Dudh Kunda Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5, 445m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
Highlights
  • The best option for both skilled trekkers and first time trekkers
  • Visit and dip in the holy Dudh Kunda Lake
  • Splendid views of various worldwide tall mountains combined with mystical rhododendron forests

Dudh Kunda Trek 19 Days Itinerary and Cost for 2023/2024

Dudh Kunda Trekking belongs to the Solukhumbu region even though it belongs to the low altitude than the actual Khumbu Mountain/Glacier range. The trek is an adventurous option for both first time trekkers and skilled ones. Dudh Kunda Lake in the language of Nepal refers to milky lake and it is at the Numbur Himal base, known locally as Shorong Yuk Lha i.e. the protector of the entire Solu region.

Moreover, Dudh Kunda Lake is of huge significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages and local area people believe that by taking dip in the holy lake, one can expect to wash away his sins and fulfill his wishes within less time as possible. Besides providing the splendid views of various worldwide tall mountains, the trek allows you to be the part of mystical rhododendron forests.

The primarily trekking trail to Dudh Kunda will begin at Ringmo over the route lies between Tragsindho and Junbesi i.e. alternative route to the actual lake beginning at Thupten Chholing. Dudh Kunda trek is one of the unexplored and less known trekking routes performed in this area.

Dudh Kunda Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Dudh Kunda Trek during the autumn season is the enchanting and rewarding adventure in the pristine landscapes of the Solukhumbu region in Nepal. As the monsoon rains ends the trail comes alive with lush greenery, blooming wildflowers, and clear skies, creating a picturesque backdrop for trekkers. The moderate temperatures and relatively stable weather conditions make this season ideal for exploration, allowing trekkers to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking surroundings. The Dudh Kunda Lake adds a touch of mystique to the journey where trekkers experience the rich cultural heritage of the region. Spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, unfold at various points along the route adding to the trek's attraction.

Dudh Kunda Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Trekking to the Dudh Kunda during the winter season transforms the journey into a serene and magical experience. The Solukhumbu region of Nepal will be covered in a pristine blanket of snow, offers trekkers a tranquil and breathtaking landscape. The winter chill adds a refreshing element to the adventure, as temperatures drop and the crisp mountain air fills the surroundings. The trail is adorned with glistening snow-covered trees and frozen waterfalls which provides a picturesque setting for those seeking a winter wonderland escape. While the colder weather poses its challenges, the clear skies during this season offer unparalleled views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, creating a captivating backdrop throughout the trek.

Dudh Kunda Trek in spring season (March- May)

Embarking on the Dudh Kunda Trek during the spring season reveals a vibrant tapestry of natural beauty and cultural richness in the Solu region of Nepal. As winter ends, the landscape comes alive with a burst of colors from blooming rhododendron forests and an array of wildflowers, creating a picturesque setting for trekkers. The moderate temperatures and clear skies make this season particularly inviting for exploration. The Dudh Kunda Lake mirrors the surrounding beauty and becomes a focal point of the trek. The Dudh Kunda Trek in spring promises not only a visual spread of nature but also an enriching cultural experience, making it an ideal time for those seeking a harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural immersion in the heart of the Himalayas.

Dudh Kunda Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Dudh Kunda Trek during the monsoon season presents a unique set of challenges and rewards as trekkers navigate the lush landscapes of the Solukhumbu region in Nepal. While the monsoon brings heavy rainfall to the region, transforming the terrain into a vibrant, green paradise, it also poses certain obstacles such as slippery trails and the potential for landslides. Trekkers should be prepared for the rain and muddy conditions but the trade-off is the lush foliage and blooming vegetation that blankets the surroundings, creating a captivating and verdant environment. While the Dudh Kunda Trek in monsoon requires careful planning and preparation, it rewards adventurers with a distinctive and immersive experience, showcasing nature's flexibility and the cultural tapestry of the Solukhumbu region in the rainy season's challenges.

Important Notes during Dudh Kunda Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Dudh Kunda Trek is a moderate trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel
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                                        Cost Details
                                        Cost Includes
                                        • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                                        • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu-Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                                        • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                        • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                                        • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
                                        • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                        • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                                        • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                                        • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                        • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                        • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                        • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                        • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                        Cost Excludes
                                        • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                        • Your Travel insurance.
                                        • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                        • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                        • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                        • Hot shower during the trekking.
                                        • Tips for the guide and porter.
                                        Departure Dates
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                                        Start DateSaturdayJun 15, 2024End DateWednesdayJul 03, 2024PricePriceUS$1700StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateThursdayJun 20, 2024End DateMondayJul 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1700StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateTuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateSaturdayJul 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1700StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateSundayJun 30, 2024End DateThursdayJul 18, 2024PricePriceUS$1700StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Essential Information

                                        Risks during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        Trekking in the 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek presents certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks associated with the Dudh Kunda trek:

                                        • Altitude sickness
                                        • Unpredictable weather
                                        • Landslides and avalanches
                                        • Challenging river crossings
                                        • Treacherous trail conditions
                                        • Health issues
                                        • Limited communication

                                        Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        Preventing altitude sickness during the 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some to reduce the risk of altitude sickness:

                                        • Acclimatize properly
                                        • Stay hydrated
                                        • Trek at a moderate pace
                                        • Consider altitude medication
                                        • Monitor symptoms
                                        • Descend if necessary
                                        • Follow local guidance
                                        • Have emergency evacuation insurance

                                        Guides during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        Guide during the 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek can significantly enhance the overall trekking experience. Experienced guides bring invaluable insights into the local culture, geography, and trail conditions, ensuring a smoother and safer journey. They are well-versed in navigating the challenging terrain, providing trekkers with a sense of direction and security. Guides also play a crucial role in acclimatization, helping to mitigate altitude-related risks by monitoring trekkers' well-being. Beyond logistical support, they share fascinating stories about the region, adding a cultural dimension to the trek. In case of unforeseen challenges, such as weather changes or trail adjustments, a guide's expertise becomes helpful.

                                        Insurance during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        Having travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on any trek, including the 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek. Travel insurance provides coverage for various unforeseen events, emergencies, and medical expenses that may arise during your trip. Ensure that your travel insurance provides sufficient coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation and treatment in case of illness or injury during the trek. Verify that your insurance covers the cost of emergency helicopter rescue or evacuation, as it may be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other emergencies in remote areas.

                                        Tipping during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry including for 19 days Dudh Kunda trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

                                        ATM and money exchange facilities during 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        During the 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek, access to ATM and money exchange facilities is limited. While major cities or towns may offer ATM services, it is advisable to carry sufficient cash in Nepalese Rupees as remote areas may lack reliable banking infrastructure. Local tea houses and lodges may accept cash payments, but credit card facilities are scarce. To ensure financial convenience, trekkers should plan cash withdrawals in larger towns along the trail and carry some extra for unforeseen circumstances.

                                        Can I join the Group on 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek?

                                        Welcome Nepal Treks offer group tour packages 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek that allow solo travelers or small groups to join a pre-organized tour with other like-minded travelers. Group tours are a popular option for those who want to explore the destinations with a group of people, share experiences, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. When booking a group tour, you can choose from various itineraries and departure dates offered by us. The group size can vary, so you can inquire about the maximum number of participants in each group to ensure you are comfortable with the group dynamics.

                                        Can I book Private 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek?

                                        Yes, you can book a private 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek, with Welcome Nepal Treks. We can customize the trek itinerary based on your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. We also offer greater flexibility in terms of starting dates, pace, and the ability to adjust the itinerary as needed during the trek. With a private trek, you can receive more personalized attention and support from the trekking crew and guides. Welcome Nepal Treks provide a more comfortable and intimate experience, as you won't be trekking with a large group of strangers.

                                        Why to do 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                                        Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                                        What is the Cost of the 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek?

                                        The cost of 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek, can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek, at a very reasonable price. We offer this 19 days adventurous and splendid Dudh Kunda trekking package starts from $1700 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals during the trek.

                                        Booking and Payment Policies of 19 days Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        If you want to book the 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                        Trip extension after 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek

                                        After completing 19 day Dudh Kunda Trek, you have several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal or neighboring regions. Here are some popular trip extensions you can consider:

                                        • Everest Base Camp Trek
                                        • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                        • Tibet and Bhutan Tour
                                        • Langtang Valley Trek
                                        • Upper Mustang Trek
                                        • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
                                        • Chitwan National Park Safari
                                        • Bardia National Park Safari
                                        • Rara Lake Trek
                                        • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                        • Tansen and Palpa
                                        • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                        • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                        • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                        • Gosainkunda Trek
                                        • River Rafting
                                        • Mountain Flight

                                        Packing tools for 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest

                                        • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                        • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                        • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                        • Down jacket
                                        • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                        • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                        • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                        • Warm Hiking socks
                                        • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                        • Sun hat/scarf
                                        • Sunglasses
                                        • Sleeping bag
                                        • Trekking poles
                                        • Day bag above 40 L

                                        Accommodations during 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking

                                        Camping and teahouses are two options for accommodation along the walking route. You will be getting accommodation either in twin rooms or dormitories. The beds are generally with foam pad, pillow and blanket and each room has a twin room. There will be no any single rooms until its off seasons Toilets and bathroom are shared. You might not be satisfied with the bed so we will recommend you to bring sleeping bag with yourself. Showers normally have cold water, but if you want the hot shower then you have to pay for it. For those who seek a more real experience, camping is an option.

                                        Foods during 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking

                                        Tea house lodges mostly serve meals with "Dal Bhat and Tarkari," which is a dish made up of rice, dal, lentils, veggies, pickles, and other ingredients. They will provide veggies according to the seasonal basis. There will both national and international cuisines available in the menu. Teahouses offer a one of a kind and authentic taste of the local culture and hospitality. The western dishes like momo, noodles, macaroni, and pizza are available in the Menu. You will be having your breakfast and dinner in a common dining table.

                                        19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking difficulty

                                        The level of 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking is moderately difficult. You have to walk almost 6-7 hours in a single day. The 19 days Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking does not require previous trekking experience. However, it’s advised to have a moderate level of fitness and some previous experience of multi-day walks. The walk entails walking on a well-established trail that includes some steep uphill and downhill sections. Having a will power and confidence is required the most.

                                        Guides and porters during 19 days Dudh Kunda trekking

                                        It is not compulsory to have a guide with you but it is highly recommended. As well as we can learn about so many things about the single trails while travelling with guides. A guide can help you travel and protect your safety while also offering useful information about the area. Likewise porters will help you to carry your luggage. You can carry less weight by having a porter assist you with your backpack.

                                        Permits for 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking

                                        Trekkers will require both the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and an entry permit for the Makalu-Barun National Park.

                                        Travel insurance for 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking

                                        We suggest you to get travel insurance before traveling. Having a travel insurance will have make you feel safe and peaceful. Trekkers might need to deal with so many difficulties in the journey like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

                                        Why to do 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking?

                                        Dudh Kunda is a holy lake with pristine beauty of White Himalaya and jungle trekking in a camping experience. You will walk through quiet and beautiful forests that is teeming with wildflowers and birds, including the national bird of Nepal- Danphe. Although it has been newly discovered, 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest Trek has already made a good first impression. It lies at an altitude of 4561m and is least visited by the hikers that hold it back. Dudh Kunda Lake also offers excellent views of the highest Himalayas standing tall in the Everest region. The 19 days Dudh Kunda Everest trekking trail takes you all the way through the ancient trading routes in the Everest region. Trekking to this holy lake is trending among locals but it can still be considered as off the beaten trekking in Nepal.

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