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Dudhkunda Monastery Trek 11 days


Trip Overview

Duration: 11 days
Maximum altitude: 4’560 m
Trek Grade: Easy - moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Homestay
Best season: March – May, August and October – December

The Dudhkunda - “The lake of milk” – is a holy mountain lake and it is said to be sacred. It is believed that taking a bath in its holy water will fulfill one’s wishes. During the full moon night in August a one week long celebration is held by pilgrims and Jhakis (Shaman priests). 

Thupten Choling Monastery: One of the biggest Monasteries in Nepal with more than 1’000 Monks and nuns of Tibetan origin and mainly Tibetan refugees, it is one of many Monasteries we are able to visit on the way. 

The Dudh Kunda Monastery Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, leading off the beaten paths through a part of the Himalayas. In the foothills of the Khumbu region, it offers a beautiful view of snow-capped mountains and also the chance to experience some of the unique Nepalese culture.

This trek can be combined with the Pikey Peak Monastery Trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu – trek to Salleri 2'379 m, Monastery

Day 04: Salleri – Junbesi 2'700 m, Monastery

Day 05: Junbesi – Thuptenchholing – Sengeephuk 3'940 m, Monasteries

Day 06: Sengeephuk – Basa Khola – Saharsbeni 3'835 m

Day 07: Saharsbeni – Dudhkunda

Day 08: Dudhkunda – Takshindu / Ringmo 2'720 m, Monastery

Day 09: Takshindu – Phaplu 2'469 m

Day 10: Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu – trek to Salleri 2'379 m, Monastery
A 35 minutes flight brings us to Phaplu, we have time to visit the local market and the Chewang Monastery, after a 30 minutes’ walk we arrive in Salleri.

Day 04: Salleri – Junbesi 2'700 m, Monastery
Today we able to have an insight to the local Sherpa Culture and visit different monasteries along the trail.

Day 05: Junbesi – Thuptenchholing – Sengeephuk 3'940 m, Monasteries
On the way we can observe the wildlife and in Thuptenchholing we have the chance to see the traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy, visiting the monastery as well the Phunmoche Monastery and meditation cave. 

Day 06: Sengeephuk – Basa Khola – Saharsbeni 3'835 m
We start our day with a visit at Shengeephuk cave where we can see palm imprint on stone. Afterwards we walk through alpine forests and we get a closer view of mountains.

Day 07: Saharsbeni – Dudhkunda
Today we arrive at the mountain glacier, Lake Dudhkunda, from here we have a close view to the mountains. If your trekking is during August you are able to be a part of fair at Janai Purnima which is one of the remarkable festivals of Nepal and you can observe migratory aquatic birds during rainy season.

Day 08: Dudhkunda – Takshindu / Ringmo 2'720 m, Monastery
In Takshindu is a local monastery rich in distinctive culture. Taste the local cuisine in Ringmo: the apple delicacies, apple wine, yak cheese and local vegetables cooked as desired.

Day 09: Takshindu – Phaplu 2'469 m
Early in the morning you will be stunned by the view of mountains from Takshindu. We walk through alpine forest and Sherpa settlements until we arrive in Phaplu.

Day 10: Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.