Who We Are
Welcome to the world of Tengboche Trekking , a unique non-profit making partnership between the monks of Tengboche Monastery and myself, James Lamb, based in the UK.
Our aims are to promote sustainable tourism with a legacy. To this end, we endeavour to provide you with a mind-blowing experience whilst employing entirely indigenous people and using our profits to provide help for local families who have lost a member due to a climbing incident (for example, the 16 Sherpas who were killed in the Khumbu icefall in April 2014). Initially, our efforts will be concentrated in the village of Phortse and, if your trek passes this way, you will have the opportunity, if you so desire, to see our progress for yourselves.
Tengboche Trekking is a fully registered trekking agency with the Nepali government and the monks have handpicked all our very experienced and fully qualified guides who all speak English. All of our guides and porters are local to the Solu Khumbu and so they are Sherpas and Buddhists with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the area, its customs and culture, which they will share with you on your journey. By trekking with us you will, therefore, gain a deep understanding of this stunning area and its people.
The monks and guides have carefully chosen the teahouse accommodation so that you will be as comfortable as possible. The price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees as well as your accommodation.
By choosing us, you will be playing an integral part in providing much needed employment in this area. On top of that, the monks of Tengboche will ensure that any profits are put to best use to provide help for unfortunate families.
Remember we only provide treks and photo tours in the Solu Khumbu, so you are assured of an experience never to forget, in the hands of local experts.
You book with us directly, therefore there is no middleman, so we can provide you with a very personal service and extremely competitive prices. This also means that we can be particularly flexible, so, if you have an alternative trek in mind, we will be able to arrange this for you.
We hope you will see all the advantages of booking with Tengboche Trekking and we look forward to welcoming you on one of our treks.
A visit to Tengboche Monastery was one of the most up-lifting experiences of my life.
Mary Bell, England