Tengboche Monastery Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 3,850m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
  • Awe-inspiring views of worldwide tallest mountains, which include Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and Mount Ama Dablam
  • Magnificent trek from the village of Sherpa region cradled beneath the Chomolungma i.e. Mother Goddess of Mountain Snows
  • Visit to the renowned Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery Trek 11 Days Itinerary and Cost for 2023

Tengboche Monastery Trek directed towards the Everest region is obviously a famous trekking trip across the world. The trek takes you to the central region of Nepal Himalayas and thereby, gives you many awe-inspiring views of worldwide high mountains. The trek lets you to approach the tallest mountain peaks, which include Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and Mount Ama Dablam.

Particularly, the Mount Everest, known as a legendary peak dwarfs various other mountain peaks in several ways, whether it is of legacy as mountaineering experience, self-esteem held by local Sherpa people and many more.

Thus, our team will set out on our magnificent trek from the village of Sherpa region cradled beneath the Chomolungma i.e. Mother Goddess of Mountain Snows to culminate the visit to thriving yet renowned Tengboche Monastery located at the heart of Khumbu. Here, you will get another exhilarating view of the triangular diamond summit of the Mount Everest and cirque of various breathtaking mountain peaks.

If this is not enough, you will get the opportunity to make the most from this trek with your visit to various Sherpa people, lively teahouses present at the trailside, visit to Tibetan monasteries, sipping homemade and aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, as influencing almost every aspect of the Sherpa life.

Best time to do Tengboche Monastery Trek

The best time to do the Tengboche Monastery Trek, which is located in the Everest region of Nepal is during spring and autumn season. During these seasons, weather is cool and dry, and the skies are usually clear. The trekking conditions are ideal, and the views of the Himalayas are stunning.

Tengboche Monastery Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Tengboche Monastery in the autumn season is a captivating and tranquil experience. During this time, the weather is typically stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it an ideal period for hiking. The lush forests along the trail burst into vibrant colors, providing a picturesque backdrop to your journey. The vibrant Mani Rimdu festival celebrated in November adds an extra layer of cultural charm to your journey. Autumn in Tengboche promises an unforgettable adventure, where you can immerse yourself in nature's splendor and spiritual peacefulness.

Tengboche Monastery Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Winter season in Tengboche Monastery offers a unique and tranquil experience amidst the snowy landscapes of the Khumbu region in Nepal. While the temperatures can drop significantly, and the higher-altitude trails might be covered in snow, the crisp and clear winter air provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The solitude of the trails during this season allows for a more intimate connection with nature. Tengboche Monastery itself stands out against the pristine white backdrop, creating a serene and ethereal atmosphere. The winter months may not be ideal for high-altitude trekking, but for those seeking a quieter and more reflective journey, the Tengboche Monastery Trek in winter is a mesmerizing adventure.

Tengboche Monastery Trek in spring season (March- May)

Tengboche Monastery Trek during the spring season is an enchanting experience that go with nature's transformation with the cultural vibrancy of the Khumbu region in Nepal. As the winter snows melt and temperatures gradually rise, the trekking trails come alive with a burst of colorful rhododendron blooms, lush greenery, and a symphony of bird songs. The awe-inspiring views of the Everest and Ama Dablam peaks are at their most breathtaking during this time, because of the clear skies and crisp air. This season also happen together with various local festivals, offering trekkers a chance to witness and partake in the unique Sherpa culture. Tengboche Trekking in the spring season is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a truly memorable journey.

Tengboche Monastery Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Tengboche Monastery Trek during the monsoon season, presents a unique set of challenges and rewards in the Khumbu region of Nepal. While this time of year is characterized by heavy rainfall and occasional landslides, it can be a surprisingly beautiful and tranquil experience for those who appreciate the lush, vibrant landscapes. The rain-wet forests come alive with lush vegetation and blooming wildflowers, creating a striking contrast to the mist-covered mountains. The monsoon season also brings a quieter atmosphere to the trek, as it is less crowded than other times of the year. Although the weather can be unpredictable and trails may be muddy, the monsoon season offers a unique and serene perspective of the Himalayan landscape, making it a memorable adventure for those seeking a different trekking experience.

Important Notes during Tengboche Monastery Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • 11 days Tengboche Monastery trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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On arrival in Kathmandu you are met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night.

    After having breakfast enjoy a guide sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.

      You have a scenic flight of 30 – 35 minutes to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu. In Lukla you can see the airline office and numerous lodges. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2,700) and it descends steeply to the Tharo Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). Beyond the Tharo Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2,590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking you can climb to the gompa to see the view of the high peaks. O/N at Phadking.

        From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1,148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2,830m) and after a long climb where you have the view of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7,879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. O/N at Namche Bazaar (3,420m).

          After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police checkpost you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. O/N at Namche.

             From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa where the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga. Climbing two hours from Phunki Thanga you will reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people and the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will see the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. O/N at Tengboche.

              Ascending the trail towards Khumjung where once again you can see panoramic views. From here the trail descends to the eastern end of Khumjung village. Stay at Guest house - O/N at Khumjung.

                Leaving Khumjung you trek back to Phadking. Stay at Guest house.

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                  Cost Details
                  Cost Includes
                  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                  • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu-Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
                  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                  Cost Excludes
                  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                  • Your Travel insurance.
                  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                  • Sweet things like chocolate.
                  • Hot shower during the trekking.
                  • Tips for the guide and porter.
                  Departure Dates
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                  Date PriceStatus 
                  Start DateThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateSundayAug 04, 2024PricePriceUS$1000StatusStatusAvailable
                  Start DateTuesdayJul 30, 2024End DateFridayAug 09, 2024PricePriceUS$1000StatusStatusAvailable
                  Essential Information

                  What gear and equipment for Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                  • Fleece jacket/pullover
                  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                  • Down jacket
                  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                  • Mittens/woolen gloves
                  • Warm Hiking socks
                  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                  • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                  • Sunglasses
                  • Sleeping bag
                  • Trekking poles
                  • Day bag above 40 L
                  • Basic personal first aid kit

                  Accommodations during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  During the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek in the Everest region of Nepal, you will find various accommodations ranging from simple tea houses to lodges. These accommodations typically provide basic amenities like beds and meals. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, accommodations become simpler, and facilities may be more basic. Hot water and electricity availability can be limited, but the stunning Himalayan landscapes and the unique cultural experiences along the way make the trek well worth it. Make sure to book your accommodations in advance, especially during the trekking season, as rooms can fill up quickly.

                  Meals and drinks during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  You'll have a variety of meal options during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek and it's important to plan your food and drink intake carefully for a successful and enjoyable trek. The trek route is spotted with tea houses and lodges that offer meals to cater to trekkers. You can expect a menu that includes a range of Nepali and international dishes, such as dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), noodles, soups, and various meat and vegetarian options. These meals are designed to provide the necessary sustenance for your trek.

                  Wi-Fi, electricity and hot shower facilities during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  During the 11 day Tengboche Monastery Trek in the Everest region of Nepal, you'll find limited Wi-Fi and electricity facilities. Many tea houses and lodges offer Wi-Fi for a fee, but the connection may be slow and unreliable due to the remote locations. Electricity is available for charging devices in most places, but it may come at an extra cost and could be powered by solar panels or generators, so charging times may be limited. Hot shower facilities are available, but they usually come with an additional fee and can vary in reliability and warmth, especially at higher altitudes.

                  Risks during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Trekking in the Everest region, including the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek, comes with certain risks and challenges. Some of the risk are as follows:

                  • Altitude sickness
                  • Unpredictable weather conditions
                  • Challenging trail terrain
                  • Remote location with limited medical facilities
                  • Avalanche risk in certain areas
                  • Cultural sensitivity and respecting local customs
                  • Physical fitness requirements

                  Training for 11 days Luxury Everest View Trek

                  Training for the Tengboche Monastery Trek involves a combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and altitude acclimatization. Prioritize aerobic exercises like hiking, jogging, or cycling to improve your endurance. Incorporate strength training to prepare for the trek's physical demands, including uphill climbs. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts.

                  Distance and Time during Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  The Tengboche Monastery Trek covers a distance of approximately 30 to 40 miles (48 to 64 kilometers) depending on the specific route and side trips you choose to take. The trek typically takes about 7 to 12 days to complete, walking for 4 to 6 hours per day, with the remaining days allocated for acclimatization and exploration. However, the actual distance and time can vary based on your starting point, side excursions, and your individual pace.

                  Guides during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Guides can enhance your 11 day Tengboche Monastery Trek experience in the Everest region. While it's not mandatory to have a guide but it is highly recommended. Local guides are well-versed in the terrain, culture, and traditions, ensuring your safety and providing valuable insights. They can assist with navigation, arrange accommodations, and help with permits. Additionally, guides facilitate communication with locals, making interactions more enriching.

                  ATM and money exchange facilities during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  ATM and money exchange facilities are limited along the Tengboche Monastery Trek. It's advisable to carry sufficient cash (Nepalese Rupees) from Kathmandu, as there are no ATMs and money exchange facilities in the remote trekking villages. Some tea houses and lodges may accept credit cards, but it's not guaranteed, and they may charge additional fees.

                  Insurance during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Having travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on any trek, including the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek. Travel insurance provides coverage for various unforeseen events, emergencies, and medical expenses that may arise during your trip. Ensure that your travel insurance provides sufficient coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation and treatment in case of illness or injury during the trek.

                  Tipping during 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Tipping is the common practice in Nepal, including trekking staffs like guides, porters. Tipping is a way to show appreciation for their hard work and service. You can give tips to your guides and porters according to your wish. Tipping is not mandatory as it is a personal choice. Tipping is based on your judgement and satisfaction with the services provided. Tipping can be a good way to recognize their hard work, dedication, and the quality of service they have provided.

                  Group joining 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining Tengboche Monastery Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

                  Can I book Private 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek?

                  Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

                  What is the Cost of the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek?

                  The cost of 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 11 days adventurous and splendid Tengboche Monastery trekking package around $1000 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

                  Booking and Payment Policies 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  If you want to book the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                  Trip extension after 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek

                  Extending your trip after the 11 days Tengboche Monastery Trek is a fantastic idea, as Nepal offers a plenty of other exciting destinations and activities to explore. Here are some popular trip extension options that you can consider:

                  • Gosainkunda Trek
                  • Helambu Trek
                  • Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek
                  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                  • Bardia National Park
                  • Chitwan National Park
                  • Manaslu circuit trek
                  • Upper and lower mustang trek
                  • Pokhara
                  • Nagarkot
                  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
                  • Trishuli, bhotekoshi rafting
                  • Mardi Himal trek
                  • Tlicho lake trek
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