MANI RIMDU MASK DANCE RITUAL FESTIVAL
Mask dance ritual at Tyangbuche & Chiwang Monasteries offers you one of the wonder of the Himalayan people and their believe and practice since their communal step to this heavenly region.
The festival originated from the monastery of Rongbuk, one of the oldest in Tibet, is a prayer ceremony where the monks put on masks representing divine personages and perform ritual dances. The spectators of devotion come from many villages of Khumbu area. It is a colourful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings. It depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient 'Bon' religion. The festival lasts for three days and is well attended by the Sherpa people who often trek for many days to witness and to get blessed and to gain sonam (Merit) in this important event.
This festival consists of an 8 to nine day mediation cycle and ends with a public blessing ceremony. The following are the Mani Rimdu events that normally celebrate but the main public ceremony will be of 3 days.
Trip Duration: 21 days
Trek Grade: Intermediate
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Oct, Nov,
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hoteL
Kathmandu City tour inclusive of guide, entrance fee & private vehicles.
Kathmandu (1315m) - Lukla (2840m), fly 30 mins, and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs
Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization
Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche, (3860m), 5 hrs
Tyangboche - Dingboche, (4350m), 6 hrs
Dingboche –rest day for acclimatization
Dingboche - Lobuche (4925m), 6 hrs
Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Kalapatthar (5545m)-Gorakshep, 6 hr
Gorakshep - Everest base camp (5210m) - Gorakshep, 7 hrs
Gorakshep - Pheriche (4280m), 6 hrs
Pheriche - Tyangboche (3860m), 4 hrs
Monks practice dancing without masks
Giving the blessing to the general public
Famous Mask Dances preformed by the monks in a special day long ceremony. Afterwards the Sherpa community sing and dance the whole night long.
Concluding Fire Puja.
Tyangboche - Namchee Bazaar (3440m), 5 hrs
Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m), 7hrs
Fly back to Kathmandu 30 minutes.
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
Everest National Park fee
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Airfare and domestic airport tax
Airfare fare and Airport tax for the guide
Insurance of the trekking staffs
International Airfare and tax
Nepal Visa fee
Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
Your travel insurance
Other personal expenses and tips