Everest Base Camp Trek with Mani Rimdu FestivalEverest Base Camp Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival

Everest Base Camp Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival

  • Duration17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5545
  • Activity Trekking & Culturel Activies
Trip Highlights
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar.
  • Panoramic view from Syanbu-che Everest View Hill.
  • Explore Historical Old Tyangboche Monastery.
  • Explore Mani Rimdu Festival with Buddist Monks.
  • World Highest View Point ( Kalapathar 5550 Meters).
  • Explore Sherpa Culture of Solukhumbu Region.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek provides you an opportunity to explore the rich cultural and ancient heritages of Everest region and experience the adventurous trek in the region at the same time. Mani Rimdu Festival is the highlight of this region which is celebrated after full moon of October, November and December in Tengboche, Chiwong and Thame monasteries. Worshipping Phakpa Chenrezig, the god of compassion, in this festival locals believe that his blessings bring peace and good fortune to the region. The festival is celebrated over 19 days out of which the final three days are open to public and is marked with worships and spiritual masked dances which spread Buddhist teachings to the audience through the dances and prayers. Besides the spiritually awakening festival, Mani Rimdu Festival Trek provides the trekkers a chance to experience the lushness of landscape, grandeur of the Himalayas, diversity of flora and fauna and warm hospitality of legendary Sherpa community.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek begins with the medieval city of Kathmandu and then heads to Lukla, the gateway to Everest region. Exploring the rich landscape of the region, our trek shall trek along the mighty Dudh Koshi River and across several suspension bridges, past Mani walls and prayer stones, settlements of Chheplung and Nurning to culturally rich Phakding village. Through lush forests and some sections of uphill trek, we shall then explore the Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar ahead of which we shall trek to the Tengboche village with ancient Tengboche Monaastery, the host of Maani Rimdu Festival. Beginning with the construction of Mandala, a geometric and concentric structure representing universe and the distribution of sacred pills, Mani Rimdu Festival then moves into the day of dances. The second day of this festival has the famous Mask Dance performed by monks in colorful and sacred dresses besides other interesting rituals. On the third and last day of Mani Rimdu Festival an offering is made to the god of fire and the serpent god and ended with nightlong singing and dancing by the locals. After witnessing this ancient festival which celebrates the victory of Buddhism over evil and ancient Bon religion, we shall retrace our steps back to Namche and Lukla before heading to Kathmandu for ending this adventure.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek in Tengboche usually falls in the month of November, though the exact id decided as per the Lunar calendar. In this moderately strenuous trekking experience, you are required to have an average physical fitness, ability to trek in the rough trails for 5-6 hours a day in an average and open mind to grasp the essence of Buddhist teachings reflected in the ancient Mani Rimdu Festival. Join the professional team of Outshine Adventure in this enlightening trekking adventure which is a perfect fit for the trekkers who wish to combine trek with the glimpse of festivals celebrated in Nepal.

Trip Itinerary
28 Oct 2023Day

    Airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Holding the name plate of Outshine Aventure on arrival, then we transfer to Hotel, after your check inn at Hotel, we take you at our company for documentation and information.

    29 Oct 2023Day

      Wake up early morning, have breakfast at hotel than around 9 am we start the tour for Kathmandu Durbar squire, Syambhunath, Buddhanath and Pashupatinath. We provide expert tour guide to explain the monuments and private car for the sightseeing. At afternoon you will have some time at afternoon for equipment shopping or preparation.

      30 Oct 2023Day

         Half an hour flight to Lukla from kathmandu. we have breakfast at Lukla Airport in guest house, from the hotel or guest house you can see the airport and mountain scenery views. After the breakfast we trek down to Phakding which is gradually down ( 200 mtrs). It takes about 3 hours to get at Phakding following the Dudh Koshi river ( white river) and we take rest on the day.

        31 Oct 2023Day

           Today is quiet long day for walk comparing to the first day. It takes around 5 hours and we climb about 850 meters up to Namche bazar. We follow the Dudh Koshi river with the nature of Everest region to get Namche Bazar. Namche bazar is a big village of Everest region which is including in Namche Bazar ( market) , many people to go to Namche bazar for shopping also. After long walk and your beginning days of trekking to clump up you feel tired on this day.

          01 Nov 2023Day

             Today we have whole day for acclimatization and rest. We climb up to Everest view hotel to see the Everest Panoramic ranges including view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. It takes about 2 hours to go up and we will have a tea break for an hour with the panoramic view of Everest at Everest View Hotel and we back down to Namche Bazar.

            2 Nov 2023Day

               After a day rest in Namche Bazar we continue our trek to Tengboche. It takes about 5 hours to get Tengboche. Tengboche is amazing village in Everest region, from this village you can have chance to see wonderful view of Ama Dablam mountain and a old monastery. In the morning and evening the Lama do worship in the monastery when you can go and visit the monastery , even you have chance to do meditation in the monastery.

              3 Nov 2023Day

                 Approximately five hours walk to Dingboche you can enjoy with the rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Having the Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) amazing view you continue your trek as they appear on the opposite bank. Climbing gradually up, winding above the River you get to a big Mani Stupa. Continue the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley on the lab of the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak (6,189m) we reach in Dingboche.

                4 Nov 2023Day

                   This is another acclimatization day trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche in the evening. The gorgeous scenery of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore chhukung valley that leads up to Island Peak. After exploring chhukung valley you have time to relax in the afternoon. You also can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Tawoche peak and other mountains.

                  5 Nov 2023Day

                     Today we walk about 5 hours. Trek along the Dughla valley, Lobuche is reached by hiking along side frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. You will be able to feast your eyes on the Khumbu Ice-fall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track.

                    6 Nov 2023Day

                       It takes about 3.5 hours to Gorakesh and you will hike for another 3 hours to go and back to Everest Base Camp. It makes more comfortable for the altitude to hike up and come down for the night stay. Today it seams like a great day of your trekking because of you will reach your destination. Trek up the valley a short look of the Khumbu Glacier following the rocky path, on the lap of Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is situated the original of Everest Base Camp. The panoramic view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse emerge at the forefront of you. There is also a chance to hear sound of the avalanche and also can be seen on the way.

                      7 Nov 2023Day

                          It takes about six hours. It starts early in the morning with a hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 mtrs.), an excellent viewpoint to observe the Mount. Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views from top of Kalapathar which is also amazing point of this trek, the Panoramic view of Everest Himalayan ranges you will never can forget in your life. You start to feel better and less tiredness because of altitude , also you did great destination.

                        8 Nov 2023Day

                          Our wait and endurance for the famous and colorful festival shall start paying us back in the form of Mani Rimdu Festival that has today as its first day. In this day, the initial day of final three days of this festival that runs over nineteen days, the public event begins with the monks giving blessings to the public, special mask dances followed by the singing and dancing by the Sherpa community in the following days. Today we shall have the preparations including the making of Sand Mandala and Tormas which is the symbolic offerings made of colored butter and barley flour. The Mandala which symbolizes the palace of Lord of the Dance has Defensive blades, which symbolizes deities, around it and the bowl of Mani Rilwu pills placed above the centre. Another ceremony today is ‘Wong’ or The Empowerment in which the sacred Mani Rilwu Pills and Tshereel or Pills for long life are passed to everyone attending the festival today. After observing today’s ceremony, we shall return back to the guesthouse. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

                          9 Nov 2023Day

                             Today is the second day of the last three days of Mani Rimdu Festival where more interesting rituals shall unfold before us. Today we have the iconic Mask Dance being performed by the monks. Also known as Cham in local language, in this dance the Lamas wear brocade gowns and wonderfully painted papier-mache masks during the dance. This spiritual dance offered to the deities is a chief source of attraction for the public attending the festival. In this dance the symbolic demons are either conquered, chased away or transformed for the protection of Dharma. The dance takes place with the theme of positive forces fighting with the forces of disorder and teaches the Buddhist teachings at different levels. The monks performing this dance are believed to become diving being. Today we shall also have Ser-Kyem which is another dance performed with offering of spiritual nectar made and has six dancers representing tantric magicians. Several other dances are performed today, the day of dances. With orange silk robes, yellow crescent shaped hats perched precariously on their heads, the monks carry several instruments including giant conch shells, long brass horns and bugles made of bones during the dance ceremonies. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

                            10 Nov 2023Day

                               Today is the third and final day of this colorful festival in Tengboche Monastery. After the dances in the previous days, today we shall witness the Fire Puja or Jinsak in the courtyard of the monastery. This is an offering to Agni, the god of fire and to the Gods of mandala, to alleviate all harm in the world. Later on, the sand mandala in the temple, made of colorful sands, is dismantled and the sand is given as offering to the serpent gods or Nagas at the spring below the monastery. Besides this offering to the deity, we shall also have Chhingspa in the final day celebration. The dance illustrating the Four Protecting Ghings defending the Buddhist faith against attack by demons has the faces of dancers hidden with mask. Another Dakini Dance is performed by five priests with slow motion steps as a tribute to Padhmasambhav and other female spiritual figures. Later in the day locals have an all night spiritual singing and dancing to mark and end to this festival. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar .

                              11 Nov 2023Day

                                 Around five and half hours walk you get back to Lukla, today. The last day of your trek to walk from Namche Bazaar via Phakding ( your first night) to Lukla. Also a market place of Everest region to enjoy your rest of day in Lukla. There are some bars , restaurant and shops to pass your rest of the day in Lukla.

                                12 Nov 2023Day

                                   Exciting to be back in Kathmandu after awhile without get in touch with family and friends , A Knoch on the door early in the morning for breakfast. The same view as first flight up to Lukla a huge chance to see panoramic Everest range again through out a small windows what you done recently. After half an hour flight you be back to Kathmandu with unforgettable memory of your trip.

                                  13 Nov 2023Day

                                     After your Breakfast at Hotel we transfer to International Airport according to your flight time. We could increase the tours or extra activities if you have extra days available according to your desire.

                                    Cost Details
                                    Price Includes
                                    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car.
                                    • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu. This will be for 3 nights in total ( two nights before trek and one night after the trek as usual). if you will be more than 3 nights in kathmandu you need to pay extra. 
                                    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car.
                                    • All your standard Meals during the trek.
                                    • Best available Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
                                    • Local Sherpa licensed English speaking Guide. 
                                    • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek ( share for two people or clients).
                                    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
                                    • Everest National Park permits.
                                    • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure.
                                    • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
                                    • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
                                    • All our government taxes.
                                    Price Excludes
                                    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
                                    • Your travel insurance & entrance fees in City.
                                    • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry.
                                    • Personal trekking Equipments.
                                    • Tips for trekking staff and driver--Tipping is expected.
                                    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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