Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

In Nepal Himalaya Buddhist community celebrate different kind of festival and ceremonies. Like Dhu Chhyang, Mani, Raling, Lhasol, Ngoyang, Nyungne, Yartong, Tiji, Mani Rimdu etc. Among them Mani Rimdu in Khumbhu region is one of biggest Buddhist ceremonies in Himalaya. It’s held on ninth month full moon of Buddhist calendar. The Mani Rimdu is one of the most fascinating Himalayan Buddhist festivals observed every year, usually in November (the dates are dictated by the lunar calendar), in Tengboche Monastery just south of Mount Everest.

Mani Rimdu is a sacred ceremony and a series of events of empowerment. The festival consists of 9 days of ceremonies and meditation, called Drupchen. This is concluded by a special blessing ceremony given by resident Rinpoche to the general public followed by the world renowned Mask Dances performed by the monks. The festival concludes with 3 noisy and colorful days of public celebration. The festival dates, determined by the lunar cycle, vary each year.

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