Dudh Kunda is a lake, situated at the front of Numbur Himal, locally known as Milky Pond of Solu. It is one of the best destination places in Everest region. Dudh Kunda Lake trekking is located in the low region of Everest trekking or Solu region. In every August there is an influx of devotees of Hindus and Buddhist who come to perform the cleansing ritual at the lake. Dudh Kunda situated in the lap of Mt. Numbur literally means lake of milk said to be a sacred lake and is venerated by the local people. You will enjoy panoramic Himalayan views of Everest, Mt. Numbur, and other Everest Himalayan range. The region of Dudh Kunda trekking gets fewer tourists making it a refreshing and peaceful place to trek where you will be overawed by the locals. The natural beauty of the area and the stunning mountain scenery will be the best part of this trek. Dudh Kunda trek in Nepal is for those who are in love with the culture and nature.
The trail to Dudh Kunda trekking starts from Jiri on the route to Shivalaya following a spectacular, isolated ridge through dense forest and rocky and yak grazing pastures. The area is quite remote and you are unlikely to meet anyone on this rarely traveled trail. Dudh Kunda trekking trail takes you through dense forests of rhododendron and a variety of wild animals & birds such as Mountain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Jackal, etc. From Sasarbeni, we move towards Dudh Kunda. While taking the walk around the shore of the lake, look for the spring, high up on the Northeastern side, the source is considered as the holy water. Amazing and beautiful views of flora and fauna, experiencing and interacting with diverse cultures of Sherpa, Khaling, Rai, Tamang, Magar, Gurung, make this journey a lifetime memory and achievement. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most spirit-warming experiences of the Solu Dudh Kunda area. The amazing and adventurous journey to Dudh Kunda would attract anyone. It will provide them the lifelong remembrance. Dudh Kunda trekking trail takes you all the way through the ancient trading routes in Everest region crossing the river valleys, narrow ridges, up and down hills.
This trail will take you through the pike peak and famous Goli Gompa up to the holy Lake Dudh Kunda which is the final destination of our trek where we can view the amazing lake. From the lake vicinity, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Everest Himalaya range. This newly opened and unique Dudh Kunda trekking trail has been designed by "Above the Himalaya trekking (p) Ltd" for you to provide a magnificent look at the high mountains and isolated Solu region.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu (The Capital valley)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri drive 7-8 hours
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2705m)
Day 05: Trek to Serdingma (2410m)
Day 06: Trek to Kayama
Day 07: Trek to Chorma
Day 08: Trek to Lakoma Kharka
Day 09: Trek to Chatharam Kharka
Day 10: Trek to Sasarbeni (3835m)
Day 11: Trek to Dudh Kunda (4561m)
Day 12: Exploration and back to Sasarbeni
Day 13: Trek to Thanga (3800m)
Day 14: Trek to Tate
Day 15: Trek to Lukla
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Very warm 'Namaste' (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long fight, we humbly request you to visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the city of fine arts Patan, Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments On journey back to hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take relaxed walk through the famous streets like Thamel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Jiri drive 7-8 hours
We will have a drive for about 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Jiri over a distance of 187km. It might be a difficult but scenic full day’s bus ride up the Sun-Koshi river valley to the town of Jiri. Jiri is the largest settlement of the Jirel tribe, a Tibeto-Burman people with cultural links to the Sherpa and Sunuwars.
Day 4: Jiri to Deurali (2705m)
The trek continues with a steady climb through cultivated fields and tiny Tamang villages. The direct route to Deurali climbs a muddy gully up the end of the spur. After crossing a couple of flat wooden bridges, you will begin the steep ascent to the Deurali pass on a winding forest trail. Deurali is covered by a grid of mani walls inscribed thousands of times with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra. Spend night at lodges of Deurali.
Day 5: Trek to Serdingma (2410m)
The journey from Deurali to Serdingma is for about 5 hrs approximately. The trail goes down through Sherpa village with two Stupas and a small monastery. We stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 7: Trek to Kayama
When we are on trek from Serdingma, we would view Sherpa settlements and their ancient culture. Passing through the dense woods we would also be able to watch different kinds of birds. Reach Kayama by the evening walking for about 5-6 hrs the day and spend your night at beautiful grassy campsite.
Day 8: Trek to Chorma
Today trekking trail gives you privilege to have a majestic view of mountains like-Number, Khatang, Karyolung, etc. walking early in the morning. Besides, we will also see yak farms on the way, bird watching and experience wilderness and see beautiful landscapes throughout the way.
Day 9: Trek to Lakoma Kharka
It is a distance of 6-7 hrs normal walk. While on trek, we trek through Khaling Rai settlements. At Lakoma Kharka, the Khaling Rai community performs Bhume Dance to welcome us. Overnight in tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Chatharam Kharka
From Lakoma Kharka, the path is a hard 2-hour climb through a forest of pines and rhododendrons. Further 3 hour trail brings you to the Chatharam Kharka, a small typical Sherpa village. The inhabitants are farmers with barley and potatoes field.
Day 11: Trek to Sasarbeni (3835m)
Trekking from Kharka to Sasarbeni provides an opportunity to any visitor to observe the wildlife and vegetation on the way. We would be happy to observe Sherpa culture on the way, animal herding on the Himalayan pastures, experience wilderness and beautiful landscape. Tonight we will set our camp site here.
Day 12:Trek to Dudh Kunda (4561m)
It takes about 3-4 hrs to reach Dudh kunda from Beni. We would be fortunate to walk through the alpine forests, see mountain glaciers. See holy Lake Dudh kunda, experience high altitude thin air and see spectacular views of mountains such as Number, Khatang, Karyolung, etc. Besides, we would also be privileged to observe fair if we happen to be there at Janaipurnima in August. The migratory aquatic birds can also be seen in the area during the rainy season. Spend Overnight at Dudh kunda in the camp.
Day 13: Exploration and back to Sasarbeni
This is free day in Dudh Kunda Lake so walk around the lake and go up to view point. This is the great Hindu people holy place so pray for your bright future, and visit the temple as well. You will see such a nice sunrise and sun set from Dudh kunda. Enjoying the nature and culture we will return back to Sasarbeni for night camping.
Day 14: Trek to Thanga (3800m)
After having our breakfast at camp we would begin our journey of the day of about 5hrs. We would taste the local cuisines reaching Thanga. Apart from this, we would also taste apple delicacies, apple wine, yak cheese and local vegetables. In the evening, we would be shown cultural shows as well.
Day 15: Trek to Tate
We would enjoy sunrise and panoramic Mountain View from Thanga in the morning. On the way, we would visit different settlements. We would enjoycamping on the grassy plain land with some amazing mountains view.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla
About 4 hours trekking trail today from Tate to Lukla. As we slowly ascend back to Lukla, pine fragrances of nearby forests loft by as we watch local Sherpa farmers tending their gardens in the lush Khumbu Valley. We will spend out last night in the Himalayas in the small village of Lukla.
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.). Be fresh in Katmandu after two weeks trekking in mountain and enjoy the walking around in famous streets.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.
Day 19: Final Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations. Sometimes, flight may delay for notorious weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also recommended to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during odd season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip
Mount Everest is situated in Nepal in Solu Khumbu district. It is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Everest is situated on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan; the summit is directly between Tibet/China and Nepal.
Mainly we have 2 seasons for Dudh Kunda trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is also good; Dec is Feb is better than Jan, only colder and some time foggy weather. The summer ( June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.
Trekking to Everest base camp is considered fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.
It depends on your skills and experience but I would almost always recommend some kind of help for the logistics. Long treks are a maze of details. Also, a great guide will make your overall experience more memorable.
Everest base camp trek is considered moderate to Strenuous trek and suitable for those who are moderately fit. The treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. One should work often rough trails, rock and boulder at least 5-6 hours each day and crossing 4500m above high altitude passes, the treks will reach 5550 m at Kalapathar. People have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself for this trek, we have 76 years old man did the trek recently.
The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.
There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.
You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also available throughout the trek but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.
Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.
You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily ( you need passport photo and passport copy) . It worked at most places during the trekking.
Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.
We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years ole man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
No the base camp is too near to give you a view. However you can see the top of the Everest from Namche and when you are walking to the base camp. The best views are from Kala Patthar. The sun rises over the Everest so the best light over the peak is in the evening. But in the evenings many a times clouds will rule.
It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
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Duration: 19 Days
Max. Altitude: Dudh Kunda (4561m)
Trek Grade: Moderate + Fairly Strenuous
Best Travel Time: February to May, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 20 days, 3 night’s hotels, 16 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Local Bus/Private Car/Van to Jiri, Flight from Lukla
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.