Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival

Mani rimdu festival is celebrated at the Tengboche / Tyangboche monastery after the full moon of autumn. This is a 19 - day sequence of sacred ceremonies and empowerments, culminating in a 3-day public festival. It's an opportunity for the local Sherpa and Tibetan communities, to gather and celebrate together with the monastic community.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 20 Days    |    Best Month: Fall    |    Trip Grade: Challenging    |    Maximum Altitude: 5545 m    |    Trekking Hour Per Day: 5 - 6 hrs daily    |    Starting Point: Lukla    |    End Point: Lukla    |    Mode of Travel: Fly In / Out    |    Number of Pax: 2+     |    Style of Trek: Teahouse

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Mani rimdu festival is celebrated at the Tengboche / Tyangboche monastery after the full moon of autumn. This is a 19 - day sequence of sacred ceremonies and empowerments, culminating in a 3-day public festival. It's an opportunity for the local Sherpa and Tibetan communities, to gather and celebrate together with the monastic community.

The festival is a re-creation of legendary events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). Through the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled, or converted to Dharma Protectors, as positive forces clash with those of chaos. The dances convey Buddhist teachings on many levels - from the simplest to the most profound - for those who do not have the opportunity to study and meditate extensively.

On the first day of the festival, Lamas of the monastery pray in the courtyard. The second day, you can see the Lamas dancing with brocade gowns and wonderful painted paper-mouth masks. Hundreds of Sherpas from all over Khumbu and foreigners attend the performance, as it is an important social occasion as well as an entertaining sight. Along with the serious and intricate dances the Buddhist Lamas also dramatize two absurd comic sequences that make the entire performance a grand and entertaining one. On the final day evening of Mani Rimdu festival the villagers join in all- night Sherpa dance. This festival trip is combined with Kalapatthar - Everest Base Camp trek observing the festivals at Tengboche monastery.

 

Tengboche Mani Rimdu Trip Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (November 04, 2013)
Day 02: Sightseeing / Free day in Kathmandu (November 05, 2013)
Day 03:  Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 4 hrs. (November 06, 2013)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3445 m) 6 hrs (November 07, 2013)
Day 05:  Namche Bazaar- rest day for acclimatization. (November 08, 2013)
Day 06:  Trek to Portse (3830 m), 6 hrs (November 09, 2013)
Day 07:  Trek to Dingboche (4350 m), 6 hrs. (November 10, 2013)
Day 08:  Rest day / Hike to Nagarjuna view point (5000 m) (November 11, 2013)
Day 09:  Trek to Lobuche (4925 m), 6 hrs. (November 12, 2013)
Day 10:  Trek to Gorakshep (5170 m), climb Kalapatthar (5545 m) & back to Gorakshep, 6 hrs. (November 13, 2013)
Day 11:  Trek to Everest Base Camp (5345 m) and back to Gorakshep (November 14, 2013)
Day 12:  Trek to Pheriche (4280 m), 6 hrs. (November 15, 2013)
Day 13:  Trek to Tengboche (3860 m), 4 hrs. (November 16, 2013)
Day 14 – 15: Observe Mani rimdu festival (November 17, 18, 2013)
Day 16:  Trek to Monjo (2840 m), 6 hrs. (November 19, 2013)
Day 17:  Trek to Lukla (2840 m), 5 hrs. (November 20, 2013)
Day 18:  Fly back to Kathmandu (November 21, 2013)
Day 19:  Free day for shopping in Kathmandu (November 22, 2013)
Day 20:  Transfer to airport for journey back home (November 23, 2013)
Note:
The trip price is based on double occupancy and single supplementary will cost $250.  This is only applicable if client does not want to share accommodation.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
• Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
• Flight Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including guide
* Domestic airport taxes
• Kathmandu sightseeing with monuments entrance fees and transportation
• On trek best available lodges with attached bath where possible
• An English speaking Sherpa guide and required number of porters
• TIMS card
• Everest National Park Permit
• Insurance for trekking crew
* Sleeping Bag & Duffle bag.
* Farewell dinner
* Full board meals on trek (Breakfast,Lunch and dinner with tea, coffee and hot juice)
* Food and accommodation of trekking crew
* Any other applicable government taxes
* Assistant guide if pax is above 3
* Land transportation of trekking crew

Whats not included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

* International flight
• Nepal Entry Visa
• Personal nature of Expenses
• Personal clothing for Trekking
• Travel insurance
• Helicopter rescue
• Bar Bills
* Soft drinks like, Coke, Sprite and mineral water etc and any alcoholic drinks
* Batteries charging
• Staff tipping
* Shower where there is no attached bath rooms

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