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Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Lodge Trek, 13 Days November 2017

Days: 13 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Introduction of trek
Festival date 4th, 5th and 6th November 2017
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is known in Nepal as “Sagarmatha” (Head of the Oceans) for centuries. Likewise, it is called “Chomolongma” (The mother goddess of the world) by the Sherpas, the brave Himalayan ethnic tribe. You can see panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Khongde Himal (6200m), and Thamserku (6430m) Every year, in the Khumbu region of Nepal, this Buddhist Dance Drama is enacted by the monks of Tengboche Monastery. The site of this high altitude festival is ithe monastery of Tengboche. The festival of Mani Rimdu is a three-day affair, taking place straight after October's full moon. Sherpas and travelers alike flock to the scene to attend, and being educated about the fundamentals of Buddhism .The dances emanate from Tibet's Rongbuk Monastery on the northern side of Mount Everest, and depict the triumph of Buddhism over the earlier 'Bon religion. The preparations of the festival include, The Sand Mandala, The Empowerment, The Fire Puja and Mask Dance.

Highest elevation: 3860m
Trek style: Lodge Trek
Major attraction: Mani Rimdu Festival (Famous Mask Dances performance by Monks), excellent Himalayan scenery, various ancient monasteries, traditional Sherpa culture and way of life,

Itinerary in detail:
Day 1: 29th October 2017: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our staff/crew at airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax

Day 2: 30th October 2017: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites by private vehicle
Our tour guide introduces you in the world heritage sites such as Bouddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath by private vehicle. Overnight in hotel.  

Day 3: 31st October 2017: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight & trek to Phakding 2610m (3/4 hours)
After 45 minutes fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and will have breakfast and then continue our family journey passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. Evening time, we go for village tour with our guide. Overnight in Lodge.  

Day 4: 1st November 2017: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)
In the morning after breakfast we start from hotel and we reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till  Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. We have a great view of Khwangde Range and Thamserku. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 5: 2nd November 2017: Acclimatization Day:
In this day, we will hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach there and enjoy the view of the mountains. Then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We will have lunch there and visit the old monastery and Khunde Hospital. We come back to our hotel in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 6: 3rd November 2017: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m (4/5 hours)
In the morning, we start our trek like the day before. The level trail continues till reaching Kyanjuma village and takes about 1 & half hour. Then it climbs down to the Dudh Kosi River and crosses a suspension bridge. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. The steep ascent brings us to Tengboche village. We can visit the monastery in the evening. The views of the mountains, Sunrise as well as Sunset are spectacular in the morning and evening. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 7-9: 4th, 5th, 6th November 2017: Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival:
Full day we will watch the famous mask dance performed by monks in front of Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 10: 7th November 2017: Trek from Tengboche to Namche 3440m (4/5 hours)
This day after breakfast, we return back same way to Namche bazaar. Firstly our trail steep descents to Dudh Kosi River and again trail ascent brings us to reach Kyangjuma village and it takes 3 hours. We will have lunch there. After lunch the trail continues straight until reaching Namche and takes about 2 hours to reach. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 11: 8th November 2017: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m (6/7 hours)
In the morning, we will leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. We will have our lunch there. After lunch our trail continues until Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 12: 9th November 2017; Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (45min)
Early in the morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Full day free for shopping.

Day 13: 10th November 2017: After breakfast, Transfer to International Airport according to flight schedule.

25% Child Discount on above the Adult Cost.

Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing trip with guide as per above mentioned itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Round Trip flight ticket from KTM-LUKLA-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would  greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

How to Book Quick Inquiry
Trip is available

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years
USD 1,460
EUR 1.375
SFr 1.464

Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Lodge Trek, 13 Days November 2017


Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta

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  • Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Lodge Trek 13 Days, 24 Oct to 05 Nov 2012

Sehr geehrter Herr Kocher,
Ausser dass die Wanderschuhe meiner Frau schon am ersten Tag kaputt gingen, hat alles - auch Dank des Guides und Trägers - wunderbar geklappt. Obwohl wir oft die doppelte Zeit für die Tagesetappen benötigt haben, waren wir am Ende stolz unser Ziel erreicht zu haben. Die Tage beim Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche waren sehr schön. In Tengboche haben wir auch Adler am Himmel gesehen und auf dem Weg von Tengboche zurück nach Namche haben wir einen Himalayan Glanzfasan beobachtet. Hatten wunderbare Tage in Nepal. Möchten uns bei Ihnen bedanken, dass Sie trotz der Kürze der Zeit alles so gut organisieren konnten. Habe ca. 350 Fotos beim Trekking gemacht. Wenn Sie welche in Ihrer Bildergalerie veröffentlichen möchten, könnte ich für Sie die besten aussuchen und Ihnen zukommen lassen. Mit der Veröffentlichung unserer positiven Rückmeldung sind wir ohne unsere E-Mailadresse und mit abgekürztem Nachnamen einverstanden. Bitte um Miteilung, wenn Sie daran interessiert sind.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen und alles Gute für die Zukunft
Helmut und Gabriele E.
2 Adults

  • Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Lodge Trek 12 Days, 1 November to 12 November 2014

Dear Stephan,
In November 2014, my partner and I (who are Canadian) enjoyed an amazing trek up to Tengboche, Nepal for the annual Mani Rimdu festival. Swiss Family Treks made all the difference in our experience while traveling Nepal. From the moment I first emailed them to inquire about the trek, they were quick to respond and extremely helpful. I am so happy I stumbled across the company website while researching for our trip!
When we finally landed in Nepal, a company representative was right there to greet us (bottled water in hand...exactly what we needed after such a long flight!). They picked us up from the airport and off we went to start our adventure! Lee and I had planned for a day of bungee jumping and also the 11 day Mani Rimdu trek.  Swiss Family had everything prepared for us including tickets, schedules, and an overview of tips and customs of the Nepali people (they thought of just about everything!).
The hotel they booked in Thamel was clean, staffs were friendly and it was in the perfect location. A company representative was also always on hand when they said they would be (like our 6am wake up call to head out for our bungee jumps, or when we needed to head back to the airport for a short domestic flight to Lukla).
We couldn't have been any happier with our porter and guide on our trek. Sonam (our guide) was an amazing gentleman; he was very knowledgeable about the mountains, the country and the sherpa people, a great person to talk to during our long trekking days. He was very punctual (as was our porter), and cared very much about our health and safety during our time with him (especially when I came down with abit of AMS).  He also worked very hard at finding us tea houses with the best views of Mt Everest, and scooped up extra blankets for us as soon as we arrived, very thoughtful of him!
During our last few days in Kathmandu, we decided to do a last minute tour of some popular sites in the city. Swiss Family quickly organized (with in an hour) a driver just for us for an entire afternoon (for an amazing price too!). The driver was great, a young energetic man excited to tell us all about the sites and Buddhist and Hindu culture (even though he was just suppose to drive us, what a bonus!)
Thank you Swiss Family Treks (Stephan, and all the staff, guides and porters) for being so fantastic! We truly enjoyed our time spent in Nepal and would highly recommend your company to anyone who plans on visiting!
Many greetings from Canada,
Nicole & Lee