Everest Panorama – Tengboche Monastery Trekking

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11 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate with touch of altitude

Grade

3,867

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Sep-Dec/ Mar-May

Best season

Minimum 01 - Maximum 12

Group Size

Overview


‘enjoy scenic walks to beautiful spot at Tengboche for panorama of Everest’

Main Highlights

“Short and scenic adventure in the shadow of towering Mt. Everest,
Enjoyable walks along impressive Sherpa villages of great interesting culture,
Walk within serene beautiful woodland of tall alpine tree lines with views of peaks,
Explore villages festooned with age-old heritage of Buddhism religion and custom,
An adventure for all from beginners to expert walkers with enjoyable scenic times,
Picturesque Tengboche Monastery for super panorama of high mountain range”.

Brief Trip Profile

Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local nice lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade:                  Moderate with touch of altitude.
Highest Spot:                      At Tengboche Monastery
3,867 m high.
Walking Hours:                   Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs treks
Activities:                            Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration:              06 Nights and 07 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip:                            10 Nights and 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons for Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery Trekking

Nearly all months of the year one can join in for Everest Panorama and Tengboche  Trekking, except during wet monsoon seasons from June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains with rains and dark heavy clouds.

But much greener with lush rich vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people and students to study flora and fauna of the region)

Best time from March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours, and on this time of season when wild flowers are in full bloom, enjoy bright and beautiful wild flower especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).

March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow around higher altitude.

Mid September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter one of the best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

People and Culture

High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.

Introduction

Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery Trekking a short scenic and cultural adventure loaded with enjoyable and fascinating time of week duration a perfect Himalayan holiday for travelers to enjoy views of Mt. Everest and visiting charming native Sherpa villages.

Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery trekking that suit all types of people with no limit of age-bar, a mesmerizing adventure that takes you to high lovely and marvelous view point at Tengboche surrounded by array of high peaks with views of Mt. Everest.

On this journey where people can get acclimatized as walk follows at slow and easy pace with several refreshing stops to enjoy views of beautiful landscapes and mountains and as well getting used to high elevation and scenic environment.

Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery starts from Kathmandu taking a smooth scenic flight to reach high Khumbu area of Everest in Lukla, a busy Sherpa town where most of the adventure begins and ends.

After Lukla on the high road to Namche as walk leads through interesting nice villages and within patch of serene woodland to reach into Sagarmatha National Park, one of the highest park of Himalaya region which is added in World Heritage Sites (where Sagarmatha a name in Nepalese for Everest and Sherpa call as Chomolungma similar to Tibetan language).

Walk heads higher facing glorious scenery of high peaks to reach Namche Bazaar the hub and main village of Khumbu Sherpa as well a favorite spot for trekkers with acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar before heading higher elevation.

From Namche with pleasant rest day and exploring places of great interest with grand views of Everest and adjoining peaks, where our walk continues to reach our main final destinations at scenic Tengboche and the Monastery.

A wonderful spot surrounded by high mountains with views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse with majestic looking Amadablam and series of peaks, truly a place that one never forgets the experience with enjoyable moment at Tengboche.

 At Tengboche tour takes you into its impressive monastery of great interest where once a year in the month of October or November as per Buddhist calendar a great religious festival held known as Mani-Rimdu.

Interesting event to observe priest, monks dance dressed in colorful costumes and varied masks wading evil spirits.

Slowly walk leads back down to Namche and then at Lukla for short scenic flight to reach Kathmandu, after a great time and experience on Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery Trekking.

Short Guide Line Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Day 10: Spare extra day as contingency and for individual.

Day 11: International Departure to respective country.

Please Note

As per Nepal Civil Aviation rules and norms where flight to Lukla from Kathmandu does not takes place, since last few months from March 2019 where flight operates from a town of Ramechap which is due east from Kathmandu.

To reach Ramechap takes 4-5 hrs drive on private vehicles and vice versa on the way back from Lukla also.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief providing information on Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning as time for Lukla flight a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to Lukla on smaller aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar) after 30 minutes flight lands at Lukla airport, where walk begins to Phakding. Lukla airport named ‘Tenzing-Hillary’ in respect to first conqueror of Mt. Everest, and from Lukla with refreshing stop, walk starts downhill and then on gradual path heading into nice Sherpa village to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village near Dudh Kosi River.
Today’s walk starts on pleasant trail within small forest of pines and rhododendron trees facing views of peaks, as walk follows river upstream to cross a long bridge to enter Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village. Sagarmatha National Park also a world heritage sites from here walk follows on river gorge and to cross a high bridge where long uphill climb leads to Namche Bazaar, a large village almost the size of a town and the hub of Sherpa as well for visitors. At Namche Bazaar the only place on route base camp with facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing stores and shops with café, bakeries and restaurants include views of Kwangde peaks.
Namche Bazaar an ideal place for rest and for acclimatization day at an altitude 3,440 m high, morning having breakfast where short excursion and hike takes you on top of Namche a place with interesting museum provide information of the Khumbu / Everest area of Sherpa religions, culture, history, mountaineering to flora and flora. High hill of Namche offers stunning views of Amadablam, Tharmarserku, Kantega, Kwangde, Khumbila with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the street of Namche, where once a week Saturday market / bazaar takes place.
Enjoying rest day at Namche, morning with short climb and then walk on scenic trail along the path lined with rhododendron and pine trees with views of Amadablam and Everest. As walk then descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, a small place with few tea shops, a favorite lunch stop place. After a refreshing break, where second half of the trek leads to a climb for few hours into cool shade of forest to reach on top at Tengboche and the monastery, a scenic spot with grand views of Amadablam, Kantega, Thamersarkhu, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. Tengboche Monastery one of the oldest and famous monuments and centre of Khumbu Sherpa for religious occasion which was burnt down in 1991 and been rebuilt to present shape with great support of late Sir Edmund Hillary and his Foundation.
From Tengboche walk lead downhill to a bridge with an hour climb up to Kyanjima a small settlement, where people can take Khumjung and Khunde villages route to reach back at Namche or walk on same normal route back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop after nice scenic trek of the day.
A pleasant and relaxing walk as route heads back to Lukla on this last day trek of the adventure, with few short climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest and farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.
Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
In Kathmandu a spare as contingency day just in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla or in the beginning of the trek, which occurs quite often even in the best time of the year due where bad and unfavorable weather conditions hamper the flight. If all goes well as our standard itinerary days, where people with interest can join in for optional tour around Kathmandu around place of great interest or enjoy free individual activities and shopping.
Final and last day in the country of Himalaya wonders with varied interesting cultures, after a memorable time and experience on Everest Panorama and Tengboche Monastery trekking, with time for your international flight, where our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for flight back home or to next respective port of call.

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by Domestic Flights
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.