Everest View Tengboche Monastery Trek
|Style||Organized teahouse trek||Duration of trek||06 days|
|Grade||Moderate||Total days||10 days|
|Highest Elevation||3,867 m||Trek distance||Approx. 170km|
Whole year except Dec-Jan
Densely inhabited by the Sherpa-one of the ethnic groups of Mongoloid origin in this region. This region is also known as Sherpa Land or house of the Sherpas too. Many foreigners intending to spend the vacation with nature and in natural surroundings full of peace and tranquility choose the trekking tour in this vary region, which they believe to be a source of mental happiness and satisfaction.
This region offers you varieties of trekking exploration. The destinations of the trekking tour in Khumbu region are Kalapattar, Gokyo and Everest Basecamp, which can be reached with the shortest trekking tour program. For two weeks long trekking program, you have to set out your trekking from Lukla-a place, which can be reached by air service from Katmandu. From there, you trek to Namche Bazaar, the administrative headquarters of the Khumbu region; and Tengpoche Monastery. From Tengpoche you will have an excellent view of Everest and its more spectacular neighbour Ama Dablam (6856 metres).
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla (2860m) – Phakding (2600m, 4hrs trek)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3446m) (6 hrs)
Day 05: Namche Bazar (3446m) (Rest day)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m, 6hrs)
Day 07: Return Trek to Namche Bazar (3446m, 5hrs)
Day 08: Return Trek to Lukla (2860m, 6hrs)
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu (45mins)
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
Day to Day Itinerary (Itinerary subject to changes)
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. O/N Hotel (Dinner)
Arrive Kathmandu, Transfer to the Hotel & welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 2 Kathmandu. O/N Hotel (Breakfast)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & prepare for the trip
Day 3 Kathmandu – Lukla (2860m) – fly in the morning for 45 minutes then Commence trek to Phakding (2600m) – 4 hours. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After a very early start and an early take off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport, a 45-minute flight is all it takes to propel into the Everest region of Nepal. The landing at Lukla (2800m) is spectacular and on arrival trekking crew who organize the luggage and hustle you off for tea will greet you. After a leisurely lunch you will start the trek in earnest, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding (2800m), a further 3 hours to the north. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels, shops and airline offices to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding, where you should spend the night.
Day 4 Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m) – 6.5 hours. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi Valley, staying 100m above the river on its West Bank. The trail leads to Jorsale (2810m) where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here you will continue on an ever-steeping trail to Namche Bazaar (3446m), known simply as Namche. En route you have cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, and shortly after glimpse first view of Everest, way off to the northeast. The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually you will reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the immense bulk of Kwangde (6187m).
Day 5 Namche Bazar, one-day rest for acclimatization. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Acclimatization is important before trekking higher, and this is a scheduled stop, which will allow you to gradually become used to the effects of altitude – the lower pressure and the thinner air. You can spend the day by taking a side trip to Thami or Khumjung, by visiting the National Park Visitor Center on the hill above Namche or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to ‘hang out’ and take in the culture of the mountains, from the trading of visiting Tibetans to the stories of departing mountaineers.
Day 6 Namche Bazar – Tengboche (3867m) – 6½ hours. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Namche you have to trek northeast on a direct line to Everest, starting up the hill to the Visitor Center and continuing on a reasonably flat easy trail high above the Dudh Kosi. Ahead of you can see one of the most beautiful mountains in the Khumbu – Ama Dablam (6856m), as well as Everest but it is still far off in the distance. At Sanasa you should branch off the trail and head up the hill to the small settlement of Phunki where you will stop for lunch. From here it is a steady descent to the Tengboche. This is a beautiful settlement where you can see the famous Tibetan Monastery. This is the place where you have to spend overnight.
Day 7 Return trek to Namche Bazar (3446m) – 5hrs (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Return trek to Lukla (2860m) – 6 hours. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Fly back Kathmandu (45 mins) and enjoy a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, -, Dinner)
Day 10 Departure (Breakfast)
Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
Tour Code: NPL-TME_10
10-Day LAND Price per Person in SGD: $ 1760 (Base on min 4 pax)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: + $ 150 (For hotels stay only)
International FLIGHT fare : From S$ 650 + taxes
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
LAND Price includes
- Return domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla) & taxes
- All accommodation on twin share basis in Kathmandu (3-star Hotel Blue Horizon or similar) and teahouse during trek
- All meals as per itinerary
- Ground transfers with experienced driver
- English speaking guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
- Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert)
- Only car and driver available during city siteseeing
- ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fees
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries
- All international airfare & taxes
- Other domestic airfare & taxes not mentioned
- Personal gears & expenses
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
- Meals not stated
- Visa (USD 30)
All the crew were very professional and we had no problems at all. Our guide and porters went out of the way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Ram was extremely experienced, kept us safe, handled unexpected situations well and gave us good advice. He obviously loves his job and always keep our spirits high.
The trek was not really strenuous, but the hard part was to avoid falling sick and AMS. That means always keeping our hands clean, be careful with what we eat, and avoid climbing too quickly.
The trek from Dingboche (4310m) to Lobuche (4960m) was long and the 650m elevation gain in 1 day was too much for proper acclimatization. 3 out of 5 members felt sick at Lobuche due to the altitude and 1 had to descend.
I enjoyed walking around Namche Bazaar on our rest day and at Dingboche admiring the beautiful peaks all around. But it was our dream come true when we reached EBC. Kala Patthar had amazing views of Everest, Nuptse and the Khumbu Ice Fall.
Lobuche tea house was cold, dark and unhygienic. Those in Dughla and Gorak Shep are much better.
I suggest spending 1 night less in Tengboche and 1 more night at Dughla (4600m) for proper acclimatization.
I must say that the guide service is excellent. He certainly take great care for our safety and provide us all the support and help that we need.
The best moment of the trek is when I arrive at the teahouse for the night stop and I can have a hot shower before retiring to bed for a good rest.