Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek is an amazing experience which is celebrating in the Tengboche monastery, located in the Everest region of Nepal. Mani Rimdu festival is the excellent competition celebrates by means of the Sherpa people of Khumbu region which falls on right now after October’s complete moon day. the principle attractions of Mani Rimdu competition are The Sand Mandala, The hearth Puja and The mask dance of priests. It includes a nine days meditation collection and ends with three days public blessing ceremonies which begin with the blowing of horns in the afternoon and then the abbot of the monastery accompanied through different monks chant prayers. The worshippers are blessed and given holy water and fortunate pellets for excellent success and lengthy life. An orchestra of cymbals, horns, flutes, and conch shells declares the begin of the second day's celebrations wherein numerous priests in colorful dress with mask perform dances. on the closing day, Tormas (symbol of devils) are consigned to a sacred fire. in line with the Sherpa notion if the Tormas are consigned to a sacred fireplace it ends the bad forces and invite bless. during this competition time, Sherpa human beings across the Everest area and interested trekkers around the sector collected in the Tengboche monastery.

Mount Everest vicinity is not handiest well-known for its scenic beauty it is equally famous for particular Sherpa culture and Festivals. Himalayan Sherpa people of Mount Everest region are very wealthy for their unique traditions and festivals among them Mani Rimdu pageant may be a very important festival. In the Everest region, Mani Rimdu pageant is held in Chiwang monastery that's inside the lower a part of Everest vicinity and Tengboche that's on the higher a part of Everest place. Tengboche monastery provide wonderful perspectives of lovely towering peaks of Everest vicinity including Everest (8848m.), Shishapangma (8035m.), Cho Oyu (8201m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Amadablam (6812m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Island (6189m.), Mera (6476m.), Gosainthan (8013m.) Kongde Himal (6200m.), Thamserku (6430m.) and Khumbila (5761m.). To reach to Tengboche monastery trekkers comply with the course of Sagarmatha national park from Lukla and the trekkers get inspired through the stunning vegetation and fauna of Sagarmatha countrywide park. to give enjoy of adventurous and romantic trekking together with outstanding perspectives of stunning peaks we offer the Mani Rimdu festival trek in Tengboche monastery.

Highlights of the trek: Mani Rimdu festival- The Sand Mandala, The fireplace Puja and The mask dance of clergymen, historic Gompas, Monasteries, Chörtens and Mani walls of the Everest area, lovely glimpse of Everest (8848m.), Shishapangma (8035m.), Chooyu (8201m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Amadablam (6812m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Island (6189m.), Mera (6476m.), Gosainthan (8013m.) Kongde Himal (6200m.), Thamserku (6430m.) and Khumbila (5761m.), Sherpa tradition, villages and manner of lifestyles.

Trip Highlights of Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

The Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek offers a unique opportunity to experience one of the most vibrant and culturally significant festivals in the Everest region. Held at the Tengboche Monastery, the Mani Rimdu Festival is a celebration of Buddhism, featuring rituals, masked dances, and prayers. This trek combines cultural immersion with the natural beauty of the Himalayas. 

Scenic Flight to Lukla:

    • Enjoy a thrilling flight to Lukla, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.
  1. Namche Bazaar:

    • Explore the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, known as the gateway to the high Himalayas. It features vibrant markets, shops, and cafes.
  2. Tengboche Monastery:

    • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region, surrounded by stunning mountain views.
  3. Everest View Hotel:

    • Hike to the Everest View Hotel for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  4. Sagarmatha National Park:

    • Trek through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard and red panda.

Cultural Highlights

  1. Mani Rimdu Festival:

    • Witness the colorful and spiritually significant Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche Monastery. The festival includes elaborate masked dances, rituals, and prayers performed by the monks.
  2. Sherpa Culture:

    • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people, visiting traditional villages and interacting with local communities.
  3. Local Festivities:

    • Experience the joyous atmosphere of the festival, with locals dressed in traditional attire, music, and communal celebrations.

Natural Highlights

  1. Himalayan Landscapes:

    • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to alpine meadows, with spectacular views at every turn.
  2. Mount Everest Views:

    • Enjoy close-up views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks from various viewpoints along the trek.
  3. Dudh Koshi River:

    • Follow the scenic Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags.

Adventure Highlights

  1. Moderate Trekking Challenge:

    • The trek offers a moderate level of challenge, suitable for trekkers with average fitness levels. It involves walking for 5-7 hours a day at altitudes ranging from 2,800m to 3,870m.
  2. Varied Terrain:

    • Traverse a range of terrains, including forests, river valleys, and mountain ridges, keeping the trek exciting and varied.

Personal Achievements

  1. Cultural Immersion:

    • Gain a deep understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and Sherpa culture by participating in the Mani Rimdu Festival and visiting monasteries.
  2. Photographic Opportunities:

    • Capture stunning photographs of the festival, Himalayan peaks, traditional villages, and vibrant landscapes.
  3. Memorable Experiences:

    • Create lasting memories by witnessing one of the most significant cultural events in the Everest region and trekking through its breathtaking scenery.

Practical Highlights

  1. Accessible Trek:

    • The trek is easily accessible with a flight to Lukla, the starting point of the trek.
  2. Teahouse Accommodation:

    • Stay in comfortable teahouses along the trekking route, enjoying warm hospitality and delicious local meals.
  3. Flexible Itinerary:

    • The trek offers a flexible itinerary, allowing for adjustments based on your pace and preferences.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar
  • Day 04: Namche bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 05: Festival program
  • Day 06: Festival program
  • Day 07: Festival closing day
  • Day 08: Trek towards the Khumjung
  • Day 09: Khumjung to Phakding
  • Day 10: Phakding to Lukla
  • Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Final departure from Nepal

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu After getting in the flight from your local airport, you will enter into the beautiful valleys of the Himalayas which will enables you about your arrival to neap without getting off the plane. The beautiful scene of the white snow capped mountains will be there for throughout the year to welcome you. You will land at the Tribhuwan international airport of Nepal then a representative of Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions will guide you towards the hotel. over night at Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding From Kathmandu, we will have the scenic flight over to the beautiful region of Lukla. The flight will goes for 35 minutes to reach at the Lukla Tengzing Hillary airport viewing the wonderful view of the surrounding. Then after landing at the Lukla, we will trek towards the beautiful region of Phakding. The trekking goes for about 3 to 4 hours through the main trail. Overnight at Phakding at the altitude of 2640m.
  • Day 03 :Phakding to Namche bazaar From Phakding, we will trek towards the Namche bazaar. The trekking will goes for about 6 to 7 hours through the beautiful and busy trekking route of the region. The night will be spectacular at the Namche bazaar at one of the best lodges with friends at the altitude of 3440m above sea level.

  • Day 04 :Namche bazaar to Tengboche From Namche bazaar, we will walk towards the beautiful region of Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the beautiful and traditional monasteries of the region. We need to walk for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trail to reach at the Tengboche to the elevation of 3850m. We will begin to celebrate the Mani Rimdu festivals from here.
  • Day 05 :Festival program We can observe the festival program at the Tengboche monastery ground. During the festival celebration, we can have the great opportunity to click some awesome photos for the remembrance of the festival. We will surely enjoy the colorful festival of the region.
  • Day 06 :Festival program Today is the main day of the festival at this region. We will observe the main day of the festival as the mask dance of local people in the Mani Rimdu festival at the ground of the monastery. We will surely enjoy the colorful festival of the region with the general public. We have to put our camera in the standby position to click the awesome moments of the Mani Rimdu Festival which will be surely enchanting.
  • Day 07 :Festival closing day Today is the final day of the Mani Rimdu festival. We will enjoy the final day at the monastery and will rest at the leisure time at the lodges of the Tengboche. If we are not tired then we can visit around the region to view the best glance of the surrounding.
  • Day 08 :Trek towards the Khumjung From Tengboche, we will trek towards the Khumjung viewing the beautiful scene of the surrounding. Khumjung is the beautiful and largest settlement of the region. This place is dominantly covered by the Sherpa people. We can see a school at Khumjung. The night will be spectacular at the altitude of 3780m above sea level. 5 hours trek
  • Day 09 :Khumjung to Phakding From Khumjung, we will trek towards the Phakding following the same path through the beautiful region. The trail will offer us best scene of the surrounding. The night will be enjoying at the Phakding . 5-6 hours trek.
  • Day 10 :Phakding to Lukla From Phakding, we will retrieve the way back to Lukla enjoying the scenic view of the surrounding. We will rest at the leisure time that we may get after the trek to Lukla. The night, we will enjoy the last dinner at the land of Himalayas. 4-5 hours trek.
  • Day 11 :Lukla to Kathmandu From Lukla, we will catch the flight to Kathmandu. The scenic flight goes for 35 minutes. We will land at the Tribhuwan iternational airport at Domestic side.This flight depend on weather, hopefully online or little delayed. After arrive Kathmandu collect the luggage then drive to Hotel in Kathmandu. Evening Nepali Cultural Dinner. Over night at Kathmandu.
  • Day 12 :Final departure from Nepal As per flight departure we will transfer to the airport or extend the Trip.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfer
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu. 2-3 star
  • Accommodation during the trek- Tea House Lodge Basic
  • Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
  • Porters : 2 clients 1 porter in Group
  • Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
  • Domestic airfare for guide as well
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
  • Quick dry T-shirts / Trip Map
  • Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited.
  • Trekking equipment  sleeping bags , Duffle bags, Trekking poles if necessary
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment, First Aid Kit
  • Rescue arrangements for our clients
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

International airfares
Travel/trekking insurance for emergency helicopter charter.
Nepal entry visa fees. US$ 30
Khumbu Tax 20$
Mountain rescue charges or insurance
Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks (tea & Coffee)
Wifi during the trek/ extra meals
Hot and cold Juice/ Hot Lemon honey/ big  pot tea or coffee
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Early back from Trekking -need to cover hotel in Kathmandu
Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
Tips, Hot Showers

Q: What is the Mani Rimdu Festival? A: The Mani Rimdu Festival is a significant Buddhist festival celebrated at Tengboche Monastery in the Everest region. It includes rituals, prayers, and elaborate masked dances performed by monks, symbolizing the victory of Buddhism over the ancient animistic religion of Tibet.

Q: When is the best time to do the Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek? A: The festival typically takes place in October or November, depending on the Tibetan lunar calendar. This coincides with the post-monsoon trekking season, which offers stable weather and clear skies.

Q: How difficult is the Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek? A: This trek is considered moderate. It involves walking for 5-7 hours a day at altitudes ranging from 2,800m to 3,870m. Good physical fitness is recommended, but no prior trekking experience is necessary.

Preparation and Training

Q: What kind of physical preparation is required? A: Regular cardio exercises such as walking, running, swimming, or cycling, combined with strength training, are recommended. Begin your training at least 2-3 months before the trek to build stamina and endurance.

Q: Do I need prior trekking experience? A: No prior trekking experience is necessary, but it can be helpful. The trek is suitable for beginners with good fitness levels.

Gear and Equipment

Q: What gear is needed for the trek? A: Essential trekking gear includes:

  • Sturdy trekking boots
  • Warm clothing (layers, down jacket)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for -10°C/14°F)
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • Headlamp

Most gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu.

Q: Are there any gear shops along the trek? A: Basic trekking supplies are available in Namche Bazaar, but it’s best to get your gear in Kathmandu, where there are more options and better prices.

Health and Safety

Q: How do I deal with altitude sickness? A: Proper acclimatization is crucial. Follow a gradual ascent, stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if symptoms worsen. Carry medications like Diamox, but consult your doctor before taking them.

Q: What medical facilities are available on the trek? A: There are small clinics in Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. In case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies, evacuation by helicopter is possible. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.

Logistics and Accommodation

Q: What kind of accommodation is available during the trek? A: Accommodation along the trekking route typically consists of teahouses, which provide basic facilities, including a bed, shared bathrooms, and meals. In Kathmandu, you'll stay in hotels with more amenities.

Q: What kind of food is available on the trek? A: Teahouses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), as well as pasta, noodles, soups, and more. While the food is basic, it is generally nutritious and provides the necessary energy for trekking.

Q: How do I handle drinking water? A: Bottled water is available for purchase, but to reduce plastic waste, it’s recommended to use water purification tablets or a water filter. Boiled water is also available at teahouses.

Permits and Costs

Q: What permits are required for the trek? A: You will need the following permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Special Permit

Your trekking company usually arranges these permits.

Q: What is the cost of the Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek? A: The cost can vary based on the trekking company, the level of service, and the duration of the trek. Generally, it ranges from $1,200 to $2,000 per person, which typically includes permits, domestic flights, guides, porters, accommodation, and meals.


Q: Is tipping expected? A: Yes, tipping is customary in Nepal. It is appreciated to tip guides and porters at the end of the trek. The amount can vary, but a general guideline is to tip around 10% of the total trip cost, distributed among the support staff.

Q: Is there internet access on the trek? A: Yes, internet access is available at most teahouses along the route, but the speed and reliability can vary. Some places charge a fee for Wi-Fi usage.

Q: What kind of insurance do I need? A: Ensure you have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking, including emergency evacuation. Verify that the policy covers altitudes above 4,000 meters for the Tengboche and surrounding areas.

Q: Are there any cultural considerations to be aware of? A: Yes, be respectful of local customs and traditions. Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites like Tengboche Monastery. Always ask for permission before taking photographs of people.


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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1200
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 3860
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 1200
2-4 US$ 1199
6-8 US$ 1150
10-12 US$ 1125