Trekking to Lawudo Gonpa

12 Days
  • Airlines
  • Hotel/Tea Houses
  • 4000 meters
  • 8 Days
  • 2


Lawudo Gompa is situated within one day’s walking distance from Namche bazaar of Everest region, Khumbu. The place is the meditation hermitage of Lama Zopa Rinpoche (1946 – 2023), founder and previous head of the Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu. The retreat center has been made popular for spiritual seekers by his followers from across the world. However, anyone interested in experiencing the Tibetan Buddhist culture that is followed by Sherpa and the other Indigenous people of the Nepal Himalaya can join this trip. Lawudo was a cave used for meditation and retreat by a learned Lama (Monk) from the nearby village of Thame. Following his death, it is believed that he was reincarnated as Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche lived and meditated in this cave for many years and emerged as one of the highest-level spiritual teachers of our times. There are centers all over the world that are associated with his monastery, Kopan Mahayana Gompa in Kathmandu, and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

The Three Jewels Adventures’ Manager, Amber Tamang, has worked with some of the teachers of FPMT, coordinating large groups on pilgrimage trips in Kathmandu, Lumbini, and India and treks to Lawudo. He was the first to guide the Lawudo Pilgrimage trek for Ven. Robina Courtin’s group. We offer this trip of 10 to 12 days trek to those who wish to have cultural and spiritual taste besides seeing the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest.

Trekking Itinerary

Days Places/Program Activity Time Sleeping Elevation
Day 01: Kathmandu, Arrival and meet the guide 1350 meters
Day 02: Kathmandu for trek preparation and stay at a hotel
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Monjo 25 minutes flights, 4 hour trekking 2835 meters
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 5 hours 3440 meters
Day 05: Rest for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek to Lawudo Gompa 5 hours 4000 meters
Day 07: Rest and visit the cave, monastery and surrounding area
Day 08-09: Retreat or rest in the peaceful setting of Lawudo, there can be scheduled teaching in the monastery which can be joined by visitors
Day 10: Return to Monjo 6 hours 2835 meters
Day 11: Return trek to Lukla 4 hours 2800 meters
Day 12: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu. Trip concludes
Day 13: Fly back to Home.



The Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Kathmandu hotel as per itinerary (with Breakfast)
  • One welcome meal
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry fee, Local Municipal Entry Fee
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare of you and guide
  • Lukla to Lukla trekking period : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea or coffee at the time of meal
  • One tea break in a day tea or coffee.
  • Accommodation: Single or Double room in local home lodges
  • Porter to carry luggage, extra bag
  • Guide entire trip from Kathmandu back to Kathmandu
  • Insurance, equipment, wages, Food & Accommodation for staff

The Cost Excludes

  • Hotel change or upgrade if applicable in Kathmandu
  • Lodge, hotel upgrade to private bathroom type during the trek
  • Extra porter if required for specific purpose
  • Additional day trek charge in the case of itinerary change or dates added
  • Your travel, rescue, medical insurances.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except hotel breakfast and welcome meal
  • Bottled drinking water, and beverages other than tea / coffee during meals
  • Hot shower
  • Special meals other than mentioned on printed menu, special desert
  • Any meals taken outside the lodge stayed
  • Personal expenses such as Tipping, Donation, Offering, etc.
  • Anything that’s not mentioned under the cost includes section above

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Trekking to Lawudo Gonpa
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