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  • Duration:17 Days
  • Primary activity:Average
  • Group Size:2 People
  • Country:nepal
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  • Meals:B+L+D
  • Accomodation:Hotel + Tea-house
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  • Max-Altitude:5545m
  • Transportation:Ground Transport and Flights
  • Departure from:Kathmandu

Mani Rimdu festival arranged by Destination Unlimited Treks & Expeditions one of the attractive trekking options in Everest region is particularly meant for those who love to see the festival in Nepal. This trek not just lets you experience cultural glory of Everest region but also enthralls you with its natural attractiveness and geological magnificence. Exploring around Sherpa community and meeting the Sherpa inhabitants of Khumbu region is another fascinating part of the trek. You will be beset seeing the inhabitants living on the enormous valley below Mount Everest.

According to Tibetan calendar Mani Rimdu festival is held on the 9th month in Tengboche Monastery means in late October according to English calendar. During the festival, the monks of Tengboche monastery will narrate prayers and precede a lot of holy rituals for ten days. For Buddhists living there, the most important day is when they get the blessings from Rimpoche, a personified priest of the monastery. You can also see the monks performing masked Dance. This bright and joyful celebration is done for the ten days dedicating to the Buddha.

We will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Tengboche where Mani Rimdu festival will take place. We will spend three days in Tengboche, monastery to observe this festival. On the first day, you will get to see the blessing ceremony. Similarly, on the second day, you will see mask dance known as Cham. And, on the third day, we will get to observe the Jinsak which means concluding ceremony of the festival. Apart from enjoying the festival, you will get to trek to Everest base Camp and explore around Kalapathar (5500m) as well.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. One of the representatives from Destination Unlimited Treks & Expeditions will welcome you and help you transfer to our hotel after completing formalities. At hotel, you will meet our guide . In the evening, you can enjoy Nepalese cuisine in one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On this day after having breakfast, you will go around most historical and holy attractions in Kathmandu. Most of the places you visit on this day are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are spotted with several small and large temples carved with stunning arts. Also, you will visit the holy Hindu temple Pashupati Nath, Swayambhunath known as ‘Monkey Temple’, and one of the large Stupas in the world-Boudhanath. Likewise, on this day you will also prepare for trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2,652m) around 4 hours trek
We will drive to Kathmandu airport and catch scenic flight early in the morning to Lukla (2,800m). It is a entrance way to begin our trek. Lukla is one of the most eye-catching air ways in the world as it has remarkable landing on a hillside bordered by elevated peaks. As soon as we reach Lukla, we will start our trek passing the village to get to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) around 6 hrs treks
Trekking all the way through a dazzling pine forest, the path along the Dudh Koshi River, traversing suspension bridges will let us see incredible vista of the shimmering Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Passing communities like Benkar, and Monjo, we will reach to the entrance point to Sagarmatha National Park. Then, passing village of Jorsale, we will reach Namche Bazaar, major trading centre of this region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar
You will rest in Namche Bazaar to get adapted with the lofty atmosphere. Health expert advises having acclimatization day during trekking in order to stay away from altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar actually is the hub of the Everest region and the place has government offices, Internet cafes, ATMs, shops, restaurants. Etc. You can enjoy resting or just walking around or do some shopping. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) around 6 hours
After we have our breakfast, we will walk on the flat route to witness astonishing scene of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Khangtaiga. Then, we will walk down to Dudhkoshi River passing all the way through small settlements and pine and fir wood to get to a tiny knoll Tyangboche which embraces well-known Tengboche Gumba to explore for the day. The photogenic views from here are considered to be the world’s most splendid one. Everest (8848m), Kwangde (6187m), Lhotse (8501m), Tawachee (6542m), Kantega, Ama Dablan, and Thamserku provide stimulating vistas of Himalayas. Over night at lodge.

Day 07: First day of Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery
We will hang about at Tengboche Monastery to have a good time and celebrate Mani Rimdu Festival’s first day. Here, you will get to see the blessing ceremony. Overnight at the monastery

Day 08: Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham – mask dance
On the second day of the festival, we will get to capture the sights of mask dance which is referred as ‘Cham’. Overnight at the monastery again.

Day 09: Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak – closing ceremony
On the third day of the festival, the amazing Jinsak will allure you. It is a closing ceremony of the festival. Overnight at the monastery again.

Day 09: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) About 6 hrs
We will depart from the upper track for better vistas en-route to Pangboche village. We pass from side to side with several Mani walls and Chortens. Also, after having lunch, we will walk north to Pheriche or take the trail underneath the lofty north face of Mt Ama Dablam. We will notice the valley gradually opening up as we come up to the union point of the Lobuche River. We move down to the river and start steep way up to Dingboche where we will notice striking array of fields bordered by stone walls. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 10: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m) around 4 hrs
On this day we will walk next to the arid terrace which rewards with awesome views of peaks on all sides. We can notice the valley narrowing as we continue walking and pass through Phulung Karpo. On the way, we will see the grand view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m). Also, we will traverse a small wooden bridge and then climb to Duglha. We will get to see the peak point of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and quite a few other splendid peaks. Walking ahead from Duglha, we will ascend the steep moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and pass via boulder-strewn inclines as we climb Chupki Lhara, a strange edge top with spectacular mountain views. At the top, we will discover prayer flags used as monuments. As the track moves down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we will capture the sights of- Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal. As we move along a whispering stream departing from the Khumbu Glacier, we will experience difficulty in breathing due to high elevation. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Gorak Shep Approximately 9 hrs
We will depart from Lobuche on this day and move through the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass from side to side with the pyramid sign post. En-route, we will see Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Khumbutse, etc. After a small climb we will reach Thangma Riju from where we witness 360 degree panorama of snow-white mountains. At Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by gigantic peaks not missing the superb view of Mt. Everest, highest mountain on the earth. We will move aahead to reach Everest base Camp which gives you the feeling of victory of summating. Then, you will return to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m)- Pheriche (4280 m) Approximately 9 hrs
From Gorakshep on this day, you will trek to Kalapathhar to witness break of the dawn over the high Himalayas. You need to be prepared to resist cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). For your efforts you will be rewarded by the awesome and unforgettable views of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Changtse tower to the east. We will move back in the afternoon and arrive at Pheriche. Overnight ta Pheriche.

Day 13: Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,570m) around 6 hrs
As we begin to walk today we will traverse Khumbu River. We will pass all the way through the villages of Orsho, Tsuro Wog, Shomare and arrive at Pangboche located at the foot of Ama Dablam. After traversing Imja Khola we will pass along the Deboche village to reach Tengboche. From Tengboche,we will have to walk on the steep trail of around 500m. Then, we will move through rhododendron bushes as well as fir trees. Walking further, we will pass the settlements like Tashinga and Sansa before reaching Kyangjuma where we can catch the sights of Ama-dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Everest. Overnight at Kyangjuma.

Day 14: Kyangjuma to Manjo (2,840m)
The track to Namche Bazaar adheres to the steep forested incline beyond Kyangjuma. After that we will have a steep drop from Namche Hill that leads to the suspension bridge and then traverse the Dudh Koshi river near the meeting point of the Bhote Koshi and the Dudh Koshi Rivers. We will go across the Dudh Koshi River two times at different locations before getting to Manjo. Overnight in Manjo.

Day 15: Manjo to Lukla around 5 hrs
We will walk on flat trail today and also pass some descends and short ascents as well. We can get pleasure from combo of unwrapped plains, pine and rhododendron forests. You will also get to witness the distant backdrop of Kwangde peak. The final climb lasts for approximately 45 minutes from Chheplung and helps us to reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu after our memorable journey. Upon reaching hotel in Kathmandu, we can relax. Or, you can go around some nearby shops in Thamel to buy typical Nepalese commodities. In the evening, you will enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure
On this day, our representative will drive you to the airport. Hope to see you again.

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Cost include:

All transfers by Private Car/Van/bus
Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Guided half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Farewell Dinner.
Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
Porters : 2 Member one porter
Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
Trekker's information management system(TIMS) card fee.
Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Sleeping bag, Down Jacket( If Necessary) & Duffle bag by company
Staff insurance, medication and equipment,
First Aid Kit and Special Care
Rescue arrangements for our clients
Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited.

Cost not include:

International airfares
Travel/trekking insurance
Nepal entry visa fees.
Mountain rescue charges or insurance
Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
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