Everest Panorama Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Everest Panorama Trekking is certainly a striking choice for the itinerants enjoying the beautiful vista of the snow-capped Himalayas, Himalayan culture and the Sherpa’s.  Relatively an easy trek in comparison to the rest of circuit , Everest panorama trek offers splendid view of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest combined  with the beautiful allures of Ama Dablam, Khantega, Lhotse, Nuptse , Tawoche ,Thamserku with  sporadic culturally and spiritually enriched monasteries stopovers. 

Everest Panorama Trekking is designed for both learners and veterans bringing the best of adventure and delight as the circuit is just a steady walk following trails of Tengboche (3860m) highest point of the circuits rendezvous. It starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu giving the best aerial view of the Himalayas. Upon reaching to Lukla enjoy the beautiful long standing mountains ready to captivate on its beauty.  For a start enjoy walking through banks of Dudh Koshi River passing through lush green pine and rhododendron forest consequently leading to take a descend down to Phakding. To finally reach a meticulously designed beautiful suburb, Namchebazzar enjoy the yearning climb to Namche accompanied by the beautiful landscape, river, monasteries and the people.Taking a day off to acclimatize explore Namche bazzar to get acquainted with Sherpa culture, community, their rich history, tradition, Sir Edmond Hillary Trust and monasteries. A day rest helps to get energized for a big hike to the most interesting part of the trek to Khumbu region which involves climbing through steep slopes, following the icy cold path passing through numerous village, meadows and monasteries finally leading to the last stop of the journey to Khumbu region. Ascent to Khumbu region is a bit some tiring although going up brings a better and beautiful view of the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Khumbu, Khantega, Tawoche, and Thamserku to offset exhaustion. Relish on the breath taking view of these mountains with the  majestic Everest on your beside. Visit Tengboche monastery to get enticed by the Tibetan culture, unveil and rejoice your spiritual energy.  Whereas, employ occasions to take beautiful stills of nature’s wonderful backdrop to embrace this journey for lifetime.

At GHHT we value your opinion and interest we make sure to satisfy all your needs keeping your safety first.Come join us to have an awe inspiring Everest experience with many other destinations( island peak, Gokyo , high passes, Everest base camp and more) to enjoy best of Himalayas while upon your return treat with the  aesthetic culture and the beauty of Kathmandu valley. 

 

 

ITINARARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at 1,350 meter &4,428 feet.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport one of our representative from GHHT – Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be there waiting for you at the terminal gate. There will be other company in the airport so, look for the GHHT signboard with your name written on it and then they will greet you and dive you to the hotel. Reaching hotel we will check in into the hotel and then you can take rest and freshen up or if you want your can also visit the GHHT office. In evening the GHHT will be hosting a welcome dinner in best Nepali restaurants with concise cultural dance program  which serves you mouth watering Nepali cuisine which will be also first introduction of Nepali food culture. We will spend our night at Kathmandu hotel rating at 2or 3 star hotels.

Dinner is included.


Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu and trek Preparation

On second day after breakfast we will start our trip where we will be exploring some of the historical heritage sites of Kathmandu which is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. We will first began with pre-historic Kathmandu Durbar square where the Malla king ruled over this country and surrounding the square there are some ancient temples built in Pagoda style. Next will be the sacred Hindu temple as well as cremation site of Hindus named Pashupatinath temple after that we will head to visit Swambhunath temple and for the outsiders simply known as monkey temple a holy site both for Buddhists and Hindu and lastly we will visit the largest stupa called Boudhanath stupa. Later we will visit GHHT office and our expert leader will check our equipment and then we will introduce you to other participants who will be joining with you and then we will discuss about the trip and if you have any enquiry related to this trek you are free to discuss with your trek leader. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.

Breakfast is included.


Day 03: Fly towards Lukla and trek to Phakding at 2,651 meter &8,700 feet: 3 - 4 hours trek

Today we will take scenic 40 minutes airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla and during the flight one gets amazing view of high mountain Everest including with other several snowcapped peaks. Reaching Lukla we will be meeting other crew members and from here we will began our trek with gradual descend and within a while trekking we will reach at Cheplung village and from here we will start getting view of mountain named mount Khumbila- one of the scared peak which has never been summited by any climbers. Continuing trekking from Cheplung we will gradually descend down unless we don’t reach at phakding. We will spend our night at Phakding.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 04: Phakding towards Namche Bazaar at 3,438 meter &11,280 feet: 5 - 6 hrs.

Today we will begin our trek by trekking on the trails via lovely pine forests following the path north up to the gorge of Benkar valley. After that we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi river through suspension bridge and pass Chumoa towards monjo which is entrance towards Everest National Park and once again cross the suspension bridge and pass the village of Jorsale and then from here we will continue our trek alongside the Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river. After a steep climb we will reach at Namche Bazaar which is the heartland of Sherpa village and if the weather is clear we will get astonishing view of Everest and Lhotse. We will spend our night at Namche Bazaar.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 05: Acclimatization Day towards Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meter &11,284 feet.

Today we will spend our day acclimatizing the altitude as the health experts’ advices that instead of staying idle one must hike for few hours for proper acclimatization. So today we will explore Namche Bazaar which is the key center of Khumbu region and in this area there are lots of café, cyber cafe, restaurants. We can even hike to Sagarmatha National park which offers dazzling view of sunrise including with several peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kongde and many more. If you can we will even hike to Khumjung village- a lovely and cordial village inhabited by Sherpa tribes and there you get to explore the culture and traditions of Sherpa people and we can also visit Khumjung Hillary School. If not we will trek tomorrow at Khumjung village. We will spend our night at Namche Bazaar.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are included.


Day 06: Namche Bazaar towards Khumjung at 3,810 meter &12500 feet: 4 hrs.

Today we will start our day with gradual ascend to Syangboche and just above that there is an Everest view hotel where we will relish close view of Mt. Everest. After that we will continue our trek towards Khumjung village and the village is surrounded by amazing view of Thamserku, Kongde and khumbila peak. We will visit the Khumjung monastery where Yeti scalp are kept and we will also visit Edmund Hillary School. We will spend our night at Khumjung.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 07: Khumjung toward Tengboche at 3,870 meter &12694 feet: 4 - 5 hrs.

Today we will descend down towards Dudh Koshi River and then we will be passing via striking village. We will then trekking on the forested path which leads us to river bed. For two hours we will again ascend via fir and pine forests and then we will reach at tiny village Tengboche. In this village you will be visiting the largest monastery of Khumbu region named Tengboche monastery positioned at 3867 meter. We will explore the monastery and from here one get picturesque view of Himalayas as well as Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Lhotse, Thamserku and the highest mountain Everest. We will spend our night at Tengboche.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 08: Tengboche toward Kyangjuma at 3,570 meter &11,710 feet: 4 - 5 hrs.

Today we will start our trek from Tengboche with steep descend around 1500 feet and 500 meter which leads us via dense rhododendron and fir trees towards Dudh Koshi River. Continuing our trek we will then passing a Tashinga and Sansa village and then we will reach at Kyanjuma.  From here we will enjoy stunning view of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and the mighty highest mountain Everest. We will spend our night at Kyangjuma.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 09: Kyangjuma toward Monjo at 2,840 meter &9,315 feet: 4 - 5 hrs.

Today we will retrace back to Namche Bazaar so, firstly we will continue our trek towards Monjo where we will heading on steep wooded slope through windy trails. On the way to forested trail we might get to spot several animals like snow leopards, mountain goats, Pheasants and many more. After that we will descend down that leads us to Dudh Koshi River and then we will cross the river through suspension bridge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 10: Monjo toward Lukla: 5- 6 hrs.

Today we will descend gradually and head towards Chauri Kharka and on the way we will be passing Chopling and Phakding villages. We will then ascend for the last time from Chauri Kharka. Reaching at Lukla we will be celebrate for successfully completing our trek. We will spend our night at Lukla.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

Today early morning we take a scenic airstrip to Kathmandu. Reaching at the Kathmandu airport our representative will be taking you to the hotel where you can rest or you can also stroll at Thamel area which is the hub center for tourists. In Thamel area there are plenty of souvenir shops and antique shops where you can do shopping for your loved ones and for the bargaining our tour guide will be helping you. If you want we will also visit some of the heritage sites nearby. In evening the GHHT- Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be hosting a farewell dinner as well as also celebrate for successfully completing the trek. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

Breakfast and dinner are included.  


Day 12: Final departure

Today your Everest Panorama trek comes to an end and we hope that you are satisfied with our services. One of our representatives from the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule so, you get plenty of time for your custom formalities of airport and reach safely to your destination.

Breakfast is included.


 

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two nights twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek (we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla)
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • GHHTEAM  T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

What is not included?

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

TRIP INFO

 

Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 12 days which is main customary and pragmatic. In this 12 days itinerary it has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment. 

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

Only domestic mountain flight is only available to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition so, that why we have kept the extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situation like delay or cancel the flight. In case if the flight is canceled for 2 or more than that, then we will have to charter a helicopter and make sure that you reach on scheduled flight and reach safely in your own home. This extra service cost can be deposited directly to the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team office and the expense is carried out by the Insurance Company as the helicopter charter cost will be maximum US$ 500 or the US $ 3500 which depends on a number of people in flight. 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

Price from USD 1,050 p/p
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Duration: 12 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Hiking & trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Lodge-to-lodge

Country: Nepal

Region: Everest

Price: USD 1,050

Group size: Minimum 2

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

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