Tengboche Trek

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Total Days: 13
Trekking Days: 9
Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 nights
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 3860 m Tengboche
Trip Type: Lodge
Best Season: Spring / Autumn
Walking Time: 4-6 hours each day

Tengboche Trek

The Tengboche trek is a short classic trek of the Everest region and ideal for those who are unable to trek to Everest due to limited time. This trek offers breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Amadablam and many other spectacular peaks. Treks to this region offer breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest mountains and other beautiful smaller peaks, vast beautiful landscapes, Buddhist monasteries and interesting Sherpa villages where trekkers have opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. This region lies within the Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. km) which was established in 1976 and the park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. Spectacular flora and fauna inhabit the park including pine and birch trees and colorful rhododendron flowers which flourish in spring. It is not uncommon to spot mountain goats, musk deer and less frequently rare species of red panda and snow leopard.

You don’t need any previous mountaineering training or technical experience for this trek as the terrain is not very difficult. However, some vigorous hiking experience and good physical condition is very useful.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche
Day 05: Trek Namche to Thame
Day 06: Trek Thame to Khumjung
Day 07: Trek Khumjung to Tengboche
Day 08: Trek Tangboche to Namche
Day 09: Trek Namche to Phakding
Day 10: Trek Phakding to Lukla
Day 11: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 13: Departure.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Visit Swoyambhunath and Patan: start our tour with the magnificent Buddhist stupa Swoyambhunath followed by a visit of Patan to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m): a scenic 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2865m) where we start our trek to Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We trek via Cheplung (2700m), Thado Koshi and Ghat (2590m) villages. Phakding is a small charming place with some comfortable lodges.
Overnight: Lodge
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1531m

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3440m): The busy trail follows Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti where you can observe the beautiful view of Thamserku Peak then continue to Chomoa. We continue our trek again and climb to Monjo 2850m). Monjo is entry point of Sagarmatha National Park so we should complete our trekking permit and National park entry formalities before we enter the park. The trek again continues to Jorsale where we start our ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Along the way you get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. Namche bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest and has some modern facilities including some very good lodges, several monasteries, shops, bakeries, an army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +790m.

Day 05: Trek Namche to Thame (3800m): Today we trek towards Tibet border, enjoying marvelous view of Kwangde Ri and the waterfalls that cascade off its flanks. The trail continues high up on the bank of the Bhote Khosi, and we wander through a yellow and white rhododendron forest that is in full bloom in April/May. As we cross the river, we look back down the valley for beautiful view of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru (6369m), before ascending through more rhododendron forest to pasture lands in front of Thame. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who made the first ascent of Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. On the trail we see yak caravans coming from Tibet and heading to Namche Bazaar and also we walk through many of the Buddhist Mani walls and prayer wheels. In Thame, we visit a beautiful Buddhist monastery.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: +360

Day 06: Trek Thame to Khumjung (3753m): We follow same route to Jharak and then the trail gently ascends to Syangboche and then onto Khumjung. Khumjung is a charming Sherpa village.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Elevation: -47m

Day 07: Trek Khumjung to Tengboche (3860m): The trail descends to Sanasa and continues along a flat trail to Lausasa then to Phunkithanga. We walk through pine and juniper forest and start climbing steep uphill as soon as we leave Phunkithanga. It is about three hours climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is well-known place for its Buddhist monastery and superb Mountain View. Tengboche is particularly fascinating and fun to visit during festival times where you can experience various ceremonies and masked dances performed primarily to dispel evil spirits and to pass on 'merit' to those attending. Drums beat, black hat dancers twirl and long Tibetan horns blare.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Difference in Level: +107m

Day 08: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3440m): We retrace our trek from Tengboche descending steeply through beautiful forest of rhododendron, blue pine and silver fir to Phunkithanga, a small settlement with a couple of tea houses. From here the trail ascends to Lausasa by crossing a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, and then we continue along an easy flat trail to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: -420m

Day 09: Trek Namche to Phakding (2650m): Today we start our day with steep descent to Dudh koshi valley. Then continue our trek retracing our trail to Phakding.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Level: -790m

Day 10: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2865m): On our final day, we trek about 3 hours enjoying the view of Kongde ri and Dudh koshi valley
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 215m

Day 11: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The flight usually leaves early from Lukla and takes about 40 minutes to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Bairoling Monastery
Flight Time: 40 minutes
Difference in Elevation: - 1531m

Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur: We drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar

Day 13: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional English speaking tour / trekking guide and porter
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • Accommodation in Lodge during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porter)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative / Additional transportation (flights / vehicles), Food & Accommodation in case of bad weather, landslide, strike, road blockade, flight cancellation etc
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff

Price per person - 2018

2-3 people 4-7 people 8-9 people 10-15 people
US$ 1995 PP US$ 1895 PP US$ 1795 PP US$ 1695 PP

Single Supplement - US$ 110 per person

Note: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

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