Dudh Pokhari is a newly opened challenging trekking route situated on the border of Lamjung, Manang and Kaski district at an altitude of 4,560m. Dudh Pokhari means Milky Lake. Legends have it that the mother of 2 kings Gorkha’s and Lamjung’s drop her breast milk in this lake to stop fighting between two brothers. So this lake is also known as spirit pond and the epicenter of unity Nepal. Dudh Pokhari is believed by Hindus to be the abode of God Shiva which is why people believe that if you take bath in this lake three times, then all your sins wash away and door to the heaven opens for you. During Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrimages and visitor come to worship here. Dudhpokhari lies in dense grass field defined as Thorju, which also known as Base camp of Namun La and Dudhpokhari, Namun La is situated at the elevation of 5560m
Three hundreds of years ago, Dudh Pokhari was densely inhabited by Tamu Community people. Those people were the ones who descended from Tibet finding a place for settlement. Now, these people still dwell in Namun Bhanjang popularly known as Gurung committee which is an alternative name for Tamu People. With the dominance of Gurung people living in this region, this place is also known as Tamuwan. Dudh Pokhari is a great opportunity to know and enjoy Gurung Culture making it perfect cultural and Historical Trek. Besides that you can have the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Himal Chuli (7,896m), Dr.Harka Gurung peak (7,871m), Annapurna ranges including Manang valley and Lamjung Himal.
2 - 14
5390 m/ 17683.7ft
This trip carries a heavy history of Nepal, pilgrimage sites, culture, tradition, remote villages, people as well as a good geographical attraction.
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