Mani Rimdu Festival Trek explores the final 3 days of the 19-days long festival celebrated in the tranquil monastery of Tengboche is a unique affair describing the victory of Buddhism over the Bon Po religion. All in all the Mani Rimdu Festival is a cultural journey right to the lap of the Himalayas where, even though the stunning mountain vistas including the world's largest Himalayas adorn the skyline, our sights are transfixed on the captivating processions unfolding in front of us.
Our journey begins from the Kathmandu Valley heading towards the thrilling airstrip of Lukla. Beginning the trek with a lovely walk to Phakding, we kick off our journey through the stunning Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazaar, well known as the gateway to Everest. From Namche, we head towards Tengboche just in time to enjoy the festival kicking off from the next day. The next three days are spent in a frenzy of unique sights, sounds and smells as we immerse ourselves in the festival of Mani Rimdu. The festival is celebrated to celebrate the victory of a Buddhist deity, Dorje Jono, who had to battle his evil father to restore peace in the world. Each day brings something new to the table as the rituals take off in full steam and people wearing odd masks and vibrant clothes continue to depict the true meaning of the festival. The unique dances of victory performed by the Lamas are one of the many enchanting parts of the festival where Buddhists from all over the world gather to celebrate peace and prosperity. With the festival over we head back down towards Lukla crossing Namche en route where our travel comes to a close.
We, here at Nepal Ascent Treks, aim to change all that with our well-constructed itineraries and trained guides who will make sure the journey will be as informative as it is mesmerizing. The Mani Rimdu Festival Trek will certainly change your perspective on the cultural aspect of the Everest region.
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