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.
trekking in the rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals,traditional village,land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley's in the shade of the giant peaks of 'Mt.Everest'.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)
Day 07: observe Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche monastery
Day 09: Tengboche to Namche (3440m.)
Day 10: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
Day 11: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure.
Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guide line; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Nepal Hiking Adventure guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group.
At last if the itinerary will be not suitable for you please do let us know and will make a tailor-made on it. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu After you arrive in Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu you meet our representative. They transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing This day you will go for sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.
Day 03Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding.
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.) today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people.
Day 06Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region.
Day 07observe Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche monastery This day we observe the Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche monastery. We explore the monastery and interact with the monks there. Mani Rimdu festival is the famous festival of Sherpa people performed in the Monastery. In this festival Monks meditate for nine days which is followed by public blessing and the world renowned mask dance at Tengboche monastery. You enjoy the mask dance in the Monastery. From Tengboche we can also observe the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks Like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse etc.
Day 09Tengboche to Namche (3440m.) This day we retrace our route to Namche bazaar. We descend on the steep path to the Dudh Kosi and then climb up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10Namche to Lukla (2840m.) Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11Flight to Kathmandu This day you take flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 12Leisure day in Kathmandu It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Otherwise you can visit different places or do shopping.
Day 13Departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.