Trip Overview

Mount Everest (very popularly known to the Nepalis as Sagarmatha) fascinates the world by being the top of the world. Everest Tengboche Monastery Trek unfolds all the spectacular, stunning Himalayan peaks including Everest from the low elevation in the shortest time period. Situated at 3867m / 12,687 feet, Tengboche Monastery is not a very old monastery in the region but it is certainly a very active monastery. Every year thousands of trekkers and climbers pay their homage to the monastery, lit butter lamps, and take blessing from the highest lama (Buddhist Monk). The culture of taking blessing before climbing any peaks in the region has been going on since 1951 when Eric Shipton and his team visited the region. It is believed that even the time when Rob Hall and Scott Fischer met with the tragedy in 1996 they were warned in some way or other by the lama from the monastery regarding some uncertainty.

Every year Tengboche celebrates the 3 days, a very prominent cultural festival called Mani Rimdu Festival. Mani Rimdu is observed from the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar which falls between October and November. This festival is basically celebrated to honor Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche on his victory over the evil. It also symbolizes the gratification and well-wishing good health, prosperity, and security from the evil spirits and bad luck. This festival is intensely celebrated with thousands of local and foreigners coming over to witness it that is very lively with the monk mask dance and a lot of activities. 

However, Everest Tengboche Monastery Trek is also known as the Instant Everest Trek as it delivers a spectacular view of the world's highest mountain, Everest within a short period of time. This very short Everest trek takes you to the most beautiful traditional Sherpa villages through the valley of eternal beauty giving you the most miraculous view. Tengboche Monastery Trek is basically designed for those who have a very limited time frame yet fancy to visit the land of Sherpa and see the world's highest mountain. 

Everest Tengboche Monastery trek profile:

We fly to Lukla (2860m) which is one of the most thrilling experiences with spectacular mountain views. Landing at the inclined Lukla airstrip is certainly an experience of a lifetime. Following the legendary Everest Base Camp Trekking trail, we walk and effortless trail into the valley of Dudh Koshi (river) and through countless sherpa villages that eventually takes us to the town of Phakding for an overnight stay. From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi valley through the magnificent forest trial of Pine, Rhododendron, Magnolia, and giant firs. The view of Thamserku (6608m), Kusum-Khangkaru (6367m) unfolds before us like a magic as we walk up to the Namche hill. Today we cross the 5 suspension bridges including the last one being the highest in the region. This high bridge was a highlight in the movie "The Everest". Gradually we ascend the Namche hill and get to the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar (3440meters), the administrative center, and the unofficial capital of the Khumbu Region. A pleasant walk through the lovely forest and traditional Sherpa villages take us to the world-renowned and sacred monastery of Thyangboche (3867m). Getting up to Tengboche is very rewarding that offers and incredible views of Everest soaring behind Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, Kangtega, and Tawache. Depending on the monastery time schedule we will visit the monastery - you might be lucky to witness the ritual. Take the most of this opportunity by lighting a butter lamp and taking the blessing from the highest lama. 

The next morning we retrace our trail back to Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu. 

Experience the Sherpa culture and their tradition with the back drop of Mt. Everest.

Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla, a small-remote mountain airport, and a beautiful town of Lukla immediately provide you with ample cheerfulness to start with.
  • Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with a splendid view of dramatic landscapes and deep gorges is astonishing.
  • Getting to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region through several suspension bridges is daring and adventurous.
  • Khumjung, one of the biggest village in the whole region at the base of the holy mountain, Khumbiyela is another highlight.
  • Tengboche monastery is essentially a place to stay overnight with its extravagant mountain views at 360 and the visit to the monastery is very soothing with the warmth of hundreds of butter lamps and Buddhist monks chanting. Tengboche is not the oldest monastery but one of the very active where almost all trekkers and expedition climbers pay a visit to receive the blessing for a safe trip.

Itinerary

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Your Trekking Group Leader will be there to receive you at the airport and he will be transferring you to the Hotel in Kathmandu. When the time is right he will organize a time for briefing, which is usually in the afternoon. Besides trek briefing, he will also distribute trekking equipment provided to you by the company and as well he will provide you with the time for the welcome dinner at the Royal Nepali Traditional Restaurant.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

After Breakfast you will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (Buddhist Shrine) and Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Shrine), both are Enlisted in UNESCO's Cultural World heritage sites. You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Vehicle, Guide and Entry Fee to the sites are included. You will be thoroughly briefed in prior about all the aspects of the tour by your tour guide or trip leader. The tour will start around 9:00 (Can also be done in the afternoon if requested from all the clients) and it will take around 3 hrs. 


  • Accommodation Normal Hotel
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hrs

Today we wake up early in the morning to catch a thrilling flight to Lukla. As you must have heard about Lukla airport, one of the most thrilling experiences of flying in a small plane to the mountain airport of Lukla. Soon we land at Lukla we head out to the Sagarmatha buffer zone through the most lively town setting of Lukla. The next 4 hours walk to Phakding, our first overnight stay town is delightful. The mountain view, the view of deep Dudh Koshi gorge and all the ancient village settlement along the way is simply beautiful. The moment we start off from Lukla all the prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer stones and prayer walls gives the impression Tibetan Buddhism in the region.


 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hours

Leaving Phakding we walk the legendary trail following against the mighty Dudh Koshi River. We pass through ample sherpa villages like Tok-Tok, Benker, Chomoa, Monjo and finally, the village of Jorsale - Jorsale is the last settlement where we will have lunch. Along the way, you will have a magnificent view of Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru (the mountain of three goddesses), and of course the soaring hills. Crossing the five high suspension bridges we get to the Bazaar of Namche, the administrative center, and the Capital of Khumbu Valley. Namche is a Luxury town with all the facility that you wish to have in the mountain in the middle of no way. 


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hrs

Being it a rest day today we will go for an acclimatization walk to yet another beautiful settlement of Syangboche. Soon after we are done with the breakfast we head out for a hike to acclimate ourselves into thin air. On our way to Syangboche, we get to see Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Khumbiyela, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamo Peak, and the world's highest mountain, Everest. We may further go to Everest View Lodge for a more exceptional view. After we are done with our excursion we get back to Namche for lunch and you have a free afternoon to explore the town of Namche Bazaar.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar we take the popular Everest base camp trek route and head towards Tengboche Monastery. As we walk the trail towards Kyangjuma the view is simply phenomenal. The vibrant hills, the snowclad mountains and the gorge opens up to you in a magical manner. We descend all the way down to the valley of Phunki-Tenga where we will have lunch. After lunch, we climb the Tengboche hill and finally get to our destination where we will visit one of the most active Monastery of the Khumbu region. This monastery was recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989AD. We will have spectacular views of the Massif Everest, beautiful mountain Ama Dablam and many more, besides that if you are lucky enough you will see the glowing color of the sunset and perhaps even the picturesque moonlight on the mountains all around us. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed so there is a possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat and Pheasants, etc in the forest.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

After the stunning sunrise view and glorious breakfast, we retrace our trail back to Namche Bazaar for lunch. After lunch, we again retrace our trail crossing one of the highest suspension bridge in the region. We exit from the National Park in Monjo checkpoint and head to our lodge. Losing the elevation gives relief from thin air and now its time to enjoy, drink, and merry. 


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

We retrace our trail back to the fabulous town of Lukla.

Being it a last night fun activity is organized accompanied by dancing, singing and Tipping.


  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5-6 Hrs

Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu with a great view of the mountains to your right. 


  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 45 minutes

Airport Transfer will be provided as per your flight departure schedule. Your Group Leader will accompany you to the airport. 

  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • All Essential Permits.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHT KATHMANDU/LUKLA AND LUKLA/KATHMANDU.
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • Teahouse accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
  • All Standard Meals (B/L/D) during the trek with choice of Hot Beverage.
  • Filtered or Boiled Water For Drinking.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader.
  • All Ground Staff – Their Allowances and Insurance.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away Himalayan Dynasty duffle bag and trekking Map 
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Cold Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled Water, Chocolate Bars etc.
  • Donations.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Dates & Availability

Departure DatePriceStatus 
Start: 21 Dec, 2023End: 30 Dec, 2023US$ 1350Save US$ 100Available
Start: 24 Dec, 2023End: 02 Jan, 2024US$ 1350Save US$ 100Available

Useful Information

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation for your International and Domestic Arrivals and Departures are Included. You will be accompanied by Himalayan Dynasty representative (In most cases your Group Leader).
  • All the transportation to starting point and from the ending point of the trek are included. The transportation provided will be Private. The size of the vehicle will depend on the size of the group and will be decided by Himalayan Dynasty.
  • Domestics Flights will be provided according your itinerary and the airport pick up and drops are included.

YOUR VALUABLE SAFETY AND STORAGE

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can store your baggage in the hotel store without any additional charge. The Hotel will provide you with a Tag which you need to show to retrieve your baggage. Taking a picture of the Tag is a good idea.
  • For your Valuables, the hotel also provides you a Safety Deposit Vault, though some charge may be applicable. Your Group Leader is the best person to talk to if there are any confusions.
  • In the mountains while trekking, there are no systematic storage system. However, if you are coming back the same way and you want to store something, the teahouse owners might be happy to store your extra baggage. As there is risk involved, its better to consult your Group Leader.
  • Wherever you are please don’t leave your room doors unlocked, specially when you are not in your room.
  • Please don’t pack fragile things in your Duffel Bag, pack it in your day pack. In case you have to please inform your Group Leader about it.
  • Whenever you are in doubt, consult your Group Leader.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and in Pokhara you will be Accommodated in Three-Star Hotel on Twin Sharing Basis. Additional charges will be applicable for Single supplementary.
  • In the mountains while trekking you will be accommodated in Simple but neat Family owned teahouses on twin sharing basis. The rooms will be basic with toilets and showers outside your room. Rooms with toilets inside will be provided depending on the availability. Single Supplementary will be provided with additional charges. At higher elevation, single supplementary may not be possible.

FOOD DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara only breakfast is included in your package. You can have breakfast in the Hotel’s restaurant. For your meals, there are many restaurants which serve different cuisine from all over the world. You may choose according to your preference. Feel free to ask your Group Leader for recommendations.
  • All your standard meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are included in your package while you are on the trek. The teahouses though basic, serve decent food with enough options to choose from, starting from Nepali Dal Bhat to Panned Pizza or Even a Burger at times. 
  • We offer you an Open Menu so you will have a choice of your meal. Like many companies we don't limit the meals at one course however we kindly request you not to waste any food.  
  • In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene
  • However, its wiser to keep your expectations a bit low. The FEEDBACKS from the previous clients are positive. It is advised to consult your Group Leader about your meals.  

DRINKING WATER DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu, Pokhara and while on the drive you will need to buy water. You can easily buy Bottled water from the stores.
  • While on the trek Himalayan Dynasty will provide you with properly Boiled water for drinking. The refilling is done every morning at Breakfast and every evening at dinner time. Its wiser to bring BPA free water bottles. Two bottles are normally enough for one trekker.

MONEY EXCHANGE AND PERSONAL EXPENSES/CASH TO CARRY

  • As for exchanging the foreign currency, you can either do it from the Banks or from any of the registered Money Exchange Counters that we have in the Thamel area. 
  • ATMs can be the most convenient way to get at your money, again the downside is - they are not always a good value. There might be a certain amount of transaction fees you may have to face when using an ATM in Nepal.
  • The amount required in Kathmandu for meals would normally be covered by about US$ 40 per day. Shopping will vary greatly from person to person. 
  • The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker is normally sufficient for extra expenses like Shower, Battery Charging, Occasional drinks. We also recommend you to carry around US$ 300 as emergency cash. Please take your Group Leaders advise on how much Cash to carry for the trek.

HEALTH:

  • As your safety is our primary concern, you will be provided a qualified and medically trained Group Leader and competent and skilled trekking crew.
  • While on your trek your Group Leader will provide you with the necessary guidelines on food to get away with food poisoning or any stomach related ailments due to new diets. However, we follow strict hygiene guidelines so all the foods in the Everest Region tea-houses are hygienically prepared under your Group leaders survey. We recommend you not to drink water straight from the tap. 
  • Stick to something healthy till you get acclimatized to all the new diets. Make sure you avoid too much oily food and especially meat that comes all the way from the lowland.
  • Please make sure you have all necessary gears.
  • Your Group Leader will also give you necessary instruction on avoiding AMS and Other Health issues like cold or cough. 
  • In case of any health issues, you can always talk to your group leader who is medically trained and counsel you with necessary precautions or medication to treat any mountain ailments that he has been trained for. 
  • You do not need to carry an extensive medical kit as your Group Leader carries a comprehensive first aid kit for the group and staff. However, if you are under prescribed medication its wiser to carry extra for a few days.

MEDICAL/TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Its mandatory to have Insurance that will cover your medical expenses including helicopter evacuation if needed. Its wiser to have a policy that covers the extra expenses occurred due to flight cancellations as well.

TIPPING GUIDELINE

  • Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker
  • Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew.
  • We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.