In Nepal Himalaya Buddhist community celebrate different kind of festival and ceremonies. Like Dhu Chhyang, Mani, Raling, Lhasol, Ngoyang, Nyungne, Yartong, Tiji, Mani Rimdu etc. Among them Mani Rimdu in Khumbhu region is one of biggest Buddhist ceremonies in Himalaya. It’s held on ninth month full moon of Buddhist calendar. The Mani Rimdu is one of the most fascinating Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, usually in November (the dates are dictated by the lunar calendar), in Tengboche Monastery just south of Mount Everest.
Mani Rimdu is a sacred ceremony and a series of events of empowerment. The festival consists of 9 days of ceremonies and meditation, called Drupchen. This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by resident Rinpoche to the general public followed by the world renowned Mask Dances performed by the monks. The festival concludes with 3 noisy and colorful days of public celebration. The festival dates, determined by the lunar cycle, vary each year.
07 November 2019 Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA), transfer to hotel.
08 November 2019 Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) approximately 40 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610m).
09 November 2019 Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar through the beautiful valley along Dudhkosi River.
10 November 2019 Day 04: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche. Explore the surroundings.
11 November 2019 Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5-6 Hours walk. Beginning with the festival.
12 November 2019 Day 06: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Watch Mani Rimdu Festival.
13 November 2019 Day 07: Explore Tengboche Monastery, Watch Mani Rimdu Festival.
14 November 2019 Day 08: Trek to Dingboche.
15 November 2019 Day 09: Rest Day
16 November 2019 Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
17 November 2019 Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep
18 November 2019 Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar and Back to Gorakshep.
19 November 2019 Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Pheriche.
20 November 2019 Day 14: Trek to Namche.
21 November 2019 Day 15: Trek to Lukla.
22 November 2019 Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu.
23 November 2019 Day 17: Free Day.
24 November 2019 Day 18: Final Departure.