The Everest region is prosperous in both natural and cultural wonders. Among top festivals celebrated in this region, Mani Rimdu festival is one of them. It is worldly renowned and people come to witness it, which is celebrated for 19 days around the month of October-November. Adventure Club Trek has managed the itinerary so that the trekkers can observe Mani Rimdu festival for the last 3 days, which is more important.
Mani Rimdu festival trek is an opportunity to explore the rich cultural aspect of the Khumbu region. it is celebrated in three monasteries: Tengboche, Chiwong and Thame monastery. Tengboche monastery is where we recommend you as it is one of the biggest monasteries in Everest and also lies on the Everest base camp trekking route. In this festival, people worship the Lord of compassion, Phakpa Chenrezig. Spiritual mask dances are performed. You attend the last 3 days celebrations. The first day begins with the establishment of a Mandala, which is a symbolic representation of the universe. The second day of the Mani Rimdu festival begins with a mask dance by the monks. Lamas attend with their religious gowns and they also wear the painted mask. Different messages are given through the dance along with the theme of Buddhism. The final day of the 19 days celebration begins with Jinsak (the fire puja), which is a special attraction. Fire puja is done to avoid any types of harms. The final day performance is also to stop the enemy (devil) attack by hiding inside the mask. (Daikini dance is another performance by five priests with a slow motion.
Adventure Club Trek adjoins Everest Mani Rimdu festival with the Everest base camp trek. Then it becomes a good form of cultural attraction with adventure trekking. The sceneries of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks allure you extremely. We also customize the trekking itinerary on your request. Please, contact us for more details.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$2500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
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