Tengboche has something of a charm about it. The famous Tengboche Gompa has a
part to play in this, but the beautiful birch-rhododendron forest and the
expansive views offered by this ridge top settlement have got to be the ones
that nail it.
Tengboche is also home to one of the most colorful events of the Khumbu
region: the Mani Rimdu. This festival which includes masked dances by the
monks lends a surreal air to Tengboche and is a crowd puller for good reason.
Also interesting but perhaps less famous are the skiing monks of Tengboche.
You might be able to see one in winter and early spring when there is snow on
the open ground around here.
The forest around Tengboche which is protected by the gompa supports the
highest density of Musk Deer and Blood Pheasant in the Khumbu. The Himalayan
Monal is also a regular sight around here.