Holy Journey to Dudhkunda

Holy Journey to Dudhkunda

The Dudhkunda Lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees believe that taking a dip in this icy cold lake will absolve them from all their sins and bless childless families with children.
Amazing views of flora and fauna, experience and interaction with diverse cultures of Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, Gurungs, make this journey a lifetime experience. This is a journey to a part of the world where very few people have set foot until now, a cultural journey for the young and old alike.
The trail to Dudh Kunda passes through Kaku, Basa, Taksindu and Beni, 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 one can come across in this area.

Day to day Itinerary

Day 01:
Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu which takes 35 minutes. Trek from Phaplu to Salleri and it takes about four hours. You see the local market in Salleri and enjoy a visit to local monasteries such as Chewang monastery.

Day 02: Trek from Salleri to Junbesi (2700m.) which takes approximately six hours. This day’s trekking provides you an opportunity to observe Sherpa culture and visit monasteries. Junbesi is one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the lower Solukhumbu region. It is rich in its astonishing landscapes, cultural wealth and the hospitable Sherpa people.

Day 03: Trek from Junbesi to Shengeephuk via Thuptenchholing and it takes almost eight hours. On the way you can observe wildlife and vegetation. You also visit Thuptenchholing monastery founded by Tushi Rinpoche. It is a small active monastery surrounded by an aroma of pines, natural beauty, and a variety of flora that enhance the serenity of the monastery and its surroundings. It is also famous as the centre of religious tourism. There are more than 500 monks and nuns who study Buddhism, meditate and offer prayers in this monastery.

Day 04: Trek from Shengeephuk to Beni via Basa Khola which takes about nine hours. After you visit Shengeephuk cave and see palm imprint on stone you begin trekking. You walkthrough alpine forests. Not only this you experience wilderness in beautiful landscape. This day you can observe closer views of mountains.

Day 05: Trek from Beni to Dudhkunda and it takes about five hours. This day you can see mountain glacier, Lake Dudhkunda and the mountains closely. If you visit during August you can be a part of fair at Janai Purnima which is one of the remarkable festivals of Nepal. You can see migratory aquatic birds during rainy season.

Day 06: Trek from Dudhkunda to Takshindu which takes about nine hours. You can observe Sherpa culture on the way. You find animal herding on the Himalayan pastures. In addition you can experience wilderness and beautiful landscape. The cultural show of Sherpa at Ringmo would always hunt your memories till late in life.

Day 07: Rest day at Takshindu. Early in the morning you will be stunned by the view of mountains from Takshindu. There is a local monastery rich in distinctive culture. You can also take a village tour and observe Sherpa culture.

Day 08: Trek from Takshindu to Phaplu and it takes about seven hours. You walk through mixed alpine forests, experience wildlife and bird watching. You pass through different Sherpa settlement. You encounter wildlife and vegetation of this particular region. The cultural show though performed on request can be enjoyed here.

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and it takes about 35 minutes.

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