Mani Rimdu Festivals

11 Days
Activity:

Overview

Mani Rimdu is main festival of the Khambu (Everest region). The 3 days long Mini Rimdu festival is performed at Tengboche Monastery (3860 m). Buddhist Monk wear mask and perform Mask dance over the Victory of Bon –Po Religion. This festival is celebrated during the 9th month of Tibetan lunar calendar which falls on October.  People of Sherpa community attend to the Puja (worshipping). They pray paying homage to Guru Rinpoche. Mani Rimdu Festival is being celebrated since centuries around the full moon day. During the Mani Rimdu festival the monks perform 16 dances. All the monks of the monastery perform chanting and prayers following rituals according to the Buddhist tradition.
The Tengeboche Monastery is situated at the top of the hill from where you can enjoy with the surrounding Mountain views. The spectacular mountains such as Mt Everest (8,850 m), Lotse (8,516 m), Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamaserku, Kantaga and many more  other mountains can be viewed from here. The trek goes through the alpine pine and rhododendron forest. On the way, flora and fauna of various kinds can be seen. Different birds like Imperyan Pheasant, vultures, kites, etc. and animals such as Mountain Thar, Musk Deer, etc. are found here in abundance. All through the way, carved big rocks and Buddhist prayer flags can be seen.
Tengeboche Monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Guli. This monastery sustained a great damage by the massive earthquake in 1934 and a great fire in 1989 which had totally burnt it. Still, the people here have revived it and are continuing with the culture and tradition. During this festival, visitors will have a great chance to visit highland Sherpa people and experience their own unique culture.

Trip Duration 11 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Standred
Start - End Lukla in khumbu Region - Lukla in Khumbu Region
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 3860 m
Trip Season The Month of October

Day-1, Arrival, and transfer to the hotel evening welcome dinner

After arriving at the airport, our guide welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, from there you are dropped to the Hotel and transferred by a welcome drink and dinner in the evening. If your flight arrives earlier, you can spare some time at the hotel or roam around Kathmandu, preferably Thamel and look for some souvenirs back home. Later in the evening, you are served with authentic Nepali food or dinner of your choice. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Snacks and Dinner Included

  • Day-2,Flight to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Phakding(2610m)4hrs

We take an early morning flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla, Lukla is also known as the gateway to Everest, each tourist/trekkers visiting Everest Region pass their way through Lukla. The flight roughly takes around 40 minutes with the view of several mountains in the Himalayas. From Lukla, we start our trek towards Phakding, crossing Cheplung and Ghat, we reach Phakding after 3-4 hours of walk from Lukla. We accommodate for the night in Phakding

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-3, Phakding to Namche Bazar(3440m)6hrs

On the fourth day, we take our breakfast in Phakding and start our journey towards Namche bazaar through pine forest up to the Benker Valley. Following the trial, we cross the Dudhkoshi River. We then pass Monjo Village along with the trial and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After which we pass Jorsale Village, after taking steep downhill, we reach our destination for the day, that is Namche Bazaar. We walk for 5-6 hours on this day.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-4, Acclimatized Day in Namche

4th day is the rest day in Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar is a common route among the trekkers and guides as most people stay there for acclimatization. Tourists stay there at the cafes and use the internet on this day. Namche Bazar is the best trade region in the Khumbu Region with the mesmerizing view of mountains of Himalayas specially the Kongde Ri Peak. The average temperature of Namche Bazaar is 6-degree Celcius around the year which can go up to negative 8 degrees in the winter.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-5, Namche to Tengboche(3860m)5hrs

After breakfast in Namche Bazzar, we trek further north towards the Tengboche which is one of the famous destinations for Monks visiting the Khumbu or Everest region. The Mani Rimdu Festival happens in Tengboche Monastery only. We will stay here to enjoy the festival. It takes us around 5-6 hours to reach Tengboche village from Namche Bazaar. Tengboche Monastery is the biggest Monastery in the region. After reaching Tengboche, the Chanting starts at around 3 PM, we join the Monk for Chanting at the Tengboche Monastery. The monastery territory has one of the best panoramic views of the Himalayas, the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam etc. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day-6, Rest in Tengboche to enjoy with festival

In Tengboche which is 3860meters from the sea level, we witness the Mani Rimdu Festival in which many tourists from around the world witness together. Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated mostly by sherpas and Buddhists from the Khumbu region. Sherpas celebrate this festival with the monastic community. The monks wear their costumes and perform Lama Dance with the traditional music and dramatize the triumph of Buddhism. We hike up to the Tengboche viewpoint from the monastery for witnessing the almighty Himalaya ranges.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day-7,  Tengboche to Khumjung(3780m)5hrs

From Tengboche, we go to the Khumjung Village. The name Khumjung is derived from the mountain Khumbila which is very near the Khumjung village. The khumjung village is in the lap of Khumbila mountain. Khumjung village is also famous for its monastery, the Khumjung monastery which has purported Yeti Scalp. Also there is a Khumjung school built by sir Edmund Hillery after his successful attempt to climb Everest. Feeling the importance of education to the children in the Everest region, he built the school back in 1961.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

  • Day-8, Khumjung to Phakding(2610m)5hrs

From Khumjung, we trek West towards Phakding Village. Phakding Village is another Sherpa Village in the same VDC inside dudh koshi river valley, this village was a trade route between India and Tibet for Salt in the earlier days. Also, we visit the Phakding Monastery there and interact with the monks there. Overnight stay at Phakding Village.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-9, Phakding to Lukla(2800m)3hrs

From Phakding, which is north from Lukla, we trek back to Lukla to catch our flight back to Kathmandu on the other day. It takes around 3  hours to reach Lukla from Phakding, along the way we cross bridges above the Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi river. The path today is between the thick rhododendron and Pine forest. On crossing the Jorsale, Banker, Phakding Village we reach Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-10, Lukla to Kathmandu                                           

We take an early morning flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, we check in to our hotel and do some souvenir shopping and can enjoy nightlife at Thamel, the tourist area in K-town.furthermore, we still continue the day visiting different world heritage sites in Kathmandu meanwhile your documents are made ready. We are more likely to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa or Pashupatinath Temple which is all listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. On this day you get the quick tour of Kathmandu city. Overnight Stay at Kathmandu.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-11, Drive to International Airport and Departure

Checkout from the hotel. And we end our trip with you dropping at the airport and seeing you goodbye and wishing for a safe flight back home. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Included.

INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight fare to Client and Guide Porter
  • Insurance for  Staffs
Not Included
  • International Flight and Nepal Visa 
  • Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue 
  • Additional activities  (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.)
  • Tip to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Price:$1245

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