In Nepal Himalaya Buddhist community celebrate different kind of festival and ceremonies. Like Dhu Chhyang, Mani, Raling, Lhasol, Ngoyang, Nyungne, Yartong, Tiji, Mani Rimdu etc. Among them Mani Rimdu in Khumbhu region is one of biggest Buddhist ceremonies in Himalaya. It’s held on ninth month full moon of Buddhist calendar. The Mani Rimdu is one of the most fascinating Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, usually in November (the dates are dictated by the lunar calendar), in Tengboche Monastery just south of Mount Everest.
Mani Rimdu is a sacred ceremony and a series of events of empowerment. The festival consists of 9 days of ceremonies and meditation, called Drupchen. This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by resident Rinpoche to the general public followed by the world renowned Mask Dances performed by the monks. The festival concludes with 3 noisy and colorful days of public celebration. The festival dates, determined by the lunar cycle, vary each year.
01 October 2019 Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA), transfer to hotel.
02 October 2019 Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) approximately 40 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610m).
03 October 2019 Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar through the beautiful valley along Dudhkosi River.
04 October 2019 Day 04: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche. Explore the surroundings.
05 October 2019 Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5-6 Hours walk. Beginning with the festival.
06 October 2019 Day 06: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Watch Mani Rimdu Festival.
07 October 2019 Day 07: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Watch Mani Rimdu Festival.
08 October 2019 Day 08: Trek to Dingboche.
09 October 2019 Day 09: Rest Day
10 October 2019 Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
11 October 2019 Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep
12 October 2019 Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar and Back to Gorakshep.
13 Octuber 2019 Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Pheriche.
14 October 2019 Day 14: Trek to Namche.
15 October 2019 Day 15: Trek to Lukla.
16 October 2019 Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu.
17 October 2019 Day 17: Free Day.
18 October 2019 Day 18: Final Departure.