Dudh Kund Trekking is recently open off the beaten trekking at lower part of Everest trekking. Trek away from crowd of trekkers; enjoy its local home stay and cultures. Dudh Kund is known as Milky Lake is a sacred lake setting at the foot of Numbur Peak, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha,” Protector of Solu” in the lower Everest region. Trekking to Dudh Kunda, the remote and beautiful place is an excellent and varied alternative to the very popular Everest route.
Exploring a region that is a way off the beaten track and seen by a very few other outsiders, this moderate trek combines dramatic mountain scenery with the chance to meet with local communities. A good trekking equipment and good level of physical fitness is helpful for trekking to Dudh Kund Trekking.
There are three ways to do Dudh Kunda trek –Alpine (minimalist): carry our own gear, eat and sleep whenever it works out on the cheap. Tea house style: stay and pay in local home stay and lodges with full spread meals, hot showers and beds and Luxury camping: with Sherpa guide, numerous porters, a cook, private tents and all at leisurely pace.
For trekking to Dudh Kund, get a bus drive to Jiri, then follow the old Everest trekking trail before to join dudh kund trek trail. It feels more nature walking through high pastures, pine and rhododendron forests without permanent settlement to Dudh Kund and a day exploration there. Then descend towards to Khumbu region to end this trek at Luka for next day fly back to Kathmandu rather than trek back the same route.
Day 1: Arrive in Nepal.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our airport representative will be standing at airport arrival exit door with your name, and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu tour
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley visits Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri (187 km)
7- 8 hours interesting car / van / jeep driving from Kathmandu to Jiri. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Trek to Bhandara
Trek with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m. Then the trail drops down to Shivalaya (1800m). Before the Jiri road was opened the trek used to go through those, which at that time was the busiest market town between Lamosanghu and Namche bazaar.
After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda at 2150m, Kosaribas at 2500m, then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandara at 2200m. We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3090m.
Day 5: Trek to Sete
Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kinja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names.
Day 6: Trek to Junbensi
Trekking begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass (3530m). There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar, there you have good lunch stop. From the top descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m.
Day 7: Trek to Thuptenchholing Gompa monastery.
Day 8: Visit Monastery in the morning and trek to Kharka.
Day 9: Trek to Dudh Kunda (Milky Holy Lake).
Day 10: Explore day with day hiking.
Day 11: Trek to Junbensi.
Day 12: Trek to Chiwang Gompa.
Day 13: Visit Chiwang Gompa and trek to Tamakhani.
Day 14: Trek to Pike Base Camp.
Day 15: Climb up Pike Peak
Climb up Pike Peak (4100m) to observe the sunrise and Himalaya’s view of Mt. Everest and other many snowy peaks.
Day 16: Trek down to Goli.
Day 17: Trek back to Bhandar.
Day 18: Trek back to Jiri.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for your flight back home.