Traveling to Khumbu region, home to Mount Everest, is a dream for many travelers all over the world. While some enjoy the thrill of the adventure, others enjoy the views, nature, and diversity of the region. Tengboche trek is a truly heavenly experience for trekkers to enjoy the thrills on a religious tour.
Khumbu region is home to Buddhists of Sherpa, Tamang, Magar, Tibetan and other ethnicities. This is a perfect trip to experience the lifestyles and Buddhist religion of the people.
The trip to the isolated monastery is a perfect tranquil getaway from the stressed city lives. The warm hospitality and daily rituals of the monastery monks provide a peaceful and solitary experience. Himalayas on Foot provides a memorable experience along with facilities in this isolated region.
The trek starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then it proceeds through Dudh Koshi valley and Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery. We travel through forests to arid lands to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Tengboche area. The beautiful vistas and rich cultures ensure that the trek is an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will enjoy an authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner and spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which takes about 35 minutes. It is a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the fields and snow-capped mountains of Khumbu region. The trek through Dudh Koshi valley takes about 3 hours. We cross rivers on suspension bridges and see Kusum Kanggru. Slowly we move towards Ghat and then cross a ridge to reach Phakding. We stay here overnight.
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar
On this day, we make our way through Dudh Koshi valley. We cross Dudhkoshi River several times on suspension bridges. The bridges are decorated with prayer flags. After the last bridge, there is a steep climb before reaching Jorsale. We pass through pine forests in the trail with the Himalayan giants in the background. We finally reach the beautiful Namche Bazaar where we stay the night.
Day 4: Rest Day at Namche
We rest at Namche for a day to acclimatize for higher altitudes. Namche is the last village in the region for our trek. It is the tourist hub with hotels, hospitals, bakeries, and a school. There are also shops to buy trekking gear.
We walk around to nearby hills and forests for some physical activity to acclimatize. There are a few options for a day’s hike. We can hike to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. First, we hike to Syangboche airstrip and then to Khunde village. From there, we move towards Khumjung, the largest village in the area. In this village at the foot of Khumbila peak, we visit a museum and a bakery situated at the highest altitude. We enjoy the spell-binding views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and others and then return to Namche.
Day 5: Namche – Tengboche
From Namche, the trail passes through yak pastures before reaching Kyangjuma. Then it descends to Dudh Koshi River which we cross on a suspension bridge. Then we ascend for about 2 hours through pine forests to reach Tengboche village.
The trail is famous for the Himalayan vistas of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Everest among others. We can also see the national bird, Pheasant and Himalayan Thar in the forests. Finally, we reach Tengboche after few hours.
Tengboche monastery is the main attraction of the trip which is open after 4 every afternoon. The monastery is situated at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja River at an elevation of 3870 m. It is the largest monastery in the area and bears resemblance with a monastery, Rongbuk, in Tibet. The monastery houses many important scriptures, statues, murals and woodcarvings. The monastery has a quaint, medieval appearance and one of the most breath-taking views. The splendid backdrop with Ama Dablam and Everest is one of the best Himalayan views in the region. The Mani walls, prayer flags, and other small stupas in the area make it a tranquil experience.
Day 6: Tengboche – Namche
From Tengboche, we pass through pine and rhododendron forests along the River towards Namche. We enjoy the mountains lurking in the back as we retrace our steps. After 5 hours of trekking, we reach Namche where we stay the night.
Day 7: Namche – Lukla
On the final day of trekking, we descend from Namche to the flat lands of Lukla. After 5 hours of trekking, we enjoy the end of our trek. We stay here overnight.
Day 8: Fly from Lukla – Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu enjoying the same Himalayan scenery. We have lunch and then visit famous tourist destinations and do some souvenir shopping. We spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 9: Departure from Kathmandu
Our representative will take you to the airport for your departure. We invite you to explore other beautiful treasures of Nepal.