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.
- 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.