Mani Rimdu festival combine trek offered by Himalayan Leaders. This trek is for those who want to combine the trek with a glimpse of the festival of Nepal culture. Firstly, we start our trek after a 45-minute excellent mountain flight from Kathmandu. Then, after having some wonderful days in the mountain we get to Tengboche where this festival will take place. Amplified by the clear mountain air, the cacophony of sound is deafening.
The conversation becomes impossible and all attention turns to the temple entrance, whence a procession of solemn-faced monks is emerging. They dressed in orange silk robes, and with yellow crescent-shaped hats perched precariously on their heads. They carry an assortment of instruments including bugles made from human bones, giant conch shells, and long, brass horns.
However, the horns are locally known as dun Chen, issuing the deep, hoarse notes that herald the unforgettable festival. Each year, in the Khumbu region of Nepal, the monks of Tengboche Monastery enact this Buddhist Dance Drama. The site of this high-altitude entertainment is the temple, or gompa, within the monastery itself. This location lies on a generous plateau at an altitude of almost four thousand meters. The gompa is crowned by some of the highest mountains in the world. Like Thamserku (6608m), Kangteiga (6779m), Taboche (6542m), and two kilometers or so away, the summit of Mount Everest (8848m) peers above the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall.
Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Tengboche Gompa is home to around 36 monks and 25 students. Which is under the leadership of the Abbot Ngawang Tenzin Zangbu. The Abbot spent his early years in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a busy trading center in the Khumbu Valley. As a small child, he expressed a wish to return home to Tengboche. A desire that coincided with the death of the previous Abbot, Lama Gulu. It believes that the child might be the Lama’s reincarnation.
Firstly, monks from Tengboche visited Namche Bazaar with a heap of possessions to test him. Then after, he picked out all those that had belonged to Lama Gulu. He is raising at Tengboche as the Reincarnate and Guru Rinpoche of the monastery from the age of five.
Tengboche translates as ‘sacred bowl’ and the gompa commands a view over a clearing ringed by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The festival of Mani Rimdu is a three-day affair. It takes place straight after October’s full moon. Therefore, Sherpas and travelers alike flock to the scene to be entertained and educated about the fundamentals of Buddhism as per an act iced by the Sherpa people of Nepal. The trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence, and profound cross-cultural discovery.
Moreover, the Sherpa residents of Khumbu, the great valley below Mount Everest, believe that all things – mountains, plants, and animals are sacred. After spending 3 days in Tengboche seeing the festival we fly back to Kathmandu. Please make a note of that these Mani Rimdu festival trekking, trekking several possibilities.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrival and transfer to hotel, after some refreshment we will invite for traditional Nepali welcome dinner, o/n in a hotel (D)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel (B)
Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding o/n in lodge (4hrs, 2640m) (B.L.D)
Trek to Namche Bazar o/n in lodge (6/7hrs, 3440m) (B.L.D)
Acclimatization day/explore around, o/n in lodge (B.L.D)
Trek to Tenboche o/n in lodge (5hrs, 3800m) (B.L.D)
Tenboche (ONG – blessing) (3780m) o/n in Lodge (B, L, D)
Tengbuche (CHAM – mask dance) (3860m) o/n in Lodge (B, L, D)
Tenboche (JINSAK – closing) o/n in Lodge (B.L.D)
Trek to Namche o/n in lodge(5hrs, 3440m) (B.L.D)
Trek to Lukla o/n in lodge( 6hrs,2840m) (B.L.D)
Fly back to Kathmandu o/n in a hotel (B)
Sightseeing in Patan & Bhaptpur o/n in a hotel (B)
Transfer to international airport(B)