Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek is one of the famous trekking Route in solukhumbu District. Dudh Kunda Lake is situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, meaning “Protector of Solu “Lake is believed to be of religious value. The devotees believe that taking a dip into the icy cold Dudh Kunda Lake will free them from all their sins and bless childless families with children. Amazing views of flora and fauna, experience of diverse cultures of Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, Gurungs, make this journey a lifetime experience and achievement. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most heartwarming experiences of the Solukhumbu area with depth experience of Himalaayan Magic Treks team professionals.

Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek is a journey to a part of the world where very few people have set foot until now, a cultural journey for young to old and for all. Dudh kunda Phaplu Trekking trail takes you all the way through the ancient trading routes, crossing the river valleys, narrow ridges, up and down hills, beautiful Rhododendron and pine forests alive with wild animals /birds such as Moutain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Jackal, pheasant up to Dudh Kunda also called Milky lake. The trail to Dudh Kunda trekking starts from Phaplu after we take a flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. The trail then follows the follow a route via Salleri- Ringmo – Taksindu- Beni to Dudhakunda or fly via an alternative way from Rumjatar- villages settled with Gurung people where you get an opportunity experience their culture. Rumjatar is famous for woolen mat called ‘Radi’. From here you can climb the pike hill which is one of the famous hill offering the most spectacular view of the almost all the magnificent mountain in the region via Okhaldhunga. You can also follow an alternative trail all the way passing through the places like Jiri -Sivalaya – Bhandar – Junbesi – Dhudh Kunda 5,000 m. This trail will take you through the pike peak and famous Goli gompa up to the holy Lake Dudh Kunda which is the final destination of our trek where we can view the amazing lake. From the lake vicinity you can enjoy panoramic views of the Everest Himalaya ranges.

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu(1400m) to Phaplu(2413m) and trek to Salleri(2390m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today you will fly a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. You will fly through the beautiful panorama of rivers, forests and different villages. Phaplu is considered as the starting point for the Khumbu region treks and it also has an airstip. You cross a hospital and a landing strip at Phaplu which is followed by a market at Salleri.You will now trek to Salleri.

Overnight at Lodge in Phaplu

Day 02:Trek from Salleri(2390m) to Takshindu(3060m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

On your second day you will go to Takshindu from Salleri passing through Tigmo Village. Your way leads to many scattered farm lands. This trail ascended through several Sherpa and Rai villages. You go through forest areas from where you can see the first sight of Mt Everest, Khumbu Himal and other peaks. From here you will climb short to reach Rigmo. You then walk into the lovely forested areas to reach the top Takshindu. You will visit monasteries there.

Overnight at Lodge in Takshindu

Day 03:Trek from Takshindu(3060m) to Beni(3972m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After having proper breakfast in the morning you will trek towards Beni. Your trail goes through Sahasrabeni. You will follow the path with the views of Mt. Numbur, Mt. Khatang, Mt. Karyolung and other mountains as well. On your way you will also cross the green dense forests of rhododendron, pine and other vegetation. You will also cross through the yak farms and monastery until you reach Beni. 

Overnight at Lodge in Beni

Day 04:Trek from Beni(3972m) to Dudh Kunda(4560m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today your destination is to reach Dudh Kunda lake from Beni which is really famous for Hindu and Buddhist to perform different rituals. Lake is situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, meaning “Protector of Solu “Lake is believed to be of religious value. It is believed that if you take a dip into that lake you can take off some of your sins too. Your way goes through the glacier. Many migrating birds can be seen there during the raining season. 

Overnight at Lodge in Dudh Kunda

Day 05:Trek from Dudh kunda(4560m) to Rigmo(2700m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After having breakfast, you will head towards Rigmo. Your trail is really enjoyable. After walking nearly 7 to 8 kilometers you will reach Rigmo. Ringmo is popular for yak cheese and apple wine. Rigmo is a civilized prosperous village of the Sherpa community.

Overnight at Lodge in Rigmo

Day 06:Trek from Rigmo(2700) to Phaplu(2413m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today morning first you will have your breakfast and start your trekking to Phaplu. You will retrace your same previous route. First to reach Phaplu you will go through forest to reach Takshindu. Your trail passes through the pasture land which is rich in Himalayan Vegetation. Then you will reach Phaplu. This will be the last day of your trek.

Overnight at Lodge in Phaplu

Day 07:Phaplu(2413m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:8 hours

At the apportioned time in the morning, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Phalpu. You can also have a delightful view during the drive on your way. It takes almost 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu and you will directly go to the hotel to get some rest.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Phaplu – Kathmandu)
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance fee)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for the Permits. For Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.
The Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trekking itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.
We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.
Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Dudh Kunda Phaplu Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1000 USD

Trip Facts

Duration07 Days

Best MonthSept to Dec & March to May

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation5,200m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleLodge Trek [Tea House]

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus, Flight

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu