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Mani Rimdu Mask Dance Ritual Festival 18 Days. Cost USD $1870.00 P.P

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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.

 

The following are the approximate dates of Mani Rimdu events this year based on the Tibetan lunar calendar.

Calendar
13 Oct: Preparations including making the sand Mandala and Tormas (symbolic offerings made of  coloured butter and barley flour)
15 Oct: Drupchen ceremonies start and continue uninterrupted for 8 days.
22 Oct Monks practice dancing without masks
23 Oct Giving the blessing to the general public (Wang)
24 Oct Famous Mask Dances preformed by the monks in a special day long ceremony.  Afterwards, the Sherpa community sing and dance the whole night long.
25 Oct Concluding Fire Puja(ritual).

Cost: USD $ 1870.00 P.P

Day To Day Itinerary
Day 01 Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel
Day 02  Kathmandu City tour inclusive of guide, entrance fee & private vehicles.
Day 03 Kathmandu (1315m) - Lukla (2840m), fly 30 mins, and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs
Day 04 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs
Day 05 Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization
Day 06 Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche, (3860m), 5 hrs
Day 07 Tyangboche - Dingboche, (4350m), 6 hrs
Day 08  Dingboche –rest day for acclimatization
Day 09 Dingboche - Lobuche (4925m), 6 hrs
Day 10 Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Kalapatthar (5545m)-Gorakshep, 6 hrs
Day 11 Gorakshep - Everest base camp (5210m) - Gorakshep, 7 hrs
Day 12 Gorakshep - Pheriche (4280m), 6 hrs
Day 13 Pheriche - Tyangboche (3860m), 4 hrs
Day 14 Monks practice dancing without masks 
Day 15 Giving the blessing to the general public
Day 16 Famous Mask Dances preformed by the monks in a special day long ceremony.  Afterwards the Sherpa community sing and dance the whole night long.
Day 17 Concluding Fire Puja.
Day 18 Tyangboche - Namchee Bazaar (3440m), 5 hrs
Day 19 Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m), 7hrs
Day 20 Fly back to Kathmandu 30 minutes.
Day 21 Departure.

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and tax
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal clothing's
  • Other personal expenses and tips

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