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Tengboche sits east of Khumjung. There is a famous monastary (Tengboche Monastary) which has been the heart of Sherpa culture since 1916.The first celibate monastery in Solu Khumbu, it is a community of about 40 monks under the leadership of the Abbot, Tyangboche Rinpoche ( Reincarnate lama).From Tyangboche one can see the abode of Menge Gyalmo Miyo-Lungsangma (Mt Everest), Ama Dablam to the east, Thamserku and Mt.Kangtega to the south, Tawache to the north and Kwangde to the west.Khumbila sits fat and beautiful in the middle of the valley. Below Tyangboche are many big trees, but half wayup are only a few large ones with many small shrubs. This trek heads from Lukla to the Sherpa towns up north. We spend time in mountain village of Namche Bazaar which was a famous trading center between Tibet and Nepal. From Namche we head up to the holy village of Tengboche. This has long been the religious centre for all inhabitants of the Solu Khumbu area. There are numerous shrines and a beautiful monastery that sits at 3870 meters. You will take your time heading back to Lukla and there are many options for extra side trips. This trek takes 8 days up with some up and down hiking.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking + Culture Exploration
  • Trekking Type: Tea House
  • Best Season: Sept - Dec / Feb - May
  • Total Duration: 14 Days
  • Trek Duration: 11 Days
  • Group Size: 1+ Pax
  • Max. Height: 3,860 m. / 12,664 FT
  • Transportation: Fly in / Out
  • Trek Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trek End To: Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary of Tengboche Monastery Trekking
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at (1'365m. 4'478ft.)
    It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.
  • Day 02: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip.
  • Day 03: We fly to Lukla at (2'850m. 9'350ft.) and to Phakding at (2'656m. 8'713ft.) about 4 hours Trek
    A spectacular flight and a creepy gutsy landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. After meeting the crew and sorting out details for the long hike and the limb crunching climb, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding. And it’s our first over night amidst the natural wonders of nature.
  • Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar at (3'450m. 11'318ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest in the distance. Namche Bazaar is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.
  • Day 05: Rest day in Namche
    Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook that seems to meet western standards, even at this remote mountain outpost. The amazing Sherpa folks down here have learnt a lot from the big expeditions that have passed this way. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park centre and museum just above the town. We have a nice time at Namche and then settle in for the night.
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Thame at (3'739m. 12'267ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as we head up the Bhote Kosi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags and mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Kosi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. To the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.
  • Day 07: Thame - Khumjung at (3'786m. 12'221ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    We retrace our route down the Bhote Kosi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. From our camping spot we have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam.
  • Day 08: Khumjung -Phortse at (3'542m. 11'620ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    Now we descend back along the valley to Phortse, a village which seems unaffected by the advent of trekkers. The quiet rhythm of life continues as it has always done in the village.
  • Day 09: Phortse -Pangbuche at (3'985m 13'074ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    From Phortse, passing through fields, a stream and two white Chortens, we descend along the trail to Pangbuche. It takes a couple of hours to reach Pangboche. Our highest trekking point is Pangboche (3'985m. 13'074ft.) Its highlight is the charming and unspoiled monastery. The monastery is believed to have been founded around 1'667 which makes it the oldest Sherpa gompa in the Khumbu.
  • Day 10: Pangboche - Tengbocheat (3'864m. 12'677ft.) about 3 hours Trek
    While on our way down to Tengboche we see many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from this village.
  • Day 11: Tengboche - Namche Namche Bazaar at (3'450m. 11'318ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar - Lukla at (2'850m. 9'350ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chang (local beer - a favorite drink on the mountains), do a jig to some Sherpa dancing and reflect back on a memorable trekking experience.
  • Day 13: We flight to Kathmandu
    We pack up early and head for the airstrip to hop a flight back to Kathmandu. On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia
  • Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
    Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home.