take some brief time to review your packing and prepare for your departure. Wait patiently until our airport representative member comes to receive you at your hotel. Once he reaches there, check out of your hotel and get in a private vehicle for an airport transfer to catch a homeward flight.

Our representative staff will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu on time, according to your flight schedule. After you get to the airport, complete the security and check-in procedures and board a flight home. We would like to see you soon in your next adventure with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is Everest Base Camp Trek difficult or easy?

Generally, the trek is not as hard as it sounds. It is rated as a moderate level hike. To get to Everest Base Camp, the trail traverse through many different Sherpa settlements. Also, the trail traverse through a huge variety of the terrain.

There are easy flat trails and difficult steep climbs but overall it is manageable for someone with little or no trekking experience. Also, the itinerary is designed with enough extra days for acclimatization. If you need, you can even spend extra days.

Q2. How much fit do I need to be to complete the Everest Base Camp trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek. You will get enough time to acclimatize with the high altitude.

During the trek, you have to walk for 7-8 hours per day. Even slow walkers can manage comfortably, walking at own pace. But for this, a reasonable fitness is required.

However, if you train your body before the trek, it’ll help to build endurance level. The more fit you are, the trekking will be more enjoyable. You can go for a day hike in your home country. You can do daily exercise like jogging, running, and cycling.

But if you have heart and lungs problem you should consult with your doctor. Be aware, that the medical facilities on the trail are very hard to find and if you find by chance it’s very basic.

Also, due to the steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and some moraine walking, Everest Base Camp trek is hostile to anyone with knee problems.

Q3. Am I prone to altitude sickness?

During the Everest Base Camp trek, there is a high risk of altitude sickness (read: how to prevent altitude sickness in EBC). It is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). No matter how fit you are altitude sickness can hit you. Careful! it can be fatal.

The effect of altitude is likely to come once you’re above 3,000 meters. The initial symptoms of altitude sickness are as follows:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • A persistent headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness, fatigue, heavy legs
  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Insomnia

The above symptoms of AMS need to be taken seriously. The only cure for altitude sickness is to descend to the lower elevation immediately. Although there is no way to train your body against altitudes, there are some ways you can prevent it :

  • Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Do not smoke, drink alcoholic and high caffeinated drinks
  • Eat high-calorie food

Q4. How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek take?

This depends upon the route you take and the number of days you spend in acclimatization.

Normally, Everest Base Camp trek can be done in 12-16 days. You can also extend the itinerary from 19-22 days and opt Three Passes Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek. If you want to explore more of the Everest region then these places are worth to visit!

Q5. What kind of accommodation is available along the trekking route?

During the trek, you’ll spend most of the nights in tea houses. Tea houses is a synonym of guesthouses. The rooms are very simple but comfortable to sleep. In some places, you might have to use the squatting toilets. On the Everest trekking route till Namche Bazaar, there are many luxurious lodges and hotels. Here you’ll find a luxurious room with attached bathroom and hot shower. As you move to higher altitudes “don’t expect luxurious accommodation”! Check: Everest Base Camp Accommodation Guide

Q6. What kind of food is available?

There are a variety of foods in Nepal you can try. During the trekking period, you’ll spend a lot of time in tea houses. Almost all the tea houses have the same food menu.

For breakfast, you’ll get boiled or cooked eggs, bread-butter-jam, pancakes, boiled potatoes, cereals and many more.

For meals, the most preferred dish is Nepalese traditional food “Dal-Bhat”. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentil, chutney, salad, and meat (optional) cooked in Nepalese style.

Q7. Is drinking water easily available?

Yes, throughout the trail you’ll get mineral, boiled or tap water. Mineral water is safe but it is costly especially at higher elevation. The cost of mineral water per liter ranges from USD 1-3.5 from start to the end of the trek.

Another alternative is to carry a spare water bottle and get them filled in teahouses. The tea houses will sell boiled water at a relatively cheaper rate.

Although, you can save money by using reusable water bottle and water purification tablets. It’s cheaper,also controls environment pollution. On the trail, there are enough water taps, you can use purifying tablets and drink.

Q8. Do I need travel insurance for Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you need to purchase travel insurance and make sure it covers altitude upto 6,000 meters. Everest Base Camp trek goes above 5,000 m above sea level. Most of the travel insurance policies will not cover you over 3,000 m.

Medical treatment at high altitude can be expensive as it often involves a helicopter airlift rescue. So, a general insurance is not enough for this trek. Before purchasing the packages you must read terms and condition very carefully.

Besides altitude, you may fall sick in the new surrounding, make sure to have all necessary vaccinations prior to going abroad.

Similarly, while traveling your luggage might get lost or stolen or damaged. You may have to loose expensive trekking equipment. Thus, make sure your travel insurance covers for lost, stolen and damaged luggage.

Also, if you’re doing side trips to Island Peak, then it’s best to get the travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation up to 6,000 m.

Q9. When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time for Everest Base Camp trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). October is the most popular time for this trek. The views are good and the weather conditions is moderate.

During March and April, expect warm and sunny days. There will be very little or no rainfall. The skies are clear with an amazing view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges.

Since May is the expedition month, you’ll see Base Camp full of colorful tents and climbers. Especially in the month of April and May, you’ll walk through the blossoming Rhododendron forests.

Besides, if you love solitude, then the monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) are the great time to do it. But it solely depends on how well you cope with the extreme weather conditions.

Also, while trekking during this time, you need to prepare yourself for flight delays and cancellations. Be aware the trail conditions can be difficult. Compared to the winter season, the visibility can be poor during monsoon.

So, if you go trek in winter you need to be prepared with the right clothing for challenging temperatures. Winter trek can be rewarding though. It could be an exciting way to celebrate Christmas and New Years.

Although the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is Spring and Autumn, the trail is overcrowded. During this time, the tea houses are often packed by trekkers. You have to pre-book for accommodation and flight.

Q10. Do I need a guide/a porter/ a porter-guide?

Although hiring a guide or porter while trekking in Everest region is not mandatory, trekking with a guide or a porter is more safe and enjoyable. A guide is a person who will look after all aspects of your trek. They’ll arrange flight tickets, rooms, meals and camping gears. They’ll also brief you about the history of the village, monastery, the local culture, and traditions.

A porter is someone who’ll carry your baggage for you. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks comfortably. But at the same time, they may not know the trekking route well and may not speak English.

A poter-guide will speak some English, carry loads and do some basic guiding. They’ll help you to get the room, communicate with the locals, show the way, and explain the local culture and traditions.

Besides, if you want to enjoy the solitude, you can do a solo trek. The trekking route is well-marked and busy, so you may not need a guide to find the way.

However, to cross less crowded and difficult trail like the Cho-La Pass and Renjo La Pass a guide, a porter or a porter-guides are recommended.

Q11. Can I charge my electronic devices?

Along the route most of the tea houses have electricity powered by solar. Charging your electronic devices will cost you some money especially at the higher elevation.

During the trek, to save some money, you can carry spare batteries for your camera, iPod.

Also, during the peak trekking season, teahouses are packed  with trekkers. So, you may not get free space for charging your devices. In that case, you can charge your devices after paying few dollars to the lodge owners.

Q12. Is trekking permit required for Everest Base Camp trek?

Yes, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit are needed.

For TIMS card, you can apply in Nepal Tourism Board office in Thamel. There are three different types of TIMS card. Each card is different in color and cost.

The first one is organized TIMS card is blue in color cost USD 10. The second one is freelance individual trekkers card is green in color cost USD 20. The third one is SAARC Country TIMS card is red in color cost USD 3.

Note: You do not need TIMS card to trek to EBC. A local permit costing USD20 works for this trek

Sagarmatha National Park Permit can be issued either in Kathmandu or directly in Monjo. The cost of this permit is USD 30 + 13% Govt. Tax. The cost is same for individual trekker and organized trekkers.

While trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp you need Gaurishankar National Park entry permits. The cost of permits is USD 20 and it’s same for both individual and organized trekkers.

Q13. Is tipping the guide or porter mandatory?

No, tipping the guide or porter is not mandatory while trekking in Nepal. But it’s always appreciated. At the end of the trek, if you’re really satisfied with their job you can show your appreciation through a small gratitude.

Q14. Do I need to bring camping gear?

No, you don’t have to bring unless you want to camp. Everest Base Camp trek is a teahouse trek. There are a lot of tea houses along the entire trekking route.

Q15. Is there are any alternative way to see a close-up view of Mt. Everest without walking for longer days?

If you don’t have an ample of time for the Everest Base Camp trek, you can take a day’s Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour around the Everest region to get a close-up view of the Himalayan ranges.

Q16. Do I need to bring all the necessary gears or can I get in Nepal?

This is totally optional. There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu that sell trekking gears. You’ll find few other shops in some places along the trek route too.

Apart from high quality and popular branded stores, you’ll also find many other shops selling a high-quality copy of these brands but at a relatively cheap price.

Apart from this, you can also rent most of the trekking gears and equipments from Kathmandu. The rental cost is quite cheap, it doesn’t exceed more than $3-4 per day.

Right trekking gear can make or break your entire journey. So, it is not advisable to compromise on the quality especially when it comes to down jacket, sleeping bags, and hiking boots. Check this Packing list for Everest Region Trek to get more idea.

Q17. Is there any chance of a flight delay or cancellation either in Kathmandu and Lukla?

Since the weather in the mountainous region is quite unpredictable there may be a chance of flight cancellations or delays. But that does not mean it is frequent.

The heavy rainfall, strong winds, and blinding fog may cause such inconveniences in your flight.

However, during the best trekking seasons (spring and autumn) the chances of flight cancellation and delay are comparatively lesser than in off seasons (monsoon and winter).

In case of flight delays or cancellation, you have two options: either charter a helicopter or travel by road to Salleri (approximately 11 hours by private jeep).

If you opt for the first option then we’ll arrange the charter flight. Where you have to fly with six people and the price per person will be approximately USD 350 per person.

Another option is by extending a trip for two days and travel from Kathmandu to Salleri by private jeep. Normally, the jeep carries 6 passengers and costs NPR 25,000 per private jeep.

Likewise, if a delay occurs at the beginning of the trip, then you can either wait for few more days or opt for an alternative trek like Annapurna Base Camp.

Also, if you’re not interested in taking an alternative trip and wish to do Everest Base Camp Trek, then you can opt for Everest Base Camp Luxury trek.

Lastly, flight delays or cancellations may happen any time in mountain flights so we request you to add extra days on your itinerary and have patience.

Further, in case of flight cancellation, your costs of flight will be refunded.

Send us an email at himalayasonfoot@gmail.com or directly call, viber and WhatsApp at +9779851060902 to book this trek or for any queries you may have.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • International and Domestic Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • 3 nights at ( Maya Boutique Hotel) in Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodations during the trek in lodge/ tea house
  • English speaking Sherpa guide with his insurance and salary
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (inclusive of airport tax)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if NECESSARY (return after the trek)
  • First Aid Kit and Oximeter
  • Full day kathmandu sightseeing with car and English speaking Guide
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Airport)
  • Porter's Cost not included (Hireable with additional cost)
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses, drinking water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills, wifi, hot shower, battery charge etc.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot showe& internet charge
  • Tipping the guide and porters (15% of the total cost is expected)
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section
  • Entry fees in Kathmandu when you are sightseeing

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Packing List for Everest Panorama Trek

Gear and Equipment

  • Trekking backpack
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Small side bag for quick access to essential items like gloves, snacks, suncream etc
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Uv protected sunglasses

Clothing

  • Sun hat
  • Beanie
  • Scarf
  • Cotton T-shirts
  • Woolen trousers
  • Flexible hiking pants
  • Thermal tops and buttons
  • Lalf/long-sleeved shirt
  • Sweatproof leggings
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Insulated gloves
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Set of underclothes
  • Sports bra (for women)

Footwear

  • Worn-in trekking boots
  • Sport shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Moisture-wicking warm socks
  • Slippers or flipflops for teahouses

First Aid Kit Items

  • Pain killers
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Anti-diarrheal medicines
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Blister treatment
  • Tweezers
  • Inspect repellent
  • Thermometer
  • Oral rehydration slats (in case of dehydration)
  • Diamox tablet (for altitude sickness)
  • Gauze pads

Personal Care Items

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Wash towel
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Body spray
  • Deodorants
  • Lip balm
  • SPF 50 + suncream
  • Body wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Small mirror
  • Shaving gel or cream
  • Razor
  • After shaving lotion
  • Sanitary pads
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail brush
  • Hairbrush/comb

Miscellaneous Items

  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Binoculars
  • Portable charger
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Water-purifying tablets or drops
  • Game sets
  • Diary and pen

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Everest Panorama Trekking
Group Discount Available
From $1,090
/ Adult
No. of person Price
1 - 1 US$ 1390
2 - 6 US$ 1140
7 + US$ 1090
  • Easy
  • 3985 m
  • Flight/Public/Private Vehicle
  • Spring/Autumn
  • 10 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Hotel/Lodge/Tea House
  • 2-20 PAX

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