Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek

The Everest Panorama Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

The Everest View Trek is a pleasant 12 day journey into the Everest region. It gives you a remarkable view of Everest and Lhotse and introduces you to the Everest region without the strains of very high altitude and with a much lower time requirement.

Apart from Everest and Lhotse, the trip also offers stunning views of famous peaks like Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Tawache, to only name a few. You will also have the opportunity to explore Sherpa culture, picturesque villages, and one of the highest monasteries – the famous Tengboche monastery at (4100m / 12661 ft). Despite the short time, there are plenty of opportunities to gather memories of a lifetime (and we’re only exaggerating just a little bit).

This trek is physically less demanding than other treks in the region and a good level of fitness is sufficient to start your journey.

The Everest view trek begins like most treks in the region with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is the entry point to the Everest region. We then continue our trek through the Sagarmatha National Park which at this altitude offers a pleasant climate with by pine forests and rhododendrons. If you are lucky, you’ll also be able to spot some of the local wildlife. We continue to Namche Bazaar, a key village of the region as it sits at the entry point to the higher valleys. We make our way to Tengboche where you can observe the overwhelming beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m.) and its neighbouring peaks.

Highlights:

  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world
  • Explore Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days

Altitude: 3890m

Difficulty: Medium

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.),35min flight+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. From here we walk northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (Milk River). We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. After a pleasant hike (3-4h) we reach our destination:Phakding (2,652m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04: Ascent to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11286ft.), 4-5hr walk

From here we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards. The trail will take us through magnificent forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia. From Jorsale (2,805m), we cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. The trail offers us stunning views of nearby 6000m peaks. After about 5hrs we reach the Sherpa village and gateway to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (3440m). Time for a cup of tea to celebrate today’s achievement.  
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Journey to Sherpa villages Kunde, Everest View, & Khumjung(3780m), 1-2hr walk

The day begins with a steep ascent towards Zarog and we continue to the famous Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde (via Shyangboche). We’ll visit the Hillary Memorial Viewpoint, his family memorial chortens, the Hillary School and the atmospheric Buddhist temple in Kunde. The trip offers us wonderful views of Khumbila,AmaDablam,andThamserkhu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Journey onward Phortse(3680m), 4-6hr walk

We follow the trail out of Namche across the Yak hillsides to the Mong La. From here we descend and cross the Dudh Koshi river. Trekking poles might be particularly useful today. We’ll be able to enjoy views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Kang Taiga, Thamserkhu and Taboche as well as other stunning peaks of the region.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Overview of incredible Everest (3860m), 3-4hr walk

We climb some narrow paths in the pursuit of more impressive views of Everest and Ama Dablam as well as the entire valley. In the afternoon, we’ll relax over some tea and coffee.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: Trek to Tengboche(3870m), 3-4hr walk:

The day begins with a pleasant walk and the crossing of the Imja Khola.We’ll pass by a very popular stupa. From here we then follow a steep section to Tengboche. We’ll visit the famous monastery, the museum and participate with monks during their prayers. Tengboche marks the high point of our trip. At this point, you can extend the trip and continue to the Everest Base Camp or if you would like to experience peak climbing, you can climb Island Peak with only a few additional days necessary.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Return to Namche(3440m), 5-6hr walk

We retrace our steps back to Phunki Thenga and then follow the trail towards Namche Bazaar.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10/11: Descent to Lukla via Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.),5-6hr walk+35min flight

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope place a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have a relaxed tea.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm]
Overnight at Teahouse & hotel in Ktm

 

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Time to say goodbye: A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle 
[Included meals: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide
+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)
+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]
+ Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide
+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek
+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses
+ Trekking permit and TIMS card
+ First Aid kit
+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)
- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.
- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Extra time and expenses due to flight cancellation or delay

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. Cancellation and the delay of the trip only occur starting and end of the trip during the flight day. In case of the flight cancellation due to bad weather, extra expenses (Airport drop and pick up, extra night in hotel, Guide and porter extra days wages, except the number of days included in the package extra days extension due to flight cancellation or some other reason from individual clients must bear by themselves, etc.) might occurred which are not included in the package and one should ready to bear those expense. We also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla or return instead but this adds significant extra cost. While chartering heli because of the flight cancellation, the cost of the fare tickets will be deducted from the heli cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu. Because of the flight delay, there will be changes in your travel date. Make sure that all the extra expenses occurred due to the unforeseen condition will be bear by your travel insurance company.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 192 USD [16 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
12 days
Season
Spring/Fall/Winterl
Region
Khumbu
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3890m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house
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