Everest Base Camp Panorama Trek will guarantee the great views of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. It is an adventurous Everest package that allows trekkers with busy schedule experience world’s tallest mountain without having to compromise the thrill. Everest Base Camp Panorama Trek starts from Lukla. It is a small town that is connected to the rest of the country via Tenzing Hillary Airport. Lukla is situated in the Khumbu valley which is also home to Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although, it is a short trek giving you a really superb view of the world’s highest snow capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped peaks, the popular myth of ‘Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real.
There are two routes to Everest Base Camp Panorama Trek: one that begins from Lukla. This way by Namche Bazaar to Everest base camp trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization.Everest Base Camp Panorama Trek is one of the most amazing Everest region treks belongs right at the top of a list of more popular Everest Treks. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience.
Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (B)
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft), 3-4 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 05 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (BLD)
Day 06 : Trek to Tyangboche (3,867 m/12684 ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 07 : Trek to Khumjung (3,750 m/12,300 ft) 4-5 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 08 : Trek to Thame (3,800 m/12,464 ft), 4-5 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 09 : Trek to Monju(2680 m/8791 ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 10 : Trek to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 ft), 4-5 hrs walk (BLD)
Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Day 12 : Departure from Kathmandu (B)
Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and transfers you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu offering typical Nepalese cuisine during which we will also brief you about the trip. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
After breakfast, we will take your for our guided trip of the cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. We will visit the revered Hindu temple Pashupatinath, the world’s biggest stupa- Bouddhanath stupa, and visit swayambhunath. We will also explore the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square and enjoy its magnificent architecture and warm ambience. While in Kathmandu Durbar Square, we will also visit Kumari temple, home of the living goddess Kumari. You can also take your time to do trek preparation and talk to your trekking staff regarding any questions about the trip and necessary preparations.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft), 3-4 hrs walk
We take the earliest possible flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tiny airstrip and the scenic flight takes just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our day’s hike will start after we have our breakfast. We start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas, which is also the capital of Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
After already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253 ft), we will use today for acclimatization. It is very important that our body be prepared for further ascending. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche, which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.
Day 06 : Trek to Tyangboche (3,867 m/12684 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast, we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. Today’s trail ascends through the forested on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche could be its big monastery. Tyangboche has large campsite, teahouses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will spend the night at a hotel in Tyangboche.
Day 07 : Trek to Khumjung (3750 m/12,300 ft), 4-5 hrs walk
We will first trek down to Phungithanka, which is a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From there, the trail descends through a forest path. We cross a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and head towards Sanasa. The highlight of the day will be our visit to the forbidden village of Khumjung. Khumjung is the biggest village of the area and has a beautiful monastery that is named after the village itself. The Khumjung Monastery has what they claim to be a yeti scalp. This Sherpa village with hospitable people will warm your heart.
Day 08 : Trek to Thame (3,800 m/12,464 ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today morning, we will head up to Khunde village. There is a big charity run hospital in Khunde which was set up by renowned climbers. A little further up is the Syangboche airstrip, the world’s highest airstrip. The area around the airstrip offers scenic view of some both Mountain range and Sherpa villages.
Day 09 : Trek to Monju (2680 m/8791 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our trail for the day passes through the Mende village. The backdrop of majestic mountains will never leave as we head towards Namche. We will have our lunch at Namche and continue our trek till we reach at Monju. We will stay overnight at Monju.
Day 10 : Trek to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today is the last day of our Trek. We start the day as usual after breakfast and walk through the Sherpa villages nestled beneath the Himalayas. You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. You will probably have mixed feeling today. You will feel delighted that you have successfully completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. At the same time, you will also be disappointed that you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. However, there is always next time and there is always next adventure waiting for you. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.
Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu.
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after your journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.
Day 12 : Departure from Kathmandu
Some of you might also have few more days and some other activities planned in Nepal. For the rest of your who are returning today, depending upon what time your return flight is, you can do some last minute shopping if you like to. We will transfer you to the airport hoping it will not be long before we see each other again!
Hope you had a great Journey with us. Best regards from Global Treks.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items as your individual interest, and choice. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, camera, sun cream, water bottle, rain gear, and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the mountain range.
(Note : We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek)
Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
Shade hat or baseball cap – of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses. This is to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it .
Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc.
Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety
Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people .
1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone a days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
Light and expedition w)eight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
Underwear, stay away from cotton .(4/5)
1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
2 pairs trekking pants, the knees so they double as shorts.
1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
2 pairs lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
4/5 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
3/4 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the treks.
1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
1 pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note WT guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Buprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Most Necessary Documents/Materials
Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight) (Optional).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Above This list is only a guide lines. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Please Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.