Earth's Paradise Treks & Expeditions

Description of the Everest panorama trip

Everest massif is renowned all over the world due to its supreme height, magical landscape, active glacier, high country flora and fauna and monastic Sherpa tribal culture. Tengboche is famous for monastic culture, musk deer, blue sheep, colorful Himal pheasant DANFE; the national bird of Nepal, beautiful Khumbu valley, icefalls, hanging glaciers and 360 degree Himalaya panorama associating majestic peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Thamserku. Lukla to Tengboche trek is short but very exciting, meaningful and lifetime memorable.  All aged people with no prior hiking experience can make the most exciting Everest panorama trek easily.


Tengboche Monastery

Lying in the lap of Everest massif surrounded by sky soaring tallest mountain range, beautiful Tengboche monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is very interesting and colorful in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Due to the 1934 earthquake it was destroyed and subsequently rebuilt it. It was destroyed by fire in 1989 and rebuilt it again. It lies on the way to Everest base camp trek within the Sagarmatha National Park enlisted in UNESCO heritage site.



During the initial years of Tengboche monastery nuns practiced Buddhism together with monks but over the years they wanted an exclusive place for their shelter and pray. The head of the monastery Lama Guru granted them land in Deboche just below the monastery and nunnery established there amidst rhododendron and juniper forests. Once 15 nuns resided there but nowadays there are 9 old nuns.


Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche monastery

Mani Rimdu Festival is the most interesting and important festival of Sherpa people celebrated for 3 days. This celebration is the victory of Buddhism over the pre-Buddhist Bon religion. The religious festivities involve various interesting mask dances, dramas, meditation and arts & paintings mandalas performed by the monks of the monastery.  Mani means part of the chant of Avalokitesvara and Rimdu means small red pills blessed during the festival. Festival falls during October/November.

Package Itineary

(Average hike 4-6 hours a day)


Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1310m), hotel

Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath stupa tour, return to hotel, dinner and overnight.


Day 2: Fly to Lukla, hike to Phakding (2652m), teahouse

Have early breakfast, transfer to airport, fly to Lukla (2800); the gate way to Mt. Everest, then hike towards north along Bhote Koshi River valley, slightly down to get Phakding (2652m), stay over night in Phakding, nice view of snowy peak Kusum Kanguru 6369m can be viewed from Thado Khola (Kusum Khola).


Day 3: Phakding - Monju -Namche(3440m)

Have breakfast, hike to Monju- Sagarmatha National Park area starts from here. After registering the permits by the check post at the end of the town (Monju), hike down and up in the valley. There is about 640m steep climb to Namche with short distance. Explore Namche bazaar and enjoy exciting views of Mt. Everest(8848m), Nuptse(7896m), Thamserku(6808m), Nupla(5885m), Kongde Ri(6187m), Teng Kang Poche(6500m), Parcharmo(6273m), the river valley and Sherpa culture. 


Day 4: Rest day in Namche Bazaar (3440m) for acclimatization

Day hike can be made to Thame, Kunde or the hill saddle(3790m) just above Sangboche(3760); the view point of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Kangtega(6685m) and other major peaks in this region. The excellent view of the mountains, villages and meandering river valleys allures everyone. The museum by the hill saddle of Namche Bazar is another attraction where we can collect the broad knowledge about the entire Khumbu region.


Day 5: Namche - Tengboche (3867m)

The trail passes through the forest of pine, silver birch and rhododendrons. This is the musk deer country where can be seen the musk deer, Himalayan Monal, cheer pheasants and occasionally the snow leopard very closely. Tengboche is not only famous for the view; it has the great religious history where the monastery situated. The newly rebuilt monastery is designed as previous brunt down monastery. The trail is mainly up and down, the way to Gokyo separates straight from Tasingo village.


Day 6-7: Explore the monastery and monastic culture and observe 360 degree Himalaya panorama /if Mani Rimdu festival time, observe interesting festival activities

Get up early for the wonderful 360 degree Himalaya panorama that changes its color with rays of the rising sun. Enjoy the unique view of the greatest mountain range on earth. Dozens of peaks in Everest massif around us are seen very closely from here. Visit monastery and observe monastic culture and interesting rituals. If we are here during Mani Rimdu festival, we observe very interesting activities like mask dances, religious procession, dramas, meditations, and arts and painting mandalas. You can also visit the Deboche nunnery in the Imja valley in the rhododendron forests where we often see musk deer, Himalayan monal and other animals.


Day 8: Hike to Khumjung (3800m)

After breakfast, hike down to the Imja valley then ascend the hill towards Khumjung through rhododendron forests (musk deer country). You will have wonderful view of majestic Himalaya, rocky landscape and beautiful valleys in the surrounding. You will also have great experience of local Sherpa culture in the isolated valley surrounded by rocky mountain, forested hill and towering Himalayas.  Depending on time and interest, you can visit Khunde Hospital, Edmund Hillary school, children school/organization, animal husbandry (yaks, sheep, goats, horse…) and will have great experience of Sherpa culture and unique nature in Khumjung village


Day 9-10: Khumjung - Namche - Phakding - Lukla

Hike back to Lukla through the highest rocky ridge of Syangboche, forests and villages with night stops in Namche and Phakding.


Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu, sightseeing in Kathmandu, hotel

Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. On the way to hotel, visit one of the most interesting cultural heritage sites- Lord Pashupatinath area where you see many devotees of Lord Shiv around the main temple, hundreds of lingums representing lord Shiv and goddess Parvati, cremations along the holy Bagmati river, many temples, colorful Babas; the spiritual teacher and Hindu sage strong devoteed of Lord Shiv, red monkeys and many more interesting things. Visit ancient large stupa Bouddhanath, have lunch then drive back to hotel. Afternoon is free for refreshment and shopping. Dinner and overnight.


Day 12: Cultural heritage tour and shopping in Kathmandu valley

The day is dedicated to explore the medieval era artistic cities of Bhaktapur and Patan where we see very interesting and age old  temples, stupas, palaces, bells, statues, clay dung plastered traditional colorful houses, traditional water well and fountains, traditional artwork of metal, wood, clay and paper. We will also see there classic culture and typical lifestyle of Newar tribe. We will have typical Nepal lunch in Raniban with host family. Return to hotel dinner and overnight.


Day 13: Fly back home.

Have breakfast, program over, time for next program or transfer to airport, fly back home.

Detailed Trip Cost

Entire trip cost per person (USD):  $2199   // 1pax complimentary for above 10 paid guests group


Trip cost includes:
All accommodation (twin sharing basis) & food; three meals a day -breakfast, lunch and dinner (except bar bill), insured crew (guide, porters, donkeys, dzopa, yaks), all essential permits, all domestic transportation as per the itinerary, service charge and government taxes.

Trip cost does not include:
Personal expenses (like laundry, communication, alcohol, cold drinks and bottled water during trekking), gratuity to serving crew, emergency evacuation, international airfare, visa, your travel insurance and any kind of gifts and donation.

Payment system

  • 80% of total trip budget must be paid in advance (the amount should be appeared to our account just two weeks before the trips) for domestic transportation, permits, hotel bookings reconfirmation and essential preparations.
  • Balance can be paid before or during/after the trip.

Refund system
In case of trip cancellation in the last 10 days of group arrival, 50% of the deposited amount will be deducted. If the trip cancels 10 days before the group arrival, we settle the full amount in next trip.

Special Feature

360 degree majestic Himalaya panorama with Everest massif, high country rich flora and fauna and Sherpa culture, during October/November-very interesting Mani Rimdu festival at the Tengboche monastery

  • Trip Facts

  • Destination

    Everest And Eastern Nepal Trek
  • Activity

  • Start/End Point

  • Duration

    13 day / 12 night
  • Grade

  • Season

    Summer Spring Fall Autumn Throughout The Year Winter
  • Group Size

    1- 16pax
  • Hotel/Accomdation

    Hotel (5 star) and teahouse
  • Highest Elevation

    3867m (night stop/Tengboche)