Everest Monasteries Trek

Everest Monasteries Trek
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Facts About Everest Monasteries Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

3,860m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Everest

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

11 Days

Trip Overview

Everest Monasteries Trek is a wonderful cultural trek that consists of visiting the high valleys of the Khumbu rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture and heritage. The Everest Cultural trekkingoffers the great opportunity to explore Sherpa villages, monasteries and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

The Everest Monasteries trek starts with the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest Region and trek to the Sherpa Village of Namche following mighty Dhud Koshi River. Namche Bazaar is main market of Everest Region where goods of daily use, meat, butter are traded. We acclimatize in Namche Bazzar before heading towards the Thame Village of Bhote Koshi Valley. Bhote Koshi Valley is a religious valley that consists of traditional people and ancient cliff hugging Buddhist Monastery. On our way we can find many sacred stones, Chortens, mani walls and prayer flags that marks the tradition and culture of Everest Region. We can have the incredible views of Kantega and Thamserku while descending to Khumjung. From Khumjung we march towards the Phortse, Pangboche and Thyangboche following tremendous trail, with snow-capped mountains, forested river valleys, small villages and fields.

Our cultural tour of Everest Region mainly focus on Pangboche and Thyangboche as it consists of charming and unspoiled monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of most religious monastery of Everest Region that lies at an elevation of 3,870m in a peaceful area surrounded by forest of firs and rhododendrons. The view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde and Thamserku are very astounding from this elevation. A flight back to Kathmandu will conclude this wondrously great trek. The best time for doing this trip is March to May and September to December is best time.

Everest Monasteries Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Alt. 1,350m. / 4,428 ft.

Day 2 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Rest of the day preparation for the trek.

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla & then trek to Phakding
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

Early morning take fly to Lukla & then trek to Phakding . Alt. 2,610m. / 8561ft. (4 hrs)

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek to Namche Bazaar Alt. 3,440m. / 11,283ft. (5 hrs)

Day 5 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar Alt. 3,440m. / 11,283ft.

Day 6 : Trek to Tyangboche
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Trek to Tyangboche Alt. 3,860m. / 12,661ft. (5 hrs)

Day 7 : Exploration day at Tyangboche Monastery.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Exploration day at Tyangboche Monastery.

Day 8 : Trek back to Khumjung
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780

Trek back to Khumjung Alt. 3,780m. / 12,398 ft. (5 hrs)

Day 9 : Trek back Lukla
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2840

Trek back Lukla Alt. 2,840m. / 9,315 ft. (6 hrs)

Day 10 : Fly Back to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Fly Back to Kathmandu rest and relaxing day or shopping souvenir for your friends and family

Day 11 : Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA)
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.

Please Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.
  • Domestic flights KTM - LUK - KTM and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work TIMS card and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Rescue insurance
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Route Map

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The Everest Monasteries Trek is a cultural trek that takes you to some of the most beautiful monasteries in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek is a combination of cultural immersion and trekking, where you can explore the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people while enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas.

What are some of the main attractions of the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The main attractions of the Everest Monasteries Trek are the monasteries themselves, including the Tengboche Monastery, Thame Monastery, and Pangboche Monastery, among others. These monasteries are not only stunning architectural feats, but also offer insight into the rich cultural and religious history of the Sherpa people. Additionally, the trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other peaks.

What is the route of the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The trek starts in Lukla and follows the Dudh Koshi River, passing through several villages and forests, until reaching Namche Bazaar. From there, the trek continues to the Tengboche Monastery, where you can attend a morning prayer ceremony. The trek then proceeds to Pangboche and Thame Monasteries, before returning to Lukla.

What is the level of altitude on the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The trek reaches a maximum altitude of 3,870 meters (12,697 feet) at the Tengboche Monastery. It is a relatively easy trek and does not involve high altitude trekking, making it suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

What is the cost of the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The cost of the trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the size of the group, and the level of accommodation. However, it is generally around $800-$1200 USD per person.

Can I combine the Everest Monasteries Trek with other treks or activities?

Yes, there are several options for combining the trek with other activities, such as the Gokyo Lake Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek. You can also explore the nearby town of Namche Bazaar or visit other monasteries in the region.

What is the weather like on the Everest Monasteries Trek?

The weather can vary depending on the season, but generally, the daytime temperatures range from 10-20°C (50-68°F) in lower altitudes and can drop to 0°C (32°F) at higher altitudes. It is important to bring warm clothing and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Do I need travel insurance for the Everest Monasteries Trek?

Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers trekking, emergency medical assistance, and evacuation. It is important to check with your insurance provider to ensure that you are covered for these activities.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Everest Monasteries Trek

The Everest Monasteries Trek is a relatively short trek that can be completed in 8-10 days, making it a great option for those who have limited time but still want to experience the beauty and culture of the Khumbu region.

One of the highlights of the trek is the Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the most important monasteries in the region and offers stunning views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. Visitors can attend morning prayer ceremonies and learn about the history and culture of the monastery and the Sherpa people.

Another unique aspect of the trek is the opportunity to visit the Thame Monastery, which is located in a remote valley and is less frequently visited by tourists. The monastery is home to around 50 monks and has a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

The Everest Monasteries Trek also provides opportunities to interact with the local Sherpa people and learn about their way of life. Visitors can sample traditional Sherpa food, learn about local customs and traditions, and visit local markets and shops.

Overall, the Everest Monasteries Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the cultural richness of the Khumbu region while also enjoying beautiful mountain scenery and relatively easy trekking.

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