Everest with Mani Rimdu festival combines trekking to the Everest region with Mani Rimdu festival celebrated at the Tengboche Monastery each year.
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous treks in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with incredible awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. On our Everest Base Camp Trek, we follow the footsteps of sir Edmund Hillary as we ascend from Lukla Airport to the vast glaciers and razor-sharp ridge-lines of the Himalayas, home of the world’s highest peaks.
Along the way, we will encounter most hospitable and friendly Sherpa people and get to know their lifestyle, colorful festivals & Buddhist monasteries surrounded by unique flora and fauna. Also trail passes with the carved Mani stone, Prayer flags, Prayer wheels and singing prayers for everyone’s well-being. This trek offers Special view of the Mt. Everest from the closet point Kalapathar (5545 m).
The Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at the Tengboche Monastery from 12th November to 15th November (the dates may vary). The date of the Mani Rimdu festival is fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. It is announced by the head Lama at the Tengboche Monastery.
The Mani Rimdu Festival with Everest base Camp Trek is thus ideal to do during this month. November is generally the autumn season, and it presents suitable weather conditions and ideal temperatures for trekking.
Today, you will visit the Tengboche Monastery to witness the celebration of the fabled Mani Rimdu Festival. There are many rituals and steps in the celebration of the holy festival. The Wong is the opening day of the public ceremony. It is performed on the full moon day, of the tenth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. The sacred Mani Rilwu (sacred or blessed pills) and Tshereel (pills for long life), are given to everyone attending. There are ritualistic dances by the monks that symbolize the triumph of good over evil. There are also rituals where the lamas and monks of the monastery done on colorful robes and traditional Sherpa costumes to depict various legends and myths. The tinkling sound of the cymbals and the steady beating of the drums fill the air. The monks also chant prayers and the atmosphere is generally turned into a lively gathering of colorful robes, enchanting prayers and amazing cultural display.
Many local Sherpa people along with tourists attend to witness the celebration. After witnessing the celebration of the Mani Rimdu Festival, you will return back to the guesthouse.
Overnight at Guesthouse.