This trip departs on: 29 October 2017

Mani Rimdu Festival trek is a specially customized trek for those who would like to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of high mountains of Nepal and become a part of the annual spiritual and cultural event that takes place at Tengboche Monastery. The trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla and takes the top of Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp allowing ample opportunity to experience authentic Sherpa culture and lifestyles.

Mani Rimdu Festival

Mani Rimdu festival is a prayer ceremony when the monks put on masks representing divine personages and perform ritual dances. Empowerments ceremony and masked monk dances led by the abbot of the monastery are major highlights of the Mani Rimdu festival. Mani Rimdu festival is the greatest spiritual and social event which draws together the largest crowds of people in the Khumbu region. People not from the different villages of Khumbu region, but all across the world gather in the premises of Tengboche Monastery to seek spiritual merits and blessing.

The Mani Rimdu festival falls on the full moon day of Tibetan ninth month (October or November). It is believed that the Mani Rimdu festival was celebrated first time in 1930 at Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek 2017


  • Total Duration: 18 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,550 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: November
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and local lodges on the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche
  • Magnificent view of high mountains of Nepal

Dates & Prices

Dates: This trip departs on 29 October 2017, and completes on 15 November 2017.

Prices: $1999 (USD) per person for the entire trip. Do you have a group? Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

The cost includes:

  • All ground transfers including airport pickup and departures
  • 3 night 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing and b/b
  • Guided city sightseeing in Kathmandu with applicable entry fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight fares
  • Local lodges during the trek
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • All necessary trekking permits and national park entry fees
  • Service of an experienced, knowledgeable and government certified trek leader and support staffs
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Trekking map, duffel bag and sleeping bag
  • Guide and support staffs’ insurance

The cost does not include:

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International flight fares from/to your home country
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Pure personal trekking gears, e. g. trekking shoes, jackets etc
  • Extra night hotel (s) in case of late departure and early arrival caused by due to unforeseen circumstances, e. g. bad weather, landslide and political unrest etc
  • Expenses of medical treatment and emergency evacuation
  • Pure personal expenses, e. g. bar bills, laundry, telephone etc
  • Guide and porter tips
  • Any other costs not specified in the cost includes section, but may incur due to unforeseen circumstances

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01 (29 Oct 2017): Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 (30 Oct 2017): Briefing on trek and its preparations

Trek Days

  • Day 03 (31 Oct 2017): Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phaking (2635m)
  • Day 04 (01 Nov 2017): Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 05 (02 Nov 2017): A day at Namche Bazaar to rest and acclimatize
  • Day 06 (03 Nov 2017): Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
  • Day 07 (04 Nov 2017): Observe opening ceremony of Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 08 (05 Nov 2017): Observe blessing bestowing ceremony of Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 09 (06 Nov 2017): Observe concluding ceremony of Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery
  • Day 10 (07 Nov 2017): Trek to Dingboche (4420m)
  • Day 11 (08 Nov 2017): Trek to Lobuche (4920m)
  • Day 12 (09 Nov 2017): Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m)
  • Day 13 (10 Nov 2017): Morning hike to Kala Pattar (5550m) and trek to Pheriche (4220m)
  • Day 14 (11 Nov 2016): Trek to Kyangjuma
  • Day 15 (12 Nov 2016): Trek to Monjo (2835m)
  • Day 16 (13 Nov 2015): Trek to Lukla (2840m)

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 17 (14 Nov 2016): Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 (15 Nov 2016): Trip concludes

Trip Extensions

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