Dudh kunda Trek - 9 Days

Activity: Eco/Cultural Trek

Dudh Kunda or Lake of Milk is located in the mountains of Southern Solukhumbu 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 a 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 close-up views of lofty Everest, Number, Pike, and other mountains. Witness the wildlife in rhododendron and pine forest.
The Dudh Kunda trekking route passes through untouched Taksindu and Beni where locals are observing their tradition in its 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 rhododendrons. Entice in the heart-warming hospitality of locals. The area is largely inhabited by Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, and Magar ethics.
Dudh Kunda trek is one of the least crowded trekking routes. It starts from Phaplu and passes through Salleri, Ringmo, Taksindu, and Beni to Dudhkunda. Dudh Kunda Trek can also be combined with Everest Base Camp Trek. Dudh Kunda trekking Contact us for a special offer on Dudh Kunda’s trekking cost.


Outline Itinerary [for Camping Trek]

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Phaplu (2469 meters), 7-8 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Taksindu (3060 meters), 5/6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Beni (3972 meters), 6/7 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Dudh Kunda (4560meters), 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Ringmo (2700 meters), 6/7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Phaplu (2469 meters), 4 hours.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 meters) for 7-8 hours.
Day 09: Departure onward destination.


Best time for Dhuh Kunda Trek:

Trek can be suitable for any travel lover without any risks of high altitude sickness as the maximum altitude gain is 4561m above sea level at Dudh Kunda which should be normal. However, we recommend you practice some cardio exercises to make yourself physically and mentally fit before the trip. So that you can make the most out of it. Months of September, October, November in autumn, and March, April, May in spring are the best seasons.
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Customize your Trek: the trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored-made. The trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more details. Information feel free to Email us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com


About Nepal Visa:

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency.


Visa Facility-Duration-Fee:

Multiple entries 15 days USD 30 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 30 days USD 50 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 90 days USD 125 or equivalent Nepalese currency


Travel Insurance:

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. Coverage Your insurance should have up to the elevation of 5100 meters. It would be advantageous for you also to choose an insurance policy that also covers lost or stolen baggage. We would request you to bring your insurance documents when you come to Nepal.


Side Trips/ Trip Extensions:

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
At your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Phaplu (2469 meters), 7-8 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Taksindu (3060 meters), 5/6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Beni (3972 meters), 6/7 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Dudh Kunda (4560meters), 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Ringmo (2700 meters), 6/7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Phaplu (2469 meters), 4 hours.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 meters) for 7-8 hours.
Day 09: Departure onward destination.

Cost Includes:

1. Airport pick up and drop.
2. 3-star similar type of hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
3. Full board Camping service for the whole trekking period.
4. Guide and required camping staff.
5. Cook and required kitchen staff.
6. Porters with the best possible equipment.
7. Trekking permit and Conversation fees.
8. All Necessary ground transportation.
9. All staff and porters’ insurance.
10. One tent will be provided for two members.
11. Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements.
12. AlpineTrav sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag.
13. First aid medical kit.
14. Government taxes/Local taxes.
15. Welcome and farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes:

1. Airfare of your international flight.
2. Nepal visa fee ($25 for 15 days), $40 for 30 days period.
3. For the Nepal trip two passport size photographs (for document)
4. Your travel insurance: (In case of emergency, the cost of a helicopter rescue/evacuation)
5. All kinds of beverages.
6. Personal trekking gears.
7. Cost of any extra services.
8. Tips for staff.

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Trekking Equipment:

The camping equipment such as sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen equipment, and needed communication sets, first aid, and Altitude Chamber bags will be managed by us. In addition to that, it is suggested that you bring the following personal gear on the trip: Trekking in lower altitudes might require lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts. On higher altitude treks, warm clothing is necessary as the mountain weather can be unpredictable and harsh. Consult with any of the outdoor stores in your hometown or in Kathmandu who will easily help you in getting the right gear for you.


Sleeping bag and liner: Down-filled, 4-5 season sleeping bags are good for most of our trips. You can use cotton, silk, or fleece inner liner to save washing your sleeping bag and to better keep warmth in harsh climates.
Duffel / Kitbag: Strong fabric but with a simple design and no wheels will be best. This will protect your gear as it is carried by the porters or yaks on rough routes and forests.
Trekking Boots: A pair of comfortable and strong boots are necessary for all trips. Your boots should have good ankle support, enough toe room for descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and it should be lightweight leather. Leather inner lining is good, Umbrella is better. Make sure to get good boots on longer and tough treks. You can also buy boots in Nepal.
Day bags: Your day bag should be comfortable with a good strong waistband. It should be big enough to keep a jacket, fleece, water bottle, camera accessories, and snacks.
Down jacket/vest: This is essential for all the high-altitude treks.
Fleece vest or jacket: These will be useful for you during the normal day hours. For colder temperatures during the evenings and mornings, a thermal top or a light-down jacket is needed in addition.
Shoes/Sandals for camp wear Teva Sandals or flip flops and a pair of running shoes for campsites and town.
Socks: In lower altitude treks, you need 3 to 4 pairs of good quality cotton mix sports socks. For higher altitude treks you will need 3 to 4 pairs of thick and warm trekking socks.
Wind/rain jacket: Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex (or similar) jackets are recommended for most of the high altitude treks and climbing, lighter jackets for warmer areas.
Thermal shirts: Good lightweight thermals will keep you warm and comfortable during the trek.
Nightwear thermals: Silk-weight or midweight nightwear thermals are good to wear inside your sleeping bag.
Fleece/sweatpants: Useful for chilly evenings or colder areas
T-shirts: Cotton T-shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is advisable. We suggest T-shirts with a collar to cover the back of your neck and protect it from the sun, and sleeves that can be rolled up or down.
Trekking pants: 2 pairs of light material and loose pants recommended.
Wind pants: A pair of wind pants, not necessarily Gore-Tex but similar. We recommend that you bring waterproof wind pants if your trekking pants are not waterproof.
Underwear: 4 -6 pairs.
Warm hat: A warm hat is essential for cold trekking days. It is also nice for colder temperatures during the evenings.
Neck gaiter: For trekking in harsh climates to keep you warm.
Trekking poles: Useful on all trekking especially steep, rough terrain. They’re also useful in chasing dogs and animals on the way.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are strongly recommended for bright days and snow.
Gloves: A pair of wind-proof gloves.
Water bottle: Recommended one liter or more in capacity. The bottle should be able to hold boiling water and should be leak-proof. You also need a Camelbak or hydration system in addition.
Pee container: Very useful on cold nights!
Flashlight/torch: Petzl or similar torches with LED bulbs. These are essential for night trips to the toilet or as a light in your tent.
Towel: A small one for trekking, or a camp towel.
Sunscreen and lip balms/ Moisturizer: Enough sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 30+. Moisturizer is essential to protect your skin from dry air and harsh sunshine.
Sun hat: We recommend a wide-brim sun hat.
First aid material: Bring the personal medicines that you need. We carry a first aid box containing paracetamol, aspirin, antibiotics, decongestants, antiseptic, antihistamine cream, bandages and band-aids, blister tape, diam ax, etc.
Water treatment: A bottle of iodine tablets is advisable to purify your drinking water, rather than buying mineral waters although these are also readily available.
Money-bags: A money bag with pockets that you can wear on the waist or neck is convenient.
Thermarest/Inflatable pad: It is not necessary to bring your own Thermarest as we provide comfortable mattresses on the trek. However, if you have your own Thermarest that you prefer, it is OK to bring it along.
Down boots: Useful for cold evenings.
Snow gaiters: These are sometimes useful but are not generally necessary in trekking

Trekking grades in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal can be done by all levels of trekkers; if they think themselves fit and have a strong desire. In general, trekking in Nepal can be graded into five levels according to route features and elevation. Some trekking routes are combined with a higher level of elevation which requires some different standards of physical fitness and acclimatization or rest days. We advise you to choose a trek that is fit for your capabilities and present health condition. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation, and regular light exercise will help you for the trek.


GRADE A: EASY
Trekking can be ideal for any age group and it is up to 3000 m of elevation and the duration will be about not more than 10 days. It is the easiest treks, tours, and walking in a day that does not exceed more than 5 hours, but it depends upon your walking speed. These types of trek also allow plenty of opportunities to view the Himalayas and encounter local culture.


GRADE B: MODERATE
Trekking duration is about two weeks long covering elevation from 3000m to 4500m. This level of trek requires sound physical fitness conditions and about 6-7 hours of daily hiking capabilities. This type of trek involves a mixture of some longer and shorter hikes and trails can be rough, steep, and have many ups and downs with some exposure.


GRADE C: STRENUOUS
Trekking involves up to 5000m or a few meters up the level of trails with side trips to higher elevations. Considered to be harder, therefore, preparation for fitness and good health conditions is essential. As it is above 5000m and demands good health conditions and physical fitness, we do not recommend it for those who suffer from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, or complicated medical conditions.


GRADE D: DIFFICULT
Trekking is very strenuous trekking as it requires mountaineering skills and knowledge. The elevations range from 5000m to 6000m and approximately 7 to 10 hours of walking a day for trekking in Nepal. It covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitude of up to 6000 meters. You may need to use axes and crampons to cross the pass when there is heavy snow.


GRADE E: CHALLENGING
The challenging trekking grade is limited to those with an excellent level of personal experience and fitness of an outstanding sense of humor and high tolerance levels. It is a challenging trek, which is mountaineering level and above the height of 6000m. This type of trek needs 16- 28 days more for going, trekking on the higher altitudes. During the trek you may have to cross the snow-covered passes in very remote areas. You need to learn some mountaineering skills before going on this trek. 

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