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Thyangboche Monastery (Mani Rimdu Festival Trek)

Mani Rimdu is similar to Dumje in that it also involves ritual activities and masked tantric dances. However, in Mani Rimdu, Chenrezig (Avalokiteswara, the Buddha of Compassion) appears in neither a wrathful nor peaceful aspect and so the offering of sacramental cakes (torma) is not required. The devotees recite the six syllable mantra of Chenrezig Om Ma Ne Pad Me Hum for several days, placing mani pills in front of the shrine. Thus the name, Mani Rimdu-Rim means ‘pills’, whereas dum means ‘to accomplish’. Mani Rimdu first spread among Sherpa communities at the beginning of 20th century.
Mani Rimdu is observed at Chiwong monastery, atop a hill about three hours walk from Phaplu,. During the rite of Jhabab Thuichen (the coming down from the gods), first the chorten is painted and on the following evening Chho ( worship) is performed at Junbesi village temple. This rite is related to the Buddha’s returning on the earth after paying a visit to his mother. Both Mani Rimdu and Dumje are practices of the highest Tantric yoga, which involves direct dealing with Lama ( spiritual teacher), Yidam (personal meditation deity), Khadro (Dakani or female celestial beings who protects those practising the Dharma) , and Chokyong Sungma( the Dharma protectors) . Through this Tantric yoga practice one can accomplish the Dual Accumulations-Accumulation of Merit and Accumulation of Insights. With the achievement of these two one is helped towards attaining Buddhahood by eliminating the Two Obstruction- the Delusive Obstruction to Liberation and the Obstruction to Omniscience.

Mani Rimdu festival observe most of Sherpa villages of Nepal. The renowned monastery called Thyngboche 3800m. lying in the Everest region and also situated in lap of Ama Dablam 6,812m. mountain is the main place. Mani Rimdu ia a ten day festival of nonstop prayer, colorful masked monks’ ritual dances and public blessing by holiest lama Rinpoche that falls on the full moon day of Tibetan ninety month (October/November/ December).

Day 01: Kathmandu, 1360m arrive transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding.4hrs(B.L.D)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche.6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 05: Namche – acclimatization day. (B.L.D)
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche. 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day o7: Tengboche (ONG- blessing) (B.L.D)
Day 08: Tengboche (CHAM- mask dance) (B.L.D)
Day 09: Tengboche (JINSAK- closing) (B.L.D)
Day 10: Tengboche to Namche. 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 11: Namche to Lukla trek 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 12: Lukla trek to Kathmandu 35 minutes flight back to Ktm, End of the trek
Day 13: Kathmandu Departure

  • Transportation to and from airport in Kathmandu
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Flight, round-trip, to Lukla
  • All group camp supplies, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All meals while trekking
  • Park fees and trekking permits
  • Sherpa, porters and guides

  • $25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
  • International round trip airfare USA-Nepal
  • Meals in Kathmandu (excluding welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Personal gear
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • Personal Items (gifts, etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Single supplement upon request
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Sherpa, potter and guides bonus
  • All cost not include in cost include
  • Please note that climbers have been delayed in Lukla awaiting return to KTM. At times helicopters can fly when planes cannot.
  • Helicopter cost is approximately $400 paid by the trekker

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