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Tengboche Gompa (Thyangboche)

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Address: | Sagarmatha, Tengboche 56002, Nepal
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Tengboche Gompa is one of the biggest Buddhist monastery in Nepal. It is...

Tengboche Gompa is one of the biggest Buddhist monastery in Nepal. It is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa which is located at 3867 meters. The famous Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated every year in Tengboche.

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A Must visit Place in your Everest Trek.

One of the oldest and probably the biggest monastery in Khumbu region, Tengbuche Gomba is a must visit for every traveler.

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Tashi S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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One of the oldest and probably the biggest monastery in Khumbu region, Tengbuche Gomba is a must visit for every traveler.

Thank Tashi S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Buddhist monastery, and we had a special ceremony (12,000 local rupees for 12 people) which was rather amazing. The monks greeted us with some tea with yak milk, and started reading some scriptures, unwrapping and meticulously wrapping them again for about an hour. I neither understood what they were reading / doing, nor the idea behind the... More 

Thank Stan040
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit to the monastery in the mountains. Observed a prayer ceremony but it got too cold for comfort after a while so I had to quietly take my leave. Interesting architecture and design. Worth a visit!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Tengboche Monastery has been rebuilt several times. Lightning strikes and mutiple earthquakes haven't managed to end its long history. At the top of a juniper-filled valley, it sits on a dusty plain with roaming yak-cow hybrids called... Possibly stray dogs sleep in the sunlight of the morning. The monastery looks almost mediaeval. It was actually built in 1923. I don't... More 

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Vadodara, India
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

It was great to see this unusual and large monastery after trekking uphill for a while. I also had a chance to observe the prayers which were conducted in the evening. I do not know how these monks live here for a long duration and have such a discipline. It was great to see prayers which lasted for an hour,... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I was there in festival time and it was great! Long day dancing monacs and national Music. In ordinary day its possible to get inside.

Thank The G
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

After a long and tiring trek upwards towards the Everest Base Camp, we reached Tengboche. Boy, was it a beautiful sight! I was there during winter (December) and it started to feel very cold. But it felt incredible to be there after spending the whole day trekking. There is a very humble guesthouse and bakery, along with the monastery which... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great Monastery! It was Worth the visit there. Ive been with Rimpoche there. Great experience see the monks praying there.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Around 3PM the monks meet and visitors are welcome to sit in - shoes off (wear socks - its cold!), absolute silence. The chanting is mesmerizing and relaxing. Great time to take a nice break after trekking. No photos inside are allowed.

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ottawa canada
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a nice break in the trekking. Some interesting things to see with a holy type feel. Amazing to see this type of building up here, not to mention it burnt down twice.

Thank Barry H

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