Majestic Tengboche Monastery has a breathtaking view of Ama Dablam Mountain. 'Ama Dablam' means 'Mother's necklace'; the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier is thought of as the Dablam, which is the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by 'Sherpa women'. Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Nepal, probably because of its unrivalled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam. Tengboche Monastery is the leading Buddhist Centre in the Khumbu. The monastery is perched on a high ridge across the canyon from Khunde. This Buddhist monastery was burnt down in 1989 and rebuilt with a more solid structure. Pines, azaleas and colorful mountain rhododendrons surround the attractive Gompa (monastery), which rests amid stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
A tough day awaits us. In total, we walk 830m up to Namche Bazar. At Monjo, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We see Thamserku (6608m) towering high above us. Following the Dudh Kosi for the fifth, and now last time, we have a tough final climb high above the river to Namche Bazaar. With clear views, we can see Mount Everest and Lhotse mountains. We stay in a comfortable lodge in Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar is a commercial city and on Saturday's there is a famous market where many lodge owners come to buy their supplies.
Today we walk at a leisurely pace through Thamo to the village of Thame (3840m). We walk slowly because the elevation will be noticeable. With nice views to the other side of the valley and high above us the peaks of the Nupla, Shar and Lho Nup we walk along above the Bhote Kosi river. At Thame, a visit to the monastery is very worthwhile. East of Thame is the Rolwaling area with beautiful high peaks and sonorous names such Bigphera Go Shar, Panayo Tippa and Tengi Rai Tau.
Today we have views of Kangtaiga and Thamserku. Beyond Phurte we go through Shyangboche to the pretty village of Khumjung (3780m). However, from the junction there is an hour of climbing before reaching the top of Shyangboche village. From the nearby hill we have a beautiful view of Ama Dablam and surrounding mountains. There is a German bakery in Khumjung with delicious oven-fresh bread and real coffee. The village has excellent educational facilities, thanks to the efforts of the famous Sir Edward Hillary. A visit to the upper village Khunde, with its hospital, is a possibility for an extra side trip.
From Khumjung we descend less than one hour to Phunki Tenga (3250m). After this there is a long climb of 610 meters to Tengboche. On the other side of the valley, Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6685m) rise high above the valley. The Tengboche monastery is the largest in the region. After a fire in 1989, it was completely destroyed and with help and donations it was rebuilt in its former style. Here we can enjoy many goodies from the bakery and also the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lohtse. In Tengboche we visit the monastery and the museum.
Tengboche village houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. At Temboche we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.
This is a long and rewarding day of trekking following a trail that winds its way down, up, and around various mountain sections past multiple villages. The wide trail from Phunki Tenga to the junction of Kyangjuma/Khumjung consists of forested slopes of rhododendron, pine, & birch and open panoramas of various peaks. You may spot Himalayan deer (tahr), pheasants, and danphe. Danphe is the national bird of Nepal, which has colors similar to those of a peacock.
The trail between Namche bazaar and Lukla follows the Dudhkoshi River. The first part to Larja Dobhan (2830m) is downhill. After crossing the suspension bridge at Larja Dobhan it is a long up and down walk to Lukla. The walking experience has pine forests, hamlets and crops with views of Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangru, Khumbila, Tawoche and Thamserku.
Price Includes: Guide, assistants, 3 meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks, accommodation for the duration of the trek (2 persons per room). However, during high season one room per two clients may not be always available. If this should happen we request our clients to be flexible and share a triple or room with four beds. Annapurna Park entry and TIMS fees, staff insurance, transport to and from the trailhead, two nights' accommodation pre and post the trek and a complimentary massage after the trek from Seeing Hands, a blind organization. (proud to introduce one of our product) and can supply 75 liters backpack for the main trekking stuff, light crampons, gaiters and trekking map. Assistant- (maximum weight to carry is 10 kg for female assistant guide and 13 kg for male assistant guide). Doesn't include: Soft beverages, air tickets & client insurance
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Difficulty level : moderate
Sunday to Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm