Best Trekking From Kathmandu to Namche Bazar
The Everest Panorama Trek is especially designed for trekker’s who have limited time for a trekking holiday, but don’t want to miss out the breathtaking views of Mount Everest.
This Trek is an easier option than the full Everest Base Camp trek, with the highest point reached being the Buddhist monastery of Tengboche (3875 m). This is a short and scenic trek, which offers a superb view of the world’s highest peaks. The Everest Panorama Trek is a great introduction to the Sherpa countryside and its culture, along with great mountain views, this is a very popular destination for first time trekkers in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1320m).
Welcome to Nepal. Here our representative will meet you with a name card as you leave the airport. You will be welcomed by receiving a garland (floral wreath) around your neck, this means welcome to Nepal. You will then be driven to your hotel by car. Here you can have a rest and enjoy the day around Thamel the tourist center of Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m) – Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours
Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well-constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi River at Phakding.
Overnight in Phakding
Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m) – walking 5:30 hours
From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namche Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours
Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. We hike up the Syangboche airport, Everest view hotel, and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3857m) 5 hours
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.
Overnight in Tengboche
Day 06: Trek to Manjo (2835m) 5hrs
Today we trek ahead from Tengboche to arrive at Monjo taking pleasure from the easy way down. It is fairly long walk. After walking all the way through Namche Bazaar, on the way we will arrive at Monjo.
Overnight in Manjo
Day 07: Trek to Lukla (2840m) 5hrs
On this day, we will leave Monjo and trek further to reach Lukla that is located at the height of 2840m taking around 5 hours. This is the last day of our trek. Here we can celebrate before departing for Kathmandu the next day.
Overnight in Lukla
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) 35 min flight
Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So your guide will organise all the airport formalities by the time you have finished your breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will also be taken to the airport for you. Once your guide gets news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, you will get the chance to watch how these small aircraft land into this small airstrip. After a quick photograph, head to the airport and catch your flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu airport, your guide will take you to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the day in Kathmandu is yours to rest or explore. Join us tonight for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 09: Farewell from Nepal
Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection during travel. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.