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Khumbu Mani Rimdu Trip

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Khumbu Festival Trip

The Everest region, also called the Khumbu region, is by essence the trekking destination in Nepal. It is listed by UNESCO as a national park, as a site of world heritage for its incomparable unique Sherpa culture and traditions, for its natural diversity with its beautiful natural landscapes including the highest mountain of the planet, Mt Everest (8848m), known as Sagarmatha in Nepali language and Chomolongmo in Sherpa language. Besides, the travelers will have panoramic views of other mountains exceeding 8000m, as the Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho-Yu (8201m), Mt Makalu (8485m), as well as other remarkable summits like Ama Dablam (6812m), Thamserku (6623m), Khumbila (5761m), Kongde Himal (6187m), and Nupste (7855m). The region is inhabited by the people of the Sherpa ethnic group and Sherpas are considered as the bravest mountaineers.

Each year, at the Tyangboche monastery in Khumbu, the monks perform Buddhist dances during the Mani Rimdu festival. The Tyangboche monastery, erected at  3870m, is considered the Buddhist monastery lying at the highest elevation in the world. The Mani Rimdu festival is organized for three days in November. It offers to travelers the opportunity to assist to magic scenes of entertainment as well as to learn about fundamental practices of Buddhism enacted by the Sherpa people. The dances performed during the Mani Rimdu festival emanate from the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet and depict the triumph of Himalayan Buddhism over the Bon religion that prevailed earlier in Tibet. The festival is the occasion to create sand Mandala, to demonstrate the empowerment of Sherpas and to present dances performed by the local monks of the Tyanbotse monastery. As Mani Rimdu festival is one of the most important sociocultural  events, all the Sherpa people of the region are eager to attend and to actively participate.

ItineraryService IncludesService ExcludesTrip Fact
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley as per program, O/N in hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m), trek to Phakding (2610m), 4 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5/6 hrs
Day 05: Resting day for acclimatization/hike around
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3870m), 5 hrs
Day 07: Mani Rimdu festival day
Day 08: Back trek to Namche Bazaar, 4/5 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Phakding, 5/6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lukla, 3/ 4 hrs
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 12: Sightseeing day as per program. O/N in hotel
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure for your further destination Kathmandu

  • Airport-hotel transport service
  • Hotel accommodation and sightseeing with monument entrance fees in Kathmandu as per program.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Three meals per day during the trek
  • Hot drinks: Tea/Coffee
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • TIMS Cards and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee
  • Nepali staff: Guide, assistants, Cook and porter with their food, salary, transportation and insurance
  • Applicable government tax
  • Rescue evacuation in emergency.
  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment and expenses
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Hot and mineral water
  • Changes in itinerary caused by natural incident: Landslide, Flight delays, political disturbance,
  • Other costs which are not mentioned in service include.

Duration of trek: 10 days,
Trek season: Mid-September to Mid-December and February to Mid-May
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea house/Tent camping as per program
Trek starts and ends in Lukla (2840m)
Highest elevation: 3870m
Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Airport service: By private vehicle.

Trekking highlights: arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, flight to Lukla having awesome mountain views of the Himalaya in Khumbu, walk from Lukla through Tamang (one of the local ethnic group) villages, heading to Namche Bazaar through Phakding, climb to Khunde and Khumjung villages for stunning mountain views from the Everest View Hotel, reach final destination in Tyangboche

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