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Mani Rimdu festival Trekking

Mani Rimdu festival TrekkingMani Rimdu festival Trekking In the Everest region, Tengboche, people celebrate the festival named Mani Rimdu in the 9th Tibetan month. It usually falls in late October. It is also performed in Thame in the 4th month and in Chiwong in the 10th Tibetan month. The prayers will; be done for several days. For the villagers, the most important part comes when they receive blessing from Ringpoche and monks perform masked dance at that time. Whole village get involved this procedure and they dance until late in to the night at Tenboche. This colorful celebration is the culmination of ten days of prayers on the Buddha of compassion, Chenrezig. It is performed for the well being of all human kind.

The Mani Rimdu is Tengboche is done according to the tradition of Mindroling and came from Rongbuk monastery north of Tengboche in Tibet. The name Mani is derived from the part of chant of Chenrezing and Rimdu is the small red pills. These small red pills are blessed during the ceremony and are distributed to everyone in the end. A beautiful and intricate mandala is drawn in the beginning in fine colored sand. The sand is collected from the special place somewhere high in the mountains. It takes around four days to draw the mandala. Then it is covered and used for focus in meditation for the next ten days.

The monks perform sacred mask dance at the end of the ceremony which known as Cham. There are sixteen dances with few comic interludes to delight the crowds. These dances are said to be the establishment of recreation of Buddhism in the Himalayas by the legendary Padmashambava known as guru Rinpoche. The dances convey the teachings of Buddha from simplest truth to most profound realization. Symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled and subdued during the dancing. This symbolism also can be interpreted in many levels.

In the last day, the fire ceremony is performed by the time all people have left the venue. The monk performs this ceremony to allay all the harm in the world. Then the sand mandala is dismantled and the merit is dedicated for the benefit of all sentient beings. This tradition is continued in this remote monastery since the monastery was built first. The sacred masked dances of Mani Rimdu are performed for the Sherpa community and visitors alike.

Highlight sights of Mani Rimdu festival Trekking:

Everest 8848m., Lhotse 8516m., Nuptse 7896m, Amadablam 6812m. Thamserku 6800m, Khumbila 5751m, Kwangde Ri 6187m,, Kangtenga 6645m, Kusum Kangru 6369, Cholatse 6640m, Cha Kung 7020m, & More attractive snowcapped peaks.

Facts of Mani Rimdu festival Trekking:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Mani Rimdu Trekking in 2010
Trekking Starts in: Lukla
Trekking Ends in: Lukla
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing, Scenic Mt. Everest Flight
Culture: Particularly based on Sherpa Buddhism Tibetan
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Accommodation: 4 nights in Kathmandu, 09 nights in trekking lodge
Trekking grade: Challenging
Max. Altitude: 3850m
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Teahouse
Cost Start: USD 600 TO USD 945 PER PERSON
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Outline Itinerary for Mani Rimdu festival Trekking

Day to Day Activities
October 16 – 2010 - Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu:
Upon your arrival at international airport, After the completion of Visa formalities you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu . You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
October 17 – 2010 - Day 02: Sight seeing kathmandu:
After breakfast, we visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. We circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. then we Visit Pashupatinath , Nepal 's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. We watch Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River .
After visiting Pashupatinath, we drive to Bhaktapur - the City of Devotees . There is a one big museum in Bhaktapur which is famous for temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu . Overnight stay at hotel
October 18 – 2010 - Day 03: fly Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakdingma (2652m)
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we begin Mani Rimdu trek into the Khumbu region. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla, we meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding.
October 19 – 2010 - Day 04: Trek to Namche bazzar:
We continue trekking along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park , the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. We stay overnight at Namche bazzar.
October 20 – 2010 - Day 05: Trekking Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
Today is very important day for completing your destination i.e. Mani Rimdu trek. After reaching Namche bazzar, we take a day off for complete rest and adequate acclimatization before not competing, Everest Panoramic Trek. Today, we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
October 21 – 2010 - Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)
From Namche a little steep 25 climb to Chorkang Dalda (3550 m) provides excellent views of Everest and Ama Dablam. From there we walk to Punki Thanka, then the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengbuche is highest place of Everest panoramic trek.
And also Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe (6542m) Everest (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse (8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants.
October 22 – 2010 - Day 07
Giving the blessing to the general public (Wang)
October 23– 2010 - Day 08
Famous Mask Dances preformed by the monks in a special day long ceremony. Afterwards the Sherpa community sing and dance the whole night long.
October 24 – 2010 - Day 09
Concluding Fire Puja
October 25 – 2010 - Day 10: Trek to Khumjung Village (3789m)
Today we return halfway back to Namche Bazaar befor starting our hike up to the largest Khumbu settlement of the valley, Khumjung village. From Khumjung village a great view from Mt. Everest can be seen.
October 26 – 2010 - Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Today we descent first to Namche Bazaar and then continue our way back down the valley and descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. From Monjo we will go through forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendrons to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project. We cross the Dudh Kosi river to its west-bank and continue our way down to Phakding.
October 27 – 2010 - Day 12: Trek to Lukla [2886m]
Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2886m] and it takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience and staffs are expecting for precious Tips Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee
October 28 – 2010 - Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu . Over Night stay in Hotel
October 29 – 2010 - Day 14: Sight seeing in kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square . Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum . Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple , Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal . And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu , this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square . Overnight stay at Hotel.
October 30 – 2010 - Day 15: Kathmandu – departure
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal

Cost of Mani Rimdu festival Trekking

Group Size 1 pax 2-4 pax 5-8 pax 9-12 pax
Cost (US$) per person Inquiry 945 795 600

Note:
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek,Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional and government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you with Himalayan experience following willingness your. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip significant and memorable.

Mani Rimdu festival Trekking Service Includes

  1. Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  2. All ground transfers by private vehicle hotel – domestic airport – Hotel
  3. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  4. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  5. English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  6. Porters (One porter for 2 people’s basis, Max 30 KGS per porter from Pokhara – whole Trek Lukla to lukla
  7. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  8. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu roundtrip Airfare and local Airport tax in Kathmandu and Lukla
  9. Full board basis during trekking, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea coffee and Bed
  10. Sagarmath National park fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  11. One Sherpa,(guide assistance) group size more than 4

Mani Rimdu festival Trekking Service Excludes

  1. Beverages ( Coca, mineral water and beer ) and Hot shower
  2. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  3. Tips for driver and guide (mandatory)
  4. Travel insurance,
  5. Personal expenses, what are not mentioned in above services?
  6. International roundtrip Airfare
  7. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu can be managed upon your request (Click for Hotel)
  8. Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu can be arranged upon your request (Click for tour in Kathamndu)

Client Testimonials

Namadste!
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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