Trip Duration
10 Days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
Tengboche Monastery (3,867 m)
Trip Difficulty
Best Season
October- November
Per Person US$

US$ 1050

Per Person US$

US$ 1050

Overview of Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking is one of the fascinating Himalayan Sherpa festivals observed every year in the Tengboche monastery of  Mt.Everest region. Everest Mani Rimdu festival is a delightful and enjoyable holiday package for travelers who are interested in the local history, culture, and tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and Sherpa religions. Mani Rimdu is one of the major and important festivals of world famous Sherpa’s people. Mani Rimdu festival trekking is a mesmerizing experience of a lifetime holiday in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Tengboche Mani Rimdu festival trek is a very special opportunity for those who want to trek the Sherpa heartland and experience Sherpa cultures and traditions along with a unique and exciting event in the Khumbu region.

Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche monastery is a series of events as well annual foul moon festival. Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking is usually held in Mid-October or early November as per the Tibetan Buddhist lunar calendar. The festival is a 19-day sequence of sacred ceremonies and empowerment concluded in a public festival lasting for three days. The local Lama’s and Monks “gather and pray to the god of the world” during this festival. The Everest Mani Rimdu festival concludes with the last three days allocated as a public viewing of the festival. Buddhist monk also exhibits mask dances that depict the victory of Buddhism over the earlier Bon religion. The monk also does the preparation of festivals like Sand Mandala, the Empowerment, Mask dance, fire puja, fasting, and meditation.

Highlights of Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking

  • Amazing Panoramic mountain view from Kathmandu to Lukla flight
  • Exploring interesting Sherpa’s villages of Everest region
  • Walk through the lush green Rhododendron and pine forest
  • Excursion over Tengboche monastery with full of excitement
  • Observe the Mani Rimdu Festival at Tengboche

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking Itinerary

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and received by Life Himalaya Trekking representative. Then you will be  transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city with our private vehicle. At evening, we will be introduce with your trek guide and discuss about the trip and make the trek preparation. Overnight stay 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

02Our day starts with a morning short flight towards Lukla along with amazing panoramic views of mountain range. On reaching Lukla, we take short refreshment break and meet our porters and crew members for trekking.We starts our first day walk  through farm villages, a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route towards which is located side to Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay at tea-house in Phakding.

Walking 35 min/3_4 hrsWalking
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,640 m/8,661 ft.) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a morning breakfast, our walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Koshi River & passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo we arrive at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. From here we walk on the river bed for few hours and cross the suspension bridge to steep uphill to Namche Bazaar- the Sherpa’s capital. Namche is place with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office, and banks. Overnight stay at tea-house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Namche is the ideal and perfect place for rest with acclimatization day. Before heading higher altitude area, we acclimatize our body where we take a short hike towards Syangboche i.e. Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for amazing closeup views of Everest, Amadablam and other adjoining peaks,. We also visit the museum, experience Sherpa culture and excursion over Namche. Overnight stay at tea-house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 2-3 hr
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts with a short climb on gradual and scenic trail along with glorious views of snow capped peaks with Everest and magnificent Amadablam, After few hours walk, we reach to Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga. Then we start uphill climb into rhododendron and pines forest and slowly our walk leads at scenic spot at Tengboche. Tengboche is the very famous village of Everest region which is renowned for the oldest and biggest Buddhist monasteries with a charming spot beyond our eyes of world beautiful mountains including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. At evening, we observe the local interesting crowd and the festival preparations of Mani Rimdu by the young monks and priests. Overnight stay at tea-house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,686 ft.) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we get up early to catch the surrounding panorama of mountains. This Mani Rimdu festival is one of the most important for the Sherpa community which is held as per the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. Then we choose the best available spot to watch the Mani Rimdu performance inside the monastery complex. You will be engrossed for a full day observing the festival and watching local Sherpa people in their traditional attire performing religious rites and offerings, and taking part in the Mani Rimdu festival. Mani Rimdu Festival follows with a series of masked dances where monks and priests clad in elaborate masks and costumes dramatize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon (an ancient animistic religion sect of Tibet). Overnight stay at teahouse in Tengboche.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,686 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After an enjoyable moment observing the festival of Sherpa people, our walks leads downhill towards Namche Bazaar. Then we continue our trek following Dudh Koshi River crossing few suspension bridges to reach at Jorsalle. Then we take a short walk to reach beautiful village of Monjo with last short climb to enter Sagarmatha National Park gate. Overnight stay at tea-house in Monjo.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,860 m/9,383 ft.) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our morning starts with a short walk towards beautiful village of Phakding. Then we passes through a nice pleasant trail towards Lukla- the trek ending point. We enjoy beautiful landscape, nature, traditional Sherpa villages, prayers flags until our trek ends to Lukla. On reaching Lukla, we celebrate last night dinner at heartland of Everest with fellow trekkers and our porters. Overnight stay at tea-house in Lukla.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,830 m/ 9,285 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

From Lukla we take an early possible morning flight to back to Kathmandu city. At Kathmandu Domestic Airport, our representative is ready with our private vehicle to transfers you back to your respective hotels. Rest of the day is free at leisure for you; you may sightseeing over popular places in Kathmandu or do souvenir shopping for your friends & families. In evening, you will have farewell dinner at reputed traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance to celebrate the successful completion of trip. Overnight stay at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 35 min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day in amazing Nepal. After a memorable and fantastic time in Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking, Life Himalaya representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International airport as per your flight schedule for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

Car 15m
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


What's Included


  • Airport picks up and drops international & domestic
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu & only 15 kg luggage allowed.  (10 kg Big bag & 5 kg handbag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu for member and involved staffs
  • Private transportation for picks up and drops
  • Best available mountain accommodation throughout the trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner all included  during the trek
  • Twin share Lodge accommodation during the trek nights
  • As per group size experienced, government license holder trek guide, helpful & friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.(5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • TIMS Fee-Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permits)
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee
  • First Aid kits, oxi-meters for the staffs and the groups
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & all service charges
  • Achievement Certificates

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,& international phone calls.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Route Map

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- Route Map

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking - Essential Information

Besides the festival, you will be trekking through satisfying beautiful landscape, enormous Dudh Koshi River, typical Sherpa villages, lush green forests, vegetation, flora and fauna and watching the glorious views of Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and mighty of peaks. Many tourist and cultural enthusiast from all over the world came to Tengboche during the Mani Rimdu festival to celebrate, enjoy and understand the Himalayan Sherpa culture of Nepal. However, the Mani Rimdu festival is colorful and trek to Everest region are worth-while and rewarding. We recommend you to prepare for extra days because Lukla flight depends upon the weather and climatic condition. Also, it is better to understand about the Lukla flight and weather of the Everest region. In case of the flight delays, we operate the trek in a smooth way as there us Helicopter charter flight.

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival trek begins with a scenic flight out of Kathmandu to Lukla- the gateway of Everest region. Then we follow a scenic trail uphill to Phakding and passes through Sagarmatha National Park, Hillary bridge Namche Bazaar. After acclimatization hike to Syangboche, we trek towards our main destination at Tengboche Monastery for the wonderful and exciting event. After a grand enjoyable moment at Tengboche, we head back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. Finally, we take a short scenic flight to Kathmandu to conclude this amazing trip Everest Mani Rimdu Festival.

Life Himalaya Trekking presents you an exciting and enjoyable cultural holiday with a thrilling adventure on Everest Mani Rimdu trek. You will be observing the great Sherpa festival with breathtaking background views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest. This trip package includes three stars rated accommodation in Kathmandu and comfortable and best available tea houses during your trek. Your trek is accompanied by an experienced trekking guide to make sure to have a successful trip with memorable moments. We are flexible with the Mani Rimdu festival trek itinerary and can adjust many more details as per your recommendation. Join the Mani Rimdu Festival trek at Tengboche in 2018/2019 with Life Himalaya to make sure you have an enjoyable holiday.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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