Mani Rimdu Festival & Everest View Trek 12 Days

$1270 USD
- 12 Days
- Easy to Moderate
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

October

Private car & Flight

Hotel/ Lodge

Lodge Trek

4200m. at Dingboche

Breakfast in the city and full board on a trek

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Mani Rimdu Festival & Everest view trek Overview

The Everest region is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal, offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. There are several ways to start this trip of your lifetime. The most common way is by flying to Lukla airport (2800m) and then trekking to Dingboche and then back to Lukla before returning to Kathmandu. The Mani Rimdu festival & Everest View Trek is designed for adventurous trekkers who have limited time and still want great views of Mt. Everest and many more peaks within the region, while also experiencing the popular festival of Mani Rimdu. This trek takes you through the most popular villages of the Khumbu, encountering the friendliness of the local Sherpas along the way. Sherpas have a rich culture and interesting traditions that must be experienced first-hand.

Mani Rimdu festival is the most important festival in Tengboche manastery. It consists of 9 days of ceremonies and meditation (Drupchen). This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by Tengboche Rinpoche to the public and the world renowned Mask Dances performed by the monks at Tengboche Monastery. During this festival, many people will gather together from the Khumbu region and the SoluKhumbu region. The main days of Mani Rimdu fluctuate from year to year- check with us before booking to ensure that the timeframe works for you. The festival is usually in late October to early November.

 

The highlights of the trek are Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery, and beautiful views of the Himalayas. Mani rocks (Prayer rocks) along the way are incredible monuments to behold. This trek is a great fusion of incredible scenery, challenging high altitude trekking, and coming into contact with the Sherpa people and their unique culture.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation or your own leisure day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 05: Acclimatize day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

Day 07: Explore Mani Rimdu Festival

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 12:  Departure

Mani Rimdu Festival & Everest view trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation or your own leisure day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

We drive to airport early in the morning as per flight departure time to take a scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m) which takes about 35 minutes. This flight gives you a perfect site of mountain ranges. Once you are at Lukla airport, meet our other trekking members and breakfast at the lodge. Our walk starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. There are a few ups downs hill to get to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After arrive at the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)

After breakfast, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads up hill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatize day

Today we will explore the museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park, museum and monastery as per your interest and time permits.  Overnight at Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

After breakfast, the trail leads short up towards ridge and easy way to Kyamjuma then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. After that a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche monastery, with its picturesque background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. Afternoon visit Tengboche monastery and watch the ceremony. This is the most popular festival of Tengboche monastery called Mani Rimdu. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Explore Mani Rimdu Festival

Today explore festival at the monastery. Watch locals and lamas with their traditional performance and religious activities. Enjoy Mani Rimdu and overnight at the lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

We hike half an hour down to riverside though lush forest, across the river and take a gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Continue ascending in the afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

After breakfast, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to Phakding for lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

After breakfast, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to Monju. Again some formalities will be conducted at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Flights are always in the morning due to the weather. Our guide will do all airport formalities while you have  breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will be checked in with the help of our Sherpas and porters. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our guide will take you to your hotel by a private vehicle.

Day 11: Final departure

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Mani Rimdu Festival & Everest view trek Cost :- US$1180

Include

-Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
-3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
-One day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
-Flight tickets to Lukla and return
-Airport transfer
-Airport tax
-English speaking guide
-One porter for each 2 members
-Three times meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
-Accommodation during the trek
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Water purified drops
-Trekkint route Map
-Officially T-shirt
-Medical Kit Box for the Group
-Local tax/Government VAT
 

Exclude

-Travel Insurance that covers evacuation
-Monument entrance fees
-All kinds of drinks/ tea/coffee/mineral water/coke, beer etc
-Snacks/battery charging/phone calls/Hot shower
-Tips to the guide and porters

Mani Rimdu Festival & Everest view trek Information


Important Trip Notes & Activities
You are joining us for the adventure trip in the remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary therefore, we require you to be flexible.

Train Yourself
This trip requires walking on maximum altitude above 3500m – 4200m from sea level for the duration of 4 to 5 days. So it is very essential that you should be preparing for this trek before reaching to join us. The best preparation you can do is to hike, even in the gym. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. It is advisable to go for frequent walks including some uphill and downhill sections if possible in your surroundings. Take your daypack with you with at a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. Join a gymnasium. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age, condition and strength. Work with a schedule that progresses to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.

Visit Your Medical Doctor:
Please consult with your doctor before your trip with us.

Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be members of different professional organizations such as the following:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
We do have two best seasons to visit our beautiful country. We suggest you to come at the right time of the year if possible. So the best time is spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).
  

What to bring
Pack list: It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here below are some suggestions for planning this trip. Please kindly take it as a reference and prepare yourself.
Equipments:
Head;
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Travel Insurance
You should have an adequate travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that should cover cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft,liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If you become ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are your responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness for trekker
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal.

Meals and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – dependingon group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost.

For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekkingon the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offer shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request.

While you are on a trek
While you are on a trek, our guide will have cell phone and we often speak with you so that we can deliver messages to your family if required. Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
 Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees

3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np

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