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!

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.