Monastery Tour in Nepal

The origin of Buddhism goes back 2500 years ago, when Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born in Kapilavastu in Nepal. A prince Siddhartha became Buddha after meditated, searching the path of truth, and attained nirvana and later established Buddhism religion. There are hundreds of oldest monasteries in Nepal. Padmashambhav made Monastery and his own statue which you can see in Upper Mustang, which says that older than Tibetan monastery.

Our Monastery Tour Nepal packages will cover from the world tallest mountain Mt. Everest to the birth Place of Lord Buddha. Your tour will start from Kathmandu from expert tour guide, places covers with dozens of Temples, Stupas, and monastery. After 35 minutes flight to lukla we will start our hike towards to the major monastery areas. In phakding, there is a Rumijung Monastery which was founded by Khemp Dorje in 16th Century. Everyday day of walking on the way we will visit monasteries, local people, their cultures, lifestyle, landscape, and obviously mountains because we will be heading toward the Eversest Base Camp trekking route. At Monjo in small village there is a small Monastery as well as primary school. Namche (3440m) which is unofficial capital of Khumbu region, trekkers use to spend 2 nights for acclimatize. We will visit Namche Monastery, a small monastery in the Nyingma Tradition.

Tengboche Monastery is the most important monastery in the mountains of the Himalaya Kingdom. Tengboche has its own spectacular and unique location which is on the main route to the base camp of Mount Everest. Tengboche Monastery was built by Lama Gulu in 1916 and has strong ties with the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet. This monastery has been damaged and rebuilt twice; it was damaged in 1934 from an earthquake. Again it was burnt in 1989, monastery lost precious old scriptures, statues, murals and woodcarvings. From Tengboche we can see wordls tallest mountains including Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kantega, and many other peaks around. On this Monastery tour will cover Pangboche monastery, monastery in phortse, khumjung monastery, and the biggest monastery in Thame.
After exploring monasteries in high mountains of Nepal we will take you to Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha, Namobuddha nearby Kathmandu and other major monasteries which are around in Kathmandu valley. Further details and complete details of Monastery Tour in Nepal contact Rugged Trails Nepal tour expert.

Trip itinerary seems longer then your holidays then dont worry we can make it shorter.

Trip facts

Duration: 19 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: USD 1625


Maximum Elevation: 3930M

Minimum group size: 1

Style of trip: Hotel, tea house, Monastery

Trip start from: Kathmandu

Trip end at: Kathmandu

Day 01 :Arrive Kathmandu upon arrival you will be meet by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 :Kathmandu - Visit Monastery and Stupa - Kathmandu
Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, and pharping monastery

Day 03 :Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m) 4 hrs walk maximum
35 minutes fly from Kathmandu

Day 04 :Phakding trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs walk maximum

Day 05 :Namche Acclimatization.
We will explore around Namche monastery and visit Everest view point to see mountains.

Day 06 :Namche trek to Tengboche (3860m) 5 hrs walk
Tengboche Monastery

Day 07 :Tyangboche trek to Pangboche (3930m) 2-3 hrs walk
Pangboche Gompa

Day 08 :Panboche trek to Phortse (3810m) 4 hrs walk
Thakri Gompa

Day 09 :Phortse trek to Khumjung valley (3780m) 5-6 hrs wlak
Khumjung Gompa

Day 10 :Khumjung trek to Thame valley (3800m) 6 hrs walk
Thame Gompa

Day 11 :Thame valley trek to Namche (3440m) 4-5 hrs walk

Day 12 :Namche trek to Lukla (2840m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 13 :Lukla fly back to Kathmandu
35 minutes fly and free day

Day 14 :Kathmandu - Lumbini
Overnight at hotel in Lumbini

Day 15 :Lumbini
Explore birth place of lord buddha and if possible we will visit Ramgram.

Day 16 :Lumbini - kathmandu

Day 17 :Kathmandu - Namobuddha

Day 18 :Namo buddha - kathmandu

Day 19 :Final departure.

Cost Include(s)

    • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
    • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
    • Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
    • Government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
    • Sagarmatha (Everest) Conservation park fees / TIMS Card.
    • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu and Lumbini with breakfast.
    • Namobuddha at Monastery includes dinner, and breakfast as per monastery rules.
    • Guided Tour in city with Expert tour guide.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • First Aid Kit 
    • Trekking Map of Everest region
    • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Exclude(s)

    • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
    • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu / Lumbini
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    • Tips for guide and porter
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
    • Personal insurance for medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • Service other then mentioned above
    • International airfare and airport taxes, telephone etc….
    • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
    • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city and monuments.
  • While doing Monastery tour if you want to extend your trip length up to Everest base camp then also possible.
  • This trip can be customized

Why Monastery tour in Everest region?

  1. Sherpa people are the indigenous inhabitants of Khumbu Valley and are followers of Buddhism. Khumbu is comprised of many villages of which Namche is the biggest and is the ancient trading post between Tibet and Nepal. Today, it is called Namche Bazaar, where mountain climbers, trekkers, traders and researchers alike stop to savor the fusion food of the Sherpa, Nepali and western culinary delights.

  2. Our trip mainly travels through the best views of the mountains revered by many cultures and knows as Everest worldwide. Here the Himalayas forms a natural boundary in the northeast with Tibet. From Namche Bazar we can see Mount Kusum Kanguru, Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Amadablam, Co Oyu, Nutpse, lhotse Shar, Pumori, and the the grand peak of Mount Everest (the highest summit on the earth). If you were looking for landscape and spiritual journey then this would be the amazing trip ever you had done in your lifetime.

  3. Each places are related for Tibetan buddhism and every places where we stop there we will visit Monastery and monks. Well known and 350 years old Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche village. Thame monastery is one of the oldest monastery in Khumbu region. Khumjung village is another beautiful mountain village and also famous for Yeti scalp.

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