Tengboche Monastery or Thyangboche Monastery (is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa) is one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu Region. Tengboche Monastery is located on a hill at the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Imja Khola rivers which in Tengboche village (on the way of the Everest Base Camp Trek) in Khumjung in Khumbu region of the eastern part of Nepal and also within Sagarmatha National Park premises. Sagarmatha National Park is one of the UNESCO Natural Heritage site in Nepal. It is Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Sherpa peoples and height from sea level is 3867m (12687ft). It is also highest monastery placed in Nepal. It is built in 1916 by Lama Gulu. It is destroyed in 1934 & 1989 by earthquake and fire. It is again rebuilt with the help of volunteer by local peoples and international assistance. From Tengboche monastery, You can see the panoramic views of the most gorgeous mountains on earth including Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest (8,848m), Kangtega (6,782m) and Taboche (6,542m).

You can be reached by a mountainous trail from Namche Bazaar, via Lukla airport connecting to Kathmandu.

Tengboche is also the terminus site of the “Sacred Sites Trail Project” of the Sagarmatha National Park that attracts large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering. It is a circular trail that covers 10 monasteries in a clockwise direction terminating in the Tengboche Monastery.

Tengboche Monastery is one of the famous monastery (probably) in Nepal because of the backdrop of Mount Amadablam and also having observe Mani Rimdu Festival every year. It is the leading Buddhist centre in the Khumbu with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, mountaineers and travellers to the area.

Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery behind Mt. Amadablam (PC: Nepal Tourism Board)
Entrance gate of Tengboche Monastery
Entrance gate of Tengboche Monastery
Night view of tengboche monastery with sparkling night
Night view of Tengboche Monastery with sparkling night

Mani Rimdu Festival

It is the biggest festival celebrated in the Khumbu region which held at Tengboche Monastery. This festival usually falls in October or November full-moon, which is also peak season for trekking in Nepal. If your Everest Base Camp trek occurs in late October or early November, you may be able to witness this vibrant celebration at Tengboche Monastery.

Mani Rimdu is a 19-day festival celebrated by Buddhists in the Himalayas to mark the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. During this festival, Buddhist Sherpa peoples gather, songs, religious masked dances and workship of Buddha. Visitors can also take part in this festival. You can tour of the monastery every afternoon. Every Year, Some peoples visit the Tengboche Monastery for this festival to see the biggest festival in the Himalayan region.

Some of the Glimpses of Mani Rimdu Festival.

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