Mani Rimdu Festival

  • Max elevation 4410/14950ft
  • Duration 13 days
  • Accomodation Hotel/Resort/Tea house
  • Transportation Flight/Private vehicle
  • Group Size 2-20 max in group

“Mani Rimdu festivals is celebrated at Tengboche Monastery of Khumbu region, This is one of the religious function and the series of events of empowerment as well the festivals goes around for nineteen days of celebration allowing three days of public festival”

 

Mani Rimdu is one of the special event in Khumbu Region, all the Sherpa communities of this regions gathers and celebrate this festival every years.Especailly Lamas (the high priest) local Sherpa communities comes to monastery pray for the god and celebrate the festivals for the welfare of the world. Mani Rimdu festivals are most important and popular festivals in the Everest Region especially for Buddhist Religion. The Cultural dance represent Buddhist destruction of all pagon goods which is live in the Himalayas.

On this festivals monk dress up in masks to present ghosts that were exorcise and the festival lasts for 3 days attended by Sherpa people. It consists of a nine day meditation cycle and ends with a public blessing ceremony the world renowned Mask Dances at Tengboche Monastery.

The following are the approximate dates of Mani Rimdu events every years based on the Tibetan lunar calendar.

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m.)

    Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, Our official representative welcome you transfer to hotel, evening meet our guide short briefing for the tour.

  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu valley

    After breakfast you will be visiting UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley The hundus temple of Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple, The Boudhanath Stupas, Syambhunath temple known as monkey temple, Kathmandu Durpar Squire and Patan Durpar Square etc evening hotel at Kathmandu.

  • Day 3 : By Domestic Plane: KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2850m).

    Lukla, the gateways of Everest region trekking, Trek to PHAKDING (2650m, 3hrs). Your day begins early as you head for Kathmandu airport to catch to Lukla flight. Assuming the stunning views of Himalayan peaks. The trail leaves Lukla through a Kaani or gateway. Soon you are walking down gently descending trails, past rolling farmlands that extends over what seems to be a wide promontory overlooking the canyon of the Dudh Koshi River. The snow peak at the head of the valley is Kumbila (5716m), the mountain sacred to the sherpas. On the way to Phakding, you will notice a huge boulder printed with Tibetan religious mantras (mostly; Om mani padme hum). About 3 hours walk, you will be in Phakding. Overnight in Padding.

  • Day 4 : PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR (3450m, 5hrs)

    Trek continue north following the Dudh Kosi river, on to Jorsale where we enter Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb up to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town or Sherpa capital and an important trading centre weekly market reach at Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche.

  • Day 5 : NAMCHE BAZAAR – KHUMJUNG (37840m, 4hrs)

    After a breakfast, heading to Namche Gompa then ascend toward Syangboche (3760m) often called Everest view point with grassy slopes with Mt. Thamserku as backdrop and before long you are on the edge of the stone paved runway. Enjoy with the mountains view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khantega and many more mountains. Now the trail is regular with gentle climb through forest. Then you will descend at the end of the trail to Khumjung. Khumjung is big settlement of Sherpa community. It is also known as the “Green village of Nepal”. Back to Namche Bazar over night.

  • Day 6 : NAMCHE – TENGBOCHE (4410m, 5hrs)

    The trail picks its way through cultivated fields that stretch over a mostly flat terrain. After about 2.5km, the path meets the Namche-Tengboche trail at Sanasa (3600m). The trail descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse Tangboche.

  • Day 7 : WONG (Empowerment/blessings).

    The Wong is the opening public ceremony. It's performed on the full moon day of the tenth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. His Holiness Trulshig Rinpoche, gives the empowerment on this auspicious occasion for long life, happiness and prosperity. The sacred Mani Rimdu (sacred pills) and Tshereel (pills for long life), are given to everyone attending.

  • Day 8 : CHHAM (masked dance)

    The dance takes place on the 2nd day of Mani Rimdu festival. This offering of spiritual nectar is made in many ceremonies. The six dancers represent Ngag-pa (Tantric magicians). They make offerings of alcohol from silver chalices, and small tormas, to the Lama, Yidam, Khandro, and Shi-Dak (Earth deities).

  • Day 9 : JHINSAK (fire offerings)

    The Fire Puja is performed in the courtyard the day after the dances. Most of the village people have gone home, and Chiwong has a quiet, almost family atmosphere. The Fire Puja is an offering to Agni (the god of fire), and to the Gods of the mandala - to allay all harm in the world. The harm is visualized as dissolving into the grain and butter is burned. Afterwards, the sand mandala in the temple is dismantled, and the sand is given as an offering to the serpent gods (Nagas), at the spring below the monastery.

  • Day 10 : TENGBOCHE – NAMCHE

    Breakfast in guest house, descending from Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6,186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding. We trek back all the way to Lukla.

  • Day 11 : By plane

    Lukla to kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, Explore Kathmandu valley buy some souvenir to family or friend.

  • Day 12 :

    Following your flight schedule we will transfer to International airport for final Departure your tour ends at airport TESHI DELEKH.

Includes:

  • 3 night 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast in kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandy air fare.
  • Necessary trekking permits with tims card for the trekking
  • Government license English speaking guide and porter service
  • Insurance for staff
  • Guided sightseeing tour at Kathmandu
  • Private transport service for entire tour
  • 3 times meal during the trek

Excludes:

  • Your travels insurance
  • Monument fees during the sightseeing.
  • Staff tipping
  • Nature of expenses
  • Private trekking equipment for the trekking
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu hotel
  • Bar bill etc.

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