Mani Rimdu festival trek

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12 Night /13 Days
Nepal
Everest Region
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15
Trip Overview

Chiwong Mani Rimdu festival trek 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.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU

Meet and assist from Parikrama Treks representative and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02:  FLIGHT TO PHAPLU

Early departure to Kathmandu airport. We will visit some Sherpa traditional homes, hospitals, and school at this village.

Day 03: HIKE TO JUNBESI 5 hrs

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.

Day 04:  HIKE TO THUPTEN CHOLING GOMPA. 5 hrs

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.

Day 05:HIKE TO PHURTENG. 3 hrs

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.

Day 06: HIKE TO CHIWONG.

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.

Day 07: CHIWONG MONASTERY. MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL DAY 1

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.

Day 08: CHIWONG MONASTERY. MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL DAY 2

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.

Day 09: CHIWONG MONASTERY. MANI RIMDU FESTIVAL DAY 3

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.

Day 10: HIKE TO PHAPLU

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.

Day 11: FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMANDU

Today, we return back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will transfer you to our hotel.

Day 12: FREE DAY

The day is free for shopping and roaming around the city or you can have guided sightseeing.

Day 13: DEPARTURE

Mani Rimdu festival trek Journey Ends.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 1,530.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 220 Per Person

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu: 01st OCT 2021

Special Service Highlight

  1. One night Kathmandu accommodation on complementary
  2. Guarantee first flight of Kathmandu – Phaplu – Kathmandu
  3. One day free sightseeing from Parikrama Treks Team (As per the detail in Itinerary)
 
Joining Departure dates for 2021Joining Departure dates for 2022
Oct: 01, 16 Oct: 01, 16 

 

Price Includes

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges.
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • A english speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc
  • Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
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