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Mani Rimdu festival, Tengboche Monastery visit, Mask Dances, superb mountain views including Everest, picturesque Sherpa settlements, Mani stone, Khumjung, friendly Sherpa people and many more.....
Mani Rimdu festival - 2018 trek those who are interested to combine his/her trek with some glimpse of festival of Nepal. This is just the perfect trek for them. We start our trek after 45 minute excellent mountain flight from Kathmandu. After having some wonderful day in mountain we get to Tengboche where this festival will take place. Mani Rimdu is the most important festival of the Sherpa people. It is held during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, corresponding to October–November of the Gregorian/Lunar calendar. The religious festivities involve ceremonies and meditation. The meaning attributed to "Mani Rimdu" is that ‘Mani’ means “part of the chant of Chenrezig” and ‘Rilbu’ or ‘Rimdu’ means small red pills that are blessed during the festival. The red pills are blessed repeatedly and then distributed to all those who attend.
At the end of the festivities the resident Tengboche Rinpoche of the monastery blesses the general public after which the 'Mask Dances' are performed by the monks. The monks perform the masked dance to usher some of the protective deities as manifestation of the legendary saint Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
The date of the Mani Rimdu festival is fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. The head lama at the Tengboche Monastery announces the dates. In Tengboche the Mani Rimdu is performed in the 9th Tibetan month which usually falls in October or November full-moon. The date formally will announce by head lama only by biginning of April.
Clients carry day pack only and walk at their own pace. All logistic will be taken care by sherpa guide and luggage will be carried by porter.
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