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Dudh Kunda with Brigitte Muir

Date
March 4, 2023 - March 22, 2023

 

Location
Nepal

 

Explore the less frequented trails

Visited by only a handful of trekkers each year, this moderately challenging trek will reach the sacred waters of Dudh Kunda set beneath the mighty Numbur Himal. En route we gain views of the Himalayan chain, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and more from our secluded camp at Tenkharka. We visit schools and a number of Buddhist monasteries and gompas built to accommodate the Sherpa and Tamang religious communities in the region.

An important dimension to the trek is an opportunity to sample local life through Brigitte Muir’s family and friends. Brigitte Muir is the first Australian woman to summit Everest and the first Australian to climb the highest peak on each continent. Brigitte is a devoted supporter of AHF’s flagship TTQIE (Teacher Training, Quality Inclusive Education) program in the Lower Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Brigitte has been frequenting the area since 2007 and has made many connections with local people. You will also get a chance to appreciate the educational advances in the schools and communities.

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Dudh-Kunda

Trek Highlights:

  • Specially devised trek visited by only a handful of trekkers each year
  • Ascend to the sacred Dudh Kunda Lake beneath the majestic peaks of the Numbur Himal
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries and gompas en route, meditate and chant with the monks (optional)
  • Immerse yourself in the life of local communities in the heartland of the lower Solu Khumbu
  • Gain unrivalled views of the entire Himalayan Chain, what Sir Edmund Hillary called his favourite view: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and more from Tenkharka
  • Share your yoga/qigong/meditation skills with others (optional)
  • Raise funds for AHF programs in Nepal
  • Led by Everest summiteer, Brigitte Muir

Fast Facts

Trip Dates:                      Depart 4 Mar 2023, Return 22 Mar 2023

Duration:                        19 Days

Activities:                        Trekking

Grade:                              Moderate

Travel cost:                     $4,450

Fundraising:                   $1,000

What’s included:

 

  • 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 4 nights Radisson hotel on a twin share with breakfast
  • Internal flights in Nepal (Kathmandu to Phaplu return)
  • All internal transport by private bus, jeeps, car or scheduled air service
  • Airport transfers (providing you arrive and depart on the dates stated in the itinerary)
  • Gear package including kit bag (yours to keep), sleeping bag and liner, insulated sleeping mat and down or fibre filled jacket on trek (valued at over $US500)
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Nepal leader and kitchen staff
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Emergency group medical kit
  • Huma training manual, gear list and fundraising guidebook
  • Trip led by Brigitte Muir and World Expeditions guide Kesar Kasi

 

 

What’s not included:

 

  • International flights
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tips for porters: allow AUD$8 (total) per day
  • Optional tips for temples & local entertainment on trek: allow AUD$10 (total)