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Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek
(Festival Date: 19,20 & 21 November 2016)

Sherpas in 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 and singing.

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.

Festival Date:
2016 November 19,20 & 21


Fixed Departure Date for 2016
17 November 2016 from Kathmandu

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Total Trip Duration :

15 days 

Highest Point (altitude) :

Kalapathar (5554m)

Trip Highlights :

Lukla, Monjo, Namche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar Observe Mani Rimdu festival

Grade :

Moderate – Challenging

Type of Activity :


Accommodation :


Trip Cost :

USD 1390.00 per person


Day 01: 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 (3,790m/12,431ft)
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.

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 Trip Cost:  Contact us for the trip cost.

Price include:

- Air 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:

- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert, items of personal nature, delay due to weather, 
  equipment failure or situation beyond our control.
- Food during the stay in medical Insurance,
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.




Fix departure date:
6 November 2015

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