Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days
Max. Altitude: 3860M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest
Activity: Special Travel Packages
Theme: Spiritual Tours



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Dumji Festival Trek

Dumji Festival is one of the biggest festivals of Sherpa community in Sagarmatha (Everest region). Sherpa community celebrates Dumji Festival every year in July month. Dumji Festival celebrates to honors the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth on the lotus flower. Lama Sangwa Dorji is the founder of the earliest monastery in Khumbu region 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. Trekking Experts offers Dumji Festival Trek to allow you to witness this interesting festival and experience Sherpa culture.


Dumji Festival Trek with Trekking Experts starts with scenic flight to Lukla and continues to Phakding, Namche and Tengboche. Dumji festival is performed by the monks of Tengboche monastery in Tengboche, Namche Bazar, Khumjung and Pangboche of Khumbu, and Junbesi of Solu. The festival in Namche is the most interesting and popular one amongst them all. These dates may vary by one or more days as the Tengboche Rinpoche, abbot of Tengboche Monastery. Since festival happens in monsoon season, sometime it will rain a bit; it won’t stop to celebrate the festival. It will be a trip that allows you to interact with locals.

Trip Highlights

Participant in amazing Dumji Festival

Interact with local Sherpas

Get blessing from the Rimpoche

Explore the gate to Khumbu-Lukla and oldest Tengboche monastery

Trek in beautiful Sagarmatha (Everest) national park

Guided by Sherpa guide who to authentic the festival


Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Early morning you’ll transfer to airport and you’ll make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start point for our trek. During the flight you’ll see scenic views of Langtang, Jugal ranges, Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla airport you’ll meet trekking crew and you’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc before setting off through this winding village to the trek start proper at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms and old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of short stops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery and the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many Chortens and prayer wheels of Sano and along to our destination of Phakding in time for a late lunch.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 2640 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads you along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here you’ll stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazaar (maket). Namche Bazzar is known as ‘hearth of Khumbu’ which is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday. In the mean time, Dumji Festival will be taking place in Namche. You‘ll then attend in Dumji Festival.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

Today is the schedule for acclimatization and explore around Namche Bazzar. At the same time, you can attend in Dumji Festival. If you have time left you can trek to Syangboche airport- world highest altitude airport. First of all, in the morning you’ll visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazzar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport which takes about 2 hours. You will climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

As always after breakfast at the lodge, you’ll have a gentle walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads uphill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tengboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. You’ll have the chance to look around the monastery and the interesting visitor centre there and good view of the Everest/Lhotse massif but is also the classic viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Then will check-in at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 3860 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek down to Namche. First of all you’ll head down to Deboche, then to Tengboche. Then you will walk down hill towards the Phungithanka vis Tangboche and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Then you’ll reach at Namche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

From Namche you’ll descent down to the Monjo village where you’ll have lunch. Then decent to Phakding and you’ll gradually walk to Lukla passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you'll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 2840 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll walk to Lukla after breakfast. Then you’ll take short flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to hotel. And then you’ll have free to relax at hotel or explore around Kathmandu valley.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centred on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora. And after tour back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 6 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis in common rooms

3 meals a day during the trekking at lodges/local restaurants (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes 15 kg baggage per person for cargo and trek

Everest National Park Fee Local Government Fees/TIMS Fee All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking crew


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