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Dudhkunda Trail

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 09 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House /Camping

Max Altitude: 4190m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Drive

Grade: Moderate

The Dudhkunda Lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees believe that taking a dip in this icy cold lake will absolve them from all their sins and bless childless families with children.

Amazing views of flora and fauna, experience and interaction with diverse cultures of Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, Gurungs, make this journey a lifetime experience. This is a journey to a part of the world where very few people have set foot until now, a cultural journey for the young and old alike.

The trail to Dudh Kunda passes through Kaku, Basa, Taksindu and Beni, taking you through dense forests of rhododendron and a variety of wildlife. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most heart warming experiences one can come across in this area.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu takes 35 minutes.

Day 02: Trek from Salleri to Junbesi (2700m.) takes approximately six hours.

Day 03: Trek from Junbesi to Shengeephuk via Thuptenchholing takes almost eight hours.

Day 04: Trek from Shengeephuk to Beni via Basa Khola takes about nine hours.

Day 05: Trek from Beni to Dudhkunda takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Dudhkunda to Takshindu takes about nine hours.

Day 07: Rest day at Takshindu. Early in the morning you will be stunned by the view of mountains from Takshindu.

Day 08: Trek from Takshindu to Phaplu. This will take about seven hours.

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to home country.

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu takes 35 minutes.

Trek from Phaplu to Salleri for about four hours. You see the local market in Salleri and enjoy a visit to local monasteries such as the Chewang monastery. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 02: Trek from Salleri to Junbesi (2700m.) takes approximately six hours.

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. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 03: Trek from Junbesi to Shengeephuk via Thuptenchholing takes almost eight hours.

On the way you can observe wildlife and vegetation. You also visit Thuptenchholing monastery founded by Tashi Rimpoche. It 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. It is also famous as the centre of religious tourism. There are more than 500 monks and nuns who study Buddhism, meditate and offer prayers in this monastery. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 04: Trek from Shengeephuk to Beni via Basa Khola takes about nine hours.

After you visit Shengeephuk cave and see palm imprints on stone you begin trekking. You walk through alpine forests. You also experience lush green wilderness amidst beautiful landscapes. You will also experience close-up views of silver peak mountains. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 05: Trek from Beni to Dudhkunda takes about five hours.

Today you will see mountain glaciers, Lake Dudhkunda and the mountains closely. If you visit during August you can be part of a fair at the Janai Purnima ceremony which is one of the remarkable festivals of Nepal. Bird watchers will also see migratory aquatic birds during the rainy season. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 06: Trek from Dudhkunda to Takshindu takes about nine hours.

You can observe Sherpa culture on the way. You find animal herding on the Himalayan pastures. In addition to this, you will also experience lush green wilderness and beautiful landscape. An evening cultural show of the Sherpa at Ringmo will always hunt your memories till late in life. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 07: Rest day at Takshindu. Early in the morning you will be stunned by the view of mountains from Takshindu.

There is also a local monastery rich in distinctive culture. You can also take a village tour and observe t4190Mhe unique culture of the Sherpas. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 08: Trek from Takshindu to Phaplu. This will take about seven hours.

You walk through mixed alpine forests, experience wildlife and bird watching. You pass through different Sherpa settlements. You also encounter a lot of wildlife and vegetation in this particular region. A cultural show performed on request can also be enjoyed here. Rest and Stay overnight in camp.

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to home country.

The cost includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop services
  • Trekking permit
  • National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekking guide
  • Trekking cook
  • Necessary Porters
  • Necessary kitchen helpers
  • Necessary Sherpas
  • All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.)
  • Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
  • Camping charges
  • Insurance and equipment for trekking staff
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu hotel and two nights in Pokhara at lake side on breakfast basis
  • One day sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • Entry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley

The cost does not include the following services:

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: We can arrange hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per clients' interest and budget

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