Tengboche Monastery, The best tourist attraction on Everest Region
This is the beautiful Buddhist Monastery, located on Tengboche village (3867 meters) known as a largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Which offers a panoramic views of majestic mountains including Mt. Everest and Mt. Amadablam. Trekkers like to visit the monastery for blessing of the successful journey from the Buddhist monks and observe humble lifestyle of monk. The Monastery is open to the trekkers for few selected areas and also allow to go meditation hall while they are chanting and meditate on Evening time.
Tengboche Monastery is lies in Sagarmatha National Park, listed on UNESCO world heritage site. A three day walking from Lukla airport via, cross to Namche Bazaar, lot of travelers visit every year. This is one of the biggest Monastery in Khumbu region, with lot of monk and lama lives there. It is in the best attraction for Trekkers and Climbers who are heading to Everest Base Camp. One night stay at lodge beside Monastery could enough time to explore around there. It is surrounded by a mani stone,( flat stone with mantra: OM MANE PADME HUM) and prayer flag ( five Buddhist elements: water, fire, wind, earth and sky). It represent the so much about the Sherpa peoples and their lifestyle.
Mani Rimdu Festival, The biggest festival for Sherpa People
This is the biggest and most important festival for Sherpa People. Every year OCT-NOV time they celebrate this festival at Monastery for 3 days. At this time they show a more about Sherpa culture, where lot of Monks wear elaborate mask, costumes and show a ritual lama dances. The main first days of festival involves prayers, second day for colorful Lama dancing and last day for some entertaining dances and chanting prayers. This festival make opportunity to observe the real and ideal culture of Sherpa people and their life style.
NOTE: This festival is fixed according to Tibetan Lunar calendar. The head lama of the Monastery announces the dates, which celebrate on full moon time of OCT-NOV time. In 2019 They celebrating on 12th, 13th, 14th November.