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 4560m. 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 (8163m), Himal Chuli (7896m), Dr.Harka Gurung peak (7871m), 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: 343
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 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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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.

Optional Activities

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Kathmandu is famous for the presence of dense heritage sites reflecting the diverse nature of the ethnic groups of Nepal. In Kathmandu, there are many biking trails made to meet a biker’s fantasy. To explore the beautiful surrounding of Kathmandu valley, cycling tour is the best option. The trail takes you to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas and local villages that surround Kathmandu valley.

Cable car

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Cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two cable car stations in Nepal. From the cable car you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snowcapped mountains. Throughout the cable tour you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

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