- People, Cultures, religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups
- Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar
- Exploring life of mountain people Visit to the Tengboche Monastery
- Unforgettable Everest panorama view, closer Everest view
Everest Panorama Trekking is a short trekking in the Everest foothills that provides you a delightful scenic view of Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks along with a lot of opportunity to expose yourself to mountain and alpine scenery. If you are timebound or physically restricted to reach up to Everest Base Camp to enjoy the up-close Everest view, trek the Everest Panorama trek, an ideal trek that offers breathtaking, panoramic vistas of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. Walk the exciting Everest Panorama trail following the rhododendron, pine and fir forests, the glacier-melt milky fast flowing Dudh Kosi River, passing over many impressive suspension bridges, homeland of world popular climbers and witness their well preserved culture and monasteries.
After a short city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu we take a scenic flight to Lukla from where we begin our trek. We trek up to the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazar, rest there for two nights to ease acclimatization. After spending some amusing moments at Sherpa museum and Everest Photo Gallery, we continue to Tengboche and trek back through Khumjung village which is the biggest locale of Sherpa people. This is a great opportunity for any outsider of Everest Region to get an insight of sweet and simple Himalayan lifestyle. Finally, when you trekking down and reach Jorsale, it calls upon the end of Everest Panorama Trekking. Within a short span of time, Everest Panorama Trekking offers you sweet and picturesque sight of Everest region.
Trekking around the tallest peak of the world is dream of every trekkers and adventures around the world. But this might not be possible for all due to time, health, and fitness factors. Everest Panorama trek is comparatively shorter and easier trek suitable for timebound people of all ages who are longing to see the Mt. Everest but cannot reach up to Everest Base camp due to physical or time matters. There are still challenging tracks and steep inclines but this is a shorter trek reaching an altitude of 3900 meters. Without much struggle of high altitude and tough walking, you will get a brief overview of Everest region via Everest Panorama Trek. Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours will help you make your Everest Panorama trek even more glorious by arranging all the your requirements ranging from food, accommodation, transportation, equipments to insurance, medicine, tour guide and much more.
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Everest Panorama Trekking – 10 days Day to day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m.)
As you land at Tribhuvan International airport (TIA), finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours signboard with your name. Our representative will welcome you and transfer you to your respective hotel in our private vehicle. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390.) Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day
Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m.) Phakding (2,652 m.) 3 hrs
Wake up at dawn and be ready for the adventure. We will usher you to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the array of beautiful green and white mountains, we arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), an entry town from where most of the Everest adventure begins. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world concluding in a dramatic landing site on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we meet our additional crew members and do some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla, descend to Chaurikharka, head up the Dudhkoshi valley until we reach Phakding. As we just land at the altitude of almost 3000m today, to assist in acclimatization, we only have a short walk today. Yet, if you are interested in additional activities you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 5 - 6 hrs
We start our walk soon after breakfast. Today’s trek is exciting not only due to few uphill and downhill walks but also because of crossing and re-crossings of Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach Monjo. We get our trekking permits checked at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazzar, magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other magnificent mountains greet us. We break at the Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main trading village in the Khumbu. Overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazzar is a perfect place to spend a rest day to acclimatize to the new altitude before heading off towards higher elevation. It is recommend staying active and mobile during the acclimatization day instead of resting in your lodge. If you trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help you to properly acclimatize. You can either spend the day exploring Namche Bazzar. Tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu, Namche Bazzar is centre of Everest region and has plenty of lodges, tea shops, souvenir shops, money exchangers, government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, etc. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. You can visit Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things allied to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also take an interesting side trip up to Syangboche airstrip and Everest View Hotel, a Japanese build deluxe hotel which offers you great views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others. Overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3860m.) 5-6 hrs
Upon breakfast in Namche Bazzar, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu r egion. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight stay in a teahouse in Tengboche. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 07: Tengboche – Khumjung - Namche Bazzar - Jorsale (2,740 m.) 5 - 6 hrs
You will feel better with gradual drop in altitude. Breathing in is much easier. The walk today is in the shadow of the pine trees and rhododendrons bushes that line these well-trodden trails. Watch out for faunas such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc too in these trails. We will take the route through Khumjung village. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the scared peak Khumbila, Khumjung hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. You can also visit to Hillary School. After several ups and downs we come near by the army camp at Namche Bazzar from where we take last look at the Everest which will be no more visible ahead on this back trek. We walk ahead to Jorsale. Take a nice hot shower that will help relief your tired muscles. You will have a very relaxed sleep in one of the room with private restroom in JorsaleBazaar. Overnight in a lodge in Jorsale. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 08: Jorsale- Lukla: 3 - 4 hrs
Walk slowly and relaxed as we have plenty of time. After again multiple crossings over the prayer flags festooned suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level. The more we trek downwards the more we feel easier to breathe as the air gets denser. Although we are following the same route down, we feel completely different views with open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. Upon arrival in Lukla, stretch those sore legs and summon up the experiences trekking. Celebrate your successful and safe trek with your crew. Overnight in guesthouse in Lukla. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu
The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft after noon. But sometimes the flight can be delayed and even canceled due to bad weather and other reasons that are beyond our control. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu after arrival in Kathmandu. You can rest in your hotel, could do some last minute shopping and packing, or stroll around Thamel. Overnight in hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 10: Final Departure
Today your Everest Panorama Trekking trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope Nepal and hospitable service of our company has captivated you to come back again! (Breakfast included)
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