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  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude(3,930 M) 12,893 ft

The origin of Buddhism goes back 2500 years ago when Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born in Kapilavastu in Nepal. 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. Padmasambhava 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 the expert tour guide, places covers with dozens of Temples, Stupas, and monastery. After 35 minutes flight to Lukla, we will start our hike towards the major monastery areas. In Phakding, there is a Rumijung Monastery which was founded by Khemp Dorje in the 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 Everest Base Camp trekking route. At Monjo is a small village, there is a small Monastery as well as primary school. Namche (3440m) which is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region, trekkers use to spend 2 nights acclimatizing. 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 by an earthquake. Again it was burnt in 1989, monastery lost precious old scriptures, statues, murals, and woodcarvings. From Tengboche, we can see the worlds tallest mountains including Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kantega, and many other peaks around. On this Monastery, a tour will cover the Pangboche monastery, the monastery in Phortse, Khumjung monastery, and the biggest monastery in Thame.
After exploring monasteries in high mountains of Nepal we will take you to the Lumbini birthplace of Lord Buddha, Namobuddha nearby Kathmandu and other major monasteries that are around in Kathmandu valley. Further details and complete details of Monastery Tour in Nepal contact Rugged Trails Nepal tour expert.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • World's Tallest Mountains Peak including Mt. Everest.
  • Oldest Monastery / Monks and Tibetan Culture.
  • Birth Place of Lord Buddha Lumbini.
  • World Heritage sites visit.
  • Landscapes, Himalayas, Rivers, Water Fall.
  • People, Cultures, Food, Lifestyle.


  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu - Visit Monastery and Stupa - Kathmandu

    Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

    • Hotel
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu Fly to Lukla (2840m) Trek to Phakding.
    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2610 M
    • Phakding
  • Day: 4
    Phakding Trek to Namche Bazzar.
    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazzar
  • Day: 5
    Namche Acclimatization.

    We will explore around Namche monastery and visit the Everest viewpoint to see mountains.

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazar

What's Included

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

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu / Lumbini
  • Personal gears & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason.
  • Personal insurance for medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes, telephone etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city and monuments.

Useful Information

Can you make a short plan?

  • Yes, we can, let us know your travel dates and plan. 

Can we just do Everest Base Camp with Monastery visit?

  • Of course, we will customize the trip plan. 

Is there any discount and offers for this trip?

  • The trip price is based on per person, but if you are 1 + people will get a different price. Discounts Yes!

Helpful Tips

  • During the Monsoon and Winter Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may cancel or delay.
  • If you are in a group and looking for the best price email us. 
  • You may need previous hiking experience but not an extremely high level.
  • Trekking below Everest doesn't require the technical experience.