Trip Facts – 18 days Trip
• Group size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Tour Grade: moderate
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Trekking
• Highest Point (altitude): Kalapathar (5555m)
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Region: Everest
Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival Tours, Sherpas in Nepal celebrate different kind of ceremonies in their region regularly, marriage ceremonies, funerals, manning of the child, driving out evil sprits, obtaining Sonam (Merit) and other offerings to be made in the name of the local gods. On the Full Moon Day of Tibetan ninth month (October or November), a very important festival of Sherpas ” Mani Rimdu” falls. This festival continues for three day, following the ten-day non-stop prayer sessions addressed to the patron deities – seeking “blessing for the good of all mankind”. The protagonists of all are Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Vajrayan Buddhism in Tibet. Masked Lamas of Khumbu region perform various religious rituals amidst dancing and singing.
Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival Tours seems to be celebrated first time in 1930. Rongbukh Monastery in Tibet is the place from where this festival is originated. This is the prayer ceremony where the monks put on masks representing divine personages and perform ritual dances. The spectators of devotion come from many villages to gain Sonam (merit) from the head Lama’s blessing and making corn and grain contributions to the Monk’s community. This period coincides with the cessation of work in the village at the end of harvesting. Mani-Rimdu is the only big social event that draws together large crowds from all villagers in the Khumbu region.
01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Arrive at international airport. Meet and greet by representatives and transfer to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at Vajra Hotel/Similar Meal includes: Breakfast
02 : Kathmandu sightseeing The next morning after breakfast we will explore the kathmandu valley including Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Baudhanath and Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, a 2000 year old temple. Overnight at Vajra Hotel/Similar Meal includes: Breakfast
03 Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m)* Breakfast in hotel .We will fly to Lukla. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) was about 25min. This flight provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. Upon arrival we star to trek. It was an easy walk through several villages to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding. Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
04 Phakding –Namche Bazar (3440m)* After breakfast we followed the Dudh Kosi for about 2 hour and then Climbed slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As we climbed, we enjoyed our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) – the big three. Overnight at Lodge. Meal: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
05 At Namche for Acclimatization (3440)* Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. A pleasant day we will spend exploring the village, talking to the Sherpa’s and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.Overnight at guest house Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
06 Namche Bazar – Thyangboche (3867m)* Breakfast in the guest house then walked along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja river where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. Then climbed steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here were magnificent. The Monastery was literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Surely, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Overnight at Guest house. Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
07 Thyangboche- attend Mani Rimdu festival
08 Thyangboche – whole day at festival
09 Thyangboche – Dingboche (4530m)* Breakfast in lodge then moved up the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m). We stop here for lunch and visit the Monastery and look at the ‘Yeti Sculpt’. In the afternoon we continued on to the summer village of Dingboiche (4360m).The scenery all day was superb. Overnight at Lodges Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
10 Dingboche – Lobuche (4930m)* Breakfast in the lodges then walked up a small ridge and then contour around the base of the Khumbu Glacier and had a light lunch at Dhungla (4600m). From here we will have a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. Overnight stay at the lodges Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
11 Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (4930m)* Breakfast in the lodges. We move from Lobuche towards the Everest Base Camp. The actual distance is not so far but you can take it very slowly to compensate for the altitude stopping at GorekhShep (5288m) for a light lunch then returned to GorekhShep for the overnight stay. Overnight at lodges Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
12 GorekhShep – Kala Patthar (5545m) Breakfast in the lodge. The following morning we took the climb to Kala Pathar (5545m) from where we could see the Everest Base Camp was just down. This was a hard pull but the view from top surprised that anything we could imagine. All around will be a huge glacier ice. The mountains of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) separated from Tibet, and just over the Chola La pass, we can see the huge rock of Changtse (7550m) in Tibet itself. But the queen of them all – Sagarmatha (mt. Everest) towers over everyone. This is the Roof of the World. Then return and follow all the way To Dingboche. Meal: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
13 Dingboche – Thyangboche (3790m) In the early morning you proceed to the side trip to Chung. You can retrace your steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyangboche . Overnight at Thyangboche to attend the festival. Meal: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14- Thyangboche – Namche Bazar (3440m)* Breakfast in the lodges Descending to Imja river you can go down from Thyngboche to Khunde for lunch.Excellent views all the day and overnight at Namche Bazar. Overnight at Lodges Meal: – Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
15 Namche Bazar – Lukla (2800m)* Breakfast in the hotel Descending from Namche Bazaar passing under the towering Kongde ridge (6186m) and follow the Dudh Koshi to Phakding. We trekked all the way toLukla. Overnight at Lodges. Meal: -Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16- Lukla – Kathmandu After an early breakfast at the lodge then take a flight back to Kathmandu. Evening is at free for leisure. Enjoy the fare well dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural show. Overnight at Hotel Vajra Meal: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
17 Kathmandu Free day to pursue your own interest. Overnight at Hotel Vajra Meal: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
18 Departure Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Home.
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Package Includes –Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Heritage hotel in Kathmandu. – Everest National park trekking permit
– New TIMS permit for Everest Trekking
-Round Trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
-Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
– Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking
-Seasonal fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc
– An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
– Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
– Trekking porters carry all personal gear and group equipment one porter for 2 clients.
-All transfer and sightseeing by private A/C Van.
– Sightseeing and entrance fees.
– Some energy chocolates
-Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare with airport tax.
– Nepal entry Visa Fee $25 each
– International Airfare and Airport Taxes.
– Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower in the trekking.
– Personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
– Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
– Tips to staffs
– Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section