Blossom Expeditions

Mani Rimdu Festival 2017

The sacred Mani Rimdu Festival  is the most renowned and biggest ceremony and the event of empowerment, destroying the demon and evil force and of the established peace and harmony in entire Khumbu valley. This secret religious ceremony takes place at Tyengboche Monastery every year between October/November according to Tibetan Lunar calendar. Tyengboche Rimpoche announces the dates and the ceremony begins from full moon.

The festival is celebrated for three days. People travel from distance to participate in this important social occasion and many foreigners come to absorb this fascinating ceremony. The sequences of dances emanate from Ronghuk Monastery in Tibet, on the northern side Mt. Everest and depict the victory of Buddhism over the Bon religion and demon. Preparation of the ceremony requires in building Sand Mandala, the empowerment/Blessing, Mask Dance and Fire Puja.

Opening day of public ceremony begins with the empowerment (Wang) receives from Rimpoche and the sacred Mani Rilwu (sacred pills prepared by Monks) and Tseril (pills for long life) are given to everyone. 

Second day Chham (dance), sequence of Mask dance shows are performed by Monks with colorful custom. It is the most watchable part of ceremony and that symbolizes defeating over demon, chased away or transformed to Dharma protectors.

Last and third day Fire Puja takes place in the yard of Monastery and is an offering to the Agni (the god of fire).

We have combined the Mani Rimdu Festival trip with Everest Panorama Trekking. The trip begins from Lukla after 30 minutes of breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu. The outstanding Trekking and Mani Rimdu Festival trekking trail leads us through the largest and beautiful Sherpa villages Monzo, Namche Bazzar, and Khumjung, and have opportunities to experience the Sherpa culture and tradition closely. We see stunning Mountain View including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Touche and Khumbi Yullha. 

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Mild to Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4200 m
Starts Point:
Lukla
Ends Point:
Lukla
Trip Duration:
14 days
Trek Duration:
11
Max. Group Size:
10
Trip Mode::
Fully Tea House
Season:
October to November

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2017-10-30 14 days $ 100 each $1430 each $400 Book Now
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Days Program
01 30th Oct 2017, Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
02 31st Nov 2017, Today early morning you fly to Lukla (2800 m) and trek to Phakding (2645 m). Time 3-4 hours.
03 01st Nov 2017, Trek to Namche Bazaar (3420 m). Time 6-7 hour
04 02nd Nov 2017, Acclimatization day, we short day hike to Thamo (3490 m). Time 4-5 hours
05 03rd Nov 2017, Trek to Tyengboche (3870 m).  Time 5-6 hours.
06 04th Nov 2017, After our breakfast day hike view point,  return back to Tyengboche and afternoon Participate the empowerment (Wang) ceremony
07 05th Nov 2017, Enjoy the second day Chham (dance) perform by Lamas
08 06th Nov 2017, Participate fire Puja
09 07th Nov 2017, Trek to Khumjung (3770 m). Time 4-5 hours
10 08th Nov 2017, Trek to Phakding (2645 m). Time 6-7 hours
11 09th  Nov 2017, Trek to Lukla (2800 m). Time 3-4 hours
12 10th Nov 2017, Today in the morning we fly back to Kathmandu
13 11th Nov 2017, Free day
14 12th  Nov 2017, Departure to Home

Cost include

1. Three night Accommodations in Kathmandu at three star standard hotel including Breakfast
2. Three time food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with hot drinks During the Trekking
3. Accommodation during the trip on shearing basis 
4. Guide, assistant guide and porter’s wages, food, accommodation and insurance on Trekking.|
5. Air fare both way KTM-Lukla and Lukla-KTM 
6. Air fare for guide and assistant guide both way KTM-Lukla and Lukla-KTM
7. National Park and TIMS cards Fee
8. Domestic airport tax 
9. Airport Transport

 

 



Cost exclude

1. Cold and hard drink and water
2. Food in KTM  
3. Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
4. Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
5. Guide and transport for city sightseeing in Kathmandu
6. Entrance fee for city sightseeing

 

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