Trip Overview

It is celebrated in all the Sherpaa settlements in July. The Sherpas of Kathmandu and Helambu regions participate in dancing on this day. Generally, there are no such major festivals this month. Being the rainy season, this month is the peak time for harvesting crops. This is a very special festival in the Khumbu area celebrated in July every year. There is much dancing and merry-making in addition to the more serious rituals and dances performed by the monks.

The Dumji Festival celebrates and honors the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche's birth on the lotus flower. Lama Sangwa Dorji is the founder of the earliest monastery of Khumbu and he was the first to start the Dumji festival in Pangboche about 365 years ago in order to coincide with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. The festival serves as a religious and community duty to help bring the villagers together. Every 13 years it falls upon three families to provide food and drink for the entire village for the duration of celebrations, which lasts for 4 days.

Dumji festival is performed by the Tengboche Monks in Tengboche, Namche Bazar, Khumjung and Pangboche of Khumbu, and Junbesi of Solu. The festival in Namche is the most interesting and popular one of them all. These dates may vary by one or more days as the Tengboche Rinpoche, abbot of Tengboche Monastery. Guide in Himalaya (Wilderness Excursion) operates the Sherpa Culture Tour and treks at highly competitive package costs and develops itineraries per your interest. 

Trip Highlights

Dumji Festival is Celebrated by the Sherpa people in Namche Bazar, at Tengboche, at Thame and Chiwong Monastery of Khumbu. The festival celebrates the birth of Guru Rinpoche on a lotus flower. It is a colorful and impressive event, organized by one families from the villages in the region.  


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Day 01:Drive to Salleri from Kathmandu.

We start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a local Jeep, it is about 10 hours drive. We can book flights or private car / jeep for comfortable keen travelers. If taking ground transfer; we can view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages during the ride. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and others.Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Solukhumbu-Salleri. Overnight at Lodge.

Cost Includes:

  • A registered and experienced English-speaking local trekking guide.
  • Accommodation in trekking lodges on a twin-shared basis. 
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 6 Dinners during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Kathmandu - Salleri - Kathmandu transportation by public sharing jeep.
  • Entrance permits if applicable.
  • Office service charges, government taxes VAT, etc.
  • Guide fee and other expenses.

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation, and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing and monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu. 
  • Bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, internet, and personal nature expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, and wifi services.  
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency (we arrange rescue on request).
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porter.

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

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A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Price: US$ 499
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Best Season: MID JULY
  • Max Elevation: 5545m
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