Everest Mani Rimdu Festival
(Festival Date: 19,20 & 21
Nepal celebrate different kind of ceremonies in
their region regularly, marriage ceremonies,
funerals, manning of the child, driving out evil
sprits, obtaining Sonam (Merit) and other
offerings to be made in the name of the local
gods. On the Full Moon Day of Tibetan ninth
month (October or November), a very important
festival of Sherpas " Mani Rimdu" falls. This
festival continues for three day, following the
ten-day non-stop prayer sessions addressed to
the patron deities - seeking “blessing for the
good of all mankind". The protagonists of all
are Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Vajrayan
Buddhism in Tibet. Masked Lamas of Khumbu region
perform various religious rituals amidst dancing
The festival "Mani Rimdu" seems to be celebrated
first time in 1930. Rongbukh Monastery in Tibet
is the place from where this festival is
originated. This is the prayer ceremony where
the monks put on masks representing divine
personages and perform ritual dances. The
spectators of devotion come from many villages
to gain Sonam (merit) from the head Lama's
blessing and making corn and grain contributions
to the Monk's community. This period coincides
with the cessation of work in the village at the
end of harvesting. Mani-Rimdu is the only big
social event that draws together large crowds
from all villagers in the Khumbu region.
Point (altitude) :
Monjo, Namche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar
Observe Mani Rimdu festival
Trip Cost :
USD 1390.00 per
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and then
transfer to the Hotel. You will have a nice
clean room with attached bathroom and 24 hrs
running hot water.
Day 02: City Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be
taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy
temples and interesting surrounding sights of
Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
Fly to Lukla and start trekking. The trail
climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge
at 2800 meters, then up to another ridge,
passing the path to Lukla airport, after which
we climb on to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
The trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi
valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially
enters the Sagarmatha National Park. We continue
along the trail, cross the Bhote Koshi River and
climb steeply to Namche Bazaar 3500 m.
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization
We have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to
acclimatize. This town, the hub of Sherpa
society, is the administrative centre of the
Khumbu region and has a police check post (we
must all register there), the headquarters of
the Sagarmatha National Park, a bank, several
shops selling items of every description and a
proliferation of Sherpa inns. We spend the day
relaxing or exploring the town.
Day 06: Namche - Tengboche
An easy and pleasant walk through Khumjung. You
have the best views of Ama Dablam and other
peaks. The trail descends to the Dhudkoshi River
the trail climbs through forests where you can
spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at
3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires
and rhododendrons. Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe
(6542m) EVEREST (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse
(8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m)
provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan
giants. We visit the monastery at Tengboche, the
largest in Khumbu region.
Day 07/8: Tengboche - Dingboche
The trail descends to Deboche through a forest
of birches, conifers and rhododendrons. We then
cross the bridge and ascend through the forest,
past magnificently carved mani stones to
Pangboche at 3860m. Then the route enters alpine
meadows above the tree line before reaching
Dingboche at 4240m.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping
valley and climbs steeply into the terminal
moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. It then crosses
the bridge and climbs higher on the moraine to a
row of stone monuments. We then cross the tree
line and reach to Lobuche (4930m.)
Day 10: Lobuche - Kala Patthar - Gorakshep
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy
ablation valley with great views of Pumori then
crosses a tributary glacier to reach the dry
lakebed of Gorak Shep. We then climb the 5545m
Kala Pattar for incredible views of Everest and
Everest Base Camp. After an hour excursion, we
descend to Gorakshep for the overnight.
Day 11: Gorakshep – EBC - Feriche (4270m)
This morning after breakfast we walk fairly
easily down to Pheriche for the overnight. It
takes 4-5 hrs and since it may get windy over
the open land it is often best to start early.
Pheriche is home to the Himalayan Rescue
Association Clinic that you can visit after 3
pm. We overnight at lodge at Pheriche. Again,
the views all around you of pastureland, valley
streams and rivers, and snow capped peaks are
something to behold.
Day 12: pheriche Trek to Phortse village
(3,840m/12,595ft) or to Khumjung village
The walk today will be relatively easy heading
downhill to a lower elevation and the quiet
village of Pangboche. From here the path splits
to Phortse village, a pleasant walk with some
short, challenging stretches. After 2 hours we
reach the beautiful village of Phortse which is
beyond the area most trekkers ever visit, but it
has some excellent lodges beneath the towering
majestic peaks of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and
Lhotse Shar towards northeast and more peaks all
around you. Helicopters can sometimes be seen
flying below you through the valleys as you walk
along trails few other trekkers ever experience.
Machharmo & Kyajo Ri peaks can be seen
beautifully from this village and Himalayan
wildlife like pheasant, Musk deer and Thar can
often be seen from your hotel
Day : 13: Phortse/Khumjung to - Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to
the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki,
where we cross the river, and up toward Namche
Bazaar, winding high above the river with views
north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Day 14: Namche to Lukla
We retrace our trek down along the gorge of the
Dudh Koshi to at Lukla to catch our return
flight to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
then free time in Kathmandu.
Cost & Booking
| Trip Cost: Contact us for the trip cost.
ticket to LukLa and back
- All land and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu. **
- 13 days Tea house trek with 3 meals, tea,
coffee and boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted tea house trek with English
speaking guide and porters.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to trekking staffs. .
Price not include:
beverages, mineral water, dessert, items of
personal nature, delay due to weather,
failure or situation beyond our control.
- Food during the stay in medical Insurance,
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.