Mani Rimdu Festival - 2018

GRADE

Moderate

TRIP DURATION

10 Days

BEST SEASON

Oct-Nov

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP NOTES

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CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

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.....

Trip Overview

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.

  • Oct 21  Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m) (L, D)
  • Oct 22 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • Oct 23  Acclimatization day/explore around (B, L, D)
  • Oct 24 Trek to Tengboche (3800m) (B, L, D)
  • Oct 25 Tengboche (ONG - blessing) (3780m) (B, L, D)
  • Oct 26 Tengboche (CHAM - mask dance) (3860m) (B, L, D)
  • Oct 27 Tengboche (JINSAK - closing) (B, L, D)
  • Oct 28 Trek to Namche (B, L, D)
  • Oct 29 Trek to Lukla (B, L, D)
  • Oct 30 Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche date in 2018 are; October 25, October 26 and Oct 27

YOU MAY CAN BOOK EXTRA SERVICE WITH US IN REASONABLE PRICE ; BEFORE AND AFTER TREK:

Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. An extensional programme to Kalapathar (5500m) and also Everest base Camp is available on request.
Includes
  • Domestic airport drop and pickup service
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

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