Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

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.


Mani Rimdu is one of the most important and biggest festivals of Buddhists in the Everest region. The 3 days long public open festival of Mani Rimdu festival performs at the famed Tengboche monastery at 3800 meters. Buddhist monk exhibits the mask dances that depict the victory of Buddhism over the earlier Bon region. Before the Mask dance performed by monks, they go through the preparation of festival likes the Sand Mandala, the Empowerment, the Fire Puja. Hundreds of local Sherpa of this region attend the special performance with due respect. The dances depict conquering and converting demons by Guru Rinpoche and the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Thus we customize this Mani Rimdu festival trek that coincides with the trek and festival date together in Nov every year.


Key features of Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

  • Scenic, breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back, Explore the Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpa people & gateway to Mt Everest
  • Explore the Everest National Park & Observe Sherpa Buddhist culture and village lifestyle in the heart of the Himalayas of the Khumbu region
  • Explore the Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest Monasteries in the Everest region
  • Mani Rimdu festival is the most auspicious festival which is celebrated in honor of buddhis Guru Rinpoche.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.

World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.


Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620 m)/4 hrs

Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding.


Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 5hrs

You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more.


Day 05: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel.


Day 06: Namche Trek to Tengboche (3,680 m). 5hrs

Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here the Buddhism was introduced into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest.


Day 07: First day at Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery.

Mane Rimdu festival celebrate full three days at Tyangboche Monastery. The Monstery known as Dawa Choling Gompa established in 1916 by Lama Gulu, which is biggest monastery at Khumbu region. During three days monastic program you will have a proper chance to capture some of the unique pictures about High Himalayan culture and tradition. This will be great time to observation festival. Stay overnight at tea house.


Day 08: Second day at the festival observation. Witness the Cham - mask dance

Today is day second of Mane Rimdu Festival, as special day of ceremony, elaborated colorful mask dance is attraction. The series of different dances are performance as victory of Goddess to the demons at monastery yard. Thousand of local people, trekkers, photographers, researchers attend for this ceremony. Sure, you will enjoy this colorful festival of the Khumbu region with the general public. Try to capture best pictures during festive time. Return to tea house for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 09: Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - Closing Ceremony

Today is final day of the festival celebration. After having breakfast at the teahouse, you will participate on closing program of Mane Rimdu. You will have memorable three days festival celebration at the monastery. Now, you will fell holiness entire your heart. Tyngboche is thrilling view point even mountains panoramic view and Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at tea house.


Day 10: Trek to Monjo walking hours 5 hours.o/n at Tea house

After having breakfast with the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Loshte. Mt. Loshte shar, Amma Doblam, Tabuche, Cholache, Mt. Thamsekhu, Khakteka and any more peaks, we will pack our bag and return back from Tengboche. We will walk around five hours to reach Manjo. Before reaching Manjo, we will pass Namche Bazzar again, follow the pine trial, cross Hillary suspension bridge, follow ascending and descending trial and the main thing is we become an adventurous traveler of Everest region. As we reach Manjo, we will check into one of the tea house and took rest. Today’s night stay will be in Manjo village enjoying with Sherpa culture.


Day 11: Trek to Lukla(2840m) walking 4 hours. o/n at hotel

After breakfast in Manjo village, we will start our journey towards Lukla. The walk-on bank of Didhkoshi passing Pakhding village and leaving the great Himalayas behind us, we will finally reach Lukla, the end point of our trek. To catch early flight of Kathmandu on next morning, we will stay in the tea house of Lukla overnight.


Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu o/n Hotel

Depending on time of flight, we will wake up early in the morning and Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As we arrive in Tribhuvan International airport, we will drive to hotel from the airport. Today you will take complete rest and in the evening you can visit Thamel Bazzar, the best commercial town of Nepal. You can do shopping in Thamel as well. Farewell dinner with company members in the cultural restaurant will be the last dinner of the Everest Panoramic trek. Night stay in a hotel.


Day 13: Departure (Farewell)

Today is the end of your trek. You will be dropped at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey.



Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.

4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.

Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket with departure tax

Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.

Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.

Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).

All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.

All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.

Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.

Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.


At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

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Payment Schedule

$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


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Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29, Kathmandu Nepal.


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