The Tengboche trek goes to the famous Tengboche Monastery (12,900 ft) in the Everest region. This trek is at a relaxed pace allowing trekkers more time to savor the culture and the views. The relaxed pace also allows for more time to acclimatize to the altitude. This trek is especially suitable for trekkers who want to get views of Everest but do not want to trek at very high altitude.
The Tengboche trek goes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Mount Everest(8,850m), better known as Sagarmatha among Nepalis and Chomolongma among Tibetan -speaking communities, is located in the Khumbu region. Many visitors come here to glimpse the world’s highest peak but come away with much more. They return with an appreciation of the local people who make their home in this high and difficult landscape. And they develop a spirit of adventure that calls them back to the Himalayas again and again!
The Tengboche trek does not go all the way to the Everest Base Camp. But if you wish to see Everest up-close, we can arrange an hour-long helicopter ride. The helicopter will land at Kalapathar for 15-minutes so you can take in the views of Everest. The helicopter will also fly over the Khumbu glacier.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
The Tengboche Trek is a lodge trek. This means you will sleep and eat meals in local lodges along the trail. The quality of the lodges on this trek are the best among all trekking trails in Nepal. And quite a few of them have en suite rooms with hot showers. Meals are also quite varied with many options including rice with veggies, noodles, local breads etc. Read our article about food options on Everest treks.
Like most treks in Nepal, the best seasons for trekking to Tengboche are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November). It is also possible to do this trek in Winter months of December, January and February. While it will obviously be very cold (upto -20 C/, -4 F), it will be less crowded and there aren’t as many trekkers in the area.
The Tengboche trek is rated “MILDLY-STRENUOUS”. It is rated 3 on a rating scale from 1 (easy) to 5 (challenging). The highest altitude reached is at Tengboche Monastery (3,931m/12,900ft). Average daily hiking times is 5 to 6 hours. Additionally, there is one acclimatization day and a couple short days included to help adapt to the altitude. Regardless, it is important to prepare for any trek in Nepal. Read our advice on training for treks.
WHY TREK WITH US?
All our Tengboche Treks are private treks for a minimum of one participant. We do understand that our cost is slightly higher than most Nepali operators. But that is because our trips are all inclusive (we do NOT nickel-and-dime on services). All exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. We are also proud to give back to our community through our giving arm – 3 Summits For Nepal. This is managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Contact us to learn more…