Tengboche & Everest Panorama Trek

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Annapurna Encounter offers trekking around high valleys of Khumbu in the Everest region, journey to Tengboche & Everest Panorama in the world’s highest country in between towering high peaks of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,460 m, Nuptse 7,145 m, Kwangde 6,160 m, Kangtenga 6,320 m, Tharmasarkhu 6,145 m, Mt. Pumori 7,125 m and the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam 6,645 meters, never ending views of these snow capped mountains throughout this trip to Tengboche & Everest Panorama.

Tengboche & Everest Panorama journey starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla town, the door to Everest area from Lukla begins the real trekking passing several traditional Sherpa villages with their rich old culture and custom with awe inspiring scenery on the walk following the glacial Dudh Kosi river upstream and reaching the famous Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, with all kinds of modern facilities, hotels, lodge, restaurants, bakery, Cyber café, post office and banks.

From Namche heading higher through beautiful serene woodlands of rhododendron, birch, pines and firs tree lines with tremendous views of high snow capped mountain during the walk every day, visiting the famous Tengboche monastery surrounded by high mountains and then slowly heading back to quaint villages of Khunde and Khumjung on the glacial wide valley and beneath the holy Khumbi-la mountain “The Patron God” of Khumbu region after an enjoyable and memorable time at Tengboche & Everest Panorama heading back to Lukla for the sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu with great service of Annapurna Encounter.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotels & Lodge basis
  • Total Trip : 10/11 days
  • Higest Point : 3,867 meters at Tengboche Monastery
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to High Hills climb.
  • Season : All season except July and August
  • Trekking : 07 nights 08 days

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 30 minutes flight 03 hrs walk.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m -06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization..
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,867m -05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung village 3,730 m - 05 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Monjo village 2,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs with afternoon free at leisure.
Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu rest day free for individual activities.
Day 10: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu for international departure.
In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at – Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our guide will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and trekking to Tengboche & Everest Panorama and more.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 30 minutes flight- 03 hrs walk.
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for the super scenic flight on smaller aircraft Dornier or Twin otter to Lukla with awesome panorama views array of snow capped mountains from Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal, Gaurishanker, Numbur and Mt. Everest with Nuptse, Lhotse, after half an hour reaching at Lukla at 2,820 meters the starting point of Everest trekking and mountaineering expeditions begins from this busy town of Lukla, after a break and rest, starting the first day walk through Lukla bazaar with shops, stores, restaurants and number of well built lodge and hotels, and then on downhill walk for an hour with gradual winding trail with few ups and down passing many smaller villages and farm fields with view of Kusum kanguru and Kwangde peaks going around clockwise on Buddhist mani (prayer) walls and monument to reach at Phakding village for the first overnight in Khumbu area. Phakding located by the glacial Dudh Kosi River.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m -06 hrs.
Starting the fresh morning walk with pleasant uphill following the Dudh Kosi River and re-crossing the same river few times as the walk progress to reach at a nice Monjo village with views of Tharmasarkhu peak and the sacred peak of Khumbila at 5,865m (the patron God of Khumbu area) from here heading down to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park after registration of Park & TIMS permits (Trekking Information Management System) which all trekkers must have to travel in the Nepal Himalayan region, here with information centre which is interesting to learn of the Khumbu area and its mountains and culture.
From here leading to cross a bridge over Dudh Kosi and arriving at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar of 2-3 hrs walking distance, stopping here probably for lunch break, afternoon walk leads on the river valley for sometime on reaching the last high bridge an uphill climb for 1-2 hours to reach our overnight destination at Namche, walking on the winding uphill through nice pines, firs and rhododendron woodland, chances of seeing some wildlife like Impeyan pheasant Danfe (Lopoforous) a colorful big bird which is Nepal national bird.
After a tiring climb finally reaching at Namche Bazaar with colored roofs houses set in huge U shaped with views of Kwangde Himal and Tharmasarkhu peak, here check into nice clean comfortable and cozy lodge for overnight stop for 2 nights.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
A full rest day here for acclimatization at this high altitude of 3,440 meters before heading higher destination, Namche bazaar full of shops, stores, pubs and restaurants, post office, banks, cyber café with fresh bakery, this place is flooded with locals for shopping fresh supplies in Saturday market. Namche offers places for short or day hike to neighboring scenic areas up to Syangboche small airstrip and towards famous Everest View Hotel, Khunde and Khumjung village on the wide glacial valley beneath Mt. Khumbila or long hike to Tamo and Thame towards west, but the best thing is to 30 minutes climb the top ridge of Namche for aerial view of Namche bazaar and the surrounding mountain panorama with first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the majestic peak of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Tharmasarkhu, Kwangde and Pachermo towards west, here visit the museum with information on flora / fauna, Sherpa traditions, culture and of mountaineering history of Khumbu area.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,867m -05 hours.
After a fine rest in Namche morning walk leads to a small climb at the top ridge and then on the gentle winding trail with few ups and down along with the great superb views of Mt. Everest and adjoining mountains, walk leads further with constant scenery of mountains rivers and dales in the forested area of alpine vegetations, after few hours, descending to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga a small place for lunch stop located in the midst of conifer woodland.
From here 2 hours climb through the dense tree lines of pines, firs and rhododendron with awesome views of snow clad peaks and finally reaching the picturesque spot at Tengboche Monastery area with grand panorama of mountains that encircles this small place and towards north view of Mt. Everest and the stunning close face of Mt. Ama Dablam, with afternoon free to visit this interesting monastery and the museum.

Day 06: Trek to Khumjung 3,730 m - 05 hrs.
From Tengboche walk continues with a downhill through nice pleasant forest passing lovely place through Lobesa, Shanasa after a short climb from the river at Phungetenga, on reaching the level path and then with a climb towards the great wide valley to Khumjung village a nice traditional and a large village with the only High School of Khumbu area (built by Hillary Foundation) and an old monastery of more than 500 years which has a Yeti scalp believed to be of Yeti (believe it or not) as Solu & Khumbu and in the Himalaya story of Yeti exist although it has not been seen for many decades but the story continues which is almost a legend at present, on reaching Khumjung check into a nice homely lodge with time to visit the monastery and villages around.

After a nice pleasant stay at Khumjung morning walk with a visit to Khunde which is on the little higher side of this valley here visiting the only hospital of Khumbu area which was also built by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, catching the beautiful panorama of high snow capped mountains, then heading towards Namche via a small airstrip of Syangboche and then loosing much altitude to reach at Namche BazDay 07: Trek to Monjo village 2,860 m - 06 hrs.aar, after a rest here continue walk downhill to river bed and after crossing two bridges back at Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs with afternoon free at leisure.
Today the last leg of the trek with pleasant walk on the winding trail passing several villages of Benkar, Toc-toc and Phakding and then Ghat, from Choplong village where the trail from Jiri joins with the last climb for an hour or more to reach at Lukla for last dinner and overnight with the guides and porters.

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu rest day free for individual activities.
As per the flight time to Kathmandu, a short walk to Lukla airport terminal in the early morning, on boarding the smaller plane 30 minutes of sweeping flight with parallel views of mountains all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu transfer to hotel after a short drive around Thamel area, with whole day free as per the time of return flight from Lukla.

Day 10: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay due to bad weather as the Himalayan weather are unpredictable sometimes if all goes well as per the planned itinerary, morning guided sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure for souvenirs shopping.

Day 11: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

In the world’s highest valley of Mt. Everest with scenic Khumbu area
visiting Khumbu Sherpa’s village enriched with old tradition and culture
pristine forest of rhododendron, pines, firs and birch trees with flora & fauna
rich Buddhist culture, religion, monasteries in the shade of snow capped peaks