Mani Rimdu Festival @ Tengboche Everest Region
Up to 12 people per group • 14 Days
- Group Up to 12 people
Mani Rimdu Festival is the famous festival of Sherpa people who belong to the Nying-Mapa sect of Tibetan Buddhists.
Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at Tengboche, Thame and Chiwong Monasteries of Solukhumbu, Nepal. This is a sacred ceremony and series of events of empowerment. It is a sequence of nineteen days of celebration, which concludes with three days of public festival. Sherpa gets time to gather and celebrate this festival with the monastic community. Lamas and Sherpa gather at the Monastery for five days for the world’s welfare. Demons are quelled, and the virtuous are rewarded. The monks wear elaborate masks and costumes and, through a series of ritualistic Lama dances, dramatise the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The main first days of the festival involve prayers; on the second day, for colourful Lama dancing, they wear brocade gowns and wonderfully painted papier-mache masks. The last day is for some humorous dances and chanting prayers. Hundred of local people and foreign tourists attend the performance.
The Mani Rimdu festival trek allows visitors to get insight into the Sherpa culture and enjoy the colourful Mani Rimdu festival. On this trek, we also get to observe and enjoy the excellent view of towering mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m)-the highest mountain in the world, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam etc.
Mani Rimdu for the year 2023: Celebration on 28th & 29th October 2023
Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Highlights
• trekking in the rich Buddhist culture
• warm-friendly locals
• traditional village
• land of the world’s heritage
• high alpine valleys in the shade of the giant peaks of ‘Mt.Everest.’