Asiana Treks

Everest Dudh Kunda Trekking

Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
4700m
Group size
2 to more
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private vehicle/Air fair
Best Season
September to November and February to June 15
Accomodation
Camping/Hotel /Guesthouse
Meals
B/L/D, in/Trekking
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Phaplu-Pikey peak- Taktor- Junibesi- Saharsbeni-Dudhkunda- Taksindu -Phaplu kathmandu

Highlights

    • Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga to the Annapurna’s.
    • Visit the 'Dudh Kunda' lake, which is precious to both Buddhists and Hindus.
    • Combine camping mostly in the countryside at night and spending the morning in local tea houses.
    • In actual Sherpa communities along the way, you'll get a taste of true Sherpa hospitality.
    • At the Thubten Choling and Chiwong monasteries, you can learn about Himalayan Buddhism.

Overview

Overview

Everest Dudhkunda Trekking is a relatively new and lesser-known trekking route in Nepal that offers an exciting and adventurous journey through the Solukhumbu region. The trek takes you through traditional settlements, beautiful forests, and stunning mountain ranges, providing an unforgettable experience for both experienced and first-time trekkers.
The trek starts with a scenic flight to Phaplu, a small town in Nepal's Solukhumbu district. From there, the hike follows a path that leads to Dudhkunda Lake, which translates to "milky lake" in Nepali. The  Dudhkunda Lake is located at the base of Mount Numbur, also known as Shorong Yul Lha, which is considered the "Preserver of Solukhumbu Region." The Dudhkunda Lake is of great religious significance to Buddhist and Hindu devotees, who believe that taking a dip in the lake's holy waters will wash away all sins and fulfill wishes.
The trekking trail to Dudhkunda Lake is challenging and involves crossing high-altitude passes, walking through dense forests, and climbing steep ridges. The path is also relatively less traveled than other popular trekking routes in the region, providing trekkers with a more peaceful and natural experience.
The trek offers stunning vistas of the eastern Himalayan Range, including the magnificent Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. Trekkers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kanguru.
The trek is an opportunity to explore the traditional Sherpa villages that dot the Solukhumbu region. Trekkers can witness the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people, known for their mountaineering skills and warm hospitality.
The Dudhkunda Trekking trail also passes through rhododendron forests, home to diverse flora and fauna. Trekkers may encounter rare animals such as the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan thar, and musk deer. The trek also offers opportunities for bird watching, with the national bird of Nepal, the Danphe pheasant, being a common sight.
Asiana Treks and Tours, a reputable trekking company, offers a comprehensive 9-day package for the Dudhkunda Trekking. The package includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and a licensed guide, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable trekking experience.
In conclusion, the Everest Dudhkunda Trekking is a challenging yet rewarding adventure that provides trekkers with breathtaking views of the Himalayan Range, a glimpse into the traditional Sherpa culture, and a chance to explore the natural beauty of the Solukhumbu region.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will receive from our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will be notified to you by our representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at a fixed time. Until briefing, take a rest and explores a bit of the surrounding nearby your hotel Thamel. 

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. Tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture, and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple as this small forested hill is a habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City Patan Durbar Square: A tour of the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art, and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to a mesmerizing medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: Is the largest of its kind in the world, also one of the magnificent stupas which is a very eminent centre, spiritual and faith of Tibetan Buddhism flower, the square is circular with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations Around the area's atmosphere.
 overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today after breakfast and fly to Phaplu then take a jeep and head south to the ridge at Dhap, Then after start walk, move closer to Sigane. These mountains are part of the Himalayan Range's Numbur Himal. For the first couple of hours, the route from Sigane follows a road that is presently being construction. The first settlement is located at a height of 2920 meters and is called Japre. From Jhapre, you enjoy beautiful views of Mount Everest and the Numbur Himal. You stay at a small tea house in the village and there is a lovely small Gompa and Stupa nearby.

The trail moves up from Japre to a grassland ridge at Bhulbhule. The Everest range is clearly seen from one guesthouse, which has no name. The track splits just beyond Bhulbhule, and you should take the right path up towards Pikey Peak. Before winding around the hillside below Taklung Danda, your trail passes a number of old yak herders' homes and a lengthy "Mani Stone" wall. After leaving the forest, the last portion of the gorgeous, Rhododendron-filled trail takes you to Pikey Peak base camp, which is about two hours away. At 3,640 meters, there is only one lodge, which has a few smelling rooms in a separate structure. However, you could be able to utilize the dining room to relax in the comfort. The ascent to the peak, at 4,065 meters, is not very difficult, but it is best to save the climb until daybreak unless the evening is especially clear.

starting from behind the lodge, the path ascend a gentle climb to Pikey Peak's peak, which is covered in prayer flags. To get to the peak in time for sunrise, you should set out before dawn because the views are stunning there. You will be blessed with views that reach from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga if the weather is clear; they are absolutely spectacular! You descend a ridgeline to Jase Bhanjyang in the north from the summit of Pikey, where a good staff will have breakfast waiting for you. You have a few options for your ascent to Junbesi after leaving Jase Bhanjyang, but we highly suggest you take lovely "Quick and easy trail," which exits the ridge quickly after Jase and falls sharply through gorgeous Pine forest to Taktor approximately 3,007 m. The tea houses were more developed in Taktor, Hera you occasionally encounter other trekkers who fallow the Hillary Path start from Jiri.

Junbesi 2,676 m high a traditional Sherpa village regarded as the birthplace of Sherpa culture and architecture, from Taktor, it takes a couple of hours on a wonderful trek. The Solu Khumbu is considered by the Sherpas, their culture ,Gumpa, Monastery. is still live. Buddhism is still alive and well in this isolated spiritual region of Nepal that borders Tibet. In the large village of Junbesi, there are several cozy drinking places.

On your way to Thupten Choling, a really special site where 800 monks reside in small houses scattered throughout the hill behind the main Gompa, you follow the river once more this morning as it meanders between farms and flowers. After leaving Tibet in the 1960s, His Holiness the late Trulsik Rinpoche founded the monastery. 80 percent of the people who live, eat, and are educated at Thupten Choling are Tibetan refugees. For the many Tibetans who enter Nepal each year, this is one of their first points of contact. Up to 40 nuns enter the monastery each year despite the fact that the majority of refugees move on to India. After here, you continue up the valley for an additional hour to your first camp, where you are finally welcomed by the entire camping group. Up until you get to Taksindu, you will now spend every night in a tent.

In the coming day of trekking, you will be continuously up, so it's important to pay attention to how your body is acclimatizing. Your prior visit to Pikey Peak on the hike has greatly aided your acclimatization; but, be aware of any early symptoms of altitude sickness and drink more water. You go into beautiful woodland. Today as you ascend to a pass near where you will camp tonight.

In the coming day of trekking, you will be continuously up, so it's important to pay attention to how your body is acclimatizing. Your prior visit to Pikey Peak on the hike has greatly aided your acclimatization; but, be aware of any early symptoms of altitude sickness and drink more water. You go into beautiful woodland. Today as you ascend to a pass near where you will camp tonight.

You follow a ridge for the next two days, getting closer and closer to the snow-capped peaks of the Rowaling Himal. It is hard to imagine, but during festival season, pilgrims abound on this solitary road! You'll probably have the entire area to yourself and can set up camp among yaks grazing in grasslands along rock cliffs.

Today   in the  morning  circumambulation(Kora) you return to Thadarbug and re-join the traditional pilgrimage route that leads to the Taksindu La via herders' camps along this trail as you follow the ridgeline southward continue to descend the ridgeline until Taksindu La, where the main Jiri to Everest trail begins. From here, you may enjoy more stunning mountain vistas. You can stay at a neighborhood tea house while visiting the Taksindu Monastery and village after a brief descent. stay overnight Taksindu.

Today, you divert by another main trail  and descend to Phaplu through a lovely woodland walk. You can trek up to Chiwong Gompa, which is positioned on a cliff above the valley and accessible only by foot. The Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in this monastery, which was founded in 1923, with amazing festivities. You continue walking till you reach Phaplu, where you relax in your cozy tea shop to enjoy finishing a wonderful hike.

Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up on your arrival at the airport and then transferred to hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for farewell dinner.

We will drop you to airport three hours prior to your flight time for your home destination.

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Includes

    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • Accommodations in the 3-star category with breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • Day sightseeing in old heritage sites with a city guide.
    • All of the ground transportation is mentioned in the Itinerary.
    • Sagarmatha National park entry permit and TIMS card.
    • First aid medical kit, and an oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
    • Pasanglamu rural municipality entry tax. 
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 15 KG.
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our trekking crew.
    • Simple Accommodation during the trek Tea house, Lodges for on a twin or multi sharing basis.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Nepali culture show with farewell dinner.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and snacks, drinks, and toiletries during the trekking.
    • Hot shower and Battery Charges while on trek (if need to pay)
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Necessary sightseeing entrance fee for the heritage site.
    • Personal trekking equipment and Donations to the local organization.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Gratitude to guide and porter.

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