Tengboche Monastery

11 Days

The oldest monastery in the Everest region with the backdrop of snow fed peaks, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtega, Thamserku, etc.  Tengboche monastery is the pilgrimage located at the heavenly height of 3840m. It was built in 1916 A.D.   

The journey to the monastery is more akin to a trek and necessitates a certain level of physical stamina. The monastery, which is surrounded by the powerful Himalayas and painted in a vibrant shade of gold, is the ideal illustration of how rich both our cultural and natural heritage are. 

The Mani Rimdu festival, which takes place in October and November, adds to the monastery’s splendour. One of the liveliest events, the 19-day festival features a variety of mask dancers that perform expertly while telling various folktales. In the last three days, the monastery is open to the public to enjoy the dance. Since the festival coincides with the trekking season, trekking to Tengboche and observing the festival can be one of the best experiences. 

Brief Description

The adventure starts with a flight to Lukla, which offers a stunning mountain view, followed by a gradual first day trek to Phakding. The following day, proceed to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.

Here you’ll have time to adjust to the altitude before continuing on a quiet trail to Thyangboche. Take a brief time to explore the Tengboche monastery. The highlight of the trek is the looming peaks of Mount Khangtiaga, Mount Thamserku, the Nuptse-Lhotse, and Mount Everest. The Himalayas, abode of god, welcome you to its glorious monasteries and generous people, ever ready to share their piece of life with you. 


Destination:                      Nepal Far Mid-East around high Khumbu valley.

Starting Point:                   Kathmandu / Ramechap to Lukla by air.

Ending Point:                   At Lukla for a flight to Ramechap / Kathmandu.

Max. Altitude:                    Thyangboche 3,867 m / 12, 687 feet.

Difficulty:                           Moderate with a touch of high altitude.

Best Season:                    Spring (March to May) autumn (September to November)

Accommodation:              Hotel/ lodge

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting take off and landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport enjoying the picturesque mountains.
  • Take a stroll through Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO-listed natural world heritage sites of Nepal.
  • Acculturation with Sherpa people, observing their lifestyle, culture, food, religion closely.
  • Visit the ancient Khumjung monastery that treasures a Yeti scalp.