Everest Panorama Trek

The Everest region has some of the most popular hiking trails in Nepal for many good reasons: views of the tallest mountains in the world, Sherpa culture, forests and rivers, bird and wildlife. But not everyone has the time to make the full Everest Base Camp trek. For travellers seeking a shorter trek at lower altitude with unparalleled views and fascinating culture, the Everest Panorama trek is ideal.

From your first day’s stunning flight up to Lukla in the Everest region, be immersed in the Nepal Himalaya — a land of high peaks, pure blue skies, friendly people and strong yaks. Trek from Lukla into the mountains, visiting small villages and ancient temples along the way to Namche Bazaar in the Sherpa heartland, the remote valley of Thame, and the important monastery at Tengboche. Finally, return to Kathmandu for some well-earned rest and a whole different experience of the fascinating country of Nepal.



Maximum overnight elevation: 4,230 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Availability: March to May & September to November

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
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Exactly the right balance of freedom and structure and light-touch support. We had an incredible trip and I cant recommend Fionna and team enough. We will use Beyond The Clouds again, no doubt.
— Toby, UK


  • International airfare to Nepal

  • Nepal tourist visa

  • Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here to get a travel insurance quote.

  • Meals in Kathmandu

  • Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)

  • Laundry

  • Tips for trekking porters


  • Return domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla

  • All meals on the trek

  • 4 nights accommodation in a comfortable guest house in Kathmandu

  • 9 nights tea house lodge accommodation during the trek in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style.

  • Trekking permits

  • English-speaking guide

  • Guide and porters on the trek



Day 1: 

Arrive KATHMANDU: Transfer to your hotel and relax. Soak up the new sights and sounds of Kathmandu.
Altitude: 1,400m.

DAY 2:

KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and relaxing in Kathmandu, in preparation for the start of the trek the next day.
Altitude: 1,400 m

Day 3: 

LUKLA - PHAKDING: Take a morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla - one of the most beautiful flights in the world - and hike to Phakding through forests and past spectacular waterfalls.
Walking time: 6.5 hrs
Overnight: Phakding
Altitude 2,610 m.

Day 4: 

NAMCHE BAZAAR: The hike from Phakding to Namche Bazaar climbs uphill, crossing suspension bridges along the way, until the final steep climb to Namche. Namche is a bustling mountain town in a horseshoe of land ringed by mountains and inhabited by Sherpa people. There are many restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions like monasteries and small museums.
Walking time: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Namche Bazaar
Altitude 3,440 m.

Day 5: 

NAMCHE BAZAAR: Rest and acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar. You can take a small day hike to explore, or just rest.
Overnight: Namche Bazaar
Altitude 3,440 m.

Day 6:

THAME: Hike from Namche Bazaar to Thame, a quiet valley that makes for a good escape from the usual routes. There’s a small monastery, and the village sits beneath the fang-like ridge of Kongde Ri on an old road to Tibet.
Walking time: 5-6 hrs
Overnight: Thame
Altitude 3,844 m.

Day 7:

THYANGBO DAY TRIP: Side trip to Thyangbo (4,230), near the pastures of Khure Kharka. The views along this trail of the surrounding mountains are stunning.
Walking time: 6-7 hrs
Overnight: Thame
Altitude 3,844 m.

Day 8: 

KHUMJUNG: Follow the trails toward Khumde, famous for both it’s hospital built by Sir Edmund Hilary’s foundation, and for the monastery that houses a yeti scalp! From Khumde it’s an easy 15 minutes more to Khumjung.
Walking time: 7-8 hrs
Overnight: Khumjung
Altitude 3,790 m.

Day 9: 

TENGBOCHE: The trail descends slowly, then climbs again through rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. At Tengboche is a famous monastery where mountain climbers come to be blessed by the head lama before tackling Everest. Plus, the views of Ama Dablam are unforgettable.
Walking time: 6-7 hrs
Overnight: Tengboche
Altitude 3,860 m.

Day 10:

NAMCHE BAZAAR: It’s a steep descent back down to the Dudh Kosi River, past several small villages, to reach Namche Bazaar again.
Walking time: 4-5 hrs
Overnight: Namche Bazaar
Altitude 3,440 m.

Day 11: 

LUKLA: Hike back to Lukla, a long but mainly downhill walk.
Walking time: 6 hrs
Overnight: Lukla
Altitude 2,860 m.

Day 12: 

KATHMANDU: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and spend the afternoon resting, relaxing, or sightseeing in the city.
Altitude: 1,400 m.

Day 13: 

KATHMANDU: Explore Kathmandu, do any final souvenir shopping or sightseeing before your departure tomorrow.
Altitude: 1,400 m.

Day 14:



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