Dumji festival arrives in the month of July, the peak harvesting time of the month, in Kathmandu and Helambu regions where the Sherpa community come hand in hand to participate in the auspicious and delightful celebration of the anniversary of birth of Guru Rinpoche commenced by Lama Sange Dorji, who was also the founders of Pangboche monastery about 360 years ago.
The festival is the perfect combination of dance and celebration of Guru Rinpoche’s birthday along with ethnic rituals performed by the monks. The festivities last for four days of feast with joyous drinks and food circulated among 3 families every 13 years to provide for the food. This festival is performed and celebrated by the monks in Tengboche in Tengboche, Pangboche in Khumbu, Namchebazar, Khumjung, Junbesi in Solukhumbu. However the dates that they celebrate the festival in each place may not coincide with one another. Dumji festival is celebrated joyfully in Junbesi Monastery which being established in 1635 and renovated a century later is one of the oldest monastery in the Solukhumbu region which holds a six foot meters high statue of Gautam Budhha along with sacred scriptures, inscriptions, the Kyanjur and Tyangur. Junbesi is a beautiful village located at the junction of the Everest trail and Thuptenchholing monastery rich in its beautiful landscapes, cultural delight and the delightful charms of the Sherpa people.
Junbesi hosts the travellers with its traditional and antique touch with the use of modern service in lodges and inns run by the local families serving national and international cuisine using local organic foods.
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