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Everest Photo Gallery - Tengboche with views of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kongde, Khumbila

I trekked from Lukla to Tengboche in 1997 and 2000. I also trekked back from Gorak Shep to Tengboche in 2008.

01 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - View Of Valley Towards Lukla Just after leaving Namche Bazaar, there was a great early morning view of the valley that I had just trekked up from Lukla.

01 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - View Of Valley Towards Lukla

02 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Wide View Of Trail With Taweche, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam Early Morning Just after leaving Namche Bazaar, I could see the trail ahead towards Tengboche with Taweche on the left, Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse ahead, and Ama Dablam to the right, with the Dudh Kosi below.

02 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Wide View Of Trail With Taweche, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam Early Morning

03 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse From Just Beyond Namche Bazaar Mount Everest pokes its summit above the Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, and Lhotse Shar, seen just after leaving Namche Bazaar.

03 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse From Just Beyond Namche Bazaar

04 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Taweche Towers Above Phortse Taweche / Taboche towers over Phortse, seen just after leaving Namche Bazaar, with Nuptse and Everest to the right.

04 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Taweche Towers Above Phortse

05 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - View Of Trail From Trail To Tengboche, Crossing Bridge At Phunki Tenga, Musk Deer On Final Trail To Tengboche The trail from Namche Bazaar contours very pleasantly in and out of side valleys making small ups and downs before descending to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga (3250m), and then climbing on a wide trail through a blend of forest and shrub, where I saw a musk deer on the trail.

05 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - View Of Trail From Trail To Tengboche, Crossing Bridge At Phunki Tenga, Musk Deer On Final Trail To Tengboche

06 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Kangtega and Thamserku Above Phunki Glacier From Just Before Tengboche Just before reaching Tengboche, there was a perfect view of the north face of Kangtega and Thamserku.

06 Namche Bazaar To Tengboche - Kangtega and Thamserku Above Phunki Glacier From Just Before Tengboche

07 Tengboche - Entrance Chorten In 2000 After huffing and puffing up the trail, I turned a corner and walked past a chorten into Tengboche. Kangtega and Thamserku are on the left.

07 Tengboche - Entrance Chorten In 2000

08 Tengboche - Tengboche Gompa With Kongde And Khumbila In 2000 Tengboche (3860m) is set on a plateau with beautiful mountain views all around, including Kongde and Khumbila. Tengboche had Internet as of 2008, although it was fairly pricey.

08 Tengboche - Tengboche Gompa With Kongde And Khumbila In 2000

09 Tengboche - Tengboche Gompa With Kongde Shar, Konge Lho, Kongde Nup, Tengkangpoche, Panalotapa, Bigphero Go Shar 1997 Tengboche Gompa Monastery was established in 1916 and has strong ties with the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet. Tengboche burned to the ground on January 19, 1989 and was rebuilt and reopened in September 1993, with renovations ongoing over the years. Behind this view of Tengboche taken in 1997 are Kongde Shar, Konge Lho, Kongde Nup, Tengkangpoche, Panalotapa, and Bigphero Go Shar.

09 Tengboche - Tengboche Gompa With Kongde Shar, Konge Lho, Kongde Nup, Tengkangpoche, Panalotapa, Bigphero Go Shar 1997

10 Tengboche - Valley Toward Dingboche With Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam The Everest Southwest Face and summit pokes above the Nuptse-Lhotse south wall with Ama Dablam on the right, seen from Tengboche.

10 Tengboche - Valley Toward Dingboche With Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam

11 Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse Close Up The Everest southwest face and summit pokes above the Nuptse-Lhotse south wall from Tengboche.

11 Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse Close Up

12 Tengboche - Ama Dablam Viewed from Tengboche, Ama Dablam (6856m) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world with its ice cream cone summit plummeting to broad shoulders on the left and right. Ama Dablam (6856m) was first climbed on March 13, 1961 by Mike Gill, Wally Romanes, Barry Bishop, and Michael Ward.

12 Tengboche - Ama Dablam

13 Tengboche - View From Hill Behind Tengboche Includes Trail Toward Namche Bazaar With Kongde and Trail Towards Gokyo With Khumbila I climbed the ridge to the south of Tengboche in 1997. From this viewpoint I looked down on Tengboche, the trail towards Namche Bazaar with Kongde above, and Khumbila leading the way up the valley towards Gokyo.

13 Tengboche - View From Hill Behind Tengboche Includes Trail Toward Namche Bazaar With Kongde and Trail Towards Gokyo With Khumbila

14 Tengboche - Valley Toward Dingboche With Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse From Hill Behind Tengboche From a viewpoint on the ridge above Tengboche, I had a perfect view of the valley leading towards Mount Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse, with the upper and lowers parts of Pangboche and Dingboche visible.

14 Tengboche - Valley Toward Dingboche With Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse From Hill Behind Tengboche

15 Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse Close Up From Hill Behind Tengboche The Everest Southwest Face and summit pokes above the Nuptse-Lhotse south wall from a viewpoint on the ridge above Tengboche.

15 Tengboche - Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse Close Up From Hill Behind Tengboche

16 Tengboche - Everest Glows At Sunset Among The Clouds It became cloudy in the afternoon at Tengboche, with Everest becoming visible for just a few seconds at sunset.

16 Tengboche - Everest Glows At Sunset Among The Clouds

17 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Gate The beautiful entrance gate to Tengboche gompa monastery has carvings on the pillars and the deer and dharma wheel on the top.

17 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Gate

18 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Gate Ornate Pillar The beautiful entrance gate to Tengboche gompa monastery has ornate carvings on the pillars.

18 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Gate Ornate Pillar

18 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Prayer Wheels And Paintings - Hayagriva Yabyum, Vajrasattva Yabyum, Vajrakila Yabyum, Padmasambhava There are large prayer wheels surrounded by paintings next to the entrance gate. Some of the paintings are red Hayagriva in yabyum, white Vajrasattva in yabyum, blue Vajrakila in yabyum, and Padmasambhava (Tib. Guru Rinpoche) and Vajrasattva.

18 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance Prayer Wheels And Paintings - Hayagriva Yabyum, Vajrasattva Yabyum, Vajrakila Yabyum, Padmasambhava

19 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance, Lama Sangwa Dorje Rock Footprint, Paintings Of Wheel Of Life And The Four Guardian Kings After passing through the entrance gate and courtyard, I ascended the steps to the entrance to the prayer hall (Dokhang). There is a footprint of Lama Sange Dorje impressed into solid rock, and paintings of the Wheel Of Life and the Four Guardian Kings.

19 Tengboche Gompa - Entrance, Lama Sangwa Dorje Rock Footprint, Paintings Of Wheel Of Life And The Four Guardian Kings

20 Tengboche Gompa - Wide View Of Altar The Tengboche prayer hall (Dokhang) has an altar with the scriptures of the Kagyur on either side, and many paintings, statues, and thangkas.

20 Tengboche Gompa - Wide View Of Altar

21 Tengboche Gompa - Large Status Of Shakyamuni Buddha The main statue in the Tengboche prayer hall (Dokhang) is a giant statue of Shakyamuni Buddha.

21 Tengboche Gompa - Large Status Of Shakyamuni Buddha

22 Tengboche Gompa - Altar, Manjushri Statue, Drum The Tengboche prayer hall (Dokhang) has an altar with a holy water vase with peacock feathers, a statue of Manjushri, and a drum,

22 Tengboche Gompa - Altar, Manjushri Statue, Drum

23 Tengboche Gompa - Wide View Of Back Of Room The back wall of the Tengboche prayer hall (Dokhang) is covered with Buddhist paintings, many of Buddha.

23 Tengboche Gompa - Wide View Of Back Of Room

24 Tengboche Gompa - Painting Of Wrathful Deities, Buddha The back corner of the Tengboche prayer hall (Dokhang) has paintings contrasting flesh-eating wrathful deities with a serene Shakyamuni Buddha.

24 Tengboche Gompa - Painting Of Wrathful Deities, Buddha

25 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Two Young Monks Blow Horns To Start The Festival The most important festival in Tengboche is called the Mani Rimdu. It consists of nine days of ceremonies and meditation (Drupchen). This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by Tengboche Rinpoche to the public and the world renowned Mask Dances performed by the monks at Tengboche Monastery. I was able to attend the rehearsal in November 1997 where monks practice dancing without masks. The ceremony starts with two young monks blowing long horns.

25 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Two Young Monks Blow Horns To Start The Festival

26 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monks Enter Courtyard And Dance While Head Lamas Look On From Above As the senior monks and the Tengboche Rinpoche watch from above the courtyard, the monks descend the steps from the prayer hall and start their Mani Rimdu dances, while some monks play cymbals and beat the drum.

26 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monks Enter Courtyard And Dance While Head Lamas Look On From Above

27 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monks Dance Around The Courtyard Monks dance around the central pole in the Tengboche courtyard at a Mani Rimdu rehearsal in 1997.

27 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monks Dance Around The Courtyard

28 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monk Twirls While Hitting Cymbals My favourite part of the Tengboche Mani Rimdu rehearsal in 1997 was a young monk who twirled on one foot while banging cymbals. It was mesmerizing.

28 Tengboche Gompa 1997 Mani Rimdu Rehearsal - Monk Twirls While Hitting Cymbals