The Dhudkunda Khaling Trek takes you through dense forests of rhododendron and experience a variety of wildlife combined with cultures of Rai community. Dudhkunda literally means ‘milky lake’ and is regarded a sacred lake. Dudhkunda lake (4,560m) is in the lap of Mt. Numbur and is quickly becoming a new popular trekking destination in Everest region. During full moon in August a weeklong celebration is held here participated by pilgrims and Jhankris (Shamans). It is believed that taking a dip in its holy waters will fulfill one’s wishes.
The trail offers exclusive interaction with the unique Khaling Rais of this area. They have their own language and cultural practices such as the Bhume dance, Chandi dance and Naghi Puja. The Khaling Rai believes that in order to continue human existence, it is necessary to worship their ancestors and their deity, earth.
Trek from Phaplu to Salleri and it takes about four hours. You see the local market in Salleri and enjoy a visit to local monasteries such as Chewang monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.
You pass through different Sherpa settlements. This day’s trekking moves through wood. En route you can enjoy bird watching. The sherpa cultural show at Ringmo and Takshindu would provide you a remarkable experience. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
You will be stunned to see the mountain views from Takshindu early in the morning. You can visit cheese factory, monasteries of nuns and monks. This day you walk through alpine forests and find yak farms on the way. You can encounter various species of birds. Moreover you experience wilderness and beautiful landscapes. The splendid view of Numbur, Khatang and Karyolung Himal captivates you completely. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
This day also you walk through alpine forest. You can see mountain glaciers, holy Lake Dudhkunda and beautiful surrounding. You experience high altitude thin air and enjoy spectacular views of Numbur, Khatang and Karyolung Himal. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
You can observe Sherpa culture on the way. You find animal herding on the Himalayan pastures. In addition you can experience wilderness and beautiful landscape. The cultural show of Sherpa at Ringmo would always hunt your memories till late in life. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
Nungthala is a tourist centre where tourist facility lodges and tea shops are available. You walk through Khaling Rai settlement on the way to Thulo Thunga. Khaling Rais have their own language and practice both joint and nuclear family ties. Some of their important rituals are the Bhume dance, the Chandi dance and the Naghi puja. Although the Khaling Rais belong to the Kirant ethnic group and have their own festivals, they celebrate the Hindu and Buddhist festivals as well. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
Trek from Thulo Dhunga to Sombare which takes about seven hours. On the way you visit Khaling Rai settlement. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
The village tour will provide you a memorable experience. You can observe the unique Khaling Rai lifestyle and culture. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
This day you visit Changmiteng, a beautiful Sherpa settlement. You can also visit local monastery and taste different varieties of local Sherpa drink. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
In the morning you can enjoy sunrise and mountain views from Ratnange. Stay overnight at lodge / homestay.
Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and it takes approximately 35 minutes.
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.
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks
First Aid Kit
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.
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