Short Everest Trek to Tengboche

Quick Details

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 unique culture and landscapes of the Sherpa region.

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. It is here that trekkers can take an optional day hike to the remote Sherpa settlement of Khumjung, 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.

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.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Briefing for the trek and transfer to Mulkot.

Day 02: Kathmandu-Phakding [2,610m]

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,420m]

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar-Tengboche monastery [3,870m]

Day 06: Tengboche-Monjo [2,840m]

Day 07: Monjo-Lukla

Day 08: Lukla-Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 09: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square (former palace square), Swayambunath

Day 10: International departure

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on 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
  • 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
  • Domestic airfare

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • 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, souvenir, etc.

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, 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 be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions, please check the FAQ section or contact us.