Mani Rimdu Festival Trek - 14 Days

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek in Everest region is most popular festival of Sherpa people those belongs to the Nying-Mapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhist which is said self an outgrowth of the Mahayana Tradition. The founder of Nyingmapa Sect Tibetan Buddhist is Guru Rinpoche (Padma Sambhawa) is the Spiritual leader. Mani rimdu festival also known as chasing of Demons by Spiritual power during 3 days Celebration. The Mani Rimdu Festival dates for 2020 is set for November 17 – 19, 2020. Join our fixed departure date for most precious buddhist festival trek in Khumbu region.

Mani Rimdu is one of the most important and biggest festivals of Buddhist in Everest region. The 3 days long public open festival of Khumbu Region performs at 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 monk they go though the preparation of festival likes the Sand Mandala, the Empowerment, the Fire Puja.

Mani Rimdu is the most vibrant Sherpa festival. Importantly, it is celebrated in the Tengboche Monastery of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. 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 coincide the trek and festival date together in the month of Nov every year.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek starts with a gorgeous flight to Lukla. You will spend your time trekking along amazing trans-Himalayan terrains of the Sagarmatha National Park. Likewise, you will also visit wonderful villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. While at Tengboche, you will get to see the celebration of the thrilling Mani Rimdu Festival.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Video

  • Mani rimdu festival trek at Tengboche monastery, one the way to Everest base camp is one of most secred and fully cultural, religious and social buddhist way to worship once in a year in month of November.
  • Tengboche monastery is one of highest altitude located buddhist monastery in the world
  • Mani rimdu festival is one of biggest worship( puja) in area of sherpa land of solukhumbu and buddhism, also known as chasing of demons to bring peace, prosperity and development around the areas.
  • Trek to Everest base camp including very important festival at Tengboche monastery
  • Mani rimbu festival trek is the best festival Trek in Everest region
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation

Day 3
Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight then trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)

Day 4
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)

Day 5
Acclimatization Day at Namche

Day 6
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (4/5 hours)

Day 7
Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony.

Day 8
Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance.

Day 9
Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony

Day 10
Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)

Day 11
Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hours)

Day 12
Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45min)

Day 13
Rest Day in Kathmandu

Day 14
Final departure. Nepal: once is not enough

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is mani rimdu celebrated?

Mani Rimdu is generally celebrated by Sherpa in autumn at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest region. Lamas and Sherpa gather at the monastery for five days. They gather for the welfare of the world. There are plays, masked dances, prayers and feasts.

What is the history of Mani Rimdu festival?

Mani Rimdu is a traditional festival passed on from the mother monastery of Tengboche monastery, the Rongbuk. The festival is a re-creation of legendary events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint, Guru Rimpoche/Padmasambhava.

When is Mani Rimdu Festival in the year 2020?

Mani Rimdu festival is held during the tenth lunar month as per the Tibetan calendar, which usually falls in the month of October-November. The festival falls on the autumn season, a season when large number of tourists visit Khumbu region to trek to Everest Base Camp. The head lama of Tengboche monastery announces the dates of the festival. In 2020, the festival falls during November in 17th, 18th, and 19th respectively.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 3860m/12660ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Festival Trek
  • Month of November