Everest Panorama trek with Family - 11 Days


  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Everest
  • Max. Altitude: 3810m/12500ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

“Everest Panorama Trek” is one of the most popular Treks in Eastern Nepal which is suitable for family members due to its short and easy trails. This trek will commence from Kathmandu valley by a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you will step towards Everest region, where our English speaking local Sherpa guides will escort you and our hired porters will help you to carry your luggage to make you feel comfortable. Old style Monasteries, typical Sherpa's village and Magnificent Mountain view are some major attractions of this trek. During this short period, you have a chance to see Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kantega and other several mountains as well. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4264ft)

Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2860m/9383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3 hrs

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft) 6 hrs

Day 4: Acclimatization Day/ Optional Hike to Hotel Everest View (HEV)

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3857m/12,670 feet) 4-5 hours

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) 4 hours

Day 7: Trek from Khumjung to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft) 4 – 5 hours

Day 8: Step back Monjo to reach Lukla (2860m/9383ft) 4-5 hours

Day 9: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4264ft)

Day 10: Full day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu City followed by FAREWELL Dinner

Day 11: Departure from TIA

Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Your amazing warm morning starts with 30-minute scenic and adventurous flight to Lukla, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. After short observation of Lukla, you will join for warm breakfast which will support you to embark on the trek. After crossing few villages for 3-4 hours walk, you will reach Phakding village where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

In this Day, the trail will take you along the Dudh Koshi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to your destination, Namche Bazaar, a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders and the tourist “hub” for Khumbu trekking. Along the way, you will get your first glimpse of Mt Everest as well as other mountain peaks such as Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Mt Thamserku (6608m). You will see paintings of Buddhist deities at Benkar and a small gompa at Monjo as well as explore the granite bluff carved with Tibetan Mantra’s en route to Jorsale, Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.

Yaa! It will be your perfect day at Namche where you are going for acclimatization purpose. The altitude starts increasing significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. You can spend your day visiting the Sherpa communities and exploring their cultures and livelihood. If you are still energetic, be ready for a few hours hike till Everest Hotel for breathe-taking panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Tawache, Cholatse, Khwangde, Khumbila, Paniyo and many others. Hotel Everest  View (HEV) is situated at the highest point in the world with the elevation of 3900m, 12795ft. Overnight stay at a guest house in Namche. 

Warm up your body and energize yourself digging the delicious breakfast because you are trekking 4-5 hours upwards from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Tengboche, is a small traditional sherpa’s village which is popular for the Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbhu Region. It is the best destination from where you can observe the panoramic view of the world’s tallest peak, and other snow-capped Himalayas reflecting the rays of warm sunrays like Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse are visible. This will be the perfect point for Panoramic Everest view. Capture the smiling beauties of Himalayas in your camera and preserve them to show your well wishers. Overnight stay at Guest House Lodge in Tengboche.

Though it is bit difficult to skip away from your warm blanket, but its your compulsion since the delicious and organic breakfast will be waiting you. After loading heavy breakfast, you will be descending down back to the similar trail till Phunki Tenga following the flow of a sacred river Dudh Koshi. You have to again climb a bit up to Phungi Tenga village for 3-4 hours. Later on the stony and rocky trails continue till Khumbu region. It is densely populated with the legend of the Himalayas known as Sherpa. You can toll around the community visiting different monasteries. You will be exposed with the skull of the Yeti inside the monastery “Yeti” is regarded as a snow man and trusted that it is found in the Himalayas but its only the legend since the fact is not found yet. Your trek will continue till Khunde village. After full day exploration, back to Khumjung village. Overnight stay at Guest House Lodge in Khumjung.

The steepy declination may hurt your muscles but the natural views around the trial will act as pain-killer. The morning trek take you targeting Monjo village. On the way you will get chance to explore the Hillary school which was built in the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to conqure Mt Everest. During the trek, you can see many stupa and monasteries with silk clothes (Khada) for as the symbol of good luck. Slowly the trial descends towards Namche Bazar through Syangboche. The trail descends and then over a high suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Koshi River. Trek continuously by the bank of river and pass through Jorsalle in around 3-4 hours. Finally, your destination, Monjo appear near you for overnight crossing several suspension bridges. Overnight stay at Guest House Lodge in Monjo.

You will continuously descend down towards Lukla via Phakding crossing several traditional suspension bridges. After 4-5 hours continuous walk, you will reach to Lukla which will be your end point of Trek. Celebrate your night independently with your porters, guides and family members. Spend special night in the lap of the highest Mountain of the world. Overnight stay at Guest House Lodge in Lukla.

Hurry up to back up yourself since you are going to fly back to Kathmandu earlier if you are lucky with good weather. After 35 minutes adventurous flight, check in into the hotel. Take heavy and healthy shower to erase away all the organic dirt and dust collected during the trek. Be independent whole day of plan for special yoga, meditation, Spa or massage to make you fresh or perform special shopping. Join the cultural program with Nepali cuisine in the evening. You can share all your experiences with the entire team of Great Nepal Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors. Tonight there is a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with typical Nepalese cuisine and folk music to celebrate the successful completion of your trek. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.

Inclusion

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 3 Nights accommodations hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan basis with twin sharing.
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu (if any).
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking.
  • Experienced and government certified Trekking guide.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek in twin sharing basis.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication also available for members
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure Services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Tips for guide and porters and Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges, Extra night accommodations (if any)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, extra porter, beverage and snacks etc
  • Any other items not mentioned in above Include section

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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Trip highlights

  • The authentic view of different snow-clad mountains
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Walls, Chortens & Old Stupa throughout the trip

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