A trek to Tengboche Monastery (Everest)
This short Everest experience trek starts with a 35 mints spectacular flight from Kathmandu, Nepal. From Lukla the trail heads up north through strong Tibetan Buddhist Sherpa villages. Namche at 3,440m has different Everest view points and scenic walks. Namche Bazaar was famous trading place between Nepal and Tibet. Still Tibetans come to Namche Bazaar with the yak caravan. Tengboche is a biggest monastery of the region perched on a ridge at 3,870m. Tengboche has got the great sunset view over Mt. Everest.
Duration: 8 days (6 days for Namche trek)
Difficulty: moderate to difficult (uphill 500 m at the altitude above 3,000m)
Season: September to May
Means of Transportation: Flight (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
Accommodation : Teahouses or Luxury hotels (optional)
Tengboche trek Itinerary
Day 01 : Fly along the eastern Himalayas to Lukla (2,800m). A short easy trek (4 hours) to phakding is brilliant with Himalayan view and alpine settlements of Sherpa.
Day 02 : The trail follows the 'Bhote Kosi' river up north crossing over suspension bridges to the base of Namche Bazaar. The trail then climbs for about 3 hrs. We get the first view of Mt. Everest on the way. We formally enter into Everest National Park on the day. (5-6 hours).
Day 03: Rest for acclimatization. A sort, easy walk could be planned for better acclimatization. Khumjung above Namche is beautiful Sherpa village with Sir Edmund Hillary school. The syangboche ridge on the way is overlooking at the Himalayan Peaksincluding Everest, Amadablam and Thamsherku.
Day 04: Tengboche. (6 hrs) The trail to Tengboche follows contour from Namche and then descends to the Dudh Koshi River before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (3,870m).
Day 05: Tengboche offers magnificent view of Everest and Amadablam. From here we return back to Khumjung village. Visit Khumjung monastery to look at 'Yeti Skull'.
Day 06: Trek down to the valley and back to Phakding.
Day 07: Trek back to Lukla and prepare for flight next day (4 hrs).
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu
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