Everest Mani Rimdu festival trekking is one of the most fascinating High Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, usually in November (date fixed by lunar calendar) in Tengboche monastery. It is an old Buddhist monastery located on a ridge top. Mani Rimdu is a colorful festival. The mani rimdu festival depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient Bon religion. The monks with elaborate masks and costumes perform series of ritualistic dances. We organize trekking specially for Mani Rimdu festival. For this trekking you take mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After you get down at Lukla airstrip you trekking starts to Phakding, the first overnight place, following Dudha Koshi River. Next day you walk through forest of rhododendron and magnolia and arrive to Namche, a bustling bazaar (market), that’s a junction for trekkers. You stay one more extra day at Namche for acclimatization. On that day you hike to Syangboche, one of the major spot for the view of Mt. Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kwangde etc. Then you walk down to Khumjung village, a typical Sherpa village and overnight stay at mountain lodge in Namche Bazzar. Next day you trek to Tyangboche. You stay Tyangboche four nights for mani rimdu festival. During those days you observe Mani Rimdu festival. Then on 10th day you back from Tengboche and follow the same previous route to Lukla.
Following is the schedule for Everest Mani Rimdu Festival of this year :
Day 01 Nov 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the
trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Nov 02: Fly to Lukla (2710m). Then trek to Phakding (2650m). O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 03 Nov 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m). O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 04 Nov 04: Day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar/ Excursion to Syangboche and Khumjung Village. Back to Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge
Day 05 Nov 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche monastery(3860m). O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 06 Nov 06 - 09: Observe Mani Rimbu festival at Tengboche monastery. O/n at mountains lodge.
Day 10 Nov 10: Tengboche to Monju. O/n at mountain lodge.
Day 11 Nov 11: Monju to Lukla. O/n in mountain lodge.
Day 12 Nov 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m). Rest of the time free. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13 Nov 13: Transfer to the Tribhuvan international airport for final departure.
A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. We will recommend you to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle,sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials the porters will carry. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. We stop one hour for simple lunch on the way to destination in tea house at small village. Here you can rest (readbooks, write your diary) or you can explore the village Read More
In above trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. More
In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, More
We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to lodge people which might cost little during whole period of trekking or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. More
We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More
We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More
Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More
Most lodges provide hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your trekking guide. More
You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. More
We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More
For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More
You can combine the above trip with following activities: