Mani rimdu festival trek to Sherpas, Mani rimdu festival
Mani rimdu festival trek is specially design to show the Sherpa’s most popular Mani rimdu festival which celebrates in Tyangboche Monastery. Mani Rimdu festival is a series of events and sacred ceremonies where Sherpa meet and enjoy with the monastic community of Buddhist monasteries which are located in the northwest region of Nepal, near Everest.
Attributed to “Mani Rimdu” meaning is that “Mani” means “the song of Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion, a Buddhist deity figure sintetizada with the mother goddess” and “Rimdu” refers to small tablets red that are blessed during the festival. The red pills are blessed repeatedly during the festival and then distributed to all attendees.
The festival is a tradition handed down from her mother Rongbuk monastery, located in Tibet over 5,000 meters. There are many festivals celebrated in Khumbu; Mani rimdu is the only big social event that draws together large crowds from all villages in Everest region. Mani Rimdu festival trek begins with the development of a mandala with colored sand. This sand is extracted from specific locations in the hills. Prepare the mandala usually costs about four days, then covered and is central to this religious festival.
At the end of the festival, when all the devotees are gone, the monks perform a ritual fire to ward off the danger to everyone. The monks perform the masked ball at the monastery to enter some of the protective deities as a manifestation of the legendary saint Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The dance also shows the defeat of the demons and the initiation of Buddhism in Tibet. The Mani Rimdu is a legendary event that dates back to the foundation of Buddhism in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche.
It is believed that Buddhism is recreated during the festival. It is an annual celebration and is especially famous which is held at the monastery of Tengboche in autumn. These days prayers, religious ceremonies, meditative moments are made, there are plays and the famous masked dances performed by the monks themselves.
They are very colorful days where locals enjoy a lot. During the festival monks perform continuous bids and bless various things such as a species of sacred tablets distributed among the attendees to have long life, and also bless the Torma, figure made of flour and decorated with butter colored at first symbolizes the body of the deity and the end of the ceremony that figure symbolizes enlightenment.
Mani Rimdu festival trek is suitable for those who are interested to combine trek with some glimpse of festival of Nepal it is not required any previous hiking and trekking experience. Most important part of this festival is when they receive the blessings from Rinpoche, and when the monks perform the masked dance. After this the whole village gets together and dances until late in to the night. The intention of this celebration is to meet to pray for the welfare of the world.
In fact, we offer combined trekking Everest base camp with a visit to the Tengboche monastery and see the celebration. When the feast is celebrated Mani Rimbu is the autumn season trekking in the region and large groups of international tourists visit the monastery to witness the festivities during the last nine days. Tengboche Monastery and Mani Rimdu are important tourist attractions in Nepal. It is said that the monastery receives about 15,000 visitors a year and during peak season the number of visitors reached 600 per week.
The festival of Mani Rimdu takes place the first day of the Tibetan lunar month which is usually over October and November. Although it may take about twenty days, the official celebration days are typically three. Mani Rimdu festival trek is an opportunity for Sherpa’s and Tibetans to assemble and celebrate together with the Lamas, monks and monasteries.
Mani Rimdu festival trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu tours, preparation for Mani Rimdu festival trek.
Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding (2610m).
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 05: Rest Day hike to Khumjung, best Everest view point (3890m).
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengbouche (3860m).
Day 07: Blessing ceremony in festival at Tengboche.
Day 08: Mask dance in Mani Rimdu festival second day
Day 09: Jinsak the festival closing ceremony at Monastery
Day 10: Trek from Tengbouche to Monjo (2,835m).
Day 11: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m).
Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 13: After this amazing Mani Rimdu festival trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
5 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Domestic flights Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu and airport tax
All meals and accommodation during the trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by gov. of Nepal.
Highly experienced Mani Rimdu festival trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional), medical kit etc.
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Everest view trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal Everest view trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Everest Mani Rimdu festival trek is an adventure tours we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Mani Rimdu festival trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required. Otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary. Treks can be operated in both tea houses and camping on request.
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