Tengboche Elevation: 3860 m/12664 ft
Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m/ 14469 ft
Trek Distance: 6.5 miles/10.5 kilometers
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Tengboche to Dingboche is a challenging section in the Everest Base Camp trek. You need to traverse diverse landscapes along the trail to arrive at Dingboche. Trekkers pass alongside the glacial river below the valley on this beautiful trek section.
Moreover, the course of this trek also takes you through the village of Pangboche below the beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam. The hike from Tengboche to Dingboche is on a descending trail for the first 2 km/1.2 miles of the journey. The trail then climbs uphill till you arrive at Dingboche. However, there are no steep uphills and only a slight incline.
After breakfast at the teahouse early, we will observe the morning prayers at the Tengboche monastery. The spiritual environment of the region is quite enchanting, and you will cherish it thoroughly. After that, we will start our journey to Dingboche, passing through the various settlements of their area.
You will descend into numerous settlements before arriving at your destination. One of them is Deboche, where you will find many local settlements. You will cross this Deboche and then begin your journey uphill, where you will arrive at a place with many inscribed stones.
There you will cross a suspension bridge alongside the valley. The majestic views of Ama Dablam and other surrounding mountains are the prime attraction along the trail. You will arrive at Pangboche after trekking for a few hours, where you will stop to have lunch. There you can get the best views of the snow-clad Himalayas from a viewpoint. You will leave Pangboche and climb the trail uphill in the region.
However, there are no steep uphill but gradual inclines. You will get sweeping views of the entire landscape on this section of the course. While you can observe Lhotse and Nuptse from a great perspective, there is only a glimpse of Mt Everest. There is a village settlement of Shomare that you will pass through, which is the last village that you will cross before Dingboche.
You will continue along the valley trail and cross the river through a suspension bridge. After you arrive at Dingboche, you can rest at the teahouse. You can also explore around if you like. The trekkers will stay at the teahouse and prepare for the next day of trek.
Acclimatization at Dingboche
Dingboche is a beautiful settlement that provides you with the incredible views of the Himalayas. There are many acclimatization points along the trail. You can hike up the Nangkartshang Peak. in this trekking day, you will travel without your luggage and explore less demanding terrain.
The trail to this peak includes colorful Buddhist prayer flags and monasteries. You can find Sherpa settlements along the route with the winding sandy path. The course takes you above the valley and provides you with the spectacular surrounding landscapes. There is also a ridge along the trail that takes you through the Imja valley leading to Chhukung and Lobuche.
Nangkartshang (5083 m/16676 ft) mountain peak provides you with sweeping views of the entire landscape including mountains, glaciers, rivers, and other settlements. The mountain views of the region include Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Imja glacier. The trail to the top of the mountains will allow you to acclimatize well. This will enable you to explore the entire region and tackle altitude sickness.
Moreover, the beautiful trail has rocky terrains that will challenge you along the route. The path leads you to a ridge. The alpine lakes and glaciers look incredible from the summit of the peak. There are extreme cold temperatures at the top of the summit that will make the journey challenging. Hence, you should wear warm clothes and proper gear for the trip.
The trail finally leads you downhill from the Nangkartshang Peak. You should be careful as the paths can get quite slippery. After arriving at the bottom of the peak, you can traverse through the beautiful terrain back to Dingboche. You can also explore the settlements of the local people after arriving at the destination. After having meals for the night, you can rest and prepare for the next day.