Tengboche trekking information


Tengboche 27° 50' 9.33" N, 86° 45' 48.9276" E

Tengboche (or Thyangboche) is a village in the Solo Khumbu area of eastern Nepal. It is located at 3,867 meters high. In Tengboche you can find an important Buddhist monastery. This monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region and was built in 1923. After it was destroyed by fire in 1989, it was rebuilt with the help of volunteers and the provision of foreign aid. Tengboche gompa is home to roughly 25 monks and 20 students, under the leadership of the Abbot Ngawang Tenzin Zangbu. The three day festival of Mani Rimdu takes place straight after October's full moon. Sherpas and travellers alike flock to the scene to be entertained, and educated about the fundamentals of Buddhism as practised by the Sherpa people of Nepal. The dances emanate from Tibet's Rongbuk Monastery on the northern side of Mount Everest, and depict the triumph of Buddhism over the Bon religion.
Tengboche has a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains, including the well known peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and more. You'll find some guest houses and lodges here (like Tashi Delek Lodge) as well as some shops. It is also possible to do a retrait here. If you don't want to stay the night here, you can stay in the nearby village of Pengboche.
From Namche Bazaar, which was a famous trading center between Tibet and Nepal, it is a 4-6 hours walk to Tengboche Monastery.

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