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Everest Monasteries Trek – 11 days

Explore the Monasteries and local villages in Buddhist region Everest

This is one of rare trekking ideas for exploration of monasteries in Everest Region passing through the Sherpa Villages which lie in high valleys of the region whilst experiencing an ancient age Buddhism remaining of this region. Started with the flight of Kathmandu to Lukla availing Panoramic views of mountains through the flight, first trip day lands you at Lukla and you trek to Phakding for an overnight stay passing through the Dudh Koshi valley. Ancient Buddhist monasteries, sherpa villages, Local culture and hospatility will make a difference in one being in this region.

Some people have the idea that trekking is all sweat and hard work with no fun. This is far from the truth. Days are designed to be challenging, but not exhausting. When you choose the Everest Monasteries Trek, days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay.  You will need to pack up your duffle bags before breakfast, as porters will set off early. To cover the magnificent sun rays that strike on the mountains, you will be on the trail by around 8 am. A lunch stop for a leisurely lunch will be around noon. Lunch usually takes about 2 hours, allowing plenty of time to explore the village or relax. The afternoon walk is shorter and you usually arrive around 4pm leaving time for excursions to nearby sites, nunneries, exploration of the village or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7pm.


  • Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Khumjung monastery and Yeti Scalp
  • Buddhist monastery in Pangboche
  • Thame, the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa,One of the first Everest summiteers

Trip Details

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate
Trek Code: RMT-EVE-MON-11
Duration: 11 days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best time to go: September-May


Day 1: Flight Kathmandu – Lukla (2800m, ½ hour), Trek Lukla Phakding (2604m, 2 ½  -3 hrs)
Day 2: Trek Phakding –Namche bazzar (3440m, 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 3: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m)
Day 4: Trek Namche – Thame (3740m, 5 hrs)
Day 5: Trek Thame – Khumjung (3790m, 5 hrs)
Day 6: Trek Khumjung – Phortse (3542m, 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 7: Trek Phortse – Pangboche (3985m, 4 – 5 hrs)
Day 8: Trek Pangboche – Tengboche (3864m, 3 – 4 hrs)
Day 9: Trek Tengboche – Namche (3440m, 4 – 5 hrs)
Day 10:  Trek Namche – Lukla (2800m, 6 – 7  hrs)
Day 11: Flight Lukla – Kathmandu (1350m, ½ hr)

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