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.
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
Airport picks up s and drops in private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation during the trek
All meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
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
Personal equipment for trekking
Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency rescue evacuation
Tipping (tips) for guide and porter
Bar and Beverage bills
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
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.
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.