Everest Dudhkunda Trek
Everest Dudhkunda Trek

DudhKunda Lake, located on the lap of Mt. Numbur Himal is a famous pilgrimage. It is one of the shortest cultural and religious treks which commences from Phaplu and ends at the same destination. It has its own popularity due to its holy Lake. Here, Dudh means Milk and Kunda means Lake in Nepali language. Every year at the end of August mainly on the full moon day numbers of people come to visit this Lake. It is famous for both Buddhist and Hindu. If you visit this place once in your present life that means before dying, this holy Lake can fulfill all your wishes and dreams. On this trek, you can see the picturesque view of Mt. Numbur Himal, green Solu dale, old Buddhist monasteries and different sorts of flora and fauna.
The unique Sherpa culture and their charming face and friendly behavior make your trek more memorable and compels to come to visit Nepal again and again. The best season for this trek is from September to December and March to May. This trek is popular and suitable for those people who want to do short, religious trek along with the beautiful scenery of snow-capped mountains during their visit to Nepal. This is a medium hard trek and which is completely camping trek. We can make the programme on the basis of clients’ choice and request.

 

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Phaplu (2,469)
Day 04: Phaplu to Ringmo (2,720m) 3/4 hours
Day 05: Ringmo to Kamo (3,587m) 4/5 hours
Day 06: Kamo to Sasarbeni (3,840m) 5/6 hours
Day 07: Sasarbeni to Dudhkunda (4,560m) 5/6 hours
Day 08: Rest day at Dudhkunda
Day 09: Dudhkunda to Taksindo (2,960) 5/6 hours
Day 10: Takshindo to Phaplu (2,469m) 4/5 hours
Day 11: Phaplu to Kathamandu by Jeep 11/12 hours
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Final Departure

 

 

Type of our services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have the three types of services for trekking on the client's requirement and request. You can choose the service and email us at any time and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs. The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters services with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek. We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for you to give quality of service.

 

Key notice for trekkers

 

Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Temperature in Everest region:

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.
November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Everest base camp trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the climate is not bearable for trekkers.
The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius. Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree celcius during the day but will be cold below 0 degree at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Accommodation in Everest region:

The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are on a twine-shared basis. During the trek, the rooms are very basic with common bathrooms. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek. You can get room with attached in Lukla and Namche Bazaar but after that all the rooms will be only on twine sharing basis with outside bathroom. In higher places, if you get the room with attached bathroom during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges at Lobuche, Gorakshep, Dzongla and Gokyo. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourists and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the SPCC has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre- experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment that needs to bring for the trek:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day. You can buy the following things here in Kathmandu as well but the quality will be different.

Valuable documents and items:

Passport with valid date and flight tickets
Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

Sleeping bag (good one -10 degree)
Down jacket
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Few pairs of T-shirts
One pairs of hiking shorts
Fleece or woolen trousers
One pairs of hiking trousers
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Warm hat (that covers your ears)
Few pairs of underwear
Warm gloves
Few pairs of shocks
Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Trekking boots
Trekking shoes (light)
2 pairs of Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
Camera or movie camera
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical:

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc
Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries:

Toothbrush/paste
1 small folding knife
Multi-purpose soap
Sun Cream
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Phaplu (2,469m)

We will come to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the domestic airport to fly to Phaplu or drive to Salleri by Jeep. It takes about 30 minutes by flight and 12 hours by jeep. Salleri is approximately 300km far from Kathmandu. On the way to it you can see the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Numbur Himal, Dudhkunda Himal, and Pike Peak along with the breathtaking scenery of the green countryside from the top of hill near Kerung Village. Saller is the main headquarter of Solukhumbu district and all the administrative office, Bank, Hospital and College are located here.We stay overnight at Salleri.

Day 04: Phaplu to Ringmo (2,720m) 3/4 hours

We will drive to the domestic airport early in the morning to catch first flight to Phaplu. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Phaflu and on the way to it; you can see the stunning mountain views along with the green massive countryside of Nepal. After 30 minutes of flight we will land at Phaplu airport, we will stop for a while to drink a cup of tea, meet our staffs and let them bag our baggage. Then we continue our journey to Ringmo with the beautiful view of Numbur Himal and green countryside and stay a night at Ringmo.

Day 05: Ringmo to Kamo (3,587m) 4/5 hours

From here, the trail goes through Taksindo village with the beautiful scenery of hilly region, villages, monasteries and green pine trees and finally arrives at Kamo where we spend a night at tent.

Day 06: Kamo to Sasarbeni (3,840m) 5/6 hours

After having spent a night at Kamo, we start our journey to Saharbeni with the superb views of green countryside along with some of the snow-capped mountain views and finally arrives at Saharbeni. It takes around 5 hours, we spend a night there at tented camp.

Day 07: Sasarbeni to Dudhkunda (4,560m) 5/6 hours

Today, the entire way is uphill and as you go higher slower is better. Keeping this saying in mind, we move to Dudhkunda Lake which may takes around 5/6 hours and stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Rest day at Dudhkunda

Dhudkunda is the most beautiful famous pilgrimage. You have entire day free today. So, you can visit the holy Lake and explore around it and take rest. We stay again at the same campsite.

Day 09: Dudhkunda to Taksindo (2,960m) 5/5 hours

After having visited the famous pilgrimage (Dhudkund Lake), we return back to Taksindo from the same way. The way, descends through the pine trees and finally arrives at Taksindo village. It is a small beautiful Sherpa village where you can visit a very old Buddhist monastery. We spend a night there at lodge.

Day 10: Takshindo to Phaplu (2,469m) 4/5 hours

This is our final trek and we constantly descend down to Phaplu with the beautiful view of Pike peak, Numbur Himal and nice Sherpa village. We come to Phaplu through the same way and celebrate final day of our trek being together with all our crew. We thank them for their great help and service and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Phaflu to Kathamandu by Jeep 11/12 hours

We drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep with the beautiful Mountain View and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu

Today you have whole day free and can do shopping for your final departure. By the evening we will do farewell dinner for the last day of your trip and spend overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/ Phaplu/Kathmandu flight tickets or private transportation

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation on Twine Sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking trained, experienced and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets

  • Medical Kit

  • Sleeping bag

  • Down jacket

  • T-shirt, cap and trekking map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

 

 

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Excess baggage charge

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Tips for guide and porters

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
10 Mar, 2019 - 20 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 10 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Destination : Everest region
  • Type of Trek : Camping Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 4,560m
  • Starting point : Phaplu
  • Ending point : Phaplu
  • KTM/Phaplu/KTM : Jeep or Flight

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