Gov Regd. No: 81255/067/068 Tourism Regd. No.: 1278/067

Mani Rimbu Festival

Mani Rimdu Festival is a Buddhist ritual festival held at Tengboche Monastery  every  year in October-November according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Mani Rimdu is the most celebrated festival among the Sherpa ethnic group as the Tengboche Rinpoche presiding over the festival offers wong blessing (empowerment) to the people. This festival consists of nine days of ceremonies and meditation . This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by Tengboche Rinpoche to the ordinary, and the world famous   Mask Dances are performed by the monks at Tengboche Monastery.

As we trek through Khumbu region, we will be visiting several monasteries and local homes to see the Sherpa traditions and way of life.Mani Rimdu festival trek is in fact a Everest view trek. This trek is commenced from Lukla after 42 minutes scenic mountain flight. Namche Bazar on the way is main attraction of trek which is the largest trade center of Khumbu valley. Namche also offers great views of Mt. Everest(8,848m) the highest mountain in the world. Tenboche is one day additional trek from Namche where there is world famous Monastery of Buddhism. Tenboche provide you brilliant view of Mt. Everest & Mt. Amadablam which is known as sexy mountain!

DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU & Transfer to Hotel

Welcome by the Plan Nepal representative, transfer to hotel , meet with tour guide & tour briefing

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s heritage

Sightseeing destinations:  Pasupatinath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa ,& Swyambhunath Stupa

Lunch break will be 45 minutes


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Detail Itinerary:

11 Nov 2013 Day 01 :   Kathmandu arrival (1300m) & transfer to hotel

Namaste & welcome to Nepal. It Is your first day in Kathmandu. We greet   you with Mala & Khada at Kathmandu airport. We transfer you to hotel. After refreshment, we brief you shortly about next day program.

12th Nov: 2013 Day 02: Half day sightseeing & preparation day

Breakfast is served at hotel at 8:00 Am then a half day sightseeing tour to world heritage sights of art, culture & religion is enjoyed with our experienced city tour guide. On completion of sightseeing tour small meeting is arranged at your hotel with trekking guide. There will be last hour gear checking. Guide will be suggested you to add necessary equipments or remove some unnecessary items.O/N Hotel

13 Nov 2013 Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) Trek to Phakding (2652m) -3 hours

Flight to Lukla is ofter at early morning & it takes approximately 42 minutes.There will be breakfast break at Lukla & you will descend 200m during three hours trekking .We enjoy great views of mountains such as Nupla (5885m) above Kongde Ridge, Kusum Kang (6367m appears on the right a little later.  We will be following the northern left   bank of the Dudh Kosi River.O/N Lodge

 14 Nov 2013 Day 03 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) -6 hours trek.O/N Guest House

We cross suspension bridge and begin to climb up to Monjo (2800m) and on to the gateway to the Sagamartha National Park. There will be unique views of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ro and Tawache Peak before arriving at Namche.

 15 Nov 2013 Day 04 : Rest day in and around Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

 Namche Bazaar is a trad center of upper Khumbu region. On Friday & Saturday,  there will be market with local products. Today we can either make excursion in village or explore Syangboche & return to Namche.O/N Guest House

 16 Nov 2013 Day 05 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) for 5 hrs.O/N Guest House

You start trekking  enjoying  excellent views of Ama Dablam and from Sanasa path descends to Phunki Thanga from where you ascend two hours to Tengboche. You will reach to a stone gate which marks the entrance to Tengboche, the most religious centre of the Khumbu region.

 17 Nov 2013 Day 06  : Enjoy First day of Mani Rimdu Festival .O/N Guest House

The mani rimdu festival is accepted as a victory of Buddhism over the ancient Bon religion. The monks with elaborate masks perform ritualistic dances .The festival begins with the blowing of horns in the afternoon of the first day. In a while the abbot of the monastery being accompanied by other monks in their maroon robes, arrives on the stage. The people & follower of Buddhism then rise to their feet to get blessings, holy water and auspicious pellets from the Abbot for good luck and longevity.O/N Guest House.

 18 Nov 2013 Day  07 : Enjoy Second Day Mani Rimbu Festival.O/N Guest House

Blowing an orchestra of cymbals, horns, flutes, and conch shells, the start of the second day's celebration is announced followed by the masked dances in which monks in colorful robes and huge glowering masks perform ritual dances symbolizing the destruction of evil spirits. In one of the dances, a group of monks clad in bright silk attire and black headgear perform ablution to the gods and pray for divine protection from the forces of evil. The performances continue until dark.O/N

 19 Nov 2013 Day 08 : Third day of Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche. O/N Guest House

Torma , which is made of dough are consigned to a sacred fire on the last day. This implies the end of negative forces and the advent of a blessed new year.

 20 Nov 2013 Day 09 : Trek Tengboche to Namche (3440m/11,286ft) for 4 to 5 hours. O/N Guest House

 21 Nov 2013 Day 10 : Trek Namche to Lukla (2800m/9185ft) for 6 to 7 hours. O/N Guest House.

 22 Nov 2013 Day 11 : Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

We fly early morning for 42 minutes & transfer to hotel

 24 Nov 2013 Day 13 : Free from Program

Services Included:

  • Three Nights Hotel Kathmandu
  • Half Day Sightseeing
  • A trekking guide
  • A porter between two member
  • Guest House in twin sharing basis
  • Full board meals
  • Necesary permits
  • Airport Transfer
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Insurance & equipments to guide & porters

Services Excludes:

  • Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu
  • Entrance fee during sightseeing tout in Kathmandu
  • Airport tax
  • All drinks
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Medical Insurance

Trip Profile:

Trip Name: PNT Manirimdu

Duration: 17 Days

Grade: Three

Mode of Accommodation: Guest House

Mode of Transport: Aero plane

Highest Elevation: 3500m

Trek start on:11th November 2013

Trek end on:24th November 2013


·         Sightseeing in UNESCO Heritages sites of Kathmandu city

·         Mind blowing  mountain flight Experience

·         Exploration of  Sherpa villages, People & Cultures, religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups

·         Gorgeous   Mountain views above 6000- 8848 m peaks including world’s Highest peak- Mount Everest(8848m)

·         Famous trek to Kalapattar( 5545m) and Everest base camp( 5340m)

·         3 Nights special Mani Rimdu Festival at Famous Tengboche Monastery

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