Pikey peak and Dudh Kunde Trek

Duration: 17 Days

The sacred lake of Dudh Kunda lies at the base of Mt. Nambur, the mountain regarded by the locals as being the home of the protective deity of Solu. In August there is an influx of devotees who come to perform a cleansing ritual at the lake. At other time you are unlikely to meet anyone on this rarely traveled trail so still, Dudh Kunda trek is less tourists visited area.

Dudha Kunda (milky lake) one of the sacred site of the Everest region. It is believed that if one makes a visit to Dudh Kunda and takes a dip into it, he or she is freed from the sin. One another belief is that if childless couple visits to this Kunda, they will have children. The sacred lake Dudh Kunda is regarded to be the home of the protective deity in Solukhumbu district; therefore, many Nepalese visits to this holy lake every year. Moreover, Pikey hill (4,100 m.) which is regarded to be the hills located at the highest point in Solukhumbu and is believed to be one of the perfect place from where you will have clear views of 8-the highest mountains located in Nepal namely Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m.), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m.), and number of other peaks lying around the area, so as you will have an opportunity to explore the sacred milky lake and no doubt the rocky and sloppy hills, diverse culture, lifestyles of various ethnic groups namely of Sherpa, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, Sunuwar, Gurung to name a few who are residing in the area and flora and fauna.

Pikey peak and Dudh Kunda Trekking begins with one day drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar and then continues the trail through Goli Gompa and finally reach at Pikey hill (peak) and continues to Dudh Kunda, the lake located at the highest point in Solukhumbu region and making exploration around the trail continues to Phaplu airport and then you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m).
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (1,770m) : 8 -9 hours driving
  • Day 04: Trek Jiri to Bhandar (2,190m) : 6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Bhandar to Goli Gompa (2,980m) : 6 -7 hours
  • Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day.
  • Day 07: Trek Goli Gompa to Ngaur (3,350m) : 4-5 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Ngaur to Pike Peak base camp (3,350m) :6 hours
  • Day 09: Trek Pike Peak base camp to Junbeshi (2,670m) : 6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Junbeshi to Thupten Chholing (2,930) :3 -4 hours
  • Day 11: Trek Thupten Chholing to Sasarabeni (3,835m) :6 hours
  • Day 12: Hike up to Dudh Kunda (4,561m) and return to Sasarbeni (3,835m) : 5 -6 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Sasarbeni to Ringmu (2,720m) : 7 -8 hours
  • Day 14: Trek Ringmu to Chiwang Gompa (2,790m) : 3 -4 hours
  • Day 15: Trek Chiwang Gompa to Phaplu (2,470m) : 2 -3 hours
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu : 35 minutes flight
  • Day 17: Farewell, flights home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival /Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • Twin sharing lodges/tents accommdoation during the trek
  • Airfare from Phaplu - Kathmandu including airport departure tax..
  • Ground transportation on a comfortable tourist vehicle
  • All Meals during the trek (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) with tea / coffee.
  • Welcome and farewel dinners.
  • Government licensed, English-speaking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, insurance and medicine for the guide and porters. 
  • Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Warm down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • TIMS Trekking permit, Everest national park entry permit fees 
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit
  • Adventure Club Trek duffel bag, medical kid,T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$2500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting: 

Prior to all our treks and expeditions, we host a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce them to other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. We believe that pre-trip meeting is very important in order to better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to trek  to Pikey peak and Dudh Kunde :

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

PRICE FROM US$ 1459 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1459
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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