Tengboche Monastery is the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. It was recently rebuilt at great expense after being destroyed by a fire. The tip of Mount Everest is visible to the left, and Ama Dablam stands to the right.
Tengboche Monastery sits atop a hill at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola, with a clear view of Everest. About 350 years ago, Lama Sangwa Dorje (a high priest) of Khumbu declared Tengboche to be a religious site where there would one day be an important monastery. It is one of the most important religious centres for Sherpa culture, with 35 monks residing within its walls.
Tengboche (Om Mane Padme Hum) is a Shangri La, one of the last stops on the way to the high peaks. But this quiet spot has been the site of a long history of disasters. An earthquake destroyed the monastery in 1933, only to be rebuilt and ravaged by fire in 1989. The heat was so intense that none of the old scriptures, carvings, and murals could be salvaged. Patience and mindfulness are central tenets in Tibetan Buddhism, and these are needed here in large doses as the rebuilding process has stretched on from months to years.
The monk in turn blessed the bundle of prayer flags that Jamling hopes to unfurl on the summit. Wearing colourful costumes, the monks performed a masked dance ceremony, called Mani Rimdu, intended to bring into the team’s presence some of the great protective deities, including a wrathful manifestation of the legendary saint Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The dancer’s motions depict the historic vanquishment of demons and the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet. Tengboche become symbols for tourism attracting more than 15,000 tourists per year.
Day 01: Early in the morning,
We drive to Tribhuwan International Airport. After 35 minutes flight to Lukla(2804 mtrs.), we begin our trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.) or Joresalee (2800m).
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3535 mtrs.).
Not a long day but a hard pull up to Namche Bazar; arrive for an early lunch and our overnight camp. As we climb, we have our first views of Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879m). We camp right in the heart of the village and have the rest of the day to enjoy the splendid Sherpa hospitality.
Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazzar
This is a day for acclimatization. We have a fine walk around the valley to adjust in thin air. Namche Bazzar is known as the gateway of the Everest. We will take you to a museum too on the same day. There you can see the traditional custom of sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place.
Day 04: Namche bazzar to Tengboche (3850m).
After walking for 4 hours,we visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Tyanboche is on of the best view point of the Himalayas. The Amadablam, Mountain is just front of the Monastry. Not Only that, You will have nice and close view of Mt. Everest, Lotse, and some others.
Day 05: Tengboche to Khumjung/Khunde village
While you way back down, we can visit the Khumjung/ Khunde village where you can visit the real Sherpa and their culture.
DAY 06: Khumjung – phakding
While descending, pass through Namche Bazar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding to camp.
DAY 07: Phakding- Lukla
We walk to Lukla and enjoy a farewell party with our Sherpa crew.
DAY 08: Lukla – Fly back to Kathmandu
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