Everest Panorama Trek - 9 days

Everest Panorama Trek - 9 days

Everest Panorama Trek is one of the finest short treks in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is a short trekking experience to the Namche Bazaar, a gateway of Mount Everest and the renowned Tengboche monastery. Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Namche Bazaar is the homeland of the Sherpa people, who are the conquerors of Mt. Everest summit. Hiking to the Everest View Hotel will also reward you with close-up views of the Himalayas in the Everest region, including Mt. Everest. 

The short Everest Panorama Trek begins in the capital city, Kathmandu. From here, embark on a flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport. The short trekking journey starts from picturesque Lukla village. It is a small village that is the starting point of almost all treks in the Everest region of Nepal. Further, the trail goes through Himalayan foothills and several small rivers, streams, glaciers, and thick forests. The trekking area is an epitome of pristine natural beauty, attracting thousands of photographers, trekkers, and mountaineers every year.

After Lukla, continue your trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village. From here, enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to famed animals such as the snow leopard, the Himalayan Thar, musk deer, bears, red panda, and Himalayan mouse hare. Throughout this short adventure, you get ample time to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the tallest peaks.

Passing through diverse terrain, crossing several suspension bridges, you will reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Everest region. Next, hike to Everest View Hotel to enjoy astounding mountain range views and head to Khumjung. The trail further meanders through the rocky trail to Tengboche. The itinerary entails trekking to Monjo, a beautiful village just below the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate and check-point. Finally, retrace your steps back to Lukla and end your trekking journey by taking a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is still worth experiencing as you will witness the magnificent sight of the highest mountain ranges in the world, such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Thamserku. The bird’s eye view of mountains will leave you spellbound!

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The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the best scenic mountain flight to Lukla, a small Sherpa town
  • Lukla airport, the most beautiful airport with a short, sloppy, and single runway
  • Walkthrough the lush Sagarmatha National Park, the highest national park in the world
  • Crossing the epic Hillary suspension bridge decorated with colorful prayer flags
  • Trek to Namche Bazaar, a classic stopover point for famous trekking routes in the Everest region
  • Explore the popular Sherpa market called Namche Bazaar
  • Explore Sherpa culture museum and learn about the Khumbu region of Nepal
  • Hike to traditional villages of Khumjung
  • Khumjung Monastery, famous around the world for century-old yeti scalp
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest region, and embrace the stunning view of Ama Dablam and surrounding peaks
  • Explore the Tengboche monastery's monuments, statues of relics, paintings, and scriptures
  • Enroute traverse through several mani walls, white chortens, suspension bridge with fluttering prayer flags
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks from Everest View Hotel
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Get close in-sight of Sherpa culture, traditions, and lifestyle

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
Day 2 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) - 35 minutes flight, 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 4 Hike to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft) via Hotel Everest View (3,880m/12,730ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 5 Trek from Khumjung to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 6 Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,301ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 7 Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 8 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 35 minutes flight
Day 9 Depart from Kathmandu

Route Map

Everest Panorama Trek Route Map Everest Panorama Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

Enjoying the incredible views of the Himalayas (on a clear day) and green hills, you will land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. After completing airport formalities, representatives from Third Rock Adventures will receive and drive you to the hotel. After getting a refresh, you can head out to explore the city.

Later in the evening, attend a small team meeting where your guide will share trip details. After a short meet-up, explore the tourist hub of Thamel. You can also walk to the busiest bazaar in the city, Asan and Indrachowk. End your day trying some authentic Nepali cuisine and get familiar with the surroundings.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) - 35 minutes flight, 3 to 4 hours trek

Early in the morning, finish your breakfast and drive towards the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan international airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is pretty short. Enjoying the aerial view of the mighty Himalayan Mountain range, you will land on a steep mountain runway.

Upon arrival at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, start your trek towards Phakding village. Trek downhill to Thado Koshi River, cross the suspension bridge, and get an impressive close view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru. Finally, after crossing a small village of Gha and walking a short distance, you will reach Phakding.

Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Namche Bazaar Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal located at 3,440 metres

Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal, located at 3,440 meters.

After having breakfast, head towards Namche Bazaar, the main destination of the Everest Panorama Trek. Leaving Phakding, you will walk for 6-7 hours to reach the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, which is popular as the stopping point for altitude acclimatization.

Gradually, climb uphill through the dense forest’s tail. In the clear weather, you will get the first close sight of mighty Mt. Everest. After a few hours of walking and crossing the Hillary suspension bridge, you will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar, a famous Sherpa town or gateway to Mt. Everest. It has a large number of guest houses, restaurants, and bakery-cafes. Also, it was once a major trading center of the Khumbu region.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4
Hike to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft) via Hotel Everest View (3,880m/12,730ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Ama Dablam from near Namche Close-up views of the Himalayas in the Everest region, including Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam

Hike up to the Everest View Hotel. Enjoy mesmerizing views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from the hotel. This hotel was listed on the Guinness Book of the world record (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world. Generally, trekkers stop here for a break on an acclimatization walk.

Explore Khumjung Monastery and witness the ancient Yeti’s scalp and a giant statue of Guru Rinpoche. You can also visit the Khumjung School established by Hillary. Likewise, you can also explore Sherpa Culture Museum built in traditional Sherpa architecture. It has a collection of photographs of Sherpa climbers who climbed Mt. Everest, including the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. 

Overnight in Khumjung Village.

Day 5
Trek from Khumjung to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Tengboche Monastery Tengboche Monastery - Largest monastery in the Khumbu

Follow the trail descending to Dudh Koshi. The trail bestows stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and surrounding peaks. Traverse through rhododendron forests, cross the suspension bridge over the refreshing white water and hike up the rocky trail to the village of Tengboche.

Tengboche is famous for its monastery and highest bakery in the world. Tengboche monastery, set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Visit the monastery and soak up the beauty of the monastery. Grab an opportunity to witness monks performing rituals, praying, and chanting sacred mantras.

Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 6
Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,301ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek

The trekking trail today leads to Monjo, a small village at an altitude of 2,835m. The trail is adorned with Mani walls and prayer flags, and few monasteries. Monjo is a stopping point for trekkers, boasting a number of guesthouses and tea houses. 

Slowly descend along the Dudh Koshi River and continue to Jorsale. En route, you may come across Blood Pheasant, Impeyan Pheasant, and red panda. The trail further weaves through the well-trodden trail, demanding you to cross several rivers before reaching Monjo. 

Overnight in Monjo.

Day 7
Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

After having breakfast, you will follow the Dudh Koshi River trail. Cross suspension bridge and head to Ghat before trekking towards Phakding village. Walk through lush birch and juniper forests, gradually ascending and descending to reach the Pasang Lhamu Memorial gate.

Continue for a while, and the beautiful town of Lukla welcomes you. Today marks the official end of trekking. Rest and rejuvenate your mind and body; you can explore the area and grab some locally brewed drinks. The team shall join you and celebrate!

Overnight in Lukla

Day 8
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 35 minutes flight

Tenzing Hillary Airport Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport.

After early morning breakfast in Lukla, you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu Valley. Upon your arrival, drive back to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the time by exploring the local streets on foot, rickshaw, bicycle. In the evening, you can have dinner at one of the fine restaurants in Thamel and celebrate the successful trip. You can also buy souvenirs in Thamel as it has some fabulous local stuff such as thangka paintings, singing bowls, yak wool, Himalayan tea, and so on.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 9
Depart from Kathmandu

A representative from Third Rock Adventures will transfer you to the international airport to connect flights for onward destinations. Get back home with a fantastic experience of the Everest Panorama Trek, or you can also extend your vacation in Nepal.

Besides, we also offer a range of customized itineraries in these beautiful Himalayan countries- India, Bhutan, and Tibet. We hope to meet you soon for your next adventure!

Everest Panorama Trek Difficulty

The difficulty level of Everest Panorama Trek is easy to moderate. Anyone with no prior trekking experience can embark on this trek. This trek itinerary is devised by trekking experts and is suitable for all age groups. On a normal day, you will be walking for an average of 5-6 hours, and the trek from Tengboche to Monjo demands 7-8 hours of trekking. If you are physically fit and can walk for a couple of hours on a rugged trail, this trek is doable.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are the best seasons to trek in the Everest region. The weather remains dry and clear, granting the stunning views of the mountains. The days are ideal, with good visibility and favorable conditions to trek. During spring, the hillside brims with wildflowers, and the trails are embellished with colorful rhododendron. The autumn season as well features a clear sky, fresh air, and pleasant temperature. Although the rule of thumb is not to trek in winter, this trek is doable in winter.

If you trek around October (autumn), you will have the opportunity to witness and celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival, the most important festival in the Everest region. This festival is held in the monasteries of Tengboche, Chiwong, and Thame. 

Altitude Sickness

During the Everest Panorama Trek, the highest point is 3,860m; Tengboche is the highest place you will trek to. The trek starts from Lukla at 2,840m and follows the route to Tengboche at 3,860m. Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek that deals with an altitude of 5,364m, this trek stretches up to an altitude of 3,860m. This signifies that there is less probability of altitude sickness. In addition, the well-designed itinerary entails a slow-paced trekking style that allows your body to adjust to high altitudes gradually.

Please be informed that you should not try to hasten and walk fast. Altitude sickness can occur at altitudes above 2,000m; it is advised to take necessary precautions like staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol, and trekking slowly.

image : David | flickr

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Enid Kovits
Apr 03, 2024

Brilliant Trek

The trek was amazing, with spectacular views and well maintained trails. What stood out for me was our Third Rock Adventures guide, Shiva, and porter, Nima. They both made sure that I was as warm and comfortable as possible in the tea houses and set a steady, easy pace to follow on the trail. The fresh fruit and cookies they brought along were nice little treats at the end of the day. Shiva was eager to answer all of my questions; he has good English language skills, making it easy to chat and learn about Nepal. Our Third Rock Adventures team stood out among many of the other guides and porters we encountered on the trek, and I felt very lucky to be with them.
I like itinerary,Best and Selected Tours,
Raelyn Webb
Feb 05, 2024

Best Trek

Mike and I did this trek with Third Rock and we cannot thank them enough for this icnredible adventure with memories. I have to mention Naba, whom I met the first day and he invited us to welcome dinner. It was truly a great gesture. He ensures that we were to enjoy to the fullest and we did. I have already talked with Naba and will be doing Annapurna CIrcuit in 2025.
Chang Zhi
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Jan 31, 2024

EBC panorama trek

I would like to thank Naba for being so trustful and friend in Nepal. I love Nepal and every time I visit Nepal, I do trek with Third Rock. Naba has been organizing the trek for me since 2017. He is a great guy, I also stay at one of his hotels in Thamel. He never fails to amaze me with his outstanding service and the price are really affordabl.e
Stefan Magin
Jan 16, 2024

Third Rock is #1

We were promised a 5-Star-Service and received nothing less! First the manager Naba drafted the perfect trekking tour for our needs and demands as a full service package including flights, accomodations, meals, guide and porter. All together for a price that was more than fair and reasonable. On the evening before the trip we were invited to a dinner to receive a little briefing, ask questions and to meet our guide Shiva. And we could not have wished for a better one! During the 7 days of our tour Shiva lived up to his name and provided a service you can only call godlike. He picked great guesthouse and lunchplaces, handled all orders and formalities and fulfuilled extra-wishes before we even knew we had them. He not only answered all our questions (and we had a lot), but never failed to provide more knowledge and information. No matter if it was about nature, wildlife, Nepali society or culture. All delivered with a smile, a little joke or some lighthearted banter. He made us feel more than comfortable, physically and emotionally, and there was not a single moment where we felt like clients, but always like well appreciated guests. We are truly happy and thankful to have shared this unique experience with Shiva. Just don't play Mau-Mau with him ;) Shoutout also to our porter Parkash who not only reliably carried our stuff ahead of us, but also literally went the extra mile to help us to a great experience. Once he doublebacked from a checkpoint just to bring us some cookies on our way to Namche! To sum it up: If you want an unforgettable 5-star-experience in Nepal, book with Third Rock Adventure. And a big personal thank you to Naba, Shiva and Parkash - you guys are amazing!
Recommended by Magnificent Hotel
Best way to see Mount Everest with high altitudes
Seeing Mount Everest in perfect weather and the 5-star-service from our guide Shiva
Use the knowledge of Third Rock, ask your questions, they will put together the perfect Trip for you.
Nancy Clarke
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Apr 20, 2023

Fabulous experience - thanks to Third Rock - incredible level of detail, safety, fun and great staff!!

We thank Third Rock for giving us two glorious weeks in Nepal. Naba and his team arranged everything from our time in Kathmandu to our week long Everest Panorama Trek to our three days in Chitwan National Park. The highlight was the trekking and our guide, Krishna, went above and beyond to make sure we were safe, happy, well fed, informed, and full of joy. It was a wonderful week and we recommend Third Rock for your adventure in Nepal. No detail is too small for this very generous, well run company and their amazing staff. Thank you Naba, Krishna, Subash, Shiva and all who made our time in Nepal so memorable.
Best Destination, Good Value, Best and Selected Tours, Customizable trip options and dates
Third Rock was so easy to work with and they worked around our dates to give us the most value for $ and the most varied experiences
Trekking in the mountains was incredible!
Book your Nepal experience with Third Rock - you will be so pleased with all the arrangements and the fabulous staff.
Jake Mitchell
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Mar 03, 2023

Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama trek is a fantastic journey for 9 days in Nepal. We managed everythging online with the support and help of Naba. He took everything in his hand, and served us the best service. Highly recommended person and his runnning company in Kathmandu.,
Alex Richards
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Mar 02, 2023

Panorama Trek

The views were magical. We did slow yet enjoyable trek every day. We stopped at Tengboche monastery and the visit was amazing. We also loved the place called Namche Bazaar which was so vibrant and also let us enjoy mountain view. The trek was moderate but rewarding.
Good Value, Best and Selected Tours
Arya Booth
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Nov 07, 2022

Great Adventure.

Everest panorama Trek is great. We are thankful to Third Rock for organizing this trip with successful adventure and beautiful memories. Everythjing was great.
Ella Powell
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Oct 27, 2022

Everest Best Trek

I must say this trek is underrated trek. I realized it by the rewards that this trek has to offer. You not just get to enjoy panoramic views, but also warm local hospitality, great food, local lifestyle and friendliness of the poeple. My guide was genuinely helpful and attentive to what we have to say. He let us try local wine and we liked it. I am recommending this trek to senior hikers, couple trekkers and also family adventure. You will love it.
Best Destination
Nicolas Martel
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Oct 02, 2022

Everest Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is the second trek with ThirdRock. We did it with Shiva again. He is an expert guide with high knowledge of the mountains, culture, and places. We loved his service and attention throughout the adventure. We trekked up to Tengboche and returned back to Lukla before heading to Ktm. It was amazing adventure.
Joaquin Nieto
May 27, 2022

Frist Best Trek

I had no idea about trekking in nepal but once I talked with Naba, he ensured about the trek in Nepal with ease. He called me on whatsapp to further discussion over the trek I was about to do. He attentively listened to my priorities, my experience, and my interests. He then suggested me this panorama trek. We met him in Kathmandu and the local guide for this trek. Our guide Bimal was a good person with all interst to serve us the best. And the service was great. We have the best memories and it was our first trek ever in Nepal. We will again plan for another trek in Nepal and we will ask Naba for his service.
Rogelio Fraga
May 26, 2022

Everest View

It's unbelievable that you can enjoy amazing view of the mountains including everest from a village far away. Our trekking guide Bimal was the manager for this trek. He guided us to the villages and back to Kathmandu with excellent service. Namche Bazaar was a spectacular town in the middle of rocks. There were many trekkers, climbers and local Nepali people with great hospitality. We really enjoyed this trek. Like the name is, we had everest panoramic view that are surreal.
Brandon Thompson
May 07, 2022

Everest Trek

Great Trek, Great Guide and Great Views. We did a little tweak to the itinerary and Naba helped us on that. He is a great guy in Nepal for adventure to the mountains. His long career as a founder of a travel agency and his connection with people in Nepal made it the best of the adventure for us. We are grateful to his service.
Carleigh Bray
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Apr 14, 2022

Beautiful Journey

Rishi is a fantastic guide. I have been to ABC, and Langtang with him. And this time, I am doing this panorama trek under his recommendation. He is full of energy and attentive. That's what matters the most for clients. He would manage everything beforehand and let us enjoy it to the fullest. We had the best time with Rishi and this trek is just amazing.
Best Destination
Charlie Wilkerson
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Apr 02, 2022

Everest Panorama Trek

My dad and I chose to do this trek as per the suggestion of my friends from UK. We checked the itinerary and loved it. Naba ensured the best available service for a good price. We met Naba, Dol and other team at Thamel before flying to Lukla. The trek was easy and my dad was enjoying his time in Namche, Tengboche and Lukla. My dad totally loved this trek. I am so thankful to my friends for the recommendation.
Jimmy Gray
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Mar 25, 2021

Had Great Time

Efficient response from the company. Patient and answered all queries before departure. Responsible owner and tour guide. They are attentive, my needs were met beyond expectations and I was well taken care of. My guide was patient, helpful, encouraging and supportive during the trek. I informed that I preferred less crowded guesthouse and he was able to accommodate as rest was important at such rough terrains. Overall, it was a memorable adventure for me. I am confident to recommend their service. I had read their guide profile and they have years and years of experience and this was evident when the guide shared little details of the trek, specially places and mountains. His array of networks in the mountains was commendable. Great experience with great company.
Best Destination
Sheldon Newman
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Mar 25, 2021

Exceeded Expectations!

I just completed the Everest Panorama Trek and the trip exceeded my expectations! Everyone at Third Rock Adventures were friendly and attentive. My guide was superb at his work. I was picked up at the airport as promised and stayed in a wonderful hotel just minutes from Thamel. The 7 day trek (Main landmarks are Lukla and Namche) was an incredible experience. I was able to hike at my own pace. My guide was with me every step of the way, offering good cheer and encouragement. He ensured all of my needs were met - including a hot shower when available! The trek is easy and rewarding, bestows exhilarating experience.
Best Destination
Thomas Austin
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Mar 17, 2021

Unforgettable Everest Trek

We booked through Third Rock Adventures. Everything went well from airport transfers, comfortable Kathmandu hotel and the trek. They were well organized and catered to the clients needs and best interest at all times. Every day was great and wonderful; thanks to the experienced and attentive guide. We absolutely loved the trek. We passed some larger groups and were thankful to be just a small group to go at your own pace. They are very conscious of the clients health and well-being. It was just a-week adventure but was packed with lots of rewards. All thanks to Naba and his team. Can't thank them enough!
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