Highlights of Dudh Kunda Camping Trek
- Partly Tea House and Camping Trek.
- Witness the amazing view of Mt. Everest from Pikey Peak.
- Combine wilderness camping with nights in local tea houses.
- Experience true Sherpa hospitality in authentic villages en route.
- Visit ‘Dudh Kunda’ lake, sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu religions.
- Exploring Thubten Choling Monastery.
- Best Himalayas View of some of the world’s highest mountains.
Dudh Kunda Camping Trek Overview
Dhudh Kunda Camping Trek is an 18 days trek that takes you to the Pikey Peak through the beautiful Jiri. It is a camping trek that takes you to the eastern region of Nepal surpassing the beauty environed by the mountains, high hills and the Himalayas. This trekking route is not so visited and least explored route, so, you will be getting to the pristine land where the air is least polluted and nature is rich. The amazing flora and fauna, monasteries, glacial lakes, hills, mountain lifestyle and the Himalayas are the major attractions of the trek. During the trek, you will be visiting Thubten Choeling Gompa where you can explore the spiritual and Buddhism practices.
The trekking to Dudh Kunda is a moderate difficulty level trekking. A good zeal to travel throughout the mountains and moderate physical fitness can take you to the Dudh Kunda Camping Trek. The tranquil and serenity of the lake and mountains are amusing and offers lifetime experience. The mountain landscape on the way to Dudh Kunda is amazing. Furthermore, you can explore the true beauty of nature with camping in the mountains. Because camping is the best thing to get into nature.
The name Dudh Kunda itself suggests it is a milky lake. Dudh Kunda lies at an elevation of 4600 m above sea level and is one of the holiest lakes of Nepal. Hindu followers believe that taking a holy dip into this lake can liberate humans from the bad deeds and can fulfil their wishes and desires. It is situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Trekking to Dudh Kunda can be combined with Pikey Peak. Pikey Peak is a vantage point from where you can see the spectacular beauty of Mount Everest and is a popular place in the Khumbu region to see the wonderful sunrise and sunset views. The amazing flora and fauna all over the trek add the beauty to the trek.
Since the trek is less explored, there are a few numbers of teahouses which offer accommodation facilities. In most of the places, you need to self-sustain and camp for accommodation. The trek to Dudh Kunda is fascinating as it offers the splendid Himalayan beauty in the Khumbu region. If you are lucky enough, you can spot the rare and endangered species along the trek. This area is home to Mountain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Pheasant, Jackal etc.
The amusing river valleys, rhododendron forests, pine forest and magnificent Himalayan views are the major attractions of the trek. Furthermore, this trekking area encompasses the best natural beauty and Himalayas. You can explore the Sherpa culture alongside the trek. The virgin mountains, marvellous Himalayas and unspoiled cultural spectrums are the best part of the trekking in this region.
The wilderness in the mountains is immensely filled with nature. The Hindu and Buddhist culture and local inhabitants offer the best hospitality and cultural complexity. The unique blend of nature and culture makes this trek a fascinating venture to the Himalayas. Lower Khumbu region itself is a wonderful place to get the pristine culture and artefacts. Captivating sights of the Himalayas, on the other hand, are at its best. The Dudh Kunda or Milky Lake is a revered lake for its huge religious importance. The local of Solukhumbu consider this lake as a protective divine pond. It is also known as ‘Shorong Yul Lha’ in Solukhumbu and people venerate it as a religious pond.
Trekking to Dudh Kunda starts with a drive to Jiri from Kathmandu valley. Jiri is a popular place that offers wonderful natural beauty. The further short drive from Jiri will take you to ‘Those village’. This village is the trek starting point of this trek. The trek from Those will take you to Bhandar village at an elevation of 2198 m. The uphill and downhill trek from Bhandar village will take you to the wonderful Gumdel village.
The ascending and descending trek further will take you to the beautiful Lhachhewar village and Tal. The Tal village named after a big pond in this place. Passing through the lush green forest, rare human settlements and exploring the magnificent Himalayan views, you will reach Dudh Kunda. The lake Dudh Kunda lies at the base of Numbur mountain and offers the wonderful Himalayan beauty. Trailing further, you will reach Yak Kharka and Thubten Choling Gompa monastery where you can explore the Buddhist culture and practices. Thubten Choling Gompa is situated at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level and offers wonderful culture and traditions highly influenced by Buddhism.
You will trek to Pikey Peak from the monastery at an elevation 4065 m. Pikey peak offers the splendid views of the Everest and other neighbouring mountains in this region. After exploring the peak, the returning trek will take you to Jiri from where you will have a drive to the Kathmandu valley.
The Dudh Kunda camping trek is a wonderful trek in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Amazing landscapes, lakes, ponds, lush greenery and camping in some places offer lifetime experiences in Nepal. If you are seeking for a camping and rewarding trek from where you can explore the spectacular Everest and many other mountains, Dudh Kunda camping trek is the best trek in Nepal.