Trek to Dudh Kunda
A popular trekking destination in Solu, Dudh Kunda, literally meaning ‘lake of milk’, is a holy mountain lake at the foot of Mt. Numbur. It is believed that taking a dip in the lake fulfill one’s wishes. A week-long celebration is held here by pilgrims and Jhankris during full-moon night in August.
It is one of the new and popular trekking destinations in Solu Khumbu region. The trek offers the panoramic views of the snow clad mountains including the Mount Everest and other green hills. Also, the rhododendron forest makes the trail colorful and picturesque. The place has dominance of Khaling Rai, the warm and welcoming locals. The trekking also offers the experience of village life, wildlife and the views of some of the nature’s true wonders. One could get a chance to learn about the traditions and cultures of the locals, like their food and rituals. This trek is the perfect combination of nature and culture accompanying you.
Home stay is the best option for accommodation in this place as it offers not only the visit to the Dudh Kunda but also lets the person understand and live amidst the Khaling Rai culture of the region.
The trekking route offers the view and experience of the authentic Sherpa village and their culture, the beautiful and colorful rhododendron and magnolia forest, wild animals and birds like Mountain Thars, Bears, Leopard, Jackal, Pheasant, etc., sacred Buddhist Monastery and the series of beautiful lakes.
You can drive to Jiri from Kathmandu and then start the trek upwards. The duration of the trek is 19 days and the trek is graded as moderate to strenuous. The highest access point of the trek is Kala Patthar at 5545 meters. The Sherpa culture in this region is particularly based on Tibetan Buddhism. Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Nuptse, Lotse, etc. are the peaks that accompany the trekkers.
Thus, the trek to Dudh Kunda is an experience of a lifetime and a perfect blend of religious, cultural and natural heritage trek.