Mani Rimdu Festival Trek
Mani Rimdu Festival is the most famous and spectacular festival celebrated on Everest region at various places like Tengboche, Chiwang gompa and Thame.
3,870 m/ 12696ft
OCT - NOV
Festival Trip Nepal
Mani Rimdu Festival
Mani Rimdu is one of the biggest festivals of the Sherpa in the Khumbu region. During this period the local Sherpa as well as the Tibetan communities gather and celebrate in monastic community. Mani Rimdu is celebrated as the victory of formation of Buddhism in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche. Sherpa from the Khumbu region gather in Thenboche monastery frowhere we can witness the picturesque view of Mt Everest as well as Ama Dablam. During the festive session the ten days of nonstop prayer is done which is dedicated to patron deities asking blessing from god to all the mankind.This three day celebration starts with blowing of horns after that the monks start to chant the prayers in the monastery. The people attaining the prayers are blessed and showered with holy water and auspicious pellets for good luck and longevity.
The second day of celebration is started with an orchestra of cymbals, horns, flutes and conch shells. With the music performed by the orchestra the monks in colorful robes and huge scowling masks perform dance representing the destruction of evil. On the third or last day of celebration Tormas( figure made up of dough) are relegated to the sacred fire which signifies the end of negative energy and an new dawn of a sanctified new year. .
10 Oct 2018 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
11 Oct 2018 Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
12 Oct 2018 Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight then trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
13 Oct 2018 Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
14 Oct 2018 Day 05: Acclimatization Day:
15 Oct 2018 Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (4/5 hours)
16 Oct 2018 Day 07: Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony.
17 Oct 2018 Day 08: Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance.
18 Oct 2018 Day 09: Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony
19 Oct 2018 Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
20 Oct 2018 Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hours)
21 Oct 2018 Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45 minutes)
22 Oct 2018 Day 13: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
23 Oct 2018 Day 14: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
Airport pickups/drops as per itinerary and upon arrival and departure
Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
One English speaking climbing leader including his salary, climb fee, food, accomodation, flight, equipment, insuracne, etc
Necessary numbers of porters and helpers including their salary, food, accmodation, insurance, equipment, etc
Accommodation in local lodges during the trek and tented accommodation during climb
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Group mountaineering equipment like tent, kitchen equipment, rope
Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Sherpa Expedition T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek and climb
All government taxes & office service charges
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
All personal climbing gears.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section