trip duration TRIP DURATION
14 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Himalaya
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
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type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Just seeing the Tengboche monastery (3,867m) is an amazing experience. However, having the chance to see this magnificent structure in the midst of the beautiful Mani Rimdu festival heightens that experience to an unforgettable level. And on this 14 day trip, that is exactly what you will get to do, as we will spend 3 days near the monastery. Thus allowing you to witness the entirety of the festival.

The Mani Rimdu festival will begin with the the sound of blaring horns in the afternoon of the first day. Afterwards, the monastery’s abbot, along with other monks, will perform prayers expressing gratitude to everybody present. As a spectator, during the prayers, you will rise and receive blessings in various forms for the purpose of good luck. The second day of the festival opens with an orchestra of different sounds from various instruments, including horns, flutes, conch shells and cymbals. Afterwards, the monks, adorned with colourful masks and costumes, perform several ritualistic dances. These performances, which have many comedic interludes, will continue until the evening. Finally, on the third day of the festival, Torma are consigned to a sacred fire for the purpose of extinguishing negative forces, while blessing the year to come.

Along with the festival, throughout this adventure’s 2 weeks, you will also get to enjoy a long hike through the gorgeous Everest region’s stunning landscape. Thus granting you the chance to admire several of the Himalayas’ great peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848m). You will also get to spend several days in Kathmandu, and experience the thrilling Lukla flights.

So if you would like to explore the amazing Everest region of Nepal, while experiencing the incredible Mani Rimdu festival at the Tengboche monastery, just send us a request.

If you are unable to make the dates when the Mani Rimdu festival takes place, but still want to enjoy a trek to the Tengboche monastery, you can also join us on this trip.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

After your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel B & B. Afterwards, we will have a brief meeting about the trips itinerary, and you will have the rest of the day to explore Kathmandu.

Day 2

Kathmandu sight seeing day

Today, you will have the chance to explore the city of Kathmandu, do some last minute shopping, and see the many sights it has to offer, from the Monkey temple to the Bouddha Nath and so much more. You will spend the night in a hotel B & B.

Day 3

Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800m) - Phakding (2,652m)

We will take a short, but incredibly scenic, and exciting, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Afterwards, we will trek for 3 hours to Phakding where we will spend the night in a full board lodging.

Day 4

Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

We will trek for approximately 5.5 hours to the Namche Bazaar, where we will spend the night in a full board lodging. The hike will involve some spectacular views of several peaks. We will also pass through small villages like Benkar.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day

Today, we will keep active, which will help the acclimatization process even more, but either exploring the Namche Bazaar area, or hiking to Thame or visiting Khunde. We will spend the night in an overnight full board lodging in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6

Namche - Tengboche Monastery (3,867m)

We will hike for approximately 5.5 hours to the Tengboche Monastery, where you will have ample time to explore it, and enjoy the magnificent views it offers, before venturing to a nearby lodge where we will spend the night.

Day 7 to 9

Mani Rimbu Festival

For the next three days, you will have the chance to witness the incredible Mani Rimbu festival. This amazing illustration of Buddhist devotion and faith involves colourful costumes and masks, ritualistic dances and prayers, music and blessings, that concludes with a sacred fire that burns with the purpose of eliminating evil in the world and spreading peace.

Day 10

Tengboche - Namche Bazaar

We will hike for approximately 5 hours back to Namche Bazaar, taking the same route we trekked on to get to the Tengboche Monastery. We will spend the night in a full board lodging in Namche Bazaar.

Day 11

Namche Bazaar - Lukla

We will hike for approximately 7 hours to Lukla, where you will get to relax before resting for the night in a full board lodging.

Day 12

Lukla - Kathmandu

We will enjoy yet another short, but spectacularly scenic, and exciting, flight, except this time it will be back to Kathmandu, where we will spend the night in a hotel B & B.

Day 13

Kathmandu

Today you will have another full day to explore the city of Kathmandu so you can see whatever you may have missed on the second day of the trip. Afterwards, we will have a farewell dinner, and you will spend your final night of the trip in a hotel B & B.

Day 14

Departure

On the final day, we will transfer you to the Kathmandu international airport, where you will catch your flight home.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu international airport.

Accommodation

Hotel B & Bs and full-board over night lodging throughout the trek in various villages.

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