Guided Tours to monasteries in the surrounding area of Junbesi are starting either from the village of Junbesi or Serlo Gonpa (located 30 min. above Junbesi)
Tour 5: 2-days-tour: 1st day to Trakshindo Gonpa (walking 4 – 5 hours) plus lunch break and monastery visit, stay overnight in a lodge, 2nd day to Chiwong Gonpa (walking 6 hours), plus lunch break (package) and Gonpa visit, back to Junbesi (by jeep); requires a middle fitness
Tour 6. 2-days-tour: 1st day to Trakshindo Gonpa (walking 4 – 5 hours) plus lunch break and monastery visit, stay overnight in a lodge, 2nd day transport by jeep to Chiwong Gonpa plus lunch break (package) and Gonpa visit, walking down to Phaplu (2 hours), back to Junbesi (by jeep); requires a little to middle fitness
Tour 7: 3-days-tour: 1st day to Ngowur Gonpa below Pike (walking 7 hours) plus lunch break (package) and stay in the monastery, 2nd day walking up to Pike peak (3 hours), lunch break Pike base camp and back to Ngowur Gonpa (2 ½ hours). 3rd day walking back to Serlo Gonpa/Junbesi (walking 6 hours); requires a middle fitness
Tour 8: 4-days-tour: 1st day to Trakshindo Gonpa (walking 4 – 5 hours) plus lunch break and monastery visit, stay overnight in a lodge, 2nd day walking up to Trosala (stay in a camp, lunch package and cooking included), 3rd day walk up to Homi Tso / holy lake of Dudh Kunda below Numbur mountain and crossing to Sengephuk (former Gonpa), see „finger prints of saint in a rock“ (stay in a camp, lunch package and cooking included), 4th day walk down to Junbesi/Serlo Gonpa (6 hours), lunch break in Phugmoche; requires a high fitness
Tour 9: 2-days-tour: 3 hours walking up to Thupten Choling (Tibetan monastery) and Phugmoche Gonpa, visit monasteries and lunch break, stay in a camp or in the monastery, 2nd day 5 hours walk up to Senghephuk (lunch package), see „finger prints of saint in a rock“, walk back to Junbesi/Serlo Gonpa (4 hours); requires a high fitness
Information on Catering
While staying in monasteries, visitors will receive warm meals three times a day (except where lunch packages are included in the tour). For breakfast, this includes coffee and/or tea, pancake and/or tsampa porridge. For reasons of practicability, the meals offered for lunch and dinner are vegetarian and follow the monasteries' plan of lunch and dinner. Let yourself get surprised by the original and tasty Sherpa food.
While staying or resting in tea houses / lodges, visitors have a choice according to the local menu offered. In both types of rest places, monasteries and tea houses / lodges, beverages are included for breakfast and meals (either tea, coffee or hot water). In tea houses and lodges, further beverages, soft drinks and beer or other drinks as well as snacks are not included and may be ordered individually.
Information on Accommodation
Accommodation is in clean two-bed or single-bed rooms. Availability of single-bed rooms may depend on early booking. Hot shower is available but, in most places, there is no attached bath room. Guest rooms with attached bath room are available in Serlo monastery, again depending on early booking. Accommodation in the monastery is available in the months from September to November.