Tengboche Monastery Trekking is one of the most popular and adventurous treks in the Everest region where can be reach 30 munities dramatic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Tengboche Monastery Trekking is one of the most popular and adventurous treks in the Everest region where can be reach 30 munities dramatic scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Mount Everest is visible to the left, and Ama Dablam stands to the right on this trip .Tengboche Monastery is the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.Tengboche Monastery sits atop a hill at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola, with a clear view of Everest. About 350 years ago, Lama Sangwa Dorje (a high priest) of Khumbu declared Tengboche to be a religious site where there would one day be an important monastery. It is one of the most important religious centres for Sherpa culture, with 35 monks residing within its walls. Tengboche (Om Mane Padme Hum) is a Shangri La, one of the last stops on the way to the high peaks.Tengboche Monastery is the most important monastery for the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. It is tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest be blessed by the head Lama of this monastery. The monastery is also significant because a decree from the Lama prohibits killing within the premises which is largely the reason why the Sagarmatha National Park is a refuge for a variety of endangered fauna.
The trek begins at Lukla. Trek through Namche Bazaar, the largest village in the Khumbu, and other quaint Sherpa villages. On the hike between Namche and Tengboche, you are constantly rewarded with views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest and other awe inspiring peaks. Return via Khumjung, home of the highest bakery in the world.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Kathmandu (1360m)
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2652m)(Trekking: approx 3 hours)
In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
Today the walking is a little tougher and includes a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross theDudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh KosiRivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. After arriving in Namche Bazaar, we enjoy lunch with the afternoon is free to bargain in the shops for Tibetan artefacts or simply relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery.
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day
We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna.
Day 06 : Namche Bazar to - Thyangboche Monastery (3875m)
(Trekking: approx 6 hours) From Namche Bazaar, we climb towards the park headquarters and follow a contouring trail high above the Dudh Kosi River. Above Namche the route to Thyangboche becomes visible with the monastery seen nestling below the summit of Everest and surrounded by other Himalayan peaks. On today’s walk there are opportunities to spot local wildlife including the beautiful Danfe pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan Thar, on the high ground above the trail. After reaching the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the trail drops steeply before crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m) where we take lunch. In the afternoon we ascend, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Thyangboche. The monastery and our lodge are located in a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks in a truly peaceful and tranquil setting. The most notable peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam (perhaps the most beautiful peak in the region) and, of course, Mount Everest.
Day 07 : Tengboche to Khumjung (3790m)
(Trekking: approx 4 hours) According to legend, the Lama Sange Dorjee from Tibet’s Rongphu Monastery founded Thyangboche Monastery in the 17th century. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1933, rebuilt and again badly damaged by fire in 1989. Construction of the present monastery was completed in 1992. We visit the monastery and the nearby museum. There is a small entrance fee for the museum and a small donation to the monastery is also appreciated. In the afternoon we retrace our steps and descend steeply through a beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and on to the village of Khumjung, where we spend the night.
Day 08 : Khumjung to Phakding (2652m)
(Trekking: approx 5 hours) We enjoy a leisurely departure from Khumjung and head to the airstrip at Shyangboche and then back to Namche Bazaar. Here we enjoy a final opportunity to visit the shops in the bazaar before we descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar, through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru on the way back to our lodge in Phakding.
Day 09 : Phakding to Lukla (2800m)
(Trekking: approx 3 hours) Today is an easy one for our last day of trekking. We descend down valley before making the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. After settling into our lodge we are free to wander around, relax or perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and perhaps dancing with our Sherpa companions.
Day 10 : Lukla to Kathmandu (1360m)
We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back toKathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. The rest of the day is free for further sightseeing, shopping and exploring the bazaars and markets. At the afternoon self visiting to Boudha nath and pasupatinath temple.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 12: Tour ends