Dudh Kunda Trek: Exploring the lake in the Lap of Numbur Himal, Everest region

Everest Region, in Nepal, is full of wonders that offer stunning views of Mountains. Besides Mount Everest, Everest regions have Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Cho Oyu, Mt Makalu (8,485), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mount Ama Dablam (6, 812m), and many more sky-dominating mountains that looks amazing. The Everest region is an ultimate trekking destination for adventure lovers and travel enthusiasts. Everest trek takes you through the rich ecosystems, Himalayan settlements, monasteries, lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls and lets you explore the breathtaking views of Everest massif.    

Everest region offers many trekking options such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo EBC trek, Gokyo and Gokyo Ri Trek, and Dudh Kunda Trek. Dudh Kunda Trek is a newly discovered trekking destination inside Sagarmatha National Park/Everest park that I can assure you that you will provide an unforgettable lifetime experience. 

The Dudh Kunda Trek takes you through the beautiful classical and virgin trekking trails. If you like to be away from the monotony and want to chill in the Himalayan air, Dudh Kunda Trekking would be the best. Solukhumbu region has many pilgrimage sites, out of which Dudh Kunda lake and trek offers lifetime experiences. Duda Kunda is also famous as a camping destination. 

How to get to Dudhkunda Lake? 

The Dudh Kunda lake trek generally starts from Phalpu, after a few minutes flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu airport, Salleri. You can also reach the Salleri region by local bus or private vehicles, and then you can start your trekking journey to Dudhkunda Lake.

Dudh Kunda trek is about a 4-5 days trek from Salleri to Dudh Kunda and returning to Salleri. From Salleri, you will trek through Ringmo, Sarsar Beni, and Reach to Dudh Kunda. You will return through the Sarsar Beni village, Junbesi, and reach the final destination, Phalpu. The detail about the major highlights of the Dudh Kunda trek are:                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Facts about Dudh Kunda Trip

Duration: 5-6 Days

Highest Altitude: 4560m (Dudhkunda Height) from sea level 

Location: Everest Region, Solukhumbu District 

Grade: Classic and Easy 

Culture: Mixed (Hindu, Buddhist, and Kirat)

Best Season: Autumn and Spring, and Winter will be good to play with snow


  • Exploring local culture and warm hospitality of the people

  • Virgin trekking trail 

  • Witness the beautiful floral and faunal species

  • Holy lake Dudh Kunda (Milky Lake) and other about lakes around it

  • Stunning and closest views of Numbur Himal (6,959m) and Karyalung Himal (6,681m) in the Everest Region

The detail about the major highlights of the Dudh Kunda trek are: 

Exploring Local Culture and Warm Hospitality of the people

Dudh Kunda Lake is a holy lake for Buddhists, Hindus, and Kirat. Dudh Kunda Lake trek is a beautiful combination of nature and culture. Salleri is the gateway to Everest base camp and Dudh Kunda Trekking. You can stay for acclimatization in Salleri and other villages in this region and take a tour of the village areas to explore their culture and lifestyles. Salleri is the district headquarter of Solukhumbu District and is facilitated by hospitals, shops, schools, and other facilities. In Salleri, you can visit the local markets and buy local products like Churpi (made from milk), dried mushrooms, yak tale fur, and other requirements for your trekking as well. The lower region peoples are Sherpa, Chhetri, Kirtan Rai, and Tamang. In the upper region, mainly Sherpa peoples are there. This trek takes you through many temples, mani walls, prayer flags, gompa, monasteries, and chortens, which clearly shows the religious practices in this region. The people in this region are welcoming, and they will reward you with warm hospitality. 

Virgin Trekking Trail

Dudh Kunda Trekking Trail is an off-the-beaten and classical trekking trail in Everest Region. This trail is less crowded and easy. The trek takes you through the rivers, streams, bridges, splendid ridges, settlements, valleys, grasslands, and forests, which are less disturbed. The trail offers you magnificent views of the valleys, mountains, and surrounding hills.

Witness the Nature

No doubt, The Everest region in Nepal is rich in ecosystem diversity. It has many floral and faunal species, including endangered plants and animals. The walk in the natural trials consisting of white rivers, streams, forests, birds, butterflies, animals, ridges, and grasslands is full of wonders. Dudh Kunda trek lies inside Sagarmatha National Park/Everest Park: the World's highest-altitude National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Everest Park is home to more than 118 species of birds: Himalayan monal, Blood Pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, and snow pigeon. You can witness the close views of wild species such as Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Ghoral, snow leopards, wolves, lynx, weasels, red panda, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, martens, and Himalayan wolves.  

The natural trail and views in Dudh Kunda Trek will sure make your journey filled with amazement and adventure. The upper regions offer you the lush green vegetation and the mystical colorful rhododendrons forests ( blooms in March to May). 

Dudhkunda Lake: Exploring Sacred Milk lake

Dudh Kunda means Milky Lake in Nepali because of its white color. The Sacred Dudh Kunda lake is famous as a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. People believe that if you take a dip in the Dudh Kunda lake, you will be away from sins. The lake is more crowded by Hindus, Buddhists, and Kirati peoples, which shows a great example of religious harmony in Nepal. There are many small and large lakes in this trekking region. If you have got time, you can explore the other beautiful lakes.

Stunning and closest views of Numbur Himal (6,959m) and Karyalung Himal (6,681m) in the Everest Region

Dudh Kunda lies on the lap of Numbur Himal (6,959m) and Karyalung Himal (6,681m). Nimbur Himal is locally called Shorong Yul Lha, which means Protector of Solu region. The Dudh Kunda trek offers you magnificent views of the mountains in the Everest region. Moreover, you will get to see the stunning and massive views of Mount Nimbur and Mount Karyalung from the Dudh Kunda Lake. The sky-touching mountains in the Everest region and the beautiful Dudh Kunda lake During sunset and sunrise will reward you with stunning looks. 

The whole trekking trails and Dudh Kunda areas are the perfect places for beautiful photographs. The number of national and international tourists trekking in the Dudh Kunda Region is growing because of its pristine natural and cultural values.

From Ringbo village of the Dudh Kunda Trekking region, the trails to EBC and Dudh Kunda separates. Thus, if you have excessive time and can trek for the long term, you can combine Everest Base Camp Trek and Dudh Kunda Trek. 

 If you would like to go for this amazing short trek in Everest Region, You can contact us.  

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