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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.
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the final day, we will transfer you to the Kathmandu international airport, where you will catch your flight home.
Hotel B & Bs and full-board over night lodging throughout the trek in various villages.