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Dudh kunda Pikey Trek

Dudh kunda Pikey Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek

Best Month:

March to May &Sep to Nov

Max Elevation:

4592 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 7 Hours

Trip Duration:

15 Days

Trip Grade:

Moderate

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House / Tent

Destination:

Lower Everest Region of Nepal

Dudh Kunda Pikey Trek is a great option for those looking for a less crowded trekking experience in the Lower Everest Region. It combines the pristine Dudh Kunda Lake with Pikey Peak, offering a mix of cultural interest and spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, including Everest.

Dudh Kunda Pikey Trek is new trekking route in lower Everest of Solukhumbu region which offers excellent mountain views with cultural experience. The Dudhkunda trekking route passes thought farming lands, local villages and many high pasture lands. It is lies in popular trekking trail through the Everest Base Camp in Solu-Khumbu region.

The Dudh Kunda Pikey Trek is a beautiful but less- traveled trekking route in the lower Everest region of Nepal due to a newly opened route. It combines two beautiful destinations namely Dudh Kunda Lake and Pikey Peak.

Dudh Kunda Lake

Dudh Kunda is name of the popular holy Lake and meaning is that the milky lake is situated at the lap of Numbur Himal (6957 meters / 22824 feet) and is considered a sacred site by both Hindus and Buddhist. It is believed to be a holy lake and the locals believe that taking a bath in the holy waters will have the wishes granted.

Pikey Peak

Pikey Peak is another famous attraction in the region. It stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and others. It's a popular spot to observe breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped peaks. The name Pikey is consequent from the name of Sherpa language which means a tribe god. During July or August, the locals hold celebrations to worship this particular tribe god.

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek route

High Pass Adventure projected this less crowded trekking package of 15 days trek itinerary which covers the Dudh Kunda and famous Pikey Peak. The Trek usually starts from Pattale Dhap, which can be reached by 6/7 hours drive or a short flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu Airport and ends at Phaplu or Salleri. The trail passes through the most beautiful settlements of Sherpa and Magars communities, lush forests, and wonderful landscapes in the region. Along the way, you can experience the local culture, traditions, and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

The route offers visits to ancient Buddhist monasteries such as Thupten Chholing Gompa near Junbesi and you can enjoy the unique Sherpa ethnic group culture and lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to witness a diverse array of natural wonders, including lush Rhododendron forests, majestic pine trees, and a variety of wildlife such as mountain Thars, Bears, Leopards, Jackals, deer, and an abundance of avian species, including the colorful pheasant and many others during the trekking.

The entire trek usually takes around 8 to 12 days to complete, depending on the chosen route, acclimatize day, your fitness, walking faze and pace. It's a less crowded trail compared with some of the more popular treks in the Everest region, making it a great option for those seeking a more peaceful and off-the-beaten-path experience.

Dudh Kunda  Pikey Peak  Trek Highlights

  • Pikey Peak, one of the best viewpoints in lower Everest region of Nepal
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience
  • Beautiful Panoramic views from Pikey Peak of Surroundings Mountains and landscapes
  • The glacial lake of Dudh Kunda sacred site of both Buddhist and Hindu devotees
  • Combine wilderness camping and local tea houses for overnight stay
  • Explore the ethnic Sherpa villages en route to experience
  • Find out the Tibetan Buddhism culture at the Thubten Choling and Chiwong monastery
     

Best time to Visit Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek

The best time to visit the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek is during the two main trekking seasons namely spring and autumn season in Nepal. These two seasons offer the most favorable weather and spectacular views, making your trekking experience enjoyable and memorable.

Spring season (March to May):

Spring is measured the best time for the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. During this season, the weather is generally stable, with mild temperatures during the day and clear skies, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains. The trekking trail is decorated with vibrant rhododendron blooms, creating a colorful and picturesque landscape. The temperatures are pleasant, making it a comfortable time for hiking and the days are longer, allowing for more exploration.

Autumn season (September to November):

Autumn is another popular and recommended season for the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. The weather is dry, and the skies are generally clear, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The temperatures are moderate, and the conditions are favorable for hiking. Autumn is also known as the post-monsoon season, so the air is crisp and clean after the rains, providing stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

Summer and winter season (July to August and November to February)

Dudh Kunda Pikey peak trek is possible during the summer and winter seasons but can be more challenging compared to the preferred trekking seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is not the most recommended time due to the challenging weather conditions and potential risks involved. Winter season can be suitable for experienced trekkers but you have to prepare for the cold conditions and have the appropriate gear and equipment.

However, the weather and trail conditions may not be as favorable and you may encounter more challenges, such as rain and snow during the winter months (December to February) or the possibility of monsoon rains and leeches during the summer months (June to August).

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty

The difficulty level of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek is considered a moderate level trek in terms of difficulty. It requires good physical fitness, good health condition, previous trekking experience and has to be able to walk 6-8 hours a day.  

Pikey Peak stands at around 4065 meters and Dudh Kunda Lake situated at around 4592 meters above sea level. It is not a challenging trekking route compared with other trekking routes but altitude sickness is potential anxiety to all trekkers to reach the both places. You have to walk uphill and downhill in the higher elevation, which makes it tough to walk.  

The trekking trails are unfamiliar in the forest and village which makes it difficult to find the right trail in a few places. Solo trekking is not recommended for this route due to the lack of lodge accommodations throughout the journey. As a result, trekkers should be prepared to rely on a combination of lodges and camping for their accommodation needs. The trek takes you through remote areas with limited facilities and services. It's crucial to be self-sufficient and carry essential supplies, including water and snacks.

The walking distance also depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 4 to 8 hours a day during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. Anyway our guide manages the tea-house and tent for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 

 Important note for Dudh kunda Pikey Peak Trek

Sometimes problems like weather conditions, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond our control during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. It might change the itinerary due to those issues. So, you need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary for the trip.  If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do our best for everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Anyway, we are always with you to solve the problem as well as our trekking staff are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 
 

Dudh kunda Pikey Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with an experienced tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, which are the best and most popular places in 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable private vehicles before a walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tours full of fascinating insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, and the culture of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, your guide picks you to the bus station for driving to Dhap. The road is nice with a river side and mountains view. There are many descents and ascents to reach the Dhap.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2855

After breakfast there, the trekking path climbs up to a grassy ridge. From the ridge you can enjoy the magnificent Mountain View. From there you will head to Pikey Base Camp through some Yak hunt, Mani wall. There are several types of Rhododendrons trees along the path which you can see blooming if you do trekking in the spring season. That day also you will get full enjoyment before reaching Pikey Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3640

After breakfast there, the trekking path climbs up to a grassy ridge. From the ridge you can enjoy the magnificent Mountain View. From there you will head to Pikey Base Camp through some Yak hunt, Mani wall. There are several types of Rhododendrons trees along the path which you can see blooming if you do trekking in the spring season. That day also you will get full enjoyment before reaching Pikey Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3640

Early in the morning, you commence your trek towards the renowned vantage point of Pikey Peak. There, you are treated to a breathtaking sunrise, accompanied by magnificent views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8848 m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Khantega (6685m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Langtang
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After basking in the extensive panorama from Pikey Peak, you gradually descend to Jasmane Bhanjyang, where you can take a well-deserved rest. Though today's trekking distance is relatively short, the undulating terrain with ascending and descending sections will require approximately 4 to 5 hours of walking. As such, spending the night at Jase Bhanjyang ensures a rejuvenating stay and an opportunity to recuperate for the journey ahead.


 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3550

We begin our trek towards Junbesi, a charming village nestled in the Everest region. The trail takes us through verdant forests, crossing sparkling mountain streams and picturesque landscapes. We pass by traditional Sherpa settlements, where we can immerse ourselves in their warm hospitality and learn about their rich culture. The trek offers moderate hiking for about 6 hours, with occasional uphill and downhill stretches. As we arrive in Junbesi, we are greeted by stunning mountain vistas and the welcoming atmosphere of the village. We settle into a comfortable tea-house, ready to rest and rejuvenate for the next day's adventure. Overnight stay in Junbesi.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2700

Today, we set off on a scenic trek to Thupten Choling Monastery, located in the tranquil surroundings of the Everest region. The trail winds through lush forests and quaint Sherpa villages, offering glimpses into the local way of life. After a leisurely walk of approximately 3 hours, we reach the enchanting Thupten Choling Monastery, known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking views. We take our time to explore the monastery and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. In the afternoon, we venture out to explore the nearby village, interacting with the friendly locals and experiencing their unique culture. We retire for the night in a comfortable tea-house, cherishing the serenity of this sacred place. Overnight stay in Thupten Choling Monastery village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)

We begin our trek towards Yak Kharka, a picturesque destination nestled amidst the Himalayan landscapes. The trail takes us through alpine meadows, crossing scenic river valleys and cascading waterfalls. As we ascend, we're greeted by breathtaking views of towering peaks and pristine glaciers. The trek involves a moderate walk of approximately 5 to 6 hours, with some uphill sections. Upon reaching Yak Kharka, we set up our tent camp in this serene mountain setting. We spend the evening admiring the starlit sky and enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings. Overnight stay in Yak Kharka, immersed in the beauty of nature.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
4000

Today, we embark on a memorable journey to the sacred Dudh Kunda Lake. The trail takes us through rugged terrains, dense forests, and charming Sherpa villages. As we ascend, the air becomes crisp, and the scenery becomes more captivating. After a moderate trek of approximately 5 to 6 hours, we reach the pristine Dudh Kunda Lake, known for its milky white waters and religious significance. We set up our tent camp near the lake, surrounded by the serene ambiance of the Himalayas. In the evening, we can soak in the tranquility, reflect upon the beauty of nature, and embrace the spiritual energy of this sacred place. Overnight stay in Dudh Kunda Lake campsite.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
4592

Today is dedicated to exploring the captivating surroundings of Dudh Kunda Lake. We have the entire day to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty and spiritual essence of this sacred lake. We can take leisurely walks around the lake, marveling at its pristine waters and the reflection of the surrounding mountains. The area offers breathtaking views and serene landscapes, perfect for photography and moments of contemplation. We can also engage in meditation or participate in any religious rituals that take place in this sacred site. As the day comes to a close, we settle into our tent camp, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of Dudh Kunda Lake. Overnight stay in the tent camp, embracing the serenity of this extraordinary place.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
4592

We continue our trek to Taksindu Monastery, a revered Buddhist monastery nestled in the heart of the Everest region. The trail winds through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Sherpa villages. As we ascend, we're treated to panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After a moderate trek of 5-6 hours, we reach Taksindu Monastery, where we can immerse ourselves in its spiritual atmosphere and learn about Tibetan Buddhist culture. We explore the monastery, interact with the resident monks, and soak in the peaceful ambiance. In the evening, we settle into a cozy tea-house, reflecting on the day's journey. Overnight stay in Taksindu Monastery village.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2930

Today, we embark on the final leg of our trek as we make our way to Phaplu. The trail takes us through scenic landscapes, passing by terraced fields, charming villages, and rhododendron forests. As we descend, we savor the last glimpses of the majestic Himalayan peaks. After a moderate trek of 5-6 hours, we arrive in Phaplu, a bustling town in the Solu-Khumbu region. Here, we can unwind and celebrate the completion of our trek. We settle into a comfortable tea-house, enjoying the warm hospitality and reflecting on the incredible journey we've had. Overnight stay in Phaplu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2470

Today, we have the option to either take a short and scenic flight or a long but picturesque drive back to Kathmandu. If we choose to fly, we board a domestic flight that takes around 30 minutes, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayan range. Alternatively, we can embark on a thrilling 9-hour drive, passing through diverse landscapes, charming towns, and winding mountain roads. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we check into a comfortable hotel, where we can relax and rejuvenate. We can explore the vibrant city, indulge in delicious Nepali cuisine, and reflect on the incredible memories of our Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today marks the end of our incredible adventure in Nepal. After breakfast, we bid farewell to the beautiful city of Kathmandu. Depending on your flight schedule, our team will arrange for your transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. We'll assist you with the necessary check-in procedures and ensure a smooth departure. As you board your flight, take one last look at the breathtaking landscapes and the majestic Himalayas. Reflect on the amazing experiences and memories you've made during your time in Nepal. It's time to return to your home, carrying with you the spirit of adventure and the cultural treasures you've encountered. Safe travels, and we hope to welcome you back to Nepal in the future.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Airport Pick up & drops, domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and back kathmandu by public/private vehicle
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house7 Ten camp during the trekking
  • 3 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Strong  Porter, the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • All Trekking required trekking permits
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, accommodations and insurance during the trek
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge,  hot  shower etc.)
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

FAQs

There are many accesses to reach Dudh Kunda namely from Jiri, Salleri, Lukla, Pattale Dhap and Phaplu. The famous and short route begins as you land in Kathmandu and explore the cultural masterpieces within the city. You will take a domestic flight to Phaplu and trek to Ringmo. The trail further continues along Beni and finally reaches Dudh Kunda valley.
 

Dudh Kunda Lake, also known as Milky Lake, is located in the Solukhumbu District of eastern Nepal. The lake is situated at an altitude of about 4,592 meters above sea level and is considered a sacred site by both Buddhists and Hindus. It is a ogg the beaten path, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes. 
 

There are two best seasons for trekking to Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness with enjoyable weather. You can also do this trek throughout the whole year due to the  route  situated at a lower altitude.

There are some valuable advantages to choose the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trekking package such as moderate trekking level, low altitude route, cheap package, can do throughout the year, spectacular scenery, unique cultural experience, less crowded trail, off-the beaten-path, supporting local communities.  We highly recommend this trek to all beginners’ trekkers to explore the real Nepalese nature and culture. 


 

The Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek route is located in the lower Everest region of Nepal.. So, the starting and ending points of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the direction you choose to trek. Generally, Jiri, Phaplu, Pattale Dhap and Lukla are the starting and ending points of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek.

The cost of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 11 nights 12 days trip from arrival and departure date to Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trekking package cost can range from USD 800 to 1200 per person. 

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, drinking water, hot drinks, charging mobile phones and cameras and  hot showers in a few places during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek.
 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

No, you can not use your card payment during this trekking because there are no ATM and card machine facilities. So, we highly recommend you to withdraw some cash before departing for the journey from the city. 
 

The duration of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 9 days to 12 days to complete the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.
 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 5 to 8 hours a day during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak  trek. 
 

The difficulty level of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek route is moderate but sometimes also challenging due to bad weather. The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 
 

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek does not require technical climbing skills, so you don’t need special training for this trek.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek such as normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming.  These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking in himalayas. 
 
 

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. 

It is a not busy trekking trail compared with classic Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek. but it is an increasingly popular trekking route by domestic and foreign trekkers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.  

4592 meters high is the highest point of the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. It is called the Dudh Kunda Lake, which is considered a sacred site by both Hindus and Buddhist and the best view point of surrounding mountains. 

The weather condition of the Lower Everest region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trekking. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended, but you can do the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek. 
 

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 
 

Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 
 

The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.  
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak  trek.
 

Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  
 

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms and tent camp in a few places during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow but only mattress in the tent camp. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities but we provide basic local dishes during the camping. You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods.  They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. 
 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Dhdh Kunda Pikey Peak trek but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 
 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

 

Yes, all trekkers need trekking permits to do Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trekking where applicable. We manage all necessary permits to make your trip hassle-free. 
 

Yes, you need to carry your own bottle for drinking water during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. If you want to buy a bottle of water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water. 
 

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek. 
 

Traveller Useful Information

Trekking Gear List

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Requirement Documents for Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek:

  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Logistic Things for Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear Things for Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trek:

  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for body: 

  • Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:
  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • Bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

Others Necessary Things:

Sunglasses and Sun cream 

Towel

Book (reading and writing materials)

MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Travel wash

Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

A day bag: 35 liters

A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

Dry Liner or Dry Bag

Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries:

Toilet papers/ tissue 

Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (Optional) Things:

Trekking Poles 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

Binoculars (for luxuries)

Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): It is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

Client Reviews

Juleus

Juleus

United Kingdom

Dudh Kunda Pikey Peak Trekking Experience!!!

27th July, 2023

Trekking to the Dudh Kunda sacred lake via Pikey Peak with guide Ganesh was a wonderful trekking experience. We had chosen High Pass Adventure Trekking Agency to do this trek.  The trekking organization was perfect in all senses from beginner to end due to our guide Ganesh professionalism and experience. 

The trekking days of 7th and 8th were the best of amazing views and excellent food, crossing beautiful rhododendron and pine until the holy lake, where we had a well-deserved day of rest for the team and an adventurous exploration day for us, the journey was filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters

We strongly recommend High Pass Adventure as your next travel companion. 
 

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