Mani Rimdu with Everest Base Camp Trek

Mani Rimdu with Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration
17 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax.

Trip Overview

The Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek is an exceptional experience in the Everest region of Nepal. Celebrate the auspicious festival of Sherpa community in one of the highest places in the earth. Mani Rimdu is a 19 day long festival, celebrated together with singing, dancing by Sherpa community. In this festival, you can observe the unique rituals, rites and formalities performed by the monks of different monasteries of the Everest region. With this trek, you can get a lot of texture of the Sherpa ethnic group and at the same time adore the Himalayas surrounding you.

Highlights of Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated to mark the formation of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche.
  • Festival is a huge festivity celebrated with grand carnival, masked dances, songs and grand worship by the monks
  • People of all ages dress up in their new cultural dress and celebrate this festival with great joy.
  • The festival is revered to smother the evil presences and to raise the lives of the entirety of the individuals on the planet through rites and rituals performed by the monks.
  • Admire the profound work of monks through publicly displayed sand mandala. Preparation sand mandala takes years of hard work and concentration.
  • Observe series of religious festivities, ceremonies and a chance to meditate.

Why people celebrate Mani Rimdu festival?

All festivals has their own individual reasons to be celebrated. And in regards to festivals of Nepal, they all have their own purpose, meaning and god or deity the festival is dedicated to. In case of Mani Rimdu festival it is to remember the significant Buddhist preacher Guru Rinpoche. The name Mani Rimdu comes from “Mani” which is a word from the Buddhist praying chant and the word “Rimdu” is basically Rilbu in the Tibetan which signifies a little red pills that are honored during celebration. The festival is grandly celebrated to remember the formation of Buddhism. During the festival, many masked dances and rituals are performed. These dances and rituals are performed to chase off the demons or the bad spirits. Similarly, they pray for the betterment of the society and the world in general.

When is Mani Rimdu Festival celebrated in 2021?

The date for 2021 has not been published yet….

When was Mani Rimdu Festival celebrated in 202?

The date of the Mani Rimdu celebration is fixed as per the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. The date is announced by the head monk of Tengboche monastery. The dates for the festival set as per the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. The date mostly falls on the 10th month of Tibetan Lunar Calendar. For the year of 2020, Mani Rimdu starts from 1st November to 3rd November 2020. To figure the date simple way, this celebration begins following Kojragat Purnima (The most recent day – fifteenth day of Bijaya Dashami or the full moon day in Dashain).

Furthermore, October and November which is autumn season is perfect time for trekking in Nepal as well. Large number of travelers enter Nepal during this season. The weather during this time is moderate and skies are clearer than ever thus you will be blessed with clear mountain views. Lastly, the ambience during this month is just beautiful.

How difficult is Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek?

It is a moderate level of trek so we wouldn’t necessarily say that it is an easy and comfortable trek however it is not strenuous journey as well. If you are fit enough to walk for 4 to 5 hours on a daily basis then you shall not have any problems to approach the trek. Besides, it is a 17 day long journey in which you will be in the trek for almost 14 day. Therefore, when trekking on the Himalayan trails that escalates more than 3000meter then it is important to remember that rushing will not take you closer to your destination. It will only suffer you through mountain sickness. Moreover, in this journey you have acclimatization days for you to adapt with the surroundings.

All things considered, it is medium level of trek in the highly elevated area so it is important to stay hydrated and not rush the trek. Besides, prior preparations, training and physical exercise will be a plus point for this journey.

Is this trek right for me?

If you truly want to experience Mani Rimdu festival, then there is no doubt that it isn’t the right trek for you. However, if you are looking for something more adventurous at the same time want to attend this magnificent festival then, our expert team will help you to customize a perfect journey for you. If you want to add Gokyo Lake with Mani Rimdu festival in your journey then no worries, we are here to fully assist you.

Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek is an incredible journey. It is a whole package where you really get to indulge in to the festivity celebrated by the Sherpa ethnic community at the same time admire the wonderful creation of the Mother Nature. This 17 day long journey is fulfilling and completely fun trek. This trek is a chance to experience magnificent beauty of the Himalayas of Nepal and emerge yourself into a Himalayan lifestyle.

In the auspicious occasion of Mani Rimdu, you will get to see cheerful side of the whole village. Everybody of the Khumbu region will gather at the nearest monasteries who is hosting the event in their finest cultural attire. At the monasteries, people will gather and start their series of rituals. Masked dancers will present you a meaningful act of winning over the demons and the evil spirits. The beautiful robes of the priests and intricately embellished veils fill the patios of the monastery. Numerous ceremonies will be organized which will give an idea about Himalayan festivals and the nature behind it.

Moreover, the Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek begins with exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. This trek is not only about being part of an important festival of Everest region. It is also about a delightful journey in the Himalayas amidst the mighty pinnacles. You will be tracing your journey through the astounding trans- Himalayan landscapes of remarkable Sagarmatha National Park. Moreover, you will likewise visit brilliant towns like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Among the three popular places of Everest region that holds Mani Rimdu festival, you will take part in the festival at the Tengboche monastery.  In addition, you will be encircled by various Himalayas of the Khumbu valley specifically Mount Everest and many neighboring peaks. The serene climate of the Himal makes certain to overwhelm you with its luring excellence!

Come along with us and be a part of this grand ceremony to witness the best cultural phenomena of renowned Sherpa community of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: 27 OCT 2020: ARRIVE AT TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KATHMANDU

Day 02: 28 OCT 2020: KATHMANDU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR AND PREPARATION FOR THE TREK

Day 03: 29 OCT 2020: FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2652M/8699FT (WALKING DISTANCE: 8 KM) DURATION: 3 HOURS

Day 04: 30 OCT 2020: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440M/11283FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 10-12 KM) DURATION: 6 HOURS

Day 05: 31 OCT 2020: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY - HIKE TO EVEREST VIEW HOTEL (WALKING DISTANCE: 3-4 KM) DURATION: 3-4 HOURS

Day 06: 01 NOV 2020: NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE (3860M/12660FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 10-11 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS

Day 07: 02 NOV 2020: TENGBOCHE – MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS

Day 08: 03 NOV 2019: TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE (4410M/14464FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 11-12 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS

Day 09: 04 NOV 2020: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY - HIKE TO NAGERJUN AND RETURN (WALKING DISTANCE: 5-6 KM) DURATION: 4-5 HOURS

Day 10: 05 NOV 2020: DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4910M/16105FT) (WALKING DISTANCE.: 11-12 KM) DURATION: 5 HOURS

Day 11: 06 NOV 2020: LOBUCHE - EVEREST BASE CAMP (5364M/17594FT) - GOREKSHEP (DISTANCE: 14-15 KM) 8 HOURS

Day 12: 07 NOV 2020: GORAKSHEP - KALA PATHAR (5545M/18188FT) - PHERICHE (4210M) (DISTANCE: 13-14 KM) 7 HOURS

Day 13: 08 NOV 2020: PHERICHE TO NAMCHE (3440M/11283FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 14-15 KM)DURATION: 7 HOURS

Day 14: 09 NOV 2020: NAMCHE TO LUKLA (2800M/9184FT) (WALKING DISTANCE: 18-19 KM) DURATION: 7 HOURS

Day 15: 10 NOV 2020: LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Day 16: 11 NOV 2020: RESERVE DAY IN KATHMANDU

Day 17: 12 NOV 2020: FAREWELL

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Robert Jacob Hershey, United States

The first time when I saw the Everest massif from Kalapatthar is something that I will never forget. Of course, the entire experience does impact the way I enjoyed the mountain views and the cultural experience in Nepal, and in my case, my experience was simply the best.

I chose the EBC with Mani Rimdu Festival Trek with Nepal Hiking Team after countless hours of browsing packages on their website. I was looking for a trek that offered me something different than the regular route, and I though experiencing the Mani Rimdu Festival was a great idea with trekking to Everest base camp.

My guide for the journey was Ram Hari Adhikari, a great enthusiastic aficionado of the Everest trails. My bedroom in the guesthouses always had great Himalayan views, my journey was well-managed in terms of time and my knowledge of the Sherpa culture and of the wonderful festival was made a hundred times better all because of Ram Hari, as without him, I am sure that trip would not have been the same. With a warm welcome from the airport all the way to the time of my departure back home, the Nepal Hiking Team staffs were extremely helpful and kind, always extending their hand to make sure that I was comfortable, and enjoying my trip. It was great to experience the renowned Nepali hospitality as my agency concretely solidified this attribute always associated with Nepal.

My experience with NHT was one of the unforgettable ones. It was, in the simplest of terms, the best time I had of my life. The care they provided in my journey, the amount of safety that I felt and the way everything was arranged made the trip a hassle-free event. I enjoyed the Khumbu's beauty and its cultural riches with a trusted companion in Ram Hari. My journey was filled with natural beauty and Himalayan vistas, but at the same time, it was also filled with good lodges, good food, good companionship and the best overall time. Nepal Hiking Team really goes over and beyond with their services. The best travel agency in all of Nepal!

Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.
Robert, USA Our experience in the Himalayas has been wonderful. Our tour began on Lukla, and we travelled through great places, all the way into Everest Base Camp (5346m)... later a climb to Kala Patthar at (5455m) provided the best view to the TOP OF THE WORLD... wow. The mountains were amazing, never have I seen in my life. Thinking yourself walking in a narrow path with cliffs on either side.. Seeing a new culture, experiences unknown, and the way of life of the Sherpa community was astonishing. Seeing at the distance, way high in the mountain... and knowing that you will pass in that road. Seeing how the climate and the vegetation changes. Those magic moments where at a glimpses you suddenly see mount Everest. Guesthouses are of every sort and provide some comfort at high altitudes anyhow the way you see it is only an experience. My guide Bim took me through awesome places... fantastic views. he was always attentive to every need, was looking to my health, my food, and what and where we slept. Any request was promptly handled. The people from Nepal Hiking Team are the best. From the moment I arrived Kathmandu to the moment I have left they have taken all great care of us. Everything they have promised has been full filled and even more... they go the extra mile. They are very attentive and have kept all their promises.  
David Bristow, Manchester, United Kingdom From the first contact I was really impressed with NHT and Ganga. Every question I had was answered within hours. I decided on a private trip to give a bit more flexibility. I was glad I did that as during the trip I wanted to make a few changes like trek to Monjo on the first day therefore making day 2 a lot easier (which I can hugely recommend for anyone on one of the earlier flights). I also wanted to climb Kala Patthar during the day to get (in my opinion) the much better view of Everest with the sun shining on it and the valley rather than behind it. That meant not enough time to go to pheriche that same day but no problem, we went back to Lobuche and stayed there. All changes were done with no problems. Even a flight change. Prakash and Baghi (guide and Porter) were just brilliant. To be honest they became companions rather than guides. They always ensured everything went smoothly and I genuinely couldn’t have asked for better people to do the trek with. Anyone looking to book trek in Nepal should look no further than here. They are faultless. PS. Read this review on tripadvisor (Click Here)