Mani Rimdu Festival – 2020

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.....
  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Max Group Size:1
  • Best Time:Oct-Nov

Trip Overview

Mani Rimdu festival – 2018 trek for those who are interested to combine his/her trek with some glimpse of the festival of Nepal. This is just the perfect trek for them. We start our trek after 45 minutes excellent mountain flight from Kathmandu. After having some wonderful days in the mountains 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 a 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 be announced by the head lama only by the beginning of April.

Clients carry day packs only and walk at their own pace. All logistics will be taken care of by Sherpa’s guide and luggage will be carried by a 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)

  • 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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Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Leonardo,
United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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