Everest Panorama Trek

This easy trek in the foothills of Mount Everest region starts with a short 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny airstrip nestled between mountains. Here, the adventure really begins. From Lukla trail follows to Namche Bazar (3,441 m), the biggest village in the area. Although, it is... More

This easy trek in the foothills of Mount Everest region starts with a short 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny airstrip nestled between mountains. Here, the adventure really begins. From Lukla trail follows to Namche Bazar (3,441 m), the biggest village in the area. Although, it is a short trek it never fails to give you a superb view of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. Visiting Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped peaks, the popular myth of ‘Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real. This trek definitely gives a great introduction to Sherpa lifestyle, country culture along with fine mountain views. This slow trek reveals wild rushing waters underneath the Imja Khol (river) suspension bridge and a stunning rhododendron forest (during Spring). For the first time trekkers to Nepal this is a popular destination. Suited for families, teens and for those who haven’t had enough time for a longer trek into the high mountains.



  • Katmandu Valley: Unveil the spiritual mysteries of age-old cities of Katmandu Valley
  • On Trek: Enjoy the view of  Mt. Everest and other mighty mountains at close proximity
  • Namche Bazaar: Experience Sherpa culture and life style of mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
  • Thame Village: Visit Birth place of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
  • Get to know Sherpa homeland and their culture and explore Namche Bazaar

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival in Kathmandu a travel-to-nature Asia guide/representative will be at the airport to greet and take us to our hotel. Please look out for your name-card once you exit out of arrival area.

If not feeling jet-lagged, we can take some time to explore Kathmandu’s medieval Backstreets. Discover buildings dating back to the 16th century. Make our way down to Thamel, the main tourist area in Kathmandu and a great place to dine, there are quite a few to choose from like New Orleans Cafe, Rum Doodle, Bear Garden etc. Enjoy your evening and get some rest to recover from that Jet lag. The adventure begins tomorrow!

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu

In the morning, a pre-trip meeting at our hotel in Kathmandu and introduction to our trek leader/guide.

We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats.

We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meal: Breakfast

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuwan International Airport Domestic terminal in Kathmandu for the 35  minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport our guide will brief us and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).

After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Approx. trekking time: 3 hours.

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche Bazar is the busy touristic hub and biggest town along the Everest trail. Approx. trekking time: 5-6 hours.

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. The secret of safe acclimatization is to “climb high, sleep low,” so, we will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people and to Sagarmatha National Park headquarters for some spectacular views. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Approx. trekking time: 2-3 hours.

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We return to the hiking trail this morning for a beautiful hike to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay (the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest with Hillary in 1953). We pass the small village of Phurte, home to a large chorten (temple) and prayer walls and continue trekking to the head of the valley and the town of Mende, where we take a small path that passes above the villages of Dramo and Thomde. This path eventually dovetails with the trade route used by Tibetans to trade at Namche Bazaar; here, the path becomes an airy traverse with huge, dark cliffs overhead and large drops to the river below. Approx. trekking time: 5 to 6 hours.

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will follow a shorter trail today to Khumjung, one that goes above Namche Bazaar. From this vantage view, we enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley ahead and gradually trek down, first to the village of Khunde, and then to Khumjung, one of the most beautiful villages in Khumbu. In the middle of Kumjung is the original Hillary school, established by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961, just eight years after the conquest of Everest.

In the late afternoon, we also visit the nice & atmospheric gompa. One of the treasures kept here is a ‘yeti skull’. That was transported to America for analysis by Sir Edmund Hillary and village headman Konchok Bhumbi. Tests concluded that the scalp was made from the skin of a serow, a member of the Himalayan antelope family, but the legend continues. Approx. trekking time: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we leave Khumjung Village behind and climb to a level path with several switchbacks before reaching Namche Bazaar. After lunch in Namche, explore the town and then continue on to our descent into Monjo. We cross the Sir Edmund Hillary Bridge before returning to our lodge for overnight. Approx. trekking time: 4 hours

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so we can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we have a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our Sherpa companions and bidding farewell to this incredible setting, the villages and the people of the Khumbu hills and valleys.Approx. trekking time: 6 hours.

Accommodation: Local lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We fly back to to Kathmandu, with one more opportunity for an aerial view of the mighty mountains and enjoy some last-minute Everest Panorama. The remainder of our day is at leisure to explore this fabled city on our own or for shopping.

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homeward-bound flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Extension Trip: Adding a few days to Chitwan National Park, one of the finest parks in Asia for Royal Bengal tigers and one horned rhinoceros, is time worth spent!


  • Airport (pick up/drop off) transfers by private A/C vehicle
  • Twin room sharing accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu with daily breakfast
  • Lodges/Guesthouses accommodation during the trek mostly in twin-share but occasionally in dormitory-style rooms with common bathroom
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on trek
  • Domestic flights: Katmandu-Lukla-Katmandu
  • All sightseeing and long distance transportation in private air-condition vehicle
  • Local escort/guide and representative throughout the tour
  • Monument entrance fees
  • National Park permit, TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) & Eco Tourism development fees

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance (Emergency Rescue and Evacuation coverage is HIGHLY recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for trip leader/guide, driver, hotel staff and porters
  • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, laundry, telephone calls and other unforeseen expenses
  • Items/services not listed in the "included"
  • Extra expenses for 'Optional Program' if opted in

Price: US$ 1,315 per person (Twin Sharing | Based on Minimum 4 Travelers)
+US$ 352 Internal airfare (Subject to change without prior notice)

Single Supplement: US$ 150

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Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu

Hotel Manaslu located in the immaculate area of Lazimpat, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel established in 1972. We have kept the proud heritage of Nepal alive throughout its operation by offering unparalleled service and warm hospitality, that defines the values and culture of Nepal. The architecture of our hotel includes many ancient pieces that have been carefully restored and incorporated.


Lodges/guesthouses in the trekking routes of Nepal range from simple buildings made out of stone, mud, and wood, to modern-looking concrete ones depending upon their geographic locations. Bedrooms generally have two single beds (and a table) or several beds in case of a dormitory. Usually, the kitchen and dining are combined into one common room (area).

Trip Facts

  • Price (USD) From 1,315
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Group Size 4-12 Pax
  • Arrive Kathmandu
  • Depart Kathmandu
  • Trip Level
  • Activity Hiking | Trekking
  • Meals 10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Accommodation 4* Hotel, Local lodge/Guesthouse

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With every trip, you also support the SWAN and thus projects for Sustainable Community development and Biodiversity protection.

Our primary NGO partner is Social Welfare Association of Nepal (SWAN), with whom we have carried out multiple CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects. Besides carrying out regular CSR activities in the areas of education and women empowerment, we have supported relief and rehabilitation initiatives in the aftermath of several natural disasters like earthquake, immediate response to COVID-19 pandemic across Nepal. 

Giving something back to the world is a special and responsible affair of travel-to-nature Asia right from its inception. When you travel with travel-to-nature Asia and SWAN-Nepal, you become an integral force for change in addressing the most pressing social and wildlife conservation issues. Your tourism funds help transform the future of under-privileged and marginalized communities and transform the future of at-risk natural places you travel. Portion of our profit flows to local communities who live with and steward nature, creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

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