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Dudh Kunda Trek

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Dudh Kunda Trekking is known as a virgin trekking trail and newly opened trekking route in Nepal. Only Few trekkers do this route is a cultural journey for family, students, and for all. Dudh kunda trek itself is one of the best destination places in Everest region. Dudh Kunda is believed to be a holy lake and locals believe that taking a dip in the holy water will have the wishes granted. During full-moon nights in August, pilgrims and Jhankris (Shaman Priests) hold a week-long celebration here. This area has many diverse ethnic groups living here such as Kulung, Sherpas, Khaling , Tamangs, Magars, and Gurungs. On top of that, it is said that the hospitality of the locals is one the heartwarming experiences in the Solukhumbu area.Dudh Kunda trek offers Himalayan views of Everest, Buddhist monasteries, green forest with Rhododendron flower, pine tree and different wild animals and Milky Lake.
Dudh kunda trek is anancient trekking route in the Everest region, and begins after 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and this trekking is possibly operated from the Phaplu too.

 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrival, Check in Hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
 

Day 2 :Full day sightseeing and trek preparation day.
 

Day 3 :Kathmandu drive to Shivalaya(1810m.)
 

Day 4 :Shivalaya trek to Bhandar(2400m.), 6 hrs walk.
 

Day 5 :Bhandar trek to Namkheti(2300m.), 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 6 :Namkheti trek to Naur Gompa (2900m.), 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 7 :Naur Gompa trek to Pikey Danda(4070m.), 4 hrs walk.
 

Day 8 :Pikey Danda trek to Junbesi village (2580m.) 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 9 :Junbesi village to Thupten Chholing Gompa (3000m.), 3 hrs walk.
 

Day 10 :Thupten Chholing Gompa trek to Veri Kharka
 

Day 11 :Veri Kharka to Dudhkunda Lake, 6 hrs walk.
 

Day 12 :Explore day in Dudhkunda
 

Day 13 :Dudhkunda Lake to Barkhe Kharka, 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 14 :Barkhe Kharka to Chiwang Gompa, 5 hrs walk.
 

Day 15 :Chiwang Gompa to Phaplu, 3 hrs walk
 

Day 16 :Fly back to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
 

Day 17 :Final departure, or requested other tour will be made.
 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.



 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrival, Check in Hotel. Evening Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
 

Day 2 :Full day sightseeing and trek preparation day.
 

Day 3 :Kathmandu drive to Shivalaya(1810m.)
 

Day 4 :Shivalaya trek to Bhandar(2400m.), 6 hrs walk.
 

Day 5 :Bhandar trek to Namkheti(2300m.), 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 6 :Namkheti trek to Naur Gompa (2900m.), 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 7 :Naur Gompa trek to Pikey Danda(4070m.), 4 hrs walk.
 

Day 8 :Pikey Danda trek to Junbesi village (2580m.) 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 9 :Junbesi village to Thupten Chholing Gompa (3000m.), 3 hrs walk.
 

Day 10 :Thupten Chholing Gompa trek to Veri Kharka
 

Day 11 :Veri Kharka to Dudhkunda Lake, 6 hrs walk.
 

Day 12 :Explore day in Dudhkunda
 

Day 13 :Dudhkunda Lake to Barkhe Kharka, 7 hrs walk.
 

Day 14 :Barkhe Kharka to Chiwang Gompa, 5 hrs walk.
 

Day 15 :Chiwang Gompa to Phaplu, 3 hrs walk
 

Day 16 :Fly back to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
 

Day 17 :Final departure, or requested other tour will be made.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD$2000
Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-10
Starts From : Lukla - Phaplu
Ends at : Lukla

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