Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Tengboche Monastery Trek Heli Fly Out
At a Glance
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Everest Region
  • Max Altitude 3,860m/12,664ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Activity Trekking/Heli Fly Out
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out Trip Highlights

  • Getting there at Lukla, a small remote mountain airport and the beautiful town of Lukla immediately provides you with ample cheerfulness to start with.
  • Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with splendid views of dramatic landscapes and deep gorges is astonishing.
  • Getting to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region through several suspension bridges is daring and adventurous.
  • Khmujung, one of the biggest villages in the whole region at the base of the holy mountain, Mt. Khumbiyela is another highlight.
  • Tengboche monastery is essentially a place to stay overnight with its extravagant mountain views at 360 and the visit to the monastery is very soothing with the warmth of hundreds lit butter lamps and Buddhist monks chanting.
  • Tengboche is not the oldest monastery but one of the very active where almost all trekkers and expedition climbers pay a visit to receive the blessing for a safe trip.
  • It is indeed interestingly outstanding to fly in a Chartered Helicopter to the Base of the World’s highest mountain, Everest.
  • Your helicopter tour awards you the most extraordinary view of high mountains, deep valleys, gorges, and colorful landscapes from the bird’s eye view.

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out also known as INSTANT EVEREST TREK is one of the most fascinating trips. This 8-day trip offers you the best of Everest that follows the renowned historic trail of Everest Base camp. When it comes to trekking in Nepal, the region of Everest always leads its way offering you marvelous Everest Trekking packages. It indeed has so much to offer to its travelers from an easy trek to extreme climbing. Despite being a very short trip, the Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out delivers an instant view of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Travelers would enjoy and have as much thrill as those doing Everest Base camp as it presents grandiose visibility.

This 8-day trip is the shortest Everest trek that transfers you so close to the high snow-capped mountains and into the most picturesque Everest setting. It is indeed a great opportunity to perceive the best of the world's highest mountain within a short period of time. Though a short trip it has the potential to deliver absolute contentment.

The beauty of Tengboche Monastery:

Tengboche Monastery, also known as Thyangboche Monastery, is a significant Buddhist monastery. Situated at an altitude of 3,867 meters (12,687 feet) Tengboche Monastery is considered one of the most important monasteries in the Everest region and holds great religious and cultural significance.

The monastery was founded in 1916 by Lama Gulu, who was a reincarnation of the famous saint, Rongbuk Lama, from Tibet. It is believed that the monastery built by lama Gulu was shattered by an earthquake in 1934 and was later rebuilt. Unfortunately, it was again damaged by fire in 1989 but was reconstructed with the help of the local Sherpa community and international assistance.

The monastery serves as a crucial religious center for the Sherpa community. Furthermore, it is an important stop for trekkers and mountaineers in the Everest region.

Phenomenal View:

Visitors to Tengboche Monastery can experience the serene and spiritual ambiance of the monastery. They can further enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and gain insight into Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism.  Tengboche Monastery is nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountains, including the iconic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The panoramic views of these majestic mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the monastery and create a truly awe-inspiring setting.

The Architecture:

The monastery itself is a remarkable architectural masterpiece. Built in the traditional Tibetan style, it features intricate woodwork, vibrant murals, and ornate decorations. The exterior is adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, adding to its visual appeal.

Spiritural significance:

Tengboche Monastery is a sacred place of worship and meditation for Buddhists. It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu region and plays a vital role in the religious and cultural life of the Sherpa people. The monastery is home to a community of monks who follow the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Their chanting and prayers create a serene and tranquil atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual contemplation.

The Festivals:

Tengboche Monastery hosts several annual festivals and religious ceremonies that attract devotees and visitors from all over the world. The most famous festival is the Mani Rimdu festival, a colorful and vibrant celebration that involves masked dances, religious rituals, and blessings. Witnessing these cultural events adds an extra layer of beauty and cultural immersion to the monastery experience.

Tengboche Monastery is a significant stop along the popular Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekkers often make a pilgrimage to the monastery to seek blessings for a safe journey and enjoy the stunning surroundings. 

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out Summary:

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out cruise deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley through the beautiful Sherpa community. An electrifying flight to Lukla airport and a trek to Phakding among ample prayer walls inscribed with ancient Tibetan chants is spiritual. We ascend to the Capital city of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. Namche itself is a town of attraction that has all the luxury in the middle of nowhere which is unbelievable. This trip gives travelers the experience of trekking and Helicopter sightseeing which is certainly outstanding.

The highlight of the Trip is being at the Tengboche Monastery. Located at the lap of the high Himalayas, Tengboche offers a worthy view of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Furthermore, the visit to the Monastery is very spiritual. It’s a monastery where almost all mountaineers before climbing any peak including Everest pay homage with butter lamps and holy scarf (Khada) and take the blessing from the high Lama (Monk).

Finally, the next morning after breakfast, the tour to Everest Base Camp in a Helicopter is something very exceptional. Eventually, flying back to Kathmandu through the valley and foothills of Everest offers a grand vista of the entire region.

We also offer Everest Base Camp Heli Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek which offers diverse trekking and flying experience.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) / Briefing / Welcome Dinner.
  • Day 02:Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (540 m / 1,772 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla Airport (2,840 m/9.317 feet) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 feet) - 4 Hours
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) - The Capital of khumbu Region
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar /Acclimatization Hike.
  • Day 06:Trek to Khumjung (3,780 m/12,401 feet) - The Valley inside the Clouds
  • Day 07:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m/12,664 feet)
  • Day 08:Chartered Helicopter from Tengboche Monastery to Kathmandu.
  • Day 09:Departure Day - Transfer to International Airport.

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out Detailed Itinerary

When you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. Kathmandu, the Capital City is very lively, simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the busy city road. Your leader will do the briefing probably in the afternoon and then take you for a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali kitchen.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY 


  • Altitude: 540 m / 1,772 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

We will have the earliest morning wake-up call to catch up with our earliest morning Lukla flight. This Thrilling from to Lukla is only 18/20 minutes from Manthali Airport. Once we get to Lukla we will take a few minutes break to enjoy the fun of flight festival (flights flying in and out of Lukla airport). Soon we head out to our first destination, Phakding. This 3/4 hour easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.


  • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840 m
  • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
  • The phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces, and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
  • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Altitude: 2,610 m/8,562 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. Namche Bazaar is a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body to thin air. It’s not a matter of proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


  • Early wake-up call and the refreshing morning with the valley view.
  • 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
  • Crossing of 5 high SUSPENSION BRIDGES including one highest in the region.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Being at Namche, the dream land is remarkable and is worth the effort
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9km


Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar is a crucial aspect of high-altitude trekking. Taking a rest day in Namche Bazaar allows trekkers to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at higher elevations and minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses like acute mountain sickness (AMS).

During this acclimatization day, trekkers have the opportunity to hike to higher elevations, such as the Everest View Hotel or the nearby Khumjung and Khunde villages. Acclimatization hike aids in the gradual acclimatization process. These excursions provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest and Ama Dablam peaks while allowing trekkers to adjust to the thinning air.

  • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
  • Walk to Syangbuche, with the world’s highest airstrip is enchanting.
  • From Everest View Lodge you will see a close view of Everest and its neighboring mountains.
  • This acclimatization excursion is in a way very fascinating and memorable.
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours in Total
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A short and relaxing walk to the hidden valley of Khumjung, situated at the base of the holy mountain, Khumbiyela is exceptionally sensational. Khumjung, the green hidden valley is indeed very enchanting with its extent making it one of the largest settlements in the region, and with all the green painted roofs giving it more of a peaceful appearance.


  • 2 and ½ hours easy walk
  • Visit yak farm, the school built by Edmund Hillary, and the Khumjung monastery to witness the scalp of the yeti is another legendary quest.
  • Free afternoon for self-exploration around the village of Khumjung.
  • Altitude: 3,780 m/12,401 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 2/3 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 3km

Today we descend down to the village of Phunki Tenga 3250 m and ascend 600 m to the settlement of Tengboche monastery. Situated on the high mountain ridge, Tengboche is breathtaking with the finest vistas. Tengboche monastery has always been a place of worship for the natives and mountain climbers before climbing any peak in the Everest region.


  • Deep drop to the Gokyo gorge with chances to see the musk deer.
  • Fabulous walk to the ridge of Tengboche with stunning mountain views.
  • The grandiose view of Everest and its neighboring peaks.
  • Visit the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
  • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tengboche.
  • Altitude: 3,860 m/12,664 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

Keep your fingers crossed for clear morning weather for soon after breakfast we will have a Helicopter tour to the base of the world's highest peak, Everest. This sensational flight offers you the most amazing view and remarkable experience. Via Everest tour we will eventually head back to Kathmandu.


  • Morning tour to Everest base camp in a helicopter.
  • One of the most thrilling experiences.
  • The most bewitching views and getting close to the majestic mountains.
  • Flying back to Kathmandu and the aerial view of the magical Nepal is simply dreamlike.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Helicopter Fly Out

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will accompany you to the airport.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home

Tengboche Monastery Trek and Heli Fly Out Detail Itinerary

Please keep in mind that the provided Tengboche Monastery Trek Heli Fly Out Detail Itinerary serves as a general guideline only. While we make every effort to follow this plan, trekking in the Himalayas can be influenced by varied factors like weather, trail conditions, and the health and acclimatization of the group. Our experienced guides prioritize your safety and will make necessary adjustments as needed. This might involve changes in the daily schedule or rest days for better acclimatization. Your trekking experience is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with the best adventure while ensuring your well-being. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your group leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.


The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla Airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellations. Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc.

However, it is always very wise to have an extra day in your hand in case of bad weather, delays, or flight cancellations. Though in such cases, we always come up with a possible alternative depending on the situation, however, an extra day always cushions for any such uncertainty that truly redeems you from all the international flight hassles.

What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to trek in the region.
  • HELICOPTER: Charter Helicopter from TENGBOCHE to KATHMANDU.
  • TRANSPORTATION: PRIVATE VEHICLE from Kathmandu to Manthali (Ramechhap).
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Twin Sharing - 3-Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
  • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights from Kathmandu / Lukla.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
  • LODGING: Best Available Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
  • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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