Dudh Kunda Trek
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Dudh kunda Trek Summary
- Dudh kunda Trek Duration: 06 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,560 meters / 14,961 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
- Meals on Trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Best Time to Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Tent + Lodge Basis
- Transportation: Regular Jeep / bus [Shared basis]
The Dudh Kunda Trekking is one of the recently discovered unparalleled trek routes in the Himalayas. Situated on mount Numbur’s lap at an altitude of 4,560m, Solukhumbu district, the trekking route passes through several traditional villages. Adventure trail to Dudhkunda is a pristine lake that offers breathtaking views of the eastern Himalayan Range and the incredible Everest.
Dudh Kunda journey takes you to a far-off lake concealed in the mountains of the Solukhumbu. Dudh Kunda signifies “smooth lake” and is arranged directly before the strong mount Numbur. This region in the lower Everest is barely visited by vacationers which allows you an opportunity to partake in the remote paths to Pikey Pinnacle and Dudh Kunda.
Trek route is magnificent that passes through the rhododendron forest with Sherpa settlements of the lower Everest region. Furthermore, Dudhkunda lake combined with the Pikey trail offers you superb sunrise and sunset views in clear weather.
Additionally the lake trail has an opportunity to watch birds, Langur Monkeys, and the highest mountains surprisingly. Tourists will have a marvelous Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Rolwanling..etc.
Tourists can plan an alternative hike to Dudh Kunda from Jiri Bazaar or ends at Jiri. Jiri is a metropolitan area in the Dolakha District in the Bagmati Province of Nepal. Mainly Jirel people are inhibiting this area and the landscape is called Nepal’s Switzerland.
The Best time to visit Dudh Kunda is in March, April, May, October, November, and December months. They are the best months of the year in terms of climate, view of landscapes, and flowers en route.
How much is Dudh Kunda Trek Package Cost?
Besically, the cost of the Dudh Kunda trek package with a local agency Gokyo Treks Nepal ranges between US$ 798 to US$ 1060. However, trip price varies according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. Typically the price includes transportation, a guide/porters, hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities.
We have also some discounts for group leaders of 10+ travelers. However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group treks with strangers travelers. A private tent trek gives you a better experience on your hike. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It is the standard trip package price for an 11 days trek in a lower Solu Khumbu territory. If you are 2 tourists Dudh Kunda trek cost US$ 980 for 11 days trek as per the given hiking plan. We can modify the trek route and price according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for the Pikey treks.
Price Per Person for 11 days hike in Dudh Kunda route.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 1060|
|2 Person||US$ 980|
|3 Person||US$ 925|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 898|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 850|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 798|
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Dudh Kunda trek itinerary details
Hike-to-Dudh kunda itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Pikey hilltop and as well as the Glacial Dudhkunda lake. The special camping trek route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to trek the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. Nevertheless, if the itinerary does not suit you then send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.1 DayScenic Overland drive to Dhap (2,850m/9,351 feet), 9/10 hours.
In an earlier day, we meet and brief you about Dudh Kunda trek route programs. We begin our journey at about 5:00 in the morning. Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, we pass Sindhuli and the impressive Okhaldhunga Bazaar.
Okhaldhunga is the headquarters of the Okhaldhunga District in the Sagarmatha Zone of Nepal.
We follow the highway road along the Sunkoshi River banks until you reach Ghurmi Village. Along the way, you can sit back and admire the constantly changing landscape with dense forests, terraced rice fields, and countless gushing rivers.
Eeventually we reach Dhap guest houses in the late afternoon as from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar distance is 250-kilo meters by road.
Before the sunrise makes a plan to hike Chagesthan Temple at Jantardhap in the morning. The hill station at Chagesthan Temple offers an amazing mountain range that starts from Kanchenjungha to Langtang Including Mount Everest. Numbur, Dudhkunda, Thamserku, Khengtega, Mera peak, salpa la, Ramdung, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shankar, and Dorje Lhakpa are also clearly visible from this hill.
Spend some time to get sunrise and return to the lodge for breakfast. The journey from Dhap especially for the first part is amazing because of the landscape and potatoes terrace. As you close to Sigane, you will get the best view of the Numbur mountain range. The path from Sigane follows a street under development for the ﬁrst 2/3 hours. The ﬁrst town you reach is called Jhapre situated at an elevation of 2920 meters.
Jhapre village is situated over a profound valley with pleasant perspectives of Everest and Number Himal. There’s a little Buddhist Monastery and stupa where tourists can hike in and watch. The distance between Dhap to Jhapre is roughly 13 kilometers. In Jhapre, you stop overnight in a lodge.
Follow the nature path which ascends to a lush edge at Bhulbhule ridgeline. As you are at the top point, tourists can see countless mountains including Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Not long after Bhulbhule, the path parts and you’ll go right to Yak grazing land at Dudh Kunda base camp. Hike over the ridgeline is possible for skiing in the winter months as the landscape is similar to the European Alps.
Tourists will have Lunch either at Bulbule or at Lamuje guest house and pass some old yak houses and a long mani stone divider. The nature trail is a slope underneath Taklung Danda and goes through a delightful forested path.
In the spring months, the rhododendron trees en route make your pikey path astonishing after they bloom. Hike the pikey base camp in springtime is super because of the colorful rhododendrons. Jhapre to Dudh Kunda base camp distance is 15 kilometers and we stay overnight in a local Sherpa Guesthouse.
Hike the Dudh Kunda is a top viewpoint trek in a lower Solu Khumbu territory. Tourists need to walk in the very early morning to get sunrise over the mountains photography. You will see the Sun rising over mount Everest (8,848m) including countless summits.
They are Number Chuli (6,959m), Thamserku (6,608m), Kangtega (6,685m), Khatang (6,853m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Gaurishankar (7,134m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Langtang. Subsequent to taking in the broad display from Pikey hill, we will plummet to the Junbesi Valley followed by the Lamjura hill station.
You will cross numerous Mani dividers and Chortens prior to arriving at Junbesi. At Junbeshi, tourists can visit an old monastery. The distance you cover today is about 22 kilometers. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Visit Thubten Choling Monastery, it is a great worthy walk that we have to ascend 340 meters above Junbesi guesthouses. After breakfast, travelers can hike the monastery along the Junbesi river with a gentle uphill climb to Thupten Chholing Monastery at 3,250 meters. Have a meditation few minutes before heading up to Yak Kharka.
Thubten Choling Monastery (often spelled Thupten Choling) is situated at an elevation of 3,020m/9,900 feet and is one of the popular side trips. It’s a Buddhist monastery founded by His Holiness Trulsik Rinpoche in the 1960s after fleeing Tibet.
We walk across the magical forest up towards a pass near our night destination at Yak pasture.
Campers follow an edge carrying you nearer and nearer to the snow-shrouded pinnacles of the Rowaling Himal. It is difficult to envision, yet this forlorn path abounds with explorers at celebration time! You will undoubtedly have the entire scene to yourself and camp in glades, encompassed by rock faces and yak herding.
Dudh Kunda is a pristine lake situated on the foothills of mount Numbur and Karyalung Ice sheet and is accepted to be the house of Ruler Shiva. The full moon in August sees pioneers run to the lake as Buddhist and Hindu fans accept that taking a plunge in the cold lake will pardon them for their wrongdoings. It is just several hours of strolling from your last camp and you can use whatever might remain of the day at relaxation in this unquestionably staggering spot.
After a morning Kora (circumambulation of the lake) you follow our moves toward Thadarbug and rejoin the exemplary pioneer course towards the Taksindu La. You follow the ridgeline south and camp in one of the herder’s camps along this path.
Toward the beginning of today you go on down the ridgeline towards the fundamental Jiri to Everest Trail at Taksindu La, from where you again have extraordinary mountains sees. A short plunge takes you to the Taksindu Cloister and the town where you can remain in a neighborhood lodge.
You have the choice to climb up to Chiwong Gompa, roosted high on a precipice sitting above the valley. This religious community was established in 1923 and has sublime festivals for the Mani Rimdu celebration in pre-winter. You progress forward down into Phaplu and praise the fulfillment of an extraordinary journey in your comfortable tea house in the town.
Phaplu is a scenic little village with a few shops, cafés, and restaurants. A number of different treks end in Phaplu Bazaar, as this is where trekkers catch their flight back to Kathmandu.
Solududhkunda is the only municipality in Solukhumbu District in Nepal. The town of Salleri, which is located within the municipality is the headquarter of the Solukhumbu that offers beautiful lodges, coffee shops, and market place. Tonight we stay in Salleri in a guest house.
The regular jeep to Kathmandu departures around 6 am in the morning every day. Thus, we drive out to Kathmandu with a regular Jeep [shared basis]. You can also either continue for Phaplu to Everest base camp journey or fly out to Kathmandu paying an extra cost (USD 125 per head) which takes about 35 minutes. Upon your arrival transfer to the hotel, and finish the trip.
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How much does the Dudh Kunda trek package cost?
The Dudh Kunda trek price of US$ 980 per person is a standard trekking price on double occupancy basis. Hike the Dudh Kunda trail is a tent and lodge base trek, a highly demanding great Himalayan trail in Nepal for the last few years. The lodges along the journey stay with basic rooms and nice beds.
For the deluxe and luxury plan, we add a 3-5 star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast and Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and from Phaplu to Kathmandu round trip. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Dudh Kunda trek package price includes:-
- Kathmandu to Dhap & from Salleri to Kathmandu return transfer by Jeep [shared basis].
- Private taxi transfer from your hotel to jeep station and back [both way].
- 10 Breakfasts served with Tea/coffee, 11 Lunch, and 9 Dinner during the Dudhkunda trekking tours.
- Lodge base + Tent accommodation [two men tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents] en route.
- Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.
- Necessary permit as per above travel plan to enter for Dudh Kunda trek in Nepal.
- Government license holder (Professional) Mountain Trekking Guide for your Dudh Kunda trip.
- Assistance Hiking Guide [License holder] for more then 7+ Tourist for Dudh Kunda trip.
- Required number of porters during the trek (1 porter = two guest basis) because each porter carries a maximum of 24 kg of your bag pack.
- Seasonal fruits like [Apple, pomegranates..etc] as a dessert after dinner at climbing Dudh Kunda route.
- Trek completion certificate and Dudh Kunda trek map – Keep them as a souvenir.
- Agency’s Duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check oxygen level and heart rate every day to save form higher risk.
- Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese guide/porter.
- Nepal Government Tax/VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Dudh Kunda trekking package price excludes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Phaplu – Kathmandu as a round trip with airport taxes.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a Private vehicle and Guide if you wish to extend the trip.
- Tourist personal trek equipment , nature of expenses, all types of drinks, shower, deserts, bar bills, and Clothing.
- -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize your private Dudh Kunda Trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Do I need experience for pikey Dudh Kunda Trekking?.
Answer: Dudh kunda Trekking is an easy hike in Nepal best for novice trekkers. Tourists can walk around 5-6 hours every day with a lightweight backpack. However, a special climbing experience does not require it.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our spokesperson will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.
Question: Is Dudh Kunda GHT trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; GHT Dudh Kunda is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect on Dudhkunda trekking?.
Answer: We do provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Likewise, lodge accommodation in possible places on a trekking route, however, we will have tent accommodation with food on camping where guest houses are not available places. We advise you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Likewise, all the small guesthouses along the trek route have attached restaurants and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as curry rice, Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.
dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch provides on the way to the next place where you are hiking.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Dudh Kunda Trekking?.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express Dudh Kunda Trekking?.
Answer: There are enough places of local houses and shops where you can buy bottled mineral water. Some days there are no lodges en route. Therefore, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these types of plastic waste in the mountain. Therefore, we suggest you buy a metal bottle and water purification tablets before you depart from Kathmandu. You can get water on stream or on local taps easily.
Question: Can I load my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: As a lodge trek there are more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on budget Pikey trail?.
Answer: At the Dudh Kunda hike route, buy a Nepal Telecom SIM CARD for telephone call service as well as 4G data.
Question: Can I use credit cards on Dudh Kunda trekking routes?.
Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payments terms?.
Answer: Our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Phaplu to Dudh Kunda Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12-kilo luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles for the Dudh Kunda Trek?
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to book a guide? how to hire a local guide for pikey trekking?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to book the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry and the best deal.
Question: How much additional money do I need daily?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Dudh Kunda trek highlights
- Gorgeous views of Highest Mountain with Dudh Kunda lake – pay homage to Lord Shiva.
- Dudh Kunda lake is revered by Buddhists and Hindus Travelers from all over the world.
- Get amazed while driving via Banepa Sindhuli Bardibas Road .
- Scenic view of Rumjatar and Okhaldhunga Bazar of Okhaldhunga District while on a drive.
- Fantastic view of Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, and Mount Rolwanling in a single row.
- New opened pikey trek route and a part of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT).
- Local Sherpa Hospitality and Sherpa Buddhism, old monastery.
Dudh Kunda trek notice!
The hikes at the Dudh Kunda tour stated above is just a standard template guideline that we provide. However, the tent trekking combined pikey trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific terms. Reaching Pikey summit, tourists can also descend to Phaplu passing several villages with spending a single day.
Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during the journey.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes the Dudh Kunda trek special?
Opportunities for challenging trekking and pleasant hiking are scattered all over the planet Earth. You just need to know where to find them. While a place like Dudh Kunda is getting popular as short escapes become more popular amongst solo trekking enthusiasts as a fair number of people do explore these trails every week. First safety and success satisfaction are our top priorities.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and usage.
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