Mani Rimdu Festival is one of Nepal’s most significant and important festivals. It is celebrated by the Buddhists of the Everest Region in November for 19 days. This festival offers a great chance to witness the mind-blogging Buddhist celebration.
The festival is celebrated as a symbol of the great victory of Buddhism over the ancient Bon cult. This festival takes place in the Tengboche monastery in the Everest region. It forms a series of events including the masked dances representing tantric magicians.
They do fire worshiping and various offerings to the Buddhist Gods. On this trek, apart from the delightful Mani Rimdu festival, you would get to enjoy the natural serenity of the Tengboche monastery. You will also witness the stunning view of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kantaga, etc.
Mani Rimdu is divided into six Preparations.
2. The Empowerment (Wong)
3. The Dances (Chham)
5. The Fire Puja (Jinsak)
Mani Rimdu Festival Trip Highlights
Trek Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 3,867 m at Tengboche
Accommodation: Hotel in Cities and Tea house during Trek
Region: Everest Region
Walking Hours per Day: 4-6 hrs.
Transportation: Domestic Flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
And Private Vehicle (Transportation)
Meal Plans: Full Board on Trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and BB (Bed/Breakfast) Plan on City.
Best Season: October and November