Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Duration Duration 12 Days
Meals Meals
  • 11 Breakfast
  • 8 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lodges during trek
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Festival Observation
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 1750 Price Starts From US$ 1450

Overview of Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

The Mani Rimdu Festival Trek can educate you on the essence of the ceremony for the welfare of the world and, at the same time, amuse you to the full. You get to pray with the monks and enjoy the dance by Lama wearing brocade gowns and wonderfully painted paper-mâché masks.

The only trek that is meant for the spectacle and entertaining view of the most important festival of the Sherpa people, Mani Rimdu, is called the Mani Rimdu Festival Trek. Filled with unique natural diversity, this Everest region trek is another excellent opportunity to discover the essence of the Sherpa people and learn about their cultures and festivals.

The Mani Rimdu Festival usually falls on the 9th lunar month, October/November, and involves vast preparations and decorations for the primary day. Mani Rimdu Festival 2022 dates are November 8-10.  Mani Rimdu Festival Trek requires the trekkers to stay at Tengboche, the central place for the event, for three whole days to spectacle the entertaining Lama and Buddhist dance pujas.  The festival covers The Sand Mandala, The Empowerment, The Fire Puja, and Mask Dance by monks, with other minor ceremonies.

Highlights of Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla- an adventurous flight
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park- A UNESCO world heritage that is rich in diverse flora and fauna
  • Unreal Mountains Including Everest- The exciting panoramic view of more than 14 mountain peaks that are above 6000m above sea level
  • Explore Tibet-influenced Mountain festival in Tengboche Monastery

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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Itinerary

Inclusion Details
Accommodation and Meals
  • 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Standard lodge during the trek
  • 3-times meals during the trek
  • 3 cups of tea/coffee during the trek
Guide and Porters
  • One experienced and well-trained guide
  • One assistant guide for 5+ trekkers
  • Necessary porters in 2:1 Ratio
  • Guide cum porter for Solo trekker
  • International airport transfer two times
  • Domestic airport transfer two times
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfare
  • Other land transportation
Other Inclusion
  • Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Permit and TIMS
  • Sightseeing entrance Fees
  • Trekking Map, achievement certificate
  • Applicable Government Taxes

Trip Detail Information

On the first day, you get sacred Mani Rilwu (holy or blessed pills) and Tshereel (pills for long life); the next day, you enjoy dances on conquering demons and rewarding virtuosos, and later you take part in various ceremonies like fire puja, Ser-Kym, Chhingpa and so on. The Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking also allows you to experience the Himalayan beauty and its charismatic snow-covered peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Kongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) holy mountains Khumbila (5761m), etc.

Though the significant visit is done at Tengboche, the Mani Rimdu Festival Trek lets you hike through the rugged terrain; and quickly gives you the complete Everest region introduction. Accommodations in Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

The three-star hotel will be provided in Kathmandu, and good lodges in the trekking area. In Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, we will provide a hot shower, and in Tengboche, we won’t recommend you take the hot shower because of the high altitude. You must stay three nights in the Tengboche during Mani Rimdu Festival Trek.

Luxurious hotels and guesthouses are also available in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, where you will spend five nights (On days 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9). You need to pay an additional USD 800 for two people.

Mani Rimdu Festival Date for 2022 and 2023

The Mani Rimdu Festival is played in Tengboche Monastery during the tenth Tibetan month, which as a rule, matches with the full moon in October or November. The Mani Rimdu Festival will be held in 2022 on the eighth, ninth, and tenth of November. The festival date of 2023 hasn’t been decided yet. We will update the dates after confirmation.

Meals during Mani Rimdu Festival

In Kathmandu, a Farewell dinner is included, and three meals will be provided during the trek.

During Mani Rimdu Festival Trek, we will provide typical Nepalese dishes like dal (soup made of lentils), Bhat (rice), achaar (pickle), and Tarkari (vegetable curry), Momo (dumpling), Dhindo (typical Nepali food), Chowmin, etc. You can also enjoy international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental, and Italian as per your choices. Breakfast and dinner will be served at lodges or teahouses where you spend the night. As per the lodges or teahouses menu, we will serve breakfast. During your trekking, continental and American breakfast will be made, and a Buffet breakfast will be made in Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

This is a moderate trek, and it is suitable for enthusiastic hikers. The hiker must be able to walk at least 5-6 hours per day with their light bag. You can see the detail in our itinerary. Hiking at a higher altitude is more challenging than at a lower height; however, if you have good health, average physical fitness, optimism towards hiking, and muscular strength of mind, you can successfully finish this trek. Technical skills and experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging and simple exercising are highly recommended before two weeks if you have no previous hiking experience.

If you have a heart problem, or lung and blood diseases, you need to consult with your doctor before this trek. Also, if you are an elder or child with poor physical fitness and still want to trek to Mani Rimdu Festival Trek, you need to customize this trek. Please feel free to detail about you; we will provide customized trekking packages for you and will try our best to make your trek memorable and successful.

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