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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Kathmandu international airport.
Hotel B & Bs and full-board over night lodging throughout the trek in various villages.