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Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

"Enjoy glorious colorful event an adventure around high scenic Khumbu in the shade of Everest"

Trip Duration: 14 Days

Highlights of Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

  • Adventure with great cultural events of colorful and ever exciting Mani Rimdu Festival
  • Enjoy a grand performance of monks and high Buddhist priest with varied ritual attire
  •  Scenic and joyful moments witness Khumbu Sherpa immense culture and lovely custom
  •  Glorious festival in the close shade of high snow-capped peaks with views of Mt. Everest
  •  Walk on the high scenic trail overlooking the wide panorama of the world’s highest mountain range.  

Trip Profile:

  • Accommodation Mode: Hotels in Kathmandu with the lodge on treks.
  •  Trekking Grade: Moderate with the touch of high altitude walks.
  •  Highest Altitude gain: 3,867 m / 12,761 ft tall at Thyangboche.
  •  Festival Venue: At Thyangboche Monastery complex 
  •  Trekking duration: 09 Nights and 10 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  •  Total Trip: 13 Nights and 14 Days (main arrival to final departure) 

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Overview

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek an entire country around high and scenic Khumbu region in the backdrop of Mt. Everest and arrays of surrounding mountains.

The trip can fit all types of people and age-group, perfect holiday, and to enjoy the great Mani Rimdu festival. It will be a pleasant experience observing dazzling and colorful events with monks and priest dance performance.

One of the first and exciting Buddhist festivals, Mani Rimdu, where auspicious day and time fixed by the head Lama or high priest as per Buddhism Lunar Calendar. Where the year cycle representing animals and birds (2019 represents a year of Hog-Pig).

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival trek held around various areas of Solu-Khumbu district. At the Thame Monastery west of Namche Bazaar, they are organized around the end of May or the first week of June. And lower Solu takes place around the end of spring.

The main important Mani Rimdu regarded of Thyangboche Monastery due to its beautiful location. A series of high peaks surround it with Everest and majestic Amadablam amid green forest covered by tall rhododendron, oaks, pines, juniper, birch, and silver fir trees.

Mani Rimdu festival away from the evil spirits and preserve the villages into its natural pure and pristine environment. It was for the past hundreds of centuries so that the villagers can live in the harmony of the peaceful and happy simple life.

We are starting Mani Rimdu Festival taking a swift short flight to reach Lukla. A town with a unique airstrip named after first Everest conqueror late Tenzing and Hillary. The walk begins following Dudh Kosi River, visiting delightful Sherpa villages and farms.

Where some villages festooned with Buddhist religious monuments with prayer walls and spinning bells as the route enters Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal while native Sherpa knows by the name Chomolungma).

Walking into lovely woods crossing the same rivers few times, then climb takes you on winding uphill with views of peaks as trek leads to famous Namche Bazaar. Here you spend a few nights having rest days for acclimatization and with a short hike.

Namche is heading up to reach Khunde and Khumjung villages located on the scenic glacial valley. Here you can witness typical traditional Sherpa customs and houses similar to Tibetan style.

From here, we are heading towards our main destinations at Thyangboche and the monastery to observe the colorful Mani Rimdu Festival amidst a crowd of people from local to foreign visitors to attend and witness the events of pomp and glory.

You are enjoying a marvelous and exciting time witnessing the festival in the shade of high mountain views. Where the journey much more manageable with long descend to Lukla. And for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after the remarkable time of your life on Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking.

Mani Rimdu Festival Auspicious Time to Visit and Trek:

Mani Rimdu Festival falls within autumn/fall season events that take place as per Buddhism Lunar Calendar. The festival held during the end of October or first and mid-November months of the year.

Where’s for the 2019 year will take place from 12th November to 15th November. The exact auspicious dates are fixed by the head priest, a high Lama of Thyangboche Monastery.

For 2020 onwards dates can vary as per Buddhism and Tibetan calendar. Those who are interested people can contact us for the exact time for the great Mani-Rimdu Festival.

The festival falls within autumn/fall times when days are beautiful and bright for pleasant walks as well for views of peaks. Where late afternoon can get overcast sometimes even in the best months of the year, the Autumn season can be cold in the morning and night time with freezing temperatures.

But with bright sunny mid-day, most of the day can expect snow sometimes during this time of the season.


Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Short Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour with preparation for Mani Rimdu Treks.
Day 03: scenic flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trekking to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar for an excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and Khumjung village 3,735 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08-09: At Thyangboche to observe the Festival Mani Rimdu with a short hike.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 13: In Kathmandu, contingency, or an extra day for leisure activities.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.

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Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to the hotel.

You are reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel.
Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area; trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of various ethnic tribes of Nepal.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu preparation for Mani Rimdu trek.

Time in Kathmandu with leisure and exciting sightseeing tour around places of interest and preparation for treks to high Khumbu around the Everest region.

Day 03:
Scenic Flight to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.

As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal and fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks, from Lukla walk to Phakding on the downhill trail with few short ups.

After 3-4 hrs of excellent scenic walks overnight in Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi River located in a gorge within a high rocky cliff of Kongde and Kusum-Kanguru peaks.

Day 04:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.

From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park and walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy views of high peaks that seen from your lodge in Namche.

Day 05:
In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike

At Namche rest day for acclimatization and a short hike to scenic view-point, suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views and other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest with Amadablam and adjoining peaks.

Following places to visit while in Namche Bazaar:

Visit Park Museum provides useful information about Khumbu areas with Sherpa culture and history with views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and an array of peaks a short walk of half-hour both ways. 

Everest View Hotel a steep climb for an hour to reach at Syangboche with an old airstrip then gradual climb for an hour to Everest View Hotel, the first luxury hotels around Khumbu built way back in the late 1970s offers excellent views of Everest and Amadablam.

Day 06:
Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and Khumjung village 3,735 m - 04 hrs

From Namche morning walk involves few hours climb to reach Khumjung and Khunde villages located on a glacial valley quite different than Namche, where you can witness traditional lifestyles and Sherpa lively custom and culture, at Khumjung visit old monastery the only place believed to be of Yeti scalps, visit Khunde and the hospital built by Hillary Foundation.

Day 07:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs

Morning walk on the good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam then reach Imjatse
River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb for two hours within lovely woodland to reach Thyangboche.

On reaching Thyangboche, check into the beautiful lodge with time to visit the monastery and enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.

Day 08-09:
At Thyangboche to observe the Festivalfestival Mani Rimdu with a short hike.

We have reserved two full days staying at Thyangboche to observe the colorful events, Mani
Rimdu, a sacred ceremony, and festival comprises of a series of events in a sequence of more than three days.

Witness the monks and Lamas with Sherpa people gather within monastery for more than three days as they pray, worship, and perform rituals; a festival celebrated to defeat the demons and to uplift the lives of all people throughout the world.

Where prayers and ceremonial dances and activities performed in colorful attire, monks in elaborately decorated masks fill the courtyards of the monastery; this beautiful trek certainly rewards you with an ideal cultural presentation of the Sherpa people facing great Himalayan picturesque mountain views.

Day 10:
Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar after an enjoyable and exciting time at
Thyangboche walk downhill with few up then on gradual scenic trails to Namche for overnight
Stop, with afternoon free for rest and short walks around the streets of Namche.

Day 11:
Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding, after Phakding a few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla, on reaching Lukla transfer into the beautiful cozy lodge for the previous night around the high Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 12:
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

The morning after early breakfast, flies to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu airport transfer to the hotel with the evening free at leisure, rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 13:
In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.

Allowing free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax after a great walk around high Khumbu for the festival Mani Rimdu, on this day rest or join for an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest, reserved also in case of flight delay and cancellation due to adverse weather conditions at Lukla or in the beginning of the trek.

Day 14:
Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights, where Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport, bidding farewell to Himalayan after a grand memory of Everest Mani-Rimdu Festival treks and adventure of a lifetime experience.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van.
  • Four days Kathmandu three-star standard hotel as per BB pan
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour guide and entrance fee.
  • Meal on full board basis during the trek
  • A minimum of 10 years experienced trekking Guide and porter (2 people =1 porter)
  • Required number of porters and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, flights.
  • Company duffel bag (if you need it, you can request with us.)
  • Flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu (Round trip).
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, and TIM’s card permit.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat
  • All Office Service charges.
  • Farewell dinner in Nepali authentic restaurant
Cost Excludes
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Travel insurance, we suggest you to must-have travel Insurance.
  • Extra luggage charge and trekking equipment
  • International airfare to Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tips for trekking staff, driver, etc.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in an include section
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: Any size

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Thyangboche 3,867 m

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