Mani Rimdu Festival - 2020




10 Days




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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.

  • End of October/November- Day 01   Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m) (L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 02  Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 03  Acclimatization day/explore around (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 04 Trek to Tengboche (3800m) (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 05 Tengboche (ONG - blessing) (3780m) (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 06 Tengboche (CHAM - mask dance) (3860m) (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 07 Tengboche (JINSAK - closing) (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 08 Trek to Namche (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 09 Trek to Lukla (B, L, D)
  • End of October/November- Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche date in 2020 is not fixed yet; will only know the exact date around april 2020. Festival; start date will be around End of October/November.


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.
  • 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
  • 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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