Mani Rimdu Festival

Price US$ 1330.00
  • Max elevation 3440m
  • Difficulty Moderate/ easy
  • Trip Type Trekking,
  • Duration 12 days
  • Accomodation Hotel/Resort/Tea house
  • Transportation Flight/Private vehicle
  • Trip Style Demanded
  • Group Size 2-20 max in group
  • Best Season October/November
  • Food 3 times meal during the trek
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“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 go around for nineteen days of celebration allowing three days of public festival”

Mani Rimdu is one of the special events in Khumbu Region, all the Sherpa communities of this regions gather and celebrate this festival every year. Especially 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 represents Buddhist destruction of all pagan goods which is live in the Himalayas.

On this festivals monk dress up in masks to present ghosts that were exorcised 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.

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  • Day 1 : Oct 30, Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m.)

    Nepal Travels & Expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to your hotel. After refreshment, you will be picked from your hotel and driven to our office where you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits.

  • Day 2 : Oct 31, Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2652m).

    Our early flight to Lukla today will take approximately 30 minutes; from here you will trek to Phakding, descending 200m over 3 hours. You will catch a glimpse of some great mountains such as Nupla (5885m) above Kongde Ridge, Kusum Kang (6367m appears on the right a little later. All along you will be following the northern (left) bank of the Dudh Kosi River. It is important to take these first few days slowly to enable your body to acclimatize and to enjoy the passing scenery and culture.

  • Day 3 : Nov 01, Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    Today begins on the level ground, relative to the environment in which you are! You will cross the river on a high suspension bridge and begin to climb up to Monjo (2800m) and on to the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance in place to protect and preserve this beautiful environment. There is a good rest stop on the way up until where you will see people gathered, admiring the first real chance to see Everest in the distance. On the way up today you will be rewarded with views of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache Peak before eventually arriving at Namche after about 5 hours.

  • Day 4 : Nov 02, Rest day in and around Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    The main aim today is to allow your body to acclimatize, it is important to drink lots of water and take some gentle exercise. Namche is a growing town tucked into a neat little valley, there are lots going on in the center with market days on Friday and Saturday. There are some interesting museums and shops. There is also internet and a sauna! You could venture further afield, take a visit to Khumjung where the Hillary school sits and Khunde nearby, on the way back to Namche you could visit the Shyangboche airstrip, (3790m) the highest in the world nearby is the Everest View Hotel for stunning views.

  • Day 5 : Nov 03, Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)

    There are various trails leading out of the village of Namche, your guide will show you the most appropriate, you are most likely to enjoy excellent views of Ama Dablam and Everest amongst others along the way through. From Sanasa trail descends to Phunki Thanga from where you have a 2-hour climb to Tengboche steeply at first but soon levels out. You will come to a stone gate which marks the entrance to Tengboche, the religious center of the Khumbu region. Overall today will take approximately 5 hours.

  • Day 6 : Nov 04, First day of Mani Rimdu Festival (3,867m

    Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at Tengboche, Thame and Chiwang Monasteries of Solukhumbu Nepal. This is sacred ceremonies and series of events of empowerment. It is a sequence of nineteen days celebration, which concludes with three days public festival. Sherpa gets time to gather and celebrate this festival with the monastic community. Lamas and Sherpa gather at the monastery for five days for the welfare of the world.

  • Day 7 : Nov 05, Second Day Mani Rimdu Festival (3,867m)

    This day, demons are quelled and the virtuous are rewarded. The monks wear an elaborate mask, costumes’ and through a series ritualistic Lama dances, dramatize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon, The main first days of the festival involves prayers, second day for colorful lama dancing, they wear brocade gown and wonderfully painted paper-mâché masks.

  • Day 8 : Nov 06, Third Day Mani Rimdu Festival (3,867m)

    Last day is for some humorous dances and chanting prayers. Hundreds of local people and foreign tourist attend the performance. You will be to see the real and ideal culture of Sherpa people and great Himalayan picturesque views.

  • Day 9 : Nov 07, Tengboche to Namche (3,440m)

    Mostly downhill today it will take you 4 to 5 hours, there is a steep climb for about an hour before you encounter the scenic walk back into Namche. From Khumjung, you can pass through Khunde where you may enjoy a visit to the little monastery if you haven’t already.

  • Day 10 : Nov 08, Namche to Lukla (2,800m)

    A four-hour walk today descending steeply for the first half then on to Phakding, where you will spend the night. This is your final day trekking; it will take you around 3 hours more to Lukla from Phakding. This evening you will have a farewell ceremony with your guides and porters where you will be able to sample some Chang and try some Sherpa dancing.

  • Day 11 : Nov 09, Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m) 1/2 days sight seeing tour in Kathmandu Valley

    Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, After breakfast, you will be visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley The Hindus temple of Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple, The Boudhanath Stupas, Syambhunath temple known as monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square etc evening hotel at Kathmandu. buy some souvenir for family or friend in the evening.

  • Day 12 : Nov 10, Flight Home (1,300m)

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

Planned.

During the trekking, provide you 3 times meal and for Kathmandu just bed and breakfast, the price will be $ 1330.00 per person in minimum 2 pax group.

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 expected
  • Nature of expenses
  • Private trekking equipment for the trekking
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu hotel
  • Bar bill etc.

1.Warm fleece hat with ears cover or balaclava.
2.Sun hat and scarf to cover face.
3.Good polarized sunglass (uv protector).
4.Cold proof polypropylene tshirt (2/2 half and full sleeve).
5.Wind proof fleece jacket and thermal down tshirt.
6.waterproof shell jacket and Gore-tex jacket.
7.Light weight poly-liner gloves and wool or fleece gloves(1 pair each).
8.A pair of expedition mittens.(waterproof shell).
9.underwears.
10.light weight cotton pants and hiking shorts.(1 pair each)
11.A pair of light and expedition thermal bottoms.
12.A pair of fleece trousers and A pair of waterproof shell pants.(breathable fabric)
13.A pair of socks.(Thin lightweight inner and thick warm wool hiking socks).
14.Hiking shoes with spare laces.
15.light sandals/shoes for camp.

Extra necessary equipment.
1. Headlamp (with extra battries and bulbs)
2. Basic First Aid Kit
3. Large plastic bags.
4. 2 water bottles.(1 liter each)
5. Toiletries and Medium size towel.
6. Face and body moisturizer
7. 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches)
8.A small day trek bag( with combination lock).
9. Small padlocks for duffel bags.
10. Books, Games, Binoculars. (Optional).

Geography

Nepal is a mountainous and landlocked country lying on the southern slopes of the Himalayas between India and China. Its area is 147,181 sq.km. It is 885 km east to west and 145 to 241 km north to south. The country is divided into three geographical regions.

Himalayan Region: The altitude of this region is above 5,000m. The region encompasses eight of the 14 highest summits of the world crossing over an altitude of 8,000m including Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri etc.

Hilly Region: The region lies between the Himalayan and Terai region soaring up to 4,877m.

Terai Region: It extends from the Nepal-India border in the south to the base of Siwalik Hills (Churia) in the north. Its elevation ranges from 70 to 200m with a subtropical climate.

People,Culture, Religion,History

Nepal has a composite population stemming from various racial and ethnic communities. It has been a melting pot of diverse linguistic and ethnic groups with population 25 million living in different regions, wearing different costumes and speaking different languages and dialects the people belong to multi-ethnic groups, ranging from the Indo-Aryan to Mongoloid. The Himalayan and central hilly regions are mostly inhabited by the people of the Tibeto-Burman stock while the people inhabiting the Terai lowlands may be grouped under the Indo-Aryan category.Hinduism and Buddhism constitute two major religions in Nepal. a remarkable feature of Nepal is the religious homogeneity what exists, particularly between the Hindu and Buddhist communities. Apart from the Hindus and Buddhists, Muslim forms the third largest religious group. Nepal has a long glorious history. Its civilization can be traced back to thousands of years before the birth of Christ. For centuries, the kingdom of Nepal was divided into many principalities (Chaubise States). Kirantas ruled in the east, the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley, while Gurungs and Magars had their domain the mid-west. The Kirantas were said to have ruled their territories from 300 B.C. The country took its present shape only after 1768 A.D. when Prithvi Narayan Shah, king of Gorkha, conquered and united all the tiny states into one kingdom.There is perhaps no country in the world except Nepal where traditional architecture, painting, and sculpture have been well preserved for 1500 years. The exquisite medieval art and architecture of the Kathmandu valley vividly reflect the artistic ingenuity and the religious tradition of the people. To better understand the deep and complex roots of Nepalese culture, it is necessary to visit the monuments and religious shrines.

Climate

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography. It ranges from tropical to alpine depending upon the altitude. The Terai region which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, has a hot & humid climate. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all year round although winter nights are cool. The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3353 m has an alpine climate with a considerably lower temperature in winter as can be expected.

Ground and air transport

Kathmandu is served by direct flight to/from Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Karachi, Kolkota, Banglore, Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Varanasi, Dhaka, Paro (Bhutan), Lhasa (Tibet) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai (China) and Osaka (Japan).

All visitors entering Nepal by land can enter through the following routes-Kakarbhitta, Birjung, Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

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