Dudh Kunda Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 10 Days

Highest access: 4560m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Gaurishanker

Grade: Classic & Easy

Best season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture: Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Dudh Kunda Lake
  • Dudh Kunda Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Detailed Itinerary:

Dudha Kunda Trek is one of the unique trekking routes through several villages as well as known as the camping trekking destination of Solukhumbu District that is located right at the base of Numbur Himal. We pass through splendid views of massive Himalayas in eastern part of Nepal including the Everest sight view.  Dudh Kunda is a cultural and nature lover trek of the Nepal. Scenic flora and fauna, chance to observe diverse cultures of Tamangs, Gurungs, Sherpas, Magars, Khaling Rai’s . The hospitality of the local inhabitants is one of the most unforgettable inspirational experience of the Solukhumbu are by our Himalayan Magic Treks professionals and experienced team.
Dudha Kunda Trek is uncharted trekking route so that only few tourists do this trek. Despite of being a marvelous trek it still remains virgin, cultural journey for the Family and for all kind of trekkers. Dudha Kunda Trekking trails take you all the way through the ancient trading routes of the Everest region, passing through the river valleys, narrow rides, magnificent Rhododendron, pine forests, up and down hills, wild animals and birds such as Mountain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Pheasant, and Jackal up to the Dudh Kunda which is also called as Milky lake in English. We will start our journey from Phaplu 35 min flight from Kathmandu then continue to follow route via Salleri-Ringmo-Taksindu-Beni to Dudhakunda also an alternative way from Jiri.  The trek back from here you can ascent the Pikey peak and popular Goli Gompa up to the Holy lake of Dudh Kunda which will be the final destinations of our trek. But it provides you best opportunity to observe breathtaking view of the lake and you could be able to enjoy scenic view of Everest Himalaya range.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Everest region collects lots of tourist in the world. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Dudh Kunda Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipment's does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sun glass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties (buy these at Kathmandu, Thamel and they saves your feet.) Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs).

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

  • Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 
  • Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Dudh Kunda Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2500 m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: info@himalayanmagictreks.com.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Dudh Kunda Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection. Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather so we request our travelers to carry luggage for extra days in Katmandu or in Phaplu

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu . Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member  and transfer to Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley overnight at Hotel  with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 03
We Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,469m) from Phaplu we trek to around Salleri(2,390) head quarter of the district of Solukhumbu and walk on through rhododendron, and Pine forest overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 04
Trek to Takshindu (2930m). Via  Ringmo. It takes 5 to 6 hours of walk descending down to Dudh Koshi (Milk River) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through several Sherpa villages overnight at (Lodge) (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 05
Trek from Takshindu to Saharsbeni (3,835m). It will take about 5 to 6 hours overnight at Tent. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 06
Trek from Beni to Dudhkunda (4,560m).  Lake site situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, (mountain) locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, meaning "Protector of Solu "Lake is believed to be of religious value overnight at Tent. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 07
Trek down to same way Dudh Kunda we trek back to Ringmu (2,720m) overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 08
Trek to Phaplu (2,469m) overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 09
Fly Back to kathmandu1,400m, direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture overnight at Hotel.
Day 10
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to Obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick up + drops
  • Flight fare Kathmandu/Phaplu/Kathmandu(Guest+Guide)
  • All Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • 3 night's Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Ghauri Shanker National park Fees
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as a souvenir
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Culture

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips

  Day 01

Arrival Kathmandu airport 1310m, Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan.

  Day 02

This day we will take breakfast at Hotel than drive to city center and historical places like Pahupatinath, Bouddhanath, Syambunath (Monkey Temple) Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Our professional tour guide will explain about the Nepalese culture, History of Nepal during the tour. Then back to hotel stay overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan.

  Day 03

We will take Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu 2,469m. From Phaplu we start trek to around Salleri head quarter of the district of Solukhumbu and walk on through rhododendron, and Pine forest overnight at Tent.

  Day 04

Trek to Takshindu 3,060m, Via Ringmo village. It takes 5 to 6 hours of walk down to Dudh Koshi (Milk River) the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through several Sherpa villages overnight at Tent.

  Day 05

Trek from Takshindu to Beni 3,972m. It takes about 5 to 6 hours overnight at Tent.

  Day 06

Trek from Beni to Dudhkunda 4,560m.  Lakeside situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, (mountain) locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, meaning "Protector of Solu "Lake is believed to be of religious value overnight at Tent.

  Day 07

Trek down to same way Dudh Kunda we trek back to Ringmo 2,700m overnight at Tent.

  Day 08

Trek to Phaplu 2,469m overnight at Tent.

  Day 09

Fly back to Kathmandu airport 1,310m, direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture overnight at Hotel.

  Day 10

Departure transfer from Kathmandu airport to your onward destination.