Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek is a cultural excursion in the Khumbu region to let you go insights into the Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. The festival is celebrated in three different locations in the Khumbu region, but the Mani Rimdu festival in the Tengboche 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 Tengboche 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 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
Nepal Kameleon Holidays arrange Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek with a customized itinerary. You can form your own trekking group and make your own itinerary and here we are to operate the trek.
Fix Departure Itinerary
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02- Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip Preparation
Day 03- Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding 2610m
Day 04- Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 05- Acclimatization Day:
Day 06- Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m
Day 07- Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony.
Day 08- Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance.
Day 09- Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony
Day 10- Trek from Tengboche to Namche
Day 11- Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 12- Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
Day 13- Rest Day in Kathmandu
Day 14- Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills.
Trekking requires good physical fitness. It means you should be able to walk 5-7 hours a day. If you have adverse health, it is not suitable for the altitude trek, so choose lower altitude trekking. To ensure that you can go to the high altitude, visit your doctor and get advices.
Well, there are several ways that you can follow. Nepal Kameleon Holidays applies some of the easiest ways for the acclimatization. Trek high sleep low is our method of trekking. Another way is to take a rest and acclimatization day and you can walk around that habituates your acclimatization level. It is the most important part. Eating foods with soup and drinking warm soups keep you warm and energized.
Sun is very direct and more powerful in the high altitude due to the cold and hot mixture. This can burn your skin and harm your eyes. So, bring sun block cream for the skin and UV ray protection glasses.
High altitude sickness if often asked question. And it is in fact really necessary to know about this matter. Our guide applies first aid treatment, and if it is an emergency and do not have another way out of the medical access, helicopter evacuation is the ultimate way. But, you need to know that it is an emergency. Otherwise, trekking down or taking a rest day can be effective.
We would like to let you know that Nepal is safe for female travelers and it is same of the Himalayan trekking. Our field staffs are experienced how to let the solo female travelers feel safe and trek with confidence.
Packings depend on the trekking you are going to do. If you are going to the alpine trekking, you need warm clothes, windproof and down jacket and other things. If you are doing lower altitude trekking, less equipment is required. Please, see our equipment checklist.
Comfortable boots with thick sole and warm woolen socks are necessary for the trekking. If it is alpine altitude, bring more spare socks. It is easy for you to bring slippers and change at the lodge.
Generally porters carry 15-20 kg baggage in the trekking. It can be more in altitude trekking. Avoid unnecessary equipments and put them in the hotel's storage or the locker.
Tipping is not mandatory, but it is expected. It makes the living of guides and porters easy.
We provide food and accommodation along with any transportation service on the fully inclusive trips. However, if the trip is extended on your interest or due to unavoidable situation, you need to cover the extra cost. Also, if you want to have the things not included in our cost, it is easy for you. So, bring some cash with you.
Mobile phone connections are available in many parts of Nepal now a days. Beside this, internet wifi connections are spreading throughout the country. So, communication service is being easily accessible in most of the trekking routes.
You shouldn't pay any extra charges even though you are a solo traveler. However, the cost of solo traveling and traveling in a group certainly differ.
There are various causes of not finishing the trek. Nepal Kameleon Holidays can't refund you in this situation as it already booked the accommodation and other services. However, in some situation, the company can offer another alternative trip, but not refund.
Trekking is an adventurous journey, so it needs insurance. But, if you are trekking in the lower altitude, below than 3000 meters, you do not require. Be sure about the altitude. Travel insurance helps you to be evacuated in the emergency and covering the medical cost.
Tea house serves the meals as well. They offer extended menu with the typical Nepali food items to the continental cuisine.
Mineral water bottles can be bought in many parts of the trekking areas. You can drink the water from natural resources by using the purifying tablet or liquid.
It is a whole preparation by the trekking team. There will be kitchen staffs and porters along with you and they serve your meals and sleep in tents.
Trekking is for you. No matter either you love adventurous or less adventurous trek, you will find your suitable trips.
The trekking trail goes through the isolated region of the countryside. It can be the wilderness of forest and grasslands. Trekking with a guide is sharing their experience and you get the energy to trek confidently. If some emergency occurs, guide will assist you. To communicate with the local people and experience their life, you need a translator, and guide is needed in every moment. Trekking is always adventurous.
Everybody can go and find their suitable packages. The needed things are your interest and budget.
No age restrictions are there for trekking. Lower altitude regions are suitable for family trips. Even children and seniors can do high altitude trekking like Everest base camp trek. There are records that even about 70 years' people are doing that. No worries about age…just be confident.
Trekking is adventurous. But there are treks with easy, moderate and adventurous trips. The difficulty level depends on the specific trips.
Previous trekking experiences are really helpful, especially to trek in the high/alpine altitude. But, it is not mandatory. Be sure that you can do it.
Of course not. The equipment depends on the trips. Higher altitude treks require comparatively more packing and lower altitude trekkers can pack lightly. You can find the full details about it on the equipment checklist.
Travel insurance is an important part of the trekking and any other adventure activities. If you are going higher than 2700 meters, high altitude symptoms start to be seen. In the remote countryside, there are no facilitated hospitals that can care the emergency situations. Having travel insurance helps you to trek confidently and if there is required of emergency evacuation, Heli rescue is necessary. You should do insurance regarding the high altitude of your trekking destination. But if you are taking city tours or lower altitude treks, it's okay even if you do not have insurance. If you want insurance in Nepal, we can help you.
The best time for the trekking in Nepal Himalayas are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather gets cleared during these seasons. Beside this, Nepal has multiple regions that are suitable to travel in monsoon and winter too. Dolpo region and Upper Mustang region are suitable to trek in monsoon. Lower altitude treks in Annapurna, Manaslu and other parts are suitable for the winter trips.
Generally, yes. Trekking usually goes through the National Park or Conservation Areas. To enter, you need to show the permit. TIMS card is the identity of the trekkers, which is also compulsive. If it is not a preserved area, you do not need permits. There are some restricted parts as Dolpo and Upper Mustang that require restricted area permits.
Generally, trekking has got 2-4 weeks of itineraries, including arrival and departure day. High altitude treks are longer and lower altitude treks are shorter.
You need to walk 4-6 hrs each day on the trekking. But in some particular days, you need to walk for about 10 hours. For example, at the day of crossing the Thorong La Pass, at the reaching day to Everest base camp or Kalapatthar hiking day. You walk 5-15 kilometers each day, depending the trail and altitude level.
Most of the trekking trails have basic lodges, which is also called tea houses. They are cozy and adaptable.
Teahouse trekking is a lodge based trekking. It is the most common form of today's trekking that you stay in local lodges and eat there.
If you have to cancel the trip, you have to write us and get the acknowledgement of the company. Then deducting the cancellation charge, the company will finalize it
In Nepal: 20% of the total trip cost
Outside of Nepal: 50% of the total trip cost
For the trip cancellation of Tibet and Bhutan, you need to let us know a month prior. To cancel the Nepal, you have to let us know 10 days earlier of the trip date.
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