Dudh Kunda or Lake of Milk is located in the mountains of Southern Solukhumbhu directly below the Number Mountain Range. Dudh Kunda trek follows off- the- beaten Trail. Known locally as Shorong Yul Lha, Dudhkunda is the holy lake where a great fare is organized each year during Janai Purnima which falls on the full moon night in August. Taking bath in this lake is said to cleanse sin committed by devotees.
Participating in Dudh Kunda Cultural Trek is a rewarding experience where you can get the close-up views of lofty Everest, Number, Pike and other mountains. Witness the wildlife in rhododendron and pine forest.
Dudhkunda trekking route passes through untouched Taksindu and Beni where locals are observing their tradition in original form. There are awesome mountain views, cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, blooming rhododendron forest, locals and migratory birds, floras and faunas and much more. Join this trek in between March to May or September to December for a better experience of walking through blooming rhododendron. Entice in the heart-warming hospitality of locals. The area is largely inhabited by Sherpa, Rai, Tamang and Magar ethics.
Dudhkunda trek is one of the least crowded trekking routes. It starts from Phaplu and passes through Salleri, Ringmo, Taksindu, and Beni to Dudhkunda. Pike Hill Climbing is another possible option in this area. Alternative Dudhkunda trekking begins from Jiri.
Dudhkunda Trek can also be combined with Everest Base Camp Trek. Experts from Himalayan Nepal Trek have drafted Dudhkunda trekking itinerary as 10-days package. Contact us for a special offer on Dudhkunda trekking cost.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival TIA (1310m) welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then Transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath then stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 03: Kathmandu- Phaplu (2469m) Flight 35minut Trek around Salleri district of Solukhumbu stay at Lodge
Day 04: Salleri to Takshindu (3060m) 5/6 hrs stay at tent
Day 05: Takshindu to Beni (3972m) 6/7 hrs stay at tent
Day 06: Beni to Dudhkunda (4560m) 5 hrs see holy lake, including mount Numbur, Karelung many etc stay at tent
Day 07: Dudhkunda to Ringmo (2700m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08: Ringmo to Phaplu (2469m) 3 / 4 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09: Phaplu- Kathmandu Flight, Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner evening together in Nepali typical restaurant stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1310m), Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then a representative from Himalayan Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan. You will get briefing regarding your trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Early in the morning, you will be provided with half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath including the holy Narayanthan Temple which is also known as Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in a tranquil atmosphere, you can witness the giant form of Lord Vishnu reclining on a snake bed at the middle of a lake in Budhanilkantha.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Phaplu (2469m) Flight, Trek around Salleri
Take 35 minutes of pleasant flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Dudhkunda Trek begins at Phaplu. Take an hour of walk to Salleri. We can visit Chewang Monastery and the local market in Salleri. Spend overnight in Salleri.
Day 04: Salleri to Takshindu (3060m) via Ringmo
Follow the descending trail from Salleri. A couple of hours of the walk will take us to Ringmo. Climb the ridge in Ringmo and pass through pretty Sherpa settlements and forest to Takshindu. Cultural show is performed in the evening by locals to welcome the visitors.
Day 05: Takshindu to Beni (3972m)
Leave Takshindu and hike to Sahasra (3972m). We will follow the scenic path with views of Numbur Mountain, Khatang Mountain, Karyolung Mountain and other peaks and mountains in the background. We will pass through yak farms and monastery to Beni where we will stay overnight.
Day 06: Beni to Dudhkunda (4560m)
This is the day that we will reach our ultimate destination of Dudhkunda. The trail continues through the glacier. A great fair is observed every year in the month of August during Janai Purnima in the holy lake of Dudhkunda during which devotees from Nepal and India visit this place. Migratory birds can be seen on the shores of Dudhpokhari during the rainy season.
Day 07: Dudhkunda to Ringmo (2700m)
5hrs of walk through the pleasant trail will take us to Ringmo. Apple wine and yak cheese are popular in Ringmo. Ringmo is a culturally rich Sherpa village.
Day 08: Ringmo to Phaplu (2469m)
Leave Ringmo and traverse the forest to reach Tak Shindo. Sherpa cultural show is available upon request. The trail passes through pasture land that is rich in Himalayan vegetation. Stay overnight at Phaplu.
Day 09: Phaplu- Kathmandu Flight, Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner in evening
Early morning flight from Phaplu will take us to Kathmandu. We will take 30minutes of scenic mountain flight with views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Langtang and other mountains. You will be transferred to hotel. You can spend the free time on your own. Farewell dinner is served in the evening.
Day 10: Departure
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!