Trek to Dudh Kunda also known as sacred “Milk Lake” situating to the southern Solukhumbu region of Nepal under the range of Numbur Himal provides you the excellent stunning views of many Everest region mountains along with panoramic view of Mt. Numbur. Hospitality provided by the many ethnic groups of this region like; Gurung, Magar, Rai, Limbu is unforgettable with their own and unique traditions, languages, cultures and beliefs. Exploring the main Dudhkunda (holy lake) lake explains, the beliefs that one can get relief from their sins by taking a dip into the cold water and devotees also believe that the lake also bless childless families with children. This trek is mainly done in the month of August as many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages come to celebrate and worship the lake in festival of “Janai Purnima” (Full moon night of August). Unique Sherpa villages, their culture, Buddhist monasteries and beautiful rhododendron forests are another main attraction of Dudh Kunda Trek.
Dudh Kunda translates to “Lake of Milk” in English. This lake is located in the Southern Solukhumbu and directly below base of the Numbur Mountain Range. The trek follows off-the-beaten trail. If you want most of this trek, you should consider doing it during the month of August because during August in Janai Purnima (Full Moon Night of August)- Huge flock of Nepali and Indian come here to worship the Lake. This holy lake is believed to cleanse ones and get blessed by the devotees. Besides that, you can enjoy panoramic Himalayan views of Mountains like Everest, Numbur and other Everest Himalayan ranges. The trek possesses scenic flora and fauna and you can explore vast culture of Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa, Magar, Khaling Rai, etc. The hospitality you receive is unforgettable and the cooperation is undeniable. This region is still fresh and the tourists going in this region is pretty low. So, you can experience this peaceful & amazing place.
We start our trip from Kathmandu. First, we take flight to Phaplu and visit Chewan Monastery once we reach Salleri. We trek to Takshindu from Salleri and pass through the world famous Sherpa settlement & in the evening enjoy the Cultural show. We take scenic path to Beni and along the way pass Yak farms and Monasteries. We reach our ultimate destination – Dudhkunda from Beni and here you can see the famous lake which is visited by Hindu pilgrims from India and Nepal yearly. We trek Ringo and take first taste of Alpine wine and Yak cheese. The next day, we hike to Phalpu and upon request, Sherpa cultural show is available. Following day, we take scenic flight to the civilization of Kathamandu. This flight is one of the highlight of this trip as you can see stunning views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Langtang and other mountains. You can take rest for the day and in the evening, small cultural dinner show is held.