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Everest Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery 12 Days

Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival Trek  
Trip Duration : 12 Days
Trek Length : 9 Days
Trip Rating : Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 12,890ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels Guest House
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Everest Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery 12 Days

Festival Date: Nov 17-18, and 19 2013

Highlights of Everest Trek with Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery
Everest trek with Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival is one of the most popular family trekking destinations in Nepal which was UNESCO listed the park as a world heritage site in 1979 for its unique natural diversity, traditional Sherpa cultures and beautiful landscape as well as spectacular of world’s greatest mountains. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is known in Nepal as “Sagarmatha” (Head of the Oceans) for centuries. Also, it is called “Chomolongma” (The mother goddess of the world) by Sherpa and Tibeten, the brave Himalayan ethnic tribe. You can see spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Khongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) and holy mountains Khumbila (5761m) etc. Our experienced friendly helpful and smiling guide leads you in the hiking distance on slow paced travel.

The nine days trek takes you through scenic landscapes and Sherpa villages below the towering snowcapped peaks. You have a full day to observe the Mani Rimdu Festival Mask Dances performed by the monks. It is a spectacular religious ritual performance. As we trek through Khumbu valley, we will visit several monasteries and local homes to see the Sherpa traditions and way of life.

Mani Rimbu Festival is a Buddhist ceremony held at Tengboche Monastery each year in October-November according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. It is the most celebrated festival among the Sherpa community as the Tengboche Rinpoche presiding over the festival offers wong blessing (empowerment) to the people. The festival consists of nine days of ceremonies and meditation (Drupchen). This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by Tengboche Rinpoche to the public, and the world renowned Mask Dances are performed by the monks at Tengboche Monastery.

Note: The Mani Rimdu Festival consist various ceremonies including meditation in the period of 9 days. The most important, colorful and fun filled part of the 9 day festival are the blessing ceremony (wong or empowerment) and the mask dance the following day. Should you wish to see the entire festival event, it is possible to make such an arrangement. Please let us know.

Itinerary: 01

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing
Day 3 Flight to Lukla (9315ft) and trek to Phakdhing (8561ft),
Day 4 Trek to Namche (11283ft),
Day 5 Trek to Kumjung Sherpa village (12,398ft) for leisure to acclimatize,
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (12,661ft)
Day 7 Tengboche Mani Rimdu Dance
Day 8 Tengboche Mani Rimdu
Day 8 Trek to Monzo,
Day 9 Trek to Lukla,
Day 10 Flight to Kathmandu and at leisure,
Day 11 Heritage sightseeing
Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu.

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in standard hotel 3 star and 4-5star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast, (in Kathmandu hotel are option to choose)
  • Trip activities as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • 9 days trek with overnights in lodge,
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served in local Inn en-route,
  • Trekking staff (guide(s), and porters),
  • Porters and/or alternately Yaks carry luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Lukla round trip including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing and departures,
  • Trekking with overnights in lodge accommodation includes,
  • Twin bedroom sharing with breakfast at the lodge you are staying,
  • Kathmandu lodging and sightseeing, transportation and entrance fees,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Dinners on lodge trek and lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All personal items and expenses such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

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