Everest Panorama Trek

Price

USD 1037

Trip Duration

10 days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

3860m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Car, Van, Flight

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year

Everest Panorama Trek Introduction

Everest Panorama Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a relatively short trek that provides stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the region, as well as the opportunity to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.

The trek starts from Lukla and follows a trail that passes through the villages of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Tengboche. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse & many more.

The Everest Panorama Trek is also a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Everest region without committing to a longer and more strenuous trek like the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Highlights

  • Reaching the Tengboche Monastery
  • Journey through Sherpa villages & their Culture
  • Take off & land at Lukla Airport
  • Everest View Hotel
  • The magnificent view of Everest & surrounding peaks
  • Explore the city of Temple & world heritage sites
  • Visit of Namche Bazar

Outline Itinerary

  • DAY 1: ARRIAVLE DAY IN KATHMANDU
  • DAY 2 – KATHMANDU (Ramechhap) TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND TREK TO PHAKDING
  • DAY 3 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
  • DAY 4 - NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
  • DAY 5 - NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Monjo via Namche Bazaar
  • Day 7:- Monjo to Lukla
  • DAY 8:- LUKLA TO(Ramechhap) KATHMANDU
  • Day 9:- Sightseeing exploration (city tour) in Kathmandu
  • DAY 10:- DEPARTURE DAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIAVLE DAY IN KATHMANDU

During the first day of your Everest Panorama Trek, after you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you just outside of the airport arrival. Our representative will also assist you with your luggage and hotel check-in.

Depending on the time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can also stroll around the bustling city to check out its vibrant ambiance. Or check out the nearby highlights if you have got enough time. Please join the evening at 5 PM for a group briefing & meet your Guide. Stay at Thamel in Kathmandu (1250m)

DAY 2 – KATHMANDU (Ramechhap) TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND TREK TO PHAKDING

Altitude: 2,840m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours), Flight time: 35m, Total accent 120m, Total descent 335m 

After a very early morning drive to Ramechhap Airport to fly to the world’s most adventurous airport(Lukla) let us enjoy the different landscapes, fields, rivers & lifestyles of local people in Nepal. During your short flight to Lukla, you can see magnificent views of Mountain ranges like Gaurishankar, Everest & Makalu.

 Arrive at Lukla the most adventurous airport in the world. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chiplung, Chaurikharka, Thadakosi & ghat villages and descend towards Dudhkoshi Valley (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding in the simple tea house, a popular stopping point.

DAY 3 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12km (6-7 hours) -Total accent 1050m Total descent 250m. 

We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest modern sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. 

Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty. Stay in Namche(3440m).

DAY 4 - NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft -Total Accent 440m- Total descent 440m 

At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the high altitude. There’s an optional 2/3 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization.

 Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa Museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Fridays & Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

DAY 5 - NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE

Altitude: 3,876m/12,684ft- Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours) -Total accent 630m- Total descent 200m 

Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, cholatse, Tabuche Kwangde, etc- are some of the highlights not to be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the Dudhkoshi River upwards through the forest pass. 

Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.

Day 6: Tengboche to Monjo via Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 2840- Walking Distance: 14km (7 hours) – Total accent 330m-Total descent 1200m 

After completion of your dream destination Tengboche View Point, you are heading back down from today, seeing all these amazing things like mountains, rivers, monasteries, landscapes, villages & amazing people coming back to Namche bazaar after crossing Phungi Thanga, Tasingha & Kyanjuma for your yummy lunch then hike down towards Hillary bridge at Larja Dovan than continue the hike to Jorsalle/Monjo(2840m) 

Day 7:- Monjo to Lukla

Altitude2840/9,184ft Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours) – Total accent 330m, total descent 330m 

After an early start from Monjo, we start our trek passing the different villages on both sides of Dudh Koshi river and exploring Dodh Koshi vally. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

DAY 8:- LUKLA TO(Ramechhap) KATHMANDU

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Flight time: 18 min- Drive 5 Hours

In the morning, you’ll have a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both begins and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip. 

 

Day 9:- Sightseeing exploration (city tour) in Kathmandu

Kathmandu:1350m/4428ft 

Today is the exploration of the city of temples, gods, culture, art, architecture, and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city making the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites, As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day is not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day. Visiting Swyambhunath Temple(Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple & Bouddhanath Stupa.

DAY 10:- DEPARTURE DAY

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft 

It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say we see you again and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones. 

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each)
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, transportation, insurance & accommodation. 
  • Necessary permits, Tims card & Local Municipalities fees
  • Both way flight Kathmandu (Ramechhap)-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechhap)
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & simple lodges on trek with full board meal.
  • All grounded transportation like pick up drop (domestic/Intl both). 
  • A group medical kit with an oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If the plan changes due to any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

 

Trip Map

Everest Panorama Trek Gear Lists

Clothing

  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking shirts
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Trekking Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Thermal shocks
  4. Gaiters

Bags

  1. Duffle Bag*
  2. Backpack (rucksack for day pack)
  3. A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Hydration Bladder
  6. Headlamps
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox/Dzolamode
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries
  12. If you take any Specific medicine

EverestTrek Permit Information

The EBC & Gokyo Valley Trek permits are essential documents required for trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, including the Sagarmatha National Park. There are three main permits necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek:

TIMS Card

(Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is a mandatory permit for all trekkers in Nepal. It helps authorities keep track of trekkers and ensures their safety. There are two types of TIMS cards: the green TIMS card for individual trekkers and the blue TIMS card for organized trekkers. You can obtain your TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board office or the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) office at Maligaun or Thamel counter. As you are doing the trip with a registered company they will be obtaining your trekking TIMS card.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

This permit is specifically for entering the Sagarmatha National Park, which encompasses the Everest region. It supports conservation efforts and helps manage the flow of tourists in the area. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: You can obtain this permit either in Kathmandu or in the town of Lukla, depending on your trekking route. In Kathmandu, you can acquire a permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office. In Lukla, you can obtain it at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance checkpoint. You’ll need to fill out an application form, provide a copy of your passport, and pay the permit fee

Khumbu Pashanglamhu Rural Municipality Fee

This local Government entry Permit is Mandatory in Everest Base Camp trekking to enter the region. The local body of government of Nepal started collecting the fees at the start point which directly helps local to build the infrastructure development. You can obtain this Permit at Lukla just before starting your trekking. There is an office just right after the village where you can purchase your permits to start your trek.

As for the cost, the TIMS card fee varies depending on whether you’re trekking independently or with an organized group. The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit fee also varies based on nationality. As of 2024, the National Park permit fees are around $12 for SAARC nationality & $24 for those except SAARC nationality. TIMS card is around $16 for FIT & $9 for the people trekking through the company & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu municipality fees is about $16

These permits are typically valid for the duration of your trek and must be carried with you at all times. You may be required to show them at various checkpoints along the trekking route. It’s essential to check the latest permit requirements and fees before embarking on your Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest Panorama Trek for Beginners

The Everest Panorama Trek is considered a Moderate level of trekking in Nepal. due to its not very high altitude, varying weather conditions, and demanding terrain. While it is a popular trek and achievable for everybody, it may be the best choice for absolute beginners with no trekking or high-altitude experience. but here are some factors to consider:

Altitude

The trek takes you to high altitude, and altitude sickness is a small concern. It’s important to acclimatize properly, and individuals without previous experience at high elevations also do this if you build any symptoms of AMS you instantly start descending as you are just going up to 3860m from sea level.

Duration

The trek usually takes around 12 to 14 days, covering a considerable distance and involving several hours of trekking each day. Beginners may find the duration and daily distances challenging.

Terrain

The trail includes steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and suspension bridges. While it doesn’t require technical climbing skills, a reasonable level of physical fitness and endurance is necessary.

Weather Conditions

Weather conditions in the Everest region can be unpredictable, with cold temperatures and the possibility of snow even during trekking seasons. Proper clothing and preparation are essential.

If you are a beginner but keen on trekking in Nepal, many other trekking options are more suitable for those with limited experience. The Annapurna region, for example, offers various trekking routes with diverse landscapes and less extreme altitudes, making it more accessible for beginners.

Before attempting any trek, especially in high-altitude regions like Everest, it’s crucial to:

  • Assess your fitness level.
  • Acquire basic trekking skills.
  • Spend time at higher altitudes gradually to acclimatize.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional regarding altitude-related health concerns.

If you’re determined to trek to Everest Base Camp and are a beginner, consider hiring an experienced guide and joining a trekking group for added support and safety.

Our Company Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd always gives first priority to ensure safety of our customers.

Comprehensive Guide to Everest Panorama Trek

Trekking Day

While you are Trekking to Everest Panorama Trek you will stay in Tea Houses (Basic Lodges that provide accommodation & Food), You will have a nice descent Tea House During the Trek to Everest Panorama Trek, before your departure to Trekking you will need to pack your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunchtime, some time in some places it takes even longer,  After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or more sometimes on the trail before reaching your Tea House (Overnight Stay Place). Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountain views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with the incredibly panoramic mountains of the Everest Region, Farmlands, Terraces, locals,  Rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, Stone Mani walls  & many different heard of Mules & Yaks. Etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you check in at your hotel & order your dinner around 5 pm so they will have some time to prepare your dinner as the tea houses are very busy during the peak seasons. You take some rest and Dinner is generally around 6- 7 pm. After your dinner, your Trip Leader will give you a briefing for tomorrow’s trip like what time you are starting, what time you are waking, breakfast, stops, temperatures & general insight into the day so you are prepared for the day after the commentary season your crew will take your breakfast order for tomorrow. Now your bedtime!

Day Pack

You need to carry your day pack for your essential items like a water bottle, wallet, medicine (if you have any), camera, sun scream, etc. Your guide will let you know every evening after dinner about any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack your load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable. You are carrying it because you may not see your porter during the trekking hours. After all, he is carrying the big loads & his pace might be different than the rest of the group.

Food/Meal

During your stay In Kathmandu descent Breakfast will be provided in the Hotel you are staying but during the trek, you will have three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), Every Tea House has its menu so you can order menu food items but if you are traveling in a group we request you to select from few different options as it is difficult sometimes when 20 people order 20 different verity of food in the mountain as they are basic.

Accommodation/Bathrooms

Your Accommodation in Kathmandu will be provided deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Basic Descent Tea House which is a basic (normal) standard.  Normally they have Clean Comfortable Twin sharing Rooms & can be arranged single supplement room for an additional cost. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to clients when they ask for a hot shower.

Bathrooms in the Everest region are pretty good most of the places & tea houses have clean western toilets. All the Toilets/bathrooms are built inside the same building but only very few are inside the room (Attached). To book the Attached ones we need prior bookings & also availability. Happy Mountain Nepal is always here to book the best accommodations in your Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Transportation

Transportation in Kathmandu Valley will be with private transportation like Cars, vans, or buses depending upon the group size. In the trekking region, transportation means is hiking and in some cases, Yaks/horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major means of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters.

On your journey to Everest Panorama Trek, Landing & taking off from the Lukla Airport are the most important attractions these days as lots of people want to experience this unique airport & you are also Landing & taking off from the Lukla airport on a short twin otter flight (Fixed Wings)

Trekking Staff

The Trip Leader/ Guide is in overall in charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns, and questions. All our guides are well-trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high-altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its people. We are hiring a local porter from Lukla as we empower the local community. Your field staff is extremely powerful to carry your bags & assist you on your journey to Everest Panorama Trek.

Grading of Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is an Adventure Trekking in Nepal you must have little good fitness level and be well prepared before you come to Everest Panorama Trekking it’s much better to go Swimming, Cycling, or walking every day 4 km or take the stairs instead of an elevator. Remember that no trek in the Himalayas is a stroll as all treks involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.

Money

It is better to bring the USD to Nepal because you can change it everywhere easily. You can exchange enough money for Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and also get on trekking trails but they will take more commission. You have an option for withdrawing your cash on the ATMs in Kathmandu but they have limited transactions only & sometimes it may not work that easy as you have to get permission from your bank to use your card in a foreign land.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price, but those who will be working on this lifetime journey of EBC are expecting some tips as a measure of happiness/success to their Clint. You can directly reward them for their big support for your journey. Tipping has no limitation on specific rates so you can give tips as much as you like if they make you happy with your trip.

Insurance

It is an important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide coverage against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation), and personal liability. It includes trekking crews and also against personal accidents the company will have field staff Insurance for emergencies.

Health

There are no specific health-related requirements for travel to Nepal. However, for the trekking in the Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some parts of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers, and medication. (Himalayan Rescue Associations) Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses). Happy Mountain Nepal Field crew will also have a comprehensive first-aid kit through the EBC trek.

High Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 2,500 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the effects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300-500 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing, and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walking faster. Walking slowly, drinking plenty of fluids, proper acclimatization is crucial. If you get altitude sickness or any health-related symptoms please consult with your guide/trip leader to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Important Note:

During the very Peak season, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has announced an air congestion issue in Kathmandu Airport for the flight operation to Lukla from Kathmandu. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap Airport until further notice. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km east of Kathmandu (approximately 4-5 hours drive).

 

Why Everest Panorama Trek trek with Happy Mountain

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd offers several benefits for adventurers seeking memorable experiences in the Himalayas:

Expert Guidance

Happy Mountain Nepal employs experienced guides who are familiar with the local terrain, culture, and safety protocols. They can enhance your trekking experience by providing insights into the surroundings and ensuring your safety throughout the journey.

Tailored Itineraries

The Company offers a variety of trekking routes and customizable itineraries to suit different preferences and fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker, Happy Mountain Nepal can design a trekking package that meets your specific needs and interests

Cultural Immersion

Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal provides opportunities to immerse you in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. You can interact with local communities, visit traditional villages, and learn about the customs and traditions of the Himalayan people along the way.

Stunning Scenery

Nepal is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque valleys. Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal allows you to experience these stunning vistas up close and capture unforgettable moments in nature.

Responsible Tourism

Happy Mountain Nepal is committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment and support local communities. By choosing to trek with them, you can contribute to sustainable development initiatives and conservation efforts in the region.

Overall, trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of the Himalayas while enjoying personalized service, cultural immersion, and unforgettable adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Everest Panorama trek?
The Everest Panorama trek is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas that leads up to the Tengboche Monastery. Trekkers experience stunning landscapes, local culture, and breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks.
How long does the trek take?
The trek typically takes around 06-10 days, depending on the specific itinerary and acclimatization needs that you need. This duration includes both the ascent and descent.
What is the best time to trek to Everest Panorama Trek?
The best time is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather and clear views. But it can be done all around the year.
How difficult is the trek?
The trek is considered moderate Trekking in Nepal. Trekkers should be in well physical condition and prepared for altitude conditions. Proper acclimatization is still important.
Do I need permits for the trek?
Yes, you do need a Sagarmatha National Park Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card & Passang Lamhu Rural Municipality Fee. These can be obtained in Lukla at the starting point on the trek.
How do I get to Lukla, the starting point of the trek?
Most trekkers fly from Kathmandu (Ramechhap in Peak Season) to Lukla. Flights are available, but schedules can be weather-dependent. It's recommended to book flights in advance. You can also take the road trip to Jiri, Salleri, Thamdanda than finally arrive at Chplung village just after Lukla by starting from Kathmandu it might take you 2-4 days depending on the road conditions.
What is the accommodation like on the trek?
Teahouses along the trail provide basic accommodation. Rooms may have twin beds with shared bathrooms. It's advisable to bring a sleeping bag. And these kinds of small tea houses also serves Nepali, Chinese & continental food as well.
What should I pack for the trek?
Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, a backpack, a water bottle, and personal medications. Checklists can vary, so plan according to your needs and the season.
Is altitude sickness a concern?
Yes, altitude sickness can be a serious issue. It's crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and recognize symptoms. If symptoms persist, it's important to descend to a lower elevation.
Are there emergency services on the trek?
There are basic medical facilities in some villages your crew is carrying first aid kit box with some basic Medicines. But for serious emergencies, evacuation by helicopter may be required. It's Mandatory to have travel insurance that covers evacuation with the help by your crew/company.
Can I trek independently or should I hire a guide and porter?
Both options are possible. Some trekkers choose to go independently, while others prefer the support of a guide and porter. Guides can provide valuable assistance and information, and porters can help with carrying heavy loads. We highly recommend having guide & porter to support them as well.

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