Mani Rimdu Festival Trek


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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Summary

    1. Mani Rimdu Trek Periods: 10 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy hikes
    3. Mani Rimdu Festival Date 2024: 12, 13, and 14 November
    4. Tengboche Elevation: 3,870 m/12,697 feet
    5. Trek Hour: 6 Hours daily
    6. Hike Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus


The Mani Rimdu festival is a cultural and religious festival celebrated by the Sherpa community in the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest region of Nepal. This festival is celebrated during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, which usually falls in October or November. To figure out date simply way, this celebration begins following Kojragat Purnima (The 10th day of Dashain).

Festival has a three-day event that includes religious ceremonies, mask dances, and offerings to the deities. The ceremony is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the Sherpa people and is an important event in the Sherpa calendar.

If you are interested in experiencing the Mani Rimdu festival and trekking in the Everest region, there are several trekking routes you can take. The most popular route is the Everest Base Camp trek, which takes you through beautiful landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayas.

Likewise, trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a hike to Phakding and Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you will head to Tengboche, where the festival is held. You can spend a few days in Tengboche, enjoying the festival and exploring the surrounding areas.

It’s important to note that the Mani Rimdu festival is a religious event, and it’s important to respect the local customs and traditions. If you’re planning to attend the festival, make sure to dress appropriately and follow the guidance of your guide.

Overall, the Mani Rimdu festival and trekking in the Everest region is an unforgettable experience that combines adventure and culture. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and learn about the Sherpa community’s rich traditions and beliefs.

How much is the Mani Rimdu festival Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Mani Rimdu festival trek package with a local guide’s owned Gokyo Treks Agency ranges between US$ 950 to US$ 1295. But certainly, the Buddhist festival trip price will vary according to the group size you’re traveling to and the service you choose. However, the given package price includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better knowledge of your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 10 days hike to Tengboche Monastery for Mani Rimdu festival. If you are 2 people Mani Rimdu festival trek cost US$ 1099 for 10 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Mani Rimdu treks.

Price Per Person for 10 days Mani Rimdu festival Trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1295
2 PersonUS$ 1099
3 PersonUS$ 1099
4 to 6 personUS$ 1040
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 998
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 950

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


The Mani rimdu festival trek itinerary details

Majestic mountain Mani rimdu festival trek 10 days itinerary is a part of the Everest hiking in Nepal. If this itinerary is not fit you? send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 DayFly to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet) and trek to Bengkar (2,630m/8,629 feet), 5 hours

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will brief you about the Mani Rimdu festival tour before taking an early flight to Lukla airport. Enjoy breakfast at Buddha Lodge in Lukla before we embark on our trek to Phakding village. Along the way, we pass through several charming villages such as Ghat, Phakding, and Tok Tok, finally reaching Bengkar village where we will stay overnight.

Lukla airport

2 Day Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,286 feet), 4 hours

Today’s trail takes us to Monjo village with a mix of ups and downs. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we stop at the Sagarmatha National Park office to obtain permits. The trek continues along the riverbed, offering a clear view of the Bhote Koshi and Dudhkoshi rivers meeting. As we cross the Hillary bridge, the ascent becomes steeper, and we get our first glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Namche Bazaar, surrounded by mountain ranges, is a bustling hub for essential goods and trekking gear.

3 DayKhumjung hiking (3,780m/12,402 feet) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

Today, we climb to Sengboche airport at 3,790m, and from there, we ascend towards Khunde, passing numerous Chorten (Buddhist monuments) and hill stations. At Hill Station, we enjoy stunning views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Kongde. Continuing to Khumjung village, we explore the large settlement at the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbi La.

4 DayNamche Bazaar to Tengboche lodge (3,860m/12,665 feet), 5 hours

Today’s hike takes us to Tengboche Monastery, passing a steep cliff that descends to the Dudh Kosi river. We trek through tiny villages, enjoying panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawoche, and more. Tengboche offers a wonderful vantage point for sunrise and sunset views of Everest and Ama Dablam.

5 Day Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery [12 November 2024].

Today is the beginning day of the festival in Tengboche monastery. So you can watch the blessing ceremony (wang). As you are staying on Tengboche hill, Sightseer can see the sunset on Everest mountain. You can prepare to shoot the distant view of the sunset and sunrise of Mount Everest. Use a telephoto lens and a Barlow lens to take a close-up shot. The scenery of sunset can better express the beauty of sunshine.

6 DaySecond day at the festival [13 November 2024].

The second day of the Mani Rimdu festival is equally important, featuring the Cham, a mesmerizing mask dance performance. Tengboche Monastery is renowned religiously, akin to Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet, making this experience truly exceptional.

7 Day Third day at the festival [14 November 2024].

Today is the last day of the festival, and you can witness the Jinsak and the special festival closing ceremony. In the evening, marvel at the stunning view of 8000-meter mountains. Tengboche hill offers a perfect vantage point for admiring the magnificent Mount Everest. If the weather is clear at night, you can enjoy the magic of the starlit sky.

8 DayTrek to Jorsale village (2,740m/8,990 feet), 7 hours

Start your day with an impressive sunrise at Everest. After breakfast, retrace your steps to Namche Bazaar and then descend to Jorsalle village, passing the foothill of Khumbila peak and crossing the Dudh Kosi river.

9 DayTrek to Lukla bazaar (2,840m/9,318 feet), 6 hours

Today, we trek back to Lukla village following the same route we used on our ascent. Lukla airport, with an elevation of 2,840m, marks the final day of our trek. Your guide will reconfirm your Lukla to Kathmandu flight for the next morning, and you can rest and explore the markets.

10 DayMountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Trip Finish

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, pick you up and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover the Kathmandu city tour at an additional cost. In the evening, drop you at Kathmandu International Airport onward to your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you a wonderful trip.

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How much does Mani rimdu festival trek package price?

It’s a 10 Days Cultural Mani Rimdu festival trek price start at US$ 950 and might reach up to US$ 1295 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Mani Rimdu festival trek package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are hiking with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast and clean guest house room accommodation with attached toilet/bathroom in possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Cultural Mani rimdu Everest Trek Package Includes:

  • Kathmandu domestic airport transfer according to the above travel plan with a private car.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with domestic airport taxes.
  • 10 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 9 Lunch and 9 Dinner [main course] on the Mani Rimdu festival tour in the mountain trekking.
  • 9 nights Lodge accommodation with sharing toilet during trek.
  • Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide for Mani Rimdu festival trekking tours.
  • Required a number of porters (1 porter = two guest basis) because the porter can carry a maximum of 24 kilos of tourist bag pack during the trek routes.
  • Pay well the salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of the Nepalese trekking guide and porter.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees.
  • TIMS permit for Mani Rimdu Festival trekking in Everest.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Trek completion certificate and Trek map – keep them as souvenirs
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Tengboche monastery mani rimdu festival trek package excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipment’s and warm clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

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We can organize private but express Mani rimdu festival trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Do I need experience for Mani Rimdu festival trekking?

Answer: Mani Rimdu festival trek is suitable for keen trekkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight backpack. Actually, Tengboche hiking is an easy route in the Everest zone, so tourists don’t need any previous experience.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Mani rimdu festival treks?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation on a trek. The rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds and nice mattresses. However, Guests should bring their own sleeping bags otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover on the Tengboche festival trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips to the high mountains in Nepal. And you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Double-check whether your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue in case of emergency up to 19,000 feet. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the Mani rimdu festival trek?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Pay attention to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving yourself enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and others occur then descend to the lower elevation and take them to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What happens if my scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain and we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, we board you on the next flight or tomorrow. And you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Kathmandu) at Kathmandu (if you are going to Lukla). Helicopter rescue flights can also be used, which depends on the situation. So, we recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are the alternatives to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (a 12-hour drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Lukla. In the present day, there is also a regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri Bazaar.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on tours?

Answer: Lodges on trek routes have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice curry, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day. Likewise, Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have to shower on a trek?

Answer: On a lodge trek, they have a shower which you can get on pay. Whereas on a camping trek, we provide you hot water on a bucket and you can have a shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water?

Answer: There are almost all places to stay hotels and shops where excursionists can purchase pure drinking water. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of those plastic materials. Instead, the guest can either buy boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water. Normal water is available in almost every village, stream, and at the campsite en route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking, you can charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on a hike?

Answer: In this trekking route, Voyagers can buy a local SIM Card or Everest Link Card to get telephone services as well as 3G internet.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: We recommend booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we strive to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is required to secure your reservation. This deposit allows us to make all necessary arrangements for your trip however, the remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Mani rimdu festival trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12-kilogram luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: As you hike in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you need to prepare for about 5 hours to walk daily.

Question: Do I need walking poles for the Mani rimu festival trek?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use lightweight trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire an experienced guide? how to hire a local trek guide in Lukla?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Mani rimdu festival trek highlights

  • Discover Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku view within 360 deg angle.
  • Brilliant scenery of divine destination cultural trek on your own styles
  • Sherpa Buddhism, Great Hill station, Local Sherpa and their lifestyles.

Notes for Mani rimdu festival trekkers!

The Buddhist festival tour information stated above is just a sample guideline for you. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on holiday.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

When is Mani Rimdu for the year 2024?

The Mani Rimdu festival dates are fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. The Head of the lama at the Tyangboche Monastery announces the dates. In Tengboche, the Mani Rimdu is performed in the 9th Tibetan month which usually falls in October or November during the full-moon time. The Mani Rimdu Festival date 2024 is celebrated on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of November.

What makes Mani rimdu festival trek special?

Opportunity to watch festival tours are scattered all over this planet but you just need to know where to find the best one to suits on your holiday. the Mani Rimdu festival trek offers a rare and authentic insight into Sherpa culture, Himalayan spirituality, and the beauty of the Everest region. It’s an experience that lingers in the hearts and memories of foreign tourists long after they return home.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in attribute services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek Review

Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery

November 21, 2016

We have booked 10 days Mani rimdu festival trek with Gokyo Treks and Expeditions in 2016. Our Guide was Ammar and 2 other friendly porters prem and Ganesh rai made our trip just amazing.

They were extremely kind and always wanted to ensure that we are happy. The trek was amazing. Thanks, Ammar making our hikes unforgettable so, we definitely recommend and to use this company again for trekking in Nepal.

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Michael Guenter, Heidelberg, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Michael Guenter for your time to Trek Tengboche Monastery to watch the Mani Rimdu festival with Gokyo Treks Agency. We hope to serve you again.

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