Asiana Treks

Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Best Price
Max. Elevation
3871 m / 12700 ft
Group size
1 - 10
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private car/ van/Plane.
Best Season
March to may/September to Novembe
Accomodation
Teahouse.
Meals
B/L/D/ while in Trekking.
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu

Highlights

    • Enjoy the altruistic culture surrounded by high mountains.
    • Opportunity to experience and celebrate festivals.
    • Close-up view of the majestic Mt. Everest and other peaks.
    • Celebrate Mani Rimdu and enjoy the core significance of the festival.
    • The fascinating series of events are insanely insightful. 
    • The unspoiled nature, beautiful landscape, rivers confluence and crystal clear waterfalls.

Overview

Overview

Mani Rimdu Trekking is the sacred Buddhist Festival celebrated to quell demons and reward the virtuous. It is a series of sacred ceremonies and events of empowerment for 19 consecutive days eminent in the district of Mt. Everest-Solukhhumbu and celebrated in the three holy places Tengboche, Thame, and Chiong. Mani Rimdu is divided into six preparations; Construction of the sand mandala, Empowerment (Wong), the Dances (Chham), Ser-Kyem, the Fire Puja (Jinsak), and Chhingpa. Similarly, Mani Rimdu has three main days of major celebration such as Chham (The Dance), Jinsak (Fire Puja), and Mandala destroying. 

Trekkers for Tengboche take a flight to the world's most dangerous airport, Lukla Airport. The surprising landscape and views of Himalayan chains are jaw-dropping. Meanwhile, the trekking starts from Lukla and elevates to Namche after a few days of hard climbing. Namche Bazar is the best place offering magnificent and astounding views of nature, landscape, pubs, spas, rivers, and the hot shower relieving the soul and body by providing sufficient time for acclimatization. Finally, trekkers reach the Tengboche (3870m). 

During the time of the sacred ceremonies, tourists are heartily welcomed to participate in all the series of events and celebrations. The two major categories of the same ethnicity Sherpa and Lama gather together at the monastery with the monastic community to pray for the prosperity of the world. Likewise, Buddhist communities along with trekkers are involved in prayers, chanting, colourful Lama dancing, wearing brocade gowns, and artistic paper-mâché masks. In the meantime, the trekkers’ excursion also experiences all the events and celebrations including participating in it. Life seems full of aesthetic culture and soulful experiences.

The alluring and majestic views of charismatic and giant snow-clad peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), AmaDablam (6812m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Kongde, Thamserku (6430m) also holy mountains Khumbila (5761m) can be sighted up-close. Moreover, The Fire Puja is absolutely soulful with an objective to alleviate all the harm in the world performed by burning the grain and butter in a fire followed by humorous dances and chanting.  Later, travellers see the Sand Mandala is put to an end piece by piece. It is the insightful and adventurous trekking of a lifetime.

Trip Itinerary

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Includes

    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with an English and another language-speaking city guide.
    • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
    • An experienced and first aid-trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide.
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 15 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our trekking crew.
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges).
    • Nepali culture programme farewell dinner.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and domestic airport tax
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Hot shower while on the trek.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Bar bills and laundry.
    • Optional trips are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Tipping to guide and porter.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Donations to the local organization.

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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