Blossom Expeditions

Pikey-Dudhakunda Trekking

This 14-16 days Pikey-Dudhakunda Trekking provides a great wilderness adventure. The area is less crowded and not as commercialized as other trekking areas in the Solukhumbu district. The trip starts with a 6-7 hour bus/private car trip to Jiri from Kathmandu.  The trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and is still used today as the main artery to the roadless Everest region. From Jiri we pass through authentic Sherpa, Jirel, Tamang and Bahun/Chhetri Villages. After crossing the Likhu Khola we climb steadily through terraced fields and along the trail you will find rhododendron, magnolia and pine forests. After leaving the Goli village behind us we ascend further to Ngaur to visit a small and historic monastery. The following day we ascend the summit of Pikey Peak (4040m.) for awesome views of Gaurishankar, Thamsherkhu, Number Himal, Makalu, Everest and other Himalayan giants. The trek continues via Thupten Chholing Buddhist Monastery to a series of beautiful secret lakes. Dudh Kunda (4190m) is a small, milky holy lake surrounded by a perfect landscape that will touch your heart. This trek has views of the Khumbu range from each and every camp site, including Mt Everest (8848m), Makalu (8475m) Kanchenjunga (8598m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m), Numbur (6656m), Khatang (6853m), and Karilung (6511m).  The return trail goes through Chiwang and Phaplu with the flight back to Kathmandu the next day. 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4700m.
Starts Point:
Phaplu
Ends Point:
Phaplu
Trip Duration:
16 days
Trip Cost:
Camping/Tea House
Max. Group Size:
6
Season:
Late September to December and March to May
Accommodation:
Camping/Tea House
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to Hotel 1300m.  
02 Fly to Phaplu late afternoon and drive to Patale 2840m  
03 Trek to Jhapre 2820m. 6-7 hours
04 Trek to Pikey Base Camp (Dairy) 3640m. 5-6 hours
05 Trek to Lamjura via Pikey Peak (4070m) 3530m. 6-7 hours
06 Trek to Junbesi 2700m. 5-6 hours
07 Trek to Thupten Chholing Monastery 2900m. 2-3 hours
08 Trek to Shangeephuk 3940m. 4-5 hours
09 Trek to Saharsabesi 3835m. 6-7 hours
10 Trek to Dudhkunda 4560m. 4-5 hours
11 Trek to Sarkaripati 3503m. 6-7 hours
12 Trek to Phaplu 2470m. 7-8 hours
13 Fly back to KTM and rest    
14 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for Hindus and Patan Darbar squire.    
15 Free day    
16 Departure to Home    

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