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The Mani Rimdu festival of Tengboche is performed in the 9th month of the Sherpa Tibetan calendar ( corresponds to 3rd week of October) according to the tradition of Mindroling and came from Rongbuk Monastery north of Tengboche in Tibet. The name comes from “Mani” part of the chant of Chenrezig, and “Rilbu & quot; which are the small red pills, which are blessed throughout the ceremony and distributed to everyone at the end.

At the beginning a beautiful and intricate mandala or sacred diagram is drawn in fine colored sand. The sand is collected from a special place high in the mountains. It takes four days to complete the mandala then it is covered and used as a focus for the next ten days meditation.

At the end of the ceremonies the monks perform the sacred mask dances known as Cham. There are sixteen dances with some comic interludes that delight the crowds. These dances are
a recreation of the establishment of Buddhism in the Himalayas by the legendary Padmasambhava, known as Guru Rinpoche. The dances convey Buddhist teachings on many levels from the simplest truth to the most profound realization. Throughout the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispeled or subdued. The symbolism can be interpreted on many levels; the inner “demons” of hatred, greed and ignor

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu 
Day 2:
 Walk and Tour in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche 
Day 5:
 Free day for acclimatization in Namche – hike to Shyangboche
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche stay during mani rimdu

Day 8: Tengboche. Blessing from Head Lama of Tengboche
Day 9: Trek to Monjo.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla.

Day 11: Fly Kathmandu

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 13: Fly back to country


Cost included:

  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing full one day with entry fee
  • Flight Kathmandu Lukla – Kathmandu
  • All necessary trekking permit
  • Guide and porters
  • Meal and Accommodation during trekking


Cost does not included:


  • Meal during Kathmandu
  • Clients personal insurance
  • Rescue evacuation if needed
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Clients personal expenses
  • Tips etc