"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Pikey-Dudhakunda Trekking

These 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 Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu full day sightseeing over night at Hotel 
Day 3: Drive to Patale(2840m.) over night at camp on Full board
Day 4: Trek to Japre (2820m.) overnight at camp on full board
Day 5: Trek to Pikey Base camp (3640m.) Overnight at camp on full board
Day 6: Trek to Lamjura Via Pikey Base camp (3530m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 7: Trek to Junbesi (2700m.) overnight at Camp on full board
Day 8: Trek to Thuptencholing Monastery (2900m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 9: Trek to Shangeephuk(3940m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 10: Trek to Saharsabesi(3835m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 11: Trek to Dudhkhunda(4560m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 12: Trek to Sarkaripati(3503m.) over night at camp on full board
Day 13: Trek to Phaplu(2470m.) Over night at Lodge on full board
Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Free shopping day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Final departure transfer to TIA airport

Service includes:

  • Airport/Hotel/Hotel  Transfer
  • 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on Double Room on BB Basis
  • Drive Kathmandu to Japre by private vehicle
  • National Park Fee &TIMS permit Fee
  • Food – 3 meals a day in Trekking (B/L/D)
  • Food & Accommodation in camp as per program
  • 1 Trekking Guide, Sherpa Helpers  
  • Cooking stuff and kitchen crew
  • porter to carry all stuffs
  • All staffs insurance, daily wages
  • All transfers mentioned in the program
  • Flight:Phaplu– Kathmandu with airport tax
  • 1 Full day city tour in Kathmandu
  • Last farewell Dinner

Service does not include:

  • Travel insurance (cancellation of the trip/ baggage loss, emergency evacuation cost)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of natural calamities.
  • Any extra cost in case of cancellation of the program
  • Tips
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the “Services includes”

Best season

Autumn: October, November, December
Sparing: Feb, March, April, May