Max Height

3860 m / 12664.04 .ft

Trip Days

12 Days

Difficulty

Medium

Price

$1235

* Group Discount Available



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.

Trip Highlights :

  • Unspoiled Himalayan splendor boasting some of the world's tallest Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • The unique experience in taking part at the Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery
  • Unmatched cultural retreat in the lap of the Himalayas
  • Explore the Sagarmatha  National Park and its amazing biodiversity

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Nov 07 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 :Nov 08 : Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight & trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
  • Day 3 :Nov 09 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
  • Day 4 :Nov 10 : Acclimatization Day
  • Day 5 :Nov 11 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (5/6 hours)
  • Day 6 :Nov 12 : Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: First day
  • Day 7 :Nov 13 : Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: Second day
  • Day 8 :Nov 14 : Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival: Third day
  • Day 9 :Nov 15 : Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
  • Day 10 :Nov 16 : Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (7/8 hours)
  • Day 11 :Nov 17 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45 min)
  • Day 12 :Nov 18 : Final Departure from Kathmandu

What's included ?

  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Local sim card
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded ?

  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    170
  • Trip profile
    12 Days Mani Rimdu Festival Trek
  • Type
    Trekking
  • Span
    12 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
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