Dudh Pokhari Trek

Dudh Pokhari Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

5,390

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Dudh Pokhari trek is geographically spectacular trek that takes you to Dudh Pokhari, a high altitude lake at the height of 5300m. You will be rewarded with close views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Himal Chuli (7896m), P29 or Dr. Harka Gurung Peak (7871m), Annapurna range including Manang valley and Lamjung Himal.

Dudh Pokhari or Milky Lake is believed by Hindus to be the abode of god Shiva. Pilgrims come here from far and wide to pay their respect to Lord Shiva and dip in the lake three times with the belief to wash away their sins. 

Much of the trekking tail lies in a region of strong Tibetan influence. The remains of the palace of the Tamu kings can still be seen on this trek

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha takes about five hours. From Gorkha Bazaar 45 minutes walk up to the Gorkha palace which is the nice view point and an important historical place related to King Prithivi Narayan Shah, visit there about 15 minutes around the palace with enjoying nice views and 10 minutes walk to the campsite (Kalikasthan 1650m). The campsite is a very nice view point of Boudha Himal, Himchuli and Manaslu.). Stay overnight at camp.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1040

Trek from Gorkha to Putalikhet (1040 m.) takes about 6 hours. After a gradual descent trail for about 3 hours, you reach Chepetar village (small Bazaar) where Gurungs and Kumals live. After walking a straight trail for half an hour, crossing around bridge and climbing for another half an hour through the jungle trail and you reach Chowk village. You will then trek through a gradual descent for half an hour and reach Khar Khola. You will the reach the hot spring bath spot at Bulbule Khar after ascending along the banks of the river. Finally you walk for half an hour through fields to your camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Putalikhet to Ampipal takes seven hours. After an hour of steady climbing you reach Luintel Bhanjyang. From here you follow a straight trail and gradually ascend through fields and jungle and Ampipal and where you camp. From here the views of Boudh Himal (6,672m) and Gorkha Himal are stunning. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
1000

Trek from Ampipal to Ramche (1000 m.) which takes about seven hours. After a 2 hour gradual descent and you approach Humri Bhanjyang market and again you gradually climb ON a straight trail to Ramche and camp. From here you have good views of the Boudha Himal and Gorkha Himal. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Ramche to Dharapani takes approximately six and half hours. You continue climbing gradually ON a straight trail for three hours through forests and fields until you reach Chanyari Danra market. Ganesh Himal and Gorkha Himal and Boudha Himal can be seen from here. You descend through villages to Dharapani and camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
1500

Trek from Dharapani to Kharibot (1500 m.) takes about five and half hours. You have a slight climb on straight trail for three hours until you get to Bhachchak and from where Boudha Himal and Ganesh Himal can be seen. From here you descend down to Kharibot and camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Kharibot to Bhaisi Kharka takes about eight hours. You start with a steep climb for three hours through fields and the Apung village until you reach Siran Danda. If the weather is bad for 2 or 3 days you have to walk through snow. You can see some peaks and Dordi Khola. Another four and half hours walk through dense jungle will take you to Tapi Danda. From here ten minutes walk take you to your camp at Bhaisikharka. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
5390

Trek from Bhaisi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390 m.) takes about eight hours. It takes almost one and a half hours to reach the ridge from where you can see the magnificent views of massive peaks: Boudha Himal, Gorkha Himal and Himal Chuli (7,893m), Manaslu Himal (8,150m), Ganesh Himal range and glaciers. You have steep ascents and descents for about 4 hrs. to Daraundi Khola. Again the trail ascends along the bank of Daraundi Khola to Dudh Pokhari for 3 hrs. You again descend to our camp at Dudh Pokhari from where you can enjoy astonishing views of mountains and glaciers. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
4590

Trek from Dudh Pokhari to Ninghalaghari (4590m.) takes about seven hours. This day you descend until you reach the destination passing through forests covered with bamboo, rhododendron, pine and other plants and shrubs. There lies the possibility of encountering bear, leopard, monkeys, deer and various local colorful birds. Sometimes you can enjoy the mountain views. Ninghalaghari is a campsite surrounded by forests covered mainly by bamboos and green hills. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
3600

Trek from Ninghalaghari to Chyadi Danda (3600m.) takes about seven hours. After walking gentlly downhill for few minutes you begin to trek uphill until you reach Chyadi Danda. En route you walk through forests and can enjoy mountain sceneries and villages at far distance. Chyadi Danda is a ridge surrounded by forests and green hills. From here, you can see the beautiful mountain views as well. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
1850

Trek from Chyadi Danda to Tonje (1850m.) takes about seven hours. To reach Tonje, you have to trek through sparse forests and the trail is quite up and down. Tonje is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe. You will be heartily welcome by local people and can enjoy cultural show. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
975

Trek from Tonje to Duwar (975m.) takes about six hours. The trail is down and sloppy. You walk through villages and along the river bank. Duwar is a comparatively bigger village than Tonje and here too you will be experiencing the traditional custom and behavior of local people. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
760

Trek from Duwar to Besisahar (760m.) takes about three hours. The trail is quite comfortable as you trek through flat leveled path passing terraces, villages, suspension bridges and can enjoy mountain views, green hills, flowing river at far distance. Stay overnight at camp.

Elevation
1400

Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. It is a picturesque journey to get back to Kathmandu along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages at both sides of road.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide 
  • Camping crews (Cook, Sherpa, kitchen helper)
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in tents and some nights in lodges
  • Required equipments: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, ice axe, ropes, crampon, cooking utensil, trekking poles, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel 
  • Camping charges 
  • Special trekking permit for Manaslu area
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area & Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation by bus/jeep wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary) 

Dudh Pokhari Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Pete and Barbara Wells

United States

30th Jun, 2022

Many thanks for a wonderful holidays.   Dear Sir, I know you will remember that just over a month ago Barbara and I arrived in Kathmandu, keen to Trek but having no idea of how to go about it. We found your organization, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (p) extremely helpful and friendly, as well as efficient. We also greatly appreciated being introduced to our guide the day before we left for Pokhara. This gave us confidence as did the itemised list of exactly what we... See more were entitled to on our right trip, right down to particulars such as sleeping bags. The trekking itself was a unique experience. We loved it,………………. If we are lucky enough to get chance to visit Nepal again we shall certainly turn to you once more. Equally if any friends shown an interest in trekking after looking at our holiday snaps, we will make sure they have your address in Kathmandu. Again many thanks for a wonderful holidays. 21, Lincoln Way Colcherter2 essex Col 2RJ Tel : 01206 867685 See less...


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