Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tengboche Trekking

Tengboche Trekking is the very pleasurable alpine trekking. It takes 6 daysat a maximum height of 3860m. The highlights of this trekking are Sherpa village, Monastery, Mountain View and eco hiking. 
The Tengboche trek starts from Phakding (2840m.) and passes through Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is beautiful Sherpa village but now it looks like an alpine resort than a Sherpa village, because trekkers are increasing. Tengboche is popular place because of big monastery and view point. We find lot of Yak and Jopkyo (crossed cow and yak) on the way. Yak and Jopkyo are means of transportation for this region. 
We find many types of trees and wild life in this region. We can see Chir pine, Blue pine, Junipar, different types of rhododendron and many kinds of herbs and flowers. Probably we can see that birds are Impheyan Pheasant (national bird of Nepal), Crimson-horned Pheasant, Golden Eagle etc. and animals are musk Deer (rare animal in the world) and Himalayan Thar etc.

Everest-Tengboche Trekking

Itinerary of Tengboche Trekking

Day 1 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start trek to Phakding.
From Kathmandu (Domestic Airport) you will fly to Lukla which takes around 45 min. The plane passes over the fertile middle hills, with their scattered villages and terraced fields, with an amazing panorama of the high Himalaya as a backdrop. After reaching Lukla, stop to have tea or coffee and start the trek to Phakding, a place 3 hours from Lukla. This place would be your first night stop.

Day 2 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar
From Phakding we trek to Namche Bazaar, which was once a small village but since grown in size to accommodate the influx of trekkers, and now is the unofficial capital of the Sherpas. It was once an important trading centre on the route from Tibet to Nepal but has now been largely given over to catering for the needs of trekkers. For acclimatization, we suggest you to spend 2 nights in or around Namche.

Day 3 - Namche toTengboche
Moving on from Namche Bazaar the trail follows the valley of the Imja Khola with some spectacular views of the mountains including Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam and dominating the skyline ahead, Everest and Lhotse. The most common night stop after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola, at Tengboche. This is the site of one of the most significant Buddhist Monastery in Solukhumbu Region and a visit is well recommended.

 Day 4 - Tengboche to Khumjung to Namche
On this day we trek from Tengboche to Khumjung "the sister city" of Kunde.

Day 5 - Namche to Lukla
we trek back to Lukla, situated high above the river on shelf, Lukla is another classic paradox in determining altitude because the runway is on a slope and there is a difference of almost 60 meters between the lower and upper ends of the runway. 

Day 6 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

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