Pikey Peak with Dudhkunda Trek
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The Dudh Kunda lies high in the mountains of the Southern Solukhumbhu directly under the Numbulr Himal Range and has several lakes with milky water. It is also known as lower Everest Trek. It lies off the beaten Treks and is perfect for nature lovers. this trek can only be done with camping. The trek goes into the Sherpalands and gives a great insight of their lifestyle. Dudh Kunda, a holy lake surrounded by mountainous terrain and believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrimage tour and for adventure trekkers. Dudh Kunda situated in the lap of Mt. Numbur, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, Protector of Solu Khumbu region. Dudh Kunda (which literally means milky lake) is believed to be a holy lake and the locals believe that taking a dip in the holy waters will have the wishes granted also where you will enjoy and see panoramic Himalayan views of Everest, Number, and Everest Himalaya range also Green forest with Rhododendron flowers, pine tree, wild animals ,birds such as Mountain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Jackal, Pheasant and Milky lake. Devotees believe that taking a dip in its holy cold water would absolve them from all their sins as well as bless childless families with children. During full-moon nights in August, pilgrims and Jhankris (Shaman Priests) hold a week-long celebration here. On the trail to Dudh Kunda, you’ll pass through Kaku, Basa, Taksindu and Beni, where you’ll see some breathtaking panoramic views of mountain peaks, sparkling waterfalls and tranquil lakes that will entice you to stop. As you continue on, you’ll pass through dense forests of rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal, which are in bloom from March to May. Also in the fall (September to December) when the weather is temperate and the sky is clear you can see these wild flowers in full bloom. Views of flora and fauna as well as a variety of wildlife will catch your attention but not slow you down. However, the hospitality of the locals is one of the most heart-warming experiences one can come across in this area and they may have you stop to chat or entice you with something delicious to eat. This area has many diverse ethnic groups living here such as Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, and Gurungs so interacting with them makes your trip even fuller than your stomach. Dudh kunda trekking is admired trekking trail lies in Solu Khumbu region though less crowded then the nearest in Khumbu Himal range. Dudh Kunda (Milky Lake) is lies at the foot of Number Himal, Dudh Kunda Trekking trail taking you through dense forests of rhododendron and a variety of wildlife. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most heart warming experiences of the Solu area with long experience. In every August there is an influx of devotees of Hindus and Buddhist who come to perform cleansing ritual at the lake. At other time you are unlikely to meet anyone on this rarely traveled trail. Authentic Sherpa villages and Sherpas culture, rhododendron and magnolia forest, Buddhist Monastery to a series of beautiful lakes of which Dudh Kunda is the most revered.
|Trip Duration: 22 days
Trekking Days: 18 days
Maximum Altitude: 4,067m.
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Rest and preparation day.
Day 03: Drive to Bhandar
Day 04: Trek to Goli
Day 05: Trek to Ngaur
Day 06: Trek to Pikey Peak base camp;
Day 07: Early morning ascent trek to Pikey Peak(4067m.): Good view point of Himalayan Range; Mt. Everest, Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Kanchanjunga, Mt. Numbur Himal, Mt. Khatang, Mt. Karyolung, Mera Peak, Mt. Mansulu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gaurisankar and Many more and back to Base camp
Day 08: Trek to Jhapre
Day 09: Trek to Changaythan, one of the best place to observe Mountains, Hindus temple and Buddhist Stupas
Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa (Bhai Village)
Day 11: Trek to Phaplu
Day 12: Trek to Salung
Day 13: Trek to Thimbu Via Ringmu Gompa(2720m.)
Day 14: Trek to Saharsbeni
Day 15: Trek to Dhudkunda(Milk lake: In August there will be a big Hindu and Buddhism festival in this holy lake.
Day 16: Exploration day around Dhudkunda lake.
Day 17: Decent trek to Shengeephuk
Day 18: Trek to Junbesi
Day 19: Trek to Phaplu
Day 20: Early morning flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 21: Rest and final shopping day
Day 22: Final departure to your next destination.
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
Domestic Air fare (Phaplu-KTM) with airport tax
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Everest National Park Entry fee
Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)
All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)
All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese government rules
Company service charge, VAT and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...