10 days Everest Tengboche Short Trek
Everest Tengboche Short Trek can be a great advantage for trekkers to see Mount Everest and enjoy short trekking around Monastery of Tengboche. This itinerary is particularly for those who want to trek around the Everest trekking region but have limited time. It is always a good idea to plan this trekking in mid-October to observe Mani Rumdi festival at Tengboche monastery.
The spectacular view of numerous mountains and peaks from a single spot is the main feature of Everest Tengboche short trek. More importantly, Everest Tengboche short trek is one of the easiest itineraries in the Everest trekking region. Trekker can have a pleasant walk in the temperate forest around Phakding, Jorsalle, and Tengboche. The ridges above the Namche village offers you the magnificent view of mountain ranges of Everest. In addition hiking around Khumjung village gives trekker an opportunity to see the lives of Sherpa people. Adding an extra day in Everest Tengboche short trek, a trekker can visit Thame monastery, westside of Namche. A more isolated and less commercial place of Everest region.
The dense sub-alpine forest of juniper, oak, birch, firs around the Tengboche is home to numerous birds and animals. There are high chances of spotting musk deer and Himalayan monal around the periphery of Tengboche Monastery.
Sherpa is dominant community around the Everest trekking region that follows Buddhism. Places like Khumjung and Khunde clearly displays day to day life of the people. Besides, including Thame in the itinerary of Everest Tengboche short trek can be another bright idea to know and understand extensive life, culture, and tradition of Sherpa people.
Everest Tengboche short trek is an exceptional way to enjoy the wholesome of Everest trekking region in short time span. In addition, trekker can continue to Everest Base Camp trekking or Gokyo valley trekking from Tengboche, once trekker adjusts to the environment. However, it is always better to decide early for adjustment of Flights and Hotel booking.
Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide
Day 3 Fly to Lukla(2845m) and Trek to Phakding(2650m)
Day 4 Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Day 5 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3870m)
Day 7 Trek from Tengboche to Monjo(2440m)
Day 8 Trek from Monjo to Lukla(2845m)
Day 9 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 10 International Departure
Detailed Day to Day Itinerary
We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program. And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchanges and other useful information until we meet for next day.
There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists .Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide.Equally important you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.
Flying to Lukla is always a thrill. The 45 mins flight from Kathmandu highly depends upon vulnerable weather. You need a lot of patience to fly to Lukla since most of the time the flights are delayed. As you fly you can see beautiful Himalayan ranges on Northern part. You can take a short tea break in Lukla until your guide finds porters to carry your luggage. You are already in upper temperate region so you can already see some peaks as soon as you land in Lukla. Easy walk for 3hr to reach Phakding.
After crossing suspension bridge we trek by the bank of Dudhkoshi river .The beautiful pine forest dominates the most of the vegetation. The trail is fairly easy with gentle up and down with numerous suspension bridges. Passing by Monjo and entering Jorsalle valley the trek continues by the bank of river fairly straight with small up and down. We reach a suspension bridge from where we climb steep up for about 2 and half hour to reach the biggest permanent sub alpine village of region the Namche Bazaar. You can see a glimpse of Mount Everest for the first time as you trek to Namche.
Acclimatization is necessary to adjust your body with the change of altitude, environment, humidity and temperature for the success of your trekking.But for this particular short Tengboche trekking itinerary acclimatization is not really necessary .Instead ,you will make short hike to the ridge of Namche to see magnificent views of numerous peaks and high mountains from the top. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde peak are some notable peaks and mountains. Spending an hour at the top and you will trek to another nearby beautiful village Khumjung. Most of the young men of Khumjung are engaged in tourism while women spend their days in household and seasonal agriculture. You can see lots of contribution made my sir Edmund Hillary on this village.You can see awesome Namche village from top ridge while you trek back down to Namche. A day hike to Thame is another absolute fascinating option to acclimatize yourself.
The trek starts fairly easy and straight with wide route from Namche for an hour with magnificent views of mountains combined with amazing landscape. The trek descends down to Dudhkoshi river followed by sub-alpine forest to reach Phortse Thanga. The trail again continues to climb in between sub-alpine forest till we reach Tengboche.Tengboche is beautiful small Sherpa village with a Tengboche Monastery where the Mani Rumdi festival takes on every month of October.You can see magnificent Amadablam much more closer from here.
We retrace and head the same path to Namche we took earlier.Descend down to Phortse Thanga and climb in between sub alpine forest to reach Namche Bazaar.From Namche Bazaar the trail is steep down between the forest of juniper and pine . After crossing the suspension bridge we trek small ups and downs to reach Monjo .The trekking mostly has green upper temperate region forests of pine juniper and rhododendron broken by some lower alpine trees.
The path is generally easy from Monjo to Lukla. .You need to climb steep up for an hour in between green upper temperate region forests of pine juniper and rhododendron broken by some lower alpine trees just before the trekking path becomes flat to reach Lukla.You can enjoy your last trekking dinner with guide and porter as a tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.
A final good bye to Everest trekking region. We take a short flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu. After refreshment and relaxing in your hotel you can walk around the town to buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends.
Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.
- All Airport Transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
- Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
- 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
- Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
- All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
- All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
- All local taxes and fares.
What's not included?
- International Flight Fare.
- Visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
- Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
- Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
- Tip to trekking staffs.
- All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Everest Tengboche short Trek
1. What is Everest Tengboche Short trek?
Tengboche is a lower trekking region of Everest with popular old Tengboche Monastery. The Tengboche Monastery holds special Mani Rumdi festival around October. The short trekking is beautiful to see numerous peaks and mountains of Everest trekking region from single spot.
2. How can I go to Everest Tengboche short Trek?
You take an early morning short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start your trekking on the same day.
3. What is the landscape features of Everest Tengboche short trek in general?
You trek on lower region of vague Everest trekking so mostly you trek on Forested temperate landscape starting from Lukla till the end of Tengboche. But you can enjoy the magnificent views of most of the towering mountains of Everest region.
4. Why Everest Tengboche short trek itinerary is less popular?
Trekkers in general want to conquer Everest Base Camp as they start trek on Everest region instead of just trekking to Tengboche. But this trekking itinerary can be perfect for those who has limited time but still want to trek one of the famous trekking region.
5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
Generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening.
6. What equipments do I need to trek to Everest Tengboche short Trek?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffle bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days.
7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
Yes amateur trekker can trek to Everest Tengboche under our guidelines without any difficulties.In fact,this is the one of the easiest trekking on Everest region.
8. How flexible is Everest Tengboche short trek itinerary?
Everest Tengboche itinerary is very short in lower trekking region of Everest. So there is less room for changing the scheduled itinerary however if you decide to trek on upper region of Everest you can have many optional itineraries.
9. What if I finish Everest Tengboche short trek before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation and flight but cannot be guaranteed.
10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Everest Tengboche short trek?
Sagarmatha National Park fee ( Np fee) and Pasang Lahmu VDC local tax is requiredto trek on this region.
11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Everest Tengboche short trek?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking but Mani Rumdi festival is extremely busy so it is hard to get good rooms.
12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead. As well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.
13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication while porter might or might not speak English but you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.
14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.
15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting Everest Tengboche Short Trek?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.
16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
There is minimal risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) in this particular trekking region. However you always need to be alert.
17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude. And if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter. Hence, take you for further medical examination in designated hospitals and clinics.
18. What about the price of Everest Tengboche short Trek?
We have provided you various options on our website homepage to know approximate price regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. And we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.
You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Everest Tengboche short Trek. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.
Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.