“Be a part of Himalaya’s culture and tradition and be a part of Nepal”
Everest Mani Rimdu festival is one of the most fascinating Buddhist festivals that are celebrated in high Himalaya every year. Our Everest Mani Rimdu Trek takes us up close to the celebration of this festival. Tengboche monastery is the place where Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated. It is an old Buddhist monastery located in Everest region of Nepal. Therefore tourists don’t only visit Everest region for the famous high mountain views and vistas but also for its festival and cultural diversity. Mani Rimdu festival trek those who are interested to combine their trek with some glimpse of festival of Nepal. This is just the perfect trek for them.
This cultural trekking commences with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After getting to Lukla we head on to Tengboche where we will be able to witness this amazing festival. Mani Rimdu offers the excellent combination of beautiful natural scenery, trekking experience in the Himalayan region and an opportunity to get along with the Sherpa people on that region. This trek will not only focus the festival but also glimpse of Worlds highest mountain, an excursion of Kalapatthar (5500m) and also Everest base Camp. The festival trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery.
In Tengboche monastery the Mani Rimdu is performed on the 9th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. In this festival the monks of Everest region perform various rituals with singing and dancing. The last three days are public and include the Lama’s blessing ceremony, masked dancers and the elaborate finale and bonfire on the final day. The atmosphere of this occasion is quite magical with people coming together from many different villages in the Khumbu (Everest) area. On the way one can also encounter various kinds of wildlife such as rare wild animals and birds like red panda, snow leopard, wild boar, etc. along with some varieties of flowers such as the majestic Rhododendron. But at the end of the day you just want to enjoy and get lost in the festive environment at Tengboche monastery.
This is very interesting and worth of sharing kind of trek as one can enjoy this festive moment along with their family or colleagues. Because it’s one of the main festivals of this region it helps to bring vast communities together for whole 3 days full of enjoyment. The best time to do this trek Mid October to mid November as this festival normally falls on this period of the year. Get close with Nepal’s Himalayan culture and tradition by joining Incredible Mountains for this marvelous trek through the world famous Khumbu region.