Everest Base camp Trek via Mani Rimdu festival

Everest Festival & Base Camp TrekEverest Festival & Base Camp TrekEverest Festival & Base Camp Trek
Everest Festival & Base Camp Trek
Everest Festival & Base Camp Trek
Everest Festival & Base Camp Trek
Starts from US$ 1390 p/p
  1. 18 Days
  2. Moderate

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House

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  • Sightseeing of UNESCO listed world cultural heritage sites and Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic flight to Lukla, Sherpa hometown; Monasteries; Amazing view of Mt. Everest,Lhotse, Nuptse,
  • Amadablam Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Explore Khumjung village, Head of Yeti and Sir Edmund Hillary School
  • 3 Days Festivals at Tangbuche Monastery
  • Kala Pathhar and Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp is one of the world's classic treks begins from Lukla, which can be reached by short flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the traveler trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 meters (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river which is a central hub of the area. On the way ahead, Breath-taking view of Everest flashes a smile at you from premises of Tengboche monastery 4,260 meters (13,980 ft). We stay and celebrate the Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche for three days.

Mani Rimdu is the most important festival of the Sherpa people. It is held during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. It falls on the autumn season when large groups of tourists visit the Khumbu region to trek to Everest Base Camp and to witness the festival. The religious festivities involve ceremonies and meditation (Drupchen). The meaning attributed to "Mani Rimdu" is that ‘Mani’ means “part of the chant of Chenrezig” and  ‘Rimdu’ means small red pills that are blessed during the festival. The red pills are blessed repeatedly and then distributed to all those who attend. After celebrating the festival we starts Climbing downwards to village Pangboche and upwards to Pheriche.

The traveler can get acquainted with local culture their norm and value, traditions. Then on following the Khumbu glacier, we will reach Lobuche from where we can enjoy view of many peaks such as Amadablam, Taweche, Everest and other mighty Himalayan peaks. The next destination will be Gorakhsep from where we can move towards Kala Patthar which is one of the major attractions of this trek.  As well as reaching Base Camp, we have the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for a breathtaking view of Mount Everest.

Day to Day

Day 01November 08 - Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel on B.B planOur Airport Representative will pick you from airport and free transfer to hotel, a short briefing about your trip is held in the evening.Overnight in hotel.

Day 02November 09 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. 5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel on B.B Plan.This day you will go for sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Monastery around Kathmandu. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.

Day 03November 10 - 30 minutes fly to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Phakding (2650m). 3hours. Overnight at Guest House.In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Evening you can climb to the Monastery to see the Evening ceremony and back to Guest House.

Day 04November 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m). 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House.From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.Visit Monastery for Evening Ceremony and back to Guest House.

Day 05November 12 - Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guest House.Today is acclimatization day with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley where is ,old Monastery with head of yeti, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche.

Day 06November 13 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m). 5 hours. Overnight at Guest House.This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region.

Day 07November 14 - Mani Rimdu festival at Tengboche Monastery. Wang - blessing ceremony. . Overnight at Guest House.Today is Day for observe the Mani Rimdu festival in Tengboche monastery. We explore the monastery and interact with the monks there. Mani Rimdu festival is the famous festival of Sherpa people performed in the Monastery. In this festival Monks meditate for nine days which is followed by public blessing and the world renowned mask dance at Tengboche monastery. You enjoy the mask dance in the Monastery. From Tengboche we can also observe the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks Like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse etc.

Day 08November 15 - Second day at the festival. Witness the Cham - mask dance. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 09November 16 - Third day at the festival. Witness the Jinsak - closing ceremony. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 10November 17 - Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11November 18 - Second acclimatization day; hiking to Nagerjun (5100m) and return, 5 hrs. Overnight at guest house.Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12November 19 - Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13November 20 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m), and return to Gorekshep (5180m) 8 hrs.walking 8:00 hours,Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14November 21 - Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m) 7 hrs.walking 6 hours,After reaching Base camp our aim today is to trek Kalapathar (5545m). We start early to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pherbuche. Overnight at guest house.

Day 15November 22 - Trek to Namche, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.walking 6:30 hours.We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16November 23 - Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.

Day 17November 24 - Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m) 30 - min. Overnight at hotel on B.B Plan.We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18November 25 - Final departure to your onward destination.

Cost Include

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops and all grounded transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan at 4**** hotel.
  • 1 expert tour guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking.
  • A highly experience well trained government license holder trekking guide, sherpa, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meals, accommodations, salary, insurances and equipments.
  • Round trip flight tickets (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) with domestic airport taxes.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMs (Trekkers information management system).
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket and Walking Pole (if needed)
  • All government taxes.
     

Cost Exclude

  • Meals in Kathmandu apart from breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which is easily issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport at Kathmandu.
  • Your personal first aid kit, equipment and items of personal nature.
  • All kind of drinks (Water/Coke/alcoholic beverage and hot drinks) and hot shower during the trek.
     

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Trip Note

Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly. The mentioned price in above Itinerary is based on 4 to 10 people.

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