2 - 12 pax
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful adventure to Mt. Everest Panorama Trekking. On briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music.
A free day in Kathmandu for trek preparation, with a day tour of exciting places around Kathmandu city of great historical, cultural and religious interest. Most of the Hindu and Buddhist monuments including old palaces are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our city guide will show you the ancient wonders of Nepal, afternoon relax and prepare for the trek to the Everest region.
Start early morning departure from the hotel, with a short transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport, as per flight time after going through securities board in a small aircraft. Dornier / Twin Otter or similar types. The flight heads east overlooking a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, as the plane lands at Lukla airstrip. The airport called Tenzing & Hillary tribute to the first conqueror of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953. From Lukla airport after collecting all our baggage, carried by our strong porters or pack animals called Zhopkyo (crossbreed of Yaks and normal low altitude cows or ox). After a refreshing stop, start the walk to Phakding for the first overnight stop. Walk beings through Lukla street market and then descend to a place called Choplung, with many prayer monuments. The place where the route of Lukla and Jiri meets, and then on the main scenic trail past many nice farm villages to reach Phakding for an overnight stay in a moderate standard lodge.
Walk today takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu villagers, as well as trekkers. Where once a week, a colorful and busy market is held every Saturday walk leads to cross few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown of purchased. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa knows as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language. From here reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, for a lunch break, and then continue to walk following the river on a bank, within a cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest. On crossing the last high bridge, along undulating uphill for few hours to reach Namche Bazaar for two overnights stops. Enjoy views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks from the lodge in Namche and then check into your rooms for refreshing rest before dinner time in a large warm and cozy dining hall.
Free day and well-deserved rest day after a long climb of the previous day to reach Namche Bazaar, a necessary to have spare and leisure day for a short hike to view-points. A good way to support acclimatization, enjoy the morning with breakfast and hike to Namche viewpoint overlooking Mt. Everest and the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam with other adjoining peaks. Visit the museum offers full information about the Khumbu region. Energetic people can take a hike up to Everest View Hotel of few hours.
The morning after breakfast, an easy stroll after a short climb to the top of Namche facing excellent views of Khumbu peaks with Everest, and then down to Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga, a small settlement with few lodge and restaurants. A popular mid-day stops of trekkers for lunch and refreshments, from here on steep winding up for few hours through the cool shade of lovely woods to reach Tengboche and its colorful monastery. The area is surrounded by an array of peaks with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam with a range of adjoining high mountains. Herewith time to visit the impressive Buddhist monastery interior of great cultural and religious interest, and then retire back to your lodge for rest and marvel at the surrounding exciting vista of snow mountains.
From Tengboche enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks while you have breakfast, and then the day starts with an easy descend to reach the bottom and cross a bridge over Imjatse River, a short climb to Shanasa village. From here another slow climb into rhododendron and birch tree lines with bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendrons to reach a wide scenic glacial valley where the old village of Khumjung is located. The afternoon after checking in a nice lodge, a tour of old Pangboche Monastery, the only place that treasures a scalp, believed to be of a Yeti the Abominable Snowman. The name Yeti is also called Meh-The in the local language. Kept in the main prayer hall of the monastery in a safe glass case, which you can witness with some donation. Rest of the afternoon relax and enjoy the views and explore the village and get more of local culture and customs.
Enjoying a lovely time at Khumjung on our return journey downhill, like a morning walk on gradual up to the adjoining village of Khunde visit the only small hospital around Khumbu region of Everest. Where the foreign or local doctor will brief about the history and services of the hospital built by famous late Edmund Hillary. From here a slow walk to Syangboche with an old small airstrip, and then descend to Namche Bazaar for a lunch stop. Afternoon downhill to the river bed with a short steep climb to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit gate, then at Monjo village for an overnight stop before Lukla.
Last day walk of the adventure, an easy trek following the river to Phakding, and then on the gradual winding trail with the last final climb at the end of a trek to reach Lukla for last overnight around high Khumbu and Everest region.
After an enjoyable and great success reaching all our major destinations of the wonderful adventure, morning depart from the lodge to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. A sweeping scenic morning flight reaches you back at Kathmandu. From the airport, transfer to your respective hotels with a free day to enjoy afternoon rest and walk around the hustle-bustle city of Kathmandu.
It is always best and wise to have a spare or contingency day, in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation at Lukla. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On this free day, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient cities site within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a wonderful experience and adventure on Mt. Everest Panorama Trek, and then as time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.
On the average of 5 to 6 hours, most of the day walks as well short walking days of 3-4 hours in the beginning and at the end of the journey.
As altitude-wise, it won’t be a big problem but can happen to some trekkers in the group or with other illnesses, like severe diarrhea or any other medical and health issue. If the member with the worse condition has to break the journey and reach Kathmandu by fastest means of transport for evacuation. The only fastest and reliable means taking a helicopter service, where all medical and other expenses incurred have to be borne by oneself. Where it can be reimbursed from the insurance company, with a supporting letter from Vertex Holiday and as well from medical doctors in Kathmandu.
Around the Khumbu area more of the Sherpa community is interwoven to Buddhism religion, enriched with age-old heritage and culture of Tibetan Buddhism, which you can witness on walks as well as visiting some monastery like at Tengboche and Khumjung.
It happens sometimes, even during the best time of the year. Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes, but not all time of the good seasons. In this situation, if the flight does not operate, due to unfavorable weather. Our guide will make the best effort, as well contact the head office in Kathmandu regarding the situation. If the weather does not improve for flights, even on the next day the best option is to use helicopter services if needed, especially for people with tight international flights. Staying longer in Lukla for few days and use of chopper where clients have to bear the extra expenses and to be claimed from your travel insurance company.
The region of the high Khumbu valley of Everest is well established to cater to the needs of foreign or local travelers. As the area falls on the famous and popular route of Nepal Himalayas. Where lodge accommodation is of international standard from the budget, standard to luxury class. Includes comprehensive food menu to choose from and enjoy. Served in a large warm dining hall, the rooms are neat and clean where one can stays in rooms with attached or common toilets and bathrooms.