(Based on trip reviews)
Starting from: Lukla
End at: Lukla
Grade: Moderate-Moderate Difficult
Highest access of the trek: 3870m.
Himalayan Sight: Everest Region
Cultural Encounter: Sherpa
Trekking Type: Tea House
Most Attraction of the trek: World’s Height Mountain
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October & November
Meals: Menu Choice
Transportation: By Air
Minimum Group Size: 1 ++
Per day Walking: 5 to 6 hours
Itinerary type: Customizable
Grouping Trek, “departure date on 7th March 2018″
Tengboche Monastery Trek is one of the most popular and adventurous treks in the Everest region where can be reach 30 munities domestic 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 on a hill top at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola, with a clear view little pick 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 centers 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 Sherpa’s of the Khumbu region. It is tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest. They use to get bless by the head Lama of this monastery.
The monastery is also significant because a decree from the Lama prohibits killing within the premises. The Sagarmatha National Park is a refuge for a variety of endangered fauna because here is prohibits a killing. 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.
This Group trekking has design because of our some clients really interested for grouping. Whoever or wherever you are from, please you are welcome to join a group for this date.
- 7th Mar. 2018, Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
- 8th Mar. 2018, Kathmandu (1360m) Tour
- 9th Mar. 2018, Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2652m)
- 10th Mar. 2018, Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
- 11th Mar. 2018, Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatization Day with rest.
- 12th Mar. 2018, Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m)
- 13th Mar. 2018, Tangbche to Khumjung,
- 14th Mar. 2018, Khumjung to Phakding
- 15th Mar. 2018, Phakding to Lukla
- 16th Mar. 2018, Lukla – Kathmandu (1360m)
- 17th Mar. 2018, Free day in Kathmandu.
- 18th Mar. 2018, Farewell.
- 7th Mar. 2018, Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
- 8th Mar. 2018, Kathmandu (1360m) TourIn the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized 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 world, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (Monks) 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.
- 9th Mar. 2018, 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 Mountain bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 35 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa 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 walk to Phakding.
- 10th Mar. 2018, 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 the Dudh 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 the afternoon is free to bargain in the shops for Tibetan art effects or simply relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery.
- 11th Mar. 2018, Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatization DayWe remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization for 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.
- 12th Mar. 2018, Namche Bazar to – Thyangboche Monastery (3875m)From Namche Bazaar, we climb towards the park headquarters and follow a contouring trail high above the Dudh Kosi River. Above Namche the route forward 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. 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, Mt Everest.
- 13th Mar. 2018, Tengboche to Khumjung (3790m)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.
- 14th Mar. 2018, Khumjung to Phakding (2652m)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.
- 15th Mar. 2018, Phakding to Lukla (2800m)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.
- 16th Mar. 2018, Lukla to Kathmandu (1360m)We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. 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.
- 17th Mar. 2018, Free day in Kathmandu.
- 18th Mar. 2018, Farewell.
- Welcome & Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
- All the ground Transportation by tourist bus as our itinerary,
- Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with B/B plan,
- Three times a day food(lunch/dinner/breakfast) during trekking with accommodation (Lodges are Simple but clean enough)
- Everest National Park fee with TIMS (Trekking management information system) we need two photograph each person.
- An experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter between every two person then their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance and equipment.
- Domestic Airfare for clients and Nepali staff (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax),
- Trekking map for Everest Trekking, Sleeping bag each person one.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- water & any kind of Drinks.
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamideetc),
- Personal expenses, other unforeseen expenses and Personal trekking equipment.
- Services not mentioned herein
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