Tengboche is the name of a monastery and the small village in Khumbu.
Every October or November, Tengboche holds the famous Mani Rimdu festival that consists of nine day's of meditation and culminates with a blessing ceremony and spectacular mask dances. Scghedule for 2006:
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.
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.
There are four lodges in the field in front of the monastery. The quality and price is about the same.