About Pike Dudhkunda Trekking
Pike Dudhkunda Trekking into lower Solu region is a wonderful trek ideal for those who want to diverge off the typical tourist trails and want to try something remote and offbeat. One of the major highlights of this admirable trek is a magical sunrise hike up to Pike Peak (4065m), one of the tallest hills of Solu, to see the incredible panorama of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest. Reaching the beautiful and holy Dudhkunda (4560m), camping overnight over there is definitely a lifetime experience in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Our Pike Dudhkunda Trekking follows the similar trail of Pike Peak Trekking until Junbesi and then we climb up to the amazing Dudhkunda Lake before getting to Phaplu. This trip is a perfect blend of tea house and camping trekking. The available tea houses will also be very basic compared to other commercial trekking routes. But, the heartwarming hospitality of the locals is a major highlight of the Pike Dudhkunda Trekking. These remote villages and sacred monasteries of the lower Solukhumbu region offers a chance to interact with local people and learn their way of life. For nature lovers, alpine forests of rhododendron, magnolia, pine, wildflowers, and wildlife are a treat especially if you are trekking during spring season.
Pike Danda is a grassy hill where Yaks and Naks graze in summer. Pike Peak or Danda is one of the easily accessible but remote trekking destinations in Solu. After the magnificent sunrise view from Pike Peak, we descend down to Jase Bhanjyang and then continue our trek to Junbesi. At the beautiful Sherpa village of Junbesi, you will experience Sherpa culture and ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion. A most fascinating monastery, believed to be built in 16th century, sits in the middle of Junbesi. The famous Thupten Chholing Monastery is home to some 500 Buddhist nuns and monks. The beautiful monastery is perched high above a valley surrounded by streams and tall pines; a magical and peaceful place. At the Tibetan herbal medicine clinic, we can get a check up by the doctor who diagnoses health problems by simply studying the pulses of your wrist.
The trek to Shengeephuk takes us through a mossy forest where there is a cave fashioned from an overhang of rock with bricks and a window. This cave, high on a wall of the valley, is where the highly respected, late Rimpoche spent three years in meditation. Shengeephuk opens up to a breathtaking view of a gigantic valley fed by endless springs. The trail climbs steeply uphill to Taksindu La pass, 3070 meters. There is a huge stupa and a large decorated gate at the peak of this pass where we descend on a rugged flagstone path into another valley. The clear alpine Dudhkunda (Milk Lake) is considered a holy and locals believe that taking a dip in it on the full moon night in August will bring them blessing. From Dudh Kunda, there is another breathtaking panoramic view of Everest, Numbur, and down into the forested valley.
Pike Dudhkunda Trekking is a great way to learn about traditional Sherpa culture as the valleys surrounding Pike are a haven of Sherpa culture which have not been tainted by tourism. Please get in touch for further details.