Tengboche Monastery Trek
Tengboche Monastery Trek is a mesmerizing adventure into the Himalayan land of the mighty Everest (8848m). The trek offers to close up view of the Mount Everest (8848m) along with other soaring peaks of height above 8000m and traditional Sherpa culture. Traversing the major villages on the route, the trek culminates at Tengboche. A brilliant trip to ones keen to enjoy Everest along a relatively easier trail and that too in a short span of time, Everest Panorama Trek is a combination of cultural and natural majesty.
The 11-day Tengboche Monastery Everest Panorama Trek assures exhilarating trekking experience to the trekkers. The journey starts flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla we will rest in Phakding. From Phakding, we will trek to Namche Bazzar through passing beautiful and colorful Khumbu villages. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town situated at the base of the Himalayas offering the stunning view of towering peaks. Everest Panorama Trek is not only a journey to the lap of Himalayas but also an opportunity to explore the culture and authenticity of the Sherpa community in Himalayan villages. The trekkers also explore the Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.
The monastery also features the breathtaking view of mighty mountains such as Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Thamserku (6608m), and Nuptse (7861m). After the exploration of Tengboche Village, the trek heads back to Lukla and ends with a flight to Kathmandu. The best months to take up this trek are March-May (Spring) and September-November (Autumn).
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- Explore the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy its enchanting atmosphere
- Visit the Tengboche Monastery and relish the stunning Himalayan panorama that includes the Mt. Everest (8848m)
- Rejoice the Sherpa hospitality and culture along the trek
- Explore the UNESCO heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Welcome fellow trekkers! On reaching Tribhuvan International airport, we will be there to receive you. After then, a short drive will take you to the hotel. After checking in and getting refreshed, our guide will brief you about the overall trip and coordinate any last minute arrangements. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today is the day we go sightseeing around the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley, which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath temple, and the Pashupatinath temple. We get to see the art, culture, and history that festoon the historic Kathmandu Valley. After we return from sightseeing, you can make necessary preparations for the trek and be all ready for the adventure to come. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
We wake up and get on a flight to Lukla which takes around 35 minutes. We can relish the magnificent view of the great Himalayas in the Everest region. Upon landing in Lukla, we start our trekking activity towards Phakding. The trail passes through many villages and ancient monasteries alongside the bank of Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
From Phakding, you head to Monjo which lies north of Phakding and is the entrance point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail goes through the national park to Jorsalle and finally to Namche. Walkthrough the Sagarmatha National Park and experience the alpine woods and brooks, small rivers and deciduous jungles. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m) for acclimatization
Namche is a great place to sink in with nature. The views around Namche are outstanding and attractive. You can explore the Syangboche Airstrip and get the 360-degree view of Namche along with perfect views of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche is the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the uppermost situated hotel and offers the view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks. Back at Namche, explore the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Tengboche (3,860m) | Everest Panorama View
We continue to trek alongside the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River to reach Kyangjuma. After Kyangjuma, the trail drops down to the Dudh Koshi and after crossing the bridge we get to Phunki Tenga. After then, the trail to get to Tengboche is a bit harder, takes about two and a half hour. We explore the Tengboche Monastery which holds high significance to the Sherpas of the region and hosts a beautiful view of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8414m), and Thamserku (6608m). Overnight stay at Tengboche.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m)
Today, we retrace our steps back to reach Monjo via Namche Bazaar. Besides, there is always companionship of extravagant scenery of mountains to cheer us. Often times, on the retracing of the route to Monjo, you will find yourself in the company of fellow trekkers and mules. Finally, you reach Monjo, the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight stay at Monjo.
Day 08: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m)
Today is the last day of our trek and a short trek of around 4-5 hours. Following the course of Dudh Koshi River, we walk all the way up to Lukla mostly up and downhill. The trail traverses through many countrysides and villages like Phakding and Ghat. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Relishing the spectacular panorama of the mighty Himalayas throughout the flight, we fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the remainder of the day at the hotel or explore the Newar-influenced city. The city has a plethora of destinations for travelers to visit and you can feel free to choose from them. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 10: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather) and Farewell dinner
We reserve this day as the free day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, which can occur sometimes due to bad and unfavorable weather conditions which are beyond our control. To cherish the success, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
- Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
- An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
- Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation, and transportation.
- All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS card.
- An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
- All government taxes, vat, and local taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
- International airfare.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory).
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Entry fees for cultural tours.
- Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower, etc.).
- Tips for guide, porter and driver
List of Equipments required for Tengboche Monastery Trek:
- One Warm winter hat/beanie
- One Sun hat
- 1 Headband/buff
- 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
- One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries
- Two pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
- Two pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
- Three pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
- One pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
- One pair of trekking shorts
- A pair of trekking trousers
- One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
- One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
- One pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
- One pair of lightweight warm gloves
- A pair of poly-liner glove
- One pair of trekking boots
- A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
- One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
- Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
- Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
- Gaiters (only in winter)
- One Sleeping Bag
- 12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- 1 pair of trekking poles
- Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
- 1 quick drying towel
What are the visa requirements?
Currently, all the foreign nationalities (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee for 30 days.
What are the physical requirements for Tengboche Monastery with Everest Panorama Trek?
How old do I need to be?
There is no age restriction for doing this trip, but if you are under 16 it will better to trek with your parents. You must be health-conscious during the trek.
What is included?
- Guides and Porters
- Transportation (including airport transfers)
- Permits & national park fees
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- All meal during the trek
- Seasonal fruits
- International flights to Kathmandu
- Food – (while you are in City)
- Showers on Trek
- Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
- Personal travel/rescue insurance
Can I use a helicopter if I need to?
To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make the flight to/from Lukla by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travelers. Please seek further advice about this from your insurance provider.
Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed.
What is the accommodation like?
You will stay in the Hotel while you are in the city of Kathmandu, which is like a 3-star category. The hotel has access to showers and intermittent internet.
But while you are in trekking Tea House/lodges are the place where you spend the night during the trek, which is very basic. The room is pretty small with twin sharing and a common washroom. Some places have squat style toilets, whilst others have a western style. Shower does not always offer warm water and most teahouses will charge you for use of a hot shower.
Which meals are included?
Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodges. Where you can find a variety of dishes like Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, etc, to choose. Tea, coffee, bakery items, snacks, bars eggs, etc can also be found easily.
What currency should I take?
The currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You are unable to get NPR outside of Nepal and therefore you will need to exchange money in Kathmandu. The easiest currency to exchange is USD and Euro. You can also withdraw NPR from the ATM but check with your bank about the relevant charges to do this.
Is there any Bank or ATM facility during Tengboche Monastery Everest Panorama Trek?
What kind of problems can arise at a higher altitude during Tengboche monastery with Everest panorama Trek?
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What should I pack?
- Travel insurance details
- 2 passport photos
- Cash USD
- Credit/Debit Card
One Warm winter hat/beanie.
One Sun hat
1 Sunglasses with UV protection.
One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries.
2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
2 pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
1 pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
One pair of trekking shorts
A pair of trekking trousers
One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
Two pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
A pair of lightweight warm gloves
A pair of poly-liner glove
One pair of trekking boots
A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
Gaiters (only in winter)
One Sleeping Bag
One Sleeping bag liner (optional)
A pair of trekking poles
Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
One quick-drying towel
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