Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek celebrate Buddhist community of Khumbu region. In Nepal Himalaya Buddhist communities celebrate different kind of festivals and ceremonies. Like Dhu Chhyang and Pobsang in Limi, Mani and Raling in Nyinba valley, Nyungne, Yartong and Tiji Helambhu and Mustang, Mani Rimdu in Khumbu region. Among them Mani Rimdu in Khumbu region is one of biggest Buddhist ceremony in Himalaya. It’s held on ninth month full moon of Buddhist calendar. This festival continues for three day, following the ten-day non-stop prayer sessions addressed to the patron deities - seeking “blessing for the good of all mankind". The protagonists of all are Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Vajrayan Buddhism in Tibet. Masked Lamas of Khumbu region perform various religious rituals amidst dancing and singing.

The festival "Mani Rimdu" seems to be celebrated first time in 1930. Rongphukh Monastery in Tibet, it is the place from where this festival is originated. This is the prayer ceremony where the monks put on masks representing divine personages and perform ritual dances. The spectators of devotion come from many villages to gain Sonam (merit) from the head Lama's blessing and making corn and grain contributions to the Monk's community. This period coincides with the cessation of work in the village at the end of harvesting. Mani-Rimdu is the only big social event that draws together large crowds from all villagers in the Khumbu region.

 

itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding (2652m) Lodge
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) Lodge
Day 04: Acclimatization and explore (3440) Lodge
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche (3867m) Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4530m) Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4930m) Lodge
Day 08: Explore Everest Base Camp (4930m) Lodge
Day 09: Explore Kala Patthar (5545m) Lodge
Day 10: Trek to Thyangboche (3790m) Lodge
Day 11: WONG (blessings) Lodge
Day 12: CHHAM (masked dance) Lodge
Day 13: JHINSAK (fire offerings) Lodge
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) Lodge
Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2800m) Lodge
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu Hotel
Day 17: Kathmandu free day Hotel
Day 18: Drive to airport and fly back

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Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek celebrate Buddhist community of Khumbu region. In Nepal Himalaya Buddhist communities celebrate different kind of festivals and ceremonies. Like Dhu Chhyang and Pobsang in Limi, Mani and Raling in Nyinba valley, Nyungne, Yartong and Tiji Helambhu and Mustang, Mani Rimdu in Khumbu region. Among them Mani Rimdu in Khumbu region is one of biggest Buddhist ceremony in Himalaya. It’s held on ninth month full moon of Buddhist calendar. This festival continues for three day, following the ten-day non-stop prayer sessions addressed to the patron deities – seeking “blessing for the good of all mankind”. The protagonists of all are Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Vajrayan Buddhism in Tibet. Masked Lamas of Khumbu region perform various religious rituals amidst dancing and singing.

The festival “Mani Rimdu” seems to be celebrated first time in 1930. Rongphukh Monastery in Tibet, it is the place from where this festival is originated. This is the prayer ceremony where the monks put on masks representing divine personages and perform ritual dances. The spectators of devotion come from many villages to gain Sonam (merit) from the head Lama’s blessing and making corn and grain contributions to the Monk’s community. This period coincides with the cessation of work in the village at the end of harvesting. Mani-Rimdu is the only big social event that draws together large crowds from all villagers in the Khumbu region.

 

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