Solukhumbu : Dudhkunda-Pikey Cultural Trail - 1





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Published on Apr 6, 2011

The Documentry of Solukhumbu Dudkunda-Pikey Cultural Trail takes you on ajourney in the southern region of Solukhumbu that is yet to be explored. The Dudh Kunda lake is believed to be ha adobe of Lord Shiva. The devotees believe that taking a dip into the icy cold lake will absolve them from all their sins and bless childless families with children. Amazing views of flora and fauna, experience of diverse culture of Sherpas, Khalings Rais, Tamangs, Magars make this journey a life time experience.
Pikey Danda (4,065m) is one of the talles hills if Solu. From pikey you can see most of the central and eastern Himalayan peaks Sagarmatha ( Mt. Everest), Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Numbur, Khatang, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, Thamserku, Lhotseshar, Nuptse and a little of Ama Dablam. The peak also offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful settlements of the region.
Dudhkunda (4,560m), holy mountain lake in the lap of Mt. Numbur is a popular trekkign destination of Solu. The trek to Dudhkunda starting from Phaplu can be done either only around the Dudkunda Lake back to Salleri through dense forests of rhododendron and a variety of wildlife or combined with cultural experience passing through Khaling Rai settlements. Dudhkunda, which literally means lake of milk, is said to be a sacred lake and is revered by the local people. It is believed that taking a dip in its holy waters will fulfill one's wishes. During full-moon nights in August a weeklong celebration is held here by pilgrims and Jhankris (Shaman priest)

While You Travel
"hiring local people as guide/porter, using and buying local products and participationg in local activities in the village will contribute to the livelihood of the local people"

Video By : Nepal Tourism Board

This documentary is initially developed by UNDP/TRPAP


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