Everest Panorama Trek is popular for the heavenly view of the World’s Highest Peak, Mount Everest, with an altitude of 8848 m. This trek takes you to the lap of Mount Everest, allowing you to enjoy the sights of Mount Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Before you plan the trek, you need to plan your budget.
This 11-day trek in Khumbu Region takes you to the paradise of the Himalayas. This trek starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla. During this journey, you get to experience the rural lifestyle of warm, welcoming Sherpa people.
The snow-capped mountain summits, Rhododendron forests, and beautiful landscapes keep you busy throughout the journey. After reaching Lukla, you trek to the Phakding on the first day, heading to Namche the next day. You will acclimatize in Namche for 2 days.
The next day, you head to Tengboche, famous for its monastery, Khumjung, and finally to Everest View Hotel, the final destination of this trek. From here, you will find Mount Everest very near to you. Seeing the sunrise through the world’s highest peak warms your heart.
The total cost for trekking Everest Panorama Trek is around USD 770 to USD 1098 per person. Let’s see how this cost is divided into services such as accommodation, permits, transportation, food, drinks, travel insurance, and equipment.
If you book a package, accommodation cost is included in it. If you book a luxury package, you will be provided with five-star accommodation. If you book a standard package, you will be provided with three-star accommodation. The hotels in Kathmandu cost from $20 to $250.
This cost varies from city area to remote area. In lower regions, you can find hotels from normal to five stars. But after you reach a higher altitude, there are limited night stays. Only small teahouses with fewer facilities are available.
If you trek independently, you can find decent and comfortable lodging in the lower region. But after ascending to a certain altitude, lodges are limited. Teahouse trekking is the best option for this trek. The cost of a night stay is $4 to $5. The prices are more reasonable during the season.
If you choose a package booking, you won’t have to worry about accommodation in higher regions. The travel agency will pre-book the accommodation along the trail and ensure your safe return.
Transportation requires more expenses than other services. The starting point of this trek is Lukla. You can choose a flight or a road journey to Lukla. Your package includes all your domestic transport expenses except for international flights.
If you choose a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, it costs USD 150 per person. But if you choose road transportation, you can choose a public bus or a private jeep. The cost of one-way local buses ranges from USD 10 to USD 12. It takes 6 to 9 hours to reach Lukla by road transport.
You can also choose a helicopter ride up to Lukla. However, it is very expensive. You can select any transportation according to your comfort. You can discuss with your travel agency to help you decide the way of transportation.
Food and Drinks Cost
The cost of food and drinks varies according to altitude. In lower altitudes, foods are cheaper with many choices, while once you reach high altitudes, your choice is limited and quite pricey.
You will have many food options in Kathmandu, costing USD 5 to USD 10. There are multiple food choices for veg as well as non-veg. If you want a fancy dinner, it costs from USD 25 to USD 50.
Due to the transportation issues, you must survive in Dal Bhat on the whole trail. Dal Bhat is a traditional Nepali dish made of rice and lentil curry. You can have tea, coffee, and soft beverages in tea houses.
The Everest Panorama trek requires two permits: the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
A Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs US$ 18 per person. You cannot obtain this permit from Kathmandu. You can get this permit from Lukla and Monjo. If you take the fight to Lukla, you can get it from Lukla. If you trek from Jiri/Salleri, you can get it at the entrance of Monjo. An additional permit is required if you trek from Jiri.
The cost of a Sagarmatha National Park Permit depends upon your nationality. If you are from a SAARC country, it costs US$ 15 per person. It costs US$ 27 per person for other foreign countries. You can obtain this permit either from the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu or directly at the entrance of Monjo.
You will need an additional permit if you choose the classic route of Jiri. This route is included within the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. So, a permit called the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit is required. The cost of a Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit is US$ 27 per person. It is available on the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
Travel Insurance Cost
Travel Insurance is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. This service is not included in your package. You have to get travel insurance from a trustworthy travel insurance company. It is best to get from your country before your Nepal flight.
You can encounter many dangerous situations during this trek. So, your travel insurance must cover medical emergencies, evacuation, and elevations up to 6000 m. You can also check if it covers trip cancellation and luggage loss. The cost varies according to policy and length of the insurance. But on average, it costs around USD 120 per person.
Trekking gear is a must to attempt any trekking. You need tools, warm clothes, and hiking boots. You can rent high-quality trekking gear from a reputable rental shop, such as poles, crampons, weatherproof coats, tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags.
Renting these trekking gear costs USD 1 to USD 10 per day. The price depends on the tools and the caliber of goods you choose.
Therefore, Everest Panorama Trek takes you to the viewpoint from where you can see the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. You will witness the raw beauty of natural landscapes, crystal clear views of snow-capped mountains, and beautiful forests with various flora and fauna.
Book a package from an authorized local travel agency to make your trek easier. They will arrange everything according to your preferences. You can discuss everything before your trek; they will help you with all your queries.
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