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Lawudo Gompa trekking

Lawudo Gompa trekking

Everest Region

Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 3867m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight


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All price inclusive
$ 1250 $ 1150
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1250
2 Paxes $1150
2-4 Paxes $1130
4-6 Paxes $1100
6-10 Paxes $1070
10-15 Paxes $1040
15+Paxes $1040

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Lawudo Gompa Meditation Trek: A Journey of Spiritual Awakening in the Himalayas

The Lawudo Gompa Trekking is a transformative expedition that beckons those seeking a profound meditation experience amidst the majestic Himalayan landscapes. Located in Thamu, just a four-hour hike from Namche Bazaar, this journey unfolds against a backdrop of awe-inspiring views, with Kongde Peak and Khumbila gracing the horizon, framed by lush juniper trees and the ethereal embrace of drifting clouds.

Few places on Earth carry the spiritual weight and significance of Lawudo. Nestled within Lawudo Gompa lies a precious gem—an oasis of meditation that imparts cosmic energy to devout Buddhists and followers of the esteemed Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Perched high in the Himalayan mountains, in the revered region of Solu Khumbu, Lawudo stands as a radiant beacon for those in search of authenticity, blessings, and mystical charm—a true Cave of Blissful Attainments.

This sacred sanctuary, discovered by the esteemed Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe and infused with the blessings from a lifetime of devoted Buddhist Dharma practice, serves as the original abode of the infinitely compassionate Guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Even fleeting glimpses of this sacred place have the power to soften the most hardened hearts and ignite an unwavering commitment to the path of Dharma.

starting on this captivating expedition unveils the mysteries of a hidden valley, nestled within a land blessed by the presence of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). Just above Lawudo, a towering cliff known as Dragkarma, or the White Cliff, stands as the gateway to one of Khumbu’s enigmatic valleys. To undertake the Lawudo Gompa hiking and trekking experience, allocate approximately 10 to 12 days, including flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

Rest assured, the Lawudo Gompa trek is led by seasoned guides and porters who possess an intimate understanding of the region’s history, people, culture, nature, vegetation, mountains, wildlife, and domestic livestock. Their expertise ensures an unforgettable journey where every step aligns with the rhythm of your soul.

Release your adventurous spirit and surrender to the grandeur of Lawudo Gompa Trekking. Allow the mystique of this sacred land to captivate your senses as you embark on an extraordinary odyssey of self-discovery.

The Enchantment of Lawudo Gompa

Lawudo Gompa, a hidden gem nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, holds a unique allure for trekkers and spiritual seekers alike. The journey to Lawudo takes you on a profound exploration of both the external and internal landscapes, offering vistas of stunning mountain peaks and the opportunity for deep introspection and meditation.

The Trail of Tranquility

The journey begins in earnest in the bustling town of Namche Bazaar, the heart of the Khumbu region. From here, you’ll embark on a trek that winds through lush forests and serene villages. The path leads you to Thamu, a village that serves as a gateway to the sacred realms of Lawudo.

A Pilgrimage of Inner Peace

As you ascend towards Lawudo Gompa, you’ll find that every step is a meditation, each breath a mantra. The tranquil environment, pristine air, and spiritual energy of this place envelop you, inviting you to delve deeper into your own consciousness.

Meeting the Keepers of Wisdom

Lawudo Gompa is a spiritual haven, where the wisdom of the ages is preserved by its dedicated caretakers. The resident monks and nuns are living repositories of ancient knowledge, and spending time in their company can be a profoundly enlightening experience.

A Glimpse into the Past

While at Lawudo, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the caves where great yogis and meditators of the past sought solitude and enlightenment. These caves are steeped in history and are a testament to the enduring power of spiritual practice.

The Majesty of the Himalayas

The journey to Lawudo is not just an inner pilgrimage; it is also an opportunity to witness the majesty of the Himalayan landscape. The towering peaks of Kongde and Khumbila, often bathed in the soft glow of the setting sun, are a reminder of the immense beauty and power of nature.

A Sanctuary for the Soul

At Lawudo Gompa, the cacophony of the outside world fades into silence, and the mind finds respite from its incessant chatter. Here, amid the tranquility of the Himalayas, you can connect with your innermost self and experience a sense of peace that is often elusive in our busy lives.

A Journey of Self-Discovery

The Lawudo Gompa Trek is more than just a physical journey; it is a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation. The serene surroundings, the wisdom of the monks and nuns, and the opportunity for meditation and introspection all combine to create an environment conducive to personal growth and spiritual awakening.

Logistics and Practical Considerations

The Lawudo Gompa Trek is a trek of moderate difficulty and is suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. The journey begins and ends in Kathmandu, with a flight to and from Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. The trek itself takes approximately 10 to 12 days, with accommodations in teahouses and monastic guesthouses along the way.

It is essential to be adequately prepared for the trek, both physically and mentally. While the trek is not overly strenuous, the high altitude and rugged terrain can pose challenges. It is advisable to engage in physical training and conditioning in the months leading up to the trek and to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the journey.

In Conclusion

The Lawudo Gompa Trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the mystical landscapes of the Himalayas while embarking on a profound inner journey. It is a pilgrimage of the soul, a quest for inner peace and self-discovery. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a spiritual seeker, this trek has the power to touch your heart and transform your spirit. Let the enchantment of Lawudo Gompa captivate your senses and lead you on a path of spiritual awakening in the heart of the Himalayas.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla early in the morning (2827 meters. 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2640 meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters.6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization.
  • Day 04: Trek to Lawudo Gompa (3455 meters. 4 hours of walking stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Khumjung Sherpa Village (3780 meters. 6 hours of walking stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867 meters. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Namche (3440 meters. 4/5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek down to Manjo 2840 M (6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek back to Lukla (4 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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