Dumji Festival Trek
Dumji Festival is one of those incredible festivals celebrated in the Everest region of the serene and exquisite country, Nepal. Dumjifestival is celebrated in the honor of the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth on the lotus flower. The Dumji festival which is observed in the month of July every year welcomes all the Sherpa from Kathmandu to Helambu regions.
The complete tour takes about a week from the arrival at Kathmandu city to the departure. The first few days are well spent trekking towards Namche Bazaar at 3440m. After reaching to Tengboche at 3860m from Namche Bazaar, the must-see Dumji festival is observed. The Dumji festival which was first founded and celebrated in Pangboche by Lama SangwaDorji 360 years ago has traced its steps towards bringing together the monastic community ever since. The food and drinks for the celebration which lasts 4 days must be provided by three families on whom the responsibility falls every 13 years. The final few days will be spent trekking from the tranquilTengboche to Namche to Lukla and then a flight towards Kathmandu valley.
The prudently proposed and formulated itinerary and services of soul himalaya treks will undoubtedly provide a cherished time for those wanting to witness the astonishingDumji festival.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing / Free day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m), 6 hrs
Day 05: Namche Bazaar- rest day for acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3700 m)
Day 07: Observe Dumjee festival at Khumjung monastery
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m), 5 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche (5 hrs)
Day 10: Rest at Dingboche
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche
Day 12: Excursion to Kalapathar & 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: Katmandu Departure
UPPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -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 -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry.
Insulating layers -1mid 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 meters.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -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.
Duffle bag pack 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 -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season 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 quality 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. Bladders are preffered
Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection.
Suncream we recommend 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 -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and 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.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean.
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks
Book or journal as you like.
Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun.
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu.
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains.
Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves warm enough. Preferably warmers as well
Neck warmer \Buff.
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.