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Dudh Kunda Trekking

By Nepalvisitors @nepalvisitors

Dudh Kunda passes through Kaku, Basa, Taksindu and Beni, taking you through dense forests of rhododendron and a variety of wildlife. Dudh Kunda (literally means milky lake) is believed to be a holy lake and the locals believe that taking a dip in the holy waters will have the wishes granted.

The sacred lake of Dudh kunda lies at the base of Mt.Nambur, the mountain regarded by the locals as being the home of the protective deity of Solu. Among the two major trekking regions of Everest one is khumbu and next is solu. In the solu region newly exposed trekking area is called dudhkunda. Pike Danda lies in the lower Everest region is an exciting route for nature lovers. The sacred lake of Dudh kunda (Milky lake) lies at the base of beautiful Mt.Numbur. revered by the locals as being the home of the protective deity of Solu known as ‘Shorong Yul Lha,’ this lake is considered one of the holiest places in all of Nepal. The main trail to Dudh kunda starts at Ringmo on the route between Junbesi and Tragsindo La. following a spectacular, isolated ridge through dense forest and rocky, yak grazing pastures to join the main trail. The area is quite remote and you are unlikely to meet anyone on this rarely traveled trail. However, in August there is an influx of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims who come to perform cleansing rituals at the lake Dudh Kunda.From Ringmo, Dudh kunda Trek takes a minimum of five days but at least one extra day is required for exploring around the lake. While at the lake side, be sure to walk right around its shore and look for the spring high up on the north eastern side which is considered to be the source of the holy water. For those needing a more spiritual trip far from the maddening crowds, consider this a holy place to rejuvenate.

Dudh Kunda Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu (1345 meters)
Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Pre-trip arrangements, meeting with trekking crew, sightseeing around popular attraction of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2469 meters)
Moring flight of around 35 minutes to Phaplu then trek to Salleri for around 4 to 5 hours. You can see the local market in Salleri and enjoy a visit to local monasteries such as the Chewang monastery. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 04: Trek from Salleri to Junbesi (2700 meters)
Approximate 5-6 hours trek will bring you to Junbesi. The trek today provides you an opportunity to observe Sherpa culture and visit monasteries. Junbesi is one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the lower Solukhumbu region. It is rich in its astonishing landscapes, cultural wealth and the hospitable Sherpa people. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Junbeshi (2700 m) to Shengeephuk (3935 meters)
Today we trek for around 7- 8 hours to reach Shengeephuk via Thuptenchholing observing wildlife and vegetation. Thuptenchholing monastery, founded by Tashi Rimpoche, is a small active monastery surrounded by an aroma of pines, natural beauty, and a variety of flora that enhance the serenity of the monastery and its surroundings. Having more than 500 monks and nuns who study Buddhism, meditate and offer prayers in this monastery; it is renowned pilgrimage site in Nepal. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 06: Trek from Shengeephuk to Beni (3830 meters)
Gradual walking through alpine forest for around 7-8 hours we reach Beni via Basa Khola. We can enjoy green wilderness over beautiful landscapes with a close view of snow peaked mountains. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 07: Trek from Beni to Dudh kunda (4560 meters)
After around five hours trek we reach Dudhkunda. You can see glaciers, famous Dudhkunda lake and the close view of mountains. During the monsoon season, bird watchers can see migratory aquatic birds. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 08: Trek from Dudhkunda to Takshindu (3060 meters)
Another long yet gradual trek from Dudhkunda to Takshindu. Approximately 8.5 hours walking observing Sherpa people and the culture. We would enjoy the Sherpa cultural show at Ringmo. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 09: Extra day in Takshindu with village tour
We would spend our extra day here, which is also a buffer day. Visit the local villages, local monastery and immerge yourself with Sherpa society for a day. Overnight tented accommodation
View mountain range early in the morning from Takshindu. Visit the local monastery and observe Sherpa culture. Overnight stay in Takshindu.

Day 10: Trek from Takshindu to Phaplu.
Trek for around seven hours through alpine forest. Passing through different Sherpa settlements you may encounter some wildlife and birds along the way. Overnight tented accommodation.

Day 11: Phaplu to Kathmandu.
Take a early morning flight to Kathmandu, a free day on your own. Enjoy shopping and exploring around alleys of Thamel.

Day 12: Departure
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and free time until the departure. Transfer to airport.

Price Includes

* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
* Standard twin sharing accommodation in Katmandu hotel breakfast included. As per itinerary
* Guided city tour in Katmandu by private car / van / bus.
* All Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, lunches, Dinners tea coffee
* Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek,
* English speaking Guide& Sherpa
* Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
* Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
* Everest National Park permits.
* land transportation
* All our government taxes.
* Official expense like telephone internet fax etc,

Price Excludes

* Lunch and dinner whilst in Katmandu.
* Personal travel insurance (compulsory).
* International airfare and airport departure tax.
* Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Katmandu for 60 days from date of   issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
* Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
* Personal trekking Equipment.
* Tips for trekking staff and driver

Details information for the Dudh Kunda Trekking

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