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The exhilarating Everest Panorama Trek starts with an equally exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Its highly advised to confirm the flight because due to heavy congestion of aeroplanes on the Kathmandu airports, flights to Lukla are sometimes routed via Ramechhap with added adventure. So you might have to drive (around 4 hours) to Ramechhap before boarding a flight to Lukla.
The exhilarating Everest Panorama Trek
Go ahead, folks! Raise your eyebrows! You’ll need to do that a lot more times. Getting used to it is good.
I’ve written about the Lukla flight on my Trek to the Everest Base Camp blog. EBC is amazing!
Let’s get into some seriously important details about the Everest Panorama Trek.
The Beginning: Breakfast in Kathmandu. Either drive to Kathmandu Airport (around 20 minutes) or Ramechhap airport(around 4 hours).
- Fair and easy jeep drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Sunkoshi River.
- You can take your lunch in Ramechhap or in Lukla half an hour later.
- 20 minutes flight from Ramechhap to Lukla.
- 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Be prepared to spend long hours at the Kathmandu airport. Thanks to air traffic congestion and weather conditions in the Everest region.
Total Walking Distance: ~55 Kilometers
Permits Required: Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit
Best Season: Except June, July & August
|1||Phakding Via Lukla||2600m||2-3 Hrs from Lukla Airport|
|2||Namche Bazaar||3440m||4 Hrs|
|3||Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, Alternatively, hike to Thame or Everest View Hotel||3400m|
|5||Namche Bazaar||3400m||5 Hrs|
|7||Fly back to Kathmandu or Ramechhap||1400m|
Subarna is a passionate traveller, photographer and a regular trekweek contributor. He has been to most of the renowned base camps of Nepal like EBC, ABC and TBC(Tilicho Base Camp).