Tengboche trek

Trip Facts

Duration: 11 Days

Grade: Moderate

Max-Altitude: 3,860m

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Country: Nepal

Trip Price
USD 1,085

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The Tengboche trek is a moderate trek which allows you to savour the fantastic scenery of this area as well as serving as an introduction to the customs and culture of the local people. The Everest Tengboche trek is ideally suited to trekkers who have never been to this region before or who are on a tight time schedule.


The Khumbu region, famous for its stunning views of snow-peaked mountains, is home to Mt. Everest, a dream for many trekkers all over the world. While some enjoy the thrill of the adventure, others enjoy the scenary, nature, and diversity of the region. Tengboche trekking is a truly heavenly experience for those trekkers that want to get the feel of this region or enjoy the thrills of a Buddhist trek.


Perched on a ridge at 3,860 meters altitude, the Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu Region and one of the highest monasteries in the world. Tengboche is within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and  Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku drape its background, giving it a breathtaking view. People are drawn to this place because of its natural and spiritual beauty.


The best time to visit the Tengboche Monastery is during the Mani Rimdu festival. It’s a yearly celebration taking place between the middle of October and November. Held right at the courtyard of the Tengboche Monastery, the festival is the most important event that gathers everyone in the local Sherpa community, pilgrims and trekkers alike. It is a festival full of sacred rites, music, dance and reenactments of legends, accentuated with vibrant and colourful masks and costumes.


The trip begins at Kathmandu, where you can visit some of the stunning Unesco Heritage sites or head on to the valley for its scenic views. From Kathmandu, we will fly on to Lukla and will go through the bustling market village of Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu. The rich Sherpa culture and their friendly nature are an added extra bonus on this awe-inspiring trip. We will them reach Tengboche.


The Tengboche trek offers a great opportunity for trekkers to delve deeper into understanding the Sherpa’s culture, tradition and values. Tengboche provides you with the magnificent view of the mountain peaks without trekking at greater altitudes.


We at Himalayan Treks allow full customisation for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extensions availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of KathmanduBhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Chitwan National Park. Likewise, it's also possible to extend your trek to link it with other treks in the same Everest area, for instance the Everest Base Camp trek. However, if you are looking for a different experience altogether, we can recommend the Annapurna Circuit trek or the Manaslu Circuit trek.


Link to the Lonely Planet Guide Book - Nepal.



WE ALSO CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP – Contact us for more details


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and hike to Phakding

Day 03: Pakding to Namche bazaar (3,440m1)

Day 04: Namche Bazar – Acclimatisation day

Day 05: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860m)

Day 06: Tengboche to Khumjung

Day 07: Khumjung to Monjo (2,835m)

Day 08: Monjo to Lukla

Day 09: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 10: Kathmandu – free day

Day 11: International departure


The MANI RIMDU festival takes place around the middle of October and November.
We organise Everest Base Camp treks and Tengboche treks combined with the festival. Contact us here.


The trip cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Flight to Lukla
  • English-speaking government license-holder trekking guide 
  • Porter
  • Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
  • TIMS trekking permit
  • National park fee 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the trek


The trip cost excludes:

  • Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Phone calls
  • Internet
  • International air ticket
  • Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
  • If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Equipment List

  • Rucksack (40-55 litres) & small rucksack if the big one is going to be carried by a porter
  • Rucksacks rain cover
  • Sleeping bag – 20 above  (3/4 season)
  • Sleeping bag liner if you hire a sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Light-weight fleece (1-2)
  • Trekking trousers (1-2)
  • Nylon wind trousers
  • Trekking water-proof boots
  • Pair of trainers or comfortable footwear (to rest your feet after the trekking)
  • Flip-flops
  • Trekking T-shirts (2-4)
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking socks (2-4 pairs)
  • Thermal T-shirt and pants
  • Woollen or warm socks (to keep your feet warm after the trekking)
  • Gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sun cap
  • UV-protected sunglasses
  • Poles
  • Personal towel (medium-size quick-drying towel)
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Carabiner clip
  • Batteries (if needed)
  • Adaptor
  • Medical & First-aid kit
  • Sun cream
  • Lip balm
  • Your toiletries (shampoo or multi-purpose soap, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, comb, nail clippers, feminine sanitary towels, etc)

Departure Dates

Trip Date Trip Cost Availability Book
Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018 USD 1,094 Available Book Now
Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018 USD 1,094 Available Book Now
Nov 07, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018 USD 1,094 Available Book Now
May 02, 2018 - May 12, 2018 USD 1,094 Available Book Now
Apr 28, 2018 - May 08, 2018 USD 1,094 Available Book Now

Trip Extensions

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath

1-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Bouddha

2-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath and Kapan monastery

3-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan

1-day trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
Visit Bakhtapur’s Durbar Square and enjoy the spectacular view over the Himalayas at Nagarkot

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and 3-day Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan and three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari)

3-day Chitwan national park
three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari) 

Half day in Sarangkot (from Pokhara)

Done the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and want an extension to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek (from Pokhara)?


Contact us for more details: info@himalayan-treks.com