Everest Panorama Trek
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Overview

Everest Panorama Trek 9 days is the choice for you if you’re looking for a fine short trek in the Khumbu region. The Khumbu or Everest region of Nepal is a world-famous choice for trekkers all around the world. After all, it houses the treks like Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, and more.

All of these treks take you to altitudes above 5000m. For instance, the vantage point of Everest Base Camp is Kala Patthar (5545m). The same point for Gokyo is Gokyo Ri (5400m) and the elevations of three passes are Renjo La (5340m), Kongma La (5550m), Cho La (5420m). What’s common in these treks is the altitude and the fact that they are very challenging.

So, you might wonder ‘Is there any way to avoid these challenges and yet explore the Everest region?’ The answer is yes and the journey is Everest Panorama Trek. The main purpose of trekking to Everest Base Camp is the wonderful views of majestic peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc. And Everest Panorama trek fulfills that purpose very well. Plus, it completes within nine days and won’t take you to overwhelming altitudes.

Thus, it’s the best trek for those who want to have glimpses of towering mountains but avoid rigorous terrain and have less time of visit. Even though the trekking experience is short, it has additional highlights like the Tengboche Monastery, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung monastery, and more. Hence, you won’t have to worry that you’ll explore anything less.

The trip begins with a short and scenic flight from the capital city to Lukla. Embarking the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is a great challenge in itself. Afterward, you will head to different villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung every other day.

These destinations take you through trials of Himalayan foothills. The backdrop of the Everest range will accompany you all the time. Moreover, the path covers beautiful rivers, streams, glossy glaciers, and thick alpine forests. The whole area is pristine and full of unique flora & fauna.

After all, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site. It’s home to animals like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan bear, etc. Similarly, the vegetation includes and ranges from pine and hemlock forests with fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron, scrub, and many alpine plants.

Now, about the local people, you will meet the warmest people here. Most of the people are Sherpas and they are one of the native Tibetan ethnic groups. They have been living in such mountainous regions for centuries and know the places well. They will not only serve you but also guide & help you if needed.

Thus, you get to delve into their unique lifestyle, culture, and tradition. They also celebrate popular festivals like the Khumbu festival, Tiji, Mani Rimdu, Mitha, and more. It would be great if you’re there during these festive seasons. They will welcome you wholeheartedly and be a part of their celebration.

So, in every aspect, Everest Panorama Trek isn’t less. Rather, it’s an easier choice amongst all the treks that are available in the Everest Region. We, Nepal Eco Adventure, recommend everyone especially beginners to do this trek and enjoy a fabulous time on the lap of mountains.

Also, we might have our proposed itinerary but it’s fully flexible as per your comfort & availability. After all, we truly believe in quality service, and not any traveler should be unsatisfied after they choose Nepal Eco Adventure. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the unexplored with us!

Note: We have a complete 12 days Everest panorama trek package which includes hotel and day tour in the package.

Trip Highlights of Everest Panorama Trek 9 Days

  • Delightful short trek, which is one of the easiest options to visit the Everest region
  • Short and scenic flight to Lukla’s challenging yet beautiful airport; Tenzing Hillary airport
  • Glimpses of the world’s tallest peaks including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, and more
  • Explore the lush natural environs of Sagarmatha National Park, also the highest national park in the world
  • Have breakfast in one of the highest placed hotels in the world; Hotel Everest View
  • Mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayas while having breakfast & chilling at the hotel
  • Explore the stretch from Lukla to Phakding while crossing the epic & colorful Hillary suspension bridge
  • Full exploration of Namche Bazaar, the center point for trekkers, and climbers
  • Visit the historic Sherpa market and try the famous homemade yak cheese and butter
  • Go to century-old monasteries like Tengboche (the largest monastery), Khumjung Monastery (with Yeti Scalp)
  • Visit ethnic and unexplored villages like Thame, Khumjung, Monjo, Syangboche
  • Explore the historic Khumjung Hillary School at Khumjung
  • Celebrate the trip completion at one of the highest pubs in Namche
  • Delve into the lifestyle and traditional celebration of local Sherpas
  • Perfect for the one with limited travel and the beginner who haven’t walked higher elevations

Itinerary

Day 1
Flight to Lukla (2875m) | Trek to Phakding (2610)
Lukla Altitude: 2875m Phakding Altitude: 2610m Travel Duration: Half-an-hour of flight & 3-4 hours of walk Walking Distance: 9 km Overnight at: Teahouse You will wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast, and drive towards Tribhuvan International Airport. You will head to the domestic terminal to take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Before going to the airport, make sure you have all the documents with you i.e. passport, visa, copies of travel insurance, permits, etc. The flight to Lukla is short and will take about half an hour. Yet, it’s a scenic one where you’ll enjoy the mighty view of the Himalayan range, majestic hills, and beautiful valleys. The plane lands at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. With the narrow runaway 527m at 2800m, it’s the most challenging strip to land in the world, Thus, the flight is an adventure in itself. After reaching Lukla, you’ll head to Phakding village. On your way to Phakding, you’ll cross Thado Koshi River over a suspension bridge. Also, you pass via Gha village, witnessing a beautiful view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru. Walking for 3-4 hours, you’ll reach Phakding for your overnight stay.
Day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar (3450m)
Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3450m Travel Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 7.4 km Overnight at: Teahouse Today, you will be heading to the capital of the Khumbu region. First, you will have your breakfast in Phakding. It’ll be ready by 7 am. As you leave Phakding, the trail will take you on a gradual uphill climb. The dense alpine forest will be there to welcome you. If you’re walking in clear weather, you can spot the mighty Mt.Everest on your way too. The stretch is popular for getting the first close look of mountains including Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse. Also, you will cross Hillary Suspension Bridge over Dudh Koshi and then reach Namche Bazaar. This famous Sherpa town is one of the major stops and is majestic on its own. You’ll realize it, once you get there. Besides the view, it’s famous for lovely local restaurants, bakery-cafes, Tibetan shops and stalls, and a good number of guest houses.
Day 3
Namche Bazaar | Acclimatization day
Namche Bazaar is the largest settlement in the Everest region and one of the major highlights of the Everest Panorama trek. This delightful village has a lot to offer. So, it would be a great day to have a day break here. Also, this rest day would help to acclimatize and adapt your body to the increasing altitudes. On this day, you won’t be resting for the whole day. Rather, you will take a stroll around the surroundings like Shangbouche Hill at 3900m. If you could make it to the top on time, you’ll get lovely views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and even Everest. Also, the area is peaceful and gives a perfect Himalayan atmosphere. Another option is to visit the Sherpa Museum (3555m). This traditional museum depicts the Sherpa culture and gives more information on Sagarmatha National Park and the Everest region of Nepal. You will even encounter a massive statue of Tenzing Norgay there. Similarly, other options are to visit Nauche Gonda Visitor center, Namche markets & stalls, etc. Hence, this day will be fun & productive, where you’ll learn & explore more about Sherpa culture and Namche’s surroundings.
Day 4
Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)
Thame Altitude: 3800m Travel Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 9.7 km Overnight at: Teahouse Leaving Namche, you will head to the first stretch of your Everest Panorama Trek. It will be Thame village. It lies at the end of the old Tibetan trade route in Khumbu, which extends from Tingri to Nangpa La. You will be walking a distance of 9.7km along a good trail from Namche. In the middle, you’ll have your lunch, upon reaching Theshyo Khola. Walking a few hours further, you will reach Thame. And there are a lot of things to explore here. The village itself lies beneath the mountain wall of the Kongde peak. So, you’ll have a serene mountainous atmosphere. Another highlight of this place is the old Thame monastery. It lies on a high cliff and offers a majestic view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Out of all, the place is off the major route to Everest Base Camp. So, it will have less number of visitors. This means you can explore this traditional village on your own peacefully, viewing the excellent mountains and walking on the side of a forested canyon. Not to forget this village is also home to the adventuresome mountaineers in the world like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Apa Sherpa (summited Everest 21 times), Apa Rita Sherpa (summited Everest 11 times).
Day 5
Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3785 meters)
Khumjung Altitude: 3785m Travel Duration: 3-4 hours of walk Overnight at: Teahouse Now, it would be time to visit your next destination i.e. to Khumjung. It’s another beautiful settlement of the Khumbu region. Before heading there, you can witness the trails to Tesi Lapcha Pass (5755m), Renjo La (5345m), and Nangpa La (5716m). You definitely need more days at these places. But, since their route encompasses Thame, you can gain further knowledge on surrounding trails. Leaving Thame, you will travel down a rocky trail near a river bed. Then, a scenic ridge comes and you will climb it to pass via alpine forest rich in cypress, pine, and juniper bushes. The smell of these flora will make your journey more pleasant. Similarly, on the way, you will pass Phurte village, where you’ll stop by for lunch. Afterward, the trails take you over the Syangboche airstrip and further to a steep 250m uphill climb to your destination for the day. Then, you’ll finally reach Khumjung. The major highlights of Khumjung village are its fabulous monasteries, stony fields with beautiful landscapes, and rock walls. Also, you can witness Yeti Scalp at Khumjung monastery. The legends say its relic came from one of the abominable snowmen of the Himalayas. Moreover, there is the historic Khumjung Hillary School for more exploration.
Day 6
Trek to Tengboche
Tengboche Altitude: 3860m Travel Duration: 4-5 hours Walking Distance: 9.7km Overnight at: Teahouse Today, you’ll head to Tengboche, one of the largest monasteries in the Khumbu area. Upon leaving Khumjung, you will meet a descending trail first. The way is famous for the incredible views of Ama Dablam, Kantega, and even Everest & Lhotse. You can keep an eye out for rare flora & fauna found in Sagarmatha National Park. It includes red pandas, pheasants, marmots, etc. After a few hours, you’ll cross a river and pass Phunki Thanga. Thereafter, you’ll climb a forested ridge rich in colorful rhododendrons. The view from its top is another major highlight of the day. Continuing a bit more, you’ll reach Tengboche monastery. It offers the best view of Ama Dablam. Moreover, the monastery lies in a stunning environment rich in colorful azaleas, pines, and rhododendrons. Along with the stroll, you can take the blessing of residing Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual master. In times of festivities like Mani Rimdu, you can be part of their gathering, ritual dances, and enchantments like legendary figures. Also, there are a good number of lodges & teahouses, and camping options, so you can pick any option.
Day 7
Trek back to Namche
Namche Altitude: 3450m Travel Duration: 6-7 hours Walking Distance: 14.5km Overnight at: Teahouse As the journey starts coming to the end, you will start retracing your steps towards lower altitudes. You’ll descend the same way you followed previously. The beautiful range of mountains will accompany the backdrop all along the way. This will ease your path of uneven, steep rocky descents. Continuing with those paths for about 4-5 hours, you’ll reach Namche. There is still tons of stuff to do in Namche. Since your trip is almost completed, you can celebrate your trip’s success. Namche features the highest Irish pub in the world. There is no better place than the pub to have the celebration. Likewise, you can spend the evening taking small walks and buying souvenirs for your loved ones.
Day 8
Trek from Namche to Lukla (2875m)
Lukla Altitude: 2875m Travel Duration: 6-7 hours Walking Distance: 17.7km Overnight at: Teahouse After 7-days of exploring the top attractions of the Khumbu region, your Everest Panorama trek comes to an end. Before taking a flight the next day, you will trek from Namche to Lukla. The trails for this day consist of a combination of ascents & descents. At the final stretch, you’ll climb a steep uphill before reaching Lukla. Throughout some portions of the trails, you get to enjoy wonderful views of mountains, rivers, small Sherpa villages (at Phakding), and waterfalls.
Day 9
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Travel Duration: Half-an-hour flight Overnight at: 3-star hotel at Kathmandu You will take an early flight to Kathmandu in the morning. You will witness and bid farewell to the majestic mountain ranges of Khumbu. After all, it’s your final day in this region. Right after about half an hour, you’ll arrive in Kathmandu. You will take some rest and grab your lunch in your hotel. The rest of the day is leisure so you’re free to make plans. Here, at Nepal Eco Adventure, we’re free to customize the itinerary as per your availability. Hence, you can make plans for sightseeing of cultural heritages in Kathmandu. You’ll then arrange for an experienced local guide. Likewise, you can hang out with your friends at any pub, club, or restaurant of your choice.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Your hotel room in Kathmandu.
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Travel and medical insurance (recommended).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks.
  • All desserts and sweet things like,chocolate, cake, pie and pudding. ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
  • Hot shower and battery charging during the trekking.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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What is the cost for 9 Days Everest Panorama Trek or Everest View Trek?

With Nepal Eco Adventure, the total cost for the trek is USD 1100. You can simply check out our section of ‘What’s Included and Excluded’ to know in detail about the cost covers and does not. If you have any queries or confusion, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re free to any type of help via customer support or email or any other medium.

How is the route like in the Everest Panorama trek?

The trek starts from a short scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, your first stop is Phakding and then Namche Bazaar. From there, you head to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung, Hotel Everest View, and other mentioned areas. On the way back, you will retrace the steps you followed initially.

Are the trails we follow in Everest Panorama Trek challenging?

Not at all. This short trek is of moderate grade so even inexperienced ones can do the trek with ease. But, if you are a beginner, you will need some guidance. The trails are steep and are a combination of uphill & downhill. Thus, with proper itinerary and support, the trek will go swiftly and be successful.

When is the best time to trek Everest Panorama?

The trek is possible at any time of the year. But, if you want to have the best experience, the best options are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). If you want to know in detail, you can jump to the detailed weather information given above.

Will I miss anything if I go for Everest Panorama Trek?

Absolutely not, rather you will explore more. Because the places you’re visiting are unexplored places. Thus, you get to witness their natural raw form, and also the visitors are less. You get to have the place by yourself and enjoy the mountainous aroma around.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)? Can I get AMS on this trek?

Acute Mountain Sickness is a condition that occurs when you go to a higher elevation, usually above 3000m. Their symptoms may vary from simple ones like dizziness, headache to severe kinds like vomiting, blurred vision, unconsciousness, etc. The fact about getting AMS can’t be confirmed with certainty. But, what you can do is prepare for it. You need to follow the safety protocols, take care of your diet, and walk slowly. This way, you can avoid getting AMS while you’re at Everest Panorama Trek.

Are there chances of flight cancellation or delay to/from Lukla?

We can’t say that for sure because it completely depends on the condition of the weather. So, you’ve to be mentally prepared for it. Due to the same reason, it’s highly recommended to have a day or two as a buffer.

Are there any alternatives to taking a flight to/from Lukla?

Yes, there are. The very first option is chartering a helicopter which will charge about $500 per one trip. Likewise, you can take the route from Salleri to Phakding. You will have to go through 12 hours of drive to get there.

What is the highest point of Everest Panorama Trek?

The highest point for this trek is Tengboche (3860m). It starts from Lukla at 2875m and the altitude keeps on increasing. The difference is not that high i.e about 300-400m every day. Also, on average, you’ll be walking for about 9 kilometers i.e 5-6 hours.

Is the Everest Panorama trek itinerary presented above flexible?

Totally! The Everest Panorama trek itinerary is flexible as per your needs, comfort, and timing. Nepal Eco Adventures is four times TripAdvisor Excellence Award winner. We also feature a team of experts, guides, porters full of trekking experiences about the region. So, everything will be all set with us. All you need to do is contact us and make your bookings.

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Best Time to Visit Everest Panorama Trek

To know when is the best time to visit the Everest region for the Everest Panorama trek, let’s understand what the weather is like there during the four seasons.

i) Spring (March to May): Spring is one of the favorite times to be in Khumbu. The weather is moderate, crispy, and clear most of the time. The average daytime temperature is 15℃ and nighttime is -1℃. The wind speed is stable as well with 11km/h. And there are fewer chances of heavy rainfall.

Thus, the conditions are favorable for trekking, making it the best time to visit. The sky is clear, with few clouds, so the scenery is at its best with no obstructions. Also, the season is the best to witness the blooming floral varieties within the national park. The environment is simply amazing and serene. Almost all the places/routes, guesthouses are open. So, you’ll have a comfortable stay and meet many fellow trekkers on the way.

ii) Autumn (late September to November): It’s another great time for Everest Panorama Trek. The temperatures are moderate with the average daytime temperature of 17℃ and at nighttime -8℃. The precipitation rate is the lowest as well but there are chances of slight snowfalls towards the end of the season.

Besides the weather, the season will give the most incredible views of the mountains. Also, the landscapes are lush and verdant as never before. However, it’s the pre-winter season so the winds are strong and cold. The average rate is about 22km/h. Hence, make sure to wear a windproof down jacket.

iii) Monsoon Season (June to August): The Everest region sees heavy rainfalls even in the higher altitudes. The average precipitation rate is 170mm per month. Also, the temperature fluctuates with the average day temperature being 22℃ and 4℃ at nighttime. Due to higher rainfall, the routes are muddy and become challenging to traverse.

In such cases, you can rather opt for other options like Helicopter Tour or Mountain Flight to Everest.

iv) Winter (December to February): It's the coldest time of the year in the Everest region. The average daytime temperature is -5℃ and at night it can drop down to -15℃. There are less chances of rainfall and heavy winds. But, there are high chances of snowfall all over the region.

Despite the chilly weather, this season brings sunshine with clear skies. This makes the visit worthwhile as you get to explore the unexplored. You can opt to go there early in winter. That way, you get to own the place by yourself as there will be fewer visitors and the teahouses offer handsome discounts too.

Overall, looking at the situations of every season, we can say that Everest Panorama Trek is possible at any time of the year. However, spring and autumn are the best times to get favorable experiences. Having said that, if you make the right packing & preparation, you can explore more during other seasons as well.

We (Nepal Eco Adventure) are open for Everest Panorama Trek at any time of the trek. Do let us know the feasible time for you and we’ll manage the rest without compromising your safety & comfort!

Permits Required for Everest Panorama Trek

You will need two major permits and no TIMS card for Everest Panorama Trek. Yes, you don’t need the TIMS card for the Everest region anymore. According to the new permit system, you will only need two permits: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.

You need to collect the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu permits from the local government of Khumbu directly. You can’t obtain it in Kathmandu. It’s available in places like Lukla and Monjo village (if you’re traveling from Jiri or Salleri).

Regarding the Sagarmatha National Park permit, it’s available in Kathmandu too. You can obtain it either from Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, or at Park Entrance, Monjo.

Additionally, if you choose to take the route from Salleru instead of Lukla, you’ll need another permit. It’s Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit. You can simply get it from NTB, Kathmandu. The office is unavailable on Saturday and local holidays. It’s a thing to remember if you’re arranging the permits by yourself.

However, if you’re traveling with us, you don’t have to worry about them at all. As a fully registered travel company in Nepal, Eco Adventure will handle & arrange them for you.

Just make sure you carry every necessary document like the original passport and its copies, visa copies, passport size photos, and copies of your travel insurance.

Visa Information: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport. There, you will need two copies of your passport size photos. The procedure for an ‘On Arrival’ visa is quick & easy. The cost of the tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days is USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, a tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days costs USD 125. Likewise, you can also apply for a visa via an online application and payment.

How is Food and Accommodation in Everest Panorama Trek?

The food and accommodation in Everest Panorama have multiple options from basic to luxurious. You can choose the type of service you want and enjoy your trek to the fullest. Nepal Eco Adventure makes sure to provide the best food & accommodation services for an enjoyable experience. For now, let’s get into the details!

Accommodation in Everest Panorama Trek

I) Teahouse Trekking: Everest Trekking region is the most popular choice for trekkers. Due to the popularity, there are plenty of standard teahouses and lodges on the trek. The teahouses are warm, comfortable, and provide all the basic services.

They have rooms with twin beds for two people. There will be a common toilet for all but some lodges do offer rooms with attached bathrooms. Thus, you can upgrade to it if you want to. About the bed in the rooms, they have pillows, mattresses, and blankets.

Besides the bedrooms, every teahouse has a big living room alongside the kitchen, where you can eat and relax. This is also the place where you can socialize and meet with other trekkers.

Regarding extra services, WiFi is available everywhere in Khumbu, especially in lower altitudes. The lodges also provide charging services but they will charge on a per hour basis. Similarly, you’ll need to pay extra for hot showers, boiled water, and miscellaneous services.

About the toilets in the teahouses, they vary as per the trail you’re in. In the lower altitude, they have western-style flush toilets. But as you go higher, most of them will have clean squat toilets. It’s advisable to carry toilet paper.

So, this was the case for the type of teahouse trekking for Everest Panorama Trek. If you wish we can arrange another type of accommodation for this trek. It includes Camping Trek and Hotel/Lodge Trek.

II) Camping Trek: In this type of trek, you will reside on a tented camp throughout your journey. It will need a good crew of experienced guides & porters. It can be a little challenging but it will give you a thrilling experience. If you wish for such an adventure, we can arrange camping accommodation for Everest Panorama as well.

III) Luxury Trek: In this type of trek, you will reside in a luxurious hotel and lodges found in the trail. It will cost you more, but if you have the budget you can go for it. Here, you will get more comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms, hot showers, electric blankets, charging plots, wi-fi, and more. Besides the deluxe rooms, you will get a variety of national & international cuisines.

Food in Everest Panorama Trek

In the Everest Panorama Trek, we ensure that you have food of good quality. The food might be basic but they will be fresh, nutritious, and sufficient for you to walk for miles. The most popular food on the trek is dal bhat i.e. boiled rice with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables. You can opt for a non-veg set here. It’s the best choice you can eat as much as you want and is fully nutritious. There is a popular saying ‘Dal Bhat = Unlimited Power’. You can have it either as your lunch/dinner or both.

The teahouses provide a wide range of western meals too. Let’s look at the options available for Breakfast, Dinner/Lunch, and Desserts:

Breakfast: Boiled/fried eggs, omelets, boiled/fried noodles, french toast, porridge, oats/muesli, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc

Lunch/Dinner: Variety of soups (mushrooms, chicken, garlic, seasonal vegetables), Dal Bhat, Macaroni, spring rolls (chicken, veg, mixed, cheese), fried potatoes, meat steak, pizza (cheese, meat), lasagna, and more depending on the teahouses.

Desserts: fruit pie, chocolate cake, rice pudding, chocolate pancakes, chocolate bars, etc.

Your breakfast will be ready by 7 or 8 am in the morning. You’ll have it in the same teahouse you stayed at the other night. Likewise, you will have your lunch on the way. Regarding the snacks, you can carry stuff like snickers, cookies, fruits, etc to eat midway.

Drinking water in Everest Panorama Trek: We highly suggest you carry your own reusable bottles. You can refill your bottles from the teahouses where you stay. Also, you can order boiled water at an extra cost. If needed, we can refill the drinking water on the way as well. You don’t have to worry much, we will take care of everything you need.

How Difficult is Everest Panorama Trek?

Everest Panorama Trek is one of the popular short treks in the Everest region of Nepal. It will take you to amazing places like Lukla, Hotel Everest View, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Tengboche. The best part is you get to explore the best without even troubling much. Since all the destinations are below 4000m, the trek is safe in terms of altitude too.

Keeping all these points in mind, the Everest Panorama trek is of moderate grade. You don’t need any technical training or climbing experience. Even if you’re a beginner, you can go for this trek.

But having said that, you must have to do some level of training. After all, you will be walking over 3000 meters and the trails aren’t straight. You will often be climbing many steep uphills, so your core strength & endurance really counts.

Here are some of the basic training ideas you can do for Everest Panorama Trek. You can start the prep 4-6 weeks prior to your trek.

i) Physical Training: You don’t need intense strength training for this trek. Simply, you can focus on the exercises that would improve your core strength and endurance. For that, you can start by walking on the treadmill. Further, you can do squats, lunges, and do some light lifting to strengthen your legs. Further, aerobic training is helpful to improve your cardiovascular fitness. Thus, don't forget to go running, jogging, rowing, and swimming.

ii) Altitude Conditioning: Walking on higher altitudes isn’t easy. Especially, when the paths are full of narrow ups & downs, the journey gets tougher. Thus, it’s better to prepare your body for such altitudes. You can do that by hiking to higher altitudes. Start with normal heights and you can increase the rate gradually. While you do that make sure you carry some loads and wear comfortable gear. It’ll give you a true feeling of the trek you’re going to.

iii) Mental Training and Nutritional Diet: You can’t ignore your mental health while traveling. You need to have a good mental state as it’ll add more energy and preparedness. For proper mental training, you can do meditation and yoga. You can also be involved in other activities that ensure safe & sound mental health.

And as you head to such training, make sure you aren’t ignoring your diet too. You need to intake the necessary amount of calories. Also, they should be rich in protein and minerals. Make a balanced diet routine and follow it and make sure it has a lot of green vegetables, meat, fruits, milk, curd, and so on.

Flight and Travel Information For Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama trek starts with a scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. And it is the most challenging airport due to its high altitude and short runway. Despite all the challenges, the experience is once in a lifetime and you’ll enjoy it thoroughly.

The flight you take to Lukla will be on a small flight. The spaces in between the seats are narrow as well. The seats will depend on the airlines you’re traveling by. But, the flight gives you the best view of the Himalayas.

Right after you take off, the awesome view of Kathmandu valley will welcome you. The surrounding hills and Himalayas like Gaurishanker, Ganesh appear incredible. As it reaches the Everest region, the scenery becomes more magical.

If you want to avoid flights, you have two other options. You can either charter a helicopter or take the route from Salleri. The cost of chartering a helicopter to Lukla is USD 500 per person. So, it might affect the budget you planned before. Whereas, to reach Salleri, you’ll have to take a long drive alongside the Sunkoshi river and valleys like Okhaldhunga. You’ll travel for about 12 hours to get there.

Further, you’ll trek through Takshindo, Kharikhola, and Paiya to reach Phakding. From Phakding, the trek route follows the usual path to Namche. Thus, this option might be free from the risk of flight but will take some more days.

What Should You Pack for Everest Panorama Trek 9 Days?

Here we present you a detailed list that you should buy and pack for the trek.

Clothing:

  • Base Layer Thermals
  • Long-sleeved hiking shirt
  • Hiking Shorts or Leggings
  • Trekking Pants
  • Fleece Jumpers
  • Waterproof Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof Rain Pant
  • Gore-Tex Down Jacket
  • Sports bra (for women)
  • Thermal underwears
  • Gloves or Hand Warmers
  • Bandana
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Cap or Hat
  • Beanie or Headwarmers

Footwear:

  • Hiking Boots/Shoes (Waterproof and properly broken-in)
  • Hiking socks (Quick drying and sweat absorbing)
  • Merino Liner Socks for night
  • Sandals or Slippers for teahouses

Backpacks:

  • Hiking or Trekking Bag (of 60-70 ltr)
  • Backpack Rain Covering
  • Duffel Daypack
  • Small side bag for quick necessary stuff

Other Miscellaneous Gears & Appliances:

  • Lightweight & Comfy Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Bottles
  • Water purifying tablets or StreriPen
  • Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand sanitizer, Wet wipes, Medium-sized quick-drying towel)
  • Sunscreen with 50+ SPF
  • Sunglasses with UV-Rays protection
  • First aid kit
  • Lip balm
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Headlamps & Torches
  • Large Stuff Sack
  • Money Storage
  • Solar Power Charger
  • Power Adapter
  • Small backpack locks

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  • 9 Days Everest Panorama Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • February-June September-December
  • 3880m
  • Flight and car
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