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Monastries you can see during Kala Patthar Trekking

Monastries you can see during Kala Patthar Trekking


  Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is probable of the most adventurous task. Trekkers get to pass through the beautiful high passes and extremely beautiful Dudh Koshi River. Among the many attractive stuffs that can be viewed during Kala Patthar trekking, monasteries draw the attention of many visitors. En route to Everest base camp, people can view some extremely beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Some frequently visited and famous monasteries are in Khumjung, Namche bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, ghat village, and so on.  List of monasteries you can see during the Kala Patthar Trekking 

  1. Tengboche Monastery (Dawa Choling Ghumba) 

It is situated on the very famous trek route to the Kala Patthar. This monastery witnesses the exciting festival, mani rimdu. Tengboche is a very common jumping-off point after Namche. 

The original monastery was burnt down in the year 1989. It was then replaced with a much more solid structure. 

From here, one can easily reach Everest base camp (the summit of Kala Patthar) which is 5545 km. It is also known as Dawa choling gompa. This monastery offers the mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many other Himalayas.

2. Khumjung Monastery (Khumjung Village)  

Khumjung is a small village with a monastery that is situated above Namche Bazaar. It is located at the height of 12400 feet from the sea level. This monastery was built 400 years ago. After being damaged due to the earthquake of 2072, the people of this village got together and recreated this historic place. Khumjung typically represents the Sherpa community, their culture, and traditions. It also lies inside Sagarmatha national park region. 

3. Pema Choling Monastery (Ghat Village)

Built about 550 years ago, it is a Buddhist worship monastery. It was built by three brothers who lived in Tibet. The monks study and pray the ancient Buddhist norms and values here. Locals from the nearby villages come to this monastery to chant and worship with the monks. Today, on this date, 21 child monks, three nun monks, and 16 adult monks continue to worship and live here, exchanging their cultures and quietly chanting god. 

4. Rimishung Monastery (Phakding) 

It is a famous monastery one can find on the further side of Dudh Koshi. 

This Buddhist monastery lies high above the village in the Khumbu region. The monastery is taken early evening as soon as the sun went down. Various flags that remark prayers are adorned with various mantras of Avalokiteshvara are dotted around the yard. It beautifully presents the Buddhist culture and attracts many visitors to stop here and take a look at this beautiful place.

5. Dechen Chokhorling Monastery (Thame)

Dechen monastery is also known as Thame. It is situated at an altitude of about 200 meters above Thame village (3800m), which is on the southern valley under a very rocky and high cliff of sumdur mountain. It has many meaningful signs. The term Dechen chokhorling means dharma wheel of majestic bliss in German. It provides a peaceful environment for the people who visit here. It also beautifully presents the Buddhist culture and the teachings of Buddhism. 

6. Pangboche Monastery (Pangboche Village)

It is a village in Khumjung VDC. This gumba is situated at an altitude of about 13074 feet. It is situated in the ijma khole valley in the Himalayas, which is about 3 kilometers from the northeast of Tengboche. It is a Buddhist monastery offering many religious norms and values. Locals go here for their peace of mind and for chanting the god along with the monks residing there. 

7. Chheplung Monastery 

This monastery lies on the way to Everest base camp. This is a very beautiful monastery located at chheplung in the Sagarmatha national park region. It is also known as the biggest nest of Nepal, which is on the rocky cliff. Chheplung monastery provides the Buddhist culture and offers its traditions to visitors. 

8. Rongbuk Monastery 

This monastery is situated near the base of Mount Everest towards the north side at an altitude of 5009 meters from the sea level. It is at the end of the Dzakar Chu valley, which offers many Buddhist cultures and attracts the visitors en route to Everest base camp.