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 sunset and sunrise 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 colorful 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.