Everest Base Camp Trek: Casey Grom & Team Visit the Tengboche Monastery

Posted by: Casey Grom | March 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 12,325'

Today we got a slightly earlier start to try and beat the heat on the steep climb up to Tengboche. Yes it gets hot here at times, especially if you are hiking up steep southern-facing slopes. Tengboche sits atop a small hill (by Himalayan standards) and is well known because of the Tengboche Monastery. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it is home to about 45 Monks and Lamas. It doesn’t take much imagination to know why they believe this place to be special, as the view from here is breathtaking. From this one spot you are not only surrounded by giant mountains you have a wonderful view of Everest and many other gigantic peaks. After getting settled in our tea house we quickly hiked back to the monastery and sat in during a prayer session. Sadly only one monk was there as the others were off visiting other monasteries and helping people throughout the valley. It was beautiful experience nonetheless!

Everyone is still in good spirits and having a great time.

RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Tengboche Monastery. Photo: Casey Grom Inside the Tengboche Monastery. Photo: Casey Grom

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Hope you all tried the apple pie at the cafe next to the monastery.  You all look as though you are doing well. Amazing photos and so glad the weather is cooperating so far.  Miss you !

Posted by: Kathryn LeBey on 3/27/2013 at 5:41 pm

Hope the moon has been beautiful for all of you!  Sounds as though you have seen so much…spectacular scenery..so proud of all of you..especially our Richmond women! Xoxo, Nano

Posted by: Nancy Cole on 3/27/2013 at 2:44 pm

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