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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek - 10 Days

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

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 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

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 9

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.


1.Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner. 2.Nepal entry visa fee US$45 for one month which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport . 3.Personal trekking equipment. 4.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.

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Trip Facts

  • Moderate
  • March, May, June, September, October, November
  • 5380 meters
  • 10 Days