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Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Mani Rimdu Festival TrekkingMani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at Tengboche in the 9th Tibetan month which usually falls in late October. This is famoues Buddhist festival of sherpa culture.  The colorful festival celebrated for ten days of prayers on the Buddha of compassion, Chenrezig According to the tradition of Mindroling and came from Rongbuk Monastery north of Tengboche in Tibet. The name comes from “Mani” part of the chant of Chenrezig, and “Rilbu” which are the small red pills, which are blessed throughout the ceremony and distributed to everyone at the end. At the beginning a beautiful and intricate mandala or sacred diagram is drawn in fine colored sand. The sand is collected from a special place high in the mountains. It takes four days to complete the mandala then it is covered and used as a focus for the next ten days meditation. The monks perform the sacred mask dances known as “Cham” There are sixteen dances with some comic interludes that delight the crowds. These dances are a recreation of the establishment of Buddhism in the Himalayas by the legendary Padmasambhava, known as Guru Rinpoche. The dances convey Buddhist teachings on many levels from the simplest truth to the most profound realization. Throughout the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled or subdued. The symbolism can be interpreted on many levels; the inner “demons” of hatred, greed and ignorance overcome through meditation on compassion and wisdom. On the last day a fire ceremony is performed by the monks to allay all the harm in the world. Afterwards the sand mandala is symbolically dismantled and the merit dedicated to the benefit of all sentient beings.

 

Trip Facts

 

Trip duration -12 days

Trek Duration - 8 days

Max. Altitude - 3,800 m

Group Size - Min-1

Trekking From – Lukla

Trekking End – Lukla

Grade – Moderate

Transportation – Flight

Type – Teahouse

Culture – Buddhist culture and religon.

Himalayan Sights – Spectacular views of the World’s Highest Mountain of Mount Everest and the Ama Dablam.

Attraction of the trek – Buddhist Monastery.

Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion

Highlights of trip - Mani Rimdu Festival with trekking

 

Detail Itinerary of Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.
Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa , Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Transfer to the airport for the mountain flight to Lukla. We will fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) on the Dudh Kosi River . Lukla, the trail descends 1,500 feet down to the Dudh Kosi river for further trek to Phakding village. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 5 hours (3440m).
Pakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 mtrs ,We enter the park at Jorsalle, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu. Continue along the trail and begin the steep climbing up the “Namche Hill” to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar. As we climb the steep hillside, we catch our first glimpse of Everest and the snowcapped panorama of Himalayan giants to come.

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.
We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. There are a number of local excursions that we might enjoy. We can hike up above Namche to the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Center and Museum, where there are terrific views of the Everest region and numerous educational displays on the culture, geography, geology, climatology, and wildlife within the park and the Khumbu. It is also possible to make a 2-2½ hour hike up to Syangboche and the Everest View Hotel.


Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3870m) 5 hrs


Day 07/Day 08:
Observe Mani-Rimdu festival at Tyangboche Monastery where local people from different villages of the Khumbu region gather for celebration. Dancing monks perform the masked dances. At the concluding day of Mani-Rimdu festival people dance until late night.


Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m) 6 hrs

. From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.


Day 10:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

A reasonably long day as we head back to our start point in the Everest Valley. We relax in the extremely comfortable Himalaya Lodge or camp.


Day 11: Lukla Airport to Kathmandu.

This morning we will be transferred to Lukla(2800 mtrs.)Airport for our morning flight back to Kathmandu. During flight to Kathmandu we can see the close up views of the Himalayas. We land in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.


Day 12: Final Departure from Kathamndu.


The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Everest Mani Rimdu Festival trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.

 

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla both way flight fare.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu .
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
 
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