About Trip

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek is a cultural excursion in the Khumbu region to let you go insights to the Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. The festival is celebrated into three different locations in the Khumbu region, but the Mani Rimdu festival in the Tengbuche monastery is heavily performed and Nepal Kameleon Holidays recommend this place.

Mani Rimdu festival in Khumbu is celebrated for nineteen days and three days are mainly celebrated publicly so that the trekkers and visitors can enjoy the festival. Every year, hundreds of culture loving trekkers  go to the Mani Rimdu festival trek to explore the brilliant celebration with the Buddhist prowess of meditation, cultural performance and worship. The Mani Rimdu festival date, usually falls in the 9th Tibetan month, which is at the full moon of October or November. The Sherpa people of the Khumbu region gather in the various monasteries where the festival is held and celebrate with great excitement. Mani Rimdu Festival Trek in Khumbu begins from Lukla that goes through the Dudh Koshi valley, Namche Bazaar and exploring the Sherpa cultural sights, walk to the Tengbuche monastery. With the gathering of the high-Lamas and the devotees, the Mani Rimdu cultural performance goes on, which symbolically presents the scenario of virtues rewarded and vices demolished. During the Mani Rimdu celebration, the mask dance is performed with unique and Kameleon garments. The setting of the monastery becomes exclusively decorated with the spiritual jewels. Please, contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for more details of the trek.

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Different steps of the Mani Rimdu Festival in Everest

  • Setting up of the Sand Mandala (symbolizes Mandala and deities abode)
  • Wong (The Empowerment)- open performance
  • Chham (The Dances)- the dance performance, demons are punished and virtues are rewarded
  • Ser-Kyem: Tantric magician performance with unique garments
  • The Fire Puja (Jinsak) - the message brings that vices are burnt down certainly.
  • Chhingpa- dance related to the defense of the sacred faith against demons. Dances are performed with various musical equipments in a slow motion. 

 

Highlights:

  • Picturesque Himalayan flight to Lukla.
  • Sherpa valleys- Namche Bazaar and Khumjung, explore the cultural heritages.
  • Sagarmatha National Park greeneries and the Himalayan views
  • Explore the Tengbuche monastery and its surroundings.
  • Enjoy the Everest Mani Ri Rimdu Festival at the Tengbuche monastery.
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu cultural Sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu- 40 min and walk to Phakding (2652m). 5-6 hours
  • Day 04: Walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hour hike.
  • Day 06: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m). 5-6 hours
  • Day 07: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 08: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 09: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 10: Walk from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 11: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 2-3 hours
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 13: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tours (vehicle).
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
  • Professional trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 Pax), their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Walking poles.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your personal expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing monumental entry fee.
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, water bottle, cola and beer)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters 

Trip Note

Nepal Kameleon Holidays arrange Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek with customized itinerary. You can form your own trekking group and make your own itinerary and here we are to operate the trek. 

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Itinerary 2018

Day 01: October 19: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: October 20: Kathmandu cultural Sightseeing.

Day 03: October 21: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu- 40 min and walk to Phakding (2652m). 5-6 hours

Day 04: October 22: Walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours

Day 05: October 23: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hour hike.

Day 06: October 24: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m). 5-6 hours

Day 07: October 25: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.

Day 08: October 26: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.

Day 09: October 27: Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.

Day 10: October 28: Walk from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours

Day 11: October 29: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 2-3 hours

Day 12: October 30: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: October 31: Departure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu cultural Sightseeing.
  • Day 03Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu- 40 min and walk to Phakding (2652m). 5-6 hours
  • Day 04Walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 05Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hour hike.
  • Day 06Walk from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m). 5-6 hours
  • Day 07Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 08Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 09Mani Rimdu Festival observation In Tengboche monastery.
  • Day 10Walk from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 11Walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 2-3 hours
  • Day 12Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 13Departure.

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Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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