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Tengboche Gompa (Thyangboche)

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Address: Tengboche, Nepal

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Almost like a different world

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Herzele, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Inside this wonderful building you can hear the monks chant. Take your shoes of and enter at 3 PM. Close your eyes and you're in an other world ...

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Historic monastery. Beauty unsurpassed, inside and out. I went with Tengboche Trekking in Oct. of 2015. I was guided by Tshering Tashi Sherpa of Tengboche Trekking company. Tashi has been a monk at Tengboche for 14 years. His knowledge of Buddhism and culture make the trip informative and spiritual. Thank you to Tashi.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

En route to the base camp, one does halt at Tengboche which is a small village surrounded by 7 hills. The monastery is right there and has morning and evening prayers which one must visit if they can battle the chilling cold. It is very scenic and makes for great photos.

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