Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 3: The first full day in trekking in the huge mountains of the Khumbu is utterly wonderful. Leaving behind Namche Bazaar feels like the moment that you leave civilisation behind and enter the high Himalayan environment.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
9.6 km
Ascent
997 m
Descent
539 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
24˚
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Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Map

Description

Leave Namche on a good path which climbs gently out of the village, heading north-east. The path continues to rise gently as it traverses the spectacular hillside east of Khumjung and leads to the famous tea house at Kyangjuma after a couple of hours walking. The views of Ama Dablam from here, and from the walk which led to it, have to be seen to be believed. From Kyangjuma, descend down to the Dudh Kosi river down some steep steps and then make the long, grinding climb to the World famous Tengboche (sometimes spelled Tyangboche) Monastery, which is perched high on a ridge and enjoys 360 degree views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Lhotse and the summit pyramid of Everest itself. The climb takes between one and two hours but if in doubt, take your time and don't tax your body too much.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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