Mani Rimdu Festival is the famous festival of Sherpa people who belong to Nying-Mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhist which is performed in the monastery. This festival falls in the month of October/November every year. In this festival Monks meditate for nine days which is followed by public blessing and the world renowned mask dance at Tengboche monastery. it is also celebrated in the Chiwang monastery of the Everest region. In this festival the monks of Everest region perform various rituals with singing and dancing. It is believed that this festival was first celebrated in 1930 Tengboche monastery of Everest region. It is originated in Rongbukh Monastery in Tibet. Mani Rimdu festival trek provides the opportunity to the visitors to get insight into the Sherpa culture as well as enjoy the colorful Mani Rimdu festival. In this trek you also get opportunity to observe and enjoy the excellent view of the towering mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m)-the highest mountain of the world, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam etc.
Mani Rimdu Festival Trek offers the excellent combination of beautiful natural scenery, trekking experience in the Himalayan region and coming into contact with the Sherpa people and their unique culture. This cultural trekking commences with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This trek takes you through the most popular villages of the Everest region where you can enjoy friendliness behavior of the local Sherpa people. They have a rich culture and interesting traditions that must be experienced. On the way you can enjoy the blooming rhododendron forest and explore varieties of flora and fauna. In the world heritage site Sagarmatha national park you can encounter rare wild animals and birds like red panda, snow leopard, wild boar, etc. The most attraction of this trekking is the Tengboche monastery where you can explore and enjoy the Mani Rimdu festival.