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Sherpa Khumbiyila Adventures Pvt. Ltd.

Manmohan Marg, 4 Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu.

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Email: sherpakyadventures@gmail.com

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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.

THIS FESTIVAL IS BASED AROUND THE FULL MOON IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER. THEREFORE THE DATE CHANGES EVERY YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT THE SPECIFIC TIMES FOR YOUR TRIP.

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

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Day 20

Day 21

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.

 

Departure.

  1. Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
     

  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
     

  3. All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
     

  4. A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
     

  5. Everest National Park fee
     

  6. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Airfare and domestic airport tax
     

  7. Airfare fare and Airport tax for the guide
     

  8. Insurance of the trekking staffs

  1. International Airfare and tax
     

  2. Nepal Visa fee
     

  3. Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
     

  4. Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
     

  5. Your travel insurance
     

  6. Personal Clothing
     

  7. Other personal expenses and tips