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Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max Elevation

5380 meters

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Best Time

March, May, June, September, October, November

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Total Duration

10 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Spiritual Alpine Walk
  • Sherpa Culture and Traditions
  • Most famous festival of Sherpa
  • Best view of Panoramic Mountains from Tenboche
  • Alpine Forests Environment

Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking is the best culturally and traditionally driven trekking in Nepal package. Khumbu region of Nepal is the home of Sherpa. Sherpa people celebrate this amazing festival in the months of October and November in the places like Tengboche and Chhiwong. Nepal Hiking Himalaya presents this amazing trekking package for world to see the festive season of Sherpa people. The trekking journey would be amazing as it coincides with the Everest View Trek towards Tengboche. The mountainous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be the first adventurous start of the festival trek. Walking in the trail of the Lukla towards Namche passing by Phakding is the initiation of your voyage towards the lap of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. The acclimatization is necessary in Namche Bazaar as the trekking ahead will be towards the much thinner air and mountain madness. The hiking of the Khumjung village or the Everest View Hotel takes place in the Namche Bazaar. The trekkers could also get acquainted with the environment by simply roaming around Namche and its town areas. The eateries and shops of the Sherpa people could be another highlight of your trekking trip. The festive mood of the Sherpa people can be visible in the region. From Namche Bazaar the trekking journey heads towards the festival destination Tengboche. The monastery of the Tengboche recites the prayers. The holy monks would continuously chant the prayers marking the victory of the Buddhists religion over the Bonpo religion in Khumbu. This three days celebration of the colorful dances, dresses and food would be the best memory to take back home for any outsiders. Besides the festive celebration enchanting views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range is another highlight of your journey to the Himalayas. The view of the Everest seems closer than ever from Tengboche along with other mountains around the region. The trip then reroute back to Kathmandu upon reaching the Lukla passing by Namche Bazaar and Phakding. The flight will take you back to Kathmandu where you can further extend your cultural trek by sightseeing in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE listed sites of the valley. Book this amazing trip with the responsible and expert team of the Nepal Hiking Himalaya. Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking would be your best trekking in Nepal experience.

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Nepal Hiking Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley Today, you will have a sightseeing trip in the morning. We offer a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The main attractions of the Bhaktapur are Durbar Square, the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Then, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries. After that we visit Pashupatinath, the most well-known Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.


Day 03- Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute picturesque flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing to Ghat (2530m). Then, track climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.


Day 04- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) On the way, from Phakding, today we can have a scene of an arresting pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing numerous suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the peaceful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The lane continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the trail climbs slowly crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. We stay this night in hotel.


Day 05- Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day We will spend a day here in order to become accustomed and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts advise to hold at least one extra night. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazar for overnight.


Day 06- Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) From Namche Bazaar he trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with wonderful views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. The fairly flat way will take us today to view wonderful landscape of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The path continues and we can observe wild lives like musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird). Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. With the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery can be spotted.


Day 07 – Festival Continues You can enjoy the festival of Mani Rimdu again in this day. Mark the amazing festival of Sherpa again in this spectacular hill station of the Everest Region. Enjoy the prayers and shining mark of colors as well as get acquainted with the locals. Witness the festive Everest like never before in this time.


Day 08 – Trek to Namche Bazaar From Tengboche leavinToday, go back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track we reach to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.g mountains at the back of us, our descent get us back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441 meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.


Day 09 – Trek to Lukla Today, after we have our breakfast, we return back over the main track down to Dhudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track we reach to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.


Day 10: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m /4,264ft) 35 minutes airstrip. After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu, in the morning and move back.

Cities: Nepal hiking Himalaya provides Private car ,hiace, jeep, and luxurious bus for Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights Hotel accommodation in a single/ Twin-sharing Basis with breakfast. Local guided tour of the city with Private tours to the historical, cultural and heritage sites as mentioned on the itinerary. If required assistance for the shopping of trekking equipment. Welcome dinner (preferably Nepalese cuisine) in Kathmandu with cultural programs Trek: Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in trekking. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu using *** star hotel or similar Guest house Hotel Resort, Tea and coffee during the trip. Accommodation in tea house / lodge during trekking. Private vehicle transportation at starting and ending points of the treks. Domestic flights and departure tax if mentioned on the itinerary. Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks provide – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag. Professional and highly experienced mountain guide trained with Wilderness First Aid and licensed by the Nepalese government. First Aid Kit Comprehensive. Necessary Porters to carry all group equipment and personal gear. Competent insurance for all staff including porters and guide. Provides Trekking map for each trekker. Trekking permit and government tax. Any other items mentioned on the itinerary.

  • Meals on the cities except  Welcome Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$45 for one month which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport .
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • For personal expenses  like alcoholic drinks, laundry, mineral water, cold drinks, hot shower, battery charge,  etc.
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters expected.
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical treatment  in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

Nepal is also known as Himalayan Empire for having the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Biodiversity varies through steamy to sub-steamy to alpine plant life and animals within just little north south axis. Only handful of countries on the globe could have a real huge selection associated with natural beauty loaded in a modest place. Also, Nepal has got remarkable differences in climate from high peak valleys to tropical plain vegetation. We have got highly trained trekking crew but you should know the local culture and laws as well. It is highly advised to all the tourists to get insured for emergency helicopter rescue and other accidents related to force majeure. Equipments: You need to get ready with the regular clothing as Nepal has got difference in climate. If you are walking above 3000m you require warm clothing. Clothing list: Woolen hat and sunhat for head T-shirts and long-sleeved shirt to save from harm from Sunburn; Short Pants; Track-suit and Trousers (both heavy and light weight for and wind and water proof too) Thermal underwear: of use for cold and as night dress for sleeping. Warm jacket especially required to trek above 3000m Gloves: Water proof and wind proof rain coat or Poncho. Foot wear: A pair of easy hiking boots or a pair of light sports shoe or a pair of slippers or sandals. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock. A small backpack to carry personal and important items like- camera, money, Water bottle, towel, soap or toilet items, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen etc. Sleeping Bag Walking stick. Health requirements: Vaccination necessities are subject to vary and should be set before departure. You may call for extra inoculations so please get in touch with your GP or a travel medical centre for further detail. Please talk to your doctor for new information and recommendation for vaccinations, anti-malarial and any sensibly predictable disease while coming to Asia. Moreover, a dental check-up earlier than traveling is necessary. Know your blood group. And if you got any pre-existing health conditions which may affect you while travelling, let us know at the time of teh booking. Better if you carry small kit with Band aids/bandages, upset stomach remedy, laxatives, sterile dressings, anti-diarrhea remedy, rehydration remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, antiseptic cream/powder and more. Currency: Rupee is the official currency in Nepal. The most normally use sign for Rupee is Rs or NPR. There is no limit on the sum of foreign money or travelers’ checks brought in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank set the exchange rate and there are a lot of money change counters and number of banks where you can exchange your money. Also, the hotels do exchange the money still they have lower rate. Moreover, there are a choice of ATM Machines in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and more where you can easily get cash (NPR) on both MasterCard’s or Visa 24 hours a day. Accommodations: Nepal offers a lot of options for appropriate type of accommodation including clean, easy and of a very high standard. Lodging for Nepal trips includes good standard tourist class hotels to Guest Houses or lodges or even camps. Visa Requirements: You can take up processed tourist visa from any Nepalese Embassy or get visa on arrival in Nepal. Once the visa is received, it will not be modified, revalidated and visa sum will not be given back. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for visa fees so you need to have USD Cash. For safe and sound Travel: Do not carry needless valuables with you. Do not leave any important things in hotel room in Asia. Items will be left at the individual’s risk. A money belt, or somewhat similar, worn near to your body is the top way to hold passports, money, airline tickets and other valuables. Pickpockets can be found everywhere, mainly in tourist areas and in swarming markets; you have to always be careful. Be alert that everything left around will also be likely to theft.

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