Pikey peak and Dudhkunda Trek

Dudhkunda (milk Lake) Holy Lake with Mt.Numbur
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:4560m.
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:2 Pax to 16
  • Best Time:Spring and Autumn

Pikey Peak and DudhkundaTrek Cultural Trail (Solukhumbu, Nepal) is a newly opened trekking route in the lower Everest region. It is quite a remote area where a few trekkers do trekking each year. Pikey Peak is also a culturally rich trekking where you can see ancient monasteries, Mani walls, and Stupa, etc. This trek offers majestic views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Mera Peak, Gauri Shanker, and Nambur Himal to the North and deep valleys dropping away into the clouds to the South from Pikey Peak at 4067m.You can enjoy the breathtaking Sunrise and Sunset views from PIKEY PEAK The legend: Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed it was his favorite view of Everest from Pikey Peak. The Sherpas people believe that their clan god is living at Pikey Peak where the locals get to gather to worship/pray during July.

Dudh Kunda is a scared Lake in the lower Everest region. DHUDH KUNDA is situated in the lap of Mt. Numbur, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, Protector of Solu region. Dudh Kunda (which literally means milky lake) is believed to be a holy lake and the locals believe that taking a dip in the holy waters will have their wishes granted There is a Shaman dance festival at the Lake in the full moon in August each year. There can be different types of Rhododendrons that bloom in the forest in April/May. This trek is also rich in Himalayan flora and fauna etc. While trekking in this region, you will learn about the lifestyle of the Rai, Sherpa, Tamang, Magar, and other ethnic people as well, as the architecture, their foremost temples, Buddhist monasteries, and their way of life, as you spend your days mainly in Lower solu villages.

Pikey Peak Dudh Kunda Cultural Trail (Solukhumbu, Nepal)  is spectacular in every sense when it comes to the panoramas of high peaks, where you can explore the unique landscapes above timberline, you will have trekking in the fine forests, ancient Buddhist monasteries, temples whereby you can have spectacular mountain views of the mountains, you will explore the unique, Rai, Sherpa, Tamang, Magar culture, impressive temples monasteries, and villages inhabited by the friendly people, these all the features have made Lower Solu and Lower Everest, one of the perfect destinations primarily for family trekking.

Itinerary

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Halesi Trek Will officially welcome and meet you at Airport & transport you by private vehicle to the hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant, and discuss the trip, overnight at Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Beautiful drive through many different villages, rivers, and hills via Jiri Bazer, etc. When the road goes up we will see a panoramic view of the hills, village, and valley. Then you will reach Shivalaya which place is located bank of the Khimti River. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 1810m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 7/8 hrs.

You will walk through the many different villages different cultures and Jungle as well. In the first part, you will have to climb up till a little pass Deurali(2705m.) then walk down to Bhandar. Such an excellent view from Deurali. Bhandar is a beautiful place with tea gardens and many things growing there. You will enjoy the place. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2400m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

The first couple of hours you descend the trail to the Likhu River then you will cross the Bridge then you will start to climb up to Namkheti through the many different villages. It’s really great to walk through villages and see their culture and typical Nepali village life. While you are passing these villages you will see Brahman, Sherpa, Newar, and many more different casts, and they're all different culture as well. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2300m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

You will walk through the village and crops field. Today normally you will climb up. This is a Sherpa village with a Buddhism culture. Visit the monastery and go to pray and learn about their interesting culture. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2900m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

Pikey Danda is one of the best places to see the panoramic view of the mountains and valleys. This is the place from where you can see the top of the world Mt.Everest and many other mountains. There also you can visit the cheese factory where they make Himalayan Yak (Nak) cheese. Stay overnight on the hill with such a great view and stars light at night as well. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4070m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4 hrs.

The trail to the top of Pikey Peak starts from behind the lodge and follows a gradual slope to the summit, strewn with prayer flags. It’s important to start before dawn to reach the top for sunrise as the views from the top are breathtaking. If the weather is clear you will be rewarded with views stretching from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga, it is truly amazing!
From  Pikey, you trek north down a ridgeline to Jase Bhanjyang, where a good crew will have breakfast ready for you. Leaving Jase Bhanjyang you have a few options for your descent to Junbesi, we highly recommend the stunning “Shortcut trail” which leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Traktor Here you meet the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri, this means the tea houses are a little more developed. overnight at Tentcamp

  • Max. Altitude: 2580m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

The trail to Gompa from Junbesi is very beautiful and pass several villages and potato field. Thupten Chholing Gompa is the place where most of the monks live there. It’s a big monastery and there are many monks who came from Tibet a long time ago. There you can go to pray in the morning and evening at the monastery. You will enjoy being here. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3000m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 3/4 hrs.

We start to walk to Dudhkunda Lake and we can’t get village couple of days so we will stay in the jungle. It’s a really great path with incredible views and landscapes. You will have fun doing this trekking, staying in the jungle in a tent. You will see wild animals and many birds. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3840m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

You will see the beautiful holy lake Dudhkunda Lake on a lap of the Numbur Himal. This is your destination for this trekking so enjoy being here and such an incredible view. overnight  at the Tent camp

  • Max. Altitude: 4560m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

Today go up to the viewpoint. See holy Lake Dudh Kunda, experience high altitude thin air, and see spectacular views of mountains such as Number, Khatang, Karyolung, etc. Besides, we would also be privileged to observe the fair if we happen to be there at Janaipurnima in August. The migratory aquatic birds can also be seen in the area during the rainy season. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Accommodation: Tent camp

Today trails go normally downhill through the jungle and some bare hills. After the Dudhkunda Lake, you will feel almost finished trekking. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3565m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

Such a great walk to the chiwang gompa. Chiwang Gompa is located on a hill with the best view and an incredible place. Chiwang Monastery is a really nice monastery. This monastery was founded in 1923 and has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. You will feel great to be here. Visit the monastery and see their culture. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3000m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

Then last day walk about 3 hours to Phaplu airport. In the afternoon walk to the sallery market where located district headquarters of Solu-Khumbu, which is half an hour's walk from Phaplu. They walk back to Phaplu and in the evening make a last-day party in Phaplu thank all the staff and Goodbye to them hoping to see them again. overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2470m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 3/4 hrs.

We will pick up you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Be fresh in Kathmandu after two weeks of trekking in mountains and enjoy walking around in Kathmandu.

  • Duration: 35 min.

Departure for your home with a great experience in a Himalayan kingdom and such a great memory in your life. Halesi Treks drop you at the airport and Goodbye to you with hoping to seeing you again…

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
    • Domestic Flight From Phaplu/KTM 
    •  2-night hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
    • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
    • 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porter, their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipment, and insurance.
    • All Camping Equipment (Tents) and Kitchen equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen 
    •  tent, toilet tent, table with chairs, all kitchen gear/utensils etc.)
    • Kathmandu to Shivalaya private transportation.
    • Government taxes. 
    What's not Included
    •  lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
    • Travel insurance.
    •  International airfare 
    • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet.
    • Emergency Evacuation
    •  Personal Trekking Equipment.
    Dates & Availability
    Starts:Apr 25, 2024Ends:May 10, 2024
    Price fromUS$1950
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    Starts:Apr 30, 2024Ends:May 15, 2024
    Price fromUS$1950
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    The Above given cost is per person and the Above-given Pikey Peak Dudh Kunda Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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