Dudh Pokhari Trek

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.
Trip Code: DPT22
Starts: Gorkha
Finishes: Besisahar
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-Apr,Oct-Nov
Elevation: 5390m/ 17683.7ft
Trip Views: 1112
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 15
Dinner: 14
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 8 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Dudh Pokhari refers as Milky Lake.
  • Carries a heavy history of Nepal.
  • Challenging trekking route.
  • Lies on the border of Lamjung, Manang, and Kaski.

Why this Trip

  • This trip carries a heavy history of Nepal, pilgrimage sites, culture, tradition, remote villages, people as well as a good geographical attraction.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    We will be pleased to receive you at the airport and get to know you. Checking in at the hotel, we will be taking you to one of the restaurants to give you the taste of our traditional cuisines.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Thamel tour
    • Cultural Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    A sightseeing tour will take place of the fascinating Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. But these sites can be altered according to your preference and time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Local food
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : KATHMANDU TO GORKHA
    After breakfast today we drive towards the Gorkha, which is the historical place and contain lots of moments during the time of King Prithivi Narayan Shah. It takes around 5 hours to reach there. After we reach there we go visit the historical place it takes around 45 minutes to reach the Gorkha Durbar from Gorkha Bazaar. From the Gorkha Durbar we can see the nice views.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Gorkha
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO PUTALIKHET
    Soon after the breakfast, we start our trek towards the Putalikhet. We will have to walk around 6 hours to reach there. Passing the Chepetar village of Gurung and Kumal people we pass through the Jungle trail and reach Chowk village. On the way, we will see the hot spring where you can take a dip to relax the muscles before we resume the trek to Putalikhet

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Hot spring
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO AMPIPAL
    Today our destination is the Ampipal. Walking through the Luintel Bhanjyang and ascending through the fields and Jungle we will reach our destination where we will stop and take a rest. It will take about 7 hours to reach there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO RAMCHE
    Early morning after the breakfast, we depart from Ampipal and walk around 7 hours to reach our today’s destination at Ramche. After we reach there we can have a view of the Boudha Himal and Gorkha Himal.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO DHARAPANI
    Today we will move towards Dharapani. To reach there we have to walk through forest and fields until we reach Chanyari Danre market. Again from there we move forwards to go our destination and around 6 and half hours from Ramche we reach there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO KHARIBOT
    We climb on a straight trail and reach Bhachchak from where we can see the beautiful and amazing Mountain View. Again, we go down and after 5 and half hour trek from Dharapani before we reach Kharibot.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO BHAISI KHARKA
    Today we walk up through fields until we reach Siran Danda. From here we can view some peaks and Dordi Khola. We further move forward towards jungle route from where we reach Tapi Danda. From Tapi Danda after ten minutes we will reach our today’s destination.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO DUDH POKHARI
    Today is the day when we finally reach Dudh Pokhari which is our main destination of this trip. To reach there we have to cross through the bank of Daraundi Khola. About 8 hours trek we reach Dudhpokhari which has amazing views of mountains, including Boudha Himal, Gorkha Himal, Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal Range and much more. Enjoying the beautiful views we will stay today night at this place.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO NINGHALAGHARI
    From Dudhpokhari we move towards the Ninghalaghari. Passing through the Rhododendron forests, bamboo forest, pine forest and observing different varieties of flora and fauna we reach our destination. From there we can see enjoy the mountain views also.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO CHYADI DANDA
    After breakfast today we walk through the forests enjoying the sceneries view of the mountains and the village we reach our today destination after 7 hours walk from the Ninghalaghari. Chyadi Danda is a ridge which is surrounded by the forests and green hills so from there we can view the different sceneries.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO TONJE
    After the breakfast, we come down into the Tonje village which will take around 7 hours from the Chyadi Danda. This Tonje village is inhabited by the Gurung committee. So in this village, we will be heartily welcomed and also we can see the cultural show at the evening time

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO DUWAR
    Descending from Tonje we head towards the Duwar village which will take around 6 hours to reach. Walking through the village and through the river bank, we reach our destination. Duwar village is the bigger village than Tonje village and in this village also you can enjoy and observe their culture and festivals.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO BESISAHAR
    About three hours walk from the Duwar village we come down to the Besisahar. This day trek is an easy one as you walk from the villages viewing the different natural sceneries.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    Today we come back to Kathmandu. Driving around seven hours from Besisahar we will reach Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 17 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    You can soothe the pain and discomfort receiving an amazing herbal massage and even please the soul joining the evening prayer in Pashupatinath. Those eager to shop for their loved ones can explore the city shopping centers. We can even dine together if time allows.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Spa and Trekkers' Massage
    • Evening Sightseeing
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 18 : DEPARTURE
    From strangers to lifelong friends who knows what we can be and therefore goodbyes are always heartbreaking. To soothe the heart we will have a friendly lunch or even a cup of coffee, just an excuse to show the gratitude. We will then escort you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Shopping arrangements
    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
    • Farewell Lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Private Transportation to the starting point of trek and back to Kathmandu.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Dudh Pokhari.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
    • Sim card service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
    • Emergency evacuation cost.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Dudh Pokhari Trek is a newly opened trek that means it’s completely off the beaten perfect for those who love less crowded trail and want to know about the history of Nepal, pilgrimage sites, culture, tradition, remote villages, people as well as a good geographical attraction.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Dudh Pokhari Trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Gorkha can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Dudh Pokhari ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Annapurna you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Cable car

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