Everest Luxury Panorama Trek

Duration13 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3890
Group Size1-12
Best TimeMarch to May & Sep to Dec

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek Highlight

  • 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest all the time while staying in the Everest region
  • Short trekking duration per day
  • Hike to Farak Ri (5,000m) to have the view of four eight-thousanders of the Khumbu Mountain Range
  • Flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Everest View Hotel and the Sherpa Museum of Namche Bazar
  • 300-year-old monastery of Namche Bazar and Thame Monastery
  • Visit the villages of Tenzing Norgay, Apa Sherpa, and Ang Rita Sherpa, all veteran mountaineers

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek is a newly designed Nepal Trekking package to help you visit the Everest region. It is best for those on short vacations who don’t want to trek higher; but want to observe the Great Himalayas!

The basic concept of this trek in Nepal is that wherever you go or stay, you must have the Mt. Everest (8,848 m) panorama! Next, you use luxurious facilities of food and accommodation during the trek.

Also known as the Everest Panorama trek, this is a focused trip to observe the world’s highest peak. You fly from Kathmandu to Lukla by having an aerial view of Mt. Everest.

While walking along the rugged trails, Mt. Everest is seen at first. Whether you stay at Namche Bazar or Thame or Kongde, Mount Everest and the nearby peaks are the rewards of Everest Luxury Panorama Trek.

Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and Farak Ri (5,000 m) are the best vantage points of the Khumbu region. While having breakfast or lunch, you can witness the 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and other peaks.

Farak Ri is the place above Kongde Village from where you can see four of the eight thousanders of Nepal. You can see Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m) and Mt. Cho Oyo (8,201 m) from here.

In addition, the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park are equally beautiful. Sagarmatha National park is the world’ highest conservation area, so it is recorded in the World Heritage List.

The 300-year-old monastery of Namche Bazar and Thame Monastery are the evidence of the Tibetan Buddhist practice in this region. You can also visit the Sherpa Museum to know about the Sherpa lifestyle, culture and tradition.

In this way, Everest Luxury Panorama Trek is a lifelong memory of nature and culture of the Khumbu region.

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek Itinerary

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek itinerary can be cut short or even extended upon your desire and comfort. You can start it either from Lukla or Salleri or Phaplu or Jiri, Shivalaya. The duration of this trek differs from every starting point.

Similarly, you have two acclimatization days: one at Namche and the other at Kongde Village. Some tour operators keep an extra day at Thame Village as well.

If you have already visited the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, one day can be minimized. And, if you want to combine this trek with Everest Base Camp trek or Gokyo Valley trek, the itinerary becomes longer.

In a nutshell, there is always room for tailor-made Nepal tour and Nepal trek packages with Nepal Trekking Routes. It can be settled in a mutual discussion between you and the agency. After all, your satisfaction is our prime concern!

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek Cost

As the name Everest Luxury Panorama Trek suggests, this trek is designed for the ones who are ready to spend a high amount of budget. You get to stay at the star hotels which are costlier than normal hotels.

The hotels booked during this trek charge nearly USD 250 per room per night. On the other hand, the normal rate of lunch or breakfast cost is above USD 20 per meal.

The Nepal trek cost depends upon the itinerary, services you prefer during the trekking in Nepal, and mode of transportation after all. You have the other three options to start Everest Luxury Panorama Trek.

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek's cost comes to be different from one start to another. As you can also extend this trip to Everest Base Camp trek, Everest Gokyo Trek, etc., there is variation in cost.

To calculate the cost, you must be sure about the services you use, the trek duration, and the mode of transportation you use. Then, contact us via email, phone call, WhatsApp or online booking services for more details about the Everest Luxury Panorama Trek cost.

Everest Panorama Trek Difficulty

Altitude, the number of days, remoteness, landscapes, condition of the trails as well as the food and accommodation services determine the trek difficulty. Regarding Everest Luxury Panorama Trek difficulty, it is a moderate type of trekking in Nepal.

It lies in the famous Everest region or the region of the world’s highest peak. There are many lodges and hotels available on the way. That’s why, it is completely away from remoteness. The average duration you have to walk per day is nearly 5 hours.

The condition of the trails is fine except in some sections. The trail from Thame to Kongde appears to be a bit challenging. However, you can cover the distance by walking carefully with your guide.

As you have to spend the largest portion of the trek above 2,500 m, you may suffer from altitude sickness. You should take the safety measures to remain away from this Acute Mountain Sickness.

You know if you don’t take preventive or curative measures, the situation worsens. Sometimes, the patient may also die if the medication is not provided on time. Taking enough food, water, and rest; walking slowly, and trekking with a professional trekking guide are the important safety steps.

You should develop a habit of regular walking or exercise to successfully do the Everest Luxury Panorama Trek. Finally, you know you must be psychologically strong together with physical fitness.

Everest Luxury Trek Map

Everest region trekking starts from Lukla, a small Sherpa town of the Khumbu region. You can reach Lukla from four different places by air and bus plus trekking. Firstly, you can directly fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in just 30 minutes.

Next, you can drive to Salleri from Kathmandu in a private jeep or a local bus in nearly 10/12 hours. Likewise, you can fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu, another airport of the Solu region within 35 minutes. From Salleri and Phaplu, it takes 3-4 days trek to reach Phakding, the first stop of Everest Base Camp trek.

Yet another option is to do the classic Jiri Everest Base Camp trek route. You reach Jiri or Shivalaya from Kathmandu by bus in about 10-11 hours. Then, it takes 5-7 days to reach Lukla, Tenzing Hillary Airport.

Everest Luxury Panorama Trek map moves ahead from Lukla to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Capital. You spend a day at Namche Bazaar to explore its natural and cultural assets. Then, by leaving the traditional trail to Everest Base Camp, you divert towards Thame Village.

From Thame, you trek towards Kongde, the highest place of Everest Luxury Panorama Trek. After hiking to Farak Ri (5,000 m) for the amazing view of Khumbu Valley and four 8,000 m+ peaks, you move towards Phakding.

Spending the night at a lodge at Phakding, you trek back to Lukla by following the Nepal Trekking trails along the Dudh Koshi River. Finally, you fly back to Kathmandu to witness the aerial view of the Everest region for the last time this season.

Luxury Everest Trek Permits

To make Everest Luxury Panorama Trek, you need three permits. They are the TIMS Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit respectively.

You can get a TIMS Card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit from the Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. To get these permits issued, you need the following things:

  • Copy of passport having at least 6 months validity
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • Fees in either US Dollars or Nepalese Currency
  • Rough itinerary of the region you are trekking around

TIMS Card costs USD 10 per person in an organized Nepal trek while it needs only USD 20 for an independent trekker. The cost of the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is different for the SAARC Nationals and the foreign trekkers. The SAARC Nationals should pay only USD 15. On behalf of the foreign trekkers, it costs USD 30.

You can get a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit from its office at Monjo near Namche Bazar. Recently, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality also has started to charge certain fees for tourists. They have to pay USD 20 per person per entry to the local body. You get this permit from the office at either Monjo or Lukla Check Post.

Trip PlanExpand All

On the arrival day, our delegate welcomes you at the Kathmandu International Airport. Then, you will be driven to the hotel booked for your stay during Nepal Visit. Then, you can either take rest or leisurely walk around Thamel. In the evening, your team leader gives you information about Everest Luxury Panorama Trek itinerary.

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla in the morning, you reach Everest region in about 30 minutes. You will have the aerial view of the soaring peaks as far as Mt. Everest (8,848m), lush valleys and green forests.

From Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp trek, you continue going up along the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Having the first glimpses of Mt. Everest and other peaks, you reach Phakding by crossing the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park.

Moving along the rhododendron forests and crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, you reach Monjo Village. It is the entry point of the highest altitude national park of the world. By getting the permits checked, you move further until Namche Bazar.

Enjoying the splendid view of Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), Thamserku (6,608m), Mt. Everest and Mt. Nuptse (7,879m), you cross Jorsalle village. Namche Bazar is the Sherpa Capital and the main trading centre of the entire Solukhumbu region.

Today is the first acclimatization day of Everest Luxury Panorama trek. Another objective of this day is to let you explore the natural and cultural beauties of the Himalayan town. There is a 300-year-old monastery called Sanga Thechok Dechenling or Namche Monastery. You can see the brightly painted pictures of the Tibetan Buddhist deities.

The prime attraction of Mt. Everest View Trek is Everest View Hotel (3,880m). It is one of the highest located hotels in the world. Located in Sagarmatha National Park, it serves you the 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and other peaks around it. You have the sunrise view of Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,879m) and Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) while having tea or coffee.

Another site to explore during Namche Bazar acclimatization day is the Sherpa Museum. You can see the reflection of traditional lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. The Hall of Fame is the gallery displaying the photos of the 1953 Everest Expedition made by Hillary and Tenzing.

If you want to know more about the biodiversity of Sagarmatha Natioanal Park, you can visit its office at Monjo. The details about the wildlife and vegetation of this conservation center are kept at the office.

Walking along the less frequented trail through the spruce, juniper and pine forests, you reach Thamo Village. This is the ancient route to Tibet via Nangpa La (5,806m) on the shoulder of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m). It is believed that the Sherpas migrated from Tibetan Autonomous Region to Everest region some 800 years ago.

Thamo is the old Sherpa village where the record breaking mountaineer, Ang Rita Sherpa was born. He has successfully mounted on the Everest Summit for more than 10 times. By walking past the gorge of the Dudh  Koshi River, you reach Thame Village.

Thame is a very important village of the Khumbu region because of the veteran mountaineers born here. This is the home of Tenzing Norgay, who was the first climber of Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Similarly, Apa Sherpa who has climbed Mt. Everest for more than 18 times also lives here. Also, from this legendary village, you can see Mt. Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru glittering in the sunrise or sunset.

Following a narrow trail leading southwards the Bhote Koshi River, you reach a small village Pare. Although the trek is tougher, the panoramas of the Great Himalayas are rewarding.

Then, gradually climbing through rhododendron, pine and bamboo forests, you reach the Kongde Glacier. From here, you see the astounding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama  Dablam.

Then, following the forested trail, you climb to Kongde Village. It is a Sherpa village facilitating the perfect vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and other mighty peaks.

Today is another remarkable day as you are going to hike to the best vantage point of Everest region. To witness the sunrise view of the glittering peaks, you should start as early as you can. It takes roughly 2 to 3 hours to reach Farak Ri (5,000m), the Kongde Viewpoint from Kongde Village.

Once you reach the elevation of 5,000m, you have the panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Valley and four 8,000m+ peaks of Nepal. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are those Giant Mountains! After making your Everest Luxury Panorama trek a lifetime experience, you trek down to the hotel.

You can take side trips around Kongde Village to know more about the Sherpa culture and tradition as well as everyday activities. Or you can take a complete rest by observing the stunning view of Namche Bazar and Khumjung Village from the hotel terrace.

You begin the trek by following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River after having breakfast. The less frequented trail takes you through some tiny settlement areas of the Sherpa region. Walking for a few hours, you meet the traditional trail to Everest Base Camp trek.

Finally, you arrive in Phakding, the first stop while climbing towards Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Himalayas from here.

You begin the last day’s trek along the trail you used a few days earlier. By crossing some suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and the dense forests, you arrive in Lukla, the first Sherpa town of the Solukhumbu region. Make the rest of the time as memorable as you can as you are going to fly back to Kathmandu the following morning.

After you have breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla by enjoying the aerial view you did a week ago. When the plane lands at the Tribhuvan Airport, you will be shifted to the hotel.

After becoming fresh, you can visit Thamel for shopping the unique products of Nepal to present to kith and kin. We recommend you to purchase some items of art and craft of Nepal like  garments and statues.

Today is allocated for exploration of the Kathmandu Valley. Therefore, the tour guide of the agency guides you around the World Heritage Sites of the Capital City.

Among 7 such sites, you will be visiting the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You can find the true reflection of the architecture practiced in the ancient times.

NTR invites you for farewell dinner at a restaurant around Thamel Bazar. During the dinner, you can enjoy the typical cuisines and cultural shows.

Today is the departure transfer. Hence, the representative of our agency transports you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport to catch up with your flight.

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Cost Details
  • Meal Plan
  • All meals are included in holiday price from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 13
  • The restaurants at Yeti mountain Home lodges offer a wide range of dishes prepared by trained chefs, ranging from  local cuisine to international dishes. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread and a hot drink, lunch will be a simple meal with a hot drink, and dinner will be 3 courses consisting of soup, main meal and a simple desert. If you wish to order additional dishes and/or snacks, you should budget accordingly.
  • Airport Transfer
  • Airport Transfers are available to and from the airport from hotel.
  • Accommodations
  • In Kathmandu, you can stay in 5-star hotels. While on trek you will spend 9 nights in Yeti Mountain Home Lodges, which as comfortable twin or double rooms with attached bathroom and hot and cold running water. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis
  • International
  • Flying is the only option of connection to remote areas in Nepal. Daily flights operate between Lukla and Kathmandu, in the morning hours. The flight is short but very adventurous.  Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, Buddha Air and Simrik Airlines are the private airlines offering daily flights. Poor weather and visibility can cause delays on internal flights. Flight cancellations stretching for a few days is quite normal.
  • Group leader and support staff
  • We have an experienced and excellent team of trek leaders, Sherpa and porters.
  • Altitude
  • This trek will allow you to experience high altitude of over 4000 m. Please check out with your doctor if you are fit enough to trek in that altitude.
  • Spending Money
  • Depending on how much you would like to spend in personal expenses like shopping, food and refreshments, the amount you should carry varies. However, US$200 will be enough.
  • Guidance and tipping
  • Guides and porters especially in trekking areas expect tipping. Tipping is normal in Nepal especially in trekking and mountaineering but it is not mandatory.
  • Equipment Checklist
  • While trekking, your baggage’s should not wait more than 25 kg. Your extra luggage can be carried by hired porters, Porter can carry Maximum 25 Kg. You are advised to carry a small backpack for your convenience.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa fees
  • Tips for porters and other trek staff
  • Personal expenses like refreshments, cigarettes, alcohol etc

No, they can’t. It is a moderate type of trekking in the Everest region. You have to spend most of the days and nights above 2,500m. As soon as you reach above the given altitude, you may suffer from altitude sickness. You can do it if you have a habit of regular walking and daily exercise. You should also be able to walk along the rugged trails for about 5 hours every day, you can do this trek.

Yes, you can. You can do the Everest Luxury Panorama Trek after doing the Everest Base Camp trek. Instead of diverting towards Thame from Namche Bazar, you should follow the routes leading to the base camp of Mt. Everest. When you return from Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar up to Namche, you can trek to Thame Village.

Sure, sure, you may. As the altitude of the  Everest region lies above 2,500m, there is a high chance for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You can avoid it by following some preventive measures. Walk slowly; have enough water, food, and rest; keep some medicines like Diamox Oral to avoid or cure it. Moreover, you should hire a professional guide who can help you in the time of emergency.

You can do Everest Luxury Panorama Trek in all the seasons of the year. The low temperature in winter and heavy rainfall in summer may be some challenges. The best season for this trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). As the weather in these seasons is fine having the clear skies, you can have the best panorama of the Great Himalayas.

Great experience and well managed trip

I was a solo trekker with my guide Deepen who was very knowledgeable and managed everything very well from handling the permits to Lukla airport travel arrangment. His support and...

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Jon Shen - Canada
22 Apr, 2024
20 years of Adventure
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