Compared to other trekking routes in the Everest region, the Everest Panorama Trekking is relatively easy and short but still offers spectacular views. It takes you through Sherpa villages, allowing you to experience their culture while enjoying the breathtaking sights of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and other peaks.
The trek begins with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m), followed by a hike to Phakdingma, the first overnight stop, along the Dudh Koshi River. The next day, you'll walk through rhododendron and magnolia forests to reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling market and a hub for trekkers. You'll spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and explore Khumjung village.
On the third day, you'll hike to Syangboche, a major viewpoint for Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and other peaks. You'll then walk to Everest View Hotel and trek down to Khumjung village to meet locals and visit the Khumjung Monastery.
The trek continues to Thame village, where many famous climbers, such as Mr. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Mr. Apa Sherpa, were born. You'll visit the Thame Monastery and Stupas (Chortens) and meet Buddhist monks. The trek then leads to Tengboche, where a famous Sherpa Buddhist Monastery is located. You'll spend time observing the daily rituals inside the Monastery. Tengboche is the final destination of the Everest Panorama Trekking, and from there, you'll return to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and fly back to Kathmandu.
The Everest Panorama Trek is suitable for families with children, older adults, and those who wish to witness the world's highest mountains and Buddhist Monasteries within a short time. The trek is also known as Everest View Trekking, with the same itinerary and duration. It is a memorable holiday trek that you will never forget.