Everest Panorama Trek - 11 Days

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  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Khumbu
  • Max. Altitude: 3810m/12500ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-8 People
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Great Nepal Treks & Expedition brings to you the Everest Panorama Trek package which is the shortest trek available in the Khumbu Region and is also one of your most popular Everest Trek Package.
Compared to other trekking packages in the Khumbu region, Everest Panorama Trek is a straightforward one, and no experience whatsoever is required for the trekking journey, but be prepared to trek 4-5 hours daily.
The 11 days guided trek starts at Lukla as you take a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport. While you are on the plane, you will get to view a gorgeous panoramic view of the Dudh Koshi River Valley.
As you trek for 4-5 hours daily to some of the popular destinations in the region like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Monjo, and many others, you will get stunned by the natural beauty. The trek offers a panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and other mountains like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many others without trekking strenuously to the infamous Everest Base Camp.
The Everest Panorama Trek is ideal for photography enthusiasts because you will get to capture the most stunning side of the Everest Region.
The trek's offerings are not only limited to the natural beauty of Solukhumbu. You will get up close and personal with the locals as you travel through numerous Sherpa villages and their religious landmarks which will help you to know more about their daily lives in such extreme conditions alongwith their cultures and traditions.
So, join us in this Everest Panorama Trek and get to view the heartwarming side of Nepal's Everest Region.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

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

Day 5: Trek to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) 4 hours

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft) 4 – 5 hours

Day 7: Trek to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,710ft) 4 – 5 hours

Day 8: Trek to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft) 4 – 5 hours

Day 9: Step back Monjo to reach Lukla (2860m/9383ft) 4-5 hours

Day 10: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4264ft)

Day 11: Final Departure

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You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Treks and Expeditions representative at the airport. From there you will be transferred to your local Kathmandu hotel. After freshening up you will meet once again with our representative for a briefing on the trekking itinerary. At this time, you will receive additional information as well as departure times. The balance of your day will be free time to stroll around the capital city of Kathmandu. Based on the amount of time available to you our representative will offer you suggestions on things to do and sites to see. Enjoy your overnight in Kathmandu at a local hotel.

You start with an early morning departure and transfer to Tribhuvan Airport to board your flight to the Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. After a wonderful 30-minute scenic flight, enjoy your included breakfast at a rural site outside of Lukla. Your trek begins here as you trace the Dudh Koshi river on an easy trail to the village of Phakding. Overnight will be in a local tea house in Phakding.  

Today the trail continues along the Dudh Koshi river once more. You will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests. Entering Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo Village you start an uphill climb to Namche and its grant bazaar. The Namche Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get your first glimpses of the peaks of Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku. If you are an art lover, you will have a chance to visit nearby Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, take time to explore the granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting around Jorsalle. Overnight is in a tea house in Namche.

Today is spent in Namche for acclimatization purposes. As the altitude increases significantly, the oxygen level starts to decrease. And, as the oxygen level decreases, the chances of suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) will also increase. So, a day for acclimatization is strictly advisable for the adventure seekers. For today, you can visit the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Pass the Syangboche airstrip on your way. You can also visit the Khumjung Village for nice views of the Lhotse, Everest and Amadablam peaks. Overnight in a tea house in Namche. 

Today, you trek to Khumjung, where you will visit the Edmund Hillary School along with one of the popular monasteries of the region, the Khumjung Monastery. This monastery is well known for housing the head of the abominable Yeti. Also, from the balcony to the Everest View Hotel, you’ll get a spectacular view of the beautiful Amadablam peaks. Overnight in a tea house in Khumjung.  

You’ll will walk for a total of 5 hours from Khumjung to Tengboche village. The Tengboche village is a small traditional Sherpa village and home to the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region. From here you also get great views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Thamserku. Chance opportunities come along to view pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. Overnight in a tea house in Tengboche./p>

In Tengboche, you get an amazing panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Everest. After your breakfast, your guide will escort you toKyanjuma. Your trek will continue for about another 4-5 hours. From Tengboche to Kyanjuma, you’ll cross Tashinga Pass and the village of Sansa. Overnight in a tea house in Kyanjuma.

Today we depaert before breakfast as our trail descends accompanied by views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m). We will reach the legendary village of Namche for breakfast. Afterward we trek further to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft). Overnight in a tea house in Monjo.

After breakfast we retrace our trail along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River toward Lukla. After a small ascent we reach at Lukla for our overnight stay. 

Today you board your return flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your local hotel and have the balance of the day free to shop for souvenirs and do some local sightseeing. Make sure to get up to the Monkey Temple for spectacular views of the city and to watch the energetic monkeys dive into the ponds. If time permits you may wish to visit a spa or natural therapy center to soothe those tired muscles. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural show and authentic Nepalese cuisine. Your final overnight in Kathmandu is once again at a local hotel.

If your plans today include a departing flight, a Great Nepal Treks and Expeditions representative will escort you to the airport. If you have other plans, we are here to assist you in any way necessary to make that transition.

Inclusion

  • All transportation using private A/c vehicles as per itinerary.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including domestic airport taxes for guests & guide.
  • Two nights of accommodation with breakfast in a Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu on twin/sharing basis. (Upgrades are available at an additional cost)
  • Accommodation in the best available lodges, guesthouses, and tea houses, during trekking days using twin sharing/dormitory rooms. 
  • Three meals a day followed by tea/coffee while on trekking days. All included meals are notated as B-Breakfast, L-Lunch and D-Dinner.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide throughout the entire trek with his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation costs included. Tipping is a personal statement of your satisfaction of their service.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (02Trekkers:01Porter) as well as their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation costs included.  Tipping is a personal statement of your satisfaction of their service.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee, Khumbu Entry fee, as well as the TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) fee and other necessary permits.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show and authentic Nepalese cuisine. 
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Necessary service charges and government taxes.

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our treks. This must include helicopter rescue, medical testing, treatment, and hospitalization expenses.  
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu. An average meal in just about any restaurant will run about $5 - $10 depending on what you order.  Western oriented restaurants may be a bit more.
  • You are responsible for snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, drinking water and personal expenses along the way.  Wi-Fi access lodges (if available), for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services may be available along the way at posted rates. 
  • All personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa cost. Most visitors can can obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa is good for 30 days and costs US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained for US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like (natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.  While tipping is not mandatory it is highly appreciated.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the included section.
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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.


WHAT KIND OF PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT SHOULD I CARRY?

Although our guides carry first aid medical kit, it is better to carry a supply of first aid items for your own personal use according to your health conditions. Here are the list of some general as well as some special medications you may require:

  • Antiseptic cream (Betadine)
  • Sunblock SPF 30+
  • Throat lozenges
  • Painkillers and anti-inflammatory such as Aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen etc.
  • Band-aids, bandage, compression bandage and 'Second Skin' for blisters
  • Re-hydration salts. (Trioral, Electrobin, Oral Rehydrating Salt)
  • Dextrose glucose tablets
  • Water treatment tablets
  • Your prescription medications
  • Antibiotics for longer climbing and expedition style trips
      

DOES HIGH ALTITUDE EFFECTS AND BENEFITS?

You will be affected by high altitude problems if it is your fist trip at a high altitude. The altitude has some important beneficial effects on the human body and your trips have been designed to enable these. Please familiarize yourself with the information on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and understand how to avoid it and read on benefits of high altitude and take advantage of these to improve your body' metabolism.


WHAT IS ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS? (AMS)

Altitude sickness is the reaction of the body adjusting to decreasing amounts of oxygen. The high altitude slowly decreases the flow of oxygen means the higher you climb, the flow of oxygen is very thin resulting the malfunction of body. Altitude sickness most commonly occurs from above 2,800 meters (9,200ft) but this is different for everyone - there is simply no way of knowing your own susceptibility prior to being at altitude thus it is vital for you to monitor your own health. AMS occurs when the body is unable to adopt at the higher altitude having less amount of oxygen. At an altitude of 5490m (18000 ft.), the oxygen availability becomes just the half of the availability at sea level. While only a third of oxygen is available at the summit of Mt. Everest. Symptoms may be mild and subside/go away after a day's rest, or if it is ignored it could lead to death.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF AMS? 

Symptoms can appear within 1-2 hours although most often appear 6-10 hours after ascent and generally subside in 1-2 days as the body adjusts to altitude. They may reappear as you continue to go higher. Symptoms of AMS usually occur gradually and can be one or a combination of the following:

Headache: Due to the less amount of oxygen in air, the blood influences the blood vessels to spread wide in order to supply more oxygen to the brain and which cause them to show the early symptom of AMS.

Dopiness: The trekkers or climbers feel very sleepy but could not. 

Shortness of breath: The breathing pattern changes as the breathing becomes faster and deeper than normal in order to get enough oxygen and rapid pulse

Loss of appetite and nausea: Despite of physical exercise, the trekkers don’t have an appetite to eat. They will feel as if they want to vomit.

Pins and Needles: Sensation of a limbs falling asleep.

Fatigue: Physical pressure while trekking the long hours followed by Insomnia shows the next symptom of AIMS which is fatigue.

Dizziness: A feeling of falling down, it is the early symptoms of AMS.

Malaise: Malaise is the feeling of being sick which is also one of the symptoms of AMS.

Swelling of hands, feet & face: Due to the accumulation of fluids, the tissues swell which is also one of the symptoms of AMS.


Symptoms associated with more severe Acute Mountain Sickness includes:

• Cyanosis (alteration of skin color into bluish or purplish)

• Chest tightness or congestion

• Confusion

• Coughing up blood

• Decreased consciousness or withdrawal from social interaction

• Grey or pale complexion

• Inability to walk in a straight line, or to walk at all

• Shortness of breath at rest


At high altitude, all people will experience some of the above symptoms in a mild form. If the body is unable to adjust to altitude these symptoms will persist and if they are left untreated, altitude sickness may progress to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Edema means simply fluid accumulation in your interstitial body tissues. Both HACE and HAPE can be fatal if ignored.


LIFE THREATENING FORMS OF AMS.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

If one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever then, there is a chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The filling of fluid in the lungs is Pulmonary Edema. The fluid blocks the passage of fresh oxygen to get into the lungs which causes the shortage of oxygen. Though the exact reason for the HAPE has not been identified, scientists think that pressure of blood vessel around the lungs is directly proportional to the altitude. As a result the smaller blood vessels leak allowing the fluid to escape to the lungs. The treatment for the HAPE victims is to give the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). In case of unavailability of PAC bag or oxygen, one is taken down to the low altitude which is the only way of life-saving. HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness which may also results to death in a short period of time.


 WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAPE (fluid in the lungs)?

• Breathlessness

• A dry cough, developing to a wet one with blood-tinged discharge or saliva

• Tightness in the chest & blueness/darkness of face, lips & tongue

• Low fever up to 38°C/100°F

• Severe fatigue, progressing to coma


High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

HACE is the accumulation of fluid in the brain due of the swollen blood vessels to the brain. HACE is also seen within a couple of hours and can send the patient to coma and take his/her life in just few hours likewise to HAPE. The excessive flow of blood to the brain due to the low-level oxygen causes vasodilation which eventually leads to leakage of blood vessels to the brain. A 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters/minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down if it is necessary.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HACE (fluid in the brain)? 

• Severe headache symptoms not relieved by painkillers or lying down

• Confusion, disorientation & drowsiness

• Nausea/vomiting

• Loss of balance or coordination

• Blurred or double vision/retinal hemorrhage


HOW TO PREVENT? 

Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory disease) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of altitude sickness - it is important that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or medications before ascending to altitude. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness by:

• Avoiding alcohol, tobacco and substances that can interfere with good delivery of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration

• Eating small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates

• Drinking plenty of water – the test of sufficient amount of water intake is ability to urinate colorless urine

• Taking it easy or have a rest. Walk at a slower pace than you would at sea level and avoid over-exertion

• Climb the mountain gradually and stop for a day or two of rest for every 600m/2000ft above 2,400m/8000ft

• Climb high but Sleep at a lower altitude if possible

• Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness


 WHAT IS THE TREATMENT? 

Most travelers are able to successfully acclimatize by following the previously mentioned guidelines. However, there are instances where medical treatment is required. Ultimately, the best treatment for acute mountain sickness (AMS) is to descend to a lower altitude and rest. Early diagnosis is important. Acute mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stages. The guide will monitor you all the time for symptoms and will pace you appropriately to minimize your exposure to AMS.


Cooperating with the guide and reporting if any of the above-described symptoms are seen allows your guide to undertaking appropriate and timely action to minimize your exposure to AMS.  Sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters) is also another method to minimize AMS. Following precautions can be done in order to get rid of AMS:

• Don’t ascent up rapidly.

• Never use alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.

• Drink more fluid 3-4 liters a day, clean boiled water / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.

• Climb high and sleep low.

• Don’t go trekking alone, take guide/porter.

• Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local people, guidebook.

• Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

• Never leave or descent sick person along.

• Avoid getting cold.

• Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if it is longer.

• Sleep more than normal.


Your Guide will carry some medications in First Aid Kit and may suggest for medication such as Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, combination of them or specific AMS medication. Standard and effective medication for prevention of AMS is Acetazolamide (Diamox) and it may be given to help improve breathing and reduce mild symptoms. This drug can cause increased urination. Ensure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug.

With severe cases of AMS, our guide will contact our office in Kathmandu and arrange your evacuation by helicopter. Before we accept you on the trek we will require that you purchase health and travel insurance including helicopter rescue and hospitalization.


 HOW DO WE HANDLE DURING THE CASE OF EMERGENCY?

You never know when the unexpected situation comes and put you in hearse condition.  So such cases you will be rescued by Helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation. So, before coming to Nepal, please make your travel insurance. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. For evacuation, we require the name of the sick person and the exact location from where helicopter can airlift you. You should not leave the place after calling Helicopter for evacuation though you are feeling better than before.


 HOW TO GET SAFE DRINKING WATER?

On the trek, there is a facility of purchasing safe drinking water in teahouses.It is better if you carry the water purifying pills on your own. On camping trek, the water will be treated with Potassium permanganate or Iodine. On the trail, water from the streams is safe to drink, but better not to use it directly for drinking.


DO WE BE SECURE DURING OUR JOURNEY?

Security and a safe journey is our core objective of trekking. Our guide holds licenses issued by the Nepal Government and our staffs are local, honest, kind and genuine. But we also insist you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite and put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent when you feel sleepy. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on ‘Tea house arrangement, never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.


 IS YOUR COMPANY GOVERNMENTALLY RECOGNISED?

Our company is not only governmentally recognize but also affiliated with several other national and international agencies related to tourism. Our Managing Director Mr. Surya Bahadur Ghimire has already performed Media and press coordinator role being the Executive Member for two years (2015-2017) in TAAN (TREKKING AGENCIES ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL), which is only an umbrella organization of all trekking agencies’ in Nepal. 


Why is Tipping 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 same percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly be 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
  • Legendary Sherpa village & Culture
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Walls, Chortens & Old Stupa throughout the trip
  • Witness mesmerizing cultural beauty of Kathmandu valley

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  • Your Safety Come first.
  • Great Value of Money
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Social Responsibility
  • Tailor-Made Program
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