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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek – Nepal Everest Trekking
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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Himalayan Buddhist Festival

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek


per person

The Mani Rimdu Festival Trek can educate you on the essence of the ceremony for the welfare of the world and at the same time amuse you to the full. You get to pray along with the monks and enjoy the dance by Lama’s wearing brocade gown and wonderfully painted papier-mâché masks.

The only trek that is meant for the spectacle and entertaining view of the most important festival of the Sherpa people, Mani Rimdu, is called the Mani Rimdu Festival Trek. Filled with unique natural diversity, this Everest region trek is another great opportunity to discover the essence of Sherpa people and learn about their cultures and festivals.

The Mani Rimdu Festival usually falls on the 9th lunar month which is October/November and involves huge preparations and decorations for the main day. Mani Rimdu Festival 2020 dates are October 31, November 1, November, 2 and November 3. October 31: Wong (Blessing from Rimpoche), November 1: Chhyam (Lama Dance), November 2: Jingsak (Fire Puja), November 3: Mandala Destroying. Mani Rimdu Festival Trek requires the trekkers to stay at Tengboche, the major place for the happening of the event, for three whole days in order to spectacle the entertaining Lama and Buddhist dance pujas.  The festival covers The Sand Mandala, The Empowerment, The Fire Puja and Mask Dance by monks events as a whole with other minor ceremonies in between.

The first day you get sacred Mani Rilwu (sacred or blessed pills) and Tshereel (pills for long life); the next day you enjoy dances on conquering demons and rewarding virtuoso, and later you take part in various ceremonies like fire puja, Ser-Kyem, Chhingpa and so on. The Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking also allows you to experience the Himalayan beauty and its charismatic snow-covered peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Kongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) also holy mountains Khumbila (5761m), etc.

Though the major visiting is done at Tengboche, the Mani Rimdu Festival Trek lets you hike through the difficult terrain; and give you the complete Everest region introduction in a short period.

Outline Itinerary of the Mani Rimdu Festival 2020 Dates

27 October 2020 Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA), transfer to the hotel.
28 October 2020 Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) approximately 40 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610m).
29 October 2020 Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar through the beautiful valley along Dudhkosi River.
30 October 2020 Day 04: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche. Explore the surroundings.

Public Day of Mani Rimdu Festival Tengboche Monastery

31 October 2020  Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5-6 hours walk. Beginning with the festival — Wong (Blessing from Rimpoche)
01 November 2019 Day 06: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Chhyam (Lama Dance)
02 November 2019 Day 07: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Jingsak (Fire Puja)
03 November 2019 Day 08: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Mandala Destroying
04 November 2019 Day 09: Trek to Namche, 5, 6 Hours walk. Stay overnight at lodge.
05 November 2019 Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7-8 Hours walk. Stay overnight at lodge.
06 November 2019 Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu. Shopping and relax in Kathmandu.
07 November 2019 Day 12: Transfer to the airport and see you off for the safe journey back home.


Accommodations in Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

The three-star hotel will be provided in Kathmandu and good lodges in the trekking area. In Lukla, Phakding, and Namche we will provide the hot shower and in Tengboche, we won’t recommend you take the hot shower because of the high altitude. You need to stay 3 nights in the Tengboche during Mani Rimdu Festival Trek.

Luxurious hotels and guesthouses are also available in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, where you will spend 5 nights (On Day 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9). For this, you need to pay an additional USD 800 for two people.


Meals during Mani Rimdu Festival

In Kathmandu Farewell dinner in included and three meals will be provided during the trek.

During Mani Rimdu Festival Trek, we will provide typical Nepalese dishes like dal (soup made of lentil), Bhat (rice) achaar (pickle), Tarkari (vegetable curry), Momo (dumpling), Dhindo (typical Nepali food), Chowmin, etc. You can also enjoy international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental and Italian as per your choices. Breakfast and dinner will be served at lodges or teahouses where you spend the night. As per the lodges or teahouses menu, we will serve breakfast. Normally during your trekking continental and American breakfast will be served and Buffet breakfast will be served in Kathmandu.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

This is a moderate trek and it is suitable for enthusiastic hikers. The hiker must able to walk at least 5-6 hours per day with their light bag. You can see the detail in our itinerary. Hiking at higher altitude is more challenging than lower altitude; however, if you have good health with average physical fitness, optimistic towards hiking, strong strength of mind, you can finish this trek successfully. Technical skills and past experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging, simple exercising is highly recommended before 2 weeks if you have not previous hiking experience.

If you have a heart problem, lung and blood diseases you need to consult with your doctor before this trek. Also, if you are elder or children, if you have poor physical fitness and still you want to trek to Mani Rimdu Festival Trek, you need to customize this trek. Please feel free to detail about you; we will provide customized trekking packages for you and we will try our best to make your trek memorable and successful.

12 days
3870 Meter+ Max. Altitude
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Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA), transfer to hotel.

One of our company representatives will wait for you in front of the arrival gate on your arrival and transfer to the Hotel at Thamel. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes driving from the airport but depends on a traffic jam in Kathmandu. If you are in office time it may take a long time. Once you reach the Hotel you will check-in and have a rest. If you want any last minutes shopping for your trip, you can have a free walk in the tourist hub Thamel Street. Sometimes in the evening, you will get short briefing and introduction with your guide. The dinner will be at the Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural show hosted by Peregrine Treks and Expedition. Overnight in the Hotel

Fly to Lukla (2800m) approximately 40 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610m).

Today, after your mouth-watering breakfast, your guide picks you up to go Tribuban domestic airport. You will have the flight about 40 minutes to Tensing Hilary Airport Lukla with the amazing splendid view of the landscape and snow-capped mountain.  Lukla is the small hill town with trekkers shopping stores and a Police checkpoint. After the arrangement of your trekking stuff, we start our trek to Phakding for 3 hours along the paved stone steep through the Rhododendron forest. We pass some Sherpa villages and cross the suspension bridge on the way. You will take some shoot in the well painted Mani stone on your steep.  It is also seen the first view of the snow-capped mountain on the way of your trek. Overnight in the Lodge

Trek to Namche Bazaar through the beautiful valley along Dudhkosi River.

You will reach Benkar village after one and half hour of walking along the Dudhkoshi River. You get an excellent view of Mt. Thamserku (6008m) from this village where we will have a tea break and continue to the Monjo for another one hour. Monjo has Sagarmatha National Park check post so we have to enter our permit here or we can buy permit then descend to Jorsalle for the lunch. Again we continue our trek crossing the suspension bridge then we walk on the sandy rock trail on the bank of the river. We start steep climbing until Namche crossing the Hillary Bridge. You will get a panoramic view of the mountain from Namche where is the known as Sherpa capital. Overnight in the Lode

Rest and acclimatization day at Namche. Explore surroundings

According to the health and great Himalaya trekking expert, this level of altitude is recommended to have acclimatization so our itinerary designer wants to have a rest day here to adjust trekker’s body in this thin air. But you try to come out in the morning because it is high chances to have the clear view.  After your breakfast the late morning we will start to short climb to the Everest View Hotel for two hours where the supper view of Mt. Everest and other jaw-dropping scenery of snow-capped mountain. You can’t stop yourself to capture more and more shots of mesmerizing beauty with your group and back descent to the Namche for the overnight.

Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5-6 Hours walk and Mani Rimdu Festival Starts

After breakfast, we start to climb stone steps for the half an hour then we start level walking for another two hours approximately with the eye-catching sceneries of Thamserku, Kyoungde, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mt Everest. Then the trail descends to Fungithanka for the lunch beside the river. Again ascending along the dusty trail we reach to Tengboche where is the biggest monastery in Everest region and more close-up view of Amadablum Mountain. This is the Wang blessing Ceremony Overnight in the lodge

Explore Tengboche Monastery, Cham – Mask Dance.

Today is the main day of the trek that is Mani Rumdi festival which starts from October full moon, you will get the chance to know about the fundamentals of Buddism and its culture. After breakfast, we will visit Tengboche monastery nearby lodge, the festive place. The major rituals of the festival are the empowerment, the mask dance, the fire puja and more cultural rituals. The empowerment ritual is to give vows to the monks who perform the rituals. The dancing rituals are performed to represent the depicts of the victory of Buddism over the ‘Bon religion’. Have lunch and dinner at the same nearby lodge and enjoy the divine Buddist theological festival. Overnight in the lodge

Explore Tengboche Monastery

This day is the Closing ceremony of the Mani Rimdu Festival. After breakfast at the hotel, you can observe the final day traditional mystic cultural program and the ends the Mani Rimdu Festival.

Trek to Namche, 5, 6 Hours walk. Stay overnight at lodge.

After breakfast, we will head back to Namche. The descending trail takes to Fungithanka where you will have lunch. After some steep ascends the trail goes straight until Namche. Overnight in lodge

Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7-8 Hours walk. Stay overnight at lodge.

After breakfast, descending from the Namche bazaar the trails go through the pine forest crossing the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. Then the trail goes along the river to reach Jorselle and continue our walk to Phakding crossing several bridges. Have lunch there. After lunch, we will continue our walk to Lukla passing the ascending and descending trails. Overnight in lodge

Fly back to Kathmandu. Shopping and relax in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, early morning flight to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Have rest.

Full Day Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing

You will sightsee in Pashupatinath (Holy temple of Hindu), Boudhanath (a sacred place for Buddhist), Swyambhunath (Temple of Hindu and Buddhist) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancient Royal Palace). This is also leisurely for you.

Transfer to international airport for your departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart three hours before then your flight schedule.

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Cost Includes:

  • Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
  • Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla - Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
  • Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
  • An experienced and well trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
  • Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
  • Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight reconfirmation
  • Company service charge and all applicable government tax
  Cost doesn’t include:
  • Visa Fee, International Airfare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
  • Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
  • Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part