Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking - 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 4560 meter/14957 feet
  • Lodge-Hotel-Camping
  • Somehow Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 13
  • 78
On the lap of the Mt.Numbur Chuli a small but architectural glacial lake of Dudh (milk) kunda (pond) is located. Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking trail leads to the region with different details of the Everest trekking trail in Nepal Himalaya.

One of the unexplored destinations Dudh kunda trail is dominated with Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, Chhetri and many more.

Trail of Dudh Kunda trek is mostly jungle and very close to the mountains – when we get to no tree line zone. Trail is still unexplored tremendously.

Dhudh Kunda is located in the peace zone of Nepal Himalaya in the Lower Everest region with huge varieties in flora and fauna, this trail is virgin trekking trail of Nepal, and hence it is, not much crowded.

If you are interested to explore new trails of Nepal Himalaya with antique tradition & culture rich with solitude in trekking; this could be an ideal trekking destination for you. Apart from Mt. Numbur Himal, trekkers will get glace of Khumbu Himalaya range including Everest and many more.

Trekking trail is less explored, thus peaceful moments will be yours. As this is still a camping trekking destination, as always Nepalgram is dedicated to show you the hidden parts of Nepal, thus we encourage to ask more about the destination and share your expectations.

Best Time for Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking

Dudh Kunda lake trekking
Picture: Dudh Kunda lake

Dudh Kunda trek is a camping trek destination in Lower Everest. Thus camping trek must be considered in favorable weather conditions. Camping in cold and rainy season is not recommended, however people trek in those time of the year as well.

Best time to trek to Dudh kunda is in the Autumn and Spring. Autumn are the months from September to November and Springs are the months from March to May. These months are favored more over Monsoon & winter is because of good weather conditions. During these months; temperature is mild and sky is clear. Blue sky and white mountains makes your trip a best trip to unexplored region of Everest Himalaya.

Why not to trek Dudh Kunda in the monsoon? Because these months are supposed to have all day rain. And to trek in the rainy season in the off the beaten trail is not fun. And also this is a camping trek so accommodation will not be comfortable. Wet body and sleeping in the small tents will not be fun rather a challenge, if you want to accept. And more importantly – Monsoon season is supposed to have clouded sky for most of day light. Thus you might not be able to see what you have expected to see in Dudh Kunda Trekking.

But Still in Monsoon, Dudh kunda lake observers a big festival. The festival is called janai purnima and is celebrated among Hindu as well as Buddhist Community. This lake is thus called a holy lake.

Arun taking picture with local Shaman whom he met on Dudh Kunda lake trekking in the monsoon season
Local Shaman trekked all the way to this Holy lake. Along with these Shamans, thousands of Locals visit the Holy lake of Dudh Kunda in the festival of Janai Purnima.

Why not to trek in the winter? Camping trek in the winter is supposeingly less fun than in the mentioned good season to trek to Dudh Kunda. Winter days will have clear sky and temperature will be mild and favorable. But the nights and morning (before sun rise); the temperature will be too much cold. Cold is the only reason for winter to be unfavorable month for Trekking to Dudh Kunda lake. In winter – you will be able to see the frozen lake of Dudh Kunda – whoich you will not get to see in other season trek to Dudh Kunda lake.

Culture & Nature

The region is dominated by Chettri, who are known as the brave folks Gurkhas in Anglo – Nepal War, whereas Rai and Tamang and Sherpa are famous as Gurkha’s in British, Singapore, HongKong security forces and Indian Army force.

This milky pond is holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist. One of the; off – the – beaten trail of Nepal Himalaya, near to Everest, this trail offers trekkers a peace in nature less people and charming peoples. This trekking trail gives clear picture of Mt. Numbur chulli and other several unnamed and named Himalayan range. You will see Numbur peak on your arrival at Phaplu, a stunning White Mountain in the middle of the mountain range you see in the north. Rhododendrons forest with many wild animals makes trekkers more interesting.

To explore Dudh Kunda lake trekking trail, we have suggested itinerary as below, but the trail can be connected from Jiri, Phaplu or Lukla as well.  It is possible to start trek either from historic route of Jiri Bazzar or from Tenjing Hillary Airport (one of the most dangerous airport of the world) at Luckla or from Phaplu airport.


Dudh Kunda is a holy lake with pristine beauty of White Himalaya and jungle trekking in a camping experience. An week adventure to collect adventure in camping trek of Nepal in lower Everest region, Dudh Kunda lake trekking can be your best choice.

Trekking to this holy lake is trending among locals but it can still be considered as a off the beaten trekking in Nepal.

Attractions of Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking

  • Mt. Numbur close view
  • Less people, off the beaten trail
  • Dudh Kunda Holy Pond
  • Junbensi and Phaplu with view of wide White Mountains
  • Antique village, Jungle trekking and Camping in the nature

Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our company representative will assist you to transfer to your hotel.Tonight Dudh kunda trekking briefing by your guide.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Day 2
Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and trekking to Ringmo.

• Altitude – 3660 meters
• Special – view of different rivers from bus and exploration of natural beauty
• Time – 12/13 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus and walking through rhododendron forest

Day 3
Hike from Ringmo to Sarsar Beni

• Altitude – 3800 meters
• Special – View of mountains and wildlife
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking through steepy trail

Day 4
Trekking from Sarsar Beni to Dudh Kunda (4560m), back to Sarsar Beni

• Altitude – 4560 meters
• Special – blue tinged water lake and dudh kunda itself
• Time – 10/12 hours
• Activity – Walking uphill and downhill while coming back

Day 5
Trek from Sarsar Beni to Junbesi

• Altitude – 2675 meters
• Special – panoramic view of Himalayas
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 6
Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu

• Altitude – 2413 meters
• Special – view of mountains and greenery
• Time – 10/12 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 7
Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu international airport, Hotel (B/B)

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view from the plane
• Time – 30 minutes
• Activity – Flying in plane

Day 8
We will drop you to TIA for your final departure.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Our itinerary and package are sample to guide your holiday plan, always feel free to ask us for the proper planning of your holiday, and provide your expectation and matter of interest.

Cost Includes of Dudh Kunda Lake Trek

  • Domestic flights for Phaplu Kathmandu
  • Airport pickup and drop by private car for domestic and international flights as in the itinerary.
  • Two nights Standard Hotel in Pokhara B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking and fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • All government taxes and office expenses.

Cost Excludes of Dudh Kunda Lake Trek

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea or coffee with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking
From $ 470.00
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 690.00
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 950.00
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking Trip Info

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 4560 meter/14957 feet
  • Lodge-Hotel-Camping
  • Somehow Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Camping Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 13
  • 78



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