Everest Mani Rimdu & Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Sherpa, the mountain climber group is very rich in authentic culture, celebrate several festival across the year, Mani Rimdu is one of the famous ritual in Sherpa community. Mani Rimdu festival also most watched Himalayan festival by international travelers after Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek which take a places Lomanthang western Nepal.

The colorful monks performing annual festival takes, place at Tengboche monastery in autumn (October or November) which is based on Buddhist calendar. The local celebrate Mandi Rimdu festival for last 9 days but 3 days is the utmost charming part where lamas performed on elaborate dressed in the Buddhist rhythm.

Mani Rimdu, it is reciting a holy Buddhist book and performing mask dance including 16 different types, rainbow sand mandala draw yard of the main monastery. High reincarnation monks also participant entire ritual and it end with wong (empowerment) ceremony. So Everest Mani Rimdu & Ama Dablam Base Camp trek is wide version trek in Everest region which provides cultural of Sherpa, high snow-peak and spectacular sunrise over the Mount Everest. Our Everest Mani Rimdu trek itinerary allow you trek throughout picturesque Sherpa village, cross the suspension bridge on wind rhythm and encounter Sagarmatha national flora and fauna.

The magician Lama Gulu established Thyangboche monastery in 1916 and this monastery believed to be branch of famed Rongbuk monastery in Tibet. The Buddhist monastery was severely damaged by earthquake in 1934, 1989 and 2015 then it repaired in original form. Ama Dablam base camp and Everest Mani Rimdu trek is best available trek in Everest region which let you discover the Sherpa culture at heartland of mountainous territory in the occasion of biggest annual Buddhist ritual.

Everest Mani Rimdu and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Itinerary

19 OCT DAY 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,420 Ft)
20th Oct 2018:Day 02:
35 Minute fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2,670m/8,757 Ft & 4 hours)
21st Oct 2018:Day 03:
7 hours trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m/11,316 Ft)
22nd Oct 2018:Day 04:
Day hike to Khumjung and Khunde village (3,800m/12,464 Ft)
23rd Oct 2018:Day 05:
6 hour trek to Phortse village (3,740m/12,267 Ft)
24th Oct 2018:Day 06:
6 hour trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,530m/14,858 Ft)
25th Oct 2018:Day 07:
4 hour trek to Tengboche monastery (3,870m/12,693 Ft) & watch Mani Rimdu Festival
26th Oct 2018:Day 08:
Watching Mani Rimdu Festival
27th Oct 2018:Day 09:
Watch Mani Rimdu Festival then 4 hour trek to Namche Bazaar
28th Oct 2018:Day 10:
7 hour trek to Lukla (2,860m/9,380 Ft)
29th Oct 2018:Day 11:
35 minute mountain flight to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,420 Ft)
30th Oct 2018:Day 12:

    Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program.

    For your information Lukla flights are notorious for being delayed to and fro Kathmandu by few hours or even cancelled for a day. Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to have extra days for your stay in Nepal.

    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,420 Ft)

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, first you will onward on the queue and complete formalities of immigration then walk ground flower to claim baggage's. Then continuous walk onward to arrival gate where our official airport representatives will be waiting you with your name on placards of Musical Adventure Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Then Musical Adventure representatives will greet you with garland and walk to car parking plot. Now transfer to hotel which takes more or less 30 minute while driving you will have short brief about Kathmandu valley and Nepal. If your body is not shore from long flight can walk around Thamel and look trekking gear for your Everest Mani Rimdu FestivalTrek.

    Overnight at hotel

    Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 3-4hrs trek)

    With pack breakfast short drive to domestic terminal in Kathmandu airport then scenic mountain flight to world shortest airstrip called Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla which is main entrance to Everest base camp. A 35 minute flight will fly high above the cloud and presents panoramic view of Himalayan range from Ganesh himal, Langtang himal, Rolwaling and Khumbu. As soon as flight land at Lukla, temperature change to cold and surrounded by mountains. Now your guide escort to guesthouse and have some hot drinks then introduce with rest of crew, who will carry and look after your baggage's during the mountain. The trek onward to Phakding from Lukla with exploring the Sherpa territory and nature beauty. We trek downhill to Chhiplung on left side of Mani wall and stupa then gentle ascend begins from Tadokoshi to Phakding. The first day of trek will complete 3-4 hrs trek then for acclimatize on new atmosphere side trek to Phakding monastery which takes 2hrs for go and fro.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 03: 7 hour trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,316 Ft)

    The exciting day with ascending more than 800 m in 6-7 hours walk, as soon as trek begins from Phakding gentle trail lead into the Sherpa village and rhododendron forest with get superb view of stunning water fall at Banker and Jorsalle then massive towering snow peak forehead namely Thamerku and Kusum kanguru. We often trek over milky river with cross on shaking suspension bridge before arriving to Namche Bazaar. The busiest trek trail from Phakding to Namche because come-cross with all the trekker's. We check your national park permit at Monju then drop to Jorsalle for lunch. The hygienic meal recharge us walking steep up from double suspension bridge to Namche, the switch-back up stop at stone-rest place and get first view of Mount Everest. We continuous trek ascend up through forest to Namche, upon arriving at Namche, greet by view of Thamserkuk, Kusumkanguru and Kwangde peak. If time allow short ascend to viewpoint and see sunset on Mount Everest and multiple peak then evening is best period to see Himalayan Monal, the national birds of Nepal at potatoes farm.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 04: Side trek to Khumjung and Khunde village

    First acclimatization day on Gokyo Lake Trek, you can spend your day in leisure way with walking around Namche village or warm-up your body in into thin air with ascending to Everest view hotel then twin green village Khumjung and Khunde. We Musical Adventure Trekking advice you instead of roaming around Namche better to ascend some hundreds meters higher-up and come back to sleep lower at Namche. As you dream to climb-up Gokyo Ri within few days, should be well acclimatize from here. We advise to you, trek up to Hotel Everest View, while trek up to 3,860 m from Namche your body will involve with stranger climate in cold air and wind which will help you for better respiration in Gokyo valley. Everest view hotel, a deluxe and comfort hotel laying at end of Syangboche on meadow of birch which was built in 1971, a lavish hotel has 12 deluxe room and each room offers great view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. The restaurant of lavish hotel is on northeast of the building, have ship of hot drinking and enjoying to see view of superb Himalayas. As time and health allow trek descend to Khumjung and Khunde village, the beautiful village settle on bottom of mount sacred mountain Khumbila. The village has beautiful monastery, stupa, hospital and only one high school in Khumbu which got financial support from Hillary foundation. While walking on wilderness often encounter flora and fauna, wild goat, deer etc. Then turn back to Namche for overnight.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 05: 6 hour trek to Phortse village (3,760 m/12,330 Ft)

    Phortse Village, the isolate Sherpa village is 7 km far from Namche Bazaar, the trek route to Phorte village is fairly good with trek over 4000 mtr Mong-La pass. At the presents most of the Everest expedition crew are from Phortse thus Khumbhu climbing school is established here. From Namche we follow Gokyo lake trail which is uphill trek from Kyanzuma to Mong-La but expose grand view of mount Ama Dablam with tengboche monastery. Gokyo valley and Phortse village trail separate from Phortse Tenga where only 2 tea shop have. This section is best area of Sagarmatha national park to encounter the national bird of the Nepal and deer. little climb up into the rhododendron forest brings us Phortse village and Khumbu climbing school is located on middle of the Sherpa village.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 06: 6 hour trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,560 m/8,757 Ft)

    From Phortse village we trek 6 hour through village, yak pasture and finally reach base camp of most Technical Mountain. Phortse to Pangboche section trail is off-track where barely meet other trekker's regularly chance to meeting flora and fauna. Visit oldest monastery of the Khumbu at Upper Pangboche then trail drop down to lower Pangboche and cross the river. From the Imja river we trek uphill on shrubs where yak pasturing. It is steep climbing up to Ama Dablam Base Camp, the couple from Samare village run the seasonal lodge. After lunch at lodge, we trek further up and visit the camp site of Mount Ama Dablam. From here get close view of Himalayas and exception view of Taboche including amazing sunset.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 07: 4 hour trek Tengboche Monastery(3,840 m/14,745 Ft)

    We descend with together fast flowing milky river and crossing over the multiple suspension bridge with decorated of flower and Buddhist flags. The beautiful trail lead to the Sherpa villages then ascend up from Deubuche to Tengboche. Upon arrival at Tengboche straight visit monastery and watch the Mani Rindu festival.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 08: Watching Mani Rimdu Festival

    After breakfast watch Mani Rimdi ritual perform courtyard of the Tengboche monastery. Several monks wear yellow & red hat with traditional costume. The lamas play different instruments as well.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 09: Mani Rimdu Festival then 4 hour trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,316 Ft)

    In the morning little walk to monastery to watch the Mani Rindu festival. Then resume trek after lunch dropping on bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon crossing the suspension bridge follow gentle and strenuous wider trail to Namche via kyanjuma village. Entire trail approaches grand view of the entire Khumbu Himalayan range including spectacular Mt Ama Dablam and gorgeous Mount Everest with landscapes diversity.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 10: 7 hour trek to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 Ft)

    Last day of Everest Mani Rimdu and Ama Dablam base camp trek, trail keep descend from Namche to Tadokoshi along with the milky river and exit from Everest national park at Monju. From Chhuplung we trek up through Sherpa village to Lukla, the Everest Mani Rimdu and Ama Daablam base camp journey end here with taking photos Passang Lhamu memorial gate. Now you and entire crew deserve celebration of the succeed Everest Mani Rimdu Trek and then gratitude to the crew.

    Overnight at guesthouse

    Day 11: 35 Minute fly to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel

    Usually Lukla to Kathmandu flight schedule in the morning. 35 minute flight is complete scenic mountain flight, the panoramic mountain range of Gaurishanker, Number and Langtang himal will see from windows of small plane. The picturesque landscapes will appear entire flight duration. Once arrive Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel after that take your own time to relax and shopping a souvenir for family and friends.

    Overnight at hotel

    Day 12: Departure

    Your Himalayan journey end up with us by today and hope you had enjoyed able Himalayan holiday with us and get back home with lifetime trekking memories. Have complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant in your convenient time from 07:00 hours to 10:00 hours in the morning then have leisure time until airport transfer. The Musical adventure trekking Pvt. Ltd airport representative transfer you airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    Cost Includes:

    • International and Domestic airport pick-up and drop-off service
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast plan as per the itinerary
    • All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fees
    • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees
    • Experienced English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & Insurance
    • High altitude experienced Sherpa porter (1 porter carry 2 trekker's luggage) with insurance, salary and equipment’s
    • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
    • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
    • Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket and duffle bag(should be returned upon completing the trek)
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket with together your guide
    • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
    • Normal lodges base accommodation during trek in the mountain
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalise restaurant with live cultural show

    Cost Excludes

    • Nepal visa fees 15/30/90 Day in cost of U$D 25/40/100
    • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency helicopter rescue
    • Meals and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet etc)
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing monument entrance fees
    • Bar and beverage bills
    • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters

    Everest Mani Rimdu & Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Highlight:

    Mani Rimdu festival, important annual religious event, take a place at gombas in different area of Solu Khumbu Nepal. The festival falls on occasion of full moon either on October or November which rely on Tibetan calendar. The myth said occasion was started by Buddhist saint Padmasambhava in Ronbuk monastery Tibet (north face of Everest base camp). As time passing Tibetan tribe migrate to Nepal and the culture also brought to Nepal than became main festival to the Sherpa community after Lhosar. Through the mask dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled, or converted to Dharma Protectors, as positive forces clash with those of chaos.

    Musical Adventure Trekking organize Mani rimdu festival trek at Tengboche monastery get enough time to observe the mainly 3 days section and trek can also extend up to Ama Dablam base camp as well. Everest Mani Rimdu and Ama Dablam Base Camp trek permits to explore UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu, scenic mountain flight fro and to Lukla, trek across the ancient Sherpa village then visiting Buddhist sites, shortest combined trek in Everest region to explore the sherpa culture and get close-massive view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Thamserku. Everest Mani Rimdu and Ama Dablam Base Camp trek permitting ample chance to experience authentic Nepalese culture as well as mountainous life style with maximum panoramic view of the Himalayas.

    Everest Mani Rimdu with Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Accommodation and Meals:

    Your Kathmandu accommodation will arrange Kathmandu Garden Home. Khumbu region is developed area comparatively comfortable than any other trek in mountain. Verities of optional accommodation are available along the Everest Mani Rimdu trek including basic to eminence comfort. Private bathroom accommodation are accessible Lukla, Phakding, Namche and rest of other places have basic lodging with Asian-squat toilet. Most of guesthouse have twin sharing bed in the room with blanket, magnificent view of mountain from windows. Hot shower and payable wireless internet are available at few places.

    Kathmandu have verities of option for meals including familiar taste of international cuisine. As trek begins from Lukla, our guide will gives you open menu and select any foods. Intercontinental foods are available in every guesthouse-cum-restaurant like Rice, noodle, soup, pasta, macaroni, potatoes and any breads. Different flavor of fresh gardening vegetable are available as you climbing higher and the foods prices also rise together. The garlic flavor foods should eat stay away from high altitude.

    Complete Equipment List for Everest Mani Rimdu Trek


    Daypack up to 50 litre

    Down jacket

    4 Seasons sleeping bag

    Water bottle

    Trekking pole


    1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic

    1 Elevation water proof wristwatch

    1 Nail cutter

    Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

    Sun head or Gulf cap

    Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case

    Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery

    Ear muffs

    Sun Lotions /Sun cream

    Main Body

    1 piece Cotton t-shirts

    1 piece Synthetic t-shirt

    2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days should be v-neck

    1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist

    Inner cloths as required

    Lower Body/Leg

    1 piece nylon hiking short paints which should be quick drying type not cotton

    1 piece cotton paints (loose jeans/khakis)

    1 piece soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable

    2 piece inner Thermal for day and night


    3 Pair of trekking socks

    1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening

    1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker

    Trekking boots

    Medicines/First Aid

    Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

    Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

    Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

    1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

    Anti-infection ointments, etc.

    Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

    Medicines/First Aid

    Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

    Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

    Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

    1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

    Anti-infection ointments, etc.

    Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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