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.
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