This 7-days of Everest Tengboche Monastery trek features the culture of the Sherpas along with great views of Mt. Everest and many other Himalayan peaks. Accompanied by a Sherpa guide you will stay for two nights and acclimatize to the altitude at Namche Bazaar which is the hub of all trekking and climbing in the Everest region. You have the option to take a day hike to the beautiful twin-villages of Kunde and Kumjung. Later trek to the holiest Sherpa Buddhist monastery at Tengboche situated below the flanks of Mt. Everest. Look for the rare musk deer and the national bird of Nepal – the colourful danphe pheasant . Above all, enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery on the face of this Earth. Along the way you will overnight at comfortable lodges run by the charming Sherpas who have won many admirers for their hard work and endurance. If you do not have too much time but still want to sample the charms of the Everest Area this is the best way to do it.
We take a 40 minutes’ flight to the Lukla in the early morning. Upon arrival in Lukla, we move alongside Dudh Koshi River on a trail blazed with rhododendron and pine trees. Passing several Sherpa settlements on the way, we cross few suspension bridges to arrive in Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
The walk becomes a little tough today. The trek begins with a steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing the large and stable suspension bridge high above Dudh Koshi River, we slowly climb on a steady pace through the settlements of Monjo and Jorsalle to arrive in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a picturesque Sherpa town which is also the commercial hub of Khumbu region. Overnight in Namche.
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized to the growing altitude. Namche is a popular town from the ancient times for its trade between Tibet and Nepal. The place hosts stunning view of Everest (8848m) and other peaks of Khumbu region. Or, perhaps, we will hike to the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung where we visit the local monasteries and schools. Overnight in Namche.
From Namche Bazaar, we will climb alongside Dudh Koshi River until Phunke Tenga and then follow the trails of Imja Khola up to Tengboche. Today’s trek includes a chance to spot the national bird, Danfe, as we walk through the forest filled with pine, fir, black juniper, and rhododendron trees. Upon arrival in Tengboche, we visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which is considered the most sacred by the Sherpas of Khumbu region. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Taboche (6367m), and other peaks of Khumbu can be seen on the backdrop of Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in Tengboche.
Today we will trek back to Namche. Descending alongside Dudh Koshi River, we walk past various monasteries and Mani walls adorned with prayer flags on our way to Namche Bazaar. We then retrace our way to Jorsalle, where we cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River to exit Sagarmatha National Park and arrive in Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.
On our last day of trekking, we descend through the villages of Bengkar, Phakding, Nurning, and Cheplung and past many Mani stones, we arrive back in Lukla. You can spend the evening exploring the village and interacting with the Sherpa locals. Overnight in Lukla.
We wake up early in the morning and have a delicious breakfast. Then, we catch our flight back to Kathmandu which takes us above the mountains one more time. Our representative will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. You have the whole day to yourself to explore the markets and eateries of Kathmandu.