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Dudh Kunda Trek

Trip Code: EDK

18 Days

Dudh Kunda

Dudh Kunda Trek  is a remote and unexplored area trekking in  the lower part of  Everest region.  During the trek one can explore beautiful and captivating sights and authentic indigenous cultures and rituals of Sherpas  along with the sacred milky lake. Highly respected  by the locals for  being the home of the protective divine being  of Solu ( lower part of Everest region ) known as ‘Shorong Yul Lha,’ this lake is considered one of the sacred in Nepal. Locals believe that taking a dip in this  holy lake  will have the wishes granted. During full-moon nights in the month of  August, pilgrims and Shaman Priests celebrate  a week-long rituals  here. This area has many diverse ethnic groups of people  living permanently here. Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, and Gurungs are the popular  ethnic groups of people you will find  along the trails.

The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri/ Bhandar and  then trek begins  via Junbesi to Thupten Chooling  monastery.  This is the isolated ridge through dense forest and rocky, yak grazing pastures to reach Dudh Kunda.. The area  beyond Thupten Choolingis monastery is  very remote and wild . This part of trek  you will hardly  meet anyone on this rarest traveled trail. However, in August many Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims visit Dudh Kunda to perform cleansing rituals. According to ancient mythology, childless families that dip in this Holy Lake will be blessed with children.

From Junbesi , the trek to Dudh kunda takes a minimum of 3 days but at least one extra day is required for exploring around the lake. While at the lake side, be sure to walk right around its shore and look for the spring high up on the north eastern side which is considered to be the resource of the holy water.
For those who want to have a more spiritual journey  far from the maddening crowds, consider this a holy place to rejuvenate. Every year, more than thousand people trek to  Dudh Kunda for its spectacular views.

In a nutshell,  Dudh Kunda trek will inspire you to immerse in the beauty  of the  lakes, mind boggling mountains and never-like-before hospitality of the Sherpa community during the trek.

Note

Despite some damages of private homes and schools by April 25th,2015 earthquake in the Everest region the trail to Dudh kund is in good condition and most of the teahouses are currently in operation for the upcoming season.

Trip Highlights

Spiritual journey off the beaten track in the Everest region, fully organized camping trek, only few trekkers have ventured this trek, walk through interesting villages, explore monasteries, temples and pilgrimage sites, Major attraction of this trek is lake Dudh Kunda & Pike Peak (4,100m)

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EDK811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Thu ,Apr 05, 2018 USD 2651 Available Book Now
EDK815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Thu ,Apr 26, 2018 USD 2651 Available Book Now
EDK816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Thu ,May 03, 2018 USD 2651 Available Book Now
EDK817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Thu ,May 10, 2018 USD 2651 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation, O/N in Hotel 
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1955m) 
  • Day 04: Shivalaya (1767M)
  • Day 05: Trek to Bhandara- (2190m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chaulakharka (2470m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Ngaur 
  • Day 08: Trek to Pikey Peak base camp (4100m) 
  • Day 09: Trek to Junbesi (2670m): Morning hike to Pikey Hill 
  • Day 10: Trek to Thupten Chooling (2930m). 
  • Day 11: Trek to Saharsabeni (3340m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Dudh Kunda (4190m)
  • Day 13: Rest day 
  • Day 14: Trek to Sarkari pati (2860m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Phaplu (2470m)
  • Day 16: Fly out from Phaplu to Kathmandu 
  • Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by English speaking city guide
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Drive Kathmandu to Jiri
  • Flight Phaplu / Kathmandu
  • Domestic  Airport Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Domestic  Airport Tax
  • Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full-board camping trek with meals (breakfast, lunch &dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipments (Two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent & kitchen equipment etc.) 
  • Hot shower or bucket of hot water
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide, porters, cook & kitchen boys) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients are allowed to carry only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement in Kathmandu
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Phaplu to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 400 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.   
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  • Trekking Region: Everest, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 18 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 14 Days
  • Style of Trek: Full-board camping includes breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable vehicles and domestic flight as per group size
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May & Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu  & camps on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private/ Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard / Camping
  • Trek grade:  Challenging 
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation:4190 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,(20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPP guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

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