Mani Rimbu Festival Trek

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Trip Overview

Everest Mani Rimdu festival is one of the most interesting High Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, it is celebrating in Tengboche monastery it is an old Buddhist monastery located in Everest region of Nepal.  In Tengboche the Mani Rimdu is performed usually between mid-October and mid-November, the date of the Mani Rimdu festival is fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar and announces the Mani Rimdu festival dates by the head of Tengboche (Tengboche) Monastery Lama. The Mani Rimdu is a colorful festival which is not only popular in Nepalese people, also lots of tourists visit in Nepal to see this colorful festival at Tengboche monastery each year with their family and friends. Tengboche monastery is in on the way to Everest base camp trekking so people can make Mani Rimdu festival with Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trek too or those who have short time they just make a trek to Tengboche monastery to observe the Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche monastery.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Kathmandu arrival (1300m)

    You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.

  • Day 02
    Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) Trek to Phakding (2652m)

    Your early flight to Lukla today will take approximately 30 minutes;

    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

    From here you will trek to Phakding, descending 200m over 3 hours. You will catch a glimpse of some great mountains such as Nupla (5885m) above Kongde Ridge, Kusum Kang (6367m appears on the right a little later. All along you will be following the northern (left) bank of the Dudh Kosi River. It is important to take these first few days slowly to enable your body to acclimatise and to enjoy the passing scenery and culture.

  • Day 03
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Today begins on level ground, relative to the environment in which you are! You will cross the river on a high suspension bridge and begin to climb up to Monjo (2800m) and on to the gateway to the Sagamartha National Park Entrance in place to protect and preserve this beautiful environment. There is a good rest stop on the way up where you will see people gathered, admiring the first real chance to see Everest in the distance. On the way up today you will be rewarded with views of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache Peak before eventually arriving at Namche after about 5 hours.

    View of Namche Bazar

  • Day 04
    Rest day in and around Namche Bazaar

    The main aim today is to allow your body to acclimatise, it is important to drink lots of water and take some gentle exercise. Namche is a growing town tucked into a neat little valley, there is lots going on in the centre with market days on Friday and Saturday. There are some interesting museums and shops. There is also internet and a sauna! You could venture further afield, take a visit to Khumjung where the Hillary school sits and Khunde nearby, on the way back to Namche you could visit the Shyangboche airstrip, (3790m) the highest in the world nearby is the Everest View Hotel for stunning views.

  • Day 05
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

    There are various trails leading out of the village of Namche, your guide will show you the most appropriate, you are most likely to enjoy excellent views of Ama Dablam and Everest amongst others along the way though. From Sanasa trail descends to Phunki Thanga from where you have a 2 hour climb to Tengboche steeply at first but soon levels out. You will come to a stone gate which marks the entrance to Tengboche, the religious centre of the Khumbu region. Overall today will take approximately 5 hours.

    Tengboche

  • Day 06
    First day of Mani Rimbu Festival

    Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at Tengboche, Thame and Chiwang Monasteries of Solukhumbu Nepal.

    First day of Mani Rimbu Festival

    This is a sacred ceremonies and series of events of empowerment. It is a sequence of nineteen days celebration, which concludes with three days public festival. Sherpa get time to gather and celebrate this festival with monastic community. Lamas and Sherpa gather at the monastery for five days for the welfare of the world.

  • Day 07
    Second Day Mani Rimbu Festival

    This day ,demons are quelled and the virtuous are rewarded. The monks wear elaborate mask, costumes’ and through a series ritualistic Lama dances, dramatize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon, The main first days of festival involves prayers, second day for colorful lama dancing, they wear brocade gown and wonderfully painted papier-mâché masks.

    Second day of Mani Rimbu Festival

  • Day 08
    Third day of Mani Rimbu festival

    Last day is for some humorous dances and chanting prayers. Hundred of local people and foreign tourist attend the performance. You will be to see the real and ideal culture of Sherpa people and great Himalayan pictures.

    Third day of Mani Rimbu Festival

  • Day 09
    Tengboche to Namche (3440m/11,286ft)

    Mostly down hill today it will take you 4 to 5 hours, there is a steep climb for about an hour before you encounter the scenic walk back into Namche. From Khumjung you can pass through Khunde where you may enjoy a visit to the little monastery if you haven’t already.

  • Day 10
    Namche to Lukla (2800m/9185ft)

    A four hour walk today descending steeply for the first half then on to Phakding, where you will spend the night. This is your final day trekking; it will take you around 3 hours more to Lukla from Phakding. This evening you will have a farewell ceremony with your guides and porters where you will be able to sample some Chang and try some Sherpa dancing.

  • Day 11
    Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

    You will be on an early flight back this morning, on arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and taken to your hotel.

    Lukla to Kathmandu by Air

  • Day 12
    Kathmandu free day of your own

    Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.

  • Day 13
    Flight to Home

    You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.

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