Everest Panorama Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
- Spectacular 2-week trek in the foothills of Mount Everest
- Atmospheric Thyangboche Monastery
- Optional Scenic Everest Flight
- Quality lodges (no camping) throughout the trek
- Kathmandu Airport transfers and all meals included
This easy Nepal trek in the foothills of Mount Everest starts with an easy stroll on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, where we gain a first distant view of Everest. A short flight then takes us up into the Khumbu, a region of high peaks and valleys in the shadow of the world's greatest peak. Here, our relaxed week of trekking allows us to experience the unrivalled mountain scenery of the Khumbu, including the classic view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam from Thyangboche Monastery. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar and the charming and quite remote village of Thame, the popular myth of 'Shangri La' will seem all-too-real. On our return to Kathmandu, there is the option of taking an early morning 'Everest Flight' for a dramatic finale. Suitable for any weekend hillwalker, this short trek offers an excellent introduction to the delights of trekking in the Himalayas, including those all-important views of Mount Everest.
Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the trekking conditions on this Nepal holiday are easy, following good paths throughout. Additionally, as the Khumbu is Nepal's most popular trekking destination, the area is well supplied with teashops and lodges and the trails between these are well used and present easy walking conditions. This is part of the classic walk-in of expeditions to Everest. This ascent presents no real difficulty and should be within the capabilities of any reasonably fit person, though it should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres requires a slower pace than you may be used to.