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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.

Trek Overview:

The Beginning: Breakfast in Kathmandu. Either drive to Kathmandu Airport (around 20 minutes) or Ramechhap airport(around 4 hours).

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Case 1: Drive to Ramechhap

    • 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.

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Case 2: Drive to Kathmandu Airport

    • 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

Difficulty: Moderate


1Phakding Via Lukla2600m2-3 Hrs from Lukla Airport
2Namche Bazaar 3440m 4 Hrs
3Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, Alternatively, hike to Thame or Everest View Hotel3400m
4Tengboche3870m5 Hrs
5Namche Bazaar3400m 5 Hrs
6Lukla2860m7 Hrs
7Fly back to Kathmandu or Ramechhap1400m


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