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Tengboche (3870m) is the name of a large monastery and the surrounding settlement. It is located in Khumbu.
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on foot - a good 6 or 7 hour hike from Namche
 Get around
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Every October or November, Tengboche holds the famous Mani Rimdu festival that consists of nineteen day's of meditation, ceremonies of "pujas" and culminates with a blessing ceremony and spectacular mask dances. The main events for outsiders are the last days which will be as follow scheduled for 2009:
Please note that the festival dates might be changed by the monastery, by mid-year Tengboche monastery officially publishes the dates on their website.
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There are no stores in the village, but the lodges keep a stock of necessities, such as camera film, batteries, throat lozengers, bandages etc - but remember that price rising with altitude, so expect to pay more than in Namche.
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There is a bakery outside the monastery gate that serves pizza and coffee - it claims to be the highest bakery in the world, and at nearly 4,000m it is easy to believe.
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There are four lodges in the field in front of the monastery. The quality and price is about the same.
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