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Monju also Monjo (2800m) is a village in Khumbu. It is located between the villages of Lukla and Namche Bazaar.


Partial view of Monjo village

The Sagarmatha National Park entrance is just outside the village. Here, travelers are required to show their passports and pay a 1,000rps entrance fee. The entrance fee can be paid in advance at the offices of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Get in[edit]

A five-hour walk from Lukla - mostly either downhill or flat, but there a short but steep climb before entering the village.

Get around[edit]


There is nothing special to see in this village. Enjoy the view of the mountains and spend some time in the Lodge's restaurant chatting, sipping tea and resting.




Usually dinner and breakfast are made in the accommodation you choose to spend the night. If you are just passing through you can stop at one them and have a quick snack or a tea or coffee.



There are several lodge with the price ranging from 200 to 500 rupees for a room.

  • Mount Kailash Lodge. A solar-lit lodge located on the left near the centre of the village. Mount Kailash is an old favorite and can offer rooms with attached bathrooms. Ask for their speciality coffee: 'Sherpaccino.'
  • Top Hill Lodge and Restaurant. A family owned lodge located in near the center of the village. Top Hill has been providing accommodation for trekkers for over fifteen years. [1][dead link]

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