Discover the real Nepal through a once-in-a-lifetime cultural event, the marriage of rural villagers. Meet people who are far from the tourist part of Nepal and get to know their culture.
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Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return for an additional US$350 per person each way. You will avoid the 4-5 hours drive to or from Manthali. For example – if you decide to book a helicopter seat for both ways – US$700 extra needs to be added.
Tengboche Monastery trek
This six-day short Tengboche trek is on a very scenic route. It offers trekkers great views of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, and the opportunity to explore the Sherpa region’s unique culture and landscapes.
We start our journey by flying into Lukla. We then trek up to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the world, and onto the Tengboche Monastery. Here, trekkers can take an optional day hike to Khumjung’s remote Sherpa settlement, where Sir Edmund Hillary built the first school in this area.
This short Tengboche trek provides a terrific introduction to the Sherpa region and culture and features breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. It is one of the most favored destinations for first-time trekkers in Nepal. It is also best suited for some trekkers who may not have the time for longer treks or do not want to trek into the much higher elevations.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the Himalayas in style.
- Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.
Note – Flight to Lukla and back can be delayed or canceled due to poor visibility. We ask you to have buffer days of few days in case your flight to Lukla is affected.
Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport by our representative and drive to Manthali. You will need to book your international flight that arrives by early afternoon in Kathmandu.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight at an additional $250 per person to avoid the 4-5 hours drive to Manthali.
We fly to Lukla (2,800m) and start our trek. We aim to trek towards Monjo (5 hours trek) if our flight lands in the morning; otherwise, we stay at the village of Phakding (3 hours trek).
We follow the Dudh Koshi River, crossing a suspension bridge on the Kyashar Khola, and pass through Jorsalle, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We have about one hour of trekking in a combination of flat, some short steep ascents, and descends to a high suspension bridge. There is a steep ascent of 2 hours after the bridge to Namche Bazaar. We stay in a lodge that is at the top of Namche Bazaar.
We rise early and climb for views of Mt. Everest and other peaks, with time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural center. In fact, the private museum and cultural center are within the compound where we stay. This lodge owner is a conservationist and a photographer. You can buy scenic posters and postcards made by him.
We start our hike on a wide, flattish path for about ninety minutes to the small settlement of Kyangjuma. You will be mesmerized but the view of the high peaks and deep valleys as you walk. You will have to remind yourself to stop whenever you want to take photos or admire the vista in front of you. The trail starts to descend after your tea break at Kjangjuma until you cross the suspension bridge at Phunki Tenga. We have a steep climb of two hours until we reach the ridge where the famous Tengboche Monastery is situated. 3,870m, 6 hours hike.
We will retrace our steps back to Namche Bazaar, reminiscing and admiring the views. We stop for lunch at Namche Bazaar where you can do some souvenir shopping. We start to trek towards Monjo, descending on the steep hill to the high suspension bridge. We will check out of the Sagarmatha National park at Jorsalle. We have another night at Monjo. 6 hours trek.
We have a 5 hours trek to Lukla. Try remembering your thoughts at the beginning (if you can remember these parts) and now at the end and compare. We celebrate the last night partying with our support crew! Overnight Lodge.
Fly to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu for 4 hours. Your afternoon will be free to either chill out or go for some souvenir hunting in Kathmandu.
Note: You pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight to Kathmandu for an additional $250 and avoid a 4-5 hour drive from Manthali.
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square (former Palace square), Swayambunath.
International departure. You will be brought to the airport 3 hours before your flight time.
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
- Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or trek with Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- Trekking Chef
- One porter between two trekkers
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members (we are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- Twin sharing room on the trek
- All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
- Domestic airfare
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you are respectful of the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
Here are some helpful articles:
Am I too old to go trekking?
Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
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What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
What is a typical day on a trek like?
What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitude?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.