Mane Rimdu is most popular festival in the high Himalaya, especially in Khumbu region. To observe Mani Rimdu Festival and celebrate with local Sherpa, we Nepal Mother House deign Mani Rimdu Festival Trek for you. Sometime people called as Tengboche Monastery Trek also due to main destination is Tengboche. It celebrates every year at Tengboche monastery, Thame monastery and Chiwong Monasteries of Solukhumbu. Normally, Mane Rimdu festival celebrate on October to November full moon at Tengboche, just south of the Mt. Everest, the date of festival fixed by head of monks according to Sherpa lunar calendar. It is Buddhist sacred ceremony in monastic environment, which is consists of nineteen days event with empowerment, meditation and dance. The public celebration lasting for three days before concludes ceremony.
Legendry, Mani Rimdu is an honor celebration of great saint Guru Rinpuche (Guru Padmasambhava); who establishment Buddhism in Tibet. The monk’s performance different story by mask dances with colorful dresses. The dance only performance on the occasion of Mane Rimdu festival and need to be special monks who are permitted by head monks. It cannot perform others ordinary days and occasion. The monks who are performance dance; first take vows from Trulshig Rinpoche (head of Monk) for the ceremony empowerment. The master of ceremony explains, “Seeing Mani Rimdu is like receiving a blessing”. During the ceremony, the dance is as real performance of goddess rather than entertain, so it is sacred celebration. This is story about defeated of daemons by goddess and protect of good people from evil. Specially, Tengboche Mame Rimdu festival goes for three days. The monks wear special customs and elaborate mask through a series ritualistic dances, play the trumpet, Kangling (made by human thigh bone), conch and drum. During the main first days of Mane Rimdu festival is prayers day, second day involves for colorful Lama dancing with brocade gown and wonderfully painted masks. At the last day are performance humorous dances and chanting prayers. Then the master of ceremony (headLama) offers Wang (blessing/empowerment) to the public.
Mane Rimdu is great opportunity to rejoice ceremony of Sherpa and Tibetan community. They get to gather at monastery with traditional dress and ornaments with joyfully. Many local people and foreign tourist attend to this performance. Tengboche Mame Rimdu festival Triprewards you to see the real and unique culture of Sherpa people and Himalayan picturesque scenery. This trip best for 6 days to above combine with Mt.Everest Base Camp Trip or Everest Chola Pass Trek or Gokyo Lakes Trek.
When is Tengboche Mani Rimdu festival for year 2020/2021?
The festival date of the Mani Rimdu is fixed by head of Lama at Tyangboche Gumba according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. The ceremony is performed in the 9th month of Tibetan calendar which usually falls in full-moon of October or November month. This year Mame Rimdu festival at Tengboche has declared by lama on 12th, 13th and 14th November 2020. Join with Nepal Mother House to celebrate Mame Rimdu festival Trek. Hurry up to secure your trip with us.