Mani Rimdu Festival in Chiwong Monastery with Badri Dangi

With Badri Kumar Dangi

$2350 USD
per person
Duration 16 days
Difficulty Moderate
Cancellation Strict

Engage in the scared ceremonies and empowering prayers of the Mani Rimdu Festival.

Your Guide

Namaste & Warm Greetings from Land of Himalaya to all the Adventure Travelers!!!!!!!

I started my career as a porter back in the year 1990's when I came to Kathmandu to study law. I was very much attached to this profession that I loved being Trekking Guide instead of lawyer. I have guided almost all the areas of Nepal, including all time popular regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Dolpa etc. I have guided the trip with mostly Danish, Australian, French, British, Swiss, and American clients.

Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 19 years
Nationality: Nepal
Speaks: English, Hindi, Nepali
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  • Panoramic Flight into Phaplu
  • Hike to Junbesi
  • Visit Thupten Choling Monastery
  • Mani Rimdu Festival in Chiwong Monastery

Join Last Frontiers to this remote village of Solu to be engaged in the scared ceremonies and empowering prayers of the Mani Rimdu Festival.

Travel with local guides of Nepal to this low land of the Everest Region, exploring, learning and celebrating the festival together with the local and the monastic community of the Chiwong Monastery.

Mani Rimdu is a re-creation of legendary events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint, Guru Rimphoche (Padmasambhava). Through the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled, or converted to Dharma Protectors, as positive forces clash with those of chaos. The dances convey Buddhist teachings on many levels – from the simplest to the most profound – for those who do not have the opportunity to study and meditate extensively.

From the beginning until the end of the festival, 24-hour puja’s (rituals) are performed by the monks to consecrate the Mandala, the Mani Rilwu Pills (sacred pills), the Tshereel (pills for long life) and the Torma. From the time the Mandala is carefully constructed, grain by grain, from colored sand; an intricate and symbolic design that takes many days to complete. The mantra is repeated thousands of times, and the day of the Wong is the opening public ceremony.

It’s performed on the full moon day, of the tenth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. The Dances take place of the 2nd day of the Mani Rimdu. After that, the fire puja is performed in the courtyard the day after the dances. The fire puja is an offering to the Agni (the god of fire), and to the Gods of the mandala – to allay all harm in the world.

Price Includes

  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Guide's Salary
  • Meals
  • One Porter
  • Public Bus

Price Excludes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Equipment
  • Four Porters
  • Guide's Transport
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • Permit Fees
  • Porter Insurance
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Jeep
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • TIMS Card
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee


Day Destination Duration Altitude
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (Oct 29 th 2015) Orientation Day 1350m
Day 2 Full day sightseeing Tour (Oct 30 th 2015) 5 hours 1350m
Day 3 Fly to Phaplu (Oct 31 st 2015) 2 hours
Day 4 Hike to Najing Kharka (Nov 01 st 2015) 5 hours
Day 5 Hike to Junbesi (Nov 02 nd 2015) 5 hours
Day 6 Hike to Thupten Choling Gompa (Nov 03 rd 2015) 5 hours
Day 7 Explore day (Nov 04th 2015) 5 hours
Day 8 Hike to Phurteng (Nov 05th 2015) 4 hours
Day 9 Hike to Chiwong (Nov 06th 2015) 4 hours
Day 10 Visit Monastery (Nov 07th 2015) 4 hours
Day 11 Chiwong (Nov 08th 2015) 5 hours
Day 12 Chiwong (Nov 09th 2015) 5 hours
Day 13 Hike to Phaplu (Nov 10th 2015) 4 hours
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu (Nov 11th 2015) 1 hour
Day 15 Half day sightseeing tour (Nov 12th 2015) 4 hours 1350m
Day 16 Final departure (Nov 13th 2015)


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