Dudh Kunda Trek

Dudh Kunda Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16

Accomodation

  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16

Meals

  • 16 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 15 Dinners

Trip Introduction

Dudh kunda lake is a Sacred Lake in the Solukhumbu district, situated in the foothills of Mt. Numbur.  Explore the unexplored communities and the remote areas in the lower-Everest region.  This trek is combined with a wilderness camping component at local tea houses at low altitudes as the beaten road leads to the Dudh Kunda Lake.

 

Dudh kunda lake is known to as ‘Shorong Yul Lha‘ which means ‘Solu Region Protector’ named by the local people. The path takes you through true Sherpa villages, where you will stay with your local hosts, gorgeous woods with a good opportunity of seeing wildlife, and up into the breathtaking Himalayan scenery surrounding the lake.  The trek allows you to fully appreciate Himalayan hospitality. The wonderful trek will take you on a cultural adventure through ancient trade routes.

 

Dudh Kunda is a very beautiful region of Nepal, with a diverse ecosystem that contains animals such as the Mountain Thar and Snow Leopard. This trek is perfect for wandering in nature and spirituality, which is significant to Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims since it is believed that if you take a dip in this sacred lake, all of your sins would be washed away and all of your wishes will be fulfilled.

 

 

Trip Facts

 

Country Nepal
Region Everest
Duration 9 Days
Highest Elevation 4560m/ 14,962ft
Grade Moderate
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations Camping
Best Season Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Explore Dudh kunda lake recognized as Sacred Lake which, for Hindu and Buddhist religions, has the religious importance.
  • experience the typical Sherpa hospitality on the way to the lake.
  • Explore Thupten Choling, a well-known Buddhist monastery where Rinpoche first stayed.
  • Admire the most spectacular views of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse.
  • Discover 4,560 meters of Dudh Kunda at the greatest and highest point of the trek.

 

 

Is this Trek Appropriate for You?

  • The Dudh Kunda Trek is the Moderate Trek. You can easily complete this trek if you are physically and mentally prepared and willing to do so.
  • You will be Trekking for 5 Days. The Path can be Completed in as little as 3 hours as much as 8 hours.
  • The walk is not tricky, there is no Climbing or Scrambling but the path is rocky and hilly.
  • Each day you will cover 200 to 400 meters in height while trekking. Highest point in trek you will reach on the trek is 4,560m.
  • The weather and Remoteness of this trek, as well as dealing with the high altitude, require a slow pace and the need to stay hydrated.

 

 

Itinerary

Days Activities Duration
1. Arrive at TIA Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,264ft)
2. Fly to Phaplu and Trek to Ringmo (2750m/ 9025ft) 3-4hrs
3. Trek from Ringmo to Sarsar Beni (3,800m/ 12470ft) 2-3hrs
4. Trek Sarsar Beni to Dudh kunda Back to Sarsar (4,560m/ 14965ft) 5-6hrs
5. Trek from Sarsar Beni to Junbesi (2675m/8776ft) 4-5hrs
6. Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2650m/ 9025ft) 4-5hrs
7. Trek from Phalphu to Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,624ft) 40 mins
8. Rest Day at Kathmandu
9. Departure.

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Day To Day Itinerary

  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Arrival On: Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 1

Once you arrive at the international airport of Kathmandu A friendly smile will greet you. Our agent will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your accommodation. Arrive at the hotel and check in. Our guide will meet you in the evening and give you a quick overview of the journey. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2

Following the breakfast, the sights from the skies are clear, bright, and gorgeous because the flight occurs early in the morning. Before you even get to Phaplu, you can get a peek of stunning scenery and vibrant valleys. After landing at Phaplu, you’ll meet up with the rest of your group and your porter, who will assist you in completing the trek. There is a gentle trail between the village and Ringmo that will take you about 3 hours to complete. The classic path, which is rarely travelled, will provide you with a breath-taking view once and for all. Ringmo is a few miles ahead of you, through a beautiful green grassland and thick forest. Dinner and Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 3

In Ringmo, we’ll wake up to a cold breeze. To avoid missing out on the spectacular vista of the snow-capped peaks, freshen up and join for breakfast with a view. As you still have a trek ahead of you, gather your belongings and begin trekking the trail to Sarsar Beni. Because the hills turn upside down from here, it’s essential to take it easy and not run out of energy. Because you must climb the hills and go through the meadows, you may find the day to be too long and exhausting. The path, on the other hand, is full of surprises for nature lovers. After you reach the sansar Beni camp and dinner over there.

 

Day 4

After breakfast start to climb up the steep hill to the Milky Lake of Dudh Kunda. The initial way to Kalo Pokhari is no small distance from attractiveness. The Pokhari is a little extraordinary than your average lake in the background, with a dark black water and high hills. Once the exploration has finished, we will go to Dudh Kunda, an amazing beauty. You will find that the water on the lake is clear blue and charming when you arrive here. You may also see the rising Numbur and Karyolung in the distance over this magnificent lake. you cannot remain on the spot for too long, as you must go down. Then follow the step back towards Sarsar Beni after crossing the lake and the surrounding areas. Overnight and dinner at the camp in Sasar Beni.

 

Day 5

After breakfast, we will continue through Pare Danda, a hill with lovely grazing fields. A spectacular sight of the Himalayas will be available to us. After passing through the hill, we continue on to Junbesi, a Sherpa settlement with several notable monasteries that may be explored for the stay of the day. Overnight and Dinner at the camp.

Day 6

After breakfast from Junbesi we’ll go early in the morning to the Beni from Junbesi, descending to the Basa river, overlooking the Everest mountains to keep us at our side. We’ll go on a walk to Phaplu airport thereafter. Overnight and Dinner at the camp.

 

Day 7

Enjoying the breakfast with the stunning view.  From Phalphu, we’ll take a flight to Kathmandu. Taking in the magnificent view of the area. After 30-40 minutes of flight. When we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel.

 

Day 8

This is your final day in Kathmandu. Enjoy your breakfast at Boudhanath. Then go for a walk in Kathmandu’s valley. You can go shopping or visit Durbar Square, and then have a farewell dinner with your guide later that evening. Staying in the hotel for the night.

 

Day 9

Today you will be leaving for your home. Our representative will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight’s departure time.

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Route Map

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Altitude Map

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What's Included

  • Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2nights at Star categories hotel on twin sharing on BB basis.
  • Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Permit: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS Cards & Khumbu Rural Municipality entry fee.
  • Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek.
  • Trekking Map: Everest Region Trekking map.
  • Member transportation: – Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Phalphu-Kathmandu and Road transportation: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap.
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) along with accessible accommodation twin sharing at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
  • Drinking: 2 liters boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek
  • Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) up to 15kg during the trek.
  • Insurance of guide and potter.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit.

 


What's Not Included

  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry Visa fee.
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, Accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer and any alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking equipment.
  • $ USD for extra per porter per day (If extra porter demanded).

 

 


Equipment List

What to bring ?
  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • 3-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)

General
  • Trekking sticks

  • Quick-drying pants and shorts

  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)

  • Airport pick up & drop off

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking,

Clothing

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Accomodation

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Meals

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Dates And Prices

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The ideal season to travel

January:

Nepal’s trekking off-season is in full effect in January, with low tourist numbers across the nation. The spectacular views and the fact that you’ll have the trails to yourself make this a surprisingly fantastic time to walk across the trails if you’re prepared for chilly temperatures.

February:

While much of Nepal remains freezing in early February, the temperature begins to rise later in the month. The mountains are still cold, and there will be snow, but winter is coming to an end.

March:

March marks the start of spring, one of Nepal’s two high seasons. While temperatures in the mountains will likely remain chilly, and snow will likely remain in certain areas, pathways will begin to soften. In March, trekkers returned in greater numbers, and there are numerous reasons for this. While March isn’t as crowded as April.  Crimson rhododendrons can be seen in March month.

April: 

April, as of March, is a popular trekking month in Nepal. The monsoon rains are still some weeks away, and temperatures are normally pleasant or at least not too chilly in the high Himalayas. In April, temperatures in the Himalayas are still cooler. At higher elevations, temperatures will be cooler.

May:

May marks the beginning of the Everest climbing season, as weather conditions on the mountain are most ideal at this time of year, although these conditions are very different from what normal trekkers will find at lower altitudes. Although the number of trekkers in Nepal decreases in May as humidity and temperatures rise in preparation for the monsoon season.  For nature lover, May and June is the best time to trek.

June: 

By mid-June, monsoon rains had arrived, and most trekkers had left the paths. The conclusion of the Everest-climbing season normally occurs in the first half of the month. However, even once the rains begin, it hardly ever rains all day every day, so if you’re prepared for rainy weather and understand that humidity and rain clouds may hamper your views, June isn’t a bad month to trek in the Everest Region. Furthermore, the higher you climb in height, the less probable it is that it will rain.

July:
In July, Nepal’s high rainfall keeps most trekkers off the trails. However, individuals who are well-prepared with good rain gear and are willing to accept some potential travel delays can still enjoy their trek.  The further you travel into the mountains, the cooler it gets and the less rain you get, however, it will almost surely pour at lower elevations. There’s also a danger of mudslides and landslides disrupting hiking trails.

August:

The monsoon season in Nepal begins in mid-June and lasts until mid-September. In July and August, the Everest Region, like the rest of the country, receives the most yearly rainfall. It also has the hottest temperatures. The higher you go into the mountains, the cooler it gets and the less rain there is. In August, there’s also a danger that landslides would close hiking routes and make paths muddy.

September:

By mid-to-late September, the monsoon rains will have passed, and the weather will be suitable for trekking in Nepal once more. Even though excessive humidity may hide some mountain views, there’s still a possibility to see amazing views early in the morning. In addition, in September, the popular Everest region trek is less crowded than later in the autumn season.

October:

The month of October is the busiest for trekkers in Nepal. The weather is quite stable, with a clean, rain-free sky providing superb mountain views. However, crowds are at an all-time high, with the Everest region Trek being the most popular in the country. When visiting the Everest region in October, it is critical to plan properly far ahead as possible.

November:

In November, there is extremely little possibility of rain in the Everest region—it is the driest month of the year. This means that humidity is at an all-time low, and the chances of seeing clear mountain views are greater than at any other time of year. Temperatures are a few degrees lower than they were in October, with a low of 26°F (-3°C). Temperatures will be even cooler at higher elevations. However, given the low chance of rain and clear skies, November is the greatest month of the year to hike to Everest in terms of weather.

 

 

December:

As winter approaches, the trekking trails become empty except for the most courageous adventurers. However, if you’re properly equipped for cold temperatures, December is a great season to walk to Everest region.  The weather in December isn’t quite as freezing as it is in January, but the difference isn’t significant. This month, the average high in Namche Bazaar is 44°F (7°C), while the average low is 21°F (-6°C). Because Namche is only 11,290 feet (3,440 meters) above sea level, temperatures will be much cooler higher up.


Flight to Phaplu

  • Almost every trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu As it is the easiest way for your trek to the Dudh Kunda.

 

  • Kathmandu is 123 kilometers from Phalphu Airport. The domestic airport of Phalphu is located in Solududh Kunda, Phalphu.

 

  • The airport is located at a height of 2,413 meters above sea level. It only has one runway.

 

  • It’s close to Lukla Airport’s approach. It serves as the entry point to the lower Solukhumbu area.

 

  • The flying time is around 30 minutes. During the monsoon season, flights are frequently delayed or cancelled.

Altitude sickness

Beyond 2500m (8000ft), Altitude sickness is a sneaky monster that may attack even the fittest trekkers. These demands doing everything in your power to prepare for altitude trekking and taking things carefully throughout your Everest region journey. With increasing altitude, the amount of available oxygen decreases, which is the primary cause of high-altitude sickness

So, you may suffer from different altitude sickness in the altitude of 5,550m (Kala Patthar) i.e., Acute Mountain sickness (AMS), High pulmonary edema (HAPE), High-altitude cerebral edema.

 

Your body requires time to adjust to thin air, so start at a lower altitude and work your way up. Some of the symptoms of Altitude sickness are:

  • Increased breathing.
  • Increased urination.
  • Restless sleep.
  • Periodic breathing at night because of altitude.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Cerebral edema.
  • Coma

Certain care should be made to ensure that the situation does not worsen. However, if the symptoms worsen, you may need to return to a lower height and seek medical help. There are, however, several other precautions you may take while trekking in the Everest region to lessen your risk of altitude sickness.

  • Trekkers can modify their bodies by slowly and gradually climbing, as our bodies require time to adjust to the oxygen level. For high altitude trekking, at least one day of acclimatization rest is essential, and you should ascend as high as possible before returning to a lower altitude for the night.
  • You should do various strength training exercises such as running, cycling, jogging, push-ups and going to the gym to acquire strength and stamina for your adventure.

 

  • As the air gets increasingly thin, an increase in elevation reduces oxygen levels, and in the Everest region trek, an increase in altitude also means less vegetation. The consumption of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco decreases the body’s water content.

 

  • The greatest remedy is to always stay hydrated. On your walk, instead of drinking cooled water, drink warm water.

 

  • Diamox is the most effective altitude sickness medication; thus, you should bring a subscription with you on the trek. However, you should consult with your physician to see whether it is advantageous.

Things to know before trekking to Dudh Kunda.

Drinking-Water

Especially for trekkers, it is very necessary to hydrate your body at a higher altitude than in lower elevations to avoid dehydration and altitude sickness. Lack of fluid can be the main hindrance during the trek. You should hydrate your body with at least 3-4 liters of water on a daily basis (Tea, soup, or normal drinking water).

Throughout the trek, you will come across tap and spring water, but it is not safe to drink without purifying it. You can buy the plastic bottle water in the teahouses but becomes expensive as you climb in the higher altitude, and it pollutes the local ecosystem, therefore we recommend you to use a Reusable water bottle or water pouch favorable for both hot and cold water. You can also use filtration system like Life Straw.

Throughout this trek, Cold water is free of cost in teahouses, however for boiled water they charge you between 0.5- 0.10$ per liter. As you gain height, the price of sealed water bottle rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

Here are some ways that you can use to make the water drinkable.

  1. Boiled water

Boiling water is the best way to purify the water. As we are climbing to a higher altitude you need to boil the water for about 3-minute and season it with a pinch of salt before drinking. The Teahouse provide free cold water, however heated water cost between 0.5- 0.10$ per liter.

  1. Purification tablets or electrolyte powder.

Purification tablets like chlorine or iodine tablets are commonly used tablets by trekkers to disinfect the water. 1 tablet is enough for a liter of water. It takes around 30 min for the tablets to dissolve and become drinkable. Water purify by tablets may leave a taste in your mouth.

Electrolyte powder is another option. Electrolyte powder is a better way to purify water than tablets because electrolyte powder contains minerals such as salt, Potassium, Magnesium, which are important for your body during the trek.

  1. UV Light water purifier/ SteriPEN.

It is a simple, effective, economic and environment-friendly way to purify water. It kills the bacteria and virus within 10 sec by exposing them to ultraviolent light using Steripen, without changing the flavor of water. This is highly recommended method of purifying water.

Electricity and Internet facility at Everest Region

Electricity facility.

Despite its difficult geography and weather challenges, the Everest region has been able to provide electricity and access to the Internet.

The lower Everest region is hydroelectrically powered; thus, you can enjoy free electricity. but some hotel might charge you 2.5$ to 3.5$ per battery per hour

Internet Facility and Service

Internet and network facility is needed to contact your family, friends, employee, to post updates and upload photos during the trek.

Everest link has been providing an internet service throughout the Everest region.

You can purchase an Everest Link WI-FI card at the lodges and use the Everest Link hotspots to connect to the internet anywhere on the path within Everest Region.

Cost of Everest Link WI-FI card:

-10GB= NRP 2000/ 17$

-20GB= NRP 3000/ 25$

(Valid for 30 days)

NCell and NTC cellular service has been providing the network as well as internet facilities in Everest Region. You can purchase the NCell or NTC sim card from the stores in Kathmandu in ~1$ that comes with some bonus calls, SMS and balance of Rs.50. For top up either you can buy recharge card or ask any internet café to top up your mobile. By taking data packages you can use the internet service from NCell and NTC throughout the trek.

NTC cellular service is most preferred over NCell. NTC provides good service and signal connectivity, comparison to NCell.

Buy NTC data package

Dial*1415#

Cost of data package in NTC:

-14GB=7$

(Valid up to 28days)

-30GB=15$

(Valid up to 90 days)

 

 

Check balance

Dial *1415#

 

 

Buy NCell data package

Dial *17123# and select.

 

Cost of data package in NCell:

-15GB=10$

-25GB= 12$

(Valid up to 30 days)

 

Check balance

Dial *101#

 

 

Document needed to buy a sim card.

For foreigner = 1 passport size photo, Passport photocopy, or valid identity card.

For Nepali = 1 Passport size Photo, Photocopy of Citizenship or driving license.

Some useful tips to reduce the use of electricity.

  • Extra batteries for the camera.
  • Power bank with 5000-10000mAh.
  • The solar charger and solar lamp (Lumin Aid lamp).
  • As possible less usage of a device with low brightness, GPS, and WI-FI off.

Essential Backpack items for Dudh Kunda Trek.

The bag of a trekker also reveals the trekker’s level of experience. A good trekker should be a smart backpacker. You should be pre-prepared for the things that you need in the trek.

Here are some of the things that you need to take with you for the trek.

Travel documents

  • Airline tickets with the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance policy documents.
  • Valid passport.
  • Copies of passport.
  • Passport-sized photos.
  • Nepalese cash.
  • Travel permits.

Clothing

  • A pair of waterproof trekking shoes or hiking boots.
  • A pair of flip flop slippers or running shoes.
  • 2 sets of thermals (leggings and tops)
  • 3-4 pairs of hiking long sleeve shirts or tops.
  • 2 pairs of hiking shorts and pants or.
  • 2 fleece jumpers or a set of tracksuits.
  • Good quality windproof down jacket.
  • Lightweight waterproof rain jacket and pants.
  • Neck gaiter, leg warmer, and packet of pocket hand warmers.
  • 4-5 pairs of quick-dry socks, underwear, sports bra.
  • Pair of inner and outer gloves (for winter).
  • Knitted Hat, sun cap, beanie, or bandana.
  • Sunglasses or eyeshade.

Trekking equipment

  • Waterproof trekking bag of 40-50liter and a Rucksack or duffel bag (if your backpack is not enough for all your item and need a potter).
  • Reusable water bottle (both hot and cold) of at least 1-2litre.
  • A sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner.
  • Trekking stick/ poles
  • Crampons (if you are trekking in Winter season, Jan-Feb).
  • LED Headtorch or solar lamp (LuminAID Lamp)
  • Stuff sacks, plastic bags.
  • Plug adapter, Charging appliances, power bank, batteries.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Travel Wallet.

Toiletries

  • Rolls of Toilet paper, wet wipes, and tissue.
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, body lotions.
  • Deodorants.
  • Portable mirror.
  • Shampoo and soap.

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers, Paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin, Nicole
  • Sanitary pads
  • Bandage
  • Anti-inflammatory spray.
  • Anti-Nausea tablets.
  • Anti-diarrhea pills or power.
  • Altitude sickness tablets.
  • Water purifying tablets or electrolyte powder.
  • Mosquito and Insect Repellent
  • Salt or anti leech oil (If travelling in rainy season, July- Aug).
  • Earplugs

You can buy or hire trekking cloths and equipment in Kathmandu. If you are buying it, you have to allow an extra day for shopping; however, if you are hiring it, you must inform us in advance so that we can arrange it before your arrival in Kathmandu. This way you can reduce the weight of your luggage and save time and money.

Branded trekking clothes and equipment are available around Thamel area in a reasonable price.

Note- Kathmandu- Phalphu flight has a luggage allowance of 15 – 20 kg per person. For extra baggage, they charge 2$ – 3$ per kg. So, you can wear your trekking boots and jacket to reduce the weight. Have a hand carry bag for your passport, money, medicine, and pair of clothing.


Accommodation, Meal, and Transportation

Accommodation

We will accommodate in star hotel during our stay in Kathmandu and Dhap. Afterward we will be staying in lodges.

Meal

During the trek, we will provide you three-time meals. You can choose from the given menu.

Breakfast– French toast, cornflakes, cereal, pancakes, Bread butter, eggs, oat meal, porridge, tea etc.

Lunch– Dal Bhaat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, garlic soup, Thukpa, Mo: Mo etc.

Dinner– Dal Bhaat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, Garlic soup, Fried noodles, Fried rice, Thukpa, Fried potato, Mo: Mo etc.

Besides these, there are a variety of other options of food. You can buy from your own pocket.

Transportation

By Bus- From Kathmandu airport to hotel at Kathmandu and vice-versa.

By Air- Flight to Nepal.

Flight from Phalphu to Kathmandu.

Drive to Dhap by jeep.


Guide and Staff Arrangements

Throughout the trek, all your activities will be handled by our well-qualified and professional staff. We will do all the escorting. We are providing you a highly experienced and licensed local Sherpa guide with fluent English speaking and has excellent communication skills. We will accompany you from Kathmandu and guide you all the way to Dudh Kunda. Each group of 4-5 trekkers will be assigned an assistant guide, as well as a porter for two trekkers (2*15kg =30kg). If your luggage weight more than 15kg you will be provided a porter individually but you will be charged of 2 people.

All our lead guide, assistant guides, and potters are well professional and experienced. So, we hope for your respect and cooperation with us throughout the trek.


A typical day on the Dudh Kunda Trek.

Every day will begin with the ringing of your alarm clock at 6 a.m. and a knock on your door from your guide with the invitation of breakfast. Get up, have breakfast, pack your backpack and get ready to start your day’s walk by 7 a.m. You’ll wander along trail enjoying the scenery, clicking photos, creating memories, passing by other travelers, interacting with your guide, hearing each other’s stories. Lunch will be served at a local teahouse in the late afternoon (1-2 am). Having lunch and an hour of rest, we will proceed to the day’s final destination as per the itinerary.

On arrival at the destination, check into your accommodation. Get freshen up and some rest. As every teahouse where we stay has a large common dining area with a wood- burning stove in the center, there you will get to meet many travelers. You can sit there, laugh at each other stories, play cards, sing songs, play music, and have a good time. This will help you forgot all the tiredness of the day. Later at the evening you will have your dinner together. After dinner, your guide will give some short briefing about next day’s trek regarding when you must get up, when we have to start our trek next day, where we will stay the next day, how many hours we have to walk and so on.

During this trip, you will walk for a least of 5 hours and a maximum of 7 hours. During this trek you will get to see 8 highest mountains of the world. You will be experiencing the authentic Sherpa, Tamang, and Gurung lifestyle.  Your hard walk will be paid off on reaching the final destination with lifelong memories.


Nepal Tourist Visa and permits details

Visa procedure.

To travel Nepal, you’ll need a tourist visa that is valid for the period of your stay in Nepal. Better, if you have a tourist visa valid for at least 2 months because anything can happen during the trip and staying in Nepal after your visa expires would result in you paying a penalty.  Apply for a visa at your nearest Embassy of Nepal or obtain an On-Arrival visa at immigration in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. But it’s better to contact your nearest Nepalese Embassy.

Here are the documents that you need to apply for the tourist visa.

  • The Tourist Visa Application Form for Nepal (Fully completed online and printed)
  • Original Passport with at least 2 blank pages and validity of at least 6 months.
  • Photocopies of your passport’s personal information page.
  • At least 2 recent passport-sized photos of yourself with white background.
  • Proof of accommodation in Nepal.
  • Valid travel and return flight tickets.
  • A bank statement from the last 3 months with a minimum closing balance of NPR2,00,000.
  • Receipt of the visa fee for Nepal.

Note: Our trip is of 9 days so apply for 15 days tourist visa, costs USD 30.

Entry permits and Requirements

The Entry permits that you need for the trekking in the Everest region are;

  Trekking permits  Foreign Nationals SAARC Nationals Nepali Citizens
1 Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

 

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

 

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

 

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

 

2 Sagarmatha National Park Permit

 

NPR 3,000 per person per entry + 13% vat.

(Approx. 34$)

NPR 1,500 per person per entry +13% vat

(Approx. 15$)

 

NPR 100 per person per entry +13% vat

(Approx. 1$)

 

 

Note: A Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance permit must be obtained from the Rural Municipality desk at the Lukla checkpoint.

Permits for the Sagarmatha National Park can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board, Bhirkuti Mandap, Kathmandu and from the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate at Monjo. To save time, we recommend that you obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Permit in Kathmandu.

For more information about Trekking Permit here the link.

(If you are travelling from travel/trekking agency your agency will arrange all the Permits.)

Documents required to get the Trekking permits.

  • Complete the form with your passport details.
  • 2 Passport size photo.
  • 2 Photocopy of passport valid for at least 6 months.

Travel Insurance

During the journey, you may encounter a number of unexpected incidents or losses. Trekking in Nepal is an adventurous and occasionally dangerous activity, especially at high altitudes. Trekkers must have travel insurance before visiting Nepal for trekking. During this 9-days trek to Dudh Kunda you may encounter a physical injury, illness or an unexpected accident, and you will be responsible for all medical expenses and losses.

You need to choose an insurance policy that cover all of your possible risks from the start of your journey to your final destination. The following threats should be covered by your travel insurance:

  • Cancellation of Domestic and International flights.
  • Lost and stolen of baggage and passport.
  • Hospital and Medical expenses (physical injury, Acute Mountain sickness, Altitude sickness, sudden accident)
  • Emergency rescue such as Helicopter.
  • All high-altitude trek dangers up to 5,000m.

You need to choose your travel insurance wisely so that, in the case of such incident, your travel insurance will cover the costs.

You can get your travel insurance in either your home country or Nepal.


Responsible Travel

As the Everest region is not only the gateway to Mount Everest but also renowned for its traditional culture and eco-friendly environment. All travelers should travel responsibly in these regions. This region is habitat by the majority of Sherpas, Tamang, Gurung, and Chhetri ethnic tribes You must respect the local people, their culture, religion and try to limit any harmful acts that will have an adverse impact on their culture and environment. We expect you to properly dispose of all the plastic waste (food warmers, plastic water bottles etc.). On your way to Everest Base Camp, you may encounter any rare species (Lophophorus (Danfe), Wild bear, Red Panda, Crimson horned Pleasant, Ghorals, Tiger, Yak and some other) and you should avoid disturbed them. When visiting monasteries, you must follow to the monastery’s norms. Your responsible travel will help Nepal achieve long-term sustainable tourism.


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