Everest Panorama Trek from Kathmandu will be the best way to experience Nepal in a short period of time is to spend the 2-week expeditions in the foothills of Mount Everest. A combination of Everest region trekking, white water rafting, jungle safari activities, this tour gives you the best of adventure activities in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp trekking is a dream come true for most of the adventurers but if you think that you want to include many other adventure activities while you are in Nepal and you have short period of time, then this Everest region trekking up to a beautiful mountain town of Tengboche, combined with rafting and Chitwan National park is the best idea.
To go to this Everest Panorama trek from Kathmandu, you will fly down to Lukla and start the amazing trek on the trail that leads to Everest base camp. Along the way, you will come across many other adventurers who are taking the world-famous Everest base camp trekking.
You will witness the Everest rising behind the Lhotse- Nuptse wall as well as the Kwangde, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Katanga and Thamserku from Namche and Tengboche.
The Everest Panorama Trek all the way through the legendary Khumbu Everest region offers miraculous views and the vigorous villages and ancient monasteries are captivating and encourage explorations. In addition, the welcoming Sherpa people whose hearts are life-size will enchant your memories for a lifetime.
After you finish the Everest Panorama trek you will embark upon River Trishuli near Kathmandu which offers the exhilarating white water rafting experience. Paddling your excitement and flowing down with the flow of the Himalayan River stream, you enjoy the joy of being into the water for a few hours and stop for lunch at a river camp resort.
Eventually, in Chitwan, your passages through the jungle will be slower paced but it will be significantly exciting. As you navigate through the undulating tall grasslands on the elephant backs you can look around the undergrowth for Rhinoceros, Deer, Leopards and the Royal Bengal Tiger in Nepal.
You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.
After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES TOUR today which includes:
Swayambhunath Stupa - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.
Boudhanath Stupa - the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.
Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.
We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk of the day to Phakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and to Phakding village for the overnight stay.
The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the Dudh Koshi River up to Hilary suspension bridge. From this point your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you can enjoy the view of some the Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatsem, Khumbila – Sacred Mountain which protects the Khumbu region and many other mountains. Get yourself immersed in the beauty of local Sherpa and Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more just reach the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, Kusum Kangri and Thamserku.
A stopover day in Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.
Munch mountain breakfast early in the morning and start the trek of the day to Tyangboche. Initial part of the walk today is on a mountain flat and downhill trails to Phungi Thanga for about four hours. From there another steep walk for about another two and half hours to take you to the famous Tyangboche. Once you are in Tyangboche, never miss the opportunity to visit an ancient Tyangboche monastery where you can see the footprint of Milarepa, a famous ancient Tibetan yogi and poet from the Kagyupa sect.
Trek to Khumjung, a beautiful mountain village from where you can see a magnificent view of Mt. Khumbila. You can also see the scalp of Yeti in a monastery here.
Trek another beautiful day to Monjo and stay overnight.
Trek to Lukla and stay overnight there. Explore the mountain town of Lukla.
Take an adventurous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bound Kathmandu or stormy winds in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused and your patience is anticipated. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel.
Drive for about two and half hours to rafting point after breakfast. Get ready for the rafting. Enjoy paddling in the Himalayan river for three hours before you stop for the lunch at a river camp resort. Then drive for about two and half hours to Chitwan for the jungle safari activities tomorrow.
Full day in Chitwan National Park for exciting activities like: jungle walk, elephant riding, village visit, canoeing, visit to elephant breeding center, bird-watching etc. A nature guide will lead us through all the activities giving us more insights about the wildlife, flora and fauna in the national park. View of wild and aquatic life like rhinoceros, deer, bear, crocodile, and different birds can make our day there. In the evening we can enjoy the Tharu cultural show. Tharus are aboriginal people of the area who have their own language, culture and tradition.
Return drive back to Kathmandu [Have option of flying back from chitwan at USD 115 Extra]. Explore around for souvenir shopping, massage etc. In the evening, we are going for a Nepali dinner with cultural show.
We will drive you to airport for the final departure. Namaste!