The highlight of the Dudh Kunda Trek –
- Dudh Kunda trail provides you the excellent stunning views of many Everest region mountains along with panoramic view of Mt. Number.
- Hospitality provided by the many ethnic groups of this region like; Gurung, Magar, Rai, Limbu is unforgettable. Ethnic people 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 blesses childless families with children.
- 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 the base of the Number Mountain Range. The trek follows an 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)- a 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, Number, and other Everest Himalayan ranges. Massif scene of Khumbu icefalls is also next highlight of Dudh Kunda Trek.
Dudh Kunda Trek possesses scenic flora and fauna and you can explore the 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. This trek is mainly done in the month of August as many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages come to celebrate and worship the lake in the festival of “Janai Purnima” (Full moon night of August). Trek to Dudh Kunda also known as sacred “Milk Lake” situated to the southern Solukhumbu region of Nepal under the range of Number Himal.
We start our trip from Kathmandu. First, we take the 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 a 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. For the day tour, you can enjoy Everest base camp helicopter tour.
Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure. We trek Ringo and take first taste of Alpine wine and Yak cheese. The next day, we hike to Phalpu and upon request, the Sherpa cultural show is available. Following day, we take a scenic flight to the civilization of Kathmandu. This flight is one of the highlights 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.
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day2: Sightseeing & trip Preparation – B
Day3: Fly Kathmandu - Phaplu (2469m) & Trek to Salleri (2438m) - 30 min & 3 hrs – B.L.D
Day4: Salleri to Takshindu (3060m) via Ringmo (2700m) - about 6 hrs – B.L.D
Day5: Takshindu to Beni (3972m) - about 6 hrs – B.L.D
Day6: Beni to Dudhkunda (4560m) – B.L.D
Day7: Dudhkunda to Ringmo (2700m) – B.L.D
Day8: Ringmo to Phaplu (2469m) – B.L.D
Day9: Phaplu - Kathmandu Flight – B.L.D
Day10: Departure/Farewell – B
(Note: B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)