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Everest Panorama Trek and Tibet Tour is a trip which, combines a trek to the Khumbu region with the Tibet Tour. On the trip, you get to relish the beauty of Mount Everest (8848m) in the initial parts and explores the historic Tibet in the latter half. You can also explore the Sherpa villages and learn about their lifestyle, culture, and traditions. Also, you get to visit Tibet and observe the Tibetan culture up-close. All in all, the trip adds the Himalayan majesty with ancient Tibetan heritage.
Your journey starts with a tour around the Kathmandu Valley to UNESCO world heritage sites. Next, you fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. Further, you trek to Namche Bazaar entering the Sagarmatha National Park. As you spend a day at Namche, you can either hike to the Khumjung village or head to the Everest View Hotel. Here, you can enjoy the surreal views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other mountains. Further, you head to Tengboche and visit Tengboche Monastery. Finally, you return to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla via Phakding. You fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur and Nagarkot for sunrise. Next, you take a flight to Lhasa and explore Tibet. You’ll visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Tibet traditional hospital on the first day. Secondly, you visit Ganden monastery and Drayerpa Cave and fly back to Kathmandu.
The best seasons for this trip are autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (Mar-May). The trip is fairly easy and can be done by people with average physical shape.
At Trek Central Nepal, we aim to provide the best services to our clients. We have numerous trips across Nepal and Bhutan. Moreover, we also allow you the option to modify the trip itineraries.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche
Day 05: Trek to Khumjung via Everest view lodge
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche
Day 07: Trek to Namche
Day 08: Trek to Lukla
Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot
Day 10: Fly to Lhasa
Day 11: Exploration day [Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital]
Day 12: Exploration day [Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave]
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star accommodations during tibet tour
- 3 star accommodations in Kathmandu
- All monument entrance fees.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- English- speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Tibet visa and permits
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and dinner in during Tibet tour
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Kathmandu valley sightseeing
The major part of the day will be spent on a sightseeing tour of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu valley. These include sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. These sites were constructed in ancient times and have high cultural and architectural importance. After visiting these sites, we shall arrange our permits and documents which will be needed in the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Wake up early and get on a flight that will take you to the gateway of the Everest region, Lukla. The flight lasts for about 45 minutes and it gives you a brief display of the mountains that are found in the Khumbu region. They include Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kongde Ri (6187m). Upon arriving in Lukla, collect your luggage and begin the trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
The trail to Namche Bazaar sees us walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and climb steep trails. We shall arrive at Jorsalle where we will have our permits sorted and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek continues to ascend gradually and heads north to make a stop at Namche Bazaar for the day. Namche is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region and consists of many lodges and even ATM. Overnight in Namche.
Trek to Khumjung (3780m) via Everest view lodge
Today, we won’t do heavy trekking; instead, we head towards the nearby village called Khumjung. We head to the Everest View Hotel before making our way to the village. Take some time to rest and enjoy the Himalayan vistas from the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world. Later, we resume the short trek to Khumjung. This village houses a monastery called Khumjung Monastery and locals believe that the monastery has a scalp that is believed to be of a Yeti. Overnight in Khumjung.
Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
From Khumjung, the trail gradually ascends along the Imja River. We will walk through the forested trails which provide us with amazing views of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Lhotse (8,516m). The destination for the day is Tengboche, which is a Buddhist village and houses the Tengboche Monastery- the biggest in the Khumbu region. Likewise, the monastery is also a remarkable vantage point to relish the sights of Ama Dablam (6856m) and many other mountains in the Everest range. Overnight in Tengboche.
Trek to Namche (3,440m)
After having breakfast in Tengboche, we begin our journey back to Namche. We shall use the same route that we had used the day before. Instead of climbing, we have to do a lot of descending today. Our route takes us to Phunki Tenga and after we have lunch there, we continue the journey down along the Dudh Koshi River. After walking for about 6 hours, we reach Namche. Overnight in Namche.
Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
We shall head out from Namche bazaar today and make our way to Jorsalle, where we first entered the Sagarmatha National Park. Walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and reach Phakding. There, you will have a delightful lunch and then you’ll continue the journey until you reach Lukla. Once at Lukla, you can enjoy the completion of Everest Panorama Trek with your fellow trekkers, guides, and porters. Overnight in Lukla.
Fly to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot (2,175m)
From Lukla, get on an airplane and head back to Kathmandu. The flight provides you final glimpses of the mountains in Khumbu region. Once you arrive at the airport, head towards your hotel and immediately head out to Bhaktapur. There, you'll visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Pilot Baba Ashram. After lunch, you'll head to Nagarkot to enjoy the peace and tranquility. Visit the view tower to enjoy the thrilling view of mountains in Langtang, Jugal, and Gaurishankar ranges. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Fly to Lhasa (3,656m)
Today, you will board another flight that will take you to the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. The flight takes about 1 and a half hour and gives you the cinematic display of green hills that slowly give way to the arid Tibetan plateau. Once you reach Lhasa, you might experience shortness of breath and fatigue. This is common as Tibet sits on a high elevation. We shall not travel today; instead, spend the day acclimatizing. Overnight in Lhasa
Exploration day [Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Tibet Traditional Hospital]
The objective for the day is to explore the major sites in Tibet. We shall first visit the Potala Palace, which dates back to 1645. This was the seat of the Dalai Lama until the Chinese invasion. We shall explore the architectural Norbulingka palace, which was the summer seat of the Dalai Lama. It is often considered as the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next stop is the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, often called as Mentsikhang. Here, you can see the blend of traditional and modern medicine. Overnight in Lhasa.
Exploration day [Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave]
It is not possible to fully explore Lhasa in a single day so we add another day to explore Tibet. Today, we will visit the Ganden monastery. This monastery is labeled as one of the great three monasteries in Tibet and dates back to 1409. Drayerpa cave is another destination on this day. This cave is used for meditation purposes and in that area, you can see many caves. Spend the night in Lhasa to celebrate the end of this trip. Overnight in Lhasa.
Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m)
The tour is reaching its end. We shall get on an airplane and travel back to Kathmandu. The journey lasts for at least an hour and as we fly, we can observe the landscape transform from barren, dry ones to green hills. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can further explore the valley or take a rest in your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The company staff shall have a brief session with you and we hope to see you soon.