Everest Panorama Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KELand Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: An early start for the dramatic flight through the mountains to Lukla. After lunch we have a short trek to our first night's halt at Phakding (2610m). Lodge.
Day 3: Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and re-cross the river before making a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Lodge
Day 4: A rest day at Namche for acclimatisation. There is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa Museum of Culture above Namche and to the nearby viewpoint for Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Lodge.
Day 5: We leave Namche turning first into the Nangpo Tsangpo Valley before climbing up to the airstrip at Syangboche. Climbing up above the airstrip, we cross a col to reach the Sherpa Villages of Kunde and Kumjung. After exploring these villages we descend to Kangjuma and our overnight lodge.
Day 6: We continue our trek now following the Imja Khola (river) to reach Thyangboche located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga (6685m). Lodge (3860m).
Day 7: Rest day at Tyangboche. Options include a day hike to Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in the valley. We will also visit Nepal's most famous monastery. Lodge.
Day 8: We return to Namche and descend to the tiny hamlet of Monjo situated at the entrance of the Sagamatha National Park. Lodge (2835m).
Day 9: We complete our trek descending first to Phakding before a final short climb to Lukla. No doubt tonight we shall have a party to say goodbye to new Sherpa friends. Lodge.
Day 10: An early start for the morning flight back to Kathmandu. We check into our hotel and after lunch the afternoon is free for sightseeing and shopping. Hotel.
Day 11: After breakfast we have a guided tour of Kathmandu, were we will visit several of the major sights and attractions of the city. Free afternoon. Hotel.
Day 12: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.