Tengboche: Ancient Monastery, Excellent Views
Tengboche Monastery is center of attraction during Everest base camp trek, for trekkers, mountaineers and all individuals. This ancient monastery offers excellent views of Mt. Amadablam and other surrounding Himalayas which is also a religious holy site in Khumbu carrying great importance. Guru Rinpoche will bless every pilgrims/visitors who ever step into this holy site.
During every autumn month of October, this cultural monastery hosts beautiful happening Mani Rimdu festival, where the local people gather religiously together singing, dancing and taking part in beautiful festive activities. Therefore if anyone is planning to visit the monastery during peak season at October, it would be the best time naturally and culturally too. Also during afternoon monastery tour is organized every day.
Located at top of the hill after crossing the Imja River, most of the trekkers stay overnight here at Tengboche after making their way from Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. This Tengboche monastery is perched on ridge which was burnt down in 1989 and rebuilt after that incident. Surrounded by beautiful natural floras like rhododendrons, pine and also known as viewpoint to spectacle excellent views of highest Everest Himalayan range. Being a popular stop for travelers, there are plenty of teahouses and lodges built offering lodging and fooding services.
Tengboche is final destination for most travelers who are short in time and looking for easy treks at Everest. However if you heading to Everest base camp, then you can continue to Pherichey, Kalapathher and finally at Gorakshep which is the last stop. From Gorakshep, you make a walk to EBC and fulfill your desire of stepping at base camp of highest Himalaya (Mt. Everest). Trekking further requires careful acclimatization and always join with reputed local trekking company to be safe, secured enjoyment and also to make positive impact on local communities.