Mani Rimdu with Everest Base Camp Trek

Mani Rimdu with Everest Base Camp Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    Oct-Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,570USD

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 the Sherpa community in one of the highest places on earth.

Mani Rimdu is a 19-day-long festival celebrated with singing and dancing by the Sherpa community. During this festival, you can observe the unique rituals, rites, and formalities performed by the monks of different monasteries in the Everest region. With the Mani Rimdu Festival 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 a 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 for smothering the evil presences and for raising 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 the publicly displayed sand mandala. Preparation of sand mandala takes years of hard work and concentration.
  • Observe a series of religious festivities, ceremonies, and a chance to meditate.

Why do people celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival?

All festivals have their own individual reasons to be celebrated. And in regards to festivals of Nepal, they all have their own purpose, meaning, and the god or deity to which the festival is dedicated. In the case of the Mani Rimdu festival, it is to remember the significant Buddhist preacher Guru Rinpoche.

The name Mani Rimdu comes from “Mani, ” a word from the Buddhist praying chant, and the word “Rimdu” is Rilbu in Tibetan, which signifies little red pills that are honored during the 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 demons or bad spirits. Similarly, they pray for the betterment of society and the world.

When is Mani Rimdu Festival celebrated in 2022?

This year, the Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche will be celebrated on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of November.

The date of the Mani Rimdu celebration is fixed as per the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. The date is announced by the head monk of the Tengboche monastery. The dates for the festival are set as per the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. The date mainly falls on the 10th month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar.  To figure out the simple date, this celebration follows Kojragat Purnima (The most recent day – the fifteenth day of Bijaya Dashami or the full moon day in Dashain).

Furthermore, the autumn season of October and November are the perfect time for the trek. A large number of travelers enter Nepal during this season. The weather during this time is moderate, and the skies are clearer than ever. Thus, you will be blessed with clear mountain views. Lastly, the ambiance during this month is just beautiful.

How difficult is Mani Rimdu Festival Trek?

It is a moderate level of the trek, so we wouldn’t necessarily say that it is an easy and comfortable trek; however, it is not a strenuous journey. If you are fit enough to walk for 4 to 5 hours daily, you shall not have any problems approaching the trek.

Besides, it is a 17-day journey in which you will be on the trek for almost 14 days. Therefore, when trekking on the Himalayan trails that escalates more than 3000 meters, 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 to adapt to the surroundings.

All things considered, it is a medium-level trek in a 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 genuinely want to experience the Mani Rimdu festival, then there is no doubt it isn’t the right trek for you. However, if you are looking for something more adventurous and want to attend this magnificent festival, our expert team will help you customize a perfect journey. No worries if you want to add Gokyo Lake with the Mani Rimdu festival to your journey. 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 get to indulge in the festivity celebrated by the Sherpa ethnic community and, at the same time, admire the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. This 17-day-long journey is a fulfilling and completely fun trek. This trek is a chance to experience the magnificent beauty of the Himalayas of Nepal and emerge yourself into a Himalayan lifestyle.

On the auspicious occasion of Mani Rimdu, you will see a cheerful side of the village. Everybody in the Khumbu region will gather at the nearest monasteries 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 with 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 to give an idea about Himalayan festivals and their nature.

Moreover, the Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest Base Camp Trek begins with an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. This trek is not only about being part of an important festival in the 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 the remarkable Sagarmatha National Park. Moreover, you will likewise visit brilliant towns like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche.

Among the three popular places in the Everest region that holds the Mani Rimdu festival, you will take part in the festival at the Tengboche monastery.  In addition, you will be encircled by the various Himalayas of the Khumbu valley, Mount Everest, and many neighboring peaks. The serene climate of the Himal makes sure 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 the renowned Sherpa community of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVE AT TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KATHMANDU

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

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

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

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

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

Day 07: TENGBOCHE – MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 15: LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Day 16: RESERVE DAY IN KATHMANDU

Day 17: 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 HersheyUnited 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

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Charles LazaroUSA

This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

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