Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Duration: 15 days |
Altitude: 3,860m.

"In the Khumbu region of northeast Nepal, the home of the Sherpa people, lies the spectacularTengboche Monastry. It is on the main route to the Base Camp of Mount Everest and offers the first clear views of the highest mountain in the world. Tengboche Monastery exhibits an important part of Nepal’s heritage".

 

Apart from the fresh mountain air and the green-calm surroundings, the monastery also hosts the delightful Mani Rimdu Festival. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a festival of colour and noise that takes place in this most spectacular of settings. Performed by the monks of Chiwong and Tengboche monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Unchanged for centuries this is the annual full moon festival at the Tengboche Monastery.

 

The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colourful, noisy occasion that takes place in the most spectacular setting. Performed by the monks of Chiwong and Tyangboche monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient 'Bon' religion. The festival lasts for three days and is well attended by Sherpa people who often trek for many days to witness this important event. Tengboche Mani Rimdu starts on the full moon of October / November, and the Chiwong Mani Rimdu on the full moon of November. We have two special departures to both festivals; the exact dates are yet to be announced. Please contact our office if you are interested in these departures and we will confirm the dates as soon as they are known. On both Mani Rimdu departures we stay in pre-booked comfortable mountain lodges.

 

Nepal Tours is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts -

  • Trip Duration: 14 days
  • Max Altitude: 3,860m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate
  • Season: November
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private Vehicle
  • Highlight: Mani Rimdu Festival Trek - Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated at the monasteries of Tengboche, Mani Rimdu festival, Tengboche Monastery visit, superb mountain views including Everest, picturesque Sherpa settlements, Mani stone, Khumjung, friendly Sherpa people and many more.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Itinerary

  • Itinerary
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  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m).
Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche (3,440m).
Day 05: Trek Namche to Tengboche ((3860m)

 

Mani Rimdu Festival Starts
14th Nov 2016 Day 06: Tengboche Mani Rimdu festivals (3860m)
15th Nov 2016 Day 07: Observing and participant for Mani Rimdu festival (3860m).
16th Nov 2016 Day 08: Observing famous mask dance of Mani Rimdu festival (3860m).

17th Nov 2016 Day 09: Trek Back Tengboche to Khumjung Village (3,789m)

Mani Rimdu Festival Ends


Day 10: Trek Back Khumjung to Phakding (2,652m)
Day 11: Trek Back Phakding to Lukla (2840m)
Day 12: Flight Back Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 13: Kathmandu free day (1350m)
Day 14: Final departure, transfer to airport

 

NOTE: On Mani Rimdu Festival Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Everest National park permit, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tengboche Monastery Donation
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         
Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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