Everest Panorama Trek
Ammonite Adventure’s Everest Panorama 11 Day Trek is the perfect Nepal trekking adventure for those who are short on time but still want that Everest trekking experience without going in to extreme altitudes.
The Everest Panorama Trek is considered a demanding trek as you ascend 12,467 ft (3,800m) in a relatively short period. On day 5 trekkers spend 24 hours at Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize.
Everest Panorama Trek Starting Point
From Kathmandu you will fly to Lukla where you then trek to Phakding, a village north of Lukla. The airport at Lukla is a highlight in of itself. Also called Tenzing–Hillary Airport, the Lukla Airport runway is only 500 meters long. Check out the video by loliuyau
On day 4 you trek to Namche Bazaar which has a permanent population of 1,647 (as at 2001) and is the last town before heading to Everest. Namche Bazaar’s elevation is 11,286 (3,440 m) at it’s lowest point and this makes it perfect for acclimatizing.
Depending on what time of year that you decide to do the Everest Panorama Trek, you will see a content stream of other trekkers and Sherpas as it can get quite busy during peak season.
There are actually 2 peak seasons for trekking in Nepal. March, April and May are considered the pre Monsoonal season while late September, October and December are considered post Monsoon season.
Sherpa’s are often mistaken as simply people who carry a tourist’s gear or are simply guides.
Sherpa are in fact an ethnic group of peoples who are native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal, Bhutan, China, and India.
Arguably, the most famous Sherpa was Tenzing Norgay who in 1953 made the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short.
AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including Breakfasts.
- An experienced local guide.
- Domestic flight tickets (where necessary).
- Bus and/or Car travel (where necessary).
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- One porter for two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurances.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- National park permits.
- Service charge levied to tourists as per Nepal Government Law.
- All Government and local taxes.
- Farewell dinner.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.