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Pikey Dudhkunda Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Destination: Nepal

Trip Name: Pikey Dudhkunda 15 Days Trip

Best Season: Oct-May

Trekking Days: 13 days

Total Days: 15 days

Grade: Moderate 

Accommodation: Camping / Lodge

Max Altitude: 4560 m

Transport: Drive and Flight

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Group Size: 1 Plus

Maximum Price: US$ 1500.00

Minimum Price: US$ 1200.00

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Highlights

  • Dudhkunda means Milky Lake
  • panoramic views of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Numbur and other peaks along the route
  • rhododendron forests, pine trees, and wild animals such as mountain tars, bear, leopards, jackals, and birds like the Lophophorus or Danphe, a species of pheasant which is the national bird of Nepal
  • scenes of sunrise and sunset from Pikey Peak
  • beautiful Sherpa and other ethnic communities
  • local culture, lifestyle, and picturesque landscapes
  • ancient Buddhist monasteries such as Taksindu Monastery 

Dudhkunda—Pikey Cultural trail is a quiet but increasingly popular trekking route in the Solu Khumbu/Lower Everest Region. Dudhkunda means the 'milky lake,' which is situated at the foot of Numbur Himal, a peak locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, meaning the protector of the Solu region. Dudhkunda is considered a holy lake, and the locals believe that taking a dip in the waters will grant anyone’s wishes. While trekking to the area, you can also enjoy the panoramic views of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Numbur and other peaks along the route. You also can explore the rhododendron forests, pine trees, and wild animals such as mountain tars, bear, leopards, jackals, and birds like the Lophophorus or Danphe, a species of pheasant which is the national bird of Nepal.

On the trek, you will also be able to capture scenes of sunrise and sunset from Pikey Peak. At 4065m, Pikey is a small mountain located in the lower Solu Khumbu region. Pikey hosts sweeping views of nearly all of Nepal’s Himalayan range. It is a lesser-traveled but famous trek. Sir Edmond Hillary said that the view of Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest from Pikey was his favorite in all of Nepal. Pikey was only recently opened as a trekking destination. Pikey, pronounced Pee-Kay, has two summits, Goley-Pikey and Chawa-Pikey. These names are from the Sherpa language and refer to deities of different local Sherpa clans.  

Pikey Peak provides the opportunity of a lifetime to see Mt. Everest and six other peaks over 8,000m: Mt. Everest South Summit, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, in the west Annapurna and Manaslu, and in the east the third highest peak in the world Mt. Kanchanjunga. Also clear are Mt. Thamserku, Numbur Himal, Gauri Shankar, and the Langtang Range. (For more information on Pikey, see the Pikey Peak page)

The trail passes through most beautiful Sherpa and other ethnic communities' settlements in the region. You can visit ancient Buddhist monasteries such as Thupten Chholing Gompa and enjoy the local culture, lifestyle, and of course the picturesque landscapes. The trek begins at Jhapre after an 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu and continues through the Solu Khumbu, eventually ending at Phaplu to fly or drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m/4600ft

Day 02: Drive to Jhapre 2820m/9251ft (7-8 hours)

Day 3: Trek to Damar (2700m/8858ft), overnight at camp (Damar village is small Sherpa village). (6-7 hours walking) 

Day 4: Trek to Lhamuje 3500m/11482ft via Tolu Monastery 3372m/11062ft (4-5hours)

Day 5: Trek to Pikey Base Camp 3640m/11942ft (4-5hours)

Day 6: Climb to PIKEY PEAK 4065m/13336ft early morning for sunrise view.  Continue Trek to Junbesi 2700m/8858ft (7-8hours)

Day 7: Rest day or day hike to Thupten Choling Monastery

Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka 

Day 9: Trek to Saharsbeni 

Day 10: Trek to Dudhkunda and back to Saharsbeni

Day 11: Trek to Sarkari pati

Day 12: Trek to Taksindu Monastery 2930m/9612ft (5-6hours)

Day 13: Trek to Phaplu 2470m/8103ft (5-6 hours)

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu (35min)

Day 15: Fly to your Home.

Price

4 Person US$ 6000.00
3 Person US$ 4200.00
2 Person US$ 2700.00
1 Person US$ 1500.00

Service Includes:

  • Airport Transfer,
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation at 3 star hotel including breakfast,
  • Meal and Lodge accommodation during the trekking trip,
  • Trekking Permit Fee,
  • Transfer Kathmandu to Jhapre by Jeep
  • Flight Phaplu airport to Kathmandu airport,
  • Necessary trekking staff and their wage, insurance, transport,

Service Excludes:

  • Trekking Equipment for Trekkers,
  • Launch and Dinner meal during Kathmandu stay,
  • Site-seeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Trekker's Personal Expenses,
  • Trekker's Travel Insurance

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