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Siggi Kerscht, Max Schröder

From April to May 2014 we have been for 4 weeks with Tendi on the Annapurna circuit and in Upper Mustang Trek. It was a wonderful time and Tendi was a perfect guide: competent, always friendly and helpful. Transfers, lodges and food have been well organized and in best quality. And - important for o ... Read More

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Mani Rimdu Festival
Mani Rimdu Festival

The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful, noisy occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings. Performed by the monks of Chiwong and Tengboche monasteries, 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 this important event.

Tengboche Mani Rimdu starts on the full moon of October, and the Chiwong Mani Rimdu on the full moon of November.

Programs: Preparations including making the sand Mandala and Tormas (symbolic offerings made of  colored butter and barley flour)
Drupchen ceremonies start and continue uninterrupted for 8 days.
Monks practice dancing without masks
Giving the blessing to the general public (Wang)
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.

Trip Facts

Trip Code: HPTNF-02, Duration: 10 days, Program Type: Festival, Minimum Pax: 2, Mode of Travel: Flight, Start Trip: Lukla, End Trip: Lukla,

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: fly to Lukla, trek Phakding
Day 4: Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche
Day 6: Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche - Mani Rimdu - ONG - (Blessing)
Day 8: Tengboche - CHAM (Masked Dance)
Day 9: Tengboche - JINSAK - (Closing Ceremony),
Day 10: Khumjung
Day 11: Phakding
Day 12: Lukla
Day 13: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure.

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