8 Days Everest Panorama Trek Highlights
- Thrilling Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- Hike to Everest view hotel
- The amazing landscapes including Himalayan panorama which melt your heart.
- Close views of the highest peak in the world
- Witness spectacular mountain views including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and more
- Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region
- Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
- Experience the unique culture and Himalayan lifestyle
About the 8 Days Everest Panorama Trek
The Everest Panorama View trek is one of the thrilling, short adventure trekking expeditions which can be completed by everyone; this trek is emotionally designed for travelers who wish to have a delightful experience of the mighty mountain while trekking in the Himalayas in a short period of time, without any challenges.
Everest Panorama trek begins with an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu city to Lukla. On the third day we trek to Phakding and stay overnight at a tea house lodge. The next day our trekking leads towards the gorgeous Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar itself is one of the most important towns of the Khumbu region. It's a small beautiful village with awe-inspiring mountain views of the Himalayas, where you will be enjoying the unique culture and traditions of the native Sherpa people. After resting a day in Namche, we hike towards our destination for the next few days. We will head to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its ancient Buddhist monastery. After Tengboche, we make our own way back to Lukla via Khumjung and Phakding village.
This trek is ideal for those cramped with time, but don’t want to miss the chance of meeting the biggest mountains in the world.
Brief Itinerary: 8 Days Everest Panorama Trek
Itinerary: 8 Days Everest Panorama Trek
Day 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu
Once you land at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu our representative will receive you and transfer to the respective hotel. On this day, you can either rest or stroll around the nearby places like Thamel or Durbarmarg. In the evening, our tour guide will give a short brief about the upcoming trek. During this orientation program, you will get a chance to meet your trekking guide and other fellow trekkers. Finally, in the evening you can stroll around the nearby hotel area and if you have forgotten to bring any trekking gear you can buy over there
Day 2 - Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding
We will pick you from your hotel and drive you to the airport in Kathmandu. A quick, 25-30-minute flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Khumbu region and the starting point of this trek. Travel through the Dudhkoshi River Valley, past various settlements such as Chheplung and Chaurikharka, before reaching Phakding. Enjoy great views of the Himalayas during the trek. It's a leisurely day with a gradual descent of approximately 200 meters.
Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar
From Phakding, you’ll cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. From here the walk will be easy and pleasant with short uphill and downhill climb. You’ll get a spectacular view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), from the village of Benkar.
Likewise, after crossing the long suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, you’ll reach Monjo village (2,834 m). Monjo lies below the magnificent peak of Thamserku. Near the village, there is the main entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. It is the checkpoint where the officials will check your trekking permits. Further, after a few hours of gradual walk, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 4 - Namche Bazar (acclimatization)
Stay in Namche and allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude. You have the option to hike to the nearby areas. The trading and administrative centre of the Khumbu region, Namche is home to various government offices, banks, plenty of shops and eateries. One of the most interesting optional hikes on our list is the one that takes you to Everest View Hotel, from where you can enjoy great views of Mount Everest and other mountains in the Himalayas.
Day 5 - Namche to Tengboche
The first half of the walk from Namche is fairly easy. Within a 20 minutes walk, you’ll reach the top of the Namche village. After two hours of pleasant walk, you’ll reach a small village called Shanasa. After a gradual descent, we’ll reach the Imjatse river at Phungi Tenga village at the altitude of 3,250 meters.
Again after continuing the walk for an hour, you’ll reach the main entrance of Tengboche Monastery. It rests on a high ridge across the canyon from Khunde. It is beautifully surrounded by the ancient mani stones and prayers flag.
Day 6 - Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast we will trek back to Namche for about 5 hours via Tengboche and Phunki Thanka with some ascent and descent walking. We cross a suspension bridge and trek via Samde and see some monasteries in Phurte and Gongla. Walking gradually, we arrived at Namche Bazaar.
Day 7 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla
A long day on a downhill trail awaits you. The last day of this trek is full of steep descends along the Dudh Kosi until you reach Phakding for lunch. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is mostly a gentle, uphill climb.
Day 8 - Fly to Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport to catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Our guide will accompany you for a complimentary farewell dinner provided by the company in the evening. This is the end of our services. We will provide a departure transfer upon request.
Note: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy-going nature is an asset!
All accommodation during the trek (in lodges and guesthouses)
A highly experienced, English-speaking trekking guide (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
All necessary trekking permits as well as government taxes and official expenses
Transportation as per the detailed itinerary in private/public jeep and bus
The meal inclusions on trek are breakfast (one set breakfast and tea or coffee), lunch (one main meal and tea or coffee) and dinner (soup, main and dessert with tea or coffee).
Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
Use of a sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (in case you don't have them). They have to be returned after the trek.
A first aid kit and basic supplies appropriate for the group size. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance). Note: if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip departure
A first aid kit with basic supplies appropriate for the group size and trek route – if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip departure
An appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
Note: The local tea houses are basic but clean and they do not often have attached bathrooms or hot showers. The price is based on twin share and does not include any extra charge that lodge owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms or hot showers (if these facilities are available) or for battery charging. We can’t know in advance what they may charge for such things in the different lodges along the way, so we prefer to leave this cost out, rather than pass along an estimated charge to you.
International flights to and from Kathmandu; Nepal visa fees and international airport taxes; any excess baggage charges
Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and emergency rescue / evacuation that covers all of the activities you will undertake during your trip should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
Services and activities not mentioned in the detailed itinerary above (eg additional nights, optional trips and sightseeing tours)
Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
Any gear or equipment that you may need to rent/buy - please ask us if you would like any advice about gear to bring/buy/rent
All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
Personal expenses (eg mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills, entrance/photography fees at monasteries, laundry, telephone calls, postage, donations, extra snacks etc)
Costs incurred due to unforeseen events (eg caused by natural disasters, adverse road conditions / flight delays, labour strikes, fuel shortages, extreme exchange rate changes, etc)
Any extra charge that tea house owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms, or hot showers (if these facilities are available) and charging of batteries
Tips for the guide, and porter (if you have added a porter to help you carry your backpack)
All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes
Best Season/Time for 8 days Everest Panorama Trek
There are mainly two different trekking seasons. The best months to trek for 8 days Everest base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November and December) It is possible to make the journey in February and early September
January doesn't necessarily mean lots of snow, so it's possible to trek to Everest Base Camp then, but it is chilly. Wrap up warm, though, using lots of layers and enjoy being one of the very few people up in the Himalayas.
Temperature: Temperatures ranges from 15°C to -15°C
February and early March are cold, especially at night (around -20°C or colder), but you should get clear skies providing good, uninterrupted views of Everest. In addition, the trail will be less busy and the teahouses quieter, giving a sense of true adventure to a trek to Base Camp.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.
Late March and April are popular months for trekking, with the warmer weather and the rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom further down the trail. Days are beginning to stretch out to provide lots of daylight for exploring, too, with good visibility in the early mornings.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.
In early May trekking to Everest base camp is still possible, just before the monsoon arrives, but we don’t suggest trekking during this season.
Temperature: Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.
By late May the monsoon has arrived in Nepal and lasts through June, July, August and into early September. During the rainy season, the trails are muddy and rife with leeches and cause disruption to travel.
Temperature: Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C
The autumn trekking season kicks off in late September as the monsoon dissipates. Clear skies and fresh air characterise this time of year, with October to early November particularly great for trekking. Temperatures are comfortable, although the weather is colder now than during the spring season (around -10°C at Base Camp during the day), the days are dry and the views are perfect. The landscape has been washed clean by the monsoon rains, too, and looks particularly lush and verdant.
Temperature: Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees
Late November and December are also good times to go trekking, but it will be colder, with temperatures dropping well below zero at night. The upside is that the trail to Everest Base Camp will be much less busy as people eager to avoid the cold clear out.
Temperature: Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees
Packing list / Equipment checklist
List of Equipment for 8 days Everest Panorama Trek
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The following belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each).
- Headband or Beanie
- Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
- Hat for Sun Protection
- Inner Gloves
- Outer insulated gloves
- Base Layer
- Insulated Jacket
- Outer Layer
- Trekking Shirts/T-Shirt
- Fleece Jacket
- Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
- Base Layer
- Trekking trousers and shorts
- Rain and Windproof Trousers
- Hiking Boots
- Trekking shoes/sandals
- Hiking/Thermal Socks
- Gaiters (not necessary)
- Sleeping bag
Bags and Backpacks
- Duffle bag
Miscellaneous & Accessories
- Trekking Poles
- Head Torch
- Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/Toiletries
- Reusable Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
- Small Locks
- Trekking Towel
- Waterproof Ziplock Bags
- Camera/Video Camera/Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers
- Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)
- Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)
- Water Purification Tablets
- General Medications
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Blister Plasters
- Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport
- Favourite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
Teahouse accommodation is the classic form of trekking accommodation in EBC trail. Along the way to Everest Panorama Trek, most of the tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. These tea houses are specially designed to provide the basic facilities for trekkers to take rest.
Basically, you’ll find twin-basis type of accommodation on the EBC trail. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. Almost all tea houses provide blankets as it will be freezing at night.
Mainly on the lower elevation, most lodges offer western style toilets. As you move higher on the trail you’ll find squat toilet facilities. Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water.
Documents & Permits
If you are planning for a trip to Everest Panorama Trek, there are different kinds of costs and permits that are involved.
TIMS card was necessary for trekkers in the Everest region. TIMS Card is still valid for trekkers in other regions of Nepal. But if you want to trek to EBC from Jiri, you will need a TIMS Card. TIMS is issued by the Tourism Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). There are 2 kinds of TIMS cards that are issued- one for an Independent trekker and one for an organized trekker.
TIMS Card for Independent Trekker
- Color- Green
- Cost- Rs 2000 Per Person
- Photos – 2
- Collected by- Self
TIMS Card for Organized Trekker
- Color- Blue
- Cost- Rs 1000 Per Person
- Photos – 1
- Collected by – Local Trekking Agency
So a TIMS Card is not necessary if you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then start your trek. It is only needed for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
This is a new permit which was imposed from 1st of October 2018 replacing an existing TIMS Card. Local government of Khumbu directly collects NPR 2000 Per Person from each foreigner. Please note that this permit cannot be obtained in Kathmandu. First if you are flying through Lukla you can obtain this is Lukla. If you are trekking from Jiri or Salleri this can be obtained in Monjo.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
This is an existing permit system for entering National Park. You can obtain this permit either in Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at Park Entrance Gate. This will cost NPR 3000 Per Person. The most convenient way is to obtain this at Monjo.
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
If you are following the classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, then you will obtain the permit from Monjo. You will also need to obtain an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area if you come through Jiri. This can cost you NPR 3,000.
The 8 days Everest Panorama Trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The EBC Trek requires no technical expertise or mountaineering skills as it is basically a long hike at altitude. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well.
If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.
8 Days Everest Panorama Trek FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the altitude of 8 days Everest Panorama Trek?
The altitude of Everest Panorama Trek won't reach more than 5,380m.
What is the best time for 8 days Everest Panorama Trek?
There are mainly two different trekking seasons. The best months to trek to Everest Panorama Trek are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December). But October is considered the best time for the Everest Region Trek.
How many hours a day do we walk?
The Everest Panorama Trek is graded moderate, meaning that you generally won’t exceed eight hours of activity in a day. Some days can vary from 4-5 hours a day to just 2-3 hours.
How is the accommodation during the 8 days Everest Panorama Trek?
Teahouse accommodation is the classic form of trekking accommodation in the EBC trail. Along the way to Everest Panorama Trek, most of the tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. These tea houses are specially designed to provide the basic facilities for trekkers to take rest.
How is the food like on the 8 days Everest Panorama Trek?
There is an abundance of regular meals and food during the Everest Panorama Trek. You will enjoy both national and international foods like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Nepalese and Indian. You can also enjoy hot beverages like hot chocolates, coffee, and others.
What kind of sickness did we face during 8 days Everest Panorama Trek?
During Everest Panorama Trek the major problems that you can face are altitude sickness (both major and minor), cold, vertigo, and acrophobia, immediate tiredness or swelling of the legs and other natural calamities that can occur.
I have never done trekking yet. Is 8 days Everest Panorama Trek for me?
Yes, of course, you can do it. Trekking is hard but not the hardest one. To accomplish this, you can take training like swimming, aerobics, jogging, etc. in order to increase your stamina and endurance.
How is the weather in Everest Panorama Trek?
The weather at Everest Panorama Trek depends on the different seasons you trek to. The temperature at the base camp rarely gets above freezing throughout the year, but cold winds that blow make the temperatures feel even colder. The coldest months of the year are from December to February and the temperatures are warmer in the rainy season in July and August.
Is trekking to Everest Panorama Trek dangerous?
The Everest Panorama Trek might look dangerous for the beginners as they will be hiking at an altitude up to 5000m. There are nearly zero cases of any accidental event during the trek. Only altitude sickness is the main danger for trekkers.
What if I get altitude sickness in the middle of the trek?
The major health issue that can occur while trekking to Everest Panorama Trek is altitude sickness. You have to drink plenty of water and need to take medicine like Diamox to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. We will provide the guides and porters who are experienced and trained to help trekkers with precautions and safety measures.
How much luggage can I take during Everest Panorama Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. Only carry what is essential.
Can I extend my trek?
Yes, you can. But for this, you have to update us before trek so that we could manage the itinerary as per your requirement.
How can I use toilets during the trek?
On the trail, you will find the Toilets in the small villages where there are restaurants and tea houses. Most toilets in this region are squat toilets. And in other options prepare to hide behind big rocks and do your business.
Do I Need Insurance?
100% Yes! Injury and altitude sickness and any other calamities may occur during the trek, so it is best to get travel insurance before you go. Better safe than sorry!
What is the average size of the group?
Groups can vary between 6 to 16 travellers, who typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together who have a shared interest in outdoor adventure and nature.
Where can I exchange my money?
There are a number of registered money exchanges in the streets of Thamel and it's common to find near your Hotel in Kathmandu.
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