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Mani Rimdu festival combine trek offered by Himalayan Leaders. For those who are interested to combine the trek with some glimpse of the festival of Nepal. This is the perfect trek for them. We start our trek after 45-minute excellent mountain flight from Kathmandu. After having some wonderful day in mountain we get to Tengboche where this festival will take place. Amplified by the clear mountain air, the cacophony of sound is deafening. The conversation becomes impossible and all attention turns to the temple entrance, whence a procession of solemn-faced monks is emerging. Dressed in orange silk robes, and with yellow crescent-shaped hats perched precariously on their heads, they carry an assortment of instruments including bugles made from human bones, giant conch shells and long, brass horns.
These horns, known locally as dun Chen, issue the deep, hoarse notes that herald the unforgettable festival. Every year, in the Khumbu region of Nepal, the monks of Tengboche Monastery enact this Buddhist Dance Drama. The site of this high altitude entertainment is the temple, or gompa, within the monastery itself. Situated on a generous plateau at an altitude of almost four thousand metres, the gompa is crowned by some of the highest mountains in the world: Thamserku (6608m), Kangteiga (6779m), Taboche (6542m) and two kilometers or so away, the summit of Mount Everest (8848m) peers above the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall.
Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Tengboche gompa is home to around 36 monks and 25 students, under the leadership of the Abbot Ngawang Tenzin Zangbu. The Abbot spent his early years in Namche Bazaar, a busy trading center in the Khumbu Valley. As a small child, he expressed a wish to return home to Tengboche, a desire that coincided with the death of the previous Abbot, Lama Gulu. It was believed that the child might be the Lama’s reincarnation, and monks from Tengboche visited Namche Bazaar with a heap of possessions to test him. He picked out all those that had belonged to Lama Gulu, and from the age of five was raised at Tengboche as the Reincarnate Lama and Guru Rinpoche of the monastery.
Tengboche translates as ‘sacred bowl’ and the gompa commands a view over a clearing ringed by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The festival of Mani Rimdu is a three-day affair, taking place straight after October’s full moon. Sherpas and travelers alike flock to the scene to be entertained and educated about the fundamentals of Buddhism as per act iced by the Sherpa people of Nepal. The trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence, and profound cross-cultural discovery. The Sherpa residents of Khumbu, the great valley below Mount Everest, believe that all things – mountains, plants, and animals are sacred. After spending 3 days in Tengboche seeing festival. Please make a note of that these Mani Rimdu festival trekking, trekking several possibilities. If you are in Everest area and want to do less or more days trek in you can always contact us before. We then draw a custom.

Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

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Day to day schedule to Nepal: 14d Mani Rimdu festival Trek

  • Day 1

    Arrival and transfer to hotel, after some refreshment we will invite for traditional Nepali welcome dinner, o/n in a hotel (D)

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel (B)

  • Day3

    Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding o/n in lodge (4hrs, 2640m) (B.L.D)

  • Day 4

    Trek to Namche Bazar o/n in lodge (6/7hrs, 3440m) (B.L.D)

  • Day 5

    Acclimatization day/explore around, o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 6

    Trek to Tenboche o/n in lodge (5hrs, 3800m) (B.L.D)

  • Day 7

    Tenboche (ONG – blessing) (3780m) (B, L, D)

  • Day 8

    Tengbuche (CHAM – mask dance) (3860m) (B, L, D)

  • Day 9

    Tenboche (JINSAK – closing) (B.L.D)

  • Day 10

    Trek to Namche o/n in lodge(5hrs, 3440m) (B.L.D)

  • Day 11

    Trek to Lukla o/n in lodge( 6hrs,2840m) (B.L.D)

  • Day 12

    Fly back to Kathmandu o/n in a hotel (B)

  • Day 13

    Sightseeing in Patan & Bhaptpur o/n in a hotel (B)

  • Day 14

    Transfer to international airport(B)

What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Accommodation in hotel, lodge and tent
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Staff insurance, pension fund, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Domestic flight ticket KTM- LUK-KTM
  • Pickup and drop from and to the international airports in Kathmandu

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Accommodation in hotel, lodge and tent
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Staff insurance, pension fund, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Domestic flight ticket KTM- LUK-KTM
  • Pickup and drop from and to the international airports in Kathmandu

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

Do You have a question about this trip?

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