PANGBOCHE - Love of the Patron Saint

  • 4020 meters

Pangboche is an idyllic village and its roots go back to the time of Lama Sanga Dorje, the patron saint of Khumbu. Supposedly established by Lama Sanga Dorje himself, the gompa here is one of the oldest in Khumbu and has some interesting relics. Also local folklore insists that the old juniper trees around the village emanated from the Lama's hair!!

If you are walking to Phortse from here, you will go past prime Tahr habitat and will be surprised at how tame they are. This stretch is one of our personal favorites. The traffic is low, the views are stunning and the wildlife is amazing.