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Dudh Kunda Trek

13 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Excellent perspective of Mt Everest and many more Himalayas
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and gompas.
  • Take a rejuvenating dip in Dud Kunda Lake.
  • Discover the local culture, along with the fun sights.

Dudh Kunda Trek or Dudh Kunda Lake (which literally means milky lake) is situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, locally known as Shoring Yul Lha, Protector of Solu. So, Dudh Kunda Lake is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees believe that by taking a dip in the ice-cold lake, one gets rid of all sins and childless families get children.

Therefore, Dudh Kunda trail takes you through dense forests of rhododendrons, pine trees and a variety of wildlife; Like mountain lions, bears, leopards and birds. Amazing view of flora and fauna and experience of diverse culture of Sherpa, Khaling Rai, Tamang, Magar, Gurung make this trip a lifetime experience. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most heart-warming experiences in the Solu area. Moreover, you will enjoy panoramic Himalayan views of Everest, Numbur, and the Everest Himalayan range. It’s a journey to a part of the world where very few people have not foot yet, but, so on this area, cultural trek are suitable for young and old alike age. However, the trek to Dudh Kunda is categorized as easy to moderately complex. The trail passes through the Everest region lowest reaches. It’s a beautiful trek in the Himalayan region to reach the Dudh Kunda holy lake.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar [2,190m/7,185ft], 8-9 hours
Day 3: Trek from Bhandar to Sete [2,800m/9,186ft], 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Sete to Junbesi [2,700m/8,858ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Junbesi to Thupten Choling Monastery [2821m/9255ft], 3-4 hours
Day 6: Trek from Thupten Choling Monastery to Veri Kharka, 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek from Veri Kharka to Dudh Kunda [4,561m/14,963ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Relax and explore the surroundings [4,561m/14,963ft]
Day 9: Trek from Dudh Kunda to Saharsbeni [3,835m/12582ft], 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek from Saharsbeni to Taksindu [2,960m/9,711ft], 6-7 hours
Day 11: Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu [2,470m/8,103ft], 4-5 hours
Day 12: Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft], 7-8 hours
Day 13: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private jeep or Public bus)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport Pickup/drop on Arrival/departure
  • Accommodation at hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guide and camping staff - Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Freshly prepared meals (B, L, D) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio during trekking.
  • Full support camping crew with porterage
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort.
  • All required permits for trek.
  • Staff wages, equipment, insurance and allowances
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses (shopping and snacks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Dudh Kunda Trek

Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4550m/14,930ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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