Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek 2017

Duration
14 Days

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Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla) til the following Monday (he waited and watched us fly off on a delayed afternoon flight). Mingmar was hospitable,... Read More
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Everest region trekking is not only famous for high mountains views and vistas it is also famous for festival trip, Everest Mani Rimdu festival is one of the most interesting High Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, it is celebrating in Tengboche monastery it is an old Buddhist monastery located in Everest region of Nepal.  In Tengboche the Mani Rimdu is performed usually between mid-October and mid-November, the date of the Mani Rimdu festival is fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar and announces the Mani Rimdu festival dates by the head of Tyangboche (Tengboche) Monastery Lama. The Mani Rimdu is a colorful festival which is not only popular in Nepalese people, also lots of tourists visit in Nepal to see this colorful festival at Tengboche monastery each year with their family and friends. Tengboche monastery is in on the way to Everest base camp trekking so people can make Mani Rimdu festival with Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trek too or those who have short time they just make a trek to Tengboche monastery to observe the Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche monastery.

Our below given itinerary just to designed go for Mani Rimdu festival but if you like to make festival with Everest Base camp, Gokyo Lake or Cho La Pass trekking just inform to us for new itinerary. The dates of Mani Rimdu festival for year of 2017 is celebrating on 4th, 5th and 6th November 2017.
 

Itinerary

29th Oct 2017 Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
30th Oct 2017 Day 02: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
31 st Oct 2017 Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight then trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
01st Nov 2017 Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
02nd Nov 2017 Day 05: Acclimatization Day:
03rd Nov 2017 Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (4/5 hours)

04th Nov 2017 Day 07: Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony.
05th Nov 2017 Day 08: Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance.
06th Nov 2017 Day 09: Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony


07th Nov 2017 Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
08th Nov 2017 Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hours)
09th Nov 2017 Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45 minutes)
10th Nov 2017 Day 13: Leisure day in Kathmandu
11th Nov 2017 Day 14: Depart Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Tours of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight then trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
After 45 minutes fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will have breakfast and then continue our family journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Evening time, we go for village tour with our guide. Overnight in Lodge.  

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
In the morning after breakfast we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till  Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. We have a great view of Khwangde Range and Thamserku. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day:
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach there and enjoy the view of the mountains. Then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and Khunde Hospital. We come back to our hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (4/5 hours)
In the morning, we start our trek like the day before. The level trail continues till reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 and half hour. Then it climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and crosses a suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit the monastery in the evening. The views of the mountains, Sunrise as well as Sunset are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony.
Day 08: Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance.
Day 09: Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony

Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
This day after breakfast, we return back same way to Namche bazaar. Firstly our trail steep descents to Dudh Kosi River and again trail ascent brings us to reach Kyangjuma village and it takes 3 hours. We will have lunch there. After lunch the trail continues straight until reaching Namche and takes about 2 hours to reach. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hours)
In the morning, we will leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45min)
Early in the morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 13: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
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Start Date
29th Oct, 2017
End Date
11th Nov, 2017
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Price
USD $1,250
 


PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Nepal's 2/3 star standard)
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets (It Cost US$ 332.00 Per person)
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets for guide and airport taxes
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert (Slice fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Lukla who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge


PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance & First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentione

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket


Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.


Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
 

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
 

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 14 Days
Accomodation: Tea House
Seasons : sep, oct, Nov and Dec, march, April, may
Type: Moderate
Activities : Culture Tours
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Kathamandu
Ends at : kathamandu

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