Mani Rimdu festival trek to Chiwong Monastery in lower valley of Everest region starts on the full moon of October each year. This journey takes us to the remote village of the Solukhumbu region. It is a festival that starts with sacred rituals and ceremonies. Enchanting prayers let the biggest Himalayas festival Mani Rimdu Festival begin. Travel with local guides of Nepal to this low land of the Everest Region while exploring.
The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the Himalayas. We get to see the most spectacular settings in the foothills of the Himalayas during this time. The Mani Rimdu festival lasts for three days and is well attended by the Sherpa people. People often trek for many days to witness this important event. Chiwong Mani Rimdu festival trek starts on the full moon of October.
Chiwong Mani Rimdu festival trek takes us to the low land of Chiwong and Phaplu of the Everest Region. Be part of this huge mountain festival with Parikrama Treks. Feel free to explore, learn, and celebrate this festival together with the locals. You will also get the chance to talk with the monastic community of the Chiwong Monastery. Mani Rimdu is a re-creation of legendary events. During this festival, different rituals take place along with 24-hour pujas.
With the end of the dance, we get to see the fire puja in the courtyard. The Mani Rimdu festival trek takes place every year in October / November on the full moon. The date of the Mani Rimdu changes as per the Tibetan calendar. During the Mani Rimdu festival, many monks perform a masked dance. This dance symbolizes the celebration of the victory of Buddhism over the Bon-Po.
Meet and assist from Parikrama Treks representative and transfer to the hotel.
Early departure to Kathmandu airport. We will visit some Sherpa traditional homes, hospitals, and school at this village.
Early morning we start our hike to Junbesi (2600 mt.) It is home to the heart of traditional Sherpa culture. We hike about 5 hours to Junbesi.
Today, we wake up with sounds of the monks chanting and praying. After breakfast, we will take a tour of the Thupten Choling Monastery 2800mt. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns.
After breakfast, we leave for Phurteng. En-route we will see the view of Everest and Thamserku. We will hike approximately 3 hours to Phurteng.
We follow the ancient and remote monastery route of the Solu region. This route is also the first route that leads us to Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Chiwong Monastery, we will check into a lodge and then visit the monastery.
Today is the first day of Mani Rimdu at Chiwong Monastery. We will visit the monastery, and sit down among the locals to hear the monks chant and pray. We will see the monks performing the puja.
The second day of the festival is also known to the westerners as the Mask Dancing day. If you prefer, not to attend the entire day at the monastery, then we can take an optional hike.
On this third day, we make our way to the monastery once again to see the final day of the festival. Today the monks will perform Fire initiation rituals.
After early morning breakfast at the lodge, we will then pack our bag to hike towards Phaplu. The hike to Phaphlu is approximately about 4 hours.
Today, we return back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will transfer you to our hotel.
The day is free for shopping and roaming around the city or you can have guided sightseeing.
Mani Rimdu festival trek Journey Ends.
TREK COST: USD 1,530.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 220 Per Person
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