Everest Panorama Trek - 7 Days

DESTINATION
Nepal
REGION
EVEREST REGION TREK
DURATION
7 Days
NATURE OF TREK
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
MAX ALTITUDE
3,855m Tengbuche
GROUP SIZE
2 - 14 People
START/END POINT
Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
ACTIVITY
Everest Trek
SEASON
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
MEAL
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
TRANSPORTATION
Domestic flight (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm) and Pick up & Drop off by Private Transportation (Hotel-Airport-Hotel)

About the Trip

A perfect alternate choice where you will avoid altitude sickness and trek to Everest as well. A short but a beautiful journey to the Everest region with an exceptional view of the tallest mountain in the world!

  Highlights

  • A scenic flight to Lukla
  • A relaxed and easy trek inside the Everest region
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • The famous Sherpa town; Namche Bazaar
  • Local wildlife like musk deer and Himalayan Monal
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Wide range of flora and fauna
  • Other beautiful peaks; Mt. Lhotse(8,516m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m).

Benefits

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.


 Overview

The Everest Panorama Trekking is a short alternative trek for those who are afraid of altitude sickness but also want to trek to Everest. This trek will take you in the extraordinary famous town of the local Sherpa people where trekkers will acclimatize and admire the lifestyle and the warm hospitality. Along with Mt. Everest, other high peaks in the world will also be seen. A wide range of flora and fauna will be captured and the biodiversity at the Sagarmatha National Park is absolutely breathtaking.

This journey will begin with a 45 minutes’ flight to Lukla. This will be an enjoyable flight as its very scenic and Annapurna Himalayan Range can be seen. Upon arrival, we will head our trek via the banks of Dudh Koshi river entering the gateway of Everest; Namche Bazaar. We will acclimatize in this popular Sherpa town with a side trek to Khumjung, explore Cheese factory, Edmund Hillary funded School and Hospital, highest Everest view hotel and airstrips in Syangboche and enjoy the great view of Mt Everest and Ama Dablam. Then further continuing to  Tengboche where we will get a spectacular view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. We will be visiting the ancient monastery of Tengboche as we will see their prayers. Soon after admiring the view we will head back to Namche bazaar then trekking back to Lukla. The trail will be very interesting and admirable as we cross via suspension bridges and dense forests. Spotting local wildlife’s and enjoying the beautiful natural scenery is certainly pleasant. The journey indeed will be a very relaxing one.

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Everest Panorama Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a Clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek, information about the climates and weather condition and emotional support by the officials which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra cause the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back to home.

  Day To Day Itinerary

Days 1 -Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.8 miles) - 3 hours

After early morning breakfast, we will head to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight to Lukla. The flight is very scenic as we can see an amazing view of Langtang and the Annapurna Himalayan range. Upon arrival to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, we will meet up with our other crew members and begin our trek through the flourishing village of Lukla. We will trek 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge where the view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru looks impressive. Soon after, we will cross a small Buddhist village; Ghat, leading us to Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time in our hands, we may visit the local monasteries around.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 2 -Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)- Walking Distance (7.4 km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours

A long trekking day awaits for us today. We will begin our trek early morning along the northern bank of Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges over it, including the Hillary suspension bridge as well. We will be trekking in forested trails leading us to a small Sherpa village known as Monjo. Continuing the trek we will arrive at the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park check post and have our permits registered. The trail climbs through thick and dense forests making it challenging yet fun for us. This is also when we will get the first sight of Mt. Everest. Further trekking, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; a famous Sherpa town or the gateway to Everest. 

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 3 -Rest day to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

After reaching a higher elevation, today we will be acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. Trekkers may wish to explore this famous Sherpa town as it includes numerous cafes and restaurants with wifi, souvenir and gear shops, pubs etc. Moreover, we have optional hikes planned to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor centre and an astonishing hike to Khumjung and Khunde. It is another Sherpa settlement an hour away from Namche Bazaar. To get an amazing view of Mt. Everest, we will also hike up to the Everest Hotel. After proper acclimatization, we will head back to our lodges and prepare ourselves for the next day.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 4 -Trek from Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) - Walking Distance (9.2 km/5.7 miles) - 5 hours

We will be trekking up to Tengboche after early morning breakfast. We will trek high above the Dudh Koshi River up to Tengboche. On clear days, we will get a spectacular view of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Trekkers have often spotted local wildlife like musk deers, Himalayan Thar, pheasants etc. The trail then drops down as we cross the Dudh Koshi River. We will further trek through a rigorous pine forest to the monastery of Tengboche then to a meadow with surrounding lodges. From here the peak, Ama Dablam is seen beautifully.

  • Overnight Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 5 -Trek from Tengboche (3,855 m/12,850 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,285 ft) - Walking Distance (9.2 km/5.7 miles) - 5 hours

The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through forests where we may eye wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats or even snow leopard. We will be climbing on the steep slope and winding through several bands. We will pass prayer flags hung along the way and chortens. As we are heading back, we can click pictures and enjoy the view of the tip of Everest and backside of Lhotse. After finally arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest. 

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 6 -Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Lukla 2,850 m/9,350 ft) - walking distance (13.5km/8.3 miles)- 6-7 hrs.

After the breakfast, we will be hiking down a steep trail that descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then we continue walking over several local villages. We will walk most through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Panorama Trek also the last night in the Everest Region.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 7 -Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) - 40 minutes.

If all goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu the early morning after breakfast. After the arrival in Kathmandu, it is entirely up to you what you’d want to do. There are options like exploring the Kathmandu city and its UNESCO world heritage site. We have experienced guides who can take you on a tour of the city. 

  • Overnight at your selected hotel.
  • Included Breakfast.

  Includes:

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes.
  • Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N), room with private attached bathroom, a night in standard room Tengboche,( twin sharing room ) - 6 Nights.
  • All Standard Meals (7 Lunches, 6 Dinners and 7 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal experienced and qualified trek leader and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porters "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porter.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek.

  Excludes:

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person).
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture).
  • 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.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes.

  Equipments Checklists:

Equipment lists for Everest Panorama Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings 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). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra Items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

 Trip Information

Covid - 19 updates & safety precaution for Everest Panorama Trek - 7 Days

The Everest Panorama Trek is really something to do after the pandemic. Apart from safety concerns, there’s just more to get when it comes to EBC trips in Nepal. Okay, let’s face it, is it really safe to travel to Everest Base Camp?

The answer is yes, it’s safe to travel Everest Base on post-covid-19 as you’ll find there zero cases of Covid-19 compared to other destinations of the world which have at least 1. The nearest city to Everest base camp is Namche Bazar where the population is less than 2000 (Totally Untouched by General population and cities) at 3500 elevations where you’ll be doing social distancing naturally. Furthermore, in the route, you won’t find many people as the long trails go for 7 days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in the solace of nature along with our crew ( Trek leaders and porters) who will help you along the way. We understand it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey.

 As per COVID-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the KTAN team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks.
  • Food & Accommodation in the mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

The beginning of the journey towards Everest Panorama Trek

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in the package!

Don't worry, we'll pick you!

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Panorama Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.
Accommodation details during the Trek

The Everest Base Panorama Trekking is a 7 days trek with 6 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N), room with private attached bathroom, a night in standard room Tengboche,( twin sharing room )

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche and Phakding, single private accommodation at Tengboche.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunch and 6 Dinners will be provided in the trek. Some of the popular menu items are -

Seven breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Seven lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Six dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.
Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best season to Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest cause no one is beyond nature. It’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure about the temperature. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extremely cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperature: Temperatures ranges from 15°C to -5°C.

March to April

This is one of the best time of the season to hike around Everest. The weather is very favourable during this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 6 °C.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around 7°C.  

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get cancelled at beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months too trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favourable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.
Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 10°C.

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons to be nearest to Everest base camp. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 6 degrees.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as its the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

The weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.

Acclimatization

The highest point of 7 Days Everest Panorama trek is 3,875m at Tengboche and its itinerary has a day rest in Namche for proper acclimatization. The chance of being affected by altitude sickness in this trek is the least as we spend a night over 3500m, from where the symptoms of altitude sickness may begin to appear.  Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya and use oximeter in trekking to monitor your oxygen level and help in early detection of the symptoms.  Our itinerary is designed for altitude sickness prevention, taking your time with regular breaks from time to time, allowing slow ascent and suggesting to drink plenty of water each and every day. We guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions.  In severe mountains sickness case, the only cure for it is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health

The Everest Panorama trek is an easy trip designed to see Mt. Everest so close without reaching to Everest Base Camp. This mountain journey is not for the usual visit. The trekking route involves hiking along the rocky mountain, steep ascents,  descents and straightforward. So the trip is physically demanding with an average per day hiking 4 to 7 hrs. Even though novice trekkers can join, past hiking experience would be an additional advantage. Furthermore, no technical experience and skills are necessary. Participants who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trip. Normal fitness person can accomplish the trek however, the fitter you are, the more enjoyable experience will be in trekking. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip departure is a good idea to enhance our stamina.  To join in trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us or consult with your physician before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize the group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Communication on Trek

On the Everest Panorama Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes. We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's KTAN office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

 Extra personal expenses on Trekking

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal try to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here.

Electricity, battery recharge and water on the Trek

Throughout the lodges at Everest Panorama trekking, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying at price at all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested in drinking water.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel Insurance 

This trip grade is ranked moderately difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes. Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest Panorama trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy. Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-112 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four per cent or more depending upon the bank. During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How much luggage can I take during Everest Panorama Trek - 7 days?

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgsWe never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Karma trek and Adventure Nepal store for free.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Everest Panorama Trek Safety

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee our client’s safety, security and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the leader to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Karma trek and Adventure Nepal works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal Team

During the trek to Everest Panorama trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with the prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters, we respect everyone's work. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy Crew can make our clients happy as KTAN has three kinds of family, One is family by blood of everyone in KTAN and the other one is all the employee working to run this company and last but not the least is our valuable clients, The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is accepted and honoured way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the tip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work as you'll be staying with crews for more longs trekking periods which builds a relationship. It is important to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 1982138/075/076. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking the date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% per cent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9851031022 (Suman) or email us.

Trip Extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Everest Panorama trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will give you a company’s digital and printed certificate of trek achievement. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better in TripAdvisor, Facebook, etc which will help other trekkers to join us in future trips and will also highlight our service to the world.

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