Chiwong Monastery Trek - Mani Rimdu Festival
Every year the Chiwong Monastery celebrates the Mani Rimdu Festival. This festival is held from the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, falling between mid-october and mid-november. The Mani Rimdu is a 19 days sequence of sacred ceremonies and empowerments culminating in a public festival lasting for three days. It is an opportunity for Shepas and Tibetans to gather together within the monastic community.
The symbolism of Mani Rimdu takes its roots in the re-creation of mythical events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint Guru Rinpoche (Pasmasambhava). Through the dances, the demons are conquered, expelled or converted to Dharma Protectors.
To get some more information about the different rituals, please visit their website.
No minimum number of participants required.
7 days - Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer the Guesthouse
Day 2: Kathmandu
Day 3: Phaplu - Mani Rimdu Blessing Ceremony (1st day of festival)
Day 4: Mani Rimdu traditional Dances (2nd day of festival)
Day 5: Mani Rimdu The fire Puja (last day of festival)
Day 6: Mani Rimdu – Phaplu - Kathmandu
Day 7: Transfer to Kathmandu airport
Contact us to find out this years dates.
International flight to and from Kathmandu
Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
Tips for tour guide and driver
Explore Kathmandu City
Accommodation at the guesthouse in Kathmandu or Hotel with breakfast
Full board accommodation in Chiwong
English speaking guide
Guide insurance and salary
Tourist service charge