Mountain and Monastery Trek in Everest Region is a classic Everest Trek which will take you around the Everest region, which has recently witnessed the renaissance of Tibetan Buddhism with the renovation of Tengboche Monastery at (3870 m), one of the world’s highest Buddhist Monasteries. Tengboche Monastery is the biggest monastery in the Everest Region and is surrounded by towering icy peaks. From here, we can see sun set and sun rise over Everest if the weather is clear. While at Tengboche, look around the monastery in the bushes, you will most likely encounter a musk deer or variety of colorful pheasants.
Lamaistic Buddhism plays an integral part and is influential in the lives of these Sherpa people. En route Buddhist Nyingmapa monasteries and monks, the ever-present yaks, high pastures and mountains that are unforgettable in their gem-like presence, will fascinate you. Reincarnated Lamas, the Yetis scalp, saffron robed monks and legendary mountains of Khumbu Everest (8848 m), Kwangde (6187 m) Ama Dablam (6812 m), Lhotse (8501 m) and Nuptse (7879 m) offer a stupendous backdrop experience for a lifetime.
Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam. The monastery is the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, mountaineers and travelers to the area.
Every October, Tengboche Monastery hosts the colorful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with a religious gathering, songs, ritual dances and enactments of legends. Visitors are always welcomed to partake in the festivities and many trekkers time their trek to coincide with the festival. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon. Tengboche lies on the very popular trek route to the Everest region.
Atop a hill across Imja Khola, Tengboche is the most common night halt after Namche. The monastery is perched on a high ridge across the canyon from Khunde. This Buddhist monastery was burnt down in 1989 and rebuilt replacing the old building with a more solid structure.
Pines, azaleas and colourful mountain rhododendrons surround the attractive gompa (monastery), with a stunning panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Tengboche has many rest houses and a large number of lodges as well as spacious camping sites.
You will arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, and will be picked up at the airport at any given time. Take a rest, shake-off the jet lag and overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning drive to Bhandara. This is a 9-10 hour drive along the Kodari highway with scenic views of rivers and mountains. Overnight at guesthouse.
Trek from Bhadara to sete after breakfast. The trail follows suspension bridges, and dense forests. Permit Check point at Kinja, and a whole day trek ends at the Sherpa village of Sete. (2520m)
Rough terrain across narrow ridges, rhododendron forests. A high pass after Dagchu offers great views of mountains and natural beauty. After the pass, the trail descends to Junbeshi. (2680m)
Trek to Thaksindo Monastery (2934m)
Trek to Khari Khola (2070m)
Trek to Pinyan (2830m)
Trek to Phakding (2830m)
Enchanting yet difficult, the trail to Namche is a tiring one. National Park permits and TIMS card will be checked on this day. Make sure you check in.
Health experts suggest acclimatization at Namche Bazaar before moving further above and avoid AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). During the day, short treks around sherpa villages of Khumjung valley can be organised. The day is full of panoramic views of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Ama Dablam (6,812m).
After rest at Namche, the EBC trek moves further ahead until Sanasa, and from there the trail marches along dense forests and suspensions bridges to reach Tengboche Monastery.
From Tengboche, a similar trail follows up to Dingboche, where we will stop for an overnight stay. As higher as you go, the views of mountains get really beautiful.
After Dingboche, the trails follows a rocky terrain and glacial lakes with a lot of tea shops offering some rest and magnificent views of mountains. Overnight stop at Lobuje.
The most exciting and difficult part of this trek, follows along rough and narrow trails, with khumbu glacier beside, and rocky trek, we reach Gorekshep. It’s really cold here and is the last human settlement in this reagion.
It takes 2-3 hours of rough trek up to Kalapathhar, and we begin at early morning, to see the views of the mountains before clouds cover them. After a few hours, we climb back to Lobuche.
Trail descends down to Pangbuche Monastery, which has a yeti skull replica. Overnight Stay at Pangbuche.
From Pangbuche, the trail passes along with Phortse, Phunki, and Sanasa village. From there the trail departs to Khumjung (Khyangjuma village). Overnight Stay here.
From Khumjung, we descend down to Namche Bazar, and from there the trail drops down to Sagarmatha national park HQ, and heads down to Jorshalle. Overnight Stay here.
Early morning trek to Lukla along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla. Enjoy the day at Lukla, with food and beverages, play games and have fun at the pubs.
Flight back (30 to 40 mins) to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. A free afternoon in Kathmandu
This is a cushion day that has been added into the itinerary to allow for delays due to flights or other reasons beyond our control. If you are able to complete your trek in time then this day may be used for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley or free for shopping days. Or if you have a tight schedule, you can catch your flight back with joyous memories from Nepal.
- Land transportation, airport pickup and drop by private car / van / tourist bus.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
- 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation along the trail.
- Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trek leader/guide.
- Porter service and support staff for above 2 person
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
- National Park Fees
- Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
- All Government taxes.
- Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
- Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.
The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and desire.
We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the famous Chitwan National Park Jungle Safaris, guided tours of Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, River Rafting. Please share your desire by contacting us and we will make it happen for you.