“Tengboche must be one of the most beautiful places in the world. The height is well over 12,000 feet. The Monastery buildings stand upon a knoll at the end of a big spur, which is flung out across the direct axis of the Imja River. Surrounded by satellite dwellings, all quaintly constructed and oddly medieval in appearance, it provides a grandstand beyond comparison for the finest mountain scenery that you have ever seen, whether in the Himalaya or elsewhere.” Such is its glory! The Monastery, aptly considered the gateway to the Mount Everest, will hypnotize you with its aesthetically rich interior and external profundity. You can pray and receive the blessings from the monks as every climber and trekker, lodging or passing by, does for their safety and health.
The village, you would be intrigued be to discover, is reported to have only fifty permanent monks and five permanent families, and it is to the North-East of Kathmandu located on a hill at the meeting point of the Imja Khola and the Dudh Koshi rivers, inhabited by the Sherpas.
The trail, beginning from Luka, Namche, will take you through amazing regions with picturesque peaks in their backdrops. The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River leading to the Tengboche Monastery.
Last but not least, you might, by serendipity, be overwhelmed with spiritual and cultural ambiance if you happen to be here during Mani Rimdu–one of the most important Buddhist festivals observed for five days with utmost devotion usually in the month of November, in the course of which you will be able to rejoice religious acts, dances, plays, prayers, and feasts.
The festival is truly vibrant, and it can be your stupendous experience! All in all, unlike other treks, it is a trek par excellence in a sense that it is an exceptional fusion of culture, nature, and religion– a minimalist way of life of Sherpas, Lamas and Monks in the lap of the Himalayas and their Buddhist rituals will be an immense experience.
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.
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.
Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.
Patan- the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport and departure.
NOTE:The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.
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From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.
Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.
The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.
Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.
In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.
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