Pemba Sherpa

Dumji festival trek

Dumji festival is one of the greatest and vey especial festival celebrated by the sherpa community (especially by solu sherpa). It is celebrated in the month of May or June every year. Durng the celebration there is dancing, drinking, and merry making in addition to more serious rituals and dances performed by the monks. The Dumji festival celebrated and honors the anniversary of Guru Rimpoche’s (name of the god) Birth on the lotus flower.

The festival serves as a religious and community duty to help the villagers together. Every twenty years it falls upon one family to provide food and drink for the entire villages and the rotation will go on. Along with that every 13 years it falls upon four famiies to provide food and drink for the entire village for the duration of celebrations, which lasts for four days. Dunji festival is performed by the Tengboche monks in Tengboche , Namche bazaar, Khumjung and Pangboche of Khumbuand Junbesei of solukhumbu.The Dumji festival in Namche is the most interesting and popular among all of them.

 

Itinerary

Day1: Arrival in kathmanduand transfer to hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation of the trek

Day 3: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding(2610 m) duaration -3 hours

Day 4: Trek to Namche bazaar (3449 m) duration -6 hours

Day 5: Namche Bazaar –rest day

Day 6: Trek to Khumjung (3700 m)

Day 7: Observe Dumje festival at Khumjung Monastry

Day 8: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m) duration -5 hours

Day 9: Trek to Dingboche (5 hours)

Day 10: Rest at dingboche

Day 11 Trek to Lobuche

Day 12: Excursion to kalapathar and back to Lobuche

 Day 13: Trek to Pheriche

Day 14: Trek to portse

Day 15: Trek to Jorsale

Day 16: Trek to lukla

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Farewell  

 

Included

Airport picks up s and drops in private vehicle

Good hotel accommodation during the trek

All meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek

Farewell dinners

All ground transportation on the comfortable private vehicle as per the

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

Entrance fees for sightseeing monument visits as per the itinerary

An experienced English speaking and government likened trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

Power service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

Staffs cost including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

Soul Himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirts and trekking map are yours to take

All necessary paperwork and trekking permit (national park permit, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local tax

Excluded

Personal equipment for trekking

Personal insurance for travel to Nepal

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Emergency rescue evacuation

Personal expenses

 Tipping (tips) for guide and porter

Bar and Beverage bills

 

 

Gear list

Upper body layers

Walking t-shirts -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.

Thermal base layers top-1weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capelin or polar Tec power dry.

Insulating layers -1 mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers

Fleece vest optional-advisable for those who feel cold

Rain jacket -1 essential

Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meter

Lower body layers

Underwear-enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking ttousers-2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.

Trekking shorts-1 if no zips off trousers below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants-1 advisable

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping

Packs and bags

Duffle bag packs 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.

Day pack with rain cover-1 to carry your personal items during the treks e.g. Camera and chocolate, water.

Sleeping bag-1 3 season (4 season oct-feb)

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags

Footwear

Trekking boots – 1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.

Socks-3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quantity socks.

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.

Miscellaneous items

Water bottles -2 (one or two liters) Nalgene or sig style or a bladder. Bladder is preferred

Water purification drops – 1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (pious)

Lip balm- 1 with SPF 30 greater

Bandana – 1 this useful for a variety of purposes.

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.

Warm woolen hat-1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch-1 head light is best as it leaves your hand freehand extra batteries

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel-1 light weight and compact.

Wash kit-1 travel items for the trek.