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Dudh Kunda Cultural Trek


In the past, Dudh Kunda & Pikey trek commence from Jiri , but now a day because of  good facility of road to Solu, Sallery.  we can easily drive by private vehicle or local jeep from Kathmandu to Phaplu and trek starts from there. Midway down the western ridge enclosing the beautiful Solu valley stands Pikey, a peak noted for its panoramic view of the Eastern Himalaya we slowly make our way across the terraced valleys of Khimti and Likhu to reach the top of Pikey(4,077m. /13,387ft.) where we’ll see the impressive Numbur Himal towering in front of us, along with the rest of the eastern Himal, including Mt. Everest, fanning back on either side.  Dudh Kunda cultural Trek stands in lower parts of Solu khumbu is known as solu valley. The prime object of the Pikey & Dudh Kunda cultural trek is Dudh Kunda (a sacred milk lake) which is situated at lap of Numbur Himal.

From Pikey, following a winding descent, we enter Solu Valley at Taktor. Then, passing through the Gompa of Shey Lo – once an important venue for Sherpa scholars, we arrive in Junbesi. Here, at this beautiful village set amidst fine forests, we rest for a day and find time to visit the village monastery, considered to be the oldest in Solu, and the local high school, founded by Sir Edmond Hillary. After Junbesi, our destination is the Thubten Choling monastery, a monastery of  Thushi Rimpoche.

Our route onward takes us to Pungmuche, once a major religious center and home to over a thousand monks. The remains of many meditation huts can still be seen today, scattered amongst the rocks on the surrounding hillside. At a fraction of its former size, Phungmoche is now home of the newly established Himalayan Sherpa Buddhist School. Here, we stay with the gompa’s head lama, and learn more about its interesting history.

From Phungmoche, we climb north-east and pass through some Yak herding stations to arrive at the sacred glacier lake site of Dudh Kunda. Every year during the full-moon between July and August, thousands of devotees come here to bathe to pay their homage to Shiva.

Finally, we begin our descent back down into the heart of Solu; joining villagers making their way to the Saturday bazaar in Naya Bazaar. This  Dudh kunda cultural  trek ends the next day with a breathtaking flight along the Himalayas to Kathmandu.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2:  city tour with entry fee
Day 3:
Fly Phaplu or by jeep to Phaplu or salley

Day 4~ 15:  Begin trek in sallery and end at Phaplu
Day 16: Fly  Kathmandu or by drive to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Trip ends

cost included:

  • airport transfer
  • Flight Kathmandu – Phaplu – Kathmandu or private transport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan
  • City tour with entry fee
  • Guide and porters
  • Meal and accommodation during trek
  • All necessary permit for trekking

Cost doesn’t included:

  • Meal during Kathmandu and en-route tour
  • Clients personal insurance
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Rescue evacuation if needed
  • Tips