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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Start from US$ 1266 1013 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 1425 US$
2 - 3 1013 US$
4 - 5 893 US$
6- 7 789 US$
8 - 9 762 US$
10 + 747 US$
  • 12 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3,867m

Best Time: Octobe-November

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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 Trip rewards 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 Valley Hiking.

When is Tengboche Mani Rimdu festival for year 2019?

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 2019.  Join with Nepal Mother House to celebrate Mame Rimdu festival Trek. Hurry up to secure your trip with us.

Trip Highlights

  • Screed ceremony dance performance by Monks.
  • Legendry Mane Rimdo honored to the Guru Padmasambhava.
  • Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) introduces Buddhism at Tibet.
  • Celebrate ceremony for 19 days but elaborate last 3 days as public.
  • Tengbuche monastery, offer the 360 degree panorama view.
  • Rewarded trip to see the real and unique culture of Sherpa people.
  • Victory of goddess to the evil spirit.  
  • Falls on full moon of October & November.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu, trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 02:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 04:Explore and Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)

Day 05:Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06:First day at Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery.

Day 07:Second day at the festival observation. Witness the Cham - mask dance

Day 08:Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony

Day 09: Teangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 10:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 11:Fly back to Kathmandu -30 minutes

Day 12:Your own destination.

Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card for the Trekking.
  • Air ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu & Airport Tax (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Mount Everest Base Camp Trip.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Everest Base Camp Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on The Trek.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during the trip, including Oximeter to measure Oxyzen and pulse in high altitude.
  • Welcome and farewell program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, Wi-Fi, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

*Notice on Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Issue:

It is informed that the Government of Nepal has announced Lukla flight from Manthali, Ramechhap due to heavy air traffic on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu, the flight to Lukla will conduct from Ramechhap in anticipation of further notice. Ramechhap is located 139 km East-North from Kathmandu with approximately 4 to 5 hours drive from Kathmandu.

As alternatively, if you would like to direct flight from Kathmandu to Luka, then there are Helicopter flight which can be made on 5 passenger basis with additional 500 US$ per person for one way to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will do our best coordinate with the airline to make groups at the airport for the helicopter flight, but we can’t give guarantee it. Fly to Lukla from Manathali airport, Ramechhap is almost always guaranteed unless sometime the flight is delayed or canceled due to not favorable weather at Lukla.

Travelers are suggested to inform us of the chosen alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or interruptions. For more details please go through the Lukla Flight from Ramechhap.

**Note: Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, trekking preparation and permit paper work day.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 minutes) then make final preparations for the trek. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is only 3 to 4 hrs. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have the opportunity to go on a side trip to monastery around in Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 03 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. The trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project farm. Then the trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after crossing the last (fifth) bridge; there is another long climb from where you can have a view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar and witness the snow capped mountains and Sherpa heritage.

Day 04 : Explore and Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, take a walk for sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. This is the ideal place to view outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, kusum khangru, khongde and Khumbi yu La etc. While watching the spectacular view of mountains, the trail leds you in khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a yeti skull, and khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 05 : Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk on a trail through the forest with magnificent views of mountains until Kenjoma, where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the small settlement Sanasa, the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250m). Then it climbs steeply through forests on the Tengbuche monastery, situated at 3,867m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide a stimulating panorama of Himalayan view. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

Day 06 : First day at Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Mane Rimdu festival celebrate full three days at Tyangboche Monastery. The Monstery known as Dawa Choling Gompa established in 1916 by Lama Gulu, which is biggest monastery at Khumbu region. During three days monastic program you will have a proper chance to capture some of unique pictures about High Himalayan culture and tradition. The first day of festival is praying ceremony by monks. This will be great time to observation festival. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 07 : Second day at the festival observation. Witness the Cham - mask dance Today is day second of Mane Rimdu festival, as special day of ceremony, elaborated colorful mask dance is attraction. The series of different dances are performance as victory of Goddess to the demons at monastery yard. Thousand of local people, trekkers, photographers, researchers attend for this ceremony. Sure, you will enjoy this colorful festival of the Khumbu region with the general public. Try to capture best pictures during festive time. Return to tea house for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08 : Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony Today is final day of the festival celebration. After having breakfast at the teahouse, you will participate on closing program of Mane Rimdu. There are some humorous mask dance performances also. You will have memorable three days festival celebration at monastery. Now, you will fell holiness entire your heart. Tengboche is thrilling view point even mountains panoramic view and Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 09 :  Teangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours After breakfast the trail goes downwards through forest of pine, Juniper, rhododendron and a few magnolia and birch trees. We will have a great memory of crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-tracks to Namche bazzar for stay overnight.

Day 10 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours We'll have last day trek back to Lukla today but quite long. We will remind ourselves again to enjoy the lush green scenery around as we pass through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa villages until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last dinner with your crew. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu -30 minutes Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel then you may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of day.

Day 12 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

Departure Date and Price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
24 October, 2020 04 November, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1013
26 October, 2020 06 November, 2020 Available USD 1013
27 October, 2020 07 November, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1013
30 October, 2020 10 November, 2020 Available USD 1013
31 October, 2020 11 November, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1013
02 November, 2020 13 November, 2020 Available USD 1013
02 November, 2020 13 November, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1013
03 November, 2020 14 November, 2020 Available USD 1013
04 November, 2020 15 November, 2020 Available USD 1013

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